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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Point Of No Return
Adam Port & Monolink
out now
"This week's ENT comes from a couple of highly accomplished artists. The one and only Adam Port, one third of Keinemusik, teaming up for the first time with Monolink for a spine-tingly new tune that is getting released on Afterlife. This is Point Of No Return."
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: Philip Soeffker, Afterlife Management: Adam Port: Daniel Rérat / Monolink: Matt Jagger
Publishing: Adam Port: The Party Is Over Publishing, Steffen Linck Edition/Sony Music Publishing
Radio, Club & Online: Pete Downes, Jukebox PR
Live: Adam Port: Booking NA - Inbal Lankry, Prisma Artists / Booking ROW - Till, Worldwide Dancing Club 
Monolink: Booking NA - Inbal Lankry, Prisma Artists / Booking ROW - Till, Worldwide Dancing Club
21 Mar 2023
  • Five weeks after touting €1.1bn in annual 'digital music sales', Believe revealed that it achieved 31.8% year-on-year revenue growth last year. (MBW
  • Ultra International Music Publishing and dance label Helix Records have appointed Vanessa Kanapin to the position of director of A&R for Germany, Switzerland & Austria (GSA). (MW
  • 50% of UK gig-goers at risk of hearing loss, hear ringing noises, research finds. (DJMag
  • NTS Radio reveals 53 new residents, including Skee Mask, SPFDJ, Adonis. (RA
  • Carl Cox, Maya Jane Coles, Mr Scruff and Laura Jones are among the 20 new Featured Artists Coalition Ambassadors. (RotD
  • UK Music urged the Government to seize the chance to help boost the UK music industry after the Spring Budget and highlighted where further support was needed. (RotD
  • A list of more than 30 organisations, including major labels, Recording Academy, RIAA, and more, issue a list of principles to promote the advancement of AI while respecting human creativity and copyright law. (MusicAlly
    The US Copyright Office offers new guidance on AI copyright registration: ‘Copyright can protect only material that is the product of human creativity’. (DMN)   
    Artificial intelligence in its current form is based on the wholesale appropriation of existing culture, and the notion that it is actually intelligent could be actively dangerous. (Guardian - James Bridle) 
  • Fred again.., Skrillex, and Four Tet drop their collaborative single “Baby Again..” (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Magdalena (Beatportal)
  • Artist of the Month: Pretty Pink (Beatportal)
  • Dice and clothing brand Bershka join on their 'Moved by Music' campaign, with TSHA as the first UK artist ambassador. (RotD
  • Universal Music and Deezer confirmed they are working “to develop new methods that holistically reward recording artists and songwriters for the value they create”. (MusicAlly
  • Amazon Music announced Dance UK Weekend Warm Up with Girls Don't Sync - a new eight episode bi-weekly livestreamed dance series on Twitch dedicated to showcasing and celebrating UK dance music and culture. (RotD
  • Bandcamp employees form union, Bandcamp United. (RA
  • OpenAI has released GPT-4, the latest version of its hugely popular artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT. (BBC)  
  • Karta, a metaverse studio for the world of in-game experiential marketing for musicians and brands, announced ex-Virgin EMI Records senior director Tony Barnes as its co-founder. (RotD
  • Bang Face Weekender has revealed the full line-up for its 20th anniversary edition, taking place from 4th-8th May in Southport, UK. (DJMag
  • elrow returns to Miami Music Week with Rowlympic Games theme. (DA
  • David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Alesso have been announced for the Romanian festival Untold. (Mixmag
  • Brighton Music Conference has announced the first wave of speakers and artists for its 10th anniversary edition. (AAA)
  • Streaming should pay more, but how? a.k.a. Spotify and the rest obviously have other priorities, and it's far from clear that consumers have any appetite for price hikes. (FirstFloor
  • "We are sleep-walking our way into a financial and cultural disaster for the thousands of small European music companies and their artists who account for 80% of all new releases in Europe today.” (RotD - Helen Smith, IMPALA) The biggest impact will be on those that rely most heavily on performance and broadcast income to make a living and run their businesses, European music performers and micro, small and medium sized record labels. 
  • Following a spectacular year of growth in 2021, global recorded music revenue growth slowed significantly in 2022 due to the combined impact of global economic headwinds and growth slowdown in mature streaming markets. (Midia
  • Varia Instruments releases a new rotary mixer. (RA
  • A petition has been launched to prevent the demolition of a building which formerly housed the beloved Chicago nightclub The Warehouse. (DJMag
  • Colour Factory announces Lady Shaka, TYGAPAW, Mowalola DJ residencies for 2023. (DJMag
  • Ibiza:
    Armin van Buuren will return to Ushuaïa Ibiza this summer for another residency. (DJMag
    Tiësto announces first Ibiza residency in 10 years at Ushuaïa Ibiza. (DJMag
  • Podcast 791: Hilu (XLR8R
  • Chippy Nonstop | Boiler Room: Toronto (BoilerRoom
  • Leon Vynehall in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Purple Disco Machine: from the Grammys to Miami (DJMag
  • Eliza Rose has made history and conquered the UK charts. What’s next? (Mixmag
  • PinkPantheress on chart success and hearing loss after years of exposure to loud music had left her 80% deaf in her right ear: 'I did my mourning already'. (BBC
  • Diplo has elegantly blurred LGBT lines — unlike tricksy Harry Styles. (Standard
  • Klaudia Gawlas: "Success is a journey, not a destination" (Attack
  • The Past, Present, and Future of M83 (Ringer
  • Welcome to the new Miami underground (DJMag
  • Sudan Archives' violin-charged R&B is detonating classical conventions. (Mixmag
  • Mixmag is 40: An interview with our first ever cover star, Shalamar. (Mixmag
  • Inside NTS Radio, London's global music phenomenon (GQ
  • The demise of clubbing isn’t just a cultural loss, it’s an existential deprivation for generations who are coming of age. (Observer
  • Microstreaming: How brands use niche music streaming to reach key audiences. (Hypebot
  • In Asia-Pacific, nightlife activism remains an uphill battle. (RA
  • Soundtracking: Marco Shuttle & Nene H [video] (RA
  • In Tracks: Pitch Music & Arts 2023 (RA
  • On Cue: Jaye Ward (DJMag
  • Introducing Schak (Attack
  • Selections: Doc Sleep (DJMag
  • 15 best bass music tracks of February (Magnetic
  • Chicago party scene legend JoJo Baby has died. (Mixmag
  • Carl Cox is to headline a show at Egypt's Great Pyramids of Giza. (EDM
  • Kaskade and deadmau5 release their new duo’s debut album KX5. (EDMTunes)
  • Alison Wonderland reveals date for Whyte Fang's debut album. (DA
  • Kaskade and deadmau5's Kx5 closed out the third and final night of Billboard's SXSW concert series. (Billboard)  
  • Tresor Records is releasing a new compilation to celebrate its 350th release. (Mixmag
  • Alison Wonderland has announced she is expecting a baby. (EDM
  • Faithless' Sister Bliss has released a new single, 'Life Is A Melody'. (DJMag
  • The Chemical Brothers return with new track No Reason. (Billboard
  • Jungle will headline All Points East on Saturday 26 August. 
  • Charlotte de Witte announces North American tour. (DJMag
  • Porter Robinson, Kevin Saunderson & Disclosure among more than 100 artists to be featured in Daft Punk book. (Billboard
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