CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL DISC JOCKEY ASSOCIATION

Inspiring all DJs through Education, Networking and Support

News and Announcements

<< First  < Prev   1   2   Next >  Last >> 
  • October 27, 2019 12:05 AM | Dave Ternier (Administrator)

    The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association would like to welcome new Allied Member and social media marketing extraordinaire, Booked Solid, to the CPDJA!

    The mission of Dominick Pirone of Booked Solid is to help you fill your calendar with high-quality events and weddings using the latest in paid digital marketing strategies. But wait, who the heck is Dominick Pirone and Booked Solid and why should you care?!

    Dominick is the personal marketer for recognizable names like Joe BunnBunn DJ CoThe DJ's VaultJason Jani and SCE Event Group. He's a speaker at The DJ Collective and owns his own marketing agency called Break the Internet that works with micro-influencers. He's not just another "guru," but a lover of marketing done right and is always searching out the best ways to assist DJs in growing their business.

    Booked Solid was founded by Dominick Pirone, an active wedding entertainer and self professed digital marketing nerd (been in marketing 15+ years), to provide DJs with the latest in game-changing lead generation techniques that givers them the upper hand in their area. Fans of The DJ's Vault will also know Dominick ("Dom") as a regular contributor there and frequent host of webinars with Joe Bunn.

    At Booked Solid, Dom believes that quality entertainment services shouldn't wait to be picked from the directory sites (Wedding Wire, The Knot, Google, etc.). Instead, Booked Solid teaches the ADVANTAGES and the HOW of pushing out the value of your brand and business in a profitable way from day one on IG, FB and other highly effective marketing channels to connect up with your ideal clients. The goal is for your prospective clients to see you EVERYWHERE and make you the "celebrity" wedding entertainer of your space. And to pack out your calendar.

    • DONE FOR YOU ADS
    • FULL WALK THROUGH ON SETTING UP YOUR VIRAL CONTEST GIVEAWAY
    • ADVANCED NINJA MARKETING SKILLS
    • REMARKETING LIKE A BOSS
    • ...and A TON MORE!

    These things and many more are what await you behind the walls of Booked Solid! Join Booked Solid for just $27USD/month in order to unlock thousands of dollars of marketing intel along with weekly support for your digital campaigns! Over 250 members of Booked Solid have been increasing their revenue by implementing the tools, pre-built templates and information picked up from Dom! Oh, and don't forget to take advantage of the free Professional Video Logo Intro Design for your company when you signup!

    We're thrilled to have Dominick and Booked Solid come on board as a CPDJA Allied Member and as a sign of his generous character, Dom has also committed to further supporting the work of the CPDJA by sharing a portion of the monthly fees with the CPDJA from all DJs who sign up through the special link he's set up for us.

    Welcome to our roster of Allied Members Booked Solid! Thank you for your support of our not-for-profit organization!


    If you are an equipment manufacturer or service provider that would like to support the CPDJA in exchange for sharing your messaging with the DJ membership of our association, please contact us.

  • September 01, 2019 11:36 AM | Dave Ternier (Administrator)

    The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association would like to welcome new Allied Member, Vickie Musni, to the CPDJA!

    With over 20 years of business and event experience, Certified Personality Trainer and author, Vickie Musni has been helping small and medium sized businesses better understand the personalities of their customers and colleagues and how that plays into the emotionally driven world of weddings and special events. Through her workshops, keynote presentations, podcasts and books, Vickie has been teaching wedding professionals all over the globe how to revolutionize their businesses by increasing sales and improving relationships with clients, employees and colleagues. For example, imagine being able to better understand people and their buying decisions without making them take a test?

     

    Common refrains from those in the DJ industry who have learned from Vickie include:

    "...one of the BEST business and personal decisions we ever made. Informative, extremely fun and interesting throughout..."

    - Aldo Ryan, New York, New York

    "Vickie has really changed my approach with clients, guests, and people in general."

