POOL Video

New look, new content, new plans,
new prices

Since its splashdown, Promo Only OnLine (POOL) has been overflowing with options that have made direct digital downloads, daily delivery and unprecedented access to our catalog of radio, club and Latin releases an everyday reality for our POOL Audio subscribers.

Now bubbling up: POOL Video. And it's going to blow you out of the water.

New Look!

If you've been itchin' for high definition, our new Hits HD package is your ticket to daily delivery of the newest HD music video. Available as an add-on to any video subscription (including the one you might already have), Hits HD puts 4-6 new full-screen 720p videos on your hard drive every day Monday thru Friday.

New Content!

Our new Video Intro Edits combine 32- beats intros and outros from the original master recording (not some sampled beats) with the original single release to bring you the music video you want and the mix-friendly beats you need – with no skits or breaks. And for those who like to keep their mixes moving: Quick Edits give you short, sure-fire intro edits that allow you to easily create your own mega-mixes on the fly.

Carefully chosen to provide intros where intros are most needed, Intro Edits and Quick Edits will make mixing music video easier than ever before.

New Plans and Prices!

Flexibility is what our new POOL Video plans are all about. With pay-as-you-go rates that deliver you your choice of video on your timetable, we're betting we've got the perfect POOL package for you…

  • Monthly Plus brings you one monthly video selection plus our new HD Hits package (HD video, Video Intro Edits, delivered daily) for $45.00 per month.
  • Video Silver brings you weekly delivery of multi-format Express Video plus one monthly format plus our HD Hits Package for $50.00 per month.
  • Video Gold brings you all weekly & monthly releases plus Hits HD. Gold is our all-access video pass and it's good to go for $75.00 per month.
  • A Promo Only first! POOL Platinum gives you all access to all audio and video packages. Want it all? Get it all for $100.00 per month.

For a complete look at all our new POOL Video Plans, click here. For more info call or click 407-331-3600 or customerservice@promoonly.com

To order online, click here!


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IDMA Award

Together We're # 1
You, Promo Only and the IDMA Award

We're pleased to announce that for the sixth consecutive year Promo Only is the recipient of the Annual International Dance Music Association's (IDMA) coveted Best Record Pool/Promo Service award. Results were drawn from ballots cast by industry professionals nationwide, and announced March 22, 2012 before an international audience of artists, DJs and industry professionals at Miami, Florida's prestigious Winter Music Conference 2012.

"To be recognized by our peers is, to say the least, extremely gratifying," said Promo Only executive producer Chuck Barrett. "But our deepest thanks go out to the DJs and VJs who cast their ballot for Promo Only each time they reach for our CDs, DVDs and downloads. We're extremely honored by the support our subscribers have shown us through the years."

What's this mean for you? Your vote gives us the ability to offer you greater access to more music and music video than ever.

And isn't that what it's all about?

Thanks for your support!


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Denon DJ DN-MC6000

Revisiting the Denon DN MC6000 DJ Controller
Now with MixVibes CROSS DJ!

Last year, we took a first look the fully integrated 4-channel / 8-source Denon DJ DN-MC6000 tabletop DJ controller (our full review can be viewed here). At the time, the MC6000 came factory-equipped with Traktor Pro 2. Later versions featured Virtual DJ. Now, Denon DJ is combining its mega-popular DN-MC6000 with MixVibes CROSS DJ Software – a ground-breaking combo that bears a new look.

Why Cross DJ? Like us, like, you, Denon thinks mixing should be intuitive, fun and easy. The DN-MC6000 has proven it's all that. The MC6000 with Cross DJ under the hood is all that and more.

With CROSS DJ, it's falling-off-a-log easy to find and prepare your media.

  • User definable smart lists with dynamic update whenever you add matching songs 
  • "Prepare" pane to organize and prepare your set
  • Flag your tracks with color labels and find them back within seconds
  • iTunes integration
  • Album browser for visual search
  • History node to keep record of all your played tracks/sessions
  • Advanced 'info' tool to edit any tag field
  • Automatic track quality indicator

CROSS DJ also includes a LOT of advanced features designed to give
free rein to your creativity.

