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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Lose Your Head (CamelPhat Remix)
London Grammar
Ministry of Sound
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"This week's Essential New Tune is the CamelPhat remix of Lose Your Head from London Grammar. The original is taken from London Grammar's forthcoming third album, California Soil, due out in April. Also, a shout out to George Fitzgerald who co-wrote and produced this track with the band." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.30 here.
Label: Rob Anderson, Ministry of Sound
ManagementRose Moon, September Management
RadioChristian Nockall & Martin Cook, Your Army
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army
TVKaren Williams, Big Sister 
Live: Alex Hardee, Pardigm 
29 Jan 2021
  • Native Instruments has announced that Francisco Partners, a global investment firm, is to become the majority shareholder of the company. (MusicRadar
  • The share price of Live Nation has hit an all-time high of $76.54 – more than double its slump to $29.50 in March last year, despite the fact the vast majority of live shows have not been able to take place for the past ten months. (IQ) The company just acquired a majority stake in ticketed livestreaming platform Veeps. 
  • DJ Ez and Defected's 24 hour stream raised £88k for mental health charity MIND. (Mixmag
  • Velocity Press will publish Who Say Reload, a new book giving a comprehensive history of D’n’B from those that were there at its beginning. (Mixmag
  • UK label Big Dada is relaunching as a "label run by Black, POC & minority ethnic people for Black, POC & minority ethnic artists." (RA
  • UK house DJ Phil Asher has died, aged 50, after suffering a heart attack. (DJMag
  • Derick Almena has pleaded guilty to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter following a devastating fire at Ghost Ship in exchange for a 12-year sentence. (DJMag
  • The PRS Foundation in the UK has announced the launch of 'Power Up', a long-term initiative aimed at supporting 40 Black music creators and industry professionals a year with grants and industry-wide support. (RotD)
  • The UK's PRS Foundation has announced its nationwide Talent Development Partner programme will receive support from PPL. (RotD)
  • UK Nightlife industry leaders are calling for the public to submit evidence to the parliamentary inquiry into Covid-19's impact on the sector. (Mixmag
  • The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Events (APPG) in the UK has submitted a series of recommendations to the Covid Recovery Commission. (AAA)
  • In the UK PRS for Music has launched a new licensing portal for music creators, venues and promoters wanting to stage and livestream small-scale gigs, DJ events, classical concerts and theatrical events online. (RotDIQ) The Music Venue Trust responded "We have not been consulted on such a Tariff, advised of it, or even notified of it prior to this press release being issued"... "A fixed rate Tariff is not a mechanism by which that will be achieved, and the methodology and rate proposed by PRS for Music will not result in grassroots songwriters being paid for their work". The MMF and FAC commented "They need to urgently listen to the growing concerns of artists and their representatives during the pandemic, implement a waiver for performer-writers to opt-out of such fees, and commit to a full and transparent industry-wide consultation before issuing invoices to cash-strapped artists."
  • Eluize explains Beatport LINK’s streaming royalties. [Video] (beatportal
  • Electronic music promoter LWE has teamed up with virtual live events platform Sansar to launch Tobacco Dock Virtual for hybrid clubbing and gaming events. (MW
  • Tomorrowland has shared the aftermovie from last year's virtual festival. [Watch] (Tomorrowland
  • Burning Man has said it is “Impossible to say right now” if the flagship festival will go ahead this year. (DJMag
  • Rothbury Village council have approved dates in June 2021 for Electric Forest. (
  • The US live event business is offering its support to help vaccinate people across the United States. (Magnetic
  • Glastonbury: "Emily Eavis said she was still working on Glastonbury-related projects for this year, including possible livestreamed events. 'A lot of big artists have been in touch offering to perform for us at the farm'." "In 2020 the festival lost £5m after cancelling in March with much of the planning and work under way. Cancelling now meant this year’s losses would not compare". (Guardian
  • Organisers of the Ultra Music Festival are said to be ready to cancel this year's event, but are requesting that City of Miami officials approve their permit request to stage the event next year before making a formal announcement. (Billboard
  • How streaming bots are wrecking independent musicians’ careers. (Hypebot)
  • Why record labels love social media. (Penny Fractions
  • Most of Native Instruments’ shares have sold. What could it mean for Traktor? (DJTechTools
  • A&R is at a crossroads, and as 2021 rolls on, the sector will be forced to grow up. Travis Rosenblatt explores the mistakes A&R execs and labels make, and the changes which could see the industry evolve. (TMN)
  • If you want to start a music brand, don’t wait until the pandemic is over. (Bas Grasmayer)
  • Chartmetric looks at trends from H2 2020, and predicts stars for 2021.
  • A study suggests cultural and creative industries could hold the key to rebuilding Europe's battered economy after the pandemic. (RotD) The report recommends 'finance, empower, leverage' for the creative sector.
