Filling music gaps

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Good Morning everyone

First time posting here, I’m a retired DJ, out of the loop for over 10 years.

Im getting back into the swing of things on a limited basis, I’ve been asked to do some corporate events and such. My go to platform is Traktor pro and I just picked up a Traktor S3 to have some fun with. I typically pair that with some QSC K10s and I’m off to the races ( minus the lighting of course)

My question is about music, with my being out of the biz for 10+years I’ve got a significant gap in my music that Im not sure how to fix. Most of the music services I’ve found offer some backdating but not as far back as I’d like to go and I’m hoping to not have to purchase individual months

Traktor (and Serato I believe) won’t play music downloaded from Apple Music so I was wondering if there was a DJ pool in existence that will allow me to selectively fill the gaps?
 
Welcome to the board Juice if you get a chance say Hi in the introductions thread.

I don't know where you are from but you could check with Xtendamix They have an extensive back catalogue. It's all video but it's easy to convert to audio and then you have both. Tell them Jeff sent you :)
 
Hi Jeff, thanks for the info, I did things backwards. Posted my question and then introduced myself lol.

Im from Sudbury, Ontario Canada.

Nice I'm down on the East coast Sydney Nova Scotia
 
How much is it?

I pay $50 Canadian for 100 downloads a month so that would be less than $40 American. There are other packages also
 
You likely do not need to fill in a the full 10 years worth of collecting. Honestly, 60% of what I play is from 10+ years ago. Good dance / party music is timeless.

Look at the Mobile Beat Top 200 list. If you have most of these, you will have a reasonable core collection to use as a basis for a variety of events. There are likely several new-to-you artists on this list...look for popular songs from those artists.

https://www.djintelligence.com/pages/mobilebeatprint.asp

Look at the "Now That's What I Call Music" CDs. You an buy the mp3 version for $7-10 each. Start with the latest version, and work backwards. Going back 2-3 years should be more than sufficient - but if there are specific songs that you want/need, you can use these CDs to fill in gaps and likely pickup several additional songs as a bonus. Here is a link to the current latest CD in the series.

https://www.amazon.com/music/player/albums/B0CRSRM3L7

Look for winners and notable performances on that various reality singing competitions - The Voice, America's got talent. You can get singles from those shows on iTunes, and Amazon music.
 
Good Morning everyone

First time posting here, I’m a retired DJ, out of the loop for over 10 years.

Im getting back into the swing of things on a limited basis, I’ve been asked to do some corporate events and such. My go to platform is Traktor pro and I just picked up a Traktor S3 to have some fun with. I typically pair that with some QSC K10s and I’m off to the races ( minus the lighting of course)

My question is about music, with my being out of the biz for 10+years I’ve got a significant gap in my music that Im not sure how to fix. Most of the music services I’ve found offer some backdating but not as far back as I’d like to go and I’m hoping to not have to purchase individual months

Traktor (and Serato I believe) won’t play music downloaded from Apple Music so I was wondering if there was a DJ pool in existence that will allow me to selectively fill the gaps?
Do you have Itunes? You might also look at Ondesoft Apple Music for downloading music music from Apple. And, check out DRmare/Tidal Music. Unfortunately, you will need and Apple music account. ITunes playlists import directly into Tracktor. I use Tracktor S3.
DJ Intelligence Top 200 and 100 each year have a pretty good track record of good to play music. Of course, just ask for listings from our members here at ODJT. I'm sure many will be glad to catch you up-to-date.

BTW...welcome to the board. I'm Art and located in Melbourne, Florida just South from Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, FL.
 
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