Mobile DJ Career Development

Articles on Mobile DJ career development topics ranging from self-improvement to employee motivation.

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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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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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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]
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Algoriddim Unveils the New djay App for iOS

April 24, 2019 by Dan Walsh
MUNICH, Germany, December 12, 2018 – Algoriddim, winner of multiple Apple Design Awards for its acclaimed music apps, today released an all-new unified djay for iOS that builds on eight years of industry leading DJ technology for mobile platforms. Available as a free download on the App Store, this new version provides everything users need to get started with DJing. Using their Spotify Premium account, users get instant access to mix millions of songs right from within djay. In addition, djay introduces a new live performance audio and video looper, beat-matched sequencing of drums and samples, a streamlined touch friendly interface, and a massive librar... [read more]
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Happy Easter

April 19, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Next to Christmas and Thanksgiving, Easter is one of the biggest family holidays of the year. Religion aside, most families put on their Sunday best and spend the day celebrating with egg hunts, tons of food and desserts. Easter also means the beginning of spring and the start of a new busy DJ season (at least in New England). Soon there will be proms, weddings, field days and graduation parties. We go from zero to slammed in a weekend! The renewed busy season also brings the welcome opportunity to see industry friends you haven't worked with in a while or seen since the last bridal show you did. Sometimes those reunions can be bittersweet when you find out a colleague or banquet person you enjoyed working with passed away suddenly. I unfortunately experienced that recently. A friend of mine who helped ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Organizing Music For A Wedding

April 18, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. Another quick tip, I use Serato ITCH and as you can see over here, I make crates for dates, meaning today's wedding is the bottom crate, it says 6-9-12 and this is the crate. Now, the other thing I do is I set it up so I put a color next to the songs that are important. These are all songs that I know I have to play for certain things later in the night, cake, garter, bouquet, things like that. So I find it easiest so I can find them in an instant within the crate. Just a quick 60 second or less tip from me, DJ Jay. So if you find that helpful, do it. Thank you.   ... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Prepping for Prom Season

April 6, 2019 by Jason Rubio
Prom season is here and it's about to be very busy, everywhere. We provide Austin/San Antonio prom DJs, Austin/San Antonio photo booth rentals, lighting, games, and much more. Prom season is always very busy for us and for DJs and DJ companies everywhere. With that being said, it's time to prep for the upcoming rush of proms and events. Although you should prep all year long, to stay on top of your game. Whether you're a DJ only, or if you provide many other options for your clients, preparation is always the key to your success. We recently hired a new DJ and I contracted him to work his first prom with us. He had a few questions and it made me realize that it's probably a great topic to write about, since many DJs may be in his shoes, too. He asked several great questions, so I thought I'd write the ques... [read more]