Spotify promotes fan support for artists – to better target their rivals

The music streaming platform is luring livestreaming artists back from Twitch and YouTube by leveraging fan donations.

Giorgio Moroder is working on a new video game soundtrack

Vengeance Is Mine from 110 Industries features the iconic producer collaborating on the game's theme song.

#Expansion – Inside the new 5 Mag

Louie Vega's love letter to NYC nightlife, the legend and Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson, Beretta Music and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.
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New Event: 5 Mag welcomes DANCE SYSTEM to Smartbar June 4

5 Mag welcomes Dance System (fka L-Vis 1990) to Chicago with Czboogie & Duke Shin for a Saturday night special on June 4 2022 at Smartbar.
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Bowling for Acid: Posthuman, Frankie Vega & more at The Acid Bowl April 29

Shoe rental is included in the admission to The Acid Bowl on April 29 2022, Chicago's first annual all acid house blacklight bowling party with I Love Acid's Posthuman, Frankie Vega, Josh Werner and DJ Warp.

Apple Music features Jeff Mills mix in Spatial Audio

Outer to Inner Atmosphere: The Escape Velocity Mix relaunches the streaming giant's One Mix Series.
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Sonicly promises a fair deal for crowdfunding projects

After PledgeMusic's demise, a new platform emerges, designed specifically for musicians. Will it be any different than the last?
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DJ Julian “Jumpin'” Perez is reportedly running for office

Papers were filed and reports indicate the Hot Mix 5 DJ and Chicago house pioneer Julian Perez may run for 26th ward alderman in Chicago's 2023 election.
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Spotify releases the dumbest product of the year

Did you want better royalties? How about a remote control for your phone instead? Meet "Car Thing," Spotify's latest proof of the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
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About Last Night: Black Coffee at the Grammys

If it wasn't going to be Ten City, at least it was Black Coffee, whose Grammy award is a milestone for Africa's electronic music artists.
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Would you give 5% of your DJ fee to producers?

Aslice aims to "equalize" the monetary disparity between music producers and the DJs that play their music.
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Prince: The Immersive Experience to debut in Chicago

Tickets go on sale this Thursday March 31 for the interactive trip through the music and life of Prince opening in June 2022, which allows visitors to walk inside the album cover for Purple Rain, mixdown "Let's Go Crazy" and more.

The Godfather of House Foreclosure is back: Goldman Sachs CEO to DJ Lollapalooza

After destroying your future, DJ D-Sol - aka Goldman Sachs CEO and dudebro DJ David Solomon - is looking to ruin your summer festival season too.
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#ReDiscovery – Inside 5 Mag Issue 197

The lost album of Electribe 101 and forgotten Frankie Knuckles mixes, Lady Blackbird, the Detroit fable of Eternal Student and more inside the new 5 Mag.
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Vinyl sales jump 61% in a single year

Vinyl jumps, CDs explode and your digital downloads are getting kinda bummed out. More revelations from the RIAA 2021 annual sales report for the record industry.
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CD sales up for the first time since 2004 – and they’re booming

US sales of CDs - the hard little discs you never thought you'd use again - erupted in 2021, marking the first increase in nearly 20 years.
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“No Format, No Cover: Just The Goods” – Duke Shin’s Chicago residency turns 9

Two parties are planned this for March 10 and March 17 2022 "to make up for not getting to do an 8 year party in 2021."
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Techno Activism: Paula Temple raises money for embattled Ukraine animal shelter

Previously unreleased track "Resist" available to support Gostomel Animal Shelter in Ukraine.
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Bandcamp acquired by Fortnite’s Epic Games

Shocking the industry, Epic Games - publisher of Fortnite and Unreal Engine - has purchased Bandcamp, the leading independent artist platform. What now?

Electric Zoo Festival VIP management group sued for minimum wage & labor violations

The proposed class action targets Notoriety Group and three of its owners that manage the "main stage VIP SkyDeck" at Electric Zoo.

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The Wisdom: A life in music with Eternal Student

Marvin Prather is Eternal Student, a fixture from the early days of the Detroit electronic music scene who debuted as a producer three decades later with the gorgeous "Hear Me Though." This is his story.

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