Disc Jockey rates vary based on talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality.
Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $350 to over $5000, with an average of $1200 for a 4-hour booking. The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a wedding. As a matter of fact, surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.
A full-service disc jockey company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours in your special event, but it may appear that you are only paying for “4 hours.” Consultations, music purchasing and editing, preparation, set-up and tear-down, education, and other business related endeavors add up to the overall success of your special occasion.