P.O. Platinum Series

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DJYoungDirty

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I did an outdoor gig last weekend in which it suddenly began raining and ALL my CD's got wet! Every CD in my Platinum Series got ruined! Luckaly, All my CD's are Backuped on My Computer So I've just re-burnt them... only thing now is my sleeve inserts were ruined and I don't have replacements. Does anybody know where I could get more sleeve inserts or the by Disc Tracklisting with Bpm? P.O., Do you still have copies?

Thanks...
 

DJYoungDirty

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True... but then I'd still have to go through the process of re-desiging 40 covers and calculating the BPMs... adding them...etc. If I could get sleeves from somewhere or I listing that includes the BPM that would be great!
 

djlurch

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I'm interested...how can rain ruin a CD? I've literally washed by Platinum Series discs like a dish in the sink and dried them with a towel. They still work just fine.
 

NickyB

Gear and Equipment Moderator
Matt -

Do you have MS Works on your PC. If so, I can email you a .mdb file of just the Platinum Series, complete with Title, Artist, CDnumber, Track Number and BPM.

I use this DB to generate CD Jackets via the Report generator inside of MS Works. I sort by CD number and track, filter by CD number then print. The jacket comes out like:


PLATINUM SERIES #cd_number
Track Title/Artist BPM
--------------------------------------------------------
1 Blah Blah Blah - So and So 122 etc.

NickyB
 

DJNaz

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I have 1-20

I have 1-20 scanned, but its in b/w. If you want I can email them to you.

Naz\

Follow up from post below, I have the originals, but I scanned so what hapened in above post wouldn't happen to me.
 

djlurch

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Guys:

Until YoungDirty responds to my question, I would suggest not helping him.

I have the original PS discs sitting in front of me. It cannot be ruined by rain. The only way that PS discs could be ruined by rain was if they were illegal CD copies with paper disc labels.

If he had the original discs he could use a scanner to capture the image from the legal disc face.

YoungDirty: It's your time to speak. I'm listening.
 

DJYoungDirty

Pro DJ / VJ / MC / Genius
djlurch said:
Guys:

Until YoungDirty responds to my question, I would suggest not helping him.

I have the original PS discs sitting in front of me. It cannot be ruined by rain. The only way that PS discs could be ruined by rain was if they were illegal CD copies with paper disc labels.

If he had the original discs he could use a scanner to capture the image from the legal disc face.

YoungDirty: It's your time to speak. I'm listening.
Some of the Discs were not dryed completely, when left in the case with RAIN (not water) in a sleeve, it basically disolved parts of the disc. I too have never seen anything like it... but it happened.
 

DJYoungDirty

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Just out of curiosity while we're on the subject...

Is there another compilation out there that is like the Platinum Series?
 

Alan R Hilbert

Beach Music Jock
legal disc face
All of the US Platinum Series discs are illegal whether they have print directly on the discs or paper labels. Manufactured discs or CDRs, they all have the same legal standing as downloaded MP3 files from the old Napster. None of them have ever been licensed nor have they had the proper royalties paid. So at the worst case here, we're talking about the bootleg of a bootleg.

Best Regards,
Alan
 

polarsounds

In Self-Imposed Exile
DJYoungDirty said:
Just out of curiosity while we're on the subject...

Is there another compilation out there that is like the Platinum Series?
Yes and no.

Rotations has compiled sets of discs that are comprehensive libraries of various genres. They are legal, off-the-shelf discs that are fully licensed by the various record labels.

It won't be what you're used to with the Platinum Series, but it is an excellent way to get a lot of music in a hurry.

Also, guys, lighten up a little. The Platinum Series was thought to be legal at the time it was issues - both by the issuer and the recipients. Granted, our friend here would have had his first credit card at age seven to have an original, first-hand copy of it... but I'm certain there are still a lot of us old-timers who still use their Mobile Beat or Platinum Series discs that they ordered through legitimate sources in the mid-1990s. After all, the RIAA never asked any of us to forfeit our copies, did they?
 

djlurch

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YoungDirty: Cool. Good to hear you have a legal copy of the PS. They are tough to get. I presume you got yours from a now-defunct DJ company?

