Headlining Luxury Travel DJ, Brian B, out of NYC shares a wide variety of travel tips, DJ experience, interviews with event and entrepreneur pros, observations of pop culture and much more to provide the perfect blend for your listening pleasure.
Travel Hacks: Courtyard Marriotts, Mileage Match, and Airport Parking
In this episode, I share 3 travel hacks - Courtyard Marriott hospitality/amenities, mileage matching with airlines, and keeping your paper airport parking ticket. I had to deal with all 3 this past month. Traveling as much as I do, my hope is that these hacks can save you headaches and improve your travel experiences.
Brian B's August 2023 Music Review
With my music episodes, I try to present to you evergreen tracks that will be with you for a while. I subscribe to a ton of record pools beyond digging through blogs, Patreon, streaming services, Shazam, and the like. I thought I would share my top 10 most interesting musical track finds with you from the month of August 2023. Bonus: I'll give you the source on where to find the tracks I talk about. Not only do I hope to save you time in finding gems but I also give you my take on how/where I use them within my sets.
Brian B's July 2023 Music Review
With my music episodes, I try to present to you evergreen tracks that will be with you for a while. I subscribe to a ton of record pools beyond digging through blogs, Patreon, streaming services, Shazam, and the like. I thought I would share my top 10 most interesting musical track finds with you from the month of July 2023. Bonus: I'll give you the source on where to find the tracks I talk about. Not only do I hope to save you time in finding gems but I also give you my take on how/where I use them within my sets.
Is Expansion The Metric For Success?
Recently, there was a discussion in the private event DJ world about how the McDonald's model should be considered as something to emulate - selling services for cheap (and potentially even a subpar product) to produce big net revenue numbers. But is that fool's gold? What are the pros and cons of such an approach? The opposite of this is to sell to less clients for more money. But is there another way other than those two options? I believe there is. We discuss all of this and more on this episode.
What Happens When The Bottom Falls Out Of Your Pricing Model?
When the financial belts of our clients tighten or a disaster strikes (hello wildfires, oil spills and COVID), you're able to really test how resilient of a pricing model you have. When it comes down to it and things aren't booking, what do you do? A lot of companies are dropping their prices in order to keep business coming through the door. Sounds like a solid strategy, but is it? Have you ever thought of the consequences of making that type of move? In this episode, I talk through both the short-term and long-term effects of a price reduction strategy as well as how to create a pricing structure that not only allows you to make it to the other side but to do so in an even stronger position than you are today.
Should A DJ's Living Wage Be Given Or Earned?
It's an interesting time we're in. A lot of DJs (and event professionals at large) are dealing with clients who are asking for discounts, concessions, compromises to process, etc. This inevitably leads to the "woe is me" argument that has led some to suggest that all mobile DJs should be given a living wage as a baseline. Number one, this doesn't fix the problem and typically encourages bad behavior. Second, you place great risk on clients who hire you based on this flawed wages suggestion. Third, it's not sustainable and ultimately places a black eye on the industry. These hot takes and a host of more on this episode.
Awesome podcast and super insightful. Full of gems! He truly is a DJ’s, DJ. Responds to messages and takes topic recommendations. Couldn’t be more grateful for his time to give back to the entertainment community.
A must listen for DJ’s who want to step up
So there are good podcasts and great podcasts out there. This one, the travel DJ blend podcast is excellent. Every time I see Brian’s social post about a new episode I immediately get my headphones and listen. The episodes have so much content and nuggets that listening to the show once isn’t enough. I’ve subscribed to Brian’s premium patron service which he releases bonus episodes which are even more in depth with hacks, experiences or solutions. Do yourself a favor and listen!
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Great show! Love the podcast.