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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Model Man
Mahogany Recordings/Marathon
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"It's time to rip the covers off this week ENT. Coming out of Essex, two brothers whose music we have been championing for some time. They featured on the BBC Introducing stage on our virtual Radio 1 Big Weekend and we were impressed. They have just dropped their brand new tune. This week's ENT comes from Model Man and it's called Why."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.01 here.

Label: Mahogany Recordings/Marathon
Management: Christian Wright, Monopoly Music
Publishing: Unpublished
Radio: Jay Ahmed, Your Army
Club: Tom Currie,Your Army
Online: Adam Guest, Satellite 414
Live: Michael Harvey Bray, Paradigm
26 Jun 2020
  • Live Nation is not reducing the fees paid to artists to play festivals in 2021, contrary to recent media reports citing an outdated memo regarding deal points. (Pollstar)
  • Vinyl outlets in Europe, the US and South America will participate in a 24hour Move The Record streaming event on July 3rd and 4th. (RA
  • Calvin Harris has topped PPL's list of UK’s most played tracks of 2019, compiled by PPL. (DJ Mag
  • Rights management agency SoundExchange, the Recording Academy, A2IM and others have launched Fair Trade of Music, an education and advocacy campaign to pay creators abroad. (Billboard)
  • Mixcloud cofounder Nikhil Shah has announced he is stepping down from the CEO role but will continue as a board advisor, as he seeks new challenges. (Medium)
  • Beatport launches new Organic House/Downtempo genre. (beatportal
  • SyncFloor, a search and discovery site for sync, has partnered with independent distributor TuneCore to build TuneCore Sync on the SyncFloor SyncSite platform. (RotD)
  • Spotify has shared its predictions for songs that are likely to soundtrack summer 2020. (RotD)
  • The company behind the Pacemaker DJ app, due to have its support from Spotify cut off, has secured an extension as it seeks to strike its own direct licensing deals. (MusicAlly
  • Germany has extended its large events ban until at least October. (DJ Mag
  • Glastonbury has announced the schedule for Glastonbury Experience virtual festival. (DJ Mag)
  • Honey Dijon, Mike Servito, Jasmine Infiniti play New York Pride 2020 charity livestream marathon. (RA
  • The organisers of online dance festival Electric Blockaloo have moved its date to 9-13 July and changed the name to Rave Family Block Fest. (Billboard)  
  • The Australian Government has pledged $75 million to aid the country's ailing festival and events industry. (RA
  • DJ Mag are partnering with Block9 to bring you a charity stream this weekend as part of their virtual Glastonbury 2020 plans. Norman Jay MBE, Heidi, Batu and DJ Paulette will all play the warehouse party.
  • ROSTR's second annual report on the World's Leading Artist Management Companies analysed data from over 3,000 management companies. Journalist Cherie Hu reports on the findings.
  • Music subscriber market shares Q1 2020. (Midia) The report claims there were 400m music subscribers globally, up from 341m at the end of 2019. By service, Spotify led with 32%, followed by Apple Music on 18% and Amazon Music on 14%.
  • Twitch’s streaming boom is jolting the music industry. (Bloomberg
  • George Goodrich of Playlist Push shares tips he’s learned of successful Spotify playlist campaigns. (DMN
  • Will the pandemic spark a return to local line-ups? (RA)  
  • Where are the women in Drum & Bass? (beatportal
  • Novation has announced a new range of their Launchkey controllers. (DJ Mag
  • Switzerland's club scene reopens slowly with low-capacity events and no social distancing. (RA
  • Berlin's Club der Visionaere launches crowdfund campaign to save venue. (RA
  • Nightclubs are set to remain closed as lockdown is eased in the UK in the coming weeks. (DJ Mag
  • New COVID-19 rules mean that the party is over for Ibiza Super-Clubs this season. (Billboard
  • Lafawndah signs to Latency for third album, The Fifth Season. (XLR8R
  • UTA has signed deadmau5 for worldwide representation in all areas. (Billboard)
  • DT700 – HOBBS (UK)  
  • RA.733 Laraaji (RA
  • FACT mix 763: Mama Snake (Fact
  • Dekmantel Podcast 285 - Sherelle (Dekmantel
  • Oliver Heldens live from The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam - June 2020 (Oliver Heldens
  • Downtime: Sama's lockdown releases mix (Mixmag
  • Magnetic Mix 104: DJ Spen (Magnetic
  • Hector Plimmer in The Lab LDN (Mixmag)
  • NYC Downlow Presents Honey Dijon Glasto 2020 (Block9
  • Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge Virtual Rave-A-Thon. (Insomniac
  • On Our Radar: June 2020 (beatportal
  • Pawl and Discrete: Sweden’s next top electronic music stars. (OneEDM
  • Renegade Riddims: Kidsonic (DT)
  • In Conversation with… Spartaque (DT
  • Apple are changing the way they make their computers, here's why DJs and producers should care. (DJ Mag
  • Are concerts, festivals, and live events ever coming back? Here’s what six experts say. (FastCo)
  • Live music industry recovery could take 3-4 years. (IO)
  • Why the death of the nightclub would be a disaster for British music. (Telegraph)
  • Shaquille O'Neal interview (
  • 10 things Sofi Tukker learned from doing 100 livestreams during quarantine. (Billboard
  • Kush Jones is New York City's ever-prolific shapeshifter. (Electronic Beats
  • Baauer on the UK dance tracks that inspired his new album. (Red Bull
  • Giorgia Angiuli: “It needs to be magic, always” (beatportal
  • Armin van Buuren and Benno de Goeij talk about GAIA. (EDMTunes
  • The divine creation of Chicago house. (Cuepoint
  • Detroit is Techno City, and techno is Black. (DetroitMetroTimes
  • Unraveling the mysteries of publishing, licensing and syncs. (Shawn Reynaldo)
  • Is livestreaming sustainable? (Synchtank)
  • How Defected Records kept the party going during lockdown. (BBC)
  • Amazon Music have released a short film on Youtube about legendary disco singer, Sylvester.  (Mixmag
  • Martin Garrix has revealed his newly refurbished STMPD studio complex in the Netherlands. (DJ Mag
  • Jeff Mills, Eddie Fowlkes and poet Jessica Care Moore are The Beneficiaries on debut album, The Crystal City Is Alive. (RA
  • Felix da Housecat unleashes disco charm on Chicago Love. (DA
  • deadmau5 is working on a streaming platform for mau5trap artists. (EDMTunes
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