DJ Organisations and Support
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.
Based 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 email@example.com
The 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)
The 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
The 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.
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.
Discocity 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.
Mobile 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
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.
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.
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.