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How to Advance a Show and Prepare for a Successful DJ Gig

What’s a DJ’s worst nightmare? Arriving to a gig to find: the event was poorly promoted the equipment set-up is all wrong it was cancelled last minute all of the above Chances are you said all of the above, and for good reason! When you start booking gigs regularly, you want to ensure that each show runs

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Pioneer DJ’s Popular All-In-One DJ System Gets Upgraded to XDJ-RX2

Pioneer has released an official introduction of their updated all-in-one DJ system, the XDJ-RX2. With improvements made from its predecessor, the XDJ-RX, this stand-alone DJ system allows you to leave your laptop at home and perform anywhere, controlling music stored on your laptop via rekordbox dj, or directly from USB devices. The new two-deck, two-channel system inherits features and

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Pioneer Announces Rekordbox 5.0 and DDJ-XP1 DJ Controller

Pioneer DJ just announced the latest in rekordbox software, version 5.0, as well as the DDJ-XP1 add-on controller, designed to help you get the most out of rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs. For dedicated rekordbox users, these new additions promise to bring a whole new sphere of creative possibilities to DJ performances. Rekordbox version 5.0 got some notable improvements and

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Pioneer DJ Announces DJM-S3 Mixer and DDJ-SR2 Controller for Serato DJ Users

Pioneer DJ announced today their new DJM-S3 mixer and DDJ-SR2 controller with dedicated features for Serato DJ users. Keep reading for more details: DJM-S3 Pioneer’s new 2-channel DJM-S3 mixer offers a new entry point for Serato DJ users. With its built-in sound card inherited from the professional DJM-S9, you can plug into your PC/Mac and start using it

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When Spinnin’ Records Purchased by Warner Music Group in $100 Million Deal

Warner Music Group, one of three of the largest major music labels, has purchased Spinnin’ Records for an astounding $100 million. Spinnin’ Records is arguably one of the most successful dance-labels worldwide. With a dedicated online fan base of more than 26 million followers on social media, the Dutch EDM label serves a mass-audience on various

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Native Instruments Debuts Latest MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL Hardware

Native Instruments has announced the next generation of their Maschine and Komplete Kontrol production hardware: Maschine Mk3 and Komplete Kontrol Mk2 S49 / S61. Both units have been re-engineered to inspire nonstop creativity with more intuitive workflows, optimized layouts, vivid visual feedback, and deeper studio integration. MASCHINE Mk3 With features like an integrated sampler and two

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New Pioneer DJ HDJ-X Headphone Series: Superior Sound and Durability Starting at $99

Whether you’re an experienced producer or a DJ just starting to make your own music, productivity and time management in the studio are necessity. With email, text messages, conference calls and in-person meetings, it’s easy to get distracted. We’ve compiled a few ways to focus your energy during studio time and make the most of

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New Pioneer DJ HDJ-X Headphone Series: Superior Sound and Durability Starting at $99

Pioneer DJ announced the latest addition to their headphone family – the HDJ-X series. Created with a high quality audio design, these over-ear headphones are durable and made to handle heavy use in any environment. Starting at just $99 for the HDJ-X5 model, touring DJs on the road at gigs and festivals may find these to be a great

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Berklee College of Music Online Introduces First DJ Course: “Learn to DJ with Traktor”

Beginning this fall, Berklee College of Music Online will introduce their first ever DJ course called “Learn to DJ with Traktor.” The course author and instructor, Mike Henderson, also known by his DJ/producer name, ENDO, is the creator of the most widely-used Maschine mapping for Traktor Pro and founder of MIDI Monsters where he sells his custom Traktor

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Review: A First Timer’s Experience of the DJ Expo

Since the first DJ Expo in 1990, DJs, producers and industry professionals have made an annual pilgrimage to Atlantic City, New Jersey for an exhibit hall full of top gear and unique networking opportunities. For some, attending the Expo is a given, but for others, it can be difficult to travel to, as well as pretty costly. Our

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Build Your DJ Brand Part 7: Riders

Now that you have all of your essential branding pieces in place, and you’re booking more gigs, it’s time to put together your rider. A rider is a simple document that covers all of the equipment you need for any given performance. It should be very clear about the equipment that you will bring versus what the venue or event will provide.

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Sony Music Working with Dubset to Collect Royalties For DJ Remixes

Announced today is Sony Music’s new deal with New York-based technology company, Dubset Media. Sony becomes the first major music company that will partner with Dubset to help their artists and rights holders earn royalties for material used in DJ mixes streamed online. With Dubset’s MixBANK technology and cross clearance network, samples are identified in recordings and then proper credit

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