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How Can You Find New Music For Your DJ Set?

October 5, 2020 by Mobile Beat
As a DJ, you need to make sure that you are always staying up to date with the latest tracks. If you play a set and you are only using old songs, you aren’t going to attract a very large audience. Sure, some DJs specialise in certain genres and decades but even then, you need to make sure that you have a large library of songs to play at any gig. In this article, we are going to look at some of the ways that you can find new music for your DJ set. Read on to find out more. Spend More Time On It If you just expect the latest tracks to come to you then you are going to be in for a surprise. You need to make sure that you are putting in the time and effort if you want to be able to find the latest tracks. Many DJs make the mistake of only looking at the charts or latest releases but this doesn’t sho... [read more]
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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 than 15 ... [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 experiencing. So I'm going to speak from my personal experiences, as well as what I've learned from other fellow industry professionals. I'd love to hear your comments and feedback, as well. Let's discuss these, now... [read more]
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MB #216 – ONLINE NOW

April 3, 2020 by Dan Walsh
Making Connections Believe it or not, the theme of this issue was determined before the coronavirus crisis amped up. When that happened, my first reaction was "Oh no, articles on 'touching' people are not a good idea. Back to the drawing board." But then I realized that most of the content we had in the hopper already could apply just as much to connecting with people in a non-physical way. So, hopefully some of these articles will help you weather the storm of self-isolation that is battering your business, while others will help you prepare for the days after the sky clears and business (maybe not "as usual"--but that might be a good thing) will return. ... [read more]
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Here is Why DJs are In Demand in the Casino & Gambling Industry

March 30, 2020 by Mobile Beat
Even for experienced DJs, one of the biggest struggles of the profession is the constant struggle to land a decent gig. Many nightclubs are still content to believe that exposure is enough to pay the bills, while competition for solid party and events bookings can often be fierce. However, sometimes all it takes to find new opportunities is to look in a different direction. A wide range of industries and companies within them hire DJs on a regular basis, so looking beyond the regular nightclub, bar, and party circuit for new gigs can reveal lucrative opportunities. One such industry is the casino and gambling industry, which hires DJs for a wide range of purposes. If you're wondering why you should consider spinning tracks for the gambling industry, here are five reasons why DJs are in demand there. <... [read more]
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Mobile Technology – Past and Future Trends

March 25, 2020 by Mobile Beat
Without a doubt, one of the biggest changes in the world of tech is that of mobile technology. We have come a long way from the days of city slickers carrying around large, retro mobile phone packs in the 80s and early 90s. Today, not only has the design changed but they have more uses than people who had one of these original mobile phone kits could ever have imagined. On most modern mobile phones, they are so much more than just a means of communication and you can handle all aspects of your life all on one device. Whether that be playing games at top mobile casino sites, managing your finances, creating masterpieces and much more. The Origins Of course, in the beginning, mobile phones were merely a means of making calls while on the go. At first, they weren’t the most convenient objects and were very l... [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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Is it Time for Music Rhythm Games to Become Popular Again?

March 9, 2020 by Mobile Beat
It's surprising to think that more than a decade ago, some of the biggest releases were in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band series, and getting friends around for some hilariously bad singing was a part of your weekend plans. Broom cupboards were filled to the brim with plastic guitars and easily broken drum kits, and getting everyone in the living room in a way that you could all see the TV took the logistical skills of a forklift driver. The world's biggest musicians also saw "being in a music game" as one of the greatest parts of their success. Forget sold-out stadium tours, if gamers were spending their weekends trying to get three stars on a song you made, that's how you knew you were famous. In a Canadian survey of the most popular video games for Canadian gamers, the top six genres were action, spo... [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 rates. I ... [read more]
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Dealing With Criticism

March 6, 2020 by Michael Cordeiro
No one wants it. Nobody likes it. We all dread it but everyone needs it now and then. Criticism. Is it a litany of stinging words that knock you right off your pedestal of awesomeness or just a dose of reality? That depends mainly on you and your tolerance for hard truth. Many of us send out those cute little performance sheets after an event because we want some "real feedback". Seriously though, do you actually ever think you're going to recieve anything back other than a "nice" review? I'm sure more than a few of you read that last paragraph and thought,"Well, I value constructive criticism. That's why I send out those forms." The big proble... [read more]