DJs Are Just Button Pushers
As a DJ, it’s so frustrating to hear, “What’s your real job?” or “That looks simple” from folks all the time.
News flash! It’s not easy being a DJ.
There is so much more to it than just pushing a few buttons and twisting a couple of knobs. Let’s dig in to what a good, professional mobile DJ really does.
First and foremost, our staff at Bunn DJ Company are not only DJs, but salespeople. We do booking differently here. We never assign a DJ to a wedding a week or two before the event date. From day one, the lead is assigned to a DJ who meets with the couple, shows them our services and then hopefully lands the show.
Once the show is booked, it’s the DJ’s responsibility throughout the planning process to stay in touch with the couple. If someone reaches out to me (and I’m not personally their DJ) to try and change their first dance song, right away I send them back to the DJ handling their event! So in that sense, the DJ is also a communicator.
A good DJ is also a music expert that can look at the do and do NOT plays that a client submits online and curate the perfect playlist for the event.
We spend a ton of time prepping for an event, from creating edits of ceremony songs and first dances to picking the perfect mix or remix of the hottest songs. Prep work is a key piece of being a good mobile DJ.
The DJ is also a planner. It’s not often that we have the pleasure of working with a professional wedding planning company like Rowan Lane Events. Many times, we are the planners. We have to navigate through the online planner that the clients filled out online and make sure that all of the pieces are ready to move when the timeline dictates it.
Your DJ is also your setup and takedown person. Yep, we are truly a one-man show here at Bunn DJ Company. Guess what else they do?
They MC the event too! You want someone that gets everyone excited during the bridal party introductions. You want someone that can “direct traffic” to let guests know what’s coming next. That’s another part of our job!
As you can see, the actual performance part of DJing is just a tiny portion of what a pro DJ actually does. Always remember that before asking a DJ, “So what do you really do for a living?”
Joe Bunn has been in the DJ business since 1986 but I can still rock with the best of them! He spent many years as just “DJ Joe Bunn” throughout middle school, high school, and college but eventually had an epiphany: Why not turn this part-time job into my livelihood? He started looking for the area’s top professional DJs and has been bringing them to your dance floor ever since.
The DJs on his staff have helped build the company to one of the best in the U.S. Besides DJ’ing, he loves being with his wife, Ainsley, and sons, Colin & Davis.