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What is your list of genres?

Postby Joseph Ivy » Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:32 pm

On my wedding reception for, I have a list of music genre's that people can request from. Here is that list:

70s, 80s, 90s, Alternative, Bachata, Big Band, Blues , Country, Disco, Funk, Hip-Hop, Merengue, Motown, Theme, Rap, Rock & Roll, Salsa, Tango, Top 40, Vocalists


I have enough music to play for 4 hours straight in each of these genres. I am wondering if I should include other types of songs and music for clients to choose from.

What do you all think?
What do you have for a list of music genres?
Do clients actually pick from the genres or do that just give you a request list?

Thanks to all :)
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Postby dokai » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:31 pm

Wow, that's a pretty extensive list! :shock:

The only major genre I might add would be reggae. You also might want to divide "Rock & Roll" into "Metal", "Southern Rock", "Classic" and the like.

That said, you're still way more granular than I am. Of course, your dancing background, and your clients with similar backgrounds, require that level of precision. Most of my clients just ask for "slow" songs and "fast" songs. Or sometimes just "good" songs. :hahaha:
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Re: What is your list of genres?

Postby jwg » Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:24 pm

At this point, the only people who ever see what genres and categories of music I have are my clients who use my DJ Intelligence planning software.

When a guest makes a request at an event, they might ask "what do you have from the 80's? They can then look on my screen as we browse my folders.
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Postby djdonny » Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:27 am

Here's a list of my "genres":

1 Ambient
2 Bachata
3 Christian
4 Christmas
5 Classic Jazz
6 Classic Rock
7 Country
8 Cumbia
9 Dance / Disco / Club
10 Dance Remix / Original Artist
11 Doo Wop / Vocal
12 Event / Holiday Theme
13 Freestyle
14 Historic
15 Hit Parade / Big Band
16 Italian
17 Jazz / Modern Jazz
18 Latin Dance
19 Light / Adult Contemporary
20 Merengue
21 New Swing
22 New Wave
23 Novelty / Comedy
24 Oldies / Rock & Roll
25 Participation Dance
26 Pop / Current Teen
27 R&B / Soul / Motown
28 Reggae / Dancehall / Ska
29 Reggaeton / Latin Reggae
30 Rock / Mainstream / Modern
31 Salsa / Tropical / Vallenato
32 Soca / Calypso
33 Urban / Rap / Hip-Hop
34 World / Miscellaneous Ethnic

I give clients a list of the most requested songs (about 1750) -- available here: http://www.djmusiclist.com/

I also allow clients to download and see my complete music collection if they want.
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Postby TheBartman47 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:49 am

My genres are minimal...

40's and older
"Oldies" (50s-70s)
80's
Rap/hip-hop/urban
Rock/pop (everything from metal to boy-band)
dance/techno/rave
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