The Complete Disc Jockey – Stu Chisholm

And God Spoke: History That Every DJ Should Know

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of seeing a rough-cut preview of the new documentary, “God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines,” a history of Detroit techno and the birth of the billion-dollar electronic dance music industry.  While Chicago has…

Be Unique, Like Everybody Else!

Back in the ‘70s, I had a button that read, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”  That sprang to mind recently when I was viewing some online discussion boards.  As much as I write in this newsletter, in…

Giving Back

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:…

Income Taxes: Top Two Rules for DJs

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…

Setting and Achieving Goals for Your DJ Business

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…

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

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…

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