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Millennials and globalisation debates made waves at ADE 2016

After a slightly downbeat year in 2015 following the implosion of dance music titan SFX, the electronic music community demonstrated a resurgent optimism at ADE in Amsterdam last month. Two of the main talking points were...
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ADE conference to host sessions on VR, millennials and Spotify

This month’s Amsterdam Dance Event is lining up some tempting digital sessions, amid the wider DJ interviews and live events. YouTube is hosting a session on ‘the future of music, videos and VR’ which will explore...
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Spotify: ‘Our ad team is building ways for the free product to be profitable’

Music-streaming services are famously unprofitable, with Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Tidal and others all recording losses while they try to build their businesses. Is there a path out of the red and into the black for music-streaming,...
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Could streaming lead to US dance-artists’ domination?

As its core audience is made up of early adopters, dance music is over-indexing on streaming services. However, dance artists from Europe could find themselves seriously disadvantaged as US acts and US playlists ossify as...
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Streaming could lead to US dance-artists domination warns WMG exec

As its core audience is made up of early adopters, dance music is over-indexing on streaming services. However, dance artists from Europe could find themselves seriously disadvantaged as US acts and US playlists ossify as...
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Startup profile: TheWaveVR puts a VR spin on live visuals

“What we’re building is a bit like Rock Band, except real. Those are actual musicians on the stage, and the people booing in the audience are real people. Although hopefully they won’t be booing…” Adam Arrigo...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,”...
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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,...
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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...