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26 Jun 2015
  • Apple Music have reversed their royalty policy, now agreeing to pay royalties to artists during the free trial period following heavy criticism from the industry. (XLR8R)
  • Following a successful 12-month trial in Ireland, HMV will once again be selling vinyl and CDs online. (FACT)
  • Nielsen unveiled heaps of data on the dance music industry at EDMBiz. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Events guide and ticket agent Skiddle aims to improve the cash flow of up to 50,000 event promoters and organisers with a new direct payment service. (IndustryInsider)
  • It was rumoured that EDMbiz Startup Contest winner Clone Technologies, who have created software that automates live event streaming, had raised $1 million in funding, but this has since been proven to be untrue. (Digital Music News)
  • Live video streaming platform BE-AT.TV has announced the acquisition of non-commercial Ibiza radio station Ibiza Sonica, a leading online and FM radio station based upon the White Isle. (DataTransmission)
  • Tidal lost yet another CEO this week and continued to lose ground on its streaming rivals. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Deadmau5 has come to an agreement with Disney over his registration of a caricature of a mouse head with black ears, black face, white eyes and white mouth. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • EDM tastemakers gathered at EDMBiz to discuss exactly what makes a hit radio record in the modern digital climate. (Billboard)
  • The new Galantis album took the top spot on this week’s Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Armin van Buuren recently divulged the realities of his profit/loss margin for some of his highest-paying gigs. (Bloomberg)
  • David Guetta has become the first artist to reach a spectacular two billion streams on Spotify. (Your EDM)
  • Ahead of London's highly anticipated 24-hour tube service opening, recently published data has revealed that the UK's nightlife industry is worth a reported £66 billion. (Resident Advisor)
  • Disclosure are among acts said to be hosting shows on Apple's forthcoming Beats 1. (NYTimes)
  • Resident Advisor have launched their first app, RA Guide, featuring club and DJ recommendations. (RotD, Guardian)
  • Beatport have unveiled their own embedded music player that will pay artists when their track is streamed. (Data Transmission)
  • This new remote-controlled vinyl player lets you play records vertically, if you’re into that sort of thing. (FACT
  • For some users on Apple iOS 8.4 and 9, a ‘Radio’ tab has gone live within the Music app. It features the new Beats One radio station, which launches on June 30. (NextWeb)
  • Apple's Mastered for iTunes engineering guidelines may become the industry standard, but not everyone wants to follow the rules. (Fader)
  • Creamfields has announced a one-day festival in Ibiza that will feature Annie Mac, The Prodigy and Deetron. (Mixmag)
  • The first names have been announced for Bugged Out Weekender 2016. (Mixmag) DJ EZ, The Black Madonna, Paranoid London (Live), Bicep, Erol Alkan, Eats Everything, Skream, Jackmaster, Heidi.
  • Amsterdam Music Festival is to expand to a two day event featuring Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Hardwell, Tiësto and more. (IndustryInsider)
  • Insomniac Events announced Electric Daisy Carnival's expansion to Brazil through a partnership with South American entertainment company Time For Fun. (Billboard)
  • Miami’s III Points Festival has announced its first round of acts, including the likes of Ghostface Killah + MF DOOM, Panda Bear and Nicolas Jaar. (XLR8R)
  • All the inside info you need on 2016’s Bugged Out Weekender. (Thump)
  • This year’s Parklife Festival in Manchester was a resounding success, unmarred by the violence and tragedy of last year. (DJ Mag)
  • The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has produced the Forward Into The Night report, which claims that the business of restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs is worth £66 billion to the UK. (Fact
  • Wearing next to nothing at the rave: Is it a feminist issue or a generational one? (Thump)
  • A letter to my daughters and the female EDM community - I have two words for you…… Self respect! (Medium)
  • The dance music community’s responses to recent hateful behaviour from some of its most popular artists has proven that there’s zero tolerance for hate speech. (Thump)
  • Following Matt Zo’s recent rants about the state of the EDM industry, here’s some truths on EDM’s growing use of ghost producers. (Your EDM)
  • Some helpful tips on coping with your post-festival comedown. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • Some useful tips on making it through this year’s Glastonbury with your sanity intact. (Thump)
  • Controversy still surrounds Jennie Livingstone's landmark film Paris Is Burning, but is it warranted? (Guardian)
  • Evian Christ has signed with Warp Records. (XLR8R)
  • Falcons has signed to Fool’s Gold, with his Terra EP set for a July 17 release. (Mixmag)
  • Matthew Collin recalls the Berlin Love Parade of 1992 and reveals how it was inspired by the UK’s Summer of Love. (Mixmag)
  • What causes once-loved records to become nothing more than a punchline? (Thump)
  • Touch Sensitive, one of Australia’s favourite dance music exports, runs through his favourite Nu Disco tracks. (DJ Mag)
  • A roundup of the tracks that are currently making waves at Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • A comprehensive look at all of James Murphy’s post-LCD Soundsystem projects. (FACT)
  • A timeline of pop's biggest producers. (Verge)
  • In what will likely be one of the most bizarre genre-combos ever, Nile Rodgers and Keith Urban are planning to work on an EDM-Country project together. (Guardian)
  • Nicolas Jaar surprised fans this week by releasing 20-track album Pomegranates for free via his Facebook page. (XLR8R)
  • J Dilla’s 2003 EP Ruff Draft has been re-issed on vinyl via Stones Throw Records for the first time in eight years. (XLR8R)
  • Four Tet celebrated the summer solstice by uploading the entirety of his new album to Bandcamp on Sunday morning. (Thump)
  • Wolf + Lamb producer Tanner Ross has apparently been dropped from Soul Clap’s Love Crew roster following his homophobic rant at a music critic. (FACT)
  • The Chemical Brothers unleashed a nostalgic new rave anthem Under Neon Lights yesterday. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Following Max Magrini’s recent passing, it’s been announced that the final Max_M release on M REC_LTD will be a two-track collaboration with Wrong Assesment, out on 12-inch only on 3 July. (Resident Advisor)
  • Leftfield - Albert Hall, Manchester (Guardian - 4* Dave Simpson)
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