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‘MikiDz Podcast’: DJ Amen is Giving DJs Tax-Free Money

In this week’s episode of the MikiDz Podcast, Young California’s DJ Amen sits down with the crew to break down their fundraiser supporting out-of-work DJs. The guys also discuss the current state of clubs, radio, and live streaming.

Watch the MikiDz Podcast above. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Mixcloud, and Spotify.

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.

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Instagram To Pay Content Creators Via ‘Badges’ Program and Ad Revenue


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.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: DJ E-Man on Why He Decided to Stay at Power 106 After Big Boy’s Departure

DJ E-Man

On the latest installment of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew spoke to Power 106‘s program director, DJ E-Man. The Los Angeles radio legend shared his reasons for not leaving Power 106 after his long time collaborator, Big Boy, left the station in 2015.

E-Man also explained why he decided to ban Chingy‘s music from Power 106 after a hostile encounter with the rapper and how Nick Cannon ended up taking over The Morning Show.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Matsu Talks Battling in 3Style and Goldie Awards, Working at Slow Roast: The 20 Podcast

Matsu

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 Roast Records, and the New York City representative at DJcity and Beatsource. He has also competed as a finalist in the Red Bull 3Style and Goldie Awards. Matsu discusses his experience battling and what he’s learned from working at Slow Roast, among other topics.

Watch the interview above. An audio version of the podcast is also available on all major platforms.

Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs, producers, and other music industry professionals.

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‘MikiDz Podcast’: MikiDz Boxing Club

As clubs begin to reopen in certain areas, MikiWAR, DJ Dainjazone, and DJ Rell talk about the best way for DJs to get back in the game. They also talk about keeping active, live streaming, and the unsung heroes of the nightclub – bathroom attendants.

Watch the MikiDz Podcast above. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Mixcloud, and Spotify.

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.

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Mr. Switch Joins Ural Philharmonic Orchestra On ‘Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra’

Conductor Gabriel Prokofiev‘s Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra has been re-released, this time featuring four-time DMC World DJ Champion Mr. Switch alongside the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.

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