Mobile Disco Public Liability Insurance from DJ Associates
Are you a Mobile DJ Looking for cheap public liability insurance for your mobile disco?, then look no further!, from just £75.00 per person (From £49 for Students and Under 21’s), per year you can enjoy the benefits of belonging to one of the UK’s most popular Mobile DJ associations which includes a dedicated & personalised £10m pli insurance policy backed by one of the UK’s biggest insurance underwriters, and dedicated to the professional entertainer.
DJ Associates administrator and founder Daniel Bilham, described the newly launched DJ@ as being a ‘Revolution’, whilst Chairman Jim Boylan, went on to describe the full benefits of DJ Associates membership, which goes way beyond just offering mobile dj’s more affordable public liability insurance, the full range of membership benefits include:-
* Full, £10 million Mobile Disco Public Liability insurance personalised to each individual member, which also covers the dry hire of Sound and Lighting Equipment to clients.
* Membership card, which can also include other professional memberships held by the individual, such as Equity, FSB, Pro-Dub etc
* Pli Validator, allow your website visitors or a venue to check your Public Liability insurance status and view your certificate in real time.
* Additional £10 million pli cover for Mobile DJ’s who also ‘dry hire’ Audio and Visual equipment to venues and the general public
* £250,000 legal defence costs, against action arising from legal disputes within consumer law
* Legal Advice, and representation for and on behalf of the association membership
* An exclusive, Lifetime discount from Mix Mash, a retailer of professional video media for the VJ
“The pli which we offer isn’t just an ordinary repackaged public insurance policy” says Dan. “This is a policy tailored exactly to our members’ needs and throughout, we have constantly advised our insurers that we want a policy for the Mobile DJ, so thats exactly what the policy covers, right out of the box. In addition we have negotiated the same £10m liability cover to extend to A/V and Disco equipment hired out by the registered member to the general public, and we believe that we are unique in extending this cover to our members as part of their policy and at no extra charge. In addition, our policy does also include the use of conventional fog machines, and most other popular Dj stage effects, provided they are not explosive or pyrotechnic in nature”.
DJ@ also include a futher £250,000 cover to members, to legally represent them should they encounter any legal action brought against them by a client, such as an unfounded complaint made against them under consumer trading laws.
The use of a membership card ensures that only registered members are able to use that membership number and are entitled to our pli cover, which before was always an issue with sending photocopies of certificates into venues with no way of knowing who may use, copy or access it in the future. “In the days of insurance fraud, and indentity theft, our members expressed this as a concern, and we have now addressed it” continues Dan, “The card also allows a member to professionally indentify themselves to clients, agencies and venues alike”.
Chairman Jim Boylan, also went on to discuss DJ associates newest feature – the DJ Associates Pli validator. “We noticed that one of the main players involved in website Pli validation had disappeared and nothing was immediately available to replace it. Several of our members also requested that we personalised our pli certificates to include the members’ name on the actual policy, rather than rely on the blanket cover certificates offered by various other entities, some of which were being refused acceptance in some quarters for various reasons.
Once again, we listened to our members and worked tirelessly with our insurers and webmaster and the “PLI Validator” was introduced, which now allows our members to place a small discrete logo on their website, which when clicked by the visitor shows a copy of their pli certficate, complete with the name of policy holder and confirms that they are a member of DJ Associates and that the certificate is current and valid. We expect this to find many uses, one of which is to enable a venue to check the pli & membership status of business in real time, and also print out the personalised certificate on site , and in the event of a dispute or any doubt this can be done on the actual night from the venue, requiring only a connection to the internet. This also negates the need for a DJ to photocopy and post a hard copy certificate prior to the function. Although we are flattered that many have since copied the validator, we are proud that we were the first Association to pioneer it, and as a direct result of listening to our members.”
DJ Associates is not the new kid on the block, indeed it has been around for a few years, but as a free, non profit organisation. “We are still keen to remain non profit making” says Dan, the original DJ@ Founder. “However we have begun charging subscription fees in order to offer our members further benefits, in fact, benefits which we would not even be in a position to negotiate unless we had some financial backing from our membership, and without which we simply wouldn’t be taken seriously if we approached corporate entities for partnership. The result is what you read today, the ability to offer one, if not THE most competitive public liability insurance policies around, aimed exclusively at the mobile dj industry, and with many benefits simply not seen from dedicated policies costing twice or three times the price”. We’ve set the benchmark with a policy this comprehensive for just £75.00, but this is a fast moving industry which we are proud to be representing and we can’t take our eye off the ball, and so we hope to be bringing more benchmark deals and benefits to our members very soon.
Back in 2006 and on an earlier blog entry, I asked whether any association would come forward “with Balls”. Maybe 2009 has finally produced one.
Note from Blog Owner:- I personally like the DJ@ purely because it doesn’t use its members’ fees to attend expensive exhibitions and high profile P.R excercises both in the UK and overseas, and instead seems to uphold its policy of concentrating its membership fees back into the association in the form of benefits to its membership.
For more information on joining DJ Associates, and obtaining membership entitlements plus £10m Public Liability Cover from just £75.00 a year, please visit their website at http://www.djassociates.org