Category Archives: WRITERS

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 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…

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…

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…

Networking, Style, and Appearance Will Win More Business

Jerry Bazata
Jerry Bazata

By Jerry Bazata – “The Money Answer Man” You get up from your desk and prepare to attend a late afternoon networking event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, a wedding association or better yet The Knot. Quickly you gather up a stack of business cards, rehearse your elevator speech and set out on a…

Product Review: Reloop RP-8000 Hybrid Turntables

Chase Jewell
Chase Jewell

By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor For years, I’ve had a pair of Stanton STR8-60 turntables that I used for my events that I would use for doing timecode mixes. This was mostly for my bar, club, and school dance gigs. And while these turntables did the job, after five rebuilds and years…

Income Taxes: Top Two Rules for DJs

PMDJ Logo
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…