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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 t... [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.  Why do you do what you do?  Love of people, music, money (evil necessity and certainly IMO should NOT... [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.... [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 what they’re doing. Now I’m forced into a situation where I can give them my professional advice on their DIY wedding ideas, knowing that it’s w... [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 of headaches, some of the great upgrades available from RocknRoller take its' utility to the next level. After receiving these products and using them at multiple events, I can wholeheartedly recommend them to any DJ who is looking to make their RocknRoller even ... [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 o... [read more]
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Roland announces the DJ-505 and DJ-202

August 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 2017 — Roland announces the DJ-505 and DJ-202, two new DJ controllers for Serato DJ. Equipped with features derived from the popular DJ-808 DJ Controller, the DJ-505 and DJ-202 offer onboard Roland TR drum sounds, dual low-latency platters, Serato DJ integration, vocal FX, and more. With the newly expanded DJ-series lineup, DJs and music producers can now choose from three Roland DJ controller models to suit the needs of different setups. Released to wide acclaim in 2016, the DJ-808 DJ Controller is a state-of-the-art creative tool with a four-channel mixer, built-in drum sequencing, vocal processing, and the deepes... [read more]
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The GARDEN STAR PRO White Star – Laserworld GS-400RGB-W

August 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
The GARDEN STAR PRO White Star – Laserworld GS-400RGB-W is world's first optically generated white light star effect laser with color change and controllable rotation speed. This laser system is well suited for indoor and outdoor applications. Fine, clearly visible laser dots look like a real starry sky on walls or ceilings and create a very special atmosphere by projecting onto plants, bushes, or any other surfaces. Especially for mobile DJs, the Laserworld GS-400RGB-W is very well suited to enhance every event. Some of the features are: bright RGB whitelight laser sources powerful: up to 400mW output power controllable rotating laser dots starry sky effect waterproof housing incl. base, stake, and extensions for various application possibilities maintenance-free temperature ra... [read more]
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Young companies and marketing budgets

August 16, 2017 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
Lots of small business owners who are just starting out ask me how to determine the proper amount of money to budget for marketing. Most young companies must rely on what some people call “bootstrapping.” This is where you re-invest a large portion of your profits to keep things growing. Combining this with social media – which is free and extremely effective – allows many start-ups to keep their heads above water. In the early days of my company, we were just like a lot of other newly-established small business in many regards. We didn't have a lot of cash coming in, and the budget was minimal. We had to make every dollar we spent work very, very hard. In fact, we used a ratio of 10 percent dollars to 90 percent sweat equity. Sweat equity means doing something physically that's pushing your mes... [read more]