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    Have u met someone or know someone who is a DJ that is starting out ask you for your ENTIRE music library (for free)?

    I have been in this situation before and it is extremely uncomfortable. Being a DJ, I feel your music library is your backbone and ultimately defines you. I have no problem showing people artists, tracks, or labels, but outright handing someone my years of collecting and digging seems in-genuine and counter-productive to what makes a DJ a DJ. Not to mention, I pay for majority of my tracks.

    I do not know how to handle the situation and usually am very deflective/non-responsive, at which point i am then met with signs of implying my reaction is uncalled for or douchey.

    On the flip side, have you ever asked anyone for their library? I would never think to ask someone so maybe I am projecting my own views on others. Still, to me, it doesn't seem or feel right both ethically.

    Are they being uncalled for? Or am I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devils Advocato View Post
    Have u met someone or know someone who is a DJ that is starting out ask you for your ENTIRE music library (for free)?

    I have been in this situation before and it is extremely uncomfortable. Being a DJ, I feel your music library is your backbone and ultimately defines you. I have no problem showing people artists, tracks, or labels, but outright handing someone my years of collecting and digging seems in-genuine and counter-productive to what makes a DJ a DJ. Not to mention, I pay for majority of my tracks.

    I do not know how to handle the situation and usually am very deflective/non-responsive, at which point i am then met with signs of implying my reaction is uncalled for or douchey.

    On the flip side, have you ever asked anyone for their library? I would never think to ask someone so maybe I am projecting my own views on others. Still, to me, it doesn't seem or feel right both ethically.

    Are they being uncalled for? Or am I?
    I remember I did that before when I was like 10 years old with VDJ, I can understand it being annoying.

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    Tell 'em to get stuffed!!
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    It's happened to me before with a close friend of mine. He said, "just bring your external hard drive next session so I can transfer your stuff." It's a horrible feeling and you don't want to look like a dick. I just ignored it. Didn't have the heart to say no. He never brought it up again.

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    I don't see a problem with sharing stuff with a close friend. Random Dj at a club? No.
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    I will share music with DJs I work closely with but that it is and they do the same for me. It helps both of us discover new or other music we can use on our gigs. I would never do that for a friend or stranger.

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    I know this has been posted once or twice before but it seemed apt

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    Ask if they would just like you to give them $1 per track instead...and they can buy their own copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippie View Post
    I know this has been posted once or twice before but it seemed apt

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    DJs get free drinks, VIP treatment and ladies? Where the hell does THIS happen?

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