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June 26, 2012 | By Alex Pham
Deadmau5, who does a decent job of amping up the crowd at his concerts, is now stirring up the blogosphere by saying that all DJs do at live concerts is show up and click a “play” button. "I just roll up with a laptop and a midi  controller and 'select' tracks [and] hit a spacebar," the Toronto DJ wrote Saturday in a blog post on his site titled "We All Hit Play. " This can be interpreted as blasphemy for several reasons. If all DJs do is press play, how do they justify the million-dollar fees that some top electronic dance music names command?
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February 5, 2014 | By August Brown
One of the big open secrets of contemporary EDM is that many, many DJs just aren't doing that much onstage. Whether picking super-obvious mainstream tracks, using oversimplified beat-matching software or even just playing a pre-mixed set and drunkenly fist-pumping, today's digital-centric DJs have myriad ways to cut corners in the booth. Las Vegas clubs are especially susceptible, with huge easy paychecks for artists playing to tourist crowds who just want to keep the bottles flying.  Over at radio.com, Scott T. Sterling notes that one new Vegas club, After, has posted its house rules for DJs, and it amounts to a provocative 95 Theses for modern EDM venues.
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BUSINESS
September 25, 2012 | By Jon Healey
Pandora has long argued that webcasting royalties are cripplingly high , and tech-friendly members of Congress have periodically sought to rewrite the law to bring the rates down. Nevertheless, companies keep jumping into the market -- the latest being Fuzz , a site that lets people listen to playlists uploaded by other Fuzz users. Why? One reason is that people respond to the lure of (free) music, both in the giving and in the receiving. So companies can rely on the public to put together the programming, market it to their friends and build an audience for the site, all at little or no cost.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
It was DJ Miguel Garcia's first time at last month's National Assn. of Music Merchants' big trade show in Anaheim, but he was in his element, hunched over an expensive DJ rig while spinning his own dance music. "These are probably the best you can get," said the 18-year-old house music performer, who goes by the stage name MikeeyKrook, admiring the Pioneer DJ digital decks and mixers while pumping out his song "Pyramid. " Although the annual NAMM Show is widely known as the place to check out new guitars and amps, manufacturers, retailers and musicians can hear the crescendo of business in a different venue: DJs making electronic dance music, or EDM. Once relegated to raves in warehouses, the electronic music culture has produced international superstars such as Skrillex and Tiesto and has expanded to events such as Electric Daisy Carnival and Electric Zoo Festival, which have put DJs in front of the glow stick masses.
NEWS
May 20, 2013 | By Jay Jones
“ The Hangover Part III ” is just the start of Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas , which also includes the debut of Cirque du Soleil 's Michael Jackson tribute and a bounty of nightclubs overflowing with widely known DJs . The comedy film's famed Wolfpack once again will overindulge, cinematically speaking, at Caesars Palace , whose gift shops will be awash in movie-themed merchandise. To celebrate the release of the movie, Caesars will offer two themed packages beginning Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton, an evening DJ at KIIS-FM (102.7) from 1987 to 1994, will become the weekday morning host at oldies station KRTH-FM (101.1) on Feb. 21. He'll be teamed with his former KIIS sidekick, George Reyes, better known to listeners as Dr. George Brothers. The goal, said General Manager Maureen Lesourd, is to "raise the profile of our morning show while still providing listeners with the music they love."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By August Brown
In his penthouse condo on the toniest block of Westwood, one of the world's biggest dance music producers kicks back at his dining room table in an all-black Armani ensemble. A spread of magazine covers, featuring the producer's face, stares up at him as he talks about his many new projects - remixes for buzzed-about pop acts like Haim and a DJ gig closing out the HARD Day of the Dead festival at L.A. State Historic Park in Chinatown this weekend alongside Skrillex and Deadmau5. His vocals were a centerpiece for a track on the year's biggest dance album, Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," and, like many of the biggest stars of the genre, he's pondering a major Las Vegas DJ residency spanning his whole career.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2011 | Jessica Gelt
Standing onstage at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center on Sunday night, the DJ Tiesto twisted some knobs on his Pioneer CDJ-1000 turntable as 6,500 screaming fans formed a sea of waving hands, flashing cellphone cameras and wide-eyed faces. Jets of smoke burst from cannons below the stage, igniting the crowd into a dancing frenzy. Among the most popular DJs in the world, the Dutch superstar is one of a handful of DJs who pulls down a rock-star-sized salary jetting across the globe to cash in on electronic dance music's rocket ride from underground movement to red-hot mainstream commodity.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 2012 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
Last September, the DJ and electronica artist Adam Bravin (who performs as Adam 12) spun a set of hip-hop and soul at an Obama fundraising event at the House of Blues in West Hollywood. It was his second time DJ'ing a campaign event, and Obama's staff wanted him to come backstage to meet the president. But on the way to the receiving line, a guest spilled a cup of coffee all over his white clothes. "The only extra shirt I had in my car was one for a friend's drug charity that said, 'The only coke I do is diet,'" Bravin recalled.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
It was DJ Miguel Garcia's first time at last month's National Assn. of Music Merchants' big trade show in Anaheim, but he was in his element, hunched over an expensive DJ rig while spinning his own dance music. "These are probably the best you can get," said the 18-year-old house music performer, who goes by the stage name MikeeyKrook, admiring the Pioneer DJ digital decks and mixers while pumping out his song "Pyramid. " Although the annual NAMM Show is widely known as the place to check out new guitars and amps, manufacturers, retailers and musicians can hear the crescendo of business in a different venue: DJs making electronic dance music, or EDM. Once relegated to raves in warehouses, the electronic music culture has produced international superstars such as Skrillex and Tiesto and has expanded to events such as Electric Daisy Carnival and Electric Zoo Festival, which have put DJs in front of the glow stick masses.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By August Brown
In his penthouse condo on the toniest block of Westwood, one of the world's biggest dance music producers kicks back at his dining room table in an all-black Armani ensemble. A spread of magazine covers, featuring the producer's face, stares up at him as he talks about his many new projects - remixes for buzzed-about pop acts like Haim and a DJ gig closing out the HARD Day of the Dead festival at L.A. State Historic Park in Chinatown this weekend alongside Skrillex and Deadmau5. His vocals were a centerpiece for a track on the year's biggest dance album, Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," and, like many of the biggest stars of the genre, he's pondering a major Las Vegas DJ residency spanning his whole career.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2013 | By August Brown
It's not often today that a rising DJ team argues that it should get out of its own spotlight. But that's precisely what the D.C. dance duo of Benoit & Sergio do on their loungey new single, “Adjustments.” Atop some melancholy, tropical production that sounds like a vacation winding down, the duo claim that today's wave of pyro-shooting superstars has it all wrong: “Sometimes I think that DJs don't understand / that we've been waiting around...
