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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Made by Pete
Crosstown Rebels
out now
"This week's ENT is going to a tune that I've been road testing for the past few weeks and been getting an incredible reaction. I played it on the radio last week and likened it to those old Funky Green Dogs tunes. It comes from Made by Pete, and it is called 'Fires'. He told me that 'Fires' is about learning to identify and defeat internal doubts and creative blocks. We love it, and we think this is going to play months and months into the summer."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.14 here.
LabelCrosstown Rebels
ManagementPete Gooding, Pete Good Management
Publishing: Sentric
RadioAdam Carter, Exclusive Promo
ClubAdam Carter, Exclusive Promo 
OnlineJake Price, Dispersion PR
27 Feb 2024
  • Live Nation had revenue of $22.7bn in 2023, up 36% from the prior year, thanks to record levels of attendance, ticket sales and sponsorships. (Billboard) At Ticketmaster, revenue rose 32% to $2.96bn.
  • Paul Hourican announced that he was leaving TikTok after 4+ years, where he served as global head of music operations. (Billboard
  • Live-video shopping platform and curated marketplace NTWRK has signed an agreement to acquire media company Complex to create a new destination for superfan culture. (RotD) Investor Universal Music Group "will offer unprecedented opportunities for both music superfans and artists while continuing to serve all major and independent artists and labels". 
  • Atlantic Records UK announced a joint venture with talent and creative agency EYC LTD to launch EYC Records. (RotD
  • Defected have launched its new Afrocentric label One People. (EDMTunes
  • Tomorrowland has launched a new online school and learning platform called the Tomorrowland DJ & Producing Academy. (DJMag
  • New book 'Dream Machines' will trace the evolution of electronic music in the UK, from its avant-garde, post-WW2 beginnings to the dance music of today. (DJMag
  • Listening to electronic music alters your state of consciousness, according to a new study. (DJMag
  • The Playlist Alert iOS app, which notifies users when songs are added to Spotify editorial playlists, is now also rolling out support for Apple Music editorial playlists. (RotD
  • Creators of Roblox experiences earned $740.8m from the platform in 2023, up from $623.9m in 2023. (MusicAlly
  • TikTok’s Add To Music App feature is now available in another 163 countries, effectively making it worldwide. The feature allows users to save songs they discover on the platform to the music streaming service of their choice. (TechCrunch
  • SoundCloud has introduced Mood Targeting for Ads. The new ad targeting service connects advertisers with contextual audience segments, with technology analysing the audio files themselves, using SoundCloud’s unique AI. (SoundCloud
  • Brighton Music Conference announced its first fifty speakers and artists for the event in May. (RotD
  • Music marketing startup Your Music Marketing (Y2M) has published a report based on its analysis of more than 25.3bn Spotify streams for ‘several hundred’ artists. (MusicAlly
  • We’re witnessing the birth of a post-entertainment culture. And it won’t help the arts. (Ted Gioia)
  • AlphaTheta has announced a new pop-up store in Tokyo, at Harajuku’s MIL GALLERY. It will run for nine days from 23 to 31 March. (DJMag
  • Lenco announces new direct drive DJ turntable, the L-3810. (DJMag
  • Malóne selects his 15 essential Miami tech house tracks (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Ossie (Beatportal)
  • Music is unstoppable: Artist Spotlights (Beatportal)
  • Learn how to dig on the Beatport store (Beatport)
  • Carl Cox will be headlining the opening of Space Ibiza’s new superclub in Riccione, Italy this summer. (Mixmag
  • The Blessed Madonna returns to Chicago's smartbar as a 2024 guest resident. (RA
  • Ibiza:
    Hï Ibiza reveals artists for their opening party on 27 April, including Adam Beyer, Honey Dijon, Paco Osuna, Jamie Jones, TSHA, and more. (IbizaSpotlight
    Anyma presents Genesys will make its long-awaited Ibiza debut at Ushuaïa's Opening Party on Saturday 27 April. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Brazilian producer Zerb has signed a deal with Warner Chappell Music. (Hits)
  • RA.924 Bitter Babe (RA
  • RA.925 Shubostar (RA
  • The Mix 001 | Danny Daze (Mixmag)
  • Daria Kolosova | Boiler Room Festival Berlin (Boiler Room
  • Estella Boersma | Boiler Room Festival Berlin (Boiler Room
  • Logic1000 & Heléna Star Present Therapy - Episode 2 ft. Jayda G - Talking motherhood in the music industry (Logic1000)  
  • Seven ways to promote music on TikTok in 2024. (AmplifyYou
  • Unlocking Spotify algorithms: Proven strategies from two years of boosting artist visibility on streaming platforms. (MusicTomorrow)
  • How to market a record label in 2024: Soave's marketing manager and founder office advice to founders and label managers. (Magnetic
  • How to get into Spotify daily charts within 72 hours. (Medium - GeekMarketing) 
  • "The road is incredible but has a lot of pitfalls." Daniel Avery discusses striking the balance between DJing and production, the challenges of life on tour and choosing to stick out. (RA
  • Nia Archives has taken her beloved genre into fresh territory and earned the respect of the scene’s older heads. Her next trick? A debut album that fuses euphoric breaks with the guitar-powered swagger of Britpop. Let’s have it. (Face
  • An embracive interview with Subtronics, whose new album is the culmination of a journey from downhearted yet starry-eyed teenager to generational music producer. (EDM)
  • DJ Python is ready to enjoy the milestones. (Mixmag
  • The Metalheadz co-founder, jungle pioneer and all-around British legend Goldie calls in from his home in Thailand to talk Bowie, ’shrooms and that machete he keeps under his bed. (Face)
  • François K's creative force. (DJMag
  • MZ Worthy on improve visibility and opportunities for trans and non-binary artists in house music. (Magnetic
  • T.Williams: no limitations. (DJMag
  • Meet Mary Droppinz: A multifaceted sonic storyteller in the world of dance music. (Forbes
  • Selections: Dirty K (DJMag
  • A history of Baltimore Club in ten tracks. (RA
  • The BRIT Awards 2024 announced the recipients of the Producer of the Year award as Chase & Status. (RotD
  • Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding will be performing for the first time together on the BRITs stage on 2 March. (RotD
  • Calvin Harris says he’ll quit DJing within 10 years. (DJMag
  • SG Lewis has announced the launch of his own record label, Forever Days. (EDM)
  • Eric Prydz to play a special event at Cardiff Castle on 29 June. (EDM
  • Peggy Gou to headline London's Gunnersbury Park in August. (RA
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