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  About DJ Mark 'the crowd pleaser'  


DJ Mark At Class Affair Inc the golden rule is to perform each event according to your requirements.
My name is DJ Mark, the crowd pleaser, and I have performed as a professional master-of-ceremonies,
and disc jockey in the greater New York area since 1985. Basically, the secret of being a ‘crowd pleaser' is actually
quite simple – I just ask you and your guests what songs they like - and I play them!

With over 35,000 selectionsof popular American music, old and new there will be something for everyone.

And your guests will be able to enjoy conversation during cocktails and dinner without competing 
with loud music or blinding lights. Whether a wedding reception or a corporate dinner/dance,
I will be able to perform any aspect of your format with the degree of personality and flair you desire.
I am prepared to make any announcements required, coordinate the format with the facility management, 
and play your favorite music, or refrain from playing certain selections, as you wish!

ADJA Code of Professional Conduct

As a member of the American Disc Jockey Association, I commit myself to business excellence and I will:

•  Operate my business in an ethically sound manner while maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct.
•  Abide by all laws and regulations governing my professional activities.
•  Use legal forms of music and performance materials in the conduct of my entertainment services.
•  Be honest and realistic conveying talent, abilities, and level of services to my clients.
•  Deliver products and services to my clients, as promised, to the best of my abilities.
•  Use a written contract clearly stating all charges, services, products, performance expectations and other essential information.
•  Provide a safe work environment with adequate protection for my clients & their guests.
•  Maintain adequate and appropriate insurance coverage for all business activities.

10 Questions to ask a DJ before you hire them

1. Have you commited yourself to follow the ADJA Code of Professional Conduct?

2. Are you insured? Can you supply me with proof of liability?

3. Will you be willing to play requests and discuss music ahead of time?

4. Do you use Professional Equipment?

5. Do you provide backup equipment at my event?

6. Does the Disc Jockey know the proper etiquette for your type of party?

7. How much time do you allow for set-up?

8. Do you provide a written contract?

9. Will you be suitably dressed for our occasion?

10. Do you belong to a professional organization or trade group?

Other Items to Note
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 $350.00 to over $5,000.00 with an average of $1,200.00 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 to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for “4 hours”. Consultations, music purchasing & editing, preparation, set-up and tear-down, education and other business related endeavors add up to the overall success of your special occasion.

What you need to know BEFORE you choose an ipod for your event.
As is often  the case in society, some things or ideas become trendy with little  thought to practical implementation. 

One example was the "Sponsored Wedding".  This idea was based upon all the event service professionals donating their services to your wedding in the hopes of getting business from the other guests.  The problem was vendors quickly realized that the only thing sponsored weddings got you was more requests for sponsored weddings.  These events typically turned out very badly for brides and grooms as their once in a life time event was considerably less memorable than they would have liked.  The trend dies quickly.  So people that  overspent on some items counting on the reception being paid for by  others soon were in trouble as their budget was gone and they were still missing major parts of their event program.

Today, the trendy topic is DIY receptions which uses an ipod and a rented  sound system instead of a professional wedding DJ.   This idea is fraught with peril, because a great event is more than  simply gear and music.  It is the talent that a qualified professional  brings to the event which matters most.   A professional DJ that is a member of the ADJA allows for a smooth  flow to the event, with no embarrassing surprises. A Professional DJ from the ADJA can provide you with confidence that your event will flow  smoothly and will be an event that you, your family and guests will  never forget, instead of one they would like to.


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