As a former member of the American Disc Jockey Association and the Houston Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association I have been able to transform my passion of music into what I love and enjoy doing, week after week. They have given me tools, resources, demonstrations, personal advice, personal assistance and personal care to be able to do it every weekend and to do it good. It is also thanks to them, and a few individuals, that I have been able to acquire the confidence necessary feel good about what I do and to start charging what I deserve to make as a professional entertainer.
What we do as DJ’s is more than just put in a cd, sit down, let the song play, and repeat the process all night long. We study, we practice, we visualize, and we do anything necessary to ensure that we are prepared before every event. Some times we devote up to 20 hours to a single event; Sometimes more and sometimes less. So when asked why we charge $600+ for a 4-5 Hour event, that is the answer we will usually give you. It’s not only 4-5 Hour of enjoyable work for us and time away from our families (my wife, my daughters) whom we work so hard for. It’s also all that time that does not go accounted for, planning the schedule, driving to meetings, reading and learning new activities, organizing the the entertainment agenda, arriving 1-2 Hour before the event, leaving 1-2 Hours later, and not to mention our accumulated knowledge and experience of how to make an event fun, enjoyable, and overall exciting for everyone.
So what have people started doing?
The newest trend is to rent out small DJ equipment, purchase or use an existing Ipod, downloading the music and letting the Ipod do the entertaining.
Good alternative right?
See for yourself, the American Disc Jockey Association has released a video of an actual wedding where they decided to use an Ipod for their reception.
See it here:
“What you need to know BEFORE you choose an ipod for your event.”
Francisco H. Perez
Your Hispanic Houston Wedding DJs