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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
How You Feel
No Art
out now
"I am pleased to say that ANOTR return with the highly anticipated single 'How You Feel', hooking up with Erik Bandt and Leven Kali. It's the duo's first new music since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, 'The Reset', which clocked up over 140m streams so far and the Top40 single 'Relax My Eyes'. We think this track is a real earworm and a great evolution of their sound."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.40 here.
Label: Cameron Petschi, No Art 
Management: Alberto Bragado, Prime Culture 
Radio: James JacksonVictoria McCall & Charlie Poole, Listen Up
Online: Jake Price, Dispersion PR
Live Agent: Tom Schroeder, Wasserman Music 
23 Apr 2024
  • Hipgnosis Songs Fund has said it would accept a takeover offer from private equity giant Blackstone, which is considering a counteroffer worth $1.5bn, higher than the $1.4bn takeover bid that Concord Chorus made for the fund last week. (Billboard
  • With Warner Music Group having backed out of a potential bid for Believe, the way is now clear for a consortium involving its CEO Denis Ladegaillerie to move forward as the buyer instead. (MusicAlly
  • Warner Music South East Europe launches EDM label Balkan Electro. (MW
  • Non-profit organisation Bridges for Music has announced its first-ever charity cycle on the island of Ibiza at IMS Ibiza, raising money for under-resourced communities. (Mixmag
  • IMS announces its closing party for this week's IMS Ibiza summit will be at Club Chinois. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Anjuna has launched Earth Day label mixes for Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep and Reflections to raise funds for the Ocean Conservation Trust. The company has also launched its Sustainability Action Plan. (Anjuna)
  • The government-convened Creator Remuneration Working Group met for the first time.
    - Council Of Music Makers opening statement. (CMM
    - The Musicians’ Union and Council of Music Makers called for a better deal for musicians and music creators. (MU
    - The BPI said: “This first session in the CRWG was a constructive one and we look forward to an ongoing discussion that is informed by the evidence and enables UK record labels to continue their essential investment in new music and support for established and future talent.” (RotD)  
    - AIM said: "Independent music businesses respect the issues raised by creators and share in frustrations around market disparities and revenue squeeze...". (RotD
  • The BPI hosted its ‘In Tune With Tomorrow’ event, a "future-facing conference on how the recorded music industry can support talent and enable creativity for a more sustainable future". (RotD
  • UK-based organisation Black Lives in Music (BLiM) has launched a survey on bullying and harassment in the music industry. (MusicAlly
  • Martin Garrix, Timbaland, Laurent Garnier and Grace Ladoja are among the first speakers to be confirmed for this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). (DJMag
  • Over 39% of vinyl records sold in the UK last year were independently released, according to new analysis shared by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). (DJMag
  • UK dance music industry pens open letter urging young people to vote. (DJMag
  • Funding platform beatBread is now offering publishing administration via Kobalt Music Group, and has also partnered with and the Kobalt-owned AMRA for digital licensing and collections outside the US. (RotD
  • Spotify is reportedly prepping a “Music Pro” subscription add-on, complete with “DJ remix features” and upgraded audio. (Verge
  • Spotify’s premium plans combining music and audiobooks will mean a lower mechanical royalty rate for songwriters on those plans, the company has confirmed, although it claims that earnings for creators will continue to rise. (Variety
    The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) is bristling against Spotify’s new audiobooks bundling feature which means it pays a lower mechanical royalty rate to songwriters. (DMN
