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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Love You Better (feat. Oaks)
Funfair Records
out now
"This week's ENT comes from Killen., a young producer from Sweden who has already made a name for himself behind the scenes working alongside the likes of Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta as a songwriter and in-studio producer. He's now coming out on his own as an artist in his own right. We played his previous single, but this is on another level. This is taken from Killen.'s upcoming debut EP due out on Funfair Records on 31 May. I've met Killen., a lovely guy, super talented. We think he is going to be a future star."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.55 here.
Label: Funfair Records
Management: Jakob Emtestam
Publishing: Jakob Emtestam
RadioLiv Browning, Plugged In
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  • Universal Music Group sees a future where 1 in 5 streamers pays for a ‘super-premium’ tier (and 3 other things we learned from UMG’s Q1 earnings call). (MBW
  • Saffron to host series of online vinyl DJ workshops. (RA
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  • The Featured Artists Coalition and Amazon Music announced applications for 2024’s Step Up Fund are now open. (RotD
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    Holidaymakers caught drinking outside of authorised areas could also be fined up to €1,500, according to new rules set by the Balearic government. (DJMag
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    The AI music platform has just added new subscription features. (MusicAlly
  • Apple Music's Partner Program offers access to more tools to "break the next talent, spot emerging trends, and uncover new insights about your content". (Apple
  • Spotify has revealed that the royalties generated by artists in 2023 was in excess of £750m, more than double the amount for 2017. (Loud&Clear) Almost 1,000 artists were played often enough to generate at least £100,000 in royalties each.
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  • AVA Festival completes 2024 lineup with DJ Seinfeld and Ross From Friends. (RA
  • Kyiv's Strichka Festival reveals line-up for tenth anniversary. (RA
  • San Francisco's Portola Music Festival has confirmed the leaked 2024 line-up is the real deal. (EDMTunes)  
  • Ultra Europe announces phase 2 line-up for upcoming 10th anniversary edition. (EDMTunes
  • Electronic music, fandom, and the rise of the Global South. (Midia
  • In the current oversaturated music market, artists face endless challenges in getting their music heard on platforms like Spotify. (Chartmetric
  • UK Music’s Director of Research Andy Edwards on the value of music creators’ economic data. (CMU
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