Things to Consider When Hiring a DJ for Your Event
Talented and skilled DJs bring life into events. There are tips for hiring the best DJ for your event.
Find out who the agency or the manager of the DJ will send to your event and insist that they assure you that they will not change the person on that day. 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.
Your agreement between you and the DJ or the agency should be put on paper and signed by both of you. Never sign any contract or document before you understand its terms and conditions to assure yourself that you will conform to them. You will not be caught off guard if the agency or the DJ raise complaints against you in the future because the contract will offer enough evidence to defend you. You can also use the contract to sue the agency or the DJ if they breach the contract like not showing up on the day of the event or performing for fewer hours than the agreed-upon hours.
An experienced DJ will give you quality services. A DJ or agency who has enough experience understand the challenges that happen in events of your type and he or she can foresee them in advance and advise you on the possible solutions on time. The agency or DJ will help you to know the best time to play which type of music, the public address systems that you should have at the venue, the best location in the venue for him or her to set up his devices, the size of the dance floor that you need and so on.
The DJ must have the confidence to make announcements to the audience whenever the need arises. Corporate events and prominent events like weddings require a lot of announcements for directing the attendants hence the DJ may have to step in as the emcee at some point or play both roles.
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.