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Riding the New Wave

By Dave Austin, “The Music Professor” I’m going to toss out a few groups and you name the musical genre into which they fall:  Adam...

Should DJs Be Music Moral Guardians?

By Dave Austin “Music Professor” What's Appropriate? In preparing for a recent birthday party for a group of thirteen year olds, the sponsoring parents expressed concern...

Professional DJs Are Made – Not Born

By Dave Austin “The Music Professor” “I’m a DJ.” For many of us, that’s our answer when asked about our profession.  Whether full or part-time,...

Predicting the Future of Pop Music

By Dave Austin, "Music Professor” Let me state up front that trying to predict the future of pop music is probably a dumb thing to...

How to Get People Dancing

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” Scenario:  You’ve arrived at the venue, set up your gear, checked your sound and lights and you’re ready to rock...

Motor City Music: More than You'd Think

By Dave Austin – “The Music Professor” At a mention of the city of Detroit, it’s likely that "The Motor City" and "Motown" will instantly...

Return of the Ballad

By Dave Austin the "Music Professor” It seems to me that there’s been another subtle shift in pop music tastes recently. After years of often...

Basic Song Structure for DJs

By Dave Austin the "Music Professor” As DJs, we know and play a lot of music, but how much do we really know...

The Origins of Country Music

By Dave Austin, the “Music Professor” Nashville, “Music City USA,” is just a short drive up the road from where I...

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