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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
I Want Your Love
Samer Soltan
"So this week was really challenging as I have so many incredible records that I wanted to showcase but I decided to pick 'I Want Your Love' by Samer Soltan. This is his forthcoming release on Diynamic Records. It's been supported by so many incredible artists like Solomun, Dixon, and Keinemusik. It's on Four to the Floor 32 compilation. I think this record has such a special feeling and is going to get everyone dancing." 
Label: Tobias Schmid, Diynamic
Management & Live: Samer Soltan 
Publishing: Copyright Control 
Club & Online: Tobias Schmid, Diynamic
14 Nov 2023
  • Independent publisher Reservoir Media announced the results of its Q2 ending 30 September, with revenue of $38.4m, up 10% year-on-year, with 15% including acquisitions. (DMN
  • Sony Music Entertainment reported a more than 13% year-on-year revenue improvement for 2023’s third quarter – the second quarter of the company’s 2023 fiscal year – despite experiencing a slowdown in physical sales. (Hits)  
  • SoundCloud and Calm partner to support mental health for artists. (SoundCloud
  • Gaza humanitarian crisis: fundraising electronic music compilations, tracks and EPs to support. (DJMag
  • Superfan platform Fave will now allow artists and their teams to discover and communicate with fans directly and intuitively with its new industry-facing tool called FanFinder. (RotD
  • Apple Music for Artists now displays real-time listening information. (DMN
  • Generative AI music platform Loudly has introduced a feature to allow creatives to soundtrack a video from scratch with generated song recommendations that fit the vibe of what appears. (RotD
  • Beatport’s digital marketplace has launched a documentary and digital collection celebrating five years of HE.SHE.THEY. (RotD)  
  • Cercle Festival 2024 sold out after only 30 minutes. (EDMTunes
  • UNTOLD Dubai unleashes its first wave of artist line-up. (EDMTunes
  • Wide Awake announces Ben UFO, Helena Hauff, Young Fathers, more for 2024 festival. (DJMag
  • Spotify is implementing a royalty-payment threshold of 1,000 streams per year. So what’s the problem with that? ‘Not much’. (DMN)  
  • 1,000 streams or bust. Spotify's latest plan to devalue music. (Damon Krukowski
  • How does Spotify’s new royalties model affect songwriters? (Billboard
  • Korg announces new Kaoss Replay sampler and FX unit. (DJMag
  • Beatport Next: Apply Now for The Class of 2024 (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Baauer (Beatportal)
  • Label of the Month: Hakuna Kulala (Beatportal)
  • This month, Loopcloud is offering Native Instruments Super 8, an eight-voice vintage poly synth, free to all subscribers. (Loopcloud)
  • Pro focus: Beatport Streaming x Traktor Pro 3 workshop (Beatportal)
  • Berghain announces 19th birthday line-up. (RA
  • Kyiv clubs and promoters launch nightlife advocacy group, UNight. (RA)  
  • Las Vegas' multi-billion-dollar gig venue MSG Sphere has reportedly lost $98.4 million since its opening. (DJMag
  • Drunken Kong: What's the dance music scene like in Japan?  (Can you put me on guestlist?)
  • RA.910 Kasra (RA
  • Nastia | Techno set in The Lab Delhi (Mixmag
  • DESIREE | Boiler Room x Coach: London (BoilerRoom
  • DJ Python | Boiler Room: Manchester (BoilerRoom)
  • Joy Anonymous b2b Todd Edwards b2b salute | JOY (&Friends) (Mixmag
  • Eight emerging artists you need to hear: November 2023 (DJMag
  • Selections: Purelink (DJMag
  • The Art of Production: Galcher Lustwerk (RA
  • What is an artist manager? (and how to find the right one) (RA
  • In Uganda, queer electronic music artists face the impact of a global anti-LGBTQ backlash. (DJMag
  • Interview: BAMBII (Fact
  • East Forest on his new album, avoiding ‘information sickness’ and the advice he gave Aaron Rodgers. (Billboard
  • Scuba's top five tips for building a career as an artist. (Mixmag
  • Global Underground’s Andy Horsfield chats to 909originals about the past, present and future of the iconic mix series. (909Originals
  • At Poland's Unsound festival, SHERELLE, the London-based ambassador of footwork and jungle opens up about recent musings about legacy and the art of letting go. (RA
  • PinkPantheress: ‘I don’t think I’m very brandable. I dress weird. I’m shy’. (Guardian
  • Don't Ever Stop: Tony De Vit, Trade, and the infinite energy of hard house. (DJMag
  • TikTok can boost streams — but can it jump-start ticket sales, too? (Billboard
  • How Spotify's editorial team makes their playlists using a mix of human curation and machine learning. (Magnetic
  • Within electronic music media, the line between editorial and advertising has become exceedingly fuzzy. (First Floor
  • Anjunadeep makes history as the first record label to sell out Red Rocks Amphitheatre. (EDM
  • Carl Cox to compete in Pro Modified Drag Racing in 2024. (EDMTunes
  • Swedish House Mafia reveal new track, ‘Not Yesterday’, in live sets. (DJMag
  • Peggy Gou has released a new single ‘I Believe In Love Again’ featuring R&B icon Lenny Kravitz. (Mixmag
  • HAAi releases brand new single with Jon Hopkins and artist Kam-Bu, titled 'Always Ascending'. (Mixmag
  • IMOGEN has launched a new label, Wigs, with a DJ Stingray 313 collaboration. (DJMag
  • Camelphat announce their Spiritual Milk North American 2024 tour. (DT
  • Aluna has launched Noir Fever, a dance music label focused on black female and LGBTQ+ artists. (Billboard
  • Calvin Harris, Skrillex, David Guetta, James Blake, Aphex Twins, The Chemical Brothers and Fred again.. are among the electronic artists that have been nominated for a Grammy. (Grammy
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