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Tips for Hiring a DJ

1.Prompt return of your phone calls or Emails. Does the DJ you are thinking about hiring respond 
in a prompt manner? You should expect to get a call back or an email back within 24 hours. 
The only exception may be weekends when most DJs are performing.


2.Willingness to meet with you and present his/her service. Will the DJ try to meet with you or at least schedule a video conference?

3.Do you LIKE the person that shows up? There is NOTHING worse in the world than having to 
do business with someone you do not like. Choosing the person who feels right is the most 
important factor in picking the right entertainer for your party or reception. 


4.Does the DJ have a music list or online system that shows you what sort of music he or she 
has available? You need to be assured that the DJ you hire not only has a sizable collection, 
but has a variety of music, especially for wedding receptions, where many different styles of 
music and guests will be in the same room together.


5.Does the DJ use professional grade equipment? The DJ should be able to tell you what he/she 
uses and characterize the equipment as professional grade.


6.Will the DJ offer to meet with you AFTER signing the contract to plan your event?

A professional DJ is ALWAYS willing to discuss your event at any time before the event starts, and should 
display the flexibility to accommodate changes and help you solve problems. Meeting or phone/
video conferencing your DJ to plan your event is of paramount importance to a successful 
event such as a wedding reception.


7.Will the person that you interview be the person that will perform at your event? This is THE 
most common complaint about the DJ industry today. The person you meet turns out NOT to 
be the person that actually does your show. Often, you are not made aware of this. Ask the DJ 
you interview if he/she will be the actual person performing, or will someone else perform the 
event. You need to know this UP FRONT before you sign a co 


8. Do they carry insurance? You would be surprised how many so called professionals don't carry something as basic as liability insurance. This one will really help you weed out a lot of fly by night companies looking to cut corners and not do things the proper legal way.

9.Do they attend any type of trainings or seminars or do they belong to a trade organization such as the American Disk Jockey Association?  Professionals are constantly looking for ways to improve themselves and their company, whether this be through industry networking groups or attending training seminars, 

10. What back up plans do they have? No matter how much you service and maintain your equipment or plan ahead a time for what if's you never know when something may not go as planned. Find a dj who is ready and prepared to handle any curve balls that may come their way

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