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Before music, mixing, and scratching. Service is king.

May 26, 2016 by Aaron Demarest
Before music, mixing, and scratching. Service is king.wedding djs, mobile djs, dj equipment, uplighting, service is king, dj service It may come as a surprise to you as a DJ that this article starts the way it does. But this is primarily geared towards the mobile DJ who is either neck deep in their career or just starting to learn the ropes. With so many types and styles of DJs, there is no shortage of talent out there. What there is a shortage of however is dedicated service professionals. In New England where I have my business of 22 years, one thing has remained the same over time. The music has changed. The equipment has been upgraded ... [read more]
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5 Ways to Boost Your Wedding Business SEO Ranking Today

May 26, 2016 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
SEO is kind of like baking cookies. Let me explain. 5 Ways Wedding SEO

When I was a kid, my grandmother would announce she’d be making her famous chocolate chip cookies and I was over the moon with happiness. Her cookies were unbelievably delicious!

I’d watch eagerly as she measured the ingredients. And mixed them. And rolled them out onto a cookie tray. And baked them.

It seemed to take FOREVER! I just wanted to eat those cookies. Now.

Getting top rank ... [read more]

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The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail Hour

May 25, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann
the_bronx_cocktailNew York City, the "Big Apple" is a thriving financial and cultural center. Adjacent to our company's home state of New Jersey, we've spent much time in New York City, both on business and pleasure. The following playlist compiled by our DJ Gregg Ambient includes New York-themed songs, selections from the jazz clubs of Greenwich Village, songs from the theater district (Broadway) and cuts by New York-based musicians like Alicia Keys. Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature drink for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. Since we previously used The Manhattan for a playlist, we've opted to select a once hugely popular martini known as "The Bronx." To the view the recipe for the Bronx and ... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Typical Wedding Story

May 25, 2016 by Tony Barthel
This story is about a bride who had her wedding at a church reception hall. WeddingHorrorThat hall charges their congregation a minimal amount to hold celebrations there and that bargain price includes metal folding chairs and folding tables. You get to use their kitchen to prepare your own food. While the atmosphere might leave something to be desired, if it rains you don’t get your hair wet and the sun doesn’t bake your cake. It’s not the place for everybody, but the price is right and it’s adjacent to the church so it’s convenient for those getting married there. This type of reception isn’t that unusual. At this particular wedding, the other “vendors” in attendance were family and friends. Those helpful f ... [read more]
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Why Go Multi-Op?

May 25, 2016 by Joe Bunn
As mobile DJs, we all start out as single operators. If you’re like me, you’ve been doing it forever (I’m 44 and started when I was 13), or maybe you found the passion later in life, or maybe you’re still young and beautiful. Regardless, at some point, you are going to have the need to become a multi-op company if you want to be a full-time professional DJ.BunnGroup-low Why do I say this? It’s difficult to support a family of four on what a single operator can make. Even if you make the highest end of the wedding DJ pay spectrum (let’s say $3,000, which is unlikely in most markets), and work 45 out of 52 Saturdays (even more unlikely), then you’ll make $135,000. Out of that you’ll have all of your over ... [read more]
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Introducing the Festival-Ready TOUR System CDJ-TOUR1 and DJM-TOUR1 – Designed to Perform at the Highest Level

May 24, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Torrance, CA (May 24, 2016): Meet the TOUR system CDJ-TOUR1 and DJM-TOUR1: the festival-ready set-up with arena-grade djm-tour1-maincomponents for a huge, reliable sound – plus 13-inch touch screens that give users instinctive, confident control when it matters most. The CDJ-TOUR1 multiplayer and DJM-TOUR1 mixer take the professional sound quality of the NXS2 set-up and add the components needed to deliver high performance in large venues such as festivals and arenas. Both models have an ESS Technology 32-bit D/A converter to eliminate low noise and distortion and give a clear, crisp sound at scale. The DJM-TOUR1 is also the first mixer to have a pro audio grade AES/EBU digital output, so you can connect directly to front of house ... [read more]
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We are the messengers.

May 23, 2016 by Michael Cordeiro
Life is tedious. The daily grind of family, work and bills can become a stale monotony that blends one day into the next like an endless elevator ride filled with sleepy music. We have our heads so buried in our devices or minds so focused on the next task that we leave no room for enjoyment. Our careers which started out as something we were passionate about just become a means to an end. Like auto sync on a controller we blindly blend one task into another forgetting the joy of why we started in the first place. We as DJs and entertainers are different. What we do is a gift that can be shared. We take our clients on a musical journey that results in amazing memories of a special occasion. We witness some truly miraculous moments in their lives. How many times have you jumped up and down after a wedding ceremony or first dance because the bride and groom “nailed it”? Smiling inside ... [read more]
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Vizi Beam RXONE – Setting New Standards in Pure Lighting Excitement!

May 23, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Vizi Beam RXONE Press PhotoADJ is pleased to announce the latest addition to its popular Vizi range of professional moving head lighting fixtures, the Vizi Beam RXONE. Incredibly powerful, surprisingly compact, impressively agile and unbelievably affordable, the RXONE is perfect for a variety of portable and permanent applications. Powered by a potent Osram® Sirius HRI 1R discharge lamp, with a 6,000-hour life rating, the RXONE produces a sharp 3-degree beam that travels up to 100 meters. With a brilliant-white color temperature of 8,000˚K and impressive illuminance measurements of 99,250 lux at 10m and 70,030 lux at 15m, the fixture is able to generate immense beams that will cut through ambient light to create eye-catc ... [read more]
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Making Each Show Unique – Alcohol Trivia

May 20, 2016 by Mobile Beat
“Adding interest and excitement to your trivia night by going out of your way to include trivia about a favourite subject of many….Alcohol” Welcome back to the blog. I hope you enjoyed last weeks post and indeed I hope you have started putting to use some of the good practice we are instructing you on. All comes direct from an experienced quiz master with years in the profession, so its all been tried and tested across various venues. Today, we are kicking off a new series of posts, all along a similar theme and that theme is making each show unique. What we are essentially going to look at here is how you, with a little bit of thought and planning, can add some key themes into your quiz to make each show unique. This will help encourage punters to come back and also make sure they don’t get bored. Keeping them on the edge of their seat and never knowing quite what to expec ... [read more]
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SunnyMoon In Indy

May 19, 2016 by Robert Lindquist
SunnyMoon_CarsMemorial Day is fast upon us. It is a day to honor those who have fought for our country, and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and independence. We celebrate with parades, parties, family gatherings and speed. Lotsa speed. Memorial Day weekends hosts more motor sports events than any other day. This year, the grandaddy of them all, the largest one-day sporting event in the world, will celebrate it’s 100th Running. Full disclosure: I have always been and always will be, a huge fan of the Indy 500. And so is Sunny Moon. His favorite driver is Mario Andretti. And so is mine. The difference is, he’s actually been to the race. In fact, he’s not only been in the stands for sever ... [read more]
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Mixware Appointed US Distributor of Hercules DJ Controllers

May 19, 2016 by Mobile Beat
LOS ANGELES (May 10, 2016) – Mixware is proud to announce its appointment as US distributor of Hercules, makers of popular DJ controllers and software, including the DJControl JogVision for Serato DJ.unnamed-24 Hercules created the first dual-deck mixing controller for computers featuring a built-in audio interface: the original Hercules DJ Console, launched to widespread acclaim in 2003. Since then, Hercules has ranked among the leading manufacturers of portable DJ controllers for computers, and today brings together large and diverse communities of DJs. With innovation in its DNA, Hercules was honored with a highly coveted 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award for its Universal DJ controller custom-d ... [read more]