Category Archives: EVENTS

How a DJ Should Prepare for Wedding Day Emergencies

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By Alan Dodson – “Wedding Wizard” Many people grew up watching Mighty Mouse morning cartoons and remember his catch phrase: “Here I come to save the day!” In the wedding business, professionals need to be prepared to deal with emergencies that inevitably arise. If well-prepared, the vendor team can save the day. A good wedding…

3 Reasons Why a Bride Asks About Wedding DJ Costs

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By Rick Brewer – “Get More Brides” There are typically three reasons why a bride will ask a wedding DJ or other wedding professional about their pricing. While this question can be a frustrating thing, let me assure you it is A) not personal, and B) actually a good thing because you have at the…

The Winter 2017 NAMM Show: Overview & Photos

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Photo credit: Jake Klein By Jake Klein – Guest Writer The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) did it again with this year’s 2017 Winter NAMM show, which took place January 19 – 22, in Anaheim, CA. Recognized as one of the largest musical trade shows and most important music industry conventions, the NAMM show…

Top 3 Tips for Generating DJ Business at Wedding/Bridal Shows

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By Rick Brewer – “Get More Brides” I get this question from DJs all the time: “Rick, do bridal shows still work?” The answer is easy for me: Sometimes… or maybe. There are many variables as to why a wedding show will or will not work for a DJ, but let me share the top…

Selling to Wedding Clients

No-Selling

By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” First, understand this: PEOPLE DON’T LIKE TO BE SOLD; THEY LIKE TO BUY. Most event professionals suck at sales, so take the word “selling” out of your vocabulary now. Ask questions. Let potential clients be part of the process instead of your just making presentation. Allow them feel your passion…

Sound-Activated vs. Intelligent Lighting

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By Chase Jewell, “Sound & Lighting Tutor” The biggest question I get asked a lot by mobile DJs just starting out is, “What dance floor lighting do you recommend I get for my DJ setup?” Well, that is a very simple question that has a very VERY complex answer. Why? Because the answer depends largely…

DJ Tip In a Minute: Security for Your Gear

DJ Jay Brannan says, “I make a habit of keeping my laptop/hard drives/headphones/chargers together and away from my gig until the last minute after setting up everything else. I also tear down my laptop/hard drive/headphones first when the gig has ended and get those things OUT of the room and locked up in my van,…

Is There a Wedding DJ Price MarkUp & Why?

DJ Brian S. Redd gives his response to the Today Show report.

The time that goes into a wedding as the DJ

Just showing a small part of the process of meeting with a bride before the wedding. By the time this wedding ends in August 2016, I will have spent a total of 28-31 hours on the wedding (meetings, driving, setting up, loading in and out, prepping, and being the DJ that day), more goes into…

You Are the Unique Advantage

be yourself

By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” Someone once said, “To sell successfully, you need to be as aggressive as Donald Trump, as innovative as Albert Einstein, as independent as Katharine Hepburn, as analytical as Sherlock Holmes, as funny as Bill Cosby, as poised as Cary Grant, as driven as Will Smith, with a smile that rivals…