Remember when record stores were staffed, owned, and run by people who were first-and-foremost passionate about the music? What if later this month, the electronic music world went back to its roots, and a confederation of DJs, labels, and producers teamed up to buy back Beatport from the ashes of Robert Sillerman's SFX and run it as a community resource? Read on and imagine how this could happen - and what might change in Beatport's future.
There are only a handful of online DJ music stores out there - but still enough that it's not always clear where DJs can look the best deals. We decided to take on the challenge for you, crunching the numbers to find out what the average prices of 320 MP3s and WAV tracks are on Beatport, Wasabeat, TrackItDown, Juno Download, Traxsource, WhatPeoplePlay, and Bleep. Keep reading to find out what sites to shop around and what type of prices to expect when buying DJ music.
As things get increasingly shaky for SFX Entertainment, many are wondering how a company with a popular digital music store like Beatport could have gotten so off track. Today, an industry insider points out ten mistakes that Beatport made – as well as a few things they did very well.
For years, Beatport has staked a claim as one of the top music stores for DJs - but just like any other product, there are competitors on the market. A clever Reddit user has taken the top 2200 songs from each Beatport category and written a Java program to compare them to Amazon's pricing. Keep reading to see his Amazon vs Beatport findings and why many DJs might want to consider shopping around for their music.
We’ve all watched carefully as SFX Entertainment, founded by Robert Sillerman, has consolidated a large part of the electronic music events market under one conglomerate. The company hasn’t been able to solve some serious financial woes, and as reported in the Wall Street Journal early Monday morning, is filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. What does […]
Making a piece of music is only half the battle. Individuals forget after they signed a contract with a label, the next step in the business of music. Who owns the actual master recording? How is the label working to secure all of my royalties? Should I register my track for further protection? I have over 1,000 plays on YouTube, does that mean anything? Will I ever see any money? In this article I will try to answer these questions and present a way for the electronic music industry to gain more revenue for artists.
With Digital DJ software, DJs have several creative tools at their disposal: 4 decks, multiple FX, and sample decks such as the Serato DJs SP-6 sampler player or Traktor Pro 2’s remix decks. These sample decks can be loaded with one shot samples, loops, instrumentals and acapellas for remixing. Today Ryan Dejaegher shares 5 sources for great samples, loops, instrumentals, and acapellas to load into your sample decks.
Today Native Instruments announced it will be spearheading a movement towards multi-channel audio files aimed at empowering new styles of DJ mixing. While the tools needed to create and playback stem files are being produced for Traktor at first, the format itself is open source and may be supported by other DJ software and hardware in the future. Continue reading for an inside look at this exciting new format.