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What's in for me?
This is a question that we’re often asked and quite rightly so.
The easy answer is – as much as you are prepared to put in. The NADJ is still in its infancy and as we grow in numbers and strength, then our voice within the industry gets louder and more prominent. The knock on effect is that we can also get more exclusive benefits for our members. However, here is a summary of the tangible benefits NADJ members get:
£10m PLI & ELI cover included in Full Membership package.
NADJ membership now includes £10m of Public Liability Insurance and this has been negotiated with one of the biggest players in entertainment insurance market (Hencilla Canworth). We have come up with one of the most competitive and comprehensive products on the market, with NADJ membership and the inclusive £10m PLI & ELI policy costing only £75 per year.
A free CD for new members from our supporting partners CD Pool (value up to £22).
All new members of the NADJ are entitled to claim a free CD of their choice from the vast array of releases from CD Pool (www.cdpool.com).
Once your application for membership has been fully processed, we will contact you to ask you which CD you would like from the CD Pool monthly release schedule and your free CD will be sent to you by the team at CD Pool.
The NADJ has had some fantastic support from DJ music suppliers like CD Pool, Mastermix and DMC and we are working together to offer our members some exclusive discounts and benefits. Special offers are constantly changing and our members are advised to keep an eye on the NADJ website (www.nadj.org.uk), our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NADJUK) and Twitter feeds. We don’t want you to miss out!
Free website hosting (with no adverts). [Claim Yours Here]
Why pay extra for web hosting when you can get it included with your annual membership?
NADJ members don't have to stump up their hard-earned cash to host their website and the days of having sites with pup-up adverts are a thing of the past. Our web hosting package includes:
If you have yet to setup your own website, you could be missing out on a large customer-base. The NADJ will give you basic help and advice to help you introduce your business to online customers.
A free copy of Pro Mobile magazine (equivalent cost £12 per year).
All paid up members with valid PAT certificates on file will receive a subscription to Pro Mobile Magazine (cost £12 per annum to non-members). The magazine is fast becoming the premier publication for the professional DJ. It is packed full of useful tips, reviews, competitions and advice to help your business go from strength to strength.
A free listing on the 'Find A DJ' section of the NADJ website.
NADJ members will get their business details listed on the 'Find A DJ' section of the NADJ website. Visitors and potential customers do recognise the importance of being a part of a nationally recognised Association. Visitors to the NADJ website can search for suitable operators in their area or they can check the membership status of a DJ that they are thinking about hiring.
We regularly hear from customers who want to check that their DJ is a member of the Association and we do clamp down on those operators who make false claims about membership or who carry use the NADJ logo on their promotional materials.
PAT, PLI and NADJ logo on your UK-Disco listing (upon request).
The NADJ has a very close working relationship with Jon White who runs the highly popular UK-Disco website. Mr White is an avid and pro-active supporter of the NADJ and his website site gets thousands of hits from potential customers every day. NADJ members can get PAT, PLI and NADJ membership status added to their listing (upon request) for free. PAT and PLI verification is usually a service that commands a small fee, but NADJ members can contact us to have their listing upgraded to reflect their status.
By adding PAT (portable appliance testing), PLI and NADJ membership to your UK-Disco listing, you may fill potential customers with an added element of confidence to hire your services. Many venues now request PAT and PLI documents and if a customer knows in advance that your documents have already been verified, they may favour your listing over your competitors.
A source of advice, information, industry news and educational seminars.
As well as keeping our members informed of what is happening within the Association, the NADJ website has educational content that is available to members only. We have presentations on various aspects that are important to the industry and we aim to educate DJs on how they can improve or diversify their business.
Help from a team of knowledgeable and experienced professional DJs.
Our members have a wealth of knowledge and experience both inside and outside of the industry. We can act as an impartial source of advice and if we cannot directly help you, we usually know of people who can offer you assistance.
Access to a growing range of benefits and discounts for NADJ members only.
NADJ members get access to a growing list of benefits and discounts. We have a dedicated Benefits Officer who is tasked with getting the best deals for our members. Recent offers include discounts from manufacturers, retailers and special offers from selected partners, such as DJ Intelligence and CD Pool.
Over the years, the NADJ has forged strong relations with manufacturers and retailers that like to show off their new products and who are also usually very happy to give discounts to our members. We have supporting retailers who work closely with us to give our members some of the best deals possible.
Local branches to network and improve your business with other like-minded DJs.
In many areas of the country we now have regular meetings where DJs are able to meet for training, to try out new products, to discuss some of the issues affecting the industry, to network and most of all to foster new friendships in a relaxed atmosphere.
Every member has a different level of knowledge and experience and if you need help, there is a good chance that an NADJ member will know of someone who can assist you or point you in the right direction.
The network of local branches also provide excellent opportunity to get to know your peers and also gain the confidence to pass on work and also find emergency cover in the event of an accident or sickness – it is a very comforting to know that your gig is being covered by someone proficient, reliable and experienced. After all, would you take the risk of getting emergency cover from a random business listing in the Yellow Pages directory when your reputation is on the line?
The NADJ is going from strength to strength and the list of benefits and discounts we can offer our members are constantly being added to or improved. If you feel that joining the NADJ is for you and you have equipment that has been tested for electrical safety (PAT tested), please Sign Up Online.
* Certain exclusions bring the Employers' Liability Insurance down to £5m.
Certain benefits are subject to status and availability. E&OE.