true IMS Industry Insider | Welcome
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Tell Me (feat. Ida Corr)
18 Aug 2023
"This week's ENT comes from Nandu. He is a producer coming out of Denmark and here he teams up with fellow Danish pop vocalist Ida Corr, always loved her voice. This has been a staple of Dixon's sets in recent months. I can vouch for that as I danced to it on the DC10 dancefloor a couple of weeks ago. I have been itching to get my hands on it ever since and I am so happy to play it for you. This is 'Tell Me (feat. Ida Corr)' by Nandu."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.58 here.
Label: Innervisions
Management: Nandu - Michael Quack / Ida Corr - C Rosen, Lifted House
Publishing: Nandu - Reservoir Media Management / Ida Corr - Reservoir Media Management
Radio: Charlie Reid, Your Army
Club: Will Brigham, Your Army
TV: Michael Quack, Innervisions 
Online: Michael Quack, Innervisions
Live Agents: Nandu - Renaud, No Hour / Ida Corr - Rasmus, United Stage
15 Aug 2023
  • Google and Universal Music are in talks to license artists’ melodies and voices for songs generated by AI. (Mixmag) Warner Music has also been talking to Google about a product. 
  • Dance and electronic A&R executive Alexander Vazelakis has been named head of A&R for Ultra Records, based in Los Angeles. (RotD
  • Infamous PR has promoted Maxfield Frieser to COO and Megan Dembkowski as vice president of artists. (Billboard)
  • In a presentation to investors, executives noted that Sony Music Entertainment has doubled the number of creative personnel in the last five years, and the number of artists producing songs for streaming worldwide has increased 35%. (DMN) SME achieved a nearly 17% y-o-y revenue boost during Q2 2023 (financial Q1), when overall streaming income (for recorded as well as publishing) spiked by close to 20%.
  • Warner Music Group posted Q2 results to 30 June (WMG's fiscal Q3). (Variety) Total revenue increased by 9.9% year-on-year to $1.56bn in constant currency. Recorded music revenue was up 8.6% y-o-y to $1.28bn, recorded music streaming revenue up by 7.3%, digital revenue up 9.8%, and music publishing revenue at Warner Chappell Music up 16.0%. CEO Robert Kyncl said "Many Warner artists are already exploring impactful ways to use generative AI to create, augment, and remix their music". 
  • Audoo has partnered with PRS For Music and PPL, with the aim to improve music royalty distribution for over 300,000 artists, recording rightsholders, music publishers, writers and composers. (RotD) Audoo’s audio meters can identify background music being played in public spaces such as bars and shops. 
  • Stem has announced the launch of Tone, a new brand and business under Stem Disintermedia ownership intended to create modern financial tools for the music industry. (Variety)  
  • DJ Fresh unveiled his latest venture,, software which aims to "revolutionise the world of vocal AI" by prioritising artists’ rights and fair compensation for their vocal contributions. (UKF
  • Bandcamp adds ‘Listening Parties’ feature for new releases. (Bandcamp
  • Snapchat introduces AR lens for Kygo's Ushuaïa Ibiza residency. (EDM
  • Instagram will allow users to add music to their photo carousels in order to let them show off their musical taste. (TechCrunch)  
  • Final names have been added to the All Points East shows, held in London's Victoria Park this month. (RotD
  • AI is the new digital ad industry… but the stakes are far greater. (Midia
  • Nightclub industry struggles with over 100 independent nightclubs lost in last 12 months. (NTIA
  • The three majors – across recorded music, publishing, and other income streams – jointly generated $13bn in the first six months of 2023, up from $12bn in the same period in 2022. (MBW
  • 8 best free dance music documentaries on YouTube. (DJTechReviews
  • Join the “Synthwave” Remix Challenge by Rodriguez Jr. (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Guy J (Beatportal)
  • Native Instruments Manufacturer Focus Sale (PluginBoutique)
  • Artist of the Month: Rezz (Beatportal)
  • Get Ready for the Synthwave Remix Challenge by Rodriguez Jr. (Loopcloud)
  • Matthias Tanzmann talks Beatport Streaming with Traktor Pro 3 (Beatportal)
  • Ibiza:
    Berlin fetish night Symbiotikka to debut at Amnesia for one-off show. (IbizaSpotlight)
    Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa announce 2023 closing party. (DJMag
  • Miami Beach’s Treehouse closes after over a decade. (EDMTunes
  • fabric books Ricardo Villalobos, Freddy K, Or:la for 24th birthday (RA
  • The best melodic house songs in July 2023. (Magnetic
  • RA.896 Kerrie (RA
  • Selections: Tristan Arp (DJMag)  
  • Breaking Through: Bambii (RA
  • Eight emerging artists you need to hear: August 2023 (DJMag
  • How Everything But The Girl’s ‘Missing (Todd Terry Club Mix)’ became the ultimate club-pop crossover (DJMag
  • Inside UTA’s new London office. (Pollstar
  • John Curley's guide to Chicago: 5 essential spots (Mixmag
  • Best clubs in London: where to rave in the capital in 2023, from Fabric to Fold (Standard
  • Rally 2023: South London’s new leftfield music festival shines in spite of rain (DJMag
  • Why Tomorrowland 2023 was the embodiment of dance music's new golden era. (EDM
  • In Tokyo's DIY underground, raving and fashion collide (DJMag
  • A Requiem for Techno Twitter: a.k.a. People who want to talk about electronic music no longer have a central place to go. (FirstFloor
  • EX.673 Future Proof with Moxie (RA
  • Honey Luv - "My last day job was in the military" (Attack
  • Keep your TikTok routines – DJ Casper’s Cha Cha Slide is the dancefloor’s great leveller. (iNews
  • DJ Marky: "I was on Top of the Pops! I didn't even know what Top of the Pops was!" (Mixmag
  • Major League Djz: amapiano’s global ambassadors (DJMag
  • Jungle's Josh Lloyd-Watson on the London duo's fourth album and the benefits of going DIY. (MW
  • Moving forwards: James Blake’s return to club music is focused on the future (Mixmag
  • Kieran Hebden is now playing arenas in a bromance with Fred Again and Skrillex. In a rare interview, he talks authenticity, bootlegging Taylor Swift – and his landmark legal battle with his old label. (Guardian)  
  • Team Fabric on building their label and music publishing business alongside the legendary club. (MW
  • The Prodigy was forced to cancel their headline slot at Boomtown festival after Maxim was asked by doctors not to appear at the event. (Mixmag
  • Mashd N Kutcher founder Matt James has been diagnosed with cancer. (Billboard
  • The Chainsmokers are co-sponsoring a new artist-in-residence program in New York City that aims to help an emerging artist focus on music while eschewing the stress of paying rent. (Billboard
  • Octo Octa announces new EP, 'Dreams Of A Dancefloor', on T4T LUV NRG. (DJMag
  • CamelPhat announce new album, ‘Spiritual Milk’ (DJMag
  • Alland Byallo, veteran DJ, producer and co-founder of San Francisco party [KONTROL], has died. (Mixmag
  • DJ Casper, best known for the dance hit the 'Cha-Cha Slide' in 2004, has died aged 58. (BBC
Recent newsletters

