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ISSUE: 84(JUL/AUG 2017)
They say good things come to those who wait...

... and that is definitely true in the case of this issue’s Profile article. Our Editor asked Kent-based Wedding DJ Iain Baker to write down his DJ story all the way back in March 2015 and it has taken over two years to coax an article out of him! However it was worth waiting for, as Iain’s funny and engaging piece not only tells his own tale of turning a passion for music into a DJing hobby and then – years later – a full-blown career, it also offers lots of advice for others who’d also like to take the plunge to become a full-time DJ. Iain has promised to contribute more articles to future issues of Pro Mobile... hopefully we won’t have to wait another two years for the next one!

Of course there’s plenty more articles to delve into in this issue, covering all kinds of subjects related to mobile DJing. These range from Euan Bass’ piece on setting your prices, to Tony Winyard’s ideas on the importance of perception, and Richard Lee’s article about classic tracks that started out as B-sides to other single releases. Add in reviews of the latest sound and lighting equipment and there should be plenty of interest for all mobile DJs from experienced veterans to those who have only just started their DJ journeys.
IN THIS ISSUE
Wedding DJ Iain Baker tells the story of how he turned his love for music and long-time hobby as a DJ into his full time career
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Mark Walsh asks, "In its search for professionalism, has the mobile DJ industry lost its personality?
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Mastermix label manager Richard Lee looks at the classic tracks that started life on the 'flip side' of single releases
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New contributor to Pro Mobile Tom Wellingham explains why thinking about the problems – both real and perceived – that clients face can help you to better market your services and win more gigs
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Euan Bass points out that 'All Day Wedding' bookings may not actually be as lucrative as they appear
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Greg Cartwright looks at the pop songs banned by the BBC over the years and the sometimes unusual reasons behind the decisions
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If your perception of any situation is incorrect, the results can be significant...
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In the final installment of Richard Linton's long-running article series he considers life after DJing
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REVIEWED
DENON DJ MC7000
EQUINOX SATURN SPOT
ALTRICE
QSC K12.2
AFX LIGHT FREEPARHEX
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