Migrating your iTunes library and playlists to a Serato library and crates

Migrating your iTunes library and playlists to a Serato library and crates

Many people have invested a lot of time organizing their music in iTunes but would like to stop relying on iTunes to import their files into Serato DJ, thus alleviating issues that can come along with having Serato DJ reading an iTunes library.

This article will explain how to transfer your iTunes playlists into Serato DJ crates, and how to get new music imported in Serato DJ, while continuing to import and store music in iTunes.

1. Open your Serato software and make sure the Show iTunes library and option in the Library + Display tab of the Setup screen is checked.

2. Go back to the main screen and click on Library to expand and view your iTunes playlists.

3. Create crates by clicking on the crate icon at the bottom of the crate section.

4. Name the crates you create the same name as the Playlists being read from iTunes. Simply double click on the crate name, rename it, and press enter. In this example I’ve created a ‘Party Bangers’ and ‘Trill Bass’ crate.

5. Select all the files in a particular playlist by clicking on one file in the playlist and holding down control + A (Windows) or command + A (Mac). Once highlighted, drag/drop them into the same named crate you created.

6. Once all your playlists are transferred into crates you can uncheck the Show iTunes Library option in the Setup screen. At that point you will be left with all the same files and organized structure only your Serato software will no longer be relying on iTunes to import your music (as they are now all being referenced from the files original location).

Now that the playlists have been transferred into crates, how do you get new files you add to iTunes to show up in Serato software? There are two ways we suggest importing your new music.

1. Click on the Files tab and then click on the Music folder/iTunes/iTunes Media to get to your iTunes Music folder. Drag and drop the entire iTunes Music folder directly onto the word all above your crates.

Note: This will only import the new files you added to iTunes. It will not duplicate the files that have already been imported.

Once imported, create an added column in your all section to be able to see the newly imported files. Do this by clicking on the gray arrow pointing to the left that is directly above the scroll bar on the far right side of the main library window and clicking added. You may need to use the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen to scroll to the right of the main library window but you should now see an added column.

From there, click on the actual word added in the column header to group all the files by the date they were added to in the software. This will list all the new files you just imported into the program and you can then drag/drop the files into whatever crates they belong in.

2. You can also import your newly added files by temporarily checking the Show iTunes Library option. This will import files coming from iTunes and you can then drag/drop the new files into the crates they belong in.

If your having trouble locating the new files, create an added column (described above) in the iTunes Library folder and group by the date added inside that folder. Once you’ve moved the new files into crates you would then want to go back to the Setup screen and uncheck the Show iTunes Library option.

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Best of Atlanta Party 2015

Don’t miss Atlanta’s most tasteful event!

Atlanta Magazine’s 28th annual Best of Atlanta

House of Music teams up with Atlanta Magazine for the 28th annual Best of Atlanta. Enjoy food and drinks from a wonderfully diverse group of the city’s best restaurants (over 50 restaurants and 30 open bars), live entertainment by 70’s tribute band Yacht Rock Schooner, local celebs, and a fabulous silent auction– all benefiting a worthy non-profit, The Giving Kitchen. Save $20 on general admission or VIP tickets using discount code BOA20, through Friday, February 27. CLICK HERE for event details and to view the growing list of participating restaurants. Be sure to like Atlanta Magazine Promotions on Facebook and follow @atlmagpromo on Twitter (#BOAPary15) for updates.

 

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Barrister’s Ball 2013 at The Fox Theater

Barrister's Ball @ The Fox 10

House of Music was please to work with the John Marshall Law School annual Barrister Ball event. It was a great success and an awesome crowd that attended. Big thanks to everyone that participated.

