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7th October, 2017
New Web SiteOur New 2018 web site is launched early with lots of new features.

You're on it now!

14th July, 2017
New Phone NumberNew Phone Number 0333 577 2247 (Calls charged at normal landline rate and included in applicable call/bundle packages)

If your phone tariff offers free calls to landlines, or has inclusive calls or bundled minutes that cover calls to landline numbers, then calls to this number will be included on the exact same basis.


7th December, 2016
Equinox OnyxThe AMPdj 2016 Christmas Competition Winners

Our Christmas 2016 Competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered... the winners are:

Winner of the light - Phil Walton (Cumbria)

Book - Mark Keel (Devon), Ross Millar (County Down), Alan Clark (Derbyshire)

1st December, 2016
AMPdj Christmas 2016The AMPdj 2016 Christmas Competition

Our Christmas 2016 Competition is launched with the chance to win one of 4 great prizes from Equinox and AMPdj. This competition is now closed - winners will be announced shortly.

More information is at: AMPdj 2016 Christmas Competition

15th October, 2016
2019 PlannerReady for your 2019 enquiries/bookings?

We've just added a 2019 planner in two sizes for you. Login to the members area to access this, lots of other useful documents and more benefits of membership...


3rd August, 2016
7 Secrets7 Secrets to Running a Successful Disco Business

In our latest Free DJ Digest we reveal 7 things you could do to make your disco business more successful - get more referrals, get more bookings, make more money...

Find out more here


10th July, 2016
Accounts made easy!Making Your Accounts Easier

We've made preparing your annual accounts a lot easier with our Excel Spreadsheet especially designed with DJs in mind. All the columns will auto total so you'll soon see how much everything has cost you over the year.

Find out more in the members area

15th April, 2016
CD Pool Exclusive AMPdj offerSave on Music! CD Pool - where DJs get their music

Exclusive Offer! Members can save 50% on music subscriptions from CD Pool for 3 months.

Find out more in the members area

23rd December, 2015
Equinox AMPdj Competition WinnersLatest Free DJ Digest

7 Tips to increase your bookings in 2016

Find out more here

26th November, 2015
Equinox AMPdj Competition WinnersThe AMPdj 2015 Christmas Competition Winners

Our Christmas 2015 Competition is now closed..

A list of the lucky winners can be found at:

AMPdj 2015 Christmas Competition Winners


11th November, 2015
AMPdj Christmas 2015The AMPdj 2015 Christmas Competition

Our Christmas 2015 Competition is launched with the chance to win one of 12 great prizes from Equinox and AMPdj. This competition is now closed - winners will be announced shortly.

More information is at: AMPdj 2015 Christmas Competition

6th October, 2015
AMPuk New HQAMPdj New HQ

Our new address from today is:
AMP House, 50 Moneyduff Road,
Cloughmills,
BT44 9NY
Our phone number stays the same and is at the bottom of each page.

18th August, 2015
AMPuk HostingNew free web site hosting package available for all current members worth £39.99 per year.

For more information go to www.ampukhosting.co.uk

16th August, 2015
Removing Obstacles for Your ClientsNew DJ Digest issue 2. In this issue we cover 'Removing Obstacles for Your Clients'.

Lots of free and useful advice for mobile DJs

For more information go to free_dj_digest.php

 

17th July, 2015
How much do you charge?New DJ Digest launched for all mobile DJs. In this first issue we cover responding to the "How Much Do You Charge" question from clients.

For more information go to free_dj_digest.php

 


18th March, 2015
Prolight Party Par PackThe popular AMPdj Spring Competition is back with some great prizes up for grabs! The winner can select from 3 Prolight lighting effects plus we have 5 runner-up prizes of DJ Hanks Really Useful Guide for Your Mobile Disco Business.

To enter, before the closing date of Wed 25th March 2015 go to DJ Trade Tips Number 73

Good Luck!


12th February, 2015
Help Me!How do you respond when a client asks 'How Much Do You Charge for a Disco?'

We take an in-depth look at this question and provide some ideas about what the client is really asking.

You can read more at http://www.mobiledj.info/dj_trade_tips_issue_72.html


11th January, 2015
YouTube LogoDo you make full use of promotional videos to help gain more clients?

