Sounds Of Success
Mark is the owner of Sounds of Success and is a leader in providing professional Disc Jockey service to the Baltimore, Washington Metropolitan market place. Mark and Sounds of Success prides themselves as being your full service party provider.
Sounds of Success has a complement of 45 Disc Jockeys, all of whom have a minimum of 7 years of experience. Our DJs use state of the art equipment, which provides the highest quality in sound, as well as a music library that span from the 1930’s to the present.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
In our experience of providing entertainment at parties and other company events, we have learned a great deal about what we and our clients can expect at these gatherings. One of the most important things we have learned is that there will always be many different personalities and many different social dynamics that must be taken into account.
You can have people from various age groups at an event and those in different age ranges will have different tastes in music and activities. You will also have a wide range of interest in participation. Some people will be the life of the party, while others will be hard to get out of their chairs for any reason. This is where having an experienced entertainer pays off. Working with someone who knows how to keep your “party machines” going while creating an inviting atmosphere for the more timid guests, and who can bridge the divide between different generations’ taste in entertainment, leads to a successful event that everyone can enjoy.
Year after year, companies and party planners look to us time and time again for their events. Call us today and let us help you begin the planning process.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Your event is one of the most important days of your life – you want to know that you are entrusting your wedding entertainment to a company and a DJ who knows what they are doing. Sounds of Success experience is not just based on how many receptions we handle, but on the depth and quality of the personal experience our DJs bring to each event.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
Wedding costs are a major concern for most, as well they should be. How much to spend for food, gown and tux’s, location, photographer and, of course, entertainment. All of these expenses can be reduced, but which ones should be and why?
Here is where we start to get into factors that make some DJs/KJs different from each other. Mostly, this should all be transparent to you, the client. How extensive a DJs library of music is, or what kind of equipment they carry is unimportant as long as you and your guests are happy with the tunes, and the way they sound. The point here, though, is that in order to keep all this transparent to you and your guests, a mobile entertainer has to spend money…and a fair amount of it! Quality equipment (and I’m not talking about the stereo equipment in your average consumer electronics store) costs plenty, and we all know how much a compact disc runs these days. If a mobile entertainer can afford to charge less than the average, then ask yourself…where are they cutting expenses so they can cut costs??
Disc Jockey Rates vary based upon talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability, and personality.
A full-service DJ company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special affair, but you may appear that you are only paying for “4 hours”. Consultations, music purchases, editing, preparation, set-up and tear-down of equipment, education and other business related endeavors all add up to endure the overall success of your special occasion.
Rates for professional disc jockeys will average $750 to $1500 for a 3-6 hour affair.
The best price is not always the best deal, especially when planning a wedding!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
Photo and Video Services
Do you need sophisticated, elegant, and fun entertainment for your wedding day? Our high-energy DJs, cinematic videographers, and top-notch photographers have built a reputation for creating the most exciting celebrations in our location.
We are a leader in offering professional disc jockey service to the Washington Metropolitan market place. We are proud to be your full-service party provider. We have a complement of 45 DJs, all of whom have a minimum of 7 years of experience.
Our services include wedding photography and video services. Whether it’s a wedding ceremony or a bat mitzvah, we can accommodate all events. All photography packages include a disk with the printing rights. You can always expect the highest quality professional wedding photography and wedding video services.
Year after year, companies and party planners look to us time and time again for their events.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
Most mobile entertainers are professionals who take pride in our companies and our reputations. Our clients, our customers are important to us. Your event becomes a reflection upon us. We care about how it goes, and we care that you and your guests remember how good a time they had, rather than how good the veggie platter was!
Most mobile entertainment companies will fall into a set of price ranges, based on what market they operate within. Regardless, after shopping around, you should be able to get a feel for what price range and what level of service you should be looking for. Once you’ve narrowed down what you want, your final decision, your choice of entertainment, however, should not be based on price, but on quality. Even more important is your comfort level with the company.
No amount of high-tech gear is going to make up for a clash in personalities. Sometimes people just don’t click! And you don’t want someone you think is perfectly obnoxious entertaining you at your birthday party, do you?! Because you are trusting the success of the event to this person, isn’t it important that you feel comfortable with that person?