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DJ Rents Customized iPods to Businesses

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Friday, June 13, 2003
News Categories: iPod

Patrick Rapa of the Philadelphia City Paper interviews DJ Botany 500 who is renting iPods with customized catalogs of music to area businesses.

“That’s where technology comes in. Armed with a small fleet of iPods, Porter’s embarking on a one-of-a-kind business venture: filling the little mp3 players with a specially created musical catalog and renting them out to area businesses. “Instead of going in with my vinyl and DJing for four hours, I can DJ for them for the whole month.” As far as he knows, he’s the first to come up with this particular business model.”

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What good is his DJ-ing with the IPOD when there are gap sounds when music files are larger than the memory cache ?

Posted by jsmoove7 on June 14, 2003 at 12:08 PM (PDT)


I think the guy’s coming more from a “programming” stand point than an emphasis on dj-mixing.  He just want’s to expose his taste in music to mainstream businesses who would otherwise be using radio, Muzak, or something like that.

Posted by NiTRO on June 15, 2003 at 9:47 PM (PDT)


Good point NiTRO.

Posted by jsmoove7 on June 16, 2003 at 4:12 PM (PDT)

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