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26 Sep 2023
  • 10% of grassroots music venues will close by the end of 2023, according to Music Venue Trust (MVT). (Mixmag
  • Tickets for Glastonbury 2024 will go on sale on 5 November. (Standard)
  • Afterparty, a platform that empowers musicians and creators to form and monetise fan connections, has secured $5m in funding for a total of $12m raised to date. (DMN
  • The Council Of Music Makers – representing UK songwriters, composers, artists, musicians, producers and music managers – has today published five fundamentals that should be fully embraced by technology companies and the music industry as they develop new music AI technologies. (RotD) BPI comment. (RotD
  • Moog parent company InMusic has reportedly laid off a large portion of employees from Moog's manufacturing factory in Asheville, North Carolina. (RA)
  • Niura has developed a pair of earbuds that monitor brain activity and, it claims, can both watch for potential health issues and match music to a user’s mood. (TechCrunch)
  • Beat marketplace Airbit eliminates commissions, and introduces upgraded free plan and integration with BandLab. (RotD
  • After relaunching as a studio for creators, LimeWire acquires BlueWillow, a Midjourney competitor. (TechCrunch
  • Sin Titulo Inc. has introduced the [untitled] app that allows producers and musicians to share and organise their unreleased music safely has launched. (DJMag
  • Spotify’s long-awaited HiFi tier could finally be getting closer to launch. Code within the Spotify app reveals new details about the “Supremium” tier, which could feature 24-bit lossless audio, the ability to create playlists with AI. (Verge)
  • A new report finds that 95% of NFTs have hit rock-bottom valuation. (RollingStone) "a spectacular crash for assets that reached a trading volume of $17bn amid a frenzied bull market in 2021". 
  • Amsterdam Dance Event announces second wave of artists for 2023 edition. (909Originals
  • Seth Troxler and John Summit lead Costa Rica’s Ocaso Festival phase 1 lineup. (Billboard
  • Who wins and who loses under a user centric streaming model? (Medium - Austin Staubus) 
  • The myth of fan power. (ExiledFan) "Fans can sustain careers if they start from the right place and if the fandom infrastructure is strong enough, but they can’t add exposure. They can’t do the work of the still-important middlemen." 
  • Shaping markets and network value. (MusicX - Maarten Walraven) 
  • Ibiza:
    Amnesia reveals the full lineup for its official closing party on 14 October. (Decode
  • Lisbon non-profit arts space and club Arroz Estúdios is at risk of closure due to redevelopment. (RA)
  • RA Live: Floorplan at Brunch Festival 2023 (RA
  • RØDHÅD | Boiler Room x Glitch Festival 2023 (BoilerRoom
  • Helena Hauff | Boiler Room x Glitch Festival 2023 (BoilerRoom
  • Mix Of The Day: Djoser (RA)
  • Mix Of The Day: DJ Spit (RA)
  • RA.903 Mike Paradinas (ft. Jlin) (RA)
  • How to find new music on Spotify to DJ: Crate digging tips for the world's largest streaming platform. (Magnetic
  • The Sound Of: Butter Sessions (DJMag
  • EX.679 McKenzie Wark (RA
  • C.006: Jlin - Composing on a bare canvas (RA
  • Recognise: Jonny From Space (DJMag
  • The rise and decline of Tropical House: What happened? (WeRaveYou)
  • How Arc Music Festival's global appeal is uplifting Chicago's world class house scene. (Mixmag
  • Paco Osuna is on a Hï now. (Mixmag
  • Timmy Trumpet: the art of chaos (DJMag
  • 20 questions with Fatboy Slim: What he’s learned from David Byrne, a lost night out with Cher and 25 years of ‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’. (Billboard
  • Vinyl resurgence examined in Holland, market correction ahead? (Attack
  • What is the future of sampling? (DJMag
  • As his trailblazing record label Metalheadz turns 30, Goldie talks about the Nineties, cancel culture and his A-list mates. (SundayTimes - Laura Craik)
  • Bashkka’s hi-tech sound will make you feel sexy. (Face - Jade Wickes)
  • Kali Malone: The composer and sound artist on the endurance element of her work and the epiphanies of her new album. (Fact
  • HAAi has mixed the latest DJ-Kicks. (RA
  • LP Giobbi has revealed Yes Yes Yes, a new imprint joining the Defected Records family. (EDM
  • Skrillex to play PAN party at Berghain. (DJMag
  • Overmono, salute, Bianca Oblivion, Skrillex more feature on EA Sports FC 24 soundtrack. (DJMag
  • The latest installation of fabric presents has arrived, with Helena Hauff this time taking the reins. (Mixmag)
  • Kasra releases Fabric recording in memory of late Fabriclive programmer Shaun Roberts. (Mixmag)
  • A new documentary titled Don't Ever Stop: Tony De Vit is coming out next month, marking the 25th anniversary of the legendary DJ's death. (Mixmag)
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