Mobile DJ Misc

Articles on miscellaneous mobile DJ topics ranging from DJ attire to contracts.

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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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Reviews Emergency (pt1)

January 10, 2019 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A massive welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. It's this time of the year when our Facebook newsfeed turns yellow, and those cute little words start popping up. COUPLES' CHOICE AWARD! We all know that getting this badge is all about collecting good reviews yet so many WeddingWire listed professionals -all around the world-, have no reviews at all or struggle to collect them. I keep getting questions like: "I have requested them for a review. Why have they gone radio silence." "Everybody had fun, so why did I get  just a few words long review?" "Is it so hard to collect reviews?"... [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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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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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]
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DJs Should Be “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

December 22, 2018 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. Just a few days before leaving 2018 behind, you could pause for a few seconds and consider about yourself and those you aim to serve... ★Are they looking for You or just a DJ? ★Do they desire to do business with you or do they kind of "have to"? ★Do you care or are you just "interested in"? ★Are you "You" or someone else's copycat? ★Are you "your Worth" or "your Cost"? ★Are you an investment or an expense? ★Are you the entertainer or the guy managing their playlist? ★Are you a "perfect match... [read more]
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How To Make Better Posts

December 19, 2018 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. I love watching my DJ friends posting photos & videos on Facebook and Instagram. Seeing them succeed, raising the bar and being creative is something that really excites me. Thing is, there is too much noise out there so what can you do to stand out? For all of you posting your outstanding work on social media, I have some tips to share. Who is it for - What is it for - What success looks like? Every post we do on our business profiles should have 3 things. 1. A specific recipient (Who is it for) ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Hide Your Cables Behind Your Equipment.

December 13, 2018 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. Do you see in the front of my table here I have no cords? I'm trying something today that I don't normally do, because I don't have my Skrim. So there are some exposed cords and cables, but what I've tried is this, running everything through the back of my controller. So I have my speaker cords, I have my [inaudible] output to my other mixer, this is my backup, of course, with [inaudible] running booth out today, because I have a big party and I need booths. But I'm doing everything through the back. The only thing going through the front are right here. So my hard drive, my controller and my power supply. So next time you do your setup, you need to clean it up, you need to get it looking sharp, you need to be lacking of the cables. Give this a try, run your cables through the back.... [read more]
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Five Ugly Christmas Sweaters For DJs

December 12, 2018 by Tony Schwartz
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Amongst all the business and tip posts, I wanted to share something fun: Ugly Christmas Sweaters for DJs! (And if you are an Amazon Prime member, you could have any one of these sweaters by the weekend!) (more…)... [read more]
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5 Tips to help you get the Ideal Speaker Set

December 6, 2018 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. EVERY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT WE OWN IS A TOOL. Αs professionals, we have to fully understand (especially those who are new into buying Dj equipment), that every piece of tech we buy is a tool. And each tool has a specific use. I see quite often DJs asking on Facebook groups: "What speakers should I get?", "Can you suggest some lighting fixtures?", and so many group members start suggesting without having the slightest idea about the purpose/use the indicated items will have to this particular DJ. // Different events may... [read more]