Stacy Zemon

Stacy Zemon
A look at best-selling Author/DJ Stacy Zemon's
Must-Read New Book

Can success be taught? Ask the 40,000 or so DJs worldwide who've benefited from the wit and wisdom of author/DJ Stacy Zemon's widely acclaimed The Mobile DJ series of books and you'll likely get a resounding "Yes!"

Chock full of expert advice, practical tips and creative strategies for achieving success as the owner-operator of a mobile disc jockey service, Stacy's books have become mainstays of the mobile industry, as much for the information she so generously shares as for the results they generate. Zemon knows her stuff.

For over a decade, Stacy has penned articles for DJ Times magazine and been a reporter for DJ News Network. She is also an endorsed artist for American DJ Lighting, Cortex Digital Music Controllers, and Promo Only Music and Video.  Zemon's roots began in radio where she's been an announcer, music director and program director; her passion for professional excellence has culminated in the creation of HeartLight Entertainment: a premier boutique disc jockey service serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Stacy routinely shares her wealth of knowledge as a speaker at industry conferences such as the Mobile Beat DJ Show, the Mid-America DJ Convention and the International DJ Expo, where she is also a frequent judge at annual "DJ Entertainer of the Year" competitions.

Most recently, Zemon has chosen to share her insights with a new book, The Mobile DJ MBA…

Simply put, The Mobile DJ MBA is a must-read for disc jockeys who are dead serious about running a profitable enterprise. Brimming with vital business, sales and marketing savvy garnered from years of interviews with industry elite, Mobile DJ MBA provides both newcomers and seasoned pros alike with the know-how needed to gain and maintain a competitive edge.

The Mobile DJ MBA features tips from 60 of the brightest minds in our industry including:
DJ Soulman,  Scott "The Game Master" Faver, Jason Jani, Marcello Pedalino, Sid Vanderpool, Lisa Kasberg Mike Walter, Albert Lineses III (AL3), Professor Jam, Rick "DJ Flip" Sajorta and many more…
Topics covered include…

Stacy Zemon Book
  • Overcoming business obstacles
  • Developing sales skills to convert prospects into clients
  • Creating a network of partnerships that will grow your business
  • Booking more events with surefire sales closing methods
  • Gaining tons of exposure with free publicity
  • Implementing the top guerrilla marketing tactics
  • Gaining a competitive edge over your competition
  • Expanding into a multi-system/person operation
  • Producing a dazzling audio-visual sales presentation
  • Expanding your roster of products and services
  • Attracting and retaining loyal DJ staff members
  • And more….

A book about business that's not all business – part of Zemon's allure as an author is that she provides an easy and entertaining read – we're putting The Mobile DJ MBA on our recommended reading list – and so should you.

For more about Stacy Zemon, The Mobile DJ MBA and her other best sellers, The Mobile DJ Handbook and The DJ Sales & Marketing Handbook visit click here!

Be sure to check out the special discount
on 'The Mobile MBA'
you'll receive as a Promo Only subscriber!

Pick up your copy online at,
use offer code PO1510,
and you'll save 15% PLUS receive free shipping!

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Dj Expo 2010 The International DJ Expo - Celebrating 20 years of Service to the DJ Industry

The International DJ Expo turns 20 this year. And if that isn't reason enough to join host DJ Times, Promo Only and the DJ nation at this year's Special Anniversary Expo in Atlantic City, we can easily come up with half as many more…

#10   Four days of educational seminars hosted by the Industry's best and brightest DJs, remixers and producers

#9  Three days of exhibits featuring the hands-on viewing of the newest audio, studio, lighting and specialty products from the industry's leading manufacturers

#8  A full slate of entertainment featuring the top DJ talent of yesterday, today and tomorrow, daily.

#7  Networking opportunities unlike any other --nowhere do DJs, celebrities and record label reps rub and bend elbows like Expo AC.

#6  Nightly parties featuring artist and DJ showcases at Atlantic City's top venues

"We did the first expo in 1990, in Atlantic City," recalls DJ Times' editor and
Expo co-organizer Jim Tremayne. "We did the second in LA, the third in Chicago,
the fourth in LA. Since then it's been all Atlantic City. And all about DJs."

#5  50,000 square feet of exhibitor space means more dealers…

#4  … more dealers mean more DEALS! Your Expo ticket gives you access to special discounts on DJ gear, accessories and supplies you won't find anywhere else

#3  Contests! Previous winners of the Expo's DJ of the Year mobile DJ competition are booked solid. Are you ready to take the next step towards success?