NEWS
June 17, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The Queen Mary in Long Beach hosts a Fourth of July party onboard the vintage ship that starts at noon and shoots off fireworks at 9 p.m. Living Social has a discount offer of $27 for each adult for an all-day ticket. The deal: The $27 ticket is good for one adult entry for the Fourth of July and for the Rock the Queen concert of tribute bands from '70s to '90s rock 'n' roll on Aug. 10. On the Fourth, entertainment is themed to different decades during the day. From noon to 4 p.m., it's the 1920s to the 1940s with swing band, stand-up comedy and kid activities such as a balloon toss, potato sack races and more.
NEWS
May 20, 2013 | By Jay Jones
“ The Hangover Part III ” is just the start of Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas , which also includes the debut of Cirque du Soleil 's Michael Jackson tribute and a bounty of nightclubs overflowing with widely known DJs . The comedy film's famed Wolfpack once again will overindulge, cinematically speaking, at Caesars Palace , whose gift shops will be awash in movie-themed merchandise. To celebrate the release of the movie, Caesars will offer two themed packages beginning Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
In Las Vegas, bigger is always better. That's why this week's opening of MGM Grand's new mega-club Hakkasan has all of Sin City and those who love it watching. There is no Vegas night-life venue quite as large as this five-story, 80,000-square-foot space. It's a glitzy, all-inclusive playground featuring a Michelin-starred modern Cantonese restaurant, a massive nightclub with elaborate cocktail lounges and an Oriental Pavilion with a two-story waterfall. And it's not just for show - Hakkasan has lined up an A-list roster of resident DJs including Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2013 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
All eyes in dance-land turn to Indio for Coachella next weekend, as both the Sahara Tent and the new Yuma Tent host EDM stars, '90s survivors and an especially adventurous young undercard. As always, there will be satellite parties during both weekends — Desert Gold at the Ace Hotel (this year partnering with Jack White's Third Man Records, Warp Records, the Do-Over and more) and the Filter Magazine Yacht Club (this year with a set from the great electro-rock act St. Lucia) are perennial favorites.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2011 | By Margaret Gray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As you pass through the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, on your way into Martin McDonagh's Irish tragicomedy "The Cripple of Inishmaan," you may be startled by the comfy sofas, the flattering amber lighting and the personable young man who urges you to take your Guinness into the house. Right, you think. They'll really let you waltz past the usher with a brimming pint. But he's serious. You feel so hip, and so ineffably Irish. The CTG's other two theaters, the Ahmanson and the Mark Taper, are located downtown at the Music Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2012
DJ HAPPY HOUR Melody Bar & Grill 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester 4-7 p.m Friday (310) 670-1994 NEW BEER HALL Little Bear, 1855 Industrial St. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri-Sat. (213) 622-8100 '60s SOUL DJs Staycation at Footsie's 2640 N. Figueroa St. 10 p.m. Friday (323) 221-6900 NEW DINING LOUNGE Livello at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills 9291 Burton Way 6-10 p.m dinner Saturday. (310) 860-8660 CABARET An Evening With Rakesh Satyal M Bar, 1253 Vine St. 8 p.m. Thursday.
TRAVEL
March 24, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
MIAMI - A cool ocean breeze cut the day's humidity. Dresses up to there in hot pink sequins and acid yellows colored the sidewalks. It was around midnight on a Thursday in Miami's South Beach neighborhood, and the evening was just getting started. I was in town for a couple days in February and was determined to have a "real" Miami night life experience - whatever that meant. The clubs here are more intimate than those in L.A. or Las Vegas, with some bars nothing more than a DJ, lights and liquor in a small box-like room.
WORLD
February 1, 2013 | By Janet Stobart
LONDON --Two Australian disc jockeys who called a London hospital impersonating members of the royal family as a hoax three days before a nurse's suicide will not face any charges, British prosecutors said Friday. Prosecutors said there were no grounds for charges of manslaughter against Mel Greig and Michael Christian in the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found hanged Dec. 7. The Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement “that there is no evidence to support a charge of manslaughter and that although there is some evidence to warrant further investigation under the Data Protection Act and the Malicious Communications Act ... any potential prosecution would not be in the public interest.” The CPS said there was no possibility of extradition from Australia for the potential offenses and that the original intent of the call was “a harmless prank” even though “the consequences were very sad.” Greig and Christian phoned the King Edward VII hospital Dec. 4 asking about the pregnant Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge.
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