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Denon DJ Europe has launched DenonDJtv, its all-new official Denon DJ YouTube channel. The online resource provides an up to the minute multimedia hub for users of Denon DJ equipment and the DJ community at large.
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To celebrate the opening of their new showroom, and also 20 years in business, Pro Mobile distributors KLS Entertainment are inviting DJs young and old to their opening extravaganza on Sunday 5th September 2010. Taking place at their premises in Falkirk, Scotland, the event will run from 12 Noon until around 6pm and promises to be a great day out for DJs and their families.
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Peavey has updated the best-selling PR Series powered loudspeakers with their new class D amplifier topology for even lighter weight on the new PR 15D and PR 12D models. Both of the updated units are capable of up to 120 dB peak SPL and feature Peavey’s exclusive DDT™ speaker protection, which virtually eliminates audible power amplifier clipping. A built-in, heavy-duty crossover increases reliability at high power levels.
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It’s been called a “moonflower on steroids”, and with 256 red, green, blue and white LEDs shooting out beams through 4 lenses, American DJ’s new Hyper Gem LED is definitely a “performance-enhanced” special effect. A 4-way DMX-controllable portable moonflower, the Hyper Gem LED will quickly hype up the excitement level at any event, with a wide sweep of unique LED patterns that gyrate and groove to the beat of the music.
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The Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2010 Albums of the Year shortlist has been announced. The awards, which celebrate musical creativity and originality, reward the winner with a prize of £20,000.
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Pioneer have recently announced a forth product that will join their new range of next generation DJ players. Following the launch in 2009 of the new flagship CDJ-2000 player, along with its smaller brother the CDJ-900, the CDJ-350 was unveiled earlier this year offering the most affordable rekordbox™ compatible deck for beginners, however this left a gap for semi-pro DJs. The introduction of the brand new CDJ-850 fills this gap and completes the new range.
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At Newcastle Crown Court earlier this month, two men were collectively sentenced to more than four years in jail for the illegal supply, distribution and installation of unlicensed digital jukeboxes to pubs and clubs across the North East of England.
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American Audio are offering the chance for a lucky DJ to win a brand new VMS4 among other prizes in their latest online competition. For the American Audio VMS4 “4 Things I Love About DJing!” Contest participants are invited to submit a video entry telling American DJ what they love about being a DJ.
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Kam have recently unveiled their first foray into the software controller market: the Digi Mini. A stylish and compact unit, the Digi Mini can be used to mix and scratch both audio and video files utilising a host of transitions and effects. The controller features built-in audio for headphone monitoring and comes bundled with Virtual DJ LE software.
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Most mobile DJs love gear and are always investing in the latest sound technology and impressive effects, which means that at some point they need to sell off older items. Equipment retailers, and long standing Pro Mobile advertisers, CRS1 have recently set up a new website dedicated to helping DJs sell their unwanted gear.
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Satisfying a market that is increasingly hungry for music that you can see, and beat-driven video that you can dance to, is no easy thing. But premier European music video/DVD compilation supplier, MixMash, has come up with another groundbreaking new service that helps fulfil this market even more – QuickMash.
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D&M Professional Europe has announced an extended two year warranty in the UK on all Denon DJ products purchased from authorised dealers and distributors. The initiative, effective from 1 April 2010, brings the UK into line with France and Germany in offering an extended warranty.
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For the second year running CPC are to throw open their doors and invite customers new and old to visit their SFX Live! Show on the 25th July 2010. With last year’s event attracting over 300 visitors, the show was hailed as a great success and leaves the CPC team a hard task of delivering a larger event this year.
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Digital music sales in the UK have been projected to overtake physical revenues for the first time in 2011, while total recorded music spend will reach £1.75bn by 2014 - up 4.4% from 2009. This is the claim in PriceWaterhouse Coopers’ (PwC) latest market forecasts for the entertainment and media sectors - the ‘Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2010-2014’.
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Pro Mobile advertisers Phase One DJ Store are running a free to enter competition celebrating the world cup. As England’s first cup game is against the USA, they’re giving away a product from American Audio – one of their brand new and highly anticipated VMS4 digital mixer / software controllers.
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Designed to provide an informal yet informative evening for DJs to learn, socialise & network, AMPdj (the Alliance of Mobile & Party DJs) have co-ordinated a series of four events taking place at various local venues from Monday 7th to Thursday 10th of June. These are open to all mobile DJs from the professional to those practising and there is no requirement to join AMPdj. Come along to meet old & new friends, chat to service suppliers and manufacturers, see new products and sell your old ones.
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Tickets for BPM 2010, Europe's largest event dedicated to DJing, are now on sale. Following a tremendously successful show in 2009, which attracted close to 4000 visitors, BPM 2010 will return to the Birmingham NEC later this year from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th October - an extra day due to last year's popularity.
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Best sellers by Lady Gaga, Paolo Nutini, Lily Allen and Robbie Williams confirmed the resurgence of pop in 2009 as new figures show that the genre has claimed its biggest share of album sales since 2003 – 29.0%, up from 25.3% in 2008. Pop’s strong showing comes despite Rock’s domination of the album release schedule – 40.2% of all new releases in 2009 were Rock, followed by 13.7% for Pop, 10.1% for Dance and 8.6% for Urban.
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The new Comscan LED System from American DJ puts the power of a complete light show of scanning colours and gobos right in the hands of DJs and mobile entertainers – literally. The light-weight, compact and easy-to-use LED lighting system contains everything DJs need to create a roomful of high-energy visual effects in one compact package: two Comscan LED DMX scanners, one universal UC3 handheld remote controller, and the required DMX cable for linking the units together.
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Europe’s leading promo service for DJs and the music industry, CD Pool, have launched the UK’s first ever digital subscription service for DJs. The promotional tool, called ‘Sixpack’, aims to help DJs stay up to date with the latest single releases by providing them with six of the best new tracks released each week.
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The new Chauvet 4PLAY provides a ready-to-go light bar for the DJ on the go. The bar is fitted with four LED moonflowers each containing fifty-seven red, green, blue and white diodes to produce razor-sharp & simulated rotating beams.
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The Music Factory Entertainment Group, home of DJ music service Mastermix, are holding a clearance sale this weekend (Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th of May 2010) at their head office in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. This unique event will be open to the public and will be a unique, one off, opportunity to pick up some bargains.
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Denon, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality DJ, professional audio, and home entertainment products, is celebrating an impressive anniversary this year. 2010 marks the 100th year of Denon history - 100 years filled with ‘firsts’. Throughout that time, Denon has innovated and brought passion, artistry and the best technologies to professional and consumer customers around the world.
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Music sales are up for the first time in six years according to the British Phonographic Institute (BPI). A strong end to 2009 and increased income from digital downloads offset the reducing sales of physical formats as the UK recorded music market reported a 1.4% annual increase in total income for 2009 of £928.8m, BPI’s annual survey of industry income revealed this week.
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The latest addition to the ADJ range of portable lighting effects is a multi-use high-output indoor LED colour-changing panel. The Profile Panel RGB casts smooth colour washes to create the perfect mood at any venue and for any type of event. Then, when the evening heats up, this “two-effects-in-one” panel can transform into a disco light, stepping up its colour changing pace, strobing in every color, and chasing to the music via exciting built-in programs.
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