Here is what they had to say about us:
I am SO GLAD that I chose House of Music to handle the Audio/Visual portion of our law school’s Barrister’s Ball. Not only were they very knowledgeable about the venue where our Ball was being held, but worked with me and DJ EU to create the EXACT vibe that we were going for. As a person not familiar with audio/visuals, I felt immediately comfortable talking to Jeremy about the details of our event. He was patient, understanding, and cooperative. He expressed details to me in an understandable way, and was receptive to what I wanted for our event. The day of our event, I was in awe of how prepared, punctual, and efficient they were. The House of Music staff working our event was equally helpful and responsive. Because of House of Music, we had a Barrister’s Ball that not only pleased in a visual and audio way, but kept the dance floor packed all night! The television that they brought for us to show the Final Four game on during the ball was also a HUGE hit!!
In all, I would recommend House of Music to anyone who asks. They are affordable, kind, helpful, and overall a great group of people! I hope I get to work with them again in the future.
Samantha Megan McClinton
John Marshall Law School
Barrister’s Ball 2013 Chairwoman

CBS News features the Top 5 Dj’s in Atlanta

I would like to say thank you to CBS Atlanta for this article.

http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-djs-in-atlanta/#.UC0jQt2Eu8U.facebook

NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC
Best DJs In Atlanta
August 16, 2012 6:00 AM

There are a ton of club DJs and DJ services in the Atlanta area, but separating the best from the rest can be difficult if you don’t know what type of DJ you need or where to look. Whether they spin house, trance or hip-hop, some of the best DJs in America call Atlanta home. When they aren’t traveling the world showcasing their skills, they can be found at many of the clubs around town. Here are the top Atlanta DJs to keep an eye on.

DJ Heather B
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Heather B is one of the hardest working DJs in Atlanta. For over a decade, Heather has been booked alongside the biggest names in music and promoters all over the South. People know that when they want to get their event going, they don’t have to look any further than DJ heather B. She may have honed her craft in upscale clubs, but she’ll play your event and bring funk and house music, her specialty, like you’ve never heard it before. Her clients include the W Hotel, Mercedes Benz and possibly, you. Visit her website for booking information.

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DJ Danny M
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DJ Danny M brings a wealth of experience to the clubs and bars of Atlanta and quite possibly to your event. He’s a resident DJ at local spots like Opera, Tongue & Groove and the Koo Koo Room. Danny’s musical tastes are varied and you can tell that in the music he plays. He’s got talent, personality and he can make any event come to life. You can contact him at Dannym@houseofmusicent.com about playing at your event.
Related: The Best Salsa Clubs In Atlanta

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Superstar DJ Ros
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One of the world’s top spinners, Superstar DJ Ros, makes appearances around Atlanta when he’s not traveling around the world as a DJ for celebrity parties. You can find him at Havana on Friday nights in the Gallery Room playing some of the best house music anywhere on the East Coast. He’s been in the game for 15 years, but there is no sign of Ros slowing down. He has played for over 100,000 people at Red Square in Moscow, but he is also capable of playing at your private event or party.

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DJ Jobe
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For over 15 years, DJ Jobe has been one of the top DJs in and around Atlanta. In between occasional trips to Europe, DJ Jobe can be found at clubs around Atlanta. He also stays busy catering to the needs of his corporate clients like Coca-Cola, The Home Depot and T-Mobile. DJ Jobe knows music and can read crowds, so he can customize his beats for those in attendance. Go see him when he’s in town and book him for your event here.
Related: The Best Cigar Bars In Atlanta

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DJ Jeremy Ladd
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Even though he spends the summer months guesting at clubs in Miami, Chicago, DC and Vegas, the rest of the year, DJ Jeremy Ladd can be found at clubs in Atlanta. Ladd has great range, but it all comes back to hip-hop when he’s in the ATL. He showcased his skills as the opening DJ act for the Black Eyed Peas in 2010 and hasn’t slowed down. Check your favorite club to see when DJ Jeremy Ladd will be in the house and then book him for the next event in your house.

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CosmoLava Thursdays

Obsessed: Work Hard, Play Hard!

We work, we play; we work, we play.

It’s those busy work weeks that leave us anxiously waiting for the weekend.

Fortunately, we discovered The Weekend Warmup at CosmoLava: a festive night of drinks, music and dancing every Thursday night.  It’s the hottest place to go for a mid-week pick-me-up, an end of the     week wind down or a pre-game for the weekend.

