Things to Consider When Hiring a DJ for Your Event
DJ improve the mood of people at an event because nothing makes people feel good like good music. Use these guidelines for finding the most suitable DJ for your event.
If you are dealing with the agency or the manager of the DJ seek assurance of the person that will be sent to entertain the guests. The agency should have several DJs for you to choose from in case the one you need will not be available for the event, and this should be communicated to you before you book the services of the DJ. Factors like the age, gender, religion, nationality, has a passion for specific music genre and more should be considered when choosing a DJ so that you find someone who will connect with the audience.
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. Never sign any contract or document before you understand its terms and conditions to assure yourself that you will conform to them. In case the agency or the DJ raise complaints against you in future, there is a signed contract 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. The experienced DJ or agency can warn you against problems that may arise during the event and help you to solve them in advance because they have experienced so many challenges at events that have enabled them to learn. 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. 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.
The DJ or agency must have a backup system to take care or emergency technical problems that the system at the event may get. The DJ must have two systems at the venue for an automatic shift or take less time to shift to another system if one fails to avoid wasting time and ruining the event because if guests have to wait for another system to be transported to the venue, that will lower their mood for the celebrations.