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09 Aug 2022
  • Domino Records launches new electronic imprint, Smugglers Way. (Billboard
  • Believe has announced its H1 2022 financials: Revenue growth was up +35.4% year-on-year to €352.2m. Digital revenue was up +37.8% year-on-year. The company said it now expects its FY 2022 organic revenue growth to reach circa +29% year-on-year. (Globenewswire)  
  • In Live Nation's Q2 2022 results, it reported a 40% increase in revenue over the same period in 2019 to $4.4bn, an increase in operating income to $319m, and a 50% increase in adjusted operating income of $480m. (Variety
  • Music charity Bridges For Music is staging the sixth edition of its annual charity Amsterdam Dance Event cycle this October. (DJMag
  • The RA Podcast is now streaming on Apple Music. (RA
  • Ticketmaster and TikTok have partnered to give users a new way to discover and purchase event tickets. (TechCrunch
  • ByteDance may be preparing for a global launch of TikTok Music service, according to trademarks filed in several countries. All of the trademark filings include similar text about the application’s functionality of listening to music, creating playlists, commenting on songs and participating in karaoke. (TechCrunch)  
  • Soundcloud is preparing to lay off up to 20% of its global workforce due to "the challenging economic climate and financial market headwinds". (Variety
  • Music NFT platform OneOf closes $8m round despite 2022’s ‘crypto winter’. (DMN
  • Perfect Havoc has released a 5th year anniversary NFT collection in partnership with Synthetic Artists on OpenSea. (RotD
  • Law firm Reed Smith published the second edition of its Guide to the Metaverse. (ReedSmith, RS - Music section) 
  • Italy's Panorama Festival has announced its headliners for 2022. (DJMag
  • MUTEK Montreal shares full line up for its 2022 Festival Edition (Quietus)
  • Amelie Lens, DJ Seinfeld and Nastia to play Copenhagen's Karrusel festival. (Mixmag
  • Green Velvet, Claude Vonstroke, Said The Sky, Desert Hearts and Gareth Emery announced for Groove Cruise Cabo. (Magnetic
  • Carl Cox, Deborah De Luca and Paul Kalkbrenner announced for BEON1X Open Mind Music Festival. (DJMag
  • Gender and dance music: D-LISH talks about female DJ experiences. [video] (BBC
  • “Ridiculous double standards”: Why Jaguar is fighting against the dance music 'boys' club' (Mixmag
  • Why dance music is out of step with female and non-binary DJs. (Guardian - Jaguar)  
  • A report by the Jaguar Foundation has found that less than 1% of dance music played on UK radio is made by a female solo artist or all-female band. The report also highlighted women are also under-represented on the charts, accounting for just 5% of dance hits. (BBC)  
  • Loopmasters and Max Chapman have teamed once again up to bring you Max Chapman - Minimal Tech (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - A.M.C (Beatportal)
  • Get Mix-Ready Sounds Curated by Sean Divine (Loopcloud)
  • A letter from the editor: NIKS - Black Artist Database (Beatportal)
  • Artist of the Month - Honey Dijon (Beatportal)
  • Tickets on sale now - Join us in NYC for Beatport's inaugural ReConnect Summit on 21 - 22 Sept (Beatport)
  • Calvin Harris to return to XS Nightclub in Las Vegas on 17 September. (EDM
  • London's The Cross is reopening its doors on 9 September for the first time since its closure in 2007. (Mixmag
  • Manami in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • VTSS | Boiler Room x Dekmantel Festival 2022 (BoilerRoom
  • CamelPhat from Ushuaïa Ibiza (DJMag
  • Vintage Culture from Hï Ibiza (DJMag
  • Boris Brejcha | Tomorrowland 2022 - WE3 (Tomorrowland)  
  • Alan Walker | Tomorrowland 2022 - WE2 (Tomorrowland
  • Hardwell | Tomorrowland 2022 - WE3 (Tomorrowland
  • Amelie Lens | Tomorrowland 2022 - WE3 (Tomorrowland
  • Claptone | Tomorrowland 2022 - WE3 (Tomorrowland)  
  • Charlotte de Witte | Tomorrowland 2022 - WE3 (Tomorrowland
  • The 15 best house tracks of July 2022 (Magnetic)
  • The 15 best techno tracks of July 2022 (Magnetic
  • At home with: Richie Blacker (DJMag
  • Selections: The Maghreban (DJMag
  • These acid house and rave membership cards are a window into UK dance music history. (DJMag
  • Connecting the Dots: SHERELLE (RA
  • Get to know NikNak, the creative turntablist making waves in electronic music. (Mixmag
  • The return of the fortysomething raver. (SundayTimes
  • Awakenings 2022: The world's largest techno festival is now even bigger and better (Mixmag
  • ‘Common decency’: Beyoncé’s Renaissance sparks debate about the politics of music sampling. (Guardian
  • The Reader Interview: Hot Chip - "Joe once hit Alexis with a baseball bat" (Guardian
  • Eliza Rose: the DJ behind this summer’s most empowering dance anthem. (NME
  • Raves, resilience and rapture: How Ray Volpe overcame his lowest moment to produce a game-changing record. (EDM
  • Andy Cato: "I sold the rights to my Groove Armada songs to buy a farm – now I hope to revolutionise food production" (Guardian
  • Alison Wonderland talks Loner and more, live from HARD Summer. (DA
  • Drum & bass MC Tali is taking control of her future. (DJMag
  • Lewis Thompson has written and produced eight UK Top 10 he's going solo: "You need the music to back you up, right?" (OCC)   
  • Karl Bartos: "Kraftwerk turned into the dehumanisation of music" (Guardian
  • Vintage Culture: "Back on the road is like a family reunion" (Attack
  • 20 questions with Claude VonStroke: "Anyone who puts on a festival with all their own money is totally insane or really adores their fans" (Billboard
  • Euro 2022 final: Becky Hill hits back at sexualised trolling. (BBC
  • Fatboy Slim has shared a mix to mark 20 years since his historic Big Beach Boutique Festival. (DJMag
  • Actress and Mount Kimbie's Kai Campos reveal debut collaboration, 'AZD SURF'. (RA
  • Honey Dijon, Nita Aviance, Terry Hunter remix Beyoncé's Break My Soul. (RA
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