News and Features

  • The Ransom Note opens record shop in East London. (RA)
  • DJ Mag Best of British Awards 2017 announced (EntertainmentFocus)
  • Electronic pioneer Delia Derbyshire has been awarded a posthumous PhD. (Mixmag) She was celebrated for her work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and as the co-composer of the famous Doctor Who theme song, amongst other achievements. 
  • London nightlife receives boost as Sadiq Khan announces 24-hour Overground plans. (Fact)
  • French pressing plant delays wreak havoc with labels’ including R&S, трип and Hotflush schedules. (Mixmag)
  • London’s night czar, Amy Lamé, has urged councils and property firms to “give a break” to late-night venues by offering more help with rates and refrain from hiking up rents. (Standard)
  • A survey released by FanFair Alliance found that two-thirds of respondents who had paid more than face value for a ticket on a resale site said they would attend fewer concerts in future, while half would spend less on recorded music. (Guardian)
  • A nearly century-old law that turned New York bars into no-dancing zones is finally set to be struck down. (NYTimes)
  • Jamie Spinks of Polydor was honoured with the A&R - Electronic/Dance award at the UK's A&R Awards. (MBW)
  • IMS Ibiza has announced its return in 2018 and will take place May 23-25 at the Hard Rock Hotel. The new ticket package offers three tiers: delegate normal, delegate plus and all access. (IMS)
  • New vinyl pressing plant to open in California next year. (RA)
  • The Rio Music Conference is changing names and becoming the Brazil Music Conference (BRMC). (RotD) The electronic music event is held in March.
  • The 22nd edition of Amsterdam Dance Event was attended by a record number of 395,000 visitors. (Decoded)
  • French DJs, club owners and festival bosses are warning the nation’s ability to party is under threat from tough new restrictions on decibels and basslines. (Guardian)
  • SACEM has launched the Electronic Music Factory, an online resource centre dedicated to electronic music. (RotD)
  • Among the winners at the Audio and Radio Industry Awards were: Annie Mac, Radio 1 (Music Presenter – non breakfast); Benji B, Radio 1 & 1Xtra (Specialist Music Show); BBC 1Xtra (National Radio Station). (RadioToday)
  • MNEK won the Top EDM Song gong for Never Forget You by Zara Larsson & MNEK at this week's ASCAP Awards London.
  • UK Music Chief Executive Michael Dugher has unveiled plans for a new law to protect music venues threatened with closure. (RotD) The proposed crackdown would force developers to consider the impact their schemes could have on nearby music venues and take steps to ensure their continued survival.
  • Universal Music has announced the launch of a ‘accelerator engagement network’ with the aim of promoting the development of innovative music-based start-ups around the world. Universal will mentor the chosen digital music companies. (PRNewswire)
  • The city of Amsterdam launched a drug safety campaign aimed at visitors to the Amsterdam Dance Event, taking place from Wednesday to Sunday. (NLTimes)
  • KUVO, a club culture entertainment service managed by Pioneer DJ, has partnered with Canadian PRO SOCAN to support the fair distribution of royalties to copyright holders of music played at nightclubs in Canada. (RotD)
  • SACEM partners with DJ Monitor to improve accuracy in capturing and tracking royalties for creators of electronic music. (RotD)
  • The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced its Independent Festival Awards shortlist. (RotD) The Pioneer Award will go to Freddie Fellowes of Secret Garden Party.
  • Australia's first pill testing operation at a festival will not go ahead amid claims of political pressure from conservatives on organisers of Canberra's Spilt Milk. (Mixmag)
  • Sydney proposes agent of change principle amid other nightlife reforms. (RA)
  • Chor Ng, the owner of the Ghost Ship warehouse which burned at a 100% Silk showcase in Oakland last December, killing 36, will receive a $3 million insurance payout for the building. (RA)
  • ADE completes 2017 program with Philip Glass, Ellen Alien, Shanti Celeste. (PulseUnderworld have also been announced to make a keynote speech at the event. (RotD)
  • IMS has partnered with Deeper Sounds to present IMS keynotes on all British Airways in-flight audio entertainment. (IMS)
  • Pasquale Rotella, Chief Executive of Insomniac, has agreed to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, resulting in a payment of $3.5 million to the government agency. (LATimes) The case saw two longtime stadium managers accused by the government of enriching themselves through “corrupt efforts” while two rave companies were allowed to underpay the Coliseum.
  • Martin Garrix wins major victory in lawsuit against Spinnin' Records. (Billboard)
  • The winners of the inaugural Electronic Music Awards announced in LA. (HRBonobo’s Migration won Album of the Year.
  • Canberra's Spilt Milk festival will be the first in Australia to provide on-site pill testing in a huge step forward for harm minimisation in the country. (Mixmag)
  • A new report has found that there has been an increase in the number people attending music festivals and they're travelling further afield in search of their perfect festival experience. (DJMag)
  • British arrivals in Ibiza this August increased by 6.7% from last year, totalling at 400,722. (Mixmag)
  • Among the winners at the 20th anniversary of the DJ Awards in Ibiza were: Hardwell (International DJ), Richie Hawtin (Electronic Live Performer), Elrow Ibiza (Ibiza Night), Dimensions Festival (International Festival), Drumcode (Label Of The Year) and Marshall Jefferson (Electronic Music Pioneer).
  • An Atlanta promotions company co-owner, Woodie Louis Ochle, has been sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison for conspiracy to distribute thousands of MDMA pills throughout raves in the Southeast. (YourEDM)
  • The rise of Airbnb and a proliferation of fraudsters means its harder than ever to find a room in Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • Ninja Tune (via their Counter Records imprint), scored their highest ever chart position (3) on the Billboard 200 with electronic act Odesza. (RotD) The only other electronic acts to make it into the top 3 in 2017 have been Gorillaz, Calvin Harris, Chainsmokers, and LCD Soundsystem.
  • The winners of the inaugural Electronic Music Awards, co-produced by Paul Oakenfold and held in LA were:  Migration by Bonobo (Album); Cold Water by Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ (Single); Innerbloom (Sasha Remix) by Rufus Du Sol (Record, Remix); EDC (multiple cities) (Festival); Output (New York) (Club); Diplo for Diplo & Friends and Pete Tong for The Essential Selection (Radio Show - tie); Alison Wonderland (New Artist); Eric Prydz (DJ).
  • The Electronic Music Awards have announced 'The Detroit Dock', an entire arena featuring Juan Atkins and others for the LA event. (Mixmag, Mixmag - nominations)
  • Andrew Weatherall, Cookout and Dekmantel among the winners in The Online Radio Awards. (ORA)
  • Ibiza Rocks Hotel in Ibiza is ceasing to put on live music due to restrictions put in place by local law on the island. (IbizaRocks - Andy McKay, owner) The hotel will still deliver pool parties during the day.
  • Abel Ortiz from Spain has won the seventh edition of the Bedroom DJ Competition in partnership with Mixcloud. A jury selected him from 562 sessions submitted. (BedroomDJ)
  • Mixmag has opened its fourteenth global office in Tokyo, Japan. (Mixmag) Mixmag Japan will offer bespoke and translated content to the local audience.
  • A festival-goer who ran into the Burning Man fire has died. (Mixmag) Another attendee has been sent to intensive care after he was hit by a car while he was sleeping in a tent on Monday night. (Mixmag)
  • Police warn the UK public of 'ecstasy' pills containing ketamine. (Mixmag)
  • California State Assembly rejects extending last call to 4 AM, asks for task force to report back in 2019. (RA)
  • Steve Beckett of Warp Records won the Pioneer award at this year's AIM Independent Music Awards. (Full list)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event’s festival program nears completion with the latest additions including Armin van Buuren (NL), Charlotte de Witte (BE), Dixon (DE), Helena Hauff (DE), Jon Hopkins (GB), Maceo Plex (US), Nina Kraviz (RU) and Ricardo Villalobos (CL). (RotD)
  • Recession, dating apps and late opening pubs are being blamed for a decline in the UK club industry. (Times)
  • The United States FDA gives ecstasy "breakthrough" status in PTSD treatment trials. (Mixmag)
  • The Red Cross tests the 'future of emergency aid' at Mysteryland 2017. (RA)
  • A petition has been launched to support extending California's last call to 4AM. (Mixmag)
  • Brighton Music Conference (BMC18) – the UK’s only electronic music conference – returns for its fifth year in 2018, with early bird tickets on sale now. (M)
  • Former Webster Hall director Gerard McNamee is vying to be picked as 'night mayor' of New York. (NYDaily)
  • New York City officially passes bill to create a nightlife office. (RA)
  • Full speakers and running order announced for IMS Asia-Pacific. (Pulse)
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  • E.M.M.A’s Producergirls workshop launches Kickstarter campaign to go nationwide. (Fact)
  • The Adam Smith Institute, a neoliberal UK think thank, has called on the Conservative party to drop its air passenger duty on under 30s, known as the ‘Ibiza tax’, to improve young people’s prospects of travelling, living and working abroad. (Mixmag)
  • Income for the UK's biggest nightclub companies has fallen for the fourth year running, as the nighttime economy turns increasingly to bars. (CityAM) Turnover from the top 100 nightclubs in the UK has fallen 5% over the past year to £325m.
  • Sponsored post:
    Eric Morillo will be starring Pop YOU Up at Blue Marlin Ibiza 

    Friday, August 25 the American house master will be taking over the turntables during Friday Pop YOU Up at Blue Marlin Ibiza where urban art meets avant-garde music.  Spanish talent and Blue Marlin Ibiza Pop YOU Up regular guest Dosem will be joining the New York DJ.

    Pirate Copy and Pete Zorba will also join behind the decks in a tribute to house music.
  • Reverb to launch online vinyl storefront, Reverb LP. (DA)
  • A new study suggests that only 34.7% of MDMA sold in the USA is pure. (DA)
  • IMS Asia-Pacific 2017 has announced its first round of speakers including Axwell & Ingrosso, Ryan Wilson of Sony Music, Andrew Goldstone of Deckstar Management and Scarlett Li of CMC Capital Partners. (IMS, Billboard)
  • A group of establishments in Ibiza are pleading with local authorities to implement harsh punishments and increased restrictions on unlicensed and illegal parties. (Mixmag)
  • Due to last week’s Radio 1 Ibiza special, there is no Essential New Tune.
  • Leeds Festival has been forced to scrap plans for on-site drug testing after an agreement with Leeds City Council could not be made. (Mixmag)
  • The Chainsmokers’ Closer has now been in the Top 40 for an entire year. (DA)
  • A UK police chief has called for politicians to stop treating drug users as criminals. (Mixmag)
  • Calvin Harris is the world’s highest paid DJ for the fifth year in a row. (Stereogum)
  • New York City government committee votes to create nightlife office. (RA)
  • Mayor Sadiq Khan reveals plan to turn London into a “24-hour city”. (Mixmag)
  • Ibiza authorities ban DJs from beach clubs to reclaim beaches from dance music. (Mixmag)
  • The cost of a holiday in Ibiza is expected to surge after the Balearic Islands introduced a cap on tourist bed numbers and tough rules for AirBnB lets. (Times)
  • Ableton Loop completes line-up with Goldie and JD Twitch. (Mixmag)
  • Native Instruments announce Infinite Loops conference with Perc, Randomer and DEBONAIR. (Mixmag)
  • IMS Asia-Pacific reveals first round of speakers and topics for 2017. (Pulse, Billboard)
  • AFEM works with Help Musicians UK to create mental health support line. (DA)
  • Sponsored post: Ibiza Rocks, the famed brand that brought a bit of rock 'n’ roll to Ibiza, have upgraded to VOID's new Arcline system. "Void provides a cool credible system and we knew them as probably the most respected new player in the dance world. When we found out they had launched a new high end touring system, suitable for live and club, we were naturally drawn to working with them.” - Andy McKay - CEO and Founder of Ibiza Rocks Group.
  • The UK's first ever festival for vinyl has been cancelled for unknown reasons. (Mixmag)
  • An autopsy conducted by the Clark County Coroner has ruled the cause of death of 34-year-old EDC Las Vegas attendee Michael Morse as acute MDMA and TFMPP toxicity, with environmental heat exposure as a second significant factor. (Billboard)
  • Ableton’s three-day Berlin event Loop 2017 adds Goldie, Laurel Halo and Jenny Hval to its November edition. (Fact)
  • London's night czar Amy Lame plans London-wide women's night safety charter to help cut down on harassment. (CityAM)
  • The results of Mixmag’s Top 50 Labels Of The Decade. (Mixmag)
  • Sponsored post: Ibiza Rocks, the famed brand that brought a bit of rock 'n’ roll to Ibiza, have upgraded to VOID's new Arcline system. "Void provides a cool credible system and we knew them as probably the most respected new player in the dance world. When we found out they had launched a new high end touring system, suitable for live and club, we were naturally drawn to working with them.” - Andy McKay - CEO and Founder of Ibiza Rocks Group.
  • Lisbon record store Twice.Discos closes. (RA)
  • A 19-year-old student has died after collapsing at elrow's 16-hour party in Barcelona last weekend. (Mixmag)
  • The fourteenth global Mixmag office has opened in Tokyo, Japan. (Mixmag)
  • Authorities in the Balearic Islands have asked Spain and the European Union to ban alcohol on flights and in airports as they battle “anti-social tourism”. (Guardian)
  • Miami residents are set to face-off against three 24-hour nightclubs at an upcoming hearing where each venue will look to dismiss citations relating to noise violations. (Mixmag, MiamiHerald)
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    On Wednesday, August 2nd Richie Hawtin will host the ENTER.Sake annual dinner at Coricancha Nikkei Restaurant, in a celebration of sake, music and Nikkei cuisine.
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  • New record store, The Mixtape Shop, opens in Brooklyn. (RA)
  • Canadian festival-goers are worried about tainted drugs: Vice Survey. (Thump)
  • On Nielsen Music’s mid-year dance/electronic charts The Chainsmokers dominate with the most popular album of the year (Memories… Do Not Open), the top three most-streamed songs, and the top selling song (Something Just Like This, with Coldplay). (Billboard)
  • On September 21, the inaugural Electronic Music Awards will take place in Los Angeles and be streamed around the world via Twitter. (Mixmag, Billboard)
  • Vice has launched a drug safety campaign, Safe Sesh, which talks down the media's role in the UK’s growing narcotics problem. (Drum)
  • A new 800-capacity club called WAS is opening in Utrecht this September. (Mixmag)
  • Fyre Festival creator Billy McFarland arrested and charged with wire fraud. (Thump)
  • The organisers of UK festival Boomtown Fair have teamed up with drugs education charity The Loop to provide onsite drug testing. (IDJ)
  • Voting has now opened for DJ Mag’s annual Top 100.
