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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 Jersey City djs
Jennifer T.
The DJ was awesome. Very easy to work with Highly recommend!
Dj Double EDj Double E
Bida A.
Alboogs is an amazing DJ I hired him for my baby shower and we had fun, I recommend him 👍🏻
Al Boogs ProductionsAl Boogs Productions
Thumbtack Customer
He was the most professional and crowd pleasing dj I have ever hired. He played music he knew the crowd would jam to and had a great energy. He was fully prepared with equipment I didn't know existed. What I thought would be a normal kareoke bday get together become a club in the living room. Had the best birthday ever. Dj Byrd Rocks!!!!!!
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Rodger was a gentlemen, respectful and funny. He followed our requests and kept everyone entertained. Everyone had a great experience with your talent, Thank you!
NJ Sings DJ Services, LLCNJ Sings DJ Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Bobby did my daughter's Bat Mitzvah party. He kept everyone entertained. He totally knew what he was doing. Great with the teens without being overbearing.
ShowStoppers Music and EntertainmentShowStoppers Music and Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Roger was the perfect DJ for our school's 100th Anniversary Gala! Knowledgeable, courteous, professional and focused on our wishes, he could not have been nicer or provided a better afternoon of music. He's #1 on our list for any future events.
NJ Sings DJ Services, LLCNJ Sings DJ Services, LLC
Lisa f.
DJ Al is very professional, responds timely, and had the party moving! He took song requests, and had people that normally don’t dance, on the dance floor! Would highly recommend! Thanks for making my bday party a great event!
Angeli R.
Basha was an amazing DJ. He had an excellent playlist and he was easy to work with. My guests were very happy with him. He made my daughter's 1st birthday party extra special. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!!
DJ TwinB Sound&LightingDJ TwinB Sound&Lighting
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Gary was an absolute pleasure. From initial contact to event execution, he was professional and on top of his game. We talked about what I wanted and even supplied him with a small song list and he not only played those songs, but kept the same theme of that playlist the rest of the evening. Not a traditional wedding dj, he is a true dj. Accommodating & responsive. He set up his table quickly, and showed off his guitar. If you're on the fence about the guitar, go for it. It's worth it! This was a corporate function, and I was very pleased with the vibe Gary brought to the event, and would totally use him again, as well as recommend him highly
DJ Gary StewartDJ Gary Stewart
Carlianny D.
I was going crazy trying to find a Dj who could accommodate all my sister’s needs for her sweet 16 & I’m glad I found him. He was on time & played great music. We loved that he took every little request we had & we would deff hire him again.
5Star DJ Alliance5Star DJ Alliance
Nicole L.
Jaron, aka DJ Jamrock, was terrific!! Friendly and professional, he arrived on time and got the party going right away. The kids had an absolute blast -- Jamrock had them on the dance floor for the entire event. Jaron was easygoing and a pleasure to work with, and his rate was very reasonable. I highly recommend him and would be happy to have him again for our next party.
DJ JamrockDJ Jamrock
Maria C.
For my party, I was dubious about using the service of a DJ whom I've just hired online and was hoping he would at least show up... HOWEVER, after I met JFlorezDJ, I knew I made the RIGHT CHOICE. He was a real pro, brought all the equipment he thought we would need and just played on from the playlist I emailed him. We all had a great time and would hire him again. I totally recommend!
DJ: J FlorezDJ: J Florez
Kate S.
Everything about Anthony of SuperSounds DJs was absolutely on point. We gave him a challenge: to keep a small wedding party of only about 30 people on the dance floor. He kept our party moving and grooving from the very beginning. SuperSounds DJs represents the top in professionalism in an industry that has become filled with self indulgent, self important, overly expensive wannabes. Anthony's 20+ year's of experience shows and shines. The entire party was so pleasantly surprised at how Anthony not only gave us amazing and appropriate music all night long, he also MC'd this wedding with a dry sense of humor that kept us engaged and the party interactive. He even taught us all how to wobble, which he does so smooth. Anthony was responsive from the very first moment I messaged him. He accommodated every single request, which included an eclectic mix of ethnic musics. I thank God that I found him exactly when I did. I recommend him without reservation for any kind of event. He proved to me that he can handle any crowd, any kind of music, any activities with professional panache and flair. You will not regret this choice.
SuperSounds DJsSuperSounds DJs
Thumbtack Customer
My Husband and I searched all over South Jersey, Central Jersey and Philadelphia for a quality DJ. Unfortunately, it seemed everyone had fallen into a set playlist and style. It was tremendously important to us to find someone who would easily fit well with us and our guests.My husband & I were over-the-top happy with NJ Sings! Rodger took care of everything for us -- from the music to the cocktail hour and music to the dancing music at the reception. Rodger was very professional and super responsive leading up the wedding & made himself available via email & phone. If you want everyone on the dance floor at your wedding -- He made sure the night was streamlined and smooth -- no awkward silences or dances. It was one great song, straight into the next & everyone young & old was having a blast! A big thank you to Rodger. Meral & Orcun
NJ Sings DJ Services, LLCNJ Sings DJ Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
YPES were wonderful ,Kareem went over and beyond to make my husbands 40th Birthday Party the best party ever .My guest can't stop talking about the wonderful experience that they had .The MC,DJ and Photography /Videography were at a outstandingly remarkable,professional level and you could feel their love and pride for what they do. It felt as though I had also hired a party planner :) since he always gave words of encouragement and support .I was very relaxed knowing that YPES was putting in the same time ,effort and planning as I was into the party.My party consisted of many different cultures and ethnicities so I wanted to honor my guess by playing songs that they could all dance to. Kareem was awsome he understood and new exactly what I wanted and went all out to make sure that everyone had the experience and special moments we felt they deserved .My husband and I will forever be grateful for their hard work and dedication in making my event " The best party ever."So if your looking for a company that's going to go the extra mile and support your ideas, play music for diverse cultures ,ages and ethnicities while giving everyone the experience of a lifetime !!,then Your Private Event Source is the best company for you.They are and will always be my source for future private events!!!.......
Kareem Phipps Visuals, LLCKareem Phipps Visuals, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
As you may or may not know, planning weddings can be an extremely stressful experience. Mike has single-handedly caused us more stress than all of our other vendors combined. Here are the reasons why we decided to NOT use Mike for our wedding. 1. We repeatedly asked him to visit the venue on his own. We must have asked him at least 3 times to go. He agreed verbally, but never went. This occurred over a period of about 2 months. 2. He never answered our phone calls and was very unresponsive with our emails. Whenever we called, he either did not get back to us, or called us about a week later at the earliest. 3. Because he was not responsible enough to visit the venue on his own, we had to make a separate appointment to meet him there to make sure he actually visited the place before the wedding. He came over 2 and a half hours late to our meeting at the venue. After he finally arrived, he did not even apologize and just acted as if everything was fine. 4. We asked Mike to send us a list of popular wedding songs that he had. He told us that he had a custom list of songs that he had personally made over the years. When we finally got his list, it was obviously copied from the first website that came up from a Google search of "popular wedding songs". 5. When we told Mike we were going with another DJ and requested our deposit back, he replied he would respond in full shortly. This was about 2 months ago. I haven't received any other responses from him even though I have emailed, called, and texted him about 4 or 5 more times.
MVP ProductionsMVP Productions
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