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Beyond The Beat: From DJ To Expo Producer

August 18, 2017 by Robert Lindquist
While attending the Mobile Beat DJ Show in March, 2016, I had the pleasure of sharing some chat time with Mike Anthony Mireles, a Mobile DJ/MC/Entertainer from Houston, TX. Our conversation was essentially a volley of random thoughts about to how DJs can expand beyond operating a DJ service. At one point, Mike referred to DJ’ing as an “entrepreneurial playground.” How true. When I think of all the people I have met during the years that I’ve been associated with the international DJ community—I am consistently impressed by those who have taken a giant leap of faith and have landed in a position that they themselves may not have realized as possible. The Force Behind The Photo Booth Expo One of t ... [read more]
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RPM Top Hits USA - DJ Eric Rhodes

Finding A Record Pool: RPM Top Hits USA

August 18, 2017 by Eric Rhodes
In this series of weekly articles, I take a look at some of the more popular record pools, or music pools, available to DJs. There are plenty to choose from. Knowing the different features and personality types of each pool will help you decide where to get your music. This week’s pool is RPM Top Hits USA. Check it out: (Note: I am not an employee of RPM Top Hits USA or any other pool service that I review. I am simply a professional DJ giving an honest and positive assessment of these companies with the goal of helping out my peers. Also, I’m not a VJ, so don’t dive too deep into that aspect of these services, but will definitely mention if a particular pool offers video services.) About RPM Top Hits USA RPM has been in the record pool industry since 1970. They provide music, not only for radio and mob ... [read more]
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Mackie Thump Comes Out Redesigned and Redone!

August 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Atlantic City, NJ – August 14, 2017…  Mackie today launches the all-new completely redesigned Thump Series Powered Loudspeakers – Thump12A, Thump15A, Thump12BST, Thump15BST and Thump18S. The new 13000W Thump Series delivers more power and reliability than ever, plus a host of convenient features like built-in mixers, speaker modes and much more. Totally new for the Thump Series are two Thump Boosted™ models, the 12″ Thump12BST and 15″ Thump15BST. Equipped with advanced digital mixers, wireless control, streaming, and ... [read more]
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Mega Sound & Lighting – Over The Top with Mobile Beat – Free Issue Online Now

August 17, 2017 by Mobile Beat
This issue hits popular subject from a bunch of angles: How much is too much? Be over-prepared or lean and mean? We look at how to scale your offerings and your productions to the right spot for you and your clients. Enjoy, Ryan Burger Publisher - Mobile Beat In this Issue   The Element of Surprise - Todd Mitchem Over the Top! - Arnoldo Offermann How to Avoid Overkill - Trevor West Multifaceted Music Man: Curtis Whipple - Michael Cordeiro Managing Cyber Security Risks - Mark Battersby Size Matters: To Scale Up or Pare Down? - Stu Chisholm Networking: All About Giving - Matt Martindale On-the-Spot ... [read more]
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Roland Corporation U.S. Partners with BPM Supreme on Exclusive Membership Offer

August 17, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 2017 — Roland Corporation U.S. today announced its exclusive new membership offer in partnership with the fast-growing digital record pool BPM Supreme. U.S. customers who register their newly purchased Roland DJ-808, DJ-505 or DJ-202 controllers are now eligible to also register for three free months of BPM SupremeStandard (typically $19.99 per month). BPM Supreme Artist Relations and Partnerships Manager Raj Thomas said, “Our objective is to provide top-quality music for professional DJs, and we're eager to work with partners like Roland to help bridge the divide between beginner, working, and professional DJs through BPM Supreme’s un ... [read more]
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Artistry Part 2

August 17, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
This week we continue the second part of our article on Artistry with the 3rd and 4th of our words, Props and Inspiration Your props are your microphone, sound equipment, lighting, photo booth...whatever you can use to your advantage to help create whatever  it is you want to create.  Your script once again is time.  The finite time that a couple has that evening in which to tell their story and the days that you and they have leading up from after they hire me until the day they say I do.   Your inspiration should be your why. ... [read more]
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Review: Pioneer DJ DJM-450 Mixer

August 17, 2017 by DJcity
Pioneer released the DJM-450 mixer. It basically is their flagship device cramped into a 2-Channel equivalent - but how does it perform? Watch Mojaxx' review to find out. (more…) ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: When Meeting With A Client, Send The Right Message With Your Outfit

August 17, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is a black t-shirt and it has crystals in it and as you can see, it's just a t-shirt, it's black, it's doing its thing, but if I was DJing in, let's say Miami at an exclusive club, I'd probably buy this for $400 and wear it to a meeting. You have to dress the part that you're about to play. When I meet with brides, even corporate clients, I often wear black Dickeys, black Dickey shirt and believe it or not, Converse Chuck All-Stars, black ones. There's that fine line between I'm a cool DJ, but professional and I'm a mess. I wouldn't wear a suit to a meeting. There are DJs that I know who would, because that's their image. I'm trying to portray the professional, yet cool DJ image. So when you go to your meetings, dress appropriate for the message you want to send out. DJ tips in under a minute. ... [read more]
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Would You Do the Wedding of a Friend or Family Member For Free?

August 17, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
My cousin got married last year and because I’m a seasoned wedding expert with tons of experience, she called me for advice. “Here we go again,” I thought. Not that I mind sharing my expertise with family and friends. I’m happy to do that. It just gets complicated. Fast. Friends and family call me because they’re hoping to save money by using my expert advice to do it themselves or to help an amateur who doesn’t know wha ... [read more]
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My Experience: RocknRoller Upgrades Make Life Easier

August 16, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
Last month I wrote an article entitled "The Gear I Wish I Would Have Bought Earlier," and at the very top of that list was a product I owe much of my sanity to; the RocknRoller DJ cart. After struggling with carts and dollies from every store and shop imaginable, taking my first RocknRoller out to a gig was a life-changing experience. After seeing the amazing response to that article, I reached out to RocknRoller to see if they had any other great products I could try out, and boy did they deliver. While the cart by itself saves many a DJ a multitude ... [read more]
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Show Off Your Brand Without “Selling”

August 16, 2017 by Stephen J Clayton
In 2016 big companies budgeted $570 million marketing to Instagram’s biggest social influencers. This includes ongoing ambassadorships, brand reviews, sponsored posts, mentions, event coverage, and more. The world of marketing and branding has done a complete 180 in the recent years, as “social media influencer” wouldn’t even have been a term or label for a person 10 years ago. Social platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and Snapchat have been home to regular people that become famous showing their daily lives and develop cult like fan bases. These fan bases will seemingly buy anything these social influencers post on their channels. You might be asking yourself, “Why is this important for ... [read more]