  • Zürich recognises 'techno culture' as part of its UNESCO 'intangible cultural heritage’. (RA)
  • The UK's Association of Independent Music (AIM) Awards Pioneer Award recipient for 2017 is to be Steve Beckett, Founder of Warp Records. The awards are on 5 September in London. (AIM)
  • A deal struck between the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), insurance specialists NDML and legal protection specialists Rradar will provide UK venues with support when tackling issues with local authorities. (RA)
  • New record store PALMA39 opens in Madrid. (RA)
  • Detroit's mayor is open to the city being a destination for techno parties. (Mixmag)
  • One dead, four in critical condition after taking "highly potent" MDMA in Oldham, Greater Manchester. (Mixmag)
  • Sony Music to start pressing records after nearly 30-year hiatus. (Mixmag)
  • Konstantin and the Giegling crew have been dropped from the line-up of London festival Sunfall following Konstantin's comments that 'men are better DJs than women'. (Mixmag)
  • Smirnoff Sound Collective has announced its Equalising Music Initiative, aiming to address the gender imbalance, and has committed to doubling the number of female headliners by 2020, supported by a committee including representatives from IMS, AFEM and SheSaid.So. (RotD)
  • WME agent David Levy this week sent this important link regarding the Grenfell fire disaster in London, please take the time to read and consider donating. 

  • Void Acoustics installs the worlds first four point custom Incubus sound system at Blitz, Munich.
    Void Acoustics installs the worlds first four point custom Incubus sound system at Blitz, Munich.  “From all the loudspeaker developers I’ve talked to about BLITZ, the people from Void Acoustics were the ones pushing me in my dreams and going the extra mile in every aspect, in order to create the wonderful, outstanding, one-of-a-kind, custom-made sound system and acoustic space you can now experience at BLITZ.” - David Muallem, Blitz founder and resident DJ  (Void)
  • Police have issued warnings about extra strong 'IKEA' ecstasy pills circulating the island of Jersey. (Mixmag)
  • Police in Victoria, Australia could get new powers to search festival-goers. (Mixmag)
  • Vancouver introduces Sydney-style lockout laws. (RA)
  • EDC Las Vegas reports one death, over 1000 medical calls and 95 felony arrests. (Mixmag)
  • Voting for DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll opens on 5 July, with UNICEF as the charity beneficiary. (RotD)
  • Billboard's dance power players 2017: The DJs, execs and tastemakers cueing up tomorrow. (Billboard)
  • Noiiz to launch unlimited royalty free sample and presets download service. (DataTransmission)
  • Revolver issues warning on dangerous 25C-NBOMe drugs in Melbourne. (Mixmag)
  • New York City Council is to hold hearing on Cabaret Law, the controversial "no-dancing" law. (RA)
  • Calvin Harris tops all EDM earners in the recent highest-paid celebrities list produced by Forbes. (DJMag)
  • Call for drug test services at all UK festivals and clubs after successful pilot. (BBC)
  • Sponsored post: Ibiza Rocks, the famed brand that brought a bit of rock 'n’ roll to Ibiza, have upgraded to VOID's new Arcline system. "Void provides a cool credible system and we knew them as probably the most respected new player in the dance world. When we found out they had launched a new high end touring system, suitable for live and club, we were naturally drawn to working with them.” - Andy McKay - CEO and Founder of Ibiza Rocks Group. 
  • Following the death of 36 people at the Oakland DIY art space Ghost Ship last December, two arrests have been made on charges of 36 counts of manslaughter. (Mixmag)
  • UK health experts have recommended that drug testing at festivals should become “standard” to protect attendees. (Mixmag)
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  • California Senate has passed a bill allowing last call hours to extend to 4am. (Mixmag)
  • The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) has announced the first phase of its artist ambassadors initiative, which now includes Nile Rodgers, Louie Vega, Carl Craig, Jean Michel Jarre, Anja Schneider, Armin Van Buuren, Black Coffee, B-Traits, Nicole Moudaber, Paul Van Dyk, Pete Tong and Seth Troxler. (Billboard)
  • IMS College Malta has announced its first round of speakers including Sven Väth, Uner, Agoria, Mia Amare and representatives from Beatport, CR2, Toolroom Academy and more. (IMS)
  • Drum 'n' bass producer Marcus Intalex, AKA Trevino, has died, cause of death currently unknown. (Billboard)
  • Amsterdam-based secondary ticket marketplace TicketSwap, which caps the price of resold tickets at 20% above face value, has won the backing of some of the Netherlands’ biggest electronic dance music festivals and promoters. (IQ)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event is moving to the Nieuwe DeLaMar Theater as major renovations are set to take place at Felix Meritis, the old venue. (Billboard)
  • The Chainsmokers won four Billboard Music Awards; Lindsey Stirling won Top Dance/Electronic Album. (DA)
  • Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance has accused Armin Van Buuren of plagiarising its name and logo for his new Ibiza residency, U R With Armin Van Buuren. (RA) Armin has explained that the decision to call his party 'U R' was derived from an older Armin concept called Universal Religion. (Mixmag) The branding will now be removed from the event. (RA)
  • Melvin Benn, the head of Festival Republic, hopes to allow people to test drugs onsite at at least six FR festivals in the UK as part of a radical scheme aimed at reducing drug-related deaths. (Guardian)
  • Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) has announced the first phase of artist ambassadors to advocate the industry including: Jean Michel Jarre, B-Traits, Nile Rodgers, Pete Tong, Black Coffee, Seth Troxler and Louie Vega. (RotD)
  • The International Music Summit has released the annual IMS Business Report, an in-depth economic study of the electronic music industry, covering all aspects of the genre. (RotD, Billboard, IBTimes) Among the highlights, the sector is said to have grown 3% in 2016 and is now worth £5.7bn. 12bn electronic music streams a month on Spotify are reported and 25 times more tracks are available to buy on Beatport since 2007.
  • Just before IMS conference kicks off, Mixmag will host a pre-party at Pacha to lead into the season with a night of musical gold. Bicep, Honey Dijon, Mall Grab and Anna Wall are locked in to perform and promise some of the freshest house music you'll hear all summer. The party takes place on Tuesday night, May 23, running from just before midnight through to 7am the following morning. For guestlist please contact Daisy with Mixmag x Ibiza in the subject header
  • Music market development agency Sound Diplomacy has called for every country in the world to establish a music export initiative. (IQ)
  • The Vinyl Festival is a new two-day event set to take place at London’s Printworks venue on 23-24 September. (VinylFactory)
  • Detroit Electronic Music Camp announced for May with Juan Atkins, DJ Minx. (RA)
  • The BBC is to host an event for aspiring artists and musicians at London’s Excel this October. BBC Music Introducing hosts Amplify will be held over three days and will feature masterclasses, recording workshops and talks. (BBC) Radio DJs Annie Mac and MistaJam are part of the event.
  • IMS Ibiza has announced its full and final schedule for the 10th anniversary event taking place this May 24-26. (Pulse) Highlights include The Definitive Digital Ecosystem Discussion featuring representatives from Spotify, Facebook, Deezer, Best Practise Masterclasses from Spotify and Facebook, plus keynotes from The Black Madonna, Bernard Sumner and Dixon.
  • Synthesist and composer Suzanne Ciani has been named the recipient of 2017’s Moog Innovation Award. (Fact)
  • Pioneering Frankfurt DJ and producer Heiko MSO dies. (RA)
  • Dubspot, a global music school focused on DJ and production, has come under fire for scamming its paying students. (Mixmag)
  • Due to major renovations at its old HQ, Felix Meritis, this October ADE will relocate to the DeLaMar Theater in the heart of Amsterdam. (Mixmag)
  • A new campaign called High Alert will provide real-time sniffer dog location updates and legal information in Melbourne. (Mixmag)
  • Defected has acquired the rights to the Nu Groove catalogue. (RA)
  • The Oram Awards, by The PRS Foundation and The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop, are to celebrate women innovating in sound and music. (Fact)
  • DJ Snake and Lil Jon have received a lawsuit claiming the pair’s single Turn Down For What is too similar to The Architectz’s 2013 single of the same title. (THR)
  • Mixmag is to host a pre-IMS Ibiza party at Pacha on Tuesday May 23. (Mixmag)
  • IMS Ibiza has announced its full and final schedule for the 10th anniversary event taking place this May 24-26. (RotD) Highlights include The Definitive Digital Ecosystem Discussion featuring representatives from Spotify, Facebook, Deezer, Best Practise Masterclasses from Spotify and Facebook, plus keynotes from The Black Madonna, Bernard Sumner and Dixon.
  • New York City councilman announces campaign to create 'night mayor' position. (RA, Mixmag)
  • DJ Robert Miles, best known for his trance hit Children, has died at the age of 47 after a battle with cancer. (BBC) The dance music world reacts. (DJmag)
  • Berlin Community Radio has announced applications are open for its Incubator scheme which aims to promote underrepresented and marginalised creative voices based in the German capital. (Mixmag)
  • Berlin welcomes new vinyl pressing plant Intakt!. (Mixmag)
  • The Chainsmokers have spent a year nonstop in the Hot 100's Top 10. (Billboard)
  • Entries are now open for Association of Independent Music's Independent Music Awards 2017. (RotD)
  • HARD Summer founder Gary Richards, who is also known by the stage name Destructo, has called out EDC/Insomniac head Pasquale Rotella for blocking artists from playing his festival. (DJMag)
  • “Luxury” festival Fyre in the Bahamas was cancelled on its first day after attendees turned up to an unfinished site and allegedly squalid conditions. (TimesTelegraph) A $100m legal action has been launched against the organisers. (Times, Guardian, Billboard) VIP passes to next year's edition have been offered in lieu of refunds. (Mixmag)
  • A further 20 international speakers have been announced for IMS Ibiza including: Patrick Moxey (Ultra Records, President/Founder, USA), Brigitte Armengol (HEART Ibiza, Booking Manager, Spain), Duncan Smith (Playstation, Senior Music Supervisor, UK), Charlotte Lucy Cijffers (DJ Magazine, Digital & Ibiza Editor, UK), DVS1 (Artist, USA), Nicole Moudaber (Artist, UK), Gregor Pryor (Reed Smith, Partner/Co-Chair of the Global Entertainment and Media Industry Group, UK), Johannes Goller (Cocoon, Head of Cocoon Ibiza, Germany), Loco Dice (Artist, Tunisia), Carly Hordern (Point Blank, Presenter/A&R, UK). (RotD)
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  • Amsterdam's Red Light Radio opens shop and event space. (RA)

  • Ableton’s three-day conference Loop 2017 to take place November 10-12 in Berlin. (RA)
  • A new exposé written by Professor Pete Dale of Manchester Metropolitan University raises the intriguing point that integrating techno and other electronic styles into standard music curriculums could revolutionise education. (Mixmag)
  • No women are in Billboard’s Hot 100's top 10 for the first time in 33 years. (Billboard)
  • IMS Ibiza has announced a further 20 speakers, global industry leaders and influencers to talk at the 10th anniversary event this May. Names include the likes of: Andreas Allen (Head of Artist Relations, Native Instruments, USA), Alice Favre (Head of Operations, LWE, UK), David Emery (VP / Global Marketing Strategy, Kobalt Records, UK), Eddie Dean (CEO, RPM Presents, USA), Sulinna Ong (VP / Artist Marketing, Deezer, UK), Monki (Radio Presenter / DJ, BBC Radio 1, UK) Hot Since 82 (Artist, UK), Jason Ellis (A&R Director at Positiva/Virgin Records) and more. (RotD)
  • Twenty people were arrested as police hit Melbourne clubbing precincts with sniffer dogs as part of a new operation at the weekend. (Mixmag)
  • Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a consultation into the health of the capital’s nightlife. (M)
  • Police have charged Arthur Collins, 24, over an acid attack at Mangle in east London which left two people blinded. (Mixmag)
  • A trial has been ordered over the Love Parade 2010 stampede which left 21 people dead and more than 500 injured. (Mixmag)
  • Goa bans late-night dance parties in India’s rave destination and brands them "against our culture”. (Mixmag)
  • New York store Halcyon has relaunched its e-commerce site, revamped its distribution arm, and expanded its services in-store to include record maintenance services and one-on-one DJ lessons. (XLR8R)
  • 12 people suffer burns from a "noxious substance" at London venue Mangle E8. (Mixmag, Billboard)
  • IMS Ibiza has announced a further 20 speakers, global industry leaders and influencers to talk at the 10th anniversary event this May. Names include the likes of: Andreas Allen (Head of Artist Relations, Native Instruments, USA), Alice Favre (Head of Operations, LWE, UK), David Emery (VP / Global Marketing Strategy, Kobalt Records, UK), Eddie Dean (CEO, RPM Presents, USA), Sulinna Ong (VP / Artist Marketing, Deezer, UK), Monki (Radio Presenter / DJ, BBC Radio 1, UK) Hot Since 82 (Artist, UK), Jason Ellis (Artist and Relations Director at Positiva/Virgin Records) and more. (RotD)
  • Finish experimental artist Mika Vainio, of Pan Sonic, has died age 53. (RA)
  • The Chainsmokers have topped the Billboard charts for most weeks in the top 10 for a group/duo. (YourEDM)
  • London’s live music venues face closure in the wake of the business rates rise, mayor Sadiq Khan has warned. (Times) A report has found 21 venues at risk of imminent closure and a further 18 of the capital’s 94 music venues set to experience significant financial challenges. Almost one third of grassroots venues have seen their annual rates increase by £10,000 or more.
  • IMS College - Malta for aspiring producers and future electronic music industry leaders returns this July 7-9. (InternationalDJ)
  • Lutz Leichsenring of Berlin Clubcommision has launched a new non-profit worldwide project called Creative Footprint. (RA) The project measures and indexes urban space in cultural capitals, hoping to enable communities with the information and resources to realise their potential against adversity. (Mixmag)
  • A new exhibition collecting the most iconic electronic instruments of the last 100 years has opened in Berlin. (Fact)
  • In the US, harm prevention service DanceSafe has restructured its leadership in order to take its work ‘to the next level’. (FesetivalInsight)
  • It is now a criminal offence for fans (but not artists and promoters) to possess flares or fireworks at festivals and shows in the UK. (IQ)
  • Point Blank Music School will launch in Ibiza this summer. (DJMag)
  • Moogfest, taking place May 18-21 in Durham, North Carolina, has unveiled its full schedule including master classes on spatial sound, instrument design, the future of creativity and much more. (Billboard)
  • Jeff Mills, Leftfield's Neil Barnes confirmed for AVA Conference in Belfast. (RA)
  • Brighton Music Conference has announced speakers from Mixmag, Beatport, AFEM, PRS for Music, PPL, Ministry of Sound, Sony and more as part of its two days of panels, workshops and seminars this April. (Mixmag)
  • Warehouse Project and Parklife's Sacha Lord-Marchionne leads push for 'night czar' in Manchester. (RA)
  • Amanda Moss, a cofounder of South London's Corsica Studios, died of cancer this week. (RA)
  • Mixmag has launched a vote to crown the label of the decade.
