Category Archives: Trade Shows

The Photo Booth Expo 2017

PB Expo (10)
PB Expo (10)

By Jake Klein The first known really working photographic machine was a product of the French inventor T. E. Enjalbert (March 1889). It was shown at the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. Through the years photo booths have proven themselves as a fun thing to do as well as a great way to capture moments…

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…

Midwest DJs Live – DJ Conference


Guest Post by Gene Neri – Midwest DJs Live Midwest DJs Live, which is being held on May 1st and 2nd 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport,  started in January 2008 as a one-off get-together in Milwaukee called Practice and NJoy, changed to YouTubeDJs Live the following year, and 2013 – the 5th anniversary!…

The Winter 2017 NAMM Show: Overview & Photos


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…

NAMM 2016 – A Review


By Jake Klein, Guest Writer The Namm Show, which is held every year in Anaheim California, celebrated their 115th show   from January 21-24, 2016. This show takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center and is put on by the NAMM foundation – a not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and…

Scratch DJ Academy At MBLV20!

Mobile Beat Las Vegas (March 14-17, 2016, Tropicana Las Vegas) is partnering with Scratch DJ Academy to present the best in hands-on education, in the form of Mix Skills Masterclass sessions. The aim is to provide top-notch instruction for attendees interested in building better mixing technique — whether they are accomplished MCs who want to…

Dealing with Danger at Events


By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” I don’t know about you, but as shocking as the events in San Bernardino were, the constant media bombardment has bordered on ridiculous. Yet one detail of this horrific incident gave me pause: it began at a company holiday party. So, naturally, it made me ask: was there…

Wedding MBA 2015 Rocks Las Vegas

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By Keith “K.C.” KoKoruz, “The Science of Marketing” If you weren’t at the Wedding MBA 2015, you need to put it on your calendar for 2016. After attending DJ shows/conferences for the past 20 years, I decided to step outside of the box and attend Wedding MBA for the first time this year. This is…

DJ Times 2015 Review from the eyes of my 14 year old nephew DJ William Christopher

DJ Expo 2015

By Keith “K.C.” KoKoruz, “The Science of Marketing” I have an amazing relationship with both my nephew Will and my niece Ella. Will is my shadow. He has been hanging out with Uncle Keith since he was 4. In the past few years he has loved jumping on the microphone and emceeing as much as…

Michael Buffer – The Las Vegas DJ Show Keynote Speaker

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