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Denver May Be the First City to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms

Denver may become the first city in the nation to allow possession of personal quantities of psilocybin if a controversial ballot initiative passes on Tuesday.
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No, Pioneer DJ is Not “Exiting The DJ Business”

The owners of Pioneer DJ are looking for a new buyer. The company is not exiting the DJ business, which they come pretty damn close to dominating.

Friends Complete Tribute Album to the Late Chicago DJ Amar

TECHNO WAR is a compilation Chicago's Legendary DJ Amar was finishing prior to his death in March 2019.

Spotify is Now Adding 40,000 NEW Tracks Per Day

It's even bigger than you think: beneath the surface of curated playlists, Spotify is a mess, adding an estimated 40,000 NEW tracks every single day.

Oakland Defendants Claim Arsonists Started the Ghost Ship Fire

The manslaughter trial of the Ghost Ship founder Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris began this week in Oakland.

Twitter Is Probably A Waste of Time But Everyone Already Knew That

Twitter's median user tweets twice a month and probably doesn't like your Beatport chart either.

TuneCore Has Paid Out $1.5 Billion to Artists

Big numbers from digital music distributor TuneCore, breaking down streaming growth by region and individual country.
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PREVIEW: Berlin Deep House Savant CINTHIE at Spybar

Maybe some of the best deep house you're going to hear all month as React and Spybar bring the Berlin DJ and producer CINTHIE to Chicago on May 9.

David Morales on Mariah Carey: “We Changed the Game of Remixing”

David Morales talks to Billboard about his 1993 groundbreaking collaboration with Mariah Carey when remixing her hit song Dreamlover.
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Vinyl Isn’t Dead: A Record-Setting Record Store Day

Streaming be damned: we just had the third-largest sales week for vinyl albums since Neilsen's SoundScan launched in 1991.

Soul Clap Launches 5 Month READY TO FREAK Tour

Soul Clap his hitting the road for the READY TO FREAK Tour, including 40+ club and festival gigs from Mexico to Croatia, Berlin to San Francisco, Montreal to Oslo and Barcelona to Miami and it begins right NOW.
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Prince’s “Unfinished Memoir” To Go on Sale

The anniversary of Prince's death passed with news of another "unfinished" product from the Prince Estate.
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Roy Ayers Recovering After Airport Health Scare

The most soulful man alive Roy Ayers is recovering with his family after a detour to the hospital before boarding a flight to a Portland music festival.

Shep Pettibone Wins Back Royalties on Madonna’s Vogue

The complicated case was held up by a supposed sample (of a Salsoul record Pettibone remixed years earlier) and lawyer chicanery.

EU Will Ban Ticket Bots. You’re Still Going to Get Gouged, Though.

A shot to the gut of the ticket sales racket as EU consumer protection laws take aim at ticket brokers and ticket bots.

Fyre Festival Is Like The War On Terror. It Will Never End.

Billy McFarland is laughing all the way from his jail cell as Netflix and Hulu get sucked into the disastrous festival's bankruptcy case.

Crowdsource Vinyl at No Charge with Bandcamp

Following up on PledgeMusic's implosion, Bandcamp gets into the crowdsourcing business with vinyl crowdsourcing business.
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Mark Farina Recalls the Golden Age of Crate Digging

The Chicago DJ legend Mark Farina talks to HI-FIVES about cratedigging and the records that make him dance.

File for IPO, Then Dump Staff: It’s the iHeartRadio Way

Barely a week ago the bankrupt iHeartMedia empire announced their plans to get their company listed on a major stock exchange. Then they began laying off reporters and DJs.

HYPERACTIVE – Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Chicago techno godfather Hyperactive, plus Red Rack'em, Manuel Tur (5 Mag Mix), Ten Trax and more in the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.

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YouTuber Receives 400 Copyright Claims Before Lunch

A YouTube gamer named Mumbo Jumbo received 30 claims a minute from Warner Music Group's publishing arm over non-existent music violations.

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