Promo Only Showcase
DJ Expo 2010
the other tradition

The International DJ Expo turns 20 this year and you can bet there are big birthday plans afoot in Atlantic City next week. Central to the celebration is the Pioneer/Promo Only Showcase, an Expo tradition as famous for its hospitality as for the artists it presents, and the equally famous show specials you'll find waiting for you at the Pioneer and Promo Only booths.

The Showcase

Dubbed the Pioneer/Promo Only Party, our showcase is just that – a celebration of the special relationship between artists, DJs and the gear that makes it all possible that puts you front row for an evening of non-stop performances from industry legends and legends in the making, free of charge.

Past showcases have seen the debut of the now legendary Pioneer DVJ X1 DVD turntable, countless jaw-dropping DJ performances, and special performances from the likes of Akon, Pitbull, Iyaz, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper, and Lady Gaga (Lady Gaga for free --what are we nuts?), all of which have cemented the P/PO Party as the de facto event of the Expo.

How do we top that? On deck for this year's celebration: Mike Posner, Kelly Rowland, Shaggy, Salt N Pepa, Judy Torres, Alexis Jordan, Auburn, Jessica Jarrell, Jump Smokers, Kaci Battaglia, Tiffany Dunn, Tino Coury and more than a few “surprise” guests.

Hosted by Joey Fatone and Blake Lewis, and featuring special guest DJ performances from DJ 2nd Nature, DJ Kris P, DVDJ Unique and our own Scotty B, this year's event promises to be our best showcase ever.

Join us Tuesday, August 17th 2010 at the prestigious Showboat Theatre/House of Blues. Doors open at 8:30pm. Performances run from 9pm - 2am.

Simply show your Promo Only mailer/envelope with your name on the label at the door and admission for you and one guest is FREE.

Be our guest as we raise a glass to celebrate Pioneer and Promo Only's longstanding commitment to our customers!

The Specials

You'll want to jot this down: Booth 200. Why? Because that's where you'll find some of the best show specials we've ever offered. Music, music video, classics, subscriptions, renewals – we're rolling out the deals.

On the gear side, the Pioneer booth is sure to please with a host of specials and hands-on demo opportunities that let you to test drive the latest Pioneer innovations, such as the new DJM 2000 and DJM 350 mixers, as well as the new CDJ 350 digital media player. Always on hand to help guide you – Pioneer's expert squad of demo DJs.

The Promo Only T-Shirt Throw-A-Thon

For many it's an Expo rite of passage, for others it's one more day to put off doing the laundry. Either way, you'll want to be on hand for the Annual Promo Only T-shirt Throw-A-Thon, an Expo tradition that has our Promo Only staff going for distance and inaccuracy as we pelt those who gather at the Promo Only booth with complimentary special Expo-edition Promo Only t-shirts.

Come for the specials, stay for the toss.

Thanks for your support!

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Promo Only Love Songs V7

New On DVD & DFF - Best of Love Songs 7

Best of Love Songs 7 makes it easy to see why our Best of Loves Songs collection and the five-decades of dancefloor gold it offers continues to be among our most popular selections ever. ...

Tracklistings include: Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley; Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman, Bryan Adams; Secret Lovers, Atlantic Starr; My Boo, Usher & Alicia Keys; What Hurts The Most, Rascal Flatts; Landslide, Fleetwood Mac; Making Love Out Of Nothing At All, Air Supply; When A Man Loves A Woman, Percy Sledge; It Had To Be You, Harry Connick Jr and more!

Best of Love Songs 7 is available on DVD and DFF (digital file format/MPEG4) data disc.

To order your copy today call 407-331-3600 or click

Got requests? Your feedback on what video content you need for your venue/events is not only appreciated but very important to our programmers. Please email us at to request older material and at for newer releases you feel are relevant.

For more information on our Hot Video Classics and Specialty dvds, call 407-331-3600 or click here to email Customer Service today!

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Stacy Zemon Stacy Zemon
Wants to pump your business up!

