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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Getting the Story or Travel Nightmares in NYC

May 15, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
 Writing for Mobile Beat has been a great experience. Sometimes to get a great story I travel for an interview. This past weekend I headed to NYC with my wife and daughter to do an interview with the guys from The Funktion House in Brooklyn (look for the article in a few months). I thought it would be great to bring my wife and take her out to dinner in Manhattan and let her and my daughter do some shopping. The trip went well except for the hotel. I like to use Booking.com and most of the time I get some really good deals. Not this time. We stayed at the hotel Pennsylvania. This absolutely, hands down,... [read more]
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It’s OK, I’m Portuguese

April 26, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
Recently a post on a DJ page caught my attention. A younger DJ was looking for music ideas for a Portuguese wedding he had coming up. The bride and groom were of Portuguese heritage, but not really familiar with the traditional types of music. So the DJ figured he would reach out for some input. What he got was a ton of misinformation. Many of the replies suggested playing Latin or Brazilian music. Others suggested Reggaeton or Caribbean music. All wrong. It was obvious that none of the people posting suggestions knew anything about the Portuguese culture. This is where we fail. If you are going to do ethnic or culturally diverse weddings, you... [read more]
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Champ or Trash Talker – Which Are You?

February 5, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
It's the day after the Super Bowl and Facebook is full of victory memes, trash talk and "what if" quarterbacking. Many folks in New England are playing the blame game; poor defense, the refs, etc. I saw a few Pat's fans actually congratulating the Eagles on a game well played. Yes, I'm a Pats fan since 1985. Back when we went against the Bears and I say good for the Eagles. Why? They earned it. Both teams played hard and in the end the Eagles fought harder. What does this have to do with our profession? A lot. When you're at a large banquet venue with several events happening do you go around and introduce yourself (like a champ)? Do you extend your... [read more]
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Be The Difference Maker By Mike Wieder

February 4, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
The most successful DJ's are the ones that prepare, practice and plan for each event. Sometimes, though, things don't always go as planned or unforeseen circumstances throw you a curve ball. Mistakes are made and lessons are learned, often the hard way. The fact is you can't prepare for things you didn't know could happen. What if a veteran DJ, with years of wedding experience wrote a book that could help you rock harder, party better and save you from some rookie mistakes and lots of embarrassment? Would you run out and buy it? You should. Enter Mike Wieder, a big guy with an even bigger sense of humor and ... [read more]
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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 focu... [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 ... [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 Weddi... [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]