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17 Oct 2023
  • Hook, a music expression platform that harnesses the power of AI to empower anyone to remix and remake songs, has closed a $3m seed investment round led by Point72 Ventures, along with Waverley Capital, co-founded by Edgar Bronfman Jr. Other participants include Three Six Zero and Japanese entertainment brand Avex. (RotD
  • Fave, the superfan app for like-minded music lovers, has secured $2m in an ongoing round of funding, with backers like Sony Music and WMG. (TechCrunch
  • Songtradr, which has just acquired Bandcamp from Epic Games, has offered some 60 Bandcamp staff out of 118, employment to join Songtradr’s staff of 369 workers. (TechCrunch) Job losses were across all departments.
  • Electronic industry charity soccer tournament Copa del Rave returns to Los Angeles next month. (Billboard
  • Saffron opens applications for 2023-2024 development programme. (RA
  • Tapaygo and announce strategic partnership to bring new technology to events. (EventIndustryNews
  • 808 Festival Bangkok has announced the first wave of acts playing its special 10th anniversary edition. (DJMag
  • Verknipt ArenA, a new 40,000-capacity all-night hard techno event, has been announced for Amsterdam's Johan Cruijff ArenA next year. (DJMag
  • After messy 2023 Electric Zoo, lawsuits are piling up for owner Avant Gardner. (Billboard
  • Streaming is missing cultural moments, and superstars know it. (Midia - Kriss Thakrar) 
  • Bandcamp Anxiety (FirstFloor
  • Bandcamp in Songtradr’s hands now: My worries and warnings. (Medium - Jack Diserens) 
  • Yamaha releases new flagship workstation. (RA
  • Mark Knight, Green Velvet & James Hurr deliver “The Greatest Thing Alive” on Toolroom. (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: KILIMANJARO (Beatportal)
  • Artist of the Month: Butch (Beatportal)
  • This month we're offering all Loopcloud subscribers a free copy of Cableguys TimeShaper 3 (Loopcloud)
  • djay x Beatport Streaming Sessions with evaeva (Beatport)
  • London venues Here at Outernet and The Lower Third are to remain open and operational until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays. (RotD
  • Jeff Mills, Ben UFO, HALF QUEEN and more to perform at London's Koko. (RA
  • Las Vegas' Area15's next expansion will include a hotel, nightclub and decommissioned Boeing 747 for events. (EDM
  • Universal Music Publishing Group has signed artist and producer Fred Again (Fred Gibson) to an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement. (DMN
  • RA Live: Ross From Friends (RA
  • RA.905 Goldie (RA
  • RA.906 Azu Tiwaline (RA
  • Ben Klock @ Neo Pop Festival (DJMag
  • Panjabi Hit Squad | Boiler Room: Southall (BoilerRoom
  • Chase & Status | Boiler Room: London (BoilerRoom
  • Record of the Day: Sock Drawer - Serious Tune (Shadow Child Emo-Rave Remix) (RotD
  • EX.682 Eris Drew (RA
  • The Sound Of: Pointless Geometry (DJMag
  • Goldie: The key component is soul (RA
  • AMÉMÉ: Afro house to the world. (DJMag
  • Chris Stussy: house music all night long. (DJMag
  • Danny Tenaglia on cancer diagnosis: “You start to think all those things like, wow, is this it?” (Mixmag
  • From Becky Hill’s belters to Jess Glynne’s jams, chart dance music has long had a distinctive quality. Think: pitch-shifted vocals, catchy hooks and house beats. Welcome, dear listener, to Happy Huncore. (Face
  • Chicago's ARC Music Festival brings the global house scene home. (DJMag
  • “No frills, just house”: inside Defected’s sparkling Eden Ibiza season finale in San Antonio. (DJMag
  • How Mala Junta disrupted Berlin's nightlife. (Mixmag
  • Q&A: Roxanne Oak - Relationship Manager for dance music genres at PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited). (Attack
  • What should the music industry learn from the world of e-Sports? (MBW
  • How Roblox is opening up a huge global audience for artist discovery. (MW
  • How Bandcamp makes more money than Spotify. (FastCo) What the vinyl renaissance says about delivering true value—and not just in the music business. 
  • The Orbit Grassroot Support Programme wants to build a fairer dance music industry. (DJMag
  • Discover the perks of ADE 2023 without breaking the bank. Explore our ultimate guide to free parties and events that deliver an authentic ADE experience, no ticket required. (Magnetic
  • Parties, Panels and pro tips: 23 things you can't miss at the 2023 Amsterdam Dance Event. (EDM
  • Berlin institution Hard Wax is moving to Kraftwerk on 30 October. (RA
  • Anastasia Kristensen christens her new label, absorb emit, with its first single, 'Cordyceps Disco'. (Mixmag
  • Fatboy Slim has released a 25th-anniversary reissue of his seminal album, ‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’, via Astralwerks. (DJMag
  • PinkPantheress announces debut album, Heaven Knows, and 2024 tour. (RA
  • The chorus of the Pet Shop Boys’ 1986 classic ‘West End Girls’ has been used by Drake without permission or credit, according to the band. (DJMag
  • Leke Adesoye, a key figure in the history of jungle and drum & bass, has died. (RA
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