Digital Music Services

Professional Award Winning DJ Services


Take Your First Step Toward A Stress Free Event!

Let Us Guide You To A FUN Reception!


When you first think of hiring a wedding DJ, you're probably concentrating on the 'fun dancing' parts of the reception. While this part IS important, there are many decisions to be made. Many of them will effect the flow and stress of the reception. With your vision and our experience, we can create the perfect package for you. Our expert help and reception planning forms will make for a Fun and Stress Free reception!

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"... Everyone said that the music, photo booth, the lighting and the monogram were fabulous. I cannot tell you how wonderful you and Teri made the reception. I will rave about your services to anybody that is planning a wedding. Thank You so much for your professionalism." - Kelli 10/03/15


"... A huge thank you to everyone at Digital Music Services for organizing, coordinating and making the day seem flawless. So glad we utilized the planning service you provide. Again, AMAZING experience!!!" - Laura 9/26/14


"... I was blown away by the level of professionalism. Their years of experience has allowed them master every aspect of what they do, not to mention all the resources and wealth of information they shared and made available to me to help make my life easier! They put their all into your wedding to make it personalized, special and perfect for you." - Rikki 9/6/14


Mike's Thoughts: "As a professional DJ, I believe this is one of the biggest differences between someone who 'just plays music' and a 'Professional Wedding DJ'. I'm consistently looking for ways to improve my performance and my client's experience. I've attended many National DJ conventions, where the 'Best of the Best' teach us how to become better. Sure, we could just 'coast' and make it without any extra training. But if I'm being entrusted with creating a "once in a lifetime" memory, I feel this constant training is worth my investment. If you want a professional DJ who is: caring, well trained, always wanting to improve, and eager to make your wedding day unique and the BEST it can be, then I'M YOUR GUY!"


The Ceremony Should Reflect Your Style!

For months leading up to your wedding day, you will be making many decisions, including some about your ceremony. Which songs will be played for the background music and for your VIP's walking down the aisle? Will you have readings? Will the Groomsmen and Bridesmaids walk together? The list goes on and on.

If you are getting married outside of a church, we can coordinate your rehearsal, play the Ceremony music, provide wireless microphones, suggest the perfect wedding Officiant and offer helpful advice as you plan your 'Reserved Seating List' for your special guests. Having a professional ceremony DJ that really understands how ceremonies work can really ease your stress levels. We've done over 200 Ceremonies. Call us at 337-261-0707 and let's discuss your wedding.




"... For the ceremony, the music kept everything flowing smoothly, and Mike provided a wireless microphone that was very convenient for the officiant." - Courtney 10/25/14


"... The BEST decision I made for my wedding was hiring Digital Music Services. I only regret that I hadn't hired them sooner to help coordinate the ceremony and reception. I hadn't realized the significance of the DJs role in the timing and coordination of your event; it's Everything!" - Rikki 9/6/14


The Official Voice Of Your Event Is Important!

As your 'Master of Ceremonies', Mike's extensive voice training and many years as an 'On-Air' DJ for local radio stations including KTDY & KSMB are all working towards making your event fantastic! He has done countless voice overs for production and broadcast. To take his Emcee skills to the next level for your event, he recently completed an intense 2 day workshop on 'Master of Ceremonies' training in Las Vegas. Mike's Picture
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Mike takes his speaking duties very seriously. Why? Because everything about our performance at your event is important. Introductions of your family members, friends, bridal parties, dignitaries, and VIP's ... they're all important. Inflection, intonation and timing are just some of the traits of a good public speaker.
Everyone gets nervous when standing up and speaking to a room full of strangers. Now imagine being in front of a few hundred people!  It takes regular practice to overcome this natural tendency to be nervous. It's why so many people have trouble delivering a special toast at an event. Professional training and regular practice does make a difference.

Our Wedding Packages

We've put together some of our most popular packages. We can also build a custom package just for you! By bundling and getting more services from us, you'll get: Exactly what you want, saves you time, money and fewer phone calls during your planning because you have fewer vendors. We highly recommend package building and our Photo Booth Here to get the perfect package!


Let our years of experience, guide you, every step of the way!
Silver Package
  • Deluxe Reception Organizer
  • Dance Song Request Form
  • Online VIP Access
  • Planning Forms
  • Up To 4 Hours Of Playing Time

Our Silver package is perfect for those that will have an event coordinator present during their reception. With our deluxe reception organizer, you can easily put everything in the exact order you want, without the fear of forgetting something. All of the essentials are listed, along with some other suggestions to make your reception "unique." Also included are song request forms and an online VIP area with additional resources to help you plan your big day.