In our latest Mobile DJ Trade Tips infomail we take a look at the options available and provide some useful advice. You can read more at http://www.mobiledj.info/dj_trade_tips_issue_71.html

Happy New Year!


 

1st December, 2014
It's not 'All About the Bass', more 'All About the Books' in our last Mobile DJ Trade Tips for 2014. We look at several books which could be useful Christmas presents or stocking fillers.

You can read more at http://www.mobiledj.info/dj_trade_tips_issue_70.html

Have a Great Christmas!


12th October, 2014
University of West LondonNew University Course for DJs. Save £50 on the course using the exclusive discount code in the Benefits Section of the members area.

1st July, 2014

DBS Enhanced Checks AMPdj is pleased to announce that we are now a 'Registered Body Oganisation' which will allow us to process Standard & Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) checks for our members. This will also include Access NI.

Members can login to access all the information and necessary forms.

11th June, 2014

CD Pool Free DownloadsWe've teamed up with our friends at CD Pool to offer all new members a free downloadable sampler of tracks taken from the latest 'Ultimate Mobile DJ Pack' or 'Ultimate Club DJ Pack'. Click here for more information on each of these products from CD Pool.
The option to request your free downloads is provided in the members area after registration is completed here.

27th March, 2014

AMPdj Supports Action on Hearing LossThanks to all those mobile DJs who have purchased a copy of DJ Hank's Disco Book and helped us to raise over £1200 for charity (actually over £1500 as we've added Gift Aid). The Bank of Hank is now empty and if you want to help fill it up again and raise more money for these charities then you can purchase the book from Amazon, from the ProMobile Bookstore and from the AMPdj Goodie Store.

Buying the book benefits these charities: Action on Hearing Loss, Diabetes UK, Multiple Sclerosis and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

22nd february, 2014

CD Pool UK Chart HitsOur friends at CD Pool have been strong supporters of AMPdj for many years and have always offered our members some great deals. Now they go even further with a free CD for all new members! The CD will be the latest copy of their hugely successful 'UK Chart Hits' series. You can see the full track listing here

7th February, 2014

Phonographic Perfromance Ltd (PPL) have been active recently targeting mobile DJs, usually following up the initial call with invoices of over £375. We offer advice to our members, most of whom do not need the licence. More information in the members area.

1st February, 2014

Our new user friendly, responsive and touch screen AMPdj site is revealed. This will make it even easier for members to access all the benefits of membership.

15th January, 2014

Are you a proper DJ? That's the question we cover in the latest of our Trade Tips Infomails. You can read it in full here.

13th November, 2013

AMPdj Christmas CompetitionOur AMPdj Christmas Competition is launched with 19 prizes to give away to some lucky winners.

You can read reviews on all the prizes here and then enter for your chance to win one of them.

Entries need to be in by Wed 20th November 2013 at 5pm.

There are a few rules which can be found here.

Good luck!


18th September, 2013

AMPdj Member SupportOur latest newsletter looks at the support that's available for AMPdj members. From telephone advice to a full review of your website or email response and from emergencies to paperwork - it's all free!!
Mobile DJ Support


31st August, 2013

DJ Hanks Disco BookDJ Hank's Really Useful Guide for Your Mobile Disco Business is released as a paperback. In full colour with 40 chapters and over 180 pages, it's available from the AMPdj Goodie Store at just £11.99 + P&P with all profits from the sale going to four very worthwhile charities.

Read the first few chapters for free at Book Sample


18th August, 2013
BPM 2013We take a look at the forthcoming BPM show at the NEC, Birmingham in our latest newsletter.

With less than 4 weeks to go before the doors open what can you expect and where can you find more information?

BPM runs from 14th - 16th Sep 2013 with the latest updates at www.visitbpm.co.uk

17th July, 2013
MoneyIssue 55 of our Mobile DJ Newsletter looks at the various effects of the recent recession on Mobile DJs and prepares for the recovery and upturn in partieis and bookings.


16th June, 2013

Amazon Number OneDJ Hank's book makes it to the Number One spot on the Amazon Best Sellers list for Music Business.

 Thanks to every who has supported this project so far. All profits from the book will be going to 4 very worthy charities.

