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Product Review: Reloop RP-8000 Hybrid Turntables

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By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor For years, I’ve had a pair of Stanton STR8-60 turntables that I used for my events that I would use for doing timecode mixes. This was mostly for my bar, club, and school dance gigs. And while these turntables did the job, after five rebuilds and years…

Income Taxes: Top Two Rules for DJs

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By Stu Chisholm – The Complete Disc Jockey In 1716, Christopher Bullock first uttered the infamous idea that the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes, and if you haven’t already dealt with them, we Americans will once again run up against our wonderful April deadline to file our own income…

7 Best Tips for DJs to Avoid Double Bookings

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  By Gregg Hollman – Party Professional Double booking, or the practice of a DJ booking two parties for the same time slot, is one of the most insidious situations that a DJ entertainer can ever face. About five years ago, our DJ company was in a high growth phase, and we suffered several accidental…

General Liability Insurance for DJs and Special Operations

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By Colin McDonald – Insurance Professional The National Association of Mobile Entertainers (N.A.M.E.) has negotiated an excellent general liability insurance program with Philadelphia Insurance Companies, a national leader involved in the insuring of entertainers, including DJs, and special events. This policy is handled through Brown & Brown Insurance of Pennsylvania. The basic policy is liability…

How Wedding DJs Can Exceed Client Expectations

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By Rick Brewer – “Get More Brides” As wedding DJs and professionals, our clients often come to us with unknown expectations. This happens mainly because they have little or no experience buying what we sell. You know what to expect when you go into your favorite restaurant because you probably do it on a regular…

An American DJ in Oz: An Incredible Gig Abroad [+ Photos]

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By Julie Oshins – Play It Forward As soon as I knew I would be working in Australia for five weeks (primarily for non-DJ-related work), I reached out to my community to connect me with friends here in Oz. One friend of a friend is a local DJ (Cassette Walkman) who also books DJs and…

Software Review: Jammtext by Mixcity for the Mobile DJ

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By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor For the past few months, I’ve been doing a test run of the DJ software Jammtext from Mixcity, which is an interactive video text to screen/slideshow program with social media integration. I wanted to get an objective, fresh look at it for myself. There are so many…

The Miracle Man: A Story of Hope, Love & Inspiration

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By John Murphy, “Make 100 Healthy” Pictured left to right: John and Lisa Murphy with Ray Disbrow Never Give Up In the following article, I share the amazing story of my friend and colleague Ray Disbrow, who suffered a serious stroke five years ago, and against all odds, survived and fully recovered, living a healthy…

NAMM 2017: Two New Lights From ADJ

José at ADJ and Digital DJ Tips gives you a first look at the Boom Box FX 1 and the Boom Box FX 2 at NAMM Winter 2017.

CHAUVET DJ NAMM 2017 New Product Tour

Welcome to the CHAUVET DJ Booth at NAMM 2017 where Senior Product Manager Allan Reiss helps you discover all the amazing new products launched at this year’s show. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2jfNT36