Gold Package
  • Deluxe Reception Organizer
  • Dance Song Request Form
  • Online VIP Access
  • Planning Forms
  • Customized Itinerary
  • Reception Directing* by DMS
  • Up To 4 Hours Of Playing Time

Our Gold package has everything our Silver package includes, plus some exciting additional items to make planning and enjoying your wedding even easier. This is our most popular package! In this package, we'll direct your reception and custom create an itinerary that will be sent in advance to all of your major vendors and your venue. We'll make sure everyone is ready and keep everything rolling smoothly. As a two person package, let us handle the details so you can feel relaxed, stress-free and enjoy your BIG DAY!

Platinum Package
  • Deluxe Reception Organizer
  • Dance Song Request Form
  • Online VIP Access
  • Planning Forms
  • Customized Itinerary
  • Reception Directing* by DMS
  • 12 Accent/Uplights (Any Color)
  • Deluxe Monogram/Gobo
  • Dance Floor Lighting Pkg.
  • Up To 4 Hours Of Playing Time

Our Platinum package has everything the Silver and Gold packages have, plus that "WOW factor" that so many couples are looking for in today's modern receptions. This package includes 12 accent / uplights, with over 32,000 color choices. These LED lights are battery operated, no wires, and sit on the floor to color the walls or columns. After your formal dances, we place them in a special mode, thus changing colors to the music, giving you the ultimate party atmosphere. Now, let us add your name or initials on the dance floor or wall. We custom make the image in our office and send you a proof ahead of time to make sure it's going to be perfect! Next, let's add some more dance floor lighting. Now the whole room is full of excitement. This is a two person package allowing us to make sure EVERYTHING goes smoothly!


• Reception Directing is "Mini" Coordinating. We'll work with you in advance to create the perfect itinerary. After it's approved, we'll send an advanced copy to your major vendors. During your reception, we will control the timing of the events and make sure that everything flows smoothly. This service is only available as a part of our Gold and Platinum Packages.


"I was lucky to have some great vendors for my wedding, but Mike with Digital Music services was the best. I didn't expect much from the DJ, I figured it was pretty straight forward. Mike went over all sorts of details with me about how the night would flow, stuff I never would've thought about, and it wasn't even dealing with the music."
- Abby 6/1/12


"We had an amazing time at our wedding reception, I loved the detailed meeting beforehand, to discuss ALL POSSIBLE details. It was extremely helpful, and it gave me confidence that everything would run smoothly and on time. Mike did an excellent job moving things along - never a dull moment. It was a fantastic night!!"
- Emily Cook 12/16/11


Rehearsal Package
  • Rehearsal Checklist
  • Reserved Seating Planner
  • On Location Walk Though*
  • Teaching Everyone Their Roles
  • Answering Any Questions

Having a well-trained Coordinator for your Ceremony Rehearsal is a great idea, especially if you are not getting married in a church. We will explain the duties of the bride and groom, bridal party and families at the rehearsal. We will practice the processional, step by step. We will help to work out any issues prior to the big day, such as who sits where, who walks first, etc. With this package, you've just removed more stress. Your ceremony will run smoothly the day of with our trained staff.

• If your ceremony location isn't available for the rehearsal walk through, we can do this at an alternate location. This happens sometimes and isn't a problem. Contact us for details.

Ceremony Package
  • Ceremony Planning Forms
  • Ceremony Area Sound System
  • Playing Background Music
  • Wireless Microphone w/Stand
  • Coordinating (Additional Fee)

Our Ceremony package can be added to the Silver, Gold or Platinum package above. Prior to your wedding, we'll sit down and work out your overall ceremony plan. Then help you with music selections for everything needed. We'll supply a stand alone sound system with a wireless microphone for your officiant and/or reader(s). Additional microphones and full ceremony coordination are available as an add-on option to this package for a nominal fee. Call for details.


If You Want To Have An Unforgettable Party, Call Us!

We've entertained for thousands and thousands of people all across Louisiana, especially in the Lafayette area, with our professional DJ services. Digital Music Services has provided music for gatherings as small as backyard parties to as large as the Cajun Dome Convention Center, where we have played for over 2,000 people at a time for some of the largest Mardi Gras Krewe's in Lafayette. No party is too large for our experienced staff!


