Why Dance Music Streaming Failed

About 18 months ago, as hastily-assembled EDM conglomerate SFX became more and more obvious about transforming its Beatport digital download store into a streaming service that would promote its artists and festivals, someone I...
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Neural Mix is a Swiss army knife for sampling

Neural Mix, a modest app from Algoriddim, uses AI to isolate sounds and simplify one of the most tedious tasks of music producers and DJs looking for effects from sampling.

HearThis adds livestreaming. Is this a gamechanger?

Upstart DJ-centered streaming site HearThis.at has added livestreaming support, enabling DJs or podcasters to stream their sounds live and have them recorded automatically.

Who Killed Internet Radio?

Microbroadcasting on the internet always kind of sucked but it was fun and supported small communities. Doing it legally now is becoming just about impossible.

SoundCloud Goes Full Damage Control Mode After Contract Leak

SoundCloud's monetization program stumbles, as artists and media push back after The Verge published the original artist contract.

Beatport is Launching a New Open Format DJ Site

Beatsource is a collaboration with DJcity and will launch in the summer.
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Making Techno out of political bullshit & dodgy electronic voting machines

Mike Richison's Electo Electro 2020 art installation plays 5 nights a week powered by soundbytes, manipulation and audience voting.

Remix This: SoundCloud to Place Ads On Your Uploads

If you've been frustrated while navigating SoundCloud's draconian takedown process, this news may surprise you. SoundCloud may begin making your upload a streaming advertisement rather than taking it down. SoundCloud just announced a partnership with...
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Download Traktor DJ For Free (Legally, Even)

If it's a promotion, it's sailed under the radar so far. Native Instruments' popular Traktor DJ app for iPhone, iPod and iPad has recently been cut down to a price of $0. That's right:...
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Free Forever or a Free-For-All? Blockchain Streaming with Audius.

Audius is a streaming start up with an ambitious goal: to suck less than SoundCloud.

Nobody’s Leaving SoundCloud

Another day, another claim that The Copyclypse is upon us. Social media today is filled with posts by producers large and small, bigroom and bedroom reporting that SoundCloud has begun yet another purge after...

Confessions of a Radio Pirate

Electronic music, as we've lamented time and time again in these pages, is nowhere on the radio spectrum in Chicago. Outside of a record here and there, it hasn't been for years. And while...

PledgeMusic’s Bizarre Death Spiral Is Taking Out Everyone

Campaigns suspended, staff abused and a returning co-founder must be wondering what he got himself into: welcome to PledgeMusic 2019, one of the most bizarre corporate death spirals in the industry.

SoundCloud Wants To Be Your Radio

SoundCloud has flipped the switch on its long-awaited transition into a pure-play streaming service. The company has enabled "Stations," a Pandora-like feature which reads your likes and loads up a playlist of similar tracks...

Beatport Suspends Label Payments

Beatport has notified label owners (in a rather cheeky manner) that it is suspending all payments owed to label owners that sell on the digital download platform until further notice. The news was first reported...
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Some of Your Friends Are Already This Broke: The Problem With Digital Music

"Some of your friends are probably already this fucked." That's how Steve Albini concluded "The Problem with Music", his famous essay breaking down the malevolent economics of the music industry. It analyzed with mathematical precision...
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You can now embed Apple Podcasts on your website

A mere 15 years after YouTube and 10 after SoundCloud, Apple finally allows users to embed podcasts from Apple Podcasts on their website.

That Leaked Contract is a Glimpse into Soundcloud’s Future

Digitalmusicnews.com scooped everyone yesterday by publishing what appears to be an agreement between Soundcloud and independent music publishers. That contract (embedded below) shows how desperate the streaming service is to legitimize its content, pivot...
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SoundCloud Makes It So Everyone Can Tip The DJ

Creators can now link up their cashapp, Venmo, Paypal or other platform to their SoundCloud account.

Rekordbox DJ is Now Available By Monthly Subscription

Pioneer is now making DJ performance software, and they really want you to try it. Rekordbox DJ - Pioneer's own DJ software - is now available by monthly subscription. Pioneer has long been offering their Rekordbox...

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