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13 Sep 2022
  • Nightclub operator Rekom has announced overall sales in the year to 30 June were £101.7m, up from £86m before Covid struck. Profit was £26.3m, compared with £12.4m in the same period of 2019. (Times)  
  • Event Genius, which was acquired by the failing Festicket in 2019, has issued an update to its partners informing them that an agreement has been made with ticket exchange service Lyte to acquire certain assets. (TTB
  • A moratorium filed by festival package company Festicket has come to an end, with Companies House filings detailing suggestions from monitors that the company should enter administration. (TTB
  • Kobalt has sold a controlling interest in its business to media-focused investment firm Francisco Partners. Willard Ahdritz will continue as Kobalt’s Chairman, and the company will continue to be led by its existing management team. (RotD
  • London club fabric has launched a new label, fabric Originals. (DJMag
  • Music Venue Trust, the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), UK Music, and LIVE are among the bodies lobbying for more action from the UK government to support the sector. (Mixmag
  • Pig&Dan: 20 Years of Dance Floor Domination and Brotherhood (Beatportal)
  • Best Free VST Plugins To Start Making Music (2022) (PluginBoutique)
  • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs finds catharsis with ‘When the Lights Go’ (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week - Fedele (Beatportal)
  • Plugin Boutique's Guide To The Best MIDI & Music Theory VST Plugins (PluginBoutique)
  • Bring your Beatport playlists and libraries anywhere with the new and improved Beatport Mobile App - available on iOS and Android (Beatportal)
  • Ikea’s Swedish House Mafia record player is going on sale next month. (Verge
  • Beatport has postponed its inaugural ReConnect Summit in New York City. (EDM
  • Mobile game Beatstar has paid $16m to music rightsholders. (MusicAlly
  • NFTs: Could an evolving marketplace mean money for music makers? (PRS - Mark Sutherland) 
  • Barcelona's MIRA Digital Arts Festival adds Orbital to its 2022 line-up. (RA
  • Beat Hotel to host seven-day residency in Ibiza with Róisín Murphy, Maurice Fulton. (RA
  • Burning Man attendees were caught in a traffic jam that some reports suggest lasted up to 12 hours when leaving the Nevada. (DJMag
  • The record industry's fake fight against streaming fraud. (David Turner
  • Ibiza:
    ANTS releases line-up for historic season closing at Ushuaïa. (IbizaSpotlight
    Tale Of Us take on Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza from daylight to darkness on 29 September. (IbizaSpotlight
  • New club Carbone opens in Paris. (RA
  • London's fabric has announced the return of its 24+ hour party series, Continuum. (DJMag
  • The Cause is to open new pop-up venue, All My Friends, in October. (DJMag
  • Floating PointsJMEDaniel Avery, and more announced for new London venue Outernet. (Mixmag
  • London venue The Beams adds Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Ellie Cocks, Skream to autumn and winter schedule. (RA
  • Four TetOvermonoJayda GJoy Orbison and TSHA confirmed for Eat Your Own Ears anniversary birthday party at The Warehouse Project, Manchester. (Mixmag
  • Conducta UK garage to dark techno set. (Mixmag
  • GORDO live from Club Space Miami Terrace. (DJMag
  • Palms Trax | Boiler Room x Dekmantel Festival 2022 (BoilerRoom
  • Eris Drew | Boiler Room x Dekmantel Festival 2022 (BoilerRoom
  • Call Super b2b Objekt | Boiler Room x Dekmantel Festival 2022 (BoilerRoom
  • VTSS | Boiler Room x Dekmantel Festival 2022 (BoilerRoom
  • 5 tracks bubbling under the surface. (IbizaSpotlight
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear: September 2022 (DJMag
  • Inside the American South's Anti-Cop Raves. (RA
  • Groove Armada's last ever UK show was a Superstylin' homage to 25 years. (Mixmag
  • From rubble to techno phenomenon: Celebrating three decades of Tresor. (Mixmag
  • How Vangelis became a synth and electronic music legend. (MusicRadar
  • Cristian Varela talks about the seven most influential techno labels that have single-handedly shaped the sounds of the genre over the past few decades. (Magnetic
  • Timmy Trumpet: brass tacks (DJMag
  • 10 years later, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs feels like he’s grown up. (RollingStone
  • VTSS has obliterated Europe’s best clubs with her rule-shattering techno sets. Now she’s stepping out from behind the DJ decks to launch her bold new direction: alt-pop superstar. (Face)
  • Elements of surprise: Anané and Louie Vega's The Ritual is about musical freedom. (Mixmag
  • At home with: Billy Nasty (DJMag
  • TSHA: In full bloom (DJMag
  • AD 93 is to release the first collaborative record by Avalon Emerson and Anunaku, under the joint alias A+A. (DJMag
  • ILLENIUM announces fifth album. (EDM
  • Amelie Lens has announced a new Global Underground mix compilation. (DJMag
  • ESPN has enlisted Marshmello ahead of the 2022-23 NFL season to remix the classic Monday Night Football theme song. (Billboard
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