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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 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 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 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.

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?

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. 

Reviews for New York djs
Victoria s.
Love everything, amazing dj
DJ RobFlowDJ RobFlow
Kim M.
DJ Vybe provided the music for our middle school prom. The kids (as well as the teachers) had a fun time. The music was great and timed out perfectly for the 3-hour event. Thank you DJ Vybe. We will be using DJ Vybe’s services in the future.
Ranked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybeRanked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe
Kim B.
My boss chose a DJ out of the Thumbtack network but just the emails exchanged with DJ Nate Slate proved what a professional he is. I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to use his DJ services -- based on my communication with him, he would've been outstanding!
DJ Nate SlateDJ Nate Slate
Irina B.
Great experience: highly recommend DJ CED!
DJ Ced LoDJ Ced Lo
Allena v.
A very talented DJ! He made the party!!
Trey P.Trey P.
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Vybe was fabulous!!! He played all the music I requested. Very professional, he is the best. Next party I have definitely hiring him again !! Thanks DJ Vybe!!! ❤️
Ranked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybeRanked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Hamilton was great! Looking forward to working with him again!
Fadzi M.
DJ Mpure was great to work with! He made my birthday a blast!
Thumbtack Customer
Great DJ. Kept the party moving with fun music and a fun personality.
DJ DembyDJ Demby
Elizabeth B.
We was so happy about the dj for our wedding. He did such a great job went over and beyond he felt like family. Love love love. If we ever have a event he will be our dj.
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Vybe was hired for our company's 20th Anniversary party. It was a mixed crowd with employees and clients so I was little nervous about the music. DJ Vybe exceeded our expectations, kept the party going and did very well as an MC when we needed him. He is the best DJ by far and will definitely use him for future events! Thank you again for your awesomeness!
Ranked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybeRanked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe
Lindsay C.
DJ Vinny was amazing to work with from start to finish! A true pro with amazing beats!
dj VIN City Entertainmentdj VIN City Entertainment
Mina M.
DJ Allen is the best!!! Super reasonable, prompt and played all my requested songs!
Laura W.
We had DJ Rambo come for my daughter’s sweet sixteen. He was a hit. The kids(a little slow) at first got up and the all started to dance. By the end of the party, everyone was disappointed it was over. We had a great party thanks to DJ Rambo
DJ RamboDJ Rambo
Thumbtack Customer
It was a great experience working with DJ Rambo. Fantastic communication, great selection of music, really applied himself to the job description. In addition, he lent a hand post-production with the runway area, which was definitely out of his way. Swell guy, great DJ!
DJ RamboDJ Rambo
Melissa E.
They saved the night! Our original DJ bailed at the last second and A Touch of Class DJ's saved our holiday party! What a wonderful team and professional manner. Our team loved having them for the party and they had everyone on the dance floor! Would highly recommend!
A Touch of Class DJs , Photos, Video  NJ - NYA Touch of Class DJs , Photos, Video NJ - NY
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Rambo did an excellent job DJ my event. He met all my needs in terms of music and engagement. He even stayed longer than scheduled. I would recommend him for sure, and will be using him again! Very affordable too.
DJ RamboDJ Rambo
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience! Nice, professional, perfect selection of music. Would definitely hire this DJ again!
Ranked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybeRanked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe
Thumbtack Customer
Great New Years Eve party. Family friendly DJ. Kids and grown ups had a blast.
Thumbtack Customer
WELL DONE!! Extremely prompt on time, great personality and wonderful DJ service. Would book again :)
B_entertained DJs and MoreB_entertained DJs and More
Aditya R.
Great DJ, was very flexible with my requests, easy to talk to. would definitely hire again for a party.
DJ RamboDJ Rambo
Maggie O.
Wow, we really hit the jackpot with finding and hiring Michael from MJB Entertainment to DJ and emcee our wedding. From day 1 of the initial communication and planning, Michael was extremely responsive to all my phone calls and emails. He made the DJ portion of the wedding planning process a breeze. On the day of the wedding, he and his team arrived early to setup. The setup for the DJ booth and equipment was clean and pleasing to the eye (it was a nice white DJ booth that fit in really well with our decor - you can see it in the picture for this review). I provided Michael with a timeline of events for the ceremony and reception down to the minute (like the processional, first dance, speeches, cake cutting, etc.) and he was on point with announcing and playing our chosen songs for each of those events. He was very engaged throughout the night, and if I needed his attention for something, he was right there ready to assist. He also has the perfect DJ/emcee voice - he is able to get everyone's attention during announcements in a polite, classy, and fun way (some DJs/emcees can be annoying but Michael is so cool and totally the opposite of annoying). And, the best part, he got everyone up and dancing and took requests! I would DEFINITELY recommend Michael and MJB Entertainment for anyone looking for the best DJ/emcee in NYC.
MJB EntertainmentMJB Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Ranked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybeRanked 1 of America's Top DJs / RealDJVybe
Stephanie L.
The music was great and the DJ knew how to make the crowd happy. Thanks for helping us have a fabulous event.
Tri State's Top Rated 1st Class Entertainment  LLCTri State's Top Rated 1st Class Entertainment LLC
Deanna K.
Art was an AMAZING DJ! He was very attentive and played all the songs we requested! Will definitely book again
Apollo Soundz Entertainment LLC.Apollo Soundz Entertainment LLC.
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