What do you do after you reach the pinnacle of the radio, club and mobile DJ mountain, write the best-selling DJ handbook of all time, and earn the lavish praise of both DJ Times (“a veteran of the industry who has contributed much to its evolution...”) and Mobile Beat (“one of the most successful women in the DJ profession”)?

If you're Stacy Zemon , you start a blog. And not just any blog...

You'll find Stacy sharing her wealth of creative wizardry these days via Portal to the Disc Jockey Business .

Chock full of fresh information and valuable resources from Zemon herself, as well as a panel of nationally renowned DJ industry experts, Portal is a must bookmark  for anyone interested in making the most of their  DJ business.

Sign up is as simple as logging on to the home page and signing up for the monthly eNewsletter. You'll get a FREE Success Contract and a chance to WIN FREE DJ STUFF too.

To check out Stacy's best-selling books, click here. For her copywriting and business consulting services, visit

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Pioneer CDJ and DJM 350
The Pioneer CDJ 350 & DJM 350
Low end can kiss Pioneer's hind end

This month we're taking a look at the affordable new CDJ-350 and DJM-350, a total package designed to offer budding DJs a shot at some advanced features like USB integration, effects and MIDI at budding DJ prices. For the record, each unit is priced and available individually...

The CDJ 350 Media Player

As DJ setups go, this is compact, intuitive, flexible design at its best. It's also Pioneer's most affordable CDJ option for use with their RekordBox music management software. 

But here's where the CDJ 350's bang-for-your-buck gets really sweet...

*A USB key input is selectable from the surface of the CDJ and at the rear USB MIDI is provided for connecting to digital DJ software such as Traktor.

*Hold BPM Lock down and you can select a master tempo for your mix and every track that is loaded (from any media) will be auto-pitched to that tempo.

*Beat Indicator on-screen gives you a basic view of a bar moving through each beat, making beat match-mixing way easier than it should be for a newbie and things like scratching on a beat a breeze, too.

The DJM 350 Mixer

Is there a compact 2-channel mixer at this price point that packs these features? Uh, no. The DJM 350 packs in perks like fader-start control, crossfader curve adjustment and sports solid feeling faders and rotaries without padding the price.

Also bullet-list worthy...

*A master effects section where a single knob level/depth rotary controls all the DJM-350's effects. Four large on/off buttons switch between Gate, Jet (flanger/ phaser), Crush and Filter.

*An EQ section that features isolator 3-band EQ, allowing you to completely kill the low, mid or high frequencies when turned fully counter-clockwise.

*And the Killer Feature Award goes to... Record your mixes direct from the DJM 350 by sticking a USB stick in and hitting record. Once the recording is stopped, stick the USB in your computer and a folder called 'Pioneer DJ' will have been created. Look inside and you'll find a perfect WAV recording of your mix.

Very slick.

The Verdict

Individually great, the sum of these parts make for a sleek and sophisticated DJ setup that is future-proofed with USB and the RekordBox software.

The CDJ-350 is priced around $699.00. The DJM 350 around $599.00. Bundled prices are available from some dealers, so it pays to shop around.

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Artists to Watch…
Kaci Battaglia
Kaci Battaglia

We're not in the crystal ball business, but if we had to single out a single dance artist as most likely to break out in 2010, one name makes our short list: Kaci Battaglia.

A brief history of how we came to find Kaci performing next week at the Promo Only Showcase in Atlantic City...

Having wowed Curb Record president Mike Curb at the tender age of 12, Kaci soon found herself with a top ten worldwide hit (Paradiso), touring with the likes of Backstreet Boys, Bow Wow, Jessica Simpson, O-Town, and Atomic Kitten, and performing before sell-out crowds who knew all the words to all of her songs, all before she turned 13.

More recently, her 2007 dance hit, I Can't Help Myself, signaled the return of the still teenage Kaci to the spotlight, following some time off “just to be kid.”

2009 brought Kaci back to radio with the hit single Crazy Possessive. “I co-wrote the single with producer Michael Grant,” she explains. “It's probably best described as electro-pop with an edge -- definitely aggressive, which fits the song, but a lot of fun. It is a strong topic with a positive message, and hopefully a lot of girls are able to relate to it.”