 


12th June, 2013

DJ Hank's Really Useful Guide for Your Mobile Disco BusinessDJ Hank's book - 'The Really Useful Guide for Your Mobile Disco Business' is released.

All profits from the sale will be divided between four charities:

Guide Dogs, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Diabetes UK and Action on Hearing Loss

You can preview the book at 'DJ Hank's Really Useful Guide for Your Mobile Disco Business Preview'. and purchase the eBook at Amazon



17th April, 2013

dB Opera SeriesA look at dB Technologies Opera DX and Sigma series speakers. We review these in our latest Mobile DJ newsletter. Plus news of our latest marketing campaign to promote our AMPdj members to over 6,000 hotels around the country.

You can sign up to these newsletters for free.



26th February, 2013

AMPband with PLIAMPband is launched providing great benefits to Bands, Singers, Soloists, Duos, Trios, Musicians & Tribute Acts including £10m PLI underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance.

With membership at only £49 for soloists and from just £69 for full bands.

18th February, 2013 Radio Microphone FrequenciesAn in-depth look at Health & Safety is featured in our latest newsletter plus a summary of the changes to radio microphone frequencies

17th January, 2013

Issue 50 already!! PLI, Why Bother? Why you need PLI when you operate a disco and the possible consequences if you don't have it.

15th December, 2012

In issue 49 we take a look at the Pro Mobile Conference - with details of the seminars and speakers. Plus the winners of our Christmas Competition.

25th November, 2012

Issue 48 'The AMPdj Christmas Competition' - with over £1,000 worth of prizes to give away this is our biggest & best yet!

17th October, 2012

Issue 47 'The Write Stuff' - we take a look at writing professional copy for your web site and emails..

18th September, 2012

AMPdj member Jeff Barker has designed & produced a fold-away professional limbo kit made from aluminium that collapses into a small bag. There are only 10 kits available initially which will be supplied with a free bag and shipping (UK). See more at the website: www.entertainment-by-design.co.uk

17th September, 2012

Wedding AwardsResults are out for the first Wedding Industry Experts Awards, and we are delighted to hear that AMPdj member Steve Roberts of Funkie Diva Discos was voted the winner of the Best Disc Jockey category in Scotland.

The awards are an annual competition recognizing some of the most popular wedding vendors at a local, national and international level. Steve who has worked in many of Scotland’s premier venues including Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Marr Hall and No1 Devonshire Gardens was delighted to receive this award. “We would like to thank everyone who helped us achieve this award by voting for us.”

16th September, 2012

Issue 46 'BPM 2012' - we look forward to BPM 2012 and look back at last year's show.

16th August, 2012

Issue 45 'Love Your Ears' - advice from Action On Hearing Loss and protecting your ears as a mobile DJ.

16th July, 2012

Issue 44 is published with info on Personalised Gobos for your events using PowerPoiint.

19th April, 2012

Aarrgghh!! We look at income tax and self assessment in issue 41 of our free DJ newsletter. Read it if you dare!

19th March, 2012

We reveal one of the secrets to powerful email & web copy in our latest free newsletter

16th March, 2012

What's DJ Hank up to now? We take a sneaky peek at one of his client meetings

13th February, 2012

Our latest free Newsletter takes a look at mobile disco rig frontages

9th January, 2012

AMPdj reaches £1000000!AMPdj Reaches £1,000,000 Milestone!

In the last 2 years AMPdj has provided enquiries and bookings for our members worth over £1,000,000.

Every month hundreds of clients planning a party use our service to get directly in touch with their ideal DJ and every month our members reap all the benefits of being part of the largest national organisation for mobile DJs in the UK.

With £10m PLI included, member support and other savings worth at least 10 times the membership fee it's not surprising that more and more mobile DJs are making AMPdj their number 1 choice.

Adrian Flux Insurance ServicesCompetitive Motor Insurance

Adrian Flux Insurance Services are pleased to announce their support of AMPdj and we hope to be able to provide competitive motor cover to those members who may also use their vehicles in relation to their disco activities.

Why choose the Adrian Flux Insurance Services?

