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"This week's ENT is the debut release from artist producer Mafro. He's been inspired by likes James Blake, Tourist, Jacques Greene and Jon Hopkins, and until now, he has worked behind the scenes with such as TSHA. We think he's special. He's got an amazing voice and presence. The track is under three minutes long, but it is three minutes of pure magic."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.02 here.
LabelNikki Ellis, LG105 / Virgin 
ManagementRiccardo Primavera, This Is Music
PublishingJenna Fentimen, Manners McDade
RadioMartin Cook, All Ears
OnlineDujon Fairweather, Listen Up
26 Jul 2022
  • EQT Private Equity has become an investor in United Talent Agency, making the global investment firm EQT the agency’s largest outside shareholder. (Pollstar
  • Recognise The Music in the UK has launched in partnership with Music Venue Trust, Audoo, FAC and the MMF to improve the accuracy of royalty payments for artists and songwriters from public performance. (MW
  • The CMA in the UK has decided not to conduct a full market investigation into streaming music and the music industry. It will continue its market study as planned for the next six months. (MusicAlly
  • LimeWire announces partnership with Ibiza’s leading venues Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza. (DT
  • About three months after celebrating the anniversary of its fan-powered royalty model, SoundCloud has officially signed a global licensing deal with Warner Music Group. Under the pact, WMG will become the first major label to support payouts based upon actual listening as opposed to a portion of total streams. (DMN
  • Meta is launching 'Music Revenue Sharing' to allow video creators to include licensed music in their videos on Facebook and earn a share of in-stream ad revenue. The company says this opens up a new way for both creators and music rights holders to earn money. Although creators have been able to use licensed music in videos, they haven’t been able to monetise them until now. (Variety
  • How NFTs are shaking up the music industry - for the good of both fans and artists. (Mixmag
  • Barcelona festival MIRA announces first 22 acts for 2022. (RA
  • MOGA Festival returns to Essaouira for an epic weekend of music, culture and cuisine. (Flavourmag
  • Richie Hawtin, Camelphat, Reinier Zonneveld and more have been announced in the first wave of artists to play at Scotland's Terminal V: Halloween event. (RotD
  • Music analytics platform Viberate has published an extensive analysis of the 2022 season, covering 500 festivals and the more than 9,000 performing artists on their lineups. (909) Electronic artists (39%) comprising the majority of all festival bookings. 
  • 7 ways to make progressive house productions hit harder in a club. (Magnetic
  • 6 quick production ideas to improve any dance track. (Loopcloud)
  • On Our Radar - July 2022 (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week - Catz 'n Dogz (Beatportal)
  • How to make vocal chops - Arcade kicks off series 2 of The Resample Sessions. (Loopcloud)
  • Cover Story: Objekt (Beatportal)
  • Tickets on sale now - Join us in NYC for our inaugural ReConnect Summit on Sept 21st & 22nd (Beatport)
  • Ibiza:
    Bora Bora Ibiza has announced it is to close on 15 October after 40 years of operation in Playja d'en Bossa. (DiariodeIbiza
    DC-10 Ibiza has been forced to shut its garden stage due to noise restrictions put in place by local authorities. (DJMag
  • Patrick Topping, Honey Dijon, Mr. G and more will perform at East London club The Beams. (RA
  • Homobloc, the LGBTQ+-focused marathon party from promoter Homoelectric, is returning to Manchester's Depot Mayfield venue for its third year this November. (DJMag
  • The team behind now-closed Tottenham venue The Cause are testing out a potential new home with a three-month run of parties this summer, called Possibly Maybe. (DJMag
  • Swedish House Mafia have signed a two-year residency deal with Wynn Las Vegas. (Billboard
  • Three Six Zero have signed Grammy award-winning producer Ayo The Producer and multi-genre singer, rapper & songwriter RMR as management clients. (RotD
  • BMG has acquired the entire music publishing back catalogue of Jean-Michel Jarre, having previously acquired the sound recordings of Jarre's first three albums when it bought record label Francis Dreyfus Music in 2012. (RotD
  • RA.842 Fadi Mohem (RA
  • Wax Wings in The Lab LDN | HE.SHE.THEY Takeover Pt.2 (Mixmag
  • SYREETA in The Lab LDN | HE.SHE.THEY Takeover Pt. 1 (Mixmag
  • Adam Beyer DJ set from The Drumcode Party At OFFSónar (DJMag)  
  • Pretty Pink live from The Resistance Stage at Ultra Europe (DJMag
  • Hania Rani live at Invalides, in Paris, France (Cercle
  • Fresh Kicks 181: FILM (DJMag
  • Selections: Shannen SP (DJMag
  • The spiritual and sacred language of Ron Trent's house music. (DJMag
  • The symbiotic interdependence of dance music duos. (Attack
  • Revolutionary impact: How ZVUK built dance music as a culture in Kazakhstan. (Mixmag
  • DJ Screw: tracing the genius of the chopped 'n' screwed pioneer. (DJMag
  • “Sobriety taught me that life is worth living”: Life lessons with DJ Fat Tony. (Mixmag
  • ‘There are still battles to be had, but it’s incredible’: the female DJs finally getting their dues (Guardian
  • Trans women DJs are taking over the club. (Pitchfork
  • Connecting the Dots: Afrodeutsche (RA)
  • "Every A&R has a horror story" Mark Knight remixies historic Avicii song years after missed opportunity to sign it. (EDM
  • ODESZA are revisiting their past to find their future. (DJMag
  • ODESZA: "You can have all the gear in the world, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to write anything super special" (MusicRadar
  • Sound of liberation: How Moonchild Sanelly crystalised her future ghetto funk vision. (Mixmag
  • Kevin Gimble and Steve Gordon guide EDM’s big success at United Talent Agency. (Pollstar
  • Carl Cox is still searching for his perfect techno sound. (DJMag
  • Hybrid Minds have announced a headline show at London's OVO Arena Wembley on Saturday 22 October. (DJMag
  • Loraine James is releasing a new album, called 'Building Something Beautiful For Me', this autumn. (DJMag
  • Beyoncé enlists the help of Honey Dijon, Green Velvet and Skrillex on new album Renaissance. (Mixmag
  • The Chainsmokers are set to become the first musicians to perform at the edge of space. (DJMag
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