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This article is for anyone looking to hire a DJ and for DJs who need to explain their pricing. Often people who look to hire a DJ think that the DJ is “just coming over to play some music” and cannot see why a DJ would charge so much money for the task. Professional DJ’s often find themselves having to defend their expertise against someone who holds the same title of “DJ” but advertises to do the same job for a much lower price. All of these reasons are justified until the proper level of understanding is achieved. Hopefully this article will aid in that understanding

First of all let’s divide DJs into two groups which most people commonly understand the names of: TheProfessional DJ and the Novice DJ. The Professional (by definition) is a person who earns a living in an occupation frequently engaged in by amateurs: a professional DJ. The Novice (by definition) is a person who is “new to or inexperienced in a certain task, situation, etc; beginner.”
Two other important distinctions that must be understood are the Nightclub DJ and the Mobile DJ. These two may be Professional or Novice, however the difference is the equipment utilized and the labor and time involved to move that equipment.

Nightclub DJ (Club DJ)
The DJ working in a Club atmosphere may only be required to show up with his table-top equipment, music library, and his DJ skills. The hardware required in this situation is usually minimal and typically consists of the DJs Laptop and optional external hard drive and sound card. Also, if the venue/nightclub does not provide it, the DJ may be required to furnish Turntables or MP3 Controller, and possibly a DJ mixer. The Club DJ can typically fit his equipment into a regular sized vehicle and does not require a substantial amount of loading, transport, set up time or labor. Keep in mind that this DJ can be a Professional or Novice and the availability/type of equipment as well as experience of a Club DJ can still make a drastic difference in the cost of the DJ and success of your event (as you will see below). Along with the equipment, important things to consider when pricing a Club DJ are:
The DJs music – Does the DJ have a broad enough or clean enough music selection
Is the DJ familiar with the equipment provided by the Nightclub
If the event is public, can the DJ help with the marketing of the event (either through his popularity or his marketing machine)

Mobile DJ
The Mobile DJ is in a very different situation from the Club DJ. The Mobile DJ has the responsibility for purchasing or providing every piece of Sound Equipment needed to make amplified music happen at your event. The type, quality, and dependability of the Sound Equipment can vary greatly from the Novice DJ to the Professional DJ and this difference can make or break your event very easily. The mobile DJ dedicates many more hours of work for an event than what the person hiring the DJ usually understands. Here is an example of the time spent by a Mobile DJ that needs to be understood by both the Client and the DJ:

THE MOBILE DJ’s WORK DAY….

LOADING VEHICLE WITH EQUIPMENT : 1 Hr

DRIVING TO VENUE , FINDING LOADING DOCK , COORDINATING WITH VENUE :1hr

UNLOAD AND SETUP : 1hr

Dj The EVENT : 3 Hrs ( This is the only time on the contract, the only time that the client and
most people see the dj work )

BREAK DOWN AND RELOAD VEHICLE : 1 hr

UNLOAD VEHICLE BACK AT HOME OR STORAGE : 1 hr

TOTAL TIME TO DJ EVENT : 8 Hours

As you can see, what the Client sees as only a three hour gig, can actually be a full 8 hour day for the DJ.

As stated earlier, the type, quality, and dependability of the Sound Equipment can vary greatly from the Novice DJ to the Professional DJ. The Professional DJ is more likely to have invested in quality equipment that has a reputation for being dependable. After all, a Mobile DJ is only as dependable as his equipment. The Professional DJ is also more likely to have extra or backup equipment even in the event that any equipment fails. The Professional DJ will understand how to size the amount of sound reinforcement needed to fit the room that your event is held in. The Pro will also know the best way to set up the equipment to not only be efficient, but to look tasteful and not interfere with the flow of your event. The amount of money invested in a DJ’s equipment can translate directly to the fees that he may charge a Client. Quality costs the DJ; and in turn Quality costs the Client. Here is an average example of a Novice DJs equipment list versus a Professional DJs equipment list:

NOVICE DJ:
Laptop – $400
Speaker System – $800
Dj Controller Surface – $300
Speaker Stands – $50
Microphone – $100
Cables – $50

NOVICE DJ IS LESS LIKELY TO HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT AND MORE LIKELY TO USE LOWER QUALITY EQUIPMENT WITH HIGHER FAILURE RATE………

