The Best Keyword to Engage Your Online Audience is…

Are You Facebooking Like a Pro?A recent white paper issued by New York City-based Buddy media provides critical insights for DJs looking to heighten their Facebook social media engagement–and for mobile DJs looking to increase conversion rates. You’ll find among the report’s many findings—besides being assured that Charlie Sheen is really on to something—that your Facebook audience responds to cues provided by you, distilled among these recommendations:

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DJ QBert, ABDJ Champ, Masterminds the Facebook of Scratching

Are You Facebooking Like a Pro?When DJ QBert won “America’s Best DJ” last year, after a couple years of pulling a Susan Lucci, let’s be honest, it was long overdue. And how did he do it? We report. You decide.

In the wake of such a heady triumph, QBert has not been resting on his laurels—nor does he expect to rest on his Hardys (ouch!). The Bay Area turntable magician has been busy tending to his flock…

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DJ Times’ Picks: Play These Records—Tonight!

Are You Facebooking Like a Pro?DJs will love Richard Dinsdale’s disco-tinged “DJ, You’ve Got My Love,” with its rollicking party groove and insatiable vocal hook. And don’t sleep on the tech-heavy “One Step,” a dirty beat-infested groover. Both tracks should be club staples.

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DJs at Musikmesse: Teutons of Fun

Are You Facebooking Like a Pro? OK, after a night draining steins of beer and eating some kind of braut with raging Teutons, we’re back with Round 2 from the Musikmesse, which runs through Saturday. Yesterday, we dished on some cool new controller items for DJs. Today, we’ll look at even more DJ-specific gear, plus some pro-audio and studio entries from long-standing manufacturers. Here goes:

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DJ-Controller Gusher at Musikmesse

Are You Facebooking Like a Pro?We’re here at Musikmesse, running April 6-9 at Messe Frankfurt’s Exhibition Grounds, the massive trade show and exhibition for musical instruments and pro-audio, and it’s pretty clear where the DJ sector of the M.I. retail market is going. Here are the highlights.

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DJ Times/America’s Best DJ & Tao Group say: Viva Las Vegas!

Are You Facebooking Like a Pro?For the past couple years, we’ve been hearing this mantra from Out West: “Las Vegas is becoming America’s Ibiza.” Having soaked in the deep EDM culture of the legendary Spanish party island, that notion always seemed to strike us as well-intentioned PR fluff, if not full-on wishcasting. Our recent weekend in Vegas certainly opened our eyes.

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How DJs Pump up the Value of their Reputation

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50px 0; width: 200px;" />In dollars, you know the value of your music and your gear. But what’s the value of your reputation?

And how do you go about pumping it up so it soars higher than a Branson balloon?

Patrick McMichael, director of business development for Bay Area-based Denon & Doyle, spends much of his time doing just that.

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Italian Techno King: Three’s a Crowd

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50px 0; width: 200px;" />In techno, eight years is really like 56 years.

Check out Marco Carola, whose new CD, Play It Loud!, his first since 2003, oozes groove and minimal subtleties, like a man wisely trying to preserve his auditory function, and ours, from the punishing techno tendencies of his past. But why, oh why, oh why, you ask? We can only cup our ear and say, “Wha?”

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