June 30, 2010 by Dan Walsh


The July issue of Mobile Beat (#129) is now available electronically to subscribers online and the print edition will hit mailboxes soon. (Subscribers can log in at to access the online version.) Along with the YEARLY TOP 200 SONG LIST, this issue is overflowing with information like a backyard pool full of kids on a 90-degree day.

It’s that time of year again—for the Mobile Beat feature that so many readers look forward to: the MOBILE BEAT DJ INTELLIGENCE TOP 200. This time around we include a number of useful top 40 lists to go with the primary list of most-played songs. And once again, we thank DJ Intelligence for sharing their incredibly accurate song data, based on thousands of DJ client requests made online. Jim Weisz provides some commentary on the Top 200, looking back at 20 years of lists as we approach MB’s 20 anniversary year in 2011. You might be surprised at the number one song of the year…Not to be outdone, resident musicologist Jay Maxwell, steps up with 5 ESSENTIAL TOP 20 LISTS. Ok, so that’s only a hundred tracks total, but Jay takes the time to show you how you can use his lists to really make a difference on your dance floor…Looking back on a classic part of the list, we also talk with Tommy James, the man behind “Mony, Mony” and many other hits; this marks the inception of a new feature called PARTY MUSIC PEOPLE focusing on the artists who have given us the hits that fill our dance floors week after week…And on the “cutting edge” of current song trends, Rick Ellis takes a look at the television phenomenon that is THE MAGIC OF GLEE.

OTHER FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE INCLUDE: DJ LADIES IN VEGAS AND BEYOND by DJ DAYna, who talked with women at the last MB show about the state of DJing for the ladies, as well as the show itself; How to use FACEBOOK FOR WEDDING MARKETING, with online marketing guru Andy Ebondon’t blink, you might miss the next development in this arena; John Stiernberg also shares some marketing knowhow as he describes BUILDING YOUR BRAND REFERRALS; and Chris Bedke gives some tips on HOW TO GET INTO CLUB DJING.

Going INSIDE THE INDUSTRY we chat with Rob Johnson about his gig at DigiGames and his varied pursuits in entertainment, beyond being The Music Man. Also looking at a potential weekday money-maker, we get a look at the inner workings of the DJ TRIVIA system from Gerald Johnson.

GEARWISE: In POWER AMPS DEMYSTIFIED, PART 1, QSC’s Ray van Straten provides some basic tools for proper amplifier purchasing…In the realm of EYE CANDY—lighting and video—Ryan Burger reveals the wonders of Footage Firms “free” ambient videos; Mike Jefferson finds out that light and sound can playing well together under the supervision of Venue Magic software; and Jim Weisz takes a shine to CHAUVET’s SlimPAR 56 LED for uplighting and more…In E-BEAT DJ software pioneer Frederik Seiffert discussed the iPad’s impact on future performance, and Josh Yawn takes Jukebox Jockey software for a spin.

THERE’S STILL MUCH MORE inside our July issue, so don’t miss out…SUBSCRIBE OR RENEW TODAY to access both print and digital versions!

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