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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Palm Beach Banga
Catch & Release
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"There is no ignoring this week's ENT or this guy. He is a force of nature and one of the dance and electronic music's real characters. FISHER is back. He debuts his highly anticipated Palm Beach Banger, and we like this. It's high energy, and it's FISHER all over - always still got one foot in the underground."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.46 here.
Label: Anton Partridge, Catch & Release 
Management: Brett Fischer, AYITA 
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up 
Club: James Marsh, Listen Up 
Online Press: Charlotte Wilson, Listen Up 
Live: Dave Blackgrove, Paradigm Agency
15 Feb 2022
  • Alex Branson has been appointed Senior Vice President of Music Services at Beatport. (MBW
  • Live music RFID Glownet and Horao Group sign multi-year partnership. (FestivalInsight)
  • Music funding platform beatBread has completed a seed round, extending its fundraising to date to over $34m. (Hypebot
  • Warner Music Group set a record for quarterly revenue of $1.61bn in its fiscal first quarter ended 31 December 2021, 21% up year-on-year. Recorded music revenues were up 19% and 31% in publishing. Streaming revenue was up 21%, while physical revenue grew 12%. Artist services and expanded-rights revenue increased 29%. (Variety
  • The CMA in the UK has provisionally cleared Sony Music’s $430m (£312m) deal to buy artist service company AWAL after initially raising concerns the takeover could lead to worse deals for artists or increase prices. (MusicAlly
  • Moog Music's new documentary series, GIANTS, highlights synth icons. (RA
  • Ten million jobs in creative industries worldwide were lost in 2020 as a result of the Covid pandemic, and the increasing digitisation of cultural output means it is harder than ever for artists to make a living, a Unesco report has said. (Guardian
  • In the US, Warner Chappell chiefs draw battle lines in upcoming streaming royalty decision against Spotify, Google, Amazon and Pandora. (Variety)  
  • The NTIA said its latest survey of 198 nightlife operators found there has been a 26% jump in costs of running their businesses last year. Industry leaders have warned there "is little else" firms can do than pass increases onto customers. (RotD)  
  • Becky Hill won the award for Best Dance Act at the BRIT Awards 2022. (RotD
  • PinkPantheress exclusively performed a BRITs VIP party on Roblox last Friday. (Mixmag
  • Linktree signs deals with Bandsintown, Audiomack, SoundCloud and Community. (MusicAlly
  • To rival TikTok and Instagram, YouTube plans to double down on more creator tools, including NFTs, live shopping and more video effects. (TechCrunch
  • Former London club The Cause is throwing a seaside weekender at Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park. (RA
  • Insomniac’s Dreamstate coming to Miami during Ultra Music Festival. (EDMTunes
  • Claptone, Patrick Topping, VNSSA and more join Arizona’s inaugural Body Language line-up. (DA
  • Tomorrowland has shared the full line-up for it’s 2022 edition, which will take place over three weekends in July. (DJMag
  • Hot Creations, Disco Disco, Sonny Fodera and more announced for Epic Pool Parties at Miami Music Week. (DJMag)
  • Leeds-based festival The Garden Party Weekender has announced its 2022 plans and line-up following the event's 2021 return since the beginning of the pandemic. (Mixmag
  • Belgian festival Paradise City reveals first names for 2022, including Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Octo Octa, Powder and more. (RA
  • Manchester's Flashback festival will be celebrating dance music from the ‘90s and ‘00s, with over 60 artists spread across 5 incredible stages this summer. (ManchesterFinest
  • David Guetta, Paul Kalkbrenner, and Oliver Heldens confirmed for Untold Festival in Romania. (DJMag
  • The UK's We Are FSTVL has announced next wave of acts for 2022, including Carl Cox, Adam Beyer and Tale Of Us. (DT
  • A new techno festival - entitled Verve - has been launched in Switzerland, which is set to go ahead 20 May to 22 May. (Mixmag
  • NFT scams are everywhere. Here’s how to avoid them. (RollingStone
  • Contrasting modes of behaviour in crypto. (MusicX - Maarten Walraven) 
  • The 3 major music companies jointly generated over $20bn last year (that’s over $2m per hour). (MBW
  • A complete guide to Spotify recommendation algorithms. (Music-Tomorrow
  • Fort Romeau’s Album ‘Beings of Light’ is a Statement of Hope. (Beatportal)
  • Plugin Birthday celebrates 10th anniversary with £10 deals (PluginBoutique)
  • Playlist of the Week - Cassy (Beatportal)
  • AOTM - Roland Clark (Beatportal)
  • Loopmasters proudly present Memphis Soul Breaks (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport Mobile for Android is here. Get connected to your new personal DJ assistant. (Beatportal)
  • Covid-19 update:
    Clubs in Brussels plan to reopen, regardless of whether they have permission and with normal running times, on 18 February. (DJMag
    Dutch clubs reopened at the weekend without punishment. (DJMag
    Belgium will reopen nightlife on 19 February. (RA
  • Ushuaïa Ibiza and Hï Ibiza announce line-up for massive opening party. (Billboard
  • Universal Music Publishing Group announced the signing of British composer and producer Kieran Hebden, the man behind electronic act Four Tet, and founder of the Text Records label, to an exclusive, global publishing agreement. (RotD
  • RA.819 Maher Daniel (RA
  • Sef Kombo b2b Kitty Amor from DJ Mag HQ. (DJMag
  • Paramida in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • 11 electronic music film soundtracks you should listen to now. (DJMag
  • Selections: DJ Neptune (DJMag
  • ‘This is not music’: 30 years of Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works (Independent
  • Can this pressing plant revolutionise the vinyl market? (DJMag
  • Have you got ‘rave fatigue’?: Why we're all so tired after lockdown. (Mixmag
  • The greatest show on earth: How WOMEX unites the best musicians in the world. (Mixmag
  • Dance Yrself Green: can clubbing generate renewable energy? (DJMag
  • A history of Universal Music Group: How the rich get richer. (PennyFractions - David Turner) 
  • Get to know Infinite Coles, the R&B singer inspired by NYC's queer dancefloors. (Mixmag
  • "It went completely nuts": 5 DJs on their career taking off during lockdown. (Mixmag
  • The Art of DJing: DJ Marky (RA
  • Sofi Tukker interview (DA
  • Suzi Analogue spoke about using her label Never Normal to champion innovative Black creators. (RA
  • The saga of Shaq: DJ Diesel on why he's among the few to thrive in both sports and music. (EDM
  • 20 questions with DJ Diesel: Shaquille O’Neal on moshing, his friends Zedd & Diplo & the ‘Game 7 Energy’ of dance music. (Billboard
  • Asteroid named in honour of late avant-pop musician Sophie: Sophiexeon (Billboard
  • Flume has announced a massive 2022 world tour. (EDM
  • Mumdance has published 316 hours of mixes, productions and other digital work on his website - (Mixmag
  • Moderat reveal first album in six years, share lead single. (RA)  
  • Said The Sky teams up with ILLENIUM and Chelsea Cutler for 'Walk Me Home'. (EDM
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