PrimeCuts is the #1 service for music for mobile DJs. If you DJ wedding receptions, school dances, college events, bars/clubs, skating centers, or any other entertainment venue, PrimeCuts will give you all the hits you need--before you need them!
PrimeCuts was designed for busy DJs just like you who have better things to do than spending hours researching & acquiring all the latest music to keep current. PrimeCuts will save you time & money and deliver radio-edited versions of all the latest hits.
PrimeCuts subscriptions include over 60 new songs a week, covering over 25 genres of music, such as Top 40, Country, Smooth Jazz, UK Hits, Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Dance, Latin, and much more. PrimeCuts includes every song & every genre of music we release to radio & DJs--it truly is the most comprehensive music service for DJs!
All subscribers automatically have access to download their releases from the PrimeCuts website. The PrimeCuts downloads system couldn't be easier to use. Most subscribers use our popular 1-click option to download the entire week of releases. Once it is downloaded, they can either choose to keep all tracks and put them on their DJ computer, or they can pick & choose which songs they keep. Depending on your internet speeds, you can be fully updated with your weekly music update in as little as 5-10 minutes! Imagine that--just 5-10 minutes a week to stay current with all the new releases!
All PrimeCuts subscribers also automatically receive FREE PrimeCuts Plus access, which is an invaluable resource. PrimeCuts+ has over 8000 downloadable elements, the most popular of which are instrumentals & acapellas. We have over 3000 instrumentals and over 1000 acapellas in PrimeCuts Plus!
Ready to get started? Visit our subscription forms page to complete a PrimeCuts subscription form to start your subscription today!
PrimeCuts MP3 files FAQ
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about PrimeCuts MP3 files:
- How do I get my music?
You'll login to the PrimeCuts website to download your music. You can download anything from the current week as well as the last 3 months. You can download an entire week's worth of releases (60+ songs) or you can download individual tracks.
- What ID3 tags do you attach to the files?
All files are tagged with song title, artist, year, genre and BPM.
- What bitrate are the files?
We offer 320kbps MP3 files. In addition, you can also download in FLAC format if you prefer lossless files.
- What genres are on PrimeCuts MP3?
PrimeCuts covers over 25 genres of music including: Adult Contemporary, Hot Adult Contemporary, CHR/Top 40 (Contemporary Hit Radio), Urban, Rock, Alternative, AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Country, UK Hits, Urban Adult Contemporary, Smooth Jazz, Dance, Christian, Banda, Ranchera, Mariachi, Norteña, Grupero, Duranguense, Cumbia, Tierra Caliente, Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and Bachata.
- What are EZ Mix Edits and how do I get them?
We create EZ Mix Edits by adding a 32 beat intro & outro to a song. We do that for 5-7 songs a week and put them in the EZ Mix folder included with every PrimeCuts MP3 release!
PrimeCuts MP3 digital music for DJs - downloads & discs!
Tired of ripping CDs every week? Switch to PrimeCuts MP3 for over 50 songs a week from over 25 genres of music!
HitDisc from TM Studios has been the top promotional music subscription service for radio for over 20 years. PrimeCuts MP3 includes EVERY song we release to all of our radio clients in the US as well as every song that is on our PrimeCuts audio CD. So, you'll get, on average, over 50 songs every week!
Featuring daily & weekly updates, PrimeCuts MP3 includes every song we service in the US from on our radio HitDiscs A, B & C. In addition, it also includes everything on PrimeCuts CD, PrimeCuts Latin & PrimeCuts Smooth Jazz. What does that mean for you? A very comprehensive service with all the hits from OVER 25 genres of music!
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about PrimeCuts MP3:
- How is the music delivered?
You will automatically get an MP3 disc every week in your mailbox. In addition, you can also download the songs from our secure PrimeCuts members area. So you have early access to the music as well as a hard back up copy too!
- What tags are attached to the files?
They are tagged with song title, artist, year, album, genre and BPM.
- What bitrate are the files?
They are 320kbps MP3 files.
- What genres are on PrimeCuts MP3?
PrimeCuts MP3 covers over 25 genres of music including: Adult Contemporary, Hot Adult Contemporary, CHR/Top 40 (Contemporary Hit Radio), Urban, Rock, Alternative, AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Country, Urban Adult Contemporary, Smooth Jazz, Dance, Christian Banda, Ranchera, Mariachi, Norteña, Grupero, Duranguense, Cumbia, Tierra Caliente, Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and Bachata.
- What are EZ Mix Edits and how do I get them?
We create EZ Mix Edits by adding a 32 beat intro & outro to a song. We do that for 5-7 songs a week and put them in the EZ Mix folder on every PrimeCuts MP3 release!
Recent MP3 track listings
See what has appeared on past issues with these snapshots of previous releases. CLICK HERE
For DJs who only need just the absolute most popular songs, PrimeCuts Monthly features songs that chart top 10 from 5 genres of music.
PrimeCuts Monthly includes only the most popular songs from Adult Contemporary, Top 40/CHR, Urban, Alternative, Country and Dance. A subscription to PrimeCuts Monthly is $132 a year and includes free access to PrimeCuts Plus.
- One major release a month featuring Top 10 hits (18-20 songs)
- Radio Edits
- Includes bonus EZ Mix Edits, with 32 beat intros & outros (15-20 EZ Mix Edits)
- 6 genres of music (AC, CHR, Urban, Country, Alternative, Dance)
- All songs available in both MP3 (320kbps) & FLAC format
- Free access to PrimeCuts Plus with 8000+ downloadable elements (like instrumentals & acapellas)
- Ability to download entire discs, or individual songs, for up to 3 months
Here are some answers to the most common questions about PrimeCuts Monthly:
Q. How is PrimeCuts Monthly programmed?
A. It includes songs that chart top 10 from Top Adult Contemporary, Top 40/CHR, Alternative, Urban, and Country. AC, Top 40/CHR, Urban, Alternative & Country is programmed based on data from Mediabase radio airplay charts. In addition, there are 2-3 bonus Dance cuts per month.
