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Mobile DJ – What If My Client Wants An All Dave Matthews Band Wedding?

May 21, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
I did a video yesterday talking about giving clients what they want and what they asked for and avoiding giving them things that they don't want and haven't asked for. I talked about Sears a little bit, how they didn't really do that. They didn't give the clients what they wanted and asked for, they gave them a bunch of stuff they never wanted and didn't ask for like financial services and insurance and stuff like that. The example I gave as a DJ is, during dinner, what I don't do is make it the "me" show. I don't go in there and make big announcements and make it all about me during dinner, because the client doesn't want that and they've never asked for that. In fact, they've asked for the complete opposite. They want it to be about them. They want a grand entrance, cake cutting, first dance, speeches for ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Get A Wedding Wire Account For Your Reviews.

May 17, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is my WeddingWire account. You see right up here WeddingWire and you see Picture Me, you see my information and you see my rating. And what I do at the end of every event is I ask clients if I can forward them a review. Then they go in and they write up a review for me. So I have these reviews and it's a place that clients can then go and see reviews from other brides. I happen to have the free WeddingWire account. There are, I believe, two or three levels above mine that you can pay for and they're rather expensive. The DJs that pay for them tell me they're well worth it. So I might look into that, but if you don't have a WeddingWire free account, get one and then at every one of your events, write a review. It's a great source for brides looking for reviews on you ... [read more]
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Getting the Story or Travel Nightmares in NYC

May 15, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
 Writing for Mobile Beat has been a great experience. Sometimes to get a great story I travel for an interview. This past weekend I headed to NYC with my wife and daughter to do an interview with the guys from The Funktion House in Brooklyn (look for the article in a few months). I thought it would be great to bring my wife and take her out to dinner in Manhattan and let her and my daughter do some shopping. The trip went well except for the hotel. I like to use Booking.com and most of the time I get some really good deals. Not this time. We stayed at the hotel Pennsylvania. This absolutely, hands down, was the flipping worst hot... [read more]
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X-Laser Releases Trifecta of Affordable, Capable Laser Fixtures – For DJs!

May 14, 2018 by Mobile Beat
X-LASER RELEASES TRIFECTA OF AFFORDABLE, CAPABLE LASER FIXTURES X-Laser USA releases Mobile Beat Mercury, Skywriter HPX M-2 and Aurora Mojito to add to stable of accessible, affordable high-powered laser projectors. Laurel, Md. – X-Laser USA began with the goal of making high-powered laser systems accessible and affordable for anyone who wanted to add dynamic laser effects to their lighting rig. With the 2017 release of their Mercury laser control system, X-Laser continues to make lasers accessible and easy to integrate for all sorts of lighting professionals. To coincide with celebrating their tenth year i... [read more]
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VocoPro Delivers New Rechargeable Compact Line Array Karaoke/PA System

May 14, 2018 by Mobile Beat
LOS ANGELES, Calif. May 9, 2018—For DJs, karaoke hosts, karaoke enthusiasts, singer/songwriters and bands seeking a quality rechargeable, portable PA system, audio leader VocoPro delivers its new DrifterTM system. The Drifter’s groundbreaking convertible design compresses line array speakers into a rechargeable 120-watt, all-in-one karaoke and PA system. Tower-style, line array PA systems offer better coverage of sound and have traditionally been very expensive and out of the reach of many singers and bands, but VocoPro’s new Drifter brings the portability and power of this type of system at a lower price than previously available in the market. Features: 120 Watts Line array design covers wider area with more details sound 4-6 Hour Rechargeable battery so unit can be placed anywhere with ... [read more]
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How to get listed at 4 and 5 star venues (2 of 3)

May 14, 2018 by Terry Lewis
Last week I shared the number one way to get listed. This week we are going to look at some more. Other ways to get listed  I said there was only one truly effective way to get on the preferred list of luxury venue’s and I believe the way described above to be it, however there are other routes to being listed, but the probability of them working is much lower: Cold call and meet  At the time of writing, Google is the most powerful search engine in the world, type in a relevant search term such as ‘Luxury wedding venues in <your town>’ and the results will be displayed on your screen in secon... [read more]
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DJ Help – Quick Wood Speaker Cabinet Scratch Repair With a Sharpie Pen

May 14, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
Hello everybody. Now, last week I did a video on how to fix scratches on a plastic speaker cabinet with a heat gun. Now, if you didn't see that video, please go back and have a look if you're interested. In the meantime, people asked about their wooden cabinets that get scratched. Whether you use covers or not, things happen to nice gear, and what do you do? Do you repaint the whole thing? I use a sharpie pen. You can carry one of these with you. If you ever have a problem with your equipment with a scratch, you can cover it up quick, so your guests don't see it. This is just in the back of my truck, lot of road noise and stuff. But yeah. Let me just show you how it works. Black sharpie pen, all you have to do is do a little touch up like that. Is it perfect? No. But it hides the scratch, especially at the g... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: How To Make Your Music Folders Into Crates In Serato.

May 10, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. How to make crates, which are in Serato/library at your intro where your music is stored. They're over here, you see one says "Hunger Games," one says "Creedence Clearwater." I want to show you how easy this is in Serato. So if I hit this button here, it says files, I get a dropdown window. So I've got my music, I'm going to go to my documents where I know I have some music. Let's see, here's one, artist. I'm going to take this one that says artist, I'm going to drag it down here to the bottom and you should see something crop up and there's a crate. So anything I drag from here as a folder down to here where it says plus, that crate is then created in that name. So if I click on it, here we go, this is a Promo Only disk and it's in under a minute.   ... [read more]
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DJ Facebook Groups: Endless Arguments or Fountains of Knowledge?

May 9, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
OK, I'll admit it, the title of this article is kind of misleading. The two proposed explanations put forth in it are definitely not mutually exclusive; a healthy dose of each can be found in pretty much every Facebook DJ group. If you're not already part of a few of them, you may wonder if they are worth joining or are they only good for giving you a headache? My vote is for the former, and let me tell you why. You'll Learn What Not to Do For every post in a DJ group that contains gold nuggets of wisdom, you'll find 10 posts that suck (I'm not going to sugar coat it). Terrible grammar, pictures of sloppy setups, and people looking to just vent about their hate for a certain brand of speakers abound. I'll never condone rudeness or even interaction with people like this (you don't have the time anyway, y... [read more]
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How to get listed at 4 and five star venues (1 of 3)

May 7, 2018 by Terry Lewis
Be unique.  Be passionate.  Be the best.  There is no place for silver or bronze medal holders at the top. In our new world, the politically correct stance is to say it’s the taking part that counts not the winning. By reading my posts, I know this stance is not for you. To gain the favour of venues you need to be better than the other suppliers they see in your field of expertise. They can pick from literally hundreds of suppliers who do what you do... hundreds. And those who set their sights on being in the middle of the pack rarely get listed. I’m here to tell you that venue manage... [read more]