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    DJ Expo Turns 20 in 2010: Show Set for Aug. 16-19 in Atlantic City

    DJ Times magazine presented its first DJ Expo in 1990. Now, 20 years later, the Expo remains ...

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Chauvet Professional Lights Peavey’s Booth at DJ Expo


DJ Expo 2014 has come and gone, and although we’re all still reeling from the extravaganza, now’s a perfect time to begin reminiscing with a new video showing how Chauvet Professional lit up Peavey’s booth on the floor. In the video, Canal Sound and Light’s Jeffrey Kwan and lighting designer ...

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Close Call: DJ Expo Crowns New Mobile Champ


New Champ: Liotta flanked by Dom Sestito & Mike Walter. By Mike Walter Atlantic City, N.J. – This is a story about overcoming obstacles.  To use a baseball analogy, it’s about fouling off a few curve balls until you get the pitch you want… then swinging hard and hitting it deep. At this ...

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America’s Best DJ: Last Chance to Vote!


Roonie G in the mix at Mix. What a summer it’s been on the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times. After more than 15 tour stops and thousands of ballots collected, we’ve reached the final week of voting for America’s Best DJ 2014. We took the nightshift down in... ...

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DJ Expo ’14: Good Vibes from a Still-Booming Market


The Knowledge: Keynoter Lil Jon at DJ Expo. Atlantic City, N.J. – The 2014 DJ Expo returned to the Boardwalk with a sold-out exhibit hall, a record 6,500 attendees and plenty of good vibes for the still-exploding DJ industry. Produced by DJ Times magazine and its publisher Testa Communications ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #4: G-Shock Watch & DJ Expo Full Pass


Congrats to the last week’s winner, who won a pair of Pioneer HDJ-2000 headphones from the third weekly America’s Best DJ 2014 giveaway! This week’s prizes include a premium G-Shock watch and full admission pass to the DJ Expo in Atlantic City, NJ’s Trump Taj Mahal from August 11-14. Enter via ...

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DJ Expo: 20+ Seminars Just Announced


Atlantic City, N.J. – DJ Expo is set for Aug. 11-14 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. Produced by DJ Times and Testa Communications, the Expo will present three nights of sponsored evening entertainment, three days of DJ-related exhibits and four days of educational seminars and ...

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Just Announced: Lil Jon “Keynote Q&A” at DJ Expo


Atlantic City, N.J. – Hitmaking artist, DJ/producer and television personality Lil Jon will conduct a “Keynote Q&A” at DJ Expo on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at AC’s Trump Taj Mahal. Known for hip-hop chart-toppers like 2002’s “Get Low” (with the East Side Boyz) and the current trap hit “Turn Down for ...

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2014 DJ Expo Panel Preview: ‘Business All-Stars’


Many successful and profitable mobile-DJ businesses center their business model on the wedding industry. There is no doubt that 80-percent or more of annual DJ revenue is derived from performances at weddings. As a result, DJ/entrepreneurs will focus most of their time, energy and capital on ...

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DJ Expo 2014: All Set for Atlantic City Return

Packed: DJ Expo’s exhibit hall draws crowds, top gear.

Atlantic City, N.J. – OK, DJs—it’s time to mark your calendars. The 2014 dates for DJ Expo are here: DJ Expo will return to the the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., August 11 to 14. As always, DJ Expo—produced by DJ Times and its publisher Testa Communications—will present demo rooms and ...

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DJ Premier’s Performance from DJ Expo 2013

The DJ Expo hosted performances from a variety of talent last month in Atlantic’s City’s Trump Taj Mahal hotel and casino. Legendary hip hop producer and keynote Q&A speaker DJ Premier played an electrifying set from the Stanton booth on the exhibit floor itself. If you weren’t lucky enough ...

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Numbers Up: DJ Expo ’13 Scales New Heights


Atlantic City, N.J. – With its sold-out exhibit hall and nearly 6,400 attendees—a new show record—the 2013 DJ Expo once again raised the stakes for an already thriving DJ industry. Produced by DJ Times magazine and its publisher Testa Communications at the Trump Taj Mahal this past Aug. 12-15, ...

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Morgan Page to Speak at The DJ Expo 2013


Morgan Page: Keynote Q&A Tuesday, Aug. 14, 3:30 pm, Diamond Room D in Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ Global DJ, hit-making producer, sought-after remixer—in a few short years, Morgan Page has become one of America’s top EDM talents. Known for his melodic approach to club music—with hits ...

