DJ Expo 2018 - August 13-16

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steve149

Urbane Legend
Sep 26, 2011
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#21
Special Promo Code for the full access Pass

VIP525 ... drops pass price to $199 (normally $300 early and $400 on-site)
 
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#23
Booked our room at Harrah's... gonna buy pool party tickets and maybe the VIP pass for sessions, but don't think I'll get as much from it as I'd like. Still no clear information on the schedule or full speaker list, so...
 

DJ Ricky B

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Booked our room at Harrah's... gonna buy pool party tickets and maybe the VIP pass for sessions, but don't think I'll get as much from it as I'd like. Still no clear information on the schedule or full speaker list, so...
This is the latest email I received from them:

New Music-Tech Tutorials at DJ Expo '18
Atlantic City, N.J. — Club and mobile DJs... are you looking to make your sets more memorable, or even completely unique? Are you as musically prepared as you can be for your DJ performances?
If you have room for improvement or if you just want to get an edge on the competition, you'll want to take in this pair of information-filled DJ Expo seminars presented by DJ Adam Dutch.
At DJ Expo — set for Aug. 13-16 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. — the Maryland-based performance DJ/mash-up artist will help take your sets to new heights with these two sessions:



Tuesday, August 14: Mash-Ups: Playing & Producing
Need to freshen up your live performance set? Do you have an idea for two songs that go well together, something that other DJs need to play? This seminar will teach you how to integrate pre-existing mash-ups into sets, as well as composing live mash-ups using different material. Helmed by Maryland-based DJ/mash-up artist Adam Dutch, this session will discuss production techniques, where to find source material, music theory, song-construction concepts, and a workshop-style improvised mashup production.


Wednesday, August 15: Music Theory for DJs

Are you struggling with counting beats, phrasing, and making songs sound harmonically consistent? Are you due for some next-level musical education? In this unique Expo session, Adam Dutch will explain and demonstrate how to use rhythms, key signatures, musical notes, melodies, and other music-theory concepts to improve the way you listen to music and, ultimately, how you play music. Dutch will show you how to incorporate these concepts into your toolbox of mixing skills. Some audience participation is encouraged in this workshop-style seminar.

"Going Full-Time: Making the Transition/Taking the Plunge."


"Wedding-DJ Tips: Creating Unique Moments That Last a Lifetime."


"Talking Tax: How DJs Can Take Advantage of the New Tax Law."


"How to Be the Difference Maker."


"Weddings & More: Tips to Help You Crush Your Next Event."

Monday, Aug. 13: "Intro to SEO: How to Rank Your DJ Services on Google."

Tuesday, Aug. 14: "Intro to Socials: How to Use Social Media to Generate Qualified Leads."

Wednesday, Aug. 15: "Intro to Paid Digital Ads: How to Best Use Facebook & Google Paid-Ads Products."

Thursday, Aug. 16: "Bitcoin & More: How to Earn More Per Gig by Taking Cryptocurrency as Payment."




...I am kinda laughing at the "How to earn more per gig by taking cryptocurrency as payment" Seminar. However, the other seminars look like they could provide some very useful info and insight that we now know about. ...The new Tax Law one is something I would like to know more about, and I would love to know more tips and tricks for wedding deejaying. I'm sure there are stuff I am unaware about, and perhaps could use some polishing as well. ...Still not sure if I am going or not though.
 

steve149

Urbane Legend
Sep 26, 2011
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Prospect, CT
#27
Last day for FREE Expo Pass ....
 
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DJ Ricky B

DJ Extraordinaire
Mar 9, 2015
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I just booked a room at Harrah's Resort! ...I am taking my son with me this year. He is very excited to see the DJ Expo floor, and he is just old enough to go this year. My Brother MIGHT come with if he can get off of work. My dad wants to go, but it depends how his legs are feeling, so we may have a family entourage, or maybe just my son and myself.

Of course, there is still a chance we may not go at all, but about 95% likely we will be there.
 

steve149

Urbane Legend
Sep 26, 2011
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27,796
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Prospect, CT
#29
I'm going (99%) .. not sure if alone or with my wife. I'll probably also book Harrahs. Trying to decide on Tue-Wed, Tue-Thu, or Wed-Thu. I always miss out on the last day specials and giveaways.
 

DJ Ricky B

DJ Extraordinaire
Mar 9, 2015
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#30
I'm going (99%) .. not sure if alone or with my wife. I'll probably also book Harrahs. Trying to decide on Tue-Wed, Tue-Thu, or Wed-Thu. I always miss out on the last day specials and giveaways.
Me too. My Dad if he goes can only go Monday/Tuesday. ...He has a Wednesday night gig every week, and he won't drive back Wednesday morning and then do the gig. I could go any day if I really wanted to though, but I figure Monday/Tuesday is best for us.
 

steve149

Urbane Legend
Sep 26, 2011
19,798
27,796
115
Prospect, CT
#31
Remember .. the Expo part is not open on Monday.
 

DJ Ricky B

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Mar 9, 2015
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#32
Remember .. the Expo part is not open on Monday.
We go down every year on Monday. ...Usually sign in, and then do other stuff. Then go to the Expo on Tuesday. We usually have dinner in AC, then leave to drive home Tuesday night. One year we went down the AC Air Show was going on. That would be cool, but it is on Aug. 22nd this year.
 

adj2ent

DJ Extraordinaire
Oct 20, 2006
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#33
Things are working out this year. I should be there Wednesday and Thursday if no other events comes in at week. I have an event Tuesday 45 minutes from Atlantic City so it’ll be a quick ride there. Hopefully this year I can win something big again and make the trip really worthwhile. I also have to remember to pack my earplugs.