DJ Mel. (Credit: Daniel Boczarski)
As of June 2020, Instagram will begin financially rewarding content creators who use Instagram Live. Through both the rollout of short advertisements and the new “badges” program, creatives will be rewarded for live fan engagement. Instagram’s updates were announced on their website on May 27 .
Created in part due to an increase in Instagram Live usage at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program, similar to incentivization programs used by online broadcaster Twitch, ultimately allows for creatives to earn revenue via their fanbase “tipping” during creators’ live videos. Also, the platform will utilize advertisements that play at the start of each user’s active engagement. The revenue from these ads will be paid at 55% to the creator, and 45% to Instagram.
Recently, DJs broadcasting live on Instagram had their sets flagged for copyright violations. As of May 28, DJs have been advised to play 90-second clips of music. Furthermore, they have reminded users that “people also have access to a library of custom music and sound effects at no cost using [parent company] Facebook’s Sound Collection.”
Instagram’s badge program will begin testing next month with a small group of creators and businesses. Over the coming months, it will expand across the US, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Spain, and Mexico. The badge icons can be purchased by fans during live performances and appear next to that fan’s name in the chat. Instagram has asked content creators wanting to be considered for badge access to fill out a short application form.
Stay tuned for more updates on live streaming as the practice continues to show promise within the DJ community.
Related Post: D-Nice’s Instagram Live Set Goes Viral
Developed by Prokofiev in 2006, Concerto For Turntables & Orchestra is a piece of classical music which features a DJ taking the role of lead soloist. The five-movement piece highlights scratching, phrasing, beat juggling, melodic tone play, and scratch drumming. Following in the line of DJ Yoda‘s inaugural 2007 performance, it has been performed either in-part or full, some 75 times in the past decade.
Watch a preview of the performance above and order the album here.
Related Post: DJ Brace Performs Turntablism Set With Orchestra
Scissors. (Source: Scissors)
The latest from Swiss DJ/production duo Scissors is a high-energy take on Madonna‘s “4 Minutes” featuring Justin Timberlake. Upon its release in 2008, the superstar collaboration became a number one hit worldwide.
“We wanted to do a follow-up remix on “Candy Shop,” which we did a couple of months earlier,” Scissors says. “We were searching for a melody/sound with a hard punch, which also would fit into house music. Going back and forth on what was good from the late 90s and early 2000s, one of us remembered having made a mashup of ‘4 Minutes’ back in the day when it was just released. We searched for the old mashup and instantly knew – this one’s going to be it. A huge lead sound, and the brass, paired with a strong four-to-the-floor drumkit. From talking about it until finishing, not even two whole days passed. ”
Preview Scissors’ “4 Minutes” remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
D’Maduro. (Source: D’Maduro)
The latest from Dutch DJ/producer D’Maduro is a moombahton take on Calle 13‘s reggaeton classic “Atrevete-Te-Te.” The song was a smash hit upon its release and led to the group winning three Latin GRAMMY Awards.
Regarding the remix, D’Maduro notes “I gave this bad boy banger some new life with some fresh percussions and chops!”
Preview D’Maduro’s “Atrevete-Te-Te” remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
The MikiDz Podcast is a talk-show that discusses news and topics in the DJ and nightlife industries. It is hosted by MikiWAR, DJ Dainjazone, and DJ Rell. The MikiDz Show, which is also hosted by Miki and Dainjazone, features live performances from the world’s most-skilled DJs.
Related Post: ‘MikiDz Podcast’: Think Before You Tweet
Watch Kwest’s routine above.
Related Post: DJ Kwest Mixes DJcity’s ‘New and Notable’ Tracks: May 8
New tracks that DJs should know about.
Below is a list of the most-downloaded tracks on DJcity during May 2020. To receive these updates via email, click here. 1. Megan Thee Stallion ft...
DJ Quik Check out this week’s edition of Beatsource’s TBT Hits list: DJ Quik - Tonite A G-funk party anthem from the West Coast legend driven by...
Japan's DJ IKU throws down a mix of funky tracks on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR's CH419. The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion features a DJc...
Below is a list of the most-downloaded tracks on DJcity during April 2020. To receive these updates via email, click here. 1. Drake - Toosie Slide ...
DJ Marvel. (Source: Facebook) Vancouver's DJ Marvel has dropped an eclectic and vibrant mix for the DJcity Podcast. His half-hour set features Afro ba...
Rising DJ/producer Matsu catches up with DJ Spider on this week's episode of The 20 Podcast. The Indiana native is the label manager at Craze's Slow Ro...
New tracks that DJs should know about.
Richastic. (Source: Richastic) Following up on the success of his DJcity Records release "Shy Guy," Richastic has delivered a remix of Mr. Vegas' danc...
Below is a list of the most-downloaded tracks on DJcity during March 2020. To receive these updates via email, click here. 1. Tyga & Megan Thee Stal...