20th Anniversary

Dear Subscribers,
Old and New

Thank you for being there, some twenty years ago, when we launched Promo Only and became the first service to offer 12" promotional releases on CD. Your leap of faith is much appreciated.
Thank you for standing by us year after year as our ever-growing line of high quality clean edits, exclusive remixes and "unavailable for sale" versions earned us the right to be called the industry standard for excellence. It's an honor we do not take lightly.
Thank you for embracing POOL, our online digital delivery service, and the hard-won daily updates of music and HD music video we're now able to offer you. We look forward to serving you in the decades to come with continued cutting-edge content.
Most of all, thank you for the privilege you've afforded us of being able to count so many of you as not just customers, but friends, yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Join us this June 2012 as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary -- thanks to you.

Jim Robinson   Pete Werner

Jim Robinson

  Pete Werner
Executive Program Director

P.S. ALMOST FORGOT!!! Be sure to check out our 20th Anniversary Facebook Contest (keep reading) and find out how you can pick up a full year of POOL Platinum, our ultimate audio and video subscription FREE!


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The Next 20 Years

Promo Only & Hits HD
The next 20 years

Sure, we're proud to have been the first service on the block to offer promotional music on CD, circa '92. If you were with us then you know what a big deal it was to lay down the vinyl and rack up the savings we provided. Likewise, we'll cop to being the first to invite VJs to lose the laser discs in lieu of DVDs and, shortly thereafter, the DFF discs that freed our digital brothers from the shackles of ripping video to hard drive.
But we'd rather talk about today -- and the many ways we're more able than ever to offer you the cutting-edge service and savings that's defined our last two decades.

The REAL truth about the digital revolution

Downloads have gotten a bad rep, deservedly so, in some cases: Low quality files, computer viruses and illegal file-sharing have left a stank on the digital landscape many find impossible to ignore; they simply can't get past digital's dark side -- to their downside, we'd argue. Because when it's done right, digital delivers the DJ dream: the instantaneous transmission of high-quality, low-cost, ultra-portable content.

You can live the dream. Every day.

So how are things looking as we enter our third decade? Better than ever -- literally, thanks to hi-def done-right Hits HD.

Hits HD brings you daily digital delivery of the newest hi-def music video, Video Intro Edits and Video Quick Edits. Included in all our new POOL Video bundles and available as an add-on to any POOL Monthly Video selection, Hits HD offers:

  • Full-screen 720p resolution (MPEG4/H.264)
  • Extended mix-friendly intros (with no skits or breaks)
  • 4-6 new releases DAILY Monday-Friday
  • Direct delivery to your hard drive via our free download manager app
  • Free tech support via phone and instant chat
  • Convenient monthly payments
  • Secure backup via the Cloud

Add it all up and what do you get? The most mix-friendly VJ content you'll find this side of tomorrow.

***Special Anniversary Offer!***

Say hello to Hits HD today when you sign up for Monthly Video, POOL Video Silver, POOL Video Gold or POOL Platinum packages AND receive our complete 800+ Hits HD video library as an added bonus – FREE.

Free HD Hits Library w/Bundled Video Subscription


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Hot Video Classic Best of 2005 volume 3

New On DVD & DFF
Hot Video Classics Best of 2005 Volume 3

What do you do when volumes 1 and 2 won't do? Make it a triple play with Best of '05 v3.

Tracklistings include: Lonely, Akon; Over And Over Again, Nelly f.Tim McGraw; Sugar (Gimme Some), Trick Daddy f.Lil' Kim & Cee Lo Greene; Outta Control, 50 Cent f.Mobb Deep; Making Memories Of Us, Keith Urban; and One Word, Kelly Osbourne (Chris Cox Radio Mix).
Hot Video Classics Best of 2005 Volume 3 is available on DVD and DFF (digital file format/MPEG4) data disc.

