Music By Design – The Knot Best of Weddings 2013

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013Music By Design named “Best of Weddings” in THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2013.

Music By Design is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2013 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot magazine and on Weddings from The Knot.com, the number-one wedding resource that’s most trusted by brides. The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. From New York florists and Chicago DJ companies to DC makeup artists, engaged couples will find detailed feedback on local wedding businesses reviewed by thousands of newlyweds who had great things to say.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013

 

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About The Knot

XO Group Inc., formerly The Knot, Inc.
(NYSE:XOXO; www.theknot.com) is a life-stage media and technology company. The Company connects engaged couples, newlyweds, and first-time parents with the community, products, and inspiration. The Company’s brands include The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, Weddingchannel, Wedding.com, Registry Services, Wedding Shop, Wedding Tracker, Lilaguide, Partyspot and Great Boyfriends. The Knot is the Internet’s wedding planning solution. Its WeddingChannel.com packages planning information with a registry search tool. Both brands also deliver listings of local wedding planning services. The Company has launched many services: e-commerce, which is focused on personalized products for weddings and baby gifts; personal Website builders, and local mom social networks. Official Press Release

Vote for Music By Design – Wedding Elite Magazine

Vote for Music By Design – Wedding Elite Magazine Music By Design has made the list of the Top 20 Wedding DJs in Illinois in our search for the best-of-the-best disc jockeys in the United States!  The Top 5 DJ companies in each state will be published in our upcoming issue of The Wedding Elite magazine.  The #1 DJ in each state will be profiled as one of the Top 50 DJs in the United States, providing those 50 elite DJs with international exposure and publicity.

 

2012 Bride’s Choice Awards™

Chicago, IL – January 17, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Music By Design has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for the DJ category!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Their past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Music By Design stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Music By Design for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Music By Design is among the very best DJs within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. Music By Design would like to thank its past clients for nominating them to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012.

Click the link for more information on Music By Design.
To view the official Press Release, click here.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers.

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Music By Design Receives 2011 Best of Geneva Award

Music By Design Receives 2011 Best of Geneva Award Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Music By Design Receives 2011 Best of Geneva Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, December 14, 2011 — Music By Design has been selected for the 2011 Best of Geneva Award in the Wedding Rehearsal Dinners category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

CONTACT:
U.S. Commerce Association
Email: PublicRelations@uscaaward.com

Disc Jockey Wanted Music By Design

Music By DesignWe are seeking a motivated individual to join our DJ Team. We specialize in weddings. The qualified candidate is personable and energetic. A solid knowledge of music is required. Transportation and the ability to carry pro-audio equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. a must. The qualified candidate will have a passion for music and have a basic knowledge of computers.

Because of the extraordinarily high level of customer service offered, we are a very demanding employer. We have a zero tolerance policy and our environment requires a positive and passionate attitude. We are not interested in fleeting relationships with employees. Our goal is to build a solid foundation with each employee to help cultivate lasting respect and customer satisfaction.

Qualified candidates are motivated, reliable, punctual, and honest.

Our DJs average $400 per job and we require a 20 job minimum per year.

Please contact us by emailing your regular job resume.
We will not respond unless a resume is included.

Disc Jockey Wanted Music By Design

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Music By Design – The Knot Best of Weddings 2012

Music By Design named “Best of Weddings” in THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2012.

Music By Design is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2012 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot magazine and on Weddings from The Knot.com, the number-one wedding resource that’s most trusted by brides.The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. From New York florists and Chicago DJ companies to DC makeup artists, engaged couples will find detailed feedback on local wedding businesses reviewed by thousands of newlyweds who had great things to say.

“I would recommend Music By Design to every bride! They provided EXACTLY what they advertised — a professional DJ. I was able to meet with our DJ, BEFORE I signed the contact with Music By Design (which was months before our wedding). The online forms that I filled out before the wedding were easy and they made our reception flow flawlessly. We had a call with our DJ several days before the wedding to review all the details. We sent several last minute changes that were incorporated without any hiccups. Our DJ arrived early to the country club to set up. The music was great and exactly what we talked about ahead of time. Many of our guest commented about how professional and wonderful the DJ was and the music was at the reception. Everyone was up and dancing and our DJ never had to be obnoxious or talk too much. He just played music and kept the party going! I can’t say more great things about this company. If you don’t want to worry about your reception music then use Music By Design”   Meghan & Jeff – 11.12.11

For the official press release, click here.

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About The Knot

XO Group Inc., formerly The Knot, Inc.
(NYSE:XOXO; www.theknot.com) is a life-stage media and technology company. The Company connects engaged couples, newlyweds, and first-time parents with the community, products, and inspiration. The Company’s brands include The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, Weddingchannel, Wedding.com, Registry Services, Wedding Shop, Wedding Tracker, Lilaguide, Partyspot and Great Boyfriends. The Knot is the Internet’s wedding planning solution. Its WeddingChannel.com packages planning information with a registry search tool. Both brands also deliver listings of local wedding planning services. The Company has launched many services: e-commerce, which is focused on personalized products for weddings and baby gifts; personal Website builders, and local mom social networks.

