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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Argy & Omnya
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"This week’s ENT is a collaboration from Greek producer Argy and with Israeli duo Omnya. It’s been doing the rounds all summer and was first played back in July at Tomorrowland. If you have seen the likes of Tale Of Us, Anima, CamelPhat or Artbat you'll probably recognise the epic choir-led tune. I also played it at quite a few shows this summer, including Creamfields. Now, it’s finally unleashed via Tale Of Us’ Afterlife Records. What more can I say, other than it's epic." 
This week’s featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 37.34 here.

Label: Philip Soeffker,  Afterlife 
Management: Chris Braun, House United 
Publishing: Isla Fabinyi, Senrtric Music
Radio: James JacksonJames Marsh, Listen Up
Club: Tia Cousins, Listen Up
Streaming: Matt Rimmington, Listen Up
Live Agents: Argy - WME 
10 Oct 2023
  • Talent agency Wasserman has completed the acquisition of United Kingdom-based CSM Sport & Entertainment. (Billboard
  • Reactional Music has appointed former Take Two Interactive CEO Kelly Sumner as Chair and Jacob Deshayes as Chief Content Officer, joining from Spotify. (RotD
  • Seven20 and AYITA have formed The Circuit Group. The company will acquire 50% ownership in artists' portfolios and partner with them to build cross-vertical opportunities. (Billboard
  • London residents are pushing back on plans for MSG Sphere. (EDMTunes
  • Venue security staff in the UK are attending ‘sham training courses’ and missing out on vital safety training. (BBC
  • Independent labels say their acts have missed out on chart positions because of Utopia’s distribution problems and now there are concerns about Sony and Universal backing the company. (Guardian
  • IMPF (Independent Music Publishers International Forum) have proposed a set of ethical guidelines for the development and use of generative AI as it pertains to the music industry. (RotD)
  • The MMF has released an updated version of its 2022 book the Essentials of Music Management, which now includes AI, Web3 and the art of negotiation. (RotD
  • The Beatport Group announced the recipients of its second annual Diversity + Parity Fund, which will distribute grants totalling $150,000 to accelerate gender parity and diversity across the music industry. (RotD
  • At least 260 people have died after a Hamas attack at the electronic music event Universo Paralello Festival in Re’im, Israel. (Billboard
    "We saw a full bombardment everywhere," says artist manager Raz Gaster, who was at the festival. (Billboard)
  • Beatport Insider: Top-Selling Drum & Bass Tracks, Artists, and Labels (2023) (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: MikeQ (Beatportal)
  • Claim your FREE copy of sonible pure: limit with purchase at Plugin Boutique. (PluginBoutique)
  • Label of the Month: Sincopat (Beatportal)
  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport DJ will change the way you dig for music digitally, Eluize explains more. (Beatport)
  • Social music creation platform BandLab announced new integrations with beat marketplace Airbit. (RotD)  
  • Spotify’s rumoured “Superpremium” offering could feature 24-bit lossless audio, AI playlist generation tools, advanced mixing tools, additional hours of audiobook listening and a personalised offering called 'Your Sound Capsule'. (TechCrunch
  • Spotify is rolling out a big change in terms of how users connect with artists. With the newly debuted artist profile pages, content has been reorganised under three main tabs, including Music, Events and Merch. (Spotify
  • Bandcamp United, the union of US-based Bandcamp employees that went public earlier this year, has released a statement after Epic Games sold Bandcamp to Songtradr last week. (Pitchfork) According to the union, staff received an internal announcement from Epic Games saying that Songtradr would offer positions to some but not all existing Bandcamp employees. 
    The union has launched a petition. (AN)
    Songtradr has promised 'fair and equitable' outcome for Bandcamp staff. (MA)
  • Kygo, David Guetta, Labrinth and The Chainsmokers lead line-up for 2024 Palm Tree Music Festival Aspen. (Billboard
  • Snowbombing announces Bicep, Fatboy Slim, Jayda G, and more for 2024 edition. (DJMag
  • Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has completed its program by sharing details of its official opening event for 2023, titled Breathe, Walk, Die. (DJMag
  • RA.904 Diskonnected (RA
  • RA.905 Goldie (RA
  • I. JORDAN in the Lab LDN. (Mixmag
  • Kerri Chandler @ FLY Open Air, Edinburgh (DJMag
  • 8 emerging artists you need to hear: October 2023 (DJMag
  • Selections: DJ Lynce (DJMag
  • Fresh Kicks 203: ohmydais (DJMag
  • Gabber at 30: hard, fast, and louder than ever. (DJMag
  • A Northern Sound: The story behind bassline's revival. (RA
  • Meet the chart-topping electro DJ Andy Cato who became a revolutionary National Trust farmer with a mission to transform the way we grow food. (Mail
  • For Alewya, everything starts with a dance. (RA
  • New York DJ Livwutang will put you in a trance. (Face
  • Pangaea aka Kevin McAuley's latest record is the culmination of a change in mindset, working with his peers and bouncing off the club. (Mixmag
  • Damian Lazarus: casting spells (DJMag
  • 20 questions with M83: ‘Emails, socials, my phone, they are my worst enemies — my imagination saves me from turning insane’ (Billboard
  • Generative AI is revolutionising music: The vision for democratising creation. (Forbes)
  • Testing songs on TikTok before an official release has become a standard practice to gauge demand. But songwriters say it takes money from their pockets. (RollingStone
  • The must-see events at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 2023. (EDMTunes
  • Hands in the air: London revels in the return of rave (Standard
  • Since Europe’s clubs reopened after pandemic lockdowns, young partygoers have been drawn to a hard, driving style of techno. It’s changing the way people dance. (NYTimes
  • Where once there was a hulking great IKEA in north London, now there's Drumsheds, a cutting-edge palace for electronic music with bars as far as the eye can see. (Face
  • Drumsheds: how an Ikea became one of the world’s biggest nightclubs. (Guardian)
  • Zedd announces five-show NYE 2024 countdown run. (EDM
  • Carl Cox to make his virtual debut with ‘Intermundium’ later this month. (DJMag
  • Sama’ Abdulhadi has announced details of a new 'fabric presents' mix compilation. (DJMag
  • Danny Tenaglia is auctioning off parts of his vast collection of DJ and production gear. (RA
  • MEDUZA and James Hype have launched a campaign to curb excessive smartphone filming at concerts. (EDM
  • Richie Hawtin will visit the University of Huddersfield for an onstage discussion with music and music technology researchers and students on 17 October. (RotD)
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