The Beat Connection
My wedding was on October 10th, I know, I have procrastinated and taken a long time to write my review. But it's always easy to put into words, when you have a bad experience! It's not as easy finding the right words, when everything goes well, which has been my case. Ryan and Brittany were absolutely wonderful! I couldn't have asked for anything better, especially on such short notice, and within my budget. I opted not to have a wedding planner, as I just couldn't find exactly what I wanted for a good price. I had a few concerns about timing and announcements and the dances and cake cutting and when to eat, i kept thinking ' how am I going to get all this done, and let people know, and WHEN do I do it?' Well, the beat connection really delivered, they were there to help through it all, between corralling everyone for announcements and dances, to even let me know when we were needing to get on with some things or when Brittany noticed that we had forgotten the cakes at the hotel ;). Overall, they made my day spectacular, I didn't have to worry about a thing! I couldn't have asked for a better DJ! Thank you guys so much!Nov 25, 2015VerifiedRyan W.'s reply
Thank you so much for review Caitlyn. We understand the stress a wedding can cause and we aim to help anywhere we can! Congratulations :) -Brit & Ryan
DJ Ryan did a good job of doing the few things that we asked and keeping the dance floor filled. He has an enthusiasm for music that makes him a wonderful DJ. I'd highly recommend him!Oct 21, 2015Ryan W.'s reply
Thank you Amber, we loved doing your event. We appreciate your positive review, and hope you recommend us to your friends and family for future events!
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Years in business9
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?DJ: Wedding Reception: 600-800 Ceremony in addition to reception: Reception price, plus 100 Corporate Events 200/hour *Includes a 150 mile travel radius from the Houston / Austin city limits, additional fees may be charged if further travel is needed. Audio Recording: $40 per hour for tracking, mixing, mastering $250 a day, for tracking, mixing, mastering $700 per song (3 full days of production) *First song recording is free, with new clients. $2500 - 5 song EP
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When you book a DJ Service, the first step is contact. We can book via email, the phone, texting, Facebook, google, Skype, in person... whatever you prefer, I'm open to it! Email is usually the fastest, because if I am in an event, I won't be answering my phone. The email also gets forwarded to my girlfriend Brittney. She is presently the Operations Manager and she does bookings, answers questions, and handles payments. Once we get a rough idea of what you want, we work up a quote. That quote will be valid until your event. We have a fixed rate, no hidden fees. The only exceptions to your quote changing is in the event you opt to and ceremony music service to your reception, or if you want to extend your hours on a corporate event. We book by hours on corporate/other events. Weddings are a standard, full day. We do not book two weddings in one day. The quote will be offered and deposit must be paid to book date. Deposit is generally 50% of the required services. The other 50% is due before 30 days prior to your event via cash, check, credit, paypal; financing is also available through Paypal Credit, subject to approval. After this is paid and the dates are worked up, we then start planning your event. We can send you selections, or you may just have you own ideas of what songs you want. Your playlists are incorporated in our receptions, however, you're not required to provide one if you want to take a hands off approach. Our library is full to the brim with the songs you may have forgot you loved. We make our timeline of the event, the songs, and answer any other questions you have for us! When you book audio: Contact is the first step as well, the second step is actually scheduling studio time and payment. Once you have paid and are in the studio, the process varies from each person depending on their recording needs and where they are at in their music career.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?-University of Texas Austin 2003, B.S. Radio-TV-Film The Recording Conservatory of Austin, 2011 Recording Arts Degree The Beat Connection, DJ Services 2008 - Present