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Controlling Considerations

June 21, 2019 by Joe Bunn
I don’t consider myself a “control freak”, but I do like to have a lot of control over my DJ business. However, even I realize there are times when you have to let some of your tasks go and assign them to other people within your company that you trust. Today I want to talk about what you should probably continue handling yourself, and what you can possibly delegate. MONEY I’m going to be honest with you, you have to keep an eye on your money. What do I mean by this? I’m not saying that you have to be the one that sends out every contract and counts every dollar that comes in, but make sure that if you are NOT doing this, you are getting a... [read more]
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Down-Under DJ’s Journey to Success

June 20, 2019 by Dayna Solomon
Across the Pacific Ocean, in the country known for unique animals like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses, the Great Barrier Reef, and a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, DJ Ben Shipway began his DJ journey as a teenager, in a place where DJs were pretty much nonexistent. In the small town of Dalby in the state of Queensland, Australia, Shipway says, “If you went to a party there would be a stereo or a bluetooth speaker playing music —and that’s it.” Now with 500 events on his resume since joining the Brisbane-based G&M Event group in 2013, Shipway has been building a solid reputation as a pro event DJ. The combination of... [read more]
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The Truth About DJ Prices

June 19, 2019 by Matt Martindale
As the creator of the national “State of the DJ Industry” report with 3,400 completed surveys over the last three years, and despite a bachelors’ degree in business (concentration in marketing) and a minor in economics, the one question I get from opinionated DJs across the country is: “Matt, why won’t you ask about price?” The simple answer is, “I can’t. It’s irrelevant.” Price is nothing more than the amount of money expected for something in exchange. Is price based on event type? What about hourly rate? Deliverables (like lights, photo booths, etc.)? What’s included? In what region geographically? Etc. Read the rest of th... [read more]
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Jock from the Rock Helps Digital DJs Roll

June 19, 2019 by Dan Walsh
He’s not the first European DJ to cross ocean and continent to grace the Mobile Beat Las Vegas stage. But, as far as we know, Phil Morse, founder of Digital DJ Tips, is the first to come from Gibraltar. It’s a tiny piece (2.6 square miles) of British territory that sticks out from the Spanish mainland into the Mediterranean Sea. From this pleasant, subtropical base, Morse, who founded and continues to run one of the leading educational sites for DJs, will travel to Las Vegas this March to help DJs raise their website game. We caught up with Morse to get the scoop on his DJ background and how he ended up providing some of the best online education... [read more]
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Genesis Jones Spreads the Love

June 18, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
We all admire the athletes, actors, music artists and fellow DJs that seem to be at the top of their game. Their lives look so great. They have the career, money, relationship and lifestyle we aspire to. We also tend to overlook the amount of persistence, faith, rejection, sweat and tears it took to reach that level of success. How many times did they hear “NO” before getting that one “Yes” that gave them the break they needed? Anyone that has been in the entertainment field long enough can tell you that it is always changing and highly competitive; and success is fleeting. The ones that make it big are the people willing to work tirelessly and ... [read more]
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The BPM Supreme Mobile App

June 17, 2019 by Staci Nichols
I am genuinely excited about the new BPM Supreme mobile app for a number of reasons. I’m just going to say my one complaint about the app right off the bat, and then I’ll discuss all the stuff I can’t believe I ever lived without! No surprise with a brand new app, but it has been glitchy for me on my phone. You know you really love an app when you power through the glitches to keep using it. Definitely true in my case...and I’m sure BPM Supreme will be rolling out updates quickly to get the app running smoothly. So when you open the BPM Supreme app, you see seven sections: Top Downloads, New Releases, News, Exclusives, Curated Sets, Radio Char... [read more]
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BPM Supreme’s Raj Thomas: “Every DJ Is a Mobile DJ”

June 17, 2019 by Staci Nichols
I had the chance to sit down at the NAMM show with Director of Operations for BPM Supreme, Siraji “Raj” Thomas, and pick his brain. We first met at a ground-breaking event hosted by the online record pool called the Female DJ & Producer Forum. As one of the female DJ panelists for the event, I was given three months of free access to their DJ pool. I quickly fell in love with BPM Supreme and switched over from Digital DJ Pool. Still in recovery from the roof-blazin' industry party BPM Supreme hosted at Rumba Room Live the first night of NAMM, Raj (also known as DJ Raji Rabbit) and I mixed a bottle of orange juice with a travel bottle of white wi... [read more]
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A New Year, a New Way to Think About Events

June 16, 2019 by Dagan White
It is so easy to get stuck in a rut, to keep doing things the way we have always done them—even if things are complicated, inefficient, or ineffective. Sometimes it seems easier to continue doing them the same way just because we are afraid of change, of something new. But what if you could make your business better, bigger; have more staff, a bigger office, more equipment; generate more business and more profit? But more than that, what if you could change the way you ran your whole business—from beginning to end, from sales to invoice to the event? What if you could do things more efficiently and more effectively, spending less time in the office doing paperwork and more time getting back to doing what you love: being an amazing DJ. My company, Releventful, has set out on a passionate pursuit to reinve... [read more]
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Five Shiny, New DJ Toys

June 15, 2019 by Staci Nichols
Wondering what you might get to play with on the MBLV exhibit floor this year? Let’s see what was new for DJs at the NAMM trade show this year to get a taste! #5 – ARMANDO CUSTOM CASES’ DJ BED When you’re “on the road again” and don’t want to pay for a hotel...why not just sleep in a flight case? Or how about some flight case chairs for your office or studio? For more info, scope out ArmandoCases. Read the rest of this article and check out the full issue at Mobilebeat.com ... [read more]
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Jack O’Donnell on the Prime 4 and the Future

June 14, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
I was curious as to how InMusic brought all these specific brands under one roof and the reason for it. Aren’t Denon DJ, Rane, and Numark competitors? Before I left Chris arranged for a Skype call with inMusic’s CEO Jack O’Donnell to get some insight on what he sees as the future of the DJ world and the electronics industry. MIKE CORDEIRO: What was your inspiration for the Prime 4? JACK O’DONNELL: To bring first rate technology to the DJ community. Choices haven’t been available. I think back to how everyone was happy with their flip phone or Blackberry and no one saw a need to change until Apple handed them an iPhone. After that, you ju... [read more]