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Groove Machine is rockin the island party at I love Kickboxing tonight.
06/25/2019

Groove Machine is rockin the island party at I love Kickboxing tonight.

04/13/2019

Sweet 16

Rockin a sweet 16 party.  What a great group of people!!
04/13/2019

Rockin a sweet 16 party. What a great group of people!!

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11/13/2018
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Matt was such an amazing DJ for our wedding! He kept everything on schedule perfectly. He was awesome at getting people out on the dance floor. He was very flexible to any requests we had and I would hire him again for any events I may have in the future. Highly recommended!

Some great wedding pics from some of this summers weddings.
10/10/2018

Some great wedding pics from some of this summers weddings.

Sabin Schellenberg car show this Saturday.  Groove Machine will be there spinning the tunes.  Come get a pic with the Ni...
05/31/2018

Sabin Schellenberg car show this Saturday. Groove Machine will be there spinning the tunes. Come get a pic with the Nightmares Hearse!!

Nate from America’s Diner in Woodland .  Some of the best catering around.
01/15/2018

Nate from America’s Diner in Woodland . Some of the best catering around.

What a fun wedding!!
01/15/2018

What a fun wedding!!

Last wedding of 2017
01/15/2018

Last wedding of 2017

08/30/2017

Do you want a one of a kind Hallloweentown Haunted House T Shirt? When you buy your tickets you can pre order the shirts and pick them up at the Haunted house. Make sure to come through the gift shop to pick them up. Have your order handy on your phone or print it. Go here to get the tickets----> http://www.cmcscarefactory.com/

Hello everyone!! As some of you may or may not know I have partnered with CMC Scare Factory. We are opening a haunted Ho...
08/27/2017
"Spirit of Halloweentown" Annoucement 2017

Hello everyone!! As some of you may or may not know I have partnered with CMC Scare Factory. We are opening a haunted House this year in St Helens Or at Spirit of Halloweentown. We are looking for Sponsors. Not only do we get a ton of media coverage from local sources but it will be covered nationally as well. Due to the cast reuniting in St Helens during our celebration. We expect 30,000 people just through our haunted house.

Send me your email and i can get you our sponsorship package.
We are hoping to get everything to print in the next 2 weeks. Please contact me asap to reserve your sponsorship spot.

Here are just a few of the media links to this years Halloweentown announcements.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpcaadBKf74

http://www.etonline.com/…/223975_halloweentown_cast_is_reun…

http://hellogiggles.com/halloweentown-cast-reuniting-debbi…/

http://www.usmagazine.com/…/halloweentown-cast-will-reunite…

http://www.justjared.com/…/halloweentown-cast-is-reuniting…/

http://www.popbuzz.com/tv-film/…/halloweentown-reunion-2017/

https://ohmy.disney.com/…/the-cast-of-halloweentown-is-reu…/

This is the Website for all the events happening at Spirit of Halloweentown.
http://www.discovercolumbiacounty.com

Our Website:
www.cmcscarefactory.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cmcscarefactory/

Thank you, Talk to you soon!!

Kimberly J. Brown announces her appearance at the "Spirit of Hallowentown" Festival along with fellow castmates Judith Hoag and J.Paul Zimmerman. They will a...

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01/17/2017
Vote for Oregon Bride's Best of 2017 Awards!

Please vote for Groove Machine for Portland area DJ
Vote for Oregon Bride's Best of 2017 Awards!

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Welcome to the 2017 Best of Bride award ballot! Here's your chance to share your opinions: Who out-shined, out-impressed, out-performed and just plain out-amazed you in the past year? Newlyweds and brides-to-be, tell us about the best Oregon vendors and venues that made your day a dream come true.

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01/11/2017
We have won the Wedding Wire 2017 Couples choice

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                       Groove Machine Mobile DJ Services Honored For Excellence With 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®                        ...

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01/11/2017

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12/22/2016

This article is from R5 Entertainment.
"Why are DJ's so Expensive"
Why do DJ's want so much money??

How much should you pay a DJ for an average four hour event?

