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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
NINL in cooperation with BMG
out now
"We have been featuring this on the last couple of shows and it is now available. It's the first track from his first album in 11 years that's going to be released in early 2021 and is accompanied by a highly acclaimed video. We love him, we love this. This week's Essential New Tune is Home from Solomun."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.29 here.
LabelKatherine Parrott, BMG - NINL in cooperation with BMG
ManagementCan Azizoglu
Publishing: Copyright Control 
RadioJay Ahmed, Your Army
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army 
TVEmma Bailey, Your Army
OnlinePete Oldak, NINL Press 
06 Nov 2020
  • The UK’s largest nightclub operator, Deltic Group, is seeking a buyer as it fights to stave off bankruptcy after the seven-month closure of its venues during the pandemic drained the business of cash. (Guardian)
  • Insomniac has acquired promoter Club Glow and Washington D.C venues Echostage and Soundcheck. (Billboard
  • Spotify reported a gain of 6m subscribers in Q3, from 138m in the second quarter and 130m in the first, and 320m total monthly active users, up 29% year over year. Total revenues climbed just 14% year on year to €1.975bn, which Spotify partly blamed on the depreciation of the US dollar versus the euro. Average revenue from subscribers dropped 10% from a year ago to €4.19 in the third quarter. (Spotify)
  • Bristol electronic music station, SWU.FM has officially launched. (DJMag
  • The GRAMMY Awards is changing the name of its Best World Music Album category to Best Global Music Album to avoid “connotations of colonialism”. (Mixmag
  • Detroit-based electronic artist Waajeed has announced a new fundraising initiative to raise money for the new Underground Music Academy. (Mixmag
  • 2 Bad Mice have relaunched legendary jungle label Moving Shadow label as Over/Shadow. (RA
  • Brownswood Recordings is to release the fourth edition of the Future Bubblers compilation, part of the talent discovery and artist development scheme focusing on developing unsigned talent and building audiences for new left-field music. (RotD)
  • launches its Alternative Power 100 Music List.
  • A number of illegal raves took place across England at the weekend, despite news of an impending national lockdown being announced by the prime minister Boris Johnson on Saturday evening. (Mixmag
  • The Arts Council of England have frozen a £223,000 grant to defunct Birmingham nightclub Sundissential amid growing scrutiny of the Culture Recovery Fund. (Telegraph) The company was dormant between 2017 and 2019, Companies House filings show. However, the business filed micro company accounts on 1 September - just three days before the deadline for applications for the second round of grants.
  • 110 organisations from across the cultural and creative sector have published a joint call on the EU and national governments to place culture at the core of each and every recovery plan. (RotD)
  • UK Music has welcomed the Government’s “important vote of confidence” in the music industry after ministers confirmed that professional recording studios and music video productions can continue under new national restrictions for England. (RotD)
  • With England in a national lockdown until at least 2 December, the Musicians' Union has expressed its concerns at the level of support for the self-employed announced by the Government. (DJMag)
  • Industry and political leaders have united behind UK Music’s call for action on diversity following the publication of its 2020 Music Industry Diversity Survey and Ten-Point Plan. (RotD)
  • Spotify announced it will begin to test a new service that gives artists more of a say in how their music is discovered on the platform. At launch, the service will allow artists and labels to identify music that’s a priority to them, and Spotify will then add a signal to help the music get surfaced by its personalisation algorithms. It essentially means that specific record is amplified in exchange for a lower royalty rate, for that record only. (TechCrunch)
  • A German study by scientists from Halle University into the transmission of coronavirus at indoor concerts has concluded that such an environment poses a “low to very low” risk to attendees of contracting the disease provided attendees follow correct hygiene procedures and the venue limits capacity, with good ventilation. (DJMag
  • Ticketmaster announced the development of SmartEvent, a new suite of technology tools that helps fans safely return to live events. (IQ)
  • Tomorrowland to host virtual New Year's Eve festival. (DJMag
  • Armin van Buuren has announced a series of virtual performances with VR platform Sensorium Galaxy. (Mixmag
  • Lost Horizon, the VR music venue created by the team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La, has announced its first season of virtual events in VR event platform Sansar. (IQ
  • Beatport has partnered with When the Music Stops and Silentmode for a 24+ hour virtual music festival in support of mental health this Saturday. (RotD)
  • How can the music industry diversify its income streams? (MusicAlly)
  • Discovery Mode: Understanding how Spotify thinks. (Midia) "The net impact of this new strategic direction will be beneficial for investors first and rightsholders/creators second".
  • Sydney venue Freda's to close after nine years. (RA
  • Techno and house club events in Germany have been officially recognised as concerts by The Federal Fiscal Court. (DJMag
  • Mix of the Day: Terrence Dixon (RA
  • DT719 – Space Jump Salute (DT)
  • Fact Mix 782: Martyn Bootyspoon (Fact
  • RA.752 Melina Serser (RA
  • Podcast 667: Loraine James (XLR8R
  • Mix of the Day: John Gómez (RA
  • Podcast 668: Orli (XLR8R)  
  • Secondcity in The Lab LDN (Mixmag)
  • Label of the Month: Terminal M (beatportal
  • Hot new tracks for November (IbizaSpotlight
  • The 15 best progressive house tracks of October 2020. (Magnetic
  • The 15 best techno tracks of October 2020. (Magnetic
  • Continental Drift: 20 club tracks guiding us into a new era. (electronicbeats
  • Studio Selections: Rian Treanor (DJMag
  • Selections: ANOTR (DJMag
  • NUDE043: Polli ji (DT
  • EX.531 Imagining future forms of music media. (RA
  • Tackling artificial intelligence in music: Interview with Musiio CEO and co-founder Hazel Savage. (Medium)
  • Ibiza's golden age of clubbing: this Instagram account is a White Isle time capsule. (DJMag
  • "I never intended to be an artist": Julian Jordan opens up about his career in dance music. (
  • Evolutionary Techno: DJ Bone’s journey through production. (Ableton
  • How Rui Da Silva’s progressive house hit ‘Touch Me ft. Cassandra’ broke the pop mould. (DJMag
  • House Gospel Choir: “House music is for everybody!” (iDJ
  • Kaskade talks 'adjusting expectations' for sold out Drive-In series. (Billboard)  
  • Richie Hawtin on income equality in dance music: "We're trying to fix a problem that we've lost control of" (
  • The ‘times’ according to SG Lewis. (DA
  • How Fat Tony saved 2020: The DJ talks parties, playlists and getting sober. (Standard)
  • DJ Krust: “My Approach to making music is to get outside of that comfort zone” (beatportal)
  • Chase & Status: “Fabric is an institution in British and global clubbing” (beatportal
  • Massive Attack have shared a new film about climate change. (MassiveAttack
  • Netsky has returned to Hospital Records for his fourth studio album, Second Nature. (DA
  • Fatboy Slim has shared a previously unreleased track, The Voice of Experience, via his Yum Yum Head Food alias. (DJMag
  • Rüfus Du Sol have revealed there is a new album on the way. (EDMTunes
  • High Contrast is embarking on a themed virtual tour to raise awareness and funds for the Music Venue Trust's #saveourvenues campaign. (DJMag
  • Melbourne DJ Phil K, AKA Phil Krokadis, has died following a battle with bladder cancer, aged 51 years. (DJMag
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