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28 Sep 2018
  • Bestival Group is seeking a "new partner”. The Richmond Group, controlled by British loans tycoon James Benamor, has offered to buy the festival brand for £1.1m. (IQ
  • In the wake of allegations that Ticketmaster is looking the other way as scalpers and professional ticket resellers violate company rules on Ticketmaster’s resale platform, the company president says it is to take a closer look at its own secondary-market policies. (Billboard
  • Proximity, the digital dance curator and newly minted record label, is launching SAVE, a charity campaign to promote mental health awareness. (Billboard
  • Ushuaïa and Musicians Against Animal Cruelty (MAAC) go WILD for a good cause. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • Brighton Music Conference returns in 2019 from Wednesday 24th April to Saturday 27th April. (DT
  • PRS for Music and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Benelux have announced they are hosting a songwriting camp in Amsterdam for dance music. (M)
  • Yamaha’s new MODX brings the FM synthesizer into the modern era. (Fact
  • Spotify has begun testing adding personalised song selections to its editor-curated playlists. (Billboard
  • Apple has completed the acquisition of Shazam and will soon be making the service ad free to use for everyone, removing the app’s ad-supported free tier. (TechCrunch
  • Two concertgoers were reportedly injured after ODESZA's finale firework hits crowd at Life Is Beautiful festival. (Billboard)
  • India's Magnetic Fields festival reveals Daphni, DJ EZ, Bicep, and Nabihah Iqbal are among the first names to play at the event this December. (RA
  • Polaris Festival reveals Nina Kraviz, Dixon, and Ben Ufo among its performers at the mountaintop festival in Switzerland later this year. (DT
  • SnowGlobe Music Festival in California has announced its line-up for this year featuring Above & Beyond, Diplo and Eric Prydz. (DA
  • Hard resurrects its Day of the Dead Halloween event after a three-year hiatus with Justice, Cashmere Cat and Shiba San. (Mixmag
  • Ultra Music Festival has been forced to move from its downtown Miami location. (Mixmag)
  • Spotify is disrupting the music industry. But don't expect it to displace the Big 3 music labels anytime soon - here's why. (BusinessInsider
  • There's more behind Spotify's artist direct upload strategy than meets the eye. (Forbes)
  • What does Spotify's new upload service mean for producers and labels? (DJ Mag
  • Why the cassette revival is essential for electronic music. (DJ Mag
  • Why Ibiza closing parties are a must for any music fan. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • The Secret DJ: "Playing B2B separates the pro from the plastic" (Mixmag)
  • Brighton's Patterns announces 2018 winter programme featuring Shanti Celeste, Daniel Avery, Joy Orbison and more. (RA
  • Egg London has been temporarily closed due to Health and Safety issues with ongoing building works. (DT
  • B. Traits is bringing her multi-sensory and meditative experience, Paciphonic, to Hackney venue EartH in November. (RA
  • Leeds' Mint Club is closing after 20 years and cited "comprehensive redevelopment" near the club as the reason they cannot renew or extend their lease. (RA
  • Laroc to open new club called Ame in the hills of Brazil's Sao Paolo. (DJ Mag
  • Hï Ibiza has announced that its closing party will be a joint-bash with Black Coffee on 6 October. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • Label of the Month: EM Records (RA
  • Cheeky Bubblers: Nine acts you need to hear this September (DJ Mag
  • From Eno to Aphex: UK ambient music in 7 essential albums. (RB
  • 10 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear in September 2018. (Fact
  • Get to know J. Worra, the tech-house purveyor with a big party attitude. (Mixmag)
  • Myradh Cormican chats social media tips for DJs at IMS College Malta. (DT)  
  • Watch Bradley Gunn Raver dance his way through New York City. [video] (Mixmag)
  • Chris Liebing on family, fortune, and his first album in eight years. (DJ Mag
  • Nastia talks through her role in the Smirnoff Equalising Music programme. (Mixmag)
  • San Holo breaks down his new sound on Album1. (Billboard
  • Swedish pop-DJ duo Rebecca & Fiona chat about their new album, Art of Being A Girl. (EDM
  • Solid Gold: How Music For The Jilted Generation turned the Prodigy from rave outsiders to festival headliners. (DJ Mag
  • John Digweed and Nicole Moudaber talk about being leaders, staying positive and non-stop travel. (Magnetic
  • Justice talk DIY live gear, being selfish in the studio and their new live album Woman Worldwide. [video] (Billboard
  • HAAi chats about her life on the road, new Pacha residency and playing to 5000 people at DGTL earlier this year. (Ibiza Voice)
  • The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett discusses the futile allure of celebrity, becoming a rave dad, and channelling chaos on their new album No Tourists. (Dazed
  • Nina Kraviz: An uncompromising electronic hero. (Ibiza Voice
  • The women who’ve been written out of Manchester's clubbing history. (Dazed)
  • RL Grime & Diplo: In Conversation. [video] (RL Grime
  • GQ speaks to those close to Avicii to understand how his intolerable nightly schedule was allowed to continue. (GQ
  • David Guetta: "I love pop. So What?" (DJ Mag
  • Sigala and John Newman are planning to get behind the wheel to start their own rally team. (Standard)
  • The Glitch MobMako and The Word Alive create a new song for League of Legends Worlds 2018 event. (YourEDM)
  • Miss Kitten returns to her roots with new album Cosmos. (Mixmag
  • Goldie and James Davidson's combined project, Subjective have released their new single I Saw Her Last Summer. (DT)
  • Afrojack has launched a Global Remix Battle to find new talent. (Billboard
  • Producer and DJ Mall Grab drops his new EP How The Dogs Chill, Vol 1 on his brand new imprint Looking For Trouble. (DT)
  • Armin Van Buuren teases new trance anthem You Are Too via social media. (DJ Mag)
  • Kygo and Sandro Cavazza debut Happy Now collab at iHeartRadio music festival. (Billboard)
  • The Chemical Brothers drop new track Free Yourself. (DT)
  • Nightmares On Wax breaks the record for highest ever DJ set. (Inflyte
  • Watch Paul Oakenfold and Carl Cox play at Stonehenge. [video] (CNN
  • Pete Tong and John Monkman drop new collaboration, Placebo. (Billboard
  • Alan Walker releases his new single Diamond Heart. (EDM Sauce
  • Diplo has said that the next Major Lazer album might be their last. (Complex) 
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