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MOBILE BEAT #203 – FEBRUARY 2019

February 26, 2019 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #203 - FEBRUARY 2019 MBLV23 in the Spotlight While we have been including material by or about Mobile Beat Las Vegas presenters in last few mags, this final issue before the event features an extra helping of MBLV23 goodness. Also, some gear news in the form of a NAMM report (part 1 of 2) and a look behind the scenes at the development of Denon DJ's Prime 4. See you in Las Vegas! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: SPOTLIGHT ON MBLV23 How to Social Media in 2019 - Vanessa Joy Phil Morse of Digital DJ Tips - Ryan Burger and Dan Walsh The Truth About DJ Prices - Matt Martindale “Ask Ben Stowe... [read more]
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Amazing, New Wireless Uplights for an Amazing Price!

February 22, 2019 by Jason Rubio
Wireless uplighting Rainbow lights Uplighting and wireless uplighting has been around for a little while now. There are the big name companies that charge a lot for their uplights and the quality is great, as we expect them to be. Then, you have numerous small or unheard of companies that are much cheaper on Amazon, but the quality is so-so. I've taken a chance and bought a few of those over the years. I've learned my lesson and will happily pay more for a quality product. We provide Austin & San Antonio DJs, Austin & San Antonio photo booth rentals, lighting, uplighting, and much more, for our Austin/central Texas area weddings and... [read more]
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Curation- It’s Not About Museums

February 21, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
For the last decade social media marketing has steadily replaced traditional forms of advertising like print media, postal mailings and cold calling. Over the years the algorithm for what works has changed almost as much. Ten years ago all you had to worry about was Facebook and My Space. Now there’s Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Linked In and many others to contend with. How do you know which content to add to which site that will get you bookings? It’s seems like one big crap shoot. I reached out to Andrea Eppolito, owner of Andrea Eppolito Events in Las Vegas (A luxury wedding planning and event service) for insight. She is presenting a must see seminar at MBLV23 titled “Social Stature and Selling”. Andrea’s seminar is going to discuss the most widely used platforms for each segment of ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Free Software For Editting Music.

February 21, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is a free program called Audacity and I use it to do edits. And what I'm doing right here is I'm cutting out the intro, I have a track. So now I've saved the track, now I'm going to go to the beginning of the track and I've cut out that intro. I can view the track, I can make the wave smaller, I can cut out different bits and pieces, I can add transitions, I can add loops and effects, I can do whatever I want. You can import your audio, you can have fadeouts, you have a bunch of different effects, you can put loops, you can have all these effects added when you put a section in, kind of hard to see. I'll put a link in the description where you can download it, but this is free. It looks similar to other programs that you can spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on,... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Switch The Parents Seats To The Other Side.

February 14, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. Here we go, I'm at a wedding. I'm up here where the wedding will take place. So as you know, looking out, this is the groom's side, that's the bride's side. We're going to switch that today. We're going to have the bride's parents sit here on what would be my left side and the groom's parents sit here on what would be my right side. Why? Because that way the groom's parents will see the groom, the bride's parents will see the bride. Try this at your next wedding. Tips in under a minute, bringing you redoing the wedding setup. So again, put the bride's parents at the front of the groom's section and the groom's parents at the front of the bride's section. You end up with the fact that now they're looking at the face of their loved ones and not at their backs. So we're going to try it... [read more]
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Communication Is The Game

February 12, 2019 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. Technology and innovation keep pushing the boundaries every day, trying to make our lives, performance, and service more comfortable, better, and more effective. There are DJs who embrace it and try to make the most out of it and those who -still- think that tech is the mother of all evil and blame it for their failures. "Everybody is a DJ now" "Real DJs don't use sync" blah.. blah.. blah... Yes, things have changed, and there is a plethora of new tools a DJ can use to step up his (her) game, but technology is not the key factor... [read more]
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Millennial Branding and Personality Pt 2

February 11, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
In the first part of this blog I touched on how Millennial's interact and make connections. They value authenticity and like to follow people's "stories". Millennial's follow You Tubers more than TV shows. A big part of making a connection with them is personality and how you tell your story. Millennial's want to be part of your journey. Recently, I took part in a webinar series from my Alma Mater Johnson & Wales University. The webinar focused on the importance of personal branding and changes in how companies hire and fire personnel. Your online presence will count more than your physical resume in the near future. The webinar broke dow... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Great Site For All Your Music And Video Needs.

February 7, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. I don't know where you get your music, but this is a great place to get your music, it has everything. You can get the clean edits, you can get video, you can get various series. This is some of the best money you're going to spend being a professional DJ. It's very easy to go out and get, let's say not the best quality music. The thing I love about Promo Only POOL is the fact that they allow me to download Wavs or MP3s, plus it keeps your history, plus it allows you get access to all different files and it is definitely the sweet way to go. You've got to pay for your music, you can't mess around, the days of the illegal music servers should be done, I know they're not, but just a quick tip, if you need great music, here you go, under a minute.   ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #202 – JANUARY 2019

February 2, 2019 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #202 - JANUARY 2019 Get It Started Well, here we are at the beginning of a brand new year. Seems like an appropriate time to look at the idea of "getting started." In this issue you'll find: - Key things for beginning DJs to think about - What first-time Mobile Beat Las Vegas attendees need to know - How beginning with thorough music preparation helped a DJ truly rock a major event - A look at new vehicles for mobiles - because you have to get there first - An insightful analysis of audience dance floor behavior So...let's get this party started! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ( PS: Yes, I appreciate the irony of an issu... [read more]
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Millennial Branding and Personality Pt. 1

February 2, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] There's a lot of talk on forums and in seminars about the complexity of reaching millennial couples, especially brides. The way they communicate, socialize and interact is radically different from brides just a decade ago. Are they more difficult? No, we're just not speaking their language. Do they want and value the same things? Yes, they just ask for them in a different way. All the normal communication channels like email, phone calls, snail mail and even Facebook fail to connect with them. My sixteen year old daughter ... [read more]