Google Play to be completely replaced by YouTube Music in December

On August 4, the YouTube Official Blog announced in a post that Google Play would be entirely phased out by the end of 2020. Plans to merge the two platforms together have been public since July 2017, but this announcement is the first to assign an official departure date to the Google Play platform for good. The…

Fatboy Slim and Idris Elba, live at home

The latest producers to turn their homes into makeshift performance spaces are Fatboy Slim and Idris Elba, who will be streaming live on July 25 in partnership with Beatport. Both house music connoisseurs have remained fairly active in isolation. Elba recently released the piano-infused single, “One Fine Day,” a collaboration with The Knocks, and Slim has kept a steady pace with…

SPOTIFY LAUNCHES VIDEO PODCASTS GLOBALLY

Today (July 21), the music streaming company has officially launched creator-made video podcasts globally, available for free and Premium users. In a blog post, Spotify states the new feature will allow “select creators to bring both audio and video content to Spotify, enabling them to connect more meaningfully with their listeners, expand viewership, and deepen…

Beatport Announces Organic House ReConnect Livestream

Beatport celebrates the launch of its new Organic House category with a 12-hour stream from some of the genre’s most accomplished selectors. The livestream will take place on Friday, July 17, starting at 5:00 PM CEST. Last month, Beatport introduced a new genre classification to its online store — Organic House/Downtempo. After collecting feedback from artists, labels, industry…

TIKTOK RIVAL INSTAGRAM REELS TO LAUNCH GLOBALLY IN ‘MATTER OF WEEKS’

TikTok could be just a few weeks away from having to compete with a new global rival, as Facebook prepares to launch its Instagram Reels feature in over 50 markets, including the United States. That is according to an NBC News report, which, citing ‘sources familiar with the matter’, states that the worldwide rollout has been ‘in…

ENRICO SANGIULIANO ANNOUNCES ES SYSTEM LIVESTREAM

Enrico Sangiuliano has been a fast-rising and tenacious force across the techno landscape in recent years and now stands as one of the circuit’s most adored talents. Following a monumental B2B stream alongside his lockdown partner Charlotte de Witte earlier this month, which amassed well-over 2.5 million views, the Italian doyen now returns with a…

New Livestreaming Concept – ‘Stream City Live’ Launches at the World’s First Historic Quarantined City in Croatia

https://www.facebook.com/MrAfterParty/ https://www.instagram.com/mr.afterparty “Game of Thrones”, “Star Wars” and “Robin Hood” have all been filmed here over the years. World renowned social media brand Mr. Afterparty and BSH Events are looking to take you on a spectacular music journey through the historically and culturally rich treasures of the world’s best cityscapes, with their new series “Steam…

LIVEXLIVE TO LAUNCH PAY-PER-VIEW LIVE STREAM MUSIC EVENTS ‘TO DRIVE NEW REVENUE-SHARE MODEL FOR ARTISTS’

Los Angeles-based live entertainment company LiveXLive Media is planning to launch pay-per-view (PPV) live stream performances and events. According to the company, its PPV platform “will drive a new revenue-sharing model for both artists and LiveXLive via digital ticket sales, fan tipping, digital meet and greets, merchandise sales and sponsorship”. The announcement of the company’s PPV…

Bernd Breiter’s Frankfurt based event company BigCityBeats continues to revolutionize the events industry even during the Corona Crisis

Düsseldorf’s drive-in cinema becomes the world’s first drive-in club and the media and event industry worldwide offers their praise Michael Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, Beverly Hills California posted: “Germany’s BigCityBeats Hosted The World’s First “Drive-In Rave”, Solomon Parker, super agent to The Prodigy and Take That said: „Congratulations on the Drive…

BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Drive-In Edition

2,000 WorldClubbers in two completely sold out shows at 1. Clubmusic staging in the Düsseldorf drive-in cinema Live broadcast on “Arte Concert” Announcement of new dates with Alle Farben, Gestört aber GeiL, Lari Luke and Mausio  Announcement of BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Winter Edition 2021 “It is so awesome. I absolutely lack the words! You…

