How to Avoid DJ Horror Stories: The Standard Reference Guide for Brides, Party Planners, and Anyone Else in the Market for a Mobile Disc Jockey Jeff Harrison

ISBN: 9780966817201

Published: January 23rd 1998

Paperback

136 pages


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How to Avoid DJ Horror Stories: The Standard Reference Guide for Brides, Party Planners, and Anyone Else in the Market for a Mobile Disc Jockey  by  Jeff Harrison

How to Avoid DJ Horror Stories: The Standard Reference Guide for Brides, Party Planners, and Anyone Else in the Market for a Mobile Disc Jockey by Jeff Harrison
January 23rd 1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 136 pages | ISBN: 9780966817201 | 5.26 Mb

How To Avoid DJ Horror Stories is among the first books to specificallytackle the issue of choosing a mobile disc jockey for social events.Written by an actual DJ, who knows the industry, this book debunkscommon DJ-related myths- alerts consumers toMoreHow To Avoid DJ Horror Stories is among the first books to specificallytackle the issue of choosing a mobile disc jockey for social events.Written by an actual DJ, who knows the industry, this book debunkscommon DJ-related myths- alerts consumers to the sleazy tactics used byethically-challenged DJ services, while also teaching them to spot thoseall-too-familiar cheesy DJs.

Now consumers can make an informed,confident decision regarding the most important element of anyevent--the music.Jeff Harrison, a Washingtonian, began his career there in themid-1980s as an event promoter and disc jockey. Over the course of hiscareer, he has worked for several of the Washington areas major DJcompanies, as both a DJ and as a management figure. Jeffs musicalknowledge encompasses Big Band (including the Rat Pack soundpopularized by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, etc.)-Oldies- Urban (including Hip Hop, House, etc.)- Disco- Classic andModern Rock- Top 40/Pop- and some Country, Latin and Reggae.Jeffs personal DJ experience entails countless private functions,including some high profile events such as a party thrown for Motown-erasinging legend, Smokey Robinson- and the official movie wrap parties forThe Pelican Brief (Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington) and GuardingTess (Shirley MacLaine and Nicholas Cage).

He has also been the DJfor numerous Washington area nightclubs, and was an intern for a localradio station prior to graduating from The American University.Additionally, Jeff worked for the Recording Industry Association ofAmerica (RIAA), the legal arm of the domestic music industry, whereamong his other responsibilities, he was frequently consulted on issuesconcerning the mobile DJ industry.

Some of his expertise was put to usein the development of a licensing system that will eventually allow DJsto legally make second-generation compilation recordings. Jeff alsoworked as a producer/backup announcer for a local cable TV news program.Today, he still works and lives in the Washington, DC area.



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