true IMS Industry Insider | Welcome
13 Dec 2022
  • Visual content agency Two Suns Creative launches with Universal Music, Ministry of Sound and more as clients. (RotD
  • GigFinesse, a platform to connect live music venues with artists, announced a $3.6m seed funding round from investors. (DMN
  • Music funding platform beatBread has appointed Mark Terry as Head of Europe, as it continues expansion in the UK and Continental Europe. (RotD
  • Independent development partner for self-releasing artists, TuneCore, has achieved the milestone of $3bn earned by artists since the company was founded in 2006. (RotD
  • Animoca Brands has taken a majority stake in Pixelynx, a music metaverse gaming platform founded by deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) and Richie Hawtin (Plastikman). (BusinessWire
  • AIM has appointed Silvia Montello as its new CEO. She joins from a role as CEO of global trade body the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM). (RotD)  
  • Artist development company One House claims it is "putting equity-ownership and self-determination in the hands of a new generation of uncompromising, independently-minded, globally-successful creatives". (RotD
  • The winners of the annual Radio 1 Dance Awards 2022 are Chase & Status (Dance); Clementine Douglas (Dance Vocalist of the Year), Fred Again.. (Viral Moment); TAAHLIAH (BBC Introducing Dance Artist); TSHA - Capricorn Sun (Dance Album Project); Goddard & Venbee - Messy in Heaven (Bass Track); Nia Archives (Breakthrough Artist); Gardna (Mini Mix); The Jaguar Foundation (Dance Impact Award); Kx5 Ft. Hayla - Escape (Electronic Chill Track ); KH (Essential Mix) and LF System - Afraid To Feel (Dance Track). (BBC
  • TikTok UK reported its 2022 Year in Music. (RotD
  • Only six people attend EU’s £334,000 metaverse party. (Mixmag
  • DJ and artist Carl Cox features on the 'world’s first avatar music magazine cover'. (RotD
  • British metaverse games developer and publisher Lockwood Publishing, creator of the mobile metaverse Avakin Life, announced its intention to bring AI music creation to its players’ experience through a partnership with London-based AI music startup DAACI. (RotD
  • Ultra Music Festival adds Charlotte de Witte, David Guetta, Marshmello, Tiësto, Alesso, Afrojack and more to 2023 line-up. (DJMag
  • 17 key music industry acquisition stories from 2022. (MusicAlly
  • Music subscriber market shares 2022 (Midia
  • VirtualDJ 2023 launches with Stems2.0, a stronger stem separation engine. (DJTechTools
  • Label of the Month: Souped Up Records (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Eamon Harkin (Beatportal)
  • Beatportal's 50 Best Tracks of 2022 (Beatportal)
  • Party Mode winning the Gamechanger award (Musictech)
  • New Tokyo club ENTER to open (RA)
  • Opening of London club The Ton of Brix met with controversy. (RA
  • East London venues Boat Live and Boat Shed have been forced to close immediately due to “unforeseen circumstances”. (Mixmag
  • Marino Canal B2B Jeremy Olander live from DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • PinkPantheress | Boiler Room London: IFFY FM Presents PinkPantheress & Friends (BoilerRoom
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear: December 2022 (DJMag
  • Selections: Nosaj Thing (DJMag
  • The Sound Of: MoBlack Records (DJMag
  • Franky Wah's 10 afterparty essentials. (Magnetic
  • The Art of Production: Steffi (RA
  • How LFO's 'Frequencies' became a benchmark for '90s bleep techno (DJMag
  • The Secret DJ: 'It may be time to examine what 'success' actually means.' (PRS
  • Tracking the growth of the production music sector and the tech driving it forward. (Synchtank
  • Community at its core: Warm Up is a London rave staple that might change your life (Mixmag
  • The 2ManyDJs album As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt 2 kickstarted the mashup phenomenon. As they prepare for an anniversary concert, the Dewaele brothers discuss bootlegs, brotherhood and looking back. (Guardian)  
  • Gabrielle Kwarteng: sonic shift (DJMag
  • Inside the real estate crisis crushing Miami’s nightlife. (RA
  • Why Carl Cox is moving beyond being a DJ. (Mixmag
  • From fans to friends: Eden Samara, Loraine James and object blue in conversation (Mixmag
  • Loraine James: the art of instinct (DJMag
  • Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2023 
  • Best of 2022: Music Producers (EDM
  • Best of 2022: Performances & DJ sets (EDM
  • Best of 2022: Industry Leaders (EDM
  • Best songs of 2022 (EDM
  • Chase & Status win the first ever BBC Radio 1 Dance Awards ‘Outstanding Contribution to Dance Music’ (BBC
  • Swedish House Mafia have collaborated with The Weeknd on a new track on soundtrack to the forthcoming film Avatar: The Way Of Water. (DJMag
  • Steve Aoki is to go on a trip around the Moon after he was picked by a Japanese billionaire for a private SpaceX flight. (BBC
  • Alison Wonderland has launched a new record label, FMU Records, with the release of I Surrender by Jon Casey and Dabow. (DJMag
Recent newsletters

21 May 2024

6 In The Morning (feat. Nate Dogg) - Flex
"Now Flex is Flex basically. A 17 year old from just outside Blackpool who recently uploaded this tune, '6 In...

14 May 2024

Love You Better (feat. Oaks) - Killen.
"This week's ENT comes from Killen., a young producer from Sweden who has already made a name for himself behind...

07 May 2024

Amana - Maz & VXSION
"This week's ENT dropped a few weeks ago but is already shaping up to be one of the tunes of...

30 Apr 2024

By Myself - Chris IDH & Adassiya
"This week's ENT is coming out of Greece. Mykonos to be precise, because Chris & Adassiya are both residents at...

23 Apr 2024

How You Feel - ANOTR
"I am pleased to say that ANOTR return with the highly anticipated single 'How You Feel', hooking up with Erik...

16 Apr 2024

And 1 - Melé
"I'm not picking this just because he's my mate, I was going to sample this tune, I had literally heard...

About IMS

IMS: International Music Summit is a global educational and motivational thought-leadership platform dedicated to the continued development of electronic music primarily through the presentation of global summits for the industry. 

About Beatport

Beatport is the worldwide home of music for DJs, producers, and their fans. Founded in 2004, the Beatport family of companies includes Beatport, the preeminent store for electronic music DJs, Beatsource for the open-format DJ community, and Loopmasters, Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique for music producers. Follow us on Twitch, Facebook and Twitter, and Instagram.

About AFEM

AFEMA global voice for electronic music; representing our culture and commerce. AFEM's membership spans all industry sectors, with over 250 company members across 25 countries, the organisation connects its worldwide membership to develop opportunities and enable change.

About ROTD

Record of the Day has produced a subscription-based daily publication for the music industry for over 21 years, featuring all the best news and comment, along with an editorially-chosen future hit. Sign up for a free trial here.
Submit your news stories here.
Brought to you by: