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"This week's ENT comes courtsey of the return of the mighty Bicep and their new project CHROMA, which will see them explore different sounds and textures outside of full album cycles. Alongside it, they've announced a huge summer show at Finsbury Park in August in addition to a Brighton on the Beach show, which was revealed last week. It's great to have them back."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 43.56 here.
Label: Tess Kendall, CHROMA / Ninja Tune
Management: Simon Gold, Sasha Edge, Oli Isaacs & Luke Williams, This Is Music
Publishing: Universal Music Publishing
Radio: Jay Ahmed, Your Army
Club: Will Brigham, Your Army
TV: Emma Bailey, Your Army
Online: Tom Adcock, Ninja Tune
Live Agents: John, Higher Ground
06 Feb 2024
  • Independent music rights administration platform Music Reports has acquired music licensing and data platform Blokur. (PRNewswire
  • AVA London launches artist development programme, Creators Forum. (RA
  • FOUNDATION.FM announces International Women’s Day compilation with Ariel Zetina, Karen Nyame KG, Ikonika, and more. (DJMag
  • Musicians and users concerned as Universal Music Group music taken off TikTok. (Guardian
  • IFPI has co-signed a rightsholder letter about the EU AI Act. (RotD
  • The European Union’s AI Act, a risk-based plan for regulating applications of artificial intelligence, has passed what looks to be the final big hurdle standing in the way of adoption after Member State representatives voted to confirm the final text of the draft law. (TechCrunch
  • Women pursuing careers in music face “endemic” misogyny and discrimination in a sector dominated by self-employment and gendered power imbalances, the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) has warned in its Misogyny in Music report. (RotD
    Responses to the report: UK Music; the BPISilvia Montello, CEO of AIM & Dr Charisse Beaumont, CEO of Black Lives in Music.
  • Apple released its Apple Music Replay for 2024, allowing listeners to start building their own version of Spotify's Wrapped without having to wait until the end of the year. (TechRadar)
  • Universal Music Group, says it will no longer allow its music on TikTok now that a licensing deal between the two parties has expired. (Independent)  
  • YouTube reported it passed 100m Music and Premium subscribers, including trials. (RotD)  
  • UK festival Lost Village reveals 2024 line-up. (RA
  • UK festival Houghton has announced the first wave of names playing in 2024, including Or:la, Grace Sands, Mala, SHERELLE, Special Request and object blue. (RA
  • Project 6 festival returns to Brockwell Park this year to celebrate 30 years of Rinse FM. (BrixtonBuzz
  • US techno festival The Great Beyond reveals 2024 names. (RA
  • Will Page explores the ‘rockonomics’ of SoundCloud and its artists. (MusicAlly
  • Nine ugly truths about copyright... and five predictions about its future. (Ted Gioia
  • We’re about to find out how important TikTok is to the music industry. (Bloomberg
  • The true power shift underneath the TikTok vs Universal stand off. (Substack - Maarten Walraven) 
  • Women surpass 50% representation milestone on music industry trade boards, the ‘Seat at the Table’ report finds. (RotD) 16% of board members across the organisations are women from a global majority background. 
  • Svante Stadler and Rikard Jönsson have joined forces to launch a new venture, Forever 89. (EDM
  • Algoriddim’s djay app now links with Apple Vision Pro, integrates Apple Music streaming. (DJTechTools
  • Void Acoustics has unveiled a new range of metallic speakers called KROME. (DJMag
  • Mau P scores a Beatport #1 with "BEATS FOR THE UNDERGROUND" (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Maelstrom & Louisahhh (Beatportal)
  • Paranoid London: Analogue Anarchy in the UK (Beatportal)
  • Using Beatport Streaming with djay on desktop and mobile. (Beatportal)
  • Amnesia shares full details of first 2024 Ibiza date. (DJMag)
  • Calvin Harris has signed an exclusive residency at LIV Las Vegas. (EDMTunes
  • Armada Music has signed a deal with Bristol-born, Detroit-based multi-faceted artist Will Clarke. (RotD
  • DJ, broadcaster and promoter Emily Dust has launched a podcast about DJ and club culture called Dances for Buildings. (RA
  • Top 100 DJs: The World’s Biggest Music Poll. [video] (DJMag
  • RA.922 Mogwaa (RA
  • Gabber Modus Operandi | Boiler Room Festival Berlin: Third Space (BoilerRoom
  • The 15 best bass tracks of January 2024. (Magnetic
  • The 15 best house tracks of January 2024. (Magnetic
  • The 10 best makina tracks, curated by Schak. (DJMag
  • Eight emerging artists you need to hear: February 2024 (DJMag
  • 9 ways to make living with tinnitus easier. (Mixmag
  • Selections: They Hate Change (DJMag
  • The Sound Of: Pressure Dome (DJMag)  
  • The Art of DJing: CCL (RA
  • How New Order embraced Ibiza's anything-goes energy on 'Technique'. (DJMag
  • As pop-up raves grow in popularity, DJs are once again scouring SoundCloud for fresh music untarnished by the saturation of popular EDM festivals. (EDM
  • Teddy Swims on his accidental success in EDM and his most exciting year yet. (EDM
  • PinkPantheress may have conquered TikTok, and then the Billboard charts, but she is still learning how to be herself in public. (Guardian
  • Dom Dolla talks first Grammy nomination, hopes to bring his mom to the ceremony: ‘I enjoy sharing these moments with family’ (Billboard
  • Daft Punk are sitting on a fifth album, according to former collaborator and session drummer Quinn. (Mixmag
  • Chase & Status have been announced as official sponsors of London-based grassroots football club Hammersmith FC. (DJMag
  • Orbital have shared a new version of their classic 1991 track, 'Belfast', made alongside David Holmes, DJ Helen and Mike Garry. (DJMag
  • Chicane has released two symphonic renditions of his 1996 trance classic, ‘Offshore’. (DJMag
  • Will Hofbauer and Sangre Voss have teamed up to launch new label, whirm. (Mixmag
  • Alison Wonderland, Metro Boomin and more have responded to UMG's controversial decision to purge TikTok's app of its music catalogue. (EDM
  • Martin Garrix has surpassed 11bn Spotify streams. (EDM
  • Bicep have launched a new multi-purpose concept called CHROMA, which comprises a label, an event series, a hybrid A/V show and more. (DJMag
  • Zedd is among a group of celebrity investors supporting Mountaintop Studios' efforts to develop a new first-person shooter game. (EDM
  • SkrillexFred again.. & Flowdan's track 'Rumble' has won Best Electronic/Dance Recording at the 66th Grammy Awards and Fred again..'s 'Actual Life 3' also won the award for Best Dance/Electronic Album. (RA
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