Are You a Jolly Roger DJ? The Perils of Piracy

Music piracy continues its thorny climb into popular consciousness, what with the recent court case awarding damages to the RIAA to the tune of $675,000 from an illegal down-loader in Massachusetts. We asked entertainment lawyer and DJ Times contributor Coe … Continue reading

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DJ Expo Wants You!

We’ve still got some slots available in the “DJ of the Year” competition at the International DJ Expo. You got a game, or a dance, the God-given ability to leave a crowd panting for more? The main event takes place … Continue reading

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Keys to a Succesful Radio Career

Still haven’t sent your mix to Hollywood Hamilton’s “DJ Expo/Remix Top 30 Countdown Contest?” Then a reminder: Send a 30 minute mix (no longer, please) 320K mp3 or wav file of a recent sample mix to expocontest@testa.com for consideration. Please … Continue reading

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Yum: Promo Only Party @ DJ Expo

It was 20 years ago today, or 20 years ago this summer, anyway, when the International DJ Expo made its first appearance. Since then, a phalanx of hit-makers—from C+C Music Factory to Lady Gaga—have graced the stage, offering Expo attendees … Continue reading

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AT&T Reaches Out and Touches a DJ

Who says AT&T is the worst carrier in the nation? Anyone who owns an iPhone, obviously, but try telling that to DJ Iron Mike, who recently phoned an AT&T retail outlet when Lady Luck reached out and, er, touched him. … Continue reading

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Hollywood Hamilton and DJ Expo put Fame, Fortune, within Grasp for all DJs.

DJs looking for big break—look here. Hollywood Hamilton’s “DJ Expo/Remix Top 30 Countdown Contest” invites all DJs with remix/mixing skills to compete for four one-hour DJ spots on Hollywood Hamilton’s nationally syndicated radio show, Remix Top 30 Countdown, broadcast in … Continue reading

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Attend DJ Expo–Earn $10K

We can’t guarantee that attending the DJ Expo will pad your coffers to the tune of $10K, but it did just that for DJ Mark Brenneisen—sorta. “I have been attending the convention for four years now,” he told us. “I … Continue reading

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Mad Men’s Shrewdest Move

Who’s not a Mad Men fan? RJD2 is, although he was on the receiving end of a very shrewd move by Lionsgate, the producers of the hit AMC show. “It was a one-shot deal,” says RJ, about the instrumental version … Continue reading

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Your Most Powerful Business Tool?

DJ Steve Moody asked us: “What’s the most powerful and persuasive tool on your office desk?” We told him, Our .44 Magnum, of course. “Not quite,” he winced. “On their desk, everyone’s got computers, a phone, and a stapler, but … Continue reading

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Can Dubstep Re-Make Britney Spears?

No bigger advocate for dubstep can be found than in the person of Christopher “Rusko” Mercer, a recent transplant from the U.K. who has worked with M.I.A. and will be twiddling knobs and moving the mouse for the next Britney … Continue reading

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