Q. Where can I find release dates, data files and past inserts?
A. All of that information is available using SongSearch.
Q. What is the difference between PrimeCuts Weekly & PrimeCuts Monthly?
A. PrimeCuts Weekly was designed for DJs who need all the hits as fast as possible. For instance, DJs who provide their services to schools, colleges, skate centers, clubs, bars and other younger crowds usually prefer our PrimeCuts Weekly service. PrimeCuts Monthly is geared towards DJs who focus on weddings & other events where adults are the main group in attendance. We do have many wedding-only DJs who subscribe to our PrimeCuts service too--so it really depends on your individual needs.
PrimeCuts Weekly ships every week (52 issues a year) whereas PrimeCuts Monthly ships once a month (12 issues a year). As a result, songs that chart high enough will appear on PrimeCuts Monthly about 6-8 weeks after our weekly clients have them. Also, since the only songs we service are Top 5-10, you won't have anything further down the charts. So, if a song is Top 20, you won’t have it (whereas you would’ve with PrimeCuts Weekly). If you are ok with all of that and are ok with occasionally possibly needing to buy a new song because it hasn't been on PrimeCuts Monthly yet then it might be a good service for you.
Q. When is PrimeCuts Monthly posted for download?
A. PrimeCuts Monthly is posted by the 7th of every month.
Q. Is anything else included?
A. Why yes…free access to PrimeCuts Plus!
If you have any other questions please contact your rep.
**Effective 8/1/16, the only way to get PrimeCuts Latin is to subscribe to PrimeCuts Weekly. With PrimeCuts Weekly, we include new Latin releases every other week, 50 weeks a year. **
Discs are shipped every other week and contains the following formats:
- Banda - Originated in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Traditionally, Banda music is characterized by marching rhythm, pounding drums and a big brassy sound.
- Ranchera - Ranchera usually features guitars and horns and is extremely popular throughout the Northern region of Mexico.
- Mariachi - Folkloric music originated in Mexico. It usually features acoustic guitars and horns.
- Norteña - This music is represented in Northern Mexico. It is similar to the Polka, but has a defined Mexican distinction. Norteña is very popular among Mexicans living in the United States. It most always features an accordion. It is also very similar to Country and Western music from Nashville. It has Mariachi overtones and is also base for most Ranchera music.
- Grupero - This music is distinguished by guitars, keyboards, and the occasional accordion, grupero represents the sensitive side of Regional Mexican music.
- Duranguense - Is named after the Mexican state of Durango, but was originated in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Duranguense is a stripped-down, electronic take on Banda characterized by its fast tempo and use of wind instruments.
- Cumbia - This form originated in Colombia and is popular in the Caribbean and South America. It has a compulsive backbeat and has recently become very popular in Mexico and Central America.
- Tierra Caliente - A term describing a cultural & geographical region in southern Mexico encompassing the states of Guerrero, Michoacan, and Mexico City. The music of Tierra Caliente is an expression of the calentana culture in these regions which is a melding of music, poetry, and dance. It's rhythm is often frantic and harmonic.
- Salsa - Its Latin beat is synonymous with a Caribbean /Cha-Cha type sound. Salsa combines Latin Caribbean rhythms with jazz and is contemporary and very danceable. Popular in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Colombia.
- Merengue - A style of music that originates from the Dominican Republic. The main characteristic of Merengue is its upbeat rhythm and continuous 1-2-1-2 pulse. It is very danceable and appeals to a wide spectrum of the Latin Caribbean audience.
- Reggaeton - Reggaeton is a relatively new genre of dance music that has become popular in Puerto Rico over the last decade. The name is derived from the reggae music of Jamaica which influenced Reggaeton's dance beat. Reggaeton was also heavily influenced by other Puerto Rican music genres and by urban hip-hop music craze in the United States.
- Bachata - This genre originated in the Dominican Republic. It has a distinct flamenco style guitar strokes mixed with Spanish and African percussions. It evolved from Cuban son and boleros.
PrimeCuts Smooth Jazz
**Effective 1/1/15, the only way to get PrimeCuts Smooth Jazz is to subscribe to PrimeCuts Weekly (MP3 or download only). With PrimeCuts Weekly, we include new Smooth Jazz releases every week, 50 weeks a year. The Smooth Jazz releases are in the HitDisc folder.**
Just the thing for DJs or venues that need the right music to create a mellow atmosphere. Perfect for dinner music, cocktail hour music, weddings, restaurants, and other venues. Releases include songs from such artists as Dave Koz, Herb Alpert, Kenny G, Peter White, and more.
Take your shows to another level with PrimeCuts Beds. Featuring 200 instrumentals that are edited and looped (at least :50 in length), they are perfect for talkover music. They work great for wedding introductions, award shows, corporate events, fashion shows and more!
PrimeCuts Beds is delivered via download, making them very easy to transfer to your DJ system. They are already tagged too!
Here is the tracklisting for volume 1 so you can see what is included.
The price is $40 for PrimeCuts subscribers or $50 if you aren't a PrimeCuts subscriber.
PrimeCuts Plus is a FREE service for PrimeCuts subscribers.
PrimeCuts Plus has OVER 8000 downloadable elements including instrumentals, acapellas, drop,s and more! The best part is it's FREE for all PrimeCuts subscribers.
Here's a list of the categories of show enhancing elements that are available through the online PrimeCuts Plus area. Contact your TM Studios rep for more details.
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