Music collection is behind the times.

dbstudios

DJ I think
Aug 2, 2018
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Walker Michigan
I have offered up idjpool.com before and think it may be apropos here. The have most new music and have kept what they have online for many years, so there is a back catalog. They even have an oldies section, though that is sparser since they can only post re-releases they are given.

Another one that is a little cheaper but also has some older material AND video, is BPM Supreme. They run about $20/mo or $30 for the premium version.
How many of those allow you to keep the music if you leave them?
 

steve149

Veni, Vidi, Lusi
Staff member
Sep 26, 2011
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Prospect, CT
How many of those allow you to keep the music if you leave them?
All pools do. You are paying for the right to access their music .. once you download it, it's yours forever. Only the streaming services (Spotify is probably the best for that) limit the life of a download (technically a locally cached version) to the length of your contract.
 

dbstudios

DJ I think
Aug 2, 2018
170
39
Walker Michigan
I tried one through virtual dj. When I cancelled the service so I could move to serato, I lost all of the music I downloaded. And that was after paying them $10/month for three months.
 

steve149

Veni, Vidi, Lusi
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Sep 26, 2011
36,989
Prospect, CT
I tried one through virtual dj. When I cancelled the service so I could move to serato, I lost all of the music I downloaded. And that was after paying them $10/month for three months.
That was a subscription service which is a different operating model than a pool.
 
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djcrazychris

DJ Extraordinaire
Jun 12, 2018
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my suggestion may be a bit of a different direction... but perhaps to cover yourself for the last 10 yrs in a general sense... watch other dj's videos such as myself, bob carpenter, sce event group, etc and see the tracks that are being used. Chances are you'll catch the ones from back then that may still be relavant today or are worthy of having just in case. Shazam is a great tool to identify track/artist
This was going to be my suggestion as well.... Rick Webb....Dj Mojo... DJ Barr are some other vids to look out for...

i used this same method...as i retired in 2009...and refused to even listen to new music for years.... i was so burnt out on keeping up with new releases at both the club and mobile work...i needed a break... When i got back into it in 2017... i just needed a quick refresher on what dj's were still playing...and what they had whittled out of the past 8 years... That combined with request sheets for youth oriented events had me up to speed in no time.

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djcrazychris

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Jun 12, 2018
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honestly...you only need about 5 to 7 percent of all the garbage you are going to see released in 10 years.... and its just going to muddy the waters of your crates.... please just cheat and watch dj gig logs on youtube for a few weeks straight.... u will find out all u need to know...

and rest assured...if ur catalog is current up to 2008....you have a solid base for what people are dancing to nowadays

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EERobert

DJ Extraordinaire
Aug 11, 2013
616
Hays, Kansas, United States
Here is what I would do until you can afford to join a pool.

A) Get a spotify premium membership ($10/month)
B) download DJay 2 from Algoriddim on a tablet (and phone but don't rely on your phone). It might be 3 or 4 dollars on the app/play store. It's been awhile since I had to buy the app.

Algoriddim has a deal with spotify that you can use spotify tracks on the DJay 2 app, IF you have a premium membership.

Also that list of songs on page one, is a great list. I live in bum fuck Kansas and I've played all but one of those this year. Get those songs for sure. If you haven't updated in 10 years there are others you're probably going to want to have on your main computer. But that will get you through.
 

azdeejay

DJ Extraordinaire
Apr 1, 2015
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Phoenix AZ
A lot of good advice being given, Promo Only is good for staying current, but not so much for back filling, Steve's idea of joining IDJpool is probably going to be best option in the long run with the overall cost for back filling your library.

I would check out those DJ Intelligence top track listings they put out, they are very useful.