SNE MC Earns International Honor

” DJ AJ9 ” Named Ohio’s First Wedding Entertainment Director®

Anna-Jeannine "DJ AJ9" Herman, Ohio's FIRST Wedding Entertainment Director.

Anna-Jeannine Herman, Ohio’s FIRST Wedding Entertainment Director.



Akron, Ohio – October, 2014 -Akron-based couture entertainment boutique Something New Entertainment announced, this ​month, that one of its Masters of Ceremonies has been honored with coveted recognition as a Wedding Entertainment Director® (WED®) and admission into the WED Guild®.


Founded by acclaimed entertainer Peter Merry​ to help bridal clients identify high caliber wedding entertainers​, ​only 23 DJs internationally hold claim to the title Wedding Entertainment Director®.  WED Guild® President Jeremy Brech confirmed that Something New Entertainment’s Anna-Jeannine Herman (sometimes known by the stage name “AJ9”) has been named Ohio’s FIRST Wedding Entertainment Director®.


What does it mean to be a Wedding Entertainment Director®?


“Literally anyone can say they’re a ‘DJ.’

For me, earning certification as a Wedding Entertainment Director® demonstrates my devotion to my clients through my continued commitment to excellence in service and to growth and development of my talent as a performer.”

– Anna-Jeannine Herman, Ohio’s First Wedding Entertainment Director®

Something New Entertainment Master of Ceremonies Anna-Jeannine "DJ AJ9" Herman tells Amber and John's Love Story.  Photo by Anna Zajac Photography.

Something New Entertainment Master of Ceremonies Anna-Jeannine “DJ AJ9” Herman tells Amber and John’s Love Story. Photo by Anna Zajac Photography.

Since 2001​, brides and grooms across the globe have depended upon the Wedding Entertainment Director® moniker to identify top talent in the field. The WED Guild®​’s rigorous application process to identify exceptional wedding Masters of Ceremonies​​ through its​ peer-reviewed, merit-based certification as judged through review of their writing, speaking, and audio programming skills, through photo, video, and essays​ (see the full application). All WED Guild® members are evaluated on the 7 essential markers of a Wedding Entertainment Director®: Comprehensive Personalization, Creative Involvement, Event Direction, Talent as a Spokesperson, Music Programming, Appropriate Presentation, and Quality Amplification.

Hitched – Something New Entertainment from Sandham Films on Vimeo.

Something New Entertainment is available throughout the Greater Northeast Ohio area and beyond specializing in entertainment for commitment ceremonies, weddings, and vow renewals. Something New Entertainment is known for its for highly-individualized services suites​ and a customized blend of production design services with a personal touch, aiming to help you take clients’ event vision from dream to reality through careful planning, receptive brainstorming, elegant design, high-fidelity audio, tasteful vocal and microphone work, and creative direction.

For more information, contact:

Anna-Jeannine Herman
Something New Entertainment Creative Director and Talent Manager



  1. bev green

    I can meet with you any day am free for the next week. Please let me know when and where we can meet up Thanks Bev

    1. DJ AJ9

      Hi, Bev! It’s so nice to hear from you! I will e-mail you, tomorrow to set something up. Maybe we can arrange a time to video chat with Kelly, too? WIll you check with her about scheduling? Talk to you, soon! <3, Anna-Jeannine

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