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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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...

The Record Store’s Revenge: Hard Times for MP3 Sellers

Unless you're Amazon and the market takes your lack of interest in making a profit with good-hearted cheer, this is a tough time to be selling goods in the music industry. It's even harder...

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...

Who’s Afraid of Baboom?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few years, you'll almost certainly have heard someone tell you that the music industry is broken. Technology companies, major labels and investment hungry start-ups...

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...

Win a Free Roland TR-8 for #808Day

The 808 drum machine has inspired a documentary and now a holiday. Roland and the team behind the AIRA product line are marking the adorable advent of #808 day by teaming up to offer...

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...

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...

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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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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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...
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Beautiful Tribute to Audio Pioneer Ray Dolby (Video)

You know his name, even if you don't understand why it's stamped on every device, movie poster and CD you've purchased in the last 30 years. He was Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories....

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....
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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:...

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...

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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