For the past 30 years Adrian Flux Insurance Services has developed into the country's leading agent for Specialist Motor Insurance, providing services dedicated to the specific needs of our clients. This enables us to offer all drivers competitive premiums and excellent service coupled with special discounted rates for AMPdj members.

Our ‘specialist’ schemes enable us to provide very competitive premiums and added benefits such as free legal cover (£100K of legal expenses) and ‘Classic’ breakdown cover from only £34 for Homestart, and European cover.

Members can login for more info...

4th December, 2011

Winners of our Christmas comp announced - plus an in-depth look at video DJing

10th November, 2011

Our Christmas competition is underway with some great prizes to give away to lucky winners. AMPdj Christmas Competition

19th October, 2011

Why should a client pick you for their disco? We look at the options in our latest DJ newsletter plus a summary of just some of the latest AMPdj benefits.

15th October, 2011

DJ Hank at BPM 2011 his latest video is now on-line at http://youtu.be/FDUEzafZd6o

15th September, 2011

Countdown to BPM 2011 with just over 2 weeks to go we look at 10 reasons to attend BPM this year

22nd August, 2011

Putting Mobile back into Disco is our latest offering with some tips and ideas - out today!

21st August, 2011

Happy Birthday to AMPdj! As we move into our 3rd successful year we're adding even more benefits. Client enquiries are also still increasing month on month too.

18th July, 2011

Website plagiarism is covered in the latest mobile DJ newsletter - out today!

17th July, 2011

DJ Hank attends a wedding but things don't go as planned and he gets a strange welcome ... The Trials & Tribulations of a Mobile DJ - Part 7

14th July, 2011

Highland Battle of the DJs - it's happening on 1st September 2011 in Inverness. More info here

16th June, 2011

Contracts & Booking Forms for Mobile DJs are covered in the latest issue of our free newsletter

2nd June, 2011

BPM 2011 tickets now on sale - more info at AMPdj & BPM 2011

16th May, 2011

Free to enter prize competition time again - more DJ goodies up for grabs here

15th May, 2011

West Scotland DJ Meet Wed 15th June 2011, at 8.00pm (doors open 7.30)
Venue: Newarthill Club, High St, Newarthill, ML1 5JH

15th April, 2011

Next Glasgow meet planned for 28th April at Hayburn Vaults, Patrick. 3rd April, 2011

Details of seminars announced for ProDJ UK on 8th May and we publish them in our latest newsletter at http://www.mobiledj.info/dj_newsletter_issue_29.html - see you there!

18th March, 2011

Specialising in weddings for mobile DJs is covered in our latest newsletter to coincide with the refreshed and re-launched Wedding DJ Alliance at www.wdja.co.uk.

If you specialise in wedding discos then take a look.

23rd February,2011

AMPdj, NADJ & SEDA are working together to present a day of seminars aimed at mobile DJs. The event will take place on Sunday 8th May 2011 at Marston, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 2HT

16th February, 2011

We offer some multiple choice senarios in Newsletter 27 - see if you agree with us.

16th January, 2011

Winner of the Showvision DeckSkirt announced plus two Perils of the Internet, Cybersquatting & Passing Off are discussed with advice on what to do. We also launch a new site and add even more AMPdj member benefits.

5th December, 2010

Your chance to win a fantastic Deck Skirt from ShowVision LED by entering our Free Prize Draw! One lucky DJ will receive this in time for Christmas. Visit the mobiledj.info Newsletters site for more info. Competition closes on 13th December 2010

16th November, 2010

Black Lace Song Gets a Make-over

Black Lace & Neil PhilipsA football song for Euro 2012 is already making lots of noise!

AMPdj member Neil Philips has re-written the lyrics to a popular Black Lace song and features in the video too. You can view the results (& sing-along) by clicking the image left.

All profits from the download go to 'Help for Heroes' so please give your support .

30th October, 2010

Risk Assessment Forms for Mobile DJs
Increasingly, venues are requiring mobile DJs to prepare and submit Risk Assessment forms prior to an event. We identify the risks associated with operating a mobile dico and provide ways to minimise them in a set of tables (available from the members area).

21st October, 2010

Does Your Mobile DJ Service Have Unique Value? Find out more in our latest DJ info newsletter at  http://www.mobiledj.info/dj_newsletter_issue_23.html

15th September, 2010

Newsletter 22 is out ...

