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Being an Optimistic DJ

August 1, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
The world abounds with negativity. The news, for example, is a constant stream of information that is mostly centered around murders, fires, and scandals. Another place you'll find a seemingly infinite supply of negativity are Facebook DJ groups. Just two days ago I posted what I considered to be an extremely happy post centered on the growth of my company and the powerful impact the Mobile Beat DJ conference has made on my life. Sure enough, within a few comments, a DJ began to attack the credibility of certain trainers and conferences, and without provocation. I can't consider myself immune to being negative at times. When I first moved into my market, like many DJs I exclaimed multiple times "There's just no way I can earn (insert large sum of money) here!" Why does this happen? Why are some people so q... [read more]
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DJ SEO Tip – Keywords Are The Key To Your Success

August 1, 2018 by Matthew Campbell
As often has been said, for a brick and mortar store, the three most important aspects of the business that will determine its success are location, location, and location.  For an online business, we could say that the most important aspects of your business to achieve success in search are Keywords, Keywords, and Keywords.  The words you use on your website will determine what you will potentially rank for in search results. As a business owner, you need to know what phrases people are already searching on Google to find your business.  The quickest way to know this is by combining your Google Search Console account and Google Analytics accounts.  You can create a Google Search Console account here.  If you have not done so already, also please create a Google Analytics account - read this artic... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Considering Quinceaneras

August 1, 2018 by Jason Rubio
When it comes to DJing, not all DJ gigs are the same. I'm pretty sure you're already aware of the huge differences in pay and expectations between club/bar DJs and wedding & private event DJs. Bars versus private events are literally night and day! Today, I want to discuss a private event that is similar to a wedding, in many ways, which are Quinceaneras. First of all, you may not be aware of what a Quinceanera even is. Basically, it's a special celebration for when a girl (usually of Latino or Hispanic origin) turns 15 years old. There are ceremonies that take place, a church mass (usually Catholic), and of course a fun party with dinner and music! That's where a DJ comes in! If you want more details about the ceremonies of a Quinceanera, check out my article What is a Quinceanera? So now you may ... [read more]
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Why It Took Me So Long To Write This

August 1, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
I'm a procrastinator. How do I know? It took me six months to write this blog post. Everyday I wake up, write my to do list and totally do a dozen other things. Sound familiar? I have every intention of getting things done and being super productive. You know, "Carpe Diem" and all that motivational stuff. The fact is most days the only thing I really like seizing is my afternoon nap. I guess it's the benefit or curse of being self employed. I'm the boss, so I can take breaks whenever I want or push things off to the last minute. Hey, as long as everything gets done and I'm prepared for my event - who cares when I do stuff. Right? To quote Jim C... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #196 – JULY 2018

July 31, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #196 - JULY 2018 ENTERTAINING YOUTH This sleak summer issue of MB is laser-focused on the youth event market. Inside you'll find a ton of great ideas and good advice for successfully entertaining the younger crowd. Get ready to rock... ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ENTERTAINING YOUTH Kid Rock - Stu Chisholm Oontz Oontz: Kids’ DJ School Is In Session - Staci Nichols Musical Prudence for Youth Events - Jay Maxwell Successful Trivia Shows with Teens - Rob Johnson Bubbling Up the Fun at Kids’ Events - Matt Martindale Party Pumpers! - Mike “Dr Frankenstand” Ryan PLUS: Pittsburgh’s DJ Jess - Mike Cordeiro Does Today’s... [read more]
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PCDJ releases next version – and you need to check it out!

July 31, 2018 by Mobile Beat
"We’ve gone well beyond creating simple DJ Mixing Software. DEX 3 is live performance entertainment software designed for today’s versatile Mobile DJ, and a great fit for venue installation,” says Digital 1 Audio’s General Manager Ryan Sherr. "The value in having one software, one robust product, that provides all the tools a DJ needs to perform with music, music videos, and host karaoke, with or without one of the 100+ supported DJ Controllers, is tremendous. In DEX 3.11 we’ve fine-tuned karaoke support, including support for the Party Tyme Karaoke Subscription service, which provides in-app access to over 15,000 HD quality ... [read more]
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Mobile DJs – What Are Your Audio Objectives

July 30, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
Here's a question going out to all of you wedding DJs. But having said that, if you're doing school dances or corporate events or company parties or something else, you can chime in as well. When you're designing an audio system, what are the kind of things you're looking for? What do you want your audio system to do? What are you objectives? Because I think everybody has different objectives, and I don't know that they're right or wrong, they're just different. So if you're designing a system for, let's say, a wedding reception, what do you want it to do? How do you want it to perform? What types of characteristics should the system have that might be different than a system you'd use for another kind of event? Or is there a difference? Let me know in the comments section. Kind of doing a research video he... [read more]
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Wedding Marketing Strategies By Terry Lewis #5

July 30, 2018 by Terry Lewis
Cont. from last week Established brands running for years will generally produce a more predictable footfall than startups. If you are new to this form of wedding marketing, begin with the old guard. Medium to big players often run more than one fair in different areas with some being more popular than the others. Where choice exists, ask your organiser for a recommendation, this will be a great place for you to start. Wedding fair organisers need fabulous suppliers – wedding suppliers need ready to buy brides. When both needs are met, a cycle of successive fairs is put in motion. So a hallmark for successful wedding fairs is fou... [read more]
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The Key to Success: Give Up? – By Stu Chisholm

July 28, 2018 by Stu Chisholm
There are a few authors I follow on Medium.com, and the following advice came via a column there. I usually don’t outright glom-on to another author’s work, but I have been giving this issue a lot of thought lately and have reached the same conclusions. And, like me, he also loves quotes! So here is a sort of Frankenstein-like conglomeration of Zdravko Cvijetic’s and my own findings on... 15 THINGS YOU SHOULD GIVE UP IF YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL “Somebody once told me the definition of hell: ‘On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.’” ~Anonymous Sometimes, to become successful an... [read more]
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Jump Right into Mixing with the NS6ii – By Seth Leopold

July 27, 2018 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Numark went back to the drawing board and have returned with a much-improved DJ controller in the NS6ii. It is smaller than its recently-released companion, the NS7iii, but with similar strong construction and ingenuity. Where to start with such a strong, intuitive, and flat-out fun board? I used the board extensively over the last few weeks. I have had a great time, especially with the available DVS support. I performed last night at a show with it; in fact, flawless. Numark brings a full package in regards to features on the NS6ii, including built-in jogwheel screens, twin sound cards, touch-sensitive knobs with multiple modes, left and righ... [read more]