If you’re thinking about throwing a party or hosting an event, you have probably put a lot of thought into the entertainment for your guests. While it might be tempting to build a playlist on Soundcloud and play it through your Bluetooth speaker, you might be setting yourself up for disappointment. After all, isn’t that what a DJ does?
What happens if there is no WiFi at the venue (or it’s incredibly slow)? Do you want to be taking and fulfilling requests? What if somebody needs to make an announcement and there is no microphone? Do you really want to dedicate your smartphone or laptop as the primary provider of entertainment?
I could go on and on.
So, maybe it’s time to consider letting a professional handle your entertainment needs. If you do, you can then focus on the even itself. You can mingle. You can network. More importantly, you can let your hair down knowing that the entertainment is being handled by a professional.
And that professional is a DJ.
Here are 5 reasons you should consider hiring a DJ for your next event.
1. DJs Know How To Party
If it wasn’t already obvious, a good DJ knows what kind of music and what particular songs will work best. DJs love music and they love sharing the best music with whoever is willing to listen. A good wedding DJ will have multiple playlists in many different genres that will suit just about any type of wedding. DJs who perform at clubs will be able to read the crowd and mix music that will keep people on the dance floor.
In other words, a good DJ will know exactly what song to play in any given moment. Spotify, Soundcloud, and Siri simply cannot compete when it comes to responding to an audience.
2. DJs Have A Better Sound System Than You Do
While you might have the best sound system at home to listen to your favorite music, chances are you’re not going to disconnect it and lug it to a friend’s house for a wild party. DJs typically have invested hundreds, even thousands, of dollars in high quality sound systems that are highly mobile. DJs will know what speakers will sound the best in almost any environment and are more than happy to set it all up.
3. DJs Take The Pressure Off
If you are an introvert and you have been tasked to plan an event or a party, the though of being responsible for the guests entertainment is probably crippling. However, if you hire a DJ and ask them to be the emcee for the night, most DJs will be happy oblige. After all, DJs typically like to entertain the crowd and getting behind a microphone is not a foreign concept. A good DJ can steer the entire night, leaving you to worry about other things like your catering services or coordinating rides for people who have had too much to drink.
4. You’re Supporting A Small, Local Business When You Hire A DJ
Most DJs are self-employed and are DJing as a side hustle. Some even rely on DJing as a main source of income. When you hire a mobile DJ to play at your event, you are supporting a local business. You are helping to support your local economy.
When you stream your music from Spotify, Soundcloud, or YouTube, you are helping to put money into the pockets of those huge corporations and tech companies. Heaven knows they have plenty of money already. Why not help a local business instead? You’ll get a better experience and you’ll feel good doing it.
5. Hiring A DJ Is Cheaper Than Other Live Entertainment
In most cases, DJs are the cheapest live entertainment you can book. Their pricing usually includes all of the equipment and gear that they need to put on a show. They don’t need elaborate stage setups or complex routines to rehearse. DJs typically charge by the hour and those costs can be anywhere between $25-$100 per hour or more, depending on additional services needed.
Hire A DJ For Your Next Event
There are plenty more reasons to consider hiring a DJ for your next event. But I believe the the 5 reasons above are the best reasons. Most DJs are very affordable and are ready to be booked at a moments notice. So, do yourself a favor and call a DJ when it’s time to party. You’ll be glad you did.