Your guide to hiring an event DJ

We've helped many customers hire an event DJ in the past year.

Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a DJ
  1. 1. Event focus

    No matter if you're looking for a wedding DJ or a work party DJ, you want someone who has a broad range of experience providing music at all sorts of events.

  2. 2. Song requests

    Some DJs consider what they do an art and expect you to leave it up to them to craft a playlist and vibe that suits your event, while others are more than happy to take requests and play what people want to hear.

  3. 3. Other services

    Some DJs are able to build packages that include music, lighting and video on large screens. If you're looking for a way to streamline your planning, a pro who offers a package is a wise choice.

  4. 4. Music customization

    If you have any special activities planned during the event, make sure the DJ knows how to tailor the music to match the mood. He or she should be able to create a unique soundscape.

  5. 5. Backup equipment

    DJ equipment can be finicky, and you might not be hosting a party where it's appropriate to pop in an iPod. The DJ you select should be prepared to keep the party going even in the event of a breakdown.

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