Music Industry

Djaayz Launches First DJ Booking App

Djaayz is a platform that makes the DJ booking process easy, secured, and quick. The App was designed and developed by a London-based team of specialists with more than two decades of experience in the music industry.

Over the past decade, they’ve teamed up with the most renowned artists, brands, and digital professionals, and managed some of the biggest music events on the planet.

Create your profile for free on www.djaayz.com to be one of the first DJ’s available on the App (IOS/Android), in France and UK.

Fill in your profile carefully, with your bio, your best pics, your musical style and your rates, to give you more chances to get future bookings in your area with Djaayz.

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Related Post: Apple Music’s ‘Fire in the Booth’ Expands into Germany

Apple Music’s ‘Fire in the Booth’ Expands into Germany

Apple Music is expanding Fire in the Booth, the popular freestyle rap platform created by hip-hop DJ Charlie Sloth, into Germany.

Rap continues to rule the charts in Germany and starting from 16th May, the rap show, which has amassed over 1.4 billion views (across Apple Music and YouTube), will launch on Apple Music in Germany presented by DJ Maxxx.

Commenting on the launch, Charlie Sloth said: “I’m super excited that the Fire in the Booth brand is launching in Germany. There is so much talent in Germany right now and it will give the artist community a platform to showcase their skills to the world. I feel that DJ Maxxx is the right person to bring that authenticity as the host.”

Watch the Germany’s first Fire in the Booth, featuring Summer Cem’s freestyle, hosted by DJ Maxxx below:

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Technics Releases 50th Anniversary SL-1200 Turntable

To celebrate the SL-1200 series’ 50th anniversary, Technics has released limited edition direct drive turntable system, the SL-1200M7L. The latest product is a special edition model based on the SL-1200MK7, which was released in 2019. The turntable comes in seven different colors including red, blue, green, black, beige, yellow and white. Each color features a gold tonearm along with a special badge inscribed with serial number.

The SL-1200M7L retails for $1,099.99 and is available for pre-order now.

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Mojaxx Reviews Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-REV1 and DDJ-REV7

Mojaxx reviews Pioneer DJ’s new controllers, the DDJ-REV1 and DDJ-REV7 on the first episode of his new Beatsource Tech series. The DDJ-REV1 is an entry-level, two-channel controller for Serato DJ Lite, and the DDJ-REV7 is a two-channel controller for Serato DJ Pro with motorized platters that provides the mixer and turntable experience in one unit.

Both are part of the new DDJ-REV series that takes inspiration for its layout from a professional DJM-S mixer plus turntable setup and adds innovative features for open format DJs.

“The ‘REV’ series of controllers are a new and exciting chapter for Serato and Pioneer DJ,” says Serato Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren. “Following up on the DDJ-SB3 was never going to be easy, with a brand new layout and innovative features we’re confident beginners are going to love learning on DDJ-REV1. For our professional DJs, the DDJ-REV7 is one of the most powerful controllers we’ve ever worked on and it’s exciting to have motorized jog wheels make their debut on a Pioneer DJ controller.”

Watch Mojaxx’s review for the DDJ-REV7 above and for the DDJ-REV1 below.

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New Global Music Page Now Available On the DJcity Mobile App

New Global Music Page Now Available On the DJcity Mobile App

Earlier this year, DJcity introduced the new Global Music Page to their website. This new feature has now been added to the DJcity mobile app. The global music page allows users to easily expand their crates with our extensive catalog of tracks from around the world. A single subscription with DJcity includes full access to all five DJcity record pools for the price of one, including DJcity, DJcity UK, DJcity Latino, DJcity Japan, DJcity DE, and more to come, like our new South Asian catalog.

Watch Mojaxx‘s walkthrough below and download the DJcity mobile app here.

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Pioneer DJ Announces rekordbox Professional Plan With Unlimited Cloud Storage

Pioneer DJ has partnered with file hosting service Dropbox for the new rekordbox Professional Plan. The plan offers unlimited cloud storage for music libraries.

The rekordbox Professional plan is the first-ever DJ software to offer unlimited storage capacity via Dropbox. Users can upload their tracks to the cloud, which retains metadata such as playlists, hot cues, loops, and tags.

The plan allows DJs to create a database for each device they use. By backing up the device database, they can then can easily recover their library from rekordbox at any time if one device is lost or damaged. The plan also offers the ability to sync your rekordbox library across up to eight devices, for easy gig prep on-the-go.

Watch Pioneer DJ’s announcement video below and visit the rekordbox website for more details.

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Get Five Record Pools for the Price of One With DJcity’s New Global Music Page

Get Five Record Pools for the Price of One With DJcity's New Global Music Page

Here at DJcity, we always strive to provide our customers with great value and the highest quality of content. We are proud to announce our new Global Music Page, which highlights our extensive catalog of tracks from around the world. Our users will now be able to easily browse music from each region and use our powerful search filters to sort by BPM, Key, Popularity, Release Date, and Version Type. All of our regional record pools include Clean, Dirty, Intro, Instrumental, Acapella versions, and more.

Other record pools make users pay separate fees to access different content like Latin music, but at DJcity, all of our content is already included in your subscription. A single subscription with DJcity includes full access to all five DJcity record pools for the price of one, including DJcity, DJcity UK, DJcity Latino, DJcity Japan, DJcity DE, and more to come, like our new South Asian catalog.

Watch Mojaxx’s walkthrough below and expand your crates with music from around the world with our new DJcity Global Music Page.

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Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Streaming is the future of DJing, but DJs need to be able to mix with or without an internet connection. Today, we’re excited to announce that Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, which enables DJs to mix without Wi-Fi, is finally available in Serato DJ. The update, which is integrated with Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5, follows over a month of public beta testing.

Asher “Styles Davis” Finkel, at Beatsource, says:

“We’re super excited to be the first service to bring offline mode for streaming content to Serato DJ. We know that DJs need to build trust with streaming technology, and our offline locker will provide the stability and insurance they need. This is a watershed moment in the way DJs get music.”

Download Serato Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 here and start your free trial of Beatsource LINK here.

Watch a tutorial on how to use the offline mode below:

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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.

Related Post: 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 Joe, Busta Rhymes, Rich The Kid, Anderson Paak, Tory 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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