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It’s a love affair – DJs and card games

August 16, 2018 by Mobile Beat
[caption id="attachment_117148" align="alignleft" width="468"]Photo by lasvegasvegas.com / CC BY SA-2.0 Vanessa Rousso is one of many DJs with a passion for poker[/caption] I’ve noticed a real connection developing recently between DJs and that good ol’ card game - Poker. Whether they’re cropping up in professional tournaments or indulging in a good game or two on tour, there’s no doubt in my mind the DJ’s are really drawn to this classic form of entertainment.  So who are the players that wind down from the decks by playing a hand of Texas Hold ‘Em?      Steve Aoki Steve Aoki is definitely up there as bei ... [read more]
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A Tale Of Two Brides Part 3

August 16, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
two brides, sales, wedding, dj sales, wedding sales, online marketing, brides.com, weddingwire, the knot, DJ, sales meeting, referral, previous client referral, Mitch Taylor, Taylored SalesThere had been a recent debate in a group of wedding entertainers I belong to on Facebook stating “You can’t turn a $500 bride into a $2000 bride”  I began thinking back to my Creative Consultations seminar and the words ringing in my head were “Don’t shortcut the process” This is all shaping up to be very interesting….   We had a recent meeting at Taylored Weddings offices in Escanaba.  I welcomed them in, m ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Favorite Piece Of Gear, Rock N Roller Cart.

August 16, 2018 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. People often ask me the best piece of gear I own, expecting me to say a CDJ or a DJM or something, but believe it or not, it's right there, that is my rock and rock cart. It is an older one, I think this is about four or five years old and as you can see, it's all folded up nice, it's a small footprint, but the handles come up and the whole things extends out to twice that length. I can carry my two JBL speakers, my coffin, two speaker stands and a bag and do an event in one trip. This has been a lifesaver, because it fits right in the front seat of the car, folds out, does its job. And I think at expo, I'm going to get a new one, because this is the older style with the actual tires that take air, the new ones are hard plastic. So save your back, save your agro, don't rely on hotels and sites having a cart, buy a rock-n-roll cart, best piece of gear I own, in ... [read more]
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Don’t Wait, Act Now

August 15, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
As I wrote the title of this article, I realized it sounded like an overly loud used-car-lot radio advertisement. Annoying spokesman voice aside, the call to "act now" has important consequences beyond its use in marketing. Whether we are setting goals for our company, choosing a training or education, or even just taking a quick note at an event, deciding to act now in lieu of procrastinating and potentially forgetting something is an important skill to learn. It's happened to all of us. We are at an event and suddenly a brilliant idea comes to us. Perhaps it's a song that we realize would fit perfectly with a certain playlist. Maybe it's a new way of phrasing an announcement or preparing for our next event. Whatever it is, the idea comes and, instead of acting on it immediately, we attempt to store it in our memory for the end of the day or the next time we are in our office space. ... [read more]
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Denon DJ – Soundswitch and StageLinq!

August 14, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (August 14, 2018)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that their proprietary StageLinq communication protocol now offers seamless ‘plug ‘n play’ integration with their own SoundSwitch lighting and 3rdparty Resolume video software, giving the DJ absolutely unequaled, complete control over all their lighting and video effects. Following its successful collaboration with ‘Timecode’ software, StageLinq’s ability to feed data to these software plug-ins, coupled with Denon DJ’s Prime Series gear, ensures every aspect of the performance—music, lighting and video—is coordinated and controlled for maximum audio-visual impact. The combination of Denon DJ Prime hardware and the StageLinq-SoundSwitch-Resolume software sets a new standard for the DJ and VJ performance world. ... [read more]
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ADJ Releases myDMX-RM, A Powerful New Standalone Interface For myDMX 3.0

