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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
You’re Not Alone (Solomun Remix)
Virgin EMI/Mercury
out now
"This week's Essential New Tune is actually a remix of our ENT from two weeks ago. I won’t say too much more about it right now. Let's just get your ears wrapped around Solomun's remix of Agoria’s You’re Not Alone. This week's Essential New Tune." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 28:58 mins here.
LabelCameron Petschi, Virgin EMI
ManagementBen Turner, Graphite & Christian de Rosnay, Etendard 
RadioJay Ahmed, Your Army
ClubTom Currie, Your Army
Press & OnlineErin MillsChanel KadirDujon Fairweather, Listen Up!
TVEmma Guirao, G-Force Promotions
LiveJames Mac, Paramount & Max Braun, Paradigm
08 Feb 2019
  • Spotify snaps up Gimlet and Anchor in podcast push. (Techcrunch)
  • HMV has been bought out of administration by Canada's Sunrise Records in a deal which will buy 100 stores out of administration, securing 1,487 jobs, but 27 stores will close, resulting in 455 redundancies. (BBC)
  • Warner Music Group reported a 15.1% increase in revenue to $1.2bn in its fiscal first quarter, up from $1.045bn in 2017. (Billboard
  • In its fiscal third quarter results to 31 December, Sony music operations saw revenue decline but operating income increase dramatically thanks to the closing of the EMI Music Publishing acquisition. (Billboard) Streaming accounted for 53% of revenue.
  • Spotify posted its first-ever quarterly operating profit of €94m, although the company warned that this was largely because of the fall in its stock price, which reduced costs such as taxes on stock options. It said its loss guidance for 2019 was up from €200m to €360m, despite monthly users rising 29% year-on-year to 207m in the fourth quarter. Paying subscribers leapt at an annualised rate of 36% year-on-year to 96m. Revenues rose 30% to €1.5bn. (Guardian)
  • After a short hiatus, discussions on the new EU copyright law proposals are moving forward again. France and Germany have reached a deal on which services should be bound to Article 13. (TorrentFreak)
  • A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a rival festival which was aiming to stop Ultra from going ahead this year at the proposed site. (DJ Mag
  • Beatport has announced the winners for the second edition of its Beats In School mentorship initiative. The winners are Sammy Legs (Dirtybird), Redemptive (Hospital Records), Donny Carr (mau5trap) and dotdat (Second State). (Mixmag
  • The 12th edition of IMS Ibiza to be presented with SheSaid.So - the leading global network of women in the music industry. This year's event will focus on the key objectives of inclusivity, balance and gender parity, as well as health and wellness. (IMS)
  • The synths, controllers and gear from NAMM 2019 offer us a look into the future. (Fact)
  • Roland files for trademarks on its TB-303 and TR-808 designs. (RA
  • Ableton announces Live 10.1. (RA)
  • App Disco FM is the must-have app for all the crate diggers and vinyl record collectors. (DJ Mag)
  • Swedish music company Amuse, part distributor, part record label, is launching a way for artists to get paid up to six months’ royalties in advance. (MusicAlly
  • An audience of millions has been claimed for a 10 minute concert by Marshmello in the wildly popular online game Fortnite. (Guardian) "A bizarre and exciting glimpse of the future". (Verge) Watch it here. (YouTube) The virtual Fortnite concert has helped the artist drive major streaming, sales gains. (Billboard)
  • SoundCloud thinks streaming is the future of DJing. (5Mag)
  • AVA Festival 2019 announces full-up, including Motor City Drum Ensemble, Ben UFO, The Black Madonna, Avalon Emerson, Len Faki, Call Super, Honey Dijon, Blawan and Daniel Avery. (DT
  • Get Lost Miami announces line-up for its 14th edition, a 24-hour party in a TBA location. (RA
  • NYC-based party organizers Teksupport have announced the phase-one line-up for its inaugural event in nature, Gather Outdoors festival. (Mixmag
  • elrow returns to Miami Music Week. (DT
  • Four Tet, Loco Dice and more top Oasis festival phase 1 Line-up. (Billboard
  • Weather Festival in Paris returns for 2019 with KiNK, Daniel Avery, Antigone, Eris Drew and OKO DJ. (RA
  • David August, B.Traits, Classixx will perform at the CRSSD festival in San Diego. (Mixmag)
  • Foreverland adds extra Newcastle date with Disciples. (DT
  • Dirtybird BBQ cooks up plans for its 2019 summer tour. (Mixmag
  • Barcelona's OFFSónar adds Moodymann, Hunee for 2019. (RA
