YOU have questions, cue has answers

Whether you are just getting into the DJ business and looking to schedule your first gig, or you’re an experienced professional, cue can help you run your business more efficiently, and make you more competitive. Our cue&A is meant to answer some of the common questions we get from event professionals looking to take control of their businesses.

What is business automation software?

Business automation software is a suite of applications designed to help you manage the repetitive, day-to-day task of your business. Also known as Enterprise Resource Planning software, these platforms can – after some initial setup – handle key business functions, such as:

  • Proposals and contracts
  • Billing and Payment processing
  • Marketing
  • Content management
  • Workflow management
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Business Intelligence
  • Analytics
    Why does my event business need automation?

    If you’re a wedding DJ, wedding photographer, wedding planner, or anyone in the event industry, your business is spinning record, taking pictures, and providing your clients with memorable experiences, not writing contracts, tracking mileage, or following up on invoice. Business automation takes many of these tedious, but important tasks of running a business, and handles them for you.

    What should I look for in a business automation app?

    Ideally, a good business automation app will combine all of the administration, accounting, customer relationship management (CRM), event management software (EMS), and other non-creative functions of your business into a single platform. A better business automation app will allow those functions to work together to create efficiencies in your workflow. The best business automation apps will take that divergent data, and use machine learning and deep analytics to give you a comprehensive picture of the health of your business, where the growth opportunities are, and where resources can be better utilized.

    cue does this.

    What is the difference between cue Premium and cue Essentials?

    The difference is one of access.

    The difference is access. cue Essentials (FREE) gives you access to a simple and comprehensive set of tools to manage your business and events, including cue exclusive Venue Intelligence, proposals and contracts, financial ledgers, expense tracking, and more.

    cue Premium subscription ($49/mo., $450/yr.) gives you access to powerful automation, timeline + forms, and custom templates to assist you in improving your workflows. In additional sophisticated analytics, social tools, a dashboard to give you a glimpse of your business’s health are all on the horizon making cue Premium the most comprehensive platform for running your business in the event industry.

    How "free" is cue Essentials really?

    Like free-free. Which is why we don’t offer a free trial.

    Our competitors provide some version of restricted access for a limited time before requiring a paid account to continue access to your business data. cue Essentials is completely free-to-use, with no time limits, event limits, or revenue restrictions. Just everything you need to organize and run your business better.

    For free.

    What happens to my data if I move between cue Essentials and cue Premium?

    Since cue Essentials and cue Premium are the same platform, so the short answer is “nothing”.

    The longer answer is, your data is your data, and it is there from the moment you create your free account. A subscription to cue Premium unlocks a next level of sophisticated analytics and business intelligence tools, allowing you to slice and dice your data, and to make the best decisions for your business.

    And because cue Essentials and cue Premium are different levels of the same platform, you will be able to these more advanced tools to look at your historic data going back to the creation of your account. Conversely, should the business need arise for you to downgrade from cue Premium to cue Essentials, the platform will continue to track everything you are doing, and you can resume using the advanced tools of cue Premium by reactivating your subscription.



    Essentials Features +

    Timelines w/ Music Picker


    Custom Contracts

    Inquiry Forms

    Client Payments




    100k+ Business Directory

    Lead Management

    Client Access

    Venue Intelligence

    Step Progress

    Dropzone Documents

    Financial Ledger

    Tasks, Notes, and More

    Proposals and Contracts




    Essentials Features +

    Timelines w/ Music Picker


    Custom Contracts

    Inquiry Forms

    Client Payments


    cue&A Sessions