Mobile DJ Organisations & Support

Mobile DJ info - Newsletter 15 - April 2010 - A look at DJ Organisations and Support

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DJ Organisations and Support

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Support for Mobile DJs is available from a number of providers - including many who offer free resources. As part of the research for this Infomail we contacted all the major DJ associations, organisations and forums. Below is a brief synopsis of those that wanted to be included. For further information simply click the relevant logo - phone numbers are also included where available.

Please note: any organisation not included in this Infomail has been omitted solely because authorisation for inclusion was not granted by them.


South Eastern Discotheque AssociationBased in South East England, SEDA was set up in 1974 to promote a professional approach to the art of the DJ. The South Eastern Discotheque Association welcomes all styles and types of DJ, including mobile, club, video, radio and even bedroom DJs. All members are expected to comply with a code of practice. They have an active support network and have regular bimonthly meets, the legendry Seda Shownights where you will be sure of a warm and friendly welcome wherever you are from. They are excellent opportunities for networking with likeminded DJs and have a unique format which includes a member in the spotlight with their rig, a couple of helpful short seminars (provided by both outside speakers and members), featured suppliers and manufacturers and much more. Seda has become so popular, it now boasts members from as far away as Wales. Full membership is £35 per annum which offers genuine benefits for its members. email dj@seda.org.uk

The Alliance of Mobile & Party DJsThe Alliance of Mobile & Party DJs is open to all UK mobile disco operators. The benefits of membership include £10m public liability insurance (with certificate and validation button for websites), discounted equipment insurance and client enquiries for your chosen area. Membership, which costs £49 per year, has already proved popular with DJs around the Country and AMPdj has grown rapidly since it's launch in August 2009. It is already one of the largest subscription based organisations for DJs in the UK. Tel 08456 808 247 (calls cost up to 4p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)


DJ and MC AcademyThe British DJ & MC Academy is a passionate, inspiring and professional creative arts organisation that provides Education, Training and Industry information for young people and adults. Whether you want to be a DJ, Radio Presenter, MC, Poet, Dancer or just want to learn a skill, The British DJ & MC Academy is the place for you! You will be taught by industry professionals who are established and active and will provide you with all the skills, tips, knowledge and support leading to performance and networking opportunities. This is not just a school - its a movement, join us to be part of the family!
Tel: North London Office: 020 8364 3492, South London Office: 020 8853 5779 or mobile 07949007171.

The Wedding DJ AssociationThe Wedding DJ Association (WDJA) is for mobile DJs who specialise in providing entertainment for wedding receptions. It promotes the Wedding DJ professional to brides and grooms. Members agree to abide by a code of conduct and offer a service that is tailored distinctly for the wedding market. To maintain high standards all applicants are reviewed by a registration panel. Prospective clients can submit enquiries to the WDJA and these get automatically passed to members in their area. The annual subscription is £49 which includes three areas for client enquiries.

Forums

There are a number of dedicated mobile DJ forums on the internet. They are an ideal source for solving technical problems, keeping abreast of the latest tunes, bouncing ideas off like minded people and finding out about the latest gadgets and gizmos.

Disco City ForumDiscocity is the longest established DJ forum. It was relaunched in 2009 with a bright shiny new face after a short absence from our monitors. It has a core of friendly helpful chaps and 'chapesses' who share ideas and offer each other help and advice on anything associated with mobile DJing.

The Orange ForumMobile DJ Forums (affectionately known as the 'Orange' Forum) is one of the most active chat areas for DJs on the internet. A lightly moderated forum, it encourages freedom of speech and often gives rise to some heated debates and interesting DJ related discussions. There is a wealth of experience and expertise to help with the art of DJing and general business advice.

Other resources for the mobile DJ

Pro Mobile MagazinePro Mobile is the only dedicated mobile DJ magazine. Published bi-monthly, it contains a host of interesting articles covering everything from running a DJ business to the art of DJing. Readers' discos and experiences are often featured. It also provides honest reviews of the latest equipment plus industry news and announcements. Pro mobile is a subscription magazine and, for £12 per year, is delivered right to your door. Tel 08456 520 309.

BPM ShowBPM is Europe's largest event for DJs. Held at the NEC in Birmingham, it is a DJ equipment paradise with representation from all the major manufacturers and suppliers. In addition, there are stands and seminars to help DJs with the business side of the industry. This year the show will be held over three days, 2nd - 4th October. Further updates will be included in these Infomails leading up to the show. Tel 08456 522 429.

The DJ BusinessThe DJ Business, launched in late 2009, is a free online webmag run by and for working Club and Mobile DJs. Content is primarily short video clips covering the business side of DJing, news and events plus a series of practical mixing videos for the mobile/party DJ. There is also a new DJ forum attached to the site.

 

The Alliance of Mobile & Party DJs - £10m PLI for £49 - why pay more for less?

Coming up in the next Infomail - Expanding Your Mobile DJ Business - Part 2