    - Bryan Podworny, Brandon, Manitoba

    "Vickie shows you how to tailor your stories so they will make the most sense to the person you're across from. Highly recommended!"

    - Jim Cerone, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Through identifying personality strengths and blind spots, Vickie has helped hundreds of businesses turn empathy into a superpower to overcome common sales, marketing, performance and interpersonal obstacles.


    (click book cover to see it on amazon.ca)

    To learn from Vickie, check out her books Personalities for BusinessColor Me SMART: The Busy Business Owner's Guide to Seeing Your Company in Color and Creating Connections (co-written with Mitch Taylor), arrange to have one of her many workshops come to your region and keep an eye out on the conference circuit for one of her energetic keynotes. To get in touch with Vickie, head to her website or contact vickie@vickiemusni.com or call/text 1-775-772-9188.

    Welcome to our roster of Allied Members Vickie Musni! Thank you for your support of our not-for-profit organization and we look forward to a wonderful relationship with you and your educational expertise! 


    If you are an equipment manufacturer or service provider that would like to support the CPDJA in exchange for sharing your messaging with the DJ membership of our association, please contact us.


  • August 01, 2019 11:53 AM | Dave Ternier (Administrator)

    The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association would like to welcome new Allied Member, Alan Berg, to the CPDJA!

    With more than 25 years in sales, marketing and sales management, Alan Berg has been called “The Leading International Expert on the Business of Weddings & Events”. Alan is a featured presenter every year at major industry conferences in North America and internationally. He has extensive sales, sales management and marketing experience ranging from publishing two wedding magazines, to Vice President of Sales at The Knot (at the time the largest wedding website in the world).

    Alan speaks to thousands of entrepreneurs and business professionals every year through webinars, live presentations and on-site sales training and he is also the author of the popular books:

    (click book cover to see it on amazon.ca)

    In addition to public speaking and consulting with wedding & event businesses around the world, Alan is also an Educator for The Knot Worldwide and WeddingWire. He also speaks and consults for major industry websites in Ireland, Dubai, India, Australia, the UK, as well as countless venues, hotels, bridal shops, planners, entertainers and more.

    In addition to his books (click on above book covers to purchase) Alan Berg also offers website review and consultingsales training services, and speaking services. For more info, head to Alan's website or contact Alan@AlanBerg.com or call/text 1-732-422-6362.

    Welcome to our roster of Allied Members Alan Berg! Thank you for your support of our not-for-profit organization and we look forward to a wonderful relationship with you and your educational expertise!


    If you are an equipment manufacturer or service provider that would like to support the CPDJA in exchange for sharing your messaging with the DJ membership of our association, please contact us.

  • June 25, 2019 12:09 PM | Dave Ternier (Administrator)

    The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association would like to welcome new Allied Member, Electro-Voice, to the CPDJA!

    For over 90 years, Electro‑Voice has designed and engineered leading‑edge sound reinforcement solutions. Electro‑Voice stands apart as one of the few companies to design all components in‑house — enclosures, waveguides, drivers — ensuring excellent quality for every audio application, from a standalone loudspeaker to a networked sound system. The quality of their products speak for themselves.

    Electro-Voice is the company behind famous loudspeaker lines such as the ZLX, ELX, EKX and ETX series, as well as the new ELX200 lineup and the industry-shifting EVOLVE 50 column speaker system! 


    We are thrilled that Electro-Voice has come onboard as our exclusive Diamond Allied Member. We're also very proud to announce that, along with that partnership, they will be our Title Sponsor for the entire upcoming season of Canada Wide DJ Calls and CWDJC Replays! All Canada Wide DJ Calls for the upcoming 2019-2020 season that begins in September will be brought to you by Electro-Voice! Stay tuned for product updates and announcements from Electro-Voice coming very soon!

    To dig into the entire Electro-Voice product line, head to their website.

