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Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy and How House Music Movies Are Made

Everyone will be Unsung. Including you.
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Why Your Friends Don’t Buy Your Records

Haters, liars - and why you need to listen to them.

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.
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Broke(n): How Music Got Cheap

Where did all the money go? This is how music got cheap and making it got expensive.

The Shitlabel Manifesto

The world is going to shit and music is leading the way.
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Tears of a Cloud

Don't cry for the demise of SoundCloud. But it's sad what SoundCloud should have been.
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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.

5Chicago.com is Now 5Mag.net

A bit of meta for our readers who may have followed us to this site from an old link or post: 5 Mag has moved from our historic domain at 5chicago.com to our new...

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.

The Dance Music Brain Drain

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

Inside the Social Media Bubble

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

Why We Don’t Publish Premieres

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

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Jeremy Sylvester – loaded! vol 1

New #garagehouse mix series from 5 Mag starting with the legendary Jeremy Sylvester.

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