Nic Fanciulli launches new Instagram talk show ‘As I Was Saying…’

Carl Cox, Pete Tong and Chelsea FC’s Marco Alonso are among the first guests Nic Fanciulli is set to launch a new weekly Instagram talk show ‘As I Was Saying…’, kicking off on 1st May with fellow dance music legend and Ibiza mainstay Carl Cox. Taking place on Thursdays at 9pm (GMT) for six consecutive weeks, ‘As I Was Saying…’ will see Fanciulli invite guests to join…

Facebook announces addition of pay-to-watch streams coming soon

While live music fans have been lamenting the cancellations of festivals and venues, we’ve been treated to an onslaught of free live streamed performances. However, as the closures continue on, possibly even into 2021, we may be trending towards the end of free live streams. Earlier this week, Facebook announced they will be adding “the ability…

STMPD RCRDS announces monthly edition of online festival during isolation period

After the success of the first edition of their online festival, Martin Garrix’s label STMPD RCRDS is back with a monthly edition of STMPD RCRDS Festival. Starting coming Saturday the 25th of April at 4PM CEST, everyone at home can enjoy several hours of fresh tunes from STMPD artists and friends every last Saturday of the month during these times of social distancing….

Claptone reveals “Claptone In The Circus”

An immersive video series – broadcasting live every Wednesday APRIL 22ND – AUGUST 5TH, 2020 EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9PM CET 12 EXCLUSIVE MIXES 40 + EXCLUSIVE AND UNRELEASED CLAPTONE ORIGINALS, REMIXES AND EDITS ALL STREAMED LIVE FROM THE CIRCUS Watch via Claptone’s YouTube or Facebook Welcome to CLAPTONE in The Circus, a series of DJ sets, live and direct from a…

TUNE IN: DESTRUCTO Presents “BREAKFAST CLUB” Live Stream Sunday, April 26

DESTRUCTO PRESENTS THE BREAKFAST CLUB LIVE STREAM ON TWITCH, FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE SUNDAY, APRIL 26  STARTING AT 9:00AM UNTIL 11:00AM PST WATCH AT TWITCH.TV/DESTRUCTOAMF FACEBOOK.COM/DESTRUCTOAMF YOUTUBE.COM/C/DESTRUCTOAMF DESTRUCTO (Gary Richards) is back with another live stream coming directly to your living room this Sunday, April 26. The Breakfast Club is a call back to the 2018…

BigCityBeats steers forward with radio partner 1LIVE for WORLD CLUB DOME Drive-In

„Dance into May”: with Le Shuuk & Friends at the Autokino Düsseldorf Pre-register now at worldclubdome.com/drive-in and be there on April 30th, 2020! For years BigCityBeats have been known for their unusual and crazy antics, and now thanks to BCB you need no longer worry about Summer 2020 lacking any festival events. Bernd Breiter, the visionary founder…

MARTIN JENSEN TO PLAY 5-HOUR ‘ME, MYSELF, ONLINE’ LIVESET FROM TELIA PARKEN STADIUM THIS FRIDAY, AVAILABLE TO STREAM VIA TWITCH!

Stream info: Friday 10th April @ 18:00pm – 23:00pm CEST Stream link: twitch.tv/martinjensentv As one of Denmark’s biggest artists with over 1 billion streams and a #45 placing in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s Poll, Martin Jensen is constantly pushing the envelope in connecting with his fans through his music and in these unprecedented times, aims to…

Tune In: Mixmag Lab Home Sessions Debuts w MK Now Set For Friday, April 10

ORIGINALLY SET FOR TODAY, TUESDAY, APRIL 7 IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 10 AT 5:00PM ET/2:00PM PT WATCH AT FACEBOOK.COM/MIXMAGMAGAZINE/ Tune in FRIDAY, APRIL 10 as leading global house music DJ/producer and AREA10 founder MK (Marc Kinchen) will perform a DJ set for the very first episode of Mixmag Lab Home Sessions series.  Starting at…

