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After interviewing for a job with the Academy of Art and finding out at the end of the interview that the pay is $13.50/hr, I wrote a nice thank you note: “Thanks for speaking with me today. After looking over my expenses, $13.50 will not be enough for me to live on. The average rent for a one bedroom in San Francisco is $2,897, and $13.50 an hour would only amount to $2,160 per month. Only if you increase the rate to at least the living wage, or offer housing, this will not work for me.” 

Her reply: “At this time, the pay rate for the role is $13.50.” 

My reply: “I suggest your institution reconsider its priorities. As one of the largest landowners in SF with a real estate portfolio worth at least $320 million, and annual revenues more than $247 million, you would think you could spare enough to pay full time labor enough to afford to live in one of the Academy’s overly priced buildings. Just sayin.”

Greed on both sides of the equation, the landlords and the employers, makes for a citizenry forced to depend on loans and credit which, surprise, just funnels more money into the pockets of the wealthy.

Pulselocker’s Tastemaker Playlists

To celebrate the end of 2013, we asked some of the scene’s most respected tastemakers to put together playlists of their favorite tracks in Pulselocker’s catalog that we could share with you. 

Peep the list below and jam out to collections curated by DJ Vadim (Ninja Tune), Sonny Wharton (Skint), Kyodai (Exploited/Local Talk), Pan Pot (Mobilee Records), Chus & Ceballos (Stereo Productions), J Boogie (Om Records), and many others.  

2014 is gonna be bonkers and we can’t wait to bring you along for the ride.

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Pulselocker Top 100 List


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Since our August 6th relaunch, Pulselocker’s community of DJs and music aficionados have spent over 10,000 hours playing grooves across a broad spectrum of music, ranging from bangers by the top labels and artists to newly discovered gems.

Here’s a list of the top 100 most played tracks since August (based on individual user plays).

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Pulselocker Top 100 List

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Since our August 6th relaunch, Pulselocker’s community of DJs and music aficionados have spent over 10,000 hours playing grooves across a broad spectrum of music, ranging from bangers by the top labels and artists to newly discovered gems.

Here’s a list of the top 100 most played tracks since August (based on individual user plays).

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Take our survey and win some gear!

At Pulselocker, we want to give our community of DJs and music aficionados the best experience we can. But we need your feedback to help us deliver on that promise.

That said, you’re invited to take our brief user survey and let us know what you think. Once complete, you’ll be entered to win one of 19 sweet goodies, including a:

Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 Controller (1 available)

NI TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 Mixing Controller (1 available)

NI TRAKTOR PRO 2 Software (5 available)

Vestax Typhoon DJ Controller (1 available)

Vestax Pad One MIDI Pad Controller (3 available)

Sol Republic Tracks V8 on-ear headphones (1 available)

Serato Glass Series 10” Controller Vinyl (4 available)

Serato S Men’s T-shirt (3 available)

The survey closes on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11:59pm PT. To qualify for the drawing, you must have a Pulselocker account, though no active subscription is required.

TAKE THE SURVEY

Win a 6 month Pulselocker subscription and a pair of Sol Republic headphones

Our good friends at LessThan3.com are hosting a special giveaway you can’t miss!

Head on over to their site and click one of the social media share buttons to be entered to win a 6-month Pulselocker subscription (150-track locker) and a pair of sweet Sol Republic V12 headphones ($329 total value).

It’s easier than pressing the Sync button, so what are you waiting for?!  

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Pulselocker @ ADE Recap - Is Streaming Good for Dance Music?

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photo credit: @falkoroos

This year’s ADE 2013 proved to be yet another amazing event, full of panels featuring the brightest minds and biggest names in the electronic music industry.

We got a chance to catch one of the more interesting and thought provoking sessions, entitled “Is streaming good for dance music?” Moderated by Push, music journalist and editor of Electronic Sound, the panel brought together some heavy hitters in the European music community, including Mikhail Lapushner, CEO of OneBeat, Dennis Ruyer, host of electronic music show ‘Dance Department’ at Radio538, Mark Williamson from Spotify’s Artist Services team in Europe and Andy Zondervan, New Business Development lead for Buma Stemra.

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We’ve got Ninja Tune..and other updates

In Friday’s newsletter, we proudly announced the addition of one of the independent music industry’s most heralded labels: Ninja Tune. Home to groundbreaking artists such as Amon Tobin, Bonobo, DJ Food, DJ Vadim, Mr Scruff, Kid Koala, and Fink, Ninja Tune has evolved into an international institution of dance music, leftfield and hip-hop classics.

Check out a few of our choicest selections from their catalog:

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 PULSELOCKER LIVE - ROB SLAC (CHILLIN MUSIC)

For over 15 years, Orlando-native and Chillin Music record-slinger, Rob Slac has been delivering the goods in cities across the globe from San Francisco to Berlin. Playing at the legendary EndUp (SF), Firestone (Orlando), Taunchar (Berlin), ZEN ’99 (FL), and countless other clubs, massives and afterparties, Slac’s street-cred extends far and wide.

 In 2004, Slac was voted Best DJ in the Orlando Weekly, which gave him the push to start Chillin Music. Chillin has since evolved into a highly respected label, with a roster of artists that includes Shades of Gray, Pezzner, Ardalan, Tom Flynn, Sasse, and many more. Through his own production efforts, Rob has appeared on Om Records, Moodmusic, Regular, FFWD, Eighth Dimension, Tight Recordings, Onethirty, and other esteemed labels.

If you want to get dirty - strap ya boots on! If you want to get funky – rock your ‘fro! Whatever you want, he’ll take you there!

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