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DJ Sama’ Abdulhadi released on bail by Palestinian Authority

More details emerge about the event involving Palestine DJ Sama' Abdulhadi, which was allegedly being shot for Beatport and caused a scandal in the Palestinian Authority government.

Beatport gobbles up Loopmasters, Loopcloud & Plugin Boutique

In an aggressive pivot into the music production market, Beatport has acquired Loopmasters and consumer brands Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique.

Bandcamp Sold 15x More Records During No Fee Friday

Bandcamp sold $4.3 million in records and merch last Friday when they waived their fees to support artists and labels affected by the coronavirus lockdown.

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.

Here We Go: Rekordbox Launches Streaming Integration

DJs can now stream live from Beatport and SoundCloud's catalogs for a price using the latest update to Pioneer's rekordbox software.
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What Happens When DJs Don’t “Own” Their Record Collections Anymore?

You don't own that file, you license it, and with streaming it can easily be taken away. Microsoft naturally shows us a dystopian vision of the future of licensed culture.

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.

Traktor DJ 2 Demos DJ Streaming Directly from SoundCloud

Native Instruments' free, entry-level DJ software gets a facelift and showcases live streaming from SoundCloud directly into DJ sets built into the app.

So DJ Streaming Is Going to be a Thing

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

Beatport is Launching a New Open Format DJ Site

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

SoundCloud Thinks Streaming Is the Future of DJing

The internet wants to be in everything, including your DJ set. SoundCloud is preparing to repackage itself as a streaming service for pro DJs.

Beatport Deletes FLOD’s Stolen Tracks

Life gets even with you in the end. Stolen tracks from serial plagiarist FLOD aka Flavio Lodetti have been removed from Beatport, as has his artist page.

Brighton Music Conference 2018 is the Most Ambitious Event to Date

The Brighton UK industry conference kicks off April 25 through April 28 2018 with Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, BBC Radio 1, Boiler Room, Defected, Fabric, Hospital Records and more.
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Tears of a Cloud

Don't cry for the demise of SoundCloud. But it's sad what SoundCloud should have been.

AfterParty: Brighton Music Conference 2017

Will Sumsuch went to the BMC so you didn't have to. (But you should have.)

Stayin’ Alive: Beatport might just survive after all

Citing "dramatically improved" financial health, SFX decides to keep Beatport under its control.

How to Fix Beatport? Make Money

There have been a couple of relevant pieces published in the last few days about Beatport, by knowledgeable people who have some skin in...

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...

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 Rumors of SFX’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

The schadenfreude is dripping like blueberry vodka from a supersoaker. Seemingly every person alive with a bone to pick with Beatport, with EDM festivals...

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Spotify, which pays little, wants to pay artists even less

Spotify's last money-grab from artist royalties alarmed government investigators. Now they're grabbing even more.
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