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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Have Something That You Bring To All Events.

March 28, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. Another DJ tip in under a minute. This is a black binder, folder, whatever you want to call it. I've had it for about 10, 11 years and it's the one item that goes to every meeting, every wedding, every party, every event, because I carry all my music in it, my main hard drive, my backup's in another bag and then I have folders. If you can see, that's today's date and inside I have a CD for the ceremony. Yes, I'm using a CD. I have a full schedule of events, I have music requests that the bride and groom have handwritten and given to me and I have the timeline that I wrote for the bride and groom and it's got all my notes on it, everything I have to do and then I have my wedding form that I fill out with all my clients. If you have one item that you can carry everything in so you never go without so... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Video Every Event You Do.

March 21, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under one minute. Here is the room I'm working tonight. It is at a site called Pala Mesa. It is set for 100 people. This is my setup. The point is when you do a site, any site for any event, make a video between one and three minutes long about the site, about your setup. ID the video with your name, web address, anything else you need, show how pretty things look and make sure you mention you're working the site. This is a wedding you're doing, this is a private party you're doing. Give future customers the option to find you on YouTube. I actually just got an email the other day from someone who found me on YouTube, because I did a wedding at the site they're getting married. So in under 60 seconds, the DJ tip of the day is get a YouTube account and post videos from every single event.... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Buy Speaker Covers To Protect Your Speakers.

March 14, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under 60 seconds. This is my speaker, trying to show you all the sides of it. Show you the shape it's in, because it looks absolutely brand new and it's not, it's two years old. If you look up close, you don't see any marks or anything. That's because I spent money on these. These are bags. They didn't have bags when I bought my speakers. So I had these made by a company called Tuki. They zip, they're water resistant, they're padded and the speakers go in them at every event. So they go from the garage to the van, out of the van, into the gig, out of the bag and back in the bag, back in the van, back in the garage. So if you don't have bags, get bags for speakers, they'll thank you for it, they will look good and new and people will be impressed with your appearance, under 60 seconds.... [read more]
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BPM Supreme Launches BPM Supply, a New Online Store for DJs

March 13, 2019 by Dan Walsh
BPM Supreme Launches BPM Supply, a New Online Store for DJs BPM Supply is a new online boutique created by BPM Supreme offering exclusive apparel and essential DJ accessories. Austin, TX, March 13, 2019 – BPM Supreme, a leading music delivery website for professional DJs, has announced the launch of their new online store, BPM Supply at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals. Offering both BPM Supreme-branded merchandise and DJ accessories, BPM Supply aims to offer the DJ community a one-of-a-kind, boutique inspired online shopping experience. “The idea for Supply began because of the popularity of the... [read more]
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MBLV23 Checklist – Are You Really Ready To Go?

March 9, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Mobile Beat Las Vegas 23 is less than a week away. Time to start packing and finalizing all your travel details. At my house we all sit down and make a travel list before we leave on any vacation. I'm one of those people that start packing two weeks early. My wife and daughter usually wait until the night before, which always means last minute runs to Walmart to get something before we go. Hopefully you enjoyed my article in the January issue of Mobile Beat Magazine for first time attendees. Here is a quick packing and planning list to help get you on your way. Travel documents, hotel reservation, Plane tickets, boarding passes, confirmation numbers Credit cards, drivers license, cash ( large and small bills) TSA approved carry on bag and items Rental car reservation and copy of your personal ca... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Use Gaff Tape Not Duct Tape.

March 7, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tip in under 60 seconds, one minute. This is duct tape. This is what you use when working on heating and cooling ducts, d-u-c-t. This is Gaff tape. It says right inside: Gaff. This is what you use when you're a professional DJ, because it doesn't leave residues, it won't mark up the floor, it won't markup marble, it won't markup wood and it won't stick or leave anything behind. I've probably done four weddings this year where I've been told before they saw the tape, we only allow Gaff tape, can't use duct tape, it sticks and leaves residue. When I was first starting out, yes, I used duct tape, then I became pro and I talked to the right people and they guided me and said, no, use Gaff tape, it's good for cables, won't leave residue. So DJ tips in under a minute, use real Gaff tape. Thank you. ... [read more]
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Are you Crushing 2019?

March 3, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Seems like New Years Eve was only a week ago. March has just begun and I wonder how many of you are have already forsaken those resolutions and goals you set for 2019? Did you just stop trying? Has life got you side tracked? Don't let it get you down. The fact is 90% of us don't follow through with the majority of New Years resolutions anyway. Why? Basically because they lack real commitment and planning. One of the main culprits is expectations. We live in a "Now" society. We expect big results in little time. I stopped eating donuts and ice cream for a week; how come I haven't lost forty pounds yet? Accomplishing goals takes a lot of planning and serious... [read more]
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Get Your Game On!

March 1, 2019 by Dayna Solomon
We are always looking for ways to take our DJ business to the next level.  Adding services, production, investing in photobooth, upgrading gear, etc.  But what about adding more value in the entertainment and the way you engage with your audience that leaves a lasting impression which will make them go hashtag crazy on their social media posts they share with friends making you the buzz!? Mr. Rob Ferre is back at MBLV for the 2nd time with a new and fun seminar called, Gamification Nation.  “I do an interactive game show which inspire other DJs to think outside the box when it comes to doing games shows. No need to confine yourself to games people know. Create and collaborate and be unique,” says Ferre. Ferre drew his inspiration for the seminar by game shows and hosts who do it differently like Marc... [read more]
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DJ SEO Tip: Learn To Make Broken Links A Positive

March 1, 2019 by Matthew Campbell
What is a broken link?  A broken link is a link on your website to a page within your website or to a page on another website that does not exist.  It is important to find bad links because Google will have less trust in your website.  If Google has less trust, then this will result in lower search rankings. How do you find broken links? The first task is to find what broken links exist on your website - both internal and external.  If your website is built with the Wordpress framework, a popular plugin is Broken Link Checker.  However, for larger websites, the plugin can be taxing on the server. Another link checker is my favorite option: Screaming Frog Software.  The tool is free for websites less than 500 pages.  If your website has more than 500 pages, the annual fee is $99 EUR.  Screaming Fr... [read more]
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Top Ten Things for Couples To Do in Vegas

March 1, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Mobile Beat Las Vegas may seem like a perfect guys week get away. Each year has seen an increase in the number of spouses attending the conference. It is really is a great place to have fun, learn and see the sights. The perfect mix of business and pleasure. Besides award winning entertainment and top notch casinos, Las Vegas hosts some beautiful nature parks and remarkable architecture on and off the strip. I've taken my wife many times to Mobile Beat and we've always tried to experience something new and still visit our favorite spots. Here's a list of ideas comprised from some of the experiences my wife and I have enjoyed while at MBLV. My Top Th... [read more]