DJmark is the UK's original and most comprehensive quality vetting scheme for independent mobile disco, DJ and karaoke operators, established in 2007. A range of award levels are offered, from the entry level Silver Award through to a very difficult to attain Diamond Award.

The scheme is endorsed by the National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ) and the Mobile DJ Network (MDJN).

DJmark is currently only available to needadisco.com members and is a FREE benefit for those who meet the minimum requirements for each award level, which are detailed here.

Members who earn DJmark awards will experience a range of benefits, most notably the ability to impress prospective clients, venue and events managers who will view your award as a positive recommendation.

Many clients tell us that a DJmark Award is a deciding reason when choosing their DJ. In fact, it is always in our Top 10 of common reasons cited.


DJmark Awards are assessed regularly, usually on a Friday evening and applied automatically. You can keep an eye on your progress at Member Dashboard -> DJmark Awards

Planned exceptions to this policy can be viewed on our outages page and are usually announced several weeks in advance on our news page.

Once you have been granted a DJmark Award at any level, you must continue to provide the evidence needed to retain it. Your site ranking is improved if you maintain the highest possible level of DJmark Award..


If you would like to opt OUT of the DJmark Awards scheme simply let raise a Support Request to let us know your preference and we won't include you in the assessments.


If you have LOST your DJmark and want to know what happens next, CLICK HERE to find out more.

Silver is the entry-level DJmark Award. If you achieve a Silver DJmark you will:

receive Premium enquiries, unless you de-select them

receive enquiries where the client has specified a DJmark holder as a requirement

feature on djmark.org as a Silver Award holder

feature on and receive enquiries originating from needaweddingdisco.com, unless you opt out of weddings

feature on and receive enquiries originating from needakidsdisco.com, unless you opt out of these age groups

feature higher on search results pages

have notification emails issued up to 20 minutes after the enquiry is processed (as opposed to up to 30 minutes for non-DJmark Award holders)


To achieve a Silver award, you need to:

populate your profile with 1) a picture; 2) a "tagline"; 3) a description of your services, all in accordance with our listing policies

provide evidence of holding a current and valid PLI policy in the name and address of the account holder, or provide your NADJ / MDJN membership numbers for automatic verification

provide a full set of PAT records undertaken within the last 12 months (this is automatic for NADJ members) or, if you self-certify, acceptable proof of competence (once) and test device calibration records dated within the previous 12 months with each set of test records

provide a copy of the terms and conditions or contract you issue to clients when confirming bookings

provide evidence of holding a ProDub licence in your name OR a signed Disclaimer Form if your business does not require ProDub


You must do the following in order to keep your Award (as well as keeping your PLI/PAT details updated):

supply the client with clearly defined terms and conditions for all bookings sourced via needadisco.com - this is measured through customer feedback. This is not a point of law; it is one of customer satisfaction.

keep the number of "Pending" enquiries on your account below 100

Gold is the second level DJmark Award. If you achieve a Gold DJmark you will:

receive enquiries from clients who have specified "Gold" as a minimum required standard

receive enquiries from clients who insist on members having positive feedback

feature more prominently on search results pages

have notification emails issued up to 10 minutes after the enquiry is processed (as opposed to up to 20 minutes for Silver and up to 30 minutes for non-DJmark Award holders)

We cannot consider you for a Gold Award until you have held a Silver Award for 90 days or more during your current membership


To achieve a Gold award, you need to:

hold a Silver Award for the previous 90 days unless you have previously held Gold or higher but were downgraded

earn at least one positive testimonial within the last 3 years and during your current membership via the needadisco.com verified feedback system

if negative feedback has been received, this requirement increases to 5 positive testimonials for each negative

ensure we have a full verifiable geographical address on file for you (not displayed publicly)


You must do the following in order to keep your award:

maintain all the requirements above, as well as those for Silver by providing updated documentation in a timely fashion

keep the number of "Pending" enquiries on your account below 100

Platinum is the second highest DJmark Award. If you achieve a Platinum DJmark you will:

receive enquiries from clients who have specified "Platinum" as a minimum required standard

feature more prominently on search results pages

we issue notification emails within 5 minutes of the enquiry being processed

We cannot consider you for a Platinum Award until you have held a Gold Award for 90 days or more during your current membership


To achieve a Platinum award, you need to:

hold a Gold Award for the previous 90 days unless you previously held Platinum or Diamond and were downgraded for some reason

maintain a positive to negative review ratio of at least 10:1

supply a fit-for-purpose (in our opinion) Health & Safety Method Statement covering your typical business activities on third party sites

supply three sample Risk Assessments which meet our criteria for recently completed needadisco.com sourced jobs


You must do the following in order to keep your award:

maintain all the requirements above, as well as those for Gold and Silver by providing updated documentation in a timely fashion

supply a completed risk assessment for all bookings sourced via needadisco.com - you may upload these via Member Dashboard

Diamond is the highest level DJmark Award. If you achieve a Diamond DJmark you will:

feature most prominently on search results pages

feature by default on our "big buttons" pages for Wedding, Party and Kids' DJs (as applicable to you)

We cannot consider you for a Diamond Award until you have held a DJmark Award for TWO YEARS without during your current membership without any interruptions exceeding 7 days

To be eligible for a Diamond Award you must also have no breaches of our Terms and Conditions or Member Code of Conduct on file in the previous 12 months.


To achieve a Diamond award, you need to:

hold a Platinum Award

have held a DJmark Award at any level for two years without interruptions lasting over 7 days

maintain a positive to negative review ratio of at least 20:1

supply a copy of your published Complaints Procedure which references third party mediation


You must do the following in order to keep your award:

maintain all the requirements above, as well as those for Platinum, Gold and Silver by providing updated documentation in a timely fashion

conduct your business within our Terms and Conditions and Member Code of Conduct