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Purged: How a failed economic theory still rules the digital music...

A discredited economic theory is still guiding the decisions of most digital music labels today - even if they don't know it. This is the dumb theory of the Long Tail and how a tsunami of shitmusic destroyed it.

Ready or Not, Beatport Turns to Streaming

Beatport has confirmed that it is launching a new Beatport streaming service starting next year. What does this mean for labels that sell on...

Some of Your Friends Are Already This Broke: The Problem With...

"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...

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...

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DJ Fen – loaded! vol 2

5 Mag's new #Garagehouse DJ mix series continues with the legendary DJ Fen, of the seminal Ramsey & Fen DJ and production duo, Bug Records and of late Upcycle and Mi-Soul Radio.

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