  • Nightclub closure powers in the UK have been branded “confusing and misleading” in the wake of the temporary shutdown of Fabric. Peers have called for current rules to be clarified and for appeals to be fasttracked. (BigHospitality)
  • A series of changes and a maturing crowd have been attributed to arrests at Ultra Music Festival Miami being down 50% on the previous year. (MiamiHerald)
  • Roland founder and music pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi dies aged 87. (Observer) DJs and record labels pay tribute. (Mixmag)
  • Owners of the building that housed the Ghost Ship in California knew about dangerous electrical issues more than two years before a fire there killed 36 people at a party last December. (Billboard)
  • A petition launched by Dance Liberation Network and NYC Artist Coalition aims to repeal the outdated Cabaret Law which makes it illegal for three or more individuals to dance inside a space that does not have a cabaret license. (Mixmag)
  • Record Store Day UK has revealed the 500+ limited edition releases available on 22 April, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
  • IMS Ibiza has announced further speakers for its May 24-26 event including: Miss Kittin, Jesse Rose, Yann Pissenem, B.Traits and Nicole Moudaber
  • A coalition of New York-based grassroots advocacy groups are meeting with local government officials this month to voice opposition to the city's archaic Cabaret Law and other regulations negatively affecting DIY venues. (Thump)
  • Artists including Ed O'Brien of Radiohead have backed FanFair Alliance's new online guide to help music fans beat ticket touts. (RotD)
  • Ticket sales for the Netherlands' dance music festivals increased to €140m last year – although consultancy DDMCA says the market is fast approaching a "ceiling". (IQ)
  • Secluded new studio, Devon Analogue, opens by Exmoor. (RA)
  • 65 people injured in a stampede at Australia's Falls Festival in Lorne have launched a class action lawsuit which could total more than $1m. (Mixmag)
  • Fabric has put its Room Two soundsystem up for auction on eBay with half of the proceeds going towards the medical fundraising for Corsica Studios co-founder Amanda Moss. (Mixmag)
  • With four nominations, Flume leads the pack heading into next month’s APRA Music Awards in Sydney. (Billboard)
  • Pacha Group founder Ricardo Urgell to be honoured with IMS Legends Award. (MusicWeek)
  • In the UK, online touts who bulk buy tickets and sell them for inflated prices will face unlimited fines under government plans. (BBCGuardian) An amendment to the Digital Economy Bill means it will be illegal to use "bots" to bypass limits on the maximum amount of tickets that can be bought.
  • A warning has been issued about pink teddy bear pills, thought to be ecstasy, after four 13-year-old girls fell ill last weekend. (Mixmag)
  • DJ competition BURN Residency returns for 2017, with the winner set to receive a management contract worth €100,000. (RA)
  • There has been a significant boost in the amount of assaults in areas surrounding Sydney's lockout zone since the controversial laws were introduced. (Mixmag)
  • The British Tinnitus Association, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of the condition, has announced Plug’em, a new campaign focusing on the prevention of tinnitus from live music events. (Mixmag)
  • UK Music CEO Jo Dipple has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond to raise concerns over the potential negative impact the imminent business rates revaluation could have on the live music sector. (RotD)
  • Videos and images of a huge wildfire that ripped through the heart of Ibiza Town earlier this week have surfaced across social media. (Pulse) Arson is being blamed. (Pulse)
  • A new venture called Vinylised wants to unite record buyers to crowd fund vinyl releases and make it easier for small labels by providing a complete end-to-end service. (VinylFactory)
  • On International Women’s Day, SheSaidSo announced The Alternative Power 100 Music List featuring the likes of Annie Mac and Gina Tucci, Head of A&R, Big Beat Records. (SheSaidSo)
  • The Black Madonna and Dixon have been named among 10 keynote speakers at IMS Ibiza this year to celebrate 10 years of the three-day summit. (Mixmag) Other speakers announced include: Masters At Work, New Order’s Bernard Sumner, The Martinez Brothers, leading figures from Facebook, Spotify and Media Records founder Gianfranco Bortolotti.
  • Bristol record shop Idle Hands is moving to a larger premises this month. (RA)
  • Jack White has opened new record pressing plant in Detroit. (RA)
  • Oakland orders police to crack down on underground events. (RA)
  • Chicago’s famed smartbar is set to host a series of workshops as part of Daphne: A Women's Movement In Dance Music. (Mixmag)
  • Mixmag is teaming up with International Music Summit (IMS) to find the music industry innovators of the future through the global Visionaries Contest. (Mixmag) Submissions are open until April 12. Enter the contest and see full details of the prizes here.
  • London club Corsica Studios co-founder Amanda Moss is seeking donations to fund health treatment for a rare form of cancer. (Mixmag)
  • The Chainsmokers and Coldplay top this week's UK Official Trending Chart with Something Just Like This. (OCC)
  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay have broken the YouTube record for most single-day lyric video views. (Billboard)
  • Bristol Women In Music is to host an industry conference at Colston Hall March 30. (Facebook) keynote speeches come from the likes of Eats Everything and Crazy P's Danielle Moore.
  • California lawmakers consider 4am alcohol curfew. (RA)
  • 21 people hospitalised following suspected GHB overdose at Melbourne’s Electric Parade festival. (Fact)
  • Roni Size was awarded the Inspiration gong at last week's Music Producers Awards. (RotD)
  • The Chainsmokers' Closer breaks record for most weeks in Billboard Hot 100's Top 5. (Billboard)
  • Beatport launches 'leftfield house and techno' section. (RA)
  • Stevie Wonderland and Goldsmiths to host London nightlife panel on March 1. (RA)
  • Producergirls founder E.M.M.A. and Glaswegian DJ Nightwave are teaming up with Ableton on March 4 to host a beginners' music production workshop for women at SWG3. (Mixmag)
  • Electronic Sound magazine has raised over £105,000 in a crowdfunding campaign, but is still short by about £70,000 of its target. The offer closes on 17 February. (Crowdcube)
  • Brighton Music Conference (BMC17) has revealed the first panels and speakers for the fourth edition of the electronic music industry event. (RotD)
  • Flume has won his first Grammy after being awarded Best Dance / Electronic Album for his album Skin. (BillboardThe Chainsmokers won Best Dance Recording for Don't Let Me Down featuring Daya. (Thump)
  • The toxic make up of a batch of drugs sold as ‘MDMA,’ leading to three deaths and a spate of hospitalisations in Melbourne, have been revealed to contain amphetamine-type stimulant 4-FA and highly potent synthetic hallucinogen 25C-NBOMe. (Mixmag)
  • Nickelodeon has added an EDM category to this year's Kid's Choice Awards. (DJMag)
  • Dennis Barton, co-founder and sole constant member of the Orange County–based electronic dance music act Skylab2000, has died at 54 with the cause of his death yet to be determined. (LAWeekly)
  • Influential producer David Axelrod has passed away at the age of 83. (Pulse)
  • New record shop, DDD, opens in Paris. (RA)
  • A new vinyl pressing machine from Viryl Technologies is said to be able to produce 4,000 records a day due to its better trimming/tracking system and sensors that check everything from temperature to pressure. (Mixmag)
  • After departing the UK for the first time and arriving in the United States (New York City) last November, the Mixmag Live event series is now heading to Brazil. (Mixmag)
  • Red Bull Studios in London has launched a new project called Normal Not Novelty which invites women to build lasting networks in the music industry with a series of workshops. (Mixmag)
  • In a ground-breaking copyright law development which will initially benefit promoters, festival organisers and some venues in Germany, record labels and broadcast media will have to pay the event organiser a share of the revenue from live concert recordings. International promoters operating in the country or co-promoting with local partners will also be entitled to benefit from the ruling. (Audience)
  • A new vinyl manufacturing facility is opening in Sydney with the capacity to press three million records each year. (Mixmag)
  • According to Chance the Rapper, the Grammys will now recognise music released on SoundCloud for eligibility in 2018. (Uproxx)
  • Classic House, a collaboration between Pete Tong and conductor Jules Buckley, is leading the race for UK No.1 album in the Official Charts Company’s midweek update. (Independent)
  • The most influential people in music, according to Debretts includes the likes of Calvin Harris, Chase & Status and Mark Ronson. (Telegraph)
  • BPM Festival has released a full statement following the shooting at this year’s event. (Magnetic Mag) The company has raised a GoFundMe campaign for the victims and noted: “At this time, we will not be commenting publicly so as not to interfere with, or impede, the ongoing police investigation”
  • A dangerous batch of drugs sold as MDMA has been linked to three deaths in Melbourne. (Mixmag)
  • Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Europe Entertainment list features Kygo while the Music list highlights DJ Snake.
  • Mo Chaudry, a fundamental promoter in the Ibiza scene, has passed away. (Mixmag)
  • Inside the BPM shooting: drug cartels and corruption threaten Mexico's festival scene. (Thump)
  • 'Doorman legend' killed in BPM Festival shooting remembered as 'great soul’. (Billboard)
  • Five dead and 15 injured after shooting at the BPM Festival. (Mixmag) DJs, promoters and record labels send their condolences. (Mixmag) Local Mayor Cristina Torres Gómez has reportedly stated that no electronic music festivals will be allowed to take place in Playa del Carmen going forward. (DJMag)
  • The first Essential New Tune of 2017 will feature on Pete Tong’s BBC show tonight and will be listed in next week’s Industry Insider. 
  • Data Transmission has launched its own label, Shanghaied.
  • Discogs has announced its 8 millionth release being entered into its database. 
  • A Toronto councilwoman has announced she will be asking the Community Development and Recreation Committee to require electronic music festival promoters to staff city paramedics on-site. (Mixmag)
  • The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will this year take place 18-22 October and has announced an extensive program in Mumbai, India and showcases at SXSW, in Austin, USA. (RotD)
  • ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul nightclub shooting; death toll now at 39. (DA)
  • London’s Lucky Seven record shop is set to close thanks to soaring rent. (Fact)
  • Up to 80 people injured in Falls Festival stampede. (Mixmag)
  • Official documents say drugs weren't the main reason for the acid house crackdown. (Mixmag)
  • At the inquest into a teenager's drug related death, the Coroner describes the problem as being ‘bigger than Fabric.’ (Thump)
  • A teenager who died after his Fabric visit took an MDMA dose “well within the fatal range”. (Mixmag)
  • Nineteen organisations representing every corner of the US music industry have issued an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump. (Billboard)
  • MDMA is more dangerous in the US than in Europe, according to experts. (Mixmag)
  • An amendment to the UK’s Licensing Act 2003 that would have compelled local authorities to consider “social or cultural” benefits when granting live music licences has been withdrawn by its sponsor. (IQ)
  • Six men stabbed in mass brawl outside London club Box H9. (RA)
  • A new record shop called 2 Bridges has just opened in NYC, offering a new outlet to showcase a wide variety of music, art and literature. (Mixmag)
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has announced a grant intended to create affordable spaces for artists and arts organisations. (RA)
  • Oakland fire recovery effort ends leaving death toll at 36, raging fire trapped people on second floor. (Billboard)
  • Vinyl sales made the UK record industry £2.4m, while downloads took in £2.1m last week, ERA said. 120,000 vinyl albums were sold, compared with 295,000 digital ones. (BBC)
  • The Lancashire Police force is backing a new initiative that will allow people in Preston to legally take drugs like cocaine and MDMA if they subject the substances to a chemical purity test beforehand. (Mixmag)
  • The Chainsmokers and Flume represent for dance music at 2017 Grammys, DJ Snake snubbed once again. (Billboard)
  • Smirnoff Sound Collective aims to tackle dance music's diversity problem. (Billboard)
  • Gov. Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have provided millions of dollars in tax breaks to the music and digital gaming industry in both sectors doing business in New York. (NYPost)
  • Italian lawmakers have approved a bill criminalising ticket resale, paving the way for some of the strongest anti-touting legislation in the world. (IQ)
  • A plan to ban the use of computer software to harvest tickets for live events and sell them on for inflated prices has been drawn up by an influential group of UK MPs. (Times)
  • Ecstasy confirmed as cause of death in three Hard Summer fatalities in Southern California. (DA)
  • MDMA inches closer to prescription status as FDA approves Phase 3 trials. (Mixmag)
  • The UK's National Police Chiefs' Council has suggested it may be open to the introduction of drug testing, as revealed in BBC Newsbeat's documentary, Clubs, Drugs and Saving Lives. (Mixmag)
  • Pill-testing kits are expected to be widely distributed at music festivals around Sydney this summer. (RA)
  • U.S. issues travel advisory for European festivalgoers this holiday season. (Magnetic Mag)
  • The 2017 Global Drug Survey (GDS) is looking for participants. (Mixmag)
  • Stories from Italy and the UK show that promoters and venues are involved in getting tickets to the touts. (IrishTimes)
  • At the ARIA Awards in Australia, Flume won eight of the 11 awards he was nominated for. (ARIABillboard)
  • New survey reveals 9 in 10 female students have been groped in a nightclub. (Mixmag)
  • French composer and electronic music pioneer Jean-Claude Risset has died age 78. (RA)
  • Fabric releases fifth transparency statement. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Fabric in London is to reopen after Islington council agreed to strict new licensing conditions, including an over-19s policy and ID scanners at the entry to the venue. (GuardianIQRA) There will also be changes to its management structure and accountability.
  • IMS to celebrate 10th anniversary in 2017. (RotD)
  • A French nightclub is to sue four men who were hospitalised after overdosing at their venue. (Pulse)
  • New York promoter Thomas Dunkley has resigned as a talent buyer at Schimanski, following a Facebook post in support of president-elect Donald Trump. (RA)
  • A number of industry figures appeared before MPs on the Culture, Media and Sport select committee in London, talking about secondary ticketing.
    Secondary ticketing websites are enabling professional touts with "preferential schemes" for power sellers, MPs have been told. (BBC) Chris Edmonds, Chairman of Ticketmaster UK, confirmed that up to 50% of tickets could already have been allocated when the general sale begins.
  • The British government is to table a motion banning the use of "bots" to buy up large numbers of concert tickets for later resale. (Billboard)
  • A former police chief inspector has provided one of 41 written statements backing Fabric's bid to reopen. (Islington Tribune) The appeal hearing begins on November 28.
  • Ibiza has reportedly had its biggest ever year for tourism in 2016. (Billboard) Over 7.1m people visited the island from January through October – a 14.6% increase on the same period last year.
  • David Mancuso, DJ and pioneer of the New York underground club scene, has died aged 72. (Billboard)
  • London's Fabric nightclub is in talks with Islington council and Metropolitan police to reopen. (RA)
  • Boiler Room releases statement responding to Weekender shut down. (FACT)
  • Jean-Jacques Perrey, the French composer and pioneer of electronic music, has died at 87. (Guardian)
  • Next week, the UK Culture, Media and Sport Committee is holding a one-off evidence session into ticket touts and the problem of secondary ticketing. (RotD)
  • The UK government says it will address the so-called music 'value gap' as part of Brexit negotiations. The confirmation came in response to a probing Digital Economy Bill amendment which would see sites like YouTube lose their safe harbour protections if they "optimise the presentation" of uploaded works. (TorrentFreak
  • Fabric promises to run at ‘gold standard’ if allowed to re-open. (Mixmag)
  • Fabric calls on former police chief and drug expert for appeal hearing. (FACT)
  • Fabric has submitted a 155-page operating manual, detailing safety, welfare and medical provisions, ahead of its upcoming appeal against losing its licence. The club has also suggested 32 new licence conditions, in the event that it is permitted to re-open. (Fabric)
  • UK startup Encore is attempting to disrupt the traditional agency model, making it easier to book a musician or band for an event. (TechCrunch)
  • Fania, the iconic NYC based global music, entertainment and lifestyle company, is partnering with the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) to deliver an immersive club and pop-up store focusing on the talented artists inspired by Fania’s legacy. (Mixmag)
  • Government commits to further measures to tackle online ticket touting. (RotD, IQ)
  • According to anti-piracy group BREIN, Facebook has complied with a request to delete nine groups where thousands of albums were being shared without permission. (TorrentFreak)
  • In the US, foreign bands will have to pay the increased non-immigrant worker visa fee from next month. It is rising from $325 to $460 per act, and the same per crew. (Mixmag)
  • A judge has ruled the identities of undercover police officers involved in the Fabric nightclub investigation must be made public. (Mixmag)
  • Sadiq Khan announces Amy Lamé as London's first Night Czar. (Standard)
  • High alert issued for pink 'Superman' pills being sold as ecstasy. (Mixmag)
  • A new Norwegian study has found that musicians in the country are three times more likely to face deteriorating mental health than other citizens. (M)
  • UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley appeared before a committee of MPs to look at, among other issues, the government intervening to combat ticket touting. (Times)
  • The identity of London's Night Tsar will be made public next month and a report by the mayor-appointed “night time commission” published by the end of the year. (Observer)
  • The demise of the nightclub has been greatly exaggerated, according to Britain’s biggest club operator Deltic. (Times) The company found that almost 40% of the population go on a late night out once a week, while for 18 to 21-year-olds the proportion rises to 72%.