To order your copy today call 407-331-3600
or click customerservice@promoonly.com

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


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Ruben "Swift" Vidal

Ruben "Swift" Vidal's Sweet Beats
putting a positive spin on House

It's subtle and completely addictive. It's hiding behind pop releases by Rihanna (We Found Love), Usher (Without You), Jennifer Lopez (On The Floor), Ne-Yo (Let's Go) and a host of other recent Top 40 releases. It's House, aka electronic dance. And it's back in a big way -- just ask DJ/ producer Ruben "Swift" Vidal, whose own journey from hip-house to house personifies the shift that's taking today's tunes in the right direction.
Says Swift, whose past work includes the likes of Jay-Z, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, and Justin Timberlake: "The whole point of my move to house is to show kids and young adults that there's still positive music out there. When hip-hop originally started it told stories of life in a positive light – how to survive on the streets by being true to yourself and like that. Nowadays, hip-hop has taken it to the negative, and it's giving kids the wrong message – go smoke this, go drink this. And I don't agree with that, so I stepped away from the labels."
Sugar GrooveTo wit, Swift formed his own label, Sugar Groove, whose sole aim is to produce dance music that harkens back to the soulful house of yore. "Sugar Groove is about house with heart and a message. As a society, we've gone through some bad times – there's still bad stuff going on. We want to be the label that says things can get better."
Swift's approach to spreading his positive message is innovative: He drops a new video every week, a throwback to the DIY mentality of his hip-hop past. "I gotta camera. I know how to edit. I was interning at TV stations when I was 14. You learn. You work hard. You get it done."
More radical still, Swift's new label maintains an open-door policy. If you've got positive house to share, Sugar Groove wants to hear from you. "If you've got music that you're looking to get out that has a message, give me a shout. I'm looking. I have my distribution with Sony now. I'm looking to help get it out there."

Bonus Sugar Groove audio tracks available now:
Lady by DJN Project & Nef Nunez f. Joell Ortiz
Be With Me –DJN Project f. Freeway (Todd Terry Mixes)

For more sweet beats by Sugar Groove visit http://www.sugargroove.com/
To reach out to Swift hit Sound@SugarGroove.com


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Celebrating 20 Years!

Promo Only
Celebrating 20 years in (gulp) pictures

Click HERE for more photos



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Stacy Zemon

DJ Horror Stories
ProMobileDJ.com's Stacy Zemon Stories.

I have been hearing so many horror stories lately about DJs stealing equipment from owners, DJs not showing up for weddings, and single-ops being too afraid to become multi-ops because they either don't want to train or can't find excellent talent to represent their companies" says DJ Success Coach Stacy Zemon. "Could it be that there's something deeper going on?" For the full story by PMDJ writer, and author of "Running Your Multi Op," Mike Walter, CLICK HERE.

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

And while you're there, join the Pro Mobile DJ Club. You'll get LOTS of valuable FREE RESOURCES to manage and grow your company!


Disc Jockey Video Network – Internet TV for DJs, by DJs.

Tired of searching around endlessly on YouTube® for quality DJ videos? Then you're gonna love DJVN! DJvideoNetwork.com is a free site that features an ever-expanding library of shows that can be watched by topic including gear reviews, tutorials, news shows, and much more!

Their hyper-connected global audience as 24/7 access to videos via computer, mobile device, or television.

Community membership is also free. As a member, you can share your opinions, ideas, and questions with other DJs of all types.

DJVN is always on the lookout for engaging, original new material. Check out the Content Partner area on the website to see how you can showcase your productions to other DJs around the world for free!


Virtual DJ Mall

VirtualDJmall.com is an online, easy-to-shop location where you'll find a huge selection of products for disc jockeys, including: * Caps & Hats * Jewelry & Watches * Clothing & Shoes * Items for Your Gigs & Office * Bags & Cases * Electronics * Toys * Educational Books & Videos and * Free Resources

Take a look around! Have fun! And tell your DJ friends about all of the awesome sick stuff you find there!


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Win A Free Year of POOL Platinum

Your Facebook holla could save you dollas.
Win FREE YEAR of POOL Platinum!

As we prepare to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Celebration this June, we're inviting our subscribers, old and new, to share a few Promo Only memories with us via Facebook.
Give us a video shout-out telling us how Promo has impacted your DJ career, post your mini-masterpiece on our Facebook page and you could walk away with a FREE year of our new ultimate all-audio, all-video POOL Platinum subscription (a $1200.00 value) – if you can generate the most "Likes."
That's right: Your brilliantly clever and entertaining ode to Promo can earn you a 12 full months of every audio and video track we release -- including our new daily Hits HD Video – free -- if you've got the numbers.
Our three runner-ups will enjoy one of the follow prizes: 12 FREE months of POOL Video Gold (a $600.00 value), 6 FREE months of POOL Video Silver (a $300.00 value) and 6 FREE months of POOL Monthly Plus (a $270.00 value).
All winning videos will be linked in our August eNewsletter – so stay tuned!
For more info on all our new POOL Video selections, click HERE!
Thanks for playing Promo Only Video – where everybody's a winner.