I have noticed that there are many clients that want to pay a DJ $400 or $500 for a 4 hour event, which seems like a logical price point. After all, thats $125 an hour. Thats a great rate!! But is it?

In this article I will attempt to shed some light on why some DJ's are worth more and why good ones will demand a premium. Keep in mind that my comments may not apply to every DJ and many have no issue working for that amount, it really depends on their specific situation. My comments are in no way an attempt to insult anyone on what they can afford, are offering a DJ, or what one will accept. They are only intended to inform anyone looking for a DJ of the reasons some may cost more than others.

For example, a DJ that has a laptop, a mixer, and a couple of cheap speakers may be able to satisfy their expenses with such a rate, while premium services will come with.. well, a premium. Just remember that all DJ's are not created equal and there are various levels of DJ's; beginning with those that are just going to show up when scheduled, play some songs, and pack up and leave. Then there are those who meet with the clients several times, ensure that all their requests are accounted for, and do a lot of planning in advance of an event. There is nothing wrong with the former, thats what some people want and need. Then there are the latter who will be more expensive. It's like the difference between McDonalds and Sullivan's Steak House.

It's just 4 hours...

In the example above, the event is four hours. But is it though? The DJ will likely spend some time just running down the lead and quoting the event. Then, you have some questions over email or wanted to discuss over the phone. Likely you want to meet them or them to meet you at your venue. The DJ will spend quite a bit of time getting your deposit, getting your contract signed, planning the music for the event, perhaps working up the correct lighting placements or lighting sequences. What is a 4 hour event is actually a 10+ hour effort on behalf of your DJ.

Equipment -

For most DJ's, their equipment will be their #1 expense. After all, without that you cannot really be a DJ. As example, we have invested over $50k in state of the art sound, lighting, and stage equipment to offer our customers what many DJ's can't. While these can be capitalized and expensed over a period of time, due to the extreme wear and tear of a mobile DJ, as well as advancements in technology, they have a useful life of approximately 3 years before the gear has to be replaced or upgraded.

Legal, Taxes, and Insurance -

As with any business, DJ's must have legal council for forming their business and ensuring they are keeping up with national, state, and local regulations. Not to mention there could be any number of legal issue arise (imagine the drunk guest that knocks down the trussing on top of him and decided to file a law suit).

Taxes.. oh taxes... Again, like any other business, the federal, state, and local governments want a cut of every dollar you make. Taxes will continue to be an enormous expense. Typical taxes will likely be ~20%. You know that $500 you paid the DJ? $100 or more has to go to the government. This is not including the sales tax he collected or any personal taxes he may take on any profit. That is just the tax the government puts on any revenue. Of course, it depends on how your business is set up but you get the idea.. A good portion of the money you paid the DJ, they don't actually get to keep it.

In addition, an accountant is needed to keep up with the quarterly and annual filings required as well as making sure you are not messing up your books.

Any responsible DJ will have insurance, not just liability, but to protect all those assets from loss should something bad happen. This can run ~$1000 a year in many cases. Most venues require a vendor to provide proof of insurance before they will let you perform there so this is not really an option.

Facilities -

This is a big factor that will contribute to what a DJ will charge and aligns quite closely with their capabilities. In that example above with the DJ that has a controller, mixer and a couple of speakers, he likely just keeps them in his house when not at a gig. We, on the other hand, could not possibly do that due to the extensive amount of options we offer our clients. In addition, most people want to see what they are getting so we set up a studio for them to come visit and peruse the vast amount of coolness that is sound and lighting. Of course all this comes at a cost.. Rent, internet, electricity, water and all the other normal stuff.

Back Office -

Moving to the "virtual" stuff. As a DJ, you are sales, marketing, accounting, customer service, and the talent all rolled up into a nice little package. As such, you must pay for accounting software, marketing materials, website hosting, email, phone service, and the list goes on. Additionally in most cases you must pay lead services. Lets take Thumbtack for example. Most people don't know that a vendor who responds to a Thumbtack quote request must pay Thumbtack for EVERY one they respond to. This typically ranges between $6 and $12 per request. So a DJ may respond to 10 requests - costing ~$80 to $100 and get one response. So for every ONE response, it costs ~$100 just to get it and that doesn't mean that client will book with you. Remember that $500 you paid the DJ?

