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: Spotify For On And Off Line Music

July 18, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This one is a new service -- not too new, but new to some of you, maybe -- called Spotify. Now, Spotify is a music service. You can go on and play songs, pick out music, play them, make a playlist, do whatever you want, but the big thing is this, it's this $10 per month program, their premium service. It not only lets you play songs off your playlist whenever you want, but the big thing is right here, you can even listen when you're offline. So you put together a playlist of music, you go to a gig, you've got music in an offline player, you can now pull it up if you had to. And certain programs will run this, i.e., DJ 2 uses this. So if you have an iPad, iPhone, you have DJ 2 on it or you have a DJ 2 controller, you can now use Spotify offline. So check it out, Spotify, i... [read more]
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5 Reasons To Get Your Kids Into Music

July 10, 2019 by Mobile Beat
You might hear one of the other moms rant and rave about their kid’s music program. They are watching their kid learn and grow as they progress through the basics, and the future looks so bright. I’m sure this sounds at least somewhat familiar, but you need to know something. It’s never too late to get your kids involved in a music program and they are generally easy to find. Say you live in New York city and your kid is showing an interest in playing the saxophone. How can you help your kid learn the saxophone? By going to google and typing in,  “Saxophone Lessons NYC,” and finding them a program. Now that you know how to find your kid lessons for their musical instrument of choice, let’s look at 5 reasons you should make that search and get your kids into music. read more]
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The Top Music Festivals in Maine for Summer 2019

July 2, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Summer is upon us once again and so are music festivals that are meant to draw big crowds and give everyone the time of their lives. While Maine isn’t usually thought of as the best place to go for music, the fact is that it is a hidden gem in the world of entertainment. That’s why we’re going to check out the top music festivals for Maine coming in Summer 2019 so you know where to go and what to expect. Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival The first musical festival that you might want to see if you’re in Maine this summer is the Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival. This one features the Bluegrass genre of music, so it might not be for everyone. Even if the music is not your cup of tea, there is plenty to do for all the people that come. Arts, crafts and food typically appear in the crowd and you ... [read more]
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Why You Should Still Hire a DJ for a Wedding Reception

June 30, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Weddings are a time of celebration that is typically filled with love, food, and music. Yet, the modern day has seen more people opting to put on a music playlist at their reception instead of hiring a DJ. However, there are some serious benefits that you get for your wedding reception when you hire a DJ that you miss out on otherwise. That’s why we are going to take a look at the reasons you should hire a DJ for your wedding. They’re Professionals The best reason to hire a DJ for a wedding reception is that they are working professionals that have honed their art. They are going to be able to tell the bride exactly what they offer, the associated costs, and then justify their position as a part of the wedding reception production. They will instill in brides the confidence that they know what to do, ho... [read more]
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The Top Asian Music Festivals coming in Summer 2019

June 28, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Just about any DJ that is interested in worldwide music will be thrilled to learn about the events happening in summer 2019. One of the areas of the world that is starting to get a little more recognition for music festivals is Asia. That’s why we are going to take a look into some of the top Asian music festivals that are coming out this year. The long and short of it is that this summer is going to be one to remember. We the Fest 2019 This festival is hitting its stride in the middle of July, providing people with a wide variety of music from all over the world. While the main stop will be in Indonesia, there will be a lot of different kinds of music being played. Among them include Alvvays, Anne Marie, 6Lack, and more. Any DJ that wants to be in the crowd for some live music in Jakarta will want to s... [read more]
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Every Waffle Needs Syrup

June 26, 2019 by Jay Maxwell
One of my favorite breakfast treats is a waffle. When I order breakfast at a restaurant, I often order waffles. If there isn’t syrup on the table, the server will usually ask what flavor I’d like. It would be silly for me to order just syrup, but a waffle without syrup is downright bland. It’s the syrup, sometimes maple, perhaps raspberry, or my favorite, blueberry, that brings the waffle to a higher level of enjoyment. Taste buds rejoice when the sweetness of the syrup embraces the tongue. The child in me resurfaces when I pour the syrup on the waffle, because I always ensure that every square indentation of the batter receives its fair share of... [read more]
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Top 5 Songs that Every DJ Can Play to Bring a Crowd to Tears

June 25, 2019 by Mobile Beat
DJs have a lot of power when they are in front of the crowd and making people hang on every note of a song. That’s why DJs need to have a great repertoire of songs that they can bring out to work the crowd. For those musical artists that are going to be employed at a wedding or other place where tender dating is happening, there is a need to have some really weepy songs. Here are five modern songs that any DJ can play to bring the room to a standstill, make people speed-dial their exes, or long for a hug. “Hello” by Adele The first song has to go to the queen of breakup music herself, Adele. The song “Hello” is so famous for its ability to make people stop what they’re doing and reminisce about lost love that there are memes and videos about it. Even SNL had a go at the song to show the pote... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Tuesday Night Music Live

June 20, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. I know I've talked about these guys before, they're friends of mine, I do a lot of videos with them, it's John Young over at the Disc Jockey News. But he has this new feature on Tuesday nights live that he's doing with Brian S. Redd. They're doing a twohour chat session, I caught it tonight and it's all about music and what are you playing and tonight's was songs for your dance floor from 2001 and it's a Tuesday night live music thing. And then over here, they've got a chat session going and it's actually really, really cool. It was great to talk about old music, great to hear about this stuff and it's live and it's a different year or decade every week. And the cool thing is we do all these shows and we want to learn, we want to see things and this is just a continuatio... [read more]
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It Brought Me Here: Music in Gaming

June 6, 2019 by Mobile Beat
If you trawl through the comments under music videos on YouTube, which can be a mind-boggling experience in itself, you’ll often come across series of comments that follow a similar pattern; namely, that a certain advert, television show, movie or video game brought the viewer to the page. Often, this is the case for forgotten artists and remixes, or those who have not hit the mainstream. The viewer has heard a snippet of something they like, then went search of the source on the internet. Video games, in particular, can pick up some bizarre licensing agreements with musicians. It probably stretches back further than you think. Ocean, a now defunct maker of games for Spectrum and Atari, licensed the music of everyone from Frankie Goes to Hollywoodto Journey in the early 1980s. Neither the games, nor the ... [read more]
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Engage your gig’s guests through RequestNow!

May 23, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Today’s DJ industry is more competitive than it has ever been. Engaging with your guests and building your own personal brand are crucial to staying successful and relevant. Traditionally, song requests were seen as a pain. Guests would come over and shove their phone in your face, perhaps spilling their drink on you in the process. People were shouting at you while other guests felt intimidated to approach the DJ booth. There had to be a better way to connect. Cue RequestNow. RequestNow is a modern engagement platform that simplifies the song requesting process while also acting as a DJ branding and marketing tool. RequestNow allows guests to tex... [read more]