Please forgive me if I seemed harsh. I take a very dim view of people who violate the spirit of IP laws (but not necessarily those who violate the letter of the IP laws).

Alan: see Eric's post. I paid quite a bit of money and signed a legal contract to get my PS. There's a big difference between using a copied set of discs and purchasing them under (at the time) legal circumstances.

The kicker about the PS is....you could now purchase all ~1000 tracks from Rhapsody for $.79 a piece...Voila, a PS for $800. Of course the fine print in the Rhapsody agreement excludes commercial usage...but many CD's have that same fine print on them.

So YoungDirty...that may be an approach to consider as opposed to finding more compilation sets. If you do want compilations, Rotation is the best. Stay away from Ebay compilation series. They are nearly all illegal bootlegs and often the sound quality is poor due to the fact that the sellers stole the files using Kazaa etc.
 

NickyB

Gear and Equipment Moderator
As to what compilation sets 'were' available:

The Platinum Series 1-40
Mobile Beat 1-12
Mobile Beat 13-24
Mobile Beat Dance 1-14
Mobile Beat Seasonings 1-12
Mobile Beat Boot Scootin' Country 1-12
DJ Tools 1-22 (13-22 are 'built add-ons')
KnockOut Hits (Canadian set 1-200)

With the exception of the KnockOuts, all of the above compilation sets were abolished and most inventories confiscated in the USA due to the results of the legal battle brought forth by the RIAA (the legal arm of the recording industry). The irony: Those are the very same corporations crying about lost revenues from a lack of disc sales! Perhaps they should review the quality of the products they offer and make some beneficial adjustments as well as adjust a little faster to a changing sales environment.

Just my opinion -
NickyB
 

NewWaveDJ

New Member
I will be offerin a Platinum Series replacement book here in the near future. It is a 100% re-ccreation of the look and feel of the original book, with some improvements. **THIS IS NOT A PHOTOCOPY** I'm not breaking any copyright laws. I took each item, retyped it by hand (I didn't use the listing in free stuff) and then layed out each item. The pages to not have the "block" format, rather an easier to use list format.

The pages are hand cut and printed on bright white stock and bound in the original scarred black leather half page binder.

Email me for more information.
 

BBBuffalo

Active Member
Just curious about this:

IF, the Platinum series was never "really" legal then what is the difference between owning that, and someone who downloaded all their music for free?

Lets also say that someone was "told" that Napster was legal when they downloaded everything for free. So that way, they were just like those who bought the platinum series. They "THOUGHT" back then it was legal, but they now KNOW it is illegal.

In either case the artist and labels never got paid.

What's the difference between your illegal platinum series and old Napster files?
 

polarsounds

In Self-Imposed Exile
The difference is that with the Platinum Series, the artists and labels did get paid. Granted, it was through a legal settlement, but they got their $$$.

One can only assume that the agreement contained language that validated the existing sold copies and prohibited the distribution of unsold copies. Otherwise, I would think that TM Century and Promo Only would have sent out recall notices requesting the return of the discs in exchange for some form of compensation.
 

polarsounds

In Self-Imposed Exile
DJ_Xtreme00 said:
heres a dumb question, what is P.O. platinum series??
"P.O." = Promo Only (I assume you know about Promo Only)

The Platinum Series was a multi-disc compilation made specifically to provide a DJ with an "instant" music collection that covered the bases of all eras.

There was a misunderstanding over the rights afforded by the term "For Promotional Use Only" and the discs' manufacture was determined to be in violation of copyright law. All unsold copies were seized and future production was halted. If memory serves correctly, the seizure happened in 1998.

Many DJs still have original copies of the Platinum Series or of the Mobile Beat Series (same concept, but manufactured by TM Century and branded by Mobile Beat Magazine).
 
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