21 May 2024

6 In The Morning (feat. Nate Dogg) - Flex
"Now Flex is Flex basically. A 17 year old from just outside Blackpool who recently uploaded this tune, '6 In...

14 May 2024

Love You Better (feat. Oaks) - Killen.
"This week's ENT comes from Killen., a young producer from Sweden who has already made a name for himself behind...

07 May 2024

Amana - Maz & VXSION
"This week's ENT dropped a few weeks ago but is already shaping up to be one of the tunes of...

30 Apr 2024

By Myself - Chris IDH & Adassiya
"This week's ENT is coming out of Greece. Mykonos to be precise, because Chris & Adassiya are both residents at...

23 Apr 2024

How You Feel - ANOTR
"I am pleased to say that ANOTR return with the highly anticipated single 'How You Feel', hooking up with Erik...

16 Apr 2024

And 1 - Melé
"I'm not picking this just because he's my mate, I was going to sample this tune, I had literally heard...

About IMS

IMS: International Music Summit is a global educational and motivational thought-leadership platform dedicated to the continued development of electronic music primarily through the presentation of global summits for the industry. 

About Beatport

Beatport is the worldwide home of music for DJs, producers, and their fans. Founded in 2004, the Beatport family of companies includes Beatport, the preeminent store for electronic music DJs, Beatsource for the open-format DJ community, and Loopmasters, Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique for music producers. Follow us on Twitch, Facebook and Twitter, and Instagram.

About AFEM

AFEMA global voice for electronic music; representing our culture and commerce. AFEM's membership spans all industry sectors, with over 250 company members across 25 countries, the organisation connects its worldwide membership to develop opportunities and enable change.

About ROTD

Record of the Day has produced a subscription-based daily publication for the music industry for over 21 years, featuring all the best news and comment, along with an editorially-chosen future hit. Sign up for a free trial here.
Submit your news stories here.
Brought to you by: