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: The Last Lap


Marquee: Sharam plays a special first-to-last set.After 3 months and more than 15 stops along the way, the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times has reached the home stretch. We’ve been in a New York state of mind for the past few weeks, with a pair of consecutive ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #5: Pioneer HDJ-2000 Headphones & 2 DJ Expo Passes


Congrats to ther winners of the America’s Best DJ Week 4 giveaway, who have won a premium G-Shock watch and a full DJ Expo admission pass, respectively. This week’s prize is a pair of HDJ-2000 headphones from sponsor Pioneer DJ or two passes to The DJ Expo in Atlantic City, NJ from August ...

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Adventure Club Announces Fall Tour Plans & NYC Pier of Fear Show


This fall will be a busy one for Canadian duo Adventure Club, as the group has announced they will be joining the traveling Safe In Sound Festival in addition to a special Halloween show in New York City. For the Safe In Sound Festival, Adventure Club will join Flux Pavilion and Destroid ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #2: G-Shock Watch & DJ Expo Full Pass


Week 2 of America’s Best DJ weekly giveaway is here, and this week’s prizes include a premium G-Shock watch and a full pass to this August’s DJ Expo in Atlantic City! Enter via the widget below for your chance to win: Every week until voting closes we’ll be giving away ...

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How the Science of Marketing Bolsters Your Bottom Line


Keith “K.C.” KoKoruz, owner of Keith Christopher Entertainment in Schaumburg, Ill., will be presenting “The Science of Marketing” at the DJ Expo, scheduled for Aug. 11-14 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. We asked KoKoruz what went into the creation of the seminar, and he gave us ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #1: Pioneer HDJ-2000 Headphones


America’s Best DJ weekly giveaway is back! Every week until voting closes America’s Best DJ and DJ Times will be giving away a combination of prizes courtesy the 2014 sponsors: 1 Pioneer DDJ-SX controller 4 pairs of Pioneer HDJ-2000 headphones 4 G-Shock watches 4 passes to DJ ...

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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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The 1% Solution: It’s Not Talent—It’s Training! [DJ Expo Panel Preview]


For the better part of a decade, Randy Bartlett—owner of Premier Entertainment and Video in Sacramento, Calif.—has been producing a series of videos based around the premise that small adjustments applied to many aspects of a DJ’s performance can yield better results than one major adjustment. ...

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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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25th Anniv. Moment: Jam Master Jay – June, 2000 [Interview]

Jam Master Jay June 2000

King of Rap: Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay Surprised DJ Times With His Visit to DJ Expo West. So, As Longtime Fans, We Decided to Stalk Him. It Went Like This… Originally published: June 2000 It’s a Friday afternoon in the college town of Athens, Ga., during the early summer of 1985. ...

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Getting Your PhDJ: Tactics for DJ Business Growth


The contributions that Mike Walter and Joe Bunn have made to the DJ industry are well known to attendees of DJ Expo, DJ Times’ annual confab and exhibition in Atlantic City, N.J. Walter, owner of Tinton Falls, N.J.-based Elite Entertainment, has produced the Expo’s DJ of the Year competition ...

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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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Are You DJ Expo Experienced?

Every year the DJ Expo in Atlantic City brings together a diverse group DJs from throughout the nation—and 2013 was no different. It wasn’t such a long travel for John Horne, of Jam Machine Productions in relatively nearby Huntingdon, Pa., who says it was this DJ’s 13th year of ...

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DJ Expo 2013: 30 Takeaways

The industry’s sharpest business minds and up-and-coming DJs flocked to the seminar halls of the DJ Expo in Atlantic City, N.J., this past August to broaden their knowledge with actionable ideas. Kicking off the seminars on Monday was How the DJ Expo Grew My Business—and How It Can Grow Yours, ...

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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 Announces “Morgan Page Presents” 3D Tour


America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Morgan Page has announced the “Morgan Page Presents” Tour, which, with over 50 cities, is slated to be his largest North American tour ever. The tour will utilize 3D immersion technology originally created for use in Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” show, and ...

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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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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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America’s Best DJ: Windy City Wildness, Philly Fun

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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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Train Your DJs–and Change Your Business

 BO - Are You Facebooking Like a Pro?Mike Walter, owner ...

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The Power Of The Upgrade–at DJ Expo

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Reeling in Clients: Art of the Upsell

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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, DJ Chuckie & Bling Fly to Monaco

DJ Chuckie will spin at inaugural Monaco International Clubbing Show, like a DJ Expo in the world's second smallest country.

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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 these names are,” says DJ Steve Moody. “That sort of ...

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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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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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Do You Want Out of the "Commodity Trap"? Here's How

For many DJs, price is more of an issue than ever. And so it is for DJ Paul Evans, who offers a solution: DJs who generate positive reviews and unique offerings can nonetheless do well, even in a sluggish economy. “There are still plenty of fully employed couples making good wages who want to ...

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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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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 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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