FEDDE LE GRAND’S DARKLIGHT RECORDINGS BRINGS MAIN STAGE FAVOURITES HOME OUT NOW

Fedde Le Grand’s iconic Darklight Recordings imprint has dropped a trio of future Main Stage favourites which will bring the festival vibes straight to your stereos. STREAM: EXODUS x DRIIFT x RELYVE FT. DASHIUS CLAY ‘M.I.A.M.I’ Set to impress with a monster collaboration between New York’s Exodus, Brazil’s DRIIIFT, Ukraine’s Relyve and a feature from Miami’s Dashius Clay, ‘M.I.A.M.I’ is a tantalising…

Beatport’s 34 hour live stream raises over $180,000 for COVID-19 Solidarity funds with a staggering 8.5m people tuning in

Beatport Presents: ReConnect, A Global Music Event 8.5 million people tune in to watch Beatport’s 34-hour live stream marathon with DJs from around the globe, raising over $180,000 for the AFEM (Association for Electronic Music) and WHO COVID-19 Funds Beatport, the world’s leading destination for electronic music, today announced that its 34-hour live stream “ReConnect” in partnership with…

Japan’s Rainbow Disco Club announces 12-hour live stream somewhere under the rainbow! with DJ Nobu, Kenji Takimi, Yoshinori Hayashi, Licaxxx, CYK, machìna, Sisi and more

RAINBOW DISCO CLUB “somewhere under the rainbow!” Saturday 18th April 12:00-24:00 JST https://rainbowdiscoclub.zaiko.io/e/somewhereundertherainbow Facebook: @RainbowDiscoClub Instagram: @RainbowDiscoClub Twitter: @Rainbow_Disco   Japan’s Rainbow Disco Club which like many others was forced to cancel due to the outbreak of COVID-19, has announced a 12-hour long streaming event dubbed somewhere under the rainbow! on Saturday 18th April.  …

STMPD RCRDS Festival Is Coming To A Device Near You On March 28

The STMPD RCRDS family have decided to rally together to offer fans something really special during these difficult times. To spread acts of musical kindness around the world right now, they have decided to stage an online STMPD RCRDS Festival on Saturday March 28th, bringing you DJ sets from your favourite STMPD RCRDS artists and friends. But this isn’t just any old…

LIVE NATION SHARES BOUNCE BACK AS LIBERTY MEDIA PAYS OFF $130M COMPANY LOAN

Liberty Media Corporation has today announced that it has fully repaid a Live Nation margin loan using cash. The payment, worth $130m, means that there are now “no margin or other price triggers that could require a sale of the underlying [Live Nation] stock”, according to Liberty. Liberty Media owns approximately 69.6 million shares of…

GIGMIT LAUNCHES GAME-CHANGING NEW BOOKING TOOL ‘FAN INSIGHTS’

ENABLES FAN AND STREAMING DATA TRANSPARENCY FOR  PROMOTERS, BOOKERS, MANAGERS, LABELS & ARTISTS MULTI-PLATFORM DATA FIGURES NOW STREAMLINED AND READILY  ACCESSIBLE FOR OVER 110,000 LIVE ACTS Streaming is changing the music industry as rapidly growing numbers of listeners generate an ever-increasing amount of data. Top that off with fan figures from social media and an…

Beatport expands its Techno Categories

https://www.beatport.com Beatport, the world’s number one destination for electronic music, has just announced that it will be expanding Techno, the store’s most popular genre, into two new categories: Techno [Raw/Deep/Hypnotic], and Techno [Peak Time/Driving/Hard]. In recategorising its Techno genre, Beatport will offer its customers a more clearly curated Techno catalogue tailored to diverse sounds, while enabling artists and labels…

