Party Music | Best Ways to get your Party Started

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Having great music is one of the best ways to keep your guests entertained all night. That’s why we’ve created this ultimate guide to tell you everything you need to know about party music. So no matter what your budget is, or what vibe you’re going for, we’ve got you covered! Don’t forget to check out our money saving party tips and the 20 best party themes.

DIY Party Music

Creating your own playlist is the cheapest way of sorting out your party music. And it’s great because you have complete control over what you want to play! The main thing you need to consider though for this method, is that it only works if your party is not in a public place as you most likely won’t have a licence for it. That’s why it is really important to check first if you can actually play the music you’re planning to at your party.

But if you’ve checked all the legal stuff and have the green light, DIY party music is a great option. All you need is a phone, playlist, AUX lead and some speakers and you’re good to go!

Apple Music is the perfect way to create a party playlist. It’s intelligent recommendation feature makes it really quick to add songs to create the perfect track list and it’s cross fade feature makes seamless song transitions. It’s only $9.99/ £9.99 per month and you can get a free 3 month trial to check it out. And don’t worry, you can use it on Android devices too!

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So either pick a pre-made party playlist or create your own to keep your guests entertained! Need more help? Check out the party playlist tips you need to know!

Cheapest optionLicence restrictions
Control over songsTakes time to sort out

Professional DJ

If you’re not so confident in your DJ skills or just don’t have the time to sort your party music yourself, hiring a professional DJ is your best bet. Professionals will always be the best at getting your guests on the dance floor and a great time. There are also plenty of local DJs about so you’ll have no trouble finding a professional to sort the perfect party music that you’re after.   



Hassle free

Can be expensive

Great entertainment

Less control over the music

dj party music

Live Party Music

Hiring a professional band to sort your party music is a really unique way of entertaining your guests. You can choose a local up-and-coming band as the focus of your entertainment or in the background to create the perfect ambience. One of the best things about live music is that you can pick any genre to create any vibe so keep it casual and classy with a jazz band or pick up the pace with some rock music!



Unique entertainment

An expensive option

Creates an atmosphere

Harder to find than DJs

Let your Guests Decide

Letting your guests decide on the party music is a guaranteed way to keep everyone happy and entertained. You could create a collaborative playlist on Apple Music or encourage your guests to request songs to the DJ. Hiring a karaoke machine and letting your guests belt out their favourite hits gets everyone in the party spirit. Or you could even hire a jukebox so your friends and family can choose their favourite songs!

party music jukebox

So now you’ve got your party music sorted, remember to have a look at our ultimate party planning checklist. Like our Facebook Page and follow us on Pinterest!