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DANCE MUSIC INDUSTRY

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BEN TURNER
Co-Founder, International Music Summit
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
S**t Can't Make Anything
Gerry Read
8Head via Ministry of Sound Recordings
out now
Comment
"It's the brand new track from Gerry Read. Gerry is a lovely bloke, in fact, he's a butcher from north London - I think he's still a butcher. He is also a bit of a production genius and he was responsible for It'll All Be Over, which was my number 1 tune on my 2019 countdown at the end of last year. It was a mighty damn fine thing and he's back with something that's mighty fine."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.37 here.
Contact
Label: Seri Kohli, 8Head via Ministry of Sound Recordings
Management: Dimitri, Plus2Net
Publishing: Bucks Music Group / Sony ATV / Carlin Music Corp / Copyright Control
Radio: Gregory, Ghost
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army
Online: Tom Sloman, inside/Out 
Live: Dimitri, Plus2Net
18 Sep 2020
  • Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of electronic music duo The Chainsmokers have raised $35 million in commitments for their early-stage venture capital firm, Mantis. (Techcrunch
  • Kobalt is said to be “working with advisers to explore strategic options including a potential sale”. It could be valued at more than $1bn. (Variety)
  • San Antonio and Ibiza Town go into Local Lockdown from today (Friday 18th September). (Ibizan
  • The history of electronic instruments is charted in a new book, Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (and Back). (DJMag
  • Brand new Radio 1 Dance stream to launch on 9 October on BBC Sounds. (RotD
  • Artist Rights Alliance, Black Music Action Coalition, Featured Artists Coalition, Independent Alliance for Artists Rights, International Federation of Musicians, International Music Manager's Forum, Kobalt, Music Managers Forum UK and Musicians' Union have joined the Fair Trade of Music Campaign, which works to ensure that a global standard of direct royalty payments is established. (PRNewswire)
  • Tens of thousands of pubs, bars, nightclubs and gig venues will not survive increased coronavirus-prevention measures, such as local lockdowns and evening curfews, unless they receive fresh state support, the UK government has been warned. (Guardian)
  • Techno stalwart Derrick May has been accused of a long history of sexual assault, by Michael James, a former Detroit-based colleague. (DA
  • Ten people have shared accounts of sexual assault and misconduct against Erick Morillo to Mixmag's reporter Annabel Ross. (Mixmag
  • Is It A Good Playlist? Is a new music tool designed to analyse Spotify playlists. (P&S)
  • Apple launches Apple One subscription bundle. (TechCrunch)
  • Spotify has launched a virtual event listings function on its artist profile pages. (RotDSpotify, TechCrunch)
  • Mixcloud has added a feature letting users archive their streams on their Live feature. (DJMag)
  • Paxahau, the producers of Detroit's longstanding underground electronic music festival Movement, have announced a partnership with streaming platform Twitch. (Billboard
  • Facebook has clarified its rules around DJ sets on their platforms – including Instagram. They stated in an email that their terms of service will not be changing from October 1st and re-issued some guidelines they initially released in May 2020, specifically for DJs and music makers streaming on their platforms. (DJMag
  • Beatport and Twitch plan a program of weekly exclusive content for the Beatport Official Twitch Channel, showcasing a diverse selection of artists, labels and collectives from the global DJ and producer community. (RotD)
  • A brief history of synthesizers. [video] (Soundfly
  • Five things we learned about the new Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000. (DJMag
  • Arturia has introduced the PolyBrute analog synth, a six-voice analogue-digital hybrid poly. (Magnetic
  • London's Junction 2 festival has announced it will go forward next year, taking place from June 4th through 5 June. Names announced include Avalon Emerson, Ben Klock, Maceo Plex, Set Troxler, Robert Hood and more. (RA
  • 54 events happened in Berlin this past weekend as the city's nightlife makes a precarious return amid rising Covid-19 cases. (RA
  • Sheffield's No Bounds Festival is going virtual next month. (RA
  • EDC Mexico’s 2021 instalment will reportedly be postponed. (DA