THE BRITISH INDIE WITH MAJOR INFLUENCE NCS CONFIRMS 235 BILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS OVER LAST DECADE, LABEL REVOLUTIONISES ‘TRADITIONAL’ MUSIC DISTRIBUTION TEMPLATE

NCS today cemented their position as one of the world’s biggest independent electronic music labels, confirming ‘end-of-decade’ figures that include a whopping 235 billion YouTube streams.  With 24 million subscribers to their YouTube platform, NCS control the third largest YouTube channel in the UK, behind only One Direction and Ed Sheeran. However, their reach extends…

YOUTUBE IS GENERATING OVER $1.5BN PER MONTH FROM ADS – AND BOASTS OVER 20M PAYING MUSIC SUBSCRIBERS WORLDWIDE

YouTube reached over $15 billion in advertising revenues last year. That figure was included as part of the platform’s first ever publicly disclosed advertising revenues (see below), published yesterday (January 3) by parent company Alphabet in its financial results for Q4 and fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. It was also revealed yesterday that YouTube’s advertising revenues…

RICHIE HAWTIN Launches CLOSER — Interactive App For Mobile Phones

RICHIE HAWTIN – CLOSER APP INTERACTIVE APP – MADE FOR MOBILE PHONES – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TELEKOM ELECTRONIC BEATS AVAILABLE NOW app:                     CLOSER available:             iOS App Store, Google Play – free download  formats:                interactive mobile app, audiovisual mix album hashtags:            #RichieHawtin #CLOSElive #CLOSEcombined #TelekomElectronicBeats RICHIE HAWTIN CELEBRATES…

SoundCloud adds new Promote tool for artists to further target audiences

Music streaming service SoundCloud has just unveiled a new tool for artists with premier memberships called Promote. The tool allows creators to book campaigns that specifically targets audiences, boosting their music to the top of users’ feeds. In line with Facebook and Instagram’s advertising options, targeting options include age, gender, location, device, and genre. SoundCloud Premier allows…

NEW APPLE MUSIC FOR BUSINESS SERVICE LAUNCHES

Apple has partnered with in-store music and entertainment provider PlayNetwork to launch a Music for Business service. According to the Apple Music for Business landing page, businesses will be able to use the service via a dedicated iOS app and CURIOPlayer Z8 music players. Apple has already been testing a version of its new offering in Harrods and…

Spotify announces launch of their own award show

Spotify has announced that on March 5th, 2020, they will host the first annual Spotify Awards in Mexico City. According to the streaming giant, the show’s categories, nominees, and winners will be decided entirely based on user streaming data to “provide a true reflection of what fans are listening to.” Coming fresh off the heels of…

TIKTOK CROSSES 1.5 BILLION DOWNLOADS

TikTok has surpassed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store and Google Play, according to new stats released by mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The new stats also reveal that TikTok is currently the third most downloaded non-gaming app in 2019, behind WhatsApp (707.4m) and Messenger (636.2m). Facebook and Instagram come in at No. 4 and No. 5…

Sam Feldt Reaches Milestone Of 1 Billion Spotify Streams

DJ and producer Sam Feldt has reached the impressive milestone of 1 billion streams on Spotify. The achievement follows his current global succes with ‘Post Malone’ (feat. RANI), which by now counts over 80 million Spotify streams. Sam Feldt received a special 1 billion streams award this week at Dutch national radio SLAM!. Sam Feldt has been on fire since his earliest releases. Making his…

Spotify files complaint against Apple Music, citing ‘unfair advantages’

The fight to be crowned king of streaming continues as Spotify and Apple Music duke it out March 13. The most recent development comes after Spotify founder Daniel Ek and his team filed a complaint against Apple alleging “unfair advantages” in regards to Apple’s App Store.  After “careful consideration” and what seems like previous efforts to resolve the conflict…