You can now look forward to every week knowing that The Weekend Warmup has an array of cocktails and a variety of music lead by DJ’s Cam I AM and Jeremy Ladd.

Ladd is an Atlanta favorite among DJs, always playing the hottest hits.  He’s been involved in all aspects of entertainment from an emcee, to DJ, to acting and voice-overs.  His perfection and experience in the industry make him one of the most sought-after DJs across the country, and a great addition to The Weekend Warmup.

CosmoLava is the “Ultimate Midtown Experience” with its six bars, four dance floors and delicious cocktails.  Not to mention, it has three levels so there’s plenty of room for large parties and events!

It’s our latest obsession, and the greatest place to be every Thursday night. cosmolava.comCosmoLava Logo

CBS Atlanta – Best Atlanta Music Connoisseurs To Follow On Twitter

 

Atlanta is the music capital of the South. From country to rap and pop to rock, you can see live music of all genres throughout the metro area. Atlanta is also home to some of the top music historians and connoisseurs in the country. These lovers of music have knowledge that is as diverse as the population in the Atlanta area. Let’s take a look at who they area and where you can follow them on social media.

Sean McNally
@Seanemandrums

Sean is the drummer for the Atlanta-based band The Villains. He’s also the go-to guy for any questions about the music industry. When not touring with The Villains, Sean is one of the most in-demand session drummers around and writes music every chance he can. He’s also a big sports and “Star Wars” fan, so you also get some of that in his Twitter feed. McNally has worked with and knows all the big names in the music industry. He also has plenty of stories to tell. The Villains are one of the hottest new bands in the country, so follow Sean at @Seanemandrums.

V-103 Peoples Station
@V103Atlanta

V-103 is the No. 1 rated radio station in Atlanta and the No. 1 urban station in the country. There is always something going on at V-103. It might involve on-air personality Ryan Cameron or something happening in the community. Whether promoting the next upcoming event or keeping listeners up to date on the newest contests they can enter, V-103 is your go-to source. Catch the latest music news with constant tweets on everything happening in the area. Check out V-103′s website as well for even more music information.

Rich “Sully” Sullivan
@richsullivan

“Sully” is a former DJ, so he knows music. On Twitter, he does talk some music, but if you follow Sully you get so much more. From sports to local Atlanta events to keeping followers updated on the trends and ins and outs of social media, Sully is one-stop shopping. Sully is also active with volunteering his time and efforts to charity, so not only do you learn from one of Atlanta’s best minds, you also feel good about yourself. Follow Sully on Twitter at @richsullivan.

Related: Best Places To Discover New Music In The Atlanta Area

Mara Davis
@MaraDavis

There may be no more beloved radio personality in Atlanta than Mara Davis. Mara was the one constant at the always changing 92.9, when it was Z93 and Dave FM. She was on the top of her game when she interviewed the biggest names in music, and Atlanta radio listeners felt like they were having lunch with Mara each day with her “Radio Free Lunch” hour of theme music from the topic of the day. Mara is Atlanta radio and is a must follow on Twitter at @MaraDavis.

Melissa Ruggieri
@MRuggieri

Melissa writes about arts and entertainment for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in the section that includes music and concerts. She’s knowledgeable about all genres of music and her love of music started in her youth. ”From the night I walked into the Hollywood Sportatorium – God rest its grimy soul – in Fort Lauderdale for my first ever concert, Van Halen on their 1984 tour, I knew that somehow, some way, I would be involved with music the rest of my life,” explains Ruggieri. “Couple that with the fact that the only things I could ever do well were write and play the drums, being a music critic seemed like a custom-made profession!” Keep up to date on Atlanta’s music scene by following Melissa.

Related: Best Bars For Networking In Atlanta

DJ Jeremy Ladd
@DJ_Jeremy

Jeremy is not just one of the top DJs in Atlanta, he’s one one the most in-demand touring DJs in the country. When he’s not playing in Atlanta, you can find him setting up shop in Miami, Chicago or Las Vegas. He also plays corporate gigs for Fortune 500 companies. On Twitter at @DJ_Jeremy, he keeps his fans updated on his schedule and he’s also a fountain of information when it comes to music and DJ equipment technology. Follow Jeremy now and be prepared to be entertained.

