Playlists, Songs & Music Charts

Articles on mobile DJ playlists, song ideas, and music charts ranging from country and rap to oldies and current Top 40.

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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Organizing Music For A Wedding

April 18, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. Another quick tip, I use Serato ITCH and as you can see over here, I make crates for dates, meaning today's wedding is the bottom crate, it says 6-9-12 and this is the crate. Now, the other thing I do is I set it up so I put a color next to the songs that are important. These are all songs that I know I have to play for certain things later in the night, cake, garter, bouquet, things like that. So I find it easiest so I can find them in an instant within the crate. Just a quick 60 second or less tip from me, DJ Jay. So if you find that helpful, do it. Thank you.   ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Check Your MP3 Files.

February 28, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. You see these things scrolling past on the screen, these are songs. They are in a program called MP3 Validator. And what this is doing is it's going through and looking and if it sees a problem, it will log it. If it's not a problem, it will say okay. Then I can set it to go back in and fix, if possible, the files that it has found are corrupted. It could be anything from the title, the ID3 tags, what setup as far as the encoding was concerned. I've had issues with certain sites, buying tracks from then and then scanning them and seeing a problem and it will come up on this, because there are certain tracks I've bought on certain sites. There is no problem, just when they were encoded with LAME, it gave a problem. So MP3 Validator, go to Google, find it, it's a free software, I'll ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #203 – FEBRUARY 2019

February 26, 2019 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #203 - FEBRUARY 2019 MBLV23 in the Spotlight While we have been including material by or about Mobile Beat Las Vegas presenters in last few mags, this final issue before the event features an extra helping of MBLV23 goodness. Also, some gear news in the form of a NAMM report (part 1 of 2) and a look behind the scenes at the development of Denon DJ's Prime 4. See you in Las Vegas! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: SPOTLIGHT ON MBLV23 How to Social Media in 2019 - Vanessa Joy Phil Morse of Digital DJ Tips - Ryan Burger and Dan Walsh The Truth About DJ Prices - Matt Martindale “Ask Ben Stowe... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Free Software For Editting Music.

February 21, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is a free program called Audacity and I use it to do edits. And what I'm doing right here is I'm cutting out the intro, I have a track. So now I've saved the track, now I'm going to go to the beginning of the track and I've cut out that intro. I can view the track, I can make the wave smaller, I can cut out different bits and pieces, I can add transitions, I can add loops and effects, I can do whatever I want. You can import your audio, you can have fadeouts, you have a bunch of different effects, you can put loops, you can have all these effects added when you put a section in, kind of hard to see. I'll put a link in the description where you can download it, but this is free. It looks similar to other programs that you can spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on,... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Great Site For All Your Music And Video Needs.

February 7, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. I don't know where you get your music, but this is a great place to get your music, it has everything. You can get the clean edits, you can get video, you can get various series. This is some of the best money you're going to spend being a professional DJ. It's very easy to go out and get, let's say not the best quality music. The thing I love about Promo Only POOL is the fact that they allow me to download Wavs or MP3s, plus it keeps your history, plus it allows you get access to all different files and it is definitely the sweet way to go. You've got to pay for your music, you can't mess around, the days of the illegal music servers should be done, I know they're not, but just a quick tip, if you need great music, here you go, under a minute.   ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #202 – JANUARY 2019

February 2, 2019 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #202 - JANUARY 2019 Get It Started Well, here we are at the beginning of a brand new year. Seems like an appropriate time to look at the idea of "getting started." In this issue you'll find: - Key things for beginning DJs to think about - What first-time Mobile Beat Las Vegas attendees need to know - How beginning with thorough music preparation helped a DJ truly rock a major event - A look at new vehicles for mobiles - because you have to get there first - An insightful analysis of audience dance floor behavior So...let's get this party started! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ( PS: Yes, I appreciate the irony of an issu... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Beatport For Your EDM Needs.

January 3, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is Beatport. This is a website that I go to to get my dancier music, more of the club stuff, my EDM, house, progression, chill, ambient, all those things. You see up here we have a genres and you see they have all these different genres. It'll also make suggestions for you. If you go down here, you can see it's telling me recommended tracks based on my last order. Songs here run anywhere from $1.49 upwards of, I think, $2.49. You can also buy albums. You can follow DJs, artists, remixers, labels, producers, anything you want. When I need the really good dancy stuff when I'm doing shows, this is my go-to site, Beatport.com, it's free to join, you get an account, you can download tracks and buy them in WAV or MP3. So I'll put a link down here, DJ tips in under one min... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Create A Time Line With Songs And Names For Your Wedding

December 27, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is an actual timeline from a wedding I did, wow, three years ago. As you can see, it outlines what time everything is going to happen, names for things, first dance names, who's giving a blessing, who's giving the toast, any changes, the father/daughter dance had not been decided yet, bouquet toss, last dance, all those things. I do this for every wedding. Even if I have a coordinator who's sending me a timeline, I do this for my eyes, because I want to know that everything is included and if I suddenly stepped away and had someone come in and jump in my wedding, they would have all the information they needed to do a great job. So whether you have a coordinator or not, when you meet with your clients, go over their timeline, jot down your own notes, have your own gu... [read more]
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Promo Only Welcomes Jim Weisz to its Sales & Marketing Team

December 26, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Orlando, December 13, 2018: Promo Only Inc., the industry’s largest licensed provider of promotional music and music video, today announced the addition of PrimeCuts regional manager, Jim Weisz, to its team of sales & marketing professionals. “We’re very excited to have someone with Jim’s talent and experience joining us,” says president and co-founder, Jim Robinson. “His shared passion for music and knowledge of what drives today’s mobile DJ market make him the perfect addition to our staff.” Jim will be assisting his many PrimeCuts customers to transition easily and affordably to Promo Only Online (POOL), as well as helping develop a POOL product line that mirrors well known Prime Cuts selections such as PrimeCuts Weekly, PrimeCuts Monthly, and more. “Obviously the history and... [read more]
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The United States Invite You to Sing and Dance All Year

December 17, 2018 by Mobile Beat
If you’re travelling to the United States this year, or if you live in the US, there are a great many music festivals during all months and all over the vast country.  These festivals usually feature one type of music so you can travel from venue to venue, sightsee on the way, and hear fantastic music throughout your trip.  One thing about the many music festivals that dot the landscape: they compete to some extent with casinos that also dot the landscape.  But the people who come to these music festivals are generally content to play free casino games on their laptop or mobile device! In this short piece, we’ll focus on music festivals in North Carolina.  As relatively small as North Carolina is, it has a very large selection of festivals. Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention This two-day ... [read more]