DJs using Spotify streaming service have access to all music tracks instantly | Perfect for on demand Wedding DJsPrint
DJs using Spotify have access to all music tracks instantly | Perfect for on demand Wedding DJs
Imagine having an endless library of music tracks to stream whilst DJing. Perhaps you forgot that all important CD at home? Well soon you can stream any music track off Spotify by a monthly subscription. But there are concerns about this.
What if the wifi cuts out during your DJ set?
Music track streaming stopping during a DJ set is as bad as loosing power to your decks, or hitting the wrong button. Every DJ has experienced this through fault of their own, or others. One time whilst DJing, a friend giving it all accidentally knocked the laptop off the table, but the set was saved by the USB cable. Got lucky that time. But what if the wifi cuts out when you're reliant on a stream?
Will the DJ hardware manufacturers play ball?
As smart as Spotify is, one would hope for a sort of buffering of preloaded tracks and clear display in new DJing hardware to clear display any failed streams or buffers way before the DJ reaches that point. For such a service to stay away from ridicule, one must hope the Brains behind this Spotify idea would think of this. But what about the manufactures for the DJ hardware?
As we have experienced here at Producer Factory with sample manufacturers, trying to get anyone to apply themselves to a new and wise idea is close to impossible. Though Spotify is a much more powerful company concept, they must deal with hardware Giants instead. The hope is one of these companies with have the development team available to work with Spotify on realising a foolproof method of delivery and hence an exclusive contract with Spotify.
Is this concept profitable and wide reaching enough for both potential parties?
I think not. I think at first the simple and dumbed down version of this concept will be delivered to the masses and money will be made with terms and conditions stating that wifi connectivity is an issue, but it's yours. With monthly subscriptions secured, the market tried and tested profitably, then changes will be made and associated with apologies. Plenty of press and perhaps bad reviews then after will be followed by the right fixes.
Conclusion about this potential DJ streaming service:
Wait and see, but don't be the first to try the DJ streaming service, you may be spending money on the wrong DJ hardware and get caught out during your DJ set.
Many of course have 4G themselves available for use, but at least then plug in your phone to a charge point before it runs out of battery. Otherwise you will be the maker of your own DJ set demise.