Mike Fernino has been a professional DJ since he started off as a 15 year old back in 1984. Starting his own company, Music In Motion and expanding to full-time status in the early 90’s. Mike also became actively involved with DJ organizations including a local association called the Connecticut Professional Disc Jockey Association where he served as director. During that time he became very passionate about DJ education and helping others to grow and improve in order to raise the industry bar.
It was in 2001 that Mike organized a small get-together of DJs at a local establishment to trade and share ideas. It was so successful that another event was planned, and then another and so on. The gathering became known as “DJ Idea Sharing” and turned into a huge local event in the New England region holding 2-3 live events each year. The networking event soon expanded into podcasts, chat forums and appearances at Mobile Beat. But it was the Facebook group which blew up and turned into one of the largest DJs groups in the world, as well as the industry standard flag ship for DJ idea exchange.
Mike still performs as lead DJ/MC of his company performing over 100 events annually with no slowing down in sight. As for DJ Idea Sharing, it continues to grow as a non-profit entity to benefit the DJ industry with a You Tube channel, blog and website promoting DJ comradery and professional idea exchange.