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Happy Easter

April 19, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Next to Christmas and Thanksgiving, Easter is one of the biggest family holidays of the year. Religion aside, most families put on their Sunday best and spend the day celebrating with egg hunts, tons of food and desserts. Easter also means the beginning of spring and the start of a new busy DJ season (at least in New England). Soon there will be proms, weddings, field days and graduation parties. We go from zero to slammed in a weekend! The renewed busy season also brings the welcome opportunity to see industry friends you haven't worked with in a while or seen since the last bridal show you did. Sometimes those reunions can be bittersweet when you find out a colleague or banquet person you enjoyed working with passed away suddenly. I unfortunately experienced that recently. A friend of mine who helped run her family owned banquet venue passed away at the age of 54. Her family has ... [read more]
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Make Eye Contact Part 1

April 18, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
"Make eye contact to ensure that you make a real connection with each member of your audience, especially if it’s an audience of one. " ~Mitch Think back to the first person you dated.  What was that like? That newness and feeling of “liking” someone…the wanting to spend more time with them and sometimes, if you were really falling in love, wanting to spend every waking second with them.  How did that happen? Chances are, at some point you made eye contact with that person. You probably smiled just before that to ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Organizing Music For A Wedding

April 18, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. Another quick tip, I use Serato ITCH and as you can see over here, I make crates for dates, meaning today's wedding is the bottom crate, it says 6-9-12 and this is the crate. Now, the other thing I do is I set it up so I put a color next to the songs that are important. These are all songs that I know I have to play for certain things later in the night, cake, garter, bouquet, things like that. So I find it easiest so I can find them in an instant within the crate. Just a quick 60 second or less tip from me, DJ Jay. So if you find that helpful, do it. Thank you.   ... [read more]
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How Are You Being Fed Part 1

April 16, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
How are you being fed? Now, when I say, How are you being fed? I'm not talking about, you know, breakfast, lunch and dinner. That's not what we're talking about here. We're talking about how are you being fed from the people, the places and the things that are around you? Do you surround yourself with people that say, Yes, I can do this?  Or do you surround yourself with people or influences that say, No, or bring negativity into your life. We've all had different upbringings in our life.  In fact some people think it’s ok to go back and blame their upbringings. They use it as an excuse fo ... [read more]
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4 Lessons Learned 937pm Tuesday Night Part 3

April 11, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
September 15th this year I found out through Facebook from my former college girlfriend Allison that Dan Priestly had died of cancer.  I wished I had known he was sick when I was in Maine just a few weeks prior. I wished I had dedicated part of my book to him.  Dan and Jocelynn Priestly gave me my very first sales job ever. Certainly without them I wouldn’t be who I am today. I learned so much from Dan and I hope to pass these lessons on to you here.   Never Give Up ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Using Your Headphones As A Microphone

April 11, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. These are headphones, this is your DJ tip in under 60 seconds. I have the headphones plugged in, but if you look, you'll see they're actually plugged into the microphone. So I'm going to go up here, I'm going to turn the microphone on, I'm going to turn the volume up, I'm going to take my headphones, check one, one, check, one, test, one, one. You can actually use your headphones as a microphone in an emergency. It will not sound as good, but you can use it as a microphone. So if you run into problems, your mike goes out, you don't have a mike, plug your headphones into your mike jack as long as it's quarter-inch or combo jack. So that's the tip of the day in under 60 seconds. Thank you for watching. ... [read more]
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Be A Chameleon Part 2

April 9, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
This week we continue where we left off last week in regards to Being A Chameleon in situations.  How’s your dining etiquette? You may or may not eat at your events but if you do you definitely should know proper etiquette for fancy or not so fancy meals.     What about your vocabulary?  You have to be able to adjust your vocabulary and manner ... [read more]
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Austin's Best DJs Blog

Smart DJ Tips: Prepping for Prom Season

April 6, 2019 by Jason Rubio
Prom season is here and it's about to be very busy, everywhere. We provide Austin/San Antonio prom DJs, Austin/San Antonio photo booth rentals, lighting, games, and much more. Prom season is always very busy for us and for DJs and DJ companies everywhere. With that being said, it's time to prep for the upcoming rush of proms and events. Although you should prep all year long, to stay on top of your game. Whether you're a DJ only, or if you provide many other options for your clients, preparation is always the key to your success. We recently hired a new DJ and I contracted him to work his first prom with us. He had a few questions and it made me realize that it's pr ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #204 – MBLV23

April 5, 2019 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #204 - MAR 2019 - MBLV23 Control Yourself This issue combines a look at maintaining control over your business with coverage of the best yearly opportunity available to DJs for building that business, along with their skills, gear arsenal, industry connections an more: Mobile Beat Las Vegas 2019. ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: CONTROL YOURSELF Controlling Considerations - Joe Bunn Reclaiming Vacation - Kevin Freese MBLV23 MBLV23 Rocks Vegas - Photos by Jake Klein New MBLV23 People: DJs Rock Vegas - Mike Cordiero Platinum People: Turning MBLV Up to 11 - Mike Cor ... [read more]
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4 Lessons Learned 937pm Tuesday Night Part 2

April 4, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Dan was wiry man with sandy blond hair and pretty much ALWAYS had a cigarette to his lips. Jocelynn was a brunette woman who was always done up with make up and 90s hair. I introduced myself and learned that the station wasn’t even on air yet but they were testing.  Dan encouraged me to fill out an application (for what position I have no idea but I was filling out a radio station application….I’m ONE STEP closer to my goal!!!) and said they’d be in touch.   I kept going back to that radio station, popping in every week or so just to see how things were going and Dan told me he admired my enthusiasm and encouraged me to “ ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Power Cable With Light.

April 4, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under 60 seconds, AKA one minute. This is a yellow power cord. A lot of times I get events where I'm outside or I have to go over grass or sidewalks or something. And even inside if it's too far and it's going to get in the way of people, I love this cord, because black and yellow is caution and I use black Gaff tape. Now, the beauty of this cord is this, and I'll move into a little bit of the darkness so you'll see, when this cord gets power, this lights up. So if I'm outside and I plug into some weird power supply behind someplace through the bushes, through the trees, I know immediately if I have power. Then I can start stringing. So my initial cable I love having this, again, because it's yellow and because it's my power check. So get a yellow cable with power check. Thank you for watching.   ... [read more]