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16 Jul 2015
  • Facebook claims it has "no plans to go into music streaming", despite previous reports stating otherwise. (Billboard)
  • HMV has agreed a deal to open 15 shops across the Middle East and is also in talks about separate deals to expand into Australia, China, and India. (Sunday Telegraph)
  • Annie Nightingale is amongst the celebrities to have signed a letter to David Cameron demanding he protects the BBC. (Mirror)
  • Deadmau5 has accused Parisian producer Zimmer of plagiarising one of his most popular tracks. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • David Zowie debuted at the top of the UK Official Singles Chart on Friday, the first chart on the new Global Release Day. (OCC)
  • Ninja Tune founders Matt Black and Jonathan More (aka Coldcut) and label manager Peter Quicke will receive the Innovator Award at the AIM Independent Music Awards on 8 September. (RotD)
  • DontSample.Me has unveiled a list of major label artists currently issuing take down notices. (Fact)
  • The BBC has implemented a new policy that will prevent electronic artists such as Skrillex and Chase & Status from being played in the UK. (Your EDM)
  • Japanese producer and composer Susumu Yokota has passed away at the age of 54. (Resident Advisor)
  • IMS China badges and hotels now on sale.
  • Powerful documentary about female DJs, Girl, launches Indiegogo campaign to help clear music – with support from Paul Oakenfold.
  • Richie Hawtin receives an honorary doctorate of the University Of Huddersfield for outstanding contribution to the world of music-technology. (RotD)
  • StreamSquid allows users to stream music for free, using legal services such as YouTube and SoundCloud as a backbone. (TorrentFreak)
  • YouTube CEO confirms their music subscription service is relaunching 'later this year'. (BusinessInsider) “YouTube has an impressive collection of music. It’s a little bit different than Apple/Spotify. The music is different and the purpose is different. We have music videos… being able to see your favourite artist play a song… it’s magical.”
  • Spotify have unveiled a new musical map feature which allows users to see what songs people are streaming most across the world. (Fact)
  • U.S. government regulators are looking into whether the 30% cut Apple takes from subscriptions on rival streaming services purchased in-app is illegal under antitrust law. (Fact)
  • A new iOS app called RapMic lets you record rhymes over pre-made instrumentals and share them via iMessage. (Fact)
  • Apple is set to include a high-quality audio option in its new iOS 9 update. (Fact)
  • New service Super Specific Vinyl allows you to press anything you want onto vinyl. (Fact)
  • CalvinHarrisDisclosureRudimentalDukeDumontFaithless and Kolsch join the line-up for Radio 1's 20th anniversary in Ibiza over the 31 July-2 August weekend. (RotD)
  • Jamie xx, Todd Terje and Ben Klock have been announced as headliners at this year’s CRSSD Festival. (XLR8R)
  • Insomniac’s new Dreamstate event has begun its own 10-day announcement ahead of tickets going on sale on July 22, with Aly & Fila and John O’Callaghan revealed as its first headliners. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Dillon Francis and Madeon will be joining Zedd on his upcoming True Colors tour. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Diplo, Armin Van Buuren and Axwell V Ingrosso are just a few of the acts unveiled for this year’s Stereosonic festival in Australia. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Belgium’s I Love Techno festival is set to relocate to France. (Mixmag)
  • Hi-res streaming will soon be the standard, says 7digital CCO Pete Downton. (WhatHiFi)
  • Is streaming good for music? (BBC World Service)
  • Analysing Beats 1's first week: Most-played songs and every show's tracklist. (Billboard)
  • If the video games industry is having such a good time of it, Thomas Quillfeldt asks: what can the recorded music business learn from games? (RotD)
  • Can SoundCloud be the Facebook of music? (Bloomberg)
  • New London club venture Phonox will soon be opening its doors on the former site of Brixton's Plan B. (Crack) Phonox is being established by Andy Peyton, the director of XOYO and The Nest.
  • Interview: John Acquaviva, Fund Manager, DJ and Serial Entrepreneur. (Encore)
  • French DJs added their distinctive je ne sais quoi to mid-90s house music... these scenes from Parisian clubland are evoked in a new film, Eden. (Guardian - Killian Fox)
  • Disclosure looks beyond EDM for Caracal: 'We've got a lot more to give'. (LATimes)
  • Harangue The DJ: Craig David. (Guardian)
  • 15 tracks ruling Ibiza in 2015. (Pulse)
  • Ibiza's best free parties. (Pulse)
  • Interview: Judge Jules. (Festival Baby)
  • Four Tet grants us a rare audience to talk dancefloor euphoria and finding his inner zen. (Guardian - Louis Pattison)
  • He made $28m as a DJ last year, but Avicii’s new album is headed out of the clubs. (Sunday Times - Lisa Verrico)
  • A look inside the studio of analog wizard Adrian Younge. (XLR8R)
  • Dance music pioneer Radio Slave explains why Berlin is better. (Thump)
  • Throwing Shade gives a rundown of London’s 10 best parties, past and present. (Thump)
  • Brush up on your Italo-disco knowledge with this beginner’s guide. (Thump)
  • Anja Simona looks at the world of electronic music journalism, and asks why there aren’t more female voices within the community, reflecting upon women’s participation in club culture beyond the dance floor. (DJBroadcast)
  • Meet the people behind 24-7 Ibiza; a team of British Christians who spend their late nights rescuing the most obvious casualties from the island’s war on drugs. (Thump)
  • A list of some of the most anticipated albums still to come in 2015. (Fact)
  • Oasis’ Noel Gallagher takes aim at dance music. (Mixmag)
  • Groove Armada on their Little Black Book and the changing landscape of dance music. (Sun - Mark Gwinnett)
  • Resident Advisor has remained staunchly independent, with a devotion to the underground side of the culture that is at odds with the music’s mainstream popularity. (NYTimes) The feature also reports that rival electronic music site Dancing Astronaut is said to be in talks to be acquired by Insomniac, a dance promoter whose majority owner is Live Nation.
  • Matador and Marc Houle are going on 'a musical blind date'. (Pulse)
  • Bay Area DJ/art collective Honey Soundsystem will relaunch its eponymous imprint next month. (XLR8R)
  • David Guetta has faced a huge backlash after bringing a live horse onstage during his Thursday night residency at Ibiza’s Pacha. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Berlin house producer Sebo K has unveiled a new label called Scenario Music. (Fact)
  • The Chainsmokers joined Tiesto onstage at Ultra Festival to premiere their collaboration Only You. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Madlib will release a new limited-edition album this Friday featuring a secret MC. (XLR8R)
  • EVOL will be joining Powell’s label Diagonal with a two-track 12” entitled Flapper That. (Fact)
  • Martin Garrix has created a playlist of his nine favourite tracks this week, many of which happen to feature himself. (Your EDM)
  • Skrillex and Diplo teamed up with Arcade Fire’s Win Butler at the singer’s Montreal studio. (Billboard)
  • Cyril Hahn unveiled new track Inferno earlier this week. (Data Transmission)
  • Veteran producer Andrew Weatherall is launching a subscription-based, vinyl-only label called Moine Dubh. (XLR8R)
  • The Prodigy have announced they don’t plan on releasing any more albums. (Mixmag)
  • The frontman for the Dash Berlin project, Jeffrey Sutorius, has been reported missing following a bicycle tour in the Mayan jungle. (Your EDM)
  • Carl Cox - Space Ibiza opening (Pulse)
  • Cocoon with Scuba and Mano Le Tough - Tipic, Formentera, Ibiza (Pulse)
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