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Respect Is A Two Way Street Part 2

July 16, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Last week we began with the discussion of how respect is a two way street and gave you the first way to accomplish this.  Here are the other two ways to ensure you keep respect when given an opportunity. .
  1.  Before you say yes to the opportunity be sure you can represent the brand or person giving you the opportunity effectively.  If you can’t represent them appropriately then you are doing them a disservice by even accepting the opportunity. Do the right thing and move on.  
  2.  Never bitch... [read more]
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Share Your Heart Part 7

July 11, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Last week we discussed the final letter of our HEART acronym with before, during and after the sale for Thought.  Always be THOUGHTFULL.  Provide tips on how to better their experience.  Become an expert on the types of events you service.  What other problems can you help solve for them. Another way of being thoughtful is being full of thoughts that can help your customer in ways they may have never thought of.   Final Thought:  How do you share your HEART?  Don’t jump into a canned pitch.  Don’t think about you. Find out how you can help them.  What do they want more than anything else? What’s stressing them ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Back Up Folder From An External Drive Serato

July 11, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This one is about Serato and drives and music. If you look down here, you see I have a crate called backup. I always use external drives. Every time I do a gig, it's on one of these bad boys, an external drive. So I decided that if the drive goes down, I need something internally. And since I don't carry really any music on my laptops that go to gigs, because it's all external, I'm going to make a backup file, I'm going to fill it with probably 2,000 to 3,000 songs and put it onto my desktop so that when I'm out in a gig, if the drive should go down -- hopefully it won't, but if it did, I'd have music immediately ready and going. Now, a lot of people will say, I only use internal, that's cool, I only use external. So it's not a give and take, it's really what you prefer. ... [read more]
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5 Reasons To Get Your Kids Into Music

July 10, 2019 by Mobile Beat
You might hear one of the other moms rant and rave about their kid’s music program. They are watching their kid learn and grow as they progress through the basics, and the future looks so bright. I’m sure this sounds at least somewhat familiar, but you need to know something. It’s never too late to get your kids involved in a music program and they are generally easy to find. Say you live in New York city and your kid is showing an interest in playing the saxophone. How can you help your kid learn the saxophone? By going to google and typing in,  “Saxophone Lessons NYC,” and finding them a program. Now that you know how to find your kid lessons for their musical instrument of choice, let’s look at 5 reasons you should make that search and get your kids into music. read more]
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Preparing For Your Last Gig Ever: Richard Mills Go Fund Me Page

July 10, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Have you thought about when your last DJ gig would be? Have you envisioned walking off the stage and packing up for the last time? Do you have your DJ career and retirement mapped out? What if "life" just came in and trashed all those plans and dreams? Have you and your family prepared for something like that? That dreadful scenario is happening right now for one of our DJ brothers. In 2017 Richard Mills (who hails from the kiwi nation of New Zealand) was dealing with life, marriage, kids, bills and a busy DJ schedule when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He pressed on and with the support of his ... [read more]
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Respect Is A Two Way Street Part 1

July 9, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Respect to me is a two way street.  I was recently part of an exchange where that clearly wasn’t the case.Someone was given an opportunity, and to me with an opportunity comes great responsibility to see that opportunity through.  My recommendation would be to go beyond just seeing it through and actually do justice and right by the person who gave you that opportunity.   The problem becomes is when you bitch about the responsibility that was bestowed upon you and the person who gave you that responsibility hears about it through a backchannel.  Now don’t get me wrong, everyone should have a right to have a safe space to ven... [read more]
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Share Your Heart Part 6

July 4, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Previously we discussed what to do Before The Sale during the Thoughts portion of our HEART acronym.  We continue this week what to do DURING the sale (i.e. after you book but before the event).  During the sale:  Send monthly reminders as to where they are in the process for their planning, NOT just for your role in it (music and entertainment), but for other aspects as well.  This will show you as the expert in the marketplace and also put your name on the tip of their tongue when their friends ask about who they have hired for entertainment for their event.  It also provides VALUE and shows you are thoughtful by bein... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Mark Ferrell Com

July 4, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is Mark Ferrell. There's his name. He has a program called the MarBecca Method. It's a training method, comes in, I believe, gold, bronze, silver, might even have platinum different levels DJs go and attend this. They learn all the intricacies and ins and outs of being a better DJ, a better speaker, a better MC and most importantly, a better entertainer. I saw him speak in Las Vegas in 2000 and it was captivating. It has to do with being a respected professional individual and being a great entertainer as a DJ. So his technique and his thoughts are a little bit different than what you might be accustomed to, but it is well worth going over his website, reading it and maybe signing up to get something like his Getting Your Worth seminar. I am going to, because I need ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #207 – ONLINE NOW

July 3, 2019 by Dan Walsh
An Upbeat Mix It often proves difficult to pull together enough material to bring you the themed issues that we usually produce. In this issue, however, we let go and just let the chips fall...and ended up with some interestingly related articles. While there isn't one main topic in focus, there is definitely a positive perspective evident all around. Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy a little lift as you do! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief Click here or the cover to the right to read now! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: GEAR, ETC. Getting There, Part 3: At the Venue - Stu Chisholm Mixware: A New Phase - Kevin Freese ED... [read more]
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The Top Music Festivals in Maine for Summer 2019

July 2, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Summer is upon us once again and so are music festivals that are meant to draw big crowds and give everyone the time of their lives. While Maine isn’t usually thought of as the best place to go for music, the fact is that it is a hidden gem in the world of entertainment. That’s why we’re going to check out the top music festivals for Maine coming in Summer 2019 so you know where to go and what to expect. Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival The first musical festival that you might want to see if you’re in Maine this summer is the Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival. This one features the Bluegrass genre of music, so it might not be for everyone. Even if the music is not your cup of tea, there is plenty to do for all the people that come. Arts, crafts and food typically appear in the crowd and you ... [read more]
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How to Choose the Right DJ For Your Wedding

July 2, 2019 by Mobile Beat
What do you think your guests will remember most when your wedding is over? The first thing most guests say when asked about a wedding is whether they had fun or not. That means the atmosphere of your wedding is what will impact yours and your guests’ memory of your big day. Guess who controls the environment? The DJ!! Choosing the right DJ can make or break your wedding. Hiring the first DJ available for your wedding is far from the best way to choose the right DJ for your wedding. Once you have the right DJ booked for your wedding, you can really have some fun focusing on other parts of your wedding planning. Pr... [read more]