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The Essential Questions To Ask Before Booking A DJ

When you’re knee-deep in event planning, the difference between just another evening and a truly standout event often boils down to the music. Getting the right DJ on board is pivotal. So, to steer you towards making a solid choice, here’s a rundown of the top 10 questions you should throw their way before signing on the dotted line.

Experience and speciality

  • Which events do you usually handle?

It’s important to know if the DJ has a history of catering to events like yours, ensuring they’re aligned with your expectations.

  • Can you provide examples of past events you’ve worked that are similar to mine?


Experience is key, and a DJ who’s handled your type of event before is more likely to deliver the experience you’re aiming for.

Music and Playlists

  • What does your music library look like?

A varied collection means the DJ can cater to the eclectic tastes of your guests.

  • Is there room for us to suggest songs or do you take requests?

You want a DJ who values your input and can personalise the playlist for your event.

Equipment and Sound Quality

  • What equipment do you bring to events?

Premium equipment usually translates to premium sound, showing the DJ’s commitment to quality.

  • Do you have backup equipment?

This ensures that even in the face of technical difficulties, your event will continue smoothly.

Pricing and Packages

  • What does your pricing include?

Transparency is crucial; it shows the DJ’s integrity and helps you budget accurately.

  • What packages do you offer?

Customisable packages indicate the DJ’s willingness to cater to different event sizes and budgets.

Interaction with Guests

  • How do you engage the audience?

The DJ’s ability to read and energise the room is essential for maintaining a lively atmosphere.

  • How do you handle on-the-spot song requests?

A DJ ready to accommodate guest requests shows adaptability and dedication to guest enjoyment.

Logistics and Setup

  • How much time do you need for setup?

A DJ who can efficiently set up is likely experienced and professional.

  • What are your space and power requirements?

This helps ensure the venue can meet the DJ’s technical needs without any issues.

Professionalism and Reliability

  • Are you insured and do you have the proper licences?

This reflects the DJ’s professionalism and protects you and the venue.

  • What’s your emergency plan?

A reliable DJ will have contingencies in place to guarantee your event’s success, come what may.


  • What’s your cancellation or rescheduling policy?

A clear policy reflects a DJ’s fairness and understanding that sometimes plans change.

References and Testimonials

  • Can I see feedback from previous clients?

Positive reviews are a good sign of a DJ’s reliability and performance quality.

Personalisation and Special Requests

  • How do you tailor your services to individual events?

Customisation is key in creating a unique experience. This shows the DJ’s commitment to making your event special.

  • How do you tailor your services to specific events?

A DJ who takes the time to customise their services is one who cares about the unique aspects of your event.

  • Can you accommodate special announcements or themes?

A flexible DJ who can integrate special elements and announcements into your event demonstrates a commitment to personalisation, ensuring your celebration feels one-of-a-kind.

Each question you ask brings you closer to understanding whether a DJ’s services match the unique rhythm of your event.

At Clear View Sound, we understand the significance of every detail in crafting an event that stands out. Don’t hesitate to reach out with these questions; we’re here to help.


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