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12 Jun 2020
  • AEG is implementing a mix of layoffs, furloughs and salary reductions due to the pandemic that will be implemented within all departments including AEG Presents, the concert and festival promotion group. (BillboardVariety)
  • Viagogo and StubHub have been told to amend the terms of their $4bn deal or face harsher regulatory scrutiny, after the Competition and Markets Authority said it was concerned the merger could drive up prices for consumers. (GuardianIQ)
  • The Avicii Experience is to open in Sweden next year and will include an immersive interactive exhibition that follows Tim Bergling’s musical journey. (Variety)
  • Luca Olivotto launches new imprint, Small Great Things (DataTransmission)
  • Artists including Pete Tong, The Chemical Brothers and Groove Armada have come together to create the 45 track compilation of exclusive music, donated 100% for free with all proceeds going to official fundraising partner, NHS Charities Together. (RotD)
  • Glitterbox is releasing a feature-length film, Where Love Lives, this summer. (RotD) The documentary was filmed over six months in various New York, Ibiza, Paris and London locations and features many DJs and artists.
  • In support of Black Lives Matter (Fabric)
  • The music industry is lining up to sign an open letter to repeal New York’s draconian and pretty outlandish police secrecy stature, 50-A. (Magnetic)
  • MarshmelloBassnectarAlison Wonderland & more speak out after the death of George Floyd. (Billboard)
  • A collective of Black music executives in the UK has sent a letter to heads of some music companies, laying out five “immediate calls to action” to tackle structural and systematic racism within the industry. (IQGuardian)
    • The team behind Glastonbury Festival’s famous after-hours mini-city, Shangri-La, has announced virtual-reality (VR) festival Lost Horizon. (IQGuardian p3)
  • At Apple Music UK & IrelandRyan Newman has been promoted to the role of Head of Editorial. (Billboard)
  • This is how much more money artists earn from Bandcamp compared to streaming services. (Pitchfork)
  • On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July, Tomorrowland will host the first 3D digital edition of their world-famous festival, featuring 8 interactive stages. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • DJ Snake has hit the billion streams mark on Spotify, again, with his smash "Taki Taki." (Billboard)
  • Twitch has sent out an influx of DMCA takedown notices in an apparent move to tackle unauthorised copyrighted material being used on its platform. (DJMag
  • Black artists are demanding more representation on Spotify's electronic playlists. (YourEDM)
  • After years of battling accusations of manipulating stream counts and royalty payments, Jay-Z’s Tidal is now officially under investigation by Norwegian authorities. (DMN)
  • Electric Blockaloo, the virtual music festival of Minecraft, unveiled the full lineup for its digital event taking place June 25-28. (HR) Steve Aoki with DIM MAK's Dojo, Rudimental, Seth Troxler, Kevin Saunderson and Carl Craig are among the lineup, which includes over eight hundred other artists.
    • Dutch dance music giant ID&T, known for festivals such as Mysteryland, Defqon.1 Weekend Festival, Amsterdam Open Air and Welcome to the Future, is trying its hand at organising camping holidays, as festivals in the Netherlands remain banned until 1 September. (IQ)
    • Lollapalooza and most of the Chicago’s other summer music festivals have been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, the city announced. (Variety)
    • People are breaking lockdown to attend illegal raves across the UK. (Mixmag)
    • Coachella festival in California is being planned for April 9-11 and April 16-18 2021, having been cancelled for this year. (Billboard)
    • The Isle of Wight festival has announced the line-up for its 2021 event next June. Headliners include Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra.
    • Some clubs will open on Europe's party islands this summer, including Ibiza, but they will be outdoor venues with less dancing and more VIP tables. (Billboard)
  • DJ Bone will host a series of small parties at Radion in Amsterdam. (Mixmag)
  • Pikes hotel in Ibiza has officially announced its reopening on 1 July. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • Spanish authorities will allow Ibiza clubs to reopen in phase three of economic reopening plan. (DancingAstronaut)
    • Mix Of The Day: Yazzus (RA)
    • Mix Of The Day: DJ Swisha (RA)
    • Podcast 647: The Orb (xlr8r)
    • FACT mix 761: Swan Meat (Fact)
    • Magnetic Mix 101: Jaded. (Magnetic)
    • Roland Clark mix (RedBull)
    • Ron Trent: Streaming from Isolation (BoilerRoom)
    • Denney hypnotic tribal house set in The Lab LDN. (Mixmag)
    • Lab Lockdown: London-based artist Hector Plimmer (Mixmag)
    • Premiere: Tunisian artist Househead Samira delivers feel good vibes. (DJMag)
    • Premiere: Gábor Lázár will release a new LP on Planet Mu. (DJMag)
    • Franky Wah talks us through ‘The Revival Vol. 1’ (DataTransmission)
    • In Conversation with... Marbs, Desert Hearts co-founder (DataTransmission)
    • Mura Masa announced training initiative for 10 black women to get into live music roles. (Mixmag)
    • Six reasons why dance music collectives are essential. (DataTransmission)
    • What is A&R? A behind-the-scenes look at record label talent-spotters. (RedBull)
    • The rights and wrongs of sampling. (Attack)
    • How countries plan to restart nightclubs and music festivals (RA)
    • 46 Black-run electronic dance labels you can support on Bandcamp right now. (Billboard)
    • Premiere: Tunisian artist Househead Samira delivers feel good vibes. (DJMag)
    • This week’s Bandcamp essentials. (DJMag)
    • Obituary: Eugene Manzi, former head of the press office for London Records/FFRR (Guardian)
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