Nightclub, photo by Alexander Popov

Why Are All the Nightclubs Shutting Down?

It's gone global. From London to New York we're hearing the same thing: where the fuck are all the nightclubs going?

The Dance Music Brain Drain

Why do so many talented people stop writing about House Music?
DJ Streaming

What Happens When DJs Don’t “Own” Their Record Collections Anymore?

You don't own that file, you license it, and with streaming it can easily be taken away. Microsoft naturally shows us a dystopian vision of the future of licensed culture.

RA Kills Off Its Top DJ Poll

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Boiler Room Is Changing, But DJs Turning Knobs Is Forever

Boiler Room Is Changing

Boiler Room - the broadcasting platform which brought the party (and DJs turning knobs) into living rooms around the world - is changing. The company has unveiled parts of a new business model involving "brand fee/royalties" and a quasi-franchised version of the Boiler Room experience coming to a town near you.

Inside the Social Media Bubble

Inside our heads where it's 72 degrees and sunny and it always plays music we already like.

Purged: How a failed economic theory still rules the digital music marketplace

A discredited economic theory is still guiding the decisions of most digital music labels today - even if they don't know it. This is the dumb theory of the Long Tail and how a tsunami of shitmusic destroyed it.
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Finding Your Fam

A survivor's guide to happiness in a world full of dancefloor acquaintances & strangers on the internet.
Ron Hardy and Robert Williams

Dancing While Black, Young and Queer in the 1970s

Lessons from Robert Williams: How dealing with the police was an essential part of dancing while Black, queer and young in the 1970s.

Why DJs Get Better With Age

Like wine, whiskey and jazz. DJ skills don't erode with age.

The White House once again leaves nightclubs in limbo

America's music venues have been tossed a lifeline in the Save Our Stages Act, which is now part of the stimulus package being held hostage by the White House.

Why We Don’t Publish Premieres

There are a lot of words here but the main point is that they suck. For everyone.

Chicago Is Becoming the Tiny Town from Footloose Where It’s Illegal To Dance

Another day, another closure. Who would want to open a nightclub in Chicago?

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