DDK is a membership organization providing working club, mobile, radio and mixshow DJs with access to promotional material from US and
seeking exposure for their product in the US market. The organization also
offers those DJs networking opportunities and a chance to express their opinions
on new music in a variety of genres and styles. We distribute CDs and digital
files provided and authorized for distribution to our list, along with a number
of extra perks. Feedback and chart reporting are required as well as membership
If you are a DJ and are interested in a possible membership in the pool please
visit our membership page.
If you’re not
familiar with the term, record pools are organizations of professional nightclub
disc jockeys that serve as a distribution vehicle for new dance music. They
allow record companies to distribute their promotional materials to a large
number of key nightclubs without the expense of tracking and mailing to hundreds
of DJs in dozens of markets. The concept originated in disco boom of the 70s,
and has proven to be one of the most cost-effective methods available to expose
and promote new dance material to the DJs and charts that influence club
patrons. DDK is the oldest continually operating record pool in the world, and has
assisted labels in the promotional distribution of thousands of releases over
The DDK chart has been published since 1979 and is one of the most
read charts on the web. A Google search for “dance chart” always returns the DDK
charts on the first page and most often in the number 2 position.
DJs that are
serviced by DDK receive copies of DJ Times magazine and several subscription services at
no additional charge.
Labels that service the DDK’s member DJs get their music
heard and potentially played by a group of experienced professionals and should
the track chart, they receive international exposure with direct links to
Apples iTunes Music Store and Amazon MP3 so that any consumer viewing the chart can instantly
click on the associated link and immediately purchase the product.
The DDK dance chart
has been used for 3 decades by top
club DJs, mobile DJs, circuit and mixshow DJs, radio programmers and record
labels to track music in the dance, house, techno, pop, and other high energy formats.
Today, aerobics instructors, runners and individuals looking for workout music
with a beat use the DDK dance music charts to find high energy dance music
downloads. The dance mixes and remixes on the DDK music charts are often
hard-to-find, and these charts and their links to iTunes and Amazon MP3 give an
edge to exercise and fitness professionals as well. The US and Euro Dance Music
featured in the DDK charts is perfectly suited for use as spinning and cycling
music, general exercise or fitness music, cardio kickboxing music or step