Frequently Asked Questions
How many years has your company been in business and what is one way you differ from other DJ companies?
Expressway Music was founded by David Swirsky in July 1992. 2017 is our 25th year! Please read our reviews. A common thread that stands out is how secure we make our clients feel in knowing that we will provide them the best event/night of their life. Our DJ’s are committed, caring people, all of whom combine the two traits that are perfect for this industry…the love/passion of sharing music and love/passion of pleasing people.
What do you charge?
Because every event has it’s own unique requirements and details we kindly ask to either call us at 212-953-9367, email us at info@expresswaymusic or fill out our contact form with your unique details i.e. the times you want the dj?, where the event is taking place? Would you also like a quote on the other services we offer?(i.e lighting, live music? etc)
Can we meet with or talk to the DJ in advance?
Absolutely. We encourage it. Just let us know and we can arrange a phone, skype or in person meeting. We are very flexible and can arrange meetings around your schedule. You will always have your DJ’s contact information.
What type of equipment do you use?
We use the highest quality equipment available in our industry. Our systems are all custom built and we maintain them continuously. We use Bose, Maui and Dave speakers for their pristine sound and “Art Deco” look that goes perfectly with the cool & unique spaces and venues here in New York City.
What time will the talent arrive?
Our talent likes to arrive as early as possible to make certain the equipment is set up in the right place and to conduct a sound check. We will often call the venue ahead of time to confirm logistics and determine the earliest time we can arrive.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes. Our policy is for up to 2 million dollars. We will provide your venue with a certificate of Insurance for your event.
We’ve decided to hire Expressway. What happens now?
We will e-mail you our standard agreement for you to sign and return to us with a deposit to hold the date. It’s straightforward and our fees are all inclusive. Our Event Manager, Charissa, whom has been with us for 9 years is your liaison for all agreements, payments etc.
What are your payment terms?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Venmo. Cash and checks are also accepted (except on equipment rentals). We typically ask for a 1/3 deposit with the balance due the week of the event.