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March 2017 Newsletter


Spotlight: Midwest DJ Live Show...
The Gear Corner: MixFader Crossfader Controller
Disc Jockey News: ISOtunes Bluetooth Earbuds
Creating Connections: Creating the RIGHT 1st Impression
Video of the Month: Mental Advantage
POOL Tips: POOL Username
The Hitlist: March 2017
Now Available: New All Time Party Classics V4
Big Think: Digital Addiction

Spotlight: Midwest DJs Live 9
May 1st - 2nd / Milwaukee, WI

A lot can change in nine years. Thankfully that can’t be said of the Midwest DJs Live show. Sure, it’s grown by leaps and bounds. And sure, it’s become more of a must-attend event with each passing year. But don’t think for a minute that the informal atmosphere and educational opportunities that went into Year One aren’t on full display as MDJ Live rolls into its ninth edition.

“The vibe is definitely still small town. But today’s Midwest DJs show is an event that rivals MBLV and DJ Expo,” says educational co-chair of the event, DJ Mitch Taylor. "Marketing, sales, planning, production, performance, operations -- we’re providing all the tools any DJ looking to grow his business needs. All in an intimate environment that allows for more one-on-one interaction with experts.”

Vitally, it’s also one of the few shows sandwiched between Mobile Beat Las Vegas and Atlantic City’s DJ Expo locations and dates.

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Hosted at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, this year’s event promised bigger exhibit floor, more breakout rooms and the added advantage of an attached hotel for those visitors from out of town.

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The Gear Corner: MixFader Crossfader Controller
It’s OK to scratch in public...

Photo courtesy of MixFader

Nifty little gadgets like this are making it harder and harder to turn your nose up at iOS DJing: Incredibly portable, surprisingly durable, and requiring little to no setup, MixFader simply connects to your iPhone, iPad or Android device (via Bluetooth) to deliver seamless crossfading and scratching to mobile platforms.

“Anyone who loves DJing on a tablet knows how a smudged surface can ruin a good mix,” say Promo Only audio engineer/remixer Jeremy Carpenter, aka DJ PopRoXxX. “Problem solved.”

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  • Portable, lightweight, wireless, with an internal rechargeable battery lasting up to 10h
  • Compatible with all iPhone, iPad or Android devices
  • Works with edjing, edjing Pro and +100 apps and music creation softwares compatible with MIDI, e.g. Garageband (full list of compatible apps:
  • Patented technology minimizes latency to below what can be heard by the human ear, a world’s first.
Pros? Definitely.

Cons? Nope.

Price? $129.00


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Disc Jockey News's John Young:
ISOtunes Noise Reduction Isolating Bluetooth Earbuds

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John reviews the ISOtunes Noise Reduction Isolating Bluetooth Earbuds.

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Creating Connections with Mitch Taylor:
Is your first impression the RIGHT impression?

Recently I was about to order breakfast at a hotel restaurant and was shocked to see that a three-egg omelet was $20.00. While at first I was thinking of turning around and going across the street to McDonald’s, I decided to continue.

Why? Everything about this restaurant spoke FIRST CLASS: The surroundings were impeccable. The waiter was extremely polite and cordial, asking us how quick we had to make it to our next event in the morning. The menu had souffléés and other high-end options with top ingredients listed in their offerings. I thought to myself “Let’s see what a $20 omelet tastes like.”

Our food came and it was absolutely phenomenal. The eggs were fluffy, the vegetables were not too over or undercooked. The meat was perfectly seasoned and tender. The cheese was melted just enough to pull in all of the flavors of the omelet together.

What does this experience have to do with you? Everything. What’s your presentation? Look at all of your service offerings and see if they are congruent. Does your website match the level of service you offer? Think like a bride or better yet, create a focus group from your past brides. How? Ask them. Most brides would LOVE to put themselves back into wedding planning mode even if it’s just for a few hours.

Once you have your focus group, ask them to rate upcoming marketing materials you plan to put out to put all of your services in order of preference with regards to quality and appearance. See what resonates with them and what doesn’t. Take care of the brides you surveyed afterwards by giving them each a gift card to their favorite restaurant. Trust me, it may seem a bit much to money to spend on research but in the long run it will be worth that and more because you will have your target customers (past brides) review your materials and give you valuable insight as to what they liked and what they didn’t.

Next: Do your marketing materials (business card, website, brochure, bridal show display) equal where you are at in your marketplace? If not you may be sending the wrong message. For example, if you are the highest priced entertainer in your market but your bridal show booth involves you standing behind it or worse yet just having brides fill out a slip without any engagement, then you are not sending the right message and brides will get confused as to why you are priced at the top of the market. As a recent bride told me at a bridal show when watching a DJ perform there “I don’t know why they bring third rate equipment to sell to first rate brides.”

Everything you do and offer makes an impression. Someone is always watching you when you are servicing the public. Always make sure to put your best foot forward and ensure your marketing stays congruent with the level of service you are providing.

Mitch Taylor has worked in the Mobile Disc Jockey industry for over two decades, first cutting his teeth as an on-board club DJ for Carnival Cruise Lines. In addition to owning and operating Taylored Weddings in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, he is a sought-after speaker and Gitomer Certified Advisor whose sales training, books, coaching and workshops are in high demand all over the country. 

Mitch Taylor has worked in the Mobile Disc Jockey industry for over two decades, first cutting his teeth as an on-board club DJ for Carnival Cruise Lines. In addition to owning and operating Taylored Weddings in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, he is a sought-after speaker and Gitomer Certified Advisor whose sales training, books, coaching and workshops are in high demand all over the country. For more info about his Creating Connections books and workshops visit

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Video of the Month:
Mental Illness Advantage

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Mental illness and disorders are a part of life for some and it can also be used to our advantage sometimes.

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POOL Pro Tip
Your email address is your username and so much more.

From time to time we all find ourselves obliged to change our email addresses (thanks Prince Kufour Otumfuo, the elder son of the late King Otumfuo Opoku).

When you do, before you do, remember that not only is your email address your POOL username, it’s also the key to logging on to your online account management portal and (ahem) the uninterrupted delivery of the music you need to keep spinning.

We make updating easy: Simply email from your new account and we’ll take care of the rest.

Don’t stop the music. Update your email address.

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MAR 2017
Find out what's trending

Find all the hottest Top 40, Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, Dance and Latin Hits, and where they appear on your Promo Only Series.

March 2017 Hitlist

**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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Big Think Presents: Digital Addiction
How Half the Developed World Got Hooked... | Adam Alter

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(via Big Think)
It's not your screen you're addicted to — it's just the conduit for your high. NYU professor Adam Alter explains that behavioral addiction is similar to substance addiction: it feels good in the short term, but over time can negatively impact your mental state, social life, financial stability, and physiological wellbeing. There's been a steep takeoff of digital addiction in recent years, with approximately half the developed world now exhibiting addictive tendencies when it comes to the internet.

It comes down to portability. The more wireless our devices become, the more our addiction follows us around, and the more we turn to our phones as "adult pacifiers" — just a swipe of your screen is enough to feel relaxed again. Adam Alter is the author of Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked.

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