This one looks at local & national meetings for DJs happening during the next few weeks - read it at http://www.mobiledj.info/dj_newsletter_issue_22.html

2nd September, 2010

AMPdj & CD Pool Special Offer

CD Pool have generously offered all AMPdj members a free one month subscription to their new digital download service Sixpack. You can read more about this service for DJs here

BPM 2010

BPM is just one month away - if you don't have your ticket yet visit the BPM site for more details.

1st September, 2010

DJ equipment stolen from Eastwood.

Check out the list here and if you are offered any 2nd hand gear or can help in any way contact James using the details on the stolen gear page.

21st August, 2010

We're one year old already! Thanks to our 100s of members for their support over the last year.

I'm also delighted to announce that, just as we said at our launch, if we could hold the price of membership for a 2nd year we would - and we have!

18th August, 2010

Marketing or Advertising? That's what we ask in our latest newsletter for mobile DJs http://www.mobiledj.info/dj_newsletter_issue_21.htmll

4th August, 2010

It's less than 2 months until this years' BPM Show at the NEC Birmingham. The BPM site has been given a makeover and you can read all about BPM 2009 and what's in store for this year.

20th July, 2010

Time for another Newsletter - we're up to number 20 already and this time we take a look at our experiences when trying to contact DJs - it's quite revealing! So How Accessible Are You?

7th July, 2010

Our 5th client enquiry site is launched. Thanks to those who suggested The New Karaoke Site. We thought it was a good idea too!

27th June, 2010

Personal, Planning, Presentation & Performance Products are included in Issue 19. We take a look at DJ Event Planner, Show Vision LED Curtain, MixMeister, OTSAV DJ Pro, Text 2 Screen and MemoMinder

11th June 2010

Our 1,000+ mile trip around the country to visit local DJs is complete and was extremely successful. We're now back in the office where normal service will be resumed.

4th June 2010

Visit BPM tickets now on sale. Great savings to be made by booking advance tickets. More information here

19th May, 2010

The details of our 4 Local DJ Meet Ups are announced. On 7th June we'll be in Peterborough, 8th June Wigan, 9th June Barnsley & 10th June Glasgow. We look forward to meeting you. More details are here.

13th May, 2010

We cover Your Personal Performance this time around with some ideas to consider including rapport, meetings, microphone use and behind the rig.

28th April, 2010

2 for the price of 1 this month - well actually they're free anyway! The latest offering is Expanding Your Mobile DJ Business - Part 2. In this issue we look at other areas where Mobile DJs can increase their business and turnover.

5th April, 2010

We take a look at DJ Organisations & Support in the latest newsletter. Included are SEDA, DJ/MC Academy, The DJ Business, BPM, Pro Mobile, WDJA, Disco City & The 'Orange' Forum.

18th March, 2010

Newsletter 14 is published today entitled 'Expanding Your Mobile DJ Business'

21st February, 2010

We're 6 months old today!! And what a time it's been - thanks to the 100s of DJs who have already joined - like us, you obviously know a great deal when you see one!

We've also published the latest Newsletter today entitled 'Your Business Image'

2nd February, 2010

Our DJ-PLI site will be regularly updated for both clients and djs, answering questions about Public Liability Insurance and providing useful information.

27th January, 2010

Mobile DJ Newsletter - Issue 12 is published looking at back-up equipment, safety and appearance. You can read it in full plus our question of the week at www.mobiledj.info/dj_newsletter_issue_12

4th January, 2010

PLI Validation for use by clients and venues is now available on this site as well as www.mobiledjdisco.co.uk. Members can choose which site to direct clients too for validating their PLI.

