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Techno Legend UMEK to Drop First-Ever Live Performance NFT

World-renowned Techno DJ and producer UMEK is the latest music artist to announce an NFT drop. His will be unique, as he is the first ever to offer a live performance NFT.

Charlotte de Witte announces new EP and livestream collaboration with Formula 1®

On April 29th, 24 hours before the release of her new Formula EPBelgian techno titan Charlotte de Witte is to headline a historic live streamNew Form’ IV: Formula is presented by Formula 1®, Beatport and KNTXT at the world-famous track owned by Ferrari, the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello in Tuscany, Italy.

BEATPORT NOW ACCEPTING BITCOIN; ANNOUNCE NFT AV COMPILATION

Beatport is now accepting bitcoin as payment on its website from June, and has teamed up with Crypto.com

Nicky Romero Partners with FaderPro for Digital Music Masterclass and “Finish My Record” Contest

In addition, the masterclass includes an invitation from FaderPro and Nicky Romero to a one-of-kind, “Finish My Record” contest. 

HERNÁN CATTANEO’S CONNECTED LIVE SHOW IS AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX NOW

Hernán Cattaneo’s Connected live show is now available to watch on Netflix. 

‘Experience Commerce’ Platform EASOL Shares Findings From The First Ever In Depth Experience Economy Trend Report.

Easol is the first of its kind – an all-in-one ‘experience commerce’ platform that offers everything experience creators (across wellness, sports, adventure, festivals, F&B and more) need to take control of all aspects of their business. 

Iconic LA Underground Promoters Launch Record Shop, Chapter One, in the Heart of Downtown

Los Angeles Promoters Behind Dialogue and Midnight Lovers 

Launch Chapter One Rare Vinyl Record Shop in DTLA

ID&T and Monica Geuze take interest in hard seltzer start-up STËLZ

Amsterdam-based start-up STËLZ hard seltzer announced that it has attracted two new shareholders: Monica Geuze, one of The Netherlands’ biggest influencers, and event organizer ID&T, known for events such as Mysteryland, Amsterdam Open Air, Awakenings, Defqon.1, and Decibel outdoor.

New distribution and collab-house Ledo accelerates aspiring producers with the launch of their “Connecting Creatives” initiative

An international campaign to boost the careers of young music makers by increasing their exposure on social media through content creators

In collaboration with Amsterdam Dance Event, Catalyst Berlin, Institute Of The Arts Barcelona, The School of House, and University of Oxford

2021 ASCAP Pop Music Awards Winners

“Circles” Takes Pop Song of the Year Warner Chappell Honored as Publisher of the Year

DON DIABLO SELLS WORLD’S FIRST FULL LENGTH CONCERT NFT FOR $1.2 MILLION (600Ξ) ‘DESTINATION HEXAGONIA’

Dutch visionary Don Pepijn Schipper – best known as Don Diablo – has made history with the drop of the world’s first full length concert NFT. The follow up to his sensational Genesis NFT, ‘Destination Hexagonia’ was auctionedon esteemed digital art platform SuperRare. Sold within a record four minutes for 600Ξ ($1.2 million USD), the NFT is the highest sold piece on SuperRare. 

MARTIN GARRIX HOME & STUDIO TOUR | STMPD RCRDS Radio 020

For the 5 year special of STMPD RCRDS Radio, we spend a day with label boss Martin Garrix. Starting the day with some pancakes, he gives us a tour of his house including his rock collection and home studio.

CALVIN HARRIS IS DROPPING AN NFT COLLECTION

Calvin Harris is dropping an NFT collection comprised of five previously unheard pieces of music and five associating digital art pieces by visual artist Emil Nava. The collection – titled TECNHOFISH – will drop on March 29th on NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway. 