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Stanton DJ To Bring DJ Premier & Biz Markie To The DJ Expo 2013


Stanton DJ, a part of the Gibson Pro Audio Division, will bring three-time Grammy Award winner and hip-hop legend DJ Premier to DJ Times magazine’s DJ Expo 2013, which will take place on August 12-15 in Atlantic City, NJ. DJ Premier will spin at Stanton’s booth (#500) on Tuesday, August 13 at ...

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Legendary DJ Premier to Appear at DJ Expo


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DJ Expo Update: Video Moves & More


Atlantic City, N.J. – Mark your calendars, folks, because DJ Expo is closer than you think. Set for Aug. 12-15 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., DJ Expo will present the DJ industry’s largest exhibit hall with major manufacturers and distributors aplenty, plus a series of sponsored ...

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35 Ways to Change Your Business—Via DJ Expo


By Gregg Hollmann Today’s DJ business owner operates in a fast-paced and changing world. One of the best ways to stay sharp is to attend the seminars at DJ Expo, presented by DJ Times each August in Atlantic City, N.J. To that end, I attended as many seminars as possible, not only collecting ...

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Meet DJ Expo’s Two-Time Champ

By Stu Burke Belleville, N.J.—Like many DJs, Jack Bermeo sharpened his mixing skills in clubs and at friend’s parties, occasionally going out with other mobile DJs and performing at showcases. “Those events,” says Bermeo, “helped transform me into a professional performer.” As his company, LJ ...

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DJ Expo Lesson: Get Down to Business


By Joe Molineaux As DJs, each one of you are experienced and have the skills necessary to move people out to the dancefloor and motivate them through verbal cues and music to “get down.” But when it comes to the development, growth and operation of your company, how many of you have the skills ...

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Jellybean Benitez to Speak & Spin at DJ Expo


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At DJ Expo, Learn How to Increase Bookings with Video


By Stu Herm At last year’s DJ Expo, the guys from Red Bank, N.J.-based Hurricane Productions offered a seminar that helped hundreds of attendees navigate the turgid waters of social media. This year, they’re back, and their seminar will focus on video—“Know Your Video, the Future of Event ...

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For Jersey DJ, Expo Win Provides a Sign


New Brunswick, N.J.—It was a typical humid August day in Atlantic City, and Robert Velasco was in town to say a farewell of sorts to DJing. He hadn’t lost the passion. In the ’90s, when he was in high school and the latest and greatest DJs were pushing out mix tapes, he tried it, too.... Read More

Business Line: Takeaways from DJ Expo


By Gregg Hollmann The DJ Expo is always a boon for my DJ business, and this year I attended nine seminars over three days. At the end, I was as exhausted as I was enlightened. From this past DJ Expo—Aug. 8-11 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J.—here are some takeaways:   Steve... ...

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Sharpen your Business Skills—At DJ Expo


By Con Carney As you begin your Expo journey (or if you’re viewing from afar), this year’s cast of talented DJ business owners appearing at seminars will not disappoint, for nowhere else does such an esteemed collection of experience gather. One such person is DJ Mike Kindlick, owner Jam on ...

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DJ Expo Parties to Light Up Atlantic City

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The Power Of The Upgrade–at DJ Expo

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How Expo’s “DJ of the Year” Enhanced My Business


By: Steve Moody I was in shock. Just as soon as I walked offstage, it had set me to a different standard than I had been accustomed. People recognized who I was. Even just competing in the DJ of the Year competition at the DJ Expo—never mind winning—it gives you an opportunity to be in... Read More

How Winning at DJ Expo Changed My Business


DJ Times and Mike Walter—who organizes and produces the “DJ of the Year” competition at the DJ Expo in Atlantic City—thought it would be a good idea for me to tell the story of how winning Best DJ Game last August has improved my business. First off, I was skeptical about competing again. I ...

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Learn SEO @ DJ Expo

A DJ Expo seminar will teach DJs how to use SEO to book gigs

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How to Win "DJ of the Year" at DJ Expo

How one DJ's business changed after he won DJ of the Year

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How DJ Expo can Change Your Life

How one DJ's winning DJ of the Year" at DJ expo changed his life

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DJ Times & Expo Bring its Mojo to Monaco

DJ Times brings its Expo-pertise to Monaco club show

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Breaking: Post-Expo Thumbs-Up Report

Just when you thought we had patted ourselves on the back enough for the triumphant DJ Expo–think again. Here’s what exhibitors & attendees are saying about the 2010 DJ Expo, held this past Aug. 16-19 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. “I was absolutely stunned at how big the ...

