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My Experience: RocknRoller Upgrades Make Life Easier

August 16, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
Last month I wrote an article entitled "The Gear I Wish I Would Have Bought Earlier," and at the very top of that list was a product I owe much of my sanity to; the RocknRoller DJ cart. After struggling with carts and dollies from every store and shop imaginable, taking my first RocknRoller out to a gig was a life-changing experience. After seeing the amazing response to that article, I reached out to RocknRoller to see if they had any other great products I could try out, and boy did they deliver. While the cart by itself saves many a DJ a multitude ... [read more]
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Show Off Your Brand Without “Selling”

August 16, 2017 by Stephen J Clayton
In 2016 big companies budgeted $570 million marketing to Instagram’s biggest social influencers. This includes ongoing ambassadorships, brand reviews, sponsored posts, mentions, event coverage, and more. The world of marketing and branding has done a complete 180 in the recent years, as “social media influencer” wouldn’t even have been a term or label for a person 10 years ago. Social platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and Snapchat have been home to regular people that become famous showing their daily lives and develop cult like fan bases. These fan bases will seemingly buy anything these social influencers post on their channels. You might be asking yourself, “Why is this important for ... [read more]
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Roland announces the DJ-505 and DJ-202

August 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 2017 — Roland announces the DJ-505 and DJ-202, two new DJ controllers for Serato DJ. Equipped with features derived from the popular DJ-808 DJ Controller, the DJ-505 and DJ-202 offer onboard Roland TR drum sounds, dual low-latency platters, Serato DJ integration, vocal FX, and more. With the newly expanded DJ-series lineup, DJs and music producers can now choose from three Roland DJ controller models to suit the needs of different setups. Released to wide acclaim in 2016, the DJ-808 DJ Controller is a state-of-the-art creative tool with a four-channel mixer, built-in drum sequencing, vocal processing, and the deepest Serato DJ integration available. Like the flagship model, the streamlined DJ-5 ... [read more]
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The GARDEN STAR PRO White Star – Laserworld GS-400RGB-W

August 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
The GARDEN STAR PRO White Star – Laserworld GS-400RGB-W is world's first optically generated white light star effect laser with color change and controllable rotation speed. This laser system is well suited for indoor and outdoor applications. Fine, clearly visible laser dots look like a real starry sky on walls or ceilings and create a very special atmosphere by projecting onto plants, bushes, or any other surfaces. Especially for mobile DJs, the Laserworld GS-400RGB-W is very well suited to enhance every event. Some of the features are: bright RGB whitelight laser sources powerful: up to 400mW output power controllable rotating laser dots starry sky effect waterproof housing incl. base, stake, and extensions for various application possibilities maintenance-free temperature range from ... [read more]
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Young companies and marketing budgets

August 16, 2017 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
Lots of small business owners who are just starting out ask me how to determine the proper amount of money to budget for marketing. Most young companies must rely on what some people call “bootstrapping.” This is where you re-invest a large portion of your profits to keep things growing. Combining this with social media – which is free and extremely effective – allows many start-ups to keep their heads above water. In the early days of my company, we were just like a lot of other newly-established small business in many regards. We didn't have a lot of cash coming in, and the budget was minimal. We had to make every dollar we spent work very, very hard. In fact, we used a ratio of 10 percent dollars to 90 percent sweat equity. Sweat equity means doing something physically that's pushing your message out in front of people. Back then, I must have spoken to every Rotary Club, ... [read more]
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VocoPro Launches Mobile Karaoke PA System with Built-in LED Light Show

August 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Aug. 16, 2017—For karaoke enthusiasts, audio leader VocoPro today announced its new LightShow product, a professional 100 watt, battery powered, Bluetooth enabled, Karaoke PA system with LED moonflower lights on top of the unit. For more information, please visit www.vocopro.com. The LightShow is a profess ... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Convenience is Key!

August 16, 2017 by Jason Rubio
When it comes to business, convenience always wins! Before 1928, everyone sliced their own bread, at home. Along came Otto Rohwedder, who invented sliced bread. People thought, sliced bread?? Who's too lazy to slice their own bread? Well, you know what happened after that. :) People want easy. As I mentioned last week, Amazon is winning, big, by making things convenient and easier! What does that have to do with you? Everything! What can you do to make your client's lives easier? How can you make things more convenient for your clients? Whether you're a DJ, a photographer, photo booth rental service, or whatever your business, you can always find ways to make things easier for your clients. How do you communicate with your clients? Do you "meet them where they ... [read more]
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Grand Entrance Songs for Wedding Reception by Ambient DJ

August 15, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson w/ Bruno Mars (pop/funk) Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake (pop) Sugar – Maroon 5 (pop) Theme Song from Star Wars (soundtracks) Best Day of My Life – American Authors (pop) On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons (pop) Feel So Close – Calvin Harris (dance/EDM) It Takes Scoop (Mashup) – Fatman Scoop (hip hop) Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon (dance) Turn up the Speakers – Martin Garrix (EDM) Love on Top – Beyonce (R&B) Let’s Go Crazy – Prince (80s) Boneless – Steve Aoki (EDM) Top Gun Anthem – Harold Faltermeyer (soundtracks) Chank – John Scofield (funky jazz) Booty Swing – Parov Stelar (electro-swing) Happy – Pharre ... [read more]
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ADJ To “Light Up” Atlantic City!

August 15, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Building on the phenomenal success of the Inno Pocket Spot, DJ Expo will see the official launch of ADJ’s brand new Pocket Pro. Offering all the same features as its predecessor, this innovative new fixture adds the flexibility of replaceable GOBOs, and also offers brighter output, but without an increase in retail price. Powered by a potent 25W white-light LED (increased from 12W on the Inno Pocket Spot), the new Pocket Pro has a 15-degree beam angle and produces a vibrant output which is equally suited to creating mid-air effects as it is to projecting patterns onto walls, ceilings, dancefloors, and stages. Independent color and GOBO wheels provide complete creative control over the unit’s output, while this is taken to the next level by the fixture’s replaceable GOBO feature. The casing has a hinged design which means that the top cover can easily be removed to provide access t ... [read more]
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Numark’s new DJ2DO2 pocket-sized—but full-featured—DJ controller.

August 15, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland, RI USA (August 15, 2017)— Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, today announced the introduction and immediate availability of its new DJ2DO2 pocket- sized—but full-featured—DJ controller. Boasting a built-in sound card and Serato DJ Intro, the DJ2GO2 is the smallest full-featured DJ controller around. It fits easily on a laptop without taking up any unnecessary space, so users are ready for action in no time. It’s perfect for performing small gigs, prepping for gigs, and it makes a perfect backup for those “just in case” moments. A built-in sound card with maste ... [read more]
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Peavey® Electronics Powers Up

August 15, 2017 by Mobile Beat
As the brand of choice for hip-hop artists from beginner to professional for over four decades, Peavey has provided DJ’s worldwide with some of the industry’s most innovative and durable audio gear. "We are proud to be recognized as a company that can provide these fantastic DJ's with gear they can rely on night after night," said Peavey COO Courtland Gray. "Peavey goes far beyond just rock 'n' roll." At the forefront of Peavey's best-in-class audio showcase is the RBN Series of top quality, ultra-reliable loudspeakers. Unique to these speakers is Peavey’s proprietary 120mm true ribbon high frequency driver on a low-coloration wave-guide. Used in studio environments for decades, Peavey has developed a method for applying this high-quality sound technology to live applications. The result is crystal-clear audio that no other traditional compression driver can rival. To match the ... [read more]