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05 Jun 2015
  • Big Group has announced a partnership with Dancestar Ventures to develop the Dancestar Electronic Music Awards identity in global markets. (RotD)
  • A recent Forbes report has estimated that the top 100 clubs in America raked in $1.36bn in 2014. (Mixmag)
  • According ING Economists, the Dutch dance music industry is expected to hit a value upwards of €200m in 2015. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • The contract SoundCloud is about to sign with US music publishers has been leaked. (DMN) Publishers are awarded a share of the greater of 10.5% of revenues from its free service or 22% of the cost of payments made for sound recording payments. DMN comments that advances in the contract "create some sticky potential issues with songwriters, including the possibility of not getting paid".
  • PRS for Music has extended the consultation period for Tariff LP which is applied to ticketed live popular music events. (RotD)
  • Duke Dumont has signed a management deal with Three Six Zero. (Music Business Worldwide)
  • Shazam has announced the introduction of visual recognition, a new functionality that extends the company’s mobile engagement platform to create a world where everything from posters, to packaged goods, to print media are transformed from static images into dynamic pieces of content. (RotDBillboard)
  • David GuettaDrake and Pharrell are all reportedly set to feature as guest DJs on Apple’s forthcoming streaming service. (FACT)
  • Are Apple’s latest investments in music ahead of the curve or out of touch? (Forbes)
  • Beatport has revealed details of new its forthcoming free Upload service, which will connect unsigned music directly with the A&R departments of Beatport's tens of thousands of independent record labels. (InFlyte)
  • Primavera rewards those who stay out until dawn – and offered thrills from Patti Smith performing Horses in full to Caribou’s loved-up electronica. (Guardian - Tim Jonze)
  • London’s Field Day has released its stage times and clashfinder. (FACT)
  • EXIT Festival has announced its final lineup, with acts including Martin GarrixHardwell andOctave One. (DJMag)
  • Mysteryland USA has found its calling as a festival catering to those favouring a decidedly underground vibe. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • SoundCloud may be under pressure, David Balfour notes, but how many other platforms can claim such a unique and distinct position? (RotD)
  • In an age of clubnights that serve up blandly good, clean fun, Hotbox – a new party in an ex-squat in East London – offers a riotous alternative. (Thump)
  • Why do we bother fighting for space in a crowded club just to get a glimpse of the DJ? (Thump)
  • Here's what we learned at the International Music Summit in Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • Five things we learnt at IMS Ibiza. (RotD)
  • Fatboy Slim: 'Make no mistake: EDM will crash and burn'. (Thump)
  • Want to know what the hottest tracks of the Circo Loco opening were? Look no further. (Mixmag)
  • Veteran DJ and artist Laurent Garnier discusses clubland longevity. (XLR8R)
  • Superstar DJs Axel Hedfors and Sebastian Ingrosso made their names as members of Swedish House Mafia — now they’re back as a duo and ready to get London raving again, they tell David Smyth. (Standard)
  • Jamie xx explains why going solo with his debut album, In Colour, suits him just fine. (Guardian2 p4-6 Alexis Petridis)
  • This is who Shamir is. (Noisey)
  • George FitzGerald on how the downsides of life on the road inspired his debut album. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Staying up for 24 hours in Ibiza is far too easy. Having an efficient and organised IMSexperience requires much stronger mettle. (Thump)
  • Inside EDM festival TomorrowWorld's massive $94 million economic impact. (Forbes)
  • Some predictions of the soon-to-be anthems from this year’s Ibiza. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • Holly Herndon discusses her new album Platform and takes Capitalism to task. (FACT)
  • Diplo doesn’t care if you hate him, he just wants to be on your mind. (YourEDM)
  • 10 Tracks the stood out at Detroit’s Movement Festival this year. (Mixmag)
  • Len Faki gave some insight into his future creative agenda in a recent rare interview. (DJ Broadcast)
  • DJ Koze will release two new cuts on his Pampa label this month. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Italian producer and M_REC LTD founder Max_M, real name Max Magrini, has passed away after a battle with cancer. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Cyril Hahn has unveiled a new Joel Ford featuring track from his upcoming Begin EP, which will also contain collaborations with Say Lou LouKotomi and Yumi Zouma. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Zedd’s True Colors topped the Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart this week. (Billboard)
  • Zedd says he’s bored of Clarity and wants the musical freedom to make an acoustic album, which he says is “very well possible”. (YourEDM)
  • Theo Parrish will be releasing a two-track live EP via his Wildheart Recordings imprint this month. (Data Transmission)
  • Producer Mat Zo names ghost producers used by top acts in the EDM industry. (EDMTunes)
  • Le Knight Club, the side project of Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have emerged from a decade-long hiatus to soundtrack new action film Gates of the Sun. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Arca’s explicit artwork for new single Vanity has earned him a ban from Instagram. (FACT)
  • Disclosure have unveiled a new track from their upcoming second album, a collaboration withGregory Porter called Holding On. (XLR8R)
  • Calvin Harris has officially ousted Tiesto as the richest DJ in the world. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Magda has done a rare and exclusive mix for Mixmag. (Mixmag)
  • Major Lazer (Observer - Killian Fox)
  • Jamie xx (Saturday Times - 4* Joe Clay, Friday Standard - 4* Andre Paine, Sunday Times - Mark Edwards, Independent - 3* Andy Gill, FT - 4* Ludovic Hunter-Tilney, Mirror p57 - 4* Gavin Martin, Sun p52 - 4* Simon Cosyns, Guardian2 p23 - 4* Tim Jonze, ArtsDesk - Thomas H Green)
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