DJ Expert: Sound Connection

What Do You Say, DJ?

What should I consider when I select my disc jockey?

First, remember that this is YOUR day!  You want to find someone who will understand and follow your vision.

What do I need to know before I meet with my DJ?

You should have your date, location and budget.

What should I look for in a top quality DJ entertainer?

A qualified individual can emcee your event, have good references, and carry liability insurance. A professional DJ company issues a signed contract, offers pre-planning suggestions, and allows you to visit with your assigned DJ a week or two before the event.

Can my cousin just load his I-pod with our favorite songs?

An I-Pod might suffice if you are having a casual backyard BBQ, but at a formal event you need a professional who can get everyone’s attention on a microphone. Only a professional DJ knows how to program the hits and get the music flowing.

I’ve never booked a DJ before, how does the pricing work?

Like any profession, more experience commands a higher price. In Houston prices range from $650 to $850 on a Saturday night for a standard four hour package, and an extremely experienced DJ/emcee can charge $1000 and up.

What are the payment options and how do they work?

Most DJs will ask for a deposit to secure your date. At Sound Connections we ask for a retainer of $200 dollars to hold the date. Example: If your package total is $775, you pay a $200 deposit, and the remaining $575 is due at the conclusion of the event.

Answers are from Paul Olson, owner of Sound Connections, Inc. DJ Entertainment Company. Sound Connections has been entertaining brides in Houston since 1983, and the company employs 20 talented disc jockeys to choose from.