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Disc Jockey

musicians, and afterwards attending their concerts, including a tour backstage. The job being described is the one of a radio disc jockey. As a disc jockey, one communicates through music to an audience from around the surrounding areas, therefore must know what they are doing, and what the people want to hear. In this paper, one will see what it takes to become a disc jockey, and how to keep that career going for a long time. Today in the music industry, many jobs are being formed daily. Especially...

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Hot 107.1- Interview with a Radio Personality

named Playboy. Playboy is actually a 25-year-old gentleman by the name of Tre Munson. For his current job, radio personality and promotion assistant, he goes on the road and DJ's for special events both live and not. Most recently he and another disc jockey, Kid Fresh, hosted a step show in front of the UC at the University. He has done parties, concerts, charity events, and many other functions. About two weeks ago he also covered the after party for Method Man and Red Man, two nationally known rap...

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Old School Versus New School Hip Hop

look at how old school hip hop became mainstreamed. Original hip hop was about the disc jockey that played the music. The music of hip hop were humble and about pleasing the crowd; while new school has become more commercial due to the involvement of major record companies. The hip hop of today is not the hip of yesteryear. Hip hop began in the streets of New York City, in the Bronx area. The local Disc Jockeys would have free parties in the local parks or at local school playgrounds for the main...

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Headphones

or Wi-Fi. These are powered receiver systems, of which the headphone is only a component. Cordless headphones are used with events such as a Silent disco or Silent Gig. In the professional audio sector, headphones are used in live situations by disc jockeys with a DJ mixer, and sound engineers for monitoring signal sources. In radio studios, DJs use a pair of headphones when talking to the microphone while the speakers are turned off, to eliminate acoustic feedback while monitoring their own voice...

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Payola Scandal Rocks '50's Radio

practices in radio. On January 25, 1960…the National Association of Broadcasters proposed that radio disc jockeys accepting payment from record labels for broadcasting particular songs would be charged a $500 fine and spend a year in prison.  The practice, known as payola, had provoked an extensive investigation by the  National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) . In May 1960, disc jockey and TV personality Alan Freed, who coined the term "rock 'n' roll," was arrested along with seven other...

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The History of Disk Jockey's

In 1935, American commentator Walter Winchell coined the term "disc jockey" (the combination of "disc", referring to the disc records, and "jockey", which is an operator of a machine) as a description of radio announcer Martin Block, the first announcer to become a star. While his audience was awaiting developments in the Lindbergh kidnapping, Block played records and created the illusion that he was broadcasting from a ballroom, with the nation's top dance bands performing live. The show, which...

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Personal Narrative

being a disc jockey. I was at the age of going dancing so every weekend I would go hit the clubs and that is where I met one of the local disc jockeys thru a friend of mine and he offered to take me under his wing in which he would teach me all the necessary things that I would need to learn to become a disc jockey. So every weekend I set time aside from friends and family to go play gigs and stand next to him and learn; as I got better and better I had the opportunity to go be a disc jockey at the...

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the decline of hip hop

6/6/2014  There are many definitions of this term called hip-hop; mainly hip-hop is not just a genre of music… or just a word. Hip-Hop is a lifestyle some people live by that is consisting of four elements-- such as break dancing, graffiti art, disc jockey, and master of comedy-- coining together to form this term called “Hip- Hop”. Hip-hop has taken America by the storm with their new fashion trends, latest music. Although it was originally created by, black people this new culture has (influence)...

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Dj Agreement

1/ 2 CONTRACT FOR DJ SERVICES This contract for the disc jockey services (herein called “DJ”) on the event described below and between the undersigned Purchaser of Disc Jockey Entertainment (herein called “Client”) have agreed to be bound by said terms and conditions listed below. This contract is subject to the following conditions: 1. The Client agrees to pay the DJ at the end of the agreed event in cash or by check made payable to _____________________________________________. The...

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The Payola Scandal: Payola By Alan Freed And Dick Clark

that some people begin to use to engage bribes. This includes millions of dollars getting stolen by bribes. One of the investigations is the payola scandal with Alan Freed and Dick Clark. This subject escalated throughout the year with these young jockeys. Payola is an illegal practice of a payment made to bribe someone into the broadcast if recordings to publish new songs. When the payola case is discovered, a lot of different people get involved and are asking who did what at what time...

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