No Cookie-Cutter Events! Everything is custom-built based on YOUR needs and desires. CUSTOMIZATION is key with us! Each event is unique because we let you customize our services to your taste. We can be completely interactive or off in the background, being heard and not seen--whichever is most suitable for you and your event!
Music in Motion’s professional disc jockeys possess sociability, musical knowledge, and stage presence. We will arrive at your event at least one-hour prior to contract start time; dressed appropriately for the occasion. We will direct all of the announcing and the entertaining for your guests, if desired. In addition to playing great music, the disc jockey can entertain your guests and get the crowd involved by using participation dances and several other techniques that will guarantee enjoyment.
Your disc jockey will be of the highest professional caliber, and sensitive to your needs and expectations. We take pride in providing personal service to ALL our clients.
We now offer new interactive features on our website: www.djmim.com. You can view our song database online by clicking the "Song Database" link above or by simply going to our website directly and click the "song list link" on the left side of the page. You're able to create, save, modify and submit a song list of “Do” and “Do Not” plays. You can create, save, modify and submit Planning Forms & Event Timelines as well!
Please call or write with details of your Event so we can provide an accurate quote!
"Music In Motion in WOODSTOCK" Audience Participation Level
> Low-Key/Formal - Very Little Audience Participation > Moderate Interaction - Medium Audience Participation > High Energy - Lots of Audience Participation
Years of Experience: 17
Music in Motion has been in business for over 15 years! We have entertained for as many as 2,000 people to as few as 10. We specialize in Weddings but most certainly entertain at all types of events; from proms to personal graduation parties to backyard functions to corporate events! We can mix the hottest new dance tunes or play the hippest new rock, pop, disco, alternative, or any other type of music. Our inventory spans the entire musical spectrum including Big Band, 50’s, Motown, Disco, to Current Rock, Pop and Dance.
We have the largest and most diverse music library you will find among all mobile DJ companies and our music is guaranteed to please everyone’s musical tastes. Why? Because we custom-build each and every event right down to discussing musical likes & dislikes. Another reason is that we have recently upgraded all of our equipment and music to be digital. This is one of our features that most people simply assume with the popularity of mp3 players and playing music from ones computer. Many DJ’s are still using CD's-or even worse, cassette tapes! Digitally mastered music and equipment means you will not hear the annoying background hiss of a tape or the skipping of a scratched CD. You will hear nothing but crystal clear, rich sound with concert-like quality. Each song will blend perfectly with the next, with no dead air in-between. If you’re in need of a hot mix show, we can certainly provide that atmosphere and style as well!
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All Party Mix/Variety Country Popular/Rock/Top 40 Rap/Hip Hop/Reggaetón Rock/Alternative
"Hi Ron and Tim! We had such an amazing time! Thank you for everything, I truly felt like the party was in good hands. Seriously, our group of all different personalities and musical tastes gave Ron rave reviews!!! You didn't miss a beat in terms of requests, intros and even accommodated what may have been the world's most musically involved toast! Several of our friends commented on how impressed they were and we have passed your info to them as well. Everything was a success-- You even managed to get some self-proclaimed non-dancers on the floor. What a night!"
- Brian and Megan
"Hi Tim! I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work and open communication! I also want to thank you for the terrific job Ron did at our Wedding--he had the crowd moving from the first song through the last dance and he played an incredible mix of music! Nonstop compliments were flowing about how good he was and we just wanted to take a moment to let you know! We'll recommend you anytime!"
- Jane Z.
"Hi Tim! I just wanted to again say thank you to you and Music in Motion - we were extremely happy and satisfied choosing MIM for the wedding and got quite a few positive compliments on the music. We will gladly give your name out to our friends and relatives. I haven't checked back at your website in a while but I will gladly write a testimonial if you post them there. Thanks again!"
- Jan Krueger
"Thank YOU for a wonderful night. I cannot tell you how many people have commented on how wonderful the music was, and how fun our wedding was and that is largely because of you! Thanks so much. I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a DJ in the Chicago area."