Spotify adds new privileges for Samsung customers

After announcing its partnership with Samsung in August 2018, Spotify has continued to compete with Apple Music as a default music provider. Currently, it’s the go-to listening option for Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant (the competitor to Apple’s Siri). However, as of March 8, the Swedish streaming service has expanded this partnership to astronomical levels, now coming preinstalled on most Samsung devices worldwide. With…

STREAMING ACCOUNTED FOR 75% OF MUSIC INDUSTRY REVENUE IN 2018

RIAA figures also show that sales of vinyl rose 8% on the previous year… A report by The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has shown that 75% of music revenue made in the retail sector within the US last year came from streaming. These figures are thanks to the continued popularity of subscription services…

SoundCloud users can now distribute original music to rival streaming platforms

SoundCloud has launched a new distribution feature in open beta which enables artists to spread their music to a range of rival streaming services. The upgrade to the platform’s SoundCloud Premier monetization toolset allows users to “seamlessly” distribute their music to the likes of Amazon Music, Apple Music, Instagram, Spotify, Tencent, YouTube Music and more…

SPOTIFY’S TOP 5 GLOBAL ARTISTS IS AMERICAN, AS J BALVIN CLIMBS TO NO.1

The Colombian artist has officially become the biggest act Spotify in terms of total monthly listeners, having just overtaken long-time No.1, Drake. As of today (June 26), Balvin has 48,199,671 monthly listeners on the platform. (This number is monitored each day on a rolling monthly basis.) Drake, meanwhile, has 47,764,878 monthly Spotify listeners. This is…

Empire Music Entertainment launches new own label: Karia Records

Determined to build a legacy that will stretch on for many years, Ozgur Timucin with Empire Music Entertainment have joined forces definitively to assemble a create ‘Karia Records’ After so many succesful releases and a few co-owned labels its time for Ozgur Timucin to become new Label. Not only to create a closer relationship between…

ELOHIM RELEASES NEW SINGLE “TV”

GODADDY ‘MAKE THE WORLD YOU WANT’ BRAND LAUNCH COMMERCIAL FEAT. “TV” HERE + FEATURED ON NEW QUINN XCII SINGLE “HOLDING HANDS” HERE STREAM HERE (Los Angeles, CA – February 8, 2019) Los Angeles artist / producer Elohim has released a brand new single titled “TV.” Stream the song everywhere now here. The new track comes alongside Elohim’s freshly-launched partnership with GoDaddy for their ‘Make The World You Want’ Brand launch which highlights “TV” in their new…

Spotify rolls out new artist-muting feature

At long last, Spotify subscribers who want to limit their exposure to certain artists now have the ability to mute musicians whose songs makes them cringe, thanks to Spotify’s new artist-muting feature. The new function can be found in the menu bar on each artist’s page. Once the user mutes an artist, the artist’s music will not…

MIXCLOUD LAUNCHES SELECT, A PIONEERING FAN-TO-CREATOR AUDIO SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE

Listeners can now subscribe to individual Mixcloud channels to directly support and get closer to their favorite creators Mixcloud’s unique licensing model allows longform audio creators to join the revenue mix for the first time 40+ first wave Mixcloud Select creators include Afrojack, Brooklyn Radio, Clash Magazine, Defected Records, DJ P Montana, Eats Everything, John…

SOUNDCLOUD DATA ADDED TO UK AND IRELAND’S OFFICIAL CHARTS

Licensed and monetized streams happening on SoundCloud will now be counted in the UK and Ireland’s Official Albums and Singles Charts. Data from the streaming service will be added to sales numbers calculated by the Official Charts Company for the charts published on Friday (September 21).  SoundCloud plays follow YouTube views as a recent addition…