    Don't forget that you can also consult your favourite Canadian retailers for Electro-Voice products, such as our Allied Member retailers, Acclaim Sound and LightingAV Shop and The PA Shop!

    Welcome to our roster of Allied Members Electro-Voice! Thank you for your support of our not-for-profit organization and we look forward to a wonderful relationship with you and your team!


    If you are an equipment manufacturer or service provider that would like to support the CPDJA in exchange for sharing your messaging with the DJ membership of our association, please contact us.


  • May 28, 2019 12:17 PM | Dave Ternier (Administrator)

    The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association Board of Directors wishes to express a deep and sincere thank you to an individual who is moving away from his formal administrative role with the CPDJA.

    CPDJA Founder and Executive Director, Dennis Hampson, is stepping away from his administrative role with the CPDJA. He has also stepped down and retired from his position on the CPDJA Board of Directors. Dennis has been the cornerstone of the association since he founded it and has left his mark on so many people.

    Dennis Hampson is retiring with an unrivalled legacy behind him that spans many, many decades. From the formation of the Canadian Disc Jockey Association (CDJA) in the 1970s, to helping organize the beginnings of the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA) to the creation of the Canadian Online Disc Jockey Association (CODJA) which ultimately become the Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association (CPDJA), Dennis has been a key part of each of those moments in mobile DJ history.

    The impact of Dennis’ work is felt by every DJ in Canada today, whether they are directly aware of it or not. From standing up to the music industry to secure DJ rights to use recorded music at live events, to inspiring new generations of leaders, Dennis has much to be proud of.  We look forward to ensuring that his spirit lives on in his greatest accomplishment for DJs, the Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association.


    Dennis Hampson (right) being presented with a very special award on October 22, 2017 on behalf of Music Canada and CONNECT Music in recognition of his contribution to the Canadian music industry and the impact his vision and mentorship have had. Also pictured: CPDJA President Derek Schwartzentruber.

    It is now the work of each and every person who cares about our industry to preserve the legacy that Dennis has built for us with the CPDJA, and to enhance it with new ideas to ensure its longevity. We will encourage DJs to stand up as he inspired us to do, in leading and building the future for all Canadian DJs from coast to coast.

    On behalf of the entire DJ community, thank you Dennis Hampson for bringing us together and showing us that when we pool our efforts, we can accomplish more. You have shown us what it means to help one another and contribute to the greater good for our peers and industry and for that, we thank you. The work you have done will continue to be felt for years and years to come.

  • April 09, 2019 12:22 PM | Dave Ternier (Administrator)

    The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association would like to welcome new Allied Member, The DJ's Vault, to the CPDJA!

    The DJ industry has never seen anything quite like The DJ's Vault.

    We want to help you unlock the full potential of your mobile DJ business! Information is scattered all over the internet and The DJ's Vault founder, Joe Bunn, wanted to put actionable videos & tips that can be used by DJs to grow their companies in one convenient location.

    Joe Bunn, owner of Bunn DJ Company, has one of the biggest multi-ops in the United States with 5 offices in 4 states. He recently opened a new office in California under the Bunn DJ Company brand (even though he's based in North Carolina on the East coast) so you get to learn from someone who definitely knows what they're talking about and has been in the game for over 30 years. Even though Joe had to learn through trial and error, he wants to make it so other DJs don't.

    The DJ's Vault focuses on 3 key problem areas:

    Marketing
    Sales
    Hiring

    Members of The DJ's Vault will learn through hundreds of short videos, written articles, recorded articles (that can be listened to on-the-go), webinars and more. As part of membership, you also receive instant access to all of Joe Bunn's training programs that used to retail for $130 CAD each, including Marketing the MusicSelling the Music and Hiring the Music. These are 45-60 min trainings that take you behind the scenes of Bunn DJ Company's marketing, selling and hiring machine. In addition to that, members who sign up instantly receive all of the following:

    ➡️ Joe's company's 25-page operations & procedures manual covering all of their sales processes, standard wedding delivery & more for employees. (This is priceless and took Joe years to put together.)
    ➡️ Joe's company's sales slide presentation (that you can edit for yourself in Powerpoint or Keynote). (Again, priceless)
    ➡️ Joe's wedding brochure PDF that helps promote his services.

