Mobile DJ Career Development

Articles on Mobile DJ career development topics ranging from self-improvement to employee motivation.

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Is your daily routine moving towards, or away from your goal? (1 of 3)

November 17, 2017 by Terry Lewis
This month you’re going to discover if you will ever achieve the goals you’ve set. Print the ‘activity’ column on the table on the below, list your typical daily routine. To get the most value and insight from this exercise, it is essential that you are completely honest and open about what it is you do with your time, for example, if you are: •Waking at 7.00am. •Opening emails at 8.00am. •Doing the school run at around 8.15am and 3.00pm. •Speaking to potential clients around 4.00pm. •On Facebook hourly. Put ink to paper and list your daily habits truthfully in the activity column. Remember t... [read more]
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ADJ Heads to LDI 2017 With Two Innovative New Video and Lighting Product Ranges

November 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Since 1988 Live Design International (LDI) has welcomed lighting and video professionals from around the globe to its annual trade show and conference. ADJ will once again have a significant presence at the 2017 show, debuting two pioneering new product ranges as well as showcasing other exciting new recent additions to the company’s expansive portfolio of lighting, video and effects equipment. Having enjoyed huge success with the AV Series of LED video panels over the last few years, ADJ will use this year’s LDI to launch a brand new video panel range, the Design Series. This innovative system comprises four modular panels of different shapes that can be combined together to create video screens of almost any conceivable shape. The DS4 (square), DS4T (triangle), DS4QC (quarter circle) and DS4HC (rec... [read more]
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First Look: Denon DJ SC5000 Prime Player

November 16, 2017 by DJcity
Mojaxx takes a first look at Denon DJ's new SC5000 Prime player. It is the first time any manufacturer made a contrahent to Pioneer DJ's Club Standard. Check out how it performs here: (more…)... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: My Time Line That Goes To Every Wedding.

November 16, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute, this is a timeline. Every meeting I have I write out notes and I run by the bride and groom what their schedule is and a lot of times I integrate with them what they want, do they want to have a grand entrance, do they want to have themselves join the cocktail hour, are we doing father/daughter, mother/son? This is an early one, this would be copy two. Every time I update it, I make a new copy. Even if I have an onsite or an outside coordinator, I think it's imperative that the DJ knows what's going on. Once these are finished, they get the music put in them. So that way if there's any questions, if something were to happen to me, I could hand this off to another DJ in the file and say, here you go, here's their timeline. This would also have another piece that would giv... [read more]
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Event Nightmares: The Mummy That Ate My DJ Gig

November 16, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
I made a huge, embarrassing mistake in our first year as DJs. It’s so bad I still cringe thinking about it.Event Nightmare Here’s the story: A friend of a friend had “connections” at a local summer camp and they were auditioning new talent. The hours were short, the pay was good, and we had an in. The catch: we needed to audition to get the job. The Big Audition for camp entertainment fell on a work day and Jeff couldn’t go. I was on my own. I would have 10 minutes to perform for a group of kids and prove myself worthy of hiring. My brilliant plan: Bring only a boom box and mic, since I didn’t have time to set up our equipmen... [read more]
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Are You Willing to Go Out of Your Way?

November 15, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
It is remarkably easy to blend in with the crowd, and too many of us do it unconsciously. With dozens and possibly hundreds of DJs in most markets today, what can be done to give you or I the edge needed to shine above the rest? Is it buying the newest gear, mastering the smoothest song transition, or designing the slickest business card? Or is it something else? I contend that more important than all the skills you an acquire or all the gear you can own is your willingness to go out of your way to be different. If where you live is anything like where I live, "DJs" are a dime a dozen and without knowing it the majority of them act the same; they all make similar promises to clients, boast the same way to venues, and treat other vendors in a predictable manner. "We've got 20 years of experience and ... [read more]
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Blizzard Lighting’s 8-Bit LDI Appearance

November 15, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Waukesha, WI. - PRESS START! LDI 2017 is here and Blizzard is back with another epic booth design. They’ve also “levelled up” with a load of new fixtures to match. Plus, it’s all wrapped in plenty of 8-bit nostalgia including an ENORMOUS 26-foot tall, video wall covered 3-D “Q-Bert” style pyramid! Get your game off to a great start with WINK™, a slick and powerful moving head with blazing fast 540°/270°+infinite pan and tilt! This mover comes loaded with a 60W 4-in-1 RGBW main LED with motorized 5-45° zoom. A four segment pixel-mappable LED ring with a total of 8x 0.5W RGB LEDs adds even more personality and flair, just like your favorite 8-bit console heroes. If you’ve got quarters left in your pocket, Blizzard’s brand new Aria™ Profile series deserves a look. ETL listed and avai... [read more]
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Gear It First Covers FlutterFETTI!

November 13, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Confetti is an INCREDIBLE upsell and FlutterFETTI is the BEST! FlutterFETTI makes their confetti in the USA and provides confetti for celebrities, sporting events, concerts, and so much more. 1See this awesome tour + real-life product demo from GearItFirst! ... [read more]
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Lighting Ideas – Mirror Ball Tight Set Up Solutions

November 13, 2017 by Brian S. Redd
So I've been thinking. What if you're really tight on space at a gig and you didn't have a lot of room to set up lights and things, but you wanted to run a mirror ball? You were using something like the eliminator decor MBSK, but you needed to illuminate your mirror ball. How could you do it? So here's some ideas for you, just some stuff I was playing around with. I'll show you some stuff that works, some stuff that didn't work and some stuff that I like. Check it out. So my first thought was to use something like this [pinpoint Gobo]. It's battery powered and it has a magnetic bracket on it, so you could do something like stick it right here, which you can absolutely do. But the thing is, this is only a three watt light. It's not very bright and the dots that I'm spreading around the room aren't really ey... [read more]
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Three Fast & Dirty Microphone Tips for MCing

November 11, 2017 by Staci Nichols
Remember at the Scratch Academy when they taught us how to speak on the microphone? Yea, me neither. You wouldn't roll up to an event with the intention of “winging it” when it comes to mixing the music...so why do so many of us think we don't need any official microphone training to show up at an event and MC? There is a right and wrong way to hold a microphone. After years as a full-time mobile DJ (and a debate scholarship...again, no mic lessons at debate camp either), I found myself in Mark Ferrell's Bronze MCing workshop. Finally, someone taught me how to hold a microphone...apparently, I'd been gripping it too hard and making an angry fist shape with my hand, which is frowned upon by the experts. We don't want to look like the mic needs an aggressive beat-down. MICROPHONE TIP #1 – HOLD THE MIC... [read more]