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Music Matters_ How The Right Event DJ Can Elevate Your Event

Music Matters: How The Right Event DJ Can Elevate Your Event

Music Matters How The Right Event DJ Can Elevate Your Event

Music is one of the most memorable parts of any event, however, it’s often overlooked. First of all, you want the sound equipment at your event to be suitable for the space. This is something an event DJ can really lend expertise to.

Next is the music you’ll select. For weddings and parties, these choices are often deeply personal. For corporate events, the psychology and objectives behind musical selections are different but no less important.

Today we’re exploring some things you should think about on the technical side as well as why music matters for your branding during professional events.

Things To Consider And Discuss With Your Event DJ

The following consideration list will help you have a meaningful conversation with your DJ.

Type Of Event

Planning your wedding? You’ll have a list of songs that are special to you and important to include. Make sure to provide that to your event DJ. Corporate event? Talk to your professionals about their recommendations for engaging, soothing background music.

Venue Requirements

Is your event indoors or outside? This, and the size of the space makes a huge difference for your event professional. A professional DJ will have all of the necessary equipment to suit the space. This is a huge benefit to hiring a DJ in the first place. Many, like Diamond Sonic, also include event rental equipment to suit any needs. They can speak with the venue to find out exactly what’s provided and what you need to rent from them.

Matching Tempo To Tone

Background sound and music impact the mood of any gathering and may also set the pace for festivities. The right tempo can inspire people to dance or help them relax. Some music can even boost creativity and make people feel more social. Professional DJs can pick music that is best suited for the specific requirements of your event.
Themed Event Music: if your event has a particular theme, your music can reinforce this. Because event DJs are so experienced, they have a huge knowledge base to pull from and can help you identify an appropriate soundtrack.

How An Event DJ Can Help You Decide on Music For Corporate Events

Music for business events is largely something that goes unnoticed in the background, but there are moments when you want it to stand out. Furthermore, just because something isn’t standing out doesn’t mean it isn’t having a subconscious effect on your audience.

Corporate event music should include a mix of relaxing music, energizing but unobtrusive music, and tracks that hype up your audience for certain speakers or brand reveals. Music can help shape the energy of group meetings, business dinners, conferences and trade shows while giving these events an air of sophistication.

Instrumental music is often the best choice, but there are so many styles to choose from. Classical and house music, for example, are vastly different although often instrumental. Your event DJ can help you make the right choices.

Your Event DJ Is A Valuable Resource When Choosing Music For Weddings And Parties

Weddings, anniversaries and planned social gatherings give an opportunity for you to share your personality with your guests. You’ll probably have a list of songs you’d like to hear. If you are concerned that your choices won’t last from start to finish, however, your DJ can help. Once you provide them with your ‘must haves,’ they can choose complementary music to mix in, extending the right energy from the moment guests arrive until they leave.

You might think you want to choose every single song, but once reality hits you could soon find this more stressful than you expert. Let your DJ help with this and speak with them about accepting requests from your guests to keep the party going.

Whether you want to be very involved in your event music selection or prefer to hand those reigns over completely, the right event DJ is a valuable resource.

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7 Reasons You Need A Professional Wedding DJ

7 Reasons You Need A Professional Wedding DJ

In the past, dance bands were the top choice for wedding entertainment. Today, DJs are the standard because they offer great variety for all guests. Technology has complicated things, however, with everyone assuming they can DJ events right from their smartphone.

The truth is, you need a professional wedding DJ to ensure a seamless event with memories to last a lifetime. Instead of picking your friend or family member with a premium Spotify account, choose a professional wedding DJ with the right experience, equipment, music knowledge, and personality to do the job right.

You can trust me on this, since I once attended a wedding with a Bridesmaid/DJ and things didn’t go as planned! Do not let a sub par “DJ” compromise your special day.

1. Leave The Planning To A Professional Wedding DJ

Planning a wedding is an extreme amount of work. It’s stressful to take care of all of the details and without a background in production, you might not know what you need. An expert wedding DJ is going to walk you through the process and also ensure you are not missing any significant details like song selections, duration and timing of songs, what songs to avoid, who’s giving speeches, MC announcements, etc. A seasoned wedding DJ is going to act like a second wedding planner when it comes to the entertainment portion of your reception.

2. A Professional Wedding DJ Knows Smart Music Selection

There are millions of songs in this world and selecting the right songs for your wedding is an enormous task! On average, 20-25 songs play per hour at a wedding and you need a professional to help the proper flow. That means dance numbers, slow songs, sentimental choices and that special father-daughter dance. A professional DJ will take requests and make them work without trampling the energy.

3. They Have The Necessary Gear

There’s nothing worse than going to a party where wireless microphones fail, the speakers crackle and no one can hear a thing. An expert wedding DJ is going to arrive at the venue early and test the equipment before guests arrive. They’ll also optimize the equipment set up for the best possible sound.

4. They’ve Got The Skills

A professional contemporary DJ is reserved on the microphone, making announcements only when needed, playing a seamless mix of current and classic hits, and tends to blend into the background of the party. They’re used to mixing songs CDJs and turntables, creating a soundtrack guests can focus on.

Music sets the tone for your party, not the DJ spinning the songs.

5. Multiple Locations? No Problem!

Most weddings take place in different venues or different locations at the same venue. Music, lapel, and handheld microphones have to be available as guests move from one place to the next. Changing location may change the room sound, and a professional wedding DJ can take this in stride.

6. Memorable Moments

Your guests will remember whether your wedding was the highlight of their year or cringe worthy. You’re going to remember also! If you’d rather send thank-you cards than apology notes, let a professional handle your sound. Back to my personal example- the poor Bridesmaid/DJ at the wedding I attended didn’t bring any microphone with her. She assumed the venue had that kind of equipment.

Unfortunately she was wrong. Consequently, announcements that day were nil and no one heard the speeches from the wedding party. It is a fail none of us will forget!

7. Less Anxiety, More Fun

The most important reason to hire a professional DJ for your wedding is to leave the worry at the door. While planning your wedding is stressful, the day you walk down the aisle should be full of love and hope. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Instead trust your sound to someone like our skilled DJs at Diamond Sonic.

We have the perfect package for you, your guests and your budget. Contact us today to reserve your wedding date!

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