Start Your Own Wedding DJ Business
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Start Your Own Wedding DJ Business

The Wedding DJ Business: The framework to become successful and profitable!
3.5 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4 students enrolled
Created by Jonathan Paduano
Last updated 3/2015
Price: $50
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose the right name for their business
  • Register for a DBA
  • Build a DJ setup with sound and lighting
  • Building your music library with the essentials
  • Create appealing packages
  • Determine their price point
  • Create a wedding day agenda
  • Understand the formalities of a wedding
  • Ask the right questions when meeting with a bride or a groom
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  • A love for music
  • Weekends FREE
  • An outgoing and fun-loving personality
  • Reliable transportation

With “Managing A Wedding DJ Business," you will learn everything about the business side of being a wedding disc jockey (DJ), even if you have no experience!

The full course has more than 25 video lectures, divided into 9 chapters. Each chapter will help you in the process of starting and developing a wedding DJ business. We'll start from the basics that include smart ways to form your company and book your first wedding, then move on to more advanced concepts that include our 3 package rule that will strategically make you more money than you could imagine right away!

The DJ is the most important part of every wedding. Studies show that when a guest is asked about their experience at a recent wedding they attended, 8 out of 10 say the entertainment. Setting yourself up for success right away will not only put you in a great place financially, but will help you to generate QUALITY leads much more efficiently. Knowing how to manage and grow a wedding DJ business now will give you the ability to drive motivated couples to your business!

“Managing A Wedding DJ Business" will give you a new perspective on how a wedding DJ company can drive motivated clients and through this course, you will be able to manage work and wedding clients in a business that can bring part or full-time work. Enjoy!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for the individual looking to explore something new, but doesn't know where to start
  • This course is for the working DJ looking to expand into the wedding market
  • This course is probably not for you if you're looking for how to improve your performance at weddings, building a playlist or set list, or advertising and marketing to brides and grooms. Those will be covered in other future courses
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
2 Lectures 09:00

Learn how I got started in the Wedding Industry.

Preview 05:29

I'll cover briefly what to expect with this course.

Preview 03:31
Setting up the business
3 Lectures 12:14

The name of a company is your first chance to spark the interest of a potential client. Learn how to create a name for yourself.

Preview 03:59

We'll cover what a DBA is and why you should register for one.

Registering a DBA

It's not the most expensive thing in the world, but it will sure cost you more without it!

All good businesses need insurance
The Equipment
5 Lectures 18:56

We'll cover Mac vs. PC and what specifications you'll need when choosing your laptop.


A brief overview of the popular name-brand software every DJ should consider using.


We'll go over the different types of controllers you can use to control your music and software.


Learn the difference between Active and Passive speakers, and what you should use for your system.


We'll cover the different types of lighting you can use to add to your DJ packages.

The Music
2 Lectures 06:27

The best music subscription services out there for Wedding DJs.

Where do you get it?

Discover the tunes that will keep your guests happy and your dance floor rocking!

Best music for weddings
Packages & Prices
3 Lectures 10:33

A look into finding out how to set yourself up in your market and charge competitively.

Know your market

Learn the pros and cons of using packages and a la carté.

Packages vs. A la Carté

Learn the secret behind offering 3 packages and making the most money.

The 3 Package Rule
Finding Brides and Grooms
4 Lectures 14:03

Craigslist is a very powerful tool for DJs when used correctly. Learn how to take advantage of this free service.

The Power of Craigslist

Learn what you should and shouldn't do when advertising your service.

The Dos and Don'ts

We'll cover what kinds of pictures and videos to post, as well as how many is too many.

Pictures and Video

Learn how to get a bride or a groom to agree to meeting with you for an in-person consultation.

Getting your first wedding consultation
The Consultation
5 Lectures 14:09

If you don't have your own "brick and mortar" place of business, no need to worry! Find out the best places to hold your meetings and the best way to get both parties to agree on a time.

Setting up a time and place

The dos and don'ts on meeting with brides and grooms. Learn how to conduct yourself professionally in a meeting.

Meeting Etiquette

Learn the questions you need to ask when talking with a bride and groom.

Ask the right questions!

What are the main highlights at a wedding? Learn what those are and what your responsibilities are for each of them.

The Formalities

What's a wedding agenda? Take a look at this master list that will be sure to impress everyone you work with.

Creating A Wedding Agenda
2 pages
Wedding Day
3 Lectures 08:19

Practice, practice, PRACTICE! Get familiar with your agenda and music. You'll also learn what to bring with you, and what you should have with you in case of emergency.


An overview of how NOT to conduct yourself at a wedding.

Don't Do These!

What to do after the wedding that will leave the couple raving about YOU!

Follow Up
Course Wrap-Up
1 Lecture 01:56

Other courses you can expect from me in the future!

What's next?...and Thank You!
About the Instructor
Jonathan Paduano
3.5 Average rating
3 Reviews
4 Students
1 Course
Wedding DJ Expert

B.M. Music Education and Performance at Syracuse University

10+ years as a Wedding Industry Expert

5 years as a Wedding DJ

(2015, 2014, 2013) winner of WeddingWires' Couples Choice Award

Has performed at over 500 weddings and 200 private parties in 5 years!