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02 Nov 2021
  • Total revenue at Spotify rose from €1.98bn to €2.5bn in the three months to 30 September, boosted by a 75% increase in advertising revenue, which hit €323m. The platform now has 172m premium subscribers and 220m monthly active users. (Spotify
  • Universal Music Group posted 17.4% year-on-year revenue growth in Q3 2021, with recorded music subscription and streaming revenue up 15.2% and adjusted EBITDA up 20.7%. (Variety
  • Sony's music operations and visual media/platform posted an increase in revenue in its fiscal Q2 from July to September, growing 17.6% year-on-year to $2.46bn. Recorded music and publishing streaming grew 44.3% to a combined total of $1.24bn. (Billboard
  • Brighton music college WaterBear has teamed up with Carl Cox to award a scholarship to an Electronic Music & Business student. (DJMag
  • Charlotte de Witte has claimed the No.1 spot in this year’s Alternative Top 100 DJs poll, Powered by Beatport.  (DJMag
  • The UK’s live music industry has given a mixed response to yesterday's Budget. (IQ
    Trade bodies react to the news from the Budget. (RotD)
  • Using Loopcloud to create granular synth patches. (Loopcloud)
  • Introducing: UNIIQU3 (Beatportal)
  • Loopcloud DRUM and PLAY get major new updates. (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport and B.A.D (Black Artist Database) Announce Platform Integration and Editorial Partnership. (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Chrissy (Beatportal)
  • Learn from the pros: Eluize shows us how she uses Beatport LINK. (Beatportal)
  • Splice, a marketplace for music creators, and SoundCloud have partnered to launch a new program designed to promote emerging music creators. (Variety
  • TikTok is testing a new in-app tipping feature on its platform that would allow creators to accept money from fans outside of TikTok LIVE streams, where gifting is already supported. (TechCrunch
  • Amazon Music For Artists has launched a New Release Pitch Tool giving artists and their teams the ability to submit new releases to officially curated Amazon playlists and stations. (Amazon
  • Steve Aoki joins Sensorium Galaxy for exclusive VR performances. (EDM
  • Deadmau5 has developed a permanent virtual residency in Core, a new user-generated gaming platform by developer Manticore Games. (IQ
  • Ultra Music Festival is set to return to Australia next year with a one-day event in Melbourne in March. (Brag
  • Horse Meat Disco, Jayda G and Mella Dee have been confirmed for Hideout Festival 2022. (DJMag
  • London's Junction 2 has announced its full line-up for 2022. Four Tet, Avalon Emerson, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer and more are among the line-up. (DJMag
  • Sónar Lisboa has locked in Charlotte de Witte, Floating Points, and Kampire for its debut event next year. (DJMag)
  • David Guetta, Alison Wonderland, and Pendulum are among the names heading to Ultra Music Festival (UMF) in March 2022. (DJMag
  • A barrier to being seen: Ageism and sexism intersect on the dance floor. (RA
  • Songwriters vs. giant tech streaming services: What you need to know. (Billboard
  • The new Numark Mixstream Pro. (Magnetic
  • Long-running Adelaide nightclub, Sugar, launches fundraiser to stay open. (RA
  • Berlin party REEF debuts at Berghain next month. (DJMag
  • Pop-up venue WAH Club Cologne opening in November. (RA
  • fabric announces the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Annie Mac and more for for former promoter Shaun Roberts fundraiser. (DJMag
  • Electric Chair, Repercussion, Homoelectric and The Warehouse Project will host Jayda G, SHERELLE, Maurice Fulton and more at the New Year's Day party at Depot Mayfield in Manchester. (RA
  • Manchester's Warehouse Project has announced its New Year's Eve party with a huge lineup headlined by Fatboy Slim, Annie Mac and Big Miz. (DJMag
  • A petition has been launched in an attempt to stop Printworks from converting to office space. (EDM
  • RA.804 Oriana (RA
  • Perc | Boiler Room Toronto (BoilerRoom
  • RL Grime - Halloween X - LIVE at Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles (ThemSets
  • Charlotte de Witte Alternative Top 100 DJs Winning DJ set from Lisbon (DJMag
  • 7 artists shaping the future of electronic music (MusicRadar
  • Recognise: 96 Back (DJMag
  • Selections: Paramida (DJMag
  • The revellers of Body Movements. (RA
  • The 2nd most sampled track in history. (Attack
  • How Kate Bush’s ‘Hounds Of Love’ influenced the evolution of electronic music. (DJMag
  • Who says techno has to be serious? Not Paula Temple (6am
  • Is modern techno resurrecting 90s trance? (6am
  • The vinyl straw: Why the vinyl industry is at breaking point. (Mixmag
  • How Berlin's day of club culture is protecting the city's nightlife. (RA
  • The Nyege Nyege Villa: East African hub of the electronic music underground. (Afropopworldwide
  • The story of Rinzen, electronic music journalist turned cinematic techno world-builder. (EDM
  • Gavin Hardkiss: Gets his Perc Groove on. (iDJ
  • Stay-C talks about South Africa's drum 'n' bass scene, sneaking backstage to give her tracks to London Elektricity, and winning Hospital Records' mentorship programme. (Mixmag
  • Rüfüs Du Sol went to the desert and all they got was a renewed sense of purpose and a shimmering new LP. (Billboard
  • Ross From Friends on lo-fi house: "In 10 years, people will reflect and ask, 'what was that?'" (Mixmag
  • DEG Presents' Eddie Dean on Pacha's close, the long pandemic and banking on Halloween. (Billboard
  • Pete Tong talks dance music’s post-Covid comeback. (Variety
  • 'If I like this Record, I want to tell you about it': Questions with 2021 MITS recipient Pete Tong. (Pollstar
  • Pete Tong reflects on four decades of A&R at London Records, Warner, WME, Three Six Zero and Sony. (MW
  • Jessy Lanza is next up in the DJ-Kicks mix series. (Magnetic
  • Kraftwerk have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. (Mixmag
  • Alan Fitzpatrick drops ‘A Call Out For Love’ from forthcoming album ‘Machine Therapy’. (GrooveCartel
  • Massive Attack have auctioned off rare Banksy art, raising £141,000 for charity. (Dazed
  • Swedish House Mafia's new album is "close," according to the group. (DJMag
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