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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Jacques Lu Cont
Universal Music Germany
27 Jan 2023
"This week's ENT goes to the one and only Stuart Price, aka Jacques Lu Cont, as he returns to the dancefloor. Stuart is a Grammy Award winning record producer, artist and DJ who, over the years, has honed his craft by producing and writing platinum hits for the likes of Dua Lipa, The Killers, Madonna and many more. Stuart is hugely respected in the artist community and has guested on this show many times back in the day. It's so great to have him back with a dancefloor tune. We love it." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to here.
LabelHannes Lohrer, Universal Music Germany  
ManagementAnt Hippsley, Milk & Honey
RadioTom Currie, Your Army
ClubWill Brigham & Leo Picking, Your Army
07 Feb 2023
  • Moody Jones has been named GM of Dance at EMPIRE. (Hits
  • Defected Records has hired Jess Nash as head of sync and Deniz Hilmi as head of events and talent. (MW
  • Spotify ended 2022 with 489m monthly active users, including 205m paid subscribers. Subscription revenues grew by 18% year-on-year to €2.72bn. Advertising revenue grew 14%. For Q1 2023, the company predicts 500m monthly active users, quarterly revenues of €3.1bn, and an operating loss of €194m. (Spotify
  • Sony Music Entertainment’s income for Q4 2022 (Sony's fiscal Q3) totalled $2.44bn, up from $1.83bn during its Q3 2021. Recorded music generated $1.24bn from streaming on the quarter, up 33.1% YoY. Publishing reported $577.42m, up 42.9% YoY. Overall, the company was up 23% despite the negative impact of the Visual Media & Platform unit. (DMN
  • Young Berliners are set to receive €50 to go out clubbing through a new cultural programme in the German capital. (DJMag
  • US report finds women remain underrepresented and stereotyped in music. (Guardian
  • Billboard’s annual Power 100 list of the music industry’s top players reflects a year of change. (Billboard) Lucian Grainge tops the list, followed by Sony Music's Rob Stringer and Live Nations's Michael Rapino. Other names include WMG's Robert Kyncl (4), Spotify's Daniel Ek (5), Apple Music's Oliver Schusser (6), YouTube's Lyor Cohen (10), WMG's Max Lousada (13) and SALXCO's Wassim "Sal" Slaiby (23). 
  • Beyonce has won Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for Renaissance and Best Dance/Electronic Recording for BREAK MY SOUL at this year's Grammys. (Independent
  • Vintage Culture and  electronic music and lifestyle platform, BOMA, have teamed up to launch a new event series, titled Born Of Music Addiction. (DJMag
  • Sasha Tityanko discusses if AI avatars are the next digital frontier. (CityAM
  • Warner Music Group announced the launch of Rhythm City, a music-themed social roleplay experience on Roblox, which will introduce users to artists and music through social roleplay and provide them access to a collection of digital items sold exclusively on Roblox. (RotD
  • Stockholm-based Corite, founded by Mattias Tengblad, previously commercial director for Universal Music Group, allows music fans to invest in single tracks via an app. (BBC) Electronic music artist Alan Walker gave around 8,000 fans the opportunity to invest in four of his singles, sharing with them his streaming revenues. 
  • Splash House will return to Palm Springs for its 10-year anniversary this summer. (EDMTunes
  • The Hague's Rewire Festival finalises line-up for 12th edition. (RA
  • Albania’s ION Festival has announced the full line-up. (Mixmag
  • Nia Archives, Roisin Murphy, Knucks, and more added to We Out Here 2023 line-up. (DJMag
  • Could AI generate music’s Instagram moment? (Midia - Tatiana Cirisano) 
  • Numark launches Mixstream Pro +, a standalone controller ft. Amazon Music Unlimited streaming. (DJTechTools
  • Beatport Insider: Top-Selling Techno Tracks, Artists, and Labels (Jan. 2023) (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Kaleena Zanders (Beatportal)
  • Alternative platforms for your music (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport acquires majority stake in IMS (International Music Summit) (Beatportal)
  • Yulia Niko: From the Russian Ballet to Berlin’s Dancefloors (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport DJ + Xone:K2 walkthrough by Digital DJ Tips (Beatport)
  • Outer Heaven, a new 140-person club, opens in Manhattan. (RA
  • RA.869 Avtomat (RA
  • RA.870 Jennifer Cardini (RA
  • Tash LC | Boiler Room Festival Amsterdam: Third Space (BoilerRoom
  • Paco Osuna @ ANTS Ushuaïa Ibiza (DJMag
  • Calibre | Boiler Room Festival Amsterdam: SYSTEM (BoilerRoom
  • Fatboy Slim - Live At Big Beach Boutique II, Brighton, 2002 (FatboySlim
  • The best tracks of the year 2023 so far. (Mixmag
  • Magnetic's Artist of the Week: Black Wands (Magnetic
  • Selections: Holly Lester (DJMag
  • Class of 2023 revealed  
  • SYREETA: on the road (DJMag
  • Recognise: Mandidextrous (DJMag
  • EX.645 25 Years of Rush Hour (RA
  • The rise of the hyper-specific Spotify playlist. (Austin Staubus
  • Is TikTok ruining the Berlin club scene? (TheFace
  • Three projects pushing nightlife forward in 2023 (RA
  • In the Spotify era, many musicians struggle to make a living. (WashingtonPost)  
  • Exploring the Scottish Highlands' blossoming dance music scene. (DJMag
  • Discover the top female producers in 2023 according to Monstercat's SKYLER. (Magnetic
  • Spiritual storytelling: Charisse C’s fluid amapiano sets are building a bridge between continents. (Mixmag
  • Portrait of Sama' Abdulhadi [video] (RA
  • "You never know what's gonna happen": Kerri Chandler on the Spaces and Places that made him. (Mixmag
  • Watergate: 20 years at the heart of Berlin nightlife. (DJMag
  • Why dance music culture needs to pay more respect to MCs. (Mixmag
  • How Spotify turned dance music into dance muzak. (5Mag
  • Why do the Grammys get dance music so wrong? Mixmag investigates.  
  • King Britt has announced details of a new exhibit based on his music-based university course, Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music. (DJMag
  • Floorplan have released their third EP for Classic Music Company, We Give Thee Honor / Makes Me Wanna. (Mixmag
  • San Holo, Lizzy Land pair up on DON’T LOOK DOWN, co-produced by RL Grime. (DA
  • Sven Väth has released his What I Used To Play compilation. (Mixmag
  • Skrillex has released a track called Xena which features Palestinian artist Nai Barghouti. (DJMag
  • Amelie Lens is bringing EXHALE to the US with shows in New York and LA. (EDMIdentity
  • Nia Archives announces new EP, titled Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall, with single and video, Conveniency. (DJMag
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