October 25, 2014

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Singing the Holiday-Booking Blues? Sing No More…

We know, we know. We hear DJs of all stripes singing the Holiday Blues…holiday bookings are as active as a tanning salon in the Kalahari Desert, because corporate budgets remain Lohan-thin, and it doesn’t seem like it’s getting any better any ...

Can Swizz Beatz put Money in Your Bank?

For DJs looking to fill their sets with quality jams, at the right price, super-producer Swizz Beatz, who’s worked the boards for artists spanning Jay-Z to Whitney, is launching Monster Mondays, a series of free weekly MP3s, in the spirit ...

How Crayola Can Increase Your Business

What can a box of crayons teach you about persuading prospective clients to buy your DJ services? “We compare the old box of crayons [eight colors, all standard] with the new boxes of 64 colors—sky blue, or Martian green, and how creative all ...

Got Godin? How to Read a Blog Post

Everybody’s favorite marketing guru, Seth Godin, offers these golden nuggets of inspiration about maximizing your time, from his blog post, “How to Read a Business Book.” We’ve read the entire post and distilled it to the ...

This Product Might Kill You

Here’s another digital-DJ solution for Mac people and for those who wish the professional DJ industry grievous harm. With Version 3 of its djay software, Germany’s algoriddim brings us a wide range of easy-to-use features, a familiar look to a ...

The Social Network & Your Business

Alright, we’ve seen the The Social Network movie, and it got us thinking not about the spot-on SNL parody, but rather, about DJing, and the business of DJing. Seems like we can’t just relax and enjoy a movie (When we saw Hot Tub Time ...

So You're Thinking of Spinning in: Malta

So, you’re thinking of booking some DJ gigs in Malta, and the first question you have is: Where is Malta? We didn’t know, either. It’s kinda near Sicily, in the Mediterranean, and the kids party their ghonellas off and they love rabbit ...

Got Your Biz Cranking? You Don't Know Jack

More than 5,000 people are attending the annual World Business Forum, held today and tomorrow at Radio City Music Hall. But you don’t need to, cause we’re gonna distill the entire conference into a few bite-size nuggets, courtesy of Jack Welch, ...

How to Make the "No Exit" Strategy Work for You

We’re all looking for that golden Kool-aid, that elusive elixir that you can pump into the water supply of potential clients and transform them from penny-pinching paupers to limousine liberals, prepared to spend as if they had just ...