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  1. ProDJ Jose

    Will Dancing on the Clouds Effect have any chance of making smoke alarms go off?

    This new machine looks like it's even more powerful: https://www.idjnow.com/american-dj-entour-ice-fog-machine.html View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFIjoVh6F5s
  2. ProDJ Jose

    Will Dancing on the Clouds Effect have any chance of making smoke alarms go off?

    Guys don't sweat it! Just do what I do. Put a frozen turkey & some ham in the machine and at the end of the night eat it for dinner. :laugh:
  3. ProDJ Jose

    What online music source do you use when someone request a song at an event you're doing that you don't have?

    As been pointed out, you can get ad blockers for free, but I never rely on youtube for streaming requested songs. If I don't have the song, I ask for a second choice.
  4. ProDJ Jose

    Need a new music source

    Probably NOT! You can lead a horse to water..... One thing outside of the DJs control is the weather. I have an outdoor wedding on December 11, and I'm praying for 70-75 degrees & no rain. :laugh:
  5. ProDJ Jose

    Need a new music source

    As someone who takes pride in providing a high-quality personalized service, I make it clear to my clients that I'm the Professional, not them. I honor requests, but it's still my responsibility to know what to play and when to play them. Also, it doesn't matter how many songs a DJ has, if they...
  6. ProDJ Jose

    Would you DJ an event on Christmas Day?

    NO. Thanks!
  7. ProDJ Jose

    Which DJ Facade Do you like more?

    You think? I little research before the event could have prevented such a tight fit. I hope you learned a valuable lesson. Even the best facade doesn't account for the inability to plan ahead.
  8. ProDJ Jose

    Be Nice

    It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. :laugh:
  9. ProDJ Jose

    Weddings Some DJs Have QUIT Doing Weddings And I Understand Why

    All good "relevant" points Ricky. That's the reality for Mobile DJs that rely on Thumbtack for new events. I feel sorry for those DJs. BTW, I hapen to know one personally that claims to have done more than 6000 events and is a competition winner, the best DJ, yada yada. But, his rates don't...
  10. ProDJ Jose

    Weddings Some DJs Have QUIT Doing Weddings And I Understand Why

    All that after a pandemic. LOL #1 If you got into wedding DJing because those events are lucrative, then you got into it for the wrong reasons. #2 Having a clearly defined niche can help with that one. #3 Length of time is insignificant, when you are getting paid accordingly. #4 Stress is...
  11. ProDJ Jose

    I'm bacccckkkk!!!

    Good one Cap. Not just OLD in age, but "the same old song."
  12. ProDJ Jose

    Your prediction on this business in the next few years

    I think we know who won that battle. :laugh:
  13. ProDJ Jose

    Your prediction on this business in the next few years

    Those who have an established brand of service & a target market (like you and Taso) will continue to succeed. Multi DJ Ops & Agencies will continue to do what they do. Technology will continue toward the wireless end, and Mobile DJs will continue to debate whether they are full-time or...
  14. ProDJ Jose

    Have you raised your prices in the last year?

    It's great to read that some members are raising their rates. Unfortunately the Mobile DJs that should listen and read advice. do NOT take part in this forums. Back in the 90s, I attended the Mobile DJ conference in Las Vegas and they had a speaker named Mark Ferrell and he advised at the time...
  15. ProDJ Jose

    Marc Burgess's (Florida DJ) Facebook Picture Now Says "In Memorium of".

    I also saw that DJ RayMar passed away from the deadly virus. https://www.djtimes.com/2020/08/dj-ray-mar-dies-from-covid-19/ So sad. RIP Mark.
  16. ProDJ Jose

    500 Best Songs of All Time

    Saw this list and wondered how many experienced Mobile DJs have a copy of each song on the list. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-songs-of-all-time-1224767/kanye-west-stronger-1224837/ I'm talking about a record or CD that they purchased, not songs that were downloaded from...
  17. ProDJ Jose

    Barn weddings in my area becoming over priced

    DJ pricing is all about your brand (level of personalized service) and your target market. If a customer knows and trusts you, then it's easy to justify your price. No deceitful tactics/gambits will ever sidestep the basics.
  18. ProDJ Jose

    Barn weddings in my area becoming over priced

    I just saw that there is a company that is willing to pay $500 for an employee to get vaccinated. Something that bottom feeder pricing DJs should take into consideration when pricing their services.
  19. ProDJ Jose

    Barn weddings in my area becoming over priced

    The first thing that came to my mind when I read the thread was that everything has gone up and yet there are Wedding DJs still willing to provide a full entertainment service for $550. :laugh: In other relevant news, the price of fuel is up $1 per gallon from last year. BTW, I agree that part...
  20. ProDJ Jose

    Radio DJs The day that radio changed

    No thank you. Surf and turf is still my preferred meal. :laugh:
  21. ProDJ Jose

    Radio DJs The day that radio changed

    Back in the early 90s, while I was working at WFUV out of Fordham University, Bronx, NY, I was advised to go to the SI Newhouse School at SU if I wanted a career in the field of Radio Broadcasting. I got accepted, attended, and received my Master's Degree. Unfortunately, I fell in love with...
  22. ProDJ Jose

    Are DJ Facades still in style or on their way out?

    I agree 100% that it's highly unlikely that the reason for a customer's interest is a front board. The tools we use are just that, tools!
  23. ProDJ Jose

    How long have you been a DJ and what are your likes and dislikes about this business?

    I started the art of mixing records back in 1979. While living in Washington Heights, a very young George Morel introduced me to mixing records. He took me to his apartment located right next to the school yard where I played softball and showed me his 1200s. I was hooked! What I love about the...
  24. ProDJ Jose

    How clean is your setup?

    Very impressive and inspirational pics. Back in the 90s I used to set up a glass castle as a facade. I've had custom made front boards for years. My focus now is more on the way I look and sound and not necessarily on the way I present my gear.