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03 Jul 2015
  • Apple Music has now signed publishing deals with both Merlin and Beggars Group. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Kilimanjaro Live and Deutsche Entertainment are to launch MyTicket.co.uk which will be a purchase hub for all of their events in the UK with ties to the German arm of the DEAG group. (RotD)
  • Ministry of Sound and global entertainment and media service provider arvato Replication have signed an exclusive and longterm contract to produce discs for the global market. (RotD)
  • GiggedIn, Australia’s only crowdfunding platform devoted to live music, has secured $500k in a seed-funding round ahead of its global expansion. (TMN) It will be launching GiggedIn Infinite, which will allow subscribers to gain unlimited access to participating shows if they take out a $25 monthly subscription.
  • The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced its annual event, The Festival Congress, will return to Cardiff in November. (RotD)
  • Lost Frequencies is No.1 on Shazam's Top 100 chart for a third week.
  • A bill aimed at curbing the use of “legal highs” could end up damaging medical research, senior scientists have warned. (Times)
  • From London to Glasgow, clubs and venues are closing as licensing rules get tougher, leaving their owners furious. Have the authorities got carried away? John Harris reports. (Guardian)
  • An Atlantic City EDM event was forced to shut down due to inclement weather. (Press of Atlantic City)
  • DJ Awards announces 2015 nominees. (Pulse Radio)
  • Forbes has revealed its list of the highest paid celebrities of 2015, with Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Tiesto leading the way for dance artists. (Your EDM)
  • Helena Hauff will be launching her own label called Return To Disorder, stating it will bridge the gap between psych-rock and techno. (Data Transmission)
  • Disclosure and Flume are throwing a Wild Life party in Ibiza's Dalt Vila. (Your EDM)
  • Australia’s notoriously strict nightclub limitations are about to get even worse with a new breathalyser law. (Dancing Astrronaut)
  • MBW understands that Ministry of Sound has not licensed AppleMusic – although negotiations are ongoing.
  • Kygo and Apple Music have entered into a partnership to help launch their new streaming service. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Apple is adopting a sponsorship-only model in seeking advertisers for Beats 1, according to people briefed on Apple's plans. (AdAge)
  • Facebook is looking to get involved in music, but what that means is still undetermined. (VergeMusicAlly reports rumours that Facebook is in talks with major labels about possible services, expected to centre on uploading ad-supported music videos to its service.
  • Britain is the music download capital of Europe with the average household now spending more than £100 a year on downloads, a Samsung survey has found. (Telegraph)
  • Rebel Sound announced for Beats 1 Radio. (Industry Insider)
  • Shazam will start making “Shazam Counts” public for songs. It's also rolling out a new feature in partnership with over two dozen artists that will allow users to see which songs their favourite musicians are listening to on the service. (BillboardTechCrunch)
  • Shazam has unveiled a new feature that shows fans which songs their favourite musicians are looking up. (Fact)
  • Cloud-based music production platform Splice have launched their newest add-on, Splice Sounds, a subscription based sample pack service. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Google has announced its version of ad-supported, free music streaming called Google Play Music. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Daedelus has created his own delay and sample instrumental called the Delaydelus, manufactured by Austin, TX technology group Bleep Labs. (XLR8R)
  • Dani Sanz’s Draw It Yourself MIDI allows you to actually draw your own MIDI controller. (Thump)
  • Elixir Specialty Coffee have unveiled a drink made using sound waves. (Fact)
  • Cosmic Bridge label boss Om Unit has announced details of a tour in the US & Canada. (XLR8R)
  • A day-by-day review of Glastonbury 2015. (Mixmag)
