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NEWS ARCHIVE
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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The Digital Economy Bill, which includes some changes to the UK’s anti-piracy laws has now been approved by Parliament. Some of the measures in the Act will come into effect immediately with others coming into effect in two months’ time.
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The latest professional DJ headphones from Numark, called PHX USB, feature dual cables for both analog and USB connections. The standard analog cable enables DJs to use the PHX USB headphones with mixers, CD players and other analog gear. They can also use the included USB cable and cue directly from their computer with no need for an audio interface or dedicated sound card.
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Peavey Electronics, a renowned innovator in power-amplifier design for more than 30 years, have recently unveiled their new IPR™ Series of ultra-lightweight and efficient power amplifiers. Boasting a net weight under 3.5Kgs on its lightest model, the groundbreaking Peavey IPR Series utilises an advanced design that allows Peavey engineers to dramatically reduce weight while increasing output power, reliability and thermal efficiency. IPR Series amplifiers are designed with a resonant switch-mode power supply and a high-speed class D topology that yields the highest audio resolution and efficiency available.
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An online campaign to have a Christian number one at Easter has gained over 60,000 followers on social networking site Facebook. Nottingham minister and entrepreneur Alistair Kent is co-ordinating a campaign to get the single ‘History Maker’ by Christian rockers Delirious? to the top of the UK charts this Sunday. The track has already made it to number six in the midweek sales chart, which gives an indication of likely positions when the Top 40 is announced on Sunday.
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DJs have the perfect way to "express themselves" thanks to American DJ's new Xpress LED. A high-energy moonflower light powered by a brilliant 10W white LED light source, the Xpress LED is loaded with 15 gobo/colour combinations, bringing the classic gobo-flower effect up to date with the latest technology.
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A collective of people in the music industry, including artists, retailers, songwriters, labels and managers has formed to remind listeners of the significance and value of music and to educate consumers on how to identify legitimate music services.
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They’ve reached number one across the globe, everyone has a favourite and the music business is thriving on them – duets. Collaborations such as Jay Z and Alicia Keyes and Florence Welsh and Dizzee Rascal have not only topped the charts, but provided the highlight of this year’s Brit Awards. Duets are enjoying a new revival and when asked who they would most like to see share a microphone, the British public voted the flamboyant pairing of Elvis and Lady Gaga as the ultimate duet, according to a new online poll.
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Established mobile DJ brand Citronic have recently launched a new flagship for their range of tabletop DJ CD Players. The MPCD-X3 is a feature packed CD player, which also incorporates a USB port to allow playback of digital tracks directly from a memory stick or portable hard disk. Compatible with regular audio CDs as well as WAV and MP3 files stored on either CD-R discs or USB devices, the new player offers maximum flexibility to the modern DJ.
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Lighting manufacturer CHAUVET have opened a full-service office in the UK with its own dedicated inventory, technicians and sales team. Serving the UK and Ireland, the new branch is stocked with all the latest luminaries and all products are specifically designed for 240 volt power and are fitted with UK mains plugs. Product categories include lighting for the DJ and Club market, production lighting for stage, theatre and touring, and architectural lighting.
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