The Prodigy Cancels Ultra Music Festival Performance

The Prodigy Cancels Ultra Music Festival Performance Sad news coming in from The Prodigy. Maxim, one of the core Prodigy members, is unable to travel or perform and they’ve been forced to cancel their Ultra Music Festival performance. They were scheduled to headline the Live Stage on Saturday night. Liam, the mastermind behind the signature big…

SONY DEAL DONE, HERE’S HOW SOUNDCLOUD CAN SURVIVE A BRUTAL STREAMING MARKET

SONY DEAL DONE, HERE’S HOW SOUNDCLOUD CAN SURVIVE A BRUTAL STREAMING MARKET SoundCloud is not a steady ship. With cumulative losses of €74.7m ($84m) between 2012-2014, the Berlin-based streamer is over-reliant on investment and under severe pressure to fix its business model. Two years ago, these losses wouldn’t have greatly worried SoundCloud co-foundersEric Wahlforss and…

MARTIN GARRIX & 7UP TEAM UP FOR “CONCERT FOR THE DEAF”

MARTIN GARRIX & 7UP TEAM UP FOR “CONCERT FOR THE DEAF” Martin Garrix recently teamed up with 7UP to present an event unlike any other. In cooperation with Fake Love, Martin Garrix and 7UP created a concert for the deaf that utilized a variety of tactile experiments and features to give participants the experience of feeling…

OLIVER HELDENS SHOWS OFF NEW REMIX OF G-EAZY

OLIVER HELDENS SHOWS OFF NEW REMIX OF G-EAZY Oliver Heldens remixing G-Eazy… yeah, we didn’t see it coming either. But his collab with Bebe Rexha, “Me, Myself & I,” has garnered that much international love – over 60,000,000 views on YouTube alone – to prompt a well-deserved remix from the 21-year-old Dutch superstar. The original heavily features…

Skrillex and Halsey tease possible collaboration

Skrillex and Halsey tease possible collaboration Following their enormously successful collaboration with Justin Bieber on “The Feeling,” it appears that Skrillex and alt-pop singer Halsey may be working together again.  In a picture posted Wednesday on Halsey’s Instagram, the two musicians can be seen wearing OWSLA hats and working at a laptop with microphones set…

EDM HISTORY WITH THE ULTRA LINEUPS FROM 1999 TILL NOW

EDM HISTORY WITH THE ULTRA LINEUPS FROM 1999 TILL NOW The Bangin Beats recently went through the effort of compiling every single one of the past Ultra Music Festival lineups and it’s a breathtaking step back into dance music history. From 1999 till 2016 a lot has changed through mainstream EDM and it’s certainly reflected in the various lineups year by…

SEE THE GENRES THAT USE GHOST PRODUCERS THE MOST

SEE THE GENRES THAT USE GHOST PRODUCERS THE MOST Thump recently did an interview with one of the people behind edmghostproducer.com, a business designed to connect anonymous ghost producers to “artists” and labels looking to purchase their work. They discussed the different perspectives on ghost production, and shared some statistics from their service. Most interesting…

SPOTIFY & NMPA REACH $30 MILLION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT OVER UNPAID ROYALTIES

SPOTIFY & NMPA REACH $30 MILLION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT OVER UNPAID ROYALTIES More news in the streaming world today as Spotify announced that it and the National Music Publishing Association (NMPA) have reached a settlement over unmatched (songs that haven’t received payment because Spotify didn’t identify their publishers) and unpaid song royalties. Spotify is expected to pay out around $30…