  • Smart audio effects
  • Locators & CUE points
  • Ultra precise BPM analyzer
  • Automatic and Manual loops, locators, auto beat matching
  • Multiple routing modes to accommodate various audio set-ups
  • Effect synchronization on music beat/tempo
  • High-end master tempo & hybrid pitch allowing speed change while keeping the original tonal Key (note)

Our take: While many DJ programs provide a variety of tools aimed at audio performance, few pay attention to the integrity and quality of the audio files at hand as Cross; and fewer still take additional steps to improve, restore and convert your existing audio files to favorable compressions. If you love audio like we do, you'll love the sound of Cross DJ.

Find out all about Cross DJ at the MixVibes Website: www.mixvibes.com/content/cross

Then head over to Denon DJ to find out more about the feature-packed Denon DJ DN-MC6000.


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Happy beats are here again.

We hate to be the bearer of good news, but optimism is back on the menu. And nobody's serving the sunny side up these days like Los Angeles indie art-rockers Grouplove.

GL's puppy-like enthusiasm and deft knack for melodies first compelled us to crank carefree to 11 back in 2009 with the debut of their eponymous EP, appearances on Last Call with Carson Daly and buzz-worthy stint as opening act for Florence and the Machine.

Now riding the wave of their 2011 debut album, Never Trust A Happy Song, band members Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar), Hannah Hooper (vocals, keyboards), Andrew Wessen (vocals, guitar), Sean Gadd (bass, vocals) and Ryan Rabin (drums) are taking their self-produced pet project (Rabin is the son of legendary Yes guitarist/film composer Trevor Rabin) to the mainstream.

Their sound? Imagine The Pixies meet Weezer by way of Blur, Flaming Lips and Arcade Fire and you'll be close. Or better yet, check out their newest incessant earwig "Tongue Tied."

For more Love visit http://www.grouplovemusic.com/


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Stacy Zemon

Let Your Mic Do the Work
ProMobileDJ.com's Stacy Zemon advice for you.

"Proper use of a mic should be second nature for a professional mobile entertainer" says DJ Success Coach Stacy Zemon. "Grabbing an audiences attention without resorting to shouting or cheesy comments is a must!" CLICK HERE for the full story by PMDJ writer, and author of "The Complete Disc Jockey," Stu Chisholm.

For ideas, information and advice from industry experts, visit ProMobileDJ.com every day to better your business and income!

CLICK HERE to join the Pro Mobile DJ Club. You'll get LOTS of valuable FREE RESOURCES to manage and grow your company!


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Warp Records

Warp Records

Mysterious and often otherworldly, Warp Records' legacy of electronic dance occupies a singular place in the history of House, a chapter that began, modestly enough, in 1989 in a small record store in Sheffield England owned by self-confessed indie kids Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell.

The first Warp releases, housed in deep purple generic sleeves, were A&R'd as the duo would rush downstairs from studio to store whenever they heard a track that caught their ear. Nightmares on Wax was signed when DJ George Evelyn entered the shop hoping to sell his break-dance inspired white labels. As Beckett recalls, "He played 'that track' [Dextrous] that everyone was mad about," and was signed on the spot. Likewise, an evening at a local club led to the signing of LFO, whose eponymous Warp debut sold 130, 000 copies and broke the Brit Top 20. Not bad, Beckett remembers, considering indie distribution at the time consisted of "spliffheads wandering around warehouses." Together with label mates Tricky Disco and Sweet Exorcist Warp's first wave ushered in a new era of house replete with signature bleeps and beats.

Today the label is based in London and continues to release groundbreaking acts: Aphex Twins, Autechre, Boards of Canada, Prefuse 73 and Maximo Park being the best known names among them; but you'll certainly want to check out Warp's entire roster of electronic mavericks at http://warp.net/, as well as the myriad of classic Warp tracks available by way of their YouTube channel.

