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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.

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 Salem djs
Cindy N.
Melvin's DJ Service was excellent! Accommodated all our requests and played great music! Would highly recommend this DJ!
Melvin's DJ ServiceMelvin's DJ Service
Donna R.
We were very happy with DJ Will at our wedding reception 😊
Audio To-Go DJ ServicesAudio To-Go DJ Services
Marissa C.
Dj Will exceeded mine and my husband's expectations. He was absolutely amazing, everyone had a great time. Myself and my husband have a relatively large Hispanic family and Dj Will played a perfect mix between Latin music and American pop (as we requested).
Audio To-Go DJ ServicesAudio To-Go DJ Services
Miguel D.
Brandon did amazing at our wedding, better than I could have asked or hoped for our wedding DJ. He was so helpful and made sure we had no worries about music or our guests having a good time and dancing. He was so nice and I'm so thankful we we're lucky enough to get such an amazing and talented DJ! He was even willing to stay longer than scheduled, he helped with so much and helped me with not stressing on our big day. Thank you Brandon! You will definitely be our go to DJ and I'll be recommending you always.
Julius The PRofit (DJ Services)Julius The PRofit (DJ Services)
Kim S.
We had an awesome experience with Aaron (Hands on Music). He helped make our wedding fun and I was very happy with DJ work.
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Bill D.
DJ Lewis was able to tailor his product to the event and audience we were hosting. He brought an energy and enthusiasm that encouraged participation and loosened up our guests. It was a success!
The Fire DJsThe Fire DJs
Thumbtack Customer
Everyone at our event loved Joe and his music! He is professional and easy to work with. Our party was a huge success because of his talents. He is the person to hire if you are looking for an excellent DJ!
Noteworthy DJs :: DJs/MCs, Photo Booths & LightingNoteworthy DJs :: DJs/MCs, Photo Booths & Lighting
Sarah P.
Ty was DJ at our office Christmas Party. He played a variety of music and everyone enjoyed the selection. He also helped us during our raffle giveaway. There were a couple issues with the bass and hearing the announcements but he corrected it right away.
Thumbtack Customer
He was easily to get ahold of, willing to work with whatever I wanted to happen and did an amazing job picking music and making the night run smoothly. He was also a very kind person and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a DJ for any type of event.
Noteworthy DJs :: DJs/MCs, Photo Booths & LightingNoteworthy DJs :: DJs/MCs, Photo Booths & Lighting
Madison D.
Amazing D.J.! He was super flexible and easy to work with. Everyone at my wedding had a blast and told me the DJ was amazing! He also helped us make a dance off during the reception and he made it so easy to do so. Would recommend every single time!
Audio To-Go DJ ServicesAudio To-Go DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
Aaron was an incredible DJ - he took the playlist that my husband and I created for our wedding and played it smoothly throughout the event so that we didn't need to worry about Spotify crashing. His equipment was very good quality and all the sound was beautiful. He mixed his own choices in with ours that fit with our theme and musical tastes. Aaron went above and beyond to provide us with his services and I'm ever so grateful for how special he helped make our day.
mynewdj by Hands On Music, LLCmynewdj by Hands On Music, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was great to work with before and during my recent wedding August 7th, 2015. He always was quick to email back and had an easy form to fill out with any song choices you wanted. He was on time and had a smile on his face from the beginning to the end. I received a lot of complements on him from other guests and would highly recommend him to everyone looking for a great DJ. I had the time of my life and I have Joe to thank for that.
Noteworthy DJs :: DJs/MCs, Photo Booths & LightingNoteworthy DJs :: DJs/MCs, Photo Booths & Lighting
Thumbtack Customer
Michael Trevino DJ'd for me for my daughters Sweet 16 Birthday party, at the Fairgrounds, in Salem, Or. Him and his crew did an amazing job! We were so pleased with everything they did for us, which includes set up, take down, timelines, the lighting and of course the music. We couldn't have asked for a better person, to get the job done. We will recommend him and his crew to all of our family and friends and their friends! And if we ever need a DJ again, we will for sure, be contacting him again! 😃
Trevino Entertainment, LLCTrevino Entertainment, LLC
Pami G.
This was an awesome service. The music was exactly what I’d asked for which meant we never wanted to leave the dance floor. And others were made comfortable enough to get up & dance too. The DJ was great at taking requests but following the hosts instructions of what to play & what not to play. The space at my party was small but he utilized it well so that it felt big with plenty of space for his equipment & dancers. The volume was just right as were the lights. I didn’t get a single comment that it was too loud. My guests & I had a blast. I would definitely hire Audio To-Go again in the future. So very pleased with the service.
Audio To-Go DJ ServicesAudio To-Go DJ Services
Bethany S.
Honestly looked around so many times for a good DJ. I didn’t have a crazy huge budget but I wanted the very best with what I could. Audio To-Go was absolutely perfect. From the first phone call I knew it was a good choice. William worked with me on so many things to be sure the day went perfect! He knows all about where and what to say and to keep the guests pumped up and happy! He was flexible and extremely easy to get a hold of via both email and phone. His prices were in budget and his set up is AMAZING!!!! He even has a smoke machine & also made a mix of one of our special dances songs!! We were NOT disappointed and the music was the absolute highlight of our night!!! Thank you a million times over!!
Audio To-Go DJ ServicesAudio To-Go DJ Services
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