Band vs. DJ vs. iPod

Band vs. DJ vs. iPod

With multiple music-making options at different price points to choose from, selecting the method that’s right for your event may seem a little daunting.

To help get your planning back in tune, here are the upsides and downsides to the three most popular choices.


There aren’t many opportunities in life to have live musicians performing just for you, says editor Amy Eisinger. “With a band you’re really giving your guests a great show, and your reception will likely feel higher-end.” Bands are also typically experts at whatever style of music they specialize in, notes Eisinger.

On the downside, good bands are the most expensive way...