How much do you charge?
We have a range of packages available, each specific to the type of entertainment your event requires. Most people can find a package that is within their budget and provides an excellent value. You can begin the process of obtaining a price quote by clicking here.
How much should I budget for my DJ?
Most of our new clients have never hired a DJ before, so have little information to establish buying criteria or a budget for their decision. For this reason, many people default to a criteria we all know - price - as the primary factor in their decision. Rates for DJ entertainment can range from as little as $75/hour for semi-professionals to over $5,000 an event for the most elaborate professional services. This large discrepancy results in many clients to under-budget their DJ entertainment for what their event requires. Be sure to thoroughly research what you are receiving for your entertainment dollar and discuss your event in detail with all prospective DJ providers to ensure what you will be receiving is a good fit for your event. Only after you've discussed your event in detail with providers which will suit your needs, are you able to establish an accurate budget for your event's entertainment.
How do I book Matt Ryan Mobile DJ Entertainment?
In order to book your event, simply start by completing our online availability checker here or call us at 614-859-MRDJ.
How long has Matt Ryan Mobile DJ Entertainment been in business?
Matt Ryan has hosted hundreds of school dances, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, private and corporate events since 1996. In 2006, we expanded to include multiple DJs and sound systems. All of our entertainers are professionally trained in both the technical aspects of our work, as well as providing superior customer service. We currently perform over 300 events per year in the Central Ohio area.
Do you use contracts and are you insured?
For peace of mind, of course we use written contracts and conduct our business professionally; however, we never let formalities get in the way of good business. We are fully insured for $1,000,000 per event and are very easy to work with. Our focus is on making your event successful, fun, and memorable.
How far in advance should I book my event?
As far in advance as possible! Most clients book our services six to twelve months in advance.
I have never booked a DJ before. What happens after I decide to book Matt Ryan Mobile DJ Entertainment for my event?
After you talk with us about your event and decide to book with us, we will send a contract to you in order to guarantee the services. In some cases, a deposit may be required as well. Upon receipt of your signed contract, the date is booked. If your event includes the use of our online planning system, we will activate your online planning tools immediately, which will allow you to begin inputting details about your event. As your event approaches, your entertainer will be in touch with you to discuss the final details of the event and answer any remaining questions that you may have.
Can I visit one of your upcoming performances to watch you?
Out of respect for our clients' privacy and to allow us to focus on putting on a great performance, it is our policy to never invite visitors to an event. Of course, we'll reciprocate this policy when it comes time for your event! If you'd like to know more about our performances, we'd be more than happy to put you in touch with one of our previous clients (see next question).
Are references available?
Absolutely! Please either call or email us and we’d be more than happy to provide you a reference that can speak to the type of event you are looking to hold.
Can I meet my DJ before my event?
Most definitely! As your event nears, your entertainer will be in contact with you to plan the final details of your event. Some of our packages include a face-to-face planning meeting prior to the event. If selecting your entertainer is important to you, we offer packages that guarantee a particular DJ. Since we schedule our entertainers after each event is booked, we are unable to assign an entertainer to your event before a contract is in place.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We use the most reliable, professional and state-of-the-art equipment available. Although our talent, expertise, and musical abilities come first, our sound and lighting systems are the tools we use to perform. When our name, reputation, and mission to deliver the best performance for you are on the line, we count on our tools to deliver amazing sights and sound trouble-free. The brands we trust are the same companies that have been providing sound and lighting for the nation’s top concert, club venues, and radio stations. We use name brands such as Denon, Yorkville, Aphex, and Chauvet. We perform using completely digital sound system using both CDs and digital audio. With the latest technology and backup gear built in and on site, you are guaranteed a fantastic event worry-free.
What type of music does your library contain?
Matt Ryan Mobile DJ Entertainment has the best music on the planet! We subscribe to the industry’s best music programming service that updates our library monthly. This is the same subscription that services the top radio stations in the USA. Our music is updated so frequently that we will have all of your favorite tunes and requests. We also have all of your favorite party classics, and tunes from every era including Disco, 80s, 90s, Top 40, R&B, Urban, Hip Hop, and more! Keep in mind, there is only time to hear around 15-20 songs per party hour. You can search our entire music library here.
How long does it take to setup and tear down your equipment? What space requirements do you have?
Most setups can be completed in 60-90 minutes and tear down in 30 minutes. We do not charge for setup and tear down time; it is included with all of our packages. It is recommended that setup and teardown be performed before guests arrive and after they leave. We require at least one six foot table near regular 120V AC electrical outlets. We can adjust our setup to nearly any space; if you have concerns or questions, just ask.
What will the DJ wear to my event?
We can accommodate your request for attire; however, unless you specify, our dress depends on the atmosphere of the event. Our staff members are provided with company attire so that we always appear unified and professional. This attire can be matched to accommodate any event from the most informal to very elegant. If you have additional questions about our attire, just ask!