Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Creative Inspirations: Jason Bentley, Radio DJ and Musician
Illustration by John Hersey

Music library


From:

Creative Inspirations: Jason Bentley, Radio DJ and Musician

with Jason Bentley

Video: Music library

(Music plays.) Moving into the music library for the radio station, which is the hard work of many people over years and years and years. And you see the wall is double thick, lined with CDs and that's just one wall. Usually what I do when I come in first is to check what's new each day. The new recordings are posted and so I'll see what's going on here. We have got the new Keane album, got a record from Herbalizer, Amp Fiddler.

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
Creative Inspirations: Jason Bentley, Radio DJ and Musician
1h 18m Appropriate for all Nov 12, 2008

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

A true tastemaker, Jason Bentley is one of the music industry's most influential radio and club DJs. During his fifteen years at L.A. stations KROQ and KCRW, he has helped such artists as Portishead, Jamiroquai, and The Chemical Brothers get a break in the music industry. Jason has reached a worldwide audience working as the music supervisor for video games, TV commercials, and major Hollywood films such as the Matrix trilogy. He continues to be a driving influence in the LA music scene through his popular radio programs, appearances at clubs and events, and remixes of current music. Jason is known for his commitment to electronica, and he helped introduce the Best Electronic/Dance Album category to the Grammy Awards. This installment of Creative Inspirations shows how Jason works his magic as he takes us behind the scenes at KCRW and gives us a peek at his home studio in Venice, CA.

Use of Silversun Pickups "Lazy Eye" courtesy of Dangerbird Records

Subjects:
Audio + Music Creative Inspirations Documentaries Music Business
Author:
Jason Bentley

Music library

(Music plays.) Moving into the music library for the radio station, which is the hard work of many people over years and years and years. And you see the wall is double thick, lined with CDs and that's just one wall. Usually what I do when I come in first is to check what's new each day. The new recordings are posted and so I'll see what's going on here. We have got the new Keane album, got a record from Herbalizer, Amp Fiddler.

So some pretty good stuff and all of these new releases are basically in this area of the library, so it's easier for me to access the new stuff as compared to everything else that's come out over last 25 years. But when I do want to access something that's come out over the past 25 years, they are all here and they are organized in the drawers. We have got everything from Jill Scott, Nitin Sawhney, Sea and Cake, Seal's greatest hits, Sebado; and this just the SC through SE.

And yeah, tons of vinyl. Not everybody plays a lot of vinyl but some of us do and we have got turntables. So it's not a big deal. So yeah, down here is the other world of jazz, Charlie Mingus. This is African music here. We have soundtracks behind here, a lot of stuff. I usually come in 10-15 minutes before the show starts and just get a bunch of material together and the reason of why it's not more time than that is because I'm doing so much radio through the week.

I mean just remember I'm on the air six nights a week. So it's really a constant and I can take advantage of that, use that as strength. It's not like I have to produce one show a week and I want to make that show so distinct. It's more like just a constant flow of adding new things, checking out new things and really I'll go directly to the new music section, the new CDs and I'll just start to go through that and it's really new to the extent of probably four or five months.

So it's still lot of music and that's my starting point is what's new and that will often times make the connection to something that's older and I'll come back and pull that as well. But a lot of what I do is what's the latest thing. It's really impossible to know everything, but over the span of 10 or 15 or 20 years you become familiar with the lot of great stuff. And sometimes I'll just go through an exercise of maybe doing an hour or maybe a whole show will be without any preparation and I'll just have to come out and get one of these drawers open and just pick some things and just do that unprepared, unrehearsed exercise.

It can be really refreshing and sometimes you just get into it right off, especially as often as I DJ and that's part of the discovery of the music library and what it offers is that no stone is left unturned. It's all here for you and whether it takes a couple of months or a couple of years or whenever, it's here for you and it's yours for the exploration. So, it's a great working environment I would have to say.

There are currently no FAQs about Creative Inspirations: Jason Bentley, Radio DJ and Musician.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Upgrade to download files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

join now Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Creative Inspirations: Jason Bentley, Radio DJ and Musician.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Notes cannot be added for locked videos.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.