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Co-Founder, International Music Summit
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Keep Control (ARTBAT Remix)
Kontor Records
out now
"This week's Essential New Tune is the classic tune from Sono, Keep Control, as remixed and updated for 2020 by ARTBAT. They’ve been busy over the year festive period. I think you are going to like this. Turn it up!"
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.38 mins here. 

Label: Kontor Records
Management: Chris Braun, House United 
Publishing: Mark Lawrence, Sentric
Radio, Club & Online: Pete Downes, Jukebox PR
Live: William Morris Entertainment
24 Jan 2020
  • Create Music Group has appointed electronic music industry veteran Ethan Baer to the position of Senior Vice President, Business Development, Head of Electronic at the company. (MBW
  • DJ download store Beatport reported that since launching in 2004, it has paid $300m to independent dance music labels — with over 259m track downloads on the site. (RotD) In 2019, Beatport sold music for 74,000 independent labels.
  • Revenue at Soundcloud increased to €108m in 2018, up 19% year-on-year. (MBW) Annual operating losses narrowed from €51.4m in 2017 to €32.9m in 2018, while post-tax loss dropped to €32.0m, down from €63.8m. Subscription payments made up 77% of revenues, with advertising generating 23%. 2019 results will be filed later this year
  • Kaskade is suing the owners of Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort for breach of contract over his residency deal with the now-shuttered KAOS nightclub. His lawyers want to keep the financial terms private. (Billboard)  
  • Ultra Music Festival has confirmed they have signed the contract with the city of Miami. (EDMTunes
  • Reports from MusicAlly's NY:Lon conference:
    Tech, innovation and music: ‘Pick one little thing and go deep!’. (MusicAlly)
    Troy Carter talks music disruption: ‘I’d still be in a panic if I were a major label…’. (MusicAlly)
    Global music streaming: ‘We are just on the tip of the iceberg of what this will become’. (MusicAlly)
    Publishing and rights: ‘Everybody needs to play ball in order for this tech to work’. (MusicAlly)
    The evolution of labels: ‘What’s your value proposition?’. (MusicAlly)
  • The best new gear for DJs and producers from NAMM 2020. (DJ Mag
  • Los Angeles music delivery service, BPM Supreme, has announced a new online sample and sound library, BPM Sounds. (Mixmag
  • Spotify is testing a new Stories feature that will allow select influencers to incorporate video elements into their public playlists. (TechCrunch
  • Amazon Music revealed it has reached more than 55 million customers globally, with subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited growing by more than 50% last year alone. (RotD)
  • Make It Rain event in LA featuring Nina Las Vegas, What So Not, and PNAU set to raise proceeds for Australian bushfire. (Mixmag
  • Four Tet, Jon Hopkins and James Blake confirmed for California's Lightning In A Bottle festival. (RA
  • Tale of Us, Floorplan, Josey Rebelle, and more locked for Field Day 2020. (DJ Mag
  • FLY Open Air has locked in Peggy Gou, DJ Koze, and Dixon. (Mixmag
  • Tomorrowland locks in Carl Cox, Adam Beyer's Drumcode, Claptone's Masquerade and more as stage hosts for 2020. (DJ Mag
  • The Hague festival The Crave has revealed its 2020 line-up. (RA
  • Avalon Emerson, Kerri Chandler, Dixon, DJ Koze, Marcel Dettmann and DJ Stingray have been announced for Flow Festival. (Mixmag
  • Arca, 33EMYBW, SOPHIE and Lee Gamble announced in the second wave of acts for Rewire 2020. (RA)
  • Elements Festival in the US returns for the fourth iteration and announces headliners Diplo, Bonobo, & Four Tet. (DA
  • MUTEK's Barcelona festival adds DJ Plead and D. Tiffany for 2020. (RA
  • Tale Of Us, Ricardo Villalobos, Amelie Lens and more are booked for Awakenings 20th anniversary. (RA
  • Creamfields to host Calvin Harris as headliner for second year in a row. (DA
  • Ultra Miami 2020 adds Gryffin, Kygo, DJ Snake b2b Malaa, Gareth Emery and more to the line-up. (Billboard
  • Amazon Music: From dark horse to thoroughbred. (Midia)
  • How music collaborations evolved in the digital era: a decade in review. (Chartmetric
