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Anyma & Grimes
08 Jun 2023
"It comes from Anyma, aka Matteo, one half of Tale of Us. Anyma teaming up with Grimes, this time, for a brand new release on Afterlife, and it is epic. They've been teasing it on their socials for a couple of weeks now. If you've been to a Tale of Us show, you will have heard 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 33.40 here.
Label (UK): Naomi Williams, Universal 
Management: eau-forte
Publishing: Copyright Control/Ultra Music Publishing/ Sony/ATV
Radio: Laurence PinkusGavin Hughes, Universal
Club: Will, Your Army 
TV: Claire CloseNaomi Gillies, Universal
Online: Oliver Hunter, Universal
13 Jun 2023
  • Talent management group YMU, which is owned by a private equity firm, has been involved in talks about the state of its balance sheet following a slump in profits exacerbated by the pandemic. (Sky
  • Firebird Music Holdings has acquired stakes in Ntertain, a Latin-focused content and media company, US-based Mick Management, UK-based dance music label Defected, Nashville-based music publisher Tape Room Music and UK-based One Two Many Music. (Billboard
  • Superstruct has acquired a controlling stake in London festivals Cross The Tracks and Mighty Hoopla, along with Austrian festival Snowbombing. (AAA
  • Artist development company One House has launched Platform, a management toolkit for artists, managers and teams, and Studio, a creative division for collaborations between creatives and brands. (RotD
  • Deezer says it has developed technology that allows it to identify and potentially delete songs that clone pop stars' voices. (BBC
  • Spotify released its annual Songs of the Summer predictions along with a new Summer Heat Map and a list of summer musical trends. (Spotify) The list includes 'Dance The Night' by Dua Lipa, and 'Miracle' by Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding.
  • Universal Music Group is talking with SoundCloud about overhauling the way artists are paid, a deal that could help major performers collect more revenue from streaming services. (Bloomberg
  • Spotify has sold the music creation app Soundtrap back to its founders five years after the company bought it. (MusicAlly)
  • Tomorrowland Belgium has launched the official trailer. (Tomorrowland
  • Turin festival C2C adds Avalon Emerson & the Charm, Two Shell for 2023. (RA
  • Primavera Sound’s debut Madrid edition cancelled its opening day due to “severe” weather conditions. (Mixmag)
  • SummerDaze Malta announces the lineup for 2023 with Meduza, Black Eyed Peas & more. (EDMNomad)
  • Does the music industry still want NFTs? (David Turner
  • The world's leading artist management companies 2023. (Rostr) The top 100 are based on how popular their rosters are on Spotify. Full Stop Management top the list, with 723m monthly listeners across their roster. Red Light and Roc Nation follow, with Three Six Zero at 7 with 306m and YMU Group at 18 with 124m.  
  • How rising DJ fees are reshaping the dance music economy. (RA
  • FISHER returns with new summer smash 'Take It Off' alongside Aatig. (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Carlita (Beatportal)
  • Label of the Month: Correspondant (Beatportal)
  • Matthias Tanzmann talks Beatport streaming. (Beatportal)
  • Ibiza:
    Afterlife announces line-up for opening party at Hï Ibiza. (DJMag
  • size? and Adidas Originals strike partnership with Ibiza's Amnesia nightclub. (HiSnobiety)
  • Tropical one-dayer City Splash toasts Afro-Caribbean music’s many threads. (NME)
  • Time Warp in Germany unveils the return of their ’two days/two stages’ concept this autumn. (EDMIdentity)
  • Fvtvr, a new 700-capacity club in Paris, will open later this month. (RA)
  • Afterlife, the house and techno label from Italian electronic duo Tale Of Us, has entered a partnership with Interscope Records. (Billboard
  • Ben Hemsley @ FLY Open Air (DJMag)
  • Pan-Pot Techno Set From DJ Mag HQ (DJMag)
  • AJ Christou house set in The Lab LDN. (Mixmag)
  • Manami at Sound Exchange (Mixmag)
  • RA.888 Hieroglyphic Being (RA)
  • djay x @beatport Streaming Sessions with DJ Emii (YouTube)
  • DJ Lag – live from Boiler Room x E.B.N.X in London. (Boilerroom)
  • Shannen SP – live from Boiler Room x E.B.N.X in London. (Boilerroom)
  • Dangerous Rose – live from Boiler Room x Fake and Gay in San Francisco. (Boilerroom)
  • CamelPhat @ Printworks London Closing Weekend (DJMag)
  • Recognise: Nooriyah (DJMag)
  • The best albums and EPs of the year 2023 so far (Mixmag
  • The best tracks of the year 2023 so far (Mixmag
  • The best DJ mixes of the year 2023 so far (Mixmag
  • In celebration of Pride Month, Mixmag has teamed up with Outernet to showcase a 360-degree immersive exhibition. (Mixmag
  • Movement Festival is a celebration of techno's past, present and future. (Mixmag
  • Amelie Lens: techno's unwavering optimist (DJMag
  • ‘Smos & Baby Bee: Party Flyers And More’ explores the archive of the pioneering DJ duo and their impact on the scene. (Mixmag)
  • 10 emerging artists you need to hear: June 2023. (DJMag
  • How AI can generate new revenue for existing music catalogues. (Hypebot
  • Making Music With AI? Start with these ethical guidelines (RA
  • AI and creators’ rights: What does the future look like? (PRS - Mark Sutherland) 
  • Cherie Hu: Exploring new possibilities in Music and Tech (RA
  • Aluna announces new album, ‘MYCELiUM’, featuring Jayda G, TSHA, Chris Lake, more. (DJMag
  • GRiZ has announced an indefinite hiatus from touring and the GRiZ project. (Billboard
  • Martin Garrix to DJ at Canada Grand Prix. (DJMag
  • Justice is confirmed to release new music via Ed Banger Records in 2024, along with a tour. (Mixmag
  • Sensu has this week unveiled her full 'AM___PM' EP, available via Attack Decay Sweet Release. (Mixmag)
  • Dutch techno mainstay Reinier Zonneveld has announced his forthcoming album and to celebrate, shared lead single 'Music Is The Answer'. (Mixmag)
  • SHDW & Obscure Shape announced their curated one-day festival, From Another Mind, set to kick off on August 5 in Germany. (Mixmag)
  • Romy has revealed details for her debut solo album, ‘Mid Air’, due to land on September 8 via Beggars Group sub-imprint Young. (Mixmag)
  • Melodic techno producers Mind Against have announced the launch of their new label, Habitat, with a single. (909
  • Michael Bibi has been diagnosed with a rare form of brain and spinal cancer. (BBC)  
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