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28 Aug 2015
  • Sillerman’s failed bid, debts and growing losses test SFX investors’ patience. (NYTimes)
  • Women are using social media to help increase awareness and understanding of the growing problem of rape in nightlife. (Thump)
  • Sony Music has signed onto Artist Growth's cloud-based tool for web and mobile that allows touring artists to track finances, merchandise and royalties. (Billboard)
  • The owner of file-sharing site RockDizFile has is the latest to plead guilty to copyright infringement. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Forbes have listed Calvin Harris as the world's richest DJ, reporting him to be worth £41.8m.
  • PRS for Music begins legal action against SoundCloud. (RotD)
  • Ninja Tune have teamed up with Novation on the Launchpad app for iOS, which will now offer remix packs from Machinedrum and Lapalux. (XLR8R)
  • Apple has revived its Alchemy synth with a Logic Pro X 10.2 update. (Fact)
  • Native Instruments' Stem Creator Tool is now available in public beta. (Fact)
  • Pumping nightclubs with vapourised alcohol could become a thing thanks to a new company called Alcoholic Architecture. (Your EDM)
  • DMN claims Universal's deal with SoundCloud is now 'days away'.
  • Bassnectar, Eric Prydz & Kaskade are among the headliners on EDC Orlando's 2015 lineup. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Manchester's The Warehouse Project has added a further four dates to its 2015 schedule, featuring the likes of Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler and Kerri Chandler. (Thump)
  • The world's first ever "blood rave" is set to be held in Amsterdam this coming Halloween. (Your EDM)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event has just added an additional 20 acts to its line-up this year. (XLR8R)
  • Google's plan to win the music-streaming marketing war: Partner with cool brands. (AdWeek)
  • Spotify is spying on you - but is it really that surprising? (Thump)
  • Is house music headed in a worrying direction? (Thump)
  • Dance music has an elitist problem. (Pulse)
  • Carl Cox revealed he thinks VIP culture is spoiling Ibiza in an interview with Scottish newspaper The Daily Record. (Fact)
  • The fall of SFX: From billion-dollar company to bankruptcy watch. (Forbes)
  • Ten DJs and producers discuss SoundCloud’s future and what will they do if it succumbs to its troubles? (Spin)
  • Police have lifted the licence suspension at UK's Birmingham nightclub Gatecrasher after outbreaks of violence but are still in talks with the Rainbow Club, which remains closed. (Birmingham Mail)
  • A photo diary of Jonas Rathsman's time at Splash House Festival at Palm Springs. (XLR8R
  • The 10 most essential progressive tunes of all time. (Pulse)
  • Eight insane facts you probably never knew about Jeff Mills. (Pulse)
  • Faithless are reuniting for a 20th birthday gig on Clapham Common, London, and an upcoming remix album, they tell John Aizlewood. (Standard)
  • St Germain was once as revered as his peers Daft Punk. Now with a new self-titled album about to be released he talks to Matt Munday who says Ludovic Navarre is the forgotten genius of French dance music. (Independent)
  • DJ Them Jeans reveals how he taught Zac Efron to play an EDM superstar in We Are Your Friends.  (Guardian)
  • DJ and producer Prime Cuts from the Scratch Perverts explains why he's using a new music format called Stems. (BBC)
  • Pirate radio: How today's rebels have exchanged the North Sea for coffee shops and restaurants. (Independent - Ian Burrell)
  • Reboot: 'It’s more about names, wristbands or attitude than about music itself nowadays'. (Pulse)
  • How personal tragedy and public misconception helped shape Rabit's debut album. (Fact)
  • Justin BieberDiplo and Skrillex talk about the making of their hit song Where Are U Now. (NYTimes)
  • Leftfield: "I like this and I don't care what other people think.." (Clash)
  • Electronic music has long been likened to religion. Some DJs, though, make that connection explicit. Aaron Gonsher meets Robert Hood, Terrence Parker and others spreading the gospel. (RedBull)
  • Krewella discuss the negative stereotypes of women in EDM in this video interview. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Discwoman and changing the record of all-male electronic lineups. (Forbes)
  • DJ's favourite Ibiza afterparties. (Mixmag)
  • Adam Beyer returns to Tobacco Dock, London, for Drumcode Halloween. (Pulse)
  • Floating Points has announced his debut album Elaenia, out November 6 via Luaka Bop (US)/ Pluto (UK). (XLR8R)
  • John Talabot, BarntTessela and more have remixed Jamie xx's Loud Places for an upcoming EP on Young Turks. (XLR8R)
  • Giorgio Gigli has announced debut album The Right Place Where Not To Be is scheduled for an October 23 release date via Electric Deluxe. (XLR8R)
  • Aphex Twin has once again uploaded heaps of unreleased material to his SoundCloud page, the third time he's done so this year. (Thump)
  • Kraftwerk are set to release a "3D album" on Bluray later this year. (Fact)
  • Roots Manuva has announced plans to release new album Bleeds this October. (Fact)
  • Prolific UK producer Luke Vibert will release his seventh album this October via Planet Mu. (Fact)
  • Martin Garrix has parted company with Spinnin' Records and teased that a new project is on the way. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Keri Chandler and Chez Damier play the last ever Southport weekender (Mixmag)
  • Jamie Jones has announced his first solo release on his Hot Creations imprint in two years. (Data Transmission)
  • Move D and Jordan Czamanski are prepping a 99-minute live album recorded earlier this year in Seattle. (Data Transmission)
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