Hip Hop DJs Gather to Set Standard for Music Industry

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TJÂ?s DJÂ?s Record & CD Pool has announced February 2nd, 2005 as the date for the next TJÂ?s DJÂ?s Tastemakers Only DJ/Music Conference. This one day event unites over 800 DJs, artists, producers, media outlets, record stores, and other industry genres to meet, discuss ideas, and set the standard for breaking music.

TJ’s DJ’s Record & CD Pool has announced February 2nd, 2005 as the date for the next TJ’s DJ’s Tastemakers Only DJ/Music Conference. This one day event unites over 800 DJs, artists, producers, media outlets, record stores, and other industry genres to meet, discuss ideas, and set the standard for breaking music.

The 1st Quarter '05 Tastemakers Only will be the Wednesday night of Super Bowl XXXIX week. The Super Bowl which is to take place in Jacksonville on February 6 is a mere 2 hours east of Tallahassee. In the meantime, The Moon (1105 E. Lafayette St.) in Tallahassee will be off the chain welcoming the latest edition of the Tastemakers when the doors open at 5pm.

TJ’s DJ’s has built a reputation spanning the past 10 years as a record pool dedicated to breaking music. What is a record pool? A pool is a collection of DJs that provides feedback to labels in exchange for advance music. To this end, TJ’s DJ’s has geared its website, http://www.TJsDJs.com to be on the cusp of new music and ideas that attracts over 40 million hits for 2004 including 6 million for December alone! But, the jewel of the site is the message board which involves over 4,000 members interested in networking and spreading good music. For his hard work, TJ’s DJ’s CEO, TJ Chapman recently received the Dickey Hazley Heritage Award from Clear Channel’s Ghetto Fabulous Live award ceremony held by Thrill Da Playa of WBWT 100.7.

Always the visionary, TJ Chapman introduced a radio friendly clean version of his already popular bi-weekly compilation pool CDs. Created in 1999, the CD pool acts as “an addictive drug for the DJs and magazines,” according to Chapman. “Often, I get new music straight from the studio from artists like Lil Jon or the Ying Yang Twins before mastering and manufacturing. It’s our way of being the first to spread the music.” He further explains, “labels don’t relate CDs to DJs yet. I don’t understand why. CDs are cheaper to manufacture and ship than vinyl, why should CD DJs be at a disadvantage? Why not give CD DJs the same versions and remixes that come on the vinyl? That’s why I created the CD pool.” To further this cause, Chapman has also begun to spread music via mp3s in order for DJs, magazine writers, label execs, and more to receive music even faster.

For more information about TJ’s DJ’s or the Tastemakers Only, please visit http://www.TJsDJs.com or call 850.877.6090.

About TJ’s DJ’s

TJ’s DJ’s Record & CD Pool was created by Thomas “TJ” Chapman as a result of the necessity to fulfill a need for new music in Northern Florida. TJ began humbly in 1994 with ten DJs and today has a full-time staff servicing over 100 prominent radio, club, and mixtape DJs focused in the Southeast region.

The organization has been active by staying involved in numerous industry and community events including TJ’s DJ’s quarterly Tastemakers Only Conference, the Tech.Nitions Cool-Out Conference, the City of Tallahassee’s Downtown Get Down, FAMU’s Homecoming Concert, Kappa Luau, FAMU’s football Corporate Village, the Hip-Hop & Jock Charity Basketball Game, and Florida’s Invitational Stepshow.

TJ’s DJ’ has earned a reputation for breaking new music for major and independent labels alike. Def Jam, SRC, Universal, Atlantic, BME (Lil Scrappy, Trillville) Poe Boy (Jacki-O), Grand Hustle (T.I.), ColliPark (Ying Yang Twins), B.I.G. F.A.C.E. (David Banner), and more have enlisted TJ Chapman’s team to spearhead their buzz in the South.

TJ’s DJ’s reports to numerous industry trades, websites, magazines, and radio stations to increase awareness of projects that are serviced. The diligent work of the TJ’s DJ’s network is shining light on the viable markets of the South by any means necessary.

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