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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Take My Heart
Nick Morgan
Another Record
18 May 2024
"Coming on the back of his DJ special Shook Pt.3, which we loved and been playing a lot his music over the last couple of years. Canadian-born Nick Morgan returns with this banger. This week's ENT is 'Take My Heart'."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.45 here.
Label: Allen Ward, Another Record Label 
Publishing: Copyright Control 
RadioJames Jackson & James Marsh, Listen Up 
Club: Tia Cousins, Listen Up
Streaming: Matt Rimmington, Listen Up
28 May 2024
  • The US Department of Justice and a group of 30 states have filed a long-awaited antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation, accusing it of market dominance and demanding that it and Ticketmaster be broken up. (Guardian)
    Live Nation’s biggest problem in the DOJ antitrust case may be its CEO’s own emails. (Billboard
    Ticketmaster antitrust lawsuit could give new hope to ticketing startups. (TechCrunch
  • 40 UK summer festivals have now cancelled their 2024 edition, according to new figures from the Association for Independent Festivals (AIF). (DJMag
  • Apple is challenging a €1.8bn fine by the European Union for thwarting access to information about cheaper music streaming services, an EU court said. (Barrons
  • MCPS announced it paid out £204.3m of mechanical royalties in 2023, an 8.5% uplift on 2022 and a 43% increase in annual distributions over the last five years - driven by the growth of streaming, the continued popularity of vinyl and increasing international royalty collections. (RotD
  • In 2023, PRS for Music paid out a record £943.6 million of royalties for songwriters, composers and music publishers. Total royalty distributions increased by £107.4 million (12.8%), on the previous year and are up over £266 million since 2021. (RotD
  • Suno has announced it has raised $125m in its latest funding round to continue expanding its AI music generation suite of tools. (DMN)  
  • TikTok Studio is a creation and management platform equipped with tools creators can use to create, edit, upload, manage, and analyse their TikTok account and content performance. (TikTok
  • Steve Aoki, Jax Jones, Blasterjaxx, Sara Bluma and more have been added to UNTOLD Festival. (DJMag
  • Amsterdam's Tropikali Festival has announced its line-up for 2024. (Mixmag
  • Glastonbury Festival reveals Block9 programme for 2024 (RA
  • Attendees of the 2024 Movement Electronic Music Festival at Detroit's Hart Plaza on Sunday were evacuated due to severe weather. (EDM
  • Apple is not the only one crushing the old music-making paradigm. (Midia - Kriss Thakrar) 
  • A changing music industry expands to $100 billion in revenues. For whom? (MusicX - Maarten Walraven) 
  • MIDiA Research 2024-2031 global music forecasts - Rise of the Global South. (Midia
  • Is the music business too afraid of big, bad AI? (Variety)  
  • What Suno's $125m round means for AI & music. (Substack - Ed Newton-Rex, Fairly Trained) 
  • Watch Deborah De Luca's Exclusive Album Pop Up Event in Times Square (Beatport)
  • Playlist of the Week: Baltra (Beatportal)
  • Josh Wink celebrates 30 Years of Ovum Recordings with 10 essential tracks (Beatportal)
  • Ibiza:
    Michael Bibi announces One Life event at Ushuaïa Ibiza. (DJMag
    Guest DJs revealed for Eric Prydz presents [CELL] at Ibiza. (IbizaSpotlight
    Ibiza Pride 2024 celebrates 10 years of love and freedom. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Sony Music Publishing UK announced the renewal of its exclusive global publishing agreement with electronic/dance music duo Gorgon City. Additionally, Gorgon City has launched REALM Publishing in partnership with SMP and announced Realm’s first signing with producer and DJ Riordan. (RotD
  • HoneyLuv makes a house track from scratch (DJMag
  • Silva Bumpa set in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Sol Ortega | Boiler Room: Santiago (BoilerRoom
  • Sub Focus live at EDC Las Vegas 2024 (SubFocus)
  • Armin van Buuren live at EDC Las Vegas 2024 (ArminvanBuuren
  • Alesso Live at EDC Las Vegas 2024 (Kinetic Field Full DJ Set) (Alesso
  • Martin Garrix live at EDC Las Vegas 2024 (Martin Garrix
  • 10 of the best UK funky tracks released since 2020 (Mixmag
  • The Face’s guide to South African dance music. (Face)
  • The Sound Of: Nous’klaer Audio (DJMag
  • Audio Erotica: the graphic design of rare vintage hi-fi brochures. (DJMag
  • How Bronski Beat’s ‘Smalltown Boy’ became an enduring anthem of queer liberation. (DJMag
  • Legendary DJ Smokin' Jo tells of her wild and glamorous career in the 90s and 2000s - and of the 'painful' sexism, racism and violence. (iNews
  • Legendary producer and remixer Arthur Baker talks about new EP. (909Originals
  • Brandon Weems and Craig Handfield, together known as musclecars, are core members of a group of Brooklyn DJs and producers who have been keeping things soulful in New York’s clubbing universe. But with the release of their debut album, ‘Sugar Honey Iced Tea!’, the duo goes further, placing their work as part of the full lineage of Black music and experience. (DJMag
  • “People assume that live dance music isn’t really ‘live’. They’re convinced that some of it's coming from a drum machine or sequencer. I could do that if I wanted, but I’d miss the humanity”: Róisín Murphy on her remixes album, touring, and 'Sing It Back'. (MusicRadar
  • Amnesia's 2024 opening party encapsulated the Ibiza spirit.. or at least the latest rendition of it. (Mixmag
  • BT goes deep on his plugins: “There isn’t a producer on the planet that won’t want this”. (MusicTech
  • Ahadadream is Bringing Joy to the Dance Floor. (Notion
  • 20 questions with Moby: On Trump, the 25 year anniversary of ‘Play’ and fame: ‘I experienced it firsthand and it’s stupid’ (Billboard
  • 20 questions with Subtronics: On his first EDC Las Vegas mainstage set and why ‘It feels like there’s a responsibility to push dubstep’. (Billboard
  • Veteran producer Richie Hawtin on Techno’s recent vibrancy and the return of Plastikman. (WWD
  • Recorded live at IMS Ibiza, Juan Atkins reflects on his legacy, the state of techno today and the city of Detroit. (RA)  
  • Deadmau5 trolls Grimes for Coachella technical issues during his EDC set. (MusicTech
  • Kaytranada's third album, TIMELESS, features PinkPantheress, Thundercat. (RA
  • Katiusha has launched her new label and project GRACE, announcing the imprint's debut EP 'The Sellout'. (Mixmag
  • Eli & Fur have announced their second album, 'Dreamscapes', set for release on 27 September. (Mixmag
  • SiriusXM has launched a new radio channel dedicated to Avicii. (EDM
  • Pophouse Entertainment is reportedly developing a musical about the late Avicii after purchasing a majority stake in his music catalogue back in 2022. (EDM
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