Long Island Djs

Written by Stephanie Dula
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Among all the various entertainment options for events and parties, DJs remain the most popular choice. While a live band certainly works for some spaces and situations, many people still prefer a DJ who can masterfully play songs from a diverse selection of CDs. And unlike a live band, DJs can always be counted on the play the songs exactly as they should sound.

The Entertainer's Role

As weddings become more focused and personalized, musicians are expected to play specific songs, especially when it comes to the first dance at a wedding. Couples now pick out a song and spend hours practicing their dance moves for what is often the most visible and important moment of the reception. In fact, even live musicians at a wedding reception are increasingly asked to play the first song on a CD player rather than perform their own rendition.

Whether hiring a live band or a DJ, it's important to meet with the entertainers well before the event to iron out all the details. When it comes to planning special events, the fewer surprises the better. An entertainer should be aware of when to make announcements, how to pronounce names, and what songs to play for special dances.

DJs are often now seen as musicians in their own right, and more people feel comfortable with this type of entertainment arrangement for their special events. There are plenty of ways to locate a professional for an upcoming event. Many venues offer their own in-house caterers, florists, entertainers, and other vendors. Additionally, entertainment brokers employ multiple musical acts and DJs, and websites offer search options to find services in Long Island and elsewhere.

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