- Megan (Watts) Broadhead
"Tim, Hi! The music was so great! Of course it is always nerve-wracking when you hire people you have never met, but we are so glad we hired you. We got so many compliments on the music. Even my picky mother who has a B.A. in music (piano performance) thought the music was great! The awesome music was one of the first things Bob and I discussed this morning when we went over the highlights of our day. Thanks so much and please feel free to use us as a reference!"
- Jennifer Fichter :)
"Tim, I want to say THANK YOU!!!!!! You far exceeded our expectations and we got nothing but compliment after compliment on how good of a job you did. Especially from all of my girlfriends-they loved the dancing music! It was like old times, I absolutely had a blast dancing with everyone, especially the couple times I got Tim (my husband) to dance with me :) I hope people weren't too annoying with requests, not sitting down, etc. I think all my friends now want to use you for their future events :) I personally loved how you mixed the songs and it was exactly the way I wanted it to be. Who would of thought it would of turned out this great after planning our reception only 6 weeks ago. I also thanked Angela for suggesting we use you! And thank you for staying so late to keep all of us dancing, I think my feet will feel better in a few more days :) I will definitely be asking you to do any future events of ours, also!!! You were GREAT! Thank you so much!!"
- Katie & Tim
"Rich was great! Thank you very much. He did an excellent job, and everyone had a lot of fun. We will definitely be passing your name along to our other friends!! Thanks again!!"
- Amber & Jason
"Tim...The wedding was terrific and Ron was absolutely fabulous! We were very happy with everything he did and we will be happy to recommend your services to anyone who asks. Feel free to give out my email as a reference ANY time! Thanks for all of your help. We went with you because of your awesome communication and quick feedback and responses and I want to thank you for that as well. You are very good at running your business and we feel blessed to have come in contact with you!"
- Terra & Darin
"Hi Tim, Thank you for the great job you did at our reception! I think everyone had a lot of fun, and you did a wonderful job mixing in old and new music. We were having a great time. It was a real treat to work with you for our wedding, and we will definitely recommend you to friends in the future!"
- Thanks again, Megan and Mark
"Tim, your company did a great job and we appreciated your DJ's receptivity to taking requests. The consensus is that the party was an overwhelming success thanks is large part to getting the crowd on the dance floor. Your accessibility and responsiveness over the weeks preceding the event gave me peace of mind that I could rely on you. We will certainly get you referrals wherever possible. It was a pleasure working with you as well."
"Ron did a great job! Everyone enjoyed the music. Thanks for helping to make the party memorable!"
- Jason Taylor
"Loved having you here...it was so easy working with you! I will definitely suggest that our other large parties use your services...if not our own holiday party! Thank you again!"
- Dana Armon, Private Parties and Special Events Manager Shaw's Crab House
"Tim, Everybody was very pleased with the DJ (Rich) and the type of music he played. He did an excellent job with requests. The party turned out great! Keep next Super Bowl Weekend on your schedule for us. It is Saturday-Jan. 30."
- Thanks and Take Care, Randy
"Hi Tim! I was only there for the start but I heard everyone had a good time and they had to move tables for dancing so, that's a good sign! Have a good time at the upcoming Baird event! Hope you have a great holiday, too."
- Thank you, Jean D'Andrea Banquet Sales Manager, Maggiano's Little Italy
"Thanks so much to Music In Motion for a job well done on 07-07-07. We were very impressed with your entire program. The guests commented that you didn't even take a break. What a guy! Thank you for making the evening a huge success."
- The Flemings
"Hi Tim! Thanks for checking in. Things went very well. Rick was just wonderful! He played great music, showed some the kids some dance moves, and completely backed up a mini-awards ceremony we had. Great Job!"
- Wendy (Peterson School)
"Tim - You beat me to it. I was going to send you a thank you right away this morning. The kids had a wonderful time. They are already asking when the next dance will be. You were a hit!!! Thanks for giving us a deal and donating your time. I will spread the word if anyone is looking for a DJ"
- Neka Pawelko (Dean St School)
"Hi Tim, Merry Christmas! Thanks for your email. Rich was WONDERFUL at our wedding. We loved him and got quite a few compliments on him. He played the songs that we requested, and also used his knowledge to play what was needed to get people out on the dance floor. A DJ can make or break a party/wedding, and Rich definitely helped make ours! He was very cool when we met up with him before the wedding, so I felt comfortable trusting that he would do well. Really, though, he surpassed our expectations. :) We appreciate your help and communication throughout the planning process."