  • Fatboy Slim’s All Back To Minehead festival 2024 first names announced. (DJMag
  • Glastonbury’s Shangri-La has announced its full 2024 line-up, featuring the festival’s first-ever dedicated South Asian space, Arrivals. (DJMag
  • Pennyslvania's Elements Festival adds Green Velvet B2B Patrick Topping, The Blessed Madonna, Sara Landry, and more to 2024 line-up. (ElectricMode
  • Independence - what’s up with that BPI press release about 2023 music consumption? (Medium - Patrick Clifton) 
  • Abstrakt is the newest addition to Berlin’s nightlife. (Mixmag
  • Leeds club Wire to close after 18 years. (RA
  • Ibiza:
    Avyca, a new 1,500-capacity nightclub, is set to open in Ibiza on the site of the now-shuttered venue, Sankeys. (Mixmag
    Peggy Gou has been announced as the headliner for Pacha Ibiza's 2024 closing party on 13 October. (Mixmag)
  • BEAT Music Fund, the first-ever dance investment fund from Armada Music, announced the acquisition of Amsterdam-based music publisher, Cloud 9 Music. As part of the acquisition, the teams of Armada Music’s existing publishing company, Armada Publishing BV, and Cloud 9 Music will merge to form Armada Music Publishing. (RotD
  • Emerald in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Argy at Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, Switzerland (Cercle
  • Top 100 DJs: The World’s Biggest Music Poll (DJMag
  • Crystal Waters 'Gypsy Woman' | The making of a dance anthem (DJMag
  • Louie Vega @ DJ Mag Pool Party In Miami (DJMag
  • Podcast 847: NKISI (XLR8R
  • RA Live: Jennifer Loveless (RA
  • RA.933 KI/KI (RA
  • For dance artists, is playing in the US worth costly visas? (RA
  • How Time Warp has achieved 30 years of hard-hitting techno and next-level stage productions. (MusicTech
  • The dark side of the White Island — Ibiza as it really is. (Times
  • For Michael Bibi, Coachella was a "range of mixed emotions" as he played his first show since getting cancer treatment. (BBC
  • Rüfüs Du Sol drive down memory lane at Coachella — and tease their next move. (RollingStone
  • Dance giants Justice return: ‘The only thing we argued over were the bongos’ (Guardian
  • Daft Punk is dead, long live Daft Punk: the limits of a brand beyond the band. (DJMag
  • Sara Landry: hard techno’s high-frequency priestess. (DJMag
  • 20 Questions: Mount Kimbie  (XLR8R
  • Bad Snacks’ electronic journal entries. (DJMag
  • “I'm almost ashamed to be known as a DJ”: Dave Clarke on the state of dance music and the making of Archive One. (MusicRadar
  • Uncle Waffles' international success represents an exhilarating era for southern African music. As her groundbreaking career continues its ascent, the Eswatini DJ, producer and performer speaks about the ancestral power of log drums, the universal language of dancing, and touching grass. (Mixmag
  • Ears To The Ground: Dance music, found sounds, and cultural heritage. (DJMag
  • sim0ne wants to make you sweat. (Face
  • The Art of DJing: Freddy K (RA
  • DJ, producer, Headlabel and music instructor: The many facets of Max Porcelli. (Magnetic
  • How to choose the right record label for your music: Jeremy Olander talks demo-signing strategies. (Magnetic
  • Heavee is flourishing through footwork. (RA
  • "Grassroots is from the ground up": Inside studio Monkey Shoulder, the new grassroots music initiative. (Mixmag
  • SheSpace Tbilisi is a new film by Carmel Köster & Mariana Berezovska, highlighting the work of women who are carving out much-needed spaces for freedom and expression within the music and nightlife industries in Georgia's capital city. (Mixmag
  • On Cue: Cormac and queer dance music history (DJMag
  • Electronic artists not to miss at The Great Escape Festival 2024. (Magnetic
  • ANTS has announced a competition to win a DJ set at Ushuaïa Ibiza this summer, as well as career mentorship, and more. (DJMag
  • A new Avicii documentry, Avicii - I'm Tim, will premiere at 2024 Tribeca Film Festival. (EDM
  • MC Duke, UK rapper and hardcore pioneer, has died. (RA
  • Faithless announce tour, confirm new music coming “soon”. (DJMag
  • R3HAB teams up with rising duo FAST BOY on ‘Electricity’. (DA
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