Contest ends June 30th 2012. 
Disclaimer: Submissions must be the original work of contestant. All submissions become the sole property of Promo Only Inc. Promo Only subscription not required to enter. Prizes will be serviced to qualified professionals only. Prizes may not be redeemed for cash or other selections.


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Neurotic Groove

Obsessed with Neurotic Groove?
You will be.

Like a lot of indie labels Neurotic Groove is working hard to rise above the noise floor generated by Internet dance retail site Beatport and share sites such as SoundCloud, turntable.fm, ad infinitum. Unlike a lot of indie labels, Neurotic is actually getting somewhere, thanks to a steady stream of superior singles, a string of successful "Essential" compilations, and the relentless drive of label auteur DJ Ronnie Maze.
Born as a passion project, Maze, who credits his Cuban/Argentinean heritage for the Latin rhythms that fuel much of his work (projects that have graced labels such as Nervous Records, Ministry Of Sound, Hed Kandi, Kontor Records, KSR, EMI, Open Bar Music, Pure Funk Records, and more) created Neurotic Groove out of a singular desire to champion House in all its many forms.
We pride ourselves on bringing those magical undiscovered records to the ears of the world while promoting the value of its artists," says Maze. "We've made it our mission to provide an avenue for allowing artists to express and perfect their craft. This is House for 'we the people.'"
For more Neurotic grooves check out the following links or visit http://www.neuroticgroove.com/
Ronnie Maze "Top Of The World" Feat Deremius Part 1            

Ronnie Maze "Top Of The World" Feat Deremius Part 2
Remixes By: DJ Fist Denetti


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Tip of the Month

Tip of the Month:
POOL made easy

How do I download the songs from the POOL Player?

There are few ways you can download a POOL track," says POOL IT guru, Nick Corcoran. "The easiest way involves simply checking the box in the Download column next to the album or song listing you'd like to download. Check as many tracks as you want and the tracks will be automatically added to the download queue. It is recommended that you do not queue up too many releases as it is easy to lose track of what you downloaded. We suggest you queue no more than three or four releases at a time. And remember that although downloading via POOL is easier than ever, you are still taking up your own bandwidth by downloading multiple releases.

You can also download releases by pressing the Download Release button underneath the album artwork, or by pressing the MP3, M4A, or MP4 icons in the bottom right of the Track Information window at the bottom of your POOL Player."

I downloaded songs but I have no idea where they went!
If you go to your Preferences tab and then to Download Options, you'll find a small window half way down that middle column that lists the current location where your POOL Player is downloading to. That's where you'll find all your previous downloads. You can change that location to wherever you'd like whenever you like by pressing the Change button and pointing it to your new download location.

For more POOL tips and tricks visit http://pool.promoonly.com/info/userguide.php. Or simply click the POOL Support Tab in your POOL player and reach out to Nick and his tech support team.


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Video Of The Month

Video of the Month
Ewan Dobson


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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!

Featured on Stamps:

  • Patsy Cline (USA)
  • Nat King Cole (USA)
  • Bing Crosby (USA)
  • Buddy Holly (USA)
  • Selena (USA)
  • Hank Williams (USA)
  • Michael Jackson (St. Vincent & Grenada)
  • Elton John (Grenada, Australia & Malta)
  • Mick Jagger (St. Vincent)
  • Whitney Houston (Tanzania)
  • Cher (Grenada)
  • Dolly Parton (Grenada)
  • Frank Sinatra (USA & St. Vincent)
  • Bruce Springsteen (Grenada)
  • Barbra Steisand (St. Vincent)
  • George Michael (St. Vincent)
  • Prince (St. Vincent)
  • Tina Turner (Tanzania)
  • The Bee Gees (Isle of Man
  • Elvis (USA & St. Vincent)
  • Madonna (Grenada)
  • Janice Joplin (Grenada)



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