House Of Music DJs

House of Music DJ Biographies

DJ Jeremy Ladd

DJ Jeremy

With numerous years of experience, Jeremy has been involved with all aspects of the entertainment industry. Having credit in acting and voice-overs to being a well-known DJ and all types of event and audio productions, there are very few areas that have not been explored by his talent.

Emcee
This is the first area that he devoted his talent toward. Originally starting with Jefferson Pilot Communications as an Emcee host for events sponsored by Star94 in Atlanta, Jeremy gained local recognition in the community and later became the leader of Q Party Crew team with the Cumulus owned Q100. That experience-lead him to the world of motor sports with the Atlanta based NOPI Nationals Car Show Series and NDRA Racing and Drift Series. Hosting swimsuit contests and commentating for the races help build his confidence and experience to become one of the co-hosts of the Speed Channel’s television show NOPI Tunervision.

DJ
Being involved in the music industry opened up another interest and passion in Jeremy’s career, a love that he has always had for music. Through the years he has been a resident DJ at some of the hottest and best known nightclubs in Atlanta, such as eleven50, Vision, Fever, Cosmopolitan, Leopard Lounge, Sutra, Aiko, Verve, and many others. Jeremy has also played all over the US in a variety of different venues. Traveling non-stop through the summer months will lead him to cities such as New York, Miami, DC, Chicago, Phoenix, Dallas, Las Vegas, and many more. Playing a range of music that includes house, breaks, hip-hop, and top 40, everything is possible when it comes to playing for a crowd.

Acting and Voice-over
A non-stop passion to perform is a quality that is a driving force in Jeremy’s career. With credits of voice-over and commercial experience helping lead him to the casting of Titan football player #62 in the Disney movie “Remember the Titans”.

Production
Perfection is a requirement in all of Jeremy’s performances. Going beyond the expected     duties to ensure a flawless production is a necessity in his eyes. Producing sound and light for fashion shows, special events, and concerts is a strong area of experience. With a positive attitude and outlook, you can rest assured that if he is involved, the production will be top of the line.

Huda Hudia

Huda Hudia

The legendary Florida Break Beat has toured the world for over 20 years. Huda is featured on wikipedia as one of the pioneers of Florida Breaks. As owner of Kaleidoscope Music, Kaleidoscope All Stars, Puffin Records, Busy Beat, and co-owner of Uniscope Records he has released over 80 records and countless mix CD’s. His songs are featured in over 30 mix CD compilations, Movie Promos, Jackie Chan movies, MTV Punked (First 2 seasons), EA Sports video games, etc. etc. etc. He has toured all over North America, America, Central America, South America, and Europe.  From 1994 – 2002 he was considered one of the 20 most booked DJ’s in the US and one of the top 75 DJ’s in the world.  Hailing now as the #1 Video DJ in Atlanta with over 6 residencies

 DJ 2nd Nature

DJ 2nd Nature

2nd Nature is based out of Atlanta, GA, has once again advanced the art of music/video creation and performance forward like no one else. Whether it be making audio tracks and remixes in the studio, building video material from scratch, or performing to thousands in a club or festival atmosphere, 2ndNature revolutionizes everything he touches.

2009 took 2ndNature from coast to coast constantly, allowing him to take his live video mixing to hundreds of bookings and events. DJ Times magazine has taken note of his accomplishments in the cutting edge world of video mixing by running a cover story on him in a recent issue, and 2ndNature was voted #4 VJ in the World by DJ Mag out of London.  His Remixes have also continued to sell around the world and appear everywhere from BBC Radio One, radio waves in the US, and blogs from adoring fans. It also spawned a new development concept when he teamed with DL Jones to create live tracks with a whole new vibe.2nd Nature’s creativity in the studio, ability to perform live, and his Emmy Nomination have moved Second Nature Collective to the forefront as well. Corporate Clients like Blackberry, Chivas Regal, Nissan, TMobile and Merrell, have looked for content creation and live execution from 2nd Nature Productions.Weather it be viral or commercial, 2nd Nature continues to revolutionize the art of music/video creation and performance.

