How many of you can play a CD at an event?

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jamesanderson59

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Before I took my sabbatical I still kept my CD players and a MiniDisc player in my set up and that was one of those reasons. I keep the MD player because it’s easy to dial up skits and routines I’ve put together and also for quick editing. I’m ex radio and theater arts so I show off like a dog.
 

Jeff Romard

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Learning is defined as a change in behavior as a result of experience. :laugh:

You are correct but I still don't ask a client if they require a CD player, Record Player, Cassette Deck, Reel, or a Gramophone. I do ask if they have any special needs and I do have in my contract that any media must be on a thumb drive/portable hard drive but still occasionally there are surprises
 

Scott Hanna

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You are correct but I still don't ask a client if they require a CD player, Record Player, Cassette Deck, Reel, or a Gramophone. I do ask if they have any special needs and I do have in my contract that any media must be on a thumb drive/portable hard drive but still occasionally there are surprises
Sure surprises happen. But much less surprises happen with some preparation. I never ask a client if they need a cd player, I ask them to tell me about the music they want and anything important that's going to happen. The cd issue will most likely come up then.
I did a party last year, and during our consultation, when asking them about music, they said they had some very old music they'd like played. They said they could bring cd's and cassettes if needed. I said the best way is for them to get me the songs on a list. Every song they wanted was available on Spotify. If it wasn't, I'd ask them for the cd's before hand so I can ensure it worked and I could have a back up. I told them this was much better than finding out at the event that one of the songs they really wanted couldn't be played. I believe this sends a message that what they want is important to me and just bringing an old cd player to play an old cd is a recipe for disaster.

So no, I don't bring a cd player with me. If after our preparation, someone brought a cd and expected me to be able to play it, that's on them. Odds are the song would be available online somewhere if it was really needed.
 
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Jeff Romard

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Sure surprises happen. But much less surprises happen with some preparation. I never ask a client if they need a cd player, I ask them to tell me about the music they want and anything important that's going to happen. The cd issue will most likely come up then.
I did a party last year, and during our consultation, when asking them about music, they said they had some very old music they'd like played. They said they could bring cd's and cassettes if needed. I said the best way is for them to get me the songs on a list. Every song they wanted was available on Spotify. If it wasn't, I'd ask them for the cd's before hand so I can ensure it worked and I could have a back up. I told them this was much better than finding out at the event that one of the songs they really wanted couldn't be played. I believe this sends a message that what they want is important to me and just bringing an old cd player to play an old cd is a recipe for disaster.

So no, I don't bring a cd player with me. If after our preparation, someone brought a cd and expected me to be able to play it, that's on them. Odds are the song would be available online somewhere if it was really needed.

I agree wholeheartedly and I ask pretty much the same question and it's so rare it's pretty much a non issue. From a DJ's standpoint it seems silly to assume that we aould have a CD player I wouldn't think from a clients standpoint it's as silly to assume