DJ Ideas – A Wedding Mic Drop Package

August 6, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

What I really love about the YouTube and DJ Facebook community is sometimes we can turn those negatives into positives and Howie Darkstar has done this and he’s asked me to do a video on it, so I’m going to do it. Have you seen the mike drop commercials from Verizon? Mike drops are nothing new, but these commercials are in circulation. People are seeing these if they’re watching TV. And something like a mike drop is maybe starting to look pretty normal. I was concerned that we’re going to run into this problem come wedding season. Howie has a great solution and he’s done it and he’s sold it and it’s working.

What he’s suggesting is, have a mike drop package as part of your services. When you’re in the client meeting, just tell them, hey, I offer a mike drop package, and they might say, well, what’s that? So well, you know mike drops are pretty popular, so for $100, I’ll give you a wired mike with your name on it and the date of your event, and you can drop it if you’d like. And you can take the mike home as a keepsake. People love it. He is also offering a package for $500 for a wireless mike drop. And they probably won’t take that.

But you’re getting the point across that this is expensive. And what’s cool about it is, he’s told people, hey, look, if you don’t do the mike drop, I can take the mike back and refund you your full $100. However, if people’s names are on the microphone and the date, that’s kind of a keepsake, they’re going to want to hang on to this, maybe put it in their wedding memorabilia box.

Now, this is a supercardioid dynamic microphone. American Audio makes it. It’s a VPS-20. It’s got a switch on it. It sounds nice. It’s a utility mike and it’s only running for $30. So if you took a microphone like this and you printed a sticker on your computer with the client’s name and the date of their wedding and hand it to them, for $100 they can drop it all they want and take it home as a keepsake, and you make a $70 profit. If they don’t drop it, who cares? Take the sticker off of the thing and use it next time. I thought it was a great idea and I want to thank Howie for sharing the idea with us. And once again, this is the American Audio VPS-20. About $30 [inaudible].

So again, you make a nice profit on that of $70 if you charge the client $100. Thanks for watching. Practice and enjoy.

 

Brian S. Redd Brian S. Redd (55 Posts)

Although he can be seen Djing in places like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or even the UK & Europe, DJ Brian Redd is proud to call Milwaukee home. Brian specializes in mobile events such as wedding receptions, corporate events, quinceañeras, parties and special occasions. He has also been a resident DJ at several major Milwaukee night clubs and also performs at Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. From the beginning Brian has had a passion for music. His talent emerged at the young age of 13 when he was asked to DJ at a local skating rink. After realizing his calling he progressed on to weddings and mobile gigs and by age 18 he was DJing regularly at nightclubs. He understands people & what motivates them music wise, which helps keep them on the dance floor. Brian has been recognized for his work in various DJ publications both domestic and abroad. He has made a name for himself in the DJ community where he is known and respected as an industry consultant. This recognition has led to his contributions as a writer for Disc Jockey News. A true international DJ, Brian travels worldwide to not only perform but to educate and share industry ideas and concepts with DJs everywhere. His career has gone to the next level working with industry leading manufactures bringing new products and services to his peers helping them become better DJs.


Filed Under: DJing Weddings, Sound Engineering for Mobile DJs