Fakes & Phonies Beware: Selling Likes & Plays is Illegal

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind, New York's attorney general cracked down on a social media fake merchant for fraud.
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Giorgio Moroder to Play Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork announced the first wave of acts headlining at this summer's Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. Among the names is Don Giorgio Moroder. Moroder, who skyrocketed back into the public consciousness in 2013 thanks...
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Deep Cuts: the music of Kool & The Gang’s Ronald Bell

More than just a Celebration: Ronald Bell aka Khalis Bayyan passed away this week, leaving behind a catalog of funk and pop hits spanning nearly 50 years.

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.
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Cajmere Drops 31 Track Compilation

Out today comes another bundle of sunshine from Cajual and Relief Records in Chicago - a massive 31 track compilation pitting the labels in mortal combat, Cajual vs. Relief Volume 2. There are few...
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New York tries to hold Ticketmaster’s feet to the fire

A new bill awaiting the governor's signature would ban hidden ticket fees and other exploitative behavior by ticket brokers such as Ticketmaster and StubHub.

A Week After Blasting All and Sundry, Dope Jams NYC Closes Up

It's appropriate that though we have the words of the ownership verbatim, I'm still not sure this isn't a hoax. Dope Jams, Paul Nickerson and Francis Englehardt's record store in Brooklyn that mixed black wax...
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$1500 Emergency Grants for Chicago Artists In Need

Chicago and Illinois announce the $4 million Arts for Illinois Relief Fund grants for artists and organizations impacted by the coronavirus or COVID-19

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Legendary DJ, producer and label owner Josh Wink talked to Michaelangelo Matos about the early days of Philadelphia's electronic music scene for City Pages.
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5 Magazine Issue #111 Released

Issue #111 of 5 Magazine is out now, featuring Chicago juke and ghetto house prince Gant-Man aka Gant Garrard. Once heralded as the world's youngest professional DJ, Gant-Man released his first track on Dance...
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Outrage as SBA continues to withhold funds from music venues

Just 90 out of 14,000 applicants have been approved for money Congress set aside for your local club or music venue.

Defected Launches First Stand-Alone Festival

The festival (or FSTVL) takes place in London September 14 2019 with 5 stages hosted by the Defected family of labels.

Welcome Back, Mood II Swing! The New Issue of 5 Magazine

Issue #128 of 5 Magazine is now available. 5 Magazine is published twice per month in our member's section for 5 Magazine subscribers. Who's On the Cover of Issue 129? Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone are...
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We Broke All Records With This Issue

Kai Alce, Doorly, Chip E., Golf Clap, Frederick Dunson and more in 5 Mag's biggest issue ever (in more ways than one).

Adobe unveils free Keith Haring brushes

The project in tribute to legendary artist Keith Haring's mantra that "art is for everyone."

Atlanta’s House In The Park Returns with a Bang

Kai Alce, DJ Kemit, Salah Ananse and Ramon Rawsoul announce the new location and details for the latest installment of Atlanta's premier house music festival.

Spring Awakening Is Moving to Poplar Creek This Summer

Spring Awakening, the Midwest's largest electronic music festival, is going to the Chicago 'burbs this June.

Relive the Magic of Fyre Festival in a New Documentary Series

Hulu has picked up a new multi-party documentary about the debacle of the Fyre Festival in the Caribbean.
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Amoeba Music new Hollywood location to open in April

Closed by the pandemic and forced to move by redevelopment, Amoeba's LA location reopens on Hollywood Boulevard April 1, 2021.
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5 Mag Announces Our 8 Year Anniversary Bash

Eight years is a long time - longer than we dared think we'd be around, publishing 5 Magazine month-to-month-to-month. In August 2013, we'll be publishing Issue #97 of 5 Magazine, and celebrating our 8th anniversary...

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