APPLE LAUNCHES FREE 24-HOUR MUSIC TV CHANNEL

The music video landscape in the US, once dominated by MTV and more recently by the likes of YouTube and Vevo – is hotting up. Apple has launched a free 24-hour Music TV channel called Apple Music TV, which is only available in the US as of this morning (October 19) online or via the Apple Music…

$100M-BACKED VR PLATFORM SENSORIUM GALAXY PARTNERS WITH SUPERSTAR DJ CARL COX

Superstar DJ Carl Cox has been named as the latest artist to join Sensorium Corporation, the ‘social VR platform’ owned by the Sensorium Corporation, a company founded in 2018 by Forbes-listed billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. The company has attracted over $100m in investment to date with which to build Sensorium Galaxy and the news of its partnership with…

FACEBOOK NOW ALLOWS CREATORS TO EARN MONEY FROM ONLINE EVENTS

Facebook has launched the ability for “businesses, creators, educators and media publishers” to earn money from online events on Facebook. Owners of Pages in 20 countries including the United States, United Kingdom,  Brazil, Germany and Australia that meet Facebook’s partner monetization policies can now start charging for online events. Facebook revealed back in April that it was planning to allow…

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…

DENON DJ ADD BEATPORT LINK AND SOUNDCLOUD STREAMING TO THEIR PRIME PLAYERS

They’re the first hardware DJ players with Beatport streaming capabilities Denon DJ has added Beatport LINK and SoundCloud GO+ to its Engine OS v1.5 update, the operating system behind its PRIME players and other DJing hardware and apps. The update adds Beatport LINK and SoundCloud GO+ streaming to multiple Denon DJ devices including SC5000 and…

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…

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…

STMPD RCRDS announce lineup for third edition of online festival

After their first edition back in March, STMPD RCRDS announced that they would be hosting their online festival monthly during the remainder of the social distancing times. Coming Saturday, the 30th of May, the third edition of the festival will kick off at 4PM CEST on the label’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitch accounts.  This time it’s LOOPERS, TV Noise, Matt Nash, Osrin,…

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….

YAMAHA announces new online series #YAMAHALIVEFROMHOME

Announces new online series #YAMAHALIVEFROMHOME  An on-going online concert platform featuring artists from around Europe YAMAHA has announced the launch of a new online concert initiative, which presents live concerts and music tutorials from Yamaha artists across Europe. Watch Francesco Tristano’s ‘Bach to Basics’ virtual tuorial here: https://www.facebook.com/francescotristano/videos/663985034400529 Featuring a clutch of established and rising artists…

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…

Ibiza Needs Ibiza Beats: Fundraiser to support the Red Cross in Ibiza in association with DanceTelevision’s Stay Home Festival

Jack Back, Felix Da Housecat, Luciano, Paco Osuna, Pete Tong, Andres Campo, Francisco Allendes and many more all play non -stop music from all around the globe to raise money for the Red Cross in Ibiza during these difficult times #StayHomeFestival, #DanceHome, #IbizaNeedsIbizaBeats and #StreamWithUs Special times call for special measures and the current global…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Featuring Jennifer Lopez–Airs Friday, April 13 at 8PM ET/PT

Tune-in to AUDIENCE Network to watch “DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night featuring Jennifer Lopez” a once-in-a-lifetime concert from the global music superstar. The performance, filmed in 4K Ultra HD during Super Week in Minneapolis, MN the night before the Big Game, will air Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW for fans to watch over…

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…

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….

TIDAL TO OFFER FREE 12-DAY CHRISTMAS TRIAL

For users currently without a streaming home and are looking to explore the options, why not try Tidal? The exclusive, high-fidelity service just announced that, starting Christmas, it would be offering an open free 12-day trial of its services. The trial will allow users to access the High Fidelity streaming tier which would usually run you $19.99…

Spotify breaks down your listening habits over the last year

Spotify has officially released its Your 2017 Wrapped feature. By tracking listening habits over the year, the Swedish streaming giant provides users with a year in review to sum up their most listened to artists and genres throughout the year. The feature farms data throughout the year to generate a list of listener’s top 100 streamed songs, and also provides a convenient virtual…

Spotify acquires cloud based collaborative DAW

Since its founding in 2006, Spotify has completely transformed the world of music and become a multi-billion dollar enterprise. The innovative music streaming platform has now bought Swedish online  music studio start-up Soundtrap for an undisclosed amount. Since the start of 2016, Spotify has made nine acquisitions and also attempted to purchase Soundcloud before ultimately backing out of…

Spotify is now evaluated to be worth $16 billion

Spotify is now is being valued at $16 billion, according to a recent Reuters report. This figure is $3 billion higher than similar trades until June of 2017. GP Bullhound, a technology investment and advisory firm, led an investor survey that estimated Spotify to be worth $50 billion in only a few years. The music industry’s leading music streaming…