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DJ's Expo Mix scores "Hollywood" Radio Gig, Kills Video Star


DJ DiGiacomo never thought he’d win. “I read about the contest several weeks before the deadline and thought, ‘I’ll never win, why even bother entering?’ Then I saw the contest ad again on the last day submissions were being accepted, and thought, ‘Well, why not, I’ve got nothing to ...

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Welcome to Virtual DJ Expo 2010

The social networking world, from Facebook, to YouTube to Twitter, is abuzz with post-DJ Expo fever. The Expo rocked the Twitter world with hundreds of Tweets, and in the rubble of the Expo you can see facebook pictures and hear wrap-ups from the likes of 93.3 FM’s  Brian Fink, or in the ...

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10 Ideas from DJ Expo to Boost Business

Attendance at the DJ Expo increased by 16% over the year previous, and if anyone attended any of the seminars and workshops, it was easy to see why: Tons of information, presented by seasoned industry vets. One such vet, DJ Evan Reitmeyer, presented “Selling to Bride 3.0,” an ...

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5,000 DJs see Expo's Finest Hour

The DJ Expo attracted more than 5,000 DJs to Atlantic City last week, the biggest show ever, with more exhibitors showing more wares, with more parties celebrating the DJ “calling,” and more of, well, just about everything. “Had a great time as always,” said DJ Jeff Oden. “I’ve been ...

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Blackout Problem? Solved–at DJ Expo

DJ Adam Weitz offered DJ Expo attendees an inspired solution for a blackout. It was a routine he calls No Power-Power Hour, and he designed it for the DJ of the Year competition, and it was dazzling enough—generator uplighting, flashlights, dancers—for it to earn the Philly-based ...

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20 Years Later, DJ Expo Still Slammin

In the 20-year history of the DJ Expo, more than 50,000 DJs have walked through the exhibit hall, listened and learned at the seminars and workshops, and grooved to the beats and rhymes at the late-night parties. All of these elements, after 20 years, have aged well, as evidenced by the ...

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The Secrets to Sausage-Making at DJ Expo

Ever wonder how we make the sausage at DJ Expo? No? Well, we’re gonna tell you anyway. Every seminar is meticulously designed, tweaked, and re-tweaked before it’s a Go. Here’s an example of the seminar design for “All-Star Wedding MCs’ Secrets Revealed,” moderated by DJ Steve Moody and ...

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Top 5 All-Time Digital Downloads (two have performed at DJ Expo)

Of the Top 5 digital downloads in the history of recorded music, two have made appearances at the DJ Expo. 1. The Black Eyed Peas: “I Gotta Feeling,” 6,049,000. #1 for 14 weeks, beginning in July 2009. 2. Flo Rida featuring T-Pain, “Low,” 5,640,000. This rap smash was #1 ...

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Map the Road to Remixer Riches–at DJ Expo

As far as metrics for success go, is there any greater thrill than a DJ spinning his own remix in front of 10,000 people? Tough to top, sure, but the dream can be reality. Find out how you can negotiate your own path to remixer glory at the DJ Expo, Wednesday August 18 at 5... Read More

Posner Tops iTunes Chart, Next Stop: DJ Expo

On the day of its release, Mike Posner’s debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff (J Records) is currently perched atop the iTunes Album Charts. Critics are lauding Posner for his “…big, club-friendly synth hooks” and his “…sly, electro-pop.” USA Today seemed ...

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Tips from The DJ Closer–at DJ Expo

Colleagues call DJ Jason Canaan “The Closer.” Who can forget the closer? The Alec Baldwin character from Glengarry Glen Ross, who carpet-bombed the sales team of Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, and Ed Harris, colorfully opining about their lack of sales technique and cojones. ABC. A, Always, B, Be, C, ...

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Find Out if You're Cooler than Mike Posner—at DJ Expo

How does one, exactly, qualify as cooler than Mike Posner? J Records signed the 22-year-old to a record deal based on a mix tape he made in his college dorm room, before his senior year, at Duke. Would Coach K approve? He would if he knew that Posner’s debut single, “Cooler Than ...

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DJ Expo Wants You!

We’ve still got some slots available in the “DJ of the Year” competition at the International DJ Expo. You got a game, or a dance, the God-given ability to leave a crowd panting for more? The main event takes place Wednesday night, August 18, at the Trump Taj Mahal. “DJ of the Year always ...

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Keys to a Succesful Radio Career

Still haven’t sent your mix to Hollywood Hamilton’s “DJ Expo/Remix Top 30 Countdown Contest?” Then a reminder: Send a 30 minute mix (no longer, please) 320K mp3 or wav file of a recent sample mix to expocontest@testa.com for consideration. Please send your mix via YouSendIt or ...

