A Mobile DJ refers to a DJ who travels with their own equipment and performs at weddings, parties, corporate, school and other events. Their mobility allows them to take on more gigs, thereby increasing their skills as a performer and amassing a larger client list from which they can glean future opportunities and recommendations. If you are planning an important event that requires top-notch entertainment at an affordable rate, know that there are plenty of great mobile DJs available for hire right this very moment. Here’s how to find them:
The first step to finding the best DJ for your event is to know exactly what you are looking for. Will you need a DJ that can provide a colorful lighting system to increase the overall visual impact? Will the DJ be responsible for emceeing introductions, video presentations or other activities? What genres of music do you want for your event and which are best avoided?
Next determine your budget. There are DJs available in all price ranges so it’s important to be honest about what you can afford. Keep in mind that the bulk of the entertainment responsibility will rest on your DJ’s shoulders, so you will want to pay them accordingly. The longer the event, the higher the wattage of speakers and the fancier the lighting system you require, the more you can expect to pay.
Once you’ve determined exactly what kind of DJ you are looking for and the price you are willing to pay, the best place to begin your search is online. Type a general description of the kind of DJ you are looking for into a Google search. For example, “Wedding DJ,” “Corporate Event DJ,” “Karaoke Jock,” etc. The first two pages of search results will list the most popular agencies available. At this point, what you are looking for in an agency’s website is the ability to narrow your search down to the type of DJ you are looking for, the location where your event is taking place, and the price range you can afford.
When you’ve found one or two agencies that look promising, the best thing to do at this point is look at their history. The longer they’ve been in business, the better. Find three or four DJs that fit your initial requirements and contact them. They should be able to provide you with a list of past clients and be willing to set up an introductory meeting where you can gage a better sense of their personality.
You will know in your gut when you’ve found the right DJ for your event. They will be punctual, listen carefully to your requests, offer helpful recommendations based on their past experiences, develop a swift and positive rapport with you and come backed by many positive recommendations.