CC Fees -

Everyone wants to pay with a credit card these days which is of course wonderful and convenient. Sadly, the processing companies that process payments typically charge their customers 2.7% - 3.2%. So of your $500, $13 went to the CC processing company.

Oh if only there were more Saturdays in a year!!

As you might have guessed, most events - when it comes to weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, etc - are going to be on a Friday or Sat. So there are a limited number of days that a DJ can actually work these events. This is a reason many DJ companies have more than one DJ as they need to get as many events on a single day as possible. The flip side is that you will unlikely get the personal attention you want and deserve unless whomever is running it is extremely diligent and organized. There are a ton of logistical details to running one event, much less several on the same day.

This is why many DJ's try to do bars, clubs, Karaoke, or corporate events during the week. While most of these outside corporate events don't pay that well, something is better than nothing.

Music -

Just like you, music is not free for DJ's. Many belong to record pools or have subscription services that cut down the cost of music procurement but as an example, lets say your event has 10 songs that the DJ does not yet have. It could cost him $15 to go get those songs you requested.

We will stop there -

This is a VERY simple and generic view of calculating any profit and is not meant to be comprehensive.

Using our $500 example:

Revenue = $500

CC Fees = -$13

Taxes = -$100

Lead procurement = -$12

Music = -$15

Equipment Depreciation (3yr/straight line on $10k assuming 6 events a month) = -$50

Back office = - $62

Facilities = $260

Profit? = -$12

As you can see, it gets difficult to make a $500 event work. Finding an experienced DJ with the capabilities you need and someone you trust will make your event so much better in the end. Spending thousands on an event and skimping on a DJ will most often lead to disappointment.

Hopefully this was helpful in the interest of providing information on why DJ's charge what they charge.

We are very proud to be at East Fork's open house!! See you there!!
11/18/2016

We are very proud to be at East Fork's open house!! See you there!!

Groove Machine Summer 2016 Wedding Highlights
11/17/2016

Groove Machine Summer 2016 Wedding Highlights

Some of Groove Machine's Mega Dances in 2016
11/17/2016

Some of Groove Machine's Mega Dances in 2016

07/28/2016
Check out thie review of our very own DJ Bryce

Check out thie review of our very own DJ Bryce

We hired DJ Bryce from Groove Machine for our Season Kick-Off event and it went great! He was kind, understanding, and professional. DJ Bryce did everything we asked of him and then some! We had an...

07/28/2016
Check out this reveiw of our very own DJ David

Check out this reveiw of our very own DJ David

"David J from Groove Machine brought the perfect energy for our company picnic. We had 400 people of all ages for a park BBQ, and David made it feel like a real party. He got the energy up, he...

Say hello wave goodbye!! Alex Young
07/27/2016
Say hello wave goodbye!! Alex Young

Say hello wave goodbye!! Alex Young

With much sadness our last newest DJ has moved on. To become a Doctor!! Good luck in all your future endeavours. Alex Young We at Groove Machine will miss you!! Cant wait to see the what you...

07/27/2016
DJ Brent's Bio

Help me welcome our newest DJ.
DJ Brent Hammer
http://www.groovemachine2012.com/dj-brents-bio.html

Check out his Bio on my website!!
We are very excited to have such a talented DJ join our team!!

Brent Hammer began his journey in high school as a bassist and songwriter in his humble suburban town. His first foray into electronic music was a simple mashup mix made for a radio contest for San...

07/27/2016

With much Sadness Our last newest DJ has moved on. To become a Doctor!! Good luck in all your future endeavours. Alex Young

Britney and Paul's Wedding 5 28 2016
05/29/2016

Britney and Paul's Wedding 5 28 2016

05/04/2016
DJ Alex's Bio

Help us welcome our newest DJ! Read his Bio here: http://www.groovemachine2012.com/dj-alexs-bio.html

I met DJ Alex when he was DJ'ing for a college dance music radio station. Alex then did guest DJ spots for me at Pop Culture's: Groove Machine Dance Party. After being a consumer of electronic...

