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Smart DJ Tips: Easy Tips to Shorten Break-Down Time

June 14, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Most mobile DJs will agree that setting up and breaking down your DJ equipment are the parts of the event that we like the least; however, there's no way around it, unless you charge enough that you can hire a setup/breakdown crew. For the most part, most mobile DJs don't have that luxury. So here are some easy tips to help you shorten your breakdown and loading back up, time. Use an RCA to 1/8" Adapter - For the last song of the night, use this adapter to play the last song on your computer or even your phone (if you have the headphone jack on your phone - newer iPhones don't have this). This works if you have a controller or mixer that is a stand alone mixer, or if you use an analog mixer. This gives you the last 3-5 minutes to start breaking down your controller or turntables, and if you use your pho... [read more]
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Being a leader within your community

June 14, 2017 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
Leadership means doing a lot more than making hiring decisions, signing paychecks, and taking care of your team and your company. True leaders motivate others to take action. When you think of leaders in your community, who comes to mind? Public officials? Civic group presidents? Pastors? These are fine choices, but many entrepreneurs don’t realize how their business acumen and leadership skills in the corporate world can be used to enhance the communities in which they live. If you don’t already consider yourself a leader with the community, then think about this: You have the potential to be one. If you’ve ever wanted to be more civic m... [read more]
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The Mobile Beat Top 200 Powered By DJ Intelligence

June 14, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Compiled by analyzing millions of actual client requests made through the DJ Intelligence music request system for weddings and parties around the world, you will not nd a more accurate representation of what songs are actually being requested by audiences and played by mobile entertainers at live events. Want to include your requests in next year’s tally? Add the DJ Intelligence music request system to your website at www. djintelligence.com and gain access to an entire suite of online event booking, planning, and management tools. And make sure to download the Fun Wedding app for iOS or Android, to have up-to-the-minute versions of these charts at y... [read more]
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Grand Finale (Final Song of Reception)

June 13, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
Save the Last Dance for Me – Michael Buble (contemporary) (I’ve Had the) Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (soundtracks) Time (the Dirty Bit) – The Black Eyed Peas (modern dance) One More Time – Daft Punk (electronic dance) Piano Man – Billy Joel (singer/songwriter) Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker (country) Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks (country) New York, New York – Frank Sinatra (crooners) Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z w/ Alicia Keys (hip hop/R&B) Party Till We Die – MAKJ & Timmy Trumpet (EDM) Tremor – Dmitri Vegas, Martin Garrix and Like Mike (EDM) Sandstorm – Darude (EDM) Let’s Get Married (Remix) – Jagged Edge with Reverend Run from Run-D.M.C. (R&B) Times of Your Life (Good Riddance) – Green Day (pu... [read more]
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Common flaws in wedding DJ websites – Why MORE price shoppers THAN high spending brides contact you (Part 2 of 2)

June 13, 2017 by Terry Lewis
In last weeks blog I promised to reveal the winning formula to an effective website, here it is: A good wedding website is as easy as ABC3D: Attract higher spending brides. Be ‘sticky’ so brides hang around and revisit. Contain value driven solutions your avatar will love. Capture leads. Convert prospects to the next step. Designed beautifully. The way you articulate and design your online message is of paramount importance because brides will form an opinion about your website in 20 seconds or less! That’s right you've just 20 seconds to impress. It’s possible that right now your perfect br... [read more]
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Elevate Your Sound with Avante Audio – new audio line from ADJ Group!

June 13, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Debuting this month at InfoComm, ADJ Group of Companies will launch AVANTE Audio – A new professional audio brand born from a passion for audio excellence. AVANTE believes in producing high quality products – that offer both sonic and aesthetic beauty – at attainable prices in order to provide the greatest possible audio experience for its users. AVANTE Audio is proud to launch with the Achromic Series, a complete range of active loudspeaker cabinets that offer powerful output, detailed audio clarity, built-in DSP, and sleek exterior designs. Created for musicians, bands, houses of worship, audio production companies and rental houses, the Achromic Series speakers are equally suited to permanent installation as they are to one-off and touring productions.read more]
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Product and Solution Focused

June 13, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Windstar Cruising.  It was absolutely was one of the best vacation experiences of my life. My wife and I went on a ship that was literally one tenth the size of a ship that I used to work on, it was a yacht. The larger ships have everyone lining up in different places, except for a VIP experience to get you on board if you reach platinum status with them.  Windstar was different.  The level of customer service was so unique and different.  Instead of many people rolling into a ship, they had staged waiting areas for different sets of people.  However, not just different waiting areas but they provided you with a cool t... [read more]
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DJ Music Management using Dropbox

June 13, 2017 by Dave Ternier
Still using USB drives to update new music onto your DJ performance computers? Or maybe you are using a special program to sync multiple hard drives at once? Nothing compares to the ease of use that Dropbox gives mobile DJs to manage their music library across multiple computers. Imagine being able to add music to any one of your computers, without having to remember which computer you added that music to and which ones still require being synced. Dropbox takes care of all of that… and so much more! Ritchie Rich, owner/operator of Big And Rich DJ in Sudbury, Ontario, reached out to me recently, asking how I use Dropbox to manage my music library. I’d recently brought up the topic on a CPDJA Canada Wide DJ Call (an open format, group video call, open to any Canadian DJ) and Ritchie was intrigued,... [read more]
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No More Bad Wedding Toasts

June 13, 2017 by Dave Ternier
Ever witnessed a bad wedding speech? A toast to the bride that kind of flopped? A toast to the groom that quickly descended into jokes that should have stayed with “the boys”? A welcome to the family speech that just…wouldn’t…end? Any DJ that has spent any time at all working with weddings has witnessed a few of the above (if not all of them). For many people speaking at weddings, this is the first time they’ve had to write a speech or toast like this. Remember that surveys commonly show fear of public speaking, also known as “glossophobia,” sitting at the top of list of worst fears. It’s no wonder that weddings play host to so many bad speeches, but fear not (see what I did there?!), you can play a massive role in changing that. Before I present you what I am about to share, rea... [read more]
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The Magical, Musical Unicorn List

June 13, 2017 by Staci Nichols
C’mon Staci...isn’t everyone else already doing this?” Ehhh...if they are doing it, they likely are not doing it well. Let’s not allow PopSugar and BuzzFeed to beat us at our own game (they make tons of popular wedding playlists on Pinterest). DJs make better playlists than bloggers, right? Well, we will now! CREATE A UNICORN PLAYLIST The internet has started burping up generic Garter Toss and Cake Cutting song playlists because it is too full of them. You are going to have to dig deeper. The single most popular playlist I ever created was “34 Gringo-Friendly Spanish Dance Songs for an Intercultural Mexican Wedding.” Is that specific enough... [read more]