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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
My Paradise
Jamie Jones
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"Ibiza opened last week and there was one record that a lot of people were talking about. They were saying have you heard that Jamie Jones record on Defected. Sounding like it could have been made at the height of the French touch era in the mid-nineties and transported into the Jamie Jones world of 2022. This week's ENT is My Paradise from Jamie Jones."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 29.07 here.
Label: Lucy St John, Defected Records 
Management: Jazz Spinder, FM Artists
Publishing: EMI Music/Jobete Music
Radio: Lois Marshall, Defected Records 
Club: Lucy St John, Defected Records 
Live Agent: Will Nustedt
10 May 2022
  • Superstruct Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in UK festival Bluedot. The Providence Equity-backed company portfolio includes Sziget, Elrow, and Parookaville. (AAA)
  • Believe announced its Q1 2022 financials, after making several strategic investments during the period as well as Q4 2021. Revenue grew by 30.9% year-on-year to €162.5m. (DMN
  • In Live Nation's Q1 2022 results, it set a new record for adjusted operating income on revenue of $1.8bn. (PRNewswire) Next year will start “multiple record years of growth.”
  • Universal Music Group’s earnings for the first quarter of 2022 saw revenue rise 21.6% (16.5% in constant currency) to €2.2bn. Music publishing revenue was up 32.5%, recorded-music revenue up 11.3% and merchandising and other revenue up 69.8% year-on-year in constant currency. (Variety
  • Electronic music platform and magazine Resident Advisor has set up a new governance board with community representation at its core. (RA
  • Techno Worlds is a new book set to examine the impact of techno music on numerous aspects of popular culture. (Mixmag
  • UK organisation Youth Music has launched the third round of its NextGen Fund. (DJMag
  • New rules for specialist hauliers will ensure British talent can tour more freely between the UK and abroad. (RA)
  • Non-profit organisation DanceSafe has just released updated guidance on how to safely check drugs. (Mixmag
  • Copyright Royalty Board asked by the major label members of RIAA, as well as members of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), to approve 32% increase on mechanical royalties for physical product, downloads, ringtones and music bundles. (Variety
  • Ibiza has imposed strict new laws governing alcohol consumption. Tourists found to break the new rules could be fined between €1000 to €6000. (Mixmag
  • The head of dance label R&S Records, Renaat Vandepapeliere, has had a claim accusing him of racial discrimination dismissed by an employment tribunal. (BBC)
  • IMS Ibiza Summit 2022:
    Dance music looks to find its footing — and some respect — at IMS Ibiza. (Billboard)
    Director of the UN’s SDG Action Campaign, Marina Ponti outlines how Dance Music can help end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace. (Decoded)
    Beatport announced its intention to invest $100,000 into an idea that would accelerate gender parity across the greater DJ music industry. (RotD)
    IMS Ibiza WEB3 and Metaverse day (XLR8R)
    The main takeaways from IMS part 2. (Attack)
  • Snapchat and Live Nation have teamed up to create a series of custom concert experiences in the world of augmented reality, starting with EDC Las Vegas later this month. (EDM
  • Online beats marketplace Beatopia has launched, featuring a subscription model and a single unlimited license. (RotD)  
  • UnitedMasters has launched Beat Exchange, a curated marketplace to buy and sell beats. (MBW)  
  • Splice launches AI-powered music creation platform as AI music continues to find its place. (MusicAlly
  • SoundCloud has acquired AI-powered music-analysis platform Musiio, to “amplify SoundCloud’s existing music intelligence capabilities”. (TechCrunch
  • Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek said “I’ve always been vocal about my strong belief in Spotify and what we are building. So I am putting that belief into action this week by investing $50m in $SPOT. I believe our best days are ahead…”. (TechCrunch
  • Spotify announced it will become the first music streaming brand to have an official presence within Roblox, with the launch of 'Spotify Island', a place where artists and fans will gather to play interactive quests, unlock exclusive content and buy artist merchandise. (Spotify
  • 5 strategies to make money with NFTs as an artist. (Magnetic
  • Holders of the Party Degenerates NFTs will have unlimited access to Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza during the island's longest clubbing season in history. (EDM
  • Music artists are making what they’d earn from one million streams in ‘two minutes’ with NFTs. Now they’re turning toward Web3—right alongside Snoop Dogg. (Fortune
  • Sales of NFTs have fallen from a daily average of 19,000 this week, compared to 225,000 seven months ago, according to new data. (Independent
  • Is the metaverse about to revolutionise the way artists release music? (Kimberly Knoller
  • Blond:ish to launch world-first carbon negative $BYEBYE token on Socialstack, powered by Celo, to mobilize climate action through incentives and rewards, including $25K in crypto. (XLR8R
  • Mint Festival has announced the full line-up for its 2022 edition. (DJMag
  • Porter Robinson, Madeon, Alison Wonderland and more are confirmed for HARD Summer. (DA
  • DJ Stingray 313, Paramida, Courtesy and dozens more to play Brussels festival XRDS in September. (RA
  • Patreon survey offers more data on the creator economy. (MusicAlly
  • Finally, Black women are finding their voice against abuse in the music industry. (Guardian - Michelle Kambasha) 
  • Report: Women in Music 2022 - A sobering picture emerges of little change in the challenges that women face in the industry since the inaugural study in 2021. (Midia
  • The pressure to constantly project success in dance music. (Shawn Reynaldo
  • Streaming is not the future of the music economy. (MusicX - Bas Grasmayer) 
  • Music industry earnings 2021: Riding the wave. (Midia) "The economic headwinds during the remainder of 2022 will be challenging for sure, but the performance in 2020 and 2021 point to a robustness that will help it weather the storm in a way that other consumer-centric industries may not enjoy." 
