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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Franky Wah
SHÈN Recordings
25 Nov 2022
"This week's ENT is a world exclusive on the show. I actually previewed it in the hot mix before it was finished a while ago. I'm pretty sure he gave this to me last summer. I seem to remember playing it in half-lockdown Ibiza and I continued to play it all year. It's coming on his own label SHÈN Recordings. We are talking about Franky Wah and this is Formulate."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.47 here.
Label: Jasmine Igoe, SHÈN Recordings
Management: Phil Sales, THREE SIX ZERO
Publishing: Dougie Bruce, Universal 
Radio: James Jackson & James Marsh, Listen Up
Club: Tia Cousins, Listen Up
Online: Neil Bainbridge, Neighbourhood PR
Live Agents: Dave Blackgrove, WASSERMAN MUSIC
22 Nov 2022
  • Tencent Music Entertainment published its financial results for the third quarter of 2022. (MusicAlly) Revenues from music subscriptions were up 18.3% year-on-year, while paying users increased 19.8%. 
  • Radiocentre is in court bringing a challenge against Ofcom over its approval of Radio 1 Dance without requiring the BBC to carry out a public interest test. (RadioToday
  • A new study conducted by Bristol nightclub Motion has revealed 88% of students believe clubbing helps mental wellbeing. (Mixmag
  • The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee examined how the Government, music industry, and musicians have responded to the Committee’s Economics of music streaming report, one year on from its release. (Parliament
    AIM CEO Paul Pacifico issued a short comment. (RotD
  • Electronic and dance music winners from the 2022 Artist & Manager Awards in association with beatBread were Becky Hill (Artist), Callum Reece (Breakthrough Manager - Eliza Rose/Sherelle) and Carl Cox (Pioneer). (RotD
  • ODESZA, Diplo, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Bonobo and Beyoncé lead 2023 Dance/Electronic Grammy nominations. (Billboard
  • Ultra Music Festival has announced the first phase of its 2023 Resistance line-up. (DJMag
  • Tomorrowland has announced the 2023 dates for its flagship festival, and next year's theme, Adscendo. (DJMag)  
  • IFPI released Engaging with Music 2022, a global report on how people around the world enjoy and engage with music. (RotD) Highlights include: Average weekly time listening to music grows to 20.1 hours; 46% of respondents use subscription audio streaming services; 73% of respondents saying that they listen to radio primarily for music; 30% used unauthorised or unlicensed methods to listen to or download music.
    The BPI highlighted UK focused stats. (RotD)
  • As EDM genres like Dance Pop and Progressive House go mainstream, darker, more experimental DJs find their numbers on the rise. (Chartmetric
  • The climate cost of live music. (MusicX - Beatriz Negreiros) 
  • A study by Help Musicians reveals that half of the 525 UK artists surveyed are “extremely” or “very” concerned they’ll be forced to leave the industry. (Guardian) The research shows that 60% of musicians say they are earning less than they were a year ago, while eight in 10 have reported earning less than before the pandemic. In response to the findings, the charity has pledged to invest £8m into services that will support musicians this year, including 24/7 mental health support, mentoring, funding for touring and debt management services. 
  • Recession looms over the music industry (part 2) (David Turner
  • Industry bodies AIM, LIVE, NTIA, and Music Venue Trust reacted to the UK Government's Autumn statement. (RotD
  • Moog's iconic Minimoog Model D is back in production. (DJMag
  • Playlist of the Week - Mandidextrous (Beatportal)
  • Beatport and Radio FG announce exclusive webradio channel (Beatportal)
  • New multi-purpose space Maka Loft opening in Milan. (RA
  • Sama' Abdulhadi has announced a four-week Phonox London residency for January 2023. (DJMag
  • Perfect Havoc, the chart-topping record label, will throw its first event in the capital since the pandemic at Egg London on Friday 9th December. (DT
  • Printworks shares cryptic post announcing "The Final Season". (Mixmag
  • Zouk Group at Resorts World Las Vegas has announced Kaskade as the newest resident performer at AYU Dayclub and Zouk Nightclub starting in 2023. (EDM
  • Dombresky Live @ Space Miami (DJMag
  • ALOK from Morro da Urca, Rio de Janeiro (DJMag
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear: November 2022 (DJMag
  • Fresh Kicks 190: Monster (DJMag
  • The Art of Production: Hudson Mohawke (RA
  • All you need to know about Phonk, the dance subgenre that’s taking off (Billboard
  • Why Marky B, Bradford’s latest bassline hope, is doing it on his own. (Mixmag
  • Joris Delacroix and Joachim Pastor talk about the benefits of collaborating on music and why more producers should prioritize teaming with others to make a track. (Magnetic
  • After announcing its first international festival, Sam Kandel speaks about the Warehouse Project's first festival, Rotterdam as a city and what loyal ravers should expect from the May Bank Holiday weekender. (Mixmag
  • The Glitch Mob on ‘Ctrl Alt Reality’: ‘We made this record for ourselves’ (DA
  • Founding DJs Fabio and Grooverider recall the beginnings of the jungle scene while new star Sherelle celebrates its resurgence. (FT
  • Nia Archives: “Jungle music has always been a strong sound of the underground” (NME
  • How Wales is reclaiming its place in electronic music history (DJMag
  • Why music clearance remains so complex and how that can be fixed. (Synchtank - Eamonn Forde) 
  • How Iran's government crackdowns are impacting electronic artists. (RA
  • Women have been backing techno, house and disco tracks for decades. But are they getting the recognition—and payment—they're due? (RA
  • Nia Archives has shared a new single and video, So Tell Me. (DJMag
  • GRiZ announces programming for his 2022 ‘12 Days of GRiZMAS’ charity extravaganza in Detroit. (Billboard
  • Janette Slack, the DJ, producer and teacher who rose to prominence in London’s ‘00s breakbeat scene, has died aged 42. (DJMag
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