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...

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.

Apple is Promising a Seamless Post-iTunes Future

Apple's Music app on desktop computers will integrate mp3s, wavs and playlists, and the iTunes store is unaffected. Here's what Apple says is in the new iTunes replacement.
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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?

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.
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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...

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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Finally: Apple Music Welcomes DJ Mixes

How do you get your DJ mix on Apple Music? They'll surely let us know... any day now.

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.

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.
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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?

The Record Cutter: Todd Mariana

Every month 5 Magazine's Man+Machine features talks about musical machines and the men & women who love them. This month, we're going in a little different direction. Meet (if you don't already know him) Todd Mariana....

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...
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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.

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...

Beatport Sold to EDM Mogul Robert FX Sillerman

With faceless artists making disposable tracks based on anonymous samples for a dishonest percentage of a pathetic gross, it's somehow appropriate that Beatport has a new owner who has declined comment and will probably...

“It’s Like Napster, Only You Pay For It Like Spotify”

Did you hear Napster is back? It's just another of the dozens of big dumb companies that want to sell you cheap streaming.

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...

So DJ Streaming Is Going to be a Thing

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

Samsung Joins Apple, Google in Dumping the Headphone Jack

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