  • Swedish deep house riser Jonas Rathsman has announced details of a US summer tour. (Mixmag)
  • Drumcode, Carl Cox & Friends, Joris Voorn and Electric Deluxe part of Awakenings at ADE lineup. (Pulse Radio)
  • The Tomorrowland Phase II headliners have officially been revealed, including Porter Robinson, Bassnectar and Rudimental. (Your EDM)
  • Glastonbury performances from Todd Terje, Jon Hopkins and Caribou. (Resident Advisor)
  • Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas reviewed by Andrew Spada. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Following the successful release of debut album Sacred Ground, Howling have announced a tour through Europe and the US. (XLR8R)
  • Croatia’s Hideout Festival will be streamed live in full this year via Thump. (Fact)
  • Ultra Europe has unveiled its full lineup for this year’s iteration of the festival. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The digital age has changed the way album covers are created, designed, and thought about. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. (Fusion)
  • Music subscription uptake is low but losing paying users is the real time bomb. (MusicAlly)
  • Why the boom in big outdoor music festivals may not be sustainable. (Economist)
  • Don't believe the hype? 'High-res' music has its skeptics. (SJMN)
  • A new, in-depth Daft Punk documentary is now available to watch online, but in French only, and without subtitles. (Your EDM)
  • 25 years of Space Ibiza - 10 pivotal moments. (Pulse Radio)
  • A comprehensive rundown of June’s must-hear reissues and retrospectives. (Fact)
  • Hardwell speaks about the EDM vs underground debate, his hip hop roots, his fan's distrust of change, defends large DJ fees, and talks his all new residency at Ushuaia Ibiza. (Pulse Radio)
  • tINI talks her ethos towards free beach parties, tINI & The Gang, her plans for the summer and more. (Pulse Radio)
  • On 24 June, French TV screened the long-awaited Daft Punk documentary. Here’s what to look out for when it is screened in Britain. (Guardian)
  • Jamie xx is now venturing into ballet at the Manchester International Festival. The self-confessed control freak tells Daniel Dylan Wray how he is coping with collaboration. (Independent)
  • A fascinating look at the rise and fall of the Cyberkid movement. (Mixmag)
  • Candi Staton: how we made Young Hearts Run Free. (Guardian)
  • The Chemical Brothers discuss two decades of fame and the changing face of dance music in this in-depth, retrospective interview. (The Guardian)
  • Mike Grant’s Moods & Grooves label has put together one of Detroit’s best discographies. Here’s a look into how it all happened. (Resident Advisor)
  • Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn discusses his lifelong vinyl obsession. (Fact)
  • Glastonbury may be the world’s most celebrated music festival, but it’s still got its fair share of strange moments. (Thump)
  • Case in point – here are 15 of the strangest things overheard at Glastonbury’s dance tents this year. (Thump)
  • Todd Terje and Jaga Jazzist’s Lars Horntveth find common ground in this joint interview. (XLR8R)
  • Gallant premiered new track Weight In Gold as Zane Lowe’s first world exclusive on his show. (Billboard)
  • Sven Väth and Nils Frahm kick off all new Heart Ibiza next week. (Pulse Radio)
  • Nicolas Jaar’s Nymphs III EP came out this week and is available to stream in full via Jaar’s own Other People imprint. (XLR8R)
  • Mélé has unveiled the official video for Ambience. (Fact)
  • Perc has announced details of a new three-track EP to be released next month via his label Perc Traxx. (Mixmag)
  • Video premiere: Nastia - 72 Hours in Italy. (Pulse Radio)
  • Irish techno maestro Donnacha Costello has released Love From Dust, his first album in four years. (Fact)
  • LA producer P. Morris has released his latest EP, Daydream, for free via his Bandcamp page – as well as a paid CDR option. (XLR8R)
  • Disclosure dropped a video for new track Holding On this week. (Thump)
  • Sonar Festival, Barcelona (RotD - Sam Shemtob)
  • The Chemical Brothers - Glastonbury Festival (Guardian - 3* Mark Beaumont, Telegraph - 4* Rupert Hawksley)
  • Rudimental - Glastonbury Festival (Guardian - 4* Kate Hutchinson)
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