DJ times Insider E-Blast 11/18/09

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Nov 18, 2009
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DJ Download goes into administration, Juno steps in
Online music store DJ Download has been placed into administration by the company’s directors, although rivals Juno will continue to keep the website afloat. (Resident Advisor)

Best Buy targeting DJs with “Club Beats” sections
Best Buy is aiming to become a destination for DJs. The big-box retailer has partnered with accessories firm Monster Cable and headphones specialist Beats by Dr. Dre to launch in-store “Club Beats” areas. Consumers will be able to sample the latest audio, music, entertainment and technology products including DJ equipment, mixing software, turntables, headphones and laptops. (Yahoo)

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UMG and Serato announces secure digital-delivery service for DJs
Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, has commenced promotional music delivery to DJs using The Serato Whitelabel Delivery Network has successfully delivered 3 million tracks to over 40,000 DJs worldwide during over the past year. Working with UMG marks the first collaboration of its kind between a major recording company and a service specifically designed for DJs. (Gear Junkies)

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SIRIUS XM is giving you and a guest the chance to win an ocean view cabin and airfare for two from Miami to the Bahamas on the ultra-sexy GROOVE CRUISE from January 29 – February 1, 2010! Featuring performances by Benny Benassi and a host of world famous DJs, The GROOVE CRUISE is the must-attend vacation experience for young professional dance music enthusiasts.

(DJs & DJ Culture in the News)
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DJ Dan’s Timeless Weekend Weapons
US house hero DJ Dan first stepped behind the decks in 1989, and 20 years later he’s still putting out dancefloor slammers for energetic main rooms. Take the first single from his new album “DJ Dan presents Future Retro: Evolution 1,” which dropped this week. (Beatportal)

Everyone Welcome? The Great Door Policy Debate
Everyone’s favorite Contakt making Canadian DJ megastar, Richie Hawtin, may or may not have been thrown out of Berlin’s Berghain club recently. He and/or members of his entourage might have torn a curtain, or gotten underfoot, or unwisely started with the bouncers. (Ibiza Voice)


The New LOT Competition
November sees the launch of an exciting competition for new producers, with the chance to win a 3 single deal with a top label, inclusion on an exclusive compilation album and a host of prizes. (Generation Bass)

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Vinyl + Ableton: Ms. Pinky and Max for Live Working Now
I’d thought about this for a while, but didn’t really expect it to happen. Vestax have finally filled the gap that existed in my head but possibly not in anyone elses with Spin. It seems to be designed specifically for algoriddim’s wonderful Mac only djay software and will be an Apple Store exclusive from Monday. (Skratchworx)

Ueberschall release Sounds of Berlin
Ueberschall have announced the arrival of their latest sample library, Sounds of Berlin. German sample specialists Ueberschall have been plying their trade for well over twenty years now, and although the capital is the expressed theme for their latest offering, the net has been cast further afield to take in the influences of Kompakt, Boxer and Cocoon in addition to Berlin imprints Mobilee and Vakant. (Resident Advisor)

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Video: Cameron Paul Tells All, Part 3
Here is a snippet of the “Cameron Paul Tells All” Video. One of the Pioneers of DJ and Remixing. (YouTube)

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How to fail at dance music, while really trying…
Professionalism is a much-used and little understood word. Any where “the industry” gathers you’re bound to hear it being abused. Apparently professionalism is the key to success. Unfortunately, there’s no good definition of what it is. (Ibiza Voice)


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