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18 Oct 2022
  • Jukebox appoints Josh Karpf to MD role as it builds Web3 business. (MW

  • Holding company Eldridge has led a new investment round into fan engagement startup Laylo, bringing the startup’s total funding to $8m to date. (MBW)  
  • Exceed, a three-year-old fintech company that offers “fans a broad range of investment opportunities from musical artists” and others, announced a $8m seed raise. (DMN
  • Lady Of The House has revealed the winners of its competition aimed at women and non-binary producers. The winners were 'Bill's Groove' by Angel Lee feat. LKP (Jaguar), 'Swayin' by Esther Turner (Sam Divine), 'Vivid' by EVALINA (Becky Hill) and 'Meditation' by Jamurai (Charlie Tee). (DJMag
  • 18 months on from IMPALA adopting its far-reaching ten-point plan to reform streaming, it has called for renewed collaboration across the whole music sector to grow revenues, address fairness across the digital market, and develop a clear strategy on risk-taking. (RotD
  • Virgin Music UK has announced the launch of Parachute, a new distribution and artist services arm for dance and electronic artists with crossover appeal. (RotD
  • SoundCloud has officially launched SoundCloud for Artists (formerly Repost), and it's billed as “an elevated, all-in-one platform for artists to connect with fans and accelerate their careers.” (Verge
  • ByteDance is reportedly in talks with the majors about a global expansion into music streaming. (DMN
  • Ole Obermann, the global head of music at TikTok and Bytedance, talks about the business and where it’s heading. (TMN) "The idea is that, in the long run, TikTok will be an amazing place to market, promote, discover, even A&R, and then we’ll also have a service where people can actually consume or listen to full length music, in another platform." 
  • SeatlabNFT take their NFT-ticketing solution to ADE (FestivalInsights
  • Web3 metaverses Decentraland currently averages nearly 7.1k daily unique visitors, and The Sandbox tweeted its daily total of 39k. (MusicAlly)  
  • Ticketmaster partnered with independent event promoter Eat Your Own Ears for the UK launch of its Request tool, which was used for a run of three Four Tet shows at London’s Alexandra Palace. (AAA
  • Melbourne festival Sun Cycle books Job Jobse, dj pgz, SHERELLE for NYD 2022. (RA
  • London club fabric celebrates 23 years with new outdoor festival, EXODUS. (RA
  • Chicago's Necropolis Music Festival has been cancelled three weeks before kick off. (EDM
  • Tomorrowland Winter has added Axwell, Steve Angello, Steve Aoki and Tony Romera to the line-up. (DJMag
  • Eliza Rose, Interplanetary Criminal, Andy C, Sub Focus, Groove Armada, Sherelle, and D Double E are the first names to be announced for Snowbombing 2023. (DJMag
  • Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Hardwell and Steve Aoki to perform at MDLBeast's Aravia concert series in Doha. (IQ
  • TikTok Music could change the game. (Midia
  • Techno forefather Kevin Saunderson puts his signature sounds into ‘Past, Present and Future’ (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Zombies in Miami (Beatportal)
  • Get Heavyocity's Punish Lite for Free with Loopcloud (Loopcloud
  • Artist of the Month - Kerri Chandler (Beatportal)
  • The Beatport Group announces full ADE 2022 Program (Beatportal)
  • Beatport launches Party Mode for Beatport DJ - DJ B2B from anywhere in the world with Party Mode in Beatport DJ (Beatportal)
  • Clubbing in London: The best nights out in the capital this autumn and winter (Standard
  • London Nightlife today, according to four promoters (RA)
  • New York City introduces new law to prevent overdoses in nightlife venues. (RA
  • Berlin's Berghain is rumoured to be closing by the end of 2022. (EDMTunes
  • Armada Music has signed electronic music trio Lufthaus, which features vocalist Robbie Williams and his longtime collaborators Tim Metcalfe and Flynn Francis. (RotD
  • RA.853 Tama Sumo & Lakuti (RA
  • Shlømo | Boiler Room x Bonusz Festival (BoilerRoom
  • Joseph Capriati from The Warehouse Project (DJMag
  • Dena Amy at Samsung Galaxy’s Flextival (Mixmag
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear: October 2022 (DJMag
  • Fresh Kicks 187: Tarzsa (DJMag)  
  • Selections: Lucrecia Dalt (DJMag
  • Breaking Through: Isabella Lovestory (RA
  • What I've learnt: Goldie (Times
  • The live music industry is broken. (Vulture
  • Without independent radio, homogeny thrives (Mixmag
  • What will be the role of A&R in tomorrow’s music business? (Billboard)
  • Towards recommender system optimisation. Our vision and our data tool for algorithmic optimisation on streaming platforms. (MT
    Part 2: How can artists influence recommendation algorithms? (MT
  • The endless evolution of Jersey club. (DJMag
  • Thirst for freedom: Kyiv’s queer clubbing community returns to the dancefloor. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Agoria: Morocco’s electronic music scene is blooming (MoroccoWorld)  
  • How does Zedd’s debut ‘Clarity’ hold up 10 years later? A pair of anniversary shows demonstrate it’s still got the magic. (Billboard
  • Going with the flow: Fluidae is bringing positive connections to Sicily's dancefloors (Mixmag
  • Dual perspective: Mount Kimbie’s new album is a unique insight into the duo's artistic connection. (Mixmag
  • Sexy but terrifying: Sam Quealy's X-rated techno-pop will fuck with your head (Mixmag
  • Daniel Avery: truth matters (DJMag
  • Fred again...: ‘I was fortunate not to be good at anything else, so I had clarity’ (Guardian
  • If Leftfield's new album sounds urgent, that’s because Neil Barnes has faced divorce, depression and a cancer scare. ‘I thought: if I don’t get it done, I never will’. (Guardian
  • How Kerri Chandler produced a house music ode to the world's iconic dancefloors. (DJMag
  • 20 questions with Kerri Chandler: How an obsession with the club world’s best sound systems forged the icon’s latest album. (Billboard
  • The best things to watch at Amsterdam Dance Event 2022. (Attack
  • Parties, panels and pro tips: 22 things you can't miss at the 2022 Amsterdam Dance Event. (EDM
  • Actress is set to release a new record next month titled Dummy Corporation. (Mixmag
  • Carl Cox to be recognised at the Artist & Manager Awards next month. (RotD
  • Disclosure take Sam Smith & Kim Petras’ Unholy to the house clubs. (DA
  • Charlotte de Witte has released her new EP, Apollo. (Mixmag
  • Fatboy Slim and Eats Everything free pop-up event in Bristol was shut down due to overcrowding. (DJMag
  • David Guetta, Idris Elba and Artbat have teamed up for a collaborative single called It's Ours. (DJMag
  • Rüfüs Du Sol have launched a hard kombucha drinks range. (Billboard
  • Joyce Sims, US singer-songwriter and Kurtis Mantronik collaborator, has died aged 63. (RA
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