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RPM Top Hits USA - DJ Eric Rhodes

Finding A Record Pool: RPM Top Hits USA

August 18, 2017 by Eric Rhodes
In this series of weekly articles, I take a look at some of the more popular record pools, or music pools, available to DJs. There are plenty to choose from. Knowing the different features and personality types of each pool will help you decide where to get your music. This week’s pool is RPM Top Hits USA. Check it out: (Note: I am not an employee of RPM Top Hits USA or any other pool service that I review. I am simply a professional DJ giving an honest and positive assessment of these companies with the goal of helping out my peers. Also, I’m not a VJ, so don’t dive too deep into that aspect of these services, but will definitely mention if a particular pool offers video services.) About RPM Top Hits USA RPM has been in the record pool industry since 1970. They provide music, not only for r... [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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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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4 Ways To Build Trust

August 15, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Four Ways To Build Trust.    In this article we are going to explore three ways to build trust.  The first way is straight from my book “S.A.L.E.S. 4 Event Pros” and that is Share Your Story First. There are lots of reasons why to share your story first.  The first one is to allow your clients get acclimated to their surroundings. Most times they've never really walked into a place of business and then met with an event professional before. Set yourself and your clients up for success. Another way to build trust in this situation is to let them know where you're from. However when sharing where you are from, don’t just na... [read more]
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Know When to Use Your Own Equipment or Subrent

August 11, 2017 by Stephen J Clayton
Your business is growing and you suddenly have more events than equipment! This is the best problem to have, because it might be a telling sign that it’s time to kick it up a notch in your business. Maybe it’s time to go full time if you already haven’t (check out earlier blogs to find out if it’s the right time for you), maybe you should invest in more inventory, or maybe you’re in the starting phases of your business and investing in more equipment wouldn’t be the smartest financial choice. That’s ok! Luckily, there are tons of companies that you can sub-rent equipment from. There are certain events that will... [read more]
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Artistry Part 1

August 10, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Artistry My dear friend and mentor Bill Hermann during his workshop "The Entertainment Experience" recently reminded me (and all attendees) of the Shakespearean quote from "As You Like It" written nearly 400 years ago "All the world's a stage And all the men and women merely players They have their exits and entrances And one man in his time plays many parts" An artist needs 4 things in order to create.  Script, Props, Stage and Inspiration.   Ever written a love note and passed it in school or wrote a poem or nice card to a loved one?  In that moment, you were an artist and proved that you ARE one as well.  Here...I'll pr... [read more]
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Book of the Month – Celebrate Life By Marcello Pedalino

August 5, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
  Nothing is more relaxing to me than sitting at the beach with a great book. Listening to the waves, toes in the sand -You know the song, right? The best beach books are the ones that make you dive deep into their pages until the end leaving you feeling a whole lot better about yourself. The best book I've read this summer hands down is Celebrate Life by Marcello Pedalino. I like to read a lot of self help, motivational books. The problem with many of them is that they are too "self-helpy". Sometimes I feel like I need a degree in meta physics or astral geometry to grasp their meaning. Many times the concepts in them... [read more]
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Direct Music Services - DJ Eric Rhodes

Finding A Record Pool: Direct Music Service

August 3, 2017 by Eric Rhodes
In this series of weekly articles, I take a look at some of the more popular record pools, or music pools, available to DJs. There are plenty to choose from. Knowing the different features and personality types of each pool will hopefully help you decide where to get your music. This week’s pool is Direct Music Service, aka DMS. Check it out: (Note: I am not an employee of DMS or any other pool service that I review. I am simply a professional DJ giving an honest and positive assessment of these companies with the goal of helping out my peers. Also, I’m not a VJ, so don’t dive too deep into that aspect of these services, but will definitely mention if a particular pool offers video services.) Direct Music Service DMS has been around since 1999. Backed by DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ AM, DJ Skribble, L... [read more]
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Want vs Need

August 3, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Want vs. Need I was tuned in to the TV recently and I'm constantly amazed at the barrage of ads and messages sent to us regarding products and services.  Target marketing has been around for years and of course my kids (and present company included of course) are  prone to seeing a brand, ad or message and immediately saying "I WANT that" or I NEED that".  The fact that I have to go through my kids toys before Santa arrives and donate at least half of them to Goodwill proves that their spoiled and certainly have more than they need.  I'm sure if you have children in your life or have experienced the same thought process before you can ... [read more]
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Finding A Record Pool: Promo Only

July 26, 2017 by Eric Rhodes
In this series of weekly articles, I take a look at some of the more popular record pools, or music pools, available to DJs. There are plenty to choose from. Knowing the different features and personality types of each pool will help you decide where to get your music. This week’s pool is Promo Only. Check it out: (Note: I am not an employee of, or getting paid by Promo Only or any other pool service that I review. I am simply a professional DJ giving an honest and positive assessment of these companies with the goal of helping out my peers. Also, I’m not a VJ, so I don’t dive too deep into that aspect of these services, but will definitely mention if a particular pool offers video services.) About Promo Only read more]