#2  Prizes! Last year Ohio DJ Jeff Dick won the Ultimate DJ Getaway (an all-expenses-paid Florida cruise). And Derrick Johnson of Groove Entertainment -- also a Master Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy -- had his name drawn for the Ultimate DJ Giveaway, a raffle that included gear from American DJ, Beamz, Crown, Denon DJ, JBL Pro, Pioneer Pro DJ, Promo Only, and Rane.

#1  The Promo Only/Pioneer Showcase, THE must-attend event of the Expo, where artists like Lady Gaga, Pit Bull, Annagrace, Jason Derulo, Iyaz, and Paradiso Girls show their appreciation to the DJ industry with live up-close-and personal performances…

Look for special celebrity and DJ guests this year as Promo Only celebrates and congratulates the International DJ Expo for their 20 years of service to the industry!

DJ EXPO 2010
August 16-19 2010

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Best 2006 Music Videos Best of 2006 Volume 1

They're ba-ack! After some years on our ‘No Longer Available' list we've relicensed and remastered the top videos of 2006 into one must-have collection of the year's top pop, hip-hop, dance and rock releases.

Tracklistings include:
'Promiscuous', Nelly Furtado f/Timbaland; 'Pump It', The Black Eyed Peas; 'Hips Don't Lie', Shakira f/Wyclef Jean; 'Dani California', Red Hot Chili Peppers; 'London Bridge', Fergie; 'S.O.S.', Rihanna, and more!

NOTE: Available as DVD and DFF (digital file format)
Alt Dance 84-86v2 Got Dance Pop?

Alternative Dance 84-86 Volume 2 delivers dozens of previously unavailable music videos from one of music's most unique and exciting eras on one convenient DVD!

Tracklistings include:
'West End Girls', Pet Shop Boys; 'Lay Your Hands On Me', Thompson Twins; 'Perfect Kiss', New Order; 'Rain', The Cult; 'It's My Life', Talk Talk; 'Some People', Belouis Some; 'Big In Japan', Alphaville and more!

NOTE: Available as DVD and DFF (digital file format)
To place your order today call 407-331-3600 or email

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TraktorKontrol Native Instruments' Kontrol X1 Half Art. Half Science.

Once an art form, modern DJing is now half art, half science, thanks to the breed of bottomless hard drives, state-of-the-art software, and dedicated external controllers to control that software. Digital DJing is exciting, it's cool, and even if you don't know the difference between a crossfader and a high-pass filter, it's fun to see how this stuff works.

To that end, we're taking a look this month at Native Instrument's Kontrol X1 -- the first official, dedicated controller for its Traktor series of apps, one of the world's most widely-used DJ suites…

Handling - We immediately noticed that the X1 is an incredibly simple device with all the necessary features and very few bells and whistles – which isn't to say that the X1 doesn't delivers the goods: both the buttons and knobs have a great, positive feel to them without a hint of wiggle; the absolute knobs in the FX sections glide smoothly; and the relative knobs down below have firm, solid detents that ensure you're not going to change a track or loop position until you're good and ready.

Functionality -- Native Instruments has said that its goal was to prevent DJs from ever having to touch their computers during a performance, and the X1 walks that talk: When NI says it's plug-and-play, they mean it. The X1 is powered off its sole USB connection, so you don't need to worry about any annonying AC adapters. Cool plus: The latest versions of Traktor automatically recognize and map the X1, and since it's not an audio interface, it won't mess with your existing audio routing.

The Bottom Line: For the $200 NI's charging for this bad boy, this could very well be the must-have accessory for Traktor DJs running live performances.

For more info, click here.

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Artists to Watch:
Tyler Herrin New Country's New Face
Tyler Herrin

He doesn't wear a cowboy hat. And while he hails from Atlanta, Georgia, you'd hardly notice the Southern accent, although his unfailing good manners and laid-back charm are a dead giveaway that somebody's mama done raised them right. What is immediately apparent upon hearing 25-year old singer/songwriter Tyler Herrin is that he represents a new generation of Country artists who have grown up in a world where music has no borders…

"My dad grew up playing music and he made sure I had a ukulele in my hands as soon as I was able to hold it," says Herrin. "Patsy Cline, the Kingston Trio, Chubby Checker, and my dad banging out country classics was the soundtrack I grew up with. Later, when I graduated to guitar -- they were under every bed in my house -- like every teenager, I migrated to music my parents couldn't understand."

