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28 May 2015
  • SFX Entertainment is one step closer to going private, as chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman agrees to offer for the outstanding stock he does not already own. (BillboardLATimes)
  • Universal Music Publishing Scandinavia has extended its exclusive global publishing agreements with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso. (RotD)
  • Joan Riba, who has spent two decades as a resident DJ at Pacha in Ibiza, has won one of four city council seats for a fledgling left-leaning political movement, Guanyem. (Independent)
  • MDMA assisted therapy sessions have been given the green light in San Francisco. (Mixmag)
  • A video round-up of the highlights from Day 1 and 2 of IMS Ibiza. (DataTransmission) (DataTransmission)
  • Simon Cowell plans to attract the “most edgy” artists to his Ultimate DJ show, set to debut in Spring 2016. (Mixmag)
  • Converse are giving artists of all genres the chance to work at some of the world’s most iconic recording studios. (Forbes)
  • SoundCloud faces a delicate balancing act to keep creators, labels, users and investors happy. (NextWeb) “Thinking that if we didn’t have ad-supported, everything would be subscription is not a useful way of thinking, because it is not true. Just because you can get one price from somebody doesn’t mean you could get it from everybody”, said CEO Alexander Ljung at the IMS conference.
  • Qbert and his Thud Rumble team are teaming up with Intel to try and make laptops in DJ booths a thing of the past. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Music-making on a budget? Check out this roundup of the best free music production software. (Fact)
  • The co-creator of the technology that became Google Maps has unveiled Weav Music, a new music engine that lets artists create different versions of the same song that can adjust to the tempo of what listeners are doing. (Billboard)
  • Tinder is selling the latest album by dance musician Zedd, in what looks like an experiment for an expansion of advertising (and shopping) within the dating app. (Guardian)
  • Online music broadcaster Boiler Room has joined with social video platform Twitch and launched a channel which will host live and archival music performances featuring underground music. (RotD)
  • Tiga is taking a new live show on the road in 2015, with stops at Berlin Festival, Parklife and Sonar included. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • The Prodigy have announced a new set of live dates for the UK and Ireland this Winter, with support coming from Public Enemy. (Mixmag)
  • George FitzgeraldSkeptaJess Glynne and JESuS have all been announced as part of Glastonbury’s frankly massive Dance Village lineup. (Thump)
  • The 15th edition of Turin’s Club to Club will play host to the likes Nico JaarJamie xx and Novelist in November. (xlr8r)
  • GoldieToddla T and Zed Bias are among those taking part in Outlook Festival’s lineup of boat parties for 2015. (xlr8r)
  • How Beatport hopes to become the home of electronic music. (NextWeb)
  • It doesn’t sound like anyone should expect to get rich quick from SoundCloud’s monetization plan. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Music industry failing? Nonsense. Electronic music is doing just fine. (Thump)
  • America's ten biggest nightclubs earned over $550m in revenue last year. (Forbes)
  • If you’re planning to keep your head down this weekend and save some funds for the summer festival season, get yourself educated with this list of dance music’s finest films. (Mixmag)
  • New York’s Storm Rave parties recently had a revival, but just for one night. (Mixmag)
  • This documentary explores the effects of living a life dedicated to clubbing. (DJBroadcast)
  • Recently released on Ostgut TonFunction describes his Berghain 07 mix as “an homage to techno and my interpretation of it”. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Latin America are apparently the biggest supporters of EDM, according to David Guetta, whereas the US prefers hip hop and rock. (YourEDM)
  • A comprehensive look into the evolution of Black Butter Records, and what’s in store for the future. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Spanish techno artist Psyk will release his new EP on Mote-Evolver, returning to the same label that released his stellar debut Time Foundation in 2014. (Fact)
  • Psy-trance may be a genre that divides opinion like no other, but the sisterhood of psy-trance DJs are undeniably cool. (Thump)
  • Hudson Mohawke discusses his latest full-length, Lanterns, and how he intentionally avoided drafting in major artists for vocal features. (Thump)
  • An insight into three Berlin-based labels who are working as a collective to re-shape the direction of techno. (xlr8r)
  • Two all-female DJ collectives are out to prove there’s no shortage of female talent in electronic music with a 15-hour showcase. (Billboard)
  • Major Lazer are apparently already planning to release an album this year. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Grimes announced via Twitter that she is planning to drop a new album this October: (xlr8r)
  • Some confusion occurred over Jamie xx’s sample of The Persuasions’ 1972 song Good Times, but all seems to be well now. (Billboard)
  • Boddika & Joy Orbison will release their first track of 2015 on June 1st, titled TMTT. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Deadmau5 recently treated his Twitch viewers to a 2 hour Diablo III session, immediately followed by nearly 5 hours of music production. (YourEDM)
  • Martin Garrix will be taking to London’s Capital FM every Friday night for his own weekly radio show, debuting this Friday. (YourEDM)
  • David Guetta fans have been gushing over Guetta’s highly sentimental Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. (YourEDM
  • Shamir - XOYO, London (Guardian p42 - 4* Mark Beaumont)
  • Hot Chip - Oval Space, London (Independent - 4* Roisin O'Connor)
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