HOW STREAMING MUSIC PLATFORMS CAN LAST AND GROW

Nikhil Shah, Co-Founder and Commercial Director of Mixcloud (pictured). MixCloud connects listeners to new music and ideas through radio shows, DJ mixes and Podcasts uploaded by over 1 million curators. Here, Shah discusses how streaming music services can build their businesses in a sustainable and financially sensible way… There’s been much discussion of late about…

CARLIN AMERICA TO BE SOLD IN NEAR-$250M DEAL TO ROUND HILL MUSIC

Here comes the music business’s latest nine-figure sale. Historic independent publisher Carlin America Inc. is to be sold to Round Hill Music in a deal approaching $250m. The news was first reported by Bloomberg and has been corroborated by MBW sources. The agreement – thought to be for a likely sale price between $240m and $250m –…

PAUL KALKBRENNER CANCELS TOUR DATES DUE TO SEVERE EAR INFECTION

Much like his character in Berlin Calling, German DJ Paul Kalkbrenner has been forced to cancel a series of upcoming gigs in NYC, San Francisco and Mexico City later this month. The news arrives at a particularly inopportune time for the a much-loved artist, not least because he only recently announced the dates for the live…

Dash Berlin Partners With Savi & KO On New Single ‘Home’!

Dash Berlin – ‘Home‘ – Between dropping the second part of his We Are album in March of this year and headlining festivals across the globe near incessantly afterwards, it’s hard to imagine Dash Berlin finding the time to craft up some more monumental singles. But with ‘Home,’ an amazing link-up with American DJ and producer Savi and singer-songwriter Kaitlyn Olson (KO), Dash Berlin proves he…

Illenium Releases Sophomore Album “Awake”

After a summer that saw Nick Miller perform at esteemed festivals from Bonnaroo and Firefly to EDC Las Vegas and Electric Zoo, sell out club shows across the country, and collaborate with dubstep pioneers Zeds Dead, the Denver native has officially released his sophomore album ‘Awake’. Download “Awake” This 13-track journey comes star studded with features from Grammy Award winner Daya, The Voice talent Dia Frampton, Estonian superstar Kerli,…

Sander Van Doorn Reveals Lineup For Purple Haze Album Release Party

Sander van Doorn – Purple Haze Album Release Party – Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is just weeks away and the excitement is rapidly building for what promises to be another memorable gathering for the dance music community. Now comes the announcement of the guests joining Purple Haze for his album release party at the newly oppened Chin Chin Club –…

Whipped Cream Drops New EP On NEST

Whipped Cream – Persistence EP – Whipped Cream has linked up with Nest for an EP telling a story of self-awareness and untiring persistence. The three-track Persistence EP sees her focus on refining the distinct hues of her production, with each track embodying a state of mind that either spurs her artistry, or holds her back. The A-side ‘Ignorant‘ is unforgiving and…

A-Trak was initially against Kanye West sampling Daft Punk for ‘Stronger’

September 11, 2017 marked the ten-year anniversary of one of Kanye West’s best albums, Graduation. The title track on the album has quite an interesting back-story to it — as shared by Fool’s Gold Recordingshead honcho A-Trak in a recent interview with Billboard. Back then, A-Trak was much more involved in DJing rather than producing music, as he was also Kanye’s tour…

These are the winners for the inaugural Electronic Music Awards

On Thursday, September 21, Los Angeles played host to the first-ever Electronic Music Awards. Taking place in Willow Studios, in the Arts District of Downtown LA, the event was touted as something of an ‘anti-awards show.’ There were no speeches, no celebrity monologues, no red carpet. Rather, the event was meant to embody the spirit of dance music…