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Ultra Miami Drops Phase 1 Lineup For 2022!

By Alex Cristian – October 26, 2021 0 101
At least i did! Follow us on socials For 2 years in the row since we haven’t seen Ultra because of the covid pandemic and oh boy, we really missed it! Let’s all hope for the best now and wait with tones of excitement the rest of the artists! As for tickets for 2022, the situation is a bit unclear. Back in April of this year, the festival was sued for withholding ticket refunds. The lawsuit filed in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County stated:

Ultra engaged in unconscionable, unfair, and/or deceptive trade practices by advertising, offering, and promoting the festival, taking individuals’ money to attend said advertised festival, cancelling the festival, and then failing to provide ticket purchasers with the option of receiving a refund, effectively shifting all risk and costs of Ultra’s decision to cancel the Event to the consumers. The phase 1 lineup was announced this morning, with names like Pendulum, Illenium, Martin Garrix, Alison Wonderland, DJ Snake, Madeon, SVDDEN DEATH presents VOYD, Zeds Dead, and more. Also phase 1 reveals more variety from the genres perspective with artists like with Carl Cox, Boris Brejcha, Nina Kraviz, Nicky Romero, Kygo, Oliver Tree, Sofi Tukker, and Tale Of Us also getting announced.

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Spotify, Amazon and Pandora reportedly proposing lower streaming royalty rates to US Copyright Royalty Board !

By Alex Cristian – October 26, 2021 0 69
The Journal also reports that the National Music Publishers’ Association is pushing for streamers to pay publishers whichever is greater, on a month-by-month basis: 20 per cent of their service’s revenue, 40 per cent of what is paid to record labels and other master recording copyright holders, $1.50 per subscriber, or $0.0015 per stream. Several streaming services have made separate filings to the Copyright Royalty Board’s three-judge panel with proposed royalty rates for the period 2023-2027. See also  ‘IN SEARCH OF SUNRISE’ UNVEILS ITS ALL-STAR 2021 LINE UP!“Not only do [streaming services] propose rolling back rates and terms to erase all gains over the last 15 years, but they actually are proposing a structure worse than at any point in the history of interactive streaming,” NMPA chief executive, David Israelite, told Music Business Worldwide last week. “That should be our focus – preserving long-term industry growth and ensuring that it benefits as many people as possible.”

The rate-setting proceedings at the US Copyright Royalty Board are in progress and more developments are expected this week. “It is disappointing, but not surprising, given how they have treated songwriters over the years, including their continued assault on the rate victory that was achieved in 2018 which they are still appealing four years later.”

The Digital Music Association, which represents the streaming companies, issued a statement about the rate proceedings that emphasised the benefits of “long-term industry growth”, including “billions of dollars invested into catalogs” and “new tools and features that help bring more music to more fans than ever before”. However, those rates are under an Appeals Court remand. Streaming operators Spotify, Amazon, and Pandora are reportedly proposing lower royalty rates for songwriters to the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB). Last week (October 21), Billboard reported that several streaming services made separate filings to the CRB’s three-judge panel with their proposed royalty rates for the years between 2023 and 2027 – a four-year period known as CRB Phonorecords IV. Spotify is reportedly requesting 10.5 per cent, with Amazon – for its music service Amazon Music – and Pandora applying for 10.54 per cent. “How do we make modern music economics work for everyone?” said DiMA CEO Garrett Levin. These proposed rates are lower that enacted during the Phonorecords III period of 2018-2022, which began at 11.4 per cent in 2018 and escalate annually to 15.1 per cent in 2022. Spotify, Amazon and Pandora have reportedly proposed headline royalty rates for Phonorecords IV of around 10.5 per cent of revenue. Follow us on socials According to Consequence, Apple Music will follow the lead of the judge in the ongoing Phonorecords III appeal, while the Wall Street Journal reports that YouTube says it is not seeking lower rates for Phonorecords IV.

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ARMIN VAN BUUREN AND VINI VICI BUILD ON EARLIER SUCCESS WITH THIRD COLLAB: ‘YAMA’ (FEAT. TRIBAL DANCE & NATALIE WAMBA)!

By EDM Nations – October 26, 2021 121 0
See also  MEDUZA PRESENT A BLISTERING UPDATE OF FAITHLESS ‘INNADADANCE’ – THE THIRD SINGLE FROM ‘ALL BLESSED’! Tribal Dance & Natalie Wamba). The five-time #