seminars and learning
Double the content, double the fun!
This year we are so pleased to announce that there will not one but two seminar rooms!
NADJ and SEDA will be taking care of the two rooms by providing you with amazing speakers, seminars and conetent for you to take away and futher improve your skills and business.
Day 1- Saturday 5th October
ORANGE LEARNING ZONE
11:00am – Avtar Thethy – WOW!’
The Dj – Yesterday & Present market place; fees, services, products The Add ons available as Enhancement of fees & services The future of the dj, services, fees, services & products that will be available Conclusion The djs earnings compared to other suppliers in the room. Q & A’s This is the basic skeleton of the talk – this will be aided by images and
12:00pm – Workshop – Terry Ryan
‘Mobile to club’ how to prep and perform like a club DJ for mobile DJ’s
13:00pm – Pete Hawkins – Why NADJ?
14:00pm – Eddie Short Panel Club to Mobile DJ
A panel discussion for club, bar and bedroom DJs interested in transitioning to mobile DJ work
If you’re a club, bar or simply a bedroom DJ, you probably found yourself behind the decks because of a passion for music and love of making people dance. It’s about the passion not the money, which is probably a good thing, as in the current climate there is very little money in club DJing unless you are lucky enough to be in the small minority who manage to achieve superstar status. However, many former club DJs are now forging lucrative full-time careers as mobile DJs playing music at corporate events, family celebrations and wedding parties.
Mobile work allows DJs to use their mixing skills as well as indulge their passion for music and filling a dancefloor, while also earning good money. But the proposition of switching from the club to the mobile scene can seem daunting. That’s where this BPM panel session comes in. During this information-packed presentation, Pro Mobile magazine’s Editor, Eddie Short, will interview live on stage a collective of accomplished DJs who have found success in both club and mobile DJing. They’ll share the lessons they’ve learnt from making the transition and their tips for other DJs looking to follow in their footsteps.
If you’ve ever considered becoming a mobile DJ, even fleetingly, this is the one BPM learning session that you really shouldn’t miss!
Eddie Short (Moderator)
An entrepreneur and music lover, Eddie started his first mobile disco business at the age of 12. After spending years cutting his teeth as a DJ playing at hundreds of parties for every possible type of event, he founded Pro Mobile magazine in 2003. Eddie has now managed and edited Pro Mobile for over fifteen years. During that time, he has formally interviewed, or causally chatted with, literally hundreds of successful mobile DJs from across the UK and around the globe, giving him a unique insight into the DJ world. Eddie was also one of the two original co-founders of BPM and is passionate about the mobile DJ business and, in particular, seeing DJs fulfil their potential and exceed their clients’ expectations.
Having started his career way back in ’84 as a mobile DJ, Mike (DJ Kuta) quickly embraced the birth of the house era moving on to clubs. Since then he has DJed non-stop and is still going strong! In the early ‘90s he was on Sunset radio in Manchester and also a part of the iconic dance act N-Trance when they enjoyed success with the classic ‘Set You Free’. Mike has played sets at the award-winning ‘Clubland in Ibiza’ at Es Paradis as well BCM in Magalluf, Futures in Kavos and Tramps in Tenerife to name but a few, on top of an already busy schedule in the UK which has seen him belting the tunes out at hundreds of clubs and festivals. In recent years he has set up ‘Kuta Events’ embracing and returning to his mobile roots.
Mark van den Berg
A music industry veteran of the highest order, Mark has achieved some amazing accolades in both the club and mobile DJ worlds. These include being voted in the top 25 DJs in the world by DJ Magazine readers under his ‘Mark Luvdup’ guise as well as winning ‘Best National Wedding DJ’ and ‘Best Wedding DJ – London & South-East’ three times at The Wedding Industry Awards with his company Mighty Fine Entertainment. He is now a Judge for the Awards and is also the Director/Owner of WeMix, Europe’s premier music video download website for DJs.
A former nightclub DJ and commercial radio presenter, Pat worked for many years as a DJ for a major leisure company. Six years ago he transitioned to become a DJ manager and Senior Host for one go the UK’s best known and most professional multi-op companies, DFC. Last year Pat decided to go alone and is now a successful wedding and corporate DJ and Host. A long term believer in training, education and CPD, Pat is now authoring a step-by-step training program to assist DJs in commercial radio, venue bars, nightclubs and resorts to follow in his footsteps in the world of professional mobile DJing.
Having started to DJ in his bedroom at the age of 13, Ryan went on to become a successful bar and nightclub DJ working in many high street staples including Flares, Reflex, Pop World, Yates, Chicago Rocks, Liquid/Envy and Lava/Ignite. He also gained a wealth of experience as a commercial radio presenter in the North West working on stations including 2BR, Rock FM and The Bee. After deciding to make the switch to mobile DJ work, he has quickly become one of the most in demand wedding DJs in his area. Now a full-time mobile DJ and host, he has already performed at more than 600 weddings.
15:00pm – Fabio Capozzi – 15 Ways to be Crucial to your Customer.
In a climate of uncertain economy, impossibly cheap competition and a commodity-led buying culture, we take a close look at how to be all-important to the client. Join in a get your FREE ‘Bust-a-Move on Brexit’ pack.
16:00pm – The DJ Clinic – What part of being a DJ is causing you pain right now
BLUE LEARNING ZONE – SEDABuzz @ BPM
12:00pm – Weddings by Brian Mole
As the winner of National Highly Commended award and Wedding DJ of the year 2019 and 2018 for the South East region at The Wedding Industry Awards, Brian will share his insights on how to make a living from his skills and passion. If you think that enjoying a career as a wedding DJ full time is not possible, this is the session to attend.
13:00pm – Louis Smyth
Louis shows us how he sets up his system ready for a mix making use of cues, and loop preparation.
14:00pm – Norbert from Laserworld talks Lasers and their efficient use
15:00pm – Jon Holder’s workshop