Category Archives: MUSIC

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…

Beginner DJ Lesson About Using the EQ On a DJ Mixer

Ellaskings (The DJ Tutor) gives this helpful lesson for newcomers.

DJ Request Burnout

DJ Brian S. Redd talks about ways to cope with it.

“Temples of Sound” – Legendary Recording Studios

Recording Studio

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I grew up in a small southern town and became involved in music recording about the same time I entered my teen years.  Some buddies and I formed a band when we were thirteen years old and would frequently practice at a local radio station after it had signed off…

Music Giants You’ve Never Heard Of

The Rutles

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I had a rather lengthy meeting last evening with a bride and groom, and among the numerous topics discussed, were song selections for their ceremony and reception.  The couple want several selections that are a departure from the usual songs we expect. With this in mind, I found myself thinking…

Intermediate DJ Lesson on Snapping in the Loop

ellaskins (aka DJ Tutor) gives a lesson on snapping a loop into your music set.

Playing Smooth Jazz at Events

Smooth Jazz

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” You, too, may have attended an event at which the background music just wasn’t quite appropriate and intruded on that time when guests were enjoying their cocktail, socializing, or having dinner.  A recent question posted by a fellow DJ struck on this topic when he asked about using smooth jazz…

Set Lists vs Music Programing – What’s The Difference?