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Jason is the co-owner and founder of Austin’s Best DJs, a professional DJ & photo booth company that provides music and entertainment for hundreds of weddings and events in the Austin and central Texas area. Jason started his DJ career as a mobile DJ, at age 13, and has since DJ'ed thousands of events, providing music and entertainment for clubs, bars, radio, concerts, festivals, and various other events. In addition to writing for Mobile Beat, Jason also writes "The DJ Insider," and has been featured in Canadian Special Events Magazine, Wedding Planner Magazine, Brides, and numerous other sites and publications. Jason is also a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education, as well as a Master's of Public Administration, from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is a certified Master Teacher, teaching Business, and other subjects in Austin, Texas. Contact Jason at: www.AustinBestDJs.com




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DJ Drops & Intros: Do You Need Them?

August 14, 2020 by Jason Alexander
DJ drops are not new. For as long as I can remember, radio stations have been using radio sweepers (station ID name and info), and later, DJs began using their own intros and drops for their own shows. Now, with mix shows on FM Radio, XM, and online, more and more DJs are using them. They sound great, are great for marketing, and can help you stand out in a crowded market.

Do All DJs Need DJ Drops?

dj drops The biggest question is: Does every working DJ need DJ drops? The answer is my usual: it depends. :) First of all, you may not even know what DJ drops are. So let's answer that, first. Drops are basically short (usually less... [read more]
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The Entertainment Industry After COVID 19: What’s Next?

May 31, 2020 by Jason Alexander
[caption id="attachment_128472" align="alignnone" width="300"]entertainment after covid 19 DJing Post-Pandemic[/caption] When it comes to life after COVID 19, many people in the event industry are wondering what's next. Honestly, no one is 100% sure what's next, even me. I can only speak from what our entertainment business (we offer Austin, TX wedding DJ & photo booth services) is experiencing, as well as what other colleagues are experie... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: 3 Social Distancing Tips

March 19, 2020 by Jason Alexander
[caption id="attachment_107516" align="aligncenter" width="721"]Austin's Best DJs Blog                                                                             Social Distancing Tips for DJs[/caption]   Social distancing. It's a new term that is basically all you may be hearing about, lately. Regardless of how you feel about the current Covid-19 pandemic, you are likely impacted by all of this. For me, I'm based in Austin, Texas, and it has really hit the Austin service industry hard! SXSW was canceled, and most people thought it was a terrible idea, at first. Now, here we are, just a few weeks later, and eve... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: There’s Always Someone Cheaper

March 8, 2020 by Jason Alexander
cheaper If you've received client inquiries in the last month, I am willing to bet that at least one of them either didn't like your price. That person may have also mentioned a price that someone else quoted them (cheaper than you). How did you react? Did you price match? The choice is always yours, but just know that every dollar you take away from your current price is profit that you're giving away! My recent example is from a client inquiry I received last week. The client said: "I got a quote for $650. I want to spend no more than around that, possibly up to $800." I politely declined and said that we cannot match those ... [read more]
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Professional vs Amateur DJs – What’s the Difference?

January 12, 2020 by Jason Alexander
professional djs-austins-best-djs   When it comes to DJs, there are a variety of DJs in the DJ business. There are club DJs, mobile DJs (event & wedding DJs), radio DJs, and everything in between. Many people mistakenly think that all DJs are the same. We know that this is certainly not true. However, for brides, grooms, and any client who is considering hiring you, you need to be able to easily explain why this is not true for you! Think abo... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Add Options to Add Profits!

December 4, 2019 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to the DJ business, it seems as though every year, clients want more and more options for their weddings or events. Many DJs and DJ companies are choosing to offer more options. More options mean more money, of course! In my experience, it can certainly help increase your profits; however, there are a few risks and things to be aware of when providing more for your clients. Let's discuss these, now.  
  • Cost - The first thing to consider when deciding what options to include is the investment needed. How much will these options cost you? How much money will you need to buy these upgrades or options? Perhaps you're considering uplighting. The price certainly varies on how much each light will cost. If you're considering other options, you'll certainly need to d... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: 5 Tips to Stand Out in a Saturated Market

October 14, 2019 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to the DJ business, we all know that there are numerous DJs. It seems as though the market is getting more and more crowded, every month! You may or may not notice, depending on your region or market. For us, the Austin market has definitely become filled with more and more wedding/event DJs, Austin/central TX photo booth rental companies, and more. Why? Well, for starters, the barrier to entry is low.

Why There Are So Many DJs

Think about it, if you needed a Bachelor's degree to be a DJ, then how many DJs would there now be? About 33% of Americans over age 25 have a degree, while the other 70% (about) don't have any type of college degree. (My wi... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: How Many Lights Should You Use?

August 17, 2019 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to DJ dance floor lighting, there are a wide variety of opinions on how much a DJ should bring. Some DJs say you should not bring a lot of lighting, while others may bring a ton of lighting. Yet others may bring no lighting at all unless the client pays for it. I've seen a variety of setups and there is no 100% correct answer, honestly. How much lighting you bring should be a decision for you and your client. You certainly need to ask your client what their expectations are, what their vision is, etc. One thing you don't want to do is assume you know what they want! Sure, you may bring the exact same setup to every gig, but should you? For our company, Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths, we do not bring the same setup every time. Let me explain why. We always check in with our clients an... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Add-Ons Really Add Up!

June 5, 2019 by Jason Alexander
In the DJ business, things are constantly evolving. My wife and I own/manage our business Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths, and have run it since 2012. We were both long-time DJs before we even met! I'm approaching 3 decades (yes, decades, since I started when I was a kid) and my wife is approaching nearly 2 decades! We've seen a lot of trends come and go. As business owners, we have to stop and consider the trends and evaluate whether or not we want to be a part of them. DJs seem to always want the latest, greatest new turntable or controller, or light, that just came out. It seems as if DJing has turned into another way of "keeping up with the Jones." DJs like to constantly buy new equipment, and understandably so. ... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Prepping for Prom Season

April 6, 2019 by Jason Alexander
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... [read more]