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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
The Moment
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"This week's ENT comes from the Danish trio WhoMadeWho. They've had a busy few months, recently kicking off a global live tour, which is slated to hit over 25 cities. The band is currently prepping for album number nine, due to be released next spring. This is the second track to come from it via their newly founded imprint, The Moment. This is just a lovely surprise. I don't think I've had a WhoMadeWho solo ENT before, so this is long overdue and very well deserved. This is a tune."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.11 here.
Label: Isa Szczepanski, The Moment via The Orchard
Management: Carsten LeviOliver Barduhn, Effect Talent Management
Publishing: Daniel Rérat, Ed. Keinemusik / Budde Music Publishing
Radio: Anastasia Vtorova (International), Luke Gray (UK) & Christine Nguyen (US), Your Army
DJ Promotions: Leo Picking (UK) & Carly Peterson (US), Your Army
Press & Online: Andrea Calderon, Get In! PR
Booking: CAA
12 Dec 2023
  • Paul Vogel will step down as Spotify’s chief financial officer on 31 March 2024. (Guardian) He sold $9.4m worth of company shares on Tuesday. Daniel Ek wrote “We’ve come to the conclusion that Spotify is entering a new phase and needs a CFO with a different mix of experiences. As a result, we’ve decided to part ways". 
  • David Dollimore has announced the launch of Disorder Records, a "new insignia for electronic music counterculture", in partnership with Geffen Records, headed by President Tom March. (RotD) The first announcement is a partnership with Manchester's The Warehouse Project forming WHP Records, an original recording imprint.
  • One in four people under the age of 35 are exhibiting signs of hearing loss, according to a new study. (DJMag
  • 170 Ukrainian DJs and producers contribute to a new book and compilation 'Ukrainian Field Notes'. (Mixmag
  • In partnership with There Is A Light Foundation, IO Music Academy announces 20 scholarships for aspiring music producers in Los Angeles and San Francisco, fostering talent with industry-focused education and mentorship. (Magnetic)
  • International Music Summit Ibiza has revealed two new locations for its 15th edition next year. The summit will run between the newly opened hotels: Mondrian Ibiza and Hyde Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • Social platform Hangout FM by Turntable Labs has taken two major steps toward the launch of a global, in-platform music catalogue that will allow users to share their favourite tracks. (RotD) Deals with Canadian CMO SOCAN and also the Mechanical Licensing Collective have been struck.
  • Block — which owns Tidal — has begun planned widespread staff reduction across its subsidiary companies. Approximately 40 staff across multiple departments, or 10% of the staff, have been laid off. (DMN
  • Producer and DJ TOKiMONSTA-founded Web3 protocol Sona launched its streaming platform following a $6.9m seed funding round. (TechCrunch) It uses DeFi primitives (decentralised finance basic building blocks) to put the financial power back into artists’ hands with its rewards model, auctions and ad-free streaming.
  • YouTube is now changing its rules surrounding copyright royalty disputes. The changes could generate a significant windfall for established music publishers. (DMN
  • Spotify highlights Campaign Kit, its set of tools specifically made to "amplify your music and build lifelong fans". (Spotify
  • TikTok released its 2023 Year in Music report. (RotD
  • Creamfields has revealed plans for its new stage, APEX which is claimed to be the “largest festival structure in the world”. (Mixmag
  • Helena Hauff, Branko and Marie Davidson to play Sónar Lisboa. (RA
  • SXM Festival reveals full international lineup for 2024 edition. (Decode)
  • Terminal V has announced its lineup for the 10th edition next spring. (Mixmag
  • 2023 year-end live business analysis: The great return becomes historic golden age. (Pollstar
  • British record labels are in a crisis. They can’t “break” emerging artists and this is creating a problem that will impact every part of the music industry in the years to come. (Patrick Clifton
  • IFPI released Engaging with Music 2023, its global report examining how people around the world engage with and feel about music. (RotD) Among the findings, the time, on average, that people spend listening to music each week was up from 20.1 hours to 20.7. 
  • Moog releases new virtual instrument, Marina. (RA
  • Big new djay Pro AI update unveiled (Beatportal)
  • Algoriddim unveils djay Pro 5 with three next-gen updates (Beatportal)
  • Label of the Month: NLV Records (Beatportal)
  • Beatportal's 50 Best Tracks of 2023 (Beatportal)
  • New York club Nowadays is expanding its monthly 24-hour party to every weekend. (RA
  • DJ Stingray, Yazzus, Solid Blake and Bailey Ibbs are among the new residents at Berlin's Tresor. (RA
  • London's Drumsheds to host Meduza and James Hype's Our House show experience on 27 April 2024. (EDMTunes
  • Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive global administration deal with British producer, songwriter, and composer Danny L Harle. (DMN
  • Universal Music Publishing Group has announced a new joint venture with DnB Allstars, focusing on drum 'n' bass talent. (DMN
  • RA.914 Delano Smith (RA
  • Kamma & Masalo in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Eight emerging artists you need to hear: December 2023 (DJMag
  • Recognise: DJ Voices (DJMag
  • EX.690 Moritz von Oswald (RA
  • Inside dance music’s hidden mental health crisis. (Dazed
  • How South Africa's queer underground is remaking ballroom in its own image. (DJMag
  • Teksupport produced 104 dance events in 2023, but founder Rob Toma isn’t ready to rest: ‘You’re only as good as your last show’ (Billboard)
  • Nia Archives: one for the headz (DJMag
  • Sailing into the Future: 20 Years of Armada Music (DJMag
  • 2023 in Review: What's pop got to do with it? (RA
  • The 10 best electronic albums Of 2023 (Stereogum
  • Year In Tunes – The best albums of 2023 (EDMTunes
  • The best electronic music of 2023 (Pitchfork
  • The best DJ Mixies of the year so far (Mixmag)  
  • The best albums and EPs of the year so far (Mixmag
  • The best tracks of the year so far (Mixmag
  • Fred again.. samples Baby Keem in 'leavemealone'. (EDM
  • RL Grime has dropped a cache of unreleased music and live edits. (EDM
  • Massive Attack announced Act 1.5, a large-scale climate action accelerator event. (RotD) The one-day concert in Bristol will take place next August.
  • Michael Bibi has confirmed he's cancer free after six months of treatment. (ElectronicGroove
  • Pete Tong has announced an ‘Ibiza Classics’ arena tour for December 2024. (DJMag
  • Richie Hawtin has composed a series of exclusive soundscapes for Pradasphere II at Shanghai's Start Museum. (Magnetic
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