NEWS FROM INSIDE THE ELECTRONIC
DANCE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Welcome to the weekly INDUSTRY INSIDER – created by IMS and RECORD OF THE DAY. We've teamed up to create a digest of global electronic industry news, across the full spectrum of the genre, to help you get straight to the stories that matter. INDUSTRY INSIDER will follow the template of Record of the Day but focus on what’s relevant for this genre and demographic…
BEN TURNER
Co-Founder, International Music Summit
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Closer
Jaden Thompson
Cuttin’ Headz
out now
Comment
"This week's Essential New Tune is taken from the Boogeyman compilation, which is out now. The Boogeyman is a brand new sub-label from the Martinez Brothers legendary Cuttin' Headz. It features Joey Daniel and the Martinez Brothers themselves, plus this man Jaden Thompson. A young man that Danny Howard made one of his Future Fire artists for 2020 and someone we've supported from the day dot. This week's ENT is Closer from Jaden Thompson."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.36 here.

Contact
Label: Cuttin’ Headz
Management: Matt Tolfrey
Publishing: Above Board, Dan Hill 
Radio, Club & Online: Pete Downes, Jukebox PR 
27 Nov 2020
  • Managers David De Valera and Marcus O’Sullivan have formed artist management and music consultancy agency Spike. (MW
  • Liverpool-based independent community radio station Melodic Distraction has partnered with Dr. Martens to launch a fundraising campaign to cover the cost of relocating to their new studio. (Mixmag
  • An investigation has been launched after a woman was attacked by a police dog at an illegal Halloween rave last month in Bristol, England. (Mixmag
  • Disclosure, Flume, Jayda G, Kaytanda and Uchis and Diplo & SIDEPIECE have been nominated in the Best Dance Recording category for the 2021 Grammy Awards. While Arca, Baauer, Disclosure, Madeon and Kaytranda are up for the Best Dance/Electronic album. (DJMag
  • Two oral evidence sessions in the UK Parliament’s inquiry into the economics of music streaming, focusing on musicians and their advocates. Two words loomed large: equitable remuneration. (MusicAlly
  • Tracklib, a service for finding and legally clearing samples, announced a collaboration with the Dutch dance label Spinnin’ Records to provide producers with creative tools. (RotD)
  • AI driven talent discovery business Instrumental has launched a £10m fund to invest directly into independent artists. (RotD)
  • Clubbing TV has created its own legal and licensed live streaming platform: Clubbing.live. (RotD)
  • Beatport and Tribe XR have announced the full integration of Beatport LINK, the streaming service for DJs, directly into Tribe XR's virtual reality software. (RotD)
  • English producers Darkstar are releasing a sample pack with Spitfire Audio. (RA)
  • Behringer has been accused of allegedly copying the design of the Arturia KeyStep with their new product Swing. (DJMag
  • Insomniac Cares teams up with Musically Fed for weekly food drives at Park ‘N Rave Concert Series. (DA
  • Ministry of Sound Classical Orchestra has announced a socially distanced live event at the London Palladium on 21 February 2021. (DJMag
  • Kraftwerk, Underworld and Nile Rodgers & Chic have been confirmed as the headliners for Playground Festival in Glasgow next year. (DJMag
  • EDC has announced that the 2021 Orlando edition will be taking place on 12-14 November. (DJMag
  • Absolut and Beatport announced #DanceAway2020 - a 20+ hour, 15-city, global live stream party, available to watch on Beatport’s Twitch channel, as well as on YouTube and Facebook. (beatportal
  • Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley are to return to the O2 on 19 December for an Ibiza Classics livestream. The virtual event will be available to watch on LiveNow and tickets are available to buy now. (IQ)
  • AFEM Industry Insider podcast looks into the big shift in focus for DJs and artists into livestreaming in 2020 and how the artists and owners of the music played are getting paid. Plus, a short interview with Lindi Delight from De Light Management (AFEM Executive Board), discussing the Masks for Music initiative. (AFEM)