- Thanks, Shannon and Joe
"Hey Tim once again thanks a lot for your great work on Saturday at our wedding! We hope you had a good time as well. Thanks for the extra hour you gave us too!"
- Steve and Bonnie Buchanan
"Everything went smoothly as you promised. Ken (the dj) was very personable and played a great mix of music! Many songs off our suggestion list and other songs that fit right in as well. Thanks so much!"
- Lori Schendel, Baxter & Woodman.
"Tim - I just wanted to thank you for everything you did last night! We had a fabulous time! Thank you for making the party fun and keeping the guests happy!"
-Beth and Kevin Blazejak
"Hi! Thanks for your email. Rich was WONDERFUL at our wedding. We loved him and got quite a few compliments on him. He played the songs that we requested and also used his musical knowledge to play what was needed to get people out on the dance floor. A DJ can make or break a party/wedding, and Rich definitely helped make ours! He was very cool when we met with him before the wedding so I felt comfortable trusting that he would do well. Really, though, he surpassed our expectations. :) We appreciate your help and communication throughout the planning process--Thanks!!"
- Shannon and Joe
"We just wanted to say thanks! We had a GREAT time at our wedding-the music was perfect and you guys did a great job keeping the dance floor full all night. Everyone I have talked to can't say enough about how much fun they had and how great the DJ was....thanks for making our reception a blast and a night we will never forget!"
- Jill and Shane
"Tim - Ron showed up at 6pm which was awsome and his equipment was way more spectacular than I ever expected. We talked about how to handle the music and he was great! The night went way better than planned and with the weather being so nice I wanted to make sure we could be outside the entire night so I sprayed for bugs and they were not even present at the party. It did take all the way til 1am to get people in the pool. As you can tell we had a great time the music was perfect, you made me look very good. I got lots of compliments on the DJ. I was asked to give the name of your company several times thru the party and I know this will help your local reputation being new to the area. Thanks again for a great party."
- Marty Biestek
"Hi Tim, I wanted to thank you again for the awesome job of DJing and pulling off the surprise slide show. I think it was a big hit!"
- Kathy Grandt
"Tim, I just wanted to say Thank you!! We had the greatest time of our lives at our wedding, the reception was a blast and a lot of thanks to you!!!!! You did an awesome job with the music and getting people to dance the whole night, I loved it!!! Thank you, thank you!! I will be sure to hold onto your info. and pass it along as friends of mine start getting engaged...Kyle and I were the first out of our group of friends!!"
-Kyle & Sandra Morse
"Hi Tim! I just wanted to say how pleased we were with the slide show and your efforts throughout the night! What a success! We had so many compliments on how good you were!! Thanks again!"
- Sarah & Chris Stepina
"Tim, I really want to thank you for all the work you and Ron have been doing. Most of all, I want to thank you for being so incredibly positive and helpful. Your disposition really helps me to stay calm (which has lately not been by best virtue). I also want to thank Ron for having the same calm and relaxing disposition as well. As I'm sure you know, things like weddings are not easy to organize. Thank you again - Ron did a GREAT job! "
- Andrea & Jason Parthun
"Hi Tim~ I just wanted to tell you everything went great. I would recommend Music In Motion to anyone getting married. Rich did awesome!! He asked my permission when people requested songs he wasn't sure I would approve of. The bridal party dance rocked. It was so dope. And the surprise video presentation from the bridal party turned out teriffic! (I heard that you were in on it too?!?) Rich is AWESOME DJ! He played the right music at the right time. Thanks so much!"
- Katie & Peter Rickley
"Everything was perfect on Saturday! Jimmy was very good and very professional. The kids all really seemed to have a good time, and they all commented on how good the music was. Thanks for your hard work! You will most definatley hear from me about our next year's prom! Thanks for everything!"
