What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Yes, we use standard pricing for all events. A standard booking is for 4 hours with a surcharge per extra hour. We do our best to work with all of our clients regardless of their budget. If we can't help, we'll try to recommend a vendor who might be able to help.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Being a promoter myself for almost 20 years, I know event planning very well. When a client books our services we will first try to pin down the genre of music. At this time I'll know which dj to provide for the client. Then either by phone or email I will work together with the client to have a playlist created by the dj for the day of the event.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have 20 years experience promoting events for clients' Corporate functions, Weddings and Balls, and events at Bars, Clubs, and Lounges. This helps us stay on our toes so we can play music that will connect to any crowd. I also had 5 years of experience as an A&R at an Indie record label, which at present helps with event organization.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Starting in the music industry 20 years ago, I was a dj with dj friends, throwing parties for our friends. We started with house parties then hotel event rooms. Now today we have artists playing music for fans all around the world.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Our artists work with families who need music for anything from a birthday party to a wedding. Schools book us for proms and school dances. Honestly any event that would need music can be accomodated.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We are the organizers of a weekly event called PureThursdays. This is a weekly EDM themed event, specializing in Electronic Dance Music.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Most of our clientele are schools, wedding planners and promoters. All of these gatherings are different in many ways, but there is one ingredient that could ruin the greatest event. If you're looking for a vendor to provide music for your event, make sure a playlist is created for you. And try to fully describe the ethnicity and age range to the potential vendor so the performance can be tailored to suit your needs.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Do some research before hiring a DJ. Make sure they have reputable gigs regularly, a completed background check, a Facebook fan page, professional high quality equipment and references. Always compare Apple to Apples and remember, you usually get what you pay for. I like to give my clients an elite performance at an affordable price.