Michael Cordeiro


Michael Cordeiro

Mike Cordeiro is the owner of M.C. Entertainment. A small RI multi-op. Mike got his start in the entertainment field while stationed in Frankfurt Germany in 1990. He has a Bachelor's degree in Entertainment & Event Management from Johnson & Wales University and has appeared on TLC's Four Weddings, hosted an episode of Toddler's & Tiaras, and does background acting for movies.




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Book of the Month – Celebrate Life By Marcello Pedalino

August 5, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
  Nothing is more relaxing to me than sitting at the beach with a great book. Listening to the waves, toes in the sand -You know the song, right? The best beach books are the ones that make you dive deep into their pages until the end leaving you feeling a whole lot better about yourself. The best book I've read this summer hands down is Celebrate Life by Marcello Pedalino. I like to read a lot of self help, motivational books. The problem with many of them is that they are too "self-helpy". Sometimes I feel like I need a degree in meta physics or astral geometry to grasp their meaning. Many times the concept... [read more]
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Tom Macari: Master of Manhattan

July 15, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
The most common and widely used (basic) definition of a mobile DJ is a person who plays music and makes announcements at an event while having to bring all the gear necessary to do so. Those events generally run the gamut from weddings to proms to milestone events and corporate gigs. Skill levels and add-ons aside (photo booths, lighting, etc.) this is what we DJs do. But suppose I told you there are DJs who travel the world, work really cool events and don’t have to lug a truck full of gear everywhere? Would you believe me? You should. DJ Tom Macari (mah-car-ee) is one of those people in our industry that has carved out a very unique niche. I met up ... [read more]
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Cruise Expose Part 3- The Cruise Director

June 30, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
The November DJ cruise is coming up quick. If you haven't booked already, why? This cruise on board the Carnival Sensation is going to provide the perfect mix of seminars, networking and relaxation. What could be better than sneaking off to the Caribbean for a week and writing it off as a business expense (talk to your accountant of course)? In this segment of our cruise ship entertainment expose I go behind the scenes with Carnival's most requested Cruise Director Reverend Doc E (Eversen Bevelle). Carnival Cruise lines has several different size ships in it's fleet. On the smaller ships the roles of cruise director and entertai... [read more]
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Steve Aoki Rocks Club NoTo in Philly

June 5, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
We know their names and we play their music every week. Artists like Afrojack, Benny Benassi, The Jumpsmokers, Avicii, Tiesto and Calvin Harris. Super star DJs and remix artists routinely pack venues these days. Have you ever seen any of them perform live? Over Memorial Day weekend I had the opportunity to see the legendary Steve Aoki in concert at a hip club in Philadelphia called NoTo (www.notoftheordinary.com). Philadelphia is a cool city. Downtown is full of history like Independence Hall, The Betsy Ross house and Ben Franklin's home. I had a few hours before the show to explore the city center which is full of art and culture. ... [read more]
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Cruise Ship Entertainment Pt. 2 – An Interview with DJ Dawkness

June 5, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
In the first installment of Mobile Beat Magazine's expose on cruise ship entertainment I spoke with Music Operations Supervisor Alex Dena about what it takes to become a Carnival Cruise ship DJ. For this edition I will take you behind the scenes on board the Carnival Magic as I shadow DJ Dawkness (real name Sean), one of Carnival's premier ship DJ's. The life of a cruise ship DJ is equal parts relaxation and craziness. DJ Dawkness helps me beak it all down. MikeC: Sean, my first question is how did you come up with the name "Dawkness"? It's gotta be a good story. Dawkness: I get asked that a lot, which I guess ... [read more]
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Rock Star Performance with Jason Jani

May 28, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Do you feel stuck doing the same types of gigs for the same types of clients over and over? Do you want to play at events that are bigger, better and more fun? Do you want to party like a rock star and get paid for it? When we think of improving our performance as disc jockeys, we tend to focus on the mechanics of our events: better playlists, better transitions, better introductions, better gear, etc. But there are also mental, spiritual and family sides to achieving rock star performance. Each one of these can have a huge impact on our ability to exceed our client’s expectations and get booked for rockstar level events. More importantly, excelling i... [read more]
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The Thing about Forums

May 27, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Summer is almost here and wedding season is in full swing for most of the country. The majority of us have jam packed calendars between events and meetings. When DJ's get busy, forums get even busier. I belong to several forums (public and private) that cover all sorts of DJ related topics. For the most part, these forums provide a wealth of good info and tips. Unfortunately, some of us forget that the main purpose of forums is to share ideas and help each other get better at our craft. After a spending any amount of time reading posts, strands and threads on various forums a few main personality types quickly emerge over and over. Some a... [read more]
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The Profile Page – It’s Back!

May 22, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Mobile Beat is always thinking of new ways to bring you better content. We strive to be on the cutting edge of what is new, important and relevant to our industry. We cover the big topics of gear, music, performance and people. The first three topics are very well represented in Mobile Beat, but we felt that the "people" section needed some attention. So, resurrecting the Profile page to spotlight those impacting the DJ world in a positive and unique way was an easy decision. Each month Mobile Beat is going to interview a DJ, entertainer or artist that stands out in our industry. We need YOUR input. It's a big world. Tell us who you would li... [read more]
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Cruise Ship Entertainment – An Exclusive Mobile Beat Expose

May 18, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Are you going through MBLV  convention withdrawals? Do you wish there was another one before March 2018? The staff at Mobile Beat listened and have responded in a big way! This November (25-30) we are taking the show from the deserts of Nevada to the high seas of the Caribbean. A fun filled cruise from sunny Miami to the Dominican Republic and Turks & Caicos Islands on board the Carnival Sensation. Five days of family fun, sun, seminars and networking. In conjunction with the November cruise, Mobile Beat wanted to know everything about ship entertainment and being a cruise ship DJ. We reached out to Alex Dena (Carnival Cruise Line Supe... [read more]
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Comedian Don Grey On The Funnier Side of Performing Better

May 10, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
We all know that engaging our audience is a crucial part of having a successful event. The ability to properly use humor is just as much a learned skill as any other in our bag of tricks. But the fact is that some of us are just not as funny as we think we are. There is hope though. I sat down with comedian Don Grey recently to get his thoughts on how to effectively use comedy to make our performances better. It's no joke: According to Don, comedy is serious business. MikeC: Hey Don, I appreciate you taking time out on the ship to sit with me. How long have you been doing comedy for Carnival? DonG: My pleasur... [read more]