Thank you for inquiring about Starfleet Music Pool & a possible membership. My name is Ronnie Matthews. I am the owner & director of Starfleet Music Pool. We have been in existence since 1990. I personally have worked for over 43 years in this business to acquire the level of respect and acceptance that we enjoy within the music industry. This is one of the best opportunities that you will get to better yourself as a DJ. That is if you really want to be a professional DJ! This is also an excellent way to break further into the music industry. You never know who you will meet & speak with once you’re in!
Starfleet Music Pool was voted the Best Record/Music Pool 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015 plus nominated 1 of the top 5 in 2010 via the New Music Awards & nominated several times as the Best Record/Music Pool for the WMC IDMA.
We service everything from Hip Hop, Urban, Reggae, Crossover which includes Rock & Country, various Latin formats which includes Reggaeton, Bachata, Soca, Salsa, House Music all the way up to Euro Dance music on CD and MP3 formats. Video servicing is here!Members wanting limited edition FULL VIP Membership must be located in the USA & or Canada, due to the shipping cost. However, if you are outside of that area & want to pay the shipping cost, we'll allow you to be serviced. Digital Members must be on Planet Earth to be able to be serviced due to Interstellar Digital laws. (Hey, just kidding, we'll service you anywhere in our solar system.) Bottom line, we service working DJ’s throughout the world now. Also, DJs in the Armed Forces stationed around the world, too.
We offer 2 types of VIP Memberships, Full or Digital only.
1. Full VIP Membership - will give those members access to the digital HQ MP3s & Videos. (Limited Edition VIP Memberships include some hard copy servicing)
2. Digital VIP Membership - will give those members access to the digital HQ MP3s that we're serviced, ONLY!
We work Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, All types of House, Crossover, Dance (Dance music means a wide variety of music ranging from 120 bpm to 180 bpm, Club, House, Latin Dance, Euro Dance, etc..), Latin, Reggaeton, etc, from around the globe.... To get the most out of your membership, Full is the best way to go.
BELOW IS AN OUTLINE OF THE TERMS & CONDITIONS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW & ABIDE BY TO BE ABLE TO JOIN & STAY A MEMBER OF STARFLEET MUSIC POOL.
Check out the new membership pricing.
1) ENTRY FEE:
Full VIP Membership - A 1 time entry fee of $125.00. That fee covers the month's dues that you join & an application fee. You will receive a starting inventory of music that we've been working over the past several months, plus videos.
Digital VIP Membership - A 1 time entry fee of $100. That fee covers the month's dues that you join & an application fee. You will receive a starting inventory of the Digital music that we've been working over the past 6 months. (That's right, 6 months worth of digital music which equates to over 6000 mp3s, PLUS!)
*if you should decide that you don't want access to the past 6 months worth of music, which could be as much as 6000+ mp3s, then we do give you the option to start with the month you join, which means you will pay $35, NOT the $100 1 time entry fee, but you'll be missing out on a ton of music*
2) MONTHLY DUES:
Full VIP Membership - Monthly dues of $80.00 per month are due BY the 1st of each month. That means THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH; May 1st, June 1st, July 1st and so on. For as little as $20 per week you'll have access to CDs & a minimum of 200 mp3s, WEEKLY. (Shipping & handling charges apply if not local)
Digital VIP Membership - Monthly dues of $35.00 per month are due BY the 1st of each month. That means THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH; May 1st, June 1st, July 1st and so on. For as little as $8.75 per week you'll have access to a minimum of 200 mp3s, WEEKLY.
3) SEMI ANNUAL DUES - PAY FOR 6 MONTHS:
Full VIP Membership - Semi annual dues of $420.00 which equals out to $70 per month, a savings of $60 over 6 months from the monthly dues. For as little as $16.15 per week you'll have access to CDs & a minimum of 200 mp3s, WEEKLY. (Shipping & handling charges apply if not local)
Digital VIP Membership - Semi annual dues of $180.00 which equals out to $30 per month, a savings of $30 over 6 months from the monthly dues. For as little as $7.50 per week you'll have access to a minimum of 200 mp3s, WEEKLY.
4) ANNUAL DUES - PAY FOR 12 MONTHS:
Full VIP Membership - Annual dues of $780.00 which equals out to $65 per month, a savings of $180 over 12 months from the monthly dues. For as little as $15.00 per week you'll have access to videos & a minimum of 200 mp3s, WEEKLY.
Digital VIP Membership - Annual dues of $300.00 which equals out to $25 per month, a savings of $120 over 12 months from the monthly dues. For as little as $6.25 per week you'll have access to a minimum of 200 mp3s, WEEKLY.
We’ve been working CDs & vinyl records for more than 20 years now. We've been working MP3s for over 10 years. As a digital music pool we offer over 800 digital downloads to the VIP Members of our record pool community and exclusive remixes too, monthly. When we say over 800 we mean it. Bottomline, we loaded 14,651 mp3s for our DJs to download in 2014! We're averaging 225 mp3s per week in 2015.
5) LATE FEES: For dues received the after the 5th of the month there is a $25.00 late fee. For dues received after the 10th of the month the late fee is $50.00. (Bottom line, pay on time & you won't have to deal with these fees)
We accept CASH from local members, MONEY ORDERS, CERTIFIED CHECKS, CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS, bank transfers & PayPal payments, which can be handled through our website. When making payments through PayPal or through our site, there is a $2 to $8 transaction fee, from PayPal, that should be included with your payment.
*Notice that CHECKS were not listed as an accepted method of payment*
Out of Town Full Membership DJ’s: With your startup fee you should include an average of a $25 shipping credit, but to be sure contact me & we'll go over the details. That will help cover the costs of your initial shipments, which will be LARGE. From there we’ll determine what your average monthly shipping cost will be.
6) PAPERWORK: Our “Paperwork” consists of a weekly play-lists and feedback for the music you've been serviced & or downloaded. (We'll go over the details) Paperwork can either be sent in electronically as an attachment to an E-mail, snail mailed or in physical form (locals only please).
*Play-Lists: are required by ALL members EVERY week. They are due by Wednesday at 12 midnight. This is a very, very important part of our program & to the labels that service us.
*Feedback: is due in a timely manner, the record labels count on this information to plan their promotion campaigns. Also, feedback can include posting reviews on our website. It's a very simple process. You can do one liners or full blown articles. You'd be surprised at who & how many people read them.
7) INFORMATION: Up-to-date information is expected from our members. Email addresses, Phone numbers, Addresses, and most importantly any changes in where you are spinning (i.e. clubs, radio stations, sports venues, etc.). Any of you who aren’t up to date with technology are really missing out on vital info. We pass a lot of information back and forth through emails, IM & social networks so it is important to have and use on a regular basis.
*Please keep in mind that your feedback & a weekly playlist is very important to the labels that service us, so please send it on time. There are no refunds! Starfleet Music Pool and other Professional Record Pools are an important promotional part of the Music Industry. Please don’t waste our time if you're not serious about your music & being a Professional DJ.
If you have any questions or comments about what is expected of you as a member or questions regarding anything else please don’t hesitate to contact me.
RONNIE (CAPTAIN KIRK) MATTHEWS / POOL DIRECTOR & OWNER
3521 MALLARD COVE COURT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. 28269
BY SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS & RULES FOR MEMBERSHIP