Profiles

Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about industry members, and other Djs. This is the location to find such articles.

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N.A.M.E. Acquires ProMobileDJ.com to Bring More Resources to Your Business

December 6, 2016 by Mobile Beat
unnamed-20The National Association of Mobile Entertainers (N.A.M.E.) has proudly acquired ProMobileDJ.com. N.A.M.E.'s recent acquisition of ProMobileDJ.com means increased online resources for our members. Over the past seven years, founder, publisher, editor, and esteemed author Stacy Zemon has turned ProMobileDJ.com into the #1 source for free DJ education in the world. Going forward, N.A.M.E. will continue to work with Stacy Zemon's team of expert contributing writers and video-makers to provide weekly articles and videos for mobile entertainers around the globe. In addition, we will cultivate new content sources to address our wider mobil... [read more]
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DJ with Double Vision

December 2, 2016 by Mike Ryan
Using top-of-the-line sound equipment won’t automatically make you a great DJ...but it sure would be fun. Tom Capo of KPODJ literally gets his pick of the best pro audio products our industry has to offer. But don’t be jealous; it wasn’t just handed to him on a silver record platter. He’s been working hard building his screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-12-51-26-pmMobile DJ and retail businesses since he was 14-year- old. Capo shares his unique insight into our industry. Mike Ryan: You started your Mobile DJ business as a teenager. That’s not that unusual these days but before you were an adult you actually had a thriving ret... [read more]
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Todd Mitchem’s Journey to Leadership

August 20, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Todd Mitchem has been part of the national DJ industry for over 15 years, with a club and mobile DJ career even before that. He made his big return to the industry at MBLV20 this past March and has now been announced as the week-long MC for MBLV21, coming up next March (mobilebeatlasvegas.com). “I wanted to get into DJing back when I was probably about 16 or 17 years old back in the ‘80s,” says Todd, “but it was a much different time than it is now. Of course, when I started in ‘89, right before I graduated high school, it was a different world. You were carrying records and cassettes and it was a different universe with big speakers and equipment.172-1213read more]
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Worlds Fastest Man from Olympics also a DJ?

August 19, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Last night in Rio, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt made history when he became the first person to win the 100-meter title three Olympics in a row. Since then, the world has been experiencing peak Boltmania, with the athlete's mid-stride smile already the subject of countless memes. While various publications are taking the opportunity to delve deep into Bolt's various athletic accolades, some have overlooked another important part of his usain-bolt-dj-set-youtube-retrospective-olympics-rio-body-image-1471296906legendary lineage—the guy absolutely loves to DJ, and has so for many years. THU... [read more]
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Million Dollar DJs

August 13, 2016 by Stu Chisholm
Someone caused quite a ruckus on the DJ forums when they posted about Texas DJ Louis Grell of LG Entertainment. Seems he broke the million-dollar mark for a gig. DJs pounced on the author in disbelief, while a handful of others defended him. Grell, meanwhile, was caught in the middle; one day he’s talking to a guy doing a podcast, and the next thing he knows, he’s got guys dragging his name through the muck.172-3233 But yes, he did cash that big paycheck. It’s just didn’t happen like guys on the forum thought. Unlike the vast majority of “weekend warriors” headed off to a wedding reception, LG Entertainment does huge mega-events, sometimes spanning a w... [read more]
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DJ Month at Full Compass

August 1, 2016 by Mobile Beat
In August our BPMs go way up for DJ Month at Full Compass! All month long we’ll be giving out DJ-focused advice and news to improve your cross fade, helping you connect with audiences and advice on refining your entire set. You can find all of that right here on FCL with articles from our DJ pros and friends at Mobile Beat! Full Compass also has great deals all month long on our full lines of DJ gear like controllers, mixers and turntables. For all of the details on the DJ specials happening, hit our special DJ page! If you’re an EDM, wedding or arena-style DJ, August is your month! This is going to be fun……stay tuned! Check out all the fun at http://www.fullcompass.com/dj/... [read more]
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Mike Buonaccorso Has Left the Building—Sort of…

June 28, 2016 by Robert Lindquist
In this interview, Mike Buonaccorso, co-founder of Mobile Beat and architect of twenty Mobile Beat odyssey-buonaccorsoLas Vegas Shows, reflects back on the last 25-plus years in a discussion with the other original co-founder, Robert Lindquist. Between the two of them, they have seen and shaped much of the history of the mobile DJ industry during the magazine’s two- and-a-half decades and the two decades of the trade show / conference. Mike gave up his “official” show producer position following the 2016 MBLV event, having spent 15 years as co-owner, and another 10 as an employee of the new management when the magazine changed hands in 2006. B... [read more]
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SmithsonMartin Will Now Be Known As Touch Innovations

June 22, 2016 by Mobile Beat
MIAMI, FL, June 21st, 2016 – SmithsonMartin,  – a global leader in touch technologies for DJs –Chosen One (1) B&W announced today that due to a corporate reorganization SmithsonMartin will cease to exist. Touch Innovations, LLC. reflects the company's broader touch technology commitment and its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of all markets through touch technology solutions. "The new Brand, – Touch Innovations – allows us to emphasize our wide-ranging business objective around other vertical markets who have not yet embraced touch solutions." said Michael Shvartsman the CEO of Touch Innovations.  "As a com... [read more]
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Terry Moran: Hybrid DJ

June 20, 2016 by Mobile Beat
B ack in the ‘90s, while other DJs labeled themselves with a specific genre of music because that moranwas the “cool thing to do,” Terry Moran went against the norm and molded himself into a DJ who didn’t specialize in one genre...instead he wanted to create an energy that laced and layered various music genres together for one killer set that would rock the house. That mentality over the past 25 years has not only led him to become a multi-award winning DJ/VJ/host, but has also given him a unique advantage in the industry and helped with truly become a breed of his own: the “Hybrid DJ.” “I’ve been for the life of me an open format DJ. It’s in m... [read more]
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Just Ask Ed

June 19, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Ed Spencer’s DJ career has an interesting set of starts and restarts. But now he is known within the spencerDJ industry through his column, “Ask Ed,” with Disc Jockey News and on Facebook as a DJ to lean on for advice when you need it on many different subjects. His start in mobile entertainment was as a KJ in Alaska. “What happened was I was living in Alaska,” Ed explains, “and I was working at a location in the middle of nowhere and we had someone who started doing karaoke parties for the staff. And I started going and singing and having a good time. And then, at the end of the season when I moved to Fairbanks, I continued to go and sing quite a bit.... [read more]