zipDJ

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zipDJ
Type Private
Founded 2007 (2007)
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Area served Worldwide
Key people Nick Fiorucci
Kevin Unger
Industry Music
Products Promotional recordings
Website www.zipdj.com
Available in English
Current status Active

zipDJ is a Canadian legal subscription-based digital music pool founded in 2007, which distributes promotional releases to professional club, commercial radio, online radio, and campus/college radio DJs, and other music industry professionals. Since 2009, zipDJ has been a sponsor of the Canadian DJ Show presented by Pioneer DJ.[1]

History[edit]

zipDJ is a spin-off of Musicab, which was in operation in Canada since November 2003. MusicCab was created for use by the Canadian major record labels for the purpose of cost-effective distribution of digital promotional music, due to the rise of digital music and the diminishing traditional physical product record pools.

Services[edit]

zipDJ uses a web-based delivery system to service its members promotional music from a growing list of over 1500 major and independent record labels and digital distributors worldwide,[2] including Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner, EMI, Ultra, Ministry Of Sound, Spinnin' Records, Hed Kandi, Armada Music, Nettwerk, and others. zipDJ provides secure online delivery for record labels, including real-time feedback and data collection. zipDJ members can legally download high-quality music in MP3 format, sometimes weeks or months ahead of normal commercial release timelines.[3]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

zipDJ is endorsed by the music industry, recognized by the Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association (CPDJA), the Canadian Disc Jockey Association (CDJA), and the Audio-Visual Licensing Agency (AVLA), which is a copyright collective agency.

zipDJ is notable for compiling National Club, Dance, and Urban DJ charts for the countries of Canada and the United States, and also used to compile the M.I.S. Global Dance Traxx Top 200 chart, which is published in Billboard.[4] These charts are electronically compiled using data from hundreds of DJs across North America.

In 2011, 2012 and 2013 zipDJ was nominated for the International Dance Music Award in the category "Best Record Pool/Promo Subscription Service".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CDJShow.com". CDJShow.com. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Label Partners". zipDJ. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  3. ^ James, Nick (6 May 2013). "Top Online Record Pools For DJs: 2013 Edition". DJ Tech Tools. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Stefan Roth (2006-08-17). "m.i.s. - music information services". Mis-charts.de. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  5. ^ "28th Annual International Dance Music Awards Winners". WMC. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 

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