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"This week's ENT comes from fellow Hamburg artists and longtime friends of the Diynamic Record crew. It's their first full EP for the label. They are Digitalism. The EP is called Diytalism and the duo delivers three tracks, which showcase their many and varied production skills. This track tells a modern tale of longing and the lunacy of heartbreak."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 37.41 here.
Label: Diynamic
29 Mar 2022
  • Taren Smith has been promoted to Senior Manager at talent management firm YMU’s US Music division. (MBW
  • Patrick Moxey announced details of his new label group and has signed a new, worldwide deal for two key record labels - Payday Records and the newly created EDM imprint Helix Records, with Warner Recorded Music. (RotD) The labels have offices in LA, New York and London. 
  • The UK's commercial radio body Radiocentre and the All-Party Parliamentary Group believe BBC Radio 1 Dance stream doesn't pass the BBC's Public Value Test. (RA
  • UK Music has launched a survey for creators that it hopes will give them a better understanding of the economic landscape of the music industry. 
  • Russia:
    Spotify will discontinue access to its streaming services in Russia in light of the country’s dramatic new restrictions on free speech. (TechCrunch
  • Ukraine:
    Kyiv's 20ft Radio launches new charity project, Grains Of Peace. (RA
  • IMS Ibiza (International Music Summit) announced the first details of its summit agenda for its 27-29 April event.
    Key highlights include: In Conversation discussions with Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music, YouTube and Trevor McFedries, CEO/Founder, Friends With Benefits; Keynote Speeches - Road to Recovery by Robb McDaniels, Ten Years of AFEM by Silvia Montello, and Surviving 20 Years in the Event Industry with Wilf Gregory; Artist interviews - BLOND:ISH, Deadmau5, Richie Hawtin, Jamie Jones, Nastia & more; and Pixelynx presents Metaverse & Web3. (RotD
  • Shazam has added new concert discovery features, allowing users to see information and local tickets on sale, and an artists’ Shazam page to see more tour dates, times, and locations of upcoming events. (DMN
  • Spotify refreshed its Loud & Clear website with new figures, with the continued aim of increasing transparency around its payouts to the music industry. (Variety, BBC, MusicAlly)
    Spotify’s top 10 takeaways on the economics of music streaming and 2021 royalty data. (Spotify
    MBW’s Talking Trends podcast pointed out “Let that debate rage. But let it rage with the key information that the vast majority of artists on Spotify – 5.4 million, or more than two thirds of all acts on the platform – haven’t even released enough tracks to fill an album.”
    Daniel Ek tweeted "Last year, if there was one big takeaway, I’d say it was this: Not only is streaming driving record revenues for the music industry, but there are also more artists sharing in that success than ever before. And this year’s numbers reveal further meaningful progress"
  • La Feria Club, the 20-year old club from Santiago, Chile, and the Italian iconic label Deeperfect are holding the first-ever Metaverse Club Nights on Meta Quest 2! (RotD
  • Blockchain-based music investment platform Royal, co-founded by 3LAU, has revealed that Diplo is the next artist to team up with the company to sell shares in his streaming royalties. According to 3LAU, “fans will be able to own rights” in Diplo’s music by buying so-called Limited Digital Assets (LDAs). 3LAU, says that these LDAs are “tokens with music rights embedded in them”. Starting at $99, Gold tokens give buyers a “0.004% streaming royalty rights ownership”, as well as access to the collector channel in Royal’s official Discord. There are 2,000 Gold tokens available. (MBW)
  • London’s Madison Square Garden Sphere gets planning approval. (Guardian
  • Italy's Decibel Open Air will return this September for its fourth edition with live performances from Paul Kalkbrenner, Caribou and Cosmo. (Mixmag)  
  • Dekmantek announces full 2022 line-up. (Mixmag
  • Michigan's Electric Forest bolsters 2022 lineup with Porter Robinson’s Air2Earth, The Knocks, Fred again.., and more (DA
  • Peggy Gou, Damian Lazarus, Jayda G and others booked for Coachella afterparties. (RA
  • Black Coffee to headline Lost Nomads festival in Morocco's Agafay Desert. (EDM
  • The Croatian edition of Palm Tree Music Festival will take place on the Adriatic island of Pag at the end of August and feature Nora En Pure, Don Diablo and more. (EDM
  • Jaime Jones headlines new Tulum Festival DANCE WITH ME. (EDMTunes
  • London festival Junction 2 moves date and location for 2022. The event will now take place on 18-19 June at Trent Park in North London. (DJMag)
  • Georgia's Imagine Music Festival brings the energy with loaded 2022 lineup: Excision, Kaskade, GRiZ, Gorgon City, and more. (DA