  • A study published by European Authors Society GESAC showed overall revenue in Europe's creative sector dropped 31% in 2020 from a high of €643bn in 2019 to €444bn last year. (Billboard) Music revenue in Europe slumped 76%. Europe's music industry expects sales of CDs and vinyl records to be down 35% in 2020, offset by only an 8% increase in digital revenue.
  • AFEM Membership: New AFEM members include: Bam Popauteurs!, CFC Italia and Vicious Recordings. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining.
  • #RaveResponsibly: AFEM COVID-19 Safe Events Guidance (AFEM)
  • New member World Touring Artists Consulting provided an exclusive webinar session for AFEM members on 28 January covering Touring and Visas Post-Brexit. For further advice visit here
  • AFEM panel for Brazil Music Conference: 'What are the key lessons from 2020 for the future of the music and entertainment industries?' (AFEM)
  • Unison interviews AFEM’s General Manager Greg Marshall: Greg discusses key topics including current challenges the music industry is facing, the importance of accurate music rights data and why communication industry wide is fundamental. Read the full interview here.
  • CTM Festival to host the next edition of virtual rave Club Qu, FKA Club Quarantäne, this Saturday. (RA
  • Pamela Schobeß, chairwoman of the Berlin Club Commission, expects the city's club scene won't return in full until the end of 2022. (RA
  • From foodbanks to testing centres: inside the UK’s nightclubs during the coronavirus pandemic. (DJMag
  • RA.764 Logic1000 (RA
  • DT728 – VNSSA (DT
  • Fact Mix 792: Kasper Marott (Fact
  • Magnetic Mix 133: Nu Azeite (Magnetic)
  • EPM podcast #88 - Floorplan (EPM Music
  • Nabihah Iqbal in The Lab LDN (Mixmag)
  • Patrice Bäumel DJ set - Denon DJ x Beatport LINK'd Sessions (Beatport)
  • Introducing: Marsh (beatportal
  • Selections: Dobbs (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Katalyst (DT
  • The 30 best songs about cocaine. (Mixmag
  • Meet River Moon, South Africa’s loveable agent of chaos. (electronicbeats
  • Gearbox Records - redefines what it means to be a vinyl junkie. (Magnetic
  • Block 9: meet the pioneers tipped to take Glastonbury 2021 to cyberspace. (Telegraph)
  • What will Brexit really mean for touring UK and EU artists? (DJMag
  • Will music festivals actually happen this year? (Mixmag
  • The current state of independent music publishing globally. (Synchtank)
  • Meet the Latin American labels who are “de-berlinizing” experimental electronic music. (bandcamp
  • Grand Theft Auto is changing how we discover music. (beatportal
  • The evolution of music in video games. (electronicbeats
  • DJ Mag: diversity & equality report Q4 2020  
  • Re-record: Celebrating 120 Black artists in electronic music. (RA
  • Brian Eno has had a pretty good quarantine. (LATimes
  • 20 questions with The Magician: On his 100th mixtape & what he'd do if magic potion were real. (Billboard
  • Bicep capture the emotional spirit of rave. (Mixmag)  
  • Bicep: From Belfast bloggers to international dance music stars. (bandcamp
  • Dance duo Bicep, aka Matthew McBriar and Andrew Ferguson, look back at their teenage clubbing roots, and forward to the future of dance music. (TheIrishTimes
  • For decades, the producer and rapper Madlib had no interest in synthesizing his disparate works into a single statement. So the electronic music producer Four Tet took matters into his own hands. (NYTimes
  • Flux Pavilion on how antidepressants helped his new album: 'I could see, hear and feel more clearly' (Billboard
  • Execs are scooping up the beats behind hits — sometimes without singers’ knowledge. Some see the practice as shrewd business, but others say the murky ethics can turn a breakthrough into “a nightmare”. (RollingStone)
  • How safe is the music industry for women? A new BBC Three documentary investigates how the music industry deals with assault allegations. (BBC - Tamanna Rahman) Music's Dirty Secret: Women Fight Back is available on iPlayer.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto has revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time. (Mixmag
  • Kode9 has shared rare footage from BBC 1 Dubstep Warz in 2006. [Video] (Hyperdub
  • Jimmy Edgar's first solo album, CHEETAH BEND, since 2012 features SOPHIE, Hudson Mohawke, Danny Brown. (RA
  • An unseen Daft Punk show from Alive 2007 has appeared online. (Mixmag)
  • Minimal Violence are set to release a new EP via Tresor Records. (DJMag
  • 3LAU and Funkin Matt come together for dance-pop one-off ‘Everything’ featuring Frawley. (DA
  • Kaskade has released his third consecutive single on Monstercat titled 'Closer'. (DA
  • Four Tet and Madlib have unveiled 'Dirtknock', a new track from their forthcoming collaborative album. (DJMag
  • REZZ is releasing a new track next week. (
  • Eris Drew is holding an online talk on spirituality and dance music on 3 February. (RA
  • Porter Robinson is to release his upcoming album Nurture on 23 April via Mom+Pop. (Magnetic
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