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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
"It's coming out of the Diynamic camp in Hamburg, Germany. Taken from the brand new eighth instalment of the label's Picture series. A song of togetherness and hope. It's called Forever, from Tunnelvisions, and it's this week's ENT."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.53mins here.
Label: Pete Oldak, Diynamic Music 
Management: Niels Voorbach / Pieter Ridder, We Are E  
Publishing: Coen Tegelberg, Cloud 9 
Radio & Online: Pete Downes, Jukebox PR 
Club & Live: Pieter Ridder, We Are E  
27 Mar 2020
  • United Talent Agency has implemented a company-wide salary cut. (Variety)
  • Hits speculates on the future of Paradigm, which is said to have laid off 250 of its 750 staff, plus slashed remaining staff pay by half. "Will we see a new agency rise from the ashes, or old ones get rebooted?".
  • Independent distributor TuneCore announced that longtime CEO Scott Ackerman has decided to step down, effective 15 April. He’ll stay on in an advisory role reporting to Denis Ladegaillerie, CEO of owner Believe Group. A search for a new CEO is underway. (Billboard)
  • Diplo's Mad Decent label has announced a collaborative imprint with Los Angeles-based creative agency and streetwear brand Pizzaslime. (Billboard
  • A collective of Ibiza business leaders wants to extend the season to November as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mixmag
  • The UK Arts Council has announced a £160 million emergency fund for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. (DJ Mag
  • IMPALA's Covid-19 Task Force has published a package of ten recommendations seeking urgent action at EU, national and sector level. The aim is to try and secure a co-ordinated approach across Europe to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on the independent music sector. (RotD)
  • Help Musicians has launched the Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund, a new offering specifically created to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians may currently be facing. (RotD)
  • PRS for Music has announced an immediate PRS Emergency Relief Fund to support its members during the Coronavirus pandemic. In partnership with the PRS Members’ Fund and PRS Foundation, the money will be available to PRS members around the world who are facing significant financial pressure. (RotD)
  • Spotify is launching a music relief project where it will match donations up to a total Spotify contribution of $10m, along with a feature enabling artists to fundraise from fans via their Spotify profiles. (Spotify)
  • SoundCloud announced plans to make new resources and programmes available to SoundCloud Creators in order to "support them in creating, engaging, and growing their careers" during the coronavirus outbreak. (Engadget)
  • Musicians are asking Spotify to triple their royalty payments following the loss of earnings that has arisen through the coronavirus pandemic. (Guardian)
  • Bandcamp reports on a typical Friday, fans buy about 47,000 items, but this past Friday, when the company waived its fees, fans bought nearly 800,000, or $4.3m worth of music and merch. (Bandcamp)
  • SoundCloud has partnered with Twitch to launch a new service that will help artists monetize their content amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (DJ Mag
  • Spotify is pulling support for all third-party DJ apps like djay from 1 July. It's not yet clear why the company will no longer allow access to its library of music. (Engadget)
  • YouTube Music users can now read lyrics while listening to a song on the service’s iOS and Android apps. (Verge)
  • Bandsintown is offering artists free, accelerated, and much-needed access to Twitch Affiliate status and its live streaming monetisation tools. (RotD)
  • Human Traffic Live has been postponed. (DJ Mag
  • Texas' Ubbi Dubbi Dance Festival has been postponed due to coronavirus. (Billboard
