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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
My Love for You (Yebba's Heartbreak)
Marten Lou
FFRR
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"This week's ENT comes from Marten Lou, a producer from Paris, with a tune that the Keinemusik crew have been rinsing in their sets all season. It gained an awful lot of attention after they dropped it while Drake happened to be hanging around in the booth. That was a special moment because it is a revisioning of a track that first appeared on Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' album in 2021, featuring the angelic voice of Yebba. The record was signed and after almost a year of getting the formalities in check it's finally been released on FFRR." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.46 here.
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Label: Quirin Fischer, FFRR
Radio: James JacksonJames Marsh, Listen Up
Club: Tia Cousins, Listen Up
Streaming: Matt Rimmington, Listen Up
24 Oct 2023
  • Glownet.com has announced the appointment of David Mitchell as Vice President North America. (FestivalInsights
  • Virgin Music Group announced the members of its global leadership team, including Thomas Lorain and Nick Roden as co-presidents in Europe. (RotD) VMG has integrated Ingrooves with Virgin Music to offer independent artists and labels a full suite of global services. 
  • Hipgnosis Songs Fund, managed by Merck Mercuriadis and overseen by an independent board of directors, said an immediate strategic review was designed to create value for its investors, but will not include exploring a sale of the £900m company. (Guardian
  • The Circuit Group and Defected Records form strategic partnership for North American and UK expansion. The Circuit Group will provide Defected expertise across their suite of services to help the label build their presence in North America, while Defected will support The Circuit Group as they expand their presence in the UK. (RotD
  • A new book examining Berlin's club scene is on the way. (RA
  • The 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards in Paris have been cancelled "As we watch the devastating events in Israel and Gaza continue to unfold, this does not feel like a moment for a global celebration." (BBC)  
  • The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) and Save Our Scene UK (SOS) have launched a campaign calling for a VAT reduction to 12.5% for cultural sectors in the November budget. (AAA
  • Universal Music Group, Concord Music Group and ABKCO are suing an AI platform called Anthropic for using copyrighted song lyrics to train its software. (Variety
  • Georgia Taglietti and Jay Ahern will be joining Finlay Johnson as a leadership triumvirate following a management restructure of The Association For Electronic Music. (RotD
  • Warner Music Group has unveiled its new creative hub, The Amsterdam Music Harbour, home to Warner Music Benelux, Warner Chappell Music Benelux and Spinnin’ Records. (RotD) It includes four high quality recording studios, as well as various creative spaces. 
  • Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) welcomed a record number of 500,000 visitors throughout its Festival and Conferences. (RotD)  
  • The Tomorrowland Academy launches new partnership with Afrojack and WALL Recordings. (EDMTunes
  • Dance music label Spinnin' Records is offering electronic music fans 50 mental-health boosting soundscape albums, reworking its expansive catalogue using Endel AI. (RotD
  • How Spotify Island on Roblox is leveling up by gamifying sound. (Spotify)  
  • Deezer artist-centric model to enroll ‘leading’ authors society as industry debate continues. (DMN
  • Apple Music is now offering ‘a higher royalty value’ for ‘content available in spatial audio,’ a leaked email shows. (DMN
  • Universal Music Group and BandLab Technologies announced plans for a relationship concentrated on AI. (RotD
  • ULTRA Australia announces its 2024 return. (EDMTunes
  • The science of a smash hit: Insights from Spotify’s billions club playlist. (LVBet
  • A UTA report, 'Standing Room Only: Live Music’s Epic Resurgence' paints a rosy picture for the return of live music in the US. (DMN
  • Negotiations between YouTube and record labels could be a key moment in the spread of AI technology. (Bloomberg
  • Spotify is eating the entire music business. (NYMag) "It’s approaching problems the way every late-stage internet platform does, at least before it discovers its limits: by presuming total victory and control over the industry it’s been working to enclose." 
  • Six Emerging Artists On Our Radar: October 2023 (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: MistaJam (Beatportal)
  • Beatport Next: Powerhouse Twins Coco & Breezy Channeling the High Vibe (Beatportal)
  • Celebrate expanded horizons and go beyond your usual music genre or category; we'll show you seven examples of when diverse musical influences worked best. (Loopcloud)
  • Expert Tips: Preparing your DJ set with djay Pro AI (Beatport)
  • CAA signs EXIT Echosystem talent Lanna. (Pollstar
  • BMG has acquired around 130 tracks of the recorded catalogue of French DJ and electronic music artist Martin Solveig, including some of his biggest hits. (RotD
  • Kobalt has signed UK songwriter and producer Toby Scott to a worldwide publishing agreement, including global synch and creative services. (RotD
  • Sentric signs Amon Tobin to global publishing deal. (MW
  • Artist building company The Circuit Group announced a joint venture with management and production company Pivot Music and DJ and producer Rebūke. (RotD
  • RA.907 AIDA (RA
  • James Blake | Boiler Room London: Soulection (BoilerRoom
  • Joe Kay | Boiler Room London: Soulection (BoilerRoom
  • Timmy Trumpet LIVE from Amnésia, Cap d’Agde, France (DJMag
  • Afrojack | Tomorrowland Brasil 2023 (Tomorrowland
  • Paul Kalkbrenner | Tomorrowland Brasil 2023 (Tomorrowland
  • Steve Angello | Tomorrowland Brasil 2023 (Tomorrowland)  
  • Steve Aoki | Tomorrowland Brasil 2023 (Tomorrowland
  • Michael Bibi @ Solid Grooves DC10 Closing 2023 (Michael Bibi
  • A history of 2000s drum & bass in ten tracks (RA
  • Selections: Tarzsa (DJMag
  • Breaking Through: Ogazón (RA
  • III Points founder on learning from his mistakes and looking for those “F–king God’ moments ahead of 10th anniversary show. (Billboard
  • How Vivid Presents is helping spearhead the resurgence of Seattle nightlife. (DMNW
  • Ed Banger: the story of the electronic label in 10 songs – as told by label founder Busy P. (NME
  • Carlita: sweet symphony (DJMag
  • Goldie: Orchestrating Drum & Bass (RA
  • Fatboy Slim’s ‘You've Come a Long Way, Baby’ at 25: Norman Cook's rock & roll opus. (DJMag
  • The reader interview: Chemical Brothers (Guardian
  • Marshmello on creating his first Latin album, working with Young Miko and more. [video] (Billboard
  • 'Long live drum & bass': Inside Chase & Status' stunning chart resurgence. (MW
  • Dive into techno's unique dance style, its deep influence on movement, and the challenges faced when adapting to different musical terrains. (Magnetic
  • Here for a rave, not a Rönnskär: How Drumsheds built a superclub inside an old Ikea. (Independent)  
  • How the Amsterdam Dance Event shapes the global electronic music scene. (Tech.eu
  • The major labels, angel investors, venture capital execs and more that are putting their money behind the innovative ideas that could move the music industry forward. (Billboard
  • Is music hardware environmentally sustainable? (Attack
  • Palestine: How to help, resources, messages of solidarity (RA
  • La Fleur has returned following three years of musical silence to announce her debut album, 'Väsen'. (Mixmag
  • Defected Records announces global New Year's Eve takeover with events in six continents. (EDM
  • Flava D and Paige Eliza have dropped a new collaborative single ‘Miss Dopamine’ on Jaguar’s UTOPIA label. (DJMag
  • Jeff Mills stars in Fall/Winter 2023 campaign for German fashion house Jil Sander. (RA
  • Music From Memory co-founder Jamie Tiller has died. (DJMag
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