Mobile Beat Las Vegas February 2011

Celebrating 20 Years of Mobile Beat!

Ask any Vegas bookie and he'll tell you the only sure bet in town this February is Mobile Beat Las Vegas. That's where the smart money finds exclusive access to expert advice on everything from business to performance, as well as killer deals on sound, lighting, music and video that can translate into a high-profit jackpot when applied to your DJ business.

"It's no secret that a lot of DJs are experiencing a downturn; they're worried about their business," says Mobile Beat's Ryan Burger. "For many right now corporate bookings and holiday parties are off 50-60%. Brides are being tighter with their budget, too. All the more reason, we think, to make plans to join us this year: Not a year goes by when we don't hear from past attendees who tell us how a relatively small investment in air fare, hotels and an expo pass has given them the tools they needed to generate more business."

What to expect...

Seminars: You'll find a variety of industry experts sharing a wealth of information designed to give you and your business a serious boost at this year's MBLV, as well as afternoon seminars hosted by preferred vendors that provide you with an up-close look at the newest gear you'll need to stay cutting-edge.

Exhibits: "MBLV offers mobile DJs the largest exhibit floor in North America," continues Burger, "as well as access to convention-only pricing on gear, music and video from a variety of vendors. Promo Only will be there with its usual convention specials and surprises, as will Pioneer and a host of others. For a full list of vendors you can visit our website." Nightlife: It is Vegas, after all, so you can expect to party...

Cupid & Naughty By Nature

American DJ is turning up the Old Skool for their Customer Appreciation Party with party-anthem performer Cupid. Cupid will be performing his mega-hit Cupid Shuffle and introducing his new dance release, Teach Me How To Wobble alongside Grammy-winning, Platinum-selling, Jersey super-group, Naughty By Nature. American DJ invites you to get down with the O.P.P. opening night.

Village People

Wednesday February 2nd sees Pioneer DJ proudly presenting the legendary Village People performing their ultimate party and disco anthems – San Francisco, In Hollywood, Go West, In the Navy, Macho Man and YMCA.


Also on deck Wednesday evening, hard-rocking 80's and 90's act Warrant – with original members Joey Allen, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet and lead singer Robert Mason – will take center stage to perform their mega hits Cherry Pie, Heaven, Down Boys, Uncle Tom's Cabin and more!

And when the fun is done...

"MBLV is a total jumpstart," concludes Burger. "Our guests leave high on the opportunities we've presented. It's a pleasure for us to see so many attendees so excited about putting what they've learned to work when they get home, and to hear about the great results they've had next year."

For up-to-the minute info on scheduled seminars, speakers and registration, click here.

Your Promo Only PASSCODE to discounts on registration is POEOXX. Be sure to stop by our booth for special conventions offers!

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Promo Only Urban Mix vol 8

New On DVD & DFF - Urban Mix Volume 8

Urban Mix Video Volume 8 offers the biggest artists of 2009 performing their biggest hits, with one big difference -- here the hits come at you as one non-stop hip-hop party.

Tracklistings include: Tracklistings include: Boom Boom Pow, The Black Eyed Peas; Run This Town, Jay-Z f/Rihanna & Kanye West; OMG, Usher f/Will.I.Am; Sexy Chick, David Guetta f/Akon; Empire State Of Mind, Jay-Z & Alicia Keys; Telephone, Lady Gaga f/Beyonce; and more!

Urban MixV8 is available on DVD and DFF (digital file format/MPEG4) data disc.

To order your copy today call 407-331-3600 or click

Got requests? Your feedback on what video content you need for your venue/events is not only appreciated but very important to our programmers. Please email us at to request older material and at for newer releases you feel are relevant.

For more information on our Hot Video Classics and Specialty dvds, call 407-331-3600 or click here to email Customer Service today!

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Promo Only & Universal Music Group!
Santa (with a little help from Promo Only and UMG) is cooking up a scavenger hunt this season that could land five lucky winners a special-edition holiday gift pack featuring four of  UMG's top artists.

Featured artists include: Sugarland (#1 Billboard Top 200 album, The Incredible Machine), Easton Corbin (#4 Billboard Country/#10 Billboard Top 200 Album, Easton Corbin), Billy Currington (#2 Billboard Country/#9 Billboard Top 200 Album, Enjoy Yourself) and Jamey Johnson (#1 Billboard Country/#4 Billboard Top 200 Album, The Guitar Song).

How to play: Hidden somewhere on our website is a page that will let you listen to three of our new Intro Edits, and to hear for yourself the difference the extended 16 & 32 beats intros and outros we now add to the hottest new releases can make. To enter your name in our holiday drawing, simply jot down the names of the three songs along with your name and customer number and call, email, or fax them in before December 22nd, 2010.

How to find the link? Simply visit us on Facebook at and search for our Intro Edits update. And while you're there, why not "friend" Promo Only and stay on top of all the latest news, including some BIG announcements for 2011...

Season's Greetings from all us at Promo Only and Universal Music Group!

To enter our Holiday Giveaway, send the titles of the three Intro Edits and your full name or customer number to, call 407-331-3600 or fax 407-331-6400.

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Power of Video Blogs Pro Mobile DJs' Stacy Zemon says:
The Video Blog Revolution is On!

"If you haven't already joined the vLog Revolution, you should!" says DJ Success Coach Stacy Zemon.  "Video blogs are a great way to extend your brand and keep the buzz going about your services."

Like to hear more? You can check out Pro Mobile DJs' resident expert Jason Jani's tips on producing successful video captures of your events by clicking here.

About Pro Mobile DJs: Thousands of mobile entertainers from around the world have come to regard's Portal to the Disc Jockey Business as a must-bookmark blog for bettering their businesses.  The site is chock full of tools and resources from Zemon herself, as well as a team of nationally renowned DJ industry experts.

To receive a FREE copy of the Pro Mobile DJs eNewsletter, log on to the, sign up and receive a Wedding Contract template and the chance to win DJ stuff, at no charge!

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  Prince RoycePrince Royce...Taking Bachata to the extreme -- and the mainstream.

There are few solo artists who dare to tackle performing bachata music at the international level. Fewer still embody the charisma and talent to make the genre their own in a way that no one has before.

Geoffrey Prince Royce Rojashas done just that and then some with his self-titled debut album (certified Gold by the RIAA), a Latin GRAMMY® nomination (for Best Tropical Contemporary Album), and a tour de force first single, a bilingual, bachata cover of the timeless 1961 Ben E. King song, Stand By Me.

Royce's rendition of Stand By Me stands as the first bachata song to be played on pop and R&B radio in the US; the video of the song has been viewed more than five million times on YouTube alone; factor in Royce's ubiquitous Latin TV appearances and global touring schedule and you've got the makings for one serious up-and-coming young artist.

 "I had envisioned this a long time ago so it feels right and very normal. I always had faith, almost a feeling of certainty that this would happen as long as I worked hard enough and focused on my music. Now the overwhelming feeling is one of gratitude," says Royce.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Royce credits his drive and determination as well his positive attitude to the influence of his parents.

"My mom had also dreamt of being a singer when she was young, so she was supportive from the very beginning, and together with my dad, they instilled in me that with hard work, persistence and focus I could achieve anything. Music has always driven me and kept me happy so it was easy to stay focused, positive and away from any negative distractions," he says.

His initial exposure to bachata also came from his parents, both from the land of the bachata, the Dominican Republic. "They always instilled a strong sense of cultural identity and pride so I grew up listening to what all the other young people were into, hip hop, R&B, and pop, but also really loving bachata," he explains. "I just never expected that I would ultimately launch my career."

Still, Royce promises that what will ultimately set him apart will "not be purely Bachata," but rather more of an urban experience within the tropical genre. "I want to take Bachata to another level, adding different elements to modernize it and make it more relevant to young people, while also maintaining a respect for the traditional sound I grew up loving", he says.

For the latest info on Prince Royce visit

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  DJay for Ipad djay for iPad--algoriddim's full-fledged DJ app does it all

Your typical iPad app might not be enough to convince a seasoned DJ to go iPad-only, but then, a medium-sized, multi-touch surface can only come so close to replicating a turntable, right? Wrong: With djay for iPad, algoriddim has not only impressively mimicked traditional decks, they've added features that your average DJ setup doesn't have.
For the record, djay for iPad is not a remote. It's a freestanding deck with two turntables, a crossfader and all of the music on your iPad. Throw a track on a turntable (click the "add track" button and pick a song from your iPod library), and it immediately grabs the end time and starts building a waveform and measuring BPM as it plays. It also remembers tracks it has already analyzed, and even stores cue points that you set on a track between loads. You can spin tracks forward and backward, scratch and even closely approximate brakes and backspins. Optionally, it can add tape markers to help with cueing, and the waveform display above the table zooms in when you're spinning or scrubbing so that you can target beats visually.


Sliders at the top let you adjust the gain for each track individually. Sliders on the left and right let you set the speed, plus and minus manually, or sync one track to the other automatically (within about a 10 percent BPM difference). If you have a mono/stereo headphone adapter, you can pre-cue in your headphones while the main mix is sent independently to your speakers. Add a crossfader (which it has, obviously), and you've got a pretty complete simulation of an actual deck. It doesn't feel the same, but with a little practice, djay can hold its own with the real thing.


The Automix feature can be a lifesaver: Should the situation call for it, you can cue up a playlist and leave djay running all night, or at least long enough for a trip to the bar, without ever having to touch it. You can set the transition style to Standard, Backspin, Brake or Reverse, or just set it to Random and let it seem like you're being creative the whole time. You can record a set ahead of time, too, and sync it to your Mac or PC with iTunes.
Handy tip: djay uses a lot of memory, what with the track-by-track waveform and BPM analysis, so if you're planning to run the whole evening with it, we suggest you restart your iPad first to free up as much memory as possible.

Our take: Give djay for iPad enough breathing room, and it will rock the house. You can read more at algorridim's site, or head straight for the Apple Store ($19.99).

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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]

**EDITORS NOTE** The current Hitlist may still be in the process of being compiled so please check back if the one shown is not the most current.

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

"Holiday Trivia"...

  • The real St. Nicholas was born in what modern-day country?
    It is believed that the real St. Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. According to legend, his extraordinary kindness led him to give away all of his inherited wealth as he traveled the countryside helping the sick and poverty-stricken. Admiration for his philanthropy eventually grew into the legend of Santa Claus.
  • Who narrated the classic 1966 TV special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"?
    Although Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) originally disputed casting Boris Karloff for fear that he would make the Grinch too scary, it turned out to be a perfect match, and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" became an instant classic.
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created as a promotion for what department store?
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was originally created for Montgomery Ward department stores as part of a promotional gimmick. They hired a writer named Robert L. May in 1939 to write a Christmas story which could be given away to holiday shoppers. May's brother-in-law, songwriter Johnny Marks, liked the story and decided to write a song to go with it. The resulting "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", eventually recorded in 1949 by Gene Autry, has become a Christmas classic.
  • In the 1965 TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas", who builds a gray snowman?
    In the 1965 TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas", the ever-filthy Pigpen can't keep his snow clean and builds a gray snowman.
  • What was the name of the magician with the magic hat in the 1969 TV special "Frosty the Snowman"?
    In the 1969 TV Special "Frosty the Snowman", a washed-up magician named Professor Hinkle wants desperately to get his discarded magic hat back after he realizes that it has brought Frosty to life.
  • In "The Twelve Days of Christmas", there are how many drummers drumming?
    There are twelve drummers drumming in "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
  • In what country are outdoor barbecues a traditional part of Christmas festivities?
    In Australia, Christmas comes in the middle of summer and the temperature often hits a sweltering 100 degrees Farenheit on Christmas day. During this warm Australian Christmas season, outdoor barbecues have become a part of the Christmas tradition.
  • What year was Santa's wife, Mrs. Claus, first introduced to the world?
    Mrs. Claus, Santa's wife, was first introduced to the world in 1889 in the book Goody Santa Claus On A Sleigh Ride by the poet Katherine Lee Bates. In this story, Mrs. Claus pleads with Santa to take her along on the annual Christmas Eve sleigh ride to deliver toys to all the good little boys and girls. She reminds him that she has worked hard all year long raising perfect candy trees and deserves a chance to participate in the fun. Santa finally agrees, and Mrs. Claus's skills come in quite handy. When Santa finds one little boy's stocking that is too tattered to hold presents, Mrs. Claus pops down the chimney and mends the stocking, saving the day. Santa is a whiz when it comes to making toys, but apparently he can't sew!
  • Eggnog was first consumed in what U.S. city?
    According to the historical accounts of Captain John Smith, the first eggnog made in the United States was consumed in his 1607 Jamestown settlement. "Nog" was, apparently, a variation of the word "grog", which refers to any drink made with rum.
  • In the classic 1964 TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", what did Hermey the elf want to be?
    In the 1964 TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", Rudolph teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist. Together, they attempt to save an island of misfit toys.

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