Tag: dance music

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Artimage’s Masaji Asakawa talks dance music and digital evolution in Japan

Masaji Asakawa is the founder and CEO of Japanese music management company Artimage, although he first came to prominence as a DJ and musician: a prime mover in Japan’s house music scene in the 1990s and 2000s. At Artimage,...
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Coldcut on 30 years of innovation: ‘We are finally growing up’

30 years ago, Matt Black and Jon More met on the mixtape and rare-groove scenes in London and formed Coldcut as a rolling music, technology, art and politics project. They had enormous hits in 1988 with ‘Doctorin' the...
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Native Instruments raises €50m in new funding round

DJ-tech firm Native Instruments has raised a €50m (around $58.8m) funding round from private-equity company EMH Partners. The firm says it plans to use the cash to fuel “rapid international growth” as well as developing...
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NetEase claims there are 286m dance-music listeners in China

Chinese tech company NetEase has published some research into the popularity of dance music in its homeland. The company’s China Electronic Music Market research report claims that the number of Chinese online dance...
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Spinnin’ Records follows X5 in joining Warner Music Group

By now you’ll likely have heard about Warner Music Group getting its chequebook out again, acquiring Dutch dance-music company Spinnin’ Records yesterday. WMG is thought to have paid more than $100m for the label,...
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Pyro Music / Groove Dynasty offers lessons from China’s DJ scene

Music Ally has written several times about China in recent months, from how western labels and artists are trying to get a foothold in the country, to the digital-music efforts of homegrown tech corporations like Tencent...
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Marketing & A&R Manager Aftercluv – Universal Music Group – Los Angeles or Miami

Aftercluv is the recently created dance music division of Universal Music Latin America. With both a global vision and reach, Aftercluv is a 360-platform dedicated to electronic-dance entertainment and culture comprised of...
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Dance artist RAC to release album on ethereum blockchain

By which we don’t mean the world’s first concept album *about* blockchain technology. Although heaven help us, that can’t be far away once someone hits on the idea. No, RAC – aka André Allen Anjos – is releasing...
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Deezer gets dancefloor boost with Anglo partnership

Deezer has been training its sights on specific genres recently, with grassroots partnerships for grime, reggaeton and Brazilian gospel music. Now it’s dance music’s turn. Deezer has signed a partnership with EDM agency...
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Global electronic-music biz is now worth $7.4bn says IMS

This week’s International Music Summit (IMS) conference in Ibiza is showcasing all things dance, with the organiser putting out its annual IMS Business Report yesterday to update the industry on the latest electronic-music...
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10 things Label Worx learned from its first decade

Independent distribution, promotion and royalty accounting company Label Worx, based in Hull, marks its tenth anniversary this summer. Co-founders Chris Chambers and Matt Abbott met when working as DJs in 2004 and set...
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AfterCluv boss hails ‘the ultimate era of fusion in dance music’

“Competition is global. The Spotify global chart has become one of the most relevant metrics to track the development of a song.” Luis Estrada is managing director of AfterCluv, Universal Music Latin America’s dance...