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Yum: Promo Only Party @ DJ Expo

It was 20 years ago today, or 20 years ago this summer, anyway, when the International DJ Expo made its first appearance. Since then, a phalanx of hit-makers—from C+C Music Factory to Lady Gaga—have graced the stage, offering Expo attendees a peak into what they’d be playing at future gigs. ...

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Hollywood Hamilton and DJ Expo put Fame, Fortune, within Grasp for all DJs.

DJs looking for big break—look here. Hollywood Hamilton’s “DJ Expo/Remix Top 30 Countdown Contest” invites all DJs with remix/mixing skills to compete for four one-hour DJ spots on Hollywood Hamilton’s nationally syndicated radio show, Remix Top 30 Countdown, broadcast in 17 ...

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Attend DJ Expo–Earn $10K

We can’t guarantee that attending the DJ Expo will pad your coffers to the tune of $10K, but it did just that for DJ Mark Brenneisen—sorta. “I have been attending the convention for four years now,” he told us. “I met and was inspired by “Big Daddy” Sean McKee from Connecticut from the get-go. ...

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Relieve that Human Jukebox Feeling–at DJ Expo

We’ve all had the feeling—that Human Jukebox feeling. You know, clients approach you at the console and try to stick a fiver in your mouth, and then try poking the buttons on your shirt to select some song they danced to once at a high school dance in 1996. DJ Jerry Bazata wants to ...

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At DJ Expo, Learn to Influence the "Influencer"

To DJ Dennis Kintzer, the “crazy busy” days have returned, and he credits the art of networking as one reason why. The key, he says,  is to seek out the COI. “COIs are most easily noted at a networking event by the fact that they tend to be surrounded by a number of other ...

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Pioneer to Unveil Bedroom Secrets at DJ Expo

Can the bedroom DJ now claim technical parity with the Paul Oakenfolds of the world? If a trainwreck occurs in the bedroom of some slouch DJ and nobody hears it, did it actually happen? Ponderous, indeed. But Pioneer Electronics thinks it has the answer to at least one of these questions, and ...

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DJ Expo will Catapult your Career—like Lady Gaga's

We’ll make the claim, sure, and shamelessly so. When Lady Gaga performed at the DJ Expo in 2008 at the House of Blues—brought at the insistence of Akon—she was a fixture on New York’s Lower East Side nightlife, but nowhere else. Her first album hadn’t dropped yet. ...

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Breaking: All-Star MCs to Reveal Secrets at DJ Expo

At this year’s DJ Expo, some of the country’s most successful MCs will share their talents in “All-Star Wedding MC Secrets Revealed!” The seminar’s moderator, DJ Steve Moody, says the all-star cast will share what really goes on behind the curtains. “We’re setting up a mock wedding reception, ...

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Skribble on Pauly D: "Haters Beware!"

ABDJ nominee DJ Skribble has done much to popularize the role of the DJ. You can argue that without Skribble—the first DJ to spin house music on MTV—there would be fewer DJs, and no Pauly D (some people would prefer that, we know, we know). We asked Skribble about the controversy ...

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NASCAR Comes to DJ Expo?

The Ford Mustang makes its NASCAR debut tomorrow night at the Subway Jalapeno 250 in Daytona. Ford has issued an incentive to Mustang drivers: if a Mustang wins the race, the driver will receive a brand-new 2011 Mustang GT with the new 412hp 5.0-liter engine. That’s bitching, but NASCAR has ...

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How You Can Profit from the Dead

Looking for ways to mine your midweek days for gold and fill your calendar—and your wallet? Come to the International DJ Expo on Aug. 16-19 at the Trump Taj Mahal to find out how. Boston-based DJ Terry Moran, who’ll be moderating “Mining for Mid-Week Gold,” fills his calendar in a ...

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DJ Jazzy Jeff Will Help You with Your Taxes

H&R Block-rockin beats Jazzy Jeff, legendary provocateur behind the decks, Godfather of the transformer scratch, pop culture icon with that Smith fellow, and now–a tax deduction. Not that anyone’s written him off before. Of course, we’re talking about the  DJ Expo, from August ...

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DJ Expo Turns 20 in 2010: Show Set for Aug. 16-19 in Atlantic City


DJ Times magazine presented its first DJ Expo in 1990. Now, 20 years later, the Expo remains the DJ industry’s best-attended, most successful trade show/exhibition. Each year, the Expo presents more than two-dozen educational seminars, an exhibit hall filled with the latest DJ, pro audio and ...

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