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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Complex (feat. Josef Salvat)
Jonas Rathsman
Crosstown Rebels
I'm cheating really, I've had this for about six or seven weeks and I've been playing it since the Miami Winter Music Conference back in March. It's brand new on Crosstown Rebels, it comes from Jonas Rathsman featuring the brilliant Josef Salvat. This is Complex and it's this week's ENT.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:30 mins here.
Label: Damian Lazarus, Leon Oakey, Crosstown Rebels
Management: Owyn Sidwell + James Pitt, Your Army Management/ Samantha Low, Lateral Management for Josef Salvat
Publishing: Simon Harris, Minds On Fire
Radio: Christian Nockall + Michael Pickard, Your Army
TVAmy Collins, Your Army
Online: Alice French + Emily Gale, Your Army
Live: Kane Dansie, Coda Agency/ Ben ShpritsNed White, AM Only
20 May 2016
  • UK club venue operator chain Deltic Group is preparing to appoint advisers to consider strategic options, including an initial public offering or private equity sale, over the next 12 to 18 months. (Times)
  • !K7 is expanding its management division [Brandt Brauer Frick, DJ Tennis, Tricky] with additional staff and new clients, and also rebranding from !K7 Records to !K7 Music. (RotD)
  • AEI Media has rebranded “to a name that’s more appropriate to their multi-platform operations across the music industry’s live, physical and online realms” - AEI Group. (RotD)
  • The West Village home of DFA Records is up for sale (Resident Advisor)
  • Canada’s chief collective of songwriters – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) announces acquisition of MediaNet Digital allowing them to monitor online and public music more thoroughly and get royalties to it's members faster. (Globe&Mail)
  • First speakers announced for IMS College Malta including Eli & Fur, Pete Tong, Wilf Gregory and more as well as masterclasses curated by SAE Institute and Point Blank Music School. (IMS)
  • Watch full talks from IMS Engage 2016 - Hear from Marc Geiger (WME), John MacFarlane (Sonos), Arthur Baker (Music Producer), John Singleton (Film Director), Ted Cohen (Tag Strategic) and Mike Knobloch (Universal Pictures). (IMS)
  • IMS has released the full schedule for its Ibiza event next week. (IMS)
  • In the US, The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and Dubset have reached a deal that will allow the NMPA's independent members, both publishing companies and songwriters, to take part in a new streaming "sub-economy”, with the new revenue source through derivative works, or pieces of music that are wholly or partially based on others' creations, like DJ mixes and remixes. (Billboard)
  • BitTorrent unveils Clubbing TV – a multi-channel video streaming app, via BitTorrent  Live. (MixMag
  • YouTube is testing a new “native sharing” feature - a messaging service that lives within YouTube’s mobile apps and allows you to share embedded YouTube videos natively in the chat window. (Wired)
  • Facebook is said to be searching for fresh ways to work with the music industry. (NYPost) It has “quietly initiated talks with music labels about licensing a limited amount of songs that users can upload to, say, summer vacation videos or birthday parties”. Facebook confirmed it was testing a new product, called Slideshow, that includes music from Warner Music Group to help users create “soundtrack options”.
  • Kobalt’s new app for its clients has been released allowing artists and songwriters to see real-time data on the income being generated by individual songs. (MusicAlly)
  • Music tech platform Revelator has announced its new Playlist Analytics offering. (RotD)
  • Apple acknowledged iTunes users who claim the software deleted their music files, saying it will issue an update to iTunes next week that includes additional safeguards. (Verge)
  • According to John MacFarlane, CEO of Sonos, the music industry will hit a billion paying music streaming users and it will only ”take around 5 years” (so by 2021). (DMN)
  • SoundCloud has denied a report by DMN which alleges that  it is preparing to impose serious restrictions on the upload of all DJ mixes. (NME)
  • Ill Points, the three-day Miami festival in October have added LCD Soundsystem, Dixon and Floating Points to their line-up, amongst others. (Resident Advisor)
  • The Blockchain is the new Google. (TechCrunch)
  • Big Festival Brother? What summer music festivals are doing with your personal data. (Mashable)
  • SoundCloud Go: Why the new music streaming service won't work. (TrustedReviews)
  • HYTE has unveiled plans for its summer long residency at Amnesia Ibiza. (DJ Mag)
  • DC-10 brings Jamie Jones’ Paradise back to Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • Harangue the DJ: Justin Robertson. (Guardian)
  • This much I know: Ennio Morricone. (Observer)
  • Focus: Introducing… Ellie Cocks. (Data Transmission)
  • Industry Focus: Drew Ressler - The man behind Rukes and dance music's leading photographer. (Magnetic mag)
  • Why do so many DJs look so bored? (Thump)
  • Why is Buenos Aires waging a war on electronic music? (Thump)
  • Is ZHU the next Daft Punk? (Observer)
  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side. Chapter One – Ciudad Juarez. (TechnoStation)
  • Experimental yet functional: This is how London-based producer Midland tames dancefloors. (Mixmag)
  • Sankeys Ibiza’s David Vincent: The industry needs to be pushing females a lot more. (Pulse)
  • How London Warehouse Events turned London raving on its head. (Pulse)
  • Punishable by lash: Talking to the brave pioneer of Iran’s rave scene. (Pulse)
  • Kaytranada is breathing better: The XL beat adventurer on his new life in the spotlight. (Fact - David Renshaw)
  • Sites that offer concert tickets for resale are dominated by touts who use shady methods to buy thousands of tickets which are resold at exorbitant prices. These sites are flouting rules aimed to protect real fans. (Observer)
  • “In the past it was about radio play, weekly charts and sales – now it’s a minute-by-minute battle for people’s time and attention. So playlisting is one of the big reasons why artists need record labels today” says Warner Music CEO Stephen Cooper. (Billboard)
  • Dan Blackledge, creator of Croatia’s Hideout and Unknown festivals, explains why he's invested in a derelict island in the country that he has turned into a centre for music, culture and well-being. (Telegraph)
  • Armenian DJs are bringing traditional sounds into underground dance music, says Liz Ohanesian. (LA Weekly)
  • Thump speak to Jessy Lanza about the process behind her latest project. (Thump
  • "Comments Off": How Livity Sound removed genre from the equation. The Bristol label in their own words. (Thump
  • Afrobeats is the next UK hybrid dance music about to blow up – by Ian McQuaid. (Fact Mag)
  • Sunset Music Festival founders discuss growth so far and announce after parties for 2016 (PulseRadio)
  • One last journey into Space: The Ibiza club that invented raving by daylight is going out with a bang. (Times)
  • When it comes to electronic dance music, where my girls at? (AP)
  • Workshop released an album from Brighton artist Ibrahim Alfa titled Hidden By The Leaves, his first since 2003.  (Resident Advisor)
  • Giorgio Moroder has revealed the full details of his upcoming soundtrack release for the video game TRON RUN/rwith a long list of Warp artists supporting the dance icon.  (Fact Mag)
  • New Orleans-based MJ Guider set to make an impact with their debut LP Precious Systems, out via Kranky. (Fact Mag)
  • Will K makes debut on Doorn with HAKAI (YourEDM)
  • Matthew Dear to release first Audion album in a decade. (Mixmag)
  • Guy Gerber's RUMORS is returning to Ibiza for its third season, this time taking residence at Pacha's Destino. (Pulse)
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