Kutcorners and Mr. Sonny James, members of Serato’s artist relations team, were featured on this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast. The two discussed how the company’s commitment to listening to its users and giving back to the culture has contributed to its success.
Kut and Sonny also gave tips on how to avoid some of the common issues that DJs encounter while using Serato DJ, as well as the lack of unity in the scene.
Watch an excerpt of this week’s interview above and the full episode here.
Beatport, the leading online music store for DJs, has sold its Beatport Sounds business to Loopmasters, the leading online store for sound packs and plugins. The deal includes an investment in Loopmasters by Beatport.
Launched in 2003, Loopmasters includes a download store for sound packs, a cloud-based subscription service called Loopcloud, and the Plugin Boutique.
Over the next year, Beatport will integrate Loopmasters’ product suite into its website.
Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels said:
“Our partnership with, and investment in, Loopmasters illustrates Beatport’s commitment to delivering the best products to our loyal customers and the global DJ/producer community. Loopmasters’ long history of delivering a world-class product and customer experience is going to be a valuable asset for Beatport’s more than 36 million annual visitors for many years to come.”
Loopmasters’ Founder and CEO Matt Pelling said:
“We are thrilled to integrate the Loopmasters product suite into the Beatport site, enhance our sound library with their licensed sounds catalogue and gain access to the amazing artist and label relationships they have cultivated over the last 15 years. The combination of these two great companies will surely create an unparalleled product offering for emerging and established producers around the world.”
Katy Perry performs at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. (Credit: Douglas Mason)
After a week-long trial, a California jury has decided that Katy Perry‘s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” unlawfully borrowed elements from another song.
Christian rapper Flame, a.k.a. Marcus Gray, claimed that the hit song copied the beat of his 2008 track “Joyful Noise.” Perry and Dr. Luke, who co-produced “Dark Horse,” both insisted that they had no prior knowledge of Flame’s song.
The jury has yet to decide on how much Perry and her collaborators, who also include featured artist Juicy J and co-producer Max Martin, owe Flame in damages.
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Would you leave a comfortable, steady gig for one that offers more money? MikiWAR, DJ Dainjazone, and DJ Rell discuss the pros and cons on this episode of the MikiDz Podcast. The crew also talks about knowing your worth as a DJ, and how to increase it.
Watch above on this week’s Tips and Tricks.
On this episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew talks to veteran club DJ and promoter, DJ Butch. The Carson, California native discusses Los Angeles’ current bottle service scene and the extravagant presentations at some of the high-end clubs.
Butch also talks about his transition from being a battle DJ to becoming a successful club DJ and promoter, and how DJs who struggle with getting booked can jump-start their careers by throwing their own parties.
Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.
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