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July 26, 2017 by Snupit
DJ Services

When planning an event, you need to decide on the type of entertainment you want. For instance, for a birthday party, you might want to hire a DJ or singer. Given that there is no dearth of options, you will have to interview a few candidates before you make a decision. The best approach is to make a list of DJs and singers for events, shortlist the ones you feel will best suit your needs, and then ask a few questions. Here are some relevant questions you should ask DJs and singers for events before hiring them:



Are You Available?

The first question you need to ask is if the DJ or singer is available on the date of your event. There is no point proceeding with the questions if the act is not available. After all, you are not going to shift the date of the event just because the entertainment act you want cannot perform.


Are You Familiar with the Location?

Generally, DJs and singers for events are open to performing at different locations, but it is possible that he/she might not be familiar with the location you are having the event at. It is a good idea to find a DJ or singer who has performed at the location before. Their familiarity with the location comes in handy when setting up the equipment.


How Experienced Are You?

Some DJs and singers for events have been in the business for many years now. Their experience gives them an edge over new performers. They are familiar with the different ways to entertain the audience, depending on the type of event you are planning. For instance, if you are planning your wedding, there’s no sense in talking to a DJ who only does club parties.


Can You Help Me with Arrangements?

Some DJs and singers can refer you to other professionals you need to hire for the event. For example, you can ask the singer about lighting professionals they might have worked with. This will reduce the hassle for you.


Can You Provide References?

The best way to determine the quality of a DJ or singer is by talking to their most recent clients. Ask for references and get in touch with the clients. Ask them about their experience with the DJ or singer and whether or not they will recommend them. Social proof is crucial for making the right decision.


Do I Need to Make a Deposit?

A majority of DJs and singers for events require that you make a deposit at the time you confirm the date with them. The deposit ensures that you have booked the act on the date of your event and they cannot take on another event on the same day.

These are just some questions you should ask DJs and singers for events before hiring them. This way, you will be able to select the right act for any event. Make sure you interview multiple DJs and singers before you choose one.

 

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