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  1. Alot of places do not prevent it. Due to LL policies as well. THe ones that try to don't survive and disappear. Even places like Franks ELite jazz bar allow it. They are happy when gay couples come and are trying to find ways to get more people together.
  2. Bear Entertainment clubs (Engine, Tardis, Prodeo, Bearacuda) come here me mix on the fly live.
  3. Often the legal requirements are ignored and can lead to legal issues. I've seen a few people trying to be DJ's that do not have the real experience and understand the legalities fall fast and get hit by lawsuit then disappear. You can not bootleg music. You can not simply steal it from you tube (and people can tell its low quality off there anyway if they are actually even listening to you). You must use Licensed software permitted to stream and broadcast. You must used licensed music to broadcast, have purchased the content or own a licensed service rights to broadcast. Real DJ's will do it. I am fully licensed myself. I legally can broadcast on SL, streams, radio, and and Real venue as well. Be careful in the venues these days, in 2017 DMA searches have happened in SL and people are getting hit with suits as well as locked on SL when it is filed Have your license info ready just in case. Some wannabe jealous DJ from Australia (who is jsut an auto play list sam broadcaster at that) tried to report me, what he didn't realize is I am legal, provided the info, but he was not and could not. As a result his accounts were locked and LL had to provide info. I fidn i a bit rediculous to report people trying to have fun, but at the same time if you will be a game player fake hater, you better be able to back yourself. Be very careful in venues. I don't recommend recording video's and uploading them to you tube either, nor faebook, where it seems tings are tracked more and more this year. Mixxx is legal software to a point, but for broadcasting it states clearly you must have license use rights. I use serato and a private server from our real club, or VDJ infinity and am fully licensed for it.
  4. I state the same thing and I know the clubs he means. Ambrosia most probable oen of there's. Sadly I tried them out and left. I foudn it unprofessional, and the over talking making things up to fill in voice time was ridiculous and annoying. I mix live. I mix nonstop, I have real life experience to offer and while i great people I do so spanned out in a lum sum and then mix, make needed announcements. Voice is a requirement to be a good DJ, there is no doubt in that. Yet over doing it non stop is distracting and not entertainment. IF you are interrupting every song to speak, you are not mixing or entertaining. I have t cue songs, tkae reuests, fit them in a proper mix, prep prizes. What I did do is create a scripting that links my Jar request system to my real DJ equipment, so it will actually pre search for the various versions of a song to match my current BPM and auto highlight so i can fast drop into my on the fly list. that saves some time. But over speaking is not always time warranted with so much going on at once behind the scenes.
  5. There is different levels to being a DJ. There are basic level DJs to say that do not mix live, use things such as SAM to basically auto playlist songs dropped in. THen basically sit back and chat while the work is done for them. This is the most common DJ on Secondlife. There are those that try to learn, ask how to become a real DJ, and invest in being such. They will learn to use the proper software, learn to mix live, can flow seamless song to song. OFten they do not have full equipment and only mix off the software using a keyboard and mouse, but learn to approach a venue with style. Then there are those of us who are real life DJ's with a lot of experience, basically either retired or do SL for a side fun to relax. The advantage of not having to leave the venue or club in RL and drive home exhausted. The average of 2 hour short sets is a cake walk. We use real DJ equipment, control decks such as a Numark NS7III, fully licensed software (which is actually a requirement even on SL as broadcasting unlicensed or bootlegged Youtube music is illegible.) SO you need expensive DJ equipment to learn to actually mix on the fly, recreate on the fly remixes, los, tracks ect? Hell no. I have instructed 3 larger venue DJ's to do some at a small investment, that ended up expanding outward. You need to learn to manual mix, as auto beat map fails often and is always off a tad. That's how you can tell if someone is actually mixing. A real DJ is one who mixes live, on the fly, takes request and can pull the song up instantly. Using licensed music, and licensed software (even MIxxx is licensed even if free-but It lacks many things). They can legally transmit on SL and broadcast. The prevents unwanted moments when you receive desist notices in SL. Type of venue also matters. Being able to mix flawless in a ballroom is not goign to help you. I run and can cover any venue. For ballroom you need to understand the dances, the intan in SL, be able to guide, speak clear with a microphone that is studio quality, have a pleasant personality. Wedding venues are also different. Gain experience with another DJ to understand how to reflect the moment and couple correctly. Knowing a little about them, how they met, and how to make the moment special for them. While virtual there is genuine emotion involved and you can transform the experience for them. Proper dance moments is essential. Theme type and music that reflects it is also important at any event. Anyone can learn to improve their skills and do better, sadly some get stuck in the same basic rut. . Don't be discouraged. You can achieve what you set your mind too. Don't settle for auto playlist Sam stuff. That limits you greatly. Know the venue, learn the people. People sometimes are there for linden bombs and don't listen, others do and will feed into you. Involve them. Mention them by name. Welcome them by name. Respond ect. n to them on the stream, but limit giggling, coughing, When you use a clear mic it picks up subtle changes in your voice quickly. So prep yourself in the mood of the moment. Nervousness is picked up in tone. BE there for the purpose to make others happy and have a good time, not for a quick linden. You will loose the enjoyment. DJ D'Amore DJ in Real life since 1989 including original director of Limelight NYC and various clubs since the 90's.
  6. With the decreasign user base on SL, and more peopel able to produe what they need, as well as no longer willing to put large amoutns of linden and funds into SL. Increasing product costs would not be the wise thing to do, it would actually cause firther issues on SL. For a long time things were over priced. Greed factors came into play. Tryign to cash out fror real money the main factor. However trign to make a livign off a virtual commerce isn't ever goign to be a stable factor. On other online plateforms it as atually led to people going into finicial ruins when it catchs up to them. To attract any new potential players, commerce has to be realistic. Not over priced. Other wise like high priced stores in america, products remain on the hselves, and peopel turn more to Walmart and discount stores.
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