School Dances

Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about how to get more school dances and how to perform at them. This is the location to find such articles.

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Mastering Mitzvahs by Howard Wallach

January 24, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
T here is a big, lucrative market for your services out there—and many of you are under represented in the action. Curious, overwhelmed, unsure about “the hows” to providing your services to Mitzvah Parties in a way that ignites the word of mouth network within your reach? Well, Mazel Tov (congratulations/good luck)... Welcome to the party! The energy and excitement at these events, and the opportunities for scale are real. The good news: You don’t have to be Jewish! You do need to appreciate the context these events have for the families planning them. These celebrations are a pinnacle of Jewish life. Bar/bat mitzvah (Son/daughter of the command- ment) commemorates this religious and spiritual rite of passage connecting one generation to another. The event date is often chosen based on their birth... [read more]
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Fun Fairs And School Carnival Marketing

January 4, 2017 by rickhardesty
January is just around the corner. The busy holiday season is ending and I hope everyone had a great holiday. My holiday was amazing we kept all 32 employees working around the clock this holiday season. The beginning of January is a perfect time to start marketing to your elementary schools for their upcoming fun fairs and indoor carnivals. Planet DJs Entertainment is based in ... [read more]
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Kicking Your School Gigs into High Gear

September 9, 2016 by Arnoldo Offermann
Ok, I lied. July's article promised another multi- part series, but we're going to hit pause on that to talk about a very important part of your business. This may very well be the MOST important part of DJ service: your gear. Wait—what? I thought talent was the important thing for a successful business. Well, if that's 100% true, why does Aerosmith need a multi-million dollar lighting rig to complement their rockin' selves?173-20-21 I mean it's Aerosmith for crying out loud. If they wanted to perform at my house They don't need all that stuff. BUT...the brand Aerosmith, the performance and show need it... [read more]
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DJ School Daze

September 7, 2016 by RobFerre
T he new school year is quickly arriving and that means you have many opportunities to take advantage of events that come your way. For high schools, it’s a shoe-in for homecoming or tailgate parties, but are you looking to do even more school events? I suggest looking into elementary schools. I have often advised DJs to start marketing and looking to PTAs, PTOs, or principals of schools to see what events they are hosting.173-10-11 Here are a few of the different types of events schools are ramping up for in the fall: Fall Carnivals. Sometimes these events go by different names—back-to-school night, fall carnival, family night— but they are all the same... [read more]
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How To Break Into Schools

September 6, 2016 by GeoffCarlisle
So you may have thought about getting into the school dance market. Or you might have tried... but ran into a dead end making the connection? You may even question whether providing entertainment to schools is even worth the effort. 173-6-7I'm here to say, YES it is! I have a passion for providing entertainment for the school market because that's where I started over 33 years ago. I've had the opportunity to speak at several DJ expos about my experi- ence including Mobile Beat. Let look at five specific areas that will help you break into the market or pave the way toward business with schools. 1. Determine what type of events the schools in your area hav... [read more]
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The Perfect Mate for Ceremonies

August 12, 2016 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Ihave found a new favorite sound system for ceremonies: the S600B by Carvin. To put it simply, two of them, with or without tripods, are nearly the perfect sound system for a 100-150 person outdoor ceremony.172-3435 On the back of the Carvin S600 is a 6-channel mixer, with inputs ranging from XLR to 1/4”. It also features Bluetooth connectivity. For ceremony sound, I was using the pre/post music from my iPhone connected via Bluetooth (channel 6), taking a CD player into channel 5, using the optional UX-600 built-in wireless mic, along with a regular microphone in the first channel as a backup. The UX-600 worked very smoothly. We used the handheld microphone, but... [read more]
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New Options for After-Proms

June 19, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Prom season has just ended and although you probably made some good money doing a bunch of galaxy-burgerproms, don’t forget an area where more and more DJs are finding extra school gigs: the “after-prom.” Dozens of DJs go after every school to get their prom gigs on Friday or Saturday nights in April and May, but hardly any of them pursue a related and potentially lucrative event, the after-prom. These casual gatherings after the formal prom, usually running from after midnight until 4:00 or 5:00 AM provide the setting where things like karaoke, inflatables, game shows, carnival games, casino nights, photo booths and yes, even DJs spinning music, can be i... [read more]
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Games: They’re Not Just For Kids Anymore!

June 8, 2016 by Randy Lehrman
For years, the prototypical Mobile DJ has always offered games as something “just for kids.” After 25 years in the DJ business you have to adapt and evolve. It’s 2016, and while kids definitely are controlling more of the music that we play (because all those millennials love hearing “Apple-bottom jeans, boots with the fur…”) adults can’t be left behind. So not only have I added a game or two that adults get to play with the kids. Now, I try thinking out loud with my clients to suggest that games aren’t just for kids, but entertainment for the adults. For more than two decades, I’ve played a game called ‘Musical Chair Scavenger Hunt.’ ... [read more]
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Press Release: VocoPro Launches New SilentSymphony Wireless Audio Broadcast and Headphone Systems for Public Speakers, Bands and Silent Disco/Rave Parties

March 4, 2016 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2016—For clubs and event planners wanting to host trendy “silent” disco or rave parties, VocoPro, a leader in wireless audio and karaoke technology systems, today introduced SilentSymphony, its latest all-in-one wireless headphone system. For more information, please visit www.vocopro.com. unnamed-10 A “silent” disco or “silent” rave is a new, popular style of event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via a radio transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by... [read more]
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Where are Photo Booths Headed

December 15, 2015 by GeoffCarlisle
We have been offering a Photo Booth type service for over 12 years. First it was a camera tethered to a printer & now we have a new L.A. Party Photo Booth that does everything but cook! Taking a photo & printing it out in multiple choice formats is the norm. Having the capability to shoot “green screen”, SloMo video, Gif creations, Light Paint, Morphing, etc is the new techniques that add so much more to your offerings to potential clients.photo booth The secret seems to be to sell each option separate. Too many choices overwhelms not only the c... [read more]