Hiring a DJ for a party might not be easy if you want to find the best. Most people only hire the first DJ they are referred to and the first question they ask, is how much do you charge? When that is settled after negotiations, the DJ is hired. Many party hosts have become disappointed after having taken hiring a DJ as a casual thing. The result many times has been a show of unprofessionalism from the DJ and when it is clear that he isn’t moving the crowd as he should be, it finally dawns on the party host that they should have been more vigilant during the DJ hiring process.
To avoid such scenarios, further outlined below are useful tips on how to find the best DJ for a party.
- Make A List Of Potential DJs
You can only come up with this list after conducting some intensive research. Ask around from friends and family members to recommend a DJ that they feel could do the job. Do some online research on some good DJs in your area and read their reviews. You can then shortlist the candidates that you think will be suitable and arrange for a meeting with them.
- Meet With The Potential DJs
After short listing your candidates, arrange meetings with them at different times and from those meetings you will get your DJ for the party. Ask all the relevant questions such as their experience, what they have in mind for your party, the kind of music they play, the last time they played and so on From the replies they give, you should be able to make an informed decision.
- Make Sure The DJ Has An Online Presence
Every DJ who claims to be a real professional should have a website. Vital information about them should be available on the website. The explanations referring to the DJ’s style along with audios of his mixes and the pricing should be clear. Note that DJs that don’t post their fee on the their website are highly likely to charge a higher fee. So as much as you might be impressed with their experience and their style, avoid them if your budget is low but if you can afford them why not hire them? just be ready for the high price range that is sure to come.
- Avoid Djs Who Don’t Respond To Your Queries In Time
Now if you contact a DJ through their website and they take too long answering you, simply scrap them off your short list. That right there is a sign of unprofessionalism and unreliability and you will be better off not working with them.
- Listen To The DJ play
Before your party, it is important to attend the DJs gig. Attend a function where that DJ is performing and watch them in action. Gauge the crowd, does he have it in control? From the DJ’s performance you will make your mind whether to hire or not
With the above tips, you should hire the best DJ for your party and get your money’s worth.