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DANCE MUSIC INDUSTRY

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BEN TURNER
Co-Founder, International Music Summit
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Along Came Polly
Rebuke
Hot Creations
out now
Comment
"This week's ENT comes from Rebuke, a new producer from Ireland who thought the tune would be too weird for any label, but it caught the attention of Jamie Jones and is now getting a release on his Hot Creations label. This week's ENT is Along Came Polly from Rebuke."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 36:02 mins here.
Contact
Label: Leon Oakey, Hot Creations
ManagementPaolo Mojo
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio, TV, Online & Live: Jessica Lamb, For The Record PR
Club: Adam Carter, Exclusive Promo
14 Dec 2018
  • Tencent Music Entertainment ended its first day of trading on a high at the New York Stock Exchange, with shares up 8.6% at $14.12, valuing the company at $22bn. (Billboard)
  • Household names from the world of music have joined several leading UK music industry bodies in signing a letter drafted by Music4EU that calls on the Government for an alternative to Brexit. (Guardian)
  • TOKiMONSTA, Jon Hopkins, SOPHIE and Justice have been nominated for Grammy Awards. (Mixmag)
  • Agoria, Avalon Emerson, Four Tet, HAAi, Ivy Lab and Ricardo Villalobos have been shortlisted for Radio 1's Essential Mix of the Year 2018 by Pete Tong. (BBC
  • 5 of the best voice machines. (Mixmag
  • Arturia's new soft synth Pigments sounds like nothing else. (DJ Mag
  • Das Kapital, a high-profile South African DJ and producer, talks about earnings from streaming services. (BI)
  • Tencent is looking to follow the “Spotify model” and convince music fans in China to pay. It is experimenting by putting some new releases behind a paywall which it plans to gradually increase. Tencent's CEO said: “Spotify’s pay ratio is 45%... we believe we will catch up”. (FT)
  • Soundation, which allows users to produce, remix and record songs directly in a web browser, has launched a new browser-based studio and visual identity. (RotD)
  • Spotify for Artists has launched its annual Artist Wrapped, offering users analysis of how their music was discovered and engaged with over the year. 
  • SXM Festival has announced its return to the Caribbean in 2019 featuring Marco Carola, Apollonia, Guy Gerber and Axel Boman. (DT
  • Rampage returns to Antwerp for 10-year anniversary next year. (DT)
  • Flow reveals first names for 2019 festival, including Modeselektor, Yves Tumor and Amnesia Scanner. (RA
  • Arcadia London has announced Jamie Jones and DJ EZ as headliners for its 11th edition, which will take place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on May 4 and 5. (Mixmag
  • Zip, Ricardo Villalobos, Amelie Lens and Sonja Moonear are among the big-hitters playing at Sonus Festival next summer. (RA)
  • A teenager has died and three other people were taken to hospital in a critical condition from suspected drug overdoses at Sydney's Knockout Games of Destiny dance festival. (ABC)
  • Diplo, G-Eazy, Martin Garrix & Machine Gun Kelly to perform at SnowFest 2019 during Sundance Film Festival. (Billboard)
  • Maceo Plex, Lena Willikens, James Blake and Peggy Gou will play Nuits Sonores in Lyon in 2019. (DJ Mag
  • Deadmau5 has been confirmed as a headliner for next year's Creamfields. (Mixmag
  • AFEM Member ‘Thought Piece’ from Kwettr - Relationship Marketing For Musicians: Social Media (AFEM
  • 2018 in Numbers – a brief summary of our year in numbers and pictures (AFEM
  • Meet the AFEM team – a quick introduction to the operational staff (AFEM
  • AFEM is the global voice of electronic music connecting our global membership to drive change and develop business opportunities. Find out more about what we do and how to join. (Membership Deck
  • Some in the industry claim that Spotify’s setup unfairly advantages A-list pop stars. Could a new payment system be the answer? (RollingStone)
  • Playlists aren’t everything. Here are some other critical metrics to track an artist’s success (or lack thereof). (DMN
  • In a world of ‘algorithmic culture,’ music critics fight for relevance. (CJR)
  • How does Platoon fit with Apple’s strategy for emerging artists? (MusicAlly)
  • New party, space•lab, launches in Birmingham with Helena Hauff. (RA
  • A stampede at Italian nightclub the Blue Lantern kills six and injures more than 50 people. (RA
  • Jayda G is to helm month-long residency at London's Phonox next February. (RA)
  • Terminal V have announced the second wave of names for their huge 11 hour Easter edition on Saturday 20 April, including Maceo Plex, Green Velvet, Mall Grab and Kobosil. (DT
  • New York nightclub Output is to close on New Years Day. (Mixmag
  • DT625 - Rudhaman (DT
  • RA.654 Lux (RA
  • Ataxia in The Lab NYC. (Mixmag)
  • Nina Las Vegas in The Lab LA. (Mixmag)
  • Chase & Status in The Lab LDN. (Mixmag)
  • Label of the month: Kneaded Pains. (IDJ
  • 5 Steps with…Brian Cid (DT
  • Real Talk: Kasper Bjørke. (Xlr8r)
  • Fresh Kicks 90: Laura BCR (DJ Mag
  • Get to know Chrissy, the living embodiment of a DJ's DJ. (Mixmag
  • The 15 best tech house tracks of November 2018. (Magnetic
  • Deep Inside: December 2018’s must-hear house and techno playlist. (Fact
  • Learn how to make a Techno track in this new masterclass video. (PointBlank
  • How to prepare for a DJ set with Louie Vega. (DT
  • Hardcore sounds from Tehran. (RA)
  • 10 Moments that defined Major Lazer. (DJ Mag
  • Gilles Peterson: at home with the superstar DJ. (FTWeekend)
  • Illenium talks bluntly about addiction. [video] (Illenium
  • Martin Garrix & Mike Yung explain how they created Dreamer. [video] (Billboard
  • GRiZ: the EDM artist using his star power to make a difference. (Guardian)
  • Moxie is a one-woman dance music cottage industry. (Mixmag)
  • Techno’s most tireless ambassador, Nicole Moudaber, talks about the secrets to her success. (DJ Mag
  • Roger Sanchez talks about the future of dance music and how to make it as a DJ. (Sun)
  • Zedd breaks down his most iconic tracks. [video](GQ
  • Richie Hawtin Interview: "I'm interested in man and machine". (TheTalks)
  • For club use only: Best of 2018 (Fact
  • Pitchfork's best electronic music of 2018. (Pitchfork)
  • Billboard's 10 best dance/electronic albums of 2018: Critics' picks. (Billboard
  • Resident Advisor's 2018 Best Tracks. (RA
  • Resident Advisor's 2018 Best Albums. (RA
  • Mixmag's top 50 tracks of 2018. (Mixmag
  • Mixmag's DJs of the Year 2018. (Mixmag
  • Global Underground set to release the latest edition in its city album series with GU42: Patrice Bäumel - Berlin next March. (RotD)
  • Gesaffelstein confirms new album Hyperion. (Mixmag
  • "Avicii is going to die" – DJ's manager makes chilling prediction in Netflix film. (Mixmag
  • Marshmello confirms he is working on Joytime III as well as new collaborations. (EDM Sauce)
  • Blond:ish release their new track, Cheekon, via their own ABRACADABRA label. (DT
  • Carl Cox has launched his own clothing range with different collections reflecting different sides of his personality. (DJ Mag
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