DJ Expo

DJ Expo 2012
Atlantic City, August 13-16th

Rite of passage or refresher course, DJ Expo and the endless earning opportunities it presents to newcomers and return visitors alike is right around the corner. Here's what you'll need to know to make the most out of this year's must-attend event.

The Seminars

As always, DJ Expo will present plenty of sponsored seminars from exhibiting companies looking to better connect with you. You can look for a host of sessions from the likes of Chauvet DJ, ShowXpress, BrideLive, Open Air Photo Booth, Pioneer and more, each overflowing with in-depth strategies and technologies designed to enhance your earning opportunities.

Our don't miss list: Over 25 hands-on workshops presented by DJ Times' hand-picked DJs, remixers and producers; over 100 booths from the world's leading manufacturers featuring the very latest cutting-edge audio, lighting, studio, and specialty products; special discounts on gear, accessories & supplies you won't find anywhere else; and, of course, the Promo Only Showcase.

The Showcase

Sponsored by Denon and Chauvet, the Promo Only Showcase celebrates the special relationship between artists, DJs and the gear that makes it all possible by putting you front row for an evening of non-stop performances from industry legends and legends in the making, free of charge.

Past showcases have seen countless jaw-dropping DJ performances, as well as special appearances from the likes of Akon, Pitbull, Iyaz, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper, and Lady Gaga (yeah: free) – all of which have cemented the POS as the de facto event of the Expo.

How do we top that? We're keeping details hush-hush for now (but stay tuned); suffice to say that this year's Showcase will not disappoint…

When and where: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at the prestigious Showboat Theatre/House of Blues. Doors open at 8:00 pm. Performances run from 8:30pm - 2am. Simply show your Expo badge at the door and admission for you and one guest is FREE.

The Specials

You'll want to jot this down: Booth 200. Why? Because that's where you'll find some of the best show specials we've ever offered on music, music video, classics, subscriptions, renewals – and an exclusive hands-on look at all our new POOL Audio and HD Video selections.

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2006 v3

New On DVD & DFF
Hot Video Classics Best of 2006 Volume 3

Tracklistings include: Temperature, Sean Paul; Black Horse And The Cherry Tree, KT Tunstall; Me & U, Cassie; Move Along, The All-American Rejects; Chicken Noodle Soup, Webstar and Young B f/The Voice of Harlem; Everytime We Touch, Cascada; and Sexyback, Justin Timberlake.
Hot Video Classics Best of 2006 Volume 3 is available on DVD and DFF (digital file format/MPEG4) data disc.

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

Got a suggestion?

Your requests for the video content you need for your venue/events is not only appreciated but important to our programmers. Please email your requests for older content to and suggestions for newer releases to


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vjay for iPad

Algoriddim's vjay
Video mixing at your fingertips

Something wicked new is coming to iPad, courtesy of Algoriddim, the maker of ultra-popular DJ app djay. Billed as "paving the way for the next generation of personal and professional video creativity", vjay for iPad appears prepared to do just that: This is a new art form in the making.

Vjay allows you to easily mix music video; create unique audio/video mash-ups of your own; add special effects (fisheye, strobe, twirl and others); alter the speed of these effects; and trick out your mixes with transition effects that include cube, grid, blend, push, and more. Other editing tools allow you to remove unwanted portions of your video (goodbye skits and breaks!), reverse the footage (play backwards), loop your video or have it roll in slow motion – all in real time

After you've gotten that mix just right you can tap the red record button to fuse your videos and music in real time and share your flick with friends in your favorite social-network, stream to an Apple TV device or save it to the iPad for the next gig.

Vjay also includes iTunes integration that allows you to preview and purchase music videos right from within the app, and the option to use the iPad's camera to quickly record video and combine it with any song from your music library.

While $9.99 isn't cheap for an app, vjay provides value a-plenty as a powerful, easy-to-use tool for video editors and music mixers alike.

For more info or to order your copy of vjay now visit


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The Winner is...

And the winner is...

The challenge was thrown down last May: Give us a video shout-out telling us how Promo has impacted your DJ career, post your mini-masterpiece on our Facebook page and you could walk away with a FREE year of our new ultimate all-audio, all-video POOL Platinum subscription (a $1200.00 value).

Here's how one enterprising subscriber, not coincidentally the winner of our 20th Anniversary shout-out contest, chose to respond…

What does Rob Thorp of TNT Entertainment NC have to say about picking up 12 months of music and music video on the house? "It took me five minutes, if that, to put this together. Less than that to post it. And I meant every word of it. POOL has changed the way I do business – for the better."

Five minutes. That how easy it was to enter. And win big.

Congrats to Rob, who will not be paid, of course, for the use of his our favorite new phrase: Say yes to the request. Get POOL.


