Spinnin’ Records signs first Chinese artist

Spinnin’ Records signs first Chinese artist Dutch powerhouse, Spinnin’ Records, is internationally known as a launching point for promising dance protégés with notable alumni including Martin Garrix, Sam Feldt, and Curbi. Always looking for the hottest up-and-comers, Spinnin’ set it’s sights on China recently to see if they could discover the country’s next dance star…

BEATPORT RECORDED $5.5 MILLION LOSS IN 2015

BEATPORT RECORDED $5.5 MILLION LOSS IN 2015 With the SFX financial troubles, this does not come as a surprise According to reports, the online music retailer Beatport recorded a loss of $5.5 million in 2015. The company was purchased by SFX Entertainment in 2013 for the sum of $50m. Now, Billboard reports that it’s revenue…

THIS EDM STAR IS CHANGING THE GAME FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

THIS EDM STAR IS CHANGING THE GAME FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY At the end of 2015, Norwegian superstar Kygo, broke Spotify records by being the first artist to hit 1 billion plays. And he did it without even releasing an album. In a day and age where music fans use stream services such as Spotify,…

YouTube buys BandPage for $8 million

YouTube buys BandPage for $8 million YouTube has acquired BandPage for $8 million. The video streaming platform has been trying to win over the love of musicians, who are not too happy with the streaming world right now, due to lack of streaming royalties. With this new relationship, the service will attempt to solve the sole…

PANDORA IS PREPARING TO SELL

PANDORA IS PREPARING TO SELL It’s not the first time that Pandora’s viability has been questioned, but rumor has it that the OG music discovery service is working with Morgan Stanley to meet with prospective buyers. However, it’s a strange time for Pandora to be selling. The company’s market value is down to $1.7 billion, compared to $7…

Soundcloud Reports Nearly $60 Million In Losses In 2014

Soundcloud Reports Nearly $60 Million In Losses In 2014 2016 is upon us, and with the turn of the new year comes the memory of a distant claim made by streaming site Soundcloud about the addition of a new, paid service to be launched sometime in the coming months. Unfortunately for the company, this new…

Beatles legacy brings more than £89m to Liverpool’s economy each year

Beatles legacy brings more than £89m to Liverpool’s economy each year A statue of The Beatles outside Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building, unveiled in December PA “Money”, the Beatles sang in 1963, was what they wanted. Now, 53 years later, and  46 years after the group split in 1970, their home town of Liverpool is raking…

Ways to Make Money in the Music Industry

Ways to Make Money in the Music Industry The music industry has long been a popular and largely successful industry. Countless people have made a great deal of money from this highly lucrative industry. Of course, when you think of working with and making money from the music industry, one would naturally think of singing…

Meet The Highest-Paid DJs Of 2015

Meet The Highest-Paid DJs Of 2015 From Calvin Harris to Deadmau5, FORBES counts down the EDM cash kings who earned the most money in the last 12 months.

U.S. Recording Industry 2015

U.S. Recording Industry 2015 Digital Streaming continued to overtake the American recorded music industry last year. In fact, it doubled — from 164.5 billion songs streamed in 2014 to 317.2 billion last year, according to Nielsen Music. That increase translates into 211.5 million stream equivalent albums — whereby 1,500 song streams equal one album —…

Co-Founder of Pirate Bay Creates New Machine to Debunk Industry Claims

Co-Founder of Pirate Bay Creates New Machine to Debunk Industry Claims Earlier this week, we covered a story about the possible change of dealing with online piracy. A novel idea that instead of prosecuting your fan base who illegal downloads your intellectual property, the artist teams up with Muzit to use torrent data to create…

SPIN Says Daft Punk Is The 2nd-Best Duo Of The Last 30 Years

SPIN Says Daft Punk Is The 2nd-Best Duo Of The Last 30 Years Over the last 30 years, the music industry has evolved at an unprecedented rate. Just for perspective, the top-selling albums in the U.S. from 1985-1987 featured Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, and Bon Jovi, respectively. The same charts were topped by Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift,…

New Study Predicts The Exact Year Paid Digital Download Will End

New Study Predicts The Exact Year Paid Digital Download Will End According to Nielsen SoundScan (a system that tracks music sales in the United States and Canada), paying to download music will soon be a thing of the past. Nielsen SoundScan predicts that by 2021, streaming music will have fully taken over and that there…

BRAND NEW VINYL PRESSING MACHINES

BRAND NEW VINYL PRESSING MACHINES ARE ENTERING THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME With vinyl record sales the highest they’ve been in 20 years, new presses are going to be installed Vinyl pressing machines are big, really big, and they take up a lot of space in a warehouse. There hasn’t been any innovation with…

Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees

Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees Kendrick Lamar photographed on Dec. 3, 2014 at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Ca. RAMONA ROSALES Kendrick Lamar leads all nominees with 11, The Weeknd and Taylor Swift each have 7 nominations. Kendrick Lamar earned 11 nominations for the 2016 Grammys, both Taylor Swift and The…

