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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.

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.

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.

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.

So DJ Streaming Is Going to be a Thing

Beatport and SoundCloud are taking the plunge, are you jumping in?

Alleged Investment Pitch Reveals PledgeMusic’s Bad, Bad Numbers

Confidential investor pitch shows PledgeMusic was spending twice what it earned, planned to raise fees to 20% and charge artists for promoting campaigns on their platform.

We have 13 Questions for PledgeMusic’s Benji Rogers

The collapse of PledgeMusic has left no one looking good, but Benji Rogers is the only one doing any talking.

Chicago’s Heart & Soul: Remembering Darrell Woodson

DJ, producer, inspirational figure and house music sage of Chicago, DJ Darrell Woodson has died.
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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.
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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.

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.

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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Chicago’s New Train Station Will Have DJs ON SITE

It's real: the new Red Line terminal at 95th Street is getting fitted out courtesy of Theaster Gates.
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Legendary House Vocalist Kim English Has Died

Family and friends have passed along word that legendary House Music vocalist and Chicago native Kim English has passed away.

Remembering Chicago’s Legendary DJ Amar

Friends and fans pay tribute to Chicago techno, house and ghetto house producer and pioneer DJ Amar who died on Monday.

Out of Time: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Bruce Tantum on American Techno maestro Shawn Rudiman, Soul Clap launches a new label, Kastle, DJ Moppy and Melodymann and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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Legendary New York DJ Jason Jinx Has Passed Away

NYC DJ, producer, NASA resident and original STORMrave DJ Jason Jinx has passed away.

Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Chicago House Music Festival

Save the date : May 23 - May 25 2019 we're going back to Millennium Park, and Tony Humphries, Marshall Jefferson, Chip E. and Reel People are coming with.

Techno, UFOs & Legends of the Chicago Underground

Inside the new issue of 5 Mag with Ellen Allien, Nachtbraker and Kelly G.

PledgeMusic Is Falling Apart

PledgeMusic has just admitted they're at least 90 days behind in paying out artists. This looks a lot like a sinking ship.

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Natasha Kitty Katt – A 5 Mag Disco Mix vol 83

Some are born for music, but Natasha Kitty Katt was born for disco. Listen to her new 5 Mag Mix.

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