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Music In Motion

Woodstock , IL

LOCATION

2109 Greenview Dr.
Woodstock, IL 60098 US (map)

PHONE

815-206-5573

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Music In Motion will custom-build your event to fit your exact needs and desires while ensuring you and your guests experience a night to remember for many years to come. We have over 20... Read more
Music In Motion will custom-build your event to fit your exact needs and desires while ensuring you and your guests experience a night to remember for many years to come. We have over 20 years of experience in the DJ business and have entertained for as many as 2,000 people to as few as 10. We specialize in Weddings but most certainly entertain at all types of events; from proms to personal graduation parties to backyard functions to corporate events! Each DJ is professional, yet affordable, with the appropriate skills and expertise to perform at your special once-in-a-lifetime event.

MIM specializes in creating wedding receptions that fit your every need and detail; from digital music selections to dazzling lights...all while staying within your budget. Your DJ will work directly with you to cover every element, from the initial planning stages up to the details and coordination with all the vendors on the Big Day itself to ensure everything is seamless and smooth. You will have access to our "online planning tools" that allow you to further tailor your event. Music In Motion will provide you with an evening of flawless fun where you have absolutely no reservations!

We have the largest and most diverse music library you will find among all mobile DJ companies and our music is guaranteed to please everyone's musical tastes. Why? Because we communicate with you in great detail, right down to discussing musical likes & dislikes of each and every client. Another reason is that we have recently upgraded all of our equipment with top-of-the-line products. This is one of our features that most people simply assume with the popularity of mp3 players and playing music from ones' computer. You will hear nothing but crystal clear, rich sound with concert-like quality. Each song will blend perfectly with the next, with no dead air in-between. We can give you a hot-mix show with the hottest new dance tunes if you like and our inventory spans the entire musical spectrum; including Big Band, 50's, Motown, Disco, to Current Rock, R&B, Country, Pop and Dance.

Visit our website, www.djmim.com, call 815-206-5573 or email info@djmim.com for more information about our company and services! Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
We are NOT the typical "corny" or "cheesy" wedding DJ's!! We offer the experience of knowing WHEN to interact and the right amount of interaction needed to keep a dance floor full of energy! Having the amount of experience we do and musical knowledge also allows us to know what songs to play and when--you can't simply go from one song to the next...there is a very finely-tuned skill involved in 'reading-the-crowd' that only comes with many years of experience in wedding receptions!
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Not at all! Since we custom-build your night for you to suit your every need, want and desire you can give us every song you'd like played from start to finish if you desire. Of course we would suggest giving us about 15 or so suggestions and then letting us read your crowd as well as take requests from your guests that evening to keep the dance floor full all night long!
What is your usual attire?
We default to a very appropriate suit and tie...unless it's a black tie affair which we would of course wear a tuxedo. If this will be a themed event we'd love to know so we can dress accordingly as well!
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
We request if you've got the song to please email the mp3 or mail a disc to us so we can load it for you prior to your Big Day. If you don't have it either we will do our best to get the song for you.
How many other DJs do you work with?
I have four total DJ's including myself on staff. All of us have at least 10 years of experience DJing wedding receptions alone.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
We will come out and DJ for 5 minutes if you like....but there is a minimum charge for most events that can be discussed
