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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Never Give Up
B1 Recordings
out now
"It comes from a duo called matHame from Italy. They've released a few bangers on Afterlife over the past couple of years. But this is a new tune that comes via B1, it's called Never Give Up, and we love it."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.00mins here. 
Label: B1 Recordings
Management: Guillaume Thollet & Enrico Mutti 
Live: Maxie Kurzke, Encode Talent 
03 Apr 2020
  • Vivendi has closed its sale of a 10% stake in Universal Music Group to a consortium led by Tencent. It confirmed the deal was based on an enterprise value of €30bn, or $33bn at current exchange rates, compared with $33.6bn when the transaction was announced at the end of 2019. (Billboard)
  • The Kobalt Music Group lost $56.7m on revenues of $543.4m for the year ended 30 June 2019, up from $38.9m the prior year. (Billboard)
  • Spotify and Warner Music Group have announced a renewed global licensing partnership. (Billboard)
  • The Polish clubbing community has banded together to create an anthology that spans thirty years of techno and dance music in Poland. (Mixmag
  • Journalist and A&R Ralph Moore has launched A Little Moore Conversation podcast, which features chats with Fatboy Slim, The Black Madonna and Pete Tong, in its first three episodes. (RA
  • Billboard has suspended the weekly Billboard Boxscore and Dance Club Songs charts. 
  • Mixmag is to suspend the publication of its monthly magazine for three months. The next issue will be on sale 20 August. Digital and social channels will continue.
  • BBC Radio 1 has launched a new Friday night schedule which will see presenters Danny Howard, Annie Mac and Pete Tong continue to showcase the station’s premiere electronic music talent, with Pete Tong switching to 11pm-1am slot and Danny Howard taking 9pm-11pm show from this Friday (3rd April) onwards. (RotD)
  • Gary Salzman, talent manager and company co-founder at Big Management in New York, has died due to complications of coronavirus. The company has worked with many big names in the dance world, including David Guetta and Todd Terry. (Billboard)
  • Universal Music Group announces its response to Covid-19 for its staff, artists & songwriters and wider music community. (Billboard)
  • German music industry fears corona damage of almost €5.5bn within six months. (MusikWoche)
  • French royalty collection society SACEM has established a $6.6m relief fund to support its members throughout the coronavirus pandemic. (DMN)
  • Live Nation has established a new charitable fund to help support concert crews around the world. (Billboard)
  • In the US, leading artist rights organisations have joined to develop a website with guidance and resource materials for those in need. (RotD)
  • 8.5m people tuned in to watch Beatport's 34-hour live stream marathon with DJs from around the globe, raising over $180,000 for the AFEM (Association for Electronic Music) and WHO Covid-19 Funds. (RotD)
  • LiveFrom Events, a new ‘streaming-as-a-service’ platform, has launched to help make it simple for artists, DJs, venues, clubs, producers and festivals to capitalise on the livestreaming boom. (IQ)
  • TikTok has struck short-term licensing deals with Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Warner Music Group, multiple sources tell Billboard.
  • SoundCloud has launched SoundCloud Go+, its premium listener subscription plan, in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.
  • Endless app, designed by artist, producer and software developer Tim Exile, lets you start a jam using the built-in instruments or an audio input for any real-world sources, and invite others to take part. (DJ Mag
  • Miami's III Points Festival has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. (Billboard
  • Primavera Sound has been postponed until August. (RA
  • Lovebox has been cancelled and will return 11-13 June 2021.
  • All Points East festival has been cancelled and plans to return next year.
  • Floating Points, Ben UFO, and Eclair Fifi are among the acts locked for ION festival 2020. (DJ Mag
  • Burning Man has postponed registration for its main ticket sale. (Billboard
  • Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas are planning to postpone the festival to 2-4 October 2020, according to sources. (Billboard
  • Believe has released a ‘Creative Marketing Playbook’ for its clients, offering advice to artists for social media best practices, streaming and playlisting strategy, and more.
