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Should all DJ companies accept credit cards?

Posted on September 28, 2012 by webmaster

-written by Andy Sussman, owner of TSG Weddings Depending on the structure of your mobile entertainment company and the area you cater to, accepting credit cards can affect your business differently. For instance, a single operator must decide if the cost of the credit card fees (usually 3-6 percent) is worth losing money on the […]

Make the Switch to LEDs

Posted on August 31, 2012 by webmaster

-written by Jim Layton, owner of Quakertown Concerts As a concert producer I want my shows to be memorable. Lighting has always been the best way to create a unique event that people will enjoy and remember. A good light show can improve any band’s performance. In the past, I used a lot of incandescent […]

Starting from Scratch

Posted on June 26, 2012 by webmaster

-written by Brett Allen Get it? It’s a pun because I used to be a DJ — never mind. Actually, over the last 20 years, I have been a club, wedding and event DJ, a radio personality and as of lately, a member of a band. When I first started out, we played at the […]

Stage Wash Frenzy: COLORpalette

Posted on February 29, 2012 by webmaster

-written by Bruce Schwarz COLORpalette has full wash side lighting and 27 channels of backlighting creativity. COLORpalette also answers the popular forum question, “What is the best way to uplight our drummer?” These fixtures will light up any drum kit with a nice full color wash, showing off all the details of a live performance […]

Marketing your “green” lighting to the right audience

Posted on January 27, 2012 by webmaster

-written by Tom Hudock of Memphis, Tenn. We all know that over the past several years the “green” lifestyle has grown exponentially. No bigger place is this evident than right here in the U.S. We have a president that drops green phrases like “alternative fuels” and “wind and solar energy” almost daily. Our government has […]

3 Simple Rules for a Pro DJ

Posted on November 29, 2011 by webmaster

-written by David Pickett, owner of A 2 Z DJ Service in Memphis, Tenn. Every month, I see new DJ’s appear on Craigslist. Some are amateurs; some are pros seeking a new place to advertise. This post is mostly for the amateurs…but even pros need to ‘brush up their Shakespeare’ from time to time. How to […]

Great advice on how to build up your mobile DJ career

Posted on October 25, 2011 by webmaster

-written by Jeremy Ruffner, owner of DJ Sonic Sounds, an entertainment business in Clearfield, Pa. After 12-plus years in the mobile DJ business I’ve learned a few tricks when it comes to working as part-time DJ. Let’s talk a little about the newbie DJ, because we all have to start somewhere – right? My business […]

Obey 70: Absolute Control in the DMX Lighting Zone

Posted on September 21, 2011 by webmaster

-written by DJ Nate SoundPros-Iowa, professional sound, lighting and event company in Marshalltown, Iowa I have been doing quite a few weddings lately, and have been using PC-based software for programming my lights. As I was doing my monthly gear check the other day, I found tucked away in a road case with my backup […]