Report from Amsterdam Dance Event

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Amsterdam, Holland—TThough it’s been rinsed with rain since Tuesday, Amsterdam is once again the center of the international DJ/dance community. Amsterdam Dance Event—running Oct. 19-22—is presenting seminars, parties and networking opportunities aplenty, and DJ Times is here in Holland to bring you the action…

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Amsterdam Dance Event Preview: Bla Bla, Remote Area & Alchemy

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Amsterdam, Holland—This week finds DJ Times joining much of the DJ/dance-music community in The Netherlands for Amsterdam Dance Event. Running Oct. 19-22, ADE will present networking opportunities and industry seminars at the Felix Meritis Centre and the Dylan Hotel, with topics like “How to Crack America” (moderated on Oct. 21 by…

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Amsterdam Dance Event Preview: Flying Circus

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Amsterdam, Holland—This week finds DJ Times joining much of the DJ/dance-music community in The Netherlands for Amsterdam Dance Event. Running Oct. 19-22, ADE will present networking opportunities and industry seminars at the Felix Meritis Centre and the Dylan Hotel, with topics like “How to Crack America”…

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Apps that Change your DJ Business

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When it comes to iPhone apps, Tim Raley of Kre8shuns Mobile DJ Service in Georgia says he uses Soundhound nearly every day.

“It’s very similar to Shazam, except I’m not limited to only five free songs per month,” he explains. “Even though I may know a song I hear on the radio, this app helps me remember it for much later after I get home.”

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For DJs, Print is Dead Too

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />The times they are a-changin, and for many DJs that means a switch from the traditional modes of advertising to more creative means of announcing the benefits offered to customers.

Do you still show up at bridal shows? Do you purchase ad space in the Yellow Pages? Or do you even . . . gasp . . . post your services on Craigslist?

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Prevent Bankruptcy–With Insurance

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />Robert V. Nuccio, the president of R.V. Nuccio and Associates Inc., claims his is the only nationwide company that offers a specialized DJ insurance program online, offering specialty insurance programs for professionals involved in special events, and offers “Change of Heart” coverage for weddings. We talked to him recently….

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Train Your DJs–and Change Your Business

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />Mike Walter, owner of Elite Entertainment and the organizer of DJ of the Year at DJ Expo, has released a book, “Running Your Multi-Op,” and we’ve asked him to write a few words about how training DJs has changed his business–and how it can change yours.

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Going, Going, Green

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />Light Emitting Diodes (“LED”) lighting has quickly become a mainstay for DJs. Some benefits of going “Green” with LED lighting, from the keypad of Ambient DJ Gregg Hollmann…

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Play These Records–This Weekend

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />As always, you can rely on DJ Times’ team of DJ writers to provide the latest reviews, to separate the floor fillers from the floor killers….Here’s the latest…

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Upgrade Your Company’s Culture

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" /> Whether you know it or not, your DJ company has a culture, and it’s a direct reflection of your values. Paul Keetch and Alex Read, authors of Make My Marketing Work, believe that you can create a workplace culture that will reap rewards by implementing some of the following ideas:

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