  • Fatboy Slim will be playing a thank you party at Snowbombing 2021 for everyone who's transferred their tickets from 2020 to next year. (Mixmag
  • Burning Man 2020 is to "proceed with caution" in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (DJ Mag
  • Originally set to take place 20-22 May in Ibiza, the IMS Ibiza conference has been cancelled. Organisers announced a virtual version of the event will take place instead. (Billboard
  • Brandon Block's BELIEVE Tuesdays Mindfulness Festival, originally scheduled for 31 March in London, will go ahead as a free online event, live on Facebook and Instagram. (RotD)
  • Belgian festival Tomorrowland have shared that preparations for the 2020 summer festival are "ongoing". (DJ Mag
  • The definitive guide to Spotify royalties. (Jeff Price)
  • UK musicians have already lost an estimated £13.9m in earnings because of coronavirus, according to a Musicians’ Union survey. (Guardian)
  • BPI CEO Geoff Taylor on why the music biz must rally round together. (MW
  • Virtual concerts show how the global pandemic is changing live music. (DMNW
  • Can the vinyl and CD business survive Coronavirus? (Billboard)
  • How the huge US coronavirus relief package helps artists, roadies and other out-of-work music professionals. (Billboard)
  • AFEM Membership: Recent new AFEM members include (A-Z) - Audiophile Music Group, Bang! Productions, Cancun Music Week, Chris Mutter, Crowd Control, Dancefair, De Light Management, Deepgrooves Vinyl Pressing, Defected Records, Electric Soul, Emanate, LabelRadar Inc, LadyK, Ledo Music, Little Empire Music, LiveLoop, MCP Music Consulting & Production, Mid 8 Media, MIXO, MO7AI Entertainment, Music Worx, PRS For Music, SEMCON (Scottish Electronic Music Conference), Seshling LLC, Stem Disintermedia, Syndicast LTD, The Ministry - Members Club, The Radio Department, Thomas St John, Unison Rights Management, Viberate, Xelon Entertainment, YACAST, Zoroty Distribution.
    Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • Funds raised will be administered by AFEM and distributed to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO looking after frontline health concerns, and the AFEM Members COVID-19 Hardship Fund, set up to help struggling member businesses retain lower earning workers who would otherwise be let go, and to direct funds to those in most in need of urgent financial help.
  • Beatport and AFEM launch COVID-19 Hardship Fund: Beginning today, Friday, March 27th at 8pm GMT / 1pm PST, Beatport - in partnership with Twitch - will broadcast a live 24-hour global DJ marathon called ReConnect - A Global Music Event, seeing 24 artists including Carl Cox, Bonobo, Nina Kraviz, Gorgon City, RÜFÜS DÜ SOL (DJ set), A-Trak, Nicole Moudaber, Chris Liebing and Nora En Pure perform from their homes or studios around the world. During the live stream viewers can make donations to benefit those most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • AFEM Helpful Resources - Coronavirus Response: AFEM is focused on helping and supporting the electronic music industry in response to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A dedicated website page has been created to include the most credible and helpful resources relating to well-being, financial aid, alternative income opportunities, donating and lobbying. This will be updated regularly and AFEM invite you to share any additional resource links via email to
  • Native Instruments have made their Kontakt instrument Analog Dreams free until 31 March. (DJ Mag
  • 9 free plug-ins to get your production popping in self-isolation. (Mixmag)
  • Milan’s The Temple of Lost Future venue is attempting to break the world record for the longest DJ set with a planned 340 hour session. (Mixmag
  • Resident Advisor to stream 42-hour virtual rave, Club Quarantäne tonight with Helena Hauff, Marcel Dettmann, Skee Mask and more.
  • Brazilian superclub Green Valley tops DJ Mag's readers' poll of the world's best clubs for the third year in a row.  
