Mobile Beat May 2010 Issue Out Now

May 18, 2010 by Dan Walsh

Mobile Beat’s latest issue is now available online and will hit subscribers’ mailboxes soon. (Log in at to access the online version.) We have worked out some major kinks in our production process and will be shooting mags out to you on a more typical schedule starting with the next issue, July 2010 (#129). Look for that one in June, featuring our much-anticipated yearly MB Top 200 song lists. In the meantime, there’s a ton of great stuff inside the May issue…

MOBILE BEAT – MAY 2010 – #128

Why You Need an Association

For those of you who are not yet association members, our cover story encourages you to consider joining together with your DJ counterparts to get support, education, special deals on insurance and other services, and a lot of other great benefits. The testimonials included with the article show just how much help you can get by being a part of a like-minded group of individuals, as well as how great it can be to give a little something back.

In this issue you’ll also find other ways to make connections that benefit your DJ service. Rob Peters offers some practical advice on how to PROFIT FROM NON-PROFITS in ways that benefit both entertainer and client. We also touch on the THE HIDDEN WORLD OF BARTERING, courtesy of Guerilla Marketing guru Jay Conrad Levinson.Getting things done without money changing hands is an extremely relevant idea for today’s economy. Mobile Beat publisher Ryan Burger answers the question DEAL, OR NO DEAL? dealing with how to creatively approach the sometimes dreaded request for a discount from friends or family. (MB forum members also weigh in on the topic.)

Sticking with the business end of things, Andy Ebon reveals how to revitalizing your enterprise by BUILDING A FIVE-YEAR PLAN. And we sat down with Coe Ramsey, a lawyer who knows DJ issues for some LEGAL Q & A.

Always trying to lend you a hand as you build your DJ business, we offer a great how-to from Cheryl Q. on THE ART OF THE QUINCEAÑARA, giving you the essentials on this tradition that is so important to the Hispanic community. Also in the how-to department, Jim Weisz coaches you on yearly website maintenance and strongly encourages you to MAKE A DATE TO UPDATE.

There’s a bunch more on great DJs, great new gear, industry VIPs and a slew of other topics, so read on…then share your knowledge with someone who needs it!


SCOOPS: American DJ’s new Jellyfish LED, Scrim King stand & trusscoverings, RPM DJ software, Soundolier Duo “Lamp Speakers”

DJ SHOPPER: Wireless Mics in a DTV World

PRODJFILES: Charlene Mortillo and DJ Ref, “The Green DJ”

INSIDE THE INDUSTRY: John Schauer & Wayne Hrabak, Yamaha’s Dynamic Duo; Jorgen Hedberg, DJ Software pioneer

FEATURES & COLUMNS: 10 Game Show Do’s and Don’ts; Benefiting from the Shakeout; Cleaning Up Your Act (an organized approach to all aspects of DJing); and more!

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