Disc Jockey Association Recommends that you ask these following
eight questions to help you find a qualified professional disc
jockey for your next event. The following exerpt is from the ASDJ.org
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- Are you
insured? Can you supply me with proof of liability?
All legitimate business owners carry liability insurance to protect
their business and theconsumer. Many locations are beginning to
require proof of liability. Ask for proof of liability insurance.
DJ's do receive a "certificate of liability" which can
be used as proof.
you be willing to play requests and discuss music ahead of
A versatile DJ is willing to listen to your suggestions, give
you feedback and play from your desired song list. A good D.J.
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.
- Do you
use Professional Equipment?
Find out if your prospective D.J. works with professional
audio equipment. If you are not sure, ask for their equipment
list and check with a local music dealer or the A.D.J.A. to verify
they are using professional-grade sound gear.
- Do you
provide backup equipment at my event ?
Although equipment failure is rare, do you really want your special
occasion ruined because your D.J. did not prepare? It is also
important to know if your DJ has a back-up plan in case of illness
or an accident.
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 will provide you
with the confidence that you have selected a trained professional.
ADJA members are more likely to be involved with other DJ's who
can help them out with an unexpected situation.
- Do you
know the proper etiquette for your type of party?
A professional Disc Jockey will assist you with the planning of
your special day. Most professional entertainers will coordinate,
emcee and provide the music you desire. Ask if they have experience
with your type of event.
- How much
time do you allow for set-up?
is a necessity. Most DJ's arrive at least one hour prior
to the start time you've given them.
- 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 50% down. If you are expecting a specific entertainer, make
sure you get it in writing.
You be suitably dressed for your occasion?
the type of apparel that your Disc Jockey is expected to wear
for your occasion. Formal attire or coat & tie are the most
popular forms of attire.
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