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Avicii’s Chris Martin collaboration has been leaked

In the time since Avicii‘s passing, fans have scoured the web for new music the producer might’ve been working on before his death at the end of April. Avicii fans have uncovered an unreleased collaboration between the producer and Chris Martin: “Heaven.” The two powerhouses were seen working together and were featured in a scene […]

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Avicii rep debunks rumors of late artist’s posthumous album

Recent reports of an impending Avicii posthumous album have been debunked by the Swedish superstar’s camp. Avicii‘s public relations representative, Diana Baron, says reports from Swedish publication Aftonbladet have been wrongly translated and widely circulated by English-language media outlets. “Tim had been working on new material and had posted 9ish photos and Instagram stories about his sessions this […]

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IMS Ibiza opens with emotional speech on Avicii’s death from Pete Tong: ‘We weren’t supposed to die chasing the dream’

The International Music Summit (IMS) officially kicked off in Ibiza with conference co-founder Pete Tong‘s discussion on mental health. Tong began with an emotional speech on the tragic passing of Avicii, and spoke about how the industry can better deal with the stresses and strains of life in the music business. In the talk, Tong […]

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Late Avicii’s new album will reportedly be released this year

Before Avicii‘s untimely passing on April 20, the 28-year-old Swedish superstar had been planning to release another EP in his Avīci series, along with another full-length album. According to sources close to Tim Bergling, he had nearly 200 songs completed and ready for release. Now, according to a Swedish source, Aftonbladet, a new Avicii album is imminent and will arrive with his […]

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Avicii’s funeral will be private, says family

Avicii’s funeral will be private, according to the late artist’s family. “There have been many inquiries regarding the funeral arrangements for Tim Bergling, known by music fans as Avicii,” the family stated. “The Bergling family has now confirmed that the funeral will be private, in the presence of the people who were closest to Tim. […]

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Tiësto honors Avicii with 12-minute tribute during EDC

In the month since Avicii‘s passing, DJs and producers around the world have paid homage to the pioneering artist with heartfelt tributes. And while he will no longer grace the world’s main stages playing for thousands of ecstatic fans, Avicii was there in spirit at EDC Las Vegas 2018. Godfather of EDM Tiësto carved out more […]

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‘Avicii: True Stories’ documentary director reflects on his relationship with Tim Bergling

Director and documentarian behind the Avicii: True Stories documentary, Levan Tsikurishvili, has been considerably quiet surrounding the untimely passing of Tim Bergling. Now the director’s opened up about the effect of Bergling’s passing, even sharing an incredibly touching story about who Avicii was on a deeper level. With a small anecdote, Tsikurishvili remembers Avicii’s true […]

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Crowd energy is palpable as French Montana honors Avicii during Norway show

French Montana is the latest industry figure to honor Avicii in the form of a live tribute. Joining the ranks of Rita Ora, Kygo, Black Coffee, and the many other artists who’ve publicly acknowledged the “Levels” hit-maker’s passing during their live performances, the rapper notably worked Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” into his recent show in […]

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Mental health extends beyond the music industry: resources for those struggling with self harm [List]

Avicii’s death has foregrounded the interrelated topics of self harm and mental health in recent weeks. Many news sources, including Dancing Astronaut, have reported on the mental health struggles commonly associated with artists’ unrelenting touring and travel schedules, and with other facets of the music industry. The premature passing of an artist who was both […]

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Rita Ora breaks down during emotional Avicii tribute

The news of Avicii‘s untimely death, which has recently been called a suicide by TMZ and Rolling Stone, continues to quiver the global music community. Tim Bergling’s manager, Neil Jacobson, recently spoke on plans for his unreleased music amidst his family’s second released statement alluding to a possible suicide. Fresh off a sparkling Coachella performance, British singer/actress Rita […]

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Report: Avicii committed suicide with a broken bottle [GRAPHIC]

As fans worldwide continue to struggle with the tragic loss of much beloved Avicii producer Tim Bergling, a new report claims his death was indeed the result of a self inflicted wound.   WARNING: THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC INFORMATION THAT MAY BE DEEPLY UPSETTING   A report—initially published by TMZ and subsequently reported by Business Insider, […]

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Former OWSLA manager designs new wellness retreat for artists, ‘Remedy State’

Former OWSLA label manager Blaise James DeAngelo and Ben Turner collaborated on a new venture: a three-day retreat specifically designed for those who work in the music industry. A meld of music and wellness focused activities, DeAngelo and Turner’s program, Remedy State, extends nature walks, breathing workshops, vegetarian food options, and talks on the topics […]

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Avicii’s secret girlfriend speaks out: ‘We shot to the stars. We were so happy together’

As the news surrounding Avicii‘s untimely death — which according to his family’s statement, was likely a suicide at the of age 28 — continues to trickle in and the world grapples with the loss of the beautiful soul and icon, many look to the dance community for answers. Avicii’s death came as a heartbreaking […]

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Rolling Stone says Avicii’s death was a suicide

Avicii‘s shocking death at 28 continues to send shockwaves throughout the electronic music community. The superstar, who had previously struggled with health issues and alcoholism, had seemingly returned from a lengthy hiatus with the release of his latest EP, Avīci (01). Details are now starting to emerge concerning the circumstances of the producer’s final days. According to Rolling […]

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Editor’s Roundtable: Remembering and reflecting on Avicii’s timeless impact

Avicii’s death on April 20 stunned not only the electronic music community, but that of the industry at large. Few — if any — artists could make a claim as to the impact Tim Bergling had in bringing electronic music to the mainstream, and drastically changing the landscape of pop music. The Dancing Astronaut staff […]

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Avicii’s family issues new statement hinting at late producer’s suicide

The global dance music community is still reeling from Avicii’s untimely passing on Friday, April 20. The superstar Swedish producer was found dead in Muscat, Oman and since, a continuous outpouring of support has flooded social media, with dance and pop icons around the world all expressing their shock from the sudden loss. Avicii‘s family issued […]

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Avicii’s U.S. music sales increase by 6000% in wake of death

Sales of Avicii’s music have increased by 6000% in the U.S. following his unexpected death on April 20. A preliminary sales report from Nielsen Music indicated that there were more than 25,000 downloads of Avicii’s music from online marketplaces the very same day that the producer passed. The president of Geffen Records, Neil Jacobson has […]

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Stockholm’s Avicii tribute attracts thousands of fans [Watch]

Hosted in Sergels tori in Stockholm on April 21, the “Avicii Tribute” event held in memory of the 28-year-old producer drew crowds by the thousands. Stockholm the day after..thousands of people turned out in Sergels Torg for a public tribute to #avicii, singing and dancing along to the biggest hits of his career.. It’s all […]

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“It was his best music in years, honestly”: Avicii’s A&R man speaks on plans for his unreleased music

As the news of Avicii‘s untimely death continues to reverberate through the dance music world, countless industrial professionals have come forth to celebrate the life of Tim Bergling. On the radio, several noteworthy producers spoke to SiriusXM BPM on their encounters with the EDM icon, both on stage and in the studio. Online, many came forth to pay […]

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Avicii’s family breaks silence with official statement thanking fans and artists for support, tributes & privacy

The unexpected passing of Avicii, born Tim Bergling, has been a tumultuous wave of sadness for the worldwide electronic dance community. After taking personal time away from the media to grieve, the icon’s family has released its first official statement three days after he passed suddenly at the age of 28 in Oman. “We would like to […]

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