We've entertained for many groups. Here are a few:


  • Company Parties
  • Mardi Gras Krewes
  • Mardi Gras Parades
  • Department Stores
  • Birthday Parties
  • Sweet 16's
  • School Dances
  • Casinos
  • Fashion Shows
  • Bridal Expos
  • Graduations
  • Anniversaries
  • Outdoor Fun Runs
  • Political Campaigns
  • Karaoke Parties
  • and many more

If you have an event that requires a great DJ that can play music from the 50's through today and deliver high quality music entertainment, give us a call. We would love to discuss the details!


"Mike, we really enjoyed your "spin" on things. You are a great D.J. and we appreciate your availability to our Chapter." - Dorene Bloodworth (LA Chapter NIGP)

"Mike, Just wanted to thank you again for the great job you do for us. The music you play is just right for what we do, played at just the right volume. I really appreciate your putting your vacation on hold to help us out with our 300 Club Event." - Joey Durel (City Parish President)

"Hi Mike & Teri, Just a little note to thank you both for picking out the perfect music for an Evening in Cajun Country that raised $18,500 for our Angel Fire Shutar Library. I have never seen the folks here stay so late and have so much fun." - Helen Barnes


If You Have Questions ... We Have Answers!

Frequently Asked Questions :

Am I hiring a company or a person?
You're hiring a company (Digital Music Services®, L.L.C.), located in Lafayette, LA. This is our full-time job and we'll be there when you need us day or night. Our goal is to provide outstanding personalized DJ services to each of our clients.

How long has your company been in the DJ business?
Digital Music Services® was established in 1996. DJ services were added in 2001. Mike (Owner) was on the Airwaves as a Disc Jockey while in High School in the 70's, for a number of local radio stations including: KNIR, KXKW, KTDY & KSMB.

How many (Weddings / Receptions / Parties / Etc.) has your company done?
Many. If you select "Clients" at the top of the page, you can look through the list. We don't list individuals because we want to protect their privacy. So instead, we list the venue's we've been to. Feel free to call any of the venues listed and ask about us.

Do you list any references?
Yes. See the previous answer.

You don't have our venue or place listed on your clients list. Is this a problem?
Not at all. If we have any concerns about your selected location, we will either call or go to the location prior to your event date, at our own expense to check out the venue and go over the details. We don't want any surprises on your event day either!

Can your company handle my Wedding Ceremony also?
Yes. We can go over these details and pricing when we give you a price quote. We are often asked to quote prices for handling a Ceremony and Reception. There are certain things that are important for any DJ service (including us) to know, so we can give you an accurate quote. If you supply us with information that is inaccurate, incorrect or incomplete, you shouldn't be surprised when you get some additional charges. To avoid this scenario... Please read the following information carefully and call us at 337-261-0707 with any questions you may have. The internet and email are a wonderful thing, but sometimes it takes longer and more effort than a simple phone call.

Do you charge more to handle my Ceremony?
No, as long as the Ceremony is added to your scheduled 4 hour event and the Ceremony takes place in the same exact "area" as your Reception. Notice I said "area", not some other place on the same property or venue. We would only be using (1) sound system and nothing else out of the ordinary would be required as if we were just doing the Reception.

Does the price change if I want my Ceremony in one area and my Reception in a different area, but still on the same property or at the same venue?
Yes. This means we need to set up two sound systems. One to handle the Ceremony and the second system to handle the Reception, because once the Ceremony is over, there isn't any time to tear down the first system and re-set up for the reception before your guests arrive. So you would need to include in your request for a quote.. Ceremony (Front Lawn) or where ever it is and Reception (Rear Lawn). These Front and Rear lawns were only examples, but it would let us know we'll need two systems.

Can you handle my Ceremony if it's at one location and my Reception is at another location?
Yes... Just let us know the details so we can quote it correctly. As an example... Your Ceremony could be at Acadian Village Chapel and the Reception is at River Oaks. This would let me know that I not only need two sound systems, but also 2 people to handle this kind of event. As the guests leave the Ceremony area, that person stays behind and puts away the equipment. The second person is already at the Reception location waiting for your guests to arrive.

Is there anything else that can affect my quote for my Ceremony and Reception?
Yes.. What about ceremony seating music as your guest are arriving? That could add half an hour to your event time. What about microphones for the bride & groom or live singers? lights? etc.. The best advice I can give you is to call us at 337-261-0707 and go over all the details. That way you'll know what you want and need and then everyone giving you a quote will be on the same page and avoid unexpected charges later on.

Do you have a "primary" DJ?
Yes. Although we have several DJ's available, Mike (Owner) is our primary DJ.

