You might need a deejay for any number of events. Weddings are the first to come to mind. Parties of any sort are the second most popular. But a lot of people are hiring deejays to spin tracks at corporate events and conferences.
But that begs the question how much should you spend on your deejay.
Well that all depends on:
Are You Using a Full time or Part time deejay?
Like many industries, there are both professionals and hobbyists. If you’re having a small event with a modest budget, you can probably find a part-time/ occasional DJ to work for you.
However, bigger events require a full-time pro to properly work the crowd.
Do They Have Their Own Equipment?
This is a big cost differentiator. It’s also a major difference between full-timers and part-timers. A younger hobbyist deejay may not have access to their own system and may be reliant on the venue to provide audio/visual equipment.
What Type of Event are You Having
The type of event you’re having will also dictate the prices you get quoted. Whether it’s a wedding deejay, a party deejay or for a corporate event, all of these functions have unique factors. They can all run for different lengths of time, or at different times of day.
What Time of Year is Your Event?
If you’re booking a wedding deejay for the summer peak months, their time is going to be more in demand, and their rate might be higher than if you were trying to book them over the winter months.
Deejays that work parties, bar mitzvah events may also have peak seasons, and cost a bit less when they’re less in demand.