  • Members of Berlin’s club community have launched the Nightlife Emergency Fund. (DJ Mag)  
  • DT687 – James Solace (DT
  • RA.721 Gene On Earth (RA
  • Podcast 637: ELLES (XLR8R
  • Magnetic Mix 086: Coldabank (Magnetic
  • Jasper James Choice Mix (Red Bull
  • DJ Holographic in The Lab LA (Mixmag
  • Benny Benassi | Billboard Live At-Home (Billboard
  • The Black Madonna | Boiler Room x Streaming From Isolation #1 (Boiler Room
  • Mall Grab | Boiler Room x Streaming From Isolation #2 (Boiler Room
  • Sippin' T | Boiler Room x Streaming From Isolation #3 (Boiler Room
  • HAAi | Boiler Room x Streaming From Isolation #3 (Boileroom
  • Beyond Wonderland Virtual Rave-A-Thon (Insomniac
  • Madeon - Ironing Board Session 1 (Madeon
  • Dillion Francis Coronight Fever b2b with Diplo (Dillon Francis
  • Calvin Harris - Love Regenerator Livestream (Calvin Harris
  • 10 electronic albums we’re thankful are coming soon. (Billboard
  • The Orb pick 10 tracks that inspired their new album. (beatportal
  • Watch the music documentary The Sound of Belgium online. [video] (Jozef Deville
  • Label Spotlight: Kitsune (Billboard
  • Producer Sessions 018: Doctor P (DA
  • Fresh Kicks 137: Swan Meat (DJ Mag
  • Renegade Master: Charlotte Devaney (DT
  • Renegade Riddims: Cyan (DT
  • Introducing: Hyperaktivist, the Venezuelan selector using ’90s principles to reunite the dance floor. (beatportal
  • Aquarian is an antidote to po-faced monolithic techno. (Mixmag
  • Jubilee's guide to Miami bass. (DJ Mag
  • Meet Rony Seikaly: Former NBA player, now DJ. (Forbes
  • The democratisation of record-label advances. (Cherie Hu)
  • Real nightclubs have shut down, but a new world of virtual raves has begun. (Times)
  • Kraftwerk: where to start in their back catalogue. (Guardian)
  • Richard Russell discovered the Prodigy, signed the White Stripes – and launched Adele. And it all started with a novelty rave tune about a bouncer. (Guardian)
  • LCY and India Jordan talk rave, masks and visibility in DJ culture. (Red Bull
  • KG B2Beats Hagan: Rhythm lords in lockstep. (Electronic Beats)
  • "More intimacy": How Nene H is powering connections through techno. (Mixmag
  • Christian Löffler on his latest album, organic approach, and playing moody sounds to techno crowds. (EDM)
  • Monolink: finding the connection. (DJ Mag
  • Absurd TRAX are pioneering club music's future in a time of existential crisis (Mixmag
  • David Guetta returns to the source as Jack Back. (DJ Mag
  • Meet the artists and labels using innovative design to reclaim electronic music's influence on fashion. (Electronic Beats
  • Running a business in a disrupted world with The Everyday Agency (TEA). (DT
  • How to set up a livestream (RA
  • How dance producers are using video game livestream platform Twitch to connect with fans. (DJ Mag
  • Self-Isolation 101: Artists tips for spending time at home (RA
  • Resident Advisor's Save Our Scene: Attend virtual events
  • Resident Advisor's Save Our Scene: Useful resources for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the people who want to help them. 
  • Kygo announces his third album is complete, first single to be released today (27 March). (DA
  • Autechre say they have two new albums ready. (RA
  • Major Lazer have announced a collaboration with Marcus Mumford, called Lay Your Head On Me. (DJ Mag
  • Ikonika to release new EP, Bodies, via Don't Be Afraid. (RA
  • Skrillex has revealed that his next album is almost finished. (DJ Mag
  • Porter Robinson has launched an interactive album website for social distancing. (DJ Mag
  • Bicep has released new single, Atlas, on Ninja Tune. (RA)  
  • Armand van Helden and A-Trak have teased more new music under their Duck Sauce alias. (DJ Mag)
  • Diplo is prepping the release of debut Thomas Wesley country album. (DA
  • Peaking Lights will release their new album on Dekmantel, titled E S C A P E in May. (XLR8R
  • Skream has released a new album of dubstep material, which is available to buy now on Bandcamp. (Mixmag
  • B.Traits has revealed a new drum & bass alias, Baby T. (RA
  • Above & Beyond's Paavo Siljamäki has been diagnosed with Covid-19. (OneEDM
  • DJ Black N Mild has died aged 44 after coronavirus diagnosis. (Billboard
  • EBM pioneer, DAF's Gabriel Delgado-López, better known simply as Gabi Delgado, has passed away at age 61. (DJ Mag
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