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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
You're Not Alone (feat. Blasé)
Virgin EMI/Mercury
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"This week’s Essential New Tune comes from Agoria, which is the alias of producer and composer Sébastien Devaud. He made the shortlist for the Essential Mix of the Year in 2018 with his Drift concept mix. This track features Blasé half of the French act Haute and I think this is the killer cut off his forthcoming album, it’s called ‘You’re Not Alone’."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33:07 mins here.
LabelCameron Petschi, Virgin EMI
ManagementBen Turner, Graphite & Christian de Rosnay, Etendard 
Radio: Jay Ahmed, Your Army
ClubTom Currie, Your Army
Press & OnlineErin Mills & Dujon Fairweather, Listen Up!
TVEmma Guirao, G-Force Promotions
LiveJames Mac, Paramount & Max Braun, Paradigm 
25 Jan 2019
  • The Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley has tabled a bid to rescue HMV from administration. (BBC) He was one of a handful of parties to lodge formal offers with administrators KPMG‎.
  • iHeartMedia has received necessary approval for its Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan, which will cut its debt load and spin off its outdoor advertising business. (Billboard) iHeartMedia Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman and President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Rich Bressler have extended their contracts by four years.
  • New London station Threads Radio finds a home in London club The Cause. The station will feature a mix of "cutting edge music" and "socially and politically focussed talk-based content." (RA
  • The MPAA, RIAA, and various other copyright groups see pirate site blocking as one of the priorities for a US-UK trade deal. ISP blockades are already commonplace in the UK and the groups hope to achieve the same in America. (TorrentFreak
  • Viagogo has said that it was now compliant with the Competition & Markets Authority’s demands, but music industry figures and critics said they believe it is still withholding some information from fans about what they are buying. Viagogo published details of its most prolific sellers, under the terms of a court order secured against the company by regulators. (Guardian
  • Article 13 in disarray as European Copyright Directive stalls. (MBW)
  • The 34th annual Winter Music Conference has announced its first keynote speakers, select programming and additional partnerships for its 2019 edition. Keynote speakers for this year include Armin van Buuren, Dr Douglas Rushkoff, Irvine Welsh, Sam Feldt and Laidback Luke. (Mixmag
  • Producing music On $1,700 headphones: Crazy or Ideal? (DJ Tech Tools)
  • Roland TR drum machines now sync automatically with Serato DJ software. (RA
  • Denon DJ have announced the Prime 4, an all-in-one DJ unit for their Prime range. (DJ Mag
  • Teenage Engineering introduces modular synthesis to the portable Pocket Operator range. (RA
  • Songtrust is further extending its global reach - and helping entrepreneurial songwriters and producers get paid - in a new partnership with artist-first music streaming platform Audiomack. (Billboard
  • Streaming in Germany grew by over 40% in 2018 with a record 79.5bn streams, according to year-end figures from the German Music Association (BVMI). (Billboard) CD sales dropped 23% on 2017 figures, while vinyl fell 7%. 
  • Global music-streaming: ‘For growth you have to look outside of the Western markets’. (MusicAlly)
  • Why high-fidelity streaming is the audio revolution your ears have been waiting for. (Forbes
  • SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss announced he will be stepping down from his day-to-day role as chief product officer and transition into an advisory role. (Billboard)
  • Virtual reality music platform MelodyVR has announced a VR content creation and distribution agreement with AWAL. (RotD) The agreement with AWAL means MelodyVR will have the right to distribute both live and pre-recorded VR content created with AWAL artists.
  • Spotify is said to be planning to roll out a voice-controlled in-car music player later this year. (FT) The device is said sync to car stereos via Bluetooth connection, as well as preset buttons that correspond to Spotify playlists.
