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Engage your gig’s guests through RequestNow!

May 23, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Today’s DJ industry is more competitive than it has ever been. Engaging with your guests and building your own personal brand are crucial to staying successful and relevant. Traditionally, song requests were seen as a pain. Guests would come over and shove their phone in your face, perhaps spilling their drink on you in the process. People were shouting at you while other guests felt intimidated to approach the DJ booth. There had to be a better way to connect. Cue RequestNow. RequestNow is a modern engagement platform that simplifies the song requesting process while also acting as a DJ branding and marketing tool. RequestNow allows guests to tex... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Ending Time On Your Receptions

May 23, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. These are wedding invitations and usually these are done maybe before you're even hired as the DJ, but one thing that wedding invitations can sometimes have is the end date of the reception. It might say, beginning at 5:00, ending at 10:00 or whatever it says. The reason I'm bringing this up is it was brought to my attention that whenever a party has an end time, it tends to give guests a little bit different perspective as to how long they should stay. And I noticed most of my events on the outside of the room will have an end time. See if you can get the end time taken away. So just reception to begin at 5:00 o'clock. That way there is no sense of when am I out of here? Because I think if you have it in your head that this ends in two or three hours, you gauge how long ... [read more]
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The Great Ice Cream Truck Music Controversy

May 17, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
It's no secret we live in a world where the "PC" culture runs amok. Everything is offensive. Everything "triggers" someone. Statues, flags and historical markers are being torn down and removed from public view at an alarming rate. Some for good reason and others for reasons a little more obscure. The music industry hasn't been exempt from scrutiny either. There has been much debate lately over playing songs from artists like Michael Jackson and R. Kelly - not because they wrote songs that are particularly offensive or racist, but because of actions in their personal lives. Whether or not they've actually been convicted of a crime in a court of law has no bearing on the court of public opinion. read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: $10 Adaptor For Your MacBook

May 16, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. You see this, this is the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter. It's that little thing right there or it's that little thing right there. I have a MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro has this, this old style and the MacBook Air has the new style. So for $9.99, I bought a converter, which now allows my old MacBook charger to charge my new MacBook Air, really cool. I do have a charger for both computers, but knowing that I can bring just one and charge both is awesome. I can't do it the other way. This charger won't work with this MacBook Pro, but that's okay, because now I've got one charger that charges both. So I can plug in one event and I'm good to go. So $9.98 saved me some Cache Money here, in under a minute.   ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Get Hired By A DJ From YouTube

May 9, 2019 by DJ Jay
Jay: Okay. The wedding's over and as you know, I do the blog thing, but here's what's really cool, I'm going to ask the bride and groom not only did I do well, yeah, I did well, thank you, but how did they find me? So Ryan, how'd you find me to do your wedding? Ryan: YouTube. Jay: Found me on YouTube. Now, how did tonight go? Ryan: Perfect. Jay: Awesome. Now, here's the big question, so Ryan, what do you do for a living? Ryan: I'm a wedding DJ. Jay: Go to -- this is my new DJ tips in under a minute, get a YouTube channel, get a bride, get a groom, maybe when it's even a DJ, they may hire you, because you put up a good video, but then you have to come and kill it at their wedding. So in under a minute, DJ tips, me, Mike, Christina [ph], we're out in Camarillo. Awesome. Ryan: Thank you so much, Jay. That... [read more]
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Trans Humanism and Cyborg DJ’s

May 3, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
I've always been a big fan of science fiction and weird stuff. Recently I was hooked on a Netflix series called "Altered Carbon". In the future our "bodies" were nothing more than interchangeable meat suits because we had discovered how to down load the human conscious and transfer it from one shell to another. A new form of immortality. Instead of having a mortgage on a house and car payments, people would pay for "skins" to continue their existence.   Does that sound too far fetched? The Trans Humanist movement has grown tremendously over the last two decades. Their goal is the integration of technology with the human body. Scientists have... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Towel Over The Bumper.

May 2, 2019 by DJ Jay
Hey, everybody. DJ Jay here and I am at an event. This is part of a new series I'm doing called DJ tips in under 60 seconds. So got my van here, you see that really pretty towel, the point of the towel simply because I get dirt on the back of the van. Even if I just washed the van, it doesn't matter, because underneath there's dirt. So what I do is I keep a towel in the back, every time I get to a gig, I let myself put the towel over and bingo, I load in and out that way. So this is your first under 60-second tip. And just to show you, this is the actual van, this is the actual gear, you see everything in the background, speakers and then there's cases here and it's a nice case, the whole nine yards. So I'm now going to move it all over here onto my rock-n-roll cart and off I go. Thank you for watching. &n... [read more]
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DJ SEO Tip: Optimize Your Google My Business Profile

May 1, 2019 by Matthew Campbell
Optimize Your Google My Business Profile To Get More Local Leads In a previous article, I discussed how to get more links from Google.  Google My Business is mentioned to optimize to get more leads.  Optimizing your Google My Business profile may be the single most important action in getting local search leads.  Thus, we will take the process into a more in-depth analysis. What is Google My Business? Google My Business platform offers a business profile to help reach and engage with local customers across Google Search and Google Maps.  If that doesn’t sound important, I don’t know what does. So, if people are searching for your DJ business on Google, they will see something like this… [caption id="attachment_120008" align="aligncenter" width="965"]read more]
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More Pub Than Club

April 25, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Spring is here and wedding season is almost in full swing for many of us in colder climates. Time to go through all our wedding gear and test everything. It's also time for a playlist tune up. Like most of you I have a ton of crates built up with wedding playlists covering all the relevant genres and music styles. Each spring I go through and update those crates with more current song choices and weed out less popular tunes. A few years ago I wrote an article for Mobile Beat Magazine focusing on using acoustic versions or different arrangements of popular songs to shake up your playlists and create a different vibe for your weddings. I wrot... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Drinks For A Wedding

April 25, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. Sixty-seconds or less tip. This is my beverages of the evening, I've got a Rock Star sugar free, two Powerades, the reason being that I don't eat at weddings. I'm not saying that you shouldn't eat at weddings; I'm saying I don't. Because I don't. I bring things like Powerade that has electrolytes and carbs and all that good stuff with me. I find it just lets me focus, stay hydrated, the whole nine yards. Now, if you eat during your weddings, cool, go eat. I just don't, because I'm working through dinner, I'm picking different music to try to bring the crowd kind of up towards the end of the meal and it's just my thing. I'd be happy to explain the incident that happened about 10 years ago when I was eating out of the room and the music stopped. So since then, no eating for me. Do what you would like... [read more]