The DJcity mobile app has been updated with new and improved features. In addition to a streamlined user interface and enhanced functionality, the app offers improved cohesiveness with the new DJcity website for a more consistent cross-platform user experience.
Key features and improvements:
• Added search auto-complete.
• Added search result filters.
• Added option to filter search results by exact matches only.
• Added sorting options for search results.
• Added key filters.
• Added reset filter button.
• Added genre filters.
• Added genre sorting.
• Added locale-based monthly charts.
• Added ability to change music preferences inside the mobile app.
• Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.
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To change the language that is displayed on our website, click on the menu in the upper-right corner, and select your preferred language and locale.
Related Post: Personalize Your Music Preferences on DJcity
If you want to see more international music in the “new releases” section, head over to your account page, then click on the “music preferences” link to select the types of music you’re interested in.
Refine your results and only show matches of your EXACT search term by clicking on the red search text. Click again to toggle back to show ALL search results, including partial and “fuzzy” matches.
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Download your entire crate by clicking on the “Send All Tracks to Desktop App” button. The songs will automatically be sent to your computer where the Desktop App is installed, anywhere in the world.
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Access your download history by navigating to your account page, then clicking on the “download history” link. There you will find all your downloads within the last year.
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The DJcity desktop app has been updated with new and improved features. In addition to a streamlined user interface and enhanced functionality, the app offers a new custom file naming feature that allows users to personalize their downloaded files with artist, title, version, bpm, genre, key, or year.
Key features and improvements:
• Personalize your downloaded files with artist, title, version, bpm, genre, key, or year.
• Expanded support for international languages.
• Fixed freezing issue that could occur when downloading very large crates of 100+ songs.
• Improved installer: internet connection no longer required.
• Improved compatibility with macOS Yosemite.
• Various other improvements to ensure a smooth download experience.
Download the updated DJcity desktop app here.
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DJcity has launched an updated and redesigned website with new and improved features. In addition to a new sleek and modern design, the site offers powerful search filters, an advanced recommendation engine, and custom playlists designed to make music discovery simple and efficient.
The website redesign enhances the functionality of the DJcity desktop app with easy single-page access to download, crate, and send songs directly to the app for batch downloading. The improved search engine adds the ability to search for genres, charts, and more to help users find and download what they need quickly.
Key features and improvements:
• Download tracks while browsing without opening a new page.
• Ratings and comments no longer required.
• New persistent preview player features: songs continue playing as you browse the site and waveforms.
• New option to refine search results to exact matches only.
• Simplified filter and sorting capabilities, with new one-click genre filters.
• New filter by key functionality.
• New remixer pages to find all songs from a single remixer.
• Streamlined navigation of new releases, most popular, exclusives, playlists, and more.
• Logins are now persistent across multiple browsing sessions.
• New user account page: update credit card, view billing invoices, cancel subscription.
• Users can now view download history.
Check out the new DJcity website here.
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DJ Louis XIV. (Source: Vanity Fair)
As of June 2020, Instagram will finally financially reward content creators using Instagram Live as a creative and broadcast portal. Via both the rollout of 10-15 second ads in Instagram Live, as well as new program, “Instagram Badges,” creatives will be rewarded for live fan engagement. Instagram’s updates were announced on May 27 via a blog post.
Created, in part, due to a 70% 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 tune-in fanbase “tipping” during creators’ live videos. As well, the platform will engage in ads that will 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. There is no word, as yet, regarding how long a user must be engaged with the live stream for the revenue to be paid.
Many would presume that the spike in online DJ and music sets, including, but not limited to, the likes of D-Nice and the Verzuz concept would have a significant role to play in the development of this revenue concept. In the month and a half between D-Nice’s March 22 DJ set (which peaked at 150,000 users) to Jill Scott and Erykah Badu’s May 9 Verzuz battle (where 750,000 users tuned in), Instagram Live engagement with well-advertised musical events grew 400%. Unless paid for by a third-party sponsor, these are events that are occurring for free.
Four Color Zack (and others) have adapted to online DJ sets. Moreover, there is potential that festivals like Coachella will either be rescheduled entirely or be streaming-only events. Instagram making a financial play to help content creators and brands having to adjust live-first activities to the current digital-only era makes sense.
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.”
Badges 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. Instagram asks content creators wanting to be considered for Badges access to fill out this form.
Within the past month, numerous updates to Instagram’s relationship with the DJ community have occurred. This is likely the first of many updates on a creative and financial level between the portal and the creative community.
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After weeks in beta, Pioneer DJ has released the official version of rekordbox 6.0.1. The latest update to their popular DJing software includes support for the open-format music streaming service Beatsource LINK.
When using rekordbox’s Performance Mode, DJs can access Beatsource LINK’s music library, including curated playlists and charts, and mix them with the songs in their rekordbox library. Beatsource LINK PRO subscribers can store up to 50 tracks in an offline locker within rekordbox, and Beatsource LINK PRO+ subscribers are able to store up to 100 tracks.
Version 6.0.1 also includes such upgrades as an enhanced music analysis algorithm and Cloud Library Sync, which allows rekordbox users who subscribe to its Creative Plan to sync playlists across devices.
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