Category Archives: Organization

Music As a Motivator

Heart & headphones

By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” You know how there are different types of intelligence? For example, emotional intelligence, street smarts, etc. A friend of mine recently observed that our career (as djs) requires a type of intelligence that helps people connect to music and movement. It inspired me to pull a book off the…

The Return of Vinyl – Chapter II

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By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I’ve recently had a new studio built in the hope of having sufficient space to house my (not small) vinyl and CD libraries, my office operation and, in the not-too-distant future, a broadcast facility.  Already, I’m wishing I had opted for a larger building, and as with most such undertakings,…

How Mobile DJs Can Use Spotify

Spotify

By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” This article pertains to the music streaming provider Spotify. Spotify is a fast-growing company that offers users the ability to stream music from a catalog of 30 million songs. Other than the typical non-participants like Prince, The Beatles and Garth Brooks, Spotify’s depth of music is incredible. It has offered…

Using Music Playlists To Grow Your DJ Business

Music Playlist

By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” As DJs, we regularly compile playlists in preparation for parties. Have you ever thought to publish these playlists on your website or blog? Alternatively, playlists can be shared in your sales kits. Listed below are five reasons to publish your playlists. Following the list of reasons, I’ll share information about…

Pre-Planning Pays Big Rewards

Pre-planning

By Dave Austin, “The Music Professor” “Their reception was so disorganized.  They wasted a lot of time fumbling around trying to decide what to do next.  I tried to fill with music, but the guests were getting bored and losing interest.  The reception was over in about two and a half hours because almost all…

Are Vinyl Records Gone Forever?

Vinyl Records

By Dave Austin “The Music Professor” I was prowling around the local music store this past week and, as always, I found my way to the area where the vinyl recordings are kept.  To my surprise, a bright new wall display had replaced the shabby bins into which records had formerly been relegated.  Now, the…

ERG Pooltraxx Review by DJ RuDe

DJ/VJ RuDe gives you his unbiased review of ERG Music Service’s Pooltraxx, which features unlimited audio and video downloads of all popular genres at an unbeatable price!

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 about the songs we work with? I’m fortunate to have studied and played music and have a basic understanding of musical structure. However, not everyone had such an opportunity, so let me…

DJ Video Network is YouTube for Disc Jockeys!

If you’re tired of searching around endlessly on YouTube for quality videos that can show you skills to be a better DJ and run a more profitable business then check out DJVN. www.DJvideoNetwork.com features gear reviews, tutorials and much more!

Organizing Digital Music Files

DJ Brian S. Redd shows a nice clean way to organize your digital music files using a computer and a hard drive.