 

2011 Bride’s Choice Awards™

Chicago, IL – January 26, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Music By Design has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for the DJ category!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Their past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Music By Design stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Music By Design for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Music By Design is among the very best DJs within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. Music By Design would like to thank its past clients for nominating them to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

Click the link for more information on Music By Design.

Click here for the official Music By Design press release.

Music By Design – The Knot Best of Weddings 2011

Music By Design named “Best of Weddings” in THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2011.

Chicago, IL – January 26, 2011 – Music By Design is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2011 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot magazine and on Weddings from The Knot (NASDAQ: KNOT; www.theknot.com), the number-one wedding resource that’s most trusted by brides.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. From New York florists and Seattle bridal salons to DC makeup artists, engaged couples will find detailed feedback on local wedding businesses reviewed by thousands of newlyweds who had great things to say.

“My husband and I would recommend Music By Design to anyone who is in need of a DJ. Not only were the prices reasonable but they accommodated every single one of our needs! After the wedding we received so many comments about the excellent selection of the music that was played. We also were told that with most weddings our family and friends attend the music is always too loud, obnoxious, and offending to certain groups of the crowd. Our wedding reception was different – the DJ energized the crowd, picked music that EVERYONE like, and kept the party on the dance floor. All of our guests were pleased and we had a great time. Thank you Music By Design for all the hard work and for helping my husband and I the wedding of our dream and so much more!!!!”

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About The Knot Inc.
The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT; www.theknot.com) is a leading lifestage media company. The Company’s flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation’s leading wedding resource, reaching well over a million engaged couples each year through the #1 wedding website, TheKnot.com. Other products from The Knot include The Knot national and local magazines, The Knot books (published by Random House and Chronicle) and television programming bearing The Knot name (aired on the Style and Comcast Networks). The Company also owns WeddingChannel.com, the most visited wedding gift registry website.

Wedding Wire Rated 2010

Music By Design, Ltd. is now WeddingWire Rated for 2010

Geneva, IL – July 7, 2010 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading site for wedding reviews, just announced that Music By Design is WeddingWire Rated 2010 for the DJ category. WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program for wedding professionals based on hundreds of thousands of recent wedding reviews.

WeddingWire Rated, the industry’s first formalized review program, is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples looking to locate wedding businesses. The award program recognizes wedding professionals across the country, like Music By Design, that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to service.

Music By Design has 56 reviews on WeddingWire. These reviews have been written by past clients of Music By Design, and include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions of the newlyweds’ experience. From quality of service to overall level of professionalism, these reviews showcase the high level of service newly engaged couples can expect from Music By Design.

“We are excited to unveil WeddingWire Rated, now in its fourth year, as a way to recognize wedding professionals for their commitment to service,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s CEO. “WeddingWire Rated allows wedding businesses to clearly differentiate themselves in their market, while providing engaged couples an easy way to find the best services for their wedding.”

Music By Design would like to thank their past clients for sharing reviews on WeddingWire. Reviews for Music By Design can be found across the entire WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee.

For more information, please visit Music By Design on WeddingWire.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 100,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com, ProjectWedding.com and Weddingbee.com (both part of eHarmony), and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands).

Music By Design

How We Began

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1991-1992
As with every successful business, our story begins with passion, market research, and a business plan. In doing our market research, we discovered some very interested facts. First, most DJ companies in the Chicagoland area did not even have a plan or a marketing strategy. Second, these same companies hired independent contractors, which created a lack of accountability within the industry. Finally, the majority of the DJs in the area did not know what brides and grooms really wanted. As a result, competing companies were telling clients what to buy without regard for customer demand. Clearly, the Chicagoland DJ industry was very unprofessional, cheesy, full of egos, and in some cases, very shady. Most weddings were ‘cookie cutter’ and involved a guy wearing a costume dancing and singing with guests using glow sticks, blowup guitars, etc.At this point, our opportunity to appeal to a new market was clear. We began conducting marketing research to determine what brides and grooms really wanted out of their reception.

1993
Music By Design – your custom DJ service, was born. Class, Quality, and Excellence was, and still is, our platform. No cheese. No obnoxious DJs.The years that followed were great! Explosive growth in the late 1990’s resulted in positive customer feedback and we continued to evolve. Customer referrals and complete satisfaction is what we strive to achieve.
1999
In February of ’99 we go fully digital…no more CD’s. Most competitors thought we were crazy, however, our tests results during 1998 proved this would eventually become cost effective. We also installed our CRM (customer relationship management) database to track and support our clients.2014 and beyond
We are exploring continued growth via social networking and search engine optimization. We still conduct semi-annual market research to provide our customers with the best possible service. As we continue to evolve, customer input is essential.

The entire staff at Music By Design, Ltd. is committed to making your event an enjoyable, memorable, and positive experience.

We look forward to hearing from you.