Friday, August 19 2016
The entertainment industry is the fastest growing industry of all. The industry is very dynamic and changes of time have a great impact. Fashion and trends are the basic principles that fundaments the scene. Without music, this scene is not complete, regardless of the genre. It gives life to entertainment and spices it up.
Musical bands and DJs make the common music a bit lively, or change an old genre of music to a new one. The past music industry was full of music bands, who had their original music. The 21st century has seen a huge reduction in the number of music bands. The reasons for this decline are many; from members quitting to DJ invasion into the industry.
The disco life
In the mid-1970s, soul, pop, funk and salsa were the most popular types of music. By then, the term DJ was unknown to many, maybe because technology had not discovered them. A surge in bands ruled the disco life, from clubs, weddings and any function that required some music. Many of them had live performances and always had the dance styles for the different genres.
How could a social event lack a live performance? It was the trend at that moment but as times have shown, it was their historic time. The 1990s saw a drastic technological advancements that had a big change in music genres and presentation. Hip-hop, reggae, soft rock and music based on culture began to rule reunions, birthday party and even clubs.
DJs came into play at around this time. At first, they played in the executive clubs while weddings, receptions, and reunions were left for the bands. Most of the bands embraced the idea of a DJ since they could increase their popularity. For instance, they would be performing on one end of the town and the DJ is playing their songs on the other side. This was a win-win game for both of the teams. How long was this relationship to be of mutual benefits?
The rivalry between the DJ and Bands
As technology advanced, the DJ could now access any music from the bands through the internet. This could be, in many cases, out of the copyright owners’ consent. The bands started losing fans and cover while the DJs ruled the world. Imagine hosting a band of ten people in a birthday party or a small reunion. If they are to have a live performance, where will they keep their instruments?
With such questions, the DJ, despite him lacking his/her original music, he can play all types of music. For bands, they are mainly specific on a few genres, if not one. What if they realize the music they are playing in a reception does not suit the congregation? A DJ has an option to change between the music genres to suit the crowd. He can add up some spice by playing around with the disc effects, which the band cannot.
The bands have always accused the DJs of reaping where they have not planted. Although they promote the bands’ music, they have a diverse collection to choose from compared to the bands. However, both of them have to rely on each other to succeed. The band gives the content while the DJ markets their music.