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Smart DJ Tips: Dealing With Drunk Clients – Learn From Our Experience!

January 18, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you provide services for public or private events, chances are, you've had to deal with drunk clients. We run a DJ and photo booth business and we've dealt with plenty of drunk clients. Normally, it's not a problem, but every now and then, we have clients who are very drunk and become belligerent! We've dealt with these clients a handful of times, but several months ago, we had an incident that made us finally change our approach. We did a wedding and when we arrived to setup, we noticed that the entire wedding party was already pretty drunk, BEFORE the wedding even started! We've seen this numerous times and it usually means trouble! By the end of the event, most of the wedding party were stumbling and slurring their speech. Bad news! At the end of the night, the groom came over to the photo booth and... [read more]
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Upsell With Uplighting

December 28, 2016 by Jason Rubio
As 2016 comes to an end and we welcome 2017, you should always take the time to evaluate your business and find new ways to increase sales and profits. There are a number of ways to increase sales, such as having packages, offering optional upgrades, and many other ways. One of the easiest ways to increase your profits is to add uplighting to your packages/options. Uplighting looks great and is easy to set up, too. For weddings and Quinceaneras, allow your couples (or guest of honor) to choose which color(s) they want. They’ll most likely want a color that matches their theme. For other events, you can inform your clients of which colors will look the best. You definitely should have a few great examples to show your clients, while offering the uplighting, so be sure to have several pictures on your we... [read more]
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DigiGames First to Sponsor the Mobile Beat Cruise

December 5, 2016 by Mobile Beat
mobile-beat-cruise-logo-2-2Entertainment technology leader DigiGames has come aboard as the first “presenting sponsor” of the Mobile Beat Cruise, due to set sail in November 2017. Along with the sponsorship, DigiGames’ national spokesman, Rob Johnson, will serve as the cruise's Entertainment Director. "Once again, Mobile Beat is the industry leader in providing disc jockeys and entertainers what they need to build their business and increase their bottom line," Johnson said. "We are very excited to team up with Mobile Beat once again. The attendees at MB events over the years are a... [read more]
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Blend – At MBLV21

November 17, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Hands-on sessions by Blend | The DJ Institute to help MBLV21 attendees build DJ chops LAS VEGAS, NV: After the unprecedented success of the Mix Skills Masterclass, presented by The Scratch DJ Academy at MBLV20 last March, Mobile Beat Las Vegas is bringing back high-quality hands-on educational opportunities, at no additional charge to MBLV21 attendees, in March 2017. Presented by Las Vegas-based Blend | The DJ Institute (www.blendvegas.net), the sessions for 2017 will provide hours of edu... [read more]
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What Can You Up-Sell?

November 17, 2016 by JoeBunn
So for the longest time, I was on the "stick to what you know" plan at Bunn DJ Company. When the photo booth trend kicked in and people were getting $1500 per booking, we did end up getting a booth. I ran it for about a year, but always had trouble finding someone to man it, load the graphics, the printer would break, etc. etc. I was over it. I sold it to one of my DJs. Ironically, he has bought about three now and is making bank off of it. Duh, I'm an idiot. At least it's "still in the family" though right? I have to make myself feel better...go with it. My point here isn't to point out that I'm a moron, it's to talk a little bit about upselling within your own DJ company. Ok, so I'veread more]
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4 Things You Must Do Before Opening a Wedding Venue

November 17, 2016 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani

Question: Should I Open a Wedding Venue?

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“Hi there. First off, impressive website. Great info here and easy to find all your relevant content. Question for you:

“I am starting to tinker with the idea of opening a read more]

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Anatomy of a Crappy Wedding Ad

October 6, 2016 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
Anatomy of a Crappy Wedding Ad Let’s talk about ads, shall we? I know. Boooring.

I’ll try to spice this up a little with some real life examples...and a dose of Padovani zaniness. :)

What is the purpose of an ad?

Ooooh. That was a trick question! Before you can design an effective ad, you need to know it’s purpose. Because that purpose might be any number of things:
  • Lead generation - Get them to... [read more]
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Beyond The Beat: From DJ To Expo Producer

September 22, 2016 by Robert Lindquist
While attending the Mobile Beat DJ Show last March, I had the pleasure of sharing some chat time with Mike Anthony Mireles of Houston, TX. Most of our conversation was a volley of random thoughts relating to how DJs can either expand their businesses, or apply their DJ experience to a related venture. At one point, Mike referred to DJ’ing as an “entrepreneurial playground.” I could not have phrased it better, and I couldn’t agree more. When I think of all people I have met during the years I’ve been associated with the international DJ community—and what some former DJs have gone on to accomplish, is pretty impressive. While many have stayed the course and grown their DJ businesses into all-inclusive, one-stop, mobile entertainment em... [read more]
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Peavey® Presents Denmark’s DM I Mix & Battle of the Beats Nordic

September 9, 2016 by Mobile Beat
dmiMERIDIAN, MS — The official Danish DJ Championship DM I Mix (DMC Danish DJ Championships) and Battle of the Beats Nordic returns this year to Pumpehuset in Copenhagen, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at 8 p.m. Presented by Peavey Electronics® and Scratch Entertainment, this dual event will feature Denmark’s most talented DJs and producers contending for top honors, including the chance to work with an American rap legend and/or compete on a world stage. Now in its 31st consecutive year, DM I Mix is a prestigious competition that provides one artist the opportunity to represent Denmark at the DMC World DJ Championships 2016 in London on Saturday, Sept. 24. Former DMC D... [read more]
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Paul Oakenfold at MBLV21 – Performance DJ Industry Keynote!

August 14, 2016 by Mobile Beat
MOBILE BEAT LAS VEGAS has announced Paul Oakenfold as performance keynote for the MBLV21 event, coming up next March 13-16, 2017 at the Tropicana Las Vegas. Paul Oakenfold is a leading pioneer of modern DJ culture and one of its most recognizable representatives. Mobile Beat is proud that he will not only be performing at MBLV21 but will also make a presentation on the education stage of the event. He’ll also be available at a meet and greet. “This icon of the DJ industry is someone we have been building up to for years, and it will bring even more excitement for the younger DJs who look up to him as an innovator in the industry,” says Mobile Beat Publisher, Ryan Burge... [read more]