Does the company book more than one event for the same day?
Yes. Our quality services are in such demand that we have expanded to meet our clients expectations. This allows us to handle multiple events and clients on same day without sacrificing our commitment or quality.

Is it possible to request a certain DMS DJ?
Yes, if you have selected our premium package. Basic and standard package DJ's are selected by DMS, who will after looking over all the details of your event, decide who is the best match and make the assignments.

Can your DJ "Emcee" our event?
Yes. We can handle all the basic announcements needed for your event and expanded announcements for our premium package members.

Are there additional cost for this service?
No. All of our packages offer standard Emcee services.

Does your DJ take "breaks"?
No.

Do you charge extra for mileage & travel?
Not if your event's location is within a 25 mile radius of Lafayette. Most of our competitors charge each time they cross a parish line. We will only charge an extra fee, if your event location is outside the 25 mile radius, and the amount is clearly stated separately in our quote as "travel expense".

We want you to setup upstairs, is there an extra fee?
Possibly, but it depends on how much hand carrying we have to do. Just let us know, you want us "upstairs" and if the building has a working elevator or not so that we can quote it correctly. Please note that our speakers will always remain at same level as the guests are located.

How long are your price quotes valid?
If you were given a quote that is older than 30 days and you haven't requested a contract, you should confirm those prices again when you contact us. We may have been running a special discount at the time you requested a quote or perhaps due to market fluctuations, we may have had to adjust our prices. My best advice is once you get a quote from us, follow through within 30 days. (Bridal Show specials are not affected by this policy).

What type of equipment do you use?
We use Professional Grade Equipment, meant to be used day after day. Our equipment is also maintained by our own in-house technician. Some of the brand names in our inventory are Behringer, Mackie, Gemini, Peavey, JBL, American Audio, DBX, Shure, Audio-Technica, Alesis, Odyssey, Marathon & SKB.

Are your music selections on CD's?
Yes, but CD's are our backups. Our primary music system is a laptop computer. We have 2 CD players as part of our regular equipment that would be already setup and tested before your event started.

Does your DJ take "Request"?
Yes. We believe that requests are a great way to get a "sense" of what kind of music the crowd might like, and besides who wouldn't like to hear their favorite song? Occasionally, someone will request a song that isn't appropriate. When this happens, we try to offer an alternative selection.

Do you have a music inventory list I can look at?
Yes, but only as a client. Clients are given access to a private "VIP Client Only" area of our website. This area has our forms, planners, helpful links and our Searchable Music Library Database. If you would like to see the VIP area before signing up, just call us to make an appointment. We have a computer setup in our office, so you can view the area before signing up.

Why can't I see a list before I become a client?
Our music library has over 16,000 songs. If we were able to fit 100 songs per page, it would be over 1,600 pages for you to look through. Currently, we're adding over 100 songs per month to the collection (we subscribe to monthly CD releases, with all the new music).With these kinds of numbers, we would constantly be printing out the list. By the way, in case you never really thought about it, you couldn't possibly play more than 100 songs in a 4 hour event. How's that you wonder? Here's the math... older songs are generally less than 3:00, newer songs are generally 3:30 or longer. If we average this out and use 3 minutes as our common number, that's 20 songs per hour X 4 hours = 80 songs.

Can we supply a list of a "few" songs we want played?
Yes. Once the list is received, we'll look over it and let you know if we see any potential problems. We reserve the right to decline any request we feel would be inappropriate for the type of event involved, regardless of who requested it.

If I don't want certain songs or types of music played, is this a problem?
Not at all. Our forms allow you to tell us what is "Allowed" and "Not Allowed" to be played at your event.

Would you agree to play "only" the songs on my supplied list?
No. We would not agree to DJ an event with such a restrictive list. Unless your event is a School function.

If I want to use a certain song, but would need it altered / edited, can you do that?
Yes. For our basic and standard packages, our normal studio editing rates would apply. For our premium packages, editing to the four formal dances are included in the package.

I want to give away custom CD's as gifts, can you make them for our event?
Yes, if you're making 500 CD's or more. No, If you're making less than 500.
Whether you sell CD's or your giving them away, in either case you must pay for the "mechanical" rights to "legally" make those copies. The music industry has made it easy to purchase the mechanical rights for 500 copies or more, but almost impossible for less than 500 copies. In either case, there is a legal process that enables us to make a custom "master" CD(s) for you. What you do with your master CD, would be your business.

I'm a perfectionist, can I approve each song that will be played?
No. We work with each client to get what We're entertainers, and spontaneity is a part of the fun at a event. Our advise is to carefully select your professionals (DJ, Photographer, Cake, Florist, etc) and then let us do what you hired us to do.