 

DJ Jobe

DJ Jobe

DJ Jobe started spinning in Atlanta over 15 years ago, and has become a regular name within the Atlanta DJ arena. From the first time he put the needle down, the word spread about DJ Jobe’s energy and he became a staple at many Atlanta parties and night spots. DJ Jobe has a long run of many club gigs in Georgia, Alabama, Florida (Halo, Park Tavern, Loca Luna) as well as some events in Europe. Additionally, DJ Jobe has played for many Fortune 500 Company private parties, including Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, InterContinental Hotels Group, T-Mobile, and GlaxoSmithKline. Another specialty of DJ Jobe’s is music festivals, where he has a knack of keeping crowds energetic and lively between band sets. Weddings are also a part of his repertoire, and his collection of wedding sets ranges anywhere from formal to party-centric. No matter the type of party or event, the dance floors are rarely empty. Self-taught and highly respected in the Atlanta nightlife scene, DJ Jobe brings a deep knowledge of music and a unique ability to read the crowd and tailor his beats for each event he plays. He prides himself on his desire and ability to effectively communicate with clients to ensure all events he DJ’s are perfect and exactly as planned. DJ Jobe is non-exclusively represented by East Coast Entertainment, The Scratch Academy, House of Music and Rock Solid Entertainment, and is a preferred vendor for many event facilities and hotels.

DJ EU

DJ EU

Beat by beat, Eumir Gutierrez, has been stirring up some of the most popular venues and events in the southeast.Also known as DJ EU, Eumir has been mixing tracks since 2005 quickly becoming recognized as one of the most unique and diverse DJs for his ability to mix everything from Latin to Electronica while keeping the dance floors full. DJ EU has opened for big name artists like Pitbull, Reik, Lauren Conrad, Jowell y Randy, Yomo, Nejo y Dalmata,Camila, Reik and many more. He was also the Official DJ for Universal Music Latin Billboard After Party. DJ EU spins weekly at the hottest upscale clubs in Atlanta, including Koo Koo Room Opera, Luckie Lounge, Sutra, Primal, and more. Following his passion and ambition as a reputable “Disc-Jockey”, DJ EU released his first MixTape CD, “Ke Es La Ke Volume, 1”, early in 2008. A year later, DJ EU released “Ke Es La Ke, Volume 2”. The substantial successes in both occasions have allowed Eumir to set his eyes in the future for a third and greater volume for the entertainment of his current fans.

Jory Johson AKA DJ Sublime

DJ Sublime

Jory Johnson, aka DJ sublime, started out in the underground throwing raves and EDM weeklies as part of Vinylboy Productions at the Masquerade, the Vault, Market and the Globe Theater. He quickly made a name for himself as an opener for many headliners. Vinylboy became Surface ATL in 2003 and moved into the clubs and held long running weeklies at both Hush in midtown and the Mark Ultralounge downtown. In 2005 Jory was approached by TK productions / In Like Flynn and started dance / top 40 / hip hop residencies at the biggest clubs in Atlanta (1150, Fever, Aiko). In 2006, Jory moved to Aiko as a full time resident and played there until the club closed in 2009. DJ sublime has continued to embrace any and all dance music and can play to any crowd for any length of time, preferring to play the entire night if possible.

