Mobile DJ Profiles

Mobile DJ profiles are interviews with industry superstars ranging from single-op local DJs to big entertainment/production companies.

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MILESTONE: MOBILE BEAT #200

December 1, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #200 - NOVEMBER 2018 This Is How WE Do It: Events from All Over Inside this milestone 200th issue of Mobile Beat you'll find a helpful collection of ideas, advice and observations on the topic of multicultural or intercultural or ethnic wedding receptions. We've packed a lot of practical tips into this one, so take a close look to see if there's something you can use in service of your next client looking to celebrate their heritage. We also profile DJ Whit Taylor, who has blazed her own unique path as a leading DJ in the Middle Eastern party capital of Doha, Qatar. And back in North America, Kevin Freese takes a virtual "road trip" a... [read more]
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DJ Spen And Genesis Jones New Music

October 23, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
This month I interviewed House legend Sean Spencer (DJ SPEN) about Hip Hop, House, Gospel and his new track "Love Sensation".  Growing up in Baltimore Sean started spinning in the early 1980's at age 13. By the time he was twenty, Sean had already been in several groups, released a few albums and recorded the original version of the hit " Girl You Know it's True". He currently owns several record labels including Spiritually Sound and Quantize. Look for my full interview with Sean in Mobile Beat Magazine and check out his new track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld5sKxIv5y4   Next month look for my interview with rising po... [read more]
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I’m Still Cool, Right?

October 4, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
Time has a way of creeping up on you. One day you're out rocking events, living life and "BAM", you're 50. A half century is a blip on the cosmic scale, but for humans it's a milestone. When I was small, my parents had a black and white TV and we used to listen to Wolf Man Jack on AM radio. Car seats were optional and we played with toys instead of video games. Atari came out when I was a in the eighth grade and I learned to drive on a 5 speed.    Reaching a milestone like fifty makes you think and reflect a lot. Not so much on where I've been, but where I still want to go and the things I want to accomplish. The clock is ticking , always ti... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Why Your Google Business Page Ranking Matters, A LOT!

August 8, 2018 by Jason Rubio
When it comes to the rules of just about any business, there are three things to remember: Location Location Location For every business, location matters, a lot! Just a few years ago, brick and mortar stores were dominant and your actual physical location mattered a lot. Now, it's all about online presence. Particularly with Google, which has about 75% of the search engine traffic. Others such as Yahoo, Bing, and Baidu (search engine in China), hold a large audience at around 5-10% of the search engine traffic. Baidu is actually gaining ground, too! For now, let's just focus on Google and Yahoo/Bing. For the most part, Google is very dominant in the U.S. You have to give it to Google for their marketing and branding campaign. When your brand becomes a "verb" in the English language, you're d... [read more]
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It’s Not Ego… It’s Good Business – By Stu Chisholm

July 8, 2018 by Stu Chisholm
Recently, in a Facebook DJ forum, an entertainer marveled at the hundreds of photos that were posted from an event at which he was the entertainer. He remarked that, among photos of everything from the place settings to the food itself, there was not one photo of his performance. Predictably he was descended upon by other DJs telling him, “It’s not about you—it’s about the bride and groom,” and so on. Some accused him of being a cheapskate wanting free photos to use in his promotional materials. Yet I couldn’t help but recall all of the articles on these pages, as well as others, where DJs were told about their worth; of h... [read more]
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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Social Media Game – By Staci Nichols

July 7, 2018 by Staci Nichols
MCs think, “I’ve seen some YouTube videos...I can do this.” Well, that’s how you’re running your blog (if you have one), isn’t it? I took Book More Brides’ “Book Your Calendar Solid with Blogging Course” (available to members only), and I recommend you do the same (or set up a consultation with me). A proper blog is the backbone for good social media marketing...as well as the key to turning Pinterest into a free lead machine. #3: NOBODY ON INSTAGRAM CARES ABOUT YOUR GIG LOG  Or, worse, your promotional flyers and sales pitches (blech!) Instagram is the new “About” page. Who are you? What did you lift at the gym yest... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Check Out Brian S Redd On YouTube.

January 11, 2018 by DJ Jay
I don't know that I've ever done this one, but this is a very good friend of mine, Mr. Brian S. Redd, the BSR. Most of you that subscribe to my channel or watch my channel probably came from his channel or have seen it, but if you have not, you need to check him out. Brian's whole point is that he puts up videos to help you, me, him, everyone in the industry. It's about bettering the DJ, it's about improving the perception, the skills and the talent. So if you are not subscribed to Brian's channel, please head over there and subscribe. So DJ tips in under a minute, get onboard the BSR train. Thank you. ... [read more]
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The Unstoppable Mix Master Mike

September 20, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
  In this age of Rock Star DJ's selling out stadiums, few have achieved the level of success and recognition as Mix Master Mike. His accomplishments are already legendary. Three consecutive DMC World Championship DJ titles, Grammy Awards, the first DJ Turntablist to perform at the Kennedy Center and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The list goes on. What impressed me most about Mix Master Mike is that none of those awards really define him as an artist and musician. I caught up with Mix Master Mike in Manhattan. He was there to perform a show with A$AP Rocky that night at the Highline Ballroom, but earlier in th... [read more]
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The Naked Truth With The Naked Cowboy

September 15, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
  Sometimes the craziest ideas can make us the most money. If I told you that you could become a millionaire by standing in Times Square wearing a speedo, cowboy hat, boots and strumming a guitar; would you believe me? Robert Burck did just that 18 years ago. He took one crazy idea and turned it into a worldwide company with several different corporate divisions. Robert had humble beginnings in Cincinnati Ohio. He attended Parochial school and earned a college degree in political science. Robert moved to the west coast for a few years then found himself in The Big Apple. He was working an unfulfilling day job and got... [read more]
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Multifaceted Multifaceted Music Man

August 23, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
At some point a prospective client has asked you this question: "What makes you different from the other guys?" It's all about personality, right? Do clients really book you based on blinky lights and big speakers? To really define who is different and unique in our industry there have to be benchmarks; those entertainers who set standards and keep raising the bar. Curtis Whipple knows all about that. I first met Curtis at a convention about five years ago. He was quiet, but moved with swagger and had a big smile. Curtis has one of those magnetic personalities and styles that make you want to hang out with him. He just exudes old school cool. His approa... [read more]