27th December, 2009

Mobile DJ Newsletter - Issue 11 is published. Yes, it's back to work for us with a look at Guidelines for Pricing Your Mobile DJ Service You can read it at www.mobiledj.info

14th December, 2009

Mobile DJ Newsletter - Issue 10 is published. We take a lighthearted look at some of our guests! You can read it at www.mobiledj.info

3rd December, 2009

Our Mobile DJ site is given a makeover. This was the 1st site we developed and it has now been fully updated. You can see the results at www.mobiledjdisco.co.uk

29th November, 2009

Mobile DJ Newsletter - Issue 9 - is published. This time we give our top tips relating to Business Cards. Content, colour & much more are discussed. You can read this Newsletter in full here

18th November, 2009

Mobile DJ Newsletter - Issue 8 - is published. This time we take a look at What our Clients look for on DJ Websites. Is your site aimed more at DJs or clients?. You can read this Newsletter in full here

2nd November, 2009

We've sent you a postcard!. Look out for our postcard in your favourite DJ magazine and your local DJ equipment shop. Or you can read it here

28th October, 2009

Mobile DJ Newsletter - issue 7 - is published. This time we take a look at Removing Obstacles for our Clients - let's make it as easy as possible for clients to contact, enquire and book with us. You can read this and all previous Newsletters here

18th October, 2009

We're on Twitter! Follow what we're up to at www.twitter.com/djpli

18th October, 2009

Mobile DJ Newsletter - issue 6 - is published. This time we take a look at DJ Websites - a huge topic which will crop up again but this one concentrates on SEO and site updates. You can read this and all previous Newsletters here

7th October, 2009

The 4th & latest of our feeder sites to bring in client enquiries for our members is launched. The Birthday site has over 80 pages.

1st October, 2009

The latest Mobile DJ newsletter is published - this time making a start on marketing for the mobile dj with a look at DJ Directories. To read all our Newsletters covering advice for UK Mobile DJs go to www.mobiledj.info

23rd September, 2009

SEO (search engine optimisation) has been top of the agenda again this week. We've analysed what has been working well on the sites and what needs improving. This is an ongoing project as the goalposts are always moving but we're at Number One for some search terms and want to stay there!

20th September, 2009

Dealing with Client Enquiries Part 2 is published - this one covers responding to enquiries by email. To read all Newsletters click here

19th September, 2009

The great thing about friends is that they keep your feet on the ground and tell you what they think - even if it's not complimentary!

I've already made quite a few updates to the sites following conversations with both old & new friends - one question that has cropped up is 'Why does each site have a completely different look about it?'

The answer is that each is marketed to different clients - we have an ambitious target and each site works independently to achieve this. The response so far from both clients & DJs has been fantastic and we intend to build on this for the benefit of both our clients and our members.

What we aim for is to let the client choose the right DJ for their event - the sites, the method, the whole idea is designed to achieve this and experience shows it works!!

Having said that - I am always more than happy to receive constructive criticism. Already some members have come forward with great ideas, improvements and suggestions - keep them coming because they are all welcome.

18th September, 2009

Since its launch last month, AMPdj is the fastest growing Organisation for Mobile & Party DJs in the UK! Thanks for all the support, messages and suggestions.

I was delighted to hear from one member earlier today - he has saved over £200 this week (& also has double the cover) by switching his two PLI policies to AMPdj and contacting our broker directly for his equipment insurance too!

Great news Chris and we'll follow your lead - with numbers comes strength - we are already looking at negotiating with several providers regarding discounts for all our members

17th September, 2009

The two initial sites for client enquiries are ranking on the 1st page of search engines for over 100 of our targeted keywords & phrases. Another 1,000+ identified search terms are starting to climb and work continues to optimise these.

16th September, 2009

A third site is completed & brought on-line to bring in Christmas Enquiries for AMPdj Members (see right). The initial 'launch' sites are being picked up by clients and enquiries are coming in daily across the UK.

7th September, 2009

The 1st of our info newsletters containing advice & tips for Mobile DJs - 'Dealing with Client Enquiries part 1' is published. To read these, or subscribe to future issues, click here

21st August, 2009

The Alliance of Mobile & Party DJs (AMPdj) is launched. With £10 Million PLI specifically for Mobile DJs and the opportunity to receive extra enquiries for your area. Two sites are included to bring in those all-important enquiries, with more sites planned for the very near future. Membership includes enquiries for your area and £10 million PLI at £49 for a year - fully inclusive!

18th August, 2009

After months of negotiations, the deal is finalised to offer Mobile DJs a great deal on Public Liability Insurance with the number 1 commercial insurance company in the UK.