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PROPER AUDIO SETTINGS: FOR A BEGINNER

Chase Jewell
Chase Jewell

By Chase Jewell            As a mobile DJ, it is a requirement to know how to properly select and use your equipment and system.  The hardest things to learn in the beginning is proper equipment selection, proper setup, and proper mixing and equalization of your audio system.  If you do not…

THE KARAOKE OPPORTUNITY

Karaoke Mayhem
Karaoke Mayhem

By Gregg Hollman When I established my mobile DJ entertainment company 15 years ago, I had no intention of offering karaoke services.  Earlier I had been traumatized by watching a drunken karaoke night at a college bar.  In my mind, karaoke was raucous and tacky, and I wanted no part of that scene.  Fast forwarding…

THE PROBLEM WITH SALES

Rickbrewer
Rickbrewer

By: Rick Brewer According to the Sandler Sales Institute, the average sales person has less than 6 hours per week of actual face time (sales) with potential clients. With industries turning over clients as high as 90% year to year, this statistic shows why sales based organizations fail and fail hard. As you know, the…

Mobile Beat 2017 – Year 21

Ryan Burger with several of Mobile beat 21 speaker
Ryan Burger with several of Mobile beat 21 speaker

By Jake Klein This year Mobile Beat Expo celebrated 21 years of being a must-attend source of information, networking, vendors, and products convention in Las Vegas drawing thousands of musically passionate DJs from around the world. Driven by the desire to continue to bring this great Expo to those who need it, love it, and…

Giving Back

Stu Chisholm 3
Stu Chisholm 3

So you’ve got a successful DJ company.  You’re at the top of your game and growing.  Now what? by Stu Chisholm At a long ago Mobile Beat show, Mark Ferrell once uttered a twist on the old Peter Marshall quote: “If you don’t stand for something, then nothing is what you stand for.”  This got…

Higher Protection Insurance Offers for N.A.M.E. Members

Brown & Brown Insurance

By: Colin McDonald Last month’s article touched upon the very attractive insurance plan Philadelphia Insurance Companies put together exclusively for NAME members.  The basic policy offers general liability coverage which protects the insured from third-party claims arising out of bodily injury or property damage.  The minimum premium is $175 but how much coverage does that…

Filling the Well or How to Restore the Creative Juices

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Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 11.18.51 PM

By Julie Oshins – Play It Forward The other day I found myself playing with music and feeling kind of blocked, and not in the zone . . . it just wasn’t flowing. . . I am in the process of moving, and honoring a bunch of other commitments and felt exhausted and uninspired. Mixing…

Income Taxes: Top Two Rules for DJs

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PMDJ Logo

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…

How Wedding DJs Can Exceed Client Expectations

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PMDJ Logo

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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julie-oshins-workers-club-melbourne-australia-dj

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…