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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
And 1
Black Book Records
29 Mar 2024
"I'm not picking this just because he's my mate, I was going to sample this tune, I had literally heard it two days before I saw him play it, and I was you... "I wanted to do this", but to be honest, I don't think I could've done as good a job as he has. This is Melé and this is my ENT called 'And 1'. It's a belter."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 28.25 here.
Label: Ian Massoth, Black Book
Management: Sophie Kennard, Frame 
Radio: James Jackson & James Marsh, Listen Up 
Live Agents: Andy Raeside, Entity Music 
16 Apr 2024
  • Firebird has acquired a stake in JET Management, the Los Angeles-based company with a roster including Justice, Madeon, LP Giobbi and Suki Waterhouse. (Billboard
  • Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners are said to be considering offers for Superstruct Entertainment, which runs events including Sonar festival in Spain. It could be valued as as much as £1.5bn. (Reuters
  • Brighton Music Conference revealed its first panel topics and A&R sessions for the event next month. (RotD
  • The Latin Recording Academy has announced it will be introducing the Best Latin Electronic Music Performance category. (Billboard
  • NTIA applauded PRS Foundation's new fund supporting early career promoters and commitment to grassroots ecosystem. (RotD
  • Drug-safety and harm reduction initiative for UK nightlife, Safer States, launches. (DJMag
  • PPL generated £283.5m of revenue in 2023, a growth of 4% or £10.9m on 2022. (RotD) Income from the use of recorded music in public places increased by 11% to over £111m. International revenue was slightly down to £75.4m, while licensing of recorded music for radio, TV and online increased to £96.4m. 
  • The BPI responded to the CMS Select Committee Report on creator remuneration. (RotD, Report summary) "The report fails to recognise that, with the support of their labels, more UK artists are succeeding in the streaming economy than ever before and that the real challenge facing all of us is how we can enable continued growth so even more creators stand to benefit."
  • Silvia Montello has resigned for personal reasons from her position as CEO of AIM. (RotD) COO Gee Davy takes on the role of interim CEO, and has also been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Policy Officer.  
  • IMS Ibiza will recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of the Elrow & The Arnau Family who have been announced as the recipient of the annual IMS Legends Award 2024 as part of this year’s Beatport Awards. (RotD
  • Dolby has teamed up with Anyma to celebrate Dolby Atmos Music and new album – ‘Genesys II’. (EDMTunes
  • DJs who stream on the video platform Twitch must now share their earnings with record labels, the Twitch CEO has confirmed. (Mixmag
  • Is Spotify plotting a largescale push into short-form video? Job postings suggest possible UGC buildout. (DMN) Highlighted job listings, the first for a global senior manager of experiential and content production, are providing noteworthy information. 
  • Spotify is developing tools to allow subscribers to speed up, mash up, and edit songs from their favourite artists, according to a WSJ report. (DMN) “Rights holders—labels, publishers, and artists—would be compensated when fans stream modified versions of their music on Spotify”. 
  • Germany's Melt Festival completes 2024 line-up. (RA
  • Texas Eclipse Festival organisers have released a statement regarding the cancellation noting that "many online comments may not be accurate." (Billboard
  • Why fans have always been important, how tech will drive the future and what pitfalls may appear as fandom develops. (Medium - Patrick Clifton) 
  • A new report, From Mix to Mainstage – The Blueprint for Emerging Electronic Artists, presented by Toolroom Academy in partnership with Audience Strategies shows:
    - 76% of new artists say their career is not financially sustainable.
    - Only 2% of new artists rate the network as ‘strong’.
    - 62% of new artists struggle to grow their audience.
    Read the report here
  • Arturia’s AstroLab: The story of an instrument ten years in the making. (MusicTech
  • Playlist of the Week: David Guetta & MORTEN (Beatportal)
  • Rinzen dreams up his perfect Sci-Fi soundtrack in 10 tracks (Beatportal)
  • Sammy Virji on leading UK Garage's global revolution: "I was just in the right place at the right time" (Beatportal)
  • Beatport x djay Streaming Sessions with Matsu (Beatport)
  • Ibiza:
    FISHER has extended his summer residency at Hï Ibiza with Patrick Topping will be taking over part of his time at the venue after announcing he and his wife are anticipating the arrival of their first child in June. (EDM
    elrow has announced three outdoor parties at Ushuaïa this summer. (IbizaSpotlight
  • French clubs to be recognised as 'cultural actors' under new legislation. (RA
  • Wynn Nightlife announces the return of its iconic pool party series, XS Night Swim, at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas. (EDMTunes
  • Armada Music has relaunched the Black- and LGTBQ-led house music label King Street Sounds. (RotD
  • RA.932 1morning (RA
  • The Mix 008: MOKTAR (Mixmag
  • Miss Monique live from DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • DJ Paulette | Boiler Room Nottingham: International Women's Day (BoilerRoom
  • Yemz | Boiler Room Nottingham: International Women's Day (BoilerRoom
  • VXRGO b2b melba | Boiler Room: Newcastle (BoilerRoom
  • Nia Archives | Boiler Room Nottingham: International Women's Day (BoilerRoom
  • Fresh Kicks 208: Akanbi (DJMag
  • Selections: Eddington Again (DJMag
  • Recognise: RIOT CODE (DJMag
  • Building Blocks: Fauzia (RA
  • Jess Glynne was on the verge of quitting music. Now she’s back with a new album – and a high-profile relationship with Alex Scott. (SundayTimes
  • 20 questions with Orbital: ‘There’s just this open, puppy dog joy that seems to come with an American crowd’ (Billboard
  • Nia Archives on unleashing a Yorkshire rave revolution. (Guardian)  
  • Justice reveal how they made their first studio album in eight years — and why their singular ethos hasn't changed. (Billboard
  • The State of the Scene: Drum & Bass meets the mainstream (DT
  • Dance Dance Revolution. (Baffler
  • “The level of wealth really shocked me” - Zara McDermott on following the money in Ibiza: Secrets of the Party Island. (BBC
  • AI is going to hyper-accelerate the shift to personalised discovery of music, by making the existing discovery algorithms of the various platforms much more sophisticated and much more customised to the tastes of individual listeners say Duetti CEO and co-founder Lior Tibon. (CMU)  
  • Labels, streamers and promoters want to get superfans to spend more money, each with a different approach. Which will be more effective? (Billboard
  • Launched in 2004 as a home for underground house and techno acts, Liaison Artists has grown significantly as the sound has taken over major venues and festivals like Coachella. (Billboard
  • Future-proofing festivals: CAA veteran Alex Becket on why EDM is the sound of success for Coachella and more. (EDM
  • New exhibition celebrating Black British music to open at London's British Library. (RA
  • Charlotte De Witte releases new single, ‘Roar’. (DJMag
  • Michael Bibi returns with spectacular comeback set at Coachella. (EDMTunes
  • Grimes has apologised to Coachella festivalgoers after her set was plagued by “major technical difficulties”. (Independent)  
  • Maribou State are taking a pause due to the health struggles of band member Chris Davids, who is recovering from brain surgery after he was diagnosed with Chiari malformation in 2022. (Independent
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