How to Hire a DJ


What should you look for when you are hiring a DJ?

To find a good DJ, ask around. Do you have a friend who has used one recently? Was the DJ easy to work with and did they fulfill their contract?

Perhaps you've been to a party and thought the DJ was great. Find out who it was!

As a matter of fact, if you are at a party and love the DJ, ask him or her for a business card or get their contact information. It is always good to file away names and numbers of people who do a good job that you might want to use in the future.  

Another source for finding a DJ is to ask the venue where you are holding your event. They will have names and phone numbers, most likely, of DJ's who have worked there before for other parties.

Things to ask your DJ:

  • Ask for a written contract
  • Find out if they play requests
  • Make sure they will dress appropriately for your party
  • Confirm their arrival time
  • Find out what happens if they have an emergency and cannot make the event
  • Ask for References
  • These are a few questions to get you started when looking for a DJ to play your party music.

    You will likely work closely with your DJ to select songs to be played (as well as the night of the party - visiting with them for any changes/additions, etc.). Trust your gut instinct and make sure this is someone you will enjoy working with personally.

    Good luck!

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