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Basic Self-Care for DJs

If you have been following my columns, you know that I have stepped beyond the DJ and entertainment industry to add new streams of...

Personal Safety for the On-The-Job DJ: The Last Resort

In my book, “The Complete Disc Jockey,” I included a section on safety and security tips for the mobile DJ based on a series...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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QSC KS Series Subwoofers: A Review

                I have used a variety of equipment in my history as a mobile DJ and audio technician.  I will say out of all...

The Power You Possess (and probably don’t even know it)

By Jessica McKelvey Have you ever caught someone looking at you? Or, has someone caught you looking at them? I'm referring to that time you were...

Having Great Parties Outside in the Summertime

Summer is just around the corner. In the summertime, use the opportunity to make a difference between a good time and a great time...

The Post-COVID World: DJ Recovery

In my previous article (“Post-Pandemic Rebuilding”), our beloved DJ industry is in recovery mode.  Many have chosen to retire; many were forced to close. ...