Beatport reveals all time statistics of top-selling artists, tracks and genres

Beatport reveals all time statistics of top-selling artists, tracks and genres Beatport reveals 10 years statistics of top-selling artists and tracks Who’s sold the most records on Beatport since its inception a decade ago? And what’s Beatport’s best-selling genre? Mixmag published all stats in their September edition. Get the answers to these questions and tons…

Ninja Tune celebrates 25 years with LA and London takeovers

Ninja Tune celebrates 25 years with LA and London takeovers For the last 25 years, Ninja Tune has ushered in some of the finest left-field electronic music around. Originally devised by Jon More and Matt Black of Coldcut as an outlet for independent artistry, the label has grown to be one of the defining tastemakers…

50 Best Albums of 2015

50 Best Albums of 2015 Cover photo illustration by Ryan Casey via Rolling Stone As 2015 comes to a close, music critics are releasing their lists of the best moments, artists and albums of the year. Yesterday, SPIN dropped their list of the Best Songs of 2015, which included tracks from Jamie xx, Major Lazer…

Darius Syrossian Music is more important than anything else

Darius Syrossian Music is more important than anything else Darius Syrossian has done it all. You know him best as an international DJ and producer, but like many, his passion started in the record shops he worked at long before fate would wave her magic wand. His most recent venture sees him delve into the…

ADELE’S “25” IS CURRENTLY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUM OF ALL TIME

ADELE’S “25” IS CURRENTLY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUM OF ALL TIME Adele’s newest album has already shattered two of the most impressive previous records that it could have shattered. In its first week on sale (which isn’t even over yet), 25 has sold three million copies. First, it completely obliterated the previous record for single-week album sales…

Axwell speaks on new single and ten years of Axtone ahead of Axtone Ten release

Axwell speaks on new single and ten years of Axtone ahead of Axtone Ten release Dominating headlines over the past few calendars years as one-half of Axwell Ʌ Ingrosso and one-third ofSwedish House Mafia, Axwell‘s individual credentials have largely been muted in favor of genre-defining collaborations. Now reaching a milestone of a decade releasing some…

2015 American Music Awards featuring Pentatonix

2015 American Music Awards featuring Pentatonix Pentatonix is interviewed by Poppy Jamie and Bow Wow on the red carpet at the 43rd Annual American Music Awards. Pentatonix talks about “Choirs Nerds”

Pacha New York Is Closing Its Doors

Pacha New York Is Closing Its Doors After ten incredible years, Pacha New York will be closing its doors for good. The nightlife staple will be celebrating its tenth anniversary with Erick Morillo in what will be an incredible night for those who attend. Pacha’s New York president Eddie Dean stated that “the average nightclub…

Fedde Le Grand Drops New Single “The Noise”

Fedde Le Grand Drops New Single “The Noise” Today, veteran DJ/producer Fedde Le Grand released a big room-esque, electro house single, “The Noise,” that’s already seen support from the likes of Tiësto, W&W, Dannic and more. Fans can purchase the track released on Darklight Recordings through Beatport.

A NEW ENTRY INTO THE STREAMING MUSIC WORLD

A NEW ENTRY INTO THE STREAMING MUSIC WORLD The popular freemium file transfer site WeTransfer.com is set to announce their entrance into the field of streaming music services, though their approach will be a bit different as compared to Spotify or Apple Music. WeTransfer currently serves 85 million users per month, and hopes to grow…

Electric Paradise Releases Full Lineup Featuring Skrillex, Major Lazer, Porter Robinson, Martin Garrix, Steve Angello & More

Electric Paradise Releases Full Lineup Featuring Skrillex, Major Lazer, Porter Robinson, Martin Garrix, Steve Angello & More Electric Paradise Music Festival is returning to beautiful Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic on December 19th with a massive lineup, cementing its status as the region’s biggest multi-stage festival in the region. To learn more and find…

See Special AMAs Twitter Hashtag Emojis

See Special AMAs Twitter Hashtag Emojis The Special Hashtag Emojis for the 2015 American Music Awards! From The Weeknd, to Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, One Direction and more — see all of the custom Twitter hashtag emojis created for the 2015 AMAs! American Music Awards Jennifer Lopez 5 Seconds of Summer One Direction…

ADELE’S 25 IS ON FIRE: 1.9M SOLD IN JUST TWO DAYS IN THE US

ADELE’S 25 IS ON FIRE: 1.9M SOLD IN JUST TWO DAYS IN THE US It’s fair to say this is going better than anyone dared expect. Adele’s 25 sold a scarcely believable 1.9m copies in its first two days on sale in the US, according to early data from reliable local retail monitor BuzzAngle –…

CALVIN HARRIS WINS BEST EDM ARTIST

CALVIN HARRIS WINS BEST EDM ARTIST 2015 AMAS Global EDM superstar and part-time Calvin Klein underwear model Calvin Harris might have lost the European Music Awards crown for “Best EDM Artist” to Martin Garrix, but he more than made up for it with his win in the American iteration earlier tonight. This year’s AMAs which served as the 43rd edition saw Calvin Harris…