A friend has offered to DJ our reception/event as a gift, should we accept?
Most of these people mean well, but what they are really trying to do is put themselves in the spotlight, instead of keeping it on the Bride and Groom or Honoree. Do you really think they will know what to say, what to play and do it all at the right time? Will they have all the latest radio edited hits? Will you still be friends if they mess up such an important day? Personally, I wouldn't trust anything this important to anyone that wasn't a real professional and I don't think you should either!
Tip: Tell them "Thanks, but we really want you to have fun with us on our special day".

Can you also supply club style dance floor lighting?
Yes. Let us know you want to add our "lighting package" to your quote. Our lights bounce to the beat of the music and change colors and patterns as the light beams move around the room. Be sure to book these early... they go quick! Very popular for teen and school parties.
Is it possible to have a few Karaoke songs at our event?
Yes, we offer up to 10 karaoke songs during your event without any additional charges*. If you want more than ten, we would need to get some idea of how many you might want so we could quote the event properly.

*Singer(s) would use the DJ's microphone and laptop screen to see the lyrics. Musical selections are limited** to Sound Choice SC7500 Series and other songs we have on our laptop (about 3000 songs).

**You can provide any special CDG disk's before the event, so that your songs could be added to our laptop and that way your special songs could be part of the ten free offered. No karaoke machine is available for the free version of this offer. Doing Karaoke on laptop is a wonderful thing... no disk to skip and perfect graphics!

What if we want just Karaoke at our event?
If you just want karaoke songs, we can also offer you a full blown KJ Only Package. This package can have up to two singers with two microphones at a time and they would have a separate video monitor for them to see the lyrics and sing to. This is the normal karaoke package that you would normally see in bars and clubs. Our complete karaoke collection of about 100,000 songs is available, including all the latest and greatest songs. The only DJ music in this package is the most common line dance songs. We also offer a Karaoke Rental package. See our rental page for more details.

How many people will be with the DJ for my event?
For small events, usually just the DJ. For larger events we will send whatever the required number of people to get the job done. We would not allow anyone that isn't affiliated with our company to be there. For example, some DJ services would allow a "potential" client to go on a job with them. We feel this is inappropriate. We want our concentration to be on your event.

Do you require a deposit to reserve my event date?
Yes. We require a deposit with the return of a completed contract. Non-Profit agencies, corporations and clients that use our services often are sometimes excluded from this requirement.

When would the remaining balance be due for my event?
Individual Client - Balances are due 30 days prior to the starting time and date of the event.
Corporate Client - Balances are due 7 days prior to the starting time and date of the event.
Client's may also choose to pay it earlier or in installments (not less than $50.00 per payment), if that makes things more convenient.

Our company requires an invoice, can you supply one?
Yes. Just let us know when you return your signed contract to us that you need one.

Our company requires an IRS W-9 form, can you supply one?
Yes. Just let us know when you return your signed contract to us that you need one.

Once signed, can the contract be modified?
Yes. Let's say you needed to start and end 30 minutes later. Just send us an email to confirm the move, so we have it in writting. Generally, this would not be a problem or change our quote. If there are major changes, we could always re-quote the event and write up a new contract.

Can the quoted price change?
Yes. Our pricing was based on the information you gave us. As long as your event doesn't change, neither will our pricing. Minor changes won't affect prices, but major changes will affect the final pricing. Any changes in pricing would have to be approved by you, at the time the changes are requested. Example: We were originally hired to handle your reception and now you would also like us to handle your ceremony.

If I reschedule my event, will I loose my deposit?
If you're changing your event to a new date, as a courtesy we would allow your deposit to be re-used on a one time basis as a goodwill gesture to your new date. However, if your event date is moved a second time, you will lose the deposit and have to start over.

If I cancel my event, will my deposit be returned?
No. Deposits are non-refundable, as stated in the contract.


Our Hard Work, Makes For Happy Clients!

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Digital Music Services has been chosen as a top wedding professional by “Wedding Wire” for the last 5 years in a row. What sets this honor apart from others is that it's only given to the top 5% for each vendor category. This is based on the reviews by real brides who were thrilled with the level of service leading up to and including their wedding day.

We are thrilled to be selected by “The Knot” for the "Best Of Weddings 2017"

Wedding Wire Award 2012 Wedding Wire Award 2013 Wedding Wire Award 2014 Wedding Wire Award 2015 Wedding Wire Award 2016 Wedding Wire Award 2017 The Knot Best Of Weddings Award
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