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Ajna & Samm
When Stars Align
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"This week's ENT is coming out of Belgium from Samm & Ajna. Now Camelphat publically offered praise to Samm & Ajna in stating that this single has been the biggest When Stars Align signing to date. Samm & Ajna also recently lent their talents to Camelphat's 'Spiritual Milk' remix album and this latest single appears to be on track to becoming one of the biggest underground anthems of the summer, not just in Ibiza but way beyond."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 36.25 here.
Label: When Stars Align
Management: Samm - Nick, Tomorrowland
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio, Club, TV & Online: Graham Sahara, Electric Ibiza
Live Agents: Samm - Roy, One World Artists / Ajna, The Bliss Office 
02 Jul 2024
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  • Electronic label NoCopyrightSounds, which offers free music to creators, announced a partnership with music rhythm game, Geometry Dash to integrate its catalogue of over 1,500 tracks into the game providing free-to-use music for creators. (RotD
  • A group of songwriters and composers are suing PRS for Music over how it handles royalties from live performances, accusing it of levying high administration costs for smaller songwriters while giving preferential treatment to already successful acts. (Guardian
  • beatBread has launched the Funding Network to provide 'even more choice and empowerment for artists and labels seeking funding'. It has introduced deal comparison tools to enable artists and labels to better analyze trade-offs between funding options. (RotD
  • AI:OK launches with the intention of identifying ethically aligned music products and services in the age of AI. (RotD
  • It turns out copyrighted content is actually “freeware” that artificial intelligence models can freely ingest – at least according to the Microsoft AI CEO. (MusicAlly
  • PPL made a payment of £103.7m – a rise of 6% year-on-year – to over 133,000 performers and recording rights holders. (RotD)
  • Kygo's Palm Tree Crew is expanding into hospitality with the launch of The Palm Tree Club this December. (EDMTunes
  • TuneCore has launched an AI-powered audio mastering service, TuneCore Mastering. (RotD
  • Deadmau5 posts about Spotify, following Daniel Ek's controversial comments that cost of creating content were close to zero. “I’m about to pull my catalog from these f***ing vultures. Enoughs enough.” (MusicAlly
  • Berlin Atonal reveals bulk of lineup for new one-off event, OPENLESS. (RA
  • Tomorrowland Festival has been voted the No.1 festival in DJMag's Top 100 Festivals of 2024. (DJMag
  • SXSW haș cut ties with the US Army and weapons contractors after more than 80 artists boycotted 2024's gathering in Austin, Texas. (DJMag
  • ULTRA Europe reveals phase 3 line-up for 2024 Edition. (EDMTunes
  • Jeff Mills, Four Tet and Peggy Gou are among the first names announced for the Amsterdam Dance Event. (RA
  • Will RIAA’s lawsuit against Udio and Suno really be the win we’re hoping for? (MusicTech
  • The RIAA’s lawsuit against generative music startups Suno and Udio will be the bloodbath AI needs. (TechCrunch
  • Music is not a zero-sum game. (MusicX - Maarten Walraven) 
  • Major record labels sue generative AI developers Suno and Udio. (IllusionOfMore
  • TikTok released its What's Next 2024: In Action, an updated report that demonstrates how trends grew and evolved through brand and creator success stories. (TikTok
  • Submissions Now Open For The First King Street Sounds Remix Competition (Beatportal)
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  • Win A Beatport Scholarship To Pete Tong DJ Academy (Beatportal)
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  • London club Ormside Projects confirms new residency dates. (RA
  • Armada Music announced a long-term partnership with Amsterdam-based DJ and producer KI/KI and her self-founded label, slash. (RotD)
  • EX.719 Kittin (RA
  • RA.943 Sofia Kourtesis (RA
  • Max Dean in The Lab LDN | Positiva takeover (Mixmag
  • Special Request b2b Anz | Boiler Room x AVA Festival 2024 (Boiler Room
  • DJ BORING b2b salute | Boiler Room x AVA Festival 2024 (Boiler Room
  • KI/KI | Boiler Room x AVA Festival 2024 (Boiler Room
  • The best melodic house tracks of June 2024 (Magnetic
  • 10 years on, AVA Festival is still flying the flag for Belfast's party scene. (Mixmag
  • Get To Know: LUMI (DJMag
  • The Sound Of: Love On The Rocks (DJMag
  • Why Angus1 is no longer playing by the rules of the music industry. (MusicTech
  • Atrym shares career trajectory and inspiration behind hit new single 'Enemy'. (Magnetic
  • Sam Divine: the Queen of Defected takes Ibiza (DJMag
  • Why are DJs playing so many new dance cover songs? (Billboard
  • 'It's a credit crunch': Why are so many festivals cancelling again in 2024? (RA
  • The Top 100 Festivals of 2024 (DJMag
  • Faithless at Glastonbury, an emotional step into a new era. (Mixmag
  • Glastonbury icons Orbital on 30 years of breaking barriers. (Guardian
  • LP Giobbi announces new album, ‘DOTR’. (DJMag)
  • Honey Dijon is curating a jukebox installation for the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in Manhattan. (DJMag
  • Zedd has reportedly filed a restraining order with a Los Angeles court against a woman who allegedly showed up and harassed the DJ at his home. (EDM
  • Dave Clarke shares re-issue of 'Red Rare' EP. (Magnetic
  • Don Diablo and R3HAB unite for first time on ‘Disco Marathon’. (DA
  • Spanish Police are investigating Diplo following an "illegal" party at Ibiza's Cala d'Hort viewpoint. (DJMag
  • Diplo is being sued by an anonymous Jane Doe for allegedly distributing "revenge porn". (Billboard
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