Founder of DJ Idea Sharing
Mike Fernino founded DJ Idea Sharing in 2001. See “About Us” for the full history of DJIS.
Mike is a professional DJ and MC who began his career in 1984. He started his business along with his father and called it Music In Motion. As Mike gained experience he became a specialist in weddings and private events. Music In Motion evolved into a multi-system operation and has become a complete private events company performing at over 3000 functions.
Mike’s first involvement in the DJ industry began in 1996 as a member of the Connecticut Professional Disc Jockey Association.
He later joined the board as membership director of the CPDA.
After the creation of DJ Idea Sharing in 2001 Mike became heavily involved in chat forums which led to a exclusive DJ Idea Sharing chat forum and then led to the start of a podcast on Mobile Beat Radio. MB Radio closed up shop and the DJ Idea Sharing Podcast soon stood alone as the DJ industry’s official podcast with episodes featuring notable guests like Chubby Checker, Freedom Williams, Coolio, and Warrant, to mention a few.
The podcast also opened up speaking opportunities as Mike presented seminars at Mobile Beat, Wedding MBA, Las Vegas DJ Show, Photo Booth Expo and DJ Expo.
Mike was invited to podcast live from Mobile Beat and DJ Times conferences and was invited to be a judge in the 2008 DJ of The Year event as part of DJ Expo in Atlantic City.
In 2012 Mike created a specialty workshop called the Lighting Symposium which is hosted in Minneapolis annually.
Most recently Mike was host of the 2022 Photo Booth Expo in Las Vegas and continues to assist PBX and MEX with their annual events.
Now, Mike proudly launches this website to act as a portal for consolidation of all his platforms which all benefit DJs and promote education and personal growth in our industry.