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15 Jul 2016
  • Warner Music distribution and marketing arm WEA has shut down the accounts of a number of record stores doing less than $10,000 in business annually with them. (Pitchfork)
  • SFX would appear to be running out of options in its efforts to exit bankruptcy and has now withdrawn a proposed Beatport sale. (Hypebot)
  • Social music startup Crowdmix goes into administration. (Billboard)
  • Authorities in the Australian state of Victoria have threatened pill testers with arrests and criminal charges, despite having been made legal at music in every state outside New South Wales earlier this year. (YourEDM)
  • A dangerous batch of fake ecstasy pills possibly containing PMA could be back in circulation. Featuring a Rolex logo some have been some seized at T in The Park in the UK. (Mixmag)
  • Newly-opened Frankfurt record store Gosu has launched an in-house label. (RA)
  • Flume's Never Be Like You was the most popular single in Australia in the first half of 2016. (Billboard)
  • Calvin Harris is the highest dance music entry in this year's Forbes Global Celebrity 100. He came in at No.21 with a reported $63m income last year. (YourEDM) Tiësto is featured at No.70 with $38m, and is the only other dance “celebrity” on the list.
  • The UK Music Diversity Taskforce has launched the first music industry workforce diversity survey. (RotD)
  • Allen & Heath are set to release a new four-channel DJ mixer soon after images appear online. (Mixmag)
  • The Discogs app is now available on Android. (RA)
  • Red Bull Music Academy's RBMA Radio has re-launched as a 24-hour service, featuring over 40 new shows, programming from six continents, and updated apps for Android and iOS. (Thump)
  • New music app, LOST, announces its official curators’ section, in partnership with 21 of the UK’s most influential music blogs, websites and magazines including Data Transmission, FACT, Noisey, Thump and UKF. (DataTransmission)
  • The vinyl resurgence: The Trntbl turntable will stream the audio to your Sonos, AirPlay or Bluetooth wireless speakers. A built-in Shazam-like feature identifies the track — before announcing to your friends and followers via their streaming service what you are listening to. Rebeat Digital applied for a European patent for high-definition vinyl which will have more playing time than conventional LPs, and greater volume and audio fidelity. (FT)
  • Taking place at Mana in Wynwood, Miami, this October, III Points Festival has announced line-up and release of day passes. (Mixmag)
  • Techno specialists Movement Croatia has announced its partners and a run of boat parties for the summer. (Mixmag)
  • Kappa Future festival was a triumph for minimal sounds. (Pulse Radio)
  • Seattle’s Decibel Festival founder Sean Patrick Horton confirms that his new role at Red Bull as the reason for the Seattle Festival not continuing. (Billboard)
  • Founder of Insomniac Events, Pasquale Rotella, has revealed that he is launching a new festival next year but not given any further details. (YourEDM)
  • Annie Mac has announced a series of mini festivals across the UK throughout the rest of 2016 featuring artists such as Basement Jaxx, Paul Woolford, Eats Everything, Todd Edwards and more. (DataTransmission)
  • Tresor celebrates 25 years by throwing a festival in Berlin with artists such as Robert HoodDaniel BellJohn TejadaMoritz von Oswald and Juan Atkins. (DataTransmission)
  • Glastonbury’s own clubbing haven Block9 is set to launch as a separate event in London. (Mixmag)
  • Magda has announced a new event series combining music with other forms of media in Berlin called PERM. (RA) The first edition will take place on August 28.
