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How To Build A Blooming Business Without Experience

The floral industry is a $34 billion dollar retail business, and BloomNation is claiming a piece of that industry. Based in Santa Monica, BloomNation is a platform that allows local floral designers to operate online. Three friends decided to embark on an industry they knew nothing about in August …

Entrepreneurship

Serato Trick: How To Stop Duplicate Tracks Reappearing

Working out how DJ software works can be infuriating, but often it’s due to gaps in our knowledge about how our computers do stuff, not the fault of …

Operating Systems

7 Things I Learned in Business School That Aren't True in 2018

Entrepreneurship becomes a lot harder when you're trying to follow obsolete rules.<p>Being an entrepreneur is hard. That is pretty much a universal truth. But it becomes exponentially harder when you operate under false assumptions, outdated conventions, and myths.<p>I graduated with my MBA in 1997 and …

Entrepreneurship

More Popular Controllers & Cloud Support Added To djay Pro On Mac & iOS

Algoriddim has announced updates to its djay Pro app for macOS and iOS that add more controllers and cloud DJ data sync. djay Pro Mac v2.0.5 and djay …

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PiDeck 0.2 Coming Soon: Any Old CDJ + Raspberry Pi = A Standalone Deck

Make any ancient CDJ into a standalone digital deck with a Raspberry Pi? It's soon to be possible with a new version of PiDeck.The post PiDeck 0.2 …

OPINION: The dumbing down of DJ turntables has to stop

While mixers and controllers keep getting crammed with bells and whistles, turntables are not. In fact, while still being called game changing and …

Black Coffee on Cultivating His DJ Identity & ‘More Life’

Summer is festival season, which means a full calendar for an internationally touring DJ like Black Coffee. Over the last few years, the 42-year-old …

How to get your track played in Ibiza

Right now, hundreds of young dance music aspirants are trawling the streets of San Antonio with one thing on their mind: Breaking. The. Scene.<p>Most …

DJcity UK's Most Downloaded Tracks of May 2018

<i>Below is a list of the most-downloaded tracks on DJcity UK during May 2018. This list contains many deep house, UK funky, house, and hiphop tracks</i> …

The Do's and Don'ts of DJ residencies

At this point, I'm pretty sure that 96 per cent of the population of planet Earth are DJs. It’s just science and statistics. At some point in your …

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

Must-Play Tracks for the Weekend: May 18

Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – The Next Episode – DJ Burdy Babtoo Bootleg<br>Dre’s timeless classic get blended with Mosimann’s house heater.<p>J Balvin & Zion & …

5 Bad Habits That Experienced DJs Grow Out Of

As DJs move from tens to hundreds of hours behind the decks, certain practices become reliable ways to craft great DJ sets. But many experienced DJs …

Shure Discontinues All Phono Products

On what will be a sad day for many DJs, Shure has announced that they are ceasing production of their entire range of phono cartridges and styli this …

Your Questions: Is Using Sync When Making A Mixtape Cheating?

Digital DJ Tips reader <b>Sam</b> asks: “When I DJ, I take pride in being able to beatmatch manually. However, when listening to professional, pre-recorded …

How To Update A Pioneer DJ CDJ Or XDJ Media Player

If you play out regularly at clubs with Pioneer DJ media players, it’s worth knowing how to update the firmware of a CDJ or an XDJ. This is because …

Alto Unveils TX2 & TS3 Loudspeakers For Mobile DJs

Speaker manufacturer Alto has just launched the TX2 and TS3 series of active loudspeakers. The TS3 line has four models with varying woofer sizes: …

Pioneer DJ Launches HDJ-S7 On-Ear HD Headphones

Pioneer DJ just announced the HDJ-S7 headphones. They are on-ear phones that feature 40mm HD speaker drivers and a flexible headband with swivel ear …

Why Mixcloud Is About To Get Much Better For DJs

Mixcloud has always been a smart choice for DJs who want to stream their DJ sets to the world. It is 100% legal, to start with, meaning DJs needn’t …

You Asked: Is Listening to Music Good For Your Health?

If you’re looking for an easy way to transform your mood, cue the music.<p>Studies have shown that music can buoy your mood and fend off depression. It …

Yes, Avicii’s death should be a wake-up call – and not just for EDM

The death of 28-year-old star producer/DJ Avicii comes as a shock to many. It’s also easy to reduce to another example of party world excess, or to …

Your Questions: Why Is Music I Buy Commercially Full Of Clipped Peaks?

Digital DJ Masterclass student Kenny writes: “I started looking to re-edit my first track – just cutting out a part of intro vocal I don’t like so …

Friday Five: “Having A DJ Standing Behind A Set-Up Could Disappear”

Techno veteran and all-round deep thinker Jeff Mills has given an interview to Fabric nightclub in the UK, which is well worth a read if you’re …

Results Are In For The World’s Biggest DJ Survey

Our annual DJ census had an incredible 32,222 respondents, making it our biggest and most comprehensive survey of DJs ever, and giving both readers …

How To Get Started In DJing For Under $200 – Gear, Music AND Tuition!

In this video and article you’ll learn how to go from absolute zero to rocking your first party. You’re going to need decks, music, lights, PA, a …

A-Trak: Must-Have Items in My DJ Bag

Photo source: A-Trak<p>A-Trak is one of the busiest DJs on the planet. From performing live and producing music to running his Fool’s Gold label, Days …

Handbags

What to Do If You Spill Beer or Booze on Your Mixer, Laptop, or Controller

We all know the horror of spilling beer or some other liquid on our beloved DJ gear. Chances are that at one time or another, you or a friend has had …

Biggest Fears of DJs (and How To Conquer Them)

Last week, we added a simple question to the DJTT newsletter. We wanted to know what fears DJs have when they play out. What problems and potential …

Music Production

Out Now: Serato DJ Pro 2.0 + Serato DJ Lite 1.0

Finally out of the private closed beta, two brand new versions of Serato's DJing software are launching today: Serato DJ Pro 2.0 and Serato DJ Lite …

Music Production