Tips on How to Choose a DJ

We've compiled a lists of tips to help you make the best decision when choosing a DJ Service for your event. There are a number of DJ's out there to choose from – we want to make sure that we provide you with all the correct information so that you can make an informed decision!

Here are a few of the most important tips to follow:

  • the DJ is experienced and professional in his or her presentation
  • the DJ should provide you with a written agreement for the services to be provided that outlines all the details including on site arrive and booked playing times
  • the DJ should be licensed by the music industry and only use licensed music – ask the DJ to show you the AVLA license before hiring them. This license is required by law and enforced by some banquet halls and hotels
  • Choose a CDJA DJ. All members of the Canadian Disc Jockey Association are legally licensed through the association and carry their license(s) for inspection. The CDJA also has a list of standards that each member is required to meet. For a list of these standards click here
  • You should also ask for referrals from clients who contracted the DJ for similar services that you are booking them for
  • Check to make sure the DJ service also includes back up staff and equipment. Expect the best, but prepare for the worst!
  • Cover your butt! Make sure the service is Liability insured

What can pricing mean?

A ‘big price’ doesn’t necessarily guarantee a good DJ service, but a bargain basement price generally means a poor DJ. The market for DJ’s today is so high that even a poor quality DJ can get a good fee for a night’s work. DJ equipment and licensing is expensive, so be aware of bargain DJ’s who are likely using below standard equipment  and skills.

No matter what the price a good quality is still a very affordable alternative to a live band which can cost upwards to triple the cost of a professional DJ. Remember that a DJ represents you to your guests – make sure you are your DJ are on the same page.

* some information taken from the CDJA website.

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  • 25 Years Experience
  • Professional Equipment
  • Professional Attire & Presentation
  • Customizable Contract
  • Liability Insured
  • AVLA Licensed
  • Active Member of the CDJA
  • Back up Equipment and DJ's
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