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Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Coming to Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Coming to Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Coming to Serato DJ

In October, after months of anticipation, Beatsource integrated the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for open-format DJs with Serato DJ. It was a groundbreaking advancement; however, it was just the beginning of their partnership with Serato.

Today, we’re excited to announce that Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, which enables DJs to mix without an internet connection, is coming to Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 soon. You’ll be able to mix anywhere with Beatsource LINK.

Can’t wait? You can test Beatsource LINK’s offline mode in the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 here.

Don’t have Beatsource LINK? Try it free.

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Watch DJ IKU’s Quick Mix for Episode 25 of GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

Watch DJ IKU’s Quick Mix for Episode 25 of GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, showcases his turntablism skills while performing an open-format quick mix on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion’s routine features scratches, tone play, and wordplay.

Watch DJ IKU’s performance above.

Tracklist:

1. NO NAME’S prod. ACKO – IGP
2. Cardi B – Up – DJ YaA$$ Remix
3. Eddie Cochran – C’Mon Everybody
4. Tropkillaz – Baby Baby
5. TroyBoi – Baby
6. 2 Chainz ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil Duval – Can’t Go For That
7. Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)
8. Kanye West – Sunday Service – f r a n c h i s e Intro
9. Nelly – Hot In Herre
10. Erica Banks ft. Travis Scott –Buss It Remix
11. Sean Paul, Stefflon Don, Idris Elba, Wiley ft. Idris Elba – Boasty
12. DJ CAPITAL-T & L+key ft. MARIA – Ginger

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: Are Athletes the Worst Tippers?

'R.O.A.D. Podcast': Are Athletes the Worst Tippers?

On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew spoke to former Red Bull 3Style Southeast champion and US finalist, DJ KU. The Tampa Bay native explained why Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan both have a reputation for being horrible tippers.

The fellas also discussed a recent tweet from Bella Fiasco defending DJs for streaming on Twitch.

Watch an excerpt above and the full interview here.

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Have a Scratch Conversation With DJ IKU on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

DJ IKU

Need to brush up on your turntablism skills? Join the 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion, DJ IKU, for a scratch conversation on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

In this audience participation video, the renowned turntablist scratches for four bars and allows the listener to repeat his patterns or come up with their own.

Plug in and follow along with DJ IKU above.

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Beatsource Launches First-Ever Licensed DJ Edits

Beatsource Launches First-Ever Licensed DJ Edits

Beatsource Launches First-Ever Licensed DJ Edits

As DJs, we know how important it is to have versions like intro edits and instrumentals in your arsenal. That’s why our friends at Beatsource have teamed up with Create Music Group and EMPIRE to offer exclusive DJ versions of thousands of tracks from their catalog in the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for open-format DJs. The versions include “intro edits,” whereby approximately 15 to 30 seconds of the instrumentals are added to the beginning and end of the track to facilitate easier mixing. Instrumentals and acapellas will also be available.

The collaboration is the first step in Beatsource’s broader initiative to authorize and monetize DJ edits for streaming, which has never been done before in the music industry. The initiative will provide DJs with official DJ versions while introducing new revenue streams and data for artists and labels.

Beatsource’s President, Brian “DJ Quickie” Wong​, says:

“While streaming has saved the music industry from over a decade of declining revenues, DJs were left out of this wave of innovation because they were never officially provided with the content they need. … Not only does this collaboration create, for the first time, an authorized and monetized channel to stream DJ edits, but artists will gain unprecedented insight into how DJs are playing their music … We can now track things like how many plays a song is getting in the clubs, who played it, and performed to what size audience. This information was never aggregated until our forward-thinking partners at EMPIRE and Create helped challenge the music supply chain to better serve the most important tastemaker in the industry, the DJ.”

Create Music Group’s EVP of Operations, George Karalexis, comments:

“Alongside the rise of streaming we’ve seen a striking downturn in the tools and resources that music creators and record labels offer to open-format DJs, an extremely important group of tastemakers that can really help to break new artists. In order to re-engage this vital part of the music promotion ecosystem, we’ve opened up our catalog to Beatsource who have tailor-made a huge catalog of custom mixes and edits for their vast network of DJs. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with them as our catalog grows and their network of DJs expands.”

EMPIRE’s Founder and CEO, Ghazi, adds:

“EMPIRE’s focus on innovation through technology has transformed providing independent music to the world … and the support of the DJs as tastemakers and record breakers has been integral to our success. We know these tools are essential to DJs, and this partnership with Beatsource will ensure that our most dedicated supporters have access to the right content to continue making an impact with our artists. Salute the DJ.”

Create Music Group and EMPIRE have mined deep into their catalogs, identifying some of their most popular tracks, and assembled a variety of DJ edits exclusively for Beatsource. Tracks included in the first wave of edits include hits by Fat JoeBusta RhymesRich The KidAnderson PaakTory Lanez, the Insomniac Records catalog, and more.

Beatsource is currently engaged with the major labels to ensure their content is included as licensed DJ edits by April. In the meantime, hits from Create Music Group and EMPIRE are now available exclusively to Beatsource LINK and DJcity subscribers.

Don’t have Beatsource LINK? Try it free.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: Investing 101 With DJ/Producer Scott Melker

'R.O.A.D. Podcast': Investing 101 With DJ/Producer Scott Melker

On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew spoke to DJ/producer and current host of The Wolf Of All Streets Podcast, Scott Melker. The renowned crypto trader and advisor shared his advice for new investors entering the crypto and stock markets.

Melker also explained why he decided to become a full-time investor after having his SoundCloud page taken down due to copyright infringement crackdowns.

Watch an excerpt above and the full interview here.

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