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Most definitely! Quite often though we can arrange a phone conference that takes care of questions, details, etc. With most clients busy schedules combined with the added stress of planning a wedding reception, an in-person meeting is difficult to arrange....we do not require it on our end but again woudl be happy to arrange one if you'd like.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
No
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Of course! Again, along with the 'full-customization' process this is an item we definitely would like to have from you!
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes...top-of-the-line up-to-date professional sound equipment.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
With a WeddingWire.com referral we will provide a basic lighting package for free (normally a $100.00 value). This consists of one tripod behind the DJ and doesn't involve computerized timing/lighting. It also can be where the lights are setup on the DJ table/speaker stands depending on how the Hall is positioned, etc--whatever works best aesthetically and will allow for the least amount of disruption to those guests who do not want to dance and don't want to be annoyed with lights in their eyes combined with the most amount of focus on the dance floor for those that do want to dance and enjoy a little lighting. These basic lights we bring out to weddings consist of a few lights that are 'soft' colors focused on the dance floor one of which mimics a "mirror ball" effect (basically white spots that spin around on the dance floor). No strobes or flashy lighting to annoy your guests! Our "Upgraded Lighting" is offered at an additional fee and that includes a computerized lighting. This basically transforms your event from a 'standard' wedding reception into more of a 'nightclub' type atmosphere.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
We arrive approximately one hour prior to contract-start time. The client is required to provide a 6ft or 8ft banquet-type table as stated in our contracts.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Not at all--that's for the "Cheesy" and "Corny" Wedding DJ's..which we are not.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We do NOT talk between songs except when necessary....Remember that your DJ is typically the person that is coordinating with the Reception Hall regarding the timing of everything as well as your photographer/videographer (so they aren't outside having a cigarette when we're annoucing your 1st Dance, etc.) and then with you and your Bridal Party so he can annouce your Grand Entrance. He will coordinate your cake cutting and speeches and any prayer/blessing, etc. He will annouce your 1st Dance, Bride/Father, Groom/Mother and any other items that need to be addressed througout the evening.....all the while keeping the energy level up with appropriate dinner music (along with appropriate volume levels...VERY important, especially for your older crowd!) and then keeping your dance floor moving all night long while running through every genre/spectrum of music to hopefully satisfy the extremely diverse crowds that are in attendance. In order to pull all of this off without a hitch and seamlessly you need plenty of experience which we've got!
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We would not resort to "cheese" as most others would..this rarely happens as we have that much experience in reading crowds and knowing what they like/want to hear...but if it did we'd remind guests politely that we do take requests and we'd quickly transition out of the song that 'killed-the-dance-floor' and get another song on to get people back out there.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do not take any breaks and don't require a meal.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
n/a
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We always have a backup DJ on emergency call.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No
What is your overtime rate?
This is stated in your contract.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We do have travel fees if we travel over 100 miles each way from the DJ's home. This is discussed prior to the contracting phase so there are no surprises.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We require 1/2 the contracted amount to lock your date in. The other 1/2 is due one week prior to your event date.