  • The line-up for Gilles Peterson's new festival We Out Here has been announced with DJ's Theo Parrish, Objekt, Call Super and Josey Rebelle confirmed. (Mixmag
  • Sónar Reykjavík completes 2019 line-up with DAWN, Gas, GusGus's Biggi Veira. (RA
  • Amsterdam's Drumcode Festival reveals first names for 2019, including Charlotte De Witte and Amelie Lens. (RA
  • Terminal V Edinburgh has locked in Objekt, Daniel Avery, Mr G, Jennifer Cardini, Tama Sumo, Mall Grab, Horse Meat Disco and more for its upcoming Easter edition. (Mixmag
  • Groove Cruise Miami announces dates, plots new destination for 2020 sailing. (DA
  • Tomorrowland has finalised their headliners for 2019, locking Amelie Lens, David Guetta, Richie Hawtin and more to join the bill. (DJ Mag
  • James Blake, Richie Hawtin and Charlotte Gainsbourg revealed for Nuits Sonores 2019. (Fact
  • Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren and Richie Hawtin are among the names locked-in for this year's Winter Music Conference. (DJ Mag)
  • Ultra Miami 2019 adds Dog Blood, Tom Morello, Eric Prydz & more to line-up. (Billboard)
  • Club culture in general is becoming more inclusive, but continues to fall short when it comes to welcoming older clubbers and DJs – especially those who are women. (Vice)
  • Are wealth and privilege damaging British dance music, and if so, what should we do about it? (DJ Mag)
  • The Secret DJ: How to maintain a relationship while on tour. (Mixmag
  • Marshmello's Fornite concert: Breaking down the social impact. (Billboard)
  • Why Spotify is betting big on podcasting. (Techcrunch)
  • We Are FSTVL has launched a brand new club series at E1 in London, showcasing the best of UK Bass and Drum & Bass music. (DT
  • Time Warp celebrates 25 years with a back-to-back from Helena Hauff and Nina Kraviz. (RA
  • Welcome to The Yard: London’s only theater-slash-nightclub. (NYTimes)
  • Wynn Las Vegas announces residencies with Alan Walker, Anna Lunoe, Nora En Pure and more. (Billboard
  • London party Half Baked outlines tenth anniversary celebrations. The crew will host numerous events in 2019, including shows at Printworks, Studio 9294 and abroad. (RA
  • A new 1,500-capacity venue called Dock X located in the heart of Surrey Quays is set to open soon in East London. (DJ Mag
  • Kerri Chandler is taking his Kaoz party to Printworks London on March 9. (Mixmag
  • The owners of Printworks London are opening a new 3000 capacity venue, Exhibition London, in West London. (Mixmag
  • Diplo's Mad Decent Publishing has signed a joint venture deal with Big Deal Music Publishing. (Billboard
  • DT632 – LEON (DT
  • RA.662 Olof Dreijer (RA
  • Riz La Teef | Boiler Room: LDN: Bass & Percs Special (Boiler Room)
  • Thomas Melchior | Boiler Room: Bucharest. (Boiler Room)
  • Rinzen in The Lab LA (Mixmag)
  • Jamie 3:26 in The Lab LDN (Mixmag)
  • Golf Clap in The Lab LA (Mixmag)
  • Watch Point Blank's tips for instant creativity in Ableton using Max for live. (PointBlank
  • Studio essentials: Lazare Hoche (Xlr8r
  • Fresh Kicks 93: Reka (DJ Mag
  • Get to know: Harriet Jaxxon (DJ Mag
  • 7 must-hear mixes from January 2019: Surreal avant-club, boggy techno, destabilized bass. (Fact
  • 10 cathartic industrial techno tracks that will purge your soul according to Paula Temple. (ElectronicBeats)
  • The 15 best bass music tracks of January 2019. (Magnetic
  • Solid Gold: How Underworld's Dubnobasswithmyheadman changed UK dance music forever. (DJ Mag
  • B-Sides: Digging in the crates with Cinthie. [video] (ElectronicBeats)
  • 'Best Remixed Recording’ can be a career-making Grammy Award. (Variety)
  • Cause4Concern: 20 years in darkness. (iDJ)
  • Bjarki is bringing Icelandic Techno down to earth. (DJ Mag
  • Excision spotlights his favourite Bass up-and-comers. (Billboard
  • Amy Douglas: The voice of Horse Meat Disco and more. (iDJ
  • The art of DJing: Avalon Emerson (RA
  • Powder discusses origins, no wave, community, instinct and more. (DJ Mag
  • Goldie's new life as Subjective with James Davidson. (Mixmag)
  • Tiga talks Turbo Recordings, the future of techno and what’s coming in 2019. (DJ Mag
  • Defected is the great success story of UK dance music. (DJ Mag
  • Peggy Gou, Lee Burridge, tINI and Josh Wink reveal how they deal with pre-set jitters. (Mixmag
  • Daniel Avery announces Song For Alpha: B-sides & Remixes. (Xlr8r
  • Deadmau5 drops Mau5ville: Level 3. (DJ Mag
  • RL Grime to launch Sable Valley label with Graves collab Arcus. (Billboard)
  • Swedish House Mafia sets sights on Croatia for likely Ultra Europe appearance. (DA
  • The Chainsmokers confirm Juice WRLD collaborations. (Billboard)
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