Category Archives: MUSIC

Step-by-Step POOL Set Up Instructions

This video guides new Promo Only POOL subscribers through the set up process and how to customize preferences. POOL is the most comprehensive Digital DJ Music and Music Video Pool in the world. For more information on signing up or expanding your Music and Music Library with classics and future classics, visit http://promoonly.com/pool

How to Underscore your Weddings

By Elisabeth Scott Daley, WED®, ABC™, “A Passion for Performance” Every client wants a fun wedding reception, but some also have a theme in mind, and it is our job to assist our clients and support that theme with a complementary musical underscore. If they don’t have a theme, this is not your “cue” to…

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…

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