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Stacy Zemon's Stacy Zemon:
Speaking to Potential Clients

"As a mobile DJ business owner, you are passionate about what you do and understandably want to tell as many people as possible about your offerings," says DJ Success Coach, Stacy Zemon. "To maximize the effectiveness of your value proposition, you must go beyond typical statements of product or service benefits. Instead, drill down into precisely what outcome the potential client is looking to achieve, and how it is that your product and service will help them achieve it." For the full story, CLICK HERE.

For ideas, information and advice from industry experts, visit every day to better your business and income!

And while you're there, join the Pro Mobile DJ Club. You'll get LOTS of valuable FREE RESOURCES to manage and grow your company!


Disc Jockey Video Network – Internet TV for DJs, by DJs.

Tired of searching around endlessly on YouTube® for quality DJ videos? Then you're gonna love DJVN! is a free site that features an ever-expanding library of shows that can be watched by topic including gear reviews, tutorials, news shows, and much more!

Their hyper-connected global audience as 24/7 access to videos via computer, mobile device, or television.

Community membership is also free. As a member, you can share your opinions, ideas, and questions with other DJs of all types.

DJVN is always on the lookout for engaging, original new material. Check out the Content Partner area on the website to see how you can showcase your productions to other DJs around the world for free!


Virtual DJ Mall is an online, easy-to-shop location where you'll find a huge selection of products for disc jockeys, including: * Caps & Hats * Jewelry & Watches * Clothing & Shoes * Items for Your Gigs & Office * Bags & Cases * Electronics * Toys * Educational Books & Videos and * Free Resources

Take a look around! Have fun! And tell your DJ friends about all of the awesome sick stuff you find there!


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Pioneer RMX 1000

Introducing the Pioneer RMX1000 Remix Station All aboard.

Controllerism is the name of today's game; demand for more and better live remix tools has never been higher. Pioneer has clearly picked up on this and in typical Pioneer fashion come up with a cool, ultra-modern solution, the RMX-1000 – a unit that promises to be the most exciting launch of the year… for DJs and producers at least.

Check this…

The RMX-1000's secret ingredient lies with four real-time remixing functions, all of which allow you to take full command of any track...

Isolate FX allows you to control hi, low or mid frequencies with a variety of kill and filter effects controlled through three separate, clearly labeled rotary controls.

X-Pad FX allows you to manipulate and add samples through the ribbon strip. You can also use an SD card for easy and convenient loading and transfer. X-Pad also acts as a beat machine so you can add your own kicks, snare, and claps as well as tap into a preloaded bank of samples.

Release FX removes the program signal leaving only the effect, leaving the digital door open for classic analog effects such as braking and backspins, all of which can be sped up or slowed down.

Scene FX gives you the option to choose between five build up or break down effects including echo, reverb, spiral and more, all easily controlled by the large rotary control on the right of the unit.

Our take: While a little pricey by some standards ($999.00 list; $799.00 street), you can't beat the value of a unit that provides you with editing software, performance hardware and VST/AU plug-ins at this price point. If you've ever thought about taking it from DJ to DJ/Producer, this is the gear you'll want to spring for this year.

For more info visit


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Tip of the Month

Tip of the Month:
POOL: Save by the Song

Ask yourself this: If you could find a service that puts six songs in your pocket for the price of a single iTunes download, without the hassle of cherry-picking the right version or the worry of playing a song that's not licensed for public play; that serves up every song you need (including the ones you don't know you need) at a price point that allows for access to hundreds of Clean Edits, Dance Edits, Intro Edits and Quick Edits each month, wouldn't it just make sense to try it?

You can. Today. Call or email us for a free trial of POOL and see what you've been missing.




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Video Of The Month

Video of the Month
Man has conversation with 12 year old self


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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!

  • Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:
    • Mizaru - See no evil
    • Kikazaru – Hear no evil
    • Iwazaru – Speak no evil
    • Sometimes there is a fourth wise monkey is called Shizaru - Do no evil
  • Barbie was "born" March 9, 1959 at the New York Toy Fair.
    • Her full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts
    • Her parents are Ruth and Elliot Handler
    • She has 4 sisters: Skipper (1964), Stacie (1992), Kelly (1995) and Krissy (1995)
    • Barbie's boyfriend, Ken, debuted in 1961. They split on Valentine's Day 2004
  • The word Malaria originates from mala aria, or bad air. It was thought that all diseases are caused by bad, or dirty air.
  • Some 160 billion emails are sent daily – more than 2 million per second – by 1.2 billion email senders. 97% of it is spam.
  • Uncle Sam, the nickname of the US, was derived from Uncle Sam Wilson, a meat inspector in Troy, New York.



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