TOTAL INVESTMENT $1700

Professional Dj :
Laptop – $1200
Speaker System – $1000
Amplifier – $1000
Mixer – $500
Equipment Cases – $300
2 Turntables (Vinyl , Cd or Mp3 Controller) – $1600
Mp3 Software & Soundcard – $500
Laptop Stand – $60
Speaker Stands – $100
External Hard Drive (for large music library) – $100
Microphones (Wireless + Corded) – $300
Larger Vehicle Expenses (per month) – $100
Cables – $300

TOTAL INVESTMENT – $7,060

PRO DJ IS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE BACK UP EQUIPMENT IN ADDITION TO THE EQUIPMENT
LISTED HERE WHICH COULD EASILY DOUBLE THE DJ’s OVERHEAD COSTS……..

**Prices derived from Guitar Center prices April 2011**
In addition to the equipment listed here, many Professional DJs also carry liability insurance, lighting and effects; all of which may contribute to the fees that the DJ charges.
Finally, here are some reasons why a DJ may cost you more depending on his Professionalism.
A Professional DJ:
WORKS UNDER CONTRACT! To protect You, the DJ, Your Guest, and Your Event.
Can easily provide a clean music selection if required
Has experience playing to diverse groups of people (tastes, culture, and age)
Understands that the “look” of their equipment effects the look of your event
Has invested considerable time and money in their equipment
Can adjust the music by the moment to fit your event (referred to as “reading the crowd”)

In the end, the practice of DJ service, be it Professional or Novice, still follows the rule of “You get what you pay for”. If a DJ has an incredibly low price, there is probably a reason for it. The Professional Mobile DJ that quotes a price is not quoting for the 3-4 hours of your event; they are quoting for the job at hand. The Club DJ knows his worth in the market and may charge you more or less accordingly for a reason. Contracts are to protect your event and your money. If the DJ does not provide one, create one or proceed with caution understand that you are dealing with a Novice. Not taking all of the things in this article seriously could end up having your kids or Grandma cursed out by offensive music, the sound stopping during your wedding, your guest disappointed because none of their favorite songs got played, or worse, no DJ showing up at all. ( Dj Judge Mental )

THIS IS INFO THAT NEEDED TO BE KNOWN . IM TIRED OF HEARING PEOPLE SAY ALL A DJ DOES IS PLAY MUSIC. EQUIPMENT IS NOT CHEAP AND ITS NOT FREE. THE DJ HAS TO WORK LONG HOURS AND MANY TIMES THESE LONG HOURS GO WITH OUT A BREAK. MOST CLUBS DONT EVEN OFFER THE DJ A BAR TAB (the club i played at last weekend , the bartender gave me a hard time for a bottle of WATER)
BASICLY WHAT IM TRYING TO SAY IS PEOPLE PLEASE RESPECT THE DJ’s and at the same time please remember YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR……

THIS PARTY CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS “ABSOLUTE KHAOS!!!”…featuring ALABAMA’s #1 Party Rocker, DJ BIG SWEATT of the World Famous Superfriends… for the 1st time in the Port City!!! #EPIC

Auburn University Black Student Union annually extravagant stepping showcase TigerStomp is right around the corner!!!!

Come be with BSU as TIGERSTOMP 2011 celebrates the old tradition of fraternity and sorority stepping.

**TICKETS ON SALE STARTING FEBRUARY 11TH IN THE NEW STUDENT CENTER 2ND FLOOR 11:00-2:00 EVERYDAY UNTIL THE DAY OF THE SHOW**

$5.00 – AU students w/ ID
$10.00 – non-AU students
$20.00 – @ the door!

*BE THE FIRST TO GET YOURS*

We are hosting “TIGERSTOMP 2011″ to continue to help promote unity among the Greek organizations on campus as well as serve as a social avenue for Auburn University and the community at large.

**Comedian Steve Brown of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc will be the special celebrity guest host for the evening.

**The grand prize for the winning sorority and fraternity will be $2,000 and $1,000 to the runners-up plus trophies, so you DON’T want to miss this showcase of PRESTIGIOUS STEPPING!!!!