- Mary McKinnon (Archbishop Quigley HS Prom)
"Thank you for making the wedding great. Everyone is saying that they had a great time. I will absolutely keep you in mind other events."
- Rob Lardner
"Hi Tim! I want to thank you for the outstanding job you did at Bev's wedding. Thanks to you, the evening was fun and had a good "flow". It definitely exceeded my expectations. My wife's cousin's daughter's wedding has just been announced, and I'll definitely be recommending you. Thanks again!"
"Thanks Tim! Your DJ (Jimmy) was excelllent and everyone remarked on how professional the entire show was! I definitely will keep you in mind!!!"
"Thanks so much Tim! Everyone can't stop talking about how much fun they had!! Thanks for everything, it was well worth it :) We will surely keep you in mind for future gatherings! Take care now!"
-Ben & Cynthia Rivera
"Thank you Tim for a wonderful evening. I have received tons of compliments of your work at our wedding. I will be sure to give your name to anyone who is looking for a wonderful DJ. All our guests had a wonderful fun time and I know you contributed heavily to that! Thanks again for a fabulous job!"
"Tim, Thank you so much for making our day so much fun for everyone - you were a big hit - they loved the variety you played. We will keep you in mind for any future parties, definitely. Thanks again!"
-Melissa and Pam
"Dear Tim - Thank you very much for your note. We had a fabulous time and Rich was fantastic. We had a full dance floor the whole night and we give him a lot of credit for that. Thank you very much for all of your help prior to the wedding. We really appreciate everything. I will definitely keep you in mind for any future music needs and you will certainly get a glowing recommendation from us to any local brides that I talk to. Thanks again for everything."
-Katie and Peter Drinan
"Thank you Tim! Everybody did have a wonderful time and I have been complimented on the reception and MUSIC by numerous people since Saturday. As you know, music can make or break any party and we were really pleased with your work...as was everyone at the party. We will certainly keep you in mind for future events and referrals! Thanks again!"
-Gina & Gene
"Tim, I wanted to say a quick thanks for being a part of our show the past Saturday. Without a doubt, the music was the best we have ever had at this type of show. Rich was just unbelieveable"
- Chris Cooper, Round Lake Park District.
"Tim was very professional from the beginning to the end. There was constant communication and I had total trust that the music would be superb and we were not disappointed. Tim was able to read our crowd and our desires and play music to keep the dancing going all night long - we didn't want to leave. We could not have been more pleased with the music and the professionalism. Tim's down to earth approach created a very trustworthy atmosphere. We, and those who attended our wedding, have not stopped talking about how much fun they had - we owe it all to the great music and a great D.J. We will recommend Tim to all who are in need of a DJ. Thank you for making our day such a great memory!"
- Mr. & Mrs. Vogel
"The music was perfect! Everybody had a wonderful time dancing! Everything was handled professionally. You made Pete and I feel very important. You put us at ease. You sold yourself - my family loves you!"
- Arlene & Pete Welninski
"Tim was very quick and professional; he dressed like on the cover of GQ. The music couldn't get any better. Every single song got people on the dance floor. Tim is the bomb! Music In Motion always and forever."
- Max & Amy Davenport
"Rich was very professional and friendly. It was a pleasure to work with this company and would advise others to try his service. We were very happy with not only the music selection but also with the DJ himself."
- Patty Mei @ Logical
"The guests thought the music fit the theme of the wedding perfectly (Hawaiian). The volume was just right - there was no static or skips throughout the entire reception. As a whole, we felt the reception would not have been as smooth or fun if the DJ had not done such an outstanding job."
- Scott Gilliland
"Music in Motion (Ron) had a great selection of songs. Everyone had a great time dancing to all the selections. DJ with a great personality; would highly recommend to friends and family."
- Gianni & Natalie Kolev
"The kids at the party really enjoyed the music and the ability to request songs. The DJ was very accommodating. Tim and his wife were very nice to the kids at the party and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend them to anyone in a minute. Keep up the good work Tim!"
