Michael Cordeiro


Michael Cordeiro

Mike Cordeiro is the owner of M.C. Entertainment. A small RI multi-op. Mike got his start in the entertainment field while stationed in Frankfurt Germany in 1990. He has a Bachelor's degree in Entertainment & Event Management from Johnson & Wales University and has appeared on TLC's Four Weddings, hosted an episode of Toddler's & Tiaras, and does background acting for movies.




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The NSA is Listening Are You?

January 15, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
I've made it one of my goals for 2018 to really invest in some diverse training and learning. This past Saturday I took some time to attend a seminar hosted by the NSA (not the spying one) in Boston. The National Speakers Association is for persons who have a career in public speaking. Most of it's members tour nationally, are keynote speakers at conventions and are authors. The seminar I attended focused on developing your message, getting published and growing your speaking business. The keynote speaker (Mark Lindquist) had taken his business from $10K per year to $250K per year in just three years. Many of the concepts, strategies and ideas ... [read more]
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How F.A.S.T. Will You Get Ahead in 2018?

January 9, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
The first week of 2018 is done. Have you already broken your New Year's Resolutions? Did you even make any? Don't feel bad if you didn't. Most people find them useless and counterproductive. What you do need is a plan of action with measurable goals and markers. Much of where you go in 2018 depends on how you ended 2017. Have you analyzed your sales data from 2017? Did you hit your business and personal goals? Now is the time to decide which new goals you want to set and the direction you want your life and business to move in. I like the acronym "F.A.S.T." which can be used a few different ways. F- Family and focus... [read more]
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CCH Pounder on Choosing The Right Role

December 29, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
As 2017 winds down to a close, now is a great time to look back at 2017 and really measure your successes and failures. It's time to reconcile your books and total up the 2017 goals you exceeded and those you didn't quite make. One question you should be asking yourself is what role will you play in your company in 2018. Figuring that out requires an honest look back at all the events you did in 2017 and fairly deciding which type you liked best and which type you hated. How many events do you personally want to do in 2018? Do you want to DJ, Emcee or increase your photo booth and lighting gigs? Do you want to step back, be more of a manager and l... [read more]
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What If Tragedy Strikes at Your Gig?

October 13, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Imagine it's 330am and you are sound asleep in your hotel room. Suddenly your phone starts going crazy. You jump out of bed thinking something bad happened back home and your spouse is on the other end yelling "are you OK, are you OK?" over and over. You reassure them that you're fine and notice the million messages on your phone from friends and family. Your spouse informs you that there has been a horrible shooting and you should turn on the news. The scene was utter chaos. The strip was shut down from Mandalay Bay to MGM for several days. This situation happened to myself and the thousands of other wedding professionals attending the Weddin... [read more]
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2017 Wedding MBA Recap

October 12, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Continuing education is important in every line of work. We are very blessed to have our pick of so many conferences and learning opportunities in the DJ field. With all the educational options available, it can be a daunting task to figure out which ones to attend. Maybe I'm a little biased, but Mobile Beat Las Vegas tops my list. Waiting twelve months for a conference is a little long, so for the second year in a row I've attended the Wedding MBA.
I enjoy the Wedding MBA for several reasons. First it takes place about six months apart from Mobile Beat in the fall, so you get that nice little educational boost while waiting for March.. Secondly the Wedding MBA is for all wed... [read more]
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Cruising in Style with DJ Dayna

October 6, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro

The much anticipated Mobile Beat DJ cruise is only six weeks away in November. I've published several in depth articles about entertainment life on a cruise ship. These articles focused on the hiring process, ship life, DJ duties on board and the role of the Entertainment Director and Cruise Director. I thought this series needed to get one more very important perspective - a ladies' point of view and experience. I turned to MBLV on camera Host / writer and world traveling DJ Dayna Solomon for insight.

Mike C: What attracted you to working on cruise ships? read more]
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Shut Up and Sell More By Alan Berg

September 23, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Have you ever discovered or learned some valuable information that was so good you didn't want to share it with anyone else in our industry? That's exactly how I felt after reading Alan Berg's new book Shut Up And Sell More. Alan has been a powerful force in the wedding and sales industry for well over twenty years. He has helped hundreds of DJ's tweak their sales process and grow their business. I consider myself to be good at many things in our profession, but sales isn't one of them. My eyes tend to glaze over when people start talking about the mechanics of sales. The fact is we can't "Wow" clients with what we ... [read more]
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The Unstoppable Mix Master Mike

September 20, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
  In this age of Rock Star DJ's selling out stadiums, few have achieved the level of success and recognition as Mix Master Mike. His accomplishments are already legendary. Three consecutive DMC World Championship DJ titles, Grammy Awards, the first DJ Turntablist to perform at the Kennedy Center and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The list goes on. What impressed me most about Mix Master Mike is that none of those awards really define him as an artist and musician. I caught up with Mix Master Mike in Manhattan. He was there to perform a show with A$AP Rocky that night at the Highline Ballroom, but earlier in the... [read more]
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The Naked Truth With The Naked Cowboy

September 15, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
  Sometimes the craziest ideas can make us the most money. If I told you that you could become a millionaire by standing in Times Square wearing a speedo, cowboy hat, boots and strumming a guitar; would you believe me? Robert Burck did just that 18 years ago. He took one crazy idea and turned it into a worldwide company with several different corporate divisions. Robert had humble beginnings in Cincinnati Ohio. He attended Parochial school and earned a college degree in political science. Robert moved to the west coast for a few years then found himself in The Big Apple. He was working an unfulfilling day job and got ... [read more]
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Multifaceted Multifaceted Music Man

August 23, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
At some point a prospective client has asked you this question: "What makes you different from the other guys?" It's all about personality, right? Do clients really book you based on blinky lights and big speakers? To really define who is different and unique in our industry there have to be benchmarks; those entertainers who set standards and keep raising the bar. Curtis Whipple knows all about that. I first met Curtis at a convention about five years ago. He was quiet, but moved with swagger and had a big smile. Curtis has one of those magnetic personalities and styles that make you want to hang out with him. He just exudes old school cool. His approach to events and entertaining is just as interesting. He is a DJ with a mission: Saving souls one gig at a time. Mike C: What was your f... [read more]