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30 Oct 2020
  • Frills, a multi-faceted artist development company rooted in the underground house and techno, has launched in Berlin. (Pollstar
  • Sony Corp reported the company’s fiscal second quarter ended 30 September. The music operations reported revenue grew 5.3% to $2.17bn year-on-year, mainly thanks to streaming. (Billboard)
  • The English inventor Chris Huggett, whose innovations included the EDP Wasp and Novation Bass Station, has died. (RA
  • The UK-based Triple Threat Mgmt company has launched the Music Industry Diversity Initiative (MIDI) with a six-month mentorship scheme. (RA
  • Boudica, a platform from DJ/producer Samantha Togni, that aims to give visibility to womxn and non-binary artists, will officially launch on 15 November with an online workshop streamed via Mixcloud Live. (DJMag
  • The 25th edition of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) reached millions of people across the world with the festival’s first-ever digital event, organisers have revealed. (IQ
  • Benji Espinoza, co-founder of legendary Chicago house label DJ International Records and its distributor Quantum, has died. (Mixmag
  • Twitch has secured an exclusive livestream deal with Bob Moses. (RollingStone
  • Apple has rolled out an update to its video creation app, Clips, which brings support for vertical videos, allowing for sharing to TikTok and the 'Stories' feature in other social apps. (TechCrunch)
  • Twitch and its owner Amazon received a blistering letter signed by multiple major US music organisations over its licensing situation with many major music rights-holders. (Variety
  • Instagram is increasing its live stream duration to four hours – up from just one hour. (DMN)
  • TikTok has struck a deal with commerce platform Shopify. (TechCrunch
  • Sentric Music Group and Beatport announced a deal that will see the independent publisher collect royalties directly from the electronic music download store, making payments faster and more accurate. (RotD)
  • The Desert Hearts crew will be bringing some house, techno, and love to the NOS Events Center as they take over Insomniac’s Park N Rave series! (EDMIdentity
  • Relentless Beats has announced a series of socially distanced ‘pod concert’ experiences for Halloween weekend in Arizona. (DA
  • Tomorrowland's pioneering virtual festival struggled to turn a profit, but plans to return. (Billboard)
  • Worldwide royalty collections for creators of music, audiovisual works, visual arts, drama and literature are likely to decline this year by up to 35% - or €3.5 billion in lost income – according to the latest annual Global Collections Report published by CISAC. (CISAC)
  • Everyone hates "Plague Raves"... except when their favourite DJs are playing. (FirstFloor
  • How does Spotify's algorithm work? (UnsignedGuide)
  • How YouTube can be a music industry growth driver. (Midia)
  • The best DJ controllers under £250 in 2020. (DJMag
  • Moog Music has announced a new limited-edition theremin called the Claravox Centennial. (DJMag
  • London's The Pickle Factory to host socially distanced parties at sister venue Oval Space. (RA
  • Pre-sale tickets for Hï Ibiza's 2021 residencies go on sale. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Clubs in Switzerland have been ordered to close amid surging Covid-19 cases. (RA
  • Broadwick Live has issued a statement after failing to secure funding for any of its UK venues, including Printworks, Exhibition and The Drumsheds. (Mixmag
  • London’s fabric has been awarded over £1 million from the Arts Council's Culture Recovery Fund. (DJMag)
  • Vine Alternative Investments has acquired the rights to the more than 150-song publishing catalogue of DJ, producer, singer and songwriter Calvin Harris. (Billboard) Sony/ATV Music Publishing will continue administration services.
