Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we get at Mike's Music.
1. What services do you provide?
Mike’s Music is a full service DJ and event entertainment specialist. We provide overall entertainment for your wedding, corporate party, or special event. Services include DJ services, event lighting, photo booths, game rentals including portable bowling and arcade games, casino tables and slot machines, as well as videography. Our mission is to bring your event to life by providing your guests with an unforgettable experience.
2. I am interested in having photo booths, lighting, game rentals, or one of your other services at my event. Can I hire you just for one or more of these services, without hiring one of your DJs?
Absolutely! Mike’s Music, Inc. can be hired for any of our services separately.
To receive the best price for our entertainment services like photo booths, lighting, and game rentals, it is best to book our DJ services too. There is a discount on these extras if you hire our DJ along with a photo booth or uplighting rental. Be sure to look at our packages for the best option for your wedding or event.
3. What areas do you service?
As we are based in Massachusetts, Mike’s Music provides DJ and event entertainment services for the Boston - Metro area, Cape Cod, South Shore, and North Shore. We also travel throughout New England, providing an incredible event experience for weddings and parties in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
4. Why choose Mike’s Music, Inc?
At Mike’s Music, Inc. we are passionate about providing exceptional DJ services and event entertainment for the New England area. We have specialized in music and entertainment for weddings, private parties, corporate and school events for over 24 years and we believe our experience and attention to detail shines through in all that we do.
Our clients are our focus and it is our mission to provide them with best entertainment possible. We’ll listen to your ideas, give suggestions, and customize your wedding or event to fulfill your vision.
5. Are you insured? Can you supply me with proof of liability?
Absolutely! Mike’s Music, Inc. carries liability insurance and workers comp to protect our business and you, the consumer. Many locations require proof of liability. We can supply a Certificate of Liability upon request.
6. Are you be willing to play requests and discuss music ahead of time?
Definitely. Our wedding and event DJs will listen to your suggestions, give you feedback, and play from your desired song lists. As seasoned professionals, our DJs are able to read a crowd and also understand that you may not want certain songs played. If you can’t come up with songs for your party, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered to keep the dance floor filled!
We also offer an online planning system, where you can listen to songs and create a custom playlist for us to follow at your wedding or event. When it comes to music and entertainment, we have all the tools and experience to make your event a success!
7. What kind of equipment do you use?
At Mike’s Music, Inc. we only use professional grade equipment. Everything, from our sound systems to our event uplighting and photo booths, is high quality and leading-edge. A complete list of our equipment can be given upon request.
8. Do you provide backup equipment at my event?
Although equipment failure is rare, our wedding and event DJs always come prepared. It is also important to know if your Disc Jockey has a back-up plan in case of illness or an accident. Mike’s Music, Inc. provides backup equipment on-site and has a professional DJ on-call for every event. We believe that booking a reliable company is a very important decision for the success of your party. Selecting Mike’s Music, Inc. will provide you with the confidence and peace of mind that you have made the right decision. We managed the details so you don’t have to.
9. Will my DJ know the proper etiquette for my type of party?
At Mike’s Music, Inc. all of our Disc Jockeys will assist you with the planning of your special day. Whether you need a DJ for your wedding, corporate party, university event, or bat/bar mitzvah, our professional Disc Jockeys will coordinate, emcee and provide the appropriate music that you desire. We currently attend conventions in Las Vegas and Atlantic City each year to improve upon our technique and equipment.
10. How will my DJ be dressed for my wedding or event?
No matter what the event is, we will always ask you how you would like us to dress.
We assume formal dress (black and white tuxedo) for every wedding that we do. If you are planning a themed wedding and require us to wear something other than tuxedo, we’ll be happy to accommodate your request.
11. How much time do you allow for set-up?
Punctuality is a necessity. Mike’s Music, Inc. allows one and half hours for setup for every wedding or event. For example, if your start time is seven o’clock, we’ll arrive at five thirty to setup our equipment. This allows us time to speak to the coordinator at the venue, go over specific details, and do a sound check.
12. Do you provide a written contract?
It is extremely important to have your booking confirmed in writing. We require a contract agreement for every event that we do. Our contract agreement protects you as well as Mike’s Music, Inc. We now offer the convenience of e-sign contracts, which allows you to secure our services even sooner than before, without the need to fax or scan and PDF back to us.
13. I have heard that DJ rates are based on a variety of factors. Can you explain?
Disc Jockey rates can vary based on talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, and mixing ability. Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $350.00 to $3,500.00 with an average of $1,400.00 for a 4 hour booking. The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a wedding. Surveys suggest that nearly 100% of couples would have spent more money on their wedding entertainment in hindsight.
A professional, full-service DJ company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours into your special event. Consultations, music purchasing and editing, preparation, set-up and tear-down add to overall success of your special occasion.