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18 Oct 2019
  • Spotify UK’s operating profit increased by 125% year-on-year in 2018 to £10.46m. (MusicWeek) Net profit for the year was £6.82m, up from £3.49m. Admin expenses were £68.87m, up 17.5%.
  • Audio-streaming service Mixcloud published its financial results for 2018. Revenue was £2.44m, up 46% from 2017. Losses increased from £885k in 2017 to £3m in 2018 as cost of sales grew and administrative expenses leapt from £1m to £4m. (MusicAlly)
  • Daft Punk are rumoured to be collaborating with Coldplay on the band's new album. (Mixmag
  • The Ibiza Preservation Foundation has published new figures revealing Ibiza has generated 500kg of waste per person this year. The figure is double the amount of waste Spain produces per person. (Mixmag
  • The Phonocut is to become the first at-home vinyl lathe, allowing anyone to cut 10-inch vinyl records at home in a matter of 30 minutes. (Mixmag
  • Native Instruments is launching a new four-deck DJ controller, called Traktor Kontrol S3. (DJ Mag
  • Independent distributors TuneCore and CD Baby have each entered partnerships with Chinese music streaming giant Tencent, bringing their artists' recordings to a massive new listener base. (Billboard)
  • The top 10 most-Shazamed dance tracks in Ibiza this summer have been revealed, with Joys from Italian DJ Roberto Surace at the summit. (RotD
  • Marrakech-based festival The Beat Hotel will return to the Fellah Hotel for its second edition next year. (Mixmag
  • Justice, Black Coffee, and Idris Elba are to headline All My Friends festival in LA. (Mixmag
  • Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO and Hunee will all feature at Sydney's Days Like This Festival. (RA)  
  • Colin Self and Deena Abdelwahed among first names for Ableton Loop 2020. (RA
  • Resistance will return to Ultra Music Festival this year at a new stage entitled The Cove. (DJ Mag
  • Ultra Music Festival is to expand into Abu Dhabi and return to India in 2020. (Billboard
  • India's Magnetic Fields festival has locked Daniel Avery, Violet and Karenn in its second wave of names. (DJ Mag
  • Berlin's CTM Festival reveals 2020 line-up with Akua, Giant Swan, and AYA. (RA
  • Universal's executive VP for content strategy and operations Barak Moffitt explains how it is evolving into a 'music-based media company'. (Advertising Age)
  • Rethinking music and fitness/wellness partnerships, with artists at the centre. (Cherie Hu)
  • The internet keeps changing the way we consume, promote, and monetize music. Will the music industry ever be able to adapt fast enough? (Complex)
  • Ballantine’s True Music Series has released a new documentary titled Communities Behind the Dancefloor, going in-depth on the stories behind four game-changing clubs from across the globe. (Mixmag
  • '20 years of fabric' to be celebrated on a new double compilation. (Mixmag
  • Amsterdam nightclub Claire has announced it will officially close in November. (Mixmag
  • Düsseldorf's Salon des Amateurs is re-opening this month after closing for renovations in November 2018. (RA
  • New 300 capacity venue Dryad Works to open in Sheffield this weekend. (RA)  
  • New 250 capacity club The Dance to open in New York. (DJ Mag
  • DT667 – Wolf Story (DT
  • RA.698 Shapednoise (RA
  • Saturday Night Session 030: Jonas Blue (DA
  • Carl Cox B2B Adam Beyer from Resistance at Privilege, Ibiza (Drumcode)
  • FKA Mash in The Lab Johannesburg (Mixmag)
  • Aero Manyelo in The Lab Johannesburg (Mixmag
  • Beautiful Swimmers in The Lab NYC | Bulldog Gin (Mixmag
  • Marcel Dettmann set at Dekmantel 2019 (Dekmantel
  • CC:DISCO In The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Truncate in The Lab LA | Bulldog Gin (Mixmag
  • Shiba San b2b Walker & Royce at CRSSD Festival Fall 2019 (Mixmag
  • Adana Twins set at Palais Longchamp in Marseille, France (Cercle
  • The 15 best tech house tracks of September 2019. (Magnetic
  • 7 must-hear mixes from September 2019 (Fact
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear this October. (DJ Mag
  • Take Ten: Goldie selects jungle and drum & bass classics from his collection. (DJ Mag
  • Label Of The Month: Flashmob Records (iDJ)
  • On Cue: Anja Schneider (DJ Mag
  • Renegade Riddims: Charli Brix (DT
  • Fresh Kicks 122: Hyph11E (DJ Mag
  • Stihia: An electronic dawn in Uzbekistan. (RA
  • 10 ways Ibiza will change in 2020. (Mixmag
  • INSTA DJ - Social media and the new age dancefloor.[video] (Pioneer DJ
  • Juan Atkins: The Originator [video] (Electronic Beats
  • How Twitter changed music. (Pitchfork
  • How social virtual reality will ramp up the music experience. (Forbes)
  • As the conversation about how artists can best navigate the streaming economy develops, many musicians and labels are moving towards more independent platforms including Bandcamp, selling their music and growing their fanbase with greater control over their output and finances. (DJ Mag)
  • Can electronic music be made with metal cans and car parts? Kokoko! says yes. (Billboard
  • Stellar OM Source: No more nights alone. (RA
  • DJ Bone and the power of charity through raving. (Mixmag
  • How DJ Harvey's Pikes Ibiza residency became one of the island's coolest events. (Billboard
  • DJ Harvey: "I’m most definitely not a disco DJ... I'm just a DJ" (Mixmag
  • How Frankfurt’s ’80s tape scene laid the foundation for the city’s techno renaissance. (ElectronicBeats
  • David Guetta talks about his new track with MORTEN, taking a break from producing pop hits, and David Greta memes. (
  • Defected Records founder Simon Dunmore explains how the label overcame the EDM boom. (Billboard
  • Italian-born, London-based producer TSVI will debut his Anunaku alias on a new three-track EP for Whities, titled Whities 024. (Mixmag
  • Armin van Buuren releases his sixth single All Comes Down featuring Cimo Fränkel from his forthcoming album. (DA
  • Charlotte de Witte to release two new EPs on her KNTXT label. (RA
  • Omar Souleyman returns with fourth LP, Shlon, for Mad Decent. (RA
  • Madeon opens up about depression and announces new single, Be Fine. (DA
  • A video game celebrating the life and music of Avicii is being developed for multiple gaming platforms. AVICII Invector is currently slated for release this winter. (Mixmag
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