Registered: Jul 2003
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It is a very saturated market and one that many people go into without proper experience or the right equipment.
I know very experienced wedding DJs who lose out on jobs because they charge the right money and some newby with a laptop and a set of cheap actives will do the gig for less than £100. Many people go for the cheaper option, they spend £10s of thousands on a wedding then the party is ruined because they decided to save a couple of hundred quid by booking a crap DJ.
Being a party DJ is easy, being a good party DJ takes planning, programming skill and dedication.
He will also need to have a decent set up that sounds good, has good lighting and is portable.
A good wedding/party DJ will always do some research before a gig, finding out what music the client wants, what type of people are likely to be there, making sure that they have the tunes to cover it and also tunes to take it in a totally different direction if needed.
It would be a good idea for your cousin to shadow an experienced DJ to see how they do it.
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