Why does a DJ cost so much?
Lot’s of things factor into the cost of DJ/MC services now a days. Insurance, business licenses, equipment storage, advertising, music, fuel, technology, design, training, taxes, etc… Now a days DJ’s need to stay up to date with the latest in technology and the latest music. Couples and clients now a days demand backup equipment and lots of reassurance that everything will be perfect. When you book a DJ for 6, 5 or even more hours in some cases they are really not working just that set amount of time. You have load in, setup, drive time, and equipment checks through the week. Meeting with clients for their planning meetings, preping music, editing music in some cases, and working with other vendors before you even perform. Most wedding and events also take place on weekends which are the most valuable days of the week. Consider there is only 52 weeks in a year so that means there is only 52 Saturday’s that a DJ/MC has to book weddings as most weddings take place on Saturdays. So as a DJ you have limited days you can make a living and recoup that investment. Your clients and couples are demanding that you perform well and most of these events are a once in a lifetime. So the level of risk is greater to do a great job. Most weddings your spending on average of $35-$50,000 or more. Hiring a true professional that interacts and usually influences 80% of the event is money well spent.
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