  • Martin Garrix voted the world’s No.1 DJ in annual DJ Mag poll. (RotD)
  • Billboard publishes its ’40 Under 40’ list of young power players, which includes Adam Alpert (CEO, Disruptor Records) and Sam Hunt (Agent for Diplo, Major Lazer, The Windish Agency).
  • Paris record shop La Source will close permanently on Sunday, October 23. (RA)
  • SXSW has announced another batch of keynotes and featured speakers, including a keynote speech from Zane Lowe of Apple's Beats 1. (Billboard)
  • Martin Garrix is named No.1 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll for 2016. (Billboard)
  • Chicago has put forward new tax rules, which would exclude music venues from a 3% tax. (RABillboard)
  • UK electronic music industry event Brighton Music Conference (BMC) has revealed its 2017 edition will take place 27-28 April. (RotD)
  • Mike Baird has been tipped to support the Callinan Review's recommendation for Sydney's lockouts to be pushed back by half an hour. (Mixmag)
  • The New York State Liquor Authority will not be granting any "all-night" alcohol permits for New Year's Eve 2017. (Mixmag)
  • Burning Man organisers have spoken out against acts of vandalism. (DJ Mag)
  • Listen Up Music Promotions announces its move into Digital Marketing with Listen Up Digital. (RotD)
  • London nightlife promoter Roger Michael has thrown his hat in the ring to be the capital’s first “night czar”. (Standard)
  • Flume has swept the nominations for the 2016 Aria awards, shortlisted for 11 categories in total – and already winning in three. (Guardian)
  • Tokyo Dance Music Event, Japan's first conference of the electronic music industries, will launch this December 1-3. (RotD)
  • IMS and Storm collaborate again for the IMS Asia-Pacific conference and Storm Festival, helping to grow China's dance music scene. (Billboard)
  • A peaceful protest in support of London's nightlife is happening this Saturday (October 8), starting in Hoxton Square at 1pm. (Mixmag)
  • Fabric's appeal against the club's licence being revoked will be heard on November 28. £260,000 in donations have been raised so far. (MixmagBillboard)
  • A new free e-magazine, Dance Music Review, has launched. It is aimed at the mobile DJ, the commercial club DJ, bedroom mixer and general dance enthusiast, with an emphasis is on commercial dance music.
  • Music conference Take Note returns to London on November 19, where experts including B.Traits and Toddla T offer advice to those wanting to break into the music industry. (Mixmag)
  • A Spanish promoter has been jailed for four years after being sentenced for his part in the deaths of five people at a Steve Aoki gig in Madrid in 2012. (Pulse)
  • Calvin Harris has become the first 'EDM artist' to receive a diamond certification, awarded for his 2011 collaboration with Rihanna, We Found Love. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The IMS Tech Report, which delves into the tech side of the music industry in Asia, and the IMS Audience Report, which provides a deeper analysis of the Asia-Pacific region, have been released. (IMS) All IMS business reports can be downloaded here.
  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan plans to introduce an Agent of Change rule into the next London Plan, meaning “developers building flats near existing venues will need to ensure that residents are not unduly affected by sound from the venue, and that may include paying for soundproofing.” (Standard)
  • Admissions to nightclubs have fallen by 23% in five years, down to 115m last year. Mintel predicts numbers will fall a further 14% by 2020 because of competition from bars. (Guardian)
  • Speaking at the Live & Ticketing Summit, Professor Michael Waterson said artists should embrace tiered pricing to stop their tickets appearing on resale sites. (IQ)
  • Almost 100 arrests after Defqon1 in Sydney, citing drugs, alcohol and anti-social behaviour. (Magnetic Mag)
  • The SSE Scottish Music Awards has announced Best Dance Act as a new award category to recognise Scotland's rich dance music scene. (RotD)
  • Kaytranada has won the Polaris Music Prize for his album 99.9%. The award – Canada’s equivalent to the Mercury prize – is given to the Canadian album with the most artistic merit, regardless of sales or label. (Guardian)
  • London's Metropolitan Police have denied that their push to close Fabric was an attempt at "getting the club back" following the Farringdon venue's successful court appeal last year. (MixmagRA)
  • London club Fabric has launched a crowd funding campaign to support its legal costs after its license was revoked on September 7. (Mixmag) Further to this it has released a statement regarding its Save Our Culture campaign, outlining how funds raised will "support the continued hibernation of the club" through its licensing appeal. (Mixmag)
  • The InTheMix Awards are back for 2016 – with some important changes. (inthemix)
  • The recommendations from the review into Sydney's lockout laws have been released. (Mixmag)
  • New proposals are in the works to offer various creatives in London protection from property developers. (Mixmag)
  • Recorded music sales increased in Sweden by 8.6% during the first six months of 2016. (MBW)
  • In the first half of 2016, recorded music sales in Spain were up 4.1% over the same period in 2015. (Billboard)
  • UK Music Measuring Music report: Music streaming revenues in the UK grew 49%, to £251m, last year, — but the country’s live music market shrank 2%. (RotD, FT, BBC, BBC) The industry contributed $4.1bn to the British economy in 2015, up 17% since 2012.
  • IMS Asia-Pacific announce topics and more speakers for Shanghai. (Pulse)
  • Fabric has announced it’ll host a Boiler Room event discussing the future of club culture. (Pulse)
  • Vienna has lifted a tax on Dance Clubs. (RA)
  • German court rules that Berlin club Berghain provides more than mere entertainment and should therefore be taxed at lower rate. (GuardianMixmag)
  • Spanish law enforcement have found millions of Euros in cash at Ushuaïa and Pacha when both were raided by Spanish police at 6:30am and 8am respectively on September 15, El Mundo reports. (Mixmag, Pulse)
  • Drug safety body The Loop has issued a warning over orange Tesla extacy pills. (Thump)
  • Activists vow to set up pill testing centres at dance music festivals in Australia this summer - defying police threats of arrest 'because it saves lives'. (Mail)
  • Council members in Ibiza's San Antonio voted and unanimously passed legislation that would ban the construction of new beach clubs and outdoor hotel venues, potentially spelling the end of new outdoor clubs in Ibiza. (Thump)
  • Alan Miller of the Night Time Industries Association has called on people to contribute funds in a grassroots national movement to lobby their MP and councillors against Fabric's closure. (Independent)
  • Fabric nightclub: Outpouring of anger after council's 'disgraceful' decision to close world famous venue. (Mirror)
  • London mayor Sadiq Khan says London's nightlife is at risk after Fabric is shut. (Fox)
  • Newly obtained documents suggest Islington Council orchestrated the closure of Fabric. (Thump)
  • Cameron Leslie, Fabric's co-founder and director, passionately defended his club's reputation at the council meeting, read his speech in full. (RA)
  • Police have confirmed the death of a 26-year-old man at Creamfields Festival, cause unknown. (Sun)
  • Further drug-related deaths will happen at Fabric unless serious changes are made, according to the Met Police. (BBC)
  • The co-founder of Fabric has pleaded for a reprieve, claiming a move to shut it after two recent drug-related deaths “would be the beginning of the end for clubbing in London”. (Standard)
  • The Metropolitan Police in London have filed a report on the club that aggressively states that Fabric should be closed indefinitely, and Pulse Radio has obtained the documents. (Pulse)
  • Fabric has pledged to pursue a "gold standard" for safe clubbing if it's able to stay open. (RA)
  • New London Mayor Sadiq Khan has advertised for a Night Czar at £35k a year. (Mixmag)
  • The unveiling of the Night Tube in London has prompted Sydney’s Lord Mayor to call for the same in his city. (Mixmag)
  • Las Vegas clubs Hakkasan and Omnia might be among the assets seized in the most extensive international corruption investigation in history. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Cook County in Illinois is targeting several Chicago venues to recall and collect back taxes related to live performances, potentially spelling the end for several venues. (Mixmag)
  • The organisers of Moonrise Festival in Baltimore have logged around 150 security guard extortion complaints. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Eric Zho, CEO of A2LiVE and creator of Budweiser STORM Festival: Pioneering China’s electronic music awakening. (Pulse Radio)
  • London venue Shapes say that ‘unethical measures’ forced their closure.  (Mixmag)
  • The team behind Studio 338, the London venue recently destroyed by fire, has issued a statement hinting at future plans. (Mixmag)
  • An official petition to save Fabric has been posted on Change.org, directly addressed to London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of closure after the death of two teenagers. (Mixmag)
  • An 18-year-old girl died in her tent at the UK festival BoomTown Fair last weekend - cause of death is yet to be released. (BBC)
  • Calvin Harris has topped Forbes magazine’s Electronic Cash Kings list with an estimated fortune of £48m. (Forbes, BillboardGuardianTiesto is No.2 with $38m and David Guetta No.3 with $28m.
  • IMS Asia-Pacific 2016 has announced its first speakers, including Skrillex, Alesso and Pete Tong. (BillboardDancing Astronaut)
  • YouGov research has shown the age range of the majority of vinyl buyers to be between 45 and 54, with 18 to 24-year-olds least likely to buy their albums on wax. (Fact)
  • New ecstasy pills found in Ibiza might be strongest ever tested. (Pulse)
  • NYC collective Discwoman head to Berlin in order to provide DJ workshops for women and LGBT groups. (Mixmag)
  • Kiko Deal, one half of Mexican house duo Climbers, has reportedly passed away. (Pulse)
  • BitTorrent is offering up to $100,000 in cash grants for artists and musicians. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • New research suggests turnover of the top 100 nightclub companies in the UK fell by 9% last year to £340m, the third year in a row of falling sales. (Times)
  • London nightclub Fabric will be closed this weekend (August 12-14) following the recent deaths of two 18-year-old men from drug overdoses. (RA)
  • A man has died from burns injuries after a fire broke out and destroyed popular London club Studio 338 this week. (BBC) Investigations into the cause of the blaze continue. (Mixmag)
  • Hard Rock Cafe could be held liable for Steve Aoki’s neck-breaking stage dive in 2012, after the victim’s lawyer told a jury that they should have known the Dim Mak label boss would attempt the stunt. (DJmag)
  • A meeting has been set up by the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) to discuss The Promotion Event Risk Assessment Form 696, a document aimed at minimising violence at events in London. (Mixmag)
  • Shambhala is asking attendees of the Canadian festival to help crowd-fund a miniature mobile mass spectrometer, a drug screening device that would detect the presence of opioid fentanyl. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event is one of five Dutch festivals denied FPK funding for 2017–2020. (IQ) It had applied for €300,000.
  • IMS Asia-Pacific 2016 official trailer released.
  • Pending results from a State Review, Sydney’s controversial 1:30am lockout law could be on the way to being amended. (Resident Advisor)
  • The parents of a deceased 18 -year-old HARD Summer attendee are suing festival organisers over her ecstasy-related death, claiming it could have been prevented. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Major Lazer, Justin Bieber and MØ's Cold Water has topped the UK's Official Trending Chart. (OCC
  • Secret Garden Party became the first UK festival to allow attendees to test their drugs before taking them, aiming to increase safety at the event and promote more considered thought around drug taking whilst at events. (Thump)
  • Sunset Music Festival 2016 deaths were due to ecstasy overdoses, autopsy finds. (Billboard)
  • Amsterdam's night mayor Mirik Milan will be one of the keynote speakers at the Electronic Music Conference in Australia this November. (SMH)
  • Eli & Fur have been announced as some of the recipients of the PRS Music Foundation Momentum Music funding. (RotD)
  • UK Music has said that better regulation of clubs and bars is a "priority" for politicians.
    (BBC)
  • An Ibiza official has said the island cannot handle the growing influx of tourists [see full interview in Comment below]. (RA)
  • Authorities in the Australian state of Victoria have threatened pill testers with arrests and criminal charges, despite having been made legal at music in every state outside New South Wales earlier this year. (YourEDM)
  • A dangerous batch of fake ecstasy pills possibly containing PMA could be back in circulation. Featuring a Rolex logo some have been some seized at T in The Park in the UK. (Mixmag)
  • Newly-opened Frankfurt record store Gosu has launched an in-house label. (RA)
  • Flume's Never Be Like You was the most popular single in Australia in the first half of 2016. (Billboard)
  • Calvin Harris is the highest dance music entry in this year's Forbes Global Celebrity 100. He came in at No.21 with a reported $63m income last year. (YourEDM) Tiësto is featured at No.70 with $38m, and is the only other dance “celebrity” on the list.
  • The UK Music Diversity Taskforce has launched the first music industry workforce diversity survey. (RotD)
  • 40 cases of sexual assault have been reported across Swedish festivals this week. (PulseRadio)
  • 10 things we learned from IMS College – Malta. (IMS)
  • IMS College – Malta: Weekend highlights. (IMS)
  • IMS Malta 2016: Secrets to success from EDM experts Pete Tong, Eli And Fur and Mark Netto. (IBTimes)
  • Pete Tong tells IMS Malta 2016 that Adele and Sam Smith's success is down to Radio 1. (IBTimes)
  • Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels will participate in a keynote Q&A at Amsterdam Dance Event. (Billboard)
  • Zhu and Deadmau5 are amongst the 180 signatories of a petition to reform online copyright laws via an update to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (Mixmag)
  • Ibizan club Amnesia came under a 17-hour raid on Tuesday (July 5), followed by a second the following day, as The Guardia Civil investigated "alleged crimes against the Treasury" according to Diario De Ibiza. €2m were uncovered hidden inside, resulting in club owner Martin Ferrer, artistic director and son of the owner Marti Ferrer, general/business manager David de Felipe and accountant Vicente Pérez de Montis being arrested. (MixmagMagnetic Mag)
  • New child friendly logos on ecstasy tablets appear to be targeting very young people, in a worrying trend. (Pulse Radio)
  • Skrillex and Diplo's debut album under joint alias Jack Ü has been certified gold by the RIAA after selling over 568,000 copies. (DJMag)
  • A 20-year-old woman has died after attending EDC Las Vegas. (Billboard)
  • Seth Troxler has joined Nightlife Matters, the campaign to promote UK nightlife, created by the Night Time Industries Association. (Clash)
  • Black Coffee won Best International act, Africa, at the BET Awards. (Billboard) He was also the only electronic musician to be nominated in the category and the first South African to win a BET.
  • Dave Clarke, Luke Slater, Marcel Fengler, Tommy Four Seven, Henrik Schwarz, Cassy and Ben Sims are amongst the artists confirmed for ADE 2016, one of Europe’s most important electronic music conferences. (Resident Advisor)
  • Corporates take over the music festival stage. (FT WeekendLive Nation and AEG Live have grown to dominate a business that began with the countercultural shows of the ’60s. “We’re not a Johnny-come-lately American company that is just discovering festivals,” says Joe Berchtold, Live Nation’s chief operating officer. “It’s been the linchpin of our concert business for the past 10 to 15 years."
