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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
JOY (404)
Joy Anonymous
Island Records
21 Apr 2023
"This is going to feature on their project Cult Classics, due out on 22 September. They've got a very busy summer ahead of them - already confirmed for Glastonbury, Boomtown, Boardmasters, Body & Soul, Primavera Sounds and continue to do shows with Fred again.. in the UK and in the US. This week's ENT is Joy (404) from Joy Anonymous."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.38 here.
Label: Island Records
Management: Rosie Dean, Lateral Management 
Publishing: Sam Lowe, Warner Chappel
Radio: Phil Witts, Island Records 
Club: Leo, Your Army 
TV: Tony Fletcher, Island Records 
Online: Angie Rudge, Island Records 
Live: Martin Harvey Bray, Wasserman 
25 Apr 2023
  • Jukebox announces new Web3 music and culture marketing company Jukebox 3.0. (RotD
  • Live Nation has launched Vibee a music-led destination experience company. (DMN) The company has confirmed partnerships with many Country Nation, Insomniac, and C3 Presents, as well as other Live Nation festival properties.  
  • Independent dance music label Armada Music has launched BEAT (Best Ever Acquired Tracks), a dance music investment company. It intends to invest $100m in its first two years, acquiring and exploiting recording and music publishing catalogues. (RotD) The first acquisitions include KMS Records’ master recordings catalogue from house and techno DJ/producer Kevin Saunderson, and the acquisition of the master and publishing catalogue of ARTY
  • Youth Music has announced the latest round of funding as part of its NextGen Fund. Successful applicants will be given financial support to launch projects, build on ideas or launch businesses (Mixmag)
  • London-based radio station Rinse FM has acquired beloved Bristol radio station SWU.FM six months after it ceased broadcast, citing financial issues. (Mixmag
  • ANTS, Ushuaïa Ibiza and Beatport are teaming up to offer an aspiring DJ the chance to play on the White Isle this summer. (DJMag
  • Saffron Records has said that it can “no longer rely on art funding” to deal with gender imbalance in the music industry. (Mixmag)
  • Grimes is to deliver a keynote speech on AI in music at IMS Ibiza this week. (EDM
  • Electronic music network The Tribes launches new content hub Tribes TV to 250 million worldwide. (RotD)
  • Snap is expanding its partnership with Live Nation to bring AR-focused features to 16 new music festivals, including Wireless, Creamfields North and Leeds Festivals. (DMN
  • Soundcloud has partnered with Feature.FM to provide marketing tools for independent artists. (AllAccess)  
  • Spotify's Daniel Ek is lobbying Washington against ‘Apple’s stranglehold’ on App Stores. (Billboard
  • Oneohtrix Point Never, Kode9, Mabe Fratti and more announced for Unsound Adelaide. (RA
  • IMPF, representing independent music publishers internationally, has launched the third edition of its Independent Music Publishing Global Market View. (RotD
  • Assistive vs. Generative AI: What’s the difference and what are the copyright implications? (DMN
  • Spotify gives 49 different names to the same song. Composers and recording artists are all different too, but the music is identical—what's going on? (Ted Gioia
  • We soon won’t tell the difference between AI and human music – so can pop survive? (Guardian
  • AI Drake just set an impossible legal trap for Google. (Verge
  • Artists and labels have legal tools to fight fakes created by artificial intelligence, but massive questions about AI-generated music loom unanswered. (Billboard
  • AI will transform music; the question is how? (Midia
  • Roland's groundbreaking music and gaming products secure six esteemed 2023 design awards, including iF Design and Red Dot Awards. (Magnetic)
  • Ableton gives away 90 Max for Live devices. (RA
  • Blawan announces new XL Recordings EP with "Toast" (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: LEVEL UP (Beatportal)
  • Cover Story: Interplanetary Criminal and the resurgence of UK Garage (Beatportal)
  • Purchase your Beatport DJ playlists with one click (Beatport)
  • Ibiza:
    Do Not Sleep announces 5 Ibiza dates at Amnesia. (IbizaSpotlight)
    Jamie Jones has pooled pals and collaborators to assemble his Paradise line-ups at Amnesia this summer. (IbizaSpotlight
    FISHER to play Hï Ibiza every Wednesday from 15 June to 28 September 2023. (EDMTunes)
  • RA Sessions: The Fear Ratio (RA
  • Podcast 796: Gold Panda (XLR8R
  • RA.881 Elisa Bee (RA
  • Amelie Lens presents EXHALE Radio 053 w/ HELENA HAUFF (Amelie Lens
  • Prospa Live at Electric Brixton 2023 (Mixmag
  • Avicii’s 15 best songs: Critics’ picks (Billboard
  • Selections: Chaos In The CBD (DJMag
  • On Cue: Virginia (DJMag
  • 10 essential dubplates from UK dance music culture, picked by the DJs that play them. (DJMag
  • Cruise is Nigeria's new DIY dance craze. (RA
  • The rise, fall and revival of UK dubplate culture. (DJMag
  • How to survive as a record store in 2023 (DJMag
  • A shiny museum dedicated to Techno has opened in Frankfurt, Germany, and many techno pioneers feel that Black and queer artists in Detroit have been overlooked. (TheNewYorker
  • 5 ways to best maximise your IMS experience (Ibiza-Spotlight
  • Modular mystic: Caterina Barbieri is unlocking the spirituality in synths. (Mixmag)
  • Spotify’s head of personalisation explains how popular playlists like ‘Discover Weekly’ are created. (WSJ
  • LSDXOXO: X Education (DJMag
  • What Honey Dijon, the DJ who mixes for Madonna, did next (SundayTimes
  • How Troyboi channels his rich cultural roots to produce impactful electronic music. (EDM
  • U.K. dance phenom Yuné Pinku on her ‘Music For Introverted Ravers’ (Billboard
  • The unlikely (but welcome) return of Everything But The Girl (BBC
  • Alison Goldfrapp: ‘I like the intensity of a sweaty club’ (Guardian
  • How Fred again.. jolted dance music (NYTimes
  • The benevolent reign of DJ Tiësto. (Fader
  • Pete Tong talks about A&R in the dance music world: how it has changed, how it works now, the role that good taste plays, the TikTok A&R whirlwind, and what he thinks about AI. [podcast] (MusicAlly
  • IMS co-founder Ben Turner on the future of electronic music. "AI is going to eat us all alive unless we learn to play with it and control it" (IQ
  • Chris Lake releases new single, Beggin featuring Aluna. (Forbes
  • Paul Oakenfold’s classic album, Bunkka, to be released on vinyl for the first time. (DJMag
  • Alan Walker returns with the nostalgic single Dreamer. (DA
  • Rezz and ILLENIUM are collaborating on new music. (EDM
  • Judge Jules has announced an exclusive audio and video livestream to celebrate the 1000th edition of ‘The Global Warm Up’ radio show and podcast. (RotD)
  • Disney+ The Muppets Mayhem Series will feature Steve Aoki, Zedd, deadmau5 and more. (EDM)
  • Avicii fans have flooded the late star's social media with heartbreaking tributes five years after his death. (EDM
  • Grimes tweeted on Sunday that she'll “split 50 [percent] royalties on any successful AI generated song that uses my voice”.  
  • Marshmello buys a $2.3m French-inspired villa in Studio City, Los Angeles. (Dirt
  • Skrillex, Four Tet and Fred again.. deliver historic dance music moment with mainstage closing set at 2023 Coachella. (Billboard
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