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Proformance

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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.
I didn't suggest you play the whole song or the exact radio version. I'm suggesting that in a mobile setting the priority with respect to the dance floor is familiarity. People respond to DJs they can musically trust.

The number of DJs who claim to be "different" is well, everybody. In reality (and I get to hear a lot of DJs) their personal departures are off-putting and when we compare the DJ's assessment of the crowd to the crowd's assessment of the DJ it's not hard to identify the disconnect.

It's far more rewarding to differentiate ourselves on the basis of knowing how to rotate a dance floor, produce entertainment, and professionally host formality. The songs are already popular hits before we play them. There isn't anything we're going to do with the music that will sustain a dance floor more than continuity and familiarity.

It's often possible to find great DJs who don't mix at all that are better received and in more demand than those who do - the latter choosing music on the basis of his mix rather than the people he serves.
 
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Scott Hanna

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With a little extra time on my hands, I loaded my ipads with my own mp3 files. I was using Spotify as it was just faster to load song lists on there, but if I won’t be able to use Spotify with djay pro, I thought it made sense.
loaded 2 iPads, old iPhone, and current iPhone.I also found 2 old 30 gig iPods And an 8gig iPod touch. Loaded them too. Highly doubt I’d ever use these at a gig. Will probably leave them at the cabin At least the iPod touch had bluetooth😁. But these things seem archaic.
 

Scott Hanna

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Never tried Spotify. Own all my music...don'r trust no "cloud"...:pillno::pillwub:
I find it a good way to find the odd song here and there, as well as getting Lists of music easily. I always download the music so I’m not relying on a connection.
but again, this is all back up. Still prefer a laptop and my music I get from promo only.
on a personal level, it’s a great and quick way to get all of my music on all of my devices and an easy way to listen to new music. This stuff is downloaded too so I can have the music when I fly or at the cabin.
 

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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.
Back in the day, I bought boxed sets from Time-Life Music, Rhino, and BMG to build out my catalog of "oldies" and "classic rock." The warehouse clubs made it really easy to find "new to me" boxed sets for about $20 for 60 songs. I was well known (back in the day) for my collection of 50's and 60's music.

Download services would make that process different, and not necessarily any less expensive. Yes, I did get CDs that I had to rip & tag myself. But, I was also getting original artists and decent recordings. MANY of the online collections are not the original artists and the recording quality is not good. Buyer beware.
 

Proformance

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Download services would make that process different, and not necessarily any less expensive. Yes, I did get CDs that I had to rip & tag myself. But, I was also getting original artists and decent recordings. MANY of the online collections are not the original artists and the recording quality is not good. Buyer beware.
It's all there waiting for you. If not from retail sites then from record pools, and production houses. I know from experience that in the 80's as a club DJ using vinyl my music cost was $3,000 yr for one collection. By the early 1990's that same $3,000 was fueling over FIVE complete mobile CD collections.

By the time we get to digital pools my annual cost is down to $300 for ONE all digital collection. If I were still running 5 systems that would be only 50% of the single system expense. So, I've come full circle but my cost is just 10% of what it had originally been using physical analog media.
 
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