  • Low Four, an online music platform, studio and event space based at the Old Granada Studios in central Manchester has launched. (M)
  • Dallas based company Hand Drawn Records have announced plans to build the first automated pressing plant in 30 years, to cope with the backlog of orders in the wake of vinyl resurgence. (Mixmag)
  • Diplo named dance artist of the year in Billboard's third annual power list of DJs and execs. (Billboard) Gatekeepers named include: Zane Lowe & Julie Adenuga at Apple Music, founder/CEO of SoundCloud Alexander Ljung and Annie Mac & Pete Tong at Radio 1.
  • Diplo named dance artist of the year in Billboard's third annual power list of DJs and execs. (Billboard) Other artists included: Above & Beyond, Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, DJ Snake, Flume, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Kaskade, Kygo, Skrillex, The Chain Smokers and Tiësto. Pasquale Rotella, founder of Insomniac Events named Executive Of The Year whilst 'gatekeepers' named include: Zane Lowe, Alexander Ljung, founder/CEO of SoundCloud and Patrick Moxey, President/CEO, Ultra Music. 
  • SoundExchange has begun its appeal of the Copyright Royalty Board’s (CRB) recent rate ruling, saying “the webcasting rates set in the Web IV proceedings do not reflect a fair market price for music and will erode the value of music in our economy”. (Billboard)
  • Richie Hawtin and underground superstars discuss Playdifferently at IMS Ibiza. (DeepHouseAmsterdam)
  • Video: Yann Pissenem, Ushuaïa founder, IMS Ibiza keynote interview. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • IMS College Malta schedule revealed with in-depth individual sessions focused on specializations, interactive learning sessions, speed networking and thoughtfully-curated panels. (IMS)
  • Overdoses suspected in two deaths at Florida EDM fest, 57 others hospitalised. (Mashable)
  • Germany’s constitutional court has handed a defeat to Kraftwerk by ruling that a hip-hop artist can sample a two-second beat from a band’s tracks without infringing copyright. (GuardianBillboardBBC)
  • Eight things we learned at IMS Ibiza 2016. (Pulse)
  • Liz Stokes travels to IMS Ibiza to find the dance music world being underserved by the streaming services and fighting its battles on its own whilst it grows its global revenues. (RotD)
  • Legends unite at IMS Ibiza; Carl Cox, Pepe Roselló and Lynn Cosgrave on Space's final year. (Ibiza-Spotlight)
  • Watch: IMS Ibiza panel discuss gender diversity in music. (Clash)
  • From IMS Ibiza: Diversity in electronic music: "never use the phrase 'female DJ' again". (Pulse)
  • The great Ibiza debate at IMS. (Ibiza-Spotlight)
  • Watch first full-length talks from IMS Ibiza 2016. (IMS) Featuring Erick Morillo, Pet Shop Boys and diversity in electronic music. 
  • Sigma and Take That's single Cry is No. 1 on this week's Official Trending Chart. (OCC)
  • A judge has granted a motion for David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick’s lawsuits against Spotify to be consolidated. Spotify will file a motion to dismiss and/or to move the case to New York. (Billboard)
  • Iggy Pop has taken a huge swipe at the current state of music in a recent interview, stating "Why don't you just kill me now?" (EDM.com)
  • Magnetic Magazine announced that they will be launching in Spain and Latin America at this year's IMS Ibiza conference. (MagneticMag)
  • Deadmau5 has threatened to sue fellow artist FAKU over his track Purple Eyes, which bears similarities to deadmau5's newly uploaded melody Sellout. (EDM.com)
  • Ushuaia Ibiza boss Yann Pissenem revealed at IMS Ibiza that the current Space building in Playa d'en Bossa wouldn't be knocked down, but couldn't divulge on what it would be called in 2017. (Mixmag)
  • Space Ibiza legends Carl Cox, Pepe Rosello and Lynn Cosgrave held a panel during the first day of IMS Ibiza to reminisce about the first days of the venue while looking ahead to the club’s 27th year - set to be its last as we know it. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • 25-year old Inder Phull has won IMS and Mixmag's 2016 Visionary award, givene very year to the leading light in the next generation of electronic music visionaries. Inder is the founder of KRPT, a UK-­based brand­-building network made up of creatives with expertise in youth culture. (Mixmag)
  • An annual business report on the state of the electronic music industry was presented at IMS Ibiza. Download here. Growth in the sector is slowing - up just 3.5% year-over-year. (Billboard, DancingAstronaut, Thump) In the US, dance streams grew by 33% to 15bn in 2015. 54% of US dance ‘sales’ are now streams.
  • The West Village home of DFA Records is up for sale (Resident Advisor)
  • Canada’s chief collective of songwriters – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) announces acquisition of MediaNet Digital allowing them to monitor online and public music more thoroughly and get royalties to it's members faster. (Globe&Mail)
  • First speakers announced for IMS College Malta including Eli & Fur, Pete Tong, Wilf Gregory and more as well as masterclasses curated by SAE Institute and Point Blank Music School. (IMS)
  • Watch full talks from IMS Engage 2016 - Hear from Marc Geiger (WME), John MacFarlane (Sonos), Arthur Baker (Music Producer), John Singleton (Film Director), Ted Cohen (Tag Strategic) and Mike Knobloch (Universal Pictures). (IMS)
  • IMS has released the full schedule for its Ibiza event next week. (IMS)
  • In the US, The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and Dubset have reached a deal that will allow the NMPA's independent members, both publishing companies and songwriters, to take part in a new streaming "sub-economy”, with the new revenue source through derivative works, or pieces of music that are wholly or partially based on others' creations, like DJ mixes and remixes. (Billboard)
  • On May 5, 2016, hugely influential Japanese composer Isao Tomita died from a cardiac failure at the age of 84. Tomita introduced analog synthesis to Japan by importing a Moog III in the 1960s. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Twitter shows tickets for Calvin Harris' Las Vegas shows at Omnia are 150% more expensive for males than females. (Thump)
  • ban on tourist cars entering the Balearic Islands may be introduced this year. (Mixmag)
  • A local government ban on “all rave-style events” in the Southern California city of San Bernardino is being voted on at the end of the month (May 24). (Fact)
  • Final speakers announced for IMS Ibiza including artists such as Joseph Capriati and Kölsch and industry representatives from Spinnin’ Records and SoundCloud amongst others. (IMS)
  • Uber has announced that Ibiza is its next target. (DancingAstronaut)
  • In a new study conducted by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (or EMCDDA for short), the current status of contraband MDMA seems to be rising by different means, with findings showing that the drug's purity and branding are at their highest level ever. (YourEDM)
  • The UK government's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has admitted it simply made up an official justification for 10-year jail sentences for copyright-infringing file sharers. (Register)
  • Two U.S. Government representatives are proposing a new bill, the Allocation for Music Producer Act, which hopes to honour engineers, producers, and mixers in royalty distribution. (YourEDM)
  • Joel Zimmerman, AKA Deadmau5, has reached an agreement with his former Canadian label Play Records over the use of his early tracks after a legal wrangle. (Billboard)
  • Watch the talks from IMS Engage. (IMS) Including Pete Tong with Bob Lefsetz and James Barton with Lee Anderson.
  • IMS Engage in Los Angeles recently wrapped up a successful fourth edition. You can watch the recap video here. (IMS)
  • Blonde, Craig David and Galantis lead this week's Official Trending Chart in the UK. (OCC)
  • IP minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe has used the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day to call for an IP framework "fit for purpose in the digital age”. (Billboard)
  • Pirate sites received 140 billion visits last year, but there's a clear shift from torrents to direct download and streaming sites. (TorrentFreak)
  • Stem claims to make it easy for musicians who distribute music to platforms to track the revenue that content generates and bring it back to them. The company takes a 5% cut. (Recode, TubeFilter) The US-based startup has raised $4.5m of funding from investors including Scooter Braun, Bradford Cobb and Three Six Zero Group.
  • The government of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires has stopped issuing permits for major electronic music festivals in response to the death of five people who overdosed at a party. (Billboard)
  • Those going to Ibiza from July 1 will have to pay a new 'Sustainable Tourist Tax', with the money going towards protection of resources on the island. (Mixmag)
  • The majors allege that YouTube’s filtering technology fails to identify enough of the content they own. YouTube vigorously rejected the labels’ claims and has pointed to what it says is Content ID’s 99.5% success rate in identifying music. “The failure of Content ID to identify videos that Sony identified… would have cost Sony and its artists $7.7m in revenue from approximately 10bn plays”. (FT)
  • The announcement by the New York Attorney General that a $2.76m settlement had been reached with six ticket brokers may be only the beginning, as it continues to look into anti-consumer tactics employed by primary and secondary sellers. (Billboard)
  • The first keynote speakers, panel topics and opening concert of ADE 2016 have been announced, with Henrik & Metropole Orkest performing the opening concert, and Anthony Saleh (CEO, Emagem Entertainment Group), Bruce Eskowitz (COO, Red Light Management) and Martin Goldschmidt (Managing Director, Cooking Vinyl) among the keynote speakers. (ADE)
  • IMS have officially revealed details for the launch of IMS College Malta, taking place at Westin Dragonara Resort from July 1-3. (Decoded) The event will consist of a range of seminars, panels and interactive sessions – paired with a party schedule throughout the weekend. Delegate badges are now available. (IMS)
  • In Australia, the majors are seeking to have access to Kickass Torrents and its affiliated proxy sites banned by ISPs. (TheMusic)
  • London club Fabric has announced it will now offer the option to donate £1 on advance ticket purchases to help refugees. (Fact)
  • Grimes says producers have said they won’t finish her songs unless she goes back to their hotel room. (Guardian)
  • The UK authorities need to work harder to embrace electronic music and nightlife culture, a Brighton Music Conference (BMC) panel has urged. (M)
  • Director John Singleton and Universal Pictures President of Film Music And Publishing Mike Knobloch spoke at this week's IMS Engage in Hollywood. (Variety, Hollywood Reporter)
  • Uber is to introduce drivers to Ibiza for the first time this season. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • A new online music retailer, The Mixtape Shop, is now open. Founded in 2009 as a tool for sharing and discovering new music, the site relaunched this year as an online vinyl record store. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Live Nation has acquired New York’s Governor’s Ball Festival. (DMN)
  • US television network Fox has announced that the inaugural edition of their EDM award show – the Electronic Music Awards – is to be postponed. The event was due to take place this month. (Fact)
  • Figures this week's IFPI Global Music Report 2015 show that digital music revenues have surpassed the takings from traditional music formats for the first time. (RotDGuardianBillboardBillboardTimes) IFPI head Frances Moore highlighted the "value gap" - the points between the amount of free, ad-supported on demand streams on services like YouTube, and the money those streams generate for the industry: “Music consumption is exploding worldwide, and it’s a 3.2% increase. The question could be why is it not higher?”
  • Pete Tong in conversation with Bob Lefsetz announced for IMS Engage, taking place April 21 at the W Hollywood, Los Angeles. (IMS)
  • There are only two weeks left until the beginning of IMS’ calendar year, which lands in Los Angeles on April 21 at the W Hollywood Hotel. (IMS)
  • Ibizan tourism authorities have taken exception to Mike Posner’s track I Took A Pill In Ibiza, and have invited the singer to see what the island is really like away from the partying. (Mixmag)
  • Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore has called for some exceptions to the city's much-contested lockout laws, in a submission to the official review of the laws. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Ticket outlet and event guide Skiddle has released a statement hitting back at a recent BBC article entitled Whatever happened to the Great British nightclub? (Accessaa)
  • Dubai is to get its first dance music conference this April 21-22, courtesy of events and management company Blue Leaf. (IQ)
  • At this year’s JUNO Awards, Dim Mak trio Keys N Krates beat out Diplo & Sleepy TomBorgeous & Lights, and A-Trak for Dance Recording of the Year with their Katy B-assisted single, Save Me. For Electronic Album of the Year, Vancouver-based future soul standout Pomo came out victorious with his debut LP, The Other Day. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Music sales in Italy were up for a third consecutive year in 2015. Recorded music sales in 2015 totalled €148m, up 21% on 2014’s figure of €122m. Physical sales totalled €88m (59% of the market), up 17% from €75m the previous year. Digital now accounts for 41% of the market totalling €60m. (RotD, Billboard)
  • The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has passed the milestone of 200m infringing URLs sent to Google for removal from search results since its first notice in July 2011. (RotD, Guardian) The BPI’s Geoff Taylor said: “We are calling on Google and Bing to show their undiluted commitment to artists and the creative process by implementing a more pro-active solution to illegal sites appearing in search results. This will avoid the cost for both of us in dealing with hundreds of repeated notices for the same content on the same illegal sites”.
  • Legendary synthesizer manufacturer Moog has taken a stand against new laws passed in North Carolina that eliminate anti-discrimination protections for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer population. (EDM.com)
  • Trax & Wax is the first vinyl subscription service focused on sub-genres within electronic dance music. (TechCrunch)
  • Space Ibiza announced as the No.1 club in the world, according a DJMag poll. (RotD)
  • SFX discloses festival line-ups in connection with artist deal. (WSJ)
  • Robert Sillerman's frank farewell letter to SFX staff as he steps down as CEO, but remains Chairman. (Billboard)
  • IMS Engage 2016 announces first speaker pairings: Marc GeigerJames Barton, Lee Anderson and more. (Billboard)
  • Speaker company Sonos recently collaborated with Apple to study the effects that listening to music out loud, together has on people, and the results are overwhelmingly positive. (EDM.com)
  • UK Home Office ministers have confirmed that alkyl nitrite, also known as poppers, will not be banned by the government’s Psychoactive Substances Bill that comes into law on April 1. (Mixmag)
  • Donald Trump has had his team send a cease-and-desist order to New York City duo Fight Clvb over their use of his image and likeness in the video for their track, Donald Trump. (EDM.com)
  • IMS Engage, which take place in LA, is now less than a month away with limited badges still available. (IMS)
  • France’s MPs have voted to reduce the country's legal quota of French songs played on the radio from 40% to 35% amid complaints the rule forces DJs to repeatedly play ‘boring’ old French ballads. (Telegraph) However, stations will have to air more new French songs.
  • Sigala's summer club anthem Say You Do is top on the UK’s Official Trending Chart. (OCC)
  • BBC Worldwide has announced the acquisition of music documentary Stories, from Avicii. (RotD)
  • The Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS), a music non-profit organisation, has announced plans to transform its studio, and massive collection of rare and vintage synthesizers, into an interactive museum. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Tiesto has officially become the first DJ to win the Edison Pop Award. (EDM.com)
  • Radio 1 has partnered with dance music festival Hideout for the station’s first event in Croatia. (IQ)
  • Radio 1 (Radio Station), SoundCloud (Music App), Spinnin’ Records (Global Label) and Ushuaia - Ibiza (Global Club) were among the winners at the 31st annual International Dance Music Awards in Miami. (WMC)
  • Ibiza's San Antonio Council has announced that it has suspended dynamic advertising including commercial parades, ticket selling and PR’s on the streets of San Antonio for 2016. (White Isle)
  • In 2015, vinyl earned more than YouTube Music, VEVO, SoundCloud, and free Spotify combined. (DMN)
  • Streaming music services have displaced digital downloads as the largest source of revenue in the US. (FT )
  • The US recorded music business grew year on year, reporting 2015 revenues of $7.016bn, an increase of 0.9% on 2014. (RIAA, Billboard) Streaming revenue accounted for 34.3% [up from 27% in 2014] of the industry's total, with revenues from paid subscriptions growing 52% to $1.2bn. Download sales accounted for 34% of the market, physical 28.8%, and sync 2.9%.
