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09 Aug 2019
  • Vivendi has revealed it is in talks to sell a 10% stake to Tencent in a deal that would value Universal Music at €30bn. The Chinese company would have an option to double its stake within a year on the same terms. (Billboard)
  • The DJ Awards has organised a plastic clean-up on Ibiza today (9 August) in San Antonio starting at 18.00. The organisers will be joined by event partners Oceanic Global, Ibiza Preservation Fund, Ibiza Limpia & Casita Verde, Bye Bye Plastic, Plastic Free, plus parties WooMooN and Storytellers along with locals, workers and environmental activists. (IbizaSpotlight
  • The Loop has been testing ecstasy pills at music events across this summer and shared details on the 10 strongest pills tested, advising caution for anyone who comes into possession of the tablets. (Mixmag
  • Visual designer Dan Derham has designed a Keith Flint tribute t-shirt to raise money for mental health charity CALM. (DJ Mag
  • DJ Bone is hosting a Homeless Homies Benefit Event at Shelter Amsterdam during ADE this October. A star-studded cast of nine international artists are set to perform with DJ Bone at the function, including Peggy Gou, Dubfire, and KiNK. (Mixmag
  • Four men were stabbed at London's Eastern Electrics festival over the weekend. (Mixmag
  • Tomorrowland employees confess to dealing drugs on festival site. (RA
  • International Music Summit (IMS) announces the return of its summer camp educational program, IMS College, to the Mediterranean island of Malta for the fourth year running on 13-14 September 2019. The line-up already includes a keynote interview with Nic Fanciulli plus speakers from Armada Music, Beatport, elrow, and Point Blank School (RotD)
  • Yamaha CS-80 synth voice comes to Eurorack. (RA
  • Teaching AI to DJ: How algorithms can help beginning DJs and add unexpected creativity to their sets. (RotD)
  • Apple has launched Apple Music For Artists - a new analytics tool for every artist on the music streaming platform. Available on iOS as a desktop interface and standalone mobile app, Apple Music For Artists gives anyone who has music posted on Apple Music the ability to pinpoint how their various releases perform in specific markets and cities around the world. (Mixmag
  • Avalon Emerson and Holly Herndon head up Bristol's Simple Things festival. (Mixmag)
  • Moroccan festival MOGA has announced its final line-up. (Mixmag
  • Brightest Young Things are hosting a spy-theme party at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC. (Mixmag)  
  • Rádio Quântica announces Ano 0 festival, a two-day event that focuses on avant-garde electronic this September. (Mixmag
  • Terrence Dixon, Chez Damier and Hashman Deejay are all billed for Red Bull Music Festival in Melbourne in October. (RA
  • Ultra Music Festival returning to Australia in 2020. (Billboard
  • Dog Blood, Zhu's Blacklizt, Tokimonsta and more lead Hard's Day of the Dead 2019 line-up. (Billboard
  • Justice, Black Coffee and Idris Elba headline All My Friends 2019 festival in LA. (Mixmag)
  • Houghton Festival has been cancelled the day before it was due to start due to the forecast of extreme weather. (RA)
  • A user-centric streaming model could save the music industry. (TMN)
  • Playing other people’s music: Why I also DJ. (Spotify
  • The real life of an underground DJ. (DJ Mag
  • How AI is changing the way we consume music. (iDJ
  • Algorithm is a dancer: How artificial intelligence is reshaping electronic music. (DJ Mag
  • The major labels are close to generating $1m from streaming every hour - but global growth is actually slowing down. (MBW
  • Kaluki has locked in Loco Dice, Joseph Capriati, Richy Ahmed, Apollonia and more for their Warehouse Project Takeover on 28 September. (Mixmag
  • Green Velvet to bring La La Land to LA’s Factory 93. (DA
  • Fabric has announced two more months of parties to celebrate its 20th birthday, running from the start of October through to late November. (Mixmag
  • DT657 – Tini Gessler (DT
  • RA.688 Ash Lauryn (RA
  • GiGi FM | Boiler Room: London (Boiler Room
  • Tommy Four Seven | Boiler Room x Kompass (Boiler Room)
  • Liu Chang (live) | Boiler Room Toronto Warehouse (Boiler Room
  • SIT at Neversea 2019 (Mixmag
  • Argento Dust in The Lab Johannesburg (Mixmag
  • Armin van Buuren live at UNTOLD Festival 2019 (Armin van Buuren
  • Deep inside: August 2019’s must-hear house and techno. (Fact
  • The 15 best drum & bass tracks of July 2019. (Magnetic
  • The 15 best techno tracks of July 2019. (Magnetic
  • Hot new tracks for August 2019 (IbizaSpotlight
  • 20 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear: July 2019. (Fact
  • The 21 best electronic songs right now. (Fader)
  • 10 killer acid techno tracks according to Unsound-affiliated Polish selector Olivia. (ElectronicBeats
  • The sound of: Local Action (DJ Mag
  • Take ten: Blanck Mass (DJ Mag
  • Breaking through: Afrodeutsche (RA)
  • Renegade riddims: Hollie-May (DT)
  • Fresh kicks 113: Sissel Wincent (DJ Mag
  • Get to know Seb Wildblood, the producer serving up hazy house nostalgia. (Mixmag
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear this August. (DJ Mag
  • August: Six artists you need to check out this month. (Mixmag
  • Billboard Dance emerging artists: August 2019 (Billboard
  • How to holiday like a VIP on a budget in Ibiza 2019. (Mixmag
  • The best ways to keep your Burning Man fashion eco-friendly. (Mixmag
  • Dekmantel festival further cemented its position as one of the best festivals in the world. (Mixmag
  • Dekmantel Festival 2019: Five key performances (RA
  • Grandma Techno shares her love for Movement, Detroit and life. (Mixmag
  • Meet the minds behind Parametric Records. (EDM.com
  • Berserk dancehall: How Equiknoxx caught the world's attention. (Mixmag
  • The unrelenting strength of Kuduro, Lisbon's most exciting sound. (DJ Mag
  • Understanding the enigmatic techno of Anna [Interview] (EDM.com
  • Noel Gallagher talks about the life-changing impact The Haçienda, rave culture and acid house had on him. (Guardian)  
  • How we made Good Life: Paris Grey and Kevin Saunderson on Inner City's house classic. (Guardian
  • BPM Supreme CEO Angel 'Arock' Castillo: "We're always thinking of new ways to keep innovating". (Mixmag
  • Family business: Five famous DJs whose children followed in their footsteps. (Billboard
  • Zedd talks about upcoming Orbit Tour and testing out Columbia's new shoe line: 'To me, shoes are art'. (Billboard
  • Helena Hauff returns with new EP via Return To Disorder. (XLR8R
  • Burial and The Bug come together again on new EP, Dive/Rain. (DA
  • ANNA and Kittin will release their debut collaboration via Kompakt's Speicher series later this month. (DJ Mag
  • Jeff Mills will perform a live soundtrack in Berlin for Fritz Lang's 1929 silent sci-fi film, Woman In The Moon. (DJ Mag
  • A previously unknown Swedish House Mafia ID has now been officially named on Shazam. The track, It Gets Better, has been used as the opening song at the EDM trio's reunion shows. (DJ Mag
  • Eric Prydz has shared his second instalment of his Pryda 15 EP series, Pryda Vol. II. (Mixmag
  • Gaika will headline Roundhouse Rising Festival 2019 with a ten-piece ensemble. (DJ Mag
  • B. Traits has announced the release of her latest project, Rest, via her label Paciphonic. (Mixmag
  • Roberto Surace has topped Shazam's Ibiza Dance Chart for two weeks in a row. (Billboard
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