I took djs to task a bit on last week’s DJ Musing so for balance here’s a
PROmoter Tip: Time Slots discussed with Djs, not assigned
Always have a personal conversation with each dj you book about time slot before posting. The best time to do this is right when you book them.
Know exactly what you want, and decide if you have any flexibility with it to hire the dj if they want to negotiate. It’s way easier if you decide ahead of time when you want the dj to play, offer the fee and time slot together, and know how much flexibility you have.
Why? Because djs sometimes have legit limitations on when they can play, so the earlier you communicate your time slots the less drama you will have.
Minimizing drama is always a good promoter goal!