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If you’re feeling foggy about what exactly your DJ will be doing for you (besides obviously playing music), then this article is for you!
One of the first things you want to find out when hiring a DJ for your event is whether they consider themselves a DJ, an MC, or both. You also want to know whether you’re getting just one person or a two person team. This can significantly impact the experience you and your guests have!
Typically, an MC is considered a professional event host. They will plan with you ahead of time to determine activities, announcements, traditions, music choices, and the timeline for the night, as well as be responsible for hosting the actual event.
MCs (or emcees) are typically skilled in:
helping you plan the timeline
giving music or activity suggestions if needed
facilitating games or other activities
introducing important people or moments
getting the crowd excited to cheer, clap, or dance
interacting with everyone involved to keep things going on schedule
To contrast, a DJ (or deejay) is typically focused on mostly music. They are typically skilled in:
prepping playlists/next songs
reading the crowd
troubleshooting any equipment problems
potentially operating dance floor lights, etc.
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