June 15, 2009 — The first of several seminars to be held during the 1st Annual Higher Ground Record Pool (HGRP)/1 Accord DJ Alliance on Sept. 21-22, 2009 have been announced. This event is a milestone which marks the creation of the 1st National DJ Conference for the Faith-based community.
Classes will include:
Music From My Heart-Orchestrating Your Business and Your Life based on the eponymous second book written and led by DJ Ray Mar.
Overview: Ray Martinez aka Ray Mar will touch on topics that will challenge and motivate DJ/Entertainers to get to the heart of how to do business properly and more effectively with time tested principles by dealing with moral-based issues.
Sound – Taking it to the next level / Sound Judgment – How are you treating your sound? Audiotransfusion – The Truth About Audio Conversion led by Tim Gilchrist of IGIT Productions.
Overview: In today’s market the battle between analog verses digital recording and processing is making headlines. In order to compete, your project must be mastered by a professional engineer who understands the benefit of both. Mastering is more than an art; it’s a science that must be skillfully demonstrated.
Traveling and Performing With Recording Artists led by DJ Robbo of Avalanche Music
Overview: Class will cover the technical aspects, ministry duties and responsibilities while experiencing deejaying from the aspect of a traditional musician.
The HGRP continues building momentum and setting a new industry standard by signing on as the Official DJ’s of the 2010 Xist Gospel Cruise. This cruise is designed to be the hottest, craziest, for real Holy Ghost Party on a ship that you could ever imagine! No only will the cruise have Daily Worship, Put You On! (Concert Series/Taping), Choir Competition, Fitness Workout, Rhythms and Runways (Fashion Show), New Artist Showcase, but Xist has partnered with the HGRP DJs to spin at ALL the many after-parties each night! “Many companies overlook this part of the cruise itinerary. On the 2010 Xist Urban Gospel Cruise, after you have heard some of the best musical guest this industry has to offer, you can come party with them as we cruise to the Bahamas” states DJ Lace- HGRP Atlanta Chapter- Prez.
Another giant milestone was achieved this week as the HGRP welcomed aboard the National Association of Mobile Entertainers (N.A.M.E) to their Christian DJ Conference in Sept. As the date draws closer, more and more DJs are registering to attend the 1st “DJ Centered and Industry Based” Christian Conference designed to educate, empower, and mobilize Gospel/Christian DJs while equipping them in grassroots promotions and business stabilization.
As the largest Mobile Entertainer / DJ association, NAME is constantly striving and seeking to advance the industries it serves. NAME continually seeks to develop strategic relationships that aid not only the industry but also each respective member’s company. NAME has the strongest internal referral network anywhere and provides all its members with access to top level advanced education, premier insurance protection/polices, essential business benefits, industry certification and various other benefits that help members access to all the tools they need to build, grow and sustain their businesses.
“Many of our DJs have been a member of NAME for years and are proud to welcome their support. The fact that many halls and venues only allow insured DJs to spin says a lot about where this industry is heading and with the help of NAME, we will empower our DJs to raise to the new standard” -Dr.D.- HGRP New York Chapter Prez goes on to say..
Register TODAY for the 1st Annual Higher Ground Record Pool & get a FREE HGRP DJ Conference T-Shirt! (First 50 paid attendees)!! www.highergroundrecordpool.org
HGRP was established in 2001 as an International liaison between Gospel music and its consumer base composed of over 17 million church members. With chapters currently in New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia, they have become the first Gospel DJ Pool to report and chart to STS in 2008. HGRP was created to provide a network for the niche ministry work of God’s mobile soldiers.