TIPS ON HIRING AN ENTERTAINER
Choosing a professional mobile entertainer for your event should be similar to hiring a
new employee. Any potential employee must sell themselves and so should a quality
professional entertainer. You should receive candid answers to your questions and feel
comfortable with your decision.
Today's professional mobile entertainers bear very little resemblance to the "record
spinners" of the past. The new millennium entertainer has advanced to a degree where it
would not be uncommon for them to utilize in excess of $75,000 in equipment and music
library for a single event!
ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS . . .
Date Availability - Are they available for your selected date and time?
Experience - How long have they been in business and are they willing to provide you
with recent references? If you are hiring for a wedding reception, you might want to ask
how much of their business is wedding related and are they knowledgeable about
wedding etiquette. Are they flexible enough to accommodate your special requests?
Face to Face Meeting - Are they willing to meet with you and discuss your likes and
dislikes, both musically and otherwise? Can they be easily reached for last minute
additions, changes and suggestions?
Legal Business with Proper Insurance Protection - Are they legally registered or
incorporated? Are they covered by insurance in the event of an accident?
Contract - Will they provide you with a written contract that spells out the details of your
Proper Dress - Will they arrive in appropriate apparel, especially if your event requires
formal attire? There should be no additional charge for this.
Equipment & Music Library - Is their equipment of professional quality (home stereo
equipment is not suitable). Is there backup equipment in case of an emergency? Do they
have a wide range of music to cover all your requests and those of your guests?