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Research Your Client Part 2

December 13, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Do you like to be around many people on vacation or do you want to get away from it all in your own private paradise?  Do you want to take a cruise and sail around a few different islands or maybe go on a ski trip? Road tripping in the car or maybe see the United States or Europe in the observation car on a train? NUGGET:  Your client researches YOU just as much as YOU research for your next vacation spot. There are as many different types ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Hide Your Cables Behind Your Equipment.

December 13, 2018 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. Do you see in the front of my table here I have no cords? I'm trying something today that I don't normally do, because I don't have my Skrim. So there are some exposed cords and cables, but what I've tried is this, running everything through the back of my controller. So I have my speaker cords, I have my [inaudible] output to my other mixer, this is my backup, of course, with [inaudible] running booth out today, because I have a big party and I need booths. But I'm doing everything through the back. The only thing going through the front are right here. So my hard drive, my controller and my power supply. So next time you do your setup, you need to clean it up, you need to get it looking sharp, you need to be lacking of the cables. Give this a try, run your cables through the back. If you need to, you can always Gaff tape down some things and that's today's ti ... [read more]
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Five Ugly Christmas Sweaters For DJs

December 12, 2018 by Tony Schwartz
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Amongst all the business and tip posts, I wanted to share something fun: Ugly Christmas Sweaters for DJs! (And if you are an Amazon Prime member, you could have any one of these sweaters by the weekend!) (more…) ... [read more]
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What’s Your Trajectory

December 11, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
What's your trajectory? What's your path? I've seen a lot of different groups in the last week or so talking about different facets whether it be on the DJ side or MC side. It’s great that people are learning how to beat mix or wanting to improve their setup or wanting to get better sales or whatever the case may be. I encourage you to find a way to improve a skill set at least once a month.   When I say, what’s your trajectory…I’m really asking you where you’re going? If you don’t know where you’re going in your business then it’s like walking out of your house, hopping in your car and driving around aimlessly without putting in the destination into Google Maps or having a location of ... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Should DJs Advertise on The Knot, Wedding Wire, Google, or Other Website?

December 10, 2018 by Jason Rubio
When it comes to the DJ business, there are many different facets of the DJ world. You can be a bar/club DJ, a DJ who focuses on music production and remixes, or a DJ who focuses on private events, such as weddings and parties. In many cases, you can be all three (I've done all three). :) When you decide that you're ready to take your DJ business to the next level, you're likely considering advertising, marketing, SEO, etc. Let's face it, it's a very competitive business, and in order to be in business and thrive, you have to be found by your target market. Where you decide to advertise should greatly depend on who your target market is. One of my business mentors once told me that there are three important things about business: "location, location, location. Though the business world has changed greatly since DJing began, location is STILL one of the most impor ... [read more]
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Research Your Client Part 1

December 6, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Research Your Client I hear the sounds of the waves crashing as my skin is bronzing (or is that burning) in the hot rays of the Caribbean sun.  My body lays here on top of the beach towel and chair from the hotel property…tired from the 10 hour trip it took to arrive in this island paradise…exhausted from the amount of work I’ve put in to my year and my career up to this point.  I NEED to relax and ENJOY this seaside getaway. We’ve spent MONTHS planning this vacation, researching on various websites, checking out TripAdvisor reviews for the various ... [read more]
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5 Tips to help you get the Ideal Speaker Set

December 6, 2018 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. EVERY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT WE OWN IS A TOOL. Αs professionals, we have to fully understand (especially those who are new into buying Dj equipment), that every piece of tech we buy is a tool. And each tool has a specific use. I see quite often DJs asking on Facebook groups: "What speakers should I get?", "Can you suggest some lighting fixtures?", and so many group members start suggesting without having the slightest idea about the purpose/use the indicated items will have to this particular DJ. ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Get An Ipad Or Other 3G/Wifi Device.

December 6, 2018 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. It's loud, because my gig just ended, but this is expensive, but if you don't have an iPad, you should get an iPad or a tablet if it goes online for gigs. If everything else goes south, I can take this cable, which goes into my auxiliary input right now so I can play music off either deck, I can cross fade, simple app, but the cool thing is I can plug this into a power speaker and run. I can do a ceremony, cocktail outside, whatever I want to do. So I know it's expensive, but this is a first gen with 3G. If you can get a first gen on eBay, Craigslist, whatever, try to get one or a tablet, like I said, something you can get music on and something that you can get a DJ app on. As expensive as it is, it is a lifesaver, because now you have a complete system if needed right here. So DJ tips in under a minute, if you can, get an iPad or a tablet of some kind with a ... [read more]
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Purpose Part 2

December 4, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Last week I asked you about what’s your purpose? Why do you get up in the morning? What motivates you throughout the day? I challenged you to write a purpose statement. I know this kind of heavy stuff but this is as real as real gets in life.   I have a friend of mine who is going through some heavy HEAVY stuff. He has had to have mental fortitude that I don’t know if I possess to deal with everything that is going on in your life. When you are faced with death yourself, what do you do? How do you react? To me, it goes back to your purpose. Are you living that out? If you’re not, you’re not utilizing every single breath you have. Life is WAY too short to look back on things with regret. You must ... [read more]
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ADJ’s Popular HEX LED Par Fixtures Made Even Better!

December 3, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its new and improved “PX HEX” Series of LED-powered pars. Building on the success of the original HEX Series of wash fixtures that offer the unrivaled color mixing potential of 6-in-1 HEX LEDs, the new units feature improvements that are the direct result of customer feedback. With their powerful HEX LEDs and thoughtfully-designed enclosures, the HEX Series pars have proved to be extremely popular for a wide variety of applications from up-lighting to truss-warming, stage washing to dancefloor illumination. However, the team at ADJ are committed to constantly listening to customers and making changes to products that reflect the needs of the hard working lighting professionals who use them day in, day out. The “PX HEX” Series retains the practical design and color mixing potential of the original fixtures, but with the a ... [read more]
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Portuguese Weddings – A Different Kind of Latin

December 2, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
The 200th edition of Mobile Beat Magazine just dropped. That's amazing in itself. The articles on cultural wedding music are spot on. Although, one area I believe needs a little more clarification is the genre of Latin music. This genre seems to encompass everything from Spanish, Reggaeton, Caribbean, Tex Mex and Brazilian. The truth is that they are all very different in origin, tradition and cultural influence. Although the Portuguese language is Latin based, traditional Portuguese music is very different from what is considered "Latin". Culturally, old style Portuguese music or Fados sounds more Italian or Greek than Latin. Modern Portuguese music is influenced by the sounds and rhythms coming ou ... [read more]