Author Archives: Debra Maurer

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

How a DJ Should Prepare for Wedding Day Emergencies

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By Alan Dodson – “Wedding Wizard” Many people grew up watching Mighty Mouse morning cartoons and remember his catch phrase: “Here I come to save the day!” In the wedding business, professionals need to be prepared to deal with emergencies that inevitably arise. If well-prepared, the vendor team can save the day. A good wedding…

3 Reasons Why a Bride Asks About Wedding DJ Costs

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By Rick Brewer – “Get More Brides” There are typically three reasons why a bride will ask a wedding DJ or other wedding professional about their pricing. While this question can be a frustrating thing, let me assure you it is A) not personal, and B) actually a good thing because you have at the…

The Winter 2017 NAMM Show: Overview & Photos

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Photo credit: Jake Klein By Jake Klein – Guest Writer The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) did it again with this year’s 2017 Winter NAMM show, which took place January 19 – 22, in Anaheim, CA. Recognized as one of the largest musical trade shows and most important music industry conventions, the NAMM show…

Setting and Achieving Goals for Your DJ Business

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By Stu Chisholm – The Complete Disc Jockey A lot of people confuse goals with wishes. We can wish for whatever we want, but those wishes will forever remain dreams unless we work to achieve them. Not only that, but the journey to a goal is a lot like a journey to anywhere else: you…

5 Tips for Financial Success for Small Business Owners

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By Jerry Bazata – “The Money Answer Man” Each year thousands of entrepreneurs take a leap of faith, resign from full -time employment, and begin a business with the hopes and dreams of obtaining financial success and independence. With all good intentions, they begin working on a business model, creating a plan for sales and…

Making the Right Decisions: Passionate vs. Practical

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By Julie Oshins – Play It Forward I recently had to make a pretty big choice. It involves being out of the country for an entire month! And I thought, what is your process when making choices? Particularly when one of the choices is something that might be considered the practical or “responsible” choice, or…