    ➡️ Joe's pricing sheet that you can customize for your biz.

    ➡️ The interview sheet with questions Joe asks all prospective DJs.

    ➡️ Joe's onboarding checklist that he uses to groove in all new DJs.

    ➡️ 6 DJ Expo stage presentation recordings that haven't been available before, covering how to market your DJ business effectively.

    ➡️ 8 (and counting) "Inside the DJ's Vault" webinars that include the likes of Jason Jani, Mike Walter, Jason Klock and more covering all aspects of business from branding to sales to hiring.

    Lastly, Joe has been gracious enough to set up an exclusive promo code so that DJs who hear about The DJs Vault through the CPDJA, get exclusive lifetime pricing! And if that isn't enough, Joe is going to continue supporting the CPDJA with a portion of the monthly fees from any DJ who signs up through the association! The first month is available for just $15 USD and each month after that is only $25 USD (discounted from the regular $30 USD).

    To find out more or to simply get this promo for yourself, use promo code CPDJA when checking out The DJ's Vault at this link.

    Welcome to our roster of Allied Members The DJ's Vault! Thank you for your support of our not-for-profit organization!

     

    If you are an equipment manufacturer or service provider that would like to support the CPDJA in exchange for sharing your messaging with the DJ membership of our association, please contact us.


  • March 19, 2019 12:25 PM | Dave Ternier (Administrator)

    The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association would like to welcome, once again, Allied Member, Acclaim Sound & Lighting, to the CPDJA!

    We are excited to share that not only has long term Allied Member Acclaim Sound & Lighting renewed their commitment to the CPDJA, but as of a few weeks ago, they also have a brand new website! This site features a whole list of new functions that have been designed to better serve you, their customers.

    The new site has a lot of new features including a low price guarantee that covers all of North America, a massively improved shipping program and FREE shipping allowances! They are excited to offer a new MADE IN CANADA section for those who wish to support quality Canadian businesses.

    Keep up to date on their website with regular free giveaways, contests, promotions and rebates, in addition to new equipment rental rates that just might be the lowest in Canada! With online booking and reservations coming soon, it's never been easier to take advantage of Acclaim's outstanding service offerings.

    Before you head on over and check out their hot new website, Acclaim Sound & Lighting also has two great offers for CPDJA members. (Some restrictions apply.)

    For orders over $3000, 15% will be discounted off the advertised price when paid using cash/interac/etransfer (12% discount if using credit card, PayPal or financing). For orders under $3000, 8% will be discounted off the advertised price when paid using cash/interac/etransfer (5% discount if using credit card, PayPal or financing).

    To receive the automatically calculated discounts, simply create an account with Acclaim Sound & Lighting online and then send them a link to your CPDJA membership profile (linked on your members dashboard). Once their staff has verified your membership, you'll be automatically set up to begin receiving the discounts.

    Create New Account!

    They have long been a CPDJA supporter so it gives us great pleasure to welcome back, again, Allied Member Acclaim Sound & Lighting! Thank you for your support of our not-for-profit organization!

    If you are an equipment manufacturer or service provider that would like to support the CPDJA in exchange for sharing your messaging with the DJ membership of our association, please contact us.


  • February 24, 2019 12:29 PM | Dave Ternier (Administrator)

    The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association would like to welcome, once again, Allied Member, Multi Music Group / ERG Music, to the CPDJA!

    Multi Music Group / ERG Music offers licensed, promotional music to DJs & nightclubs across Canada and the USA. This includes the best new music releases and a classic hit library, delivered to subscribers via MP3 downloads or MP3 CDs, as well as a wide range of standard CD compilations.  All music is licensed by CONNECT Music Licensing for distribution in Canada and from direct label authorization for distribution in the USA.

