Spotify Car Thing may be the dumbest product of all time

Spotify cancels the “dumbest product in the world”

Dropped after just 5 months, Car Thing was another multi-million dollar swindle Spotify chased instead of paying musicians fairly

LGBTQ+ people targeted in America’s 601st mass shooting of 2022

The shooting in a Colorado Springs nightclub intentionally targeted LGBTQ+ people, killing 5 and wounding 25 on Saturday night.

Issac Hayes estate to Trump: Shut Your Mouth

The estate and family of the late soul legend object to Donald Trump using his music, in particular the Sam & Dave classic "Hold On, I'm Comin'"

Terry Hunter, Paul Woolford, Four Tet among 2023 Grammy dance music nominees

The best remix category features a bunch of familiar names you know and love.
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Outshine: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Hugo LX, Worldship Music & the Return of the Teflon Dons, Cee ElAssaad and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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Chicago house music legends Ten City drop a new single

Love Is Love is the title track of the forthcoming album. Their last one was nominated for a Grammy, so that's a big deal.
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Four overdosed at Chicago’s Y Bar this weekend

Fire officials originally listed a nearby nightclub as the scene of the incident. The victims were listed in serious to critical condition.
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The price of streaming music is going up

Apple announced a 10% to 12% increase, effective immediately. Spotify is going up in 2023, CEO Daniel Ek said less than 24 hours later.
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Fallout: Live Nation & Travis Scott settle claims over AstroWorld deaths

Axel Acosta was 21 and Brianna Rodriguez was 16 when they were killed in the mayhem of Houston's AstroWorld festival.
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Chicago music creep pleads guilty to secretly recording women

Michael Johnston was CEO of Chicago music venues Lincoln Hall and Schubas. He pleaded guilty to setting up secret cameras to record young female employees in his home bathroom.
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Necropolis Festival in Chicago cancels 2 weeks prior to debut

The new EDM festival was scheduled for Halloween Weekend at Northerly Island.

Viva Acid Music Conference & Shows Return for Year 2

Viva Acid launches Thursday with a series of talks, workshops and gigs around Chicago from some of the most important artists in electronic music, then and now.

Biden pardons thousands convicted for weed possession

The president urged states to follow suit and directed the Feds to review how marijuana is classified in federal drug laws.

More classic Chicago House flyers in Beyond Heaven Vol 3

The third and final collection of house music flyers from the genesis of Chicago's house music scene published by Almighty & Insane Books.
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Community mourns after Berlin Nightclub death amid search for answers

A club patron was found unresponsive early Saturday morning after close at the LGBTQ+ centered nightclub and later pronounced dead at Illinois Masonic hospital.
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#RIP Giano Lujan

We hadn't heard from house music producer and DJ Giano for awhile. Sadly, friends are posting on Facebook that Giano (aka Ian) Lujan passed away last week.
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Garage City holds a reunion to raise funds for Steve from Bobby & Steve

Bringing the tribe back together in Shoreditch London this Saturday Oct 1 with Norman Jay, Grant Nelson, Full Intention and more to raise money for the care of Steve Laviniere, who is in neurological hospital care following complications from COVID.
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With Love for Detroit: Inside the New 5 Mag

The making of God Said Give Em Drum Machines, plus Rees Urban on Dam Swindle & 10 years of Heist, Lauren Krieger on Nala, Ultra Naté, Steve Mill and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.

House Music in Strange Places: 3 Days in Chicago

DJs in aquariums, legends in the park and Queen on the green: celebrating house music and the end of summer at three unforgettable Chicago events.

Queen! on the Green

Metro and Smartbar celebrate 40 years in the tony environs of Ravinia this Saturday with the cast of Queen.


Roland wins $4.6 million in tortuous patent lawsuit

The judgment against the parent company of Alesis covers electronic drum technology and might represent a renewed defense of its technology against product clones.