Still using USB drives to update new music onto your DJ performance computers? Or maybe you are using a special program to sync multiple hard drives at once? Nothing compares to the ease of use that Dropbox gives mobile DJs to manage their music library across multiple computers. Imagine being able to add music to any one of your computers, without having to remember which computer you added that music to and which ones still require being synced. Dropbox takes care of all of that… and so much more!
Ritchie Rich, owner/operator of Big And Rich DJ in Sudbury, Ontario, reached out to me recently, asking how I use Dropbox to manage my music library. I’d recently brought up the topic on a CPDJA Canada Wide DJ Call (an open format, group video call, open to any Canadian DJ) and Ritchie was intrigued, wanting to know a little more. What follows is the conversation Ritchie & I had about how I use Dropbox to manage my music files.
Video Notes & Links:
1:35 Step 1 for using Dropbox
3:34 Seamless workflow (non-music mention)
5:41 Better Rename file renaming software
8:50 Using selective sync
12:00 Cost of using Dropbox
15:21 Benefit for multi-system DJ companies
16:33 This isn’t like streaming music
17:21 Side benefit for wedding DJs (of many not mentioned)
19:10 Note for Serato DJ users
If you don’t already use Dropbox for this purpose, I hope this system of managing your music is helpful to you. Go ahead, retire your thumb drive… they’re so 2015… 😉