    CPDJA members save with a special discount promo code that is applied to each individual purchase or monthly subscription payment and is applicable to both new and existing subscribers.  Please contact the Multi Music Group / ERG Music customer service team for your applicable promo code here.

    For more information on the great products on offer from Multi Music Group / ERG Music head to their website for more information!

    They have long been a CPDJA supporter so it gives us great pleasure to welcome back, again, Allied Member Multi Music Group / ERG Music! Thank you for your support of our not-for-profit organization!

     

    If you are an equipment manufacturer or service provider that would like to support the CPDJA in exchange for sharing your messaging with the DJ membership of our association, please contact us.


  • February 17, 2019 12:32 PM | Dave Ternier (Administrator)

    The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association would like to welcome new Allied Member, Singo, to the CPDJA!

    Singo is a new and exciting musical spin on the traditional game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, players are listening to their favourite music. Everyone likes to sing along with their favourite song and everyone likes the competition of playing Bingo. Singo combines the best of both and creates high energy fun! Singo can add weekday revenue to an already existing DJ company and specifically for CPDJA members, Singo has something they'd like to tell you...

    Attention CPDJA members. Are you looking to add something to your arsenal of services that no one else has? Are you looking for a way to bring in an extra $1000 - $1500 a week with very minimal time being invested? How about something that is fun and will sell itself? Introducing Singo. The musical Bingo game. Singo can be played in various locations such as Lounges & Pubs, Restaurants, Birthday Parties and is a great upsell for your Corporate Christmas Party Packages. As an introductory offer to Canada, sign up with Singo for 6 months and we will provide you a FREE Singo game tablet that is a $250 CDN value. Singo is a guaranteed hit and is sure to bring in that extra income that you have been searching for for a long time. This is a limited offer. See below for contact information and inquiries.

    For full program details, check out to the Singo website or reach out to their Canadian National Sales manager, Doug Dimen. Doug can be reached at 1-866-962-3865 or by email.

    Welcome to our roster of Allied Members Singo! Thank you for your support of our not-for-profit organization and for making the above promotion available to CPDJA members!

     

    If you are an equipment manufacturer or service provider that would like to support the CPDJA in exchange for sharing your messaging with the DJ membership of our association, please contact us.


  • February 10, 2019 12:34 PM | Dave Ternier (Administrator)

    The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association would like to welcome new Allied Member, DJ Event Planner, to the CPDJA!

    DJ Event Planner changes the way DJs manage and run their business, streamlining procedures and software into one efficient management system. The DJ Event Planner system makes it so all business types from solo-op DJs to large multi-op companies can easily manage their events, clients, staff, planning procedures and much, much more. Best of all, there's no software to install and no backups to worry about! DJ Event Planner manages all upgrades automatically and run daily backups so you don't have to!

    From utilizing email templates for clients and vendors to client email automation to innovative online client planning forms and easy to produce event contracts, DJ Event Planner completely revolutionized how DJ company owners manage and run their business. Positive testimonials are available everywhere and often include "...couldn't live without it!" as a part of them. Many CPDJA members already use DJ Event Planner in their business so if you want to chat with one who does, simply check out these posts in the CPDJA National Facebook group and you'll find many people to connect with. 

    We've also hosted a Canada Wide DJ Call with DJ Event Planner founder, Troy Ackerman. That call is available for Professional Members of the CPDJA as a CWDJC Replay.

    For full details on their extensive service offering, check out the DJ Event Planner website.

    Welcome to our roster of Allied Members DJ Event Planner! Thank you for your support of our not-for-profit organization!


    If you are an equipment manufacturer or service provider that would like to support the CPDJA in exchange for sharing your messaging with the DJ membership of our association, please contact us.


<< First  < Prev   1   2   Next >  Last >> 

Coming Events

Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association

1085 Water Street

Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3P7

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software