Mobile DJ Performance Tips

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

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Dealing With Criticism

March 6, 2020 by Michael Cordeiro
No one wants it. Nobody likes it. We all dread it but everyone needs it now and then. Criticism. Is it a litany of stinging words that knock you right off your pedestal of awesomeness or just a dose of reality? That depends mainly on you and your tolerance for hard truth. Many of us send out those cute little performance sheets after an event because we want some "real feedback". Seriously though, do you actually ever think you're going to recieve anything back other than a "nice" review? I'm sure more than a few of you read that last paragraph and thought,"Well, I value constructive criticism. That's why I send out those forms." The big pr... [read more]
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What Is Your Role At Events?

February 28, 2020 by Michael Cordeiro
Imagine your in charge of an event with over 800 people. The event is outdoors and you have multiple things happening at once. You need 200 people to play their part on cue and the other 600 to cheer them on enthusiastically at the right moment. Suddenly one of your 200 forgets what they're doing and throws everything off. What do you do? Can you reset? I was in this exact situation last weekend while working on a new Disney movie in Boston. I've been doing back ground work for almost ten years now. This particular scene was a holiday parade. We were shooting over night on a few shutdown streets in the middle of Boston. We started rehearsing the sc... [read more]
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8 Minutes – The Difference Between Success and Failure

January 29, 2020 by Michael Cordeiro
It's the end of January and I'm wondering how many of you have fallen off the resolution wagon already? Have many of you have abandoned the gym, eating better, practicing more or sticking to those changes you promised yourself that "This year, I'm going to do it"? I'm not here to preach. I'm in the trenches with you. I've already let a few things slide or get moved to the back burner. I've been pretty good at sticking to the top changes I want to make for myself this year. I'm eating better, working out more and sticking to my reading goals. It's been challenging already. Life is constantly throwing curve balls or trying to pull out the rug from under... [read more]
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2020 The Year of No Resolutions

December 31, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
As the final hours of 2019 count down many of you are preparing to rock in the New Year at a club or private event. God bless ya. For the second time in twenty years I'm actually off. I don't really mind at all. December was crazy and after 29 years in the industry I'm happy to be able to kiss my wife in person at midnight instead of phoning it in from some venue. I'll be comfortably sitting at home in my PJ's enjoying munchies and a nice scotch on the rocks watching the ball drop. That being said, I'm happy 2019 is almost over. Business wise it was a solid year. On a personal level 2019 was challenging to say the least. No love lost whe... [read more]
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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the DJ in Your Life

December 20, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
            Only five more shopping days until Christmas and you're scratching your head trying to figure out what to get your favorite DJ. No worries. I have a few ideas for you. It's no secret that DJ's love gear. Equally important is education. I recommend a "mix" of... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Add Options to Add Profits!

December 4, 2019 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to the DJ business, it seems as though every year, clients want more and more options for their weddings or events. Many DJs and DJ companies are choosing to offer more options. More options mean more money, of course! In my experience, it can certainly help increase your profits; however, there are a few risks and things to be aware of when providing more for your clients. Let's discuss these, now.   Cost - The first thing to consider when deciding what options to include is the investment needed. How much will these options cost you? How much money will you need to buy these upgrades or options? Perhaps you're considering uplighting. The price certainly varies on how much each light will cost. If you're considering other options, you'll certainly need to do your research to find o... [read more]
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Wanna Try Beatmaking? Here’s What You Need

November 22, 2019 by Mobile Beat
If you are a DJ who aspires to actually create the beats you play, here is a look at some software to get you started. There are many you can choose from that you will need the best software to make perfect music style. Here I will highlight the best beat software makers to help you learn how to make a perfect beat. So let’s get into it. Magix - Music Maker This is the best software for beginners, with a free version that is easily downloadable. It offers lots of online tutorials to help you start creating the best beats. Therefore, this makes it the easiest software to start making music fast. It has professional sounds and intuitive features. I... [read more]
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How Authentic is your Business?

November 20, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Advertising models are constantly changing. What worked ten years ago is no longer valid and what was working last week is old news. In a world where content is king, how do you sort through the fluff to be seen and heard? What's the new "buzz" word that will magically get you clients and referrals? I have one for you: Authenticity. This was a huge topic at the Wedding MBA in Vegas this past October. All of the social media and marketing seminars had the same message: Be authentic. So, what exactly does that mean? I'll skip the Webster's definition (you can google that) and get to the meat. Authenticity in your business is about communicat... [read more]
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VirtualDJ 2020 – the Smarter Choice

September 22, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Miami, Florida September 22, 2019 — Atomix Productions has released the latest version of their flagship DJ software: VirtualDJ 2020. VirtualDJ 2020 continues to build upon the excellent reputation of VirtualDJ as having the most innovative features, and introduces a new workflow and layouts to cater to all sorts of DJs, from beginners to skilled professionals. While VirtualDJ has historically been the uncontested leader on the mobile DJ market, VirtualDJ 2020 reaffirms being a serious contender for the club DJs and producers market. Its fresh look and new intuitive workflow will help users from all backgrounds to perform better, while some innovative features also cater to all groups: From the new powerful Event Scheduler that mobile DJs and radio DJs will love, to the unique Advanced Harmonic... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #209 – ONLINE NOW

August 31, 2019 by Dan Walsh
Comparison / Contrast for DJs Way back when, as a freshman in college, my first writing prof introduced me to the wonders of the "comparison/contrast" essay: It's where you take a look at the similarities and/or differences between two things or subjects as a way to express some interesting truth about them. This Mobile Beat issue, which I originally thought would be a bunch of unrelated articles, actually offers a pretty good helping of comparisons and contrasts: competition/teamwork, cutting-edge quick mixing/crowd-pleasing classic song lists, how to build company culture/how NOT to build company culture, and so on. We even profile a solo operator... [read more]