So, what’s the difference?
There are lots and lots and lots of Disco companies out there all offering the best disco ever, so whats the differences between them?
- The part-time DJ – has a ‘proper job’ and gigs in the evenings and weekends to earn some extra money and because they enjoy it
- The full-time DJ – loves it so much, has turned it into a full time job (and yes, believe me, it is a full time job!)
- The Agency / Multi-Op – has other DJ’s on the books (both full time and part time) and sends them out to jobs on behalf of the Agenc
Is there a difference between them?
Short answer is yes…. but not in the way that you think!
There are part time DJ’s who are very good at what they do, and as they don’t need the income, they don’t cost the earth. There are full time DJ’s out there who charge top dollar money….. but really shouldn’t! And the same goes for Agencies / Multi-Ops. Although you do generally pay a bit more for these, as you’re also paying for security. If a DJ doesn’t turn up, is ill at the last minute etc, then it’s the Agency’s job to get you a replacement. Some DJ’s will also have specialisms – they’ll perhaps love a particular genre of music, they will have specialised in a particular style of event…. or perhaps are a general all rounder.
How to tell the difference?
Speak to each DJ you are considering. Get a good feeling for who they are and what they can do. Do they have testimonials on their websites? Can you contact any of them? Any self respecting DJ worth their salt will have a ream of Testimonials that they can show you and they should also be happy to put you in touch with previous customers too.
Don’t rely on whether a website is all shiny and glizzy or that the prices are the cheapest you could find….. neither of these factors will help you discover whether your DJ brilliant and will keep your guests entertained, is average at best or perhaps needs to go back to school!