Category Archives: Programming

Music As a Motivator

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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…

DJ Tips in under a minute: play for the whole crowd

DJ Jay Brannan say’s: Play for the whole crowd. Simple, just be a professional but play for everyone at the right time during the night! And when a song requester sends up 5 people to request the same song thinking you’ll rush to it, remember to play to EVERYONE!

DJ Education What Prince Can Teach Us About Programming

Did you know Prince got booed off the stage in the early 80s? MC Mike Walter tells that story this week and what we as DJs can learn from it.

Is There a Future for Pop Music?

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By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I was driving back to home base earlier this week and had one of the satellite channels on the car stereo, and as I cruised down the interstate, I focused on some of the songs being played.  In doing so, it simply reinforced my long-held belief that pop music is…

Fun With Samples, Looping & Chops

This is the kind of stuff DJ Brian S. Redd likes to do when he can’t sleep. Enjoy!

Famous Musicians You Never Heard Of – Bob Hilliard

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By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” A couple of days ago I was working in my studio, and as usual, had some music going on the sound system.  Although I’m not a great country music fan, I must admit, I’ve always enjoyed country-pop singer, Ronnie Milsap. So, when his “Any Day Now” (originally released by Chuck…

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

DJ Brian S. Redd attempts to explain this.

Famous Musicians You Never Heard of – John D. Loudermilk

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By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I was wandering through one of the music stores in Nashville some time back and I struck up a conversation with another fellow as we were inspecting some item of gear.  After a few moments, we got round to introducing ourselves and he told me his name was John Loudermilk. …

BSR’s Top 20 Classic Rock Tracks For Mobile DJs

These are Classic Rock DANCE SONGS for a USA mobile DJ mainstream audience. Most are 60’s & 70’s, with some 80’s & even a 90’s track. They are all up-tempo. These are for a mixed audience (not a Biker bar) & most should appeal to people other than Classic Rock.

How Mobile DJs Can Use Spotify

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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…