DJ Sky

DJ Sky

DJ SKY has been translating his musical interests and moods through the turntables since 1993, proving to be a strong provider, promoter and representative of the Atlanta hiphop/DJ scene.  From ’94 to ’99, he scratched live with 8 piece instrumental/funk/acid-jazz band Sputnik.  During his ride with Sputnik, he joined up with 3 MCs by the name of Mojo99 (now Heavy Mojo), scratching with other rotating band members from ’96 to late 2001.  Throughout these years, he has built a name for his solo career DJing in many of the ATL clubs, shows, parties, radio and studio sessions with different artists and groups.  SKY held residency on WRAS 88.5FM’s “Hush,Hush” show on the first Wednesday of every month mixing and scratching the best in down-tempo, hiphop & trip-hop instrumentals from ’99-2010.  SKY can be heard mixing everything from the best in 80s retro to the deepest in underground hiphop in the clubs & bars to any decade genre rockin’ a corporate event or wedding reception!  He also speaks and teaches to adults and kids of all ages and grades about the history of HipHop culture and the DJ!

DJ Danny M

DJ Danny M

Danny’s passion for music stems from his classically trained musical background. With over thirteen years experience in musical theory, he knows what elements are needed to make a party come to life. Currently you can find him entertaining crowds in some of Atlanta’s hottest night clubs. Along with his infectious personality, DannyM is sure to turn your event into an experience.

Mario Auda

Mario

Mario got his start as a DJ at the height of Atlanta’s nightlife scene where he spun all styles of music in the city’s top clubs. He quickly developed a following and began booking private events and working with Star 94 as the host of their Splash Bash events. During this time, he started House of Music and soon found that, in addition to filling a need for DJ-booking services, many local businesses needed high quality technical assistance. Over the past fifteen years, Mario has helped Atlanta businesses enhance their appeal through superb sound and entertainment, and in the process, has built a healthy corporate client roster that includes The World of Coca Cola®, Atlanta Magazine, and many other clients. House of Music has expanded over the years and now offers a vast array of services from exclusive wedding packages to large-scale concert production. Mario is an expert at all aspects of event production and his attention to detail is unparalleled. His education (BA, Communications), honesty, experience, and proven track record has allowed him to make House of Music a top-notch Atlanta resource.

 

DJ Johnny D

DJ Johnny D

DJ Johnny D began his career while still in high school by sneaking in to Atlanta’s top dance clubs. Johnny’s success in the club scene led to a stint as on air talent for some of the most influential Dance / Top 40 radio stations in America. Atlanta & Las Vegas to name just a few. Johnny D continues has worked with some of  the hottest names in music Akon, Lil Jon, Keri Hilson, Jonathan Davis, Usher, Yung Joc, Flo Rida, DJ Class, Travis Porter, Ying Yang Twins, Gorilla Zoe, DJ Khaled. & Bubba Sparxxx.

House of Music on-site for Costa’s Greekfest in Tuscaloosa this weekend

The annual Costa’s Greekfest continues its tradition of booking a mix of genres this weekend, when rapper Nelly and jam band Umphrey’s McGee play the fifth annual end-of-summer concert.

Greek organizations on the University of Alabama campus, with sponsorship from Costa, makers of sunglasses and outdoor apparel, put on the shows as back-to-school fundraisers, with past acts including Pretty Lights, Dierk Bentley, Robert Earl Keen, G. Love and Special Sauce, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Slightly Stoopid, Keller Williams and moe. The 2011 show raised $45,000 for UA Greek Relief and the Billfish Foundation.

The concert with Nelly and Umphrey’s McGee will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 on the intramural athletics fields on the east side of campus. Nelly’s hits include “Hot in Herre,” “Ride Wit Me,” “My Place,” “Air Force Ones,” “Over and Over,” “Grillz,” “Dilemma” and “Just a Dream.” Though the rapper has played Birmingham a handful of times, including City Stages and the Schaeffer Crawfish Boil in 2011, this seems to be his first Tuscaloosa show.

Progressive-rock jam band Umphrey’s McGee has played here numerous times, including a concert at the Bama Theatre in October. Although definitely a jam band in the sense of playing free-form improvisational shows, Umphrey’s McGee identifies more with the prog-rock or the art-rock sound of bands such as Yes, King Crimson and Pink Floyd than the laid-back psychedelia of the Grateful Dead.

Tickets are $25 each. UA students can buy one student and up to two guest tickets through their myBama accounts. Fraternity and sorority members may also get tickets through their houses.