Category Archives: WRITERS

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…

Setting and Achieving Goals for Your DJ Business

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By Stu Chisholm – The Complete Disc Jockey A lot of people confuse goals with wishes. We can wish for whatever we want, but those wishes will forever remain dreams unless we work to achieve them. Not only that, but the journey to a goal is a lot like a journey to anywhere else: you…

5 Tips for Financial Success for Small Business Owners

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By Jerry Bazata – “The Money Answer Man” Each year thousands of entrepreneurs take a leap of faith, resign from full -time employment, and begin a business with the hopes and dreams of obtaining financial success and independence. With all good intentions, they begin working on a business model, creating a plan for sales and…

Making the Right Decisions: Passionate vs. Practical

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By Julie Oshins – Play It Forward I recently had to make a pretty big choice. It involves being out of the country for an entire month! And I thought, what is your process when making choices? Particularly when one of the choices is something that might be considered the practical or “responsible” choice, or…

Sound System Setup Tips: Speakers, Subwoofers, and More

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By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor In this article, I discuss the proper setup of your PA system, as well as recommendations of what types of equipment you should use or look into purchasing. A lot goes into designing your PA system, and making sure everything runs and sounds perfect can be a…

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…

How to Manage Seasonality in the Mobile DJ Business

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By Gregg Hollman – Party Professional Most mobile DJ businesses exhibit seasonality. According to Investopedia, “seasonality is a characteristic of a time series in which the data experiences regular and predictable changes that recur every calendar year. Any predictable change or pattern in a time series that recurs or repeats over a one-year period can…

DJ Ethics: What Are the Copyright Laws of Purchased Music?

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by Stu Chisholm – The Complete Disc Jockey Last November, I discussed some of the ethical challenges that we encounter as DJs. Today I want to address another aspect of ethics that is legally blurry around the edges and–as evidenced in many DJ forums–completely misunderstood by all sides: the ethics of copyright. “Some will rob…

Selling Your DJ Service to Millennials

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By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” I went to a concert recently to see an artist called GriZ. He is the pied piper of a festival going tribe and his loyal fans (his tribe) have an edict – P.L.U.R. Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect. What does this have to do with you, an event DJ?…