Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some things you should look for when hiring a DJ for your party.
Will They Meet With Me Personally?
You should expect that the person who will be responsible for over 80% of the success or failure of your party will meet personally with you at your convenience. Remember, more truth will come out of a face to face meeting than on the phone.
Will You Be The DJ That Will Perform At My Event And Will You Guarantee It In Writing?
Ensure that the person you trust enough to hire is the person who performs at your event. Read your contract carefully and remove any clause giving them the right to substitute anyone they choose.
Do you provide a Bar/Bat Mitzvah event profile or check list?
For a DJ to make sure your party goes as planned he must have a check list / profile sheet so he knows what will be happening at your event and make sure all things go as planned, so you don’t have to.
When do you arrive to set up your equipment?
When do you arrive to set up your equipment? The answer to this question should be "BEFORE YOUR GUESTS ARRIVE" because you don't want your guests to see a sweaty dirty setup person stomping through your elegant affair.
How Many Songs Do You Have In Your Library?
A good DJ should have any where from 5000 to over 15000 songs at his disposal.
You want the best sound quality. CD or digital is the best.
Do You Provide A Written Agreement?
It is very important to confirm your booking in writing with a signed contract. Terms should be clearly defined to avoid future problems.
Is Their Equipment of Professional Quality?
There is a difference between home audio and professional road-worthy equipment. The equipment your DJ uses should be built to go on the road each and every day!
Will They Listen To My Music Suggestions?
Many DJ's are of the opinion that they know what music is best for their audience and won't take requests. Your DJ should listen to requests and play them whenever appropriate.
Will They Dress Appropriately at My Affair?
It is important that your entertainer look the part by dressing formal or semi-formal, according to your preference. Themed events and picnics require different attire.
Will They Play The Music At An Appropriate Level?
A professional DJ knows to keep the volume at a level appropriate for your guests, especially during cocktails and the dinner hour.
Do you have backup equipment if what you have fails?
A professional will have back up equipment on hand and or someone on call who can deliver that equipment. Ask him to describe his back up plans.
Do They Do More Than Just Play Music at My Event?
Most events involve more than playing music. It is important to have a DJ who is capable of playing the music, handling all of the announcements and coordinating your event.
Will They Listen to Your Concerns and Input?
A professional DJ is aware that they can't possibly know every aspect of music and entertainment. Your input and suggestions should be welcome.
It is important to find a DJ company that answers the above questions correctly. Experience & quality are the most important factors in hiring your entertainment. You will never be sorry when you invest in quality.