Algoriddim Djay apps (they have apps for pcs, macs, tablets) allowed you to integrate Spotify directly with other music sources so you could mix seamlessly between them. Spotify pulled the plug on the integration, so Algoriddim went and integrated to SoundCloud and Tidal.As one who does not use Spotify (always BUY my music from Google Play), what does this mean?
Next question...why??Algoriddim Djay apps (they have apps for pcs, macs, tablets) allowed you to integrate Spotify directly with other music sources so you could mix seamlessly between them. Spotify pulled the plug on the integration, so Algoriddim went and integrated to SoundCloud and Tidal.
Most consumers have abandoned physical CDs, so a lot of new stuff, especially mixes, are only available via streaming services. So it makes sense for DJ apps to integrate with those services as alternative music sources (Serato, Rekordbox and Traktor already do with SoundCloud Go).Next question...why??
Tidal will probably be closer to Spotify .. SoundCloud Go+ will have a lot of music, but is focused on the music maker.I have used DJAY Pro with Spotify at a few events, and I liked being able to do so.
Will SoundCloud Go have access to all the same music as Spotify?
They will have to do it exactly the we've always done it - they will have to purchase music to create that library. That's a whole lot less expensive to do today than it was in the CD or Vinyl era.But I do think it will become increasingly difficult to build a back catalog of MP3s for DJs that are starting out.
I realize I mentioned the record pools. But I'm worried about the ability to actual purchase the media going away. Apple is already leaving (left?) that business.They will have to do it exactly the we've always done it - they will have to purchase music to create that library. That's a whole lot less expensive to do today than it was in the CD or Vinyl era.
The advantage today is that they can buy just the downloads that makes the most sense. For example, the entire greatest hits album of Michael Jackson, and just the single "Lady in Red" by Chris Deburgh. The can also get compilations of oldies and one hit wonders or whole decades collections.
They also have the luxury of doing it over time and for specific events, buying only what is necessary for the current schedule of events. Most new DJs start out playing for their peer group - for which a pool will easily set them up. With each new gig that steps outside their comfort zone the DJ can work with that client to determine a specific playlist. That playlist accomplishes two things - it results in a happy customer and at the same time educates the DJ with regard to classic and older hits they may not have been familiar with.
There's always going to a source. Players come and go, new ones emerge.I realize I mentioned the record pools. But I'm worried about the ability to actual purchase the media going away. Apple is already leaving (left?) that business.
The record pools are nice because having an intro, quick hitter, acapella in/out, etc. make it much easier to mix a faster and dynamic set. Those tools are very difficult for the average DJ to create on their own. And those tools simply aren't available commercially, even if I wish they were.
But as the world moves more towards streaming for consumption, I think there will be far less providers of the actual media because demand is dropping off a cliff.
I think there are more than enough mobile DJs playing the full version of songs as they appeared on radio. And while I certainly don't think I go overboard with remixes in a wedding environment, using them tastefully and other tools to get into and out of songs creatively works. As does some selective word play and other fun ways to not sound like exactly every other wedding DJ in town.The "average" DJ has no real use for the dub and a Capella versions of a song which is why they only turn up on pools. Those are useful in clubs to keep the regulars form getting bored with the mix - which is driven repeatedly by new releases and current hits.
The mobile market is different and you really want to be mixing more music in less time rather than more bits and pieces. I realize there's a lot of this being done on radio mix shows but that DJ is spinning to an empty studio and honestly most of it sounds like total crap. You'll get a far better reaction and following if you're able to mix more of the songs people want exactly the way the expect to hear them. Remixing to a live audience that is not already high on drugs is a bad idea.