  • Michael Rapino, Chief Executive of Live Nation, said that artists were missing out on billions of dollars by underpricing tickets that are snapped up by touts at face value and then resold for a profit on the $8bn-a-year secondary market. (FT)
  • Rebeat Digital has filed a patent for High Definition Vinyl, which has 30% more capacity, 30% greater volume, and double the audio fidelity of a typical LP. (DMN)
  • Deadmau5 starts a regular radio programme for Apple Music’s Beats 1 this Friday, despite signing competitor Tidal's declaration when the service launched. (Billboard)
  • As part of the UK’s Office for National Statistic's 2016 Consumer Price Inflation Basket of Goods and Services study, the price of entry to a nightclub in the UK is to no longer be included in the government's official inflation figures. (ThumpFact)
  • London mayor Boris Johnson has announced plans for a Night Time Commission in the UK capital. The commission involves a six-month investigation into "what should be done to protect and manage the night time economy". (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Music startup Dubset is launching its new Mixbank platform for clearing and distributing licensed remixes and longform DJ mixes, with Apple Music as its first client. (Billboard) It is predicted to unlock ‘hundreds of millions’ of dollars in new music revenue. (IBITimes)
  • Over 250 labels are set to release limited edition records for the ninth annual Record Store Day on 16 April. (RotD, BBC)
  • In the US, new stats have emerged revealing the most popular music genre for each state, with EDM taking top spot in just one – Nevada. (EDM.com)
  • New research reveals the “vast economic, cultural and social impact” of live music to the UK city of Bristol in 2015. (RotD) The Buckinghamshire New University and UK Music census showed that 50% of the city’s music venues were affected by development, noise or planning issues, which poses “a huge threat to the future of this vibrant ecosystem”.
  • IMS and Mixmag have launched the Visionaries Contest 2016. (IMS)
  • IFPI has partnered with SoundExchange to create a website that will make it easier to identify sound recordings. (RotD)
  • In the UK, Radio 1 has announced details of their coverage of dance festivals over the summer. (BBC)
  • The National Institute of Drug Abuse recently released the results of their 2015 Monitoring the Future survey. It shows that drug use among teens has been stable or decreased across nearly all substances of abuse. (EDM.com)
  • Just before his sudden and mysterious death early last year, Miami nightlife legend Alex Omes had initiated an uphill legal battle against Ultra Music Festival. Omes sought to regain control of the festival he’d co-founded before being ousted as its president. A judge has ruled in favour of Ultra, citing a lack of official employment contract or binding documentation between the late Omes and the festival’s board. (DancingAstronaut)
  • New network, EDMtv, dedicated exclusively to the genre, will go live on Monday (March 14) via DirectTV. (Billboard, Mixmag)
  • Tickets have been released for IMS Engage in Los Angeles. (IMS) The day of one-on-one conversations between icons of electronic music and leaders of the wider world of film, technology and futurism takes place April 21. 
  • Major Lazer have become one of the first US acts to play in Cuba following the diplomatic thaw. The free public gig took place on Sunday (March 6) at Havana’s Tribuna José Martí event space, near the US Embassy, in front of tens of thousands of people. (Fact)
  • A Minnesota record store owner has found over 100,000 LPs in the basement of a disused record store in Big Spring, Texas. (Fact)
  • Canadian festival Hi-Fi Musical Adventure has been cancelled following public comments made by its founder on the Kesha vs Dr Luke trial. (EDM.com)
  • Artists who performed at high-profile live events the Grammy Awards and the Super Bowl saw a spike in sales and streams afterwards, reveals new research by Nielsen. (IQ)
  • Zedd was the latest artist to chime in on the Kesha vs Dr. Luke saga, offering to produce new music on Kesha’s behalf via Twitter. (DancingAstronaut)
  • On March 7 Mixmag will be dedicating their weekly live stream, The Lab, to International Women’s Day. B.Traits and La Fleur take control of The Lab LDN, Gina Turner hits The LAB LA, the Discwoman collective curates The Lab NYC and KLP steps into The Lab SYD. (Mixmag)
  • DJ EZ has completed a 24-hour fundraising set in the name of cancer research, raising nearly £60,000. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Merlin calls foul on streaming rates with Pandora. (Thump)
  • PRS for Music has launched MAPS, a new anti-piracy tool, which will locate unlicensed and infringing content made available online and will then allow users to automatically generate and serve notices to remove the content. It will also allow users to remove links to the content found on Google and elsewhere. (RotD)
  • Deadmau5 and Kanye West have been exchanging jabs in a high-profile Twitter feud over West's alleged illegal downloading of music-making software. (Mixmag)
  • Over 50 music artists from across Europe have come together to sign a letter in support of the International Artist Organisation's campaign for Artists In Europe. (IAO)
  • Ticket reselling sites have defended themselves against accusations that they allow professional touts to profit at the expense of fans. (FT)
  • IMS Ibiza 2016 has announced its first round of speakers for this year's event, including Pet Shop Boys, Carl Cox and Crowdmix CEO Rob Wells, amongst many others. (RadioAndMusic)
  • TomorrowWorld's organisers have announced that the festival will not be taking place in 2016 due to its "current environment." (Mixmag)
  • Sales of music tapes are rising so quickly in American that the RIAA is pondering ways to track numbers for the first time since the early 1990s. (Times)
  • A study of 251 venues and 135 festivals in the UK finds the majority fail to provide adequate information for people with disabilities. (Independent)
  • Kaskade is set to be the first dance music headliner at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. The Chicago-native will play a solo headline show there on May 7. (Billboard)
  • In the UK, the BBC has launched BBC Music, an iOS and Android app that acts as a hub for the broadcaster’s music content across TV, radio and online channels. (Fact)
  • More than 15,000 people hit the streets of Sydney to protest the city's lockout laws at the weekend. (Mixmag)
  • Richie Hawtin has collaborated with Andy Ribgy-Jones, Allen & Heath and parent company Audiotonix to launch PLAYdifferently on his Prototypes Tour, a mysterious project that aims to build what its equally evasive website calls  “innovative instruments for the professional DJ.” (Billboard)
  • The Electronic Music Awards Foundation has released its seven award categories and the complementary nominees for each. Reflecting other music-related awards shows, EMAF will honor Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Radio Show of the Year, Festival of the Year, DJ of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Club of the Year. (Mixmag)
  • Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas has generated more than $1.3 billion for Clark County's economy over the past five years, according to the festival's 2015 Economic Impact Report. (Billboard)
  • Following a recent wave of public discourse regarding the restrictions aimed against Sydney nightlife, known as The Lockout Laws, the group known as Keep Sydney Open has planned and organized a formal protest in Sydney's Belmore Park that is set to take place at noon on February 21. (XLR8R)
  • Acoustic experts claim the path to perfect sonic reproduction is vinyl albums produced at the “half-speed” of 16 2/3 RPM. Six classic albums have been cut for release at Abbey Road Studios using half-speed mastering. (Independent)
  • The world’s #1 ranked house/techno DJ Carl Cox is partnering with UK charity Last Night a DJ Saved My Life to help to bring awareness to the plight of children living in conflict zones around the globe. (EDM.com)
  • Respected and much loved music lawyer and founder at Full + Bless Management Richard Antwi has died aged 38. The cause has not yet been confirmed. (Buzzfeed, Twitter, Voice)
  • DJ & producer Danny Howard will officially launch his dance label, ‘Nothing Else Matters’ with former Radio 1 colleague Nigel Harding and RCA Records today. (RotD)
  • Lucian Grainge tops Billboard’s annual Top 100 Power list.
  • Lucian Grainge notes Universal has all five Album of the Year nominees at the Grammys. (Billboard)
  • Universal and Warner are, unofficially, each claiming 34 Grammy wins from their artists and songwriters, while Sony privately counts 32 wins. A2IM says its member labels' artists were awarded 22 times, but it’s not straightforward for any claimants. (Billboard)
  • With two wins for Jack Ü at the Grammys this year, Skrillex has now dethroned Daft Punk as the electronic artist with the most Grammys. (EDM.com)
  • Diplo and Skrillex did a clean sweep of electronic music categories at this year’s Grammys, winning for both Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • A new vinyl subscription service is launching focussed exclusively on disco, house and techno. (VinylFactory)
  • The UK’s PRS For Music has supposedly enlisted the help of Google to help report performance fees for music played in public more accurately. (YourEDM)
  • iHeart Radio Music Awards has added a new Dance Artist of the Year category. (YourEDM)
  • Ukraine club Closer, a well-known Eastern European destination suited for house and techno aficionados, is facing heat by local authorities for alleged drug trafficking. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Julian Jones and Mike Hawkins have followed Martin Garrix’s lead and parted ways with Spinnin’ Records. (Billboard)
  • Record sales for vinyl in 2015 have led to innovative developments in vinyl-pressing technology. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The ban on new pub and club licenses in central Sydney is to be extended to February 2017, Resident Advisor reports.
  • Electronic music conference International Music Summit returns with IMS Engage, IMS Ibiza, and expands IMS Asia-Pacific with two-day conference in Shanghai. (RotD)
  • A number of electronic music projects have gone on to great success after securing funding on Kickstarter, with these three leading the way. (EDM.com)
  • PlayPass confirms Eastern Electrics as its first 100 percent cashless festival client in the UK. (FestivalInsights)
  • Skrillex is the newest artist to join Beats 1 with a radio programme residency. (Billboard)
  • A new study has suggested that ketamine may be the most effective cure for severe depression. (Mixmag)
  • The year in electronic music with a look at what may lie ahead in 2016, particularly for the UK's clubs. (Quietus)
  • PRS for Music is reportedly working with Google on a project that should make performance fees for music played in public more accurate. (Fact)
  • After being threatened with closure earlier this week, legendary Hamburg club the Golden Pudel has issued an official statement confirming they will remain open. (Mixmag)
  • Juan Atkins has called DJ-ranking website The DJ List racist for not including more black DJs in its top 100. (Thump)
  • A US Department of Commerce report makes conclusions on three important copyright topics in the digital age: the legal framework for the creation of remixes; the relevance and scope of the “first sale doctrine”; and the appropriate calibration of statutory damages in the contexts of individual file sharers and secondary liability for large-scale infringement. (USPTO)
  • Atlanta-based EDM festival TomorrowWorld may not return in 2016 after the bankruptcy of its parent company, SFX Entertainment. (Fact)
  • Neil Warnock, Head Of Music Worldwide at United Talent Agency; Gao Xiaosong, Chairman of China’s Alibaba Music Group; and Music Supervisor at Saturday Music, Mary Ramos, are to be keynote names at music industry conference Midem in Cannes this June. (Midem)
  • "I believe MDMA has an important role to play in the healing of our country" - Emanuel Sferios on reversing drug stigmas. (EDM.com)
  • A group of Australian festival-goers were given criminal records over minor drug offences after their pleas for leniency were rejected by a Sydney magistrate. (Mixmag)
  • 15 people have been indicted for their roles in the 2012 Madrid Arena catastrophe that killed five women. (Thump)
  • Australian radio station Triple J has revealed the results of its annual Hottest 100 list, featuring the likes of Major LazerDisclosure and The Weeknd in the top 10. (DancingAstronaut)
  • One of the UK's electronic music conferences, Brighton Music Conference (BMC), has announced the first speakers and talks for the 2016 event. (RotD)
  • Pete Tong and Richie Hawtin have officially brought the much-acclaimed Essential Mix series to the US. (Thump)
  • The Sunday Times' list of Britain’s 500 most influential people includes dance-related names, amongst them Annie Mac (BBCRadio1), Calvin Harris and Jamie xx. (Sunday Times)
  • Chris Price is to be the new Head Of Music for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, replacing George Ergatoudis who is moving to Spotify shortly. (RotD)
  • An Australian woman has urged her fellow citizens to support pill testing following the death of her son at a music festival. (YourEDM)
  • Official warnings have been issued about a “dodgy” batch of ecstasy pills in Scotland that are reportedly blue, oval-shaped and larger than usual. (Mixmag)
  • Ultra Singapore 2016 signs viagogo as the official ticketing provider. (RotD)
  • A study has suggested that regulators need to ensure music videos show warnings when they have alcohol and tobacco references. (Billboard)
  • EU governments don’t have to impose a levy on blank media to compensate copyright holders for losses from private copies, the European Court of Justice has decreed. It paves the way for the UK to “legalise home taping” without imposing a levy on gadgets or media - after its earlier attempt to introduce the copying exception was ruled unlawful last July. (Register)
  • For the first time in history, “old” music is outselling new artist releases. (Thump)
  • Sydney-based dance label Hussle Recordings has announced a new ‘strategic partnership’ with Universal Music Sweden. (MBW)
  • Forbes' list of the 30 most influential Europeans in entertainment includes Avicii, Afrojack and DJ Snake. (Mirror)
  • The Night Time Industries Association have launched a new campaign to save Britain's venues. (Thump)
  • The Tokyo nightclub WOMB, which is widely recognised as being one of Asia’s most iconic electronic music destinations, has announced the start of its very own music label, entitled Session WOMB. (XLR8R)
  • Last week, Major Lazer and DJ Snake's -assisted clip for Lean On became the 14th music video to hit one billion views on YouTube. (Billboard)
  • Aphex Twin nominated for Best British Male in the UK's BRIT Awards. (Clash)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will be held 19-23 October. (RotD)
  • Major Lazer have become the first major US dance act to play Cuba since the US reinstated diplomatic relations in 2014. (Mixmag)
  • Copyright holders asked Google to remove more than 560m allegedly infringing links from its search engine in 2015, an increase of 60% compared to 2014. (TorrentFreak)
  • Potentially lethal 'Lion' pills are said to be in circulation in the UK, with two deaths on Boxing Day and five hospitalisations across New Year being linked to the drug. (Mixmag)
  • Spotify UK has launched a monthly ‘In Residence’ show hosted by Rob da Bank. (RotD)
  • Nielsen Music's 2015 end-of-year figures for the US show overall album sales, physical and digital combined, declined by 6%. Without Adele's 25, album sales would have dropped by 9%. There was a 93% lift in on-demand streams. Digital album sales fell by 3%. Digital song download sales fell by 12% to 965.7m. 61 songs sold at least a million downloads, down from 82 in 2014 and 106 in 2013. Vinyl album sales were up by 30% to 11.9m. (Billboard, NYTimes)
  • Global communication tool Chew – marketed as “Twitch for DJs” – have announced that they are opening up the company to investment from their global community of DJs. (DataTransmission)
  • Goldie has been awarded an MBE in the UK's 2016 New Year's Honours list. (Resident Advisor
  • Artists and government promise tougher times for UK ticket touts. (FT)
  • Jersey-born musician Guru Josh, the man behind hit single Infinity, has died at the age of 51. (Mixmag)
  • Today's edition is the last Industry Insider of 2015. It will return on January 8 2016.