Kaci's follow-up single Body Shots, featuring super-star rapper Ludacris, is hitting the air-waves as we speak. Co-written by Battaglia and Grant, the song's sexy swagger and infectious groove are showing every sign of becoming this year's party anthem. “I actually wrote this song before I turned 21. I was talking to my writing team about how excited I was for my next big birthday, when they began asking me if I was going to try anything new or crazy. I told them about how my girls wanted me to try a body shot...”

Kaci and her body will shoot front and center stage August 17th at the Pioneer/Promo Only Showcase at the House of Blues Atlantic City.

In the meantime, for those of us you who can't wait to see hear Kaci, check out a very cool and very free download of the Wawa Radio Edit of Body Shots here...

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Propellerheads' ReBirth-338
Buy this app. Now.

Simply put, ReBirth-338 is a faithful digital recreation of the most popular synths and drum machines  in music history -- the Roland TB-303, the TR-808, and the TR-909, without whom none of what we call House would be possible.

In this inspired digital recreation, not only do they nail the originals, but there are two 303's, an 808 and a 909, preset saving abilities, pattern programming, and a song mode to connect the patterns together.

There are also global effects: distortion, compression, an envelope filter, and delay.
Sounds great, easy to use, fully featured, and has an online sharing feature that lets you share your creations instantly with anyone with an iPhone.

What's not to love?

The bottom line: If you're an electronic musician, producer, DJ, MC, whatever, get this app NOW! Not only is this thing a piece of music history, but it's a great piece of software. There's a reason the originals made such an imprint on the house scene, and it's all here, and then some.

$6.99 at

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The Hitlist -- Find all the hottest top 40, hip-hop, country, rock, dance and Latin hits -- and where they appear on your Promo Only series --[click here]

**EDITORS NOTE** The next chart will be posted on or before August 15th!

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Useless Information! - Fun facts, trivia, or just plain silly stuff!

NOTE: Thanks to Ben Guadagno aka DJ Benjamin Moore from Los Angeles, CA who found an error in last month's newsletter and helped us correct it! Thanks DJ Benjamin Moore!

And now on to this month's Trivia!

The Human Condition

  • If your body's natural defenses failed, the bacteria in your gut would consume you within 48 hours, eating you from the inside out!
  • Only 4% of babies are born on their due date.
  • Women smile more than men do.
  • We use 43 muscles to frown, but only 17 to smile :-)
  • 14 million people were killed in World War I, 20 million died in the flu epidemic that followed it.
  • Right-handed people tend to scratch with their left hand, and vice versa.
  • It takes the typical person 7 minutes to fall asleep.
  • Every year there are more births in India than there are people in Australia.
  • Most people have lost 50% of their taste buds by the time they reach 60.
  • The hydrochloric acid in the human stomach is strong enough to dissolve a metal nail.
  • The opposite of "cross-eyed" is "wall-eyed".
  • The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.
  • The foot is the most common part of the body bitten by insects.
  • The longest recorded tapeworm found in the human body was 33 meters in length.
  • Vegetarians live longer and have more stamina than meat eaters, but they have a higher chance of getting blood disorders.
  • An eyelash lives about 5 months.
  • In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 3 times around the world.
  • Men get hiccups more often than women do.
  • Every year 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens.
  • The color red has been found to promote the hunger-reflex in humans. This is why so many fast-food establishments use the color red in their logos and decor.
  • A human eyeball weighs an ounce.
  • A person will die from total lack of sleep more quickly than starvation. Death will occur after about 10 days without sleep, starvation takes a few weeks longer.
  • The risk of a heart attack is higher on a Monday than any other day of the week.
  • At 90 degrees below zero, your breath will freeze in midair and fall to the ground.
  • The average beard grows 5 inches a year.
  • The average person opens the fridge 22 times a day.
  • The average clean-shaven man will spend 5 months of his life shaving and will remove 28 feet of hair.
  • The most common disease in the world is tooth decay.
  • You inhale about 700,000 of your own skin flakes each day.
  • When you sneeze your heart stops.
  • Anthropologists know of no human society whose children don't play hide and seek!

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