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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Riptide (feat. Bernard Sumner)
Mella Dee
Three Six Zero Recordings
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"This week's ENT features New Order's Bernard Sumner on vocals, dropping on the week the legendary Blue Monday turns 40 years old. Check out the artwork for it. It's a bit of a tribute and has a strong nod to New Order's Technique. It's the brainchild of Mella Dee, drawing in all his childhood inspiration from Joy Division and New Order."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.47 here.
LabelNick Dearmun, ThreeSixZero 
ManagementSarah Aitchison, GoodLife
Publishing: Copyright Control
RadioChristian Nockall, Your Army
Club: William Brigham, Your Army
TVEmma Bailey, Your Army
Online: Jodie Luckie, Toast Press
Live: Barry Davies, One House
14 Mar 2023
  • SoundCloud has appointed Eliah Seton as CEO, effective immediately. He joined the company in 2021 as president. (SoundCloud
  • The Orchard has acquired UK dance music distributor Above Board. (MW
  • Gamma, billed as 'an artist focused multimedia platform' centring on the creation of music, adjacent content, and related business opportunities, has officially launched with support from several high-profile companies and acts. Apple Music's former global creative director Larry Jackson fronts the operation. (DMN)
  • The US recorded-music industry reached an all-time high of $15.9bn in 2022, marking the industry’s seventh consecutive year of growth. (MusicAlly) Paid streaming subscriptions were up 7% to a record high revenue of $13.3bn. 
  • Warrner Records announced the launch of its first-ever flagship electronic dance music label, Major Recordings, headed by Sam Mobarek. (RotD) The first signing is duo Parisi, in partnership with Parlophone’s FFRR.
  • Music delivery platform and personalisation engine Reactional Music has reached an agreement with Hipgnosis Song Management, which will allow gamers to choose music from the Hipgnosis catalogue and it become part of gameplay. (RotD
  • Saffron, the non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing gender equality within the music industry, has launched a fundraising campaign to help it continue its work. (DJMag
  • The new CEO of Warner Music, Robert Kyncl, has called for music streaming platforms to increase their prices, which he believes is currently undervalued. (Mixmag
  • Jaguar has produced a new two-part documentary podcast that examines gender disparities in UK dance music. (DJMag
  • Electronic music industry has a 'pervasive culture' of abuse and sexual harassment, according to a survey by the Electronic Music Inclusion Initiative (EMII).  (RA
  • 15% of tracks uploaded to Spotify generate 95% of its royalties. (MusicAlly
  • Reports from Spotify's Stream On event. It can be watched in full here

    Ten key takeaways - our top findings from 2022 data. (Spotify

    Five ways Spotify playlists help your songs reach fans around the world. (Spotify
    Spotify reveals more opportunities and features for creators. (Spotify)
    Preview music, podcasts, and audiobooks on Spotify Home. (Spotify
    Behind the scenes of Spotify’s new AI DJ. (Spotify
    Smart Shuffle breathes new life iInto your playlists. (Spotify
    Spotify’s new experience inspires deeper discovery and connection. (Spotify
    Spotify takes to the stage: Connecting artists with concertgoers. (Spotify
    Three campaign tools from Spotify for Artists to build your fan base. (Spotify
    Countdown Pages and Spotify Clips create ways for artists to engage their fans with video. (Spotify
  • TikTok is now allowing creators to offer “premium content behind a paywall” with a feature called Series. (TikTok) Each Series can feature a maximum of 80 videos, up to 20 minutes apiece. It is only available to select creators at present, and at a cost. 
