Jason Alexander


Jason Alexander

Jason is the co-owner and founder of Austin’s Best DJs, a professional DJ & photo booth company that provides music and entertainment for hundreds of weddings and events in the Austin and central Texas area. Jason started his DJ career as a mobile DJ, at age 13, and has since DJ'ed thousands of events, providing music and entertainment for clubs, bars, radio, concerts, festivals, and various other events. In addition to writing for Mobile Beat, Jason also writes "The DJ Insider," and has been featured in Canadian Special Events Magazine, Wedding Planner Magazine, Brides, and numerous other sites and publications. Jason is also a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education, as well as a Master's of Public Administration, from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is a certified Master Teacher, teaching Business, and other subjects in Austin, Texas. Contact Jason at: www.AustinBestDJs.com




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Smart DJ Tips: 3 Social Distancing Tips

March 19, 2020 by Jason Alexander
[caption id="attachment_107516" align="aligncenter" width="721"]Austin's Best DJs Blog                                                                             Social Distancing Tips for DJs[/caption]   Social distancing. It's a new term that is basically all you may be hearing about, lately. Regardless of how you feel about the current Covid-19 pandemic, you are likely impacted by all of this. For me, I'm based in Austin, Texas, and it has really hit the Austin service industry hard! SXSW was canceled, and most people thought it was a terrible idea, at first. Now, here we are, just a few weeks later, and... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: There’s Always Someone Cheaper

March 8, 2020 by Jason Alexander
cheaper If you've received client inquiries in the last month, I am willing to bet that at least one of them either didn't like your price. That person may have also mentioned a price that someone else quoted them (cheaper than you). How did you react? Did you price match? The choice is always yours, but just know that every dollar you take away from your current price is profit that you're giving away! My recent example is from a client inquiry I received last week. The client said: "I got a quote for $650. I want to spend no more than around that, possibly up to $800." I politely declined and said that we cannot match th... [read more]
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Professional vs Amateur DJs – What’s the Difference?

January 12, 2020 by Jason Alexander
professional djs-austins-best-djs When it comes to DJs, there are a variety of DJs in the DJ business. There are club DJs, mobile DJs, radio DJs, and everything in between. Many people mistakenly think that all DJs are the same. We know that this is certainly not true. However, for brides, grooms, and any client who is considering hiring you, you need to be able to easily explain why this is not true for you! Think about it. DJs post the same photos of their guests dancing, the same photos of their setups (and most people have similar looking ... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Add Options to Add Profits!

December 4, 2019 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to the DJ business, it seems as though every year, clients want more and more options for their weddings or events. Many DJs and DJ companies are choosing to offer more options. More options mean more money, of course! In my experience, it can certainly help increase your profits; however, there are a few risks and things to be aware of when providing more for your clients. Let's discuss these, now.  
  • Cost - The first thing to consider when deciding what options to include is the investment needed. How much will these options cost you? How much money will you need to buy these upgrades or options? Perhaps you're considering uplighting. The price certainly varies on how much each light will cost. If you're considering other options, you'll certainly need to d... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: 5 Tips to Stand Out in a Saturated Market

October 14, 2019 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to the DJ business, we all know that there are numerous DJs. It seems as though the market is getting more and more crowded, every month! You may or may not notice, depending on your region or market. For us, the Austin market has definitely become filled with more and more wedding/event DJs, Austin/central TX photo booth rental companies, and more. Why? Well, for starters, the barrier to entry is low.

Why There Are So Many DJs

Think about it, if you needed a Bachelor's degree to be a DJ, then how many DJs would there now be? About 33% of Americans over age 25 have a degree, while the other 70% (about) don't have any type of college degree. (My wi... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: How Many Lights Should You Use?

August 17, 2019 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to DJ dance floor lighting, there are a wide variety of opinions on how much a DJ should bring. Some DJs say you should not bring a lot of lighting, while others may bring a ton of lighting. Yet others may bring no lighting at all unless the client pays for it. I've seen a variety of setups and there is no 100% correct answer, honestly. How much lighting you bring should be a decision for you and your client. You certainly need to ask your client what their expectations are, what their vision is, etc. One thing you don't want to do is assume you know what they want! Sure, you may bring the exact same setup to every gig, but should you? For our company, Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths, we do not bring the same setup every time. Let me explain why. We always check in with our clients an... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Add-Ons Really Add Up!

June 5, 2019 by Jason Alexander
In the DJ business, things are constantly evolving. My wife and I own/manage our business Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths, and have run it since 2012. We were both long-time DJs before we even met! I'm approaching 3 decades (yes, decades, since I started when I was a kid) and my wife is approaching nearly 2 decades! We've seen a lot of trends come and go. As business owners, we have to stop and consider the trends and evaluate whether or not we want to be a part of them. DJs seem to always want the latest, greatest new turntable or controller, or light, that just came out. It seems as if DJing has turned into another way of "keeping up with the Jones." DJs like to constantly buy new equipment, and understandably so. ... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Prepping for Prom Season

April 6, 2019 by Jason Alexander
Prom season is here and it's about to be very busy, everywhere. We provide Austin/San Antonio prom DJs, Austin/San Antonio photo booth rentals, lighting, games, and much more. Prom season is always very busy for us and for DJs and DJ companies everywhere. With that being said, it's time to prep for the upcoming rush of proms and events. Although you should prep all year long, to stay on top of your game. Whether you're a DJ only, or if you provide many other options for your clients, preparation is always the key to your success. We recently hired a new DJ and I contracted him to work... [read more]
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Amazing, New Wireless Uplights for an Amazing Price!

February 22, 2019 by Jason Alexander
Wireless uplighting Rainbow lights Uplighting and wireless uplighting has been around for a little while now. There are the big name companies that charge a lot for their uplights and the quality is great, as we expect them to be. Then, you have numerous small or unheard of companies that are much cheaper on Amazon, but the quality is so-so. I've taken a chance and bought a few of those over the years. I've learned my lesson and will happily pay more for a quality product. We provide Austin & San Antonio DJs, read more]
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Breaking News: Technics Introduces NEW 1200 SL-1200MK7 Turntable!

January 7, 2019 by Jason Alexander
The king of turntables introduces the long-awaited direct drive turntable SL-1200MK7! (The European model is the SL 1210MK7). Yes, you read this right and this is NOT an old article! Just looking at the turntable will give you the chills! :) The new model looks like the classic model you know and love and is every bit as reliable and durable as the original SL- 1200 that was introduced in 1972.

What's the same with the new SL-1200MK7

  • Reliability
  • Durability
  • Classic Design
  • Same Operating Functions

What's New with the SL-1200MK7

  • A coreless direct drive motor
  • Rotation accuracy
  • More powerful torque
  • Does not require replacement of parts (maintains high reliability over ... [read more]