  • Mixcloud founder Nico Perez: here’s what DJs need to know about music copyright. (DJTechTools
  • Who gatekeeps the gatekeepers? Julia Toppin & Joe Muggs in conversation. (Quietus
  • State of play in the UK - an overview of how the majors have responded to the challenges this year. (Hits
  • London club FOLD partners with Ancestral Futures for livestream series highlighting African diaspora artists. (RA
  • Scalping sign to Houndstooth. (Mixmag
  • Rick Boardman and TripTik Management announce label, management and publishing company, Matter Music and new signing, writer-producer duo The Nocturns. (RotD)
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has signed songwriting and producing team Kolidescopes to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. (RotD)
  • DT722 – Prok | Fitch (DT
  • RA.755 Z@P (RA
  • Podcast 670: Dadub (XLR8R
  • Valentino Khan B2B Alison Wonderland (Valentino Khan
  • Groove Podcast 279 - Afrodeutsche (Groove
  • Prospa in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Label of the month: Champion Records (iDJ
  • Rooted in Rhythm: A history of percussive techno through 10 essential records. (electronicbeats
  • 7 Things the 2021 Grammy nominations got right in the dance categories - And 3 things they got wrong. (Billboard
  • Selections: TYGAPAW (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Climpo (DT
  • Recognise: Jasmine Infiniti (DJMag
  • Introducing: TSHA (beatportal
  • Making Waves: Alex Mills (iDJ
  • Inside the UK’s illegal rave scene, flourishing in lockdown. (Dazed)
  • The curious case of Marc Rebillet: How "Loop Daddy" is making absurdity cool again. (EDM.com
  • How to get started DJing: How and what to play. (beatportal
  • Cyclo, the artist behind ATTLAS’ mesmerizing visuals, delineates his creative process. (DA
  • How the pandemic pushed Terraforma to the next level. (RA
  • "It all starts with a groove": How Shonky made ‘Cookie Monster’ (Mixmag
  • My culture fix: Goldie (Times)
  • 20 questions with Gryffin. (Billboard
  • Amuse CEO & co-founder Diego Farias on distribution without labels. (Magnetic
  • E-Saggila expands her industrial universe. (electronicbeats
  • Brother & sister duo Lastlings break down their darkly sophisticated debut LP track by track. (Billboard)
  • Krust: disrupting the pattern (DJMag
  • Benji B on Deviation’s early days and the overlap between club culture and the fashion world. (electronicbeats
  • Why trance works. (DJMag
  • Shygirl speaks about split personas, filthy diction and taking inspiration from Aphex Twin and Missy Elliott. (Mixmag
  • Race, representation, and reshaping festival culture. (beatportal
  • Underground Resistance has released a limited-edition CD called Assembly Unite Resist Chance. (RA
  • Sepehr launches label, Shaytoon Records, dedicated to dual heritage. (RA
  • Deadmau5 announces a series of Southern California drive-in shows for New Year’s. (DA
  • James Blake reveals he wrote a secret ambient album. (EDM.com
  • Erick Morillo’s death has been ruled as an accidental drug overdose in an official report by the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department. (DJMag
  • Bob Moses release full-length concert film, Falling Into Focus. (DA
  • Tim Bergling – The Official Biography’ to be released in November 2021. (DA
  • Junkie XL – aka Tom Holkenborg – is selling some of his key studio pieces with Reverb.com, including kit used on his soundtracks for Deadpool, Mad Max: Fury Road and tons of other movies and Netflix series he’s worked on. (DJMag
  • Jeff Mills and Jean-Phi Dary have linked up to form electronic jazz project The Paradox. (Mixmag
  • Skrillex, Juice WRLD, and more to feature on DJ Scheme’s forthcoming album, FAMILY. (DA
  • Lady Gaga wins favourite Electronic Dance Music artist at the 2020 American Music Awards. (Variety
  • Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets have changed their artist name from Detroit Swindle to Dam Swindle. “We never intended to claim ownership over something that was not ours to claim," said the Dutch duo. (Magnetic
  • Black Coffee's next album, Subconsciously, lands on 5 February 2021 via Ultra Records. (RA
  • DJ and producer i_o has died aged 30. (DJMag
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