Friday Roundup: DJ Booth Etiquette + 3 More Stories

YouTube got all schizophrenic this week, telling one copyright owner to settle a dispute... with himself.

YouTube got all schizophrenic this week, telling one copyright owner to settle a dispute… with himself.

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Meanwhile, we’ve found you some DJ booth do’s and don’ts, some surprising dance music parties, and an amusing story from YouTube’s copyright police. Happy weekend, one and all! :)

  1. DJ Booth Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts – Mixmag has a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the rules to keep you liked in the DJ booth Read more
  2. Why Using Pirated Music Software Will Make You A Worse Producer – Some home truths here from our friends over at Just Go Music as to why it’s not worth pirating to produce Read more
  3. The 9 Best Surprise Parties In Dance Music’s History – Weird collabs, surprise DJ sets and a whole scene flowing from a Sunday afternoon in the pub! In The Mix has the scoop Read more
  4. YouTube Tells Music Copyright Infringer To Contact Himself To Resolve Dispute – So, reports TechDirt, this is what can happen when the automated copyright police get it all wrong… you’ve gotta laugh Read more

What’s the best / worst thing you’ve ever done / had done to you in the DJ booth? What’s the most ridiculous copyright story you’ve heard? Share your thoughts on these and our other stories this week in the comments with us.

Comments

  1. Ryan Salt (DJShayper) says:

    That mixmag article had me in tears. The last tip XD

  2. Chuck "DJ Vintage" van Eekelen says:

    Yeah, liked that one too. Other than that it could have been a lot more compact (even if that would have been a shame about the cartoons).

    It could have read something like:

    1) Use your common sense and be a likeable guy!
    2) The bit about the Kemawhatever

    Greetinx,
    C.

  3. #3 and #9 always pisses me off. I can’t stand it when a DJ has 1 minute left in their set, so they quickly toss one more tune on, and then spend the whole tune tweaking the EQs and effects…right into my slot.

    I also hate when the previous DJ doesn’t set the mixer to “normal” when getting off. Had jumped on and wondered why my channels were not working. All the EQs and gain were turned down except the one channel that was playing.

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