Q: How long have you been in Business and where have you played?
A: The J.M.W. Entertainment Group has been in business since 1994. The company was officially registered in Pennsylvania in 1999. We have performed at over 1,500 Events with in that time, and at over 55 Proms, from the start back in 1994 and still counting. To see a partial listing of the places The J.M.W. Entertainment Group has performed at you can check out our client page for more information.
Q: Do you have insurance?
A: YES, it seems that it is a must especially in this industry. The J.M.W. Entertainment Group is insured for 1,000,000 (One Million Dollars) in general Liability, and is insured for 15,000 (Fifteen Thousand Dollars) in rental equipment. We realize that safety is our primary concern at all of our events. J.M.W. Entertainment can offer a copy of our insurance certificate if requested.
Q: Is your music up to date and edited for content?
A: YES, Our music is constantly being updated, J.M.W. Entertainment subscribes to Promo Only, a distributor for professional DJ's. Each month a new CD is mailed to us with the newest and best hits on one CD. (No Napster/Kazaa DJ's Here). So you can be assured that our CD's our up to date. Not to mention the old time favorites. Our cases of music range from the 1940's to current day music. All of our music is edited for content and is meant for CHR Radio Play. J.M.W. Entertainment uses only a CD format to ensure the best and highest quality sound at your event.
Q: Should I tip my DJ or Event Staff? Or is Gratuity already built into the event price?
A: JMW Entertainment does not add in gratuity payments for staff or DJ's that may work your event. Your contract price is strictly our event price charged for the event. We feel that it is up to the client to decide if they wish to tip their DJ or event staff the day of their event. If you should decide to tip your DJ or event staff, we do not suggest any set ammount you should give to the staff. All gratuity payments should be paid directly to your DJ or event staff the day of your event. We do ask that you do not add your gratuity/tip payment in with your event price if paying with a check or money order. Please have all gratuity payments paid in cash, if you wish to give a tip for your event.
Q: Do you have Lights, Fog Machines and other Effects?
A: Yes, J.M.W. Entertainment can offer a very small light show or a full scale intelligent light show offering many brand names such as: Martin, High End, Data Flash, Jem and American DJ. Not only do we have lights, but Fog and bubble machines too. Both these machines increase the fun and atmosphere of the party even more!
Q: Does your Company offer pre-packaged Novelty Give away items?
A: Yes...We have everything from, hats, leis, glow sticks, inflatable items, light-ups and noise makers. All of our give away packages start around 35 dollars and range in price to 650 dollars. If you contact us with specific items that you would like we can offer custom packages also. Another option is to visit our On-Line Party store at: www.JMWEntertainment.Makesparties.com, there you will find everything to outfit your party to fullest.
Q: Do your DJ's interact with the crowd, or do they just play music?
A: Yes, Our DJ's will make all standard announcements, and do some basic crowd motivational dances if itís appropriate. Or, if you would like our DJ's to not say anything that is up to you, You make the decisions of what you want done. If you are looking for more of a crowd person and out going personality to assist our DJ's you might want to consider our Crowd Motivators or our Dancers. Either one will offer line dances, motivational announcements and over all a fun time for all. Contact our office for more info about these services.
Q: Do I have to pay any additional Setup / Breakdown or Transportation costs?
A: NO, all costs will be specified at the time the contract is drawn up. There will be no hidden costs. Any additional cost will be mentioned to the client. All other costs will be specified on the contract under the Summary of Charges section.
Q: How long does it take for you to setup your equipment and light shows?
A: On average a small set of equipment will take maybe 20 minutes to setup. A larger show involving lights and a larger sound system will normally take any where from 1 to 3 hours to to setup. Finally, our largest shows which incorporate video, lighting and sound would take about 5 to 6 hours even a day before the start of the event. Each venue is different in terms of power, ceilings, loading and un-loading. For more exact setup times, please call our office and let us know what will work for you and how involved your show will be so we can accurately give you an estimated time for setup.
Q: Does your company belong to any company affiliations or are you a member of your local Chamber of Commerce?
A: Yes, we are members of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), Online Disc Jockey Association, ProDJ.com, Makesparties.com, Prosound.com.
Q: Do you Advertise at your events?
A: Yes & No, at all public and school functions Yes, we promote ourselves with banners, lights, promotional give-aways scrolling signs and occasional announcements. At any private party we do not advertise, unless the client gives us permission.
Q: How soon do I need to book your services, Do you require a deposit, And what forms of payment to you except?
A: For most or any DJ company, you should book each event at least 1 to 2 months prior to the event date. We require at least 3 weeks notice to hold the date of your event. We suggest this cause our calendars fill up fast, and we can only accommodate 4 Events a day, or 12 events a weekend. J.M.W. Entertainment does require a $100.00, NON REFUNDABLE Deposit. The Deposit is required 14 days prior to the event. The full balance for the rest of the event is due the day of your event. The J.M.W. Entertainment Group excepts the following payment types: Cash, Check, Certified Check, Money Order or Company Checks. WE DO NOT EXCEPT ANY CREDIT CARDS.