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Mobile Beat, May 2015 #163 – Music, Mixing & More

May 12, 2015 by Dan Walsh

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Music, Mixing & More

Many think that mobile DJing isn’t a creative endeavor, but this issue helps correct that misconception, While of course the MB Top 200 List reveals the usual suspects at the top of the list (because, ahem, people—not DJs—chose them, over and over again!), we also have some great material on switching up line dance songs, marrying video and lighting, creatively adjusting to the unexpected, and a whole lot more. In fact, mo... [read more]
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MB #162 – March/April 2015 – ONLINE NOW

March 31, 2015 by Dan Walsh
cover-MB162-smCHANGE YOUR GAME FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE Feeling like you’re in a rut? Need to pump up your performance and add some fresh excitement to your shows...and some more profits to your bottom line? Maybe what you need is to step outside of your comfort zone, think outside the box, and change the game with your business. (And while you’re at it, come up with some alternatives to all those clichés.) This issue offers some ideas that have the potential to shake up your routine. Need to build some new performance skill, as well as the ability ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #161 – JAN 2015 – TECH TUNE-UP

January 29, 2015 by Dan Walsh
MB 161 cover - smMOBILE BEAT - #161 - JANUARY 2015 TECH TUNE-UP So here we are at the beginning of another year—what better time than now to take a look at the technical side of the mobile DJ adventure? In this issue, we look at DJ equipment, and our relationship with it, from a bunch of different angles. There’s also a lot more info on the quickly approaching Mobile Beat Las Vegas event that didn’t fit into the December “Event Edition.” And of course there’s a bunch of other interesting, performance-enhancing content inside. Enjoy! read more]
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MBLV EXTRA! – Issue #160

December 20, 2014 by Dan Walsh

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Well, yes, December—and the year—are drawing to a close. And that “most wonderful time of the year,” as it often does, threw some unexpected obstacles at our production team as we worked to get our big, extra Mobile Beat Las Vegas Issue out the door. But this truly is a case of “better late than never.” This issue focuses on some of the great content you will experience at the upcoming, game-changing MBLV event in February 2015. And, as producer Mike ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT – NOVEMBER 2014 – #159 – ONLINE NOW!

November 6, 2014 by Dan Walsh

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Yes, with regular columns like “Book More Brides” and “Wedding Beat,” Mobile Beat does cover that meat-and-potatoes event for a majority of mobile DJs—the wedding reception—in every issue. But every now and then it's good to take an even closer look at this industry staple. In this Special Wedding Edition, we’re hitting this target from a few different angles that provide some fresh perspectives. – Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief

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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]