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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a cheap DJ?

To find a cheap or affordable DJ for your party or wedding, search for local DJs near you and ask for free cost estimates from several of them. While some DJ profiles may provide an automatically generated starting cost, it’s important to contact the DJ to get an idea of how much your particular request will cost. This also gives you the opportunity to ask them other important questions and make sure you are a good fit.

How much is a DJ?

When you hire a local DJ, expect to pay roughly between $300 and $800. But be aware that the actual price will vary based on several factors, including the length of the DJ’s set and how much of a presence they need to be. Larger venues can drive up the cost, as this requires more equipment, soundchecking and setup. Adding extras like confetti, fog, light shows and black lights also adds to the cost. 

Get cost estimates from the best DJs near you to find out how much you should expect to spend for your event.

Read our cost guide, “How much does a DJ cost?

How do you book a DJ for a party?

To book a party DJ, start by comparing local pros in your area. Check out their ratings and reviews to find out: 

  • Are they professional?
  • Do they show up on time to set up for the party?
  • Do they know how to feel the energy in the room and adjust the music accordingly?
  • Are they friendly to guests and take song requests?
  • Do they specialize in the genres you want (pop, Top 40, hip-hop, etc.)?
  • Do they have experience playing at your type of event (weddings, birthday parties, etc.)?

Whenever possible, watch videos of their performances. 

Your last step is to contact three to five different DJs near you to ask them questions and get price quotes.

How much are wedding DJs?

Hiring a DJ typically costs anywhere from $300 to $1,200. It all depends on how long they’ll be working at your wedding and other various factors. The cost to hire a wedding DJ is usually higher than the cost to hire a DJ to play at a birthday party or similar event. 

To find out exactly how much your wedding DJ will cost, ask for a cost estimate from several professionals in your area.

How do you find wedding DJs?

Use Thumbtack to find wedding DJs in your area. Here, you can quickly see which local DJs have the highest ratings and best reviews. You can also see how many times each DJ has been hired, whether they’re responsive and if they’re in high demand.

How much do DJs charge per hour?

Hourly rates for DJs can vary depending on where you live, the event type (weddings, prom, birthdays, etc.) and many other factors. For an accurate hourly rate, request cost estimates from top-rated DJs near you.

Why do DJs ask how many guests are at the wedding?

It’s helpful to let your DJ know how many guests will be attending the wedding so they can ensure they have the right sound system and equipment. They may also ask more questions about your guests so they can ensure they have music that caters to the crowd. 

What questions should you ask wedding DJs?

To ensure you hire the best DJ for your wedding, ask these questions:

  • Are you available on my wedding date?
  • How much do you charge, and how do you set your prices?
  • What’s included in your rate (e.g., set up, clean up, etc.)?
  • How many weddings have you played at?
  • Do you have any references I can contact?
  • What kind of music do you specialize in?
  • Do you provide your own equipment, sound system, speakers, etc.?
  • Do you provide any other services (e.g., photo booth, lighting, etc.)?
  • Can guests request songs?
  • Will you accept a “Do Not Play” list?
  • How early would you arrive at the venue to set up?
  • Do you take breaks throughout the event? If so, how many and for how long?
Reviews for Apex djs
Kelley B.
The DJ was excellent. He played a wide range of music and everyone loved the music played. I can't speak highly enough of how great the music and DJ were. Thank you for helping make our 50th anniversary celebration a success!
Perfect Event EntertainmentPerfect Event Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Super fun dj for my 16th birthday, played really good music, was there on time, and kept the party really fun. Would hire again!
Perfect Event EntertainmentPerfect Event Entertainment
Amanda G.
DJ Storm Trooper 421 did an awesome job at my daughter’s wedding. He was interactive with the crowd and did a great job maintaining the flow and fun of the event!
Dj StormTrooper 421Dj StormTrooper 421
Thumbtack Customer
DJ RAMBO was super easy to work with. I hosted a 40th bday party for a friend, which included many different age groups to entertain. He mixed it up and kept everyone happy! We had a blast!!! I would definitely use him again!
DJ Rambo (NC)DJ Rambo (NC)
Rebecca W.
We rated Will three stars because, while he showed up early and looked and acted professionally, we felt his execution of DJ services was below our expectations in two key areas: MC duties/audience engagement and song selection. MC Duties: One reason why we hired a DJ, instead of using a preset playlist, was because they make announcements and generally engage with the attendees. Will barely spent any time on the mic and did not try to excite the guests as we had hoped. He also did not introduce us exactly how we wanted, and he did not announce our cake cutting (or at least not in a way that got people's attention), an important event of the night for us. Song selection: Right off the bat, Will was playing songs that our guests were just not feeling -- to the extent that my father-in-law went around collecting song suggestions instead of relying on Will's reading of the room and DJ experience. When the guests were getting into a groove, there were often times when he'd change the song and totally decrease the vibe. When he played the Cha Cha Slide, a classic song everyone knows, he used a techno version that we had never heard of and just did not fit us nor our event. Lastly, my wife requested two songs specifically that were not played until the party was over and we were cleaning up. All in all, I think Will has the potential to do a great job at a wedding, with these recommendations: I'd provide more, rather than less, instruction. To Will: I'd recommend getting to know your couple better so that you know what music to play and how to make them happy.
DJ Willie H EntertainmentDJ Willie H Entertainment
Jamie M.
No Question: Hire him! Magic Mola Music (Mr. M. Miller) has earned our strongest and highest recommendation. As two former/retired US Navy Lieutenant Commanders (who orchestrated and executed many social functions for our Corps during our time of service) our expectations were set very high. And Magic Mola Music met them all!!! First, Mr. Miller was very punctual with his communications via phone or email. I never had to worry if I would hear back from him or not. His rapid, timely responsiveness was impeccable and an absolute must when planning such an important, fun, and memorable event. Second, the value of his work quality, professionalism, commitment to our function for our 10yo twins was met with amazing customer service bar none! Compared to other quotes we received from other vendors, Magic Mola Music's rates were extremely pocketbook friendly. I felt his fee for all the services he rendered (setting up, take down, and for all of the professional services he rendered during the event) was completely reasonable! Lastly, he professionalism was impeccable as was his punctuality. He was on time and all of our twins' guests had an amazing time. Magic Mola Music's set up was very impressive (I was totally impressed!). He asked for songs the twins liked a head of time, had put together music the twins and their fiends loved (appropriate for their age), did not play any songs with profanity per my request, and he patiently took requests from the kids throughout the night. The loudness level of the music was perfect, not too loud to damage their hearing, and his UV light setup helped make the night as did his multi-colored light show (I call it a show; not sure if that is the correct word but they were amazing and fun!). The night was a tremendous success and I really feel the credit goes to Mr. Miller! If you are in need of a responsive, timely DJ with excellent workmanship, value, and above all professionalism, look no further than Magic Mola Music!! You will not regret having Mr. Miller. I would hire him again and again - and plan to when our next event arises where we are in need of his services. HIRE HIM! There is no need to look for anyone else - period! MAGIC MOLA MUSIC!! Just do it!
Moladic EntertainmentMoladic Entertainment
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