"Things To Know When Hiring A Dj For Your Event"
- Will you be willing to play requests and discuss music ahead of time?
A versatile Disc Jockey is willing to listen to your suggestions, give you feedback and play from your desired song list. A professional Disc Jockey will also accept the fact you may not want certain songs played. A professional Disc Jockey cannot know everything about your musical preferences and entertainment needs without communication. We will have a data base of songs on computer as well as CD's, if you or your guest want a request on cue, No, problem. Party - Time can have a song searched and loaded within 10 seconds, We will not be fumbling for music that is hard to find. We will be impressive to you and your guests.
2. Do you use Professional Equipment?
Ask whether your prospective Disc Jockey works with professional audio equipment. If you are not sure, ask for their equipment list and check with a local music dealer to verify they are using professional-grade sound gear. Remember that professional gear does not guarantee an entertainer's talent or service level, but is simply a tool for building an exceptional event.
3. Do you provide backup equipment at my event?
Although equipment failure is rare, do you really want your special occasion ruined because your Disc Jockey did not come prepared? It is also important to know if your Disc Jockey has a back-up plan in case of illness or an accident. Part - Time Promotions has many resources available to them in case of an emergency. We also have another entire Sound System in the event of failure, so you and your guest can go on as planned, and worry free. Booking a reliable Disc Jockey is a very important decision for the success of your party. Selecting a Disc Jockey who is an active member of the American Disc Jockey Association.
4. Does the Disc Jockey know the proper etiquette for your type of party?
A professional DJ Service will know before the enter the party what to expect (i.e. dress code, party theme, set-up location, and music type) Dont just assume because a DJ has allot of equipment or CD's, they always know what they are doing. A good DJ can read the crowd, they know what will get the people on the floor and keep them there. A good DJ also knows timing (i.e. when to raise or lower volumes, when to introduce family or friends, toasts) We are qualified to make sure your party is flawless
5. How much time do you allow for set-up?
Punctuality is a necessity. Most Disc Jockey's arrive at least two hours prior to the start time you've given them. Your entertainer should ideally be setup and in-place before your first guest walks through the door.
6. Do you provide a written contract?
It is extremely important to have your booking confirmed in writing. Ask for a written agreement, especially if you are paying an initial retainer. The standard initial payment for entertainment services is $100.00 (non re-fundable). If you are expecting a specific entertainer, make sure you get it in writing as well.
7. Will you be suitably dressed for our occasion?
Specify the type of apparel that your Disc Jockey is expected to wear for your occasion. Formal attire , generally a Tuxedo are the most popular forms of attire. If you are having a "themed" event, make sure your entertainer is informed.