My MBLV Experience – Joe goes to the NEW Show

July 2, 2016 by Joe Bunn

I have been going to Mobile Beat Las Vegas on and off for the past 15 years or so. It’s always been a peavey-bunngreat way for me to get away from the office, meet amazing DJs, hear incredible speakers, learn more, and then come back recharged.

I’ve been speaking there for years as well usually on topics such as sales, marketing, or even just “the small things” that you should be doing for your DJ company, but probably aren’t. I’ve been to, and spoken at several other DJ and wedding industry conferences, and this one is hands down my favorite, especially the past two years.

I’ll be completely honest, I skipped a few years in that run of 15 years. Why? I’m not sure exactly, but I think it was because I felt that the show was lacking something. I couldn’t really put my finger on it. It wasn’t until last year’s show, that I got it. It hadn’t been a “show” for me any longer! It needed a kick in the pants, and it got it. Adding in a DJ on stage (Jason Jani no less) provided that energy throughout the day. Getting hosts to introduce the speakers and pump up the crowd was crucial as well. And then, that sound and light system—wow! How many times in the past did I show up to speak and had to walk up, hook up my own laptop, and introduce myself? MANY! That just wasn’t cool. That’s what was missing…the cool factor.

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Joe Bunn started his DJ career at the age of 14 in eastern North Carolina. He did shows all throughout high school, college at UNC-Chapel Hill, and eventually Raleigh, NC where he started Bunn DJ Company. The company rapidly grew from a couple of DJs to a multi-op DJ company. With offices in Charlotte, NC, Richmond, VA and Charleston, SC, the company performs at over 600 weddings a year and another 300+ private, corporate and charity events. Joe has been on the board of both ILEA (International Live Events Association) and NACE (National Association of Catering & Events). In addition, he is a writer for many DJ publications such as Disc Jockey News, Mobile Beat Magazine and DJ Times.. Joe still DJs almost every weekend, but has begun helping other DJs across the country grow their businesses. In addition to doing consulting, he has given seminars at Mobile Beat Las Vegas, Wedding MBA, DJ Times Expo, LDI, and UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2016, he released his first educational DVD entitled “Marketing the Music”. For more information about Joe visit or

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