Christmas is undoubtedly the busiest time of the year and everyone is upping their game to ensure they get to most out of their holiday marketing. Whether it’s creating festive themed music or hosting an event it’s important to be active throughout the holidays, music is huge this time of year so get out there and have fun. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you end 2018 on a high.
Social media content is likely a big part of your marketing already but there are definitely some fun, festive things you can do to get in the spirit. Changing up your graphics is a great way to add something new to your brand this time of year, use snow, wreaths or Christmas trees throughout your social media platforms, fans love to see their favourite artists getting in the mood for Christmas.
Create videos or do live streams throughout December, you can do Christmas themed Q&A’s or some covers of your favourite Christmas songs. Get your fans involved with your content; le
A musical are still very much a part of the industry and is a genre with a very rich history. Although they are becoming much more niche and are not as widely acknowledged as more modern music there is still an audience for them and as someone who isn’t well versed on the topic I thought it would be interesting to delve into the history of musicals and how it all started.
If it’s one thing I know about the topic is that the genre has been around for an extremely long time, although not as advanced as they are today using music for storytelling is definitely not a new idea. Understandable we only have so much knowledge of where it all began but its thought we saw these musicals appear in Greece with the Romans creating small shows for entertainment.
Operettas are thought to have paved the way for more modern musicals; composers combined their music with a light storyline. Over time as new genres were introduced comedy and crude humour made the plotlines much more rela
With Christmas just around the corner and the year coming to an end it’s probably time to think about giving back to those who have supported you throughout 2018. The holidays are the perfect time to show your appreciation and gratitude with some fun festive giveaways or limited edition products. Here are a few ideas to help you out.
If you’re a well loved band or artist then chances are you’ve received a fair few letters and notes from loving fans. If you’re inundated throughout the year then it’s understandable that you won’t be able to response to every since one, however Christmas is the perfect opportunity to send off some cards to show just how much you appreciate their kind words. Pick some fans that regularly write or continue to show their support, real fans will treasure a handwritten letter or even some free merchandise if you’re feeling generous.
Merchandise is a firm favourite amongst fans, jumpers, hats and mugs go down a treat and Christmas is the id
Twister is a legendary product with a heritage to match. Known for its iconic disco lighting, the Twister 5 redefines what a twister stands for and builds on the foundation built by its predecessor. The Twister 5 is the latest addition to the series, this product takes all of the classic features from the original whilst added new ones such as incredible LED and digital menu display.
The Twister creates fantastic lighting displays and each unit has quad sound light capabilities, making this ideal for those looking for extra creativity as users can now connect one Twister to three others for the ultimate interactive light show. Whilst the Twister carries immense power and clarity it is still kept lightweight so users can transport the unit easily and efficiently, perfect for mobile DJs. It also come equipped with a 10-year lamp light which is a must for any mobile Djs kit.
Plasa 2017 Highlights,
After 40 years Plasa has continued to grow and is still going strong. Year after year the show attracts new and exciting talent through its doors. The experience was amazing as always, with a solid mix of veteran industry professionals and young talent. Manufacturers are continuing to support Plasa and using it as an opportunity to launch new products. With the ever growing popularity of BPM the change in dates from September to October has given Plasa the chance to thrive through an already busy trade show season.
With a great love for Plasa. Coming from a theatre background it is always nice to keep a beat on the pulse with the greatest and latest innovations. As always the show floor was packed with inspiring brands offering a wide range of products from moving heads to set moving technology and flooring to cables and plugs.
Celebrating 90 years of Electro-voice and 70 years of Dynacord, Bosch Pro Sound UK is embarking on a UK wide roadshow showcasing the latest releases from both brands. This event will take place on the 5th of September at 6pm and will be situated at our Gearooz showroom near Brighton, where you can experience a live Ev demo.
With free admission this is an opportunity you cannot miss this event will give you the chance to witness some of the newest sound and lighting equipment in a professional venue. You will be able to hear and see for yourself how these products perform. For more information please visit the Global EV and Dynacord facebook pages which also feature the Loud&Clear Roadshow timetable, we looking forward to seeing you there.
The Gearooz team headed over to Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt earlier in the week to see this year's range of new products from a variety of different brands.
Martin showcased their new affordable THRILL range which consisted of five fixtures; Multi-FX LED Centrepiece, Vertical Fogger, Mini Profile Moving Head, SlimPAR 64 and the SlimPAR Mini, all of which have high quality engineering and sleek aesthetics.
The Multi-FX is a 3-in-1 LED light fixture that includes a laser in the centre and is surrounded by strobes. Users can expect to see crisp and sharp beams when using the Multi-FX. Equipped with its laser, strobe, and rot
Gearooz got the chance to get hands on with the new Denon Prime Series range. The new range consists of a VL12 direct drive turntable, SC5000 media player and X1800 mixer alongside Denon DJ's own music management software called Engine Prime. An incredible set-up the SC5000 media player includes built-in effects; digital, live and phono inputs and can seamlessly integrate with the rest of the Denon range.
The Denon DJs SC5000 features a dual-deck playback facility make the unit "2 decks in 1" with dedicated outputs for each layer, meaning a 4 deck set up is now more affordable and compact than ever before.
The media player is the first device of its kind to analyse b
Musikmesse 2016 takes place Thursday 7th April to Sunday 10th April at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. The shows sister event, Prolight + Sound is now fully underway and will run until Friday 8th April.
This time last year, we were all subject to widespread and frequent speculation regarding the future of Musikmesse and its format for shows to come, with the possibility of the show taking place at a later date in the calendar year and whether the show's audience would change, becoming more domesticated.
Now 12 months on and with just two days to go before the 2016 Musikmesse show begins, despite the sister event Prolight + Sound starting today, everyone has a much clearer picture and understanding of what to expect from this years show and what the 'new concept' entales.
The show will now be open to the public for the full three day duration and has relocated to the western section of the Exhibition Centre. This essentially means t
This years BPM show is celebrating a landmark ten years and with it comes a selection of exciting changes.
Following the #changeiscoming teaser, organisers Marked Events have recently announced these planned changes; a new venue, day shifts and even more focus, in addition to a few extra strategic moves.
The event will take place in September and like previous years, in Birmingham. However, for this years' 10th Anniversary event BPM and the PRO show will be fused together, creating one event, the BPM|PRO. By fusing these two shows together, both visitors and exhibitors are able to view and showcase a wider selection of cross-market products, across two distinct areas, DJ & Studio and Sound & Lighting.
The new DJ & Studio spaces will include everything in the DJ console, studio and production range. While the Sound & Lighting spaces will include everything sound and lig