Being in the wedding DJ business is very rewarding. I feel fortunate whenever a client puts their faith in me to DJ & MC their wedding. It’s probably the biggest, baddest and most expensive party they’re every going to throw and I consider it an honor to be included as such an important aspect of the celebration. During an interview with the folks over at Bride & Groom Planner, I reveal some insights into the Cincinnati wedding DJ business.
B&G Planner: Tell us about yourself and how your business began.
William: The Music Concierge is the culmination of a life long love affair with music. Ever since I can remember, music has been an important part of my life whether it was listening, performing, writing or playing. Although most people would never guess that I’m as old or experienced as I am, I know I’m telling my age when I relate that the very first song I ever recorded was “Super Freak” by Rick James on a Stereo 8 (eight track) cartridge. My mom tells an even earlier story of me dancing on the white leather seats in the back of my parents Cadillac to Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy.” In 6th grade I “toured” my elementary school doing a performance of “Say, Say, Say” by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. In 9th grade I introduced the entire school to the Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill (still my favorite Beastie Boys album.) And that was all before I became a regional touring musician. I guess the point is that music is something that I understand and love through and through. Others may or may not know more music trivia, but I know music.
B&G Planner: How does a DJ create song playlists for wedding receptions?