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06 Apr 2018
  • Goldman Sachs COO David Solomon — AKA DJ D-Sol — reportedly used his side gig as an EDM DJ to help win Spotify's business. (Business Insider)
  • The Department of Justice is investigating Live Nation for antitrust violations after it "used its control over concert tours to pressure venues into contracting with its subsidiary, Ticketmaster." (NYTimes)
  • Spotify valued at $26.5bn after first day of trading on the NYSE. (FT)
  • SoundCloud is reportedly surpassing growth targets less than a year after $170m financial rescue. Kerry Trainor, who pulled together the fundraising deal, says the company's sales in 2017 surpassed its annual goal of $100m and that the user base rose in each of the past three quarters. (FT)
  • Beatport has acquired DJ streaming and subscription service Pulselocker in a deal that taps into the former’s patented "locker" technology, allowing DJs to access an integrated cache of music from the cloud without an internet connection. (Billboard)
  • Remedy State, a wellness platform for the entertainment industry, has now published the full schedule details of the retreat, taking place at Sa Talaia, Ibiza on May 21-23 as a precursor to IMS Ibiza.
  • Ministry Of Sound to open co-working space. (Mixmag)
  • Allocation For Music Producers, or AMP Act, will see producers finally be paid for streaming. (Hypebot)
  • Mutable Instruments release Marbles, a new random sampler module. (RA)
  • Black Corporation unveil new analogue synthesiser, KIJIMI. (RA)
  • Spinnin’ Records has revealed a full rebranding of its top playlists, launching with a new succinct name, making them more compatible for voice-activated technology. (Spinnin)
  • South West Four (SW4) adds Sub Focus, Booka Shade & Madam X. (DT)
  • EXIT reveals full line-up of the iconic No Sleep Novi Sad stage. (DT)
  • Innervisions to host parties in Marrakesh and Moscow. (RA)
  • Untold Festival completes line-up with Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler and Paul Kalkbrenner. (Mixmag)
  • Moritz Von Oswald, Aux 88 and DIBIA$E complete MUTEK SF line-up. (Mixmag)
  • NYC’s Electric Zoo locks in a stacked line-up for its 10th edition. (Mixmag)
  • Denis Sulta and Green Velvet to curate stages at this year’s Jika Jika! Festival in Derry, Ireland. (Mixmag)
  • Gramatik, REZZ and Claude VonStroke top Shambhala Music Festival's 2018 line-up. (Mixmag)
  • Spain’s Primavera Sound festival has announced acts for its special electronic stages, with Four Tet, Daphni and more confirmed. (NME)
  • Broadcast platform BE-AT.TV will become the official live streaming partner for the global event series Corona Sunsets, an event program run by Anhueser-Busch Inbev around the world. (DHA)
  • For the fifth year in a row, Ultra was the #1 trending topic across social media last weekend, making the most tweeted about electronic music event in history. (OneEDM)
  • 'What we've got is so unique': Arcadia co-founders discuss their first festival. (MusicWeek)
  • Coachella ramps up security in order to prevent a potential mass shooting. (Mixmag)
  • Dance music needs to shake its Facebook habit. (IbizaVoice)
  • God Save Our Gracious Scene: Music is the UK’s lasting point of pride. (Mixmag)
  • As dance music documentary What We Started makes big screen and iTunes debut, producers and directors Bert Marcus & Cyrus Saidi discuss the film. (Nocturnal)
  • IMS meets Alice Favre, Director of LWE. (IMS)
  • How Berlin’s DIY club culture inspired the new Singapore rave scene. (ElectronicBeats)
  • SoundCloud’s revenue soars past $100m mark, but is it enough? (DA)
  • Privilege Ibiza has revealed that its 2018 season will kick off on May 25. (Pulse)
  • Arcadia have revealed details of a brand new, 360 degree, immersive dancefloor experience called The Reactor. (Decoded)
  • New York City venue Starvue to close. (RA)
  • LWE takes over Old Fountain Studios in northwest London. (RA)
  • Sober clubbing in Scotland: Where the bar is vegan and hangover free. (STTV
  • Interview with James Algate, Senior VP Of Entertainment for Hakkasan, on the club’s fifth anniversary. (YourEDM)
  • Producer and DJ Oliver Heldens has signed with Milk & Honey Management. (Variety)
  • 10 of Green Velvet's most iconic, life-changing tracks. (Pulse)
  • DGTL Amsterdam 2018: Five key performances. (RA)
  • Bubblin' Up: Hymns. (XLR8R)
  • Film: Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up the Day Job. (FilmJournal, NYTimes)
  • We spent a night in New York with James Murphy and 2ManyDJs’ million-dollar dancefloor experiment, Despacio. (Mixmag)
  • With firm reputation for standout productions since Tarantula, the evolution of the Pleasurekraft sound has since moved towards a tougher, atmospheric blend of melodic techno. (DHA)
  • French electronic duo Her find immortality in their music. (Independent)
  • Sasha, Evolved: A glimpse into the innovator’s next phase. (DA)
  • Dissecting the furiously rapid rise of Peggy Gou, one of the most hyped stars in recent years. (IbizaVoice)
  • Will Saul, the prolific producer and DJ behind Simple Records and Aus Music, has a new concept mix series up his sleeve with the first edition out at the end of the month. (DHA)
  • Get to know Ciel, the artist and promoter showcasing melodic, off-kilter electro and breakbeat. (Mixmag)
  • Jlin and Klein discuss the realities of the electronic music world. (Interview)
  • Sophie is changing the sound of pop - and its impossible beauty standards. (Vogue)
  • Rave Reviewz' Kamran Ahmed has a wide-ranging, personal chat with the legendary Carl Cox ahead of PURE.
  • Sophie is an immaterial girl in a material world. (TheMuse)
  • The glorious resurrection of house music deity Mr Fingers. (Noisey)
  • Behind the scenes of Time Warp: An interview with the organisers of Europe’s favourite electronic music festival. (Sun)
  • Hardwell talks EDC China, new radio show, DJ friendships and more. (Billboard)
  • Deadmau5 is unapologetic about making his latest album available only on Tidal for streaming. (Variety – Steve Baltin)
  • Three years after revealing his mental health struggles, Benga's back with a typically raw and honest sound. (Mixmag)
  • IMS has partnered with Deeper Sounds to present IMS keynotes on all British Airways in-flight audio entertainment, the April show featuring Armin Van Buuren at IMS Asia-Pacific 2015 is now live, previous featured keynotes include The Martinez Brothers, Yann Pissenem, Bernard Sumner, Seth Troxler, Sven Väth and The Pet Shop Boys
  • Eats Everything reveals new single Burn on his Edible imprint. (Decoded)
  • Theo Parrish reveals Gentrified Love Part 4. (RA)
  • Berlin-based producer Daso Franke dies after battle with cancer aged 37. (RA)
  • Oneohtrix Point Never announces new album, Age Of. (RA)
  • Zedd, Tiesto, Steve Aoki and more celebrate Hakkasan's five-year anniversary. (Billboard)
  • Paul van Dyk will embark on an extensive tour of North America and Canada from April to the end of June. (DJMag)
  • Rusko returns and ‘has made five more songs’. (Mixmag)
  • The Chainsmokers have announced their new documentary series, The Chainsmokers – Memories, exclusively on Apple Music. (YourEDM)
  • Carl Craig and more feature in Plastic Dreams, a book documenting the ’90s Paris club scene. (Fact)
  • UK music journalist David Stubbs has announced a new book titled Mars By 1980: The Story Of Electronic Music that explores the genre of electronic music and its history. (Mixmag)
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