  • Three Insomniac events that have a massive influence on the EDM scene and why. (EDMTunes)  
  • Can Asia's music festivals bring eco-conscious partying to techno tourists? (Billboard
  • The free online mix is a staple of electronic music culture. (Mixmag
  • The Secret DJ: "Dance music is better than ever" (Mixmag
  • fabric have announced a new charity drive called Dance and Donate. (DJ Mag
  • New 400-capacity club, Canvas, to open in London from  the team behind east London venues Oval Space and The Pickle Factory. (DJ Mag
  • Lotic, Kablam, Jam City, Ziúr and Ikonika to play New SceneryNew Scenery in London at the end of the month. (Mixmag
  • New UK warehouse venue, Signal, to open in Sheffield. (RA
  • Bugged Out! is to celebrate its 25th birthday with The Warehouse Project at Depot in Manchester. (Mixmag
  • Motion Bristol has announced a 20-show programme featuring Goldie, Mall Grab, and HAAi to run from January to April. (Mixmag
  • Cassy is bringing her Ibiza-based Play House party to NYC for a special first time edition at The Lost Circus on 14 March. (Mixmag)  
  • Hundreds of people gathered in Neukölln, Berlin, on Wednesday to protest against the closing of beloved club Griessmuehle. (RA
  • Clockwork Orange will take over Amnesia on Ibiza for a special one night event this summer. (Ibiza Spotlight)  
  • elrow has confirmed their Ibiza Amnesia party dates for this season. (IbizaSpotlight
  • DT678 – Supernova (DT)
  • RA.712 Analog Soul (RA
  • Saturday Night Session 033: Breathe Carolina (DA
  • Destructo Friendship set (Destructo
  • Broken English Club | Boiler Room Tokyo (Boiler Room
  • Rhyw | Boiler Room Tokyo (Boiler Room
  • Kevin de Vries b2b Innellea at The Lab DGTL Bengaluru 2020 (Mixmag
  • Caoimhe The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Oshana The Lab at DGTL Bengaluru 2020 (Mixmag
  • Mind Against in the Centro Ceremonial Otomí, in Mexico (Cercle)  
  • Laurence Guy: How I play live (DJ Mag
  • Cue Point: Willow (RA
  • Get to know Zendlo (EDMIdentity
  • Renegade Riddims: V O E (DT
  • The sound of: Repertoire (DJ Mag
  • Tech’s impact on the biz and the rise of more diverse artists were some of the key topics covered by Barry, Jonathan and Lucy Dickins at Eurosonic. (IQ)
  • 8tracks’ David Porter explains how the streaming industry has changed over the last decade. (NYMag)
  • DJs share their tips for going sober in the rave. (Mixmag
  • A definitive guide to Norway’s early techno era. (beatportal
  • ‘We can’t have all our artists die’: How the music industry is fighting the mental-health crisis. (RollingStone
  • How U.K. producer Diamond Eyes returned to music after sickness, abuse and the deaths of his best friends. (Billboard
  • 20 questions with Maya Jane Coles (Billboard
  • 20 questions with Armin van Buuren. (Billboard
  • Nora En Pure: Force of nature (DJ Mag
  • Giorgio Moroder: making mechanical music (E&T
  • "Peter Pan paradise": How doing the Housework became fun. (Mixmag
  • Let us be your fantasy: How Fantazia brought UK rave to the masses. (DJ Mag
  • Wuki interview (Billboard
  • Marshall Jefferson: Master of the house (DJ Mag
  • On Seeking Thrills, Georgia channels a lifetime on the dance floor. (NPR
  • ‘Dance music is about love’: Georgia on headlining Glastonbury as a child, teenage hedonism and sobering up. (iNews)
  • Pete Tong shares insights on his new album Chilled Classics. (KCRW)
  • Armin van Buuren shaped streaming radio and festival EDM as we know it. (IndyWeek
  • Squarepusher: Back to the future (XLR8R
  • Rüfüs Du Sol talks dual dance Grammy nominations and new live album. (Variety
  • The story behind the Palms Casino's cancellation of Marshmello's residency and the closing of KAOS. (Billboard
  • Resident Advisor's 2010-19: Albums of the decade  
  • Resident Advisor's 2010-19: Fresh sounds from around the globe 
  • Above & Beyond release their long-coveted Blue Monday edit. (DA
  • Calvin Harris to release two new tracks. (DJ Mag
  • Four Tet has announced he has put the final touches on a new LP. (Billboard
  • Charlotte de Witte is set to release a new EP, Vision, next month. (DJ Mag
  • Tom Trago has started a new label, Jong Nederland. (RA
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