DON DIABLO DROPS WORLD’S FIRST FULL LENGTH CONCERT NFT ‘DESTINATION HEXAGONIA’

Dutch visionary Don Pepijn Schipper – best known as Don Diablo – is set to make history as he prepares to drop the world’s first full length concert NFT. The follow up to his sensational Genesis NFT, ‘Destination Hexagonia’ will go on auction on esteemed digital art platform SuperRare this Friday 9th April. 

BACKSTAGE LIVE FROM BERLIN

The new electronic music radio show launches in April 2021 with Radio Slave, Iron Curtis, Frankey & Sandrino, Alexander Kowalski, Anja Schneider and many more.

SPOTIFY IS LAUNCHING ITS OWN VERSION OF CLUBHOUSE

The streaming giants acquired the parent company of existing live audio app Locker Room

TOMORROWLAND ANNOUNCES WINTER FESTIVAL FOR 2022

Tomorrowland has announced details of its second winter festival, scheduled to take place in March 2022.

After being forced to cancel its 2020 and 2021 editions to the coronavirus pandemic, Tomorrowland is now setting its site on the week of 19th – 26th March 2022 for its return to the French ski resort of Alpe d’Huez.

FORMER SWINQUE MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVES MARTIN KÖNIGSMANN AND MARCO VÖLKEL LAUNCH MGNFY

Former co-owners of German booking and artist management agency Swinque, Martin Königsmann and Marco Völkel, have launched the innovative new multi-service entertainment agency, MGNFY.

Anna Tur launches a collection with Unreleased Wear

The clothing brand and the artist from Ibiza have teamed up to create a capsule collection inspired by Anna Tur’s logo.

First Artist to Make Their Debut With NFT Sale: Lil Bitcoin, Inaugural NFT To Be Auctioned Ahead Of First Single

The visual, a collaboration with fast-rising digital artist Tillavision who has created celebrated NFT works for Chief Keef and Swae Lee, serves as an introduction to the decentralized crypto-rapper known as Lil Bitcoin. His Mitch Mula (Juice WRLD, Lil Yachty, French Montana) produced single “I Love Bitcoin” isn’t due until 3/26 but it can be previewed as the music bed to this NFT that pays homage to blockchain pioneers like Beeple and Cryptopunks.

Aphex Twin NFT sold at auction for $128,000

Aphex Twin has dropped a surprise NFT auction. The auction is a 1 of 1 mint of a collaboration with visual artist Weirdcore, with accompanying music and SFX by Aphex Twin. The winning bid came in at 72 Ethereum, equivalent to roughly $128.5k. 

Where Love Lives: A Story of Dancefloor Culture & Expression

Glitterbox presents feature doc Where Love Lives, exploring music’s enduring power to manifest diverse and inclusive community, to accept and embrace, to liberate, even to save lives. It’s a story of acceptance and creative expression.

DON DIABLO ENTERS CRYPTO-ART MOVEMENT

Dutch visionary Don Diablo is set to make his mark on the crypto-art world with the unveiling of his ground-breaking NFT genesis piece. 

GRAMMYS 2021 WINNERS: THE FULL LIST

You can see the full list of winners below

Charlotte de Witte’s KNTXT label Opens for Demo’s for First Time Ever

Between March 15th and March 21st 2021, anyone will be able to send in their music, with the best of the best being selected for a full release on the label

NEW DOCUMENTARY ‘UNDERPLAYED’

Filmed over the summer festival season, Stacey Lee’s uplifting documentary examines gender inequality in the electronic dance music scene. The 45th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 19, 2020. For more, visit http://tiff.net​.

Grimes sold $6 million worth of digital art as NFTs

Grimes is the latest artist to get in on the NFT gold rush, selling around $6 million worth of digital artworks after putting them up for auction yesterday.

Watch the trailer for the new Glitterbox documentary, ‘Where Love Lies’

Global nightlife phenomenon Glitterbox makes its first foray into documentary filmmaking, with a feature-length film Where Love Lives due for release in summer 2021

Dutch clubbers hit dancefloor for study into easing lockdown

The Ziggo Dome, the largest music arena in the Dutch capital, was opened to 1,300 people for four hours on Saturday. 