Herrin refers to his brief stint in a punk-rock band, and to what can only be called an obsession with Canadian alternative rockers Barenaked Ladies.

"Rock Spectacle changed my life: I was blown away by BNL's ability to mix so many styles and genres so successfully and by how much fun they clearly were having doing it. But those Country hooks and melodies have always stayed with me."

Hooks, melodies and fun are what make Herrin's musical world go ‘round, as can be seen in the lead single from his new album, A Simple Necessary…

It's Not Now is an infectiously upbeat song that tells the story of two people who can't seem to fall in love with each other at the same time, and was, as Herrin confirms, inspired by real life.

"I dated a girl in college who I really liked and she really liked me - but for some reason, we could never make it work," Herrin confesses. "Timing, schedules, personalities, etc. It was more work than fun, but we were really attracted to each other."

Warning: It's Not Now sports a chorus you'll be hard pressed to forget, so listen to the FREE download available by clicking here at your own risk.

Tyler Herrin: A Simple Necessary.

For more info, tunes and FREE Downloads from Tyler Herrin click here!

And look for more Tyler Herrin on upcoming issues of Country Radio.

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Loopy Iphone App Got an itch for a music scratchpad?
Get Loopy.

Hear that? Listen again: It's the sound of new ground being broken.

Hand-held music technology has taken a giant step forward with Loopy, a sophisticated new loop-based musical scratchpad and performance app designed for iPhone.

This is one easy to use,  yet powerful recording app. But don't just take out word for it…

  • Maclife: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ With a fantastic loop-based music-creation interface, Loopy gives people of all experience levels a chance to get their groove on."
  • AppSafari: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog): "...amazingly slick interface for recording, looping, merging and mixing multiple tracks of audio"
  • StudioRoll: "Loopy, from Tzi Software, takes the cake. Currently at version 1.1, and sporting more features than I can list here..."
  • Get In My iPhone: "Loopy has taken a permanent spot in my iPhone music toolkit"
  • imjustcreative: "This is coooooool"
  • DJ iPhone: "a really strong building block for iPhone DJ performances"
Compose. Add harmonies and beats. Share online or import into Garageband, Logic or any software that supports the "caf" format…

Loopy: Available for download today at @ $9.99.

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The Hitlist -- Find all the hottest top 40, hip-hop, country, rock, dance and Latin hits -- and where they appear on your Promo Only series -- [click here]

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Useless Information! - Fun facts, trivia, or just plain silly stuff!

Did You Know Animal Style...

  • Besides humans, the only animal that can stand on its head is the elephant.

  • There isn't a single reference to a cat in the Bible.

  • Nearly all polar bears are left-handed.

  • A newborn panda is smaller than a mouse.

  • The heads of a freak two-headed snake will fight over food - despite sharing the same stomach.

  • The armadillo is the only animal - apart from man - that can catch leprosy.

  • The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.

  • Some snakes can go up to a year without eating.

  • A beaver can chop down more than 200 trees a year.

  • Besides humans, the only animals that can suffer sunburn are pigs and horses.

  • Giraffes can live without water for longer than camels can.

  • The average rabbit takes 18 naps a day.

  • The basenji is the only dog that doesn't bark.

  • The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.

  • A skunk will not bite and throw its scent at the same time.

  • Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, dogs only have about 10.

  • A donkey will sink in quicksand, but a mule won't.

  • Pigs can become alcoholics.

  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

  • The reindeer is the only female animal with antlers.

  • Polar bears can smell a human being from 20 miles away.

  • Most dinosaurs were no bigger than chickens.

  • When hippopotamuses get upset, their sweat turns red.

  • The world's biggest frog is bigger than the world's smallest antelope.

  • An angry gorilla pokes its tongue out.

  • A dog can't hear the lowest key on the piano.

  • The normal temperature of a cat is 101.5 degrees.

  • A giraffe can clean its own ears with its tongue.

  • Snakes hear through their jaws.

  • Camel milk doesn't curdle.

  • Kangeroos can't walk backwards.

  • Cats can't taste sweet food.

  • Gorillas can't swim.

  • There are more goats than people in Somalia.

  • Deer sleep only 5 minutes per day.

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