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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…

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…

Top 3 Tips for Generating DJ Business at Wedding/Bridal Shows

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By Rick Brewer – “Get More Brides” I get this question from DJs all the time: “Rick, do bridal shows still work?” The answer is easy for me: Sometimes… or maybe. There are many variables as to why a wedding show will or will not work for a DJ, but let me share the top…

How to Manage Seasonality in the Mobile DJ Business

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By Gregg Hollman – Party Professional Most mobile DJ businesses exhibit seasonality. According to Investopedia, “seasonality is a characteristic of a time series in which the data experiences regular and predictable changes that recur every calendar year. Any predictable change or pattern in a time series that recurs or repeats over a one-year period can…

DJ Ethics: What Are the Copyright Laws of Purchased Music?

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by Stu Chisholm – The Complete Disc Jockey Last November, I discussed some of the ethical challenges that we encounter as DJs. Today I want to address another aspect of ethics that is legally blurry around the edges and–as evidenced in many DJ forums–completely misunderstood by all sides: the ethics of copyright. “Some will rob…

New Year, New Editors!

By Debra Maurer – Web Editor Happy 2017 from PMDJ! Allow me to introduce myself: I’m Debra Maurer and I am the new Web Editor for ProMobileDJ.com. I’m honored to take on this role and work with our dedicated and growing team of contributing writers. In addition, our long-time contributing writer and savvy DJ business expert…

Selling Your DJ Service to Millennials

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By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” I went to a concert recently to see an artist called GriZ. He is the pied piper of a festival going tribe and his loyal fans (his tribe) have an edict – P.L.U.R. Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect. What does this have to do with you, an event DJ?…

Four Changes In Social Media Marketing You Need To Know

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By Tony Schwartz, “The Social Media DJ” Social media is constantly changing, and as the most popular marketing medium out there, you need to stay on top of these changes. Yes, it can be overwhelming, but who said running a mobile DJ business was easy. And fortunately, you have me Here’s four things you need…