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09 Apr 2021
  • A survey conducted by Festicket has shown that 90 per cent of UK festival-goers would feel confident attending a live event in 2021. (Mixmag
  • Less than 20 night clubs were awarded funding in the latest round of the government’s support package. (NME)
  • Press On Vinyl plans to make 100,000 vinyl records every month at a pressing plant on Teesside. (BusinessLive)
  • Exit Live and TicketCo Media Services have partnered to provide artists and venues with live streaming, on-demand, and audio recordings. (RotD)
  • Porter Robinson, Inna & Farina, Paul Kalkbrenner, and more clinch Clubbing TV Music Awards. (DA
  • Spotify’s former Head of Dance & Electronic Music Austin Kramer has launched a weekly show on Tomorrowland’s ‘One World Radio’. (EDMTunes
  • Record label Young Turks has changed its name to Young because "the Young Turks were a group who carried out the Armenian Genocide from 1915 onwards". (RotD)
  • Bassnectar and a variety of companies connected to the electronic music producer have been named in a new lawsuit alleging sexual abuse, grooming, human trafficking, the manufacturing and possession of child p--nography and more. (DMN)
  • French livestream platform Cercle, known for promoting live performances featuring world-famous DJs, now has DJ mixes and live-sets available exclusively on Apple Music. (RotD)
  • Don Diablo has announced the first-ever full-concert NFT. The one-hour DJ set combines sci-fi style visuals with 3D rendered sets and will be available to bid on via NFT auction site SuperRare from 9 April. (DJMag
  • NFT price crash stirs debate on whether stimulus-led fad is over. (Bloomberg)
    ‘Silent crash’ as price floors collapse across NFT space. (CoinTelegraph)
  • New UK festival Labyrinth Open Air has shared the line-up for its second event on 7 August at Tofte Manor. DJ Koze, Motor City Drum Ensemble and more have been confirmed. (RA)  
  • Rainbow Disco Club has revealed all-local line-up and 24-hour programming for its 2021 edition on 1 May. (RA
  • Electric Forest has been postponed to August amid evolving COVID-19 considerations. (DA
  • Ultra Music Festival has been sued again over postponement claims and refund policies. (DJMag)  
  • Honey Dijon is to perform at ‘Live At Worthy Farm’ livestream. (DA
  • Baauer announces Twitch-streamed virtual music festival, BOPFEST. (EDM
  • Rethinking touring post-pandemic: touring DJs Juliet Fox, Kyle Geiger, Sebastian Mullaert, Unders, and Marbs reflect. (DJTechTools
  • deadmau5 has launched his latest performance tool, a plugin called OSC/PAR. (EDM
  • Pioneer DJ’s new VM Series speakers: built with at-home musicians in mind. (DJTechTools
  • A documentary about the 2015 fire at Bucharest nightclub Collectiv is available to UK viewers for the next 11 months on BBC iPlayer. (RA
  • Resorts World Las Vegas announced that Zedd has inked multi-year residences at Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub. (EDM)
  • Daft Punk's creative director, Cédric Hervet, has given Hong Kong’s renowned Cassio venue an impressive redesign. (Mixmag
  • 6,000 clubbers will return to the dancefloor at Liverpool's Bramley-Moore Dock over two nights with Yousef's Circus events to participate in a covid-secure event trial. (DJMag)
  • Label and artist management agency Perfect Havoc has signed producer and DJ Alex Cramp aka Parx for a multi-single deal. (RotD
  • Swedish House Mafia has hired Wassim 'Sal' Slaiby, The Weeknd’s manager, to manage the group as it continues its comeback. (Billboard)
  • Playlist of the Week: Riton (beatportal
  • RA.774 Channel Tres (RA
  • EX.552 Danny L Harle (RA
  • Fact Mix 802: XIII (Fact
  • Podcast 670: Xyla (XLR8R
  • Wayward In The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Innellea at Jaisalmer fort in India. (Cercle
  • Label of the Month: SCI+TEC (beatportal
  • The 15 best techno tracks of March 2021. (Magnetic
  • The 15 best house tracks of March 2021. (Magnetic
  • Tunes of the month | April (IbizaSpotlight
  • Selections: Lawrence English (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Solaris (DT
  • Recognise: Ariel Zetina (DJMag
  • Tobacco Dock Virtual is taking virtual raving to another dimension. (Mixmag
  • Once seen as purely hedonistic, techno is now emerging as the sound of anti-authoritarian sentiment. (FT)
  • Sam Feldt on the launch of Fangage 2.0, collaborating with Kesha, and more. (EDM
  • How Eli Brown channels the underground music scene with Factory 93. (EDM
  • India Jordan: in constant motion (DJMag
  • Taking Stock: Going deep with Paul Woolford. (Attack
  • An unabashed love letter to raving: How Katy B’s On a Mission bridged club culture and pop. (Independent)
  • What happened to tech house? (RA
  • British house music label Defected has connected with bigger audiences during a dire year for dance. (FT)
  • ‘It’s about breaking down the taboos’: How the music industry woke up to mental health. (Independent)
  • Interview with Ralph Moore, Music Director of Mixmag and Director of Acetate Management, an artist management company that focuses on electronic music artists. (MJI)
  • Blockchain technology makes non-fungible tokens unique, but uncertainty surrounds how the rights and ownership of songwriters, producers and session musicians apply in sales. (Guardian)
  • NFTs are hot, but patchwork of laws, rules needs watching. (Bloomberg)
  • Don Diablo looks to the return of live performances with ‘Eyes Closed’. (DA
  • Anz is launching a record label called OTMI. (Mixmag
  • Danilo Plessow, AKA Motor City Drum Ensemble, is handling the next instalment of fabric presents. (RA
  • Afrojack has been slated to perform in the Grand Final of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. (EDM
  • Eli Brown introduces Insomniac’s new Factory 93 label with three-track ‘Escape’ EP. (DA
  • Martin Garrix rings in STMPD RCRDS’ fifth anniversary with a home and label studio tour. [video] (STMPD RCRDS
  • Tim Baker, the Detroit-born DJ and producer,  died on Sunday 4 April. (RA
  • deadmau5 has uploaded a host of unreleased demos to Audius. (DA
  • An official Avicii biography by journalist Måns Mosesson, titled Tim: The Official Biography Of Avicii, is set for release on 16 November in the UK on Sphere. (RA
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