04/22/2016

We just booked our first gig for 2017!! 1 year out!! Groove Machine is in demand.

02/09/2016

Groove Machine just received this review from Moriah.
5.0/5.0 STARS

Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Moriah said...
David, from groove machine, was such an amazing DJ! We just had our wedding a few weeks ago and I could not have been any happier with his service. He was so friendly and helpful especially with last minute changes and requests. He helped complete the atmosphere of he whole event. I would definitely recommend his services for any wedding reception!
Wedding: 01/16/2016

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Congratulations to Nikki and John!! What an amazing night at Trinity Pines Ranch last night! My associate Jen Van Zee Protographee and I had a blast working with these two and wish them all the best on their military adventures. Stay tuned for so many other great images, this is just a tiny peek of the fun. Thank you to the amazing vendors that made it so awesome as well. Such a dream team to work with. Venue: Trinity Pines Ranch HMUA: GLAMbeauty bar Catering: Simply Thyme Catering Dj: Groove Machine Mobile DJ Services Cake: Simply Sweets Videographer: Expressive Productions Officiant: Dee with Diva Matters Ministry
Forest ceremony = pure romance! Team of talents: Lindsay King Photography, MH Events, ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria, Dream Cakes, Northwest Film Co., Portland Parks & Recreation, Union/Pine, The Party Place and Sperry Tents Oregon, Groove Machine Mobile DJ Services, My Bartender, BHLDN, Minted, Lulus, Jos. A. Bank, Cole Haan, Tie Bar
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This wedding was magical, fun, crazy and full of love! Jason and Kristen were such a joy to be with and to be able to capture their love was amazing to be around! Congrats on the beginning of a journey that will sure to take you beyond anything you’ve ever imagined ❤️❤️❤️ Venue: Trinity Pines Ranch Coordinator: Lacy Kalberer Photography: Missy Fant Catering: Mundo Catering DJ: Groove Machine Mobile DJ Services Cake: Mom and I Cakery MUH: Victoria Postolatiy
Kristen and Jason's wedding at Trinity Pines Ranch in La Center, WA. Come for the gorgeousness, stay for the epic garter retrieval. A huge thank you to: Planner: A Little Lace and Grace Videographer: Expressive Wedding Films DJ: Groove Machine Mobile DJ Services Associate Shooter: Jen Van Zee Protographee Florist: Dion Oakes Gutkind Caterer: Mundo Catering MUAH: Blush N' Bride Photobooth: Portland Photobooth https://missyfantphotography.com/2019/09/06/summer-wedding-at-trinity-pines-ranch/
What a wild night! Big... Bold... and tons of laughter!!! . Kudos to Jason and Kristen 🙌🏽 Venue: Trinity Pines Ranch Coordinator: A Little Grace a Little Lace Events MUAH: @Victoria Postolatiy Photographer: Missy Fant Photography Food: Mundo Catering DJ: Groove Machine Mobile DJ Services Cake: Mom and I Cakery . . . #ExpressiveWeddingFilms #ExpressiveProductions #TrinityPinesRanch #WeddingTeaser #WildNightOut #PNWweddings #PNWonderland #LaCenterWa #FunEdits
What a wild night! Big... Bold... and tons of laughter!!! . Kudos to Jason and Kristen 🙌🏽 Venue: Trinity Pines Ranch Coordinator: Lacy Kalberer MUAH: @Victoria Postolatiy Photographer: Missy Fant Photography Food: Mundo Catering DJ: Groove Machine Mobile DJ Services Cake: Mom and I Cakery . . . #ExpressiveWeddingFilms #ExpressiveProductions #TrinityPinesRanch #WeddingTeaser #WildNightOut #PNWweddings #PNWonderland #LaCenterWa #FunEdits
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Our Dance chair is killing it! I hope you're coming out to the Pioneer dance tonight! Kids Inviting Someone Special - come celebrate all the special people in your life. Nellie's food truck will be here with food specials, Groove Machine Mobile DJ Services is providing the music, take your picture with our photo props, and join the PTA! We love our Pioneer Families! We hope to see you tonight!
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