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Spotify is Treating Musicians Worse than Facebook Treats Its Users

Why is a music company so eager to make musicians poor? Spotify is taking songwriters to court and claws back millions in "overpaid" royalties.
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Israeli DJ is Shot Dead while DJing in Mexico Nightclub

Ronen Dahan, also known as DJ Perplex, was on a tour of Mexico when gunmen opened fire at a club in San Luis Potosi in Mexico.

Huge Archive of Lost Philly Sound Funk & Disco Recordings Found

An abandoned storage locker held thousands of Sigma Sound Studio tapes, now being preserved and restored by Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Jeff Mills On The Moon

Moon: The Area of Influence is Jeff Mills' new album commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Weed

Up to an ounce of weed will be legal to buy and use recreationally in Illinois starting January 1 2020.

Love for the Underground – Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Timmy Regisford and Soul Clap mixes, Bonobo on Outlier, A Man Called Adam, Toy Tonics, James "Jack Rabbit" Martin and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag. Members Only.

Jellybean & Nicky Siano Take Studio 54 on the Road

MN2S has announced the launch of a new global event series inspired by the legendary New York City discotheque, Studio 54.

Live at the DJ Booth Inside Chicago’s Newest Train Station

Duane Powell mixes every Friday at the first DJ booth inside a train station in the nation, and the Tribune brought us there.
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There’s a New Play Based on the 1980s Chicago House Music Scene

Set "back in the day when Black and Latino dance crews set such legendary local juice bars like Medusa's on fire with their dance moves," "Back In The Day" opens June 19 at the Chopin Theater in Chicago.

Chicago House’s Sleezy D of “I’ve Lost Control” Has Died

Marshall Jefferson tagged us in a post bringing the news that Derrick Harris aka Sleezy D has died of kidney failure.

In the Middle of Pride Month, the Chicago White Sox Will Celebrate Disco Demolition....

Just steps from the church where the late Frankie Knuckles was memorialized, the Chicago White Sox will commemorate Disco Demolition Night this Thursday.

For Detroit Swindle, The Show Goes On…

Despite the accident that sidelined Lars, Detroit Swindle is swinging through America with a Chicago date, a new EP on AUS and a new remix pack from their 2018 LP, High Life.

Fitness Company Peloton Files for IPO Despite Copyright Lawsuit

A company being sued in a $150 million copyright infringement case has filed to go public. Music publishers including Ultra Music allege Peloton used more than 1,000 songs without licenses.

Apple Confirms the End of iTunes

The company is splitting its iconic app into three parts, according to Craig Federighi at the 2019 World Wide Developer's Conference.

RIP iTunes, 2001-2019

The company plans to announce next week that iTunes will be discontinued and replaced by three separate apps - TV, Podcasts and Music.

Colorado to Create Weed “Hospitality Spaces”

New legislation authorizes weed bars and weed delivery service across Colorado, pending local approval.

Bonobo Leads OUTLIER on a 5 City Outdoor North American Tour

Bonobo takes his OUTLIER concept on a tour of outdoor venues throughout North America with shows in Denver, Chicago, Montreal, San Francisco and Brooklyn this summer.

Our House Is For Everyone – Inside 5 Mag 172

All of our love to Dawn Tallman, on the cover of the new issue of 5 Mag with support from DJ Rocca, Benji Candelario, Hot Toddy, Detroit's Filthiest and more.
Lars from Detroit Swindle photo by Lauren Murphy.

Detroit Swindle’s Lars Recovering from Post-Accident Surgery

A motorcycle accident in Amsterdam left Lars from Detroit Swindle with two broken jaws and a broken palate.

The MOOGSEUM is Maybe the Coolest Museum in the World

The new Moogseum showcases theremins, Moogs and artifacts of the dawn of the synthesizer age on permanent display in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Timmy Regisford: Love for the Underground

Legendary NYC DJ and producer Timmy Regisford walks us through five tracks from his new 7pm album, and mixes a brand new 5 Mag Mix.

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