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Changing Others’ Expectations of a DJ

September 19, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
I was nervous going into my wedding yesterday. I had been informed by my bride that the manager of a venue I had never performed at before wasn't too fond of DJs, having been burned by a few in the not-too-distant past. I reached out to another DJ in my area who had visited the venue recently, and he echoed the bride's sentiments. It's never fun to go to a new location knowing that you may be set up for a sour experience from the start, but I was determined to address the event with a positive attitude. When I arrived, I quickly found the manager and, with a big smile on my face, introduced myself with a firm handshake and a promise to ... [read more]
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Wedding DJ Marketing Tips Made Easy By Terry Lewis #10

September 15, 2018 by Terry Lewis
Cont. from last week… 2: I don’t need to collect data, if they like me, they’ll get in touch and book me I use to think like this, but the reality is, most won’t. Yes, it happened a few times, but I soon realised the truth that brides may well have liked me at the fair and taken my marketing material home with all the others, but what if my card or brochure got lost and could not be found when the bride was ready to contact me? I’d have no choice but to say goodbye to my lead even if the bride was intent on booking because what I effectively did was abdicate the responsibility of the booking to the bride when I should ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Stay Off Facebook/Twitter During Your Wedding Or Events.

September 13, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. I've got about 30 minutes before I begin and I wanted to bring up social media at your wedding. It is totally cool to do check-ins. In fact, you should. You should let people know what's going on, you should let people know that you're busy, you should let people know that you have a wedding and where, but during the wedding, stay off Facebook. Don't tweet the bride looks goofy, don't tweet the groom is drunk. At the end of the night, if you took pictures, post them, put a review of your wedding, let people know things went really well, this was a challenge or that was a challenge or I played this song and it was a really good song. Be helpful to DJ's, clients, whoever sees your social media connection, especially clients, because they probably follow you or find you an... [read more]
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Why You Should Master Your Mixing Fundamentals

September 12, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
If you've ever watched a DMC DJ competition you've most likely been as blown away as I have by the crazy amounts of talent that the participants possess. From behind-the-back scratching to intense tone-play routines, the DJs seem to always have fresh new ways to mix, transition, and blend the tracks they use in their sets. As mobile DJs, we may not have as many opportunities to utilize such radical mixing techniques in our dance sets, but I contend that the fundamentals, such as beat-matching and understanding phrasing, are some of the most important skills to master. In most circles, it goes without saying that for someone to be considered... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: 6 Tips for Being a Great Master of Ceremonies (MC)

September 6, 2018 by Jason Rubio
What is an MC? Ask any DJ and you'll get a variety of answers. First, let's start with what an "MC" even means. Some will say it's for a "Master of Ceremonies," others may say "Mic Controller," and others may say "Mic Chief." In a way, these are all correct. For me, however, I believe an MC is a Master of Ceremonies. An MC is not only a host, but also controls the event flow and timeline. Yes, a coordinator may be present, and you may have the timeline, ahead of time, but it is up to the DJ/MC to ensure that the event flows as the client wants it to, especially if there is not a wedding planner or day-of-coordinator, present. So do all DJs also serve as an MC? It depends on the DJ or DJ company. Some DJs will say "I don't MC" and I don't make any announcements, at all." This is quite surprising to me, as a... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Check The Seating Chart And Arrangement For Your Events.

September 6, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. Ask your clients to send you the seating arrangement. Why? Because you see way back there the cake, there's a good 25 feet between the tables and the cake. So today, even though I'm not a fan of it, and I can explain that in another video if you want, I have speaker over here with a light for safety and a speaker over there and guess where my table is, that's right, I'm right there. Maybe you noticed the table right there; maybe you noticed this table right here. What you're noticing is the photographs that aren't going to happen, because that speaker's now in the way of that table. Again, speaker, table. So if they had sent me the seating arrangement, and I had asked, my own fault, I would've known to say, is it possible to give me 5, 10 feet in front of me? So future,... [read more]
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Unfamiliar With A Music Genre? Here Are Some Music Discovery Tips

September 5, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
Whether you're a new DJ who is just starting to build his library and musical knowledge or a veteran baffled by a client's music requests, music discovery is a large part of our job. A lot of my events (mostly weddings) involve the same general styles of music, and I'm able to dip into the same playlists repeatedly to fill out my dance and background sets. A fair amount of my clients, however, have completely unique tastes in music that I'm not nearly as comfortable with. Here are a few ways that I've learned to fill out playlists for artists and genres that I'm not as familiar with. Spotify The streaming king, Spotify has a pretty a... [read more]
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Entour Faze new from ADJ

September 5, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest addition to the company’s Entour range of professional effect generation equipment. The Entour Faze is a robust and affordable portable faze machine, with patent pending rapid heater technology, that creates a thin mist of atmospheric haze using regular water-based fog fluid. It is ideal for installation in a wide variety of venues, including bars, lounges, clubs, entertainment centers, community theatres and churches, and is also suitable for mobile use by entertainers and production companies. The new Entour Faze builds on the success of the popular Entourage professional touring faze machine... [read more]
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Yamaha now shipping new DZR and DXS-XLF powered speakers

September 4, 2018 by Mobile Beat
BUENA PARK, Calif. (August 31, 2018) — Yamaha today announced that the company has begun shipment of the new lines of powered (DZR/DXS-XLF) and passive (CZR/CXS-XLF) loudspeakers and subwoofers, offering enhanced performance and professional sound quality. The DZR line of powered speakers, along with the DXS-XLF powered subwoofers, use high-performance components and the latest DSP to provide superior audio quality. The digital processing in all powered models – both speakers and subwoofers – is all done at 96kHz. This exceptionally high speed, combined with the newly developed Advanced FIR-X tuning technology, minimizes latency and phase dis... [read more]
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4 Time Saving Apps for DJs

September 2, 2018 by Vanessa Joy
Running a business has so much to do with work-life balance and managing your time. It is, in fact, key to be good at it so that you can do more of what you became a photographer to do; shoot. With life constantly throwing new tasks at us, new social media sites to keep up with and, hopefully, more clients to respond to, it can be very overwhelming. Finding shortcuts are crucial to managing it all. Below are 4 apps that I personally use in my wedding photography business that you’ll absolutely thank me for later. BUFFER Every time I see a new social media site I simply want to jump off the bridge (but don’t have the time to drive to the nearest one). There’s another social media venue for me to keep up on? As if Pinterest, Google+, Google Pages, Instagram, Facebook, Facebook Pages, Twitter, and Linked... [read more]