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Things to Consider When Hiring A DJ



dj mixing windsor ontarioRates in the DJ industry can range greatly. The best price is not always the best deal. Prices are based on talent, experience, services offered, job requirements, equipment and supply & demand. Surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides would have spent more on entertainment in hindsight and made it their #1 priority. DJs with rock bottom prices do so by cutting corners which translates to more stress and less dancing. The last thing you want on the most important day of your life is an empty dance floor!

A full-service DJ company will invest anywhere from 12 to 30 hours into your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for 4 hours. Consultations, building playlists, preparation, set-up and tear-down, correspondence and paperwork all add up to the overall success of your event. Being that the music is consistently the #1 most remembered thing about a party, you should take the time to make sure your DJ meets your standards. Below is a list of questions to keep in mind when interviewing a potential DJ.

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  • Will you act as MC and make all of the announcements?

    Any professional disc jockey should be more than willing to act as your Master of Ceremonies and be comfortable speaking on the microphone. They should be willing to coordinate your event timeline as well as go over any difficult name pronunciations in advance if they will be making announcements.

  • Do you offer a written contract?

    Every professional DJ needs to have a contract. If a D.J. does not offer a contract, that is a huge red flag and it would be wise to avoid that DJ. Without a contract, you have no guarantee that the DJ will show up to your event even if you pay him ahead of time. It also suggests that the DJ is not organized or professional.

  • How involved can we be in selecting our music?

    This is a good question to ask because some DJs prefer to select most of the music while incorporating a small playlist from the client while others prefer to let the clients select the majority of the music while using their expertise to incorporate the songs together. Make sure you are comfortable with the level of involvement the DJ wishes for you to have.

  • What is your policy on drinking or smoking at events?

    Any professional mobile DJ company should make it clear that they will not be smoking or drinking alcohol while they are performing at any event. The last thing a couple would want at their wedding would be to have an intoxicated disc jockey!

  • What kind of equipment do you use?

    A professional DJ company should use name brand professional audio equipment and be able to tell you what brand he uses. DJ's should have minimum speaker wattage of 400 watts per speaker for a large event. If the DJ doesn't know what system he runs off of, this is a red flag.

  • Do you take requests from guests?

    wedding dancingA DJ company should be willing to take requests from guests at the party as well as from the bride and groom in advance. He should also be willing to follow a do-not-play list if there is a type of music you absolutely don't want to hear. At family events like weddings, the DJ should have a policy of not playing vulgar music and the DJ should have clean radio edits of any possible vulgar music that could be requested.

  • Have you played at our venue before?

    It is good to know that the DJ is familiar with the location of your wedding or special event. There may be specific rules or differences in power requirements, parking reservations, challenges with where to position equipment or even loading requirements or policies that the DJ can already be familiar with.

  • Can we visit the DJ at a performance?

    Any professional DJ should respect the privacy of his clients and not have potential future clients stopping by at weddings or private parties to watch him perform. Professional DJ companies however should be more than willing to allow potential clients to watch them perform at any public events if they have any upcoming public parties.

  • Do you work exclusively for this company?

    Hiring a DJ that works for multiple companies could be a red flag to avoid. Double bookings can easily occur if multiple companies book the DJ for the same day. Also, there is always the chance that a DJ leaves a certain company. Make sure you know the company's policy in this situation. Usually there is nothing more than a verbal agreement between a DJ company and an independent DJ which is a frequent cause of problems.

  • When did you start & how many events have you done?

    Experience can make all the difference between a great night to remember and a disaster. Crowds of mixed ages can be difficult to accommodate with such different music tastes and it takes an experienced DJ to know how to handle different situations. Newer DJ's may be cheaper but it may not be worth it to you if the DJ doesn't have the experience to know how to keep the dance floor full. Be sure to hire a DJ who has done at least 100 weddings but 500 to 1000 events means they are more experienced.

  • Do you have a wireless microphone?

    Tips for Hiring your DJ!Some halls will provide you with a corded microphone while others will not or may not have a good-quality speaker system. It is a good idea to make sure your DJ has a professional grade wireless microphone system that you can use if the hall doesn't provide an adequate system. Shure is one of the best brand names when it comes to wireless microphones. Brand names are much more important when it comes to microphones than any other piece of DJ equipment because you can tell the difference very much so when using them. A poor brand name wireless microphone can give static, feedback, cross-talk with other wireless devices, weak distance travel and may not be heard in a wedding hall with 200 guests whereas a good microphone will work without flaw.

  • Do you have a light show?

    Many DJ's provide some sort of light show option. Find out what kind of light show is included and if this suits your needs. Regularly,  prices for light shows can range from $50 to $300 while some DJs may include a basic light show for free.

  • What types of events do you DJ for?

    It is good to have a D.J. who is versatile and well-rounded in different types of events to ensure an even more successful night. At the same time, make sure that your d.j. is not new to your type of event you are booking him for. For example, a club DJ may be good at keeping the bridal party and your friend dancing to the hottest new music but may unintentionally exclude or embarrass your grandparents and younger guests.

  • Does the DJ have a searchable music database?

    A music database can help customer with song selection and also make planning more convenient. Ask the DJ if you are able to see his database anywhere online.

  • What if there is an emergency and you have to cancel?

