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MB #216 – ONLINE NOW

April 3, 2020 by Dan Walsh
Making Connections Believe it or not, the theme of this issue was determined before the coronavirus crisis amped up. When that happened, my first reaction was "Oh no, articles on 'touching' people are not a good idea. Back to the drawing board." But then I realized that most of the content we had in the hopper already could apply just as much to connecting with people in a non-physical way. So, hopefully some of these articles will help you weather the storm of self-isolation that is battering your business, while others will help you prepare for the days after the sky clears and business (maybe not "as usual"--but that might be a good thing) will retu... [read more]
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MB #215 – ONLINE NOW

February 29, 2020 by Dan Walsh
Wedding Receptions: A Variety of Views It's actually been a while since we've focused on the key mobile DJ area of wedding receptions. In this issue we look at a bunch of different aspects of this topic, and our writers offer some unique perspectives that are really worth considering, as you build your own reception business. ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief CLICK HERE OR ON THE COVER TO THE RIGHT TO READ NOW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: MBLV24 The Mad Stuntman - Mike Cordeiro Rick Parisi: Generating Connections - Dan Walsh WEDDING RECEPTIONS: A VARIETY OF VIEWS 10 Ways to Be a Better Wedding MC - Michael Walter Best of Times o... [read more]
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Mobile Beat and the Mobile Beat Las Vegas Show Acquired by HPK Online Expos

November 4, 2019 by Dan Walsh
25th Anniversary Mobile Beat Las Vegas DJ Show (MBLV25) to be co-located with 7th Annual Photo Booth Expo in 2021.   For the past two decades, Mobile Beat Las Vegas has been North America's leading Mobile DJ trade, networking, and educational event. In addition to the topnotch seminars and workshops, the MBLV exhibit hall has provided hands-on access to the latest pro DJ gear from top suppliers (sound, lighting, software, etc). MBLV is where DJs go to find the products, services and information they need to build their businesses. During its first ten years, Mobile Beat Las Vegas was known as “The Mobile Beat DJ Trade Show and Conference”, taking its name from its parent publication, Mobile Beat Magazine. In 2006, the magazine and trade show were purchased by BC Productions, located in Grime... [read more]
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Platinum People: Turning MBLV Up to 11

June 23, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
This year marked my ninth year coming to Mobile Beat Las Vegas and my first as a staff member. What an incredible experience, to be on the inside and go behind the scenes of the production and execution of the conference. The amount of hours, staff dedication and planning that go into MBLV each year is staggering. This conference really is a labor of love to give the DJ industry a solid, positive platform that helps us grow individually and collectively. Not everyone is going to have the opportunity to be a staff member (thank you Ryan and Dan), but the next best way to maximize your learning experience at MBLV is through the Platinum Pass. Two years ... [read more]
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New MBLV23 People: DJs Rock Vegas

June 22, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Another successful and enlightening Mobile Beat Las Vegas conference is in the books. Even though preparations for MBLV24 are already in the works, we wanted to get some feedback from first-time Mobile Beat Las Vegas attendees. The number one priority of the Mobile Beat staff is to build upon the success of the previous conference. The goal each year is to load MBLV with fresh ideas and informational content that will help DJs take their performances and businesses to the next level. A big part of that mission is to listen to attendees and add the seminars and workshops that are most valuable to their education. This year the content was exceptional. ... [read more]
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“Ask Ben Stowe…”

June 13, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Mobile Beat Las Vegas is only a few weeks away. If you haven’t done so, get your passes now! In addition to the great lineup of presenters speaking on almost every DJ-related business, social media and performance topic you can think of, MBLV23 will once again feature the DJ Tech Institute, presented by Ben Stowe. The only thing Ben loves more than sound and lighting is Star Wars. He is literally the Jedi Master of gear. Along with maintaining a thriving online retail gear business, Ben and his company NFLX Professional travel the USA providing sound reinforcement and lighting in some of the biggest arenas in the country for sporting events and conce... [read more]
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So It’s Your First Time Going to MBLV…

June 2, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Toward the end of 2018, we here at Mobile Beat noticed a steadily increasing stream of threads on DJ forums concerning attending the MBLV conference in March 11-15, 2019 at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The majority of the questions were from DJs thinking about attending for the first time. I was assigned to research the threads, come up with the best answers to the questions from DJs, and put together this guide for maximizing the MBLV attendee experience. MBLV23 will be my eighth time attending Mobile Beat Las Vegas since 2010 (I only missed out on 2014). Since attending that first event, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Las Vegas area... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #203 – FEBRUARY 2019

February 26, 2019 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #203 - FEBRUARY 2019 MBLV23 in the Spotlight While we have been including material by or about Mobile Beat Las Vegas presenters in last few mags, this final issue before the event features an extra helping of MBLV23 goodness. Also, some gear news in the form of a NAMM report (part 1 of 2) and a look behind the scenes at the development of Denon DJ's Prime 4. See you in Las Vegas! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: SPOTLIGHT ON MBLV23 How to Social Media in 2019 - Vanessa Joy Phil Morse of Digital DJ Tips - Ryan Burger and Dan Walsh The Truth About DJ Prices - Matt Martindale “Ask Ben Stowe... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #202 – JANUARY 2019

February 2, 2019 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #202 - JANUARY 2019 Get It Started Well, here we are at the beginning of a brand new year. Seems like an appropriate time to look at the idea of "getting started." In this issue you'll find: - Key things for beginning DJs to think about - What first-time Mobile Beat Las Vegas attendees need to know - How beginning with thorough music preparation helped a DJ truly rock a major event - A look at new vehicles for mobiles - because you have to get there first - An insightful analysis of audience dance floor behavior So...let's get this party started! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ( PS: Yes, I appreciate the irony of an issu... [read more]
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Josh Yawn to host MBLV23!

June 20, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Josh Yawn is known to MBLV audiences for his popular seminars at Mobile Beat conferences and tours, as well as being the author of the wildly successful book "Hosting For DJs." "Josh's relationship with Mobile Beat has spanned well over a decade, and we've had our eye on him to host for a while now," says Ryan Burger of Mobile Beat. "I began my career as a DJ over 15 years ago learning from Mobile Beat.  To go from that to presenting seminars was amazing, but to now be asked to host is an incredible honor," says Josh. Josh brings along television icon Marc Summers as keynote, known for the smash hits "Double Dare" and "Unwrapped." Marc's incredible career goes beyond hosting and producing, with many experiences and words of wisdom to pass on to the live entertainer.  Marc also wrote the foreword... [read more]