  • Loopmasters are proud to present Downtempo Sessions with Amanda Wilson (Loopmasters)
  • Playlist of the Week - Koven (Beatportal)
  • Free Excite Audio Lifeline Expanse Lite when you try Loopcloud (Loopcloud)
  • Label of the Month - Me Me Me (Beatportal)
  • Introducing: Nikki Nair (Beatportal)
  • Rewatch: World's first 4-person B2B on Microsoft Surface with Beatport DJ (Beatport)
  • Ibiza:
    Armin van Buuren has announced residencies Ushuaïa Ibiza and Hï Ibiza. (EDMTunes)
    Danny Howard added to The Club every Monday at Amnesia. (IbizaSpotlight
    Joseph Capriati is set to play three exclusive parties at Amnesia this summer. (EDMTunes
  • Haçienda is to celebrate 40 years by hosting a rave in the car park where the club used to stand. (Mixmag
  • Dortmund's Tresor.West is set to reopen on 14 May. (RA
  • Kyiv's Otel' nightclub has started its own fundraiser to help pay utility bills. (Mixmag
  • RA.831 Madam X (RA
  • Bklava DJ set from The Brück'n Stadl at Snowbombing 2022, Austria (DJMag
  • Alan Fitzpatrick B2B Rebūke live from Terminal V (DJMag
  • Meg Ward live from DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • Korolova - live@Somewhere Nowhere, New York (Korolova
  • SG Lewis at the Do LaB Stage Coachella Weekend One 2022 (Do LaB
  • The 15 best progressive house tracks of April 2022 (Magnetic
  • Selections: GLOR1A (DJMag
  • Why music blogs still matter. (Fuxwithit
  • Harmonic co-existence: Groove Into The Void is a shining light in Pakistan’s club sphere. (Mixmag
  • From deep Afro-house and trance-infused techno to atmospheric jungle and beyond, here's May 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of. (DJMag
  • Self-releasing music in 2022: which distributor is right for you? (DJMag
  • How to build a sound system (RA
  • Throughout history, the role of vocals in electronic dance music has been an ever-changing one. (Mixdown
  • Online booking platforms such as gigmit offer to perfectly match DJs with gigs. Could they disrupt the music industry? (RA
  • Irish superstar and dance pop icon Róisín Murphy talks heading back on the road, rollercoaster nights out in Glasgow and finding herself at Trade. (Mixmag
  • Meet Ashfaq Allgoo, the expert events strategist and savvy-entrepreneur who is putting the Indian Ocean clubbing scene on the map. (Mixmag
  • Having cut her teeth as part of the alternative rock group Ultraísta, and as solo artist FEMME, Lau.ra is now making waves as a dance music DJ and producer. (DJMag
  • Nia Archives is laying her emotions on the dancefloor with her future classics, championing the history of Black music while blazing a trail as the junglist that generations of old heads and new ravers have been waiting for to carry the torch. (Mixmag
  • ICM's Head of Electronic Music, Simon Clarkson, talks about their roster (Alison Wonderland, Aluna & More) and big year ahead. (Pollstar
  • Mall Grab is releasing his debut album, What I Breathe, this August. (RA
  • Kaskade announces plans for Sun Soaked destination festival in Cancún. (DA
  • Singapore DJ and nightlife activist Eileen Chan, AKA Cats On Crack, has died aged 32. (RA
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