Mobile DJ Performance Tips

Articles of Mobile DJ Performance Tips ranging from microphone techniques to music selection.

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Homework Pt.1

February 5, 2018 by Mike Wieder
As a child I always dreaded homework.  So, when the time comes for homework I understand the pleasure my teachers derived from handing out the assignments.  The answers to the homework that I disperse aren't found in a book, they are actually found by asking questions.  If you take the time to ask the questions and assign the homework, the event itself will run a lot smoother.  The things that are taken for granted are usually the ones that require the most research. The moment has arrived, the newly married couple are introduced into the room and invited to share their first dance.  As the two of them take cent... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: What Private Event DJs Should Really Focus On

February 5, 2018 by Jason Rubio
As a DJ in today's market, you have many responsibilities to ensure that you're staying on top of your game and doing well in the DJ business. Many DJs have different views on what really matters to clients. Some DJs believe their equipment or lights matter most, others believe their mixing ability, while others believe it's their "following" or social media status. There is no definitive answer since it depends on who your target market is and who your clients are. If you're a bar DJ, then your job is much different than private event DJs. Both bar DJs and private event DJs have to focus on marketing; however, bar DJs have it just a little easier when it comes to marketing. Social media plays a big role in marketing for bars/clubs and events, and once a DJ builds a following at his/her event, it's easy t... [read more]
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Always Performing at 100%

January 10, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
The events we perform at can vary wildly—from the amount of preparation required to the level of excitement among to the guests. Many variables are out of our control, such as whether or not alcohol will be served or if the family is full of introverts. Forming a preconceived notion of how an event will go is a common side effect of discovering details about an gig like those mentioned above. The danger in making these assumptions is letting them affect the level of performance you deliver. "Oh, there's no alcohol, there probably won't be much dancing." "The venue is a super stuffy joint, the host will probably be on me all night." While there are easy assumptions to make, things are almost never entirely what they seem. While I've made plenty of similar predictions about my events, I've been wron... [read more]
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CCH Pounder on Choosing The Right Role

December 29, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
As 2017 winds down to a close, now is a great time to look back at 2017 and really measure your successes and failures. It's time to reconcile your books and total up the 2017 goals you exceeded and those you didn't quite make. One question you should be asking yourself is what role will you play in your company in 2018. Figuring that out requires an honest look back at all the events you did in 2017 and fairly deciding which type you liked best and which type you hated. How many events do you personally want to do in 2018? Do you want to DJ, Emcee or increase your photo booth and lighting gigs? Do you want to step back, be more of a manager and ... [read more]
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DJs Should Know How to Count Music

December 28, 2017 by DJcity
DJcityTV's TLM explains why DJs should know how to count music. Check it out: (more…)... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Should You Ever do Free Gigs For “Publicity?”

December 21, 2017 by Jason Rubio
We've all been there. We get an email or phone call from a business, non-profit, school or someone, who needs a DJ and they want the lowest possible price or usually, free. They promise to add you to their flyer or website (but rarely actually do) and promise you lots of "publicity." Bottom line: they want a free DJ and therefore, don't value your work. What do you do? The answer is completely your choice, of course. My answer is: it depends (as usual). :) Let's discuss this further. Regardless of where you are with your DJ business, someone will ask you this question at some point, every year. As you become more established, people will stop asking you to do it for "publicity," but will still ask for the best price possible. People rarely ask us to do events free, anymore, but we've had our fair share ove... [read more]
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Can Age Be an Issue When Learning How to DJ?

December 21, 2017 by DJcity
Can you ever be too young or too old to learn how to DJ? DJ TLM answers the question as part of DJcityTV's "Share the Knowledge" series. (more…)... [read more]
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Using Serato DJ’s Beat Jump Feature for Blends

December 14, 2017 by DJcity
Serato DJ has a Beat Jump feature which you can use for blending over two tracks. Check out Mojaxx' tutorial:  (more…)... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: 5 Essential Tips for Wedding/Event Success

December 7, 2017 by Jason Rubio
As a long-time DJ, I've certainly learned a lot over the years. In the last 6 years, I started to solely focus on private events and got away from bars/clubs. My wife and I own and manage Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths. We are one of the busiest DJ companies in our market and we've definitely learned a lot along the way. So here are some of the top 5 tips that are essential for wedding/private event DJs. Be Prepared - You can never be too prepared. Preparation for your wedding or event is the biggest determining factor of how successful you will be at your events. If it's a wedding, be sure that you have every single detail covered. Key moments, genres of music that they want, lighting, where you'll set up, etc. We usually triple-check our documents. We ask for documents well in advance of events,... [read more]
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Tips for Your First DJ Gig, Part 2

December 7, 2017 by DJcity
This is the 2nd Part of DJ TLMs tips for your first gig. Check it out:  (more…)... [read more]