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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Baby It's You
London Grammar
Ministry of Sound
out now
"Following in the footsteps of last week's recipient Maceo Plex and I am so happy to say that this lot are back. Prepare yourself for a comeback because this week's Essential New Tune comes courtesy of brand new music from London Grammar featuring the incredible voice of Hannah Reid. This is Baby It's You."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.15 here.
Label: Ministry Of Sound
ManagementRose Moon, September Management
Publishing: Warner Chappell Music & Domino Publishing 
RadioChristian Nockall & Martin Cook, Your Army 
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army 
TVKaren Williams, Big Sister
28 Aug 2020
  • Stem, the distribution and payments platform for independent musicians and labels, has secured $10m in new financing and brought in several new investors, senior advisors and Board Members that include prominent music executives. (Variety)
  • Viagogo has taken advantage of an incremental loan to increase its cash liquidity as it weathers the coronavirus pandemic storm. The company announced a $330m loan due February 2027. The increased cash on hand should, analysts Moody’s says, allow the company to operate with little to no revenue for another two years. (TicketNews)
  • MelodyVR has acquired Napster for $70m. Only $15m of that purchase price is cash, which it has already raised from investors. A further $11m will be paid in Melody VR shares and the remaining $44m is payment obligations to various music publishers and record labels, that Melody VR has agreed to take on. (Guardian)
  • A police raid at a club in Lima, Peru, on Saturday night has left at least 13 people dead. (RA
  • Tomorrowland’s One World Radio is running a week-long Ibiza special this week. (DA
  • Mumbai events and booking agency Krunk is starting a label. (RA
  • UK Nightclub owners have warned they face a looming “financial armageddon” that could put three quarters of a million people in the struggling night-time economy out of work within weeks. (Guardian)
  • The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) and operators from the UK’s night-time industry have presented the government with a science-backed reopening plan in an attempt to stop the sector from collapsing. (IQ)
  • An upcoming feature in development at Spotify will alert fans to an artist’s upcoming 'virtual events'. (TechCrunch)
  • eMusic and 7digital partner to launch eMusicLive, a virtual concert and monetisation platform. (BusinessWire
  • Review: Patrick Topping at the UK's first socially distanced dance event. (Mixmag
  • Notting Hill Carnival announces line-up for 2020 digital event. (DJMag)
  • Swiss festival Caprices has confirmed its line-up for the two weekend event in September, with the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Sonja Moonear and Mathew Jonson playing. (RA
  • A number of Australia’s major music events have been cancelled due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, putting a question mark over the country’s imminent festival season. (IQ)
  • There is no longer a requirement to distance patrons at events with under 5,000 people in France, although mask wearing must be "continuous". (IQ)
  • Artist-facing music business software is far behind Silicon Valley. (Cherie Hu)
  • A mask in a nightclub? The idea is pure lunacy. (Telegraph - Katie Glass) 
  • Spotify is an audio company (if it wants). (David Turner)
  • Spotify and Apple Music disagree on the future of radio. Who's right? (Cherie Hu)
  • What AWAL’s $100k artists mean for the streaming economy. (Mark Mulligan)
  • What is the future of techno tourism? (DJMag
  • "We need people we can trust in government": Beirut club scene reacts to tragic explosion. (Mixmag)
  • Review: Toolroom Academy’s online DJ Masterclass. (DJTechTools
  • New York state bans organized music events at bars. (DA
  • A spike in Italian coronavirus cases has been caused by nightlife and holidaymakers, experts say. (DJMag
  • Corsica Studios, Phonox, and EartH are among 135 venues receiving support from the UK Culture Recovery Fund. (RA
  • Mason signs global deal with Toolroom for third artist album. (RotD)
  • Sigala has moved to PPL for the administration of his international neighbouring rights collections. (RotD)
  • DT709 – NiCe7 (DT
  • RA.742 Vlada (RA
  • Mix Of The Day: Roman Flügel (RA
  • Fact mix 772: Deena Abdelwahed (Fact
  • Gafacci B2Beats Rvdical The Kid: Sounds of the Swelter (ElectronicBeats
  • Label Spotlight: 25 years in, Om Records is still aiming for that goosebumps feeling. (Billboard
  • On our radar: August 2020 (beatportal
  • Selections: SVBKVLT (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Ed Priest (DT
  • Introducing: Huey Mnemonic, the unstoppable new Detroit techno talent. (beatportal
  • NUDE33: Nakadia (DT
  • The Sound of: BBE (DJMag
  • In conversation with: Thys (DT
  • Beatport Hype: Soft Computing (beatportal
  • Phuture-T: Meet the Dutch drumfunk master. (iDJ)  
  • The Midnight on seminal album Monsters and the volcanic potential of synthwave culture. (
  • What's going on with... Aluna? (DIY
  • Interview: Matmos (ToneGlow
  • Jon Gurd breaks down his new album Lion for Anjunadeep. (Magnetic
  • Kraak & Smaak share tips on DJing technique + crate digging. (DJTechTools
  • DJ-producer the Blessed Madonna spent lockdown secretly remixing Dua Lipa in her pyjamas – and facing up to the discomfort she caused with her former name, the Black Madonna. (Guardian)
  • Aluna: “It’s crazy how segregated dance music is when it was created to be unifying” [podcast] (AppleMusic)
  • COUCOU CHLOE's club music swerves into the bizarre unknown. (ElectronicBeats
  • Cut Copy on the role of dance music when dancefloors are closed: 'It doesn't really make sense'. (Guardian)
  • Deborah De Luca: “I go from one groove to another, showing my character” (beatportal
  • Deborah De Luca: "I worked solo for 11 years. I needed to prove myself on my own”. (Mixmag)
  • Disclosure: 'When you're 15, a club is a pretty terrifying place'. (Guardian
  • TikTok's music team has given crucial assists to artists. But can it keep powering the music industry — especially amid uncertainty about TikTok’s fate in the US? (RollingStone)
  • The pandemic has changed the music industry forever. Meet the LA music-tech startups poised to reshape it. (Dot.LA)
  • object blue and TSVI are putting out a joint project called Hyperaesthesia. (RA
  • Rezz and Marshmello have announced they both have new albums coming out this year. (Billboard
  • Four Tet has remixed Tame Impala's Is It True. (DJMag)  
  • Bicep have announced an audiovisual live-streamed performance. (DJMag
  • Above & Beyond return with a progressive banger, I Saw Good. (EDMTunes
  • Amelie Lens has released her Higher EP via her LENSKE label. (DA
  • Dial will release the debut album of Kosta Athanassiadis, known as XDB. (XLR8R
  • Elena Colombi to kick off new cassette series of sets from Berlin party Climate of Fear. (Mixmag
  • Disclosure release smooth R&B-inspired collab Birthday ft. Kehlani & Syd. (YourEdm
  • Jason Ross returns to Anjunabeats on The Accord. (EDMTunes
  • Giorgio Moroder issues a pop-enthused remix of Katy Perry’s, Smile. (DA
  • Moleskin is releasing his first record under his given name, Kamran, next month. (RA
  • Don Diablo has done an official rework of Mr Brightside by The Killers. (DJMag
  • Rezz, Alison Wonderland, TOKiMONSTA, Nervo and more feature are set to feature in a new documentary examining sexism and gender imbalance in electronic music called 'Underplayed'. (DJMag
  • Toddla T announced he’s leaving Radio 1 and 1Xtra on 25 September, after 11 years. (Mixmag)
  • Ben Böhmer to play a set from an air balloon over Cappadocia in Turkey for Cercle on 31 August. (EDMIdentity)
  • British sound system culture pioneer Count Shelly has died. (DJMag
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