- Mike & Debbie Sullivan
"Music in Motion's sound was excellent and at the perfect level. Our guests could still talk to others without shouting. Tim was very easy to work with ad he made our wedding planning go smoothly. We would definitely recommend and/or use him again! Thanks for all your hard work. You did an absolutely great job!"
- Jeff & Jenny Mleko
"Everything was great! We had a great time! Music In Motion would be our number #1 choice. People are still talking about you. Music In Motion is the best around!"
- Tracy & Bill Ronsman
"I loved the music and Tim had some great suggestions. Everything went very smoothly and I didn't worry about a thing. Tim rocks! I am so happy with everything he did. Lots of people danced and even people that didn't get on the floor danced by their seats. It's only been a few days, but I already got a lot of compliments on Tim and the music he played. Even older family members liked it. I am also very grateful that Tim was so willing to work with us on the price. We planned our wedding last minute and had very little money. He really did us a huge favor with the price we worked out. My wedding was perfect and Music In Motion had a lot to do with it. Another thing I liked about Tim was the fact that he didn't wear a tux. My husband and groomsmen did and that was enough! He looked very nice and was extremely approachable."
- Tina Goglin
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Top Five Qualities to Look For in a Wedding DJ
Your wedding DJ is responsible for most, if not all of the entertainment at your wedding reception, so it’s important you hire no one but the best. No matter where you live, there are talented DJs available when you need them at a price point you can afford. On top of recommendations from your peers, an online search of reputable agencies will provide you with a host of terrific DJs to consider.
Your wedding DJ is responsible for most, if not all of the entertainment at your wedding reception, so it’s important you hire no one but the best. No matter where you live, there are talented DJs available when you need them at a price point you can afford. On top of recommendations from your peers, an online search of reputable agencies will provide you with a host of terrific DJs to consider. Pick at least two of them to interview and carefully consider each of these five qualities to help you find the best fit for your wedding:
1. Personality – Within a few short minutes, you should be able to gage whether or not the DJ has a personality you can work well with. Are they affable? Upbeat? Witty? Humorous? Do they sustain good eye contact and speak clearly? Do they make you feel at ease? Do they seem genuinely interested in your wedding reception and eager to learn as much about you and your guests as possible? If they make you uncomfortable in any way during the interview, chances are they will do the same for your guests, so don’t be afraid to follow your instincts on this one.
2. Knowledge – You’ll know right away that a DJ is knowledgeable when they can quickly name the title and artist of that hit song that you only know a few words to. In addition, they should be able to tell you in depth about all of their equipment from the wattage of their speakers to why they chose to work with one brand of mp3 player over another, or how a certain program on their laptop is perfect for beat matching and syncing, etc.
3. Reliability – All good DJs will provide you with a list of past clients upon your request. After you’ve obtained a list, call a few of them and ask about the DJs reliability. Were they punctual? Did they come prepared with all the right equipment and back up equipment in case of emergencies? Did they follow through on all of their promises and play all of their client’s requests?
4. Adaptability – You want a DJ that will listen to your needs, make note of all of your requests, and offer up ideas of their own that they feel will enhance the overall entertainment value. Contacting past clients and asking them if the DJ was able to adapt quickly to the crowd and the energy in the room will help you analyze this quality further.
5. Special Skills – Do a large number of your guests speak a language other than English? If so, hiring a bilingual DJ might be a wise decision. Will you want a colorful light show to heighten the overall visual experience? There are DJs available who can provide LED lighting systems, mirror balls, etc., upon request. Are there any ‘out of the ordinary’ activities you require your DJ to emcee?
Keeping these qualities in mind during the wedding coordinating process will ensure you hire the best wedding disc jockey available!
Hiring a professional DJ can make all the difference when it comes to the success of your event. Whether you’re planning your wedding, coordinating a school or corporate event, or just throwing a good old-fashioned party, you want to hire a DJ that will provide you with the best entertainment value to fit your needs.
Wedding DJ pricing. So, how much does a wedding DJ cost? This depends on how comfortable you are with the lighting, experience, equipment, music, and fun options. You should try unique things because your wedding is far from ordinary. This does not mean you need to break the bank with wedding DJ prices, but see what options are really worth the cost.