  • DJ Magazine's Best Of British award winners announced. (RotD)
  • Musicians vs. gun violence: Deadmau5 and more voice their thoughts. (EDM.com)
  • Mixmag's club of the year announced as Razmattazz in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Diplo has been named as the most Shazamed artist of 2015. (Billboard)
  • Online record marketplace Discogs has rededicated its efforts to its VinylHub record store directory. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Richard Branson is making a major push for Australia to decriminalise drugs. (Mixmag)
  • Australian nightclub owner, Murat Kilic, has slammed the draconian lockout laws that are killing the city's nightlife in a keynote speech at the IMS Asia-Pacific 2015 conference. (Pedestrian.TV)
  • City Councillor Anne Moran of Adelaide, South Australia has just called for a ban on EDM events during extreme heat. (EDM.com)
  • London nightclub Fabric has released a statement following a court ruling that it needn't use sniffer dogs and ID scanners, as previously proposed. (RA)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), is taking its global touring platform to Mumbai, India from April 7-10 2016. (RotD)
  • Kaskade and the electronic dance music industry talk growth, challenges in Asia-Pacific. (Forbes)
  • Dance music 'grows' faster than any other genre, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). (BBC)
  • DJ Mag has announced that voting opens for the 2016 edition of the annual Top 100 Clubs Poll. (RotD)
  • Autechre's webshop for selling exclusive live recordings is now open to the public. (Thump)
  • Ministry of Sound and WOMAD festival are to use ticketing platform Eventbrite. (RotD)
  • In other Stereosonic news, three police officers tested positive for ecstasy and meth at the festival. (Mixmag)
  • A second person has died from drug-related complications at Australian festival Stereosonic. (Mixmag)
  • South east London’s pool hall-turned-club space Canavan’s has become the latest venue in the area to come under threat from property developers. (Fact)
  • Cr2 Records' Sample Tools is now open for memberships. (Mixmag)
  • Dixon tops Resident Advisor's top DJs of 2015 for the third year running while KiNK is voted best live act of the year. (RARA
  • Mintel research shows that music fans in the UK have spent £2.1bn this year on concerts and festivals. Spending on shows is up 45% on 2010. (Mirror)
  • Adele‘s hit song Hello has placed No.1 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart. (YourEDM)
  • The nominations for the 58th annual Grammy awards ceremony have been announced, with Caribou, The Chemical Brothers, Jamie xx and Flying Lotus amongst the nominees. (XLR8R)
  • According to a new report, Facebook is partnering directly with venues, artists and promoters to sell concert tickets. (Billboard)
  • An ER doctor in Australia is pushing for pill testing at festivals following last weekend’s death at Stereosonic. (YourEDM)
  • A 25-year-old woman died during the opening leg of Stereosonic in Sydney, Australia at the weekend, reportedly from drug-related complications. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Mag has announced the nominations for the 2015 Best Of British awards. (RotD)
  • Holly Herndon is building a crowd-sourced database of sound based on the internet. (Thump)
  • Steve Angello has been inducted into the elite BBC Radio 1 Hall of Fame. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Mixmag and Smirnoff Sound Collective's weekly live stream The Lab launches in Sydney with Basenji. (Mixmag)
  • IMS Asia-Pacific announces schedule. (IMS)
  • Creative industries contributed $2.25 trillion to the global economy, but the creators behind the boom are not properly compensated, according to an in-depth report presented by global rights group CISAC. (Billboard)
  • Steve Lawler is the subject of a new dance music documentary, The Art Of The DJ, which uncovers what happened when dance music became a global business and what happens when DJs achieve what they've worked for. (RA) It's available to stream via Vimeo.
  • Skrillex, Diplo and Calvin Harris all won big at this year’s AMAs. (Billboard)
  • Music and sports fans have lost more than £1.2m to ticket fraud in the last six months, police figures have revealed. (BBC) One consultant suggested the true cost of ticket fraud was "without a doubt" in the tens of millions.
  • Eric Prydz has won Reddit’s Top 100 DJs poll. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Armin Van Buuren announced for keynote interview at IMS Asia-Pacific. (IMS)
  • Dimitri Hegemann, the founder of Germany’s club/label Tresor, has announced that he has started in raising the funds for a techno museum in Berlin. (XLR8R)
  • An investigation has been launched into the death of a woman who went overboard on a Mad Decent Boat Party. (Billboard)
  • Live Nation has vowed to increase security at its venues following the terror attacks in Paris. (Fact)
  • IMS Asia-Pacific has revealed the first line-up of speakers for 2015. (Pulse)
  • Romanians are protesting for justice after the horrific nightclub fire of last week. (EDM.com)
  • Last year The Recording Industry Association of America reported LP sales of 14m in the USA. Things are only looking up in 2015 with H1 sales already clocking in at 9m. (Fact)
  • Queensland is set to face the brunt of Australia’s toughest drinking laws, with last drinks being served at 2am if the government has its way. (Mixmag)
  • The Drug Policy Alliance and Electronic Music Alliance have issued a list of answers to commonly asked questions regarding MDMA. (EDM.com)
  • UK electronic music conference, Brighton Music Conference (BMC), has confirmed its 2016 two-day event will take place at the Brighton Dome 14-15 April. (RotD)
  • IMS readies to announce speakers and topics one month ahead of IMS Asia-Pacific. (IMS)
  • The musician behind The Amen Break, one of the most-sampled pieces of music in history, has finally been rewarded for his work. (BBCThump) A crowdfunding campaign raised £24,000.
  • Having announced his departure from Spinnin’ Records and its management leg MusicAllStars back in August, reports now suggest that Martin Garrix plans to take Spinnin’ founder and ex-manager Eelko Van Kooten to court surrounding matters that led to the termination of their professional relationship this year. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • SFX CEO Robert Sillerman has been hit with a lawsuit over alleged "misleading statements" and "possible violations of federal securities laws" in his attempts to re-privatise the company. (Mixmag)
  • Partygoers in London were involved in clashes with police at an illegal Halloween rave this past weekend. (Mixmag)
  • Yahoo! have officially pulled the plug on Simon Cowell’s Ultimate DJ TV show. (Thump)
  • The latest UK radio Rajar figures show Annie Mac's Radio 1 audience now stands at 1.74m, some 110,000 higher than Zane Lowe’s during his last audited quarter fronting the programme in 2014. (IndependentEDM.com)
  • SFX Entertainment has appointed Life in Colour’s Sebastian Solano as the new CEO of ID&T North America / Made Event. (Billboard)
  • A new online archive called Many Many Women is dedicated to female musicians actively working in the fields of avant-garde music. (Thump)
  • Earlier this year, San Diego’s Thrift Trader vinyl store collapsed due to the weight of vinyl records. Now, with the building set to be demolished, the store is having a closing sale. (Fact)
  • A new online radio station, Radio Quantica, is launching to highlight the new wave of talent from Portugal and lusophone countries. (Fact)
  • Ibiza president Vincent Torres and the city’s five mayors settled on an agreement last week that the island’s new club closing time will be 6:30am, posing a threat to venues like Space, Pacha, Amnesia and DC-10. (Resident Advisor)
  • HARD Events has announced that it will offer comp tickets and credentials to "qualifying media" for events such as HARD Day of the Dead in California following a previously reported "media blackout". (Billboard)
  • Carl Cox has announced the reasoning behind his decision to end his 15-year residency at Space Ibiza. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • UK Government Minister encourages music venues to apply for funding. (Mixmag)
  • BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems presenter Danny Howard and former Radio 1 executive Nigel Harding have launched Nothing Else Matters Records in partnership with RCA UK. (RotD) The wider Nothing Else Matters brand “will focus on releasing tracks, curating events and representing dance and electronic music as the lifestyle we all live and breathe."
  • Officials respond to misinformed claims that ecstasy is legal at ADE. (EDM.com)
  • An official report from the Medical Examiner’s Office has revealed that the cause of death a 22 year-old attendee at TommorowWorld was “acute toxic effects of MDMA”. (YourEDM)
  • Diplo & Sleepy Tom's track Be Right There is the new Shazam UK No.1 this week. (Shazam)
  • After taking their pop-up record shop to New York this summer, Jamie xx and label Young Turks have opened a London branch of Good Times. (Fact)
  • Crowdfunded vinyl re-pressing service Beat Delete will be shutting its doors after a recent decrease in orders. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Calvin Harris earned $66m this year. (YourEDM)
  • Data published by the Intellectual Property Office shows that 1.3bn files were accessed illegally online last year. From March to May 2015, pirate files accounted for 28% of all music consumed online. (Billboard)
  • Abbey Road in London is launching Europe’s first incubation programme focused exclusively on music technology start-ups. (FT) Abbey Road Red plans to host three start-ups every six months and take an equity stake of 1 or 2%.
  • A recent Ticketmaster report has revealed that dance music festivals in the UK have increased by 500% in 15 years. (Mixmag)
  • The Better Online Ticket Sales Act aims to ban scalper bots from ticketing sites. (EDM.com)
  • Ultra Music’s Patrick Moxey recently spoke to Billboard about the positive sides of EDM’s movement into mainstream consciousness. (Billboard)
  • Badges are now on sale for IMS Asia-Pacific, set to take place December 11 at the W Hotel Sentosa-Cove, Singapore. (IMS)
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike's management have responded to allegations about the duo employing a team to canvas DJ Mag Top 100 votes at Tomorrowland. (YourEDM) In her statement, Debby Wilmsen admits to engaging in promotional campaigns to secure their votes, but says that it was ultimately their status as artists that won them first place.
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have won DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ Poll. (Billboard)
  • After the problems at this year's TomorrowWorld, SFX issued a full refund for some ticket holders instead of the intended third and then subsequently charged them again for the over-refund. (HypeBot)
  • Basic Channel-founder and techno innovator Moritz von Oswald has put his mixing board up for auction on eBay. (Fact)
  • A 23-year old woman has died from suffocation at a Skrillex show in Gurgaon, India. It has been reported that the venue was at nearly double capacity at the time. (Thump)
  • Martin Garrix has been announced as a co-host of the MTV European Music Awards alongside Ed Sheeran and Ruby Rose. (YourEDM)
  • At Vanity Fair’s recent New Establishment Summit, Beats 1 executive Jimmy Iovine stated that he was “scared” for the future of music. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The 2015 edition of the American Music Awards have announced the nominations for Favourite EDM Artist, featuring the likes of Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Zedd. (YourEDM)
  • Synth veteran Charles Cohen, considered a pioneer of the rare and unique Buchla Music Easel synthesizer, has been charged in a child sex case. (Fact)
  • Amsterdam authorities have announced that it will be legal to carry five or less ecstasy pills on your person at this year’s ADE. (Thump)
  • Aphex Twin's Syro and Jamie xx's In Colour are amongst the shortlisted nominees for the UK's Mercury Prize.
  • Traxsource will return any owed money, that may have been held by a third-party, to artists and labels it's worked with since its launch. (Mixmag)
  • A study by Ticketmaster has shown that 16% of the British public attended a dance music event in the last three years whilst the genre ties with pop as attendees' favourite. (RotDFabric is named the UK's favourite dance venue. 
  • Young DJs are currently taking the world by storm, with a 14-year-old set to play at ADE (Dancing Astronaut) and this 3-year-old through to the semi-finals of South Africa’s Got Talent. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Fabric are auctioning off the dress Seth Troxler wore to the legendary London club’s 14th anniversary event. (Resident Advisor)
  • 40 DJs banded together at this year’s iScratch event in Tokyo to break the record for the world’s biggest scratch session. (Fact)
  • Hacienda DJ and Manchester mainstay Dave Haslam is selling his collection of over 4,000 vinyl. (Fact)
  • Dutch health officials are warning of a particularly strong ecstasy pills that are likely to be doing the rounds at this year’s ADE. (Mixmag)
  • Disclosure’s Caracal beat New Order to the top of the UK Album Charts this past week, giving the duo their second number one album. (Mixmag)
  • In an effort encourage volunteer work within the dance community, Seth Troxler is planning to cook a three-course lunch for the homeless at this year’s ADE. (Thump)
  • IMS Conference launched in China last weekend, alongside Storm dance festival with Skrillex and Flo Rida. (Billboard)
  • Following the death of a 22-year-old at TomorrowWorld, the drug concerns around EDM events seem far from resolved as drug safety advocates work to repeal the RAVE act. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrat party in the UK, has called for global drugs policy to be reformed. (Mixmag)
  • Homeland actress and big-time movie star Claire Danes went on US TV show Ellen to talk about her love for Berlin's most infamous clubbing spot, Berghain. (Mixmag)
  • Syrian artist Omar Souleyman has announced a new run of shows, looking to raise funds for refugees fleeing his home country. (Mixmag)
  • Steve Albini vented his hatred of club culture in an email response to XL Recordings artist Powell, who had enquired about using a sample from one of Albini’s tracks. Powell’s response? Put the entire email on a prominent billboard in East London. (Thump)
  • Protests took place outside of London nightclub DSTRKT after punters were reportedly turned away for being “overweight” and “too dark”. (Thump)
  • Australia's Listen Out has promised to be "a lot louder" next year after the volume at the festival's Melbourne leg was criticised heavily on the weekend. (Mixmag)
  • A new exhibition about the rise of techno in Berlin is set to open in east London next month. (Fact)
  • Zedd has voiced his thoughts on age restrictions at EDM events. (Your EDM)
  • TommorowWorld’s well-documented failures have taken their toll on SFX Entertainment’s already plummeting share prices. (Billboard)
  • New videos have surfaced of the deplorable situation fans were left in following TommorowWorld’s cancellation. (Your EDM)
  • Marijus Adomaitis (aka Ten Walls) has come out with a new public apology for his homophobic rant earlier in the year, delivered exclusively to DJ Mag via email. (XLR8R)
  • The first edition of electronic music industry conference Take Note has been announced to take place on November 21, 2015 in East London. (Mixmag)
  • IMS China closes memorable inaugural event. Paul Oakenfold, Eric Zho, Greg Consiglio of Beatport and more share invaluable insight for the future of China's electronic music scene. (IMS)
  • A man has died after falling from a statue at Paris music festival Techno Parade over the weekend. (Your EDM)
  • YouTuber Lohanthony’s personally curated album Landscapes: A Music Compilation has debuted at No. 3 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. (Billboard)
  • Take Note conference comes to London. (Pulse)
  • Could techno be used to treat Parkinson’s disease? New research from LIVELab has turned up some intriguing findings. (Thump)
  • Artists on the Collect roster have spoken out after discovering that their label is owned by venture capitalist Martin Shrekli, who recently gained notoriety for hiking the price of an HIV drug from $13.50 to $750 per pill. (Fact)
  • In the UK, albums sold at gigs will now count towards the Official Albums Chart. (Fact)
  • A leaked email from EDM.com has revealed just how prevalent artists paying for editorial coverage and social media promotion has become. (Thump)
  • Manager Amy Thomson responds to the story about why she and Axwell & Ingrosso went their separate ways. (Billboard)
  • America’s newest vinyl pressing company, Independent Record Pressing, plan to build their business by serving smaller labels that have been shut out due to the pressing demands of major labels. (Fact)
  • Thousands took to the streets of Sydney to protest the city’s lockout laws, which prevent people from entering a new venue after 1:30am. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The first labels signed up for the inaugural Independent Label Week have been announced. (RotD) The annual celebration of independent record labels worldwide will be held in November and aims to encourage audience engagement with their local independent labels, and also to learn more about labels outside of their hometowns.
