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Breaking News: Technics Introduces NEW 1200 SL-1200MK7 Turntable!

January 7, 2019 by Jason Rubio
The king of turntables introduces the long-awaited direct drive turntable SL-1200MK7! (The European model is the SL 1210MK7). Yes, you read this right and this is NOT an old article! Just looking at the turntable will give you the chills! :) The new model looks like the classic model you know and love and is every bit as reliable and durable as the original SL- 1200 that was introduced in 1972. What's the same with the new SL-1200MK7 Reliability Durability Classic Design Same Operating Functions What's New with the SL-1200MK7 A coreless direct drive motor Rotation accuracy More powerful torque Does not require replacement of parts (maintains high reliability over a long period of time) No more rotation irregularity or "cogging," which was an issue for direct drive turntable... [read more]
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Mobile Beat Las Vegas Platinum Package

January 7, 2019 by Trevor West
Have you seen on the website where they are offering a platinum package and wondered what that was about? is it worth the extra cost? well, let me tell you as a purchaser of that package for the last 4 years, yes it is so worth it. not only do you get first and second row seating everyday in the same spot for every seminar, you also get a private seminar that the other attendees dont get with one of the main presenters. oh, did i tell you about the swag? you never know what it might be but let me just say that it's always good and it's usually swag that no one else will get at the entire convention. You get access to the showroom before the rest of the crowd so your not fighting with everyone to see all the gear. the first time I attended the convention and was lucky to get one of the tickets for the... [read more]
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Random Observations of a Mobile Beat Las Vegas Attendee

January 6, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
In just a few short months almost two thousand of us will head to Las Vegas for Mobile Beat 23. Once again the halls, meeting and exhibit rooms of the Tropicana will be filled with the conversations of "Nugget" seeking DJ's looking to better their businesses. For one week the Tropicana will become an incredible microcosm of the DJ universe. Within that microcosm memories will be created, information and ideas traded, gear bought and friendships made. Professionalism, kindness and camaraderie will be displayed. Unfortunately ego, avarice and elitism will be lurking in the shadows (don't be that guy). All that being said, here are some candid... [read more]
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Read Your Way To Success

January 4, 2019 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. Business -simply put- is any activity or enterprise entered into for profit. It does not mean it is a company, a corporation, partnership, or have any such formal organization, but it can range from a street peddler to General Motors." (Wikipedia) The moment a mobile DJ starts asking money for his (her) art, he stops being “just a DJ” and becomes a businessperson. He (she) is becoming the owner, marketer, salesperson and “the product” of his (her) business. Having at least a basic knowledge and training ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Beatport For Your EDM Needs.

January 3, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is Beatport. This is a website that I go to to get my dancier music, more of the club stuff, my EDM, house, progression, chill, ambient, all those things. You see up here we have a genres and you see they have all these different genres. It'll also make suggestions for you. If you go down here, you can see it's telling me recommended tracks based on my last order. Songs here run anywhere from $1.49 upwards of, I think, $2.49. You can also buy albums. You can follow DJs, artists, remixers, labels, producers, anything you want. When I need the really good dancy stuff when I'm doing shows, this is my go-to site, Beatport.com, it's free to join, you get an account, you can download tracks and buy them in WAV or MP3. So I'll put a link down here, DJ tips in under one min... [read more]
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DJ SEO Tip: Website Hosting Can Make Or Break Your Success

January 1, 2019 by Matthew Campbell
When owning a DJ company, an online presence is necessary to show legitimacy for your business.  First, you must decide on a domain and purchase it from a registrar.  Popular registrars include NameCheap and GoDaddy.  Next, you must decide what platform will "host" your website.  The website hosting company you choose can result in your online success or failure. hosted versus self-hosted websites You must decide between a self-hosted website and a hosted website.  There are pluses and minuses to both. A hosted website company takes care of all the heavy lifting and typically is very easy to use.  Hosted websi... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #201 – DECEMBER 2018

December 31, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #201 - DECEMBER 2018 DJ Psych 101 In this final issue of 2018, we take a look inside the minds of DJs and clients, with the hope that it will help you improve your performances, your business and personal relationships, and your bottom line. Best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous new year! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DJ PSYCH 101 “Sports Psychology” for DJ Performance - Staci Nichols Dealing with Difficult Clients - Joe Bunn Holding on Too Tightly to Perfection - Matt Martindale Keeping Your Cool When It Matters Most - Kevin Freese Different Colored Shoppers - Vickie Musni Acting Tools DJs Can... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Create A Time Line With Songs And Names For Your Wedding

December 27, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is an actual timeline from a wedding I did, wow, three years ago. As you can see, it outlines what time everything is going to happen, names for things, first dance names, who's giving a blessing, who's giving the toast, any changes, the father/daughter dance had not been decided yet, bouquet toss, last dance, all those things. I do this for every wedding. Even if I have a coordinator who's sending me a timeline, I do this for my eyes, because I want to know that everything is included and if I suddenly stepped away and had someone come in and jump in my wedding, they would have all the information they needed to do a great job. So whether you have a coordinator or not, when you meet with your clients, go over their timeline, jot down your own notes, have your own gu... [read more]
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Promo Only Welcomes Jim Weisz to its Sales & Marketing Team

December 26, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Orlando, December 13, 2018: Promo Only Inc., the industry’s largest licensed provider of promotional music and music video, today announced the addition of PrimeCuts regional manager, Jim Weisz, to its team of sales & marketing professionals. “We’re very excited to have someone with Jim’s talent and experience joining us,” says president and co-founder, Jim Robinson. “His shared passion for music and knowledge of what drives today’s mobile DJ market make him the perfect addition to our staff.” Jim will be assisting his many PrimeCuts customers to transition easily and affordably to Promo Only Online (POOL), as well as helping develop a POOL product line that mirrors well known Prime Cuts selections such as PrimeCuts Weekly, PrimeCuts Monthly, and more. “Obviously the history and... [read more]
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DJs Should Be “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

December 22, 2018 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. Just a few days before leaving 2018 behind, you could pause for a few seconds and consider about yourself and those you aim to serve... ★Are they looking for You or just a DJ? ★Do they desire to do business with you or do they kind of "have to"? ★Do you care or are you just "interested in"? ★Are you "You" or someone else's copycat? ★Are you "your Worth" or "your Cost"? ★Are you an investment or an expense? ★Are you the entertainer or the guy managing their playlist? ★Are you a "perfect match... [read more]