Mobile Beat at NAMM – And You Are Invited!

December 15, 2009 by Mobile Beat

While NAMM is traditionally a show that is for the industry manufacturers and dealers, Mobile Beat and the American Disc Jockey Association has arranged for DJs to get into the show for nothing or minimal cost.  Click through to the form at and submit to NAMM asap and you can get in for only $25.

NAMM is serious about giving its Members every opportunity to come out of this recession stronger, more knowledgeable and better positioned for success. And they’ve invited various Member organizations to rethink, rebuild and plan for the future of this industry by participating in the new H.O.T. (Hands-On Training) Zone on Level 2 of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Aimed at examining today’s challenges, this new forum is designed to create custom solutions targeted especially to professionals in the recording, live sound, House of Worship, and stage and lighting industries. More than 15 industry partners, publishers, organizations and associations will offer a series of FREE special training seminars, face-to-face meetings, networking opportunities, and one-on-one mentoring to strengthen the knowledge base of industry colleagues.

Don’t miss out on this year’s show, January 14-17, 2010 in Anaheim, California. You must be a Member to attend so go to and check out the products that will be debuting to the DJs at MBLVX this February!

Mobile Beat and ADJA Specific Events HOT Zone Friday:

Noon – Expanding Your Wedding DJ Service – There are only so many Saturday wedding receptions and as a specialist you need to make the most money you can on this all important day of the week for brides. Often that comes down to adding other services such as photography, montages and video projection, lighting and photo booths. Nick Andrews of Los Angeles will share his ideas and work with the other attendees of the seminar and help all in attendance expand their options through investment in their skills and their hardware. Nick Andrews and his team at Charisma Entertainment are the creative force behind hundreds of successful events throughout Southern California.

1pm – Profit with Power Partners. Discover how you too can profit today through networking with power partners in your industry. Learn for yourself with the help of Scott Faver of the Party Favers of Phoenix and Los Angeles how you and businesses who share your target audience can successfully grow your businesses!

2pm – Recession got you down?  – Come hear Dr. Drax talk about not only surviving but thriving in a bad economy. Learn some of the techniques that will benefit your business. Dr. Drax is a recognized leader in the DJ industry. He is a pioneer of the use of technology in the entertainment industry. Come learn how to weather the storms that come at you. Learn how to succeed even when the challenges are difficult. You can do it, the ADJA can help. Come learn from Drax how to grow your business.

Mobile Beat NAMM DJ Showcase

WHAT: Mobile Beat Magazine along with it’s premiere presenter the American Disc Jockey Association and many of it’s supporters have been asked by NAMM to put together an event to showcase the Pro Audio/DJ market as an additional feature at the 2010 Winter Show.

WHERE: 2 stages in the lobby of Anaheim Hilton Hotel.

WHEN: Saturday January 16; 6:30pm to 8:00pm

DJ Industry members supporting this event include The American Disc Jockey Association, American DJ Family of Companies, Pioneer, Hercules, QSC Audio, Odyssey Innovative Designs, NAME and B-52/ETI Sound Systems.

DJs Involved Include:

D.J. Steve Sharp is the owner of Signature Entertainment, based here in Southern California, creating weddings and other celebrations as unique as your own signature! Steve has been in the mobile D.J. business since 1981, with several club residences, and had three separate stints in radio, including an exclusive radio mixshow, in 2005-2006. He’s been voted Best D.J. in Ventura County, California multiple times. Steve has also written for trade publications, including Mobile Beat magazine, and been a product specialist for various D.J. products, over the years, including Hercules D.J. products for the past 6 years.

DJ Ken Heath is a local from Fullerton, who has been dj’ing since 1978 all around the Southland. Ken runs D.J. Ken’s Mobile Music,, Has been the Moderator and Co-Moderator for and since late 1998, A part of the production staff of the Mobile Beat Conventions in Las Vegas and is a founding member of testing and writing reviews of the latest products for the Mobile DJ Industry. Ken has been a spokesman for American DJ lighting, and is currently a Field Representative for B-52 Speakers/ETI Systems.

Jay Brannen is based out of San Diego and has been in the Entertainment field since his college days in Boston.  He believes that every event is unique unto it’self and that’s the way I approach each one. Whether I’m in front of 20 people at an intimate Wedding Reception or 45,000 at Ultrafest in Miami; it’s the event and client that I focus on.  As a Moderator and National Demonstrator for Pioneer ProDJ since 2003, published author in Mobile Beat Magazine and the opening DJ for Vanilla Ice at the Mobile Beat DJ Show in Las Vegas in 2009, this is the man that we wanted to be involved in this DJ showcase from the beginning.

And wrapping up the show on a whole new level will be….

DJ Sparky B, commonly referred to as “the wackiest white boy on the planet” has been in the game for over 20 years! He has come a long way from the days of his homemade DJ console. He is now the man and the force behind one of the “largest mobile DJ shows in America”. Sparky B performs nationwide at hundreds of events every year and has performed with well over one hundred national acts.

Funky, crazy, wacky, silly, outrageous and out of control; Sparky B has been compared to Carrot Top, Dane Cook, and The Beastie Boys, all wrapped up into one. At 6’6″ (without heels…) and 230 pounds, this tall crazy white boy has taken the phrase “stage show” to a whole new level. Being rated as one of the most outrageous DJ shows in the United States, Sparky B is constantly inventing new ways to hype up a crowd.

At least one more jock is still to be placed….stay tuned!

And if you are going to be at NAMM, make sure to be there at 6:30pm on Saturday in the Hilton lobby.

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