Category Archives: Trade Shows

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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Why You Should Attend DJ Shows

DJ Expo 2015

By Keith “K.C.” KoKoruz, “The Science of Marketing” I am a self-admitted DJ Show/Expo junkie. I attended my first DJ show in 1989 put on locally in the Chicagoland area by a DJ supply store. The show was covered by Robert Lindquist in the very first issue of Mobile Beat. I had been working for…

The Mathematics of a DJ Show


By K.C. KoKoruz, “The Science of Marketing” I have recently purchased two wedding related businesses and as a result I was unable to attend MB Las Vegas 2015. It was interesting to hear everyone’s feedback both good and bad having not attended. This is typical of all DJ Expos, Mobile Beat is no different. I…

Mobile Beat Show Recap

Mobile Beat 2015

By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” Freshly returned from the Mobile Beat Show in Las Vegas, coming back to Michigan is always surreal. For one thing, Vegas is warm and sunny; Michigan is not. Having been to several of these trade shows, I thought I knew what to expect; the packed (or sparse) seminars,…