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Mama Used To Say
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"This week's ENT is from a Future Star selection by Sarah Story. It's the Maltese DJ and producer Edd with Mama Used To Say, a brand new release on Three Six Zero." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30.55 here.
Label: Nick Dearmun, THREE SIX ZERO 
Management: Nick Mizzi
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
Club: James Marsh, Listen Up
Streaming: Matt Rimmington, Listen Up
Online Press: Emma Chambers, Acrylic Artists
25 Jan 2022
  • Sony Music has purchased the remaining minority stake in Ultra, following the original acquisition of a controlling interest in 2012. (Variety) David Waxman has been appointed president of Ultra Records, founder and CEO Patrick Moxey has left. 
  • Electronic music exhibition, Electro. From Kraftwerk to Techno, opens at Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf. (RA
  • Keychange announce a new 2022 cohort of 76 artist and innovator participants from 12 countries to lead global movement for gender equality in music. (RotD
  • AVA London has announced the conference programme for its 2022 edition at Printworks on 18 March 2022. (RA
  • The UK could soon be left with just 5,000 nightclubs in operation across the country, according to a new study. (NME) According to the ONS, there were 10,040 registered clubs in the UK in 2010. 
  • The requirement for mandatory face coverings in public places and Covid passports in the UK will both be dropped from Thursday, meaning live venues and nightclubs should feel more confident. (BBC
    NTIA responds to Prime Minister's announcement on relaxing Plan B restrictions. (RotD
  • SoundCloud and music: ‘It’s about watching artists and fans connect’. (MusicAlly
  • TikTok is testing support for paid subscriptions. (TechCrunch
  • Meta is working on plans to allow users to create, display and sell NFTs. (TechCrunch
  • Steve Angello is placing a bet on the future of music rights and throwing his weight behind anotherblock, a Swedish startup dedicated to expanding public access to royalty investing by way of NFTs. (Magnetic
  • London festival GALA completes 2022 line-up. (RA
  • Kappa FuturFestival confirms 2022 festival. (DT
  • Flashback Festival, organised by Dance Generation, will be taking place at a yet-to-be-confirmed location in central Manchester on Saturday 21 May 2022. (DJMag
  • Solardo, Green Velvet, Eli Brown and more join Edinburgh’s Terminal V’s Resurgence line-up. (EDM)
  • London festival Waterworks books over 70 acts for 2022, including DJ Storm, Digital Mystikz and Or:la. (RA
  • Croatia's Dimensions Festival reveals line-up for tenth edition in 2022. (RA
  • Bicep, PinkPantheress, Fred again.., Chase & Status, and more announced for Parklife 2022. (Mixmag
  • Miami hosts first bitcoin festival, Sound Money, with deadmau5, Steve Aoki, and San Holo confirmed to perform. (EDMTunes
  • New multi-venue festival Risen is coming to Hackney Wick in London this spring. (Mixmag) 90 artists will perform at the festival, which features a line-up consisting only of women, transgender, and non-binary musicians.
  • Music subscriber market shares Q2 2021. (Midia) "YouTube Music has transformed its fortunes, growing by more than 50% in the 12 months leading up to Q2 2021. YouTube Music was the only Western DSP to increase global market share during this the period". Worldwide streaming subscriptions grew by 26.4% in the second quarter of 2021, to stand at 521.3m. 
  • All the growth in the music business now comes from old songs—how did we get here, and is there a way back? (TedGiola
  • Will Web3 music be on the metaverse guest list? (Cadence
  • Music research and analytics platform Viberate published its annual 'State of Music' address. (RotD) Trends identified for 2022 include multilingual music going more mainstream, personalisation at the forefront, TikTok acting as a career launchpad, short videos gaining power, and further blending of genres. 