  • Social music streaming startup Stationhead announced it’s launching a new live commerce tool that allows select artists and hosts to sell digital tracks to fans during livestreaming parties on their stations. (TechCrunch
  • Instagram is disabling its NFT features. (nftnow
  • With the launch of its new app and song investment platform, Labelcoin aims to help some musicians create consistent income streams without giving up control of their masters. (RotD
  • will give electronic music fans access to exclusive Web3 collectibles and interactive experiences with artists and labels. (RotD)
  • House label Home Again to host 65-hour festival at RSO.BERLIN. (RA
  • EXIT Festival announces Dance Arena line-up. (DJMag
  • NTS Radio announces full lineup for debut festival, One Day, in London. (RA
  • Black Coffee, Skrillex b2b Four Tet, Kid Cudi and many more have been confirmed for Hard Summer this year. (EDM
  • SHERELLE, Emerald, I. JORDAN, Shay Malt and Sister Bliss have been confirmed as DJs at Secret Garden Party. (Mixmag
  • Streaming is becoming more like radio — what now? (Midia - Tatiana Cirisano) 
  • The way AI isn’t used will have a bigger impact on music than how it is used. (Midia - Kriss Thakrar) 
  • 2023 in review: Deezer, Pandora, SiriusXM, and Tidal. (PennyFractions - David Turner) 
  • The BPI reported UK recorded music revenue rose by 4.7% year-on-year to reach £1.32bn for the full-year 2022 – a rise of 36% over the past five years. (RotD
  • Streaming brought record growth to the music business — TikTok and AI need to get it right. (Variety
  • Pioneer DJ unveils new all-in-one DJ system, OPUS-QUAD. (RA
  • Behringer announces Roland Juno-60 clone (RA
  • French developer Kodamo announces new synth, MASK1. (RA
  • Label of the Month: Peach Discs (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: WHIPPED CREAM (Beatportal)
  • IMS Ibiza 2023 announces first wave of key speakers from across the industry (Beatportal)
  • Matthias Tanzmann on how he uses Beatport Streaming (Beatportal)
  • Ibiza:
    CamelPhat has announced a 19-date residency at Pacha Ibiza. (RotD)
    Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike announce Ushuaïa Ibiza residency. (DJMag)
    Second wave of artists revealed for BBC Radio 1 Dance Live at 528 Ibiza, including The Martinez Brothers, Becky Hill, Sam Divine and Jax Jones. (IbizaSpotlight
  • fabric drops 10 mixes to celebrate International Women’s Day. (Mixmag
  • Ultra’s Resistance announces Miami parties with Charlotte de Witte, Carl Cox and more as part of US club tour. (DJMag
  • Ultra International Music Publishing announced a new collaboration with Los Angeles based producer Diamond Pistols, to launch a music publishing company, Hidden Gem. (RotD
  • The Future of Music and Gaming, with Vickie Nauman (Trapital
  • RA.875 ISAbella (RA
  • Podcast 790: DJ Lag (XLR8R
  • Yotto in The Lab LA (Mixmag
  • Scratchclart in The Lab LDN (Mixmag)
  • Tiga | Boiler Room x Igloofest 2023 (BoilerRoom
  • Adriatique at Hatshepsut temple, in Luxor, Egypt (Cercle
  • 12 dub and ambient techno tracks to sneak into Spring 2023. (Magnetic
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear: March 2023 (DJMag
  • Discover six innovative record labels that are approaching music creatively in 2023. (Magnetic
  • Selections: DJ IC (DJMag
  • Breaking Through: Nick León (RA
  • Get To Know: Dr. Ushūu (DJMag
  • Recognise: DJ SWISHA (DJMag)
  • A complete guide to Miami Music Week 2023. (EDM
  • A history of Trax Records and the fight for Chicago's house pioneers' royalties (DJMag
  • 5 women in the synthesizer industry - Flavia Ferreira (Focusrite), Paula Maddox (Dove Audio), Sandra Sims (SDS Digital Modular), Yoriko Matsushita (Roland) & Kris Kaiser (Noise Engineering)  (Attack)
  • We have entered the era of 'Fred againia' (Mixmag
  • The Art of DJing: Octo Octa (DJMag
  • Rêve has a flurry of red-hot singles and three Juno nominations: Behind one of the fastest-rising artists in dance. (Billboard
  • Fever Ray: ‘You have to dare yourself to be vulnerable’ (Dazed
  • Drum-and-Bass is rising Again, with Nia Archives in the spotlight. (NewYorkTimes
  • Orbital: "It’s embarrassing to be called 'icons' but at least it's better than being called 'wankers'". (Mixmag
  • Why Kaskade and deadmau5 formed Kx5, dance music’s most in-demand odd couple. (Billboard
  • Cassy releases new EP, ‘The Mission’, celebrating 20 years in music. (DJMag
  • New Order celebrate 'Blue Monday' 40th anniversary with new merch. (DJMag
  • Black Coffee to headline Madison Square Garden. (Billboard
  • Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding drop trance anthem Miracle. (Billboard
  • Carl Cox announces special Hybrid Live show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. (DJMag)
  • ARTBAT's Artur will step back from live performances while he undergoes "urgent" surgery, according to the duo. (EDM
  • Richie Hawtin's 2023 tour will use Aslice to pay producers for music played in his DJ sets. (EDM
  • Pioneering drum & bass artist MC Fats,  real name Wildale Spencer, has died. (DJMag
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