Category Archives: MUSIC

DJ Music Subscription Services

By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe You’re not imagining it if it seems like DJ pools (music services that provide content to professional DJs at professional-only prices) are everywhere you look on the web. A quick Google search uncovers an enormous number of MP3 pools, video pools, Latin pools, hip-hop pools and even Old…

Song Selection for Teens

By Shayn Satten, “Teen Entertainment Specialist” With so much music to choose from, and so many versions and remixes of songs, how do we choose what song/version/remix to play at a teen party? Just like adults, some teens prefer the original radio versions, while others prefer cool remixes with added beats and bass. I did…

Music to Fit Your Audience – Programming: Part 2

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor Last month, in Part 1 of this series, I began a discussion of programming with an eye on selecting music to fit your audience. However, audiences can vary widely and you may have a group of middle school kids at one event and a senior citizens’ dance at your next….

Silence is Not Golden

By Elisabeth Scott Daley, WED®, ABC,™ As a society, we are programmed to have music accompany everything we do in life. From Commercials and Soap Operas to Action Pictures and Horror Movies, music not only conveys emotion, it amplifies it. However, this is nothing new. Ever since the days of Vaudeville, and even back in…

Music to Fit Your Audience – Programming: Part 1

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” A couple of weeks ago, our Publisher & Chief Scribe, Stacy Zemon, suggested I explore the topic of programming music sets for various types of events and audiences. I agreed, but upon later consideration, determined that I had stepped off into deep water. Music programming theories can be as varied…

Jazz – The Roots of Our Musical Tree

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” In an interview, trombonist J.J. Johnson observed, “Jazz is restless.  It won’t stay put and it never will.”  Jazz, in its various incarnations, now spans over 100 years – from ragtime to the present day, making it nigh impossible to define.  Music scholars spend hours trying to succinctly define jazz…

Folk Music

by Dave Austin, “Music Professor” When I decided to write this article about folk music, I was thinking only of the folk music that came on the scene back in the late 1940s, 50s’ and 60s. You know, “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” and so on. It had not occurred to…

Learn How to Mix in Key

Well, do you? Punk!

by Dave Austin – “Music Professor” Punk rock, which came on the scene back in 1974 in the U.S, Britain and Australia, is deeply rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now called protopunk music. Without getting overly academic, the punksters, determined to be aggressively modern, turned away from what they perceived…

Music’s Biggest Night

by Mike Walter – “Multi-Op Corner” You watched the Grammy’s last Sunday night, right? I mean, we make our living playing the music that our clients love, so what better way to stay “in the know,” then watching “Music’s Biggest Night,” right? Well,I certainly did, and as I always do, I Tivoed it so I…