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29 Mar 2018
  • Toby Andrews, former manager of Bob Moses and General Manager of International Marketing for Sony Music International in London, has been named General Manager of Astralwerks in LA. (RotD)
  • Physical sales top downloads in the US, with vinyl leading the way. (RA)
  • Ibiza’s San Antonio council confirms new West End opening hours. (ManinSanAn)
  • Australian drug law reform report: Explore sniffer dog use, recreational cannabis. (Mixmag)
  • Billboard Dance 100 Artists of 2018: The Complete List. (Billboard)
  • Billboard Dance Power Players 2018: The managers, live leaders & tastemakers shaping the genre. (Billboard)
  • Music Venue Trust has announced Fightback London, a key component of the Sounds Like London campaign, the Mayor’s month long celebration of London’s grassroots venues that will take place in June 2018. (RotD)
  • The Chainsmokers have become the third act on Spotify to reach 1bn streams on more than one song. (YourEDM)
  • Armin van Buuren has launched a digital training program for producers and DJs, available online via course provider Masterclass. (DJMag)
  • Faction, an LA-based technology-enabled talent management company, has announced the launch of its proprietary IOS app, Faction X, which is now live in the Apple App Store. (XLR8R)
  • Moog releases Minimoog Model D app for iPhone and iPad. (RA)
  • SoundCloud has added the ability to set a specific date and time in advance to publicly release a track. (Hypebot)
  • Warriors and Do Not Sleep join forces for OFF Week, Barcelona. (Decoded)
  • Charlotte De Witte, Richie Hawtin with CLOSE live, Âme, Ben UFO and Peggy Gou are amongst those heading to Lowlands Festival. (Mixmag)
  • ​Do LaB announces its Coachella 2018 line-up with EPROM, Moscoman and more. (Mixmag)
  • Lost and Found has announced its boat parties and castle rave featuring the likes of Artwork, Peggy Gou, Patrick Topping and more. (Mixmag)
  • Love International announces line-ups for 20 boat parties. (Mixmag)
  • How to develop a festival in an emerging market. (FestivalInsight)
  • Craig David and the new San Antonio blueprint. (IbizaVoice)
  • How people who have lived through horrific acts of terror at shows, festivals, and clubs hear music differently now. (Pitchfork)
  • Five companies leading dance music's global expansion. (Billboard)
  • Rightsify founder Alex Bestall on getting artists paid for music played by businesses. (MagneticMag)
  • 'Beatport is back': CEO Robb McDaniels on the future for the DJ platform. (MusicWeek)
  • Ultra Music Festival 2018 plays a safe game with strong cards in 20th anniversary. (Billboard)
  • As Ultra celebrates electronic dance music, some wonder if its heyday is past. (MiamiHerlad)
  • Billboard released its own Top 100 DJ Poll: Is it better? (MagneticMag)
  • Ben Turner talks promoting gender equality and Association for Electronic Music's fifth anniversary. (Billboard)
  • Spotify is deeply integrated with Facebook: How safe is your streaming data? (Trichordist)
  • Steve Angello, Diplo, and Hardwell have been announced as headliners for Cream at Hï Ibiza this summer. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Ibiza Rocks Hotel announces another set of residency dates this summer with the Rudimental & Friends Pool Party. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Afterlife moves to Hï Ibiza for 2018 season. (RA)
  • Âme and Jamie Jones are joining Black Coffee at his Hï Ibiza residency. (Mixmag)
  • Defected is returning to Eden Ibiza for another round of Sunday sessions. (Mixmag)
  • Eden Ibiza opening party announced featuring techno label TRONIC & Friends. (Decoded)
  • Data Transmission founder Grahame Farmer shares his top 5 tips for artists. (IMS)
  • Eight DJs tell their festival horror stories. (Mixmag)
  • The best electronic music radio shows. (IbizaVoice)
  • Why DJs get better with age. (5Chicago)
  • Ashton Holland enters the Diggers Directory. (StampTheWax)
  • How punk shaped electronic music. (RA)
  • In the ‘90s jungle became the soundtrack to many producers’ formative years before taking a backseat to more formulaic ideas. Recently, however, a new wave of talent has been on the rise, feeding their junglist sensibilities into all corners of the dance. (DJMag)
  • Marshmello discusses how takeout and his midnight studio session with Anne-Marie led to Friends. (Mixmag)
  • Meet the resident DJs at the heart of Berlin's club scene. (Mixmag)
  • Globetrotting, Glitz and Greed: Dom Phillips on the meteoric rise of the superstar DJ. (Redbull)
  • Krewella, Kittens and Dani Deahl talk dance music's gender gap in the age of #TimesUp and #MeToo. (Billboard)
  • Paul Oakenfold talks collaborating with Amba Shepherd, Mount Everest compilation album. (Billboard)
  • Kaskade talks new music, taking musical inspiration from Brazil. (Billboard)
  • ​Danny Howells returns with his 3D project and talks festival activism of Rapture Festival. (Mixmag)
  • The Icelandic electronic music renaissance: Sónar Reykjavík reviewed. (Fact)
  • Peter Hook and Haçienda Classical will be bringing the strings to some rave classics, says Johnny Sharp. (Standard)
  • The DJ-turned-pop star Diplo is dogged by cries of cultural appropriation, but whether on his own or with Major Lazer, he’s on a quest to start trends – ‘or mess them up’. (Guardian2 - Kate Hutchinson)
  • Inside The Chainsmokers' plan to rethink the album cycle. (Billboard)
  • Ministry of Sound’s chief, Lohan Presencer, tells Rhiannon Curry his new co-working space venture has its roots firmly in Nineties clubland. (Telegraph) Ministry of Sound record label sold to Sony in 2016 for £67m.
  • The legacy of LA’s infamous beat scene pushes forward. (Mixmag)
  • The Swiss-based Kosovan born DJ and producer Sabb has announced his debut long player Radiant which is due out on 6 April on his Radiant imprint. (DT)
  • Peggy Gou is Travelling Without Arriving on Phonica White. (Mixmag)
  • Aztek preps album via new label Courteous Family. (XLR8R)
  • Subjected launches new record label Subjected Systems. (MagneticMag)
  • Tiësto shines in new collaboration with Matisse & Sadko. (DA)
  • Simian Mobile Disco cancels tour in light of Jas Shaw's AL amyloidosis diagnosis. (Mixmag)
  • Critical Music founder Kasra teams up with InsideInfo for new project, Circuits. (RA)
  • James Zabiela announces Balance 029 vinyl sampler. (RA)
  • Posthumous Marcus Intalex EP coming on SUNANDBASS Recordings. (RA)
  • Joker marks ten years of Kapsize with a trio of new releases. (Mixmag)
  • Eddie Ruscha collaborates with cult UK band Woo on new single. (RA)
  • Carl Craig releases two tracks with Argentinian collective Klauss. (RA)
  • Seth Troxler announces retrospective 12-inch, Finally Physical. (RA)
  • Tom Middleton's album is designed to send you to sleep. (BBC)
  • National Geographic has partnered with Zedd and Universal Music Group & Brands to create an original composition for National Geographic’s upcoming series One Strange Rock. (BusinessWire)
  • Datsik's Firepower Records to donate proceeds to anti-sexual violence organization. (Mixmag)
  • Armin van Buuren will make history this summer by headlining the first ever “DJ party” in Saudi Arabia. (Mixmag)
  • Swedish House Mafia officially reunite at Ultra Music Festival. (Mixmag)
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