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Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …

Leadership

Is Fanburst The New SoundCloud?

Fanburst is a new platform for DJ/producers to upload their original music to – it’s like SoundCloud, but with a less cluttered interface, unlimited …

Music Industry

How To Get Noticed Online As A DJ/Producer

In part one of our Zero To Hero: How To Hustle For DJ/Producer Success series we covered seven micro income streams to keep cash coming in while you …

Gary Vaynerchuk

7 Big DJ/Producer Myths Busted

Fear is one of the biggest hurdles to making music, like "what if I produce something and it doesn't sound good?", or "what if no one likes it?". So …

Dave Grohl

Where Are All the Female Music Producers?

Eight years ago, when Alex Hope was 16 and first interested in music ­production, she Googled images of "female producers." "I only came across …

Jack Antonoff

Social media is dangerously affecting artists' mental health

It was easy for HAAi to tell when her career was kicking off: the levels of hate she started receiving online started surging uncontrollably, like a …

Mental Health

What it takes to be Britain's best music producer

<b>The Brits have named Steve Mac as the best British Producer of 2017.</b><p>He'll pick up the award on 21 February after he co-write and produced the most streamed track of all time, Ed Sheeran's Shape of You.<p>Last year he also worked with Pink, Rita Ora and Zara Larsson and is off to a busy start this year.<p>…

Rita Ora

How to Avoid Burnout as a Musician

By Angela Mastrogiacomo<p>This article originally appeared on the ReverbNation blog<p>As I write this, I’m currently facing my own version of burnout. It’s …

Sustainability

The Secret DJ on walking the fine line between cool and commercial

"The thing is, cool doesn't entertain you"

Music Industry

Review: Fakin’ the Funk? Low-Bitrate Detection Utility

Your DJ music collection may be infected with tracks that lie about their bitrate. It’s not uncommon to discover MP3s, FLACs, or WAVs that say they …

Cybersecurity

This DJ Brilliantly Mashed Up 2017's Biggest Hit Songs

For a decade now, DJ Earworm has been releasing a mash-up of 25 of the year’s top <i>Billboard</i> songs. The annual “United State of Pop” release is a …

Finally! The selector became as treasured as the producer this year

<b>We're surveying 2017 across a series of features. First up, the rise of the selector...</b><p>DJs who don’t have a hefty back catalogue of released records …

Apple 'On Schedule' to Terminate Music Downloads by 2019

Apple is scheduling a complete phase-out of music downloads from the iTunes Store by early 2019, per sources at the company.<p>Apple is aggressively …

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

Leadership

The art of disruption: How CDJs are changing DJing

CDJs may have made mixing easier, but they've also ushered in an exciting new era of DJing. Michelle Lhooq reflects on the possibilities they've …

Music Production

How To Charge Higher Fees For Your Mobile DJ Gigs

So your gig diary is filling up and you are happy with the way that your mobile DJ business is growing. However, you do some market research and …

Music Industry

4 Ways To Create Memorable DJ Shows That Pull Crowds

If you’ve been gigging for a while, you may have realised that pulling a crowd for your shows can be tough, especially if it’s in an unpopular venue …

Public Speaking

Jazzy Jeff Interview: “I Lost All My Tunes 5 Minutes Before A Gig”

I caught up with Jazzy Jeff backstage at the BPM | PRO Show 2017, following an outstanding DJ set where he played everything from vintage soul to …

Electric Guitar

10 principles of great music web design

Make sure your website stands out with a flawless design, pulling in your fans. These tips will get you on the right track!

UI Design

The Importance Of Music In Our Lives

This quote expresses man's relationship to music in every culture and throughout every historical era. Regardless of an individual's sex, age, …

Flute

5 Secrets To Getting the Most Out Of DJ Loudspeakers

DJ loudspeakers can be daunting – there are a ton of models to choose from in different configurations. There are “active” and “passive” speakers, …

Audiophile

Pioneer DJ Wants To Control Your Lights Too Now, With ShowKontrol

Pioneer DJ is getting into the automated visuals game: It just announced a partnership with lighting control company TC Supply. They have …

Home Automation

How important is your gear to your client?

A recent Facebook post in a busy DJ group prompted me to examine the question “How important is my gear to my client?” In said post, the DJ in …

Product Management

The 10 essential tracks to listen to with new headphones

10 essential tracks to try when sampling a new pair of cans<p>As <i>The Verge</i>’s resident headphones obsessive, I hear a few questions quite often: what are the best Bluetooth headphones, where can I find those $1,000 cans for less than $100, and what music do you use for testing in your reviews? The first …

Are you making these 10 mixing mistakes in your home studio?

When people ask me questions about mixing, they’re often worried about whether they’re doing something wrong. They’ll ask whether they “should” be …

Music Production

Tips for Warm-Up DJs

If you’re just starting out as a DJ, chances are you’ll be playing warm-up sets for a while. There’s an important difference between the role of …

Concerts

Artist Advice Column: How To Stay Creative & Beat Writer's Block Pt. 1

Creativity is the lifeblood how musicians make great music. Without it, they are stuck rehashing the same things over and over again. However, there …

Creativity

The realities of DJ battles — by a competitor and organiser

Inspired by a social media post, our own Ray aka Arkaei offers his own experienced perspective on the issues facing the DJ battle scene.For the very …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Right Flow

First off, I want to thank all those that attended my “Advanced Mixing Seminar” at the 2016 DJ Expo in Atlantic City, N.J. And just so you know, I am …

Music Production

21st-Century Jocks

At the top of his DJ wish list, John “DJ Gallifrey” Horne in Huntington, Pa., says he’d forever banish audience members who continually demand that …

Music Production