Hiring the right DJ entertainment for your event is probably the most important decision for the successful outcome! So how exactly do you find the right DJ? Most people view DJ's as a commodity and choose the lowest price one they can find, not knowing that there are MANY differences to look for. We've heard numerous horror stories of DJ companies that lure in customers with low prices, only to provide an inexperienced disc jockey with poor communication skills, an inferior music library, shoddy non-commercial equipment, and they either arrive late or don't show at all! Countless times we have booked last minute events because their DJ canceled just a few days prior. Of course, there was no way for the client to take legal action on the DJ, because there was no contract. This page will teach you a few important questions to help you find the right entertainer! It could make the difference between a memorable event and an unforgettable nightmare!
TOP QUESTIONS on HOW TO HIRE A DJ
Do You Provide A Written Agreement, And Do You Require A Deposit?
It is very important to confirm your booking in writing. Terms should be clearly defined to avoid future problems. The date, time, location, and fee are the most important to be defined. Professionals will always require a deposit, or retainer fee to hold your date. STEEL CITY DJ: We provide an exclusive "no-fine-print" 2-page contract which clearly defines all of our terms along with all of your event details. We also require a 30% retainer fee along with the contract which guarantees our service 100%.
Are You The DJ Who Will Be At My Event?
Be very aware, especially here in Pittsburgh, of "DJ Booking Agencies". We are not saying that you can't find a quality DJ at an agency, but quite often you will not get to speak with your DJ until the night of the event. It is very important for the success and excitement of your event to be working with the same person from the time you book the DJ, until the very end of your event. STEEL CITY DJ: We are single-operation DJ Entertainment company owned and operated by Eric Cassidy. Eric can personally guarantee the success and excitement of your event because he is YOUR Booking/Planning Representative, YOUR Disc Jockey, YOUR "MC", and YOUR Entertainer. When you do business with Steel City DJ, you