SQUARE TO BUY JAY-Z’S TIDAL FOR $297M

Jack Dorsey-led financial services company Square, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority ownership stake in music streaming platform, TIDAL.

Announcing the kickstarter for the book ‘Lady of the House’ chronically womens history in House music over 30 years

The Lady of the House is a large-scale hardback book by Laila McKenzie and Ian ‘Snowy’ Snowball. The book contains beautiful images and interviews with women who have contributed, and continue to contribute, to making the house music scene. 

STMPD RCRDS celebrate 5th anniversary

STMPD RCRDS was founded by Martin Garrix on March 4th of 2016, which marks their 5th anniversary today.

deadmau5 To Release New Digital Blockchain Art in Collaboration with Artist OG Slick – ‘Slickmau5’ NFT Sale Set for March 9

deadmau5 has announced the release date of his digital blockchain art with the artist OG SLICK. 

3LAU SELLS COLLECTION OF ALBUM NFTS FOR $11.7M

Music producer 3LAU has sold a collection of 33 different NFTs for a total of $11.7m. NFTs – non-fungible tokens – are a unique digital asset, part of the blockchain, that are assigned unique ownership.

SoundCloud is moving to ‘fan-powered royalties’ with a user-centric payment system.

This model is in contrast to the current ‘pro rata’ streaming payout system, which sees all royalties on a service like Spotify pooled at the end of each payment period…

Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman releases his three original soundtracks created for Prada shows

Richie Hawtin, under his Plastikman alias, has created three original soundtracks for Prada’s online runway shows over the past six months.

New digital collab-house Ledo set to transform the music industry

Music industry powerhouse duo Sarah Hildering and Eelko van Kooten (Founder Spinnin Records) unveil ‘Ledo’

THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. DOCUMENTARY ‘I Got a Story to Tell’ is available now

The Notorious B.I.G. documentary has landed on Netflix today.

PACHA GROUP TO OPEN NEW RESORT, DESTINO PACHA MYKONOS ON 1 JUNE 2021.

Destino Pacha Mykonos, a glamorous new resort from  Pacha Group, will be opening on the Greek island of Mykonos on 1 June 2021.

Daft Punk have split up after 28 years.

Earlier today (22nd February), an eight-minute excerpt from their 2006 film Electroma, titled Epilogue, was shared to the official Daft Punk YouTube channel.

Middle East Super Brand MDLBEAST Launch Record Label.

Globally renowned lifestyle and entertainment brand MDLBEAST is continuing to develop as it launches a brand new record label that will become the exciting new home for musical talent across the Arab region. 

SupportYourDJ.com has launched!

The new online platform allows fans to stay in touch with their favorite DJ. SupportYourDJ.com provides entertainment for electronic beat lovers, with the aim to inspire them and to bring music back into their lives. The DJs upload their exclusive sets, DJ workshops, tutorials, meet-and-greets and other unique content and fans can watch this content an unlimited number of times for 3.99 euros.


Tim Ayre returns with road trip ready ‘Miami Drive’

Returns with road trip ready ‘Miami Drive’ out now via Kitsuné Musique Taken from new EP ‘Modern Life’ due 16th June Today, Sydney based musician, composer and vocalist Tim Ayre shares his latest single ‘Miami Drive’, out via Kitsuné Musique. The road-trip ready release, full of fizzy guitar riffs, continues on the theme of wanderlust […]

Golden Vessel ‘getforward’

Australian songwriter/producer Maxwell Byrne, aka Golden Vessel, returns this week with a bold new ten-minute single and visual accompaniment titled ‘getforward’. Stream: https://fanlink.to/getforward Back in October (2021) Golden Vessel gave us his highly anticipated second album “colt” which has since accumulated over 5.5 million total streams on Spotify alone. Since then, Maxwell has also launched […]