  • IMS China announces full speaker list and schedule for the inaugural summit on October 2nd in Shanghai. (IMS) Panelists include President of Entertainment at Fosun Group, Maggie Huang, Above & Beyond Artist Manager James Grant, Artist Manager for Tiesto Andrew Goldstone and many others.
  • SFX Entertainment is reportedly being sued by investors following claims that they were misled by CEO Robert F.X Sillerman. (Mixmag)
  • Axwell & Ingrosso have left longtime manager Amy Thomson's ATM Artists and plan to pact with longtime friend Ash Pournouri's At Night Management. (Billboard)
  • A death from Backwoods Music Festival last weekend is now being investigated as a possible homicide by Oklahoma police. (Your EDM)
  • Dubai is planning to host its own EDM conference in February 2016. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • New FBI documents obtained by MuckRock have revealed that the US government agency has been tracking activities at Burning Man Festival for the past five years. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Los Angeles county is to create an 'electronic music task force' to explore ways to make festivals safer, but will also consider banning EDM festivals altogether. (Rolling Stone)
  • Major Lazer’s Lean On is officially the most streamed song of the summer. (Your EDM)
  • 2 Many DJs will launch a new label, Deewee, later this month. (Thump)
  • New laws put in place by the European Union mean Discogs sellers will now have to pay VAT at their local rates on all sales made through the site. (Fact)
  • FKA Twigs and Flying Lotus were amongst the winners at the UK's AIM Awards. (Mixmag)
  • Legendary British DJ Colin Faver has passed away at the age of 63. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Los Angeles ER doctors want to put a ban on all county-wide dance music events due to the damaging effects of drug-use associated with EDM festivals. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Calvin Harris finally landed his first No. 1 single in Australia. (Billboard)
  • The death of a festival-goer at June’s Paradiso Festival was caused by ecstasy poisoning, it has been revealed. (Your EDM)
  • New laws put in place by the European Union mean Discogs sellers will now have to pay VAT at their local rates on all sales made through the site. (Fact)
  • Lawsuits against SoundCloud are growing, with BASCA now announcing they’ll be taking legal action against the company. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • EMI Production Music is declaring a six-month amnesty of all sampling declarations (past and present) from its extensive back catalogue (RotDBillboard) Anyone coming forward and declaring previously uncleared samples from the Sony/ATV Music Publishing-owned library will be given the opportunity to enter into a licence for future use without the fear of a royalty back claim.
  • Women are using social media to help increase awareness and understanding of the growing problem of rape in nightlife. (Thump)
  • Sony Music has signed onto Artist Growth's cloud-based tool for web and mobile that allows touring artists to track finances, merchandise and royalties. (Billboard)
  • The owner of file-sharing site RockDizFile has is the latest to plead guilty to copyright infringement. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Forbes have listed Calvin Harris as the world's richest DJ, reporting him to be worth £41.8m.
  • PRS for Music begins legal action against SoundCloud. (RotD)
  • Major Lazer are No.1 on the latest Shazam worldwide Top 100.
  • A 15-year-old girl died at Zoo-Tronic in Fresno, California this weekend in a suspected drug-related incident. (Your EDM)
  • A new study has uncovered that music can eliminate the need to take painkillers. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The All Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform have stated that drug taking should be a human right. (Mixmag)
  • Legal experts and activists are protesting a UK Government proposal to increase the maximum jail term for online piracy from two to 10 years. (TorrentFreak)
  • The UK Government is working with the UK music industry, BBFC and digital service providers like Vevo and YouTube to take further action to protect children from viewing inappropriate videos on the internet. (RotDFact)
  • A crowdfunding campaign has been started in an attempt to stop Burning Man attendees from returning to the San Francisco Bay Area. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • LA’s HARD Summer Music Festival has addressed the deaths of two teenagers at the festival last weekend. (Your EDM)
  • A UK teen has shared a photo of himself in a medically-induced coma after taking an array of ecstasy tablets at a music festival. (Your EDM)
  • Drug experts are pushing to legalise MDMA in Australia. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella has voiced his concerns on LA’s pending rave ban. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Chief Executive of Ministry of Sound, Lohan Presencer says tuition fees are among several factors that led to decline of UK nightclubs. (Independent)
  • According to industry figures, the UK has last almost half of its nightclubs in the past 10 years. (Fact)
  • Beatport has confirmed it will pay labels the money that was "trapped" while parent company SFX was in a "going private" process. (Billboard) In a statement CEO Robert F.X. Sillerman apologised for the "inexcusable" way the situation was handled.
  • In the UK, following the Chemical Brothers' new No.1 album Burn In Echoes last Friday, they now claim the most No.1 studio albums for a dance act in Official Chart history. (OCC)
  • Two teenage girls died of suspected drug overdoses at last weekend’s HARD Festival in Los Angeles. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Instagram has banned the #EDM hashtag. (Fact)
  • Los Angeles County is contemplating a ban on raves due to concerns about illicit drug use and unsafe environments. (Fact)
  • After two drug-related deaths on the opening night of Hard Summer music festival at the Fairplex in Pomona this weekend, festival organisers, city officials and dance music fans continue to debate the best ways to prevent such tragedies. (LA Times)
  • Ben Bowler and Valerie Lee named as IMS Visionaries competition winners for young industry leaders. (RotD)
  • IMS Ibiza has released a limited amount of super early bird badges for 2016, a great saving if you buy now. (International Music Summit)
  • Insomniac, one of the leading EDM events brands, has generated over $3bn for the US economy in the last five years. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Wired magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the digital world across Europe includes Daniel Ek of Spotify at 9, Oliver Schusser of Apple at 39 and Alexander Llung and Eric Wahlforss of Soundcloud at 100.
  • A Spanish businessman is trying to secure the rights to the Ibiza Shore name in an attempt to stop the planned MTV show from going ahead. (Mixmag)
  • Nile Rodgers has connected with RobHallett and Robomagic Live to promote his brand new FOLD Festival, taking place Long Island NY. (RotD)
  • Photos emerged over the weekend of popular Las Vegas venue The Cosmopolitan engulfed in smoke and flames. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The BBC have released David Guetta: Made In Ibiza, a documentary about the French artist. (Mixmag)
  • Pete Tong defends Radio 1's 'Ibiza Prom' of ibiza classics live from Royal Albert Hall. (BBC)
  • Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN has published details of its operations in the first half of 2015, including pressuring local web hosts to take down 128 file-sharing sites. (TorrentFreak)
  • A new study on festival wristbands has revealed some serious hygiene concerns. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • Copying music for private use is once again illegal in the UK. (Fact)
  • Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg has been found dead at his Florida home at the age of 28. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • London record store Vinyl Pimp recently stumbled upon a collection of 24,000 records charting the evolution of dance music between 1983 and 1993. (Fact)
  • The island of Ibiza is looking to stop a forthcoming MTV Jersey Shore spinoff titled Ibiza Shore from becoming a reality. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • More than 14.7m millennials (18-34-year-olds) attend at least one music festival ever year. And with $1.34bn spent on live music and festival sponsorships in 2014 alone, they’re more receptive than ever to marketing - albeit done the right way. (Billboard)
  • An artist invited by One Direction to remix one of their tracks as part of a competition has been hit with copyright infringement complaints after it was uploaded to Soundcloud. (TorrentFreak)
  • Berlin-based record label 50Weapons is set to close its doors for good. (XLR8RBenjamin Damage’s new album Obsidian, to be released on 25 September, will be the last from the label
  • Australian MPs want the country to decriminalise drug use. (Mixmag)
  • Electronic pioneer Dieter Moebius has passed away at the age of 71. (Thump)
  • Annie Nightingale is amongst the celebrities to have signed a letter to David Cameron demanding he protects the BBC. (Mirror)
  • Deadmau5 has accused Parisian producer Zimmer of plagiarising one of his most popular tracks. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • David Zowie debuted at the top of the UK Official Singles Chart on Friday, the first chart on the new Global Release Day. (OCC)
  • Ninja Tune founders Matt Black and Jonathan More (aka Coldcut) and label manager Peter Quicke will receive the Innovator Award at the AIM Independent Music Awards on 8 September. (RotD)
  • DontSample.Me has unveiled a list of major label artists currently issuing take down notices. (Fact)
  • The BBC has implemented a new policy that will prevent electronic artists such as Skrillex and Chase & Status from being played in the UK. (Your EDM)
  • Japanese producer and composer Susumu Yokota has passed away at the age of 54. (Resident Advisor)
  • IMS China badges and hotels now on sale.
  • Powerful documentary about female DJs, Girl, launches Indiegogo campaign to help clear music – with support from Paul Oakenfold.
  • Richie Hawtin receives an honorary doctorate of the University Of Huddersfield for outstanding contribution to the world of music-technology. (RotD)
  • Much-loved New York nightlife promoter Rob Fernandez reportedly dead. (Mixmag)
  • While Facebook will expand its trial to music videos soon, the social network is also planning to follow that with the launch of an audio music-streaming service, MusicAlly reveals. Rollout is expected to happen in the next few months.
  • Paul Van Dyk’s new album has been banned by Arab States for its Israeli collaborations. (Mixmag)
  • Finnish music fans are now eligible for gig refunds, so long as the general consensus agree that the concert was sub-standard. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • These experts think you should be able to buy MDMA over-the-counter. (Pulse)
  • The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced its annual event, The Festival Congress, will return to Cardiff in November. (RotD)
  • Lost Frequencies is No.1 on Shazam's Top 100 chart for a third week.
  • A bill aimed at curbing the use of “legal highs” could end up damaging medical research, senior scientists have warned. (Times)
  • From London to Glasgow, clubs and venues are closing as licensing rules get tougher, leaving their owners furious. Have the authorities got carried away? John Harris reports. (Guardian)
  • An Atlantic City EDM event was forced to shut down due to inclement weather. (Press of Atlantic City)
  • DJ Awards announces 2015 nominees. (Pulse Radio)
  • Forbes has revealed its list of the highest paid celebrities of 2015, with Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Tiesto leading the way for dance artists. (Your EDM)
  • Helena Hauff will be launching her own label called Return To Disorder, stating it will bridge the gap between psych-rock and techno. (Data Transmission)
  • Disclosure and Flume are throwing a Wild Life party in Ibiza's Dalt Vila. (Your EDM)
  • Australia’s notoriously strict nightclub limitations are about to get even worse with a new breathalyser law. (Dancing Astrronaut)
  • Deadmau5 has come to an agreement with Disney over his registration of a caricature of a mouse head with black ears, black face, white eyes and white mouth. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • EDM tastemakers gathered at EDMBiz to discuss exactly what makes a hit radio record in the modern digital climate. (Billboard)
  • The new Galantis album took the top spot on this week’s Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Armin van Buuren recently divulged the realities of his profit/loss margin for some of his highest-paying gigs. (Bloomberg)
  • David Guetta has become the first artist to reach a spectacular two billion streams on Spotify. (Your EDM)
  • Ahead of London's highly anticipated 24-hour tube service opening, recently published data has revealed that the UK's nightlife industry is worth a reported £66 billion. (Resident Advisor)
  • Disclosure are among acts said to be hosting shows on Apple's forthcoming Beats 1. (NYTimes)
  • Drug use, dance music and sweltering heat addressed at EDM Biz panel, just ahead of Electric Daisy. (Billboard)
  • Video: Drug use at EDC topic of dance music panel. (Review Journal)
  • 'What is radio's future role?:' tastemakers discuss listening trends at EDMbiz panel. (Billboard)
  • Billboard's Top 30 EDM Power Players. (Billboard)
  • Carl Loben has been announced as the new Editor of DJMag.
  • Japan has officially eased its infamous “no-dancing” legislation. (Resident Advisor)
  • Legendary D&B label Renegade Hardware will bring the curtain down on its club events and record label at the end of the year. (Thump)
  • UK-based promoter Sound Channel have bought an island in Croatia, with the sole purpose of hosting festivals and parties. (Thump)
  • Arca and Evian Christ had a friendly but passionate Twitter exchange over excessive branding in live performances. (FACT)
  • A brand new film about France's electronic music scene in the 1990s, EDEN, will hit theatres on 24th July. (DJ Mag)
  • Jamie xx’s new album In Colours debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic albums chart this week. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Sonos Chief Executive John MacFarlane is confident Apple Music will come to Sonos when it is ready to enter the home. (Telegraph - Sophie Curtis)
  • Propellerhead—the company behind Reason, ReBirth, Figure and Take—has announced a new platform that will allow users to easily collaborate and work on music together. (XLR8R)
  • Glasgow venue The Arches is entering administration. (Resident Advisor)
  • Eli & Fur launch the first artist partnership with Beatport. (RotD)
  • Holy Ship! has been spying on its fans via Facebook, blacklisting anyone who referenced drugs in online posts and banning them from future events. (Magnetic Mag)
  • There’s a new movement in the U.S. pushing for ‘sober raving’, hoping to banish the image of dance festivals as drug-fueled frenzies. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • EDMbiz 2015 announces final program. (Billboard)
  • Jack U’s collaboration with Justin Bieber shot into Billboard’s Streaming Chart at No.10 this week. (Your EDM
  • Joan Riba, who has spent two decades as a resident DJ at Pacha in Ibiza, has won one of four city council seats for a fledgling left-leaning political movement, Guanyem. (Independent)
  • MDMA assisted therapy sessions have been given the green light in San Francisco. (Mixmag)
  • A video round-up of the highlights from Day 1 and 2 of IMS Ibiza. (DataTransmission) (DataTransmission)
  • Simon Cowell plans to attract the “most edgy” artists to his Ultimate DJ show, set to debut in Spring 2016. (Mixmag)
  • Converse are giving artists of all genres the chance to work at some of the world’s most iconic recording studios. (Forbes)
  • All of Starbucks’ 150,000 US employees have received a complimentary Spotify Premium subscription to prepare for a planned autumn in-store music programme that will give customers access to exclusive playlists and the opportunity to play their own favourite tracks in-store. (RotDBillboard)
  • Martin Garrix is the latest artist to have his own tracks taken down by SoundCloud after his collaboration with Usher disappeared for no reason. The track has now reappeared. (YourEDM)
  • Giorgio Moroder is collaborating with Novation on a new limited edition synth called the MoroderNova. (xlr8r)
  • Spotify’s contract with Sony Music, signed in 2011, has been leaked. The agreement included a Most Favored Nation Clause and required Spotify to pay Sony up to $42.5m in advances over a maximum three year term. Sony was given $9m in ad space that it was entitled to resell for profit. $15m in discounted ads were also available for Sony to purchase. (Verge)
  • The world’s first-ever ecstasy shop has opened in Amsterdam (of course). (Mixmag)
  • The AQA Exam Board is calling for DJ’ing to be included as part of GCSE Music courses. (Mixmag)
  • Steve Aoki is being sued for breaking a fan’s neck after jumping onto a raft in the crowd during a show in San Diego in 2012. (Mixmag)
  • Calvin Harris took home the award for Best Electronic Artist at this year’s Billboard Awards, with DJ Snake and Lindsey Sterling also winning big. (Forbes)
  • Madeon has criticised on Sony Music's decision to remove all its distributed content fromSoundCloud, which will mean many artists seeing their hard-build presence on the platform slashed. (YourEDM)

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