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Thanks to TheWeddingVendor.com for posting the summary of my article on the risks of an iPod wedding.
From their site, see “Wedding Ideas”, see posts “Music and Dancing”, or search : Ed Mullen
It was originally published nationally in the top trade magazine for DJ’s, Mobile Beat [issue #119]. www.mobilebeat.com/ipod-weddings-by-ed-mullen
- from The Wedding Vendor post, March 2011:
“With many wedding details and budget constraints, many brides & grooms are tempted to use and iPod to answer their wedding music wishes. However, the DJ category encompasses more than your personal play list. Here is a summary of risky problems with an iPod Wedding and why you should hire a professional disc jockey.”
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From Wedding Wire.com …and the envelope please… “Bride’s Choice Award 2011″ goes to Boston’s Wedding Disc Jockey Mr.Ed Mullen!
Congratulations! We are excited to announce DJ Mr. Ed Mullen of Boston has been chosen to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate quality and service excellence in the wedding industry. January 25, 2011.
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The 200 guests at PRTM enjoyed fresh cocktails, gourmet dining and unmatched views of picturesque Boston from the 33rd floor of 60 State Street. Adding atmosphere to the holiday gathering,
I mixed standards and jazz interpretations of seasonal classics. The cocktail hour was held on the room’s upper level. Fun pop records like Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree and Jingle Bell Rock were followed by Dave Koz (sax, December..),
George Winston (piano, December),
Vince Guaraldi (piano & combo, Charlie Brown Christmas) ,
David Benoit (piano & combo, Remembering…) ,
Kenny G (sax, Holiday…),
Liona Boyd (acoustic guitar/flute, Dreams)
Billy McLaughlin (acoustic guitar, Simple Gifts) and
Trio West (jazz combo, Plays Holidays).
A cappella treats like the group “Straight No Chaser” (the 10-man a cappella sensation, Holiday Spirits) were matched with timeless versions like Andy Williams, Mitch Miller’s chorale, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Johnny Mathis.
…. and that was just the cocktail hour and dinner…
..and then there was dancing (part two, next).
The State Room, 60 State Street, Boston http://www.stateroom.com/
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Disc Jockey Mr. Ed Mullen (www.DJMrEdHQ.com) supports equality and has for years.
D.J. Mr.Ed has entertained at commitment ceremonies in the past, while planning today for weddings in the future. Since 2003/2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same sex marriage.
See The Pink Pages for many resources, including wedding vendors.
See my ad in the Pink Pages wedding directory.
See the front page of the Pink Pages.
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Military Discount: DJ Mr Ed announcing $100 off my wedding music service,
if the bride or groom is a member of one of the US Armed Forces.
(All 5 service branches, welcome).
It is a small gesture with great respect.
Offer good throughout 2012 and 2013.
This offer began in 2008.
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The iPod Wedding. A Summary Of Risky Problems.
“The I do’s and I don’ts with iPods.”
DJ Mr. Ed Mullen
In many cases, the venue director is not involved with any event details, because the caterer or wedding planner covers the schedule. The disc jockey, although ready, responds and coordinates details, as they happen, with the caterer. The other professionals like video and photography seek the DJ’s information.
In many cases, the caterer controls the event schedule and the DJ cooperates with the catering manager.
Without the professional DJ, many timeline issues are left to chance.
You (groom or bride) must attend to songs during the reception or
a friend must attend to music, instead of being a guest.
The song list and the event timeline.
Without a DJ, the songlist is inflexible. The problem is that not just the titles are inflexible, but the order of songs is random or decided weeks before the reception.
The event timeline, again, is coordinated with the DJ for a smooth flow during the reception.
Random mix is a party stopper. The iPod can’t read the crowd. The bride or groom can’t take requests. They should not worry about music selection during their reception.
SOUND EQUIPMENT – SPEAKERS.
You have to rent ($) pro speakers. Time wasted before / after. My pro model speakers are better than your or your friend’s home speakers.
SOUND EQUIPMENT – MICROPHONE.
Rental ($) needed. Time wasted before / after.
PRO vs. JOE?
There is no substitute for experience. Event scheduling changes. Practical options. Good judgment. Back-up equipment.
All of these things are available with a pro DJ ….and absent without.
Good entertainment isn’t cheap and cheap entertainment isn’t good.
MAGAZINE. Mobile Beat #119
Summary of article, written by veteran Disc Jockey Ed Mullen, published in nationally-published Mobile Beat magazine in Jan. 2009.
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The ProDJpc Console:
The massive digital music library and the brain of D.J. Mr. Ed’ s sound system. It is a totally self-contained, super-powerful, touch screen-based computer. With much more power than any laptop or 50 times more DJ functions than a consumer iPod, it is a flexible and intuitive control interface and a professional grade, compact form factor.
See it on DJ Mr Ed’s FACEBOOK Page [CLICK HERE].
The ProDJpc ALL – n – 1 DJ Computer simply has no equal.
For more information, see www.ProDJpc.com
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My best advice for the brides and grooms at the Expo was keep you music list to about 1-2 pages or 100 songs. Unfortunately, time is so precious at the reception and all great songs cannot be played. I feel that the couple would enjoy the LIMITED SONGLIST, so you hear your favorites throughout the reception. A huge songlist leaves so many selections passed over. So, a limited, focused songlist creates better expectations.
And with regards to REQUESTS, I show the inquisitive guest, your songlist , so the request comes from your own songlist. Clever. You should also have a couple of “do not play” songs. This is a great way to target the your expectations. By doing this, I can exceed those expectations.