Hiring a professional wedding DJ can be the difference between guests singing and dancing all night long vs. guests leaving early from boredom.
If you are a wedding DJ and want to up your game, check out the following resources to take your company to the next level!
Wedding DJ Conferences To Attend
Mobile Entertainment Expo (February) – Located at the Southpoint Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The Mobile Beat Conference was purchased and is now incorporated as part of the Photo Booth Expo. There is an exhibitor floor and presentations.
Midwest DJs Live (April) – Located in Milwaukee, WI. The conference has about 150 DJs with an exhibitor floor with under 50 booths and many educational presentations.
Marquee Show (June) – Located in Schaumberg, IL (20 minutes from Chicago). The conference has an exhibitor floor with under 50 booths and many educational presentations.
Beyond The Music Retreat (June) – I have not attended. The website states: “Beyond the Music Retreat is an educational conference dedicated to helping DJs take their careers to a higher altitude. It offers a variety of panel discussions with some of the brightest minds in the DJ world.”
DJX, fka DJ Expo (August) – The longest-running DJ conference in the USA. The conference has a large exhibitor floor and educational presentations. Attending DJs is estimated at 5,000.
Wedding MBA (November) – A wedding pro conference focusing on educational tracks for many industries. There is a very large exhibitor floor. Attendees are estimated at 6,000 with the majority being wedding venues and wedding planners.
The DJ Collective (November) – An intimate DJ conference. The website states: “Trendsetting content with a creative edge focusing on Performance, Branding, Social Media, Marketing, and Business Practices.”
Harvest of Sound (December) – The website states: “Featuring the top manufacturers in the industry, Harvest of Sound gives you the opportunity to hear, and test equipment side by side. seminars are designed to not only elevate your business”
Wedding DJ Record Pools
Promo Only – I only recommend legal DJ pools and Promo Only is my favorite for radio edits and a vast library.
Wedding DJ Podcasts to Listen to
PhDJ Podcast – Mike Walter and Joe Bunn discuss DJ topics to grow your business and have successful performances.
The Travel DJ Blend with DJ Brian B – Topics include music ideas and business tips.
Wedding Business Solutions – Alan Berg offers tips for running your business along with marketing and sales tips.
Wedding DJ YouTube Channels to Follow
Nick Spinelli – Offering tips for running your DJ business.
Jason Jani – Offering tips for running your DJ business.
DJNTV (Disc Jockey News) – Offering tips for running your DJ business.
Wedding DJ Associations
ADJA (American Disc Jockey Association)
NAME (National Association of Mobile Entertainers)
CPDJA (Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association)
Wedding DJ Playlist Builders
My Wedding Songs – Offers 600+ curated playlists to grow your music knowledge.
Top Wedding Songs – Offers wedding song ideas with the ability to create your own playlist to share with friends and wedding pros.
Spotify – Get song ideas
Crate Hackers – Offers playlist ideas from fellow industry DJs.
Wedding DJ Tips & Tools
The DJs Vault – A paid educational portal to help you plan your music, grow your business, and dominate your market.
DJ News – A great resource for managing your DJ company and educational tips.
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