APPLE’S BUYOUT OF SHAZAM: 5 REASONS IT COULD CHANGE MUSIC STREAMING FOREVER

Apple is in a music-streaming arms race. It’s getting closer to 50m paying music subscribers worldwide, but remains approximately 39m behind Spotify’s premium global user-base. Does Apple’s acquisition of Shazam hold the potential to help launch it towards pole position? The significance of the $400m buyout was meaty enough for European Commission regulators to launch an in-depth investigation in…

SPOTIFY HITS 83 MILLION PAID SUBSCRIBERS AND 180 MILLION TOTAL USERS

Spotify rapidly grows, going toe-to-toe with Apple Music to be the top global music streaming service. Spotify’s latest quarterly earnings have come in, showing a huge growth with continued operating losses. The good news? Spotify has hit 83 million paid subscribers, a big increase from the 70 million paid subscriber count last released. That represents a 13 million…

Instagram and Spotify introduce new story feature to simplify music sharing

The days of screenshotting that track that you’ve been digging in order to share it on your Instagram story are over. Instagram and Spotify introduced a new music sharing feature that allows Spotify listeners to share the song that they’re currently streaming with their Instagram followers. Spotify users need only to select the ‘Share to Instagram Story’ option from…

SOUNDCLOUD LAUNCHES EMERGING ARTIST SUPPORT INITIATIVE

SoundCloud has launched its first ever creator-led advertising campaign, which showcases artist’s stories across its apps, playlists, social feeds and newsletters, as well as social and out of home advertising. Entitled First on SoundCloud, the initiative will promote emerging talent through new music, video and photography. The debut campaign features creators that started their careers…

Second show added March 31 — TIDAL X: deadmau5 “where’s the drop?” – An Orchestral Performance at The Wiltern Theatre

TIDAL X: deadmau5 “where’s the drop?” AN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE BY deadmau5 AND A FULL ORCHESTRA SECOND SHOW ADDED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 31  AT THE WILTERN IN LOS ANGELES LIVESTREAM TO BE BROADCAST ON TIDAL FROM APRIL 1 SOLD-OUT SHOW  CORRESPONDING STUDIO ALBUM ‘where’s the drop?’ SET FOR RELEASE MARCH 30 EXCLUSIVELY VIA TIDAL THROUGH deadmau5′…

Spotify now shows songwriter credits

Spotify has been continuously making moves in right direction over the past few weeks, rolling out updates that aim to make listening to music easier and help its users see all the people behind their favorite tracks. After announcing last week that it will be crediting remixers for their reworks of tracks back to 2015, the platform has released another update that…

YouTube launches new, low data application in 130 countries

YouTube intends to make big moves as 2018 commences, with the launch of their new application YouTube Go. The video streaming giant is introducing it’s newest product in 130 countries after a successful beta test in India last year and an ensuing trial run in 14 additional countries. YouTube Go provides a redesigned version of YouTube’s mobile interface…

SPOTIFY TO LAUNCH NEW MULTIMEDIA FORMAT CALLED SPOTLIGHT

Spotify has officially announced the launch of a multimedia sector called Spotlight. The streaming giant is introducing visual supplement — including text, photos and videos — to augment its audio components, such as audiobooks, podcasts and other content. The launch will cover a wide range of interests from music, sports, politics, pop culture and a plethora of other user interests….

SoundCloud rejects claims of reduced sound quality on its streams

The internet took to arms yesterday amid reports that SoundCloud had changed the audio quality of music played back on its platform. According to reports, SoundCloud had changed from the already paltry 128kbps MP3 format to a 64kbps Opus format. SoundCloud responded to the report, initially from Pigeons & Planes, stating: “These reports are inaccurate. SoundCloud has not altered…

Spotify slammed with a $1.6 billion-dollar licensing lawsuit

A regular on the legal circuit of late, Spotify will see its court-related entanglements extend into 2018 as Wixen Music Publishing served the streaming giant with a $1.6-billion-dollar lawsuit. Notable for its licensure of music produced by more than 200 artists, including Tom Petty, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks and more, Wixen alleges that Spotify does not possess the proper…