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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Looking At Your Pager
Ministry of Sound/Three Six Zero Recordings
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"Now he's been teasing us with this in his sets since the end of last year, maybe before, in fact. It has probably become one of the most talked-about 'what's that tune?' moments captured on phones wherever he has played. Subsequently, he has slipped it out to his DJ friends over the past few months. I've been one of the lucky ones - huge everywhere I've played it. It's one of the most original tunes of the year, for sure. It is a special one. It comes from Kieran Hebden, KH aka Four Tet. "
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.14 here.
Label: Laura Hand, Ministry of Sound
Management: Tom Deffee & Jess Plummer, Solar Management
Publishing: Universal
Radio: Gregory Wells, Ghost
ClubTom Currie, Your Army & Julian Shay, Dispersion 
OnlineEmily, Triple Threat  
Live: Tom Baker, Eat Your Own Ears
24 May 2022
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  • During its first quarter as a publicly traded company, Middle Eastern streaming service Anghami reported a 23% year-on-year revenue jump and a 20% boost for 'active users'. (MusicAlly)
  • Tencent Music Entertainment Group announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2022. (PRNewswire) Revenues from music subscriptions were US$314m, an increase of 17.8% year-on-year, although total revenues declined 15.1%. 
  • Eco-friendly music NFT marketplace Serenade has announced a AU$6m fundraise to grow its artist and partner roster across the UK and Australia, as well as in the US, where the company will be launching. (RotD
  • Highlight, a newly launched Web3 fan-community and NFT platform, has raised $11m in seed funding from individuals and companies including Three Six Zero CEO Mark Gillespie, Method Music, Visionary Music head Chris Zarou, and WME. (DMN)
  • San Halo has partnered with Calm meditation app for a mix series. (Billboard
  • Epic Games and Google sign a temporary agreement to keep Bandcamp on the Play Store. (DMN
  • TikTok has launched new tools that it says will help creators better attribute original creators, including a tool that enables users to tag creators in the video’s caption, rather than just in the comments or description. (TechCrunch
  • Universal Music owned Spinnup DIY distribution service has given artists two months to move music to another distributor as it transitions to an invite only artist discovery and distribution platform. (Hypebot
  • Snapchat has launched four augmented reality lenses at EDC Las Vegas. (EDM
  • 20 music NFTs that were more than just an animated GIF. (MusicAlly)
  • First NFT collection giving lifetime access to top festivals and clubs unveiled. (FestivalInsights)
  • Spotify has been testing an NFT gallery for artist profiles in the US. (DJMag
  • Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Owner/President of DMG Clearances, on licensing music in the metaverse. (Synchtank - Emma Griffiths) 
  • How can advancements in AI music metadata revolutionise sync? (Synchtank - Ben Gilbert) 
  • NFT Tickets: How it will transform the Web2 stagnant ticketing swamp. (BeInCrypto
  • Limewire, recently relaunched as an NFTs marketplace with an initial focus on music, has struck a licensing deal with Universal Music Group. Its artists and labels “will be able to leverage the LimeWire marketplace as an additional platform to explore unique ways to engage with fans through digital music collectibles and Web3, and generate new revenue streams”. (RotD
  • Barcelona festival Sónar has finalised the programme for its conference arm, Sónar+D. (RA
  • MDLBEAST announce XP conference and SOUNDSTORM Festival dates for 2022. (EDMNomad)
  • Aslice: Can an altruistic DJ payment program work? (Attack
  • Beatport Sounds are proud to present Anastasia Kristensen - Future Retro Techno (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Eagles & Butterflies (Beatportal)
  • On Our Radar - May (Beatportal)
  • Cover Story: WhoMadeWho (Beatportal)
  • Beatport Sounds are very proud to present Steve Lawler - Dark Percussive House & Techno (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport x Surface - Rewatch the Originals² Academy Sessions from IMS College Ibiza 2022 (Beatport)
  • Ibiza:
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  • Lakuti has been announced as Panorama Bar's newest resident in Berlin. (DJMag
  • Berlin club Tresor to host seven-week festival in July and August. (RA
  • AMÉMÉ in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Manda Moor in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • from Terminal V, Edinburgh (DJMag
  • Fedde Le Grand from DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • Tiësto @EDC 2022 (Tiësto)
  • How Super Mario Kart and dance music created WipEout. (GamesRadar
  • Should a DJ ever play a festival for free?. (DJMag
  • Virtual clubbing points to future profits from the metaverse. (FT)
  • TikTok has changed music — and the industry is hustling to catch up. (NPR
  • DJ Annie Mac’s new clubbing venture hits the spot. (Observer
  • Soundtracking with Freddy K & Dr. Rubinstein. (RA
  • When Mason first released ‘Exceeder’ in 2005 it was a B-side. But its fuzzy bassline and gated trancey notes garnered a legion of fans, and it became a key building block in the pre-EDM electro-house scene. 17 years later, he shares its story. (DJMag
  • Asian American Pacific Islander Elephante reflects on what his victories in the music industry means for the future of the AAPI community. (Magnetic
  • Local Action puts chosen family above record sales. Now they celebrate a decade of influence. (RA
  • Art as a weapon: Kyiv's creative community gathers at one-day festival to celebrate Ukrainian culture and reflect on the war. (RA
  • 20 questions with Subjective: Goldie & James Davidson on the Ego, making music in Thailand and Virgil Abloh’s legacy. (Billboard
  • Flume: a king and his castle. (DJMag
  • 20 questions with Flume: On his vegetable garden, The End of the World and SOPHIE’s influence on his new album. (Billboard
  • At 21, music producer Harley Streten shot to global fame as Flume. Within a few years, he was alone, depressed and drinking too much. Then the pandemic happened – and "it was one of the best years of my life". (Guardian
  • Daniel Avery's new album, Ultra Truth, features SHERELLE, James Massiah, HAAi. (RA
  • Chicane has reworked his 1997 debut 'Far From the Maddening Crowd' to mark the LP's 25th anniversary. (DJMag
  • SHERELLE's BEAUTIFUL label and the Danish audio firm AIAIAI are partnering on a new initiative aimed at supporting Black and LGBTQI+ artists. (DJMag) 
  • Four Tet has released a new track under his KH alias called Looking At Your Pager. (DJMag
  • Steve Aoki and Snoop Dogg to airdrop singles from forthcoming EP to NFT holders through Gala Music platform. (EDM
  • Nina Kraviz says she is  "deeply moved by what's happening in the world". (RA
  • Nina Kraviz won't be playing The Crave in The Hague, Movement Detroit and Dortmund's PollerWiesen festivals. (RA
  • Clone Distribution has dropped Nina Kraviz and her label as she hasn't condemned Russia. (EDMTunes
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