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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Buy Speaker Covers To Protect Your Speakers.

March 14, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under 60 seconds. This is my speaker, trying to show you all the sides of it. Show you the shape it's in, because it looks absolutely brand new and it's not, it's two years old. If you look up close, you don't see any marks or anything. That's because I spent money on these. These are bags. They didn't have bags when I bought my speakers. So I had these made by a company called Tuki. They zip, they're water resistant, they're padded and the speakers go in them at every event. So they go from the garage to the van, out of the van, into the gig, out of the bag and back in the bag, back in the van, back in the garage. So if you don't have bags, get bags for speakers, they'll thank you for it, they will look good and new and people will be impressed with your appearance, under 60 seconds.... [read more]
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BPM Supreme Launches BPM Supply, a New Online Store for DJs

March 13, 2019 by Dan Walsh
BPM Supreme Launches BPM Supply, a New Online Store for DJs BPM Supply is a new online boutique created by BPM Supreme offering exclusive apparel and essential DJ accessories. Austin, TX, March 13, 2019 – BPM Supreme, a leading music delivery website for professional DJs, has announced the launch of their new online store, BPM Supply at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals. Offering both BPM Supreme-branded merchandise and DJ accessories, BPM Supply aims to offer the DJ community a one-of-a-kind, boutique inspired online shopping experience. “The idea for Supply began because of the popularity of the... [read more]
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MBLV23 Checklist – Are You Really Ready To Go?

March 9, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Mobile Beat Las Vegas 23 is less than a week away. Time to start packing and finalizing all your travel details. At my house we all sit down and make a travel list before we leave on any vacation. I'm one of those people that start packing two weeks early. My wife and daughter usually wait until the night before, which always means last minute runs to Walmart to get something before we go. Hopefully you enjoyed my article in the January issue of Mobile Beat Magazine for first time attendees. Here is a quick packing and planning list to help get you on your way. Travel documents, hotel reservation, Plane tickets, boarding passes, confirmation numbers Credit cards, drivers license, cash ( large and small bills) TSA approved carry on bag and items Rental car reservation and copy of your personal ca... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Use Gaff Tape Not Duct Tape.

March 7, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tip in under 60 seconds, one minute. This is duct tape. This is what you use when working on heating and cooling ducts, d-u-c-t. This is Gaff tape. It says right inside: Gaff. This is what you use when you're a professional DJ, because it doesn't leave residues, it won't mark up the floor, it won't markup marble, it won't markup wood and it won't stick or leave anything behind. I've probably done four weddings this year where I've been told before they saw the tape, we only allow Gaff tape, can't use duct tape, it sticks and leaves residue. When I was first starting out, yes, I used duct tape, then I became pro and I talked to the right people and they guided me and said, no, use Gaff tape, it's good for cables, won't leave residue. So DJ tips in under a minute, use real Gaff tape. Thank you. ... [read more]
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Are you Crushing 2019?

March 3, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Seems like New Years Eve was only a week ago. March has just begun and I wonder how many of you are have already forsaken those resolutions and goals you set for 2019? Did you just stop trying? Has life got you side tracked? Don't let it get you down. The fact is 90% of us don't follow through with the majority of New Years resolutions anyway. Why? Basically because they lack real commitment and planning. One of the main culprits is expectations. We live in a "Now" society. We expect big results in little time. I stopped eating donuts and ice cream for a week; how come I haven't lost forty pounds yet? Accomplishing goals takes a lot of planning and serious... [read more]
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Get Your Game On!

March 1, 2019 by Dayna Solomon
We are always looking for ways to take our DJ business to the next level.  Adding services, production, investing in photobooth, upgrading gear, etc.  But what about adding more value in the entertainment and the way you engage with your audience that leaves a lasting impression which will make them go hashtag crazy on their social media posts they share with friends making you the buzz!? Mr. Rob Ferre is back at MBLV for the 2nd time with a new and fun seminar called, Gamification Nation.  “I do an interactive game show which inspire other DJs to think outside the box when it comes to doing games shows. No need to confine yourself to games people know. Create and collaborate and be unique,” says Ferre. Ferre drew his inspiration for the seminar by game shows and hosts who do it differently like Marc... [read more]
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DJ SEO Tip: Learn To Make Broken Links A Positive

March 1, 2019 by Matthew Campbell
What is a broken link?  A broken link is a link on your website to a page within your website or to a page on another website that does not exist.  It is important to find bad links because Google will have less trust in your website.  If Google has less trust, then this will result in lower search rankings. How do you find broken links? The first task is to find what broken links exist on your website - both internal and external.  If your website is built with the Wordpress framework, a popular plugin is Broken Link Checker.  However, for larger websites, the plugin can be taxing on the server. Another link checker is my favorite option: Screaming Frog Software.  The tool is free for websites less than 500 pages.  If your website has more than 500 pages, the annual fee is $99 EUR.  Screaming Fr... [read more]
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Top Ten Things for Couples To Do in Vegas

March 1, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Mobile Beat Las Vegas may seem like a perfect guys week get away. Each year has seen an increase in the number of spouses attending the conference. It is really is a great place to have fun, learn and see the sights. The perfect mix of business and pleasure. Besides award winning entertainment and top notch casinos, Las Vegas hosts some beautiful nature parks and remarkable architecture on and off the strip. I've taken my wife many times to Mobile Beat and we've always tried to experience something new and still visit our favorite spots. Here's a list of ideas comprised from some of the experiences my wife and I have enjoyed while at MBLV. My Top Th... [read more]
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Get the Best Asian DJs for Your Wedding: Indian Wedding DJ

February 28, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Wedding ceremonies are supposed to be unique and memorable. Apart from the ring and vows, entertainment is another crucial factor when it comes to a successful wedding. In India, many people have found favor in having MixSigh Experience host and entertain their guests during wedding ceremonies. By having a professional handle your guests, you will have gotten rid of one of the most challenging responsibilities in your wedding. It can be tiresome to be concerned about hosting and entertaining while you should be enjoying your new marriage and the ceremony. While some people find it challenging to find the right entertainers for weddings in India, here are tips th... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Check Your MP3 Files.

February 28, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. You see these things scrolling past on the screen, these are songs. They are in a program called MP3 Validator. And what this is doing is it's going through and looking and if it sees a problem, it will log it. If it's not a problem, it will say okay. Then I can set it to go back in and fix, if possible, the files that it has found are corrupted. It could be anything from the title, the ID3 tags, what setup as far as the encoding was concerned. I've had issues with certain sites, buying tracks from then and then scanning them and seeing a problem and it will come up on this, because there are certain tracks I've bought on certain sites. There is no problem, just when they were encoded with LAME, it gave a problem. So MP3 Validator, go to Google, find it, it's a free software, I'll ... [read more]