    Every professional DJ should have a backup plan if something were to happen to them on the night of the event. Make sure they have another DJ available in case there is some sort of emergency and your DJ cannot be at your event. You need to feel comfortable that you will have a qualified DJ on the date of your wedding if an accident were to occur.

  • How do you engage the crowd if people aren't dancing?

    engage the partyA professional DJ is trained to know how to handle the situation of a dead dance floor. A dj is usually a skilled MC as well. Some disc jockeys prefer to energize the crowd to get them dancing while others prefer to use careful song selection. You need to know your DJ's style and make sure that it suits what you are looking for.

  • How willing is the DJ to respect your wishes?

    This should give you an idea of how easy the DJ will be to work with you and accommodate your needs the way you want to customize your wedding. If the DJ seems to be skeptical or hesitant of your ideas, you should strongly consider looking elsewhere.

  • How promptly does the DJ return phone calls or Emails?

    The speed at which a DJ replies to you may strongly indicate their commitment to your wedding and their profession. This also shows a DJ's organizational skills as well as their punctuality.

  • What will you wear to our wedding?

    Make sure you know what your DJ will be wearing to your event so that he is dressed accordingly with the proper attire. His style should meet your expectations as well as the dress code.

  • When do you arrive to set up for our wedding?

    Setup for a wedding takes at least an hour for most dj companies. A professional company will be setup well before any guests walk through the door. Make sure you know your dj's policy on when and how long it takes him to setup.

  • What planning tools do you use to coordinate my event?

    A disc jockey should have some sort of event planner as well as a contract to show that they are prepared for the event. Anything less than this can suggest that you are not hiring a professional company.

  • Do you take any breaks?

    One benefit of hiring a disc jockey over a band is that DJ's do not require breaks. It is rare to come across a DJ company that does take breaks during an event. Always ask questions to know what to expect ahead of time.

"Rob was willing to do what ever was asked of him... and even went the extra mile when he knew it was a theme party he dressed up to fit the theme. Thank you so much Rob, you are worth double what you charge!"
- Judy Harling, Windsor Ontario
"I would like to say that the DJ service provided by Rob was OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Every one of our requests were honored. Rob travelled a very long distance for our wedding and was very pleasant and punctual. I would rate this service an EASY 10 OUT OF 10!!!!! Thanks so very much again Rob and all the best!"
- Gordon Booth, Hamilton Ontario
"Thanks Rob for making Suncor's evening a success. Your promptness and reliability was appreciated very much for this corporate event. Now if only I could have you come to our next wind power project opening that will be in Alberta.... ;-)
Cheers, Diane "
- Diane Shields Morrison, Delmer Ontario
"Rob "The Music Man" Salvati was the DJ at my brother's wedding this summer. He did an amazing job taking requests & playing music for everyone's tastes. Rob has a large variety of music & he did very well coordinating the evening with my family. He is a reliable DJ & I would recommend him to DJ at your next special occasion. I know who I'll be calling when I get married!"
- Amy Borland, Essex Ontario
"Rob, Thank you for your patience and of course for the wonderful job you did at the wedding! All of my new sister in-laws from Australia were "blown away".
Thanks again!"
- Ruth Krey, Windsor Ontario
"The afternoon and dinner music was great, just what we wanted, couldn't have been better. It added to the festivities. The night music worked in great when the band wasn't playing and you had just what everyone seemed to want.
Keep up the great work."
- Hilda Franklin, Wheatley Ontario
"Very happy with the DJ. I have heard only positive feedback from parents, teachers and students. We will not lose your number"
- Laura Tonkovic, Goderich Ontario
"I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did at our wedding. Everyone had a great time and loved the music. They had more fun at our wedding than at most weddings they've been to in a long time. Thank-you for making our day so wonderful. We just wanted to have fun at our wedding and we did. Everyone has told us you did a great job. We'll recommend you to anyone who asks about a DJ."
- Jennifer & Shane Oltean, Leamington Ontario
"Dear Rob, thank you so much for keeping our party going! You are a very talented DJ and it was a great pleasure to have you at our wedding. You did such a wonderful job! All of our guests were raving about how much fun it was and what great music was played. Happy holidays!"
- Laura & Steve Tultz, North York Ontario
Rob was a true delight to work with. You made our reception and dance into a real party. It was great to meet you and work with you. We are recommending you to everyone we know. Amanda and Prakash "
- Amanda Luscombe, Scarborough, Ontario
"Hello Rob,
Thank you very much for everything. Everyone complimented on the music and how well you did it all. Thanks again, and I will make sure to pass on the word..."
- Veronika & Nic Worr, Windsor Ontario
"Hi Rob, thank you for all your hard work at our wedding. We had a great time dancing to the music. Thank you for being our MC. We were very happy with your services and would gladly recommend you to our friends. Sincerely, Shannon Dickie."
- Shannon Dickie, Amherstburg Ontario
"I've had the pleasure of experiencing The Music Man's entertaining DJ service at several parties that I've attended. I have yet to see and hear a DJ that can get the crowd going like this man. I would wholeheartedly recommend this DJ service to anyone and EVERYONE!"
- Ruby Monaco, Leamington Ontario
"Rob! You did a fantastic job! (Especially on such short notice). Everyone had a really great time. You played an awesome mix of music. Maybe we'll see you at our 50th! Thanks for the pictures. If you have anymore, we'd be glad to see them.
Thanks again"
- Sandy & Marc Quenneville, Belle River Ontario