Questions To Ask Your DJ
Will you personally be the DJ at my event?
When you book with Pifemaster Productions, you book your event with Robert, you plan your event with Robert and on the date of the event, Robert will be the disc jockey at your event. Often times, at other DJ companies, the person you speak with when you inquire about DJ service, is not the actual person who will be performing at your event. This is very common amongst large agencies. It is absolutely paramount that you have an opportunity to speak in person with the specific DJ that you will be working with and determine whether you feel comfortable with them.
Do you perform for more than 1 event per day?
Some DJs will do as many events as they possibly can, and often times they will try to book multiple events on the same day. If a disc jockey has already done an event in the afternoon before your event, they will likely be physically exhausted by the latter half of your event. At Pifemaster Productions we only book 1 event per day. This not only allows us to give you our 100% undivided attention, it also allows you the ability to extend the length of your event (right up until 5 minutes before we are scheduled to stop) and know that we will always be available to continue.
Are you insured?
It is essential that any DJ you consider carries a full liability insurance policy. Some banquet halls have even taken the step of requiring all vendors working at their facility to provide proof of insurance prior to the date of the event. At Pifemaster Productions, we carry a 1 million dollar liability insurance policy and will gladly honor requests to provide a certificate of insurance.
Will my DJ act as the master of ceremonies?
In addition to playing music, your Pifemaster Productions DJ will act as master of ceremonies. We are comfortable speaking in public and will keep your guests involved throughout your event. We will gladly handle any announcements and pride ourselves in our ability to keep your event organized and running smoothly.
What music will my DJ bring to my event?
At Pifemaster Productions we currently have over 40,000 song titles in our music library, and we add over 250 new song titles each and every month. Our music library spans over 8 decades, so regardless of the type of music you would like to hear, we will be able to satisfy your needs. However, in the unlikely event that we do not have a song that you would like to hear at your event, all you need to do is indicate the song on the planning worksheets and we will obtain any requests that we don't already have, at no additional charge.
Do you take requests from our guests?
At Pifemaster Productions we gladly take requests. Keep in mind that this is your event, so why settle for a DJ that wants to play only what they like.
Can we submit a "Do Not Play" list?
In addition to allowing our customers to submit request lists, we will gladly honor any songs or genres specified on a "Do Not Play" list.
Will you purchase music requests that are not already available?
Absolutely, music is our business, and with over 40,000 song titles currently available, the chances are that we already have your request. But in the unlikely event we would not, we will be more than happy to locate it without any additional charge.
How will my DJ be dressed?
Whether your event is formal or casual, your DJ will always be dressed appropriately. From tuxedos to khakis we will be happy to accommodate your desires. Weddings however, always include formal attire.
Do you provide crowd participation activities?
We have developed several activities that are designed to motivate and encourage your guests to have fun. These may be used in combination with our party props to give your guests a lasting memory of your occasion. However, we will never "surprise" you with any type of interaction. Since every client has a different vision of what they want at their event, we will always coordinate the level of interaction that you desire.
Do you take breaks?
One of the major advantages to using a DJ instead of a band, is that a DJ does NOT need to take breaks. When you hire Pifemaster Productions to perform at your event, there will be music from the arrival of the guests, all the way through until the last dance.
What types of parties do you specialize in?
Although we have provided DJ entertainment for hundreds of events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, corporate events and sweet 16's, our specialty is definitely wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. Be sure to browse through our customer references page to view some of our many satisfied brides & grooms.
What type of DJ equipment do you provide?
At Pifemaster Productions we use only state of the art professional DJ equipment with names like Denon, Shure, Rane, Dynacord and EV. All of our systems are designed by highly skilled sound and lighting engineers. This type of commitment to excellence is unsurpassed by anyone.
Do you bring backup equipment with you to our event?
Even the very best and most well-maintained equipment can malfunction at some point. At Pifemaster Productions, we are prepared in case this would happen at your event. We bring a full second sound system with us to each and every event. This assures that in the unlikely event of an equipment failure, we will be able to continue within moments.
Will I have a written contract?
Would you purchase on automobile without one? I would hope not. Yet all the time we hear horror stories about clients that spend thousands of dollars on a wedding, or social event, only to hire a disc jockey without a written contract. If your DJ is not willing to provide you with a written commitment, then tell them "No Thanks". At Pifemaster Productions, we are fully licensed, insured and will ALWAYS provide you with a written contract.
How much does your disc jockey service cost?
You might be surprised how little the difference in cost is between a low budget, inexperienced DJ and a highly qualified professional. Our rates are very competitive and we will be more than happy to discuss your event with you and quote you a price. Please feel free to contact us.