  • DT718 – Robosonic (DT)
  • RA.751 patten (RA
  • Magnetic Mix 124: JL Segel (Magnetic
  • Rudimental in The LDN (Mixmag)
  • Christian Löffler live in Ronda, Andalusia, Spain. (Cercle
  • Sebastien Leger live at The Great Pyramids, Eygpt (Cercle
  • The 15 best drum & bass tracks of September 2020. (Magnetic
  • Selections: Nik Void (DJMag
  • Introducing: Logic1000 (beatportal
  • Fresh Kicks 145: Haider (DJMag)   
  • Renegade Riddims: Caim (DT)  
  • Special Feature: Chromatic (DT
  • Unsung Pioneers: Basement Boys. (RA
  • Return Trip: New pathways in Jungle. (beatportal
  • EX. 530 dego: A driving force behind 4 Hero, Reinforced Records and 2000black. (RA
  • How one trio turned livestreaming into a sustainable Co-vid business. (DJTechTools
  • Inside Copenhagen’s sex positive rave scene. (ElectronicBeats
  • The future is female: Inside "Underplayed", a new documentary on gender inequality in EDM. (EDM.com
  • Underground Music Academy is ushering in a new generation of revolutionary artists. (TheFace
  • Never stop the music - The Creation of Tomorrowland Around the World. (Tomorrowland
  • UZ opens up about his final album Trinity, getting sober and the future of trap music. (EDM.com
  • His soundtrack shredded audiences’ nerves. Now producer Daniel Lopatin AKA Oneohtrix Point Never is using radio to bring Trump’s America together. (Guardian)
  • Detroit Swindle: “Played at the right moment, these tracks can really create magic.” (DJTechTools
  • A pandemic and a crackdown on clubbing tourism sends parties into the hills, but deep-pocketed Ibiza clubs are looking to bounce back in 2021. (Billboard
  • 20 questions with Zedd: 'Any living organism would be more fit for the job than Trump' (Billboard
  • 20 questions with Tchami: The French phenom on his debut album, working with Lady Gaga and 'The Communion' of live music. (Billboard)
  • ADE 2020: Martin GarrixDavid Guetta & Timbaland | The Evolution Of Our Sounds (Martin Garrix
  • DJ E-Clyps pens an op-ed on racism in the dance scene: I was told to 'keep my mouth shut and make music'. (Billboard
  • No Signal is the future of radio. (Mixmag)
  • 20 Black UK house music acts you should know about. (Mixmag
  • The roadmap to change. (Mixmag
  • Simon Dunmore: “I’ve had to re-educate myself” (Mixmag
  • Why didn't UK funky break the mainstream? (Mixmag
  • Nightclubs aren't utopia for every Black raver. (Mixmag
  • Marshall Jefferson: Why I quit DJing (Mixmag
  • The gentrification of jungle. (Mixmag
  • RIP Benji Espinoza, an unsung hero of house music. (Mixmag)
  • Remembering Benji Espinoza, champion of Chicago house music. (ChicagoReader
  • Tiësto has remixed UBËL’s Dancing In The Moonlight reboot. (DA
  • Eric Prydz has finally released Nopus. (DJMag
  • Four Tet has made an album with hip hop producer Madlib. (Mixmag
  • Rezz has shared new single Orbit. (DJMag
  • Moxie has curated a fifth compilation release for her On Loop imprint. (Mixmag
  • Nkisi has announced a new release series, titled INITIATION. (DJMag
  • The Bug and Dis Fig have teamed up for an album, In Blue. (Mixmag
  • Solomun teases upcoming album with new single, Home. (DA
  • Planet Mu will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with a new compilation, called PlanetMµ25. (DJMag
  • Diplo says he does not live with 19 year old TikTok star Quenlin Blackwell but is her landlord. (Billboard
  • Autechre have released another new album on Warp called PLUS, 12 days after their release SIGN. (RA
  • SG Lewis formally announces debut LP with disco-tinted single, Feed The Fire. (DA
  • Martin Garrix and Maejor to reconvene under AREA21 alias for debut album in March 2021. (DA)
  • Oneohtrix Point Never has released No Nightmares, a track he has co-written with The Weeknd. (Billboard
  • Martin Garrix ended his professional relationship with his publicist of eight years, The Media Nanny and has brought it in house. (EDMTunes
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