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10 Aug 2021
  • Anghami has announced plans to open venues in the Middle East, UK and America. (IQ)  
  • Live Nation Entertainment posted strong second-quarter earnings, with event-related revenue up $650m to $2.1bn. (Variety
  • Sony Music generated $1.39bn from recorded music in the company's first fiscal quarter ended 30 June, up 48.2% year-on-year. (Variety
  • Total revenue at Warner Music Group grew to $1.34bn in the three months to the end of June, up 32.7% from the same period in 2020. (RotD
  • Carl Cox has teamed up with the NHS to encourage club-goers to get their COVID-19 vaccination. (Mixmag
  • The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced UK musicians and performers do not need visas or work permits for short-term tours in 19 EU countries, including France and Germany. (Parliament
    Music industry figures have hit back at the UK Government's recent claims of victory in securing visa-free touring for UK artists across 19 EU member states, with the claims being branded as "spin" and "meaningless posturing". (DJMag
  • UK music festivals and other live events are to be protected by a £750m government-backed insurance scheme if they have to cancel because of Covid. The scheme will be available from September 2021 to September 2022. (RotD)  
  • Kieran Hebden, who performs as Four Tet, has made a claim for damages against Domino Recordings based on its royalty rate for streaming and downloads of albums and singles first released in the noughties. (MusicWeek
  • Take a look inside IAMLXGEND’s creative music production zone. (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - SHERELLE (Beatportal)
  • Loopmasters are proud to announce the first instalment of collaborations with Urban Agency. (Loopcloud)
  • Jaguar is Beatportal's Guest Editor for August: “Representation is the Route to Reaching Equality” (Beatportal)
  • EE x Beatport present Parallel, the UK’s first hybrid, 5G-powered club night. (Beatportal)
  • Beatport, Beatsource, and Native Instruments bring LINK streaming technology for DJs to Traktor PRO 3. (Beatportal)
  • Beatsource becomes the first streaming service to feature fully licensed DJ edits. (RollingStone)
  • Horizon partners with Timbaland's Beatclub to give fans ability to own and trade music shares and NFTs from award-winning producers and songwriters. (AccessWire
  • Live streaming app, LIVIT, has announced the Live Lounge Concert Series with events from Kygo's Palm Tree Records, VASSY and more. (PRNewswire
  • Spotify is testing a less restrictive ad-supported tier called Spotify Plus for $0.99 per month. (Verge
  • Carl Cox, Jaguar, Judge Jules and SHERELLE confirmed for Brighton Music Conference on 23 September. (RA
  • SnowGlobe Music Festival is permanently cancelled. (DA
  • Pikes Ibiza descends on Somesert for a new event - Pikes at Marston Park. (DJMag
  • Exit Festival 2021, which took place in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 8 to 11 July, did not lead to a significant increase in new cases of Covid-19 at either a local or national level, despite attracting more than 40,000 people a day, organisers have confirmed. (IQ
  • Why a Covid data strategy for live music doesn’t exist (yet). (Cherie Hu
  • 10 new UK clubs opening in 2021. (DJMag
  • Berlin venue Arena to hold vaccination parties. (RA
  • Printworks has revealed details of a new room, Inkwells, within the venue. (DJMag
  • London-based independent publisher Psychotic Reaction Music has partnered with the independent music publishing company, Warp Publishing. (RotD

  • ILLENIUM- Trilogy Documentary (ILLENIUM
  • Sherelle on how to DJ with FX, rekordbox playlisting and hot cues (DJMag
  • RA.792 Elkka (RA
  • Fact Mix 819: TSVI (Fact
  • Podcast 707: Federico Molinari (XLR8R
  • Pretty Pink live for the #Top100DJs Virtual Festival, in aid of Unicef. (DJMag)
  • TSHA in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • The 15 best house tracks of July 2021. (Magnetic
  • The 15 best progressive house tracks of July 2021. (Magnetic
  • Tunes of the month | August (IbizaSpotlight
  • Label Of The Month: Livity Sound (RA
  • On Cue: DJ Manny (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Something Something (DT
  • How to make your music go viral on TikTok. (i-D
  • GALA: a joyful return for London dance festivals (DJMag
  • Lara Sarkissian on visualizing a hybrid Armenian sound. (RA
  • Shygirl is shaping London club music in her own bawdy image. (Pitchfork
  • Jack Back is back: David Guetta talks alias’ larger creative significance, first release of 2021 (DA
  • The joy in music: TSHA’s timeless house is inspired by heartfelt connections. (Mixmag)
  • Cameron Leslie talks about the fabric's first major refurb since 1999 and his "incredibly positive" thoughts on the future of clubbing. (Mixmag
  • Dance 'Til The Police Come: How oppressive policing has eroded rave culture. (Mixmag
  • Paul Johnson (1971-2021): One of the most essential house musicians of all time. (DJMag
  • RIP Paul Johnson: The Chicago icon whose life epitomises the miracle of house music. (Mixmag
  • A crowdfunder for a Keith Flint mural has been launched. (RA
  • Katy B is set to release new music this week. (DJMag
  • Helloworld drops ‘Only Way Out’ with Insomniac Records. (EDMTunes
  • Alison Wonderland has teased the return of Whyte Fang alias with unreleased song during her metaverse set. (EDM
  • Denis Sulta and DJ Mag are launching a DJ & production scholarship in association with Point Blank. (DJMag
  • Alice Bloomfield’s 360° music video for TSHA's track ‘Sister’ is to debut on the 4-storey high digital canvas at Outernet London. (RotD
  • Richie Hawtin has released a new single titled ‘Acid King’. (Mixmag
  • Kelli Hand, the Detroit house and techno music legend better known as K-Hand, has reportedly passed away at the age of 56. (Guardian
  • Chicago house legend Paul Johnson has passed away at the age of 50, after contracting Covid-19. (BBC
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