January 28, 2012 by Dan Walsh


In this issue of Mobile Beat, we offer a variety of ways to rev up your DJ engine for the new year….Mike Ficher talks about making a new investment in your primary asset–yourself–in INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE. The need for BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS with others, in order to build more business, is on Rob Johnson’s mind as we start another year full of mid-week money opportunities. Steve “The Hitman” Brazell, who will be sharing his branding secrets at February’s Mobile Beat Vegas show, asks WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE YOU? and provides some ways to answer the question. Publisher Ryan Burger chronicles, in WRESTLING WITH YOUR EQUIPMENT, one way MB’s production arm has revved things up, by joining with a regional wrestling group for mutual benefit.

In the realm of music, Michael Edwards points out the latent POWER OF LISTS in your DJ software–creating playlists that will make you more efficient and make gigging more fun. Jay Maxwell looks at the relationship between MOVIES AND MUSIC and offers a key tip for staying ahead of the hits. In the category of “getting on the right side of the law”—always good way to improve your business—industry legal expert and featured Vegas speaker Moses Avalon lays down the truth on GIFTING MUSIC to clients. We also feature a great interview with a Top 200 resident, MARCIA GRIFITHS. The positive vibes you’ll feel coming of the page just might be enough to brighten up and power up a dark, dreary winter day.
All this is an a lot more is on tap to help you move with power into 2012. Rock on!

Other interviews include industry leaders ALFRED GONZALEZ (American DJ’s National Sales Manager) and DJ/MC/PR expert TOM HAIBECK, along with Hawaii DJ DAVID LOUIS and his unique networking/marketing ideas.

With some very practical ideas for optimizing the power of your business, Arnoldo Offerman shares the real deal on”swag” in HYPIN’!; Mike “Dr. Frankenstand” Ryan exhorts DO YOUR HOMEWORK; and Jim Weisz runs down how to EMAIL YOUR WAY TO MORE BUSINESS.

On the technology front, we roll out a new column from digital DJ sage Richard McCoy, EDJ WORKSHOP. In his first installment, Rich lays down the gauntlet in RACKMOUNT VS. LAPTOP. His choice for the victor of that contest may surprise you.

Also reviewed in this issue are: the fresh RANE MP26 mixer, STANTON’S SCS.4DJ controller, with computer included(!), the CHAUVET CUBIX, GEMINI UHF-5200 and AKG WMS 470 wireless mic systems, and the new CRANE STAND PRO.

In our continuing FOCUS ON BUSINESS, Jeffrey Gitomer predicts the future in LOOKING FORWARD, Jay Conrad Levinson reveal’s MARKETING’S GREATEST ALLY, John Stiernberg shows how to access YOUR BEST SOURCE OF REFERRALS, and Jason Weldon talks phone etiquette in RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWER?

And finally, Pau Kida, THE DJ COACH is there to encourage anyone who needs to refuel before revving up for greater success with GETTING A FRESH START.

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