Spotify is Now Adding 40,000 NEW Tracks Per Day

It's even bigger than you think: beneath the surface of curated playlists, Spotify is a mess, adding an estimated 40,000 NEW tracks every single day.

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.

This Senator Wants to Ban Autoplay Videos

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

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.
audiomack

Audiomack is Free and Nobody is Paying

Audiomack offers unlimited uploads and unlimited data and it's completely free. So why aren't more dance music DJs using it?

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...

One Year With the Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer

Rotary mixers! They always have and always will elicit something... and it's usually a very visceral response. So, a little over a year ago when Rane (the noted and established mixer company) hit...
Native Instruments Stems

Stems: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask

If you're a DJ or Producer, it's likely that you'll have seen or heard at least something of Native Instruments (NI) new audio format, called "Stems." But what exactly are Stems, and are they...

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.

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...

Twitter Is Probably A Waste of Time But Everyone Already Knew That

Twitter's median user tweets twice a month and probably doesn't like your Beatport chart either.

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.

High rez streamer Qobuz drops price 40%. Is anyone buying?

French-based streamer Qobuz entered the US market earlier this year and has cut their highest end, high resolution audio tier.
Beatport Amplify

Beatport Amplify Sells Homepage Space to the Highest Bidder

Beatport has announced that they will begin selling "sponsored" banner positions on their homepage for prices starting at $2000. The program, called Beatport Amplify, was announced during the Amsterdam Dance Event but hasn't been widely...

Here we go, folks: SoundCloud introduces paid promotion

"Promote on SoundCloud" sticks your music into the top of SoundCloud users' feeds for a price.

Bandcamp: “We’re Profitable, and We’re Not Going Anywhere”

A week ago, a rumor spread through the industry press that Apple planned to "stop selling music by 2018." It was bullshit (not least of all because the incredibly secretive company would sooner set...

HearThis.At Adds Facebook App, Mixcloud Importing

Nascent music sharing service and potential SoundCloud challenger HearThis.At has announced a suite of new functions as well as increasing overall capacity. Among the new features announced in a release today:   Facebook App Need to share music...

Beatport Streaming Crashes & Burns

Leading dance music digital download and streaming site Beatport announced today a critical shutdown of services as the once independent unit tries to navigate the difficult bankruptcy of parent company, EDM conglomerate SFX. In an...

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...

Spotify May Be Preparing to Raise Subscription Rates

Record labels have long wanted it, and Spotify is said to be planning a new test of higher monthly subscription rates in Scandinavia.

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Remembering Legendary Vocalist Michael Procter

The voice of definitive house music classics "Deliver Me" and "Love Don't Live" has passed away.
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