Tips for Hiring the Best DJ for Your Event
Talented and skilled DJs bring life into events. Use these guidelines for finding the most suitable DJ for your event.
Customers are often handled by the agency or the manager of the DJ; therefore, they should assure you of the availability of the DJ you want for the event. The agency should be transparent with you if the DJ will not make it to your event and allow you to select from its other DJs before you make your booking. You need to be very specific with the type of DJ you need for your event by minoring to qualifications like age, gender, religion, nationality, has a passion for specific music genre and more because the DJ should connect with the audience through the music.
Request the agency of the DJ to provide you with a written agreement, and both of you should sign it in the presence of each other. Before you sign the contract, go through the terms and conditions of the services you will be offered to ensure that you are comfortable with their terms. You will need the contact in the future to defend yourself against the complaints that the agency or the DJ may have against you. The contract can be used to get justice for yourself if the DJ does not turn up on the day of the event, entertains the guests for fewer hours than the agreed-upon hours or they breach the contract in any other way.
An experienced DJ will give you quality services. The experience of the DJ or agency will enable him or her to anticipate and warn you about challenges that may arise at the event because they have worked for many clients, experienced the difficulties and solved them. The DJ or agency will advise you on the most appropriate time to play which type of music, the public address systems that should grace the venue, the best location in the venue for him or her to set up his devices, the size of dance floor that you need and so on.
Hire a DJ who can confidently stand on the stage and make announcements to the audience. You will have to make public announcements to guide the guests so that there is order at the event while some guests will come to you will problems like lost car keys and kids hence the DJ should also be the emcee to save you the costs of hiring two people.
Determine if the DJ or agency has a backup system in case the one that will be used gets technical problems. Time should not be wasted hence the DJ must bring two systems, so that is on fails he or she will switch to the other one immediately instead of spending time to call people to transport the other system to the venue.