  • The first edition of Tomorrowland's digital festival, Tomorrowland Around the World, has received the Favourite Website Award (FWA) for the month of August. (DA
  • Insomniac has announced that their Southern California festival, Nocturnal Wonderland, will make its grand return in 2021. (EDM.com
  • Mark Knight, Justin Martin, Drezo, and more are set to play the virtual Nocturnal Wonderland event this weekend. (DA
  • Martin Garrix, The Chemical Brothers and RÜFÜS DU SOL to perform at Polish festival Open'er in 2021. (EDM.com)  
  • Electric Daisy Carnival is returning to Europe in 2021. (DJMag
  • Why the struggle of small venues will affect the entire music industry. (Mark Mulligan)
  • The word 'rave' has lost all meaning. (DJMag
  • Perspectives from the Scene: Robert Johnson (RA
  • The team behind Berlin club Griessmuehle reveals new venue, Revier Südost, in former brewery. (RA
  • Independent imprint Perfect Havoc has signed a deal with house music duo Just Kiddin for the global release of three singles. (RotD)
  • Reservoir has signed EDM producer Nick Miller, PKA Illenium, to a worldwide publishing deal. The deal includes global rights to Miller’s entire catalogue of works. (RotD)
  • DJ-producer Tiësto has signed a worldwide deal with Atlantic Records. (Variety)
  • DT712 – Paco Osuna (DT
  • RA.745 Sleep D (RA
  • Fact mix 775: Sarah Davachi (Fact
  • Tube & Berger DJ set (beatport
  • Label of the Month: Moveltraxx (beatportal
  • Label Spotlight: How Ministry of Sound expanded out of a bus shelter to become a dance leader. (Billboard
  • The 15 best tech-house tracks of August 2020. (Magnetic
  • The 15 best drum & bass tracks of August 2020. (Magnetic
  • Artist Tips: AIDA (XLR8R
  • EX.524 Lafawndah (RA
  • Renegade Riddims: Winslow (DT
  • The “Studio Berlin” exhibition by Berghain and Boros captures a city in flux. (ElectronicBeats
  • Pay-per-view, livestreamed, concerts are generating revenue at a time when the live music industry has been all but financially paralysed. Artist manager Brian Message, who recently co-founded ticketed online concerts specialist Driift, discusses how this new industry sector is evolving. (AAA)
  • Pandora founder Tim Westergren on new venture sessions and how artists can make real money from live streaming. (Magnetic
  • Róisín Murphy: disco machine (DJMag
  • Latin American culture is the driving force of Nicola Cruz's music. (Mixmag
  • RIP Simeon Coxe: An electronic music inventor who defied time. (Mixmag
  • Afriqua: “Black artists are about to stunt hard on 2021” (beatportal
  • TheFatRat on YouTube copyright, forthcoming album, and collaborating with K-Pop star Alexa. (EDM.com
  • Aluna doesn’t want to be the exception to any rule. (Vulture
  • Aluna: “A solo project is like turning up to a warehouse party, not knowing what’s behind the door”. (FortyFive)
  • 20 questions with Damian Lazarus. (Billboard)
  • Damian Lazarus discusses his new album and finding optimism in the darkness. (beatportal
  • Sofi Tukker building a ‘Freak Fam’ with 180 daily livestreams and counting. (Pollstar
  • Avalon Emerson: now the party’s over (TheFace
  • Beirut's club scene after the blast. (RA
  • Lebanon’s club scene was perhaps the most vibrant in the Middle East, but the explosion that rocked the capital last month has silenced it: 'I don't know how we will recover' (Guardian
  • A-Trak and Armand Van Helden interview David Guetta about his beginnings, production process and other musings for their Duck, Duck, Goose episode. [video] (DuckSauce
  • David Guetta's guide to his nine collaborations with Sia. (Billboard
  • David Guetta on turning ballads into bangers: "At the beginning, it was just about the druns and the bass line". (EDM.com
  • Bristolian master Krust will present The Edge Of Everything, his first album in 14 years. (XLR8R
  • Henrietta Smith-Rolla, AKA Afrodeutsche, to release score for BAFTA-nominated film, Kamali. (RA
  • Scotland-based Finnish DJ IDA is launching a new label called Sävy Records this month. (RA
  • Muallem, the creative mind behind Munich club BLITZ, is starting a record label called Childhood. (RA
  • Pendulum have announced they will be releasing a new double A-side single Nothing For Free/Driver this Friday. (DJMag
  • Baauer and Holly collaborate on Just Enough. (DA
  • The Prodigy are back in the studio. (DJMag
  • Roman Flügel has launched a new label, Sister Midnight, with a triple-LP compiling his Tracks On Delivery material. (RA
  • Kygo surpasses 1 billion plays on It Ain't Me. (EDMTunes
  • Kaskade has lost the bid to thwart financial subpoena in KAOS nightclub lawsuit. (Billboard
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