Tag: dance music
Covid-19 caused a sharp fall in global dance music revenues
IMS Ibiza has published its annual business report on the electronic music industry, including a blunt assessment of how the Covid-19 pandemic affected the sector's value. That's down from an estimated $7.3bn in 2019 to...
June 29, 2021
YogaDownload service adds music from several dance labels
The latest example of a fitness or wellbeing service working directly with the music industry is YogaDownload. It’s an online platform of yoga classes that has been going since 2006, and now it’s broadening its...
December 8, 2020
Monstercat revs up for Rocket League’s music-themed second season
We haven't written as much about Rocket League (three-word primer: football with cars) as we have about games like Fortnite and Roblox, but its creator Psyonix has been working with music labels like Monstercat for some time...
December 2, 2020
Apple Music gets more exclusive Ministry of Sound mixes
Apple Music and Ministry of Sound have a well-established partnership now, and it's yielding some new mixes for listeners on the streaming service. There's a mix version of Ministry's new 'The Annual 2021' compilation, but...
November 6, 2020
Dutch dance industry warns of Covid-19’s earnings impact
Electronic music is suffering considerably from the Covid-19 pandemic, given the difficulties of safely opening clubs and putting on live events at any scale. The Netherlands may be in the most precarious position of all...
October 28, 2020
David Guetta to perform in Sensorium Galaxy VR platform
In August we reported on a partnership between streaming service Tidal and virtual reality startup Sensorium Corporation, including plans for concerts within the latter's Sensorium Galaxy platform when it launches next year. Now...
September 30, 2020
Apple Music adds Defected and Glitterbox DJ mixes and live sets
The latest external playlist curator getting some love from Apple Music is independent dance label Defected Records, including its Glitterbox brand. It's providing Apple Music with some exclusive DJ mixes and live sets,...
September 28, 2020
BBC Sounds app to get round-the-clock stream of dance music
If music streaming services are getting more like radio, why can't radio stations get more like the streaming services too? And they can / are, with the latest example being an offshoot from British broadcaster the BBC's...
September 17, 2020
Algoriddim launches tool to extract stems from music tracks
In June, we wrote about a pair of DJ apps getting 'real-time stem separation' features, so that DJs could mix with the individual elements of tracks (like vocals or basslines). One of those apps was djay from Algoriddim,...
August 27, 2020
Skrachy launches livestreaming app for DJs – royalties included
News of a livestreaming app for DJs can't help but spark questions about royalties for the musicians whose work those DJs are using in their sets. Skrachy is a US startup which claims to have an answer for that: it will...
August 26, 2020
StreamElements reveals the top music channels on Twitch
Livestreaming industry company StreamElements has published its latest 'State of the Stream' report, using data from analytics firm Arsenal·gg. It includes some new data on Twitch and its 'music & performing arts' category,...
August 25, 2020
Spotify teams up with DJs for ‘track IDs’ dance playlists
"Do you ever dance to your favorite DJ and wonder what track they’re mixing?" begins Spotify's latest blog post, seemingly blithely unaware that the Shazam app was ever invented. Sorry, we'll stop snarking: Spotify is...
August 7, 2020