How much does a wedding dress cost? As you can see, there is no cut and dried answer and that is why we recommend you to set up a consultation with us. You will be asked a lot of questions and by the time we are done, you and I will both know everything about your reception and you will know everything about our service.
How much do you charge?
Do you take requests?
Do we pick the music?
Can we bring our own music?
Do we have to supply the equipment? Is setup included in the price?
When do you set up your equipment?
How much space do you require?
Do you take breaks?
When do we meet to discuss the details?
What is Socan and why do I have to pay it?
DISCLAIMER; The following has been excerpted from a letter from SOCAN. We do not accept any responsibility for any changes in policy or information interpreted incorrectly. Contact information will be provided at the end of this question if you need further clarification.
SOCAN stands for “Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada”. SOCAN is authorized under the Copyright Act of Canada to license the public performance of music under a variety of tariffs designed to address the may different uses of that music.
One of these tariffs, Tariff 8, applies to music accompanying functions such as dances, wedding receptions, office, birthday, Christmas, anniversary parties, etc., Conventions, assemblies and fashion shows. All of these events must have SOCAN’s Tariff 8 license.
- SOCAN does not license DJ’s.
- SOCAN licenses the facility, NOT THE DJ, for the functions held on its premises, and in most cases, the facility passes on the per event SOCAN fee to its clients as one of the costs of the function.
- If a DJ or DJ company advises you that any license they hold make it unnecessary to for you to obtain a SOCAN license, they are putting you at risk of legal action for infringement of copyright.
Further information may be obtained from:
1201 W. Pender St. Suite 400
Vancouver, BC V6E 2V2
1 (604) 669-5569
1 800 93 SOCAN