Featured video track (Forgemasters):


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audio dynamite comes in small packages

M4A. It's a new(ish) file format to DJs. You've got questions. Here's all you need to know: M4A stands for MPEG 4 Audio, an increasingly popular file format used to represent audio files, both lossy & lossless. You're no doubt familiar with MP3 and how it shrinks down the file size of songs. M4A does the same thing, only better.

Unlike MP3, which has typically fixed bitrates that directly correlate to audio quality, M4A utilizes variable bitrate encoding, allocating space as needed to deliver high-quality audio nearly identical to the uncompressed WAV files found on CD.

M4A also features the following benefits...

  • An average of 40% smaller file size than WAV (for example, a 40MB WAV file can be reduced to a 25MB M4A file – with no loss of quality)
  • Track info that includes artist, title, BPM and more (unlike WAV files)
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Supported by Serato, Virtual DJ, PCDJ, MixMeister Fusion, MixVibes and more

Best of all, M4A gives you what every serious pro needs: The ability to deliver CD quality audio directly from your laptop without a hard drive the size of a Prius.

Where can you find M4A?

POOL Audio delivers the newest pop, rhythmic top 40, hip-hop, rock, country, Latin and electronic dance releases to you via M4A, daily, served up via direct digital download. POOL subscribers also receive our exclusive new Intro Edits & Quick Edits, featuring extended intros and outros attached to the hottest new releases, as well as the convenience of monthly billing.

Interested in hearing more about digital delivery?
Call us at 407-331-3600 or email us at customerservice@promoonly.com for a quick review (that could have you saving some serious simoleons) and free test drive of any POOL audio selection.


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And now a word FREE STUFF from our sponsors...

In celebration of the release of Serato Video, we'd like to offer our USA customers a full month of the hottest new video releases, courtesy of Promo Only OnLine (POOL), the industry leader in high-quality music video via download.

USA Residents will receive one free month of POOL Express Video, a multi-genre format, delivered via digital download, that provides weekly delivery of the newest Top 40, Dance, Urban, Rock, Country, Intro Edits and HD Video releases.

Current Express Video subscribers will receive one (1) free Hot Video Classic of their choice, to be delivered via data disc, as their rebate bonus.

The offer is available exclusively for Serato Video owners only until May 31st 2012.

If you've previously purchased or upgraded to Serato Video using our website, it will be registered to your products. Simply login to Serato.com for access to this content.

If you've purchased Serato Video in a physical box, you'll need to ensure it's registered in your Serato products.

More information about this offer here: http://serato.com/video/promo-only

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Tip of the Month

There's Backup – and there's BACKUP.
The DIGITAL Advantage

Q: I'd love to make the move to downloads, but with CDs I have backup, too. What happens if my hard drive crashes?

A: Accidents happen. It's what happens next that counts. We took two phone calls recently from two subscribers who'd had their libraries stolen. One was a CD subscriber; the other was one of our digital subscribers. We had to disappoint our CD subscriber. A lot of his stuff was no longer available; promotional CD pressing are only available for a limited time. He's going to have to buy it again. Our digital subscriber had her portable hard drive boosted as she left her gig; she turned around and it was gone. Since she had POOL, she logged in and downloaded her entire library to her new hard drive, same day, free of charge, in plenty of time for her gig that night.

That's back up. And that's the digital advantage.


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Video Of The Month

Video of the Month
Fresh Pots!


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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 current Hitlist may still be in the process of being compiled so please check back if the one shown is not the most current.


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

Food facts:

  • Refried beans are only fried once
  • Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.
  • If an egg floats, it has gone bad.
  • Fresh pineapple will prevent gelatin deserts from setting
  • When ripe, Two artichokes should squeak a little when rubbed together
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite
  • Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream



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