What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Does your desired dj require a contract prior to receiving a deposit prior to your event?
You should always make sure that all t's are crossed and i's dotted before you settle on a dj.
Does your dj offer pre-event consultations to help you create a song list and event coordination?
If the dj is any good at all, he/she should know what songs work and what ones do not. A dj will make or break your event. Yes people come to wish you well and eat food, but the only reason they usually stay is for the entertainment. If possible, always set up a face-to- face consultation with any dj before you agree to use his/her services.
Does your dj like to dance?
If not, he/she is not always a good judge of what songs to play and what not to play.
Does your dj have liability insurance?
If not, you assume all the financial risk of the event.
Can your dj accomodate even the most obsure song requests?
Make sure that your dj can purchase and download legal song requests while at your event.
Does your dj own the rights to the music that he/she is playing?
This is a legal risk for you. Many dj companies store their music digitaly. The problem is that many djs simply copy someone else's music library without purchasing the right to actually have the song. Any dj that does not have the legal right to have a song on their system is probably an individual who may have other unforseen honesty proplems which you do not want to experience at you event.