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Christian Nielsen
03 Jun 2022
"This week's ENT comes from the Danish DJ and producer Christian Nielsen who is hosting the 11th edition of the Pictures series on Diynamic. It's a brilliant six-track EP, with so many great tunes on it, but this is the standout for me. It's a close run thing I have to say, but this has been blowing up every time I played it, particularly at Radio 1's Big Weekend during my back-to-back with Franky Wah."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32.05 here.
Label: Diynamic
14 Jun 2022
  • UK live experience provider Broadwick has received investment backing from global gaming giant Rockstar Games. (MusicWeek
  • Three Six Zero have announced a partnership with UK management company Palm Artists, home to Gorgon City, Sonny Fodera and Biscits. (RotD)
  • Bestival founder Rob Da Bank has won his four-year-long court case against him — having been sued for £650,000 for an alleged unpaid loan. (CountyPress
  • A rise in fake MDMA in the UK is being caused by supply chain issues fuelled by Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing police crackdowns. (DJMag
  • The wife and mother-in-law of former Mixmag editor Dom Phillips have said their hopes of finding him alive had gone. (Guardian)  Police deny bodies have been found. (BBC)
  • Independent digital music distributor TuneCore announced its biggest change since launching 16 years ago — its Unlimited Release Pricing Plans. (RotD) Self-releasing artists can choose from four plans, including unlimited song uploads and expanded pricing tiers.
  • TikTok has launched #ElectronicMusic, the second in a series of evergreen Genre Hashtags to be placed centre stage on TikTok UK. (TikTok
  • One month ago, Spotify started allowing certain artists to plug NFTs on their profiles. Now, it is gauging fan responses to the pilot, including via paid interviews, and a wider rollout could be next. (DMN
  • During last week’s Investor Day CEO Daniel Ek announced that Spotify would be aggressively expanding its selection of audiobooks as its third vertical within its main app alongside music and podcast. (TechCrunch, Spotify) Spotify today has over 4m podcasts, up from 500,000 in 2019. The company said it’s on track to top 1bn users by 2030 with the long-term forecast to achieve $100bn in revenue over the next decade, a 40% gross margin and a 20% operating margin.
    Daniel Ek’s Investor Day 2022 Remarks. (Spotify)
  • CyberLive aims to reinvent the live music experience in the Metaverse. (FestivalInsights)
  • Weekly NFT sales declined by just over 70% from a high of nearly 1m units in the third week of 2022 to a little more than a quarter-million at the end of May. (TechCrunch)
  • Dimensions Festival celebrates its 10th-anniversary edition. (TCN)
  • Epizode Festival is returning to Albania this September. (Mixmag)
  • BeOn1x Open Mind Music Festival is to debut in Cyprus this September. (EDMHouseNetwork)
  • Tomorrowland Festival has released its full line-up and timetable for this year's event, which stretches over three weekends, kicking off on July 15. (Mixmag) Charlotte de Witte has been announced to close the mainstage on the Saturday - the first techno, and female, headliner. 
  • Kyiv festival ICKPA is to stage a two-day event in Berlin later this month to raise funds for Ukraine's dance music community. (DJMag
  • Junction 2 festival will no longer be going ahead due to ongoing London Transport Network strike action. (Mixmag)
  • Music’s future is here: It’s called streaming. (David Turner) "A revenue stream that can both serve consumers with easy to access music but also provide to large tech firms as a way to avoid constant litigation over the usage of copyrighted materials is a much, much stronger economic force than digital downloads."  
  • Goldman Sachs has upped its revenue forecast for the entire music industry. (MusicAlly) 2022 jumps from $81.6bn to $87.6bn; 2023 from $90.7bn to $94.9bn; and 2030 from $139.7bn to $153bn.
  • Mitch Bayer-Goldman details why your festival should be using Volta XR. (FestivalInsights)
  • Reloop has released a new flagship controller for Serato DJ Pro and Algoriddim djay. (DJMag
  • Beatport and Technopol launch bi-monthly KNAL stream, direct from Paris.  (Beatportal)
  • Loopmasters ‘Dangerous Jungle Breaks’ is a raw, uncompromising collection featuring all the necessary ingredients to construct club-shaking Jungle tracks. (Loopmasters)
  • Label of the Month - RAM Records (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week - Spencer Brown. (Beatportal)
  • Monstercat joins Loopmasters with an exclusive pack from OBLVYN. (Loopmasters)
  • Beatport Mobile v1.2 is here - now free for all users. (Beatportal)
  • Brighton club Patterns has revealed its complete programme for summer 2022. (DJMag
  • London club fabric has announced the lineup for The Goldie Weekender, a double-header in July curated by the Metalheadz cofounder. (RA
  • London venue KOKO has announced its electronic music programme for summer 2022, which features Helena Hauff, Zakia and Yung Singh. (RA
  • RA.836 Deadbeat & Sa Pa (RA
  • Desiree in The Lab Johannesburg (Mixmag
  • UNIIQU3 in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Batu from DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • Jamie Jones at Pliva Waterfalls in Jajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina (Cercle
  • The 15 best progressive house tracks of May 2022. (Magnetic
  • The Sound Of: Kindergarten Records (DJMag
  • Selections: BFTT (DJMag
  • How the music community is tackling the climate crisis. (SoundsLikeAPlan
  • TikTok is turning music marketing into a Labyrinthian game. (Pitchfork)
  • Will the metaverse concept become (virtual) reality before we lose interest? (Medium - Stephen Moore) 
  • How Ukrainian clubs and collectives are aiding the war effort. (Mixmag
  • EDC will be celebrating 30 years of action in 2023, and Insomniac's flagship festival brand is far from reaching a state of complacency. (EDM
  • Jamal Edwards: the man who changed the British music scene. (RollingStone - Nana Baah)
  • Since his breakout into the music world near two decades ago, Rony Seikaly has been on an upward trajectory. (Mixmag
  • Jamie Jones: Paradise Found (DJMag
  • How PinkPantheress found the perfect formula. (RA
  • Carl Cox’s first album in a decade: “There are no apologies if it's too hard”. (Mixmag)
  • Abba’s hologram tour inspires Swedish House Mafia who say they will create avatars when they’re too old to tour. (Sun)
  • William Orbit has announced details of his first album in eight years. (DJMag
  • Justice have dropped D.A.N.C.E demo to mark 15 year anniversary. (Billboard
  • Swedish House Mafia have revealed first three products in IKEA collection, OBEGRÄNSAD. (DA
  • Carl Cox announces first album in ten-plus years. (RA
  • Martin Garrix has announced a 2022 world tour. (EDM
  • Nastia has cancelled her Awakenings set. She defended her stance stating she “can not play in the same line-up with Russians who are tolerant to war in Ukraine". (EDMTunes
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