Anyone interested in entering contact NICOLE R. BOLDEN
EMAIL: boldenr@tigermail.auburn.edu
OFFICE: 334-844-1389 CELL: 205-542-3871

**DJ Big Sweatt will be on the 1’s and 2’s so you KNOW it’s going DOWN!

DON’T FORGET! GET YOUR TICKETS & MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2010!
DOOR OPEN @6PM
SHOW STARTS @7PM

*TRUST YOU DON’T WANT TO BE THE ONE TO HEAR ABOUT, SO MAKE SURE YOU ARE THERE BECAUSE AUBURN IS PUTTING IT DOWN IN A MAJOR WAY*

CALLING ALL SCHOOLS TO BE THERE & PARTICIPATE:
Auburn University
University of Alabama
Alabama State University
Alabama A&M
Auburn University at Montgomery
Huntingdon College
Jacksonville State University
Miles College
Samford University
Stillman College
Troy University
UAB
UAH
Montevallo
North Alabama
South Alabama
West Alabama
Clark Atlanta University
Morehouse College
Spelman College
UGA
Florida A&M University
Grambling
Southern University
LSU
and many many more….(sorry if we left you out)

BE THERE!!

Drink specials of course! Free food we’ve got plenty! And a couple of new surprises too!
Your Objective: Obtain as many beads as you can through various games and activities that will randomly take place throughout the night. The person with the most beads wins a bottle Nuvo Sparkling Vodka.

Doors will open at 5 o’clock for the Happy Hour goers and anyone racing out of the office in need of a cocktail. http://2XLevents.com/FatTuesday
Limited RSVP tickets and reserved seating are available. Click here to get yours now!
Your attendance is requested. Be there. Be beautiful. Be in the moment.

Musical Scores by ATL’s own DJ P’Nut (as heard on Hot 107.9 in ATL) & Alabama’s #1 Party Rocker, DJ Big Sweatt of the World Famous Superfriends…
Tuesday, March 8th • 5pm – until
Steel 1st and 23rd • 2300 1st Avenue North, Historic Loft District, Downtown

We’re celebrating Hot 107.7’s “FAT TUESDAY” 3x bigger, 3x more intense, 3x the people and we want YOU to be there! PLEASE forward, re-tweet, blog, invite, post, & share with all of your friends…

DO NOT MISS THE ACTION AND EXCITEMENT #FatTuesBHAM (trending topic)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we figured after you see 10-20 pictures from last years event that it would give you about 20,000+ more reason NOT to make any EXCUSES to miss Hot 107.7’s FAT TUESDAY celebration!

YGB Entertainment & The Party Guys presents…

Ph.D…The Party Hard Degree
SPRING BREAK UNIVERSITY
Panama City Beach, FL

TUESDAY, MARCH 15th – SATURDAY MARCH 19th 2011

Exclusively @ SHUCKUM’S PARTY SHACK
15614 FRONT BEACH ROAD
(across from the AQUA RESORT)

Featuring “Partyology” by Alabama’s #1 Party Doctor
DJ BIG SWEATT of the World Famous Superfriends …in the Mix ALL WEEK LONG

and Hosted by Your GTA’s:
L. Bronze, Lieutenant J., & Inna Oye!

Themed parties EACH NIGHT!!!

Tuesday, March 15- Orientation
Welcome 2 PCB Spring Break 2011
Come out Rep your School, Organization & Area Code…

Wed. March 16- Spring Break 101
“Wear What You Dare Wednesday”
…the LESS you WEAR, the LESS you PAY…
Cash Prizes to the SEXIEST MALE & FEMALE….

Thur. March 17- **St. Patrick’s Day Holiday… “School’s Out” LET’s PARTY!!!
HALF-PRICE ADMISSION b4 12 wearing ANYTHING GREEN!!!

FRI. March 18- The Final Exam
Skirts vs. Shorts…
Cash Prizes to the Sexiest Skirt & Short Outfits…

SAT. March 19- Graduation Night
“Girlz Gone Wild”
Ph.D’s Awarded to those that go HARD the ENTIRE WEEK!!

ALL CLASSES BEGIN PROMPTLY @ 10pm..

FOR FINANCIAL AID and/or SCHOLARSHIP INFO.. CALL or TEXT
Dr. Gregory @ 256.525.6823…

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#PCB2011 #SB2011