The Complete Disc Jockey – Stu Chisholm

Free At Last: The Birth of the Stand-Alone DJ System

From the very first time I dragged my old turntables, mixer and record crates out to a gig back in the ‘70s, it has long been my dream, and the dream of many working DJs, to have a rig that…

DIG IT! Time To Break Out The Shovel.

People who have known me a long time may find this month’s topic ironic, as I am still quite well known for the audacious, gigantic DJ system I used to tour around with during the ‘80s and ‘90s, yet what’s…

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…

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