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Ibiza nightlife entities seeking stricter measures against unlicensed events

Ibiza is seeking to expel the illegal parties frequently held in “large-scale villas” on the island. As legislation that proposes to place a cap on the total beds available to tourists in Ibiza moves towards legal implementation, a group of clubs and bars located on the Balearic island are making a move in the next […]

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Live Nation introduces new electronic music division in Asia

Live Nation is expanding the reach of its electronic music branch via Live Nation Electronic Asia, a new electronic-focused events division that will aim to meet the continent’s increased demand for large-scale dance music events.Jim Wong, an independent promoter in Hong Kong will head the division, drawing on his comprehensive experience in the electronic music industry as […]

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Tidal hires its FOURTH CEO

The management tides have changed once again for Tidal, bringing yet another new CEO for the streaming service in their flow.Former Sony Music executive and Kobalt Music Group president, Richard Sanders will now head the platform, surfacing as the fourth chief executive officer to sit atop the company’s wave.Tidal aspires to compete more effectively with […]

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Reverb to launch online vinyl storefront, Reverb LP

However surprising or unsurprising, vinyl records have persisted as a highly popular physical music format in the digital age. In accordance with vinyl’s continued prominence in music sales, a product of younger generations’ fascination with the tangible music type, accustomed to digital files stored on a phone or computer, and duly, the result of older generations’ […]

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Reverb to launch online vinyl storefront, Reverb LP

However surprising or unsurprising, vinyl records have persisted as a highly popular physical music format in the digital age. In accordance with vinyl’s continued prominence in music sales, a product of younger generations’ fascination with the tangible music type, accustomed to digital files stored on a phone or computer, and duly, the result of older generations’ […]

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This Week In The Business: The Long Dark Road Out Of Early Access 

QUOTE | “We should be out there, and we want to be out there. But I’ll draw the line, also beyond a certain point, I don’t think I owe people to be a punching bag for them when they’re feeling upset.” – Hinterland Studio’s Raphael van Lierop talks about dealing with the toxic atmosphere on […]

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SoundCloud’s new investors want to replace its current CEO

The uncertainty that enveloped SoundCloud’s fate mostly diminished last week once reports surfaced that the music streaming service was salvaged by two “angel investors.” The winged investors have since been confirmed to be The Raine Group and Temasek Holdings, two respective entities in the platform’s purchase.Seated atop a controlling stake in SoundCloud’s equity thanks to […]

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Ibiza institutes cap on beds available to tourists on island

Those investing in a trip to Ibiza might want to increase the credit lines on their cards.Already a notoriously pricey venture, traveling to Ibiza will only grow more fiscally challenging as the Mediterranean island enacts new legislation that will limit the amount of beds available to tourists on the island.The tourist cap is engendered by […]

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Roland to release Boutique versions of TR-808, SH-101

Poised to expand its Boutique line of electronic music instruments, Roland has announced the release of its Boutique versions of the TR-808 and SH-101.The two new products, the SH-01A and the TR-08 “miniaturized” are digital remakes of the larger originals. Both will retail for $349.The revamped TR-08 offers artists sub-steps in its 16-step sequencer, compressor, […]

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Ibiza bans live music from 16 beach clubs in effort to reclaim beaches

Sixteen Ibiza-based beach clubs will no longer be permitted to host DJs or live music acts.Bora Bora, Blue Marlin, and fourteen other popular beach clubs will be affected by a live music ban, newly imposed by the San Jose municipal town hall. The restriction represents Ibiza’s effort to return the Balearic island’s beaches to Ibiza’s […]

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New York City government votes in favor of nightlife office, task force

New York City will soon begin staffing spots in its nightlife office and task force, the proposal to elect an office of twelve members whose specialization will center around the city’s buzzing nightlife scene now solidified by the Consumer Affairs Committee’s vote in favor of the initiative.Heading the nightlife task force will be the Nighttime […]

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BREAKING: Angel investors purchase controlling stake in SoundCloud for $150 million

As anyone even moderately attuned to recent news knows, SoundCloud has tread uncertain territory for the past month or so, the longevity of the music streaming service was called into question once reports surfaced that the platform only possessed enough cash flow to stay afloat for a brief fifty-day period.While the extent of Chance the […]

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Omnia and Hakkasan announce stacked August lineups

Electronic music lovers familiar with Las Vegas know that Hakkasan and Omnia are the places to go to see the top DJs perform. Hakkasan group, which owns both Hakkasan and Omnia Night Clubs have just announced a stacked August lineup featuring everyone from residents Calvin Harris and Afrojack, to Kaskade and Travis Scott.Those looking for a […]

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How to collect funds from Spotify’s $43.5 million dollar class action settlement

The class action lawsuit opened against Spotify by Melissa Ferrick and David Lowery has been settled. Months prior, Ferrick and Lowery brought Ferrick v. Spotify USA Inc. to the court system, suing the popular music streaming service for copyright infringement, alleging that Spotify made some music available on its platform without the license to do […]

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Spotify turned down the volume on all its tracks without saying a word

Despite all the commotion surrounding Spotify lately — from creating “fake” artists, royalty battles with music publishers, and plans for a direct listing on the NY Stock Exchange — the Swedish music streaming giant has gone relatively quite. That is, Spotify has turned down the volume on every track in its 30 million-plus library.The catch? None of us even heard the difference.The […]

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