  • How COVID-19 is reshaping entertainment demand. (Midia)
  • How social distancing has shifted Spotify streaming. (Spotify)
  • How does electronic music respond to climate change? Enter the world of eco-aesthetics. (Electronic Beats
  • Perspectives from the scene: Carin Abdulá of OUTER Agency (RA
  • Perspectives from the scene: Promoters (RA
  • The Secret DJ on how to deal with coronavirus and lockdown. (Mixmag
  • Apple have made its flagship music-making product Logic Pro X free for 90 days. (DJ Mag
  • One Third club in Beijing has raised nearly $300k through live streaming. (DJ Mag
  • DT688 – DJ T. (DT
  • RA.722 VTSS (RA
  • Magnetic Mix 089 (Magnetic
  • Podcast 635: ASOK (XKR8R
  • REZZ live stream (REZZ
  • Helena Hauff | Boiler Room: Streaming From Isolation - #4 (Boiler Room
  • Calvin Harris - Love Regenerator Livestream [2] (Calvin Harris
  • Tomorrowland - United Through Music (Tomorrowland
  • Agoria - ReConnect | Beatport Live (Beatport
  • Nicole Moudaber - ReConnect | Beatport Live (Beatport
  • GRiZ - ReConnect | Beatport Live (Beatport
  • ANNA - ReConnect | Beatport Live (Beatport
  • Pete Tong - ReConnect | Beatport Live (Beatport)
  • Nastia - ReConnect | Beatport Live (Beatport)
  • Nina Kraviz - ReConnect | Beatport Live (Beatport
  • Carl Cox - ReConnect | Beatport Live (Beatport
  • The top 7 mixes of March 2020 (Electronic Beats
  • The 15 best bass music tracks of March 2020 (Magnetic
  • 15 house DJs from the 90s who are still at the top of their game today (Mixmag
  • 14 house tracks that are perfect for summer (Mixmag
  • Listen to Red Bull's On The Floor playlist. (RB
  • Recognise: Badsista (DJ Mag
  • Fresh Kicks 138: FFF (DJ Mag
  • Selections: Martyn (DJ Mag
  • Get to know: Cooper Saver (DJ Mag
  • How to throw a rave at the end of the world. (Paper
  • How digital clubbing became the saviour of queer nightlife during the coronavirus pandemic. (i-D
  • I spent the weekend raving online and it was actually really fun. (Mixmag
  • Sally C on AVA Festival: "It shows Belfast is a progressive city with a sense of unity". (Mixmag
  • Koven talk all things Butterfly Effect, influences, and more. (
  • Tibi Dabo: From Barca to Berlin (iDJ
  • This €60 Roland drum machine is one of Session Victim's faves. (DJ Mag)
  • How 'Soul Makossa' made Manu Dibango a club and pop legend. (Mixmag
  • The unstoppable rise of Michael Bibi (Mixmag
  • Amy Thomson, who managed Swedish House Mafia for almost 15 years and marketed Kanye West, has written a free digital book about the most important things she has learnt about artist management and marketing. (Billboard, download)
  • Here's how you can support nightclubs and music venues. (DJ Mag
  • Self-Isolation 101: Artists tips for spending time at home #2 [video] (RA
  • From Isolation: how artists are adapting to lockdown, part i. (DJ Mag
  • Paul van Dyk has shared a new single, First Contact. (DJ Mag
  • Exos is releasing his first album in almost 20 years on 25 May. (RA
  • Ferry Corsten has dropped new album, As Above So Below. (DJ Mag
  • UK-Ugandan electronic percussion group Nihiloxica to release Kaloli, their debut full-length album, in June. (XLR8R
  • Deuce & Charger drop new single, Lies, on Lost Together Music. (DT
  • John Digweed is to release a new four-disc album called Quattro through his label Bedrock Records. (RA
  • Kicking off a new series entitled Self Isolation F.M., Disclosure have the shared two new mixes via a newly launched Mixcloud page of the same name. (DJ Mag)  
  • Aphex Twin has shared a note online mourning the loss of his father and warning people about the current political climate. (RA
  • Bassnectar has teased the release of a new album and archived footage. (DJ Mag
  • Seth Troxler has shared over 300 hours worth of mixes, including live recordings and back-to-back  sets with Jamie Jones and Ricardo Villalobos. (Mixmag
  • Calvin Harris has announced that a new Love Regenerator EP called Moving will be released this week. (DJ Mag
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