Mobile DJ Career Development

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

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Are You More Than Just a DJ?

January 20, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Remember when becoming a mobile disc jockey required a huge investment in music and gear? Not to mention paying an arm and a leg for a big ad in the local phone book. The extra money was great. Back then I'm not sure how many people really thought of being a DJ as an occupation. These days "everyone" is a DJ. Buy a controller and some speakers to hook up to your laptop and stream music through Spotify and Pandora or You Tube. Book a couple of gigs and now your a DJ. Easy right? That's all well and good if you are just in this as a side hustle. For those of us that have made this a career or want to become full time, more of a business mentality is n... [read more]
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Denon DJ introduces Prime 4, a 4-Channel Standalone DJ System with 10-inch Multi-Touch Display and Dedicated Zone Output

January 19, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (January 17, 2019) - Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of their new Prime 4, 4-Deck Standalone DJ system with 10-inch multi-touch/ gesture display, dual-zone output, pro-mixer section, powerful performance pads, dual mic channels and a 2.5-inch built-in SATA drive bay. https://youtu.be/Sk8uIIPwOCw   From Touchscreen to Mainstage Prime 4 features a glorious 10-inch multi-touch/gesture display for the most advanced DJ music library interaction experience available. DJ’s can touch, feel, move and play their music with the elegant swipe of a finger for the ultimate, technology driven tactile experience. Prime 4 will deliver that Mainstage experience to any DJ, and in any venue or gig scena... [read more]
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DJ Tips in under a minute: bring sw and drivers on a separate flash drive.

January 17, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. This is a flash drive. This has music for my event on it as well as on my main hard drive. My wedding last night, the photo booth operator couldn't start for an hour and 15 minutes, because the drivers wouldn't pick up from the printer to their laptop. So an hour and 15 minutes after they were supposed to start, they started. And I said, do you have the drivers? And they said, we have to download them from the Internet. If you use software, if you have drivers for your controller or players, put them on this, I have a control disk for Serato and Traktor on this. Even though I don't use Scratch Live, I have the tone. So if I went to a gig, somebody had forgot their CDs, at least I can plug this in, hopefully CDJs that link and I have a control tone. I also have a copy of ITCH on this... [read more]
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Review: The New American DJ MyDMX GO Lighting Control App

January 16, 2019 by Jordan Nelson
If you'd like to see a hands-on video review of MyDMX GO, click here. It's not often that I get so excited about a new DJ product that I make sure I have one in my hands within a week of its release, but when I first heard about the new MyDMX GO lighting control app from American DJ I knew that it was a game-changer. A DMX dongle that connects wirelessly to a tablet app is already making huge strides towards being the most convenient lighting control option for mobile DJs, but one that also requires ZERO programming to use? Even as someone who has written two books on lighting and DMX for DJs, this was something I needed to see for myself. I wa... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Wear All Black

January 10, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. We've had some issues in the last week or two with vendors who have spilled stuff. So try this, wear all black, black shirt, black pants, black shoes. I used to wear an all-black ensemble with a black tie, but I switched gears and recently went with the black and white striped thinner tie to be more fashionable, because I am not fashionable. So if you wear gray, white, beige, something like that, you know it looks good, I'm not saying it doesn't and I'm certainly not here to tell you what to do, but I'm just making a suggestion as are all DJ tips in under a minute, the suggestion is try something new. If you haven't tried all black, try all black, black shirt, black pants and whatever tie you would like. I just -- I left the tux scene about 12 years ago and went to all black about 1... [read more]
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Are Building Relationships Really That Important?

January 9, 2019 by Rick Parisi
The importance of building relationships is often underestimated in the Wedding/Private Event industry. If you could book 5 out of every 10 leads you meet with, how would you be doing today? If you booked 6,7 or even 9 out of every 10 leads you received , would that be ok? Well, my team and I know before we even meet with a client, if we are going to book them. Most people in general will not believe any "sales person" when they say, "we will book 9 out of every 10 people we meet with. Last time I checked, we do not have any special superpowers so how is this possible? Imagine having just 1 Venue Owner or 1 Venue Sales Team that exclusively refers y... [read more]
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Breaking News: Technics Introduces NEW 1200 SL-1200MK7 Turntable!

January 7, 2019 by Jason Rubio
The king of turntables introduces the long-awaited direct drive turntable SL-1200MK7! (The European model is the SL 1210MK7). Yes, you read this right and this is NOT an old article! Just looking at the turntable will give you the chills! :) The new model looks like the classic model you know and love and is every bit as reliable and durable as the original SL- 1200 that was introduced in 1972. What's the same with the new SL-1200MK7 Reliability Durability Classic Design Same Operating Functions What's New with the SL-1200MK7 A coreless direct drive motor Rotation accuracy More powerful torque Does not require replacement of parts (maintains high reliability over a long period of time) No more rotation irregularity or "cogging," which was an issue for direct drive turntable... [read more]
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Mobile Beat Las Vegas Platinum Package

January 7, 2019 by Trevor West
Have you seen on the website where they are offering a platinum package and wondered what that was about? is it worth the extra cost? well, let me tell you as a purchaser of that package for the last 4 years, yes it is so worth it. not only do you get first and second row seating everyday in the same spot for every seminar, you also get a private seminar that the other attendees dont get with one of the main presenters. oh, did i tell you about the swag? you never know what it might be but let me just say that it's always good and it's usually swag that no one else will get at the entire convention. You get access to the showroom before the rest of the crowd so your not fighting with everyone to see all the gear. the first time I attended the convention and was lucky to get one of the tickets for the... [read more]
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Random Observations of a Mobile Beat Las Vegas Attendee

January 6, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
In just a few short months almost two thousand of us will head to Las Vegas for Mobile Beat 23. Once again the halls, meeting and exhibit rooms of the Tropicana will be filled with the conversations of "Nugget" seeking DJ's looking to better their businesses. For one week the Tropicana will become an incredible microcosm of the DJ universe. Within that microcosm memories will be created, information and ideas traded, gear bought and friendships made. Professionalism, kindness and camaraderie will be displayed. Unfortunately ego, avarice and elitism will be lurking in the shadows (don't be that guy). All that being said, here are some candid... [read more]
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Read Your Way To Success

January 4, 2019 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. Business -simply put- is any activity or enterprise entered into for profit. It does not mean it is a company, a corporation, partnership, or have any such formal organization, but it can range from a street peddler to General Motors." (Wikipedia) The moment a mobile DJ starts asking money for his (her) art, he stops being “just a DJ” and becomes a businessperson. He (she) is becoming the owner, marketer, salesperson and “the product” of his (her) business. Having at least a basic knowledge and training ... [read more]