  • AIAIAI TMA-2 Wireless+ – the world’s first truly wireless studio headphones. (DJMag
  • Beatport Next Class of 2021: Highlights (Beatportal)
  • 8 Bars discusses what it takes to be heard in the US music industry (Loopcloud)
  • Cover Story: Bonobo (Beatportal)
  • Nathan Fake discusses production, plugins & performing live. (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Themba (Beatportal)
  • Upgrade your studio with the ultimate DJ performance table and get a 12-month subscription to Beatport LINK with the Beatport Special Edition of Blacktable. (Beatportal)
  • Covid-19 latest: 
    Clubs in France will reopen next month (RA
    Ibiza clubs will be open again from mid-April. (IbizaSpotlight)
    Nightclubs in the Republic of Ireland will be allowed to reopen this weekend, the Cabinet has agreed. (DJMag
  • Chicago house DJ, Lee Foss, will be returning to Ibiza this summer for a weekly residency at Eden. (Mixmag
  • Amnesia Ibiza has announced the first details of its 2022 opening party. (DJMag
  • Secretsundaze celebrates 20 years with London party programme. (RA
  • London venue The Drumsheds will close permanently later this month. (NME) The venue was part of a £6bn regeneration programme of the Meridian Water area. 
  • EX.594 Andrew Grant (RA
  • RA.816 Bradley Zero (RA
  • David Castellani modular techno set | Metanoia: A profound transformation. (Mixmag
  • TOMORROW COMES THE HARVEST on Delos ft. Jeff Mills, Jean-Phi Dary & Prabhu Edouard | Full Concert (Onassis Foundation
  • Fresh Kicks 168: JADALAREIGN (DJMag)  
  • The Sound of: Bokeh Versions (DJMag
  • Daft Punk’s ‘Homework’ at 25: Teachers and Students (DJMag
  • Swedish journalist Måns Mosesson, author of new Avicii biography ‘Tim’ on telling the late EDM Legend’s tale: ‘In a lot of ways, this is a positive story’ (Billboard
  • Cassian: standing tall (DJMag
  • “Freedom and thrill”: The lockdown project paying homage to the rave (Mixmag
  • "By artists for artists": How the Funk Hunters' Nick Middleton evolved from DJ to music exec. (EDM
  • "He was a revolution": Busy P on the remarkable legacy of DJ Mehdi (Mixmag
  • Techno maven ANNA talks ‘Journey To The Underworld,’ ambient music and energy healing. (Forbes
  • Opening up: HAAi is exiting lockdown with an assured vision and daring debut album. (Mixmag
  • Goldie: “People never give props to drum 'n' bass for what it's done for electronic music" (Mixmag
  • Laidback Luke on how the EDM boom led to the proliferation of both ghost producers and intense burnout for many in the scene, including himself. (Billboard
  • Cinthie: "Bassline and kick drum are the most important things in dance music" (MusicRadar
  • As the NFT market explodes into a $25 billion industry, artists worry that lax oversight is leading to a digital art world flooded with fakes. (Trust
  • Reports from the NY:Lon virtual conference:
    Emerging markets: ‘It’s silly to make perfect the enemy of progress’. (MusicAlly
    TuneCore CEO on diversity, equity and inclusion: ‘A lot of room to grow’. (MusicAlly
    The future of music distribution: emerging markets, social and more. (MusicAlly)
    Music distribution trends: evolution, expansion and education. (MusicAlly
    Primary Wave’s Natalia Nastaskin: ‘I can ideate NFTs all day long…’. (MusicAlly
    Streaming and socials in 2022: audiences, data… and burnout. (MusicAlly
    Digital burnout fears: ‘It’s a lot we’re asking of artists’. (MusicAlly)
  • DJ Python has released his first solo record since the album ‘Mas Amable’ two years ago, via Incienso. (Mixmag
  • Oliver Heldens is going to be at Miami Music Week this year with his first Nautilus Pool party. (EDM
  • Brazilian techno artist ANNA has released her new EP, ‘Journey To The Underworld’. (Mixmag
  • Calvin Harris reassumes Love Regenerator alias on piano house blend with Riva Starr, ‘Lonely’. (DA
  • Zedd and Disclosure announce release date of 'You've Got To Let Go If You Want To Be Free'. (EDM
  • British born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Amotik has announced his second full-length album, ‘Patanjali’. (Mixmag
  • Superstar DJ Alok leaned on unpaid ghost producers to create his Brazilian bass hits. (Billboard
    YouTube has pulled Alok’s ‘Un Ratito’ with Luis Fonsi after credit claims from EDM act Sevenn, who are planning to file a lawsuit. The Brazilian superstar DJ says he changed the song and re-recorded Kevin Brauer's parts. (Billboard
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