Over the years we have received playlists from clients that exceed the time we are booked for and other times have not chosen any songs at all.
More times than often a Dj is booked for a 4 or 5-hour show. During this time on average, we allow 1 hour of background music to be played as guests arrive and begin to mingle, background music during the main meal, hosting a few speeches and then we are usually left with 1.5 to 2 hours of total dancing time on the night.
Many times clients will tell us we have our own playlist we want to pass on to the dj for them to play only songs off this playlist, other times we receive a playlist that has a total playtime of 7 hours of songs selected.
At Pro Dj’s Australia, we appreciate clients who want only their songs played, however, it is important to understand that these songs are only songs that you want. More times than often we will try to stick to your list however if is not working on the night we also try and accommodate for the guests too. This is why we always have the discussion first, “In the event, your songs are not working, are you ok if we play songs that we feel will get your guests dancing on the dancefloor?”
At Pro Dj’s Australia not only do we have many years of experience in reading crowds, knowing what appeals to various age groups and cultures, however, we also carry an extensive music library to cater for all genres of music from the 1940s through to todays top 40 party hits.
Let’s take long playlists into consideration. We mentioned earlier a general dance bracket more times than often runs for approx 1.5 to 2 hours. An average song plays for 3 mins, therefore 1 hour = 20 songs. 2 hours = 40 songs. Therefore 40 songs would be the maximum amount of songs for a 2-hour dance bracket.
Some clients are happy for us to take requests from their guests, others are not.
At Pro Dj’s Australia, we ask for 10 MUST PLAY SONGS, a TRY AND PLAY THESE SONGS LIST, and a DO NOT PLAY THESE SONGS LIST.
This offers us an indication of the styles and genres that appeal to you and if it works on the night we will stick to it, if not we would have had the discussion prior to your event for us to be flexible and accommodating on the night if we need to be to ensure a fun-filled and jam-packed dance floor on the night. Ultimately this results in a night that all your guest will cherish and remember.