Dave Austin

Dave Austin began his career at age 13 at a small, hometown radio station. He went on to graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting. Since that time, Dave has been a mobile and radio DJ, radio station Program Director, and a TV news reporter and anchorman. He has also done voiceover work for documentaries and commercials. In 1986 Dave’s longtime passion for music prompted him to start “Southern Celebrations DJs,” a multi-system mobile entertainment company serving clients in Tennessee, Northern Georgia and Northern Alabama. You can email him c/o TheDJDave@aol.com
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Is There a Future for Pop Music?

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor" I was driving back to home base earlier this week and had one of the satellite channels on the car...

Founding Father of Funk: Roger Troutman

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor" It seems of late that I’m spending a lot of time digging through boxes of forgotten stuff which I’ve accumulated...

Selling is an Art Form

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor" This past week, I was reviewing some notes from past seminars I’ve attended over the years and I was reminded...

Famous Musicians You Never Heard Of – Bob Hilliard

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor" A couple of days ago I was working in my studio, and as usual, had some music going on the...

Famous Musicians You Never Heard of – John D. Loudermilk

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor" I was wandering through one of the music stores in Nashville some time back and I struck up a conversation...

The Return of Vinyl – Chapter II

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor" I’ve recently had a new studio built in the hope of having sufficient space to house my (not small) vinyl...

What’s Your Reward?

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor" Last week was a harrowing experience…but I learned a valuable lesson which I feel compelled to share with you. For the...

DJ Faux Pas

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor"   It goes without saying that the DJ business is brutally competitive, and anything we can do to give ourselves an...

Business Cards – Your First Impression

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor" I was attending a DJ conference some time back, and as most of us do, exchanged business cards with most...

Dealing with an Uncooperative Bride

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor" Here’s the situation:  You have a bride who has booked her wedding with you several months ago and has given...

Sound Recording – Then and Now

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor" As DJs and others associated with the music industry, we take for granted the clear concise sound reproduction we enjoy...

“Temples of Sound” – Legendary Recording Studios

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor" I grew up in a small southern town and became involved in music recording about the same time I entered...

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