ADELE’S 25 JUST WENT PLATINUM IN 24 HOURS

ADELE’S 25 JUST WENT PLATINUM IN 24 HOURS There are people out there who believe Adele somehow let down the music business by not putting her new album, 25, on streaming services in its opening week. Then there are those who believe that these songs belong to Adele (plus XL/Beggars, Sony and UMPG) – and…

MARTIN GARRIX ANNOUNCES NEXT BIG MOVE SINCE LABEL SPLIT

MARTIN GARRIX ANNOUNCES NEXT BIG MOVE SINCE LABEL SPLIT Garrix experienced firsthand the dangers of big label contracts and the downfalls of traditional label models. The contrasting statements from Martin Garrix and Spinnin’ Records revealed that the wunderkind’s split from the label and MusicAllstars Management was due to prolonged disputes over ownership rights. Back in…

AFROJACK: “I’M NOT EDM”

AFROJACK: “I’M NOT EDM” In an interview with Asian Age published yesterday, this year’s #8 DJ stated “I’m not EDM.” Afrojack has been an integral supporter and pioneer in the Dirty Dutch scene nearly since its inception, but his public persona has been marred in recent years due to wild stunts and antics, not to mention lackluster…

DAFT PUNK, DEADMAU5 AND MORE TRANSFORMED WITH LEGOS IN INCREDIBLE STOP-MOTION VIDEO

DAFT PUNK, DEADMAU5 AND MORE TRANSFORMED WITH LEGOS IN INCREDIBLE STOP-MOTION VIDEO For a month and a half, French producer TuaN spent his time working with a friend to make elaborate and hilarious stop-motion scenes out of LEGOs for a music video to his original track, “Small Things.” Rather than conventional, slow-motion shots of himself standing in different…

THE BEST US CITIES FOR EDM

THE BEST US CITIES FOR EDM You can take data and manipulate it however you want to show certain results, so it’s no surprise that a group likeGalavantier came up with an infographic describing the best US cities for EDM. Results are based off of three sources that are cross references: DJ Mag’s top 100 DJs,…

HEY LADIES: APPLE THINKS YOU CAN’T FIND MUSIC WITHOUT MEN’S HELP

HEY LADIES: APPLE THINKS YOU CAN’T FIND MUSIC WITHOUT MEN’S HELP The famed producer, cofounder of Interscope, and current head of Apple Music Jimmy Iovine was recently on CBS This Morning, and made some bizarrely sexist comments to go along with Apple’s bizarrely sexist TV ad. Jimmy Iovine and Apple Music seem to be gunning…

PANDORA’S AGGRESSIVE PLOT TO DEFEAT SPOTIFY: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

PANDORA’S AGGRESSIVE PLOT TO DEFEAT SPOTIFY: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Pandora is feeling mighty bullish. Last night, the US streaming platform announced its intention to acquire key assets from on-demand music service Rdio – which, it transpires, is about to file for bankruptcy in the States. Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews (pictured, main) and…

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 By Title

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 By Title Michael Jackson DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images With 37 weeks at No. 1, Michael Jackson‘s smash album Thriller continues to hold the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (1963-2015).Thriller clocked its first week at No. 1 on the list…

MUSIC CREATION & PERFORMANCE WITH THE MYO ARMBAND

MUSIC CREATION & PERFORMANCE WITH THE MYO ARMBAND The future is finally here and music creation will never be the same again. As one end of the music industry focuses on making new and advanced controllers to interface with music programs, Thalmic Labs were one of the few that looked at the industry in a…

MAN SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ONLINE PIRACY

MAN SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ONLINE PIRACY Piracy is a huge problem in the music industry, as more and more artists are seeing their online sales dwindle. The man responsible for a significant amount of illegal online distribution was taken to court last fall and has just been sentenced to federal…

Burn Residency 2015 – The Experience

Burn Residency 2015 – The Experience Burn Residency welcomes 20 finalists from all over the world to Ibiza to be mentored by living legend of electronic music, Carl Cox. Here they’re put through their paces during an intense 10-day bootcamp and given a real opportunity of a lifetime. In webisode 4, the spotlight focuses on…

DEADMAU5 GOES INDIE, DITCHES MAJOR RECORD LABELS

DEADMAU5 GOES INDIE, DITCHES MAJOR RECORD LABELS Deadmau5 has always been a vocal character, usually playing the “asshole” of most situations he’s involved in. In a turn of events, his newest conflict seems to be a beneficial one, and should serve as a serious wake-up call to major labels trying to ride the EDM wave. The words…

MEET THE NEW GROOVESHARK – AKA ‘POPCORN TIME FOR MUSIC’

MEET THE NEW GROOVESHARK – AKA ‘POPCORN TIME FOR MUSIC’ SEPTEMBER 17, 2015   BY TIM INGHAM Say hello to what might be the most frightening app in existence for the music business. Aurous is a music streaming app/website built on similar technology to Popcorn Time, the copyright-infringing streaming movie and TV service that is now…