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MOBILE BEAT, SEPTEMBER 2014, ISSUE #158

August 27, 2014 by Dan Walsh

Holiday Party Fun – Corporate Event Success

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Even though the last blazing day of summer has yet to hit, for entertainers everywhere, it is high time to consider the holiday season. If you're still trying to fill those autumn/winter slots we have some great ideas inside this issue of Mobile Beat, along with a lot of other great content! – Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief CORPORATE / HOLIDAY PARTIES: How to Land Holiday Parties - Joe Bunn What's the Company's Story? - Mike Ficher Corpor... [read more]
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Mobile Beat – July 2014 – Issue #157

July 7, 2014 by Dan Walsh

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In this issue, we bridge the gap between summer and fall, between vacation time and school time, and weekend and weekday, when it comes to serving the youth market, with:
  • Practical advice on building rapport with the kids, from youth event master Arnoldo Offermann
  • Ideas for also pleasing the adults as well as the students at your school events, along with thoughts on applying Mark Ferrell's "Getting What You're Worth" concepts to the youth market, from Marc Andrews
  • The pros and cons of doing year-end events for schools,... [read more]
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Top 10 Tips for MCs – By Joe Bunn

July 7, 2014 by Dan Walsh
hI meet (and sometimes hire) a lot of aspiring DJs. Most of the time, the guys that I hire are already DJs in some capacity, whether it's for weddings, at a skating ring, or in a nightclub. But almost always, the skill that they most lack when joining our company is being a good MC. The following are some tips that I share with them—and now with you—to improve microphone technique. Here are my top 10 MCing tips (in no particular order): 10) SHUT UP Know when to say something on the mic, and know when it’s time to be quiet. 9) You’re not Case... [read more]
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MB 156 – MAY 2014 – ONLINE NOW, HITTING MAILBOXES SOON

May 21, 2014 by Dan Walsh

MEGA MUSIC ISSUE

DJs certainly have an interesting relationship with music. Obviously, the ultimate goal of all disk jockeys is to entertain an audience utilizing music as their primary tool, but for mobile DJs specifically, music is the foundation of a complete entertainment experience. Whether it's facilitating the celebration of a wedding reception, entertaining teens at a prom, or pumping up a corporate crowd, the task of the mobile entertainer is to keep the audience engaged and enjoying themselves, and to serve the client by making their event a memorable experience for their particular audience.

With this in mind, we present a Mega Music Issue, offering a variety of perspectives and practical ideas for dealing with music.read more]

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MB 155 – MARCH 2014 – ONLINE NOW, HITTING MAILBOXES SOON

March 20, 2014 by Dan Walsh

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Although it may seem as though spring will never come, summer will actually be upon you before you know it. Summer is a good time to try new things and maybe get a handle on the art of making midweek money. In this issue you'll learn about getting started in the realm of outdoor movies, projected on inflatable screens. This concept isn't new, but is always worth a look. Robert Starkey and Ryan Burger give you the lowdown. How about a new... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT – JANUARY 2014 – ISSUE 154

January 16, 2014 by Dan Walsh

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As another year dawns upon us, we turn toward the future: some of us with anticipation of new success, others with worry about what our future has in store. While making "resolutions" to improve some aspect of our lives is a time-honored tradition (apparently the ancient Babylonians and Romans had their own versions of the practice), the fact that so many fail to achieve these objectives—like losing weight, getting in shape... [read more]
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Driving Your Ears in Style – By Michael Buonaccorso Jr.

January 16, 2014 by Dan Walsh
V-MODA'S CROSSFADE M-100 HEADPHONESpic_Scoop_VModaM100-sm Over the past several months, I had the privilege to test drive V-Moda's flagship headphones, the Crossfade M-100s. With editors' choice awards from many major publications, plus rave reviews all over the internet, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Here’s what I found. PACKAGING The designers at V-Moda were very generous when it came to deciding what to include in the box with the M-100s. Even the packaging itself is very creatively designed... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT – DECEMBER 2013 (#153) – MBLV18 SHOW PREVIEW ISSUE

December 17, 2013 by Dan Walsh
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Here we are with another preview issue for the next Mobile Beat DJ Show & Conference—MBLV18 (our 18th show!)—coming up, February 3rd through 6th, 2014, at the Riviera Casino & Hotel, on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. And we are a excited to share with you what we have planned for the DJ "main event" of the new year! As has become our tradition, we are featuring full articles by many of our seminar speakers, to give you a real taste of what you can expect when you attend their ses... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT – NOVEMBER 2013 – MB 152

October 23, 2013 by Dan Walsh
ONLINE NOW, HITTING MAILBOXES SOON! Subscribers and Non-Subscribers can go to https://members.mobilebeat.com/mobile to login or see the free edition! MB 152 cover-smSome of us create remixes; some of us play them; all of us appreciate how they can breathe new life into an old tune, or make a new one work even better on our dance floor. The idea of remixing also provides a powerful metaphor for how we can make changes that can take our businesses—and our lives—to exciting new  levels. In this i... [read more]
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Simply Solid By: Dan Walsh

September 16, 2013 by Dan Walsh
mb151_128The DJ software controller has become a standard piece of gear for many digital DJs. Although the preceding articles point out how the iPad is beginning to be a truly practical option for software-based DJing, there is certainly a huge market remaining to tap for purpose-built boxes providing the same type of tactile control as the real mixers and players many of us grew up with. Many of the units out there now are going for light weight, small size or other great ultra-mobile concepts. But for the working DJ, it seems to me that a solid, road-worthy piece of gear ... [read more]