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Tiffany
Wedding:
1/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Everything was great! Tim was extremely helpful and accommodating as well as friendly! He was able to incorporate many of our unusual song requests and kept the party going smoothly throughout the ceremony, dinner, and reception. We would highly recommend Tim Hicks and Music in Motion!
Everything was great! Tim was extremely helpful and accommodating as well as friendly! He was able to incorporate many of Read more...
Everything was great! Tim was extremely helpful and accommodating as well as friendly! He was able to incorporate many of our unusual song requests and kept the party going smoothly throughout the ceremony, dinner, and reception. We would highly recommend Tim Hicks and Music in Motion! Read less
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Missy
Wedding:
10/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Tim made our Halloween wedding a hit!! Everyone had a great time and he played an excellent selection!! Something for everyone! Thanks Tim. Mr & Mrs Bert Flowers
Tim made our Halloween wedding a hit!! Everyone had a great time and he played an excellent selection!! Something for Read more...
Tim made our Halloween wedding a hit!! Everyone had a great time and he played an excellent selection!! Something for everyone! Thanks Tim. Mr & Mrs Bert Flowers Read less
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Josh
Wedding:
10/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Awesome all away around! The dj was very involved and very flexible with the music.
Awesome all away around! The dj was very involved and very flexible with the music.
Awesome all away around! The dj was very involved and very flexible with the music. Read less
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Madeline
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Our DJ had people dancing for HOURS! We did a little pre-dinner dance party and it was AWESOME! They worked incredibly well with us, and I knew they had our best interest at heart.
Our DJ had people dancing for HOURS! We did a little pre-dinner dance party and it was AWESOME! They worked incredibly Read more...
Our DJ had people dancing for HOURS! We did a little pre-dinner dance party and it was AWESOME! They worked incredibly well with us, and I knew they had our best interest at heart. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Tim was so great! Any issues or questions that I had were instantly dealt with and answered. I could not recommend him highly enough. The service he provided was amazing, and we are still getting so many compliments on the music and professionalism of the night. I wanted to add ceremony music from him at the last minute, and they were extremely accommodating. I had an issue with people eating cupcakes too early, and Tim made sure to make an announcement for me and get people to cooperate :-) I felt so heard and helped by Tim, it was great. We owe our awesome wedding night to Tim and Music in Motion!
Tim was so great! Any issues or questions that I had were instantly dealt with and answered. I could not recommend him Read more...
Tim was so great! Any issues or questions that I had were instantly dealt with and answered. I could not recommend him highly enough. The service he provided was amazing, and we are still getting so many compliments on the music and professionalism of the night. I wanted to add ceremony music from him at the last minute, and they were extremely accommodating. I had an issue with people eating cupcakes too early, and Tim made sure to make an announcement for me and get people to cooperate :-) I felt so heard and helped by Tim, it was great. We owe our awesome wedding night to Tim and Music in Motion! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Tim was the best!! After giving him my songs for during the reception (garter toss, bouquet toss etc.) he knew what type of music to play and fed off our very active wedding party!! During the planning process he kept in contact with me and was very easy to get into contact with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone, he was an awesome DJ and we enjoyed having him get everyone onto the dance floor!
Tim was the best!! After giving him my songs for during the reception (garter toss, bouquet toss etc.) he knew what type Read more...
Tim was the best!! After giving him my songs for during the reception (garter toss, bouquet toss etc.) he knew what type of music to play and fed off our very active wedding party!! During the planning process he kept in contact with me and was very easy to get into contact with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone, he was an awesome DJ and we enjoyed having him get everyone onto the dance floor! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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This company was great to work with throughout the whole planning process! Tim, the owner was in constant contact with us and then closer to our wedding our DJ Ron kept in touch and up to date on any changes or differences we wanted. They were very helpful and accommodating to make our day the best ever! Ron was great!!
This company was great to work with throughout the whole planning process! Tim, the owner was in constant contact with us Read more...
This company was great to work with throughout the whole planning process! Tim, the owner was in constant contact with us and then closer to our wedding our DJ Ron kept in touch and up to date on any changes or differences we wanted. They were very helpful and accommodating to make our day the best ever! Ron was great!! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Music in motion was a very stress-free dj service to use, everything was online and easy to use. We were able to set up an event timeline and pick special songs for our event very easily. Any questions we had we could email the owner, Tim Hicks, and he responded very promptly and was always positive and professional. I would recommend this DJ service to others and will always remember how helpful they were for our big day!
Music in motion was a very stress-free dj service to use, everything was online and easy to use. We were able to set up an Read more...
Music in motion was a very stress-free dj service to use, everything was online and easy to use. We were able to set up an event timeline and pick special songs for our event very easily. Any questions we had we could email the owner, Tim Hicks, and he responded very promptly and was always positive and professional. I would recommend this DJ service to others and will always remember how helpful they were for our big day! Read less
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Kylin
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We both shared the same goal, and that was to have the dance floor packed.
We both shared the same goal, and that was to have the dance floor packed.
We both shared the same goal, and that was to have the dance floor packed. Read less
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Brandon
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Tim Hicks did a phenomenal job at our wedding. Not only was he always available to discuss plans and coordinate special requests along the way, he also played an instrumental role in assisting us with recommendations and ideas to help us make our vision of perfection a reality. We could not be more pleased with the outcome of every aspect he handled throughout the course of the night. He was organized, professional and above all fun and entertaining. He greatly contributed to keeping us on schedule throughout the night and making sure we were always right on cue with each event. Could not have been more satisfied with our decision to have him DJ the most important night of our lives.
Tim Hicks did a phenomenal job at our wedding. Not only was he always available to discuss plans and coordinate special Read more...
Tim Hicks did a phenomenal job at our wedding. Not only was he always available to discuss plans and coordinate special requests along the way, he also played an instrumental role in assisting us with recommendations and ideas to help us make our vision of perfection a reality. We could not be more pleased with the outcome of every aspect he handled throughout the course of the night. He was organized, professional and above all fun and entertaining. He greatly contributed to keeping us on schedule throughout the night and making sure we were always right on cue with each event. Could not have been more satisfied with our decision to have him DJ the most important night of our lives. Read less
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