Twitter’s Investment in SoundCloud Has Been Wiped Out

SoundCloud continues devouring giant piles of money - including nearly all of the $70 million invested by Twitter.
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Rekordbox now lets you edit tracks

Pioneer's rekordbox adds a new kink for DJs to edit tracks in the new update showcasing "edit mode."
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Update: Traxsource Drops Prices, More Beats For the Buck

Final figures on Traxsource slashing prices for 2018 on new exclusive promo tracks, AIFF and WAV files, albums and back catalog classics.

This Senator Wants to Ban Autoplay Videos

It's part of the SMART Act targeting addictive online behavior. We're okay with that anyway.

Pioneer Patches Six Controllers and Mixers for OS X El Capitan

Upgrade with confidence, or at least only minor terror. You can cross off one list of apps from the OS X incompatibility list. Pioneer has unveiled a series of patches on Thursday which fix incompatibility between...

Qobuz Launches Hi-Rez Music Streaming in US

Founded in France, Qobuz launches hi-rez CD-quality streaming in the US for up to $300 per year.

Samsung Joins Apple, Google in Dumping the Headphone Jack

I hope you like wireless ear buds, pal, cuz you're gonna need them.

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.

404: The Internet Has A Memory Problem

Where's my f'ing mixtape? MySpace just "lost" 12 years of music, but whole sectors of electronic music history are vanishing from the internet.

Beatport is Launching a New Open Format DJ Site

Beatsource is a collaboration with DJcity and will launch in the summer.

Apple Updates Logic Pro X with a Surprise

Following the release of OS X version 10.10.5 this morning, Apple, Inc. has released an update to its leading-edge audio program, Logic Pro X, with the surprise addition of the Alchemy soft synth packed...
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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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SoundCloud is for Sale. Is Anyone Buying?

And this is why SoundCloud ignores the independent artists and DJs that are their best customers.
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Say Hello to Pioneer’s Compact XDJ-700

Pioneer is dropping what the company calls the "most compact, portable and flexible digital player" for DJs yet. The XDJ-700 is a slimmed down sibling to the Pioneer XDJ-1000, featuring a touchscreen, Pro DJ...

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...

HearThis Removes All Play/Download Limits

HearThis continues to grow, and has lifted all restrictions on play and downloads for free accounts.

Artists stand to lose out when Google Play goes down

Google Play Music paid artists more than its corporate sibling at YouTube. Maybe that's why it had to die.
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The Rise of Vinyl Crowdsourcing

Kickstarters for vinyl are old hat, but a slew of new services promise to take the bite out of vinyl production costs. Silly fad or a start-up dream?

Beatport Will Start Deleting Unsold Tracks

Even Beatport has its limits, and tracks that have never sold a single copy are it. Starting later this year Beatport will begin deleting them.

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...

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