August 13, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is pleased to announce the release of its new myDMX-RM lighting control interface that not only acts as a hardware dongle for the myDMX 3.0 software but also offers internal storage with 16 programmable trigger buttons. This makes the unit ideal for use in a wide variety of situations where simple, standalone lighting control is required. myDMX is ADJ’s extremely popular multi-platform DMX control software / hardware system (Windows and Mac OSX compatible) that offers an easy-to-use interface, powerful features and an affordable price tag. Featuring a large library of fixture profiles – as well as a custom Profile Editor – it is easy to setup myDMX to control any DMX-compatible lighting or effects equipment. An intuitive interface and powerful features (including a drag-and-drop effects generator) then make programming and controlling complex shows a breeze, while the latest ... [read more]
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Denon DJ SC5000M Prime combines DIgital tech and Legacy Vinyl Performance

August 13, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (August 9, 2018)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of their revolutionary SC5000M Motorized Platter, DJ Media Player. Based on the multi tech award-winning SC5000 Prime, the new SC5000M Prime brings DJs the true essence of vinyl-based turntable performance, combined with ultimate creative control over their digital music files. DJs and Turntablists wanting motorized control on a Pro media player will applaud the SC5000M’s ultra-high-resolution platter response and authentic vinyl experience, in both the live gig and studio environment. The added benefit of ‘Instant-Doubles’ delivers ... [read more]
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DJ Vlog – Making a Phone Charging Kiosk Complicated With Accountability

August 13, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

So unfortunately, I'm turning the camera back on to do another video on this phone charging station concept. So the first thing I will say is that there are people who see this as a positive thing and they want to pursue it and they get it and they're like, yeah. What a great idea. We'll provide the service. There are others who are pretty fearful that things are going to happen to someone's phone.

And what they're doing is, they're taking responsibility for everything that's happening with this phone charging station; security, for example. Some people want to put cameras up now to monitor the phones. The problem with that is with a security, you're also somewhat accountable and responsible. So if you consider that and let's say your camera doesn't get the person's face and they take the phone, then your video isn't helpful. You've offered the security, ... [read more]

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Wedding DJ Marketing Tips Made Easy By Terry Lewis #7

August 13, 2018 by Terry Lewis
Cont. from last week 2. Draw brides in  It starts with a pattern interrupting banner, video or display to compel brides to stop by and want to know more. It could even be you inviting brides in. Your draw is effectively your headline and is the most important attribute of your stand, so carefully plan the mind trigger you’ll use to attract brides in. What attention grabber can you create to demand a bride to think “Wow! I’ve got to stop by here”. Focus solely on the unique benefits you offer and avoid features. The benefits should be compiled of your most desirable USPs and distinguish you from your competitors. 3. Availability ... [read more]
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DJ Health and Fitness – By Matt Martindale

August 12, 2018 by Matt Martindale
It’s easy to hit the fast food joint on the way home after an event or have that extra slice of cake at a wedding. Believe me, I know. It’s also easy to sit on the couch and not exercise too. It’s a choice, just like including exercise and healthy food in your daily routine. Am I perfect? Nope. Not even close, but as I close in on 30 years in this profession, I’m coming to grips with the fact that I’ve spent far too much of it being so busy that I neglected my diet and exercise. Slowly, those results of accumulated bad choices began to change my mood, habits, and waistline. These choices became more apparent when I needed it most: load in, the mental and physical stamina for long performances, and difficult lo ... [read more]
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5 Tips for 5-Star Service – By Doug Sandler

August 10, 2018 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
In order to grow your business and add depth to your client list, your goal should be to create a lasting, memorable, very positive experience for your customer. Not just on event day, but all the way through your journey to get there.  It’s not just about showing up and playing four or five hours of great music and packing a dance floor. There is way too much competition out there to be less than stellar or exemplary when it comes to delivering A+, 5-star customer service every step of the way. Whether you are a single operator or multi-DJ business, service, support, sales, operations and every other department within your organization must work in tandem, delivering the same amazing service to your customers t ... [read more]