June 29, 2011 by Dan Walsh

Get Ready for School…the Tour…and the Top 200

The July issue of Mobile Beat contains what almost amounts to a grand slam: THE TOP 200; a major FOCUS ON YOUTH EVENTS; and the final itinerary for the quickly approaching MB SUMMER TOUR

The issue contains a newly repackaged BUSINESS SECTION, featuring expert advice from Jeffrey Gitomer, Dave Ramsey and John Stiernberg. Also offering some great ideas and motivation for your business are Michael Edwards on how to DIFFERENTIATE TO DOMINATE and The DJ Coach, Paul Kida, helps you work on your FOLLOW-THROUGH.

Mobile Beat Publisher Ryan Burger takes a look at some IPHONE APPS FOR DJS and makes some recommendations. And on the tech tip, Jim Weisz gives some of EV’s new LIVE X SPEAKERS a run for their money, Ben Stowe (CTS) helps your SPEAKERS survive the school dance scene, and Chris Bedke shows how HARNESSING THE POWER OF LASERS can really heat up your youth events.

Continuing the youth theme, we debut two new columns: Ric Hansen on SCHOOL DANCE MARKETING and Arnoldo Offerman on YOUTH EVENT MASTERY, where he starts by helping you figure out if youth events are for you. Ric also provides some great song list for school dances, especially the TOP 100 SAFE SONGS. Music too is the focus for Mike Ficher, who looks at how kids have influenced POP MUSIC DOWN THE DECADES; and for Jay Maxwell who says you should CREATE UNPRECEDENTED EXPERIENCES for the kids, just as much for the wedding clients. Rob Johnson reminds us of the ways kids’ events can fill the calendar with MIDWEEK MONEY.

Talking to the people behind the music, we feature some DJs behind some of the biggest acts of the last few decades: DJ LETHAL of House of Pain and Limp Bizkit and Public Enemy’s JOHNNY JUICE.

Once again, our partners at DJ INTELLIGENCE have compiled and delivered a huge helping of musical information in the form of the TOP 200 MOST REQUESTED SONGS list. Plus, they’ve thrown in a heap of wedding music info and, in the spirit of MB’s 20th Anniversary celebration, broken down requesters’ favorites by decade, from the 1950s through today.

Finally, it doesn’t take up many pages, but the newly revealed MB SUMMER TOUR ITINERARY might be the most important part of this issue. You’ll also find the latest info when you click the Tour link on the homepage. Take a look at the list of cities, and carve out some time in your busy schedule to hang with other DJs, take in a seminar, and check out some of the industry’s newest gear at your local Tour stop. It could be the best thing you do this summer to build your DJ career!

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