  • Spotify is launching a feature that makes it easy to block a particular artist from automatically playing in personal and curated playlists as well as charts, radio or a user's personal library. (Billboard)
  • Dubset launches new API that allows remixers and DJs to clear and distribute their mixes to music streaming services instantly from their software and hardware. (MBW
  • Gilles Peterson launches new UK festival, We Out Here. The three-day Cambridgeshire event takes its name from a jazz compilation released on Peterson's Brownswood label in 2018. (RA
  • Barcelona festival Off Week expands programme for June 2019 edition. (RA)
  • Helena Hauff, Midland, Eris Drew and upsammy are playing The Crave Festival. (RA)
  • Eric Prydz has announced that he will premiere a brand new live show at Tomorrowland 2019, titled EPIC: Holosphere. (DJ Mag
  • Nachtdigital reveals first names for 2019 edition. (RA)
  • Rudimental & Friends Pool Party back at Ibiza Rocks Hotel. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • OFFSónar names first acts for July 2019 series in Barcelona with HAAi, Gerd Janson, John Talabot, Marcel Dettmann and Or:la performing. (RA
  • Croatia's Dimensions and Outlook festivals are to leave Fort Punta Christo after 2019. (RA)
  • Lost Village has locked Richie Hawtin, Bicep, Jayda G, Hunee, Courtesy and more for its 2019 edition. (DJ Mag)
  • Arcadia has revealed the full list of acts performing at its bank holiday weekender in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on May 4 and 5. (Mixmag
  • Dekmantel responds to criticism for absence of Latin American artists at 2019 festival. (Mixmag)
  • Dekmantel locks in Jeff Mills, Marcel Dettman, Octo Octa and Eris Drew for 2019 festival. (DJ Mag)
  • Sónar festival has revealed more than 40 names for its July programme, including Four Tet, Underworld, Peggy Gou, DJ Koze, Arca and Daniel Avery. (RA)
  • Movement Detroit has finalised the line-up for its 2019 festival. Amelie LensCarl CraigKenny LarkinOrbital, Richie Hawtin, ANNA, Kevin Saunderson, DJ Nobu, GRiZ and Audion are among the acts performing at the festival in May. (Mixmag)
  • The Fyre Festival films are a gloriously awful gulp of Schadenfreude. (Mixmag)
  • Effect of a 'No-Deal' Brexit on IP in the UK. (Latham)
  • Report: The State of Mobile 2019. (AppAnnie)
  • Ad-supported strategies are playing a growing role in the digital economy. (Midia)
  • YouTube Past & Present: Can 2019 be the start of a better YouTube? (SideA&B)
  • How the music industry grew to love the subscription. (Penny Fractions)
  • Can timeless music exist in the streaming era? (Medium
  • The economics of streaming is making songs shorter. (QZ
  • Spotify may reinforce many music industry power imbalances, but a few artists are using it to upend others. (Slate
  • Recent new AFEM members include: Boiler Room; Chandler Shortlidge; Eventbrite; Frecuencias Chile; Hexagon; Neighbourhood PR; NexGen Music Group; SISU and Southern Fried Records. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • “Nothing is more unsexy than phones,” says one of the AFEM Artist Ambassadors, Anja Schneider. The AFEM & Eventbrite research report on ‘Mobile Phone Use at Live Music Events’ is now available to download (Eventbrite)
  • Meet the Axtone team - get to know the staff behind the label and find out more about what they’ve been up to, so far, in 2019 (AFEM)
  • Songtrust interviews AFEM General Manager, Greg Marshall for their latest industry spotlight (Songtrust)
  • New club, 500 GWR, to open in Glasgow in February. Formerly Viper, the refurbished West End spot will boast Funktion-One sound and a no-cameras policy. (RA
  • Bristol's Motion is celebrating 10 years in the game with its biggest run of parties yet, Road To In:Motion. Charlotte De Witte, Black Coffee, Andy C and more are lined up. (Mixmag
  • Toolroom heads to Eden for 2019 Ibiza residency. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • fabric's new mix series, fabric presents, launches with Bonobo next month. (RA)
  • Wynn Las Vegas has announced RÜFÜS DU SOL and Fisher as their house and techno resident DJs for 2019. (Billboard
  • DT630 - Daniele Di Martino (DT
  • RA. 660 Nkisi (RA
  • AdamR / Papi Juice x Bolier Room New York. (Boiler Room)
  • Dance Spirit and Tara Brooks in the Lab LA. (Mixmag)
  • In conversation with Franky Rizardo. (DT)
  • Get to know: Charlotte Adigéry. (Mixmag
  • Fresh kicks 92: TR One (DJ Mag
  • Renegade riddims: Zeal (DT)
  • My musical influences: Set Mo (DT)
  • Artist tips: Fabian Winkels (Xlr8r
  • Cinthie talks about her favourite piece of studio kit, the [TR-]505 by Roland. (DJ Mag
  • Interview: Freq Nasty (iDJ
  • Solid Gold: How Prince's iconic album Purple Rain influenced electronic music. (DJ Mag)
  • Billboard Dance's ones to watch: January 2019. (Billboard)
  • Reflecting on well-being in 2018 (and into 2019). (Medium - Darren Hemmings)
  • Fans may assume the $10 they pay for a monthly streaming subscription goes to the artists they listen to most. That’s not the case. Now, a growing number of musicians and industry players want change. (Ringer)
  • DJ Mag investigates the growing culture of 'flipping' in dance music, where unscrupulous Discogs sellers inflate the cost of rare records to extortionate amounts. (DJ Mag
  • 10 Things Zedd Can’t Live Without. [video] (GQ
  • Why Varg hates techno. (RA)  
  • Nightclubbing: House of God. (RBMA)
  • From ice skating at Berghain to Balinese gabber, This is your guide to CTM Festival 2019. (ElectronicBeats
  • Alan Walker explains how he created Different World. [video] (Billboard)
  • Idris Elba and Wiley have a made a new track with Sean Paul and Stefflon Don. (Mixmag)
  • Sascha Ring, better known as the accomplished DJ-producer and performer Apparat, returns in 2019 with his first album in six years. (Mixmag
  • Above & Beyond have dropped another trance cut, Flying by Candlelight. (DJ Mag
  • Sasha to release Last Night On Earth Compilation. (DT)
  • Hyperdub to release debut Mana album, Seven Steps Behind. (RA
  • Jeff Mills' new dance party focuses on the "paranormal and ufology". (Mixmag
  • Following his horrific fall at A State Of Trance back in 2016, trance pioneer Paul van Dyk has been awarded $12 million dollars after winning a lawsuit against event organizers ALDA Events B.V. (Mixmag
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