CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL DISC JOCKEY ASSOCIATION

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  • 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.


  • February 03, 2019 12:39 PM | Dave Ternier (Administrator)

    The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association would like to welcome, once again, Allied Member, Photo Booth Expo, to the CPDJA!

    With photo booths now a common sight most everywhere, the photo booth business is ripe with opportunities for entrepreneurs. Nowhere is this more apparent than at the International Photo Booth Expo in Las Vegas. As the Expo continues to grow in size and scope, each year has marked a gain in attendance and exhibitor/sponsor participation over the previous. As the centerpiece event of this exciting and fun business opportunity, Photo Booth Expo (PBX) is the world's largest event for Photo Booth rental companies. The next show will be held February 24 - 27, 2020 at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

    Each year the event draws a lot of media attention. Among the broadcast and print outlets that covered Photo Booth Expo earlier this year, Hector Mejia (News 8 Now) filed 4 live reports from the show floor on Tuesday (2/26). Later in the day, Todd Prince from the Las Vegas Review-Journal spent several hours at the show gathering information for a business feature that ran in the Wednesday morning edition. On the Wednesday, Jillian Lopez interviewed show staff, attendees and exhibitors for broadcast on the Meredith Group of stations. Prior to the show floor opening,  John Young from Disc Jockey News hosted an extensive video walk-thru. Underscoring the global importance of event, journalists and camera crews from outside the US were also seen filing reports from the show floor.

    In recapping the February 2019 show, Canadian show producer, Rob Savickis, reported that ticket sales were up 24% over the 2018 show adding that, “There were 4100 attendees representing 60 countries, 83 percent were from the US and 17 percent international.” Photo Booth Expo occupies more than 100,000 square feet, with over 130 exhibitors on the show floor! On the show floor, more than 130 exhibitors show the latest in hardware, software and services for Photo Booth business owners.

    In addition to the various configurations of photo booths, the exhibitors list included providers of software, printers, printer supplies, props, backdrops, road cases and companies that provide add-on profit services such as DJ Trivia and DigiGames.

    For complete details or to secure your attendance for the 6th Annual Photo Booth Expo in 2020, head to their website for complete ticketing and show information. 

    They have long been a CPDJA supporter so it gives us great pleasure to welcome back, again, Allied Member Photo Booth Expo! 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.

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