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Record Store Day Is Postponed

It's a huge boon to vinyl sales and Record Store Day has been rescheduled from April to June 20 2020.

The UK & Ireland are Now Included in US Travel Ban

The EU travel ban into the United States has been extended to include the United Kingdom and Ireland, the administration announced today.
Behringer

Behringer is Building a Free DAW for the Masses

Elbowing into a crowded field, Behringer has announced the hiring of a new team for development of a free music DAW called Music Tribe.

Winter Music Conference Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

Following in the footsteps of Ultra and SXSW, this year's WMC will be "rescheduled."
Sam The Man Harris

“Father of the DC House Music Scene” Sam “The Man” Burns Has Died

One of the pioneering DJs from the first era of house music and beloved figure from the Washington DC scene Sam "The Man" Burns has died.
Ultra Music Festival CANCELLED

Ultra Music Festival Releases Statement on 2020 Cancellation

Ultra Music Festival becomes the first major American music festival to cancel in response to the coronavirus.
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Kraftwerk Announces Dates for 50 Year (!) Anniversary Tour

Kraftwerk turns 50 with a 27 date North American tour this summer.
Ultra Music Festival 2020

Coronavirus Fears Leads to Mass Cancellation of Music Festivals & Conferences

Ultra Music Festival was just the first of several North American music festivals likely to cancel amid coronavirus fears.

Future/Classical: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag!

The journey of Kate Simko, plus Rudosa's fave acid tracks, mixes from Emmaculate and Microdot and more inside 5 Mag Issue 180, out now!
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Hey Bob! Win a Vintage Minimoog Signed by Herbie Hancock

The Moog Foundation's annual raffle kicks off with a one-of-a-kind prize - a vintage Minimoog Model D signed by jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
Andrew Weatherall

Music and DJ Icon Andrew Weatherall Passed Away Today

The term "tastemaker DJ" was made for Andy Weatherall and should probably be retired now.

SiriusXM Just Invested $75 Million in SoundCloud

SiriusXM - already the owner of streaming giant Pandora - has made a strategic $75 million investment in SoundCloud. It looks like either SoundCloud is doing great or SiriusXM is getting ready to eat them.

Chicago DJ Pioneer Teri Bristol Needs Help. Let’s Do It.

A benefit by Teri's friends is set for March 28 at Smartbar, and a GoFundMe page is helping to defray her medical costs after experiencing kidney failure.
MIDI 2.0

After 37 years, the MIDI Spec Moves to Version 2.0

Backwards compatible and promising a revolutionary way to network instruments together, the first MIDI 2.0 capable instruments will be released in March.

Terry Hunter is Throwing a Music Festival in the Dominican Republic This Summer

Imagine No Music Festival takes place over 5 days in August 2020, with DJs and performers including DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Chosen Few DJs' Mike Dunn, Alan King and Wayne Williams and more.
Michael Procter

Remembering Legendary Vocalist Michael Procter

The voice of definitive house music classics "Deliver Me" and "Love Don't Live" has passed away.
Paul Trouble Anderson

Joey Negro’s Z Records Prepares ’90s House & Garage Vol 2 Comp

Dedicated to the late, great and deeply missed Paul "Trouble" Anderson, the double album/CD set is out at the end of February 2020.
5 Mag Issue 179 Cover

Soul Power: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag!

25 years of Compost Records, the most important electronic music label of the last 25 years, plus Soulphiction, Marco Faraone and more inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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AppleTV+ Jumps into Music Docs with Beastie Boys Story

The Spike Jonez documentary Beastie Boys Story will debut on the AppleTV+ streaming service on April 24, 2020.
Roland Jupiter-X

Roland Unveils ZEN-Core, a Brand New Synthesis System

Powering all new instruments and integrating them like never before, ZEN-Core will be baked into the heart of all new electronic instruments.

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New Episode! Cz’s Boogie Podcast Episode 24

New podcast! 5 Mag's editor in chief Czboogie plays 10 favorite tracks from lockdown.
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