The one key thread connecting many of the articles in this Mobile Beat issue is that there are aspects of being a DJ that are hard to define or explain, but are very real and important nonetheless. Thus the mysterious theme, “That Certain Something.”
Stu Chisholm hits on one of these: the power of a positive reputation—how clients and audiences can already be on your side, before you spin a single track, or say a single word. And Rob Johnson contents in his Midweek Money column that an entertainer can actually learn how to be more charismatic by taking a real interest in people. Apparently, there’s a difference between being a legend in your own mind and being someone people are sincerely attracted to. Go figure.
Publisher Ryan Burger adds to this concept with some simple but sage advice for the newbie MC on working the mic. Again, it’s about directing attention toward the real stars of the show—your clients and their honored guests.
Don’t miss our ongoing “reality show” in which we outfit some fortunate DJs with new gear to help them reach new levels of success. Turn to page 22 for details!
And one final plug…Our preparations for next February’s Mobile Beat DJ Show in Las Vegas—MBLV18—are kicking into higher gear, and as things rev up, show producer Mike Buonaccorso (Whose mobile DJ history book is review by Mark Ferrell on page 43, BTW) has announced a major addition to the show’s already full slate. Turn to page 15 if you can’t wait to find out, mi amigo…
– Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE…
E-BEAT – iPad DJ FEATURE
– Real-Life iPad DJing
– Getting Appy with CHAUVET Mobile Control
– The Tablet Claw and other Accesories
THE DJ COACH – Do You Appreciate Your Peers?
– Cesar Cosio: Mexican Entertainment Maestro
– Big Daddy Walker
– Kevin Burford and His Party Car
FEATURE – Essentials of Lighting Design
PLAY SOMETHING WE CAN DANCE TO – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
DJ TOOLBOX – You share the tool YOU use to succeed
INSIDE THE INDUSTRY – Monoprice: Co. Profile / Product Reviews
– Sony DWZ-M50 Digital Wireless Mic
– Galaxy ECD Twin Pack Wireless Mic
– Scrim King: Scrims, Topppers and More
– Stanton DJ DJC.4 Controller
BUSINESS CHOPS™ – Building Your Team
MULTI-OP ISSUES (NEW COLUMN)
BOOK MORE BRIDES – Where the Brides Are: The New Number One Website
…AND EVEN MORE!
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