Frequently Asked Questions
Why two DJs?
Having two DJs gives us flexibility. We can easily take requests, adjust to changing timelines, and we have never missed or cancelled an event. Overall this structure allows us to coordinate events better than other DJ services.
How Experienced is the Team?
The level of experience varies depending on the combination of DJs. The most experienced DJ on our team has 11 years of experience and the least has 5 years. This means at a wedding there's no less than 10 years of experience.
What is Different About Loops N Jamzz?
The biggest difference is the owners are the DJs. We don't hire/sub-contract other DJs or match brides or clients with a DJ. You can meet with the DJs that will be at your event. There's no local DJ company that is structured this way and gives you direct communication with the DJs.
What is the Most Important Thing to Consider When Hiring a DJ?
This is always a tough question, but experience matters. You want to choose a DJ with experience particularly with weddings. A good DJ will know and help coordinate the reception and make you feel at ease.
How Important Is Equipment?
It matters, having low quality or dated equipment can ruin a wedding or event. An experienced DJ can compensate to a degree, however, not investing to new equipment can be very risky.
What Does Licensed Mean?
Very simply a DJ playing digital music should have a Connect Music License. Most agreements for purchased digital music state that this is for personal use. Playing in a public venue requires proper licensing.
Is There a Professional Standard For DJs?
In short No. There are professional associations which are CPDJA and CDJA. However, there's no standard testing so nothing stops anyone from claiming to be a professional DJ.
Should Or Do I Need a Contract?
Absolutely, do not do business with anyone that cannot provide you with a contract. The basic details such as; time, date, what is included, and the costs should be written into the agreement. No legitimate DJ business should be operating without a contract.
What Goes into DJing A Reception Besides Playing Music?
We plan as many details as possible. It starts with meetings and eventually results in a timeline. This process takes about 20 hours in total beyond this we're building crates of personalized music around 4 hours of work. We then test ever piece of equipment before it goes out which takes 2 hour. With set-up and teardown which is normally 14 hours this means we spend roughly 40 hours on each reception.
What Is a Good Price For a DJ?
It's going to depend on the answers to some of the above questions. It's also going to depend of the size of the event. How much you value these factors will help you determine a reasonable cost. A price without consideration of the requirements is pretty much meaningless. For example the price for wedding with 100 guests should not be the same as one with 250 guest since the requirements are not the same. A commonly referenced number is 5%-10% of the budget, but again it depends on what is required.