In part 1 of this two-part article on music copyright, David Bilan answered questions on music ownership, penalties for infringement, and ways to legally use the tracks you need. Now he goes on to share more options that children’s entertainers have regarding songs and sounds for their shows.[Read more...]
Questions on music copyright usually come up in any discussion among kids and family entertainers. To help shed more light on this matter many of us feel we need to learn more about, David Bilan has kindly shared this pack-load of information. See it below.[Read more...]
Using Backing Tracks in Children’s Shows:
Kids Entertainer Tips for Adding Sound Effects and Music to Make Your Production Bigger & BetterAmong the tried and tested ways to make any show outstanding is to add backing tracks. Music and sound effects do make performances livelier, funnier, and more professional, and they even allow you to insert a voice character in your program and prompt your audience to react.
Listen to this interview and get a heap of tips from Mark Beckwith and Obediah Thomas on how to use—and create—your own backing tracks.[Read more...]
In my previous post The Best Children’s Gig, I compared 7 venues for which children’s entertainers perform. I offered my experience on the pay one could expect, and my opinions about the pros and cons of each venue. In this post, I wish to talk about which performing styles (disciplines) work best for each venue.[Read more...]
Thinking of getting a P.A. system to use in your gigs but you're not sure what things to consider to make the right purchase? Steve Wickenton is here to help. See his comprehensive guide on portable P.A. systems below.
In my last article, we discussed what songs to play at a kids disco party. Now that you know what music can fill the dance floor, it's time to look into a specific kind of party--the school end-of-term disco or some other big school dance event.
In this post, I'll show you how you can apply normal birthday party principles and entertain 100 to 150 (and more) children.
What songs fill the dance floor and when is the best time to play them. More tips for kids entertainers...
How to Use Music to Entertain Kids
with Richard Welsh
Richard Welsh, Kids DJ and children’s entertainer, talks about how to use music to entertain kids, what kind of music to use, how to stay up to date with what kids enjoy, including watching Disney and children’s films...
I’ve got an idea for a Kids Song – Now What?
So you’ve had an idea for a kids song for while now and its going nowhere in a hurry. Whether its sitting in the back of your mind, on a scrap of paper in a drawer, in a notebook in the bottom of a cupboard or even if you’ve made an appointment with a studio to record your song – its time to bring it out of the closet. I meant that literally. Go get it. Now...
Your kid’s song has the potential to change lives and make the world a better place. You owe it to humanity to get it out there making a difference. You owe it to yourself too. I’m serious. Kids’music has changed more lives than any other genre. So if you want to make a difference in the world, get your song and get excited, because I am going to show you how. [Read more...]
Dance Floor Fillers: Kids disco party ideas and tips
A strange title for a specialist Kids DJ you say!
Before I offer advice about music content and how to have a successful children's disco party it’s always in the preparation. I always have a list of games to play because children will not constantly dance for a 2 hour disco party. A few simple games you can use are included in this article ...