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MB #214 – ONLINE NOW

February 3, 2020 by Dan Walsh

In It for the Long Haul

After the obligatory look into the future offered in the previous issue, we pause to consider what it means to have "staying power." We'll look at how to develop stamina in business, how to make your gear last longer, and much more! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief CLICK HERE OR ON THE COVER TO THE RIGHT TO READ NOW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: TECHNOLOGY Protecting Your Tech... [read more]
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MB #213 – ONLINE NOW

January 5, 2020 by Dan Walsh

Looking Ahead with 20/20 Vision

So here we are diving into a new year and decade. Get ready by reading some great advice and practical tips, and get motivated by stories of personal improvement and passion-based businesses building. Also get a look at some fresh wedding music. All this and more inside this MB issue... ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief CLICK HERE OR ON THE COVER TO THE RIGHT TO READ NOW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ... [read more]
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MB #212 – ONLINE NOW

December 5, 2019 by Dan Walsh

DJ Branding: Basics and Beyond

You'll find some great advice on building your brand in this issue. Plus some great pieces about and by female DJs, including a review of the new VirtualDJ 2020 release by Rachel Lynch. Check it now... ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief CLICK HERE OR ON THE COVER TO THE RIGHT TO READ NOW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: DJ BRANDING... Branding vs. Standing Out: What's the Di... [read more]
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Gear Development Veteran Rik Parkinson Joins Denon DJ

November 19, 2019 by Dan Walsh
After 15 years with Pioneer DJ, Parkinson’s expertise will drive DENON DJ to new heights of innovation and performance. Cumberland, RI USA (November 19, 2019)—DENON DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that noted DJ industry veteran Rik Parkinson has joined DENON DJ as their Director of Strategic Development. In this newly-created position, Parkinson will work with DENON DJ’s outstanding team of product and marketing professionals to build on the amazing success of recent products such as the DENON DJ PRIME 4 4- channel standalone DJ system and the SC5000M media player. read more]
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Mobile Beat and the Mobile Beat Las Vegas Show Acquired by HPK Online Expos

November 4, 2019 by Dan Walsh
25th Anniversary Mobile Beat Las Vegas DJ Show (MBLV25) to be co-located with 7th Annual Photo Booth Expo in 2021.   For the past two decades, Mobile Beat Las Vegas has been North America's leading Mobile DJ trade, networking, and educational event. In addition to the topnotch seminars and workshops, the MBLV exhibit hall has provided hands-on access to the latest pro DJ gear from top suppliers (sound, lighting, software, etc). MBLV is where DJs go to find the products, services and information they need to build their businesses. During its first ten years, Mobile Beat Las Vegas was known as “The Mobile Beat DJ Trade Show and Conference”, taking its name from its parent publication, Mobile Beat Magazine. In 2006, the magazine and trade show were purchased by BC Productions, located... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #211 – ONLINE NOW

November 1, 2019 by Dan Walsh

Time to Diversify?

In this issue you'll find a whole lotta good perspectives on the how's and why's concerning DJs expanding their offerings. This includes Part 1 of a three-parter by Matt Martindale that is sure to help you decide if expanding or focusing in on Brand: You is what's called for. Here's to your increasing success, no matter which road your mobile DJ business takes! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #210 – ONLINE NOW

October 3, 2019 by Dan Walsh

Getting Ready

Hey y'all...Got a quick-reading issue here for your enjoyment. It's all great stuff, in my not-at-all-biased opinion (thanks to all my great writers). However, a couple of pieces should be noted. For those of you running multi-system outfits, Joe Bunn (owner of one of the most successful such outfits in the nation) offers some sage advice on that important but often difficult decision owners face: when to move a DJ up to the next level. Also, we welcome Rachel Lynch, whose forte is reviewing and teaching about gear and performanc... [read more]
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Denon DJ Prime 4 Upgrades Connectivity, Adds Streaming

September 5, 2019 by Dan Walsh
DENON DJ® v1.4 FIRMWARE PUBLIC BETA RELEASE BRINGS TIDAL STREAMING SUPPORT FOR PRIME 4 STANDALONE DJ HARDWARE  PRIME 4 now WiFi-activated and enabled for TIDAL music streaming service  Cumberland RI, USA (September 5, 2019)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced its Prime 4 smart controller is now enabled for both hard-wired and Wi-Fi internet connection, via a new v1.4 Firmware update. This update, delivered within a forum-based public beta initiative, brings the global stream and entertainment platform TIDAL—the first of Denon DJ’s premium content streaming partners— to the Prime 4, with SC5000 and SC5000M support to foll... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #209 – ONLINE NOW

August 31, 2019 by Dan Walsh

Comparison / Contrast for DJs

Way back when, as a freshman in college, my first writing prof introduced me to the wonders of the "comparison/contrast" essay: It's where you take a look at the similarities and/or differences between two things or subjects as a way to express some interesting truth about them. This Mobile Beat issue, which I originally thought would be a bunch of unrelated articles, actually offers a pretty good helping of comparisons and contrasts: competition/teamwork, cutting-edge quick mixing/crowd-pleasing classic song lists, ... [read more]
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Roland Reveals Versatile DJ-707M DJ Controller

August 13, 2019 by Dan Walsh
Los Angeles, CA, August 13, 2019 — Roland, a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, announces the DJ-707M DJ Controller — a four-channel, four-deck Serato DJ Pro controller engineered for the perfect balance of functionality and portability. DJs searching for more than song mixing now have tools to manage complex event audio requirements, all-in-one with the powerful benefits of a portable live sound audio console, loudspeaker management system, and fully-fledged performance DJ controller. The DJ-707M will be available in the U.S. in August 2019 for $999. Designed in con... [read more]