  • Lee Scratch Perry and Suzanne Ciani have been announced for Ableton’s Loop conference, the software company’s "summit for music makers". (Fact)
  • Bonnaroo suffered its lowest ever ticket sales this year with 45,537 sales, down 46% from the festival’s peak in 2011. (YourEDM)
  • Will it even be called music? The intriguing future of virtual reality. (Quietus)
  • But who’s buying? A column about the music business. (Stereogum
  • A tech expert explains what Apple’s camera blocking patent means for concertgoers. (Thump)
  • Is streaming helping to bring vinyl back to life? (Pulse)
  • How we can get sexist trolls out of electronic music. (Fader - David Renshaw)
  • The top five music-startup mistakes. (MusicAlly)
  • Crowdmix bites the dust. (Mark Mulligan)
  • In the week of the demise of Crowdmix, David Balfour wonders what the future holds for digital music services. (RotD)
  • Five reasons to make it to IMS Asia-Pacific. (Pulse)
  • London venue XOYO will celebrate its 4th birthday with five consecutive parties running from August 17-21 featuring the likes of 2ManyDJs, Novelist, Mount Kimbie and Oneman. (Mixmag)
  • Detroit techno club Populux has closed after a tweet that said “#fuckblacklivesmatter” was posted from its account. (Fact)
  • Ibiza venues Space and Privilege were searched last week as part of a crackdown on the finances of Spanish nightclubs. (RA)
  • Truss and Tessela sign to XL Recordings as Overmono. (RA)
  • The secret history of Basement Jaxx. (Medium - Ben Cardew)
  • Shannon of Shannon and Dewalta Live took time out to be the latest guest on Selecta – see the tracks he chose. (Mixmag)
  • Theo Parrish talks race, exploitation and privilege in dance music. (Electronic Beats)
  • How German producer TheFatRat finds creative freedom in label independence. (Billboard)
  • The UK's best small clubs. (Pulse)
  • Harangue the DJ: Chris Coco. (Guardian Guide)
  • Interview: Kim Ann Foxman. (Deephouseamsterdam)
  • The Da Hot 25: Latest playlist from Dancing Astronaut for July 13. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Cologne based DJ and Producer Lena Willikens is the latest guest in the Sonos Home Listening series, hear her selections and read about her career to date. (RA)
  • Watch an interview with NGHTMARE, rising star of the Bass scene, at Dead Rocks. (MagneticMag)
  • Tokyo’s Five G have been keeping vintage synth culture alive for decades now, Kentara Takaoka visited to find out how. (Resident Advisor)
  • Ask the Experts: Gerd Janson - The Running Back boss takes the time to answer your questions. (Xlr8r)
  • Dubstep pioneer Mala meets Vivien Goldman to discuss the development of 20th Century Dub to contemporary Dance. (Electronic Beats)
  • Mala's record collection reflects the life and times of a UK pioneer. (Thump)
  • The Rave Pioneers: Four London via San Francisco DJs chat about the West Coast rave revival. (Magnetic Mag)
  • The NYC Downlow introduced Glastonbury to queer clubbing. Stephen Titmus tells its story. (Resident Advisor)
  • Considering creativity and addiction in the life and times of DJ AM. (Atlantic)
  • How one Spanish family have kept the party alive for over a century: Meet the Arnau family, better known to most as 'Elrow'. (Thump)
  • US DJ-producer Brett Johnson explores the importance of 'playing the game' in artistic success. (Xlr8r)
  • Crap sound, endless queues, torrential rain – why do we still love raving outdoors? (Fact)
  • Behind the Great Wall: the Chinese underground in 2016. (Deephouseamsterdam)
  • Tresor founder Dimitri Hegemann has revealed that Berlin’s first 'techno museum' will be built in the Kraftwerk complex. (Electronic Beats)
  • French duo Amine Edge and Dance announce new album Past Before Future, set for release in August. (Mixmag)
  • Justice have announced details of new album and premiered latest track. (Mixmag)
  • Taylor Swift co-wrote Calvin Harris' This Is What You Came For under the swedish pseudonym 'Nils Sjöberg'. (Billboard)
  • DJ Earl’s next album, Open Your Eyes, is set for release on August 19 through Teklife’s own in-house label. (RA)
  • PC Music man AG Cook has announced his first single in a year, named Superstar. (RA)
  • Philip Glass has announced he’ll debut Symphony No.11 at Carnegie Hall in January 2017. (Fact)
  • Ricardo Villalobos' first solo EP of 2016 will drop on Raum...Musik. (Xlr8r)
  • Synth pioneer Daphne Oram, founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, has finally had her radical turntable experiments brought to life, 70 years later. (Fact)
  • Theo Parrish urges the dance community to challenge police brutality. (Mixmag)
  • The two members of DVBBS and two of their team were arrested for drug possession offences based on the discovery of a suspicious substance found in a drug screening at Balaton Sound Festival. (Pulse) They have also have been dropped from the line-up of Sziget festival in Hungary after two women were found unconscious in their dressing room at Balaton Sound. (Mixmag)
  • Techno DJ, Dave Clarke, is currently monitoring his health after being involved in a car crash in Serbia. (Thump)
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