This website shows your most streamed artists and songs on Spotify

There’s a hierarchy to the way that that fans stream music on Spotify. While users of the streaming service will attest that the platform enables them to listen to a variety of artists ranging from old favorites to new discoveries, there are some artists and songs that earn the distinction of being a user’s “most streamed.”…

Spotify Scores New Licensing Deal With Sony

Spotify has reached a licensing agreement with its second major label this year, Sony Music Entertainment, after months of negotiations. Billboard reports that the new deal follows the music streaming giant’s multi-year licensing agreement with Universal Music Groupannounced back in April. The agreement terms allowed for Universal’s artists to limit new album releases to paid subscribers only for two weeks, marking a change from…

SOUNDCLOUD FOUNDER ALEX LJUNG ISSUES STATEMENT AMIDST CONTROVERSY

SoundCloud has been the word on everyone’s lips the past 48 hours, and for fair reason. A TechCrunch article spelling the death of the platform in 50 days’ time sent the internet into a spiral; however, efforts from Chance The Rapper and SoundCloud’s internal team seem to have delayed whatever apparent downfall the platform was facing….

“Lean On” Joins The 1 Billion Streams List On Spotify

Blow a kiss, fire a gun All we need is somebody to lean on These words were probably sang at some point in time by most of you reading this article. Major Lazer and co-producer DJ Snake featuring pop singer MØ have just reached the “Billion Plays Club” on Spotify with their anthem ‘Lean On’. Currently at 1,001,715,849streams and growing, ‘Lean On’ is…

ELON MUSK CONSIDERS STARTING STREAMING SERVICE

Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music executives should watch their backs because there’s yet another tech billionaire looking to move into the music streaming game. Tesla founder and tech mogul Elon Musk is no stranger to starting new businesses in various industries but this looks to be first his foray in music. Sources close to tech blog Recode say…

Twitter and Live Nation partner to stream live concerts in video

Twitter is working with the world’s leading concert promoter, Live Nation to create an incredible experience for music fans across the world. Twitter announced that it is partnering with Live Nation to exclusively live stream video of concerts today at the NewFronts conference in New York. Artists including Train, Portugal. The Man, August Alsina and…

YouTube Launches Uptime, New Social Video Streaming App

YouTube has been at the forefront of social media development for a long time now. The platform’s products have become so pervasive that YouTube has now become the preferred means for sharing and viewing videos online. YouTube and its many personalities have also contributed massively to the unique online culture that has been established, and the…

STREAMING IS OFFICIALLY AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR WAY TO LISTEN TO MUSIC

STREAMING IS OFFICIALLY AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR WAY TO LISTEN TO MUSIC In 2016, over 251 billion songs were streamed in the United States, making up 38% of the country’s music consumption market. That’s a 76% increase from the previous year’s statistics, and marks the first time in history that streaming has surpassed even digital sales,…

SPOTIFY NO LONGER PURCHASING SOUNDCLOUD

SPOTIFY NO LONGER PURCHASING SOUNDCLOUD Rumored to go public in 2017. Earlier this year in September, news emerged that Spotify was in advanced talks to purchase Soundcloud. The source at TechCrunch told them “it doesn’t need an additional licensing headache in a potential IPO year..” Spotify is rumored to go public in 2017, and it is…

SHAZAM ACTING A FOOL? CHECK OUT THESE 5 OTHER WAYS TO IDENTIFY MUSIC

SHAZAM ACTING A FOOL? CHECK OUT THESE 5 OTHER WAYS TO IDENTIFY MUSIC We don’t always have Shazam or SoundHound at our fingertips, and sometimes the dark expanse of club walls and overwhelming festival settings can play havoc with reception and data. So what is one to do when confronted with an absolutely Earth-shattering track…

AFTER EXPANDING TO MUSIC STREAMING, AMAZON SETS SIGHTS ON TICKETING

AFTER EXPANDING TO MUSIC STREAMING, AMAZON SETS SIGHTS ON TICKETING After fully entering the music streaming market, Amazon has made yet another powermove: event tickets. Amazon Tickets is the newest branch of the online empire, and though the service saw a successful soft launch in UK last year, an expansions to Europe, Asia, and the U.S….

Google Play Music Gets Operating and Visual Upgrades

Google Play Music Gets Operating and Visual Upgrades Big data is going nowhere. Its vast amounts of usage, especially in the music industry, continue to bring new ways of utilizing this information. Google, being a little late to the game it seems, is finally rolling out software updates in order to take full advantage of…

Spotify Found Writing Tons of Uesless Data to Hard Drives

Spotify Found Writing Tons of Uesless Data to Hard Drives After being reported in the middle of June in the company’s official support forum, it seems like Spotify has finally taken some action in their latest version 1.0.42. The streaming app has been writing huge caches of data to user hard drives even during idle…