Tag: dance music
Dance Tonight launches social clubbing guide app
The latest startup launching an app to help dance-music fans decide where to go out is Dance Tonight, which has just launched for iOS and Android. The free app offers a database of dance-related events, from DJ sets to...
April 26, 2016
Dubset’s MixBANK licenses remixes – and Apple Music is its first client
Music startup Dubset is launching its new MixBANK platform for clearing and distributing licensed remixes and longform DJ mixes, bagging an impressive first client: Apple Music. The company’s technology will identify...
March 15, 2016
SFX looking to sell Beatport in May
Throughout dance company SFX Entertainment’s recent financial troubles, the prospect of it selling Beatport has been raised. Now it is actually happening: a motion filed in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of...
March 1, 2016
Clubbing app Beatguide shuts down
We’re sad to report on the first startup shutdown of 2016, as dance-events app Beatguide announced that it is closing its doors. “Goodbye, friends. We gave it a shot! We had a great time. Much love from Berlin,”...
January 18, 2016
Dance music outgrowing other genres on streams says BPI
New data from British music body the BPI suggests that dance music is the genre growing fastest on streaming services. It claims UK audio streams of dance tracks are up 107% year-on-year for the January-October period,...
December 17, 2015
Spotify gets into mixes with Party feature
Just in time for Christmas, Spotify unveiled an intriguing new feature yesterday called ‘Party’ that will serve up DJ-like mixes for listeners. The streaming service is working with an actual human DJ too, Diplo, who...
December 17, 2015
SFX Entertainment hoping to restructure its debts
Troubled dance-music firm SFX Entertainment is trying to restructure its debts – a process that may include selling off parts of the business. Reuters reported that investment bank Moelis & Co has been hired to oversee...
December 1, 2015
Spinnin’ Records launches ‘premium’ service (but it’s free)
Dance label Spinnin’ Records has launched a new service called Spinnin’ Premium which, despite the name, is free to music fans. The cost to sign up is an email address, with the rewards being a succession of tracks...
October 28, 2015
Sony working on multiplayer music game with Avicii
Dance star Avicii’s latest digital venture is a console game produced in partnership with Sony. It’s called Vector, and Sony is describing it as “a multiplayer music game, offering a seamless fusion between gameplay,...
October 28, 2015
SFX boss’ plan to take company private has fallen through
Things aren’t going well at all for Beatport’s parent company SFX Entertainment. A planned buyout by its chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman is toast, after the company’s share price declined to $1.39 – well below the...
August 18, 2015
Beatport apologises for ‘inexcusable’ payment delays
Beatport has apologised for delayed payments to dance labels from its store and streaming service, promising that they’ll be made this week. SFX Entertainment chairman Robert Sillerman wasn’t weasling his words either....
August 12, 2015
Beatport blames parent company for ‘trapped’ label payments
The increasingly-troubled move of EDM firm SFX from a public to a private company is having a knock-on effect on its Beatport subsidiary, not to mention the labels providing music to it. Beatport sent a letter to partners...
August 6, 2015