When we come to meet with you to plan our wedding, what should we bring?
I will be asking you these questions. If you’d like, you can print and fill out the pdf version to bring with you, or you can edit a digital version of the same questions. This is a .doc version and this is an .rtf version.
How many songs do you carry?
Close to 300,000 on harddrives, and in addition to that, with a cell phone signal, I can download and play any one of the trillion songs on the internet within about 3 minutes from taking the request.
What kind of music do you play?
1) I take requests from you.
2) I take requests from your guests (unless you don’t want me to)
3) I follow the mood on the dance-floor
What kind of payments do you accept?
I accept personal checks, credit cards online(through paypal.com), credit cards in person (through the ‘Square’ swiper on my phone) and cash.
How much of a deposit do you take?
A deposit to hold the date is 25% of the total. The deposit is non-refundable.
When is the final payment due?
1) If paying by personal check, in time enough for it to clear. Usually two weeks is good.
2) If paying by credit card on paypal.com, in time for that to process. Usually 24 hours is good.
3) If paying by cash, you can pay me at the beginning of the event.
How much room do you need to set up?
I usually work from a rectangular table supplied by the restaurant. That usually defines the space I need. I’ll need enough room around it to place my speaker stands and an accessory stand or two beside it. If there is limited space, I can work from a smaller table.
Can we give you a play list?
Yes, but please prioritize it. For example: Two stars means definitely play. One star means play if possible. No stars means -these are examples of songs we like, but if they don’t fit with the mood on the dancefloor don’t worry about it. Also, if you want the song played for a dedication or activity, please let me know ahead of time.
What about a DON’T play list?
Yes, I welcome those too.
Do you have all the new songs?
I have most of them already, but the ones I don’t have, I can download on my droid cell phone and play them from there.
Do you have the Explicit lyrics?
I try to keep and use only radio edit versions whenever possible.
Do you bring an assistant?
I bring one if I need to, but you will know ahead of time if I do. But If you’ve hired me to be your MC/DJ, I will be your MC/DJ and not the assistant.
Do you play overtime if we are having too much fun to stop?
Yes, as long as it is okay with the restaurant or hall. My fee to stay is $100 per hour.
Do you have backup equipment if something breaks?
Yes, there is redundancy built into every essential aspect of the sound system. The Plasma Screen and Projector are a different story. I only bring one of each for those, but, if they break, they don’t stop the party. If the music breaks, the party is broken.
Do we start paying you when you start setting up, or do we start paying you when you start the music?
When I start the music. Usually payment is just for the time that you need my music and/or sound system. But, if I am forced to take a break in the middle due to some other entertainment or event you have planned, I still get paid for that time.
Speaking of which; Do you take breaks?
No, I don’t take breaks. The music and/or sound system does not ordinarily take breaks. I am often invited to eat during dinner, but I keep the music going on auto-play. Same with a quick stop to the bathroom. No break in the music. Occasionally there may be short periods of time when my clients ask me to stop the music for a certain activity. I would still be paid during that type of break.
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