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BEN TURNER
Co-Founder, International Music Summit
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Private Show
Offaiah
All Fire
16 Feb 2018
Comment
It’s the follow up to Run This Town, it’s coming out on the 16 February exclusively on vinyl via his new record label All Fire, we’re talking Offaiah and Private Show.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:05 mins here.
Contact
Label: All Fire 
Management: Craig Dimech, Three Six Zero
Publishing: BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd
Radio: Amy Collins + Mick Ryan, Your Army
Online: Craig Dimech, Three Six Zero
Live: Nick Matthews, Coda Agency / Steve Goodgold, Paradigm Agency
16 Feb 2018
  • Creditors of music and media mogul Robert F.X. Sillerman are seeking to force him into bankruptcy over a $7.36m judgment against him. (CelebrityAccess)
  • VNUE, a publicly-traded company specialising in live concert recordings and experiential content for music fans, will be acquiring music identification and rights startup Soundstr. (Billboard)
  • Word-of-mouth software for live events company Verve is rolling out the platform in six new languages and with local teams to support its growing European client base in Germany, France, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands. (RotD)
  • LANDR Audio announced today that it will begin digital distribution to Beatport, the world’s largest electronic music store for DJs. (RotD)
  • Discogs, the digital database and marketplace that has grown into a go-to hub for vinyl lovers, has unveiled a new leadership structure and begun rolling out a new set of initiatives. (Billboard) The company saw a 20% increase in the number of releases sold in its marketplace last year.
  • IMS has partnered with Deeper Sounds to present IMS keynotes on all British Airways in-flight audio entertainment, the February show featuring Seth Troxler in conversation with Pete Tong at IMS Ibiza 2014 is now live, previous featured keynotes include The Martinez Brothers, Yann Pissenem, Bernard Sumner and The Pet Shop Boys. (IMS)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre urges European Parliament to close loopholes in copyright law. (RA)
  • Business owners in Ibiza's West End claim that ‘earlier closing times could cost more than 300 jobs’. (RA)
  • Plans defeated for new Sydney music hub in industrial area. (Mixmag)
  • West Midlands Police want to introduce on-site drug testing in nightlife areas. (Mixmag)
  • IMS Ibiza in association with Pioneer DJ announce the IMS Dalt Vila 2018 line up. (MW) Headline performances come from Sven Väth, Dubfire, Jackmaster, Nastia, Peggy Gou and more.
  • Online independent music marketplace Bandcamp paid out more than $270m to artists in 2017. Sales were up for digital albums (16%), digital tracks (33%), merchandise (36%), vinyl (54%), cassettes (41%) and CD (18%). Revenue from the 3,500 independent labels on Bandcamp grew 73%. "The majority of music consumption will eventually take place within the subscription rental services of two or three enormous corporations, who can afford to lose money on music because it attracts customers to the parts of their businesses that are profitable".
  • At a conference, SoundCloud’s CEO explained how he convinced the board not to sell, saying it was a “one-of-a-kind asset”. (Recode) He said the company would now focus more on its products offered to audio creators — SoundCloud Pro and SoundCloud Pro unlimited. Its invite-only Premier program, which gives artists a share of ad revenue, will include hundreds of thousands of artists in two years. (CNet)
  • YouTube Red will expand its subscription service to as many as 100 countries, according to YouTube Chief Executive Susan Wojcicki. (TechCrunch, Recode)
  • aiaiai has launched a special edition headphone with Brain Dead. (Mixmag)
  • More details have emerged about a cutting-edge new “crystal ball” entertainment venue set for London’s Olympic Park that will “revolutionise” concerts and live events. (Standard, IQ, Billboard, CelebrityAccess) The Madison Square Garden Company are to open the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas this June featuring “game-changing technologies that push the limits of connectivity, acoustics, video and content distribution”. The London venue is still in the early stages of planning, but will be based on the MSG Sphere concept.
  • Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra are taking Ibiza classics on a mini tour of the UK. (Mixmag)
  • Mella Dee is heading on an epic All Night Long tour. (Mixmag)
  • Destructo gives first details on his new cruise festival FRIENDSHIP, launching this December. (Mixmag)
  • Nuits Sonores has booked Larry Heard, Peggy Gou and Bicep this May 7 to 13. (Mixmag)
  • Kappa Futur's line-up is a techno lover's dream, featuring Solomun and Adam Beyer. (Mixmag)
  • Squarepusher, Floating Points, Tzusing added to Sónar Hong Kong 2018. (RA)
  • Melt Festival announces Modeselektor B2B Apparat, Nina Kraviz & more. (DT)
  • Dimensions, Croatia, announce Kraftwerk, Helena Hauff, DJ Stingray and more. (DT)
  • Lovebox's line-up features the likes of  Peggy Gou, Jackmaster, Childish Gambino and SZA. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Harvey is playing Artwork's A Lovely London Festival. (Mixmag)
  • Barcelona party Brunch-In The City announces 2018 season with Larry Heard, Steffi. (RA)
  • Love Family Park, Germany, turns 22 with Sven Väth, Nina Kraviz and Richie Hawtin. (Mixmag)
  • Italy's Polifonic festival books John Talabot, Carl Craig for 2018. (RA)
  • Why music festival culture is playlist culture. (Forbes - Cherie Hu)
  • We asked if you need to do drugs to enjoy dance music and this is what you said. (Mixmag)
  • Ibiza’s Airbnb ban will have significant implications on the global dance destination economy. (DA)
  • Please let this be the last of Paris Hilton in Ibiza. (IbizaVoice)
  • Post vs Pop: the growing divide within EDM. (DA)
  • De School, Amsterdam, books DJ Sprinkles, The Empire Line for March. (RA)
  • Ben Klock's "audio-visual masterclass" Photon is returning to Printworks. (Mixmag)
  • Sven Väth's Cocoon party at Pacha in Ibiza Town will open May 30 this year. (Mixmag)
  • David Guetta has locked for another season of his residency at Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel. (DJMag)
  • Chase & Status celebrate 15 years with 15 dates at Together Amnesia. (Pulse)
  • Innervisions to host party in Paris at new venue Terminal 7. (RA)
  • 13 weird & worst dance music label names. (MagneticMag)
  • All Ears: Three ravers are trying to stop you getting tinnitus from clubbing. (Independent)
  • Oasis, a festival of electronica in Marrakech for the grown-up crowd, is putting Morocco on the music map, says Sarah Bradbury. (Standard)
  • Relative Values: the DJ and broadcaster Pete Tong and his DJ daughter, Becky. (Times)
  • The Tastemaker: Annie Mac talks AMP Sounds, festivals and new music. (Independent)
  • Ten overlooked electronic albums from 1998. (Pitchfork)
  • Ghostwriters in the former USSR are turning Western DJs into stars. (Mixmag)
  • Keyzuz is the DJ seeding electronic music in Accra's alternative venues. (Mixmag)
  • B2B etiquette: A guide to the subtle art of sharing a DJ booth. (Mixmag)
  • Digging with Lauren Hansom. (StampTheWax)
  • Crate Digging: Andrew Wowk. (Decoded)
  • 10 moments that defined fabric. (DJMag)
  • Tor talks upcoming Envision Festival performance, forthcoming album. (DA)
  • Meet the underground talent of CRSSD Fest: Rodriguez Jr. (DA)
  • POPOF picks 10 timeless French house and techno classics. (Pulse)
  • Everything Is Recorded: Richard Russell's debut LP is a cross-pollination triumph. (Mixmag)
  • We spoke with Justice’s Xavier de Rosnay about revolutionising electronic music. (StoneyRoads)
  • 15 Lisbon artists you need to know about including Rádio Quântica's Inês Coutinho and Marco Rodrigues. (RA)
  • Celebrating Jóhann Jóhannsson, a singular composer. (RA)
  • Calvin Harris says Porter Robinson restored his love of dance music. (Billboard)
  • A new audiovisual installation in Berlin will feature scores from Thom Yorke and Brian Eno. (Mixmag)
  • Pete Tong curates b2b pandemonium for his Miami Music Week showcase. (Mixmag)
  • Music journalists are crowdfunding a book on bloghouse. (Mixmag)
  • Pat Corcoran and Tim Smith, managers for Chance the Rapper and Skrillex, respectively, have launched a wine label.  (Billboard)
  • Veteran house producer Larry Heard to release first studio album as Mr. Fingers in almost 25 years. (Billboard)
  • Planète is Alone in Parallel on introspective two-track Anjunadeep debut. (Mixmag)
  • Calvin Harris tells Annie Mac: “Some of the best producers in the world make EDM… face facts”. (Mixmag)
  • Traumprinz resurfaces with new music. (RA)
  • Andrew Weatherall announces Phonox gigs, charity artwork raffle. (RA)
  • Tresor announces next two records, Gerald Donald solo LP and Second Woman EP. (RA)
  • Berghain resident Fiedel curates double-vinyl compilation. (RA)
  • Kate Simko is to curate a night at The Royal Albert Hall as part of the Women And The Hall series. (Decoded)
  • Bensley releases Ascension on Ram Records. (Decoded)
  • Don Diablo releases sophomore album Future. (DA)
  • Marshmello releases emotive music video for Lil Peep collaboration Spotlight. (DA)
  • Flosstradamus links with rapper 24hrs for aggressive trap piece 2 MUCH. (DA)
  • Axwell’s Axtone celebrates 100th release with new track Come Together. (DA)
  • One half of Nervo, Miriam "Mim" Nervo, has vowed to continue touring, even after suffering from a broken nose. (YourEDM)
  • The Martinez Brothers and Marco Carola a 24-hour back-to-back set at this year's Miami Music Week. (Pulse)
  • DJ Harvey announced for Artwork's Art's House festival in London. (RA)
  • Will Saul launches new compilation and mix CD series, Inside Out, on Aus Music. (RA)
  • Ricardo Villalobos and Motor City Drum Ensemble remix Tony Allen on final Dekmantel anniversary EPs. (RA)
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