August 30, 2014

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Obama's Drilling Policy: DJs, Let There be Lights!

President Obama announced yesterday that large sections of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and an area off the coast of Virginia would be opened for oil and natural gas drilling, the clearest signal yet from the administration that its energy policy ...

Steve Jobs Wants to Destroy You

That bottom-feeder across town who will play for free food? His job will get easier this Saturday. That’s when the Apple iPad goes on sale, and presumably sells out, and the Mixr app might find its way into your “competitor’s” arsenal, or ...

Deadmau5 Extends Brand on Gossip Girls. Can you?

Gossipmau5 (in back of limo) Deadmau5, a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman, appeared on Gossip Girls last night. We weren’t watching it, but our little sister was and we happened to be walking by and we looked at the TV, and there was Joel playing “FLM.” It ...

Health Care for DJ Biz Owners: Historic or Hellish?

Ushering in what’s expected to alter the way you buy health insurance, President Obama announced the passage of health care reform last night by claiming, “As a country, we can still do great things.” When the dust settles, the legislation ...

If You're Thinking of Spinning in: OZ

  Australia is a big place, where’s the best opportunity for DJs looking to get their Oz on? The East Coast is more DJ-centric, specifically Melbourne, according to Andre Cato, a DJ industry educator and owner of 12am.  OK, I’ll ...

Small-Business Bromides: Who Stole My Sleep?

So you want nothing more than to get your phones ringing, right? So does Steve Moody, owner of Extraordinary Events, but he’s got a wacky theory of how to do it: inconvenience your customers. Sounds to us like one of those ...

Louisiana DJ Hit by Hurricane Happy

It seems like a rival to the Big Easy has presented itself on the Louisiana map, because Baton Rouge has emerged as perhaps not Bigger, but Easier, with wildcat enthusiasm among clients for DJ bookings. Why? One word: Recession. “In my opinion, ...

If You're Thinking of Spinning in: New Zealand

What’s the scene: Club music died 10 years ago, but Kiwis still get their drink on to house, hip hop, dub step, funk and soul. So club music died, but Kiwis still get their drink on? Which is it? According to Leon Dahn of NZ Rockshop in ...

Breaking News: Mitzvah Kids are Evil

There, we’ve said it. The only thing between you and completing a satisfying $1,500+ gig is a phalanx of snot-nosed urchins mouthing off and bossing you around, or playing “Pin the DJ in the water-closet.” Without sullying your ...