In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a piece from Soundfly that lists some dos and don’ts when it comes to DJing in exchange for “exposure”. We’ve also got pieces from The New York Times, The Atlantic, DJ Mag and Mixmag. Have a great weekend ahead!
- The Dos & Don’ts Of DJing For Free – In an ideal world we’d all be paid according to our worth, but we all know that’s not the case. This feature by Soundfly points out situations where it’s acceptable to perform without being paid, and shows you what red flags to avoid Read the article
- How Nightclubs Became Museum Pieces – From Studio 54 in New York to the Haçienda in Manchester, a new exhibit at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany explores club culture’s most iconic venues through virtual reality installations and scale models. The New York Times has it Read the article
- Will Digital Jukeboxes Take Over Dive Bars & Pubs? – Pubs and neighbourhood dive bars give visitors a slice of local life, and that includes regional music traditionally supplied by jukeboxes. Contemporary jukeboxes now come with an almost-unlimited stream of music, but Top 40 and chart tunes are what keep getting played. Are we headed towards a homogenised musical future in these local haunts? The Atlantic explores Read the article
- Check Out This Online Synth Museum – One for the DJ/producer synth geeks out there. This site plays host to over 60,000 hardware synthesisers from the 20th century up to today. Get your Blade Runner jacket on and go down that rabbit hole Visit the site
- Passion For DJing Is Hereditary – Mixmag chats with seminal figures from the UK’s travelling soundsystem scene who now have kids of their own who are rocking decks all around England and beyond Read the article
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