A very good question we get from many of our clients. The whole world streams everything for everything right! Here’s the answer: WiFi is not foul proof!
I use Spotify premium all the time for my personal use on the road, at the gym, etc. I highly recommend that for a personal music source. You get to make your own artists/genre playlists-as many as you want. The problem with streaming at a DJ event is WiFi and/or 4G can drop off at any time. Then what happens? I can tell you: it looks like you hired an amateur DJ company that isn’t showing up with the right music or gear. There is a new feature on Spotify where you can download music from your playlists to the hard drive of your computer. That’s fine. How about a new song that you don’t have that’s available on Spotify? Well if you have time to download great. If not, hello ITUNES! If you are a DJ and you stream or you’re a client and you insist on your DJ streaming a song or portion of the night, know that the chance for an error to occur in your music playing is great! And if you absolutely have to stream in an emergency, please stay away from streaming important parts of the night! Examples would be special dedications, red hot dance songs, wedding ceremonies and bride/groom first dance and parent dances.
How to alleviate this issue? Do your homework about your music with your DJ ahead of time. Create playlists and song requests ahead of time so your DJ is prepared with all of the special songs he/she needs for the night. The rest of the music-your DJ should have that figured out!