  • EDC Las Vegas finalizes May return with 2022 lineup: Kx5, Alesso, Porter Robinson, Eric Prydz, and more. (DA
  • From protocols to people: A study of music NFT platforms’ onboarding strategies. (Water&Music
  • 153 tools top majors & indies use to promote music. (Amber Horsburgh
  • Did independents really do three times worse than the majors in 2021? (Midia - Mark Mulligan) 
  • The global recorded music market grew by 18.5% in 2021, driven by growth in paid subscription streaming. Figures released in IFPI’s Global Music Report show total revenues for 2021 were US$25.9bn. (MusicAlly
  • Introducing: Beatport Next Artist - Nia Archives (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week - Fleur Shore (Beatportal)
  • Which music streaming service is best to sell my music? (Loopcloud)
  • Cover Story: Cinthie (Beatportal)
  • Alternative money-making strategies for musicians (Loopcloud)
  • Rewatch Beatport's ReConnect In Solidarity with Ukraine Marathon Livestream with DJ sets from Nastia, Chris Liebing, Nicole Moudaber and more. (Beatport)
  • Ibiza:
    Tale of Us are bringing their Afterlife party back to the White Isle for their first summer season since 2019. (DJMag
    Camelphat announces Ushuaïa Ibiza residency. (EDMTunes)
    Ibiza's Amnesia has announced its opening party for the forthcoming summer season. Marcel Dettmann, Eats Everything and Nina Kraviz will be playing on 21 May. (Mixmag
  • Phonox has announced details of its spring/summer programme. (DJMag
  • Brighton club Patterns has unveiled the programming for Q2 2022, with Or:la, Yung Singh, Carl Craig & more. (DJMag
  • Tokyo club Contact to close in September. (RA
  • ILLENIUM live at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2022 | UMF (ILLENIUM
  • Oliver Heldens live at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2022 | UMF (Oliver Heldens
  • Alesso live at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2022 | UMF (Alesso
  • Afrojack live at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2022 | UMF (Afrojack
  • Armin van Buuren live at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2022 | UMF (Armin Van Buuren
  • Martin Garrix live at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2022 | UMF (Martin Garrix)  
  • Selections: Jimi Jules (DJMag
  • Fresh Kicks 173: Olive T (DJMag
  • EX. 602 Laila McKenzie - The Lady Of The House co-author speaks about the value of community. (RA
  • The importance of getting lit: Club Djembe supplies feel-good beats for dancers who love to get down. (Mixmag
  • "Frequencies I'd never felt before": How Deaf DJs are revolutionising the club experience. (Mixmag
  • Something new and truly challenging: ANTI-MASS are creating a subversive musical language. (Mixmag
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL's Sundream festival is an immersive blend of hedonism and healing. (Mixmag
  • The multiple musical adventures of TokenTraxx founder TommyD. (Face
  • The record industry needs you to love NFTs (Part 2)  (PennyFactions)
  • From their most inspired moments to their favourite lyrics, we've got the inside scoop on ILLENIUM, Ten City and Sylvan Esso's Grammy nods. (EDM
  • Candyland's Josie Martin on reunion after 8 years: "Hopefully, our fans get to relive some memories" (EDM
  • Acraze on ‘Do It To It’ becoming an accidental hit and why he’ll do it again. (Billboard
  • Cinthie: "I let everything grow naturally, nothing is more boring than rising to the top in a year" (Mixmag
  • Monstercat's Chelsea Shear, a rare female electronic A&R, is fostering a diversified scene. (Billboard
  • Becky Hill's manager Alex Martin on how the hitmaker became an album artist. (MW
  • Inside the UK Afro house renaissance (DJMag
  • Is dance music about to change its tune? (Attack
  • 20 questions with Anfisa Letyago: Ahead of her Ultra Music Festival debut, the techno upstart talks trends, her mentor Carl Cox and more. (Billboard
  • Miami 2022: Marco Faraone is on a mission in the Magic City (DJMag
  • Miami 2022: QRTR brings her psychedelic club sound to South Beach (DJMag
  • Miami 2022: Chris Stussy is ready to take on the Magic City (DJMag
  • Miami 2022: Melé is recharged and ready for South Beach. (DJMag
  • Miami 2022: Dennis Ferrer is ready to get the party started in the Magic City. (DJMag
  • Logic1000 has just shared a new track, titled 'Rush.' (DJMag
  • Odesza announces fourth studio album. (Billboard
  • Sven Väth performed for crowds at the new Tesla gigafactory in Berlin, including owner Elon Musk. (Mixmag
  • Maelstrom's new blockchain DJ mix aims to make royalty payments fairer. (DJMag
  • fabric resident Anna Wall has announced her debut album, Missing Moments, to be released on 25 May. (RA
  • Kaskade won his $8M lawsuit against Las Vegas’ KAOS nightclub. (EDMTunes
  • Chantal Passamonte, known professionally as audio and visual artist Mira Calix, has died. (Guardian)
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