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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
We Groovin
Jamie Jones & Jazzy
Helix Records
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"This week it's going to a man who is no stranger to ENTs, Mr Jamie Jones. He's back with a new single 'We Groovin'. Teaming up with the Radio 1 dance nominee and BRITs nominated, for International Song of the Year, it's Jamie Jones and Jazzy." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 42.31 here.
Label: Ben Brindle, HELIX 
Management: Jazz Spinder, THREE SIX ZERO
Radio: James Jackson & James Marsh, Listen Up!
Club: Tia Cousins, Listen Up!
Online: Aly McHugh & Leanne Allen, Listen Up!
Streaming: Matt Rimmington, Listen Up!
Live Agents: Will Nustedt, NGE 
05 Mar 2024
  • ASCAP announced its 2023 financial results, with increases in every major revenue and distribution category. Its $1.73bn in revenue was up 14.1%, with $1.59bn available for royalty distributions to its songwriter, composer, lyricist and music publisher members. (RotD
  • Universal Music layoffs leave staff and artist camps lamenting the drawn out process. (Billboard
  • In its fiscal year 2023, Universal Music Group earned a net profit of €1.26bn on revenues of €11.11bn, up 7.4% as reported and a 11.1% increase at constant currency. (Billboard)
    As part of its fourth-quarter earnings call, UMG said that a “strategic organisational redesign” would result in €250m in annual savings by 2026. (Billboard) The specifics of how many employees would be affected and what percentage of the overall workforce it would amount to was not disclosed.
  • TuneCore is suing CD Baby over allegedly stolen trade secrets by a former staff member who “repeatedly hacked into TuneCore’s secured cloud server to access and download confidential documents and information”. (DMN
  • Spotify paid out nearly $4.5bn to independent rights holders in 2023, or roughly half of the more than $9bn it paid to all labels and publishers last year. (Spotify) It now accounts for over 20% of global recorded music revenue, up from 15% in 2017. 
  • The European Union has fined Apple €1.84bn for breaching antitrust rules in the market for music streaming services on its mobile platform, iOS. (TechCrunch
  • PIXELYNX launches new interactive music creation tool, KORUS. (DJMag
  • The Warehouse Project to debut in Australia this May. (RA
  • Jayda G, Sampha, Sega Bodega and more are announced for Germany's Melt Festival. (Magnetic
  • UK festival Creamfields 2024 has announced its complete line-up, featuring Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Michael Bibi and more. (Billboard
  • The 2024 EDC Las Vegas line-up features Martin Garrix, Zedd, Alison Wonderland, Kaskade, John Summit, Dom Dolla, deadmau5, Alesso and many more. (EDM
  • We’re witnessing the birth of a post-entertainment culture. And it won’t help the arts. (Ted Gioia
  • James Blake on TikTok and fairness for artists: “The brainwashing worked and now people think music is free”. (NME
  • The music industry’s over-reliance on TikTok shows how lazy it has become. (Guardian)
  • Analytics firm Viberate surveyed 125 A&Rs and label managers to find out which streaming services they use for talent scouting. (Viberate)
    SoundCloud noted early music discovery is most likely found on its platform. 
  • In an age dominated by short-form content, it's becoming increasingly common for today's top music videos to go unseen. Should artists still invest in these art forms, and if so, what can we do to support them? (ChartMetric
  • Hype Label of the Month: Farris Wheel Recordings (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Bryan Gee (Beatportal)
  • Introducing: Introspekt (Beatportal)
  • Beatport Streaming Instant Playlist Updates (Beatport)
  • Ibiza:
    ANTS lines-up two unmissable Day & Night double-headers. (IbizaSpotlight
    Circoloco announces dates for 25th anniversary season in Ibiza. (909Originals
    Camelphat return to Pacha this summer. (IbizaSpotlight
  • The team behind The Cause and All My Friends are taking over a pub in Peckham, London. (DJMag
  • Hamburg club PAL postpones reopening 'due to a number of obstacles'. (RA
  • The owner of London's Heaven nightclub has said vastly increased rents are putting hospitality venues at risk of closure. (BBC) The landlord wants to put rent up "by another £240,000", on top of an £80,000 automatic increase.
  • New warehouse venue Archives opens in North London. (RA
  • Promoters Teletech and Key Vinyl have joined Klub Verboten in cutting ties with London club E1 after cofounder Yuval Hen was accused of serving with the Israel Defence Forces. (RA
  • Idris Elba signs to Defected Records. (EDM
  • Ultra Naté 'Free' | The Making Of A House Music Anthem (DJMag
  • RA.926 FAUZIA (RA
  • Sleep D | Boiler Room x Sugar Mountain 2024 (BoilerRoom
  • Logic 1000 b2b DJ Plead b2b Big Ever | Boiler Room x Sugar Mountain 2024 (BoilerRoom
  • Folamour | Boiler Room x Sugar Mountain 2024 (BoilerRoom
  • The 15 best bass music tracks of February 2024 (Magnetic
  • The 15 best melodic techno tracks of February 2024 (Magnetic
  • On Cue: Sepehr's rave mythology (DJMag
  • Girls Don’t Sync: rise together (DJMag
  • How Fred again.. instantly sold 100,000 tickets (and counting) by being ‘in the now’. (TheMusic
  • How Charli XCX returned to her rave roots for 'Loud and Bold' new album. (Billboard
  • Aluna on new album 'Renaissance' and making dance music inclusive again. (Grammys
  • What do Atlanta trap and techno have in common? In this essay, Afrofuturist DJ and writer gum.mp3 argues why it's important to acknowledge rap and dance music's shared genealogy. (RA
  • Let’s predict the future of curated playlists in the streaming era. Will AI's efficiency outplay human creativity, or can both coexist in harmony? (KillTheDJ)  
  • Outernet: Meet the man behind London’s biggest tourist attraction – and maybe the future of advertising. (CityAM
  • While giant promoters rake in billions, smaller venues are struggling to make ends meet – even when gigs are selling out. We go on tour to find a glimmer of hope. (Guardian
  • Don’t sit at home mourning the loss of Britain’s nightclubs – go out and rave. (Guardian
  • The history of dance music is built on "undervalued, unattributed and unpaid" women. Singers talk about the struggle to be recognised and recompensed - and how they're disrupting the status quo from the inside. (Sky
  • Porter Robinson has announced his new album "is done". (Billboard
  • Charli XCX to release her "club record" 'BRAT' this summer. (DJMag
  • Nero to release a trove of forgotten 2000s-era music. (EDM
  • Donna Summer’s estate sues Kanye West over “unauthorised interpolation” of ‘I Feel Love’. (DJMag
  • Kerri Chandler releases 73 free tracks on Bandcamp. (DJMag
  • Among the BRIT Award winners were: Calvin Harris (Dance Act), Jungle (Group) and Chase & Status (Producer). (BBC
  • Orbital and Leftfield are set to play a co-headline gig at Margate's Dreamland this summer. (DJMag
  • Carl Cox won't be appearing at Ultra Miami this year as he is "taking the opportunity to play at some incredible events around the world". (DJMag
  • Paul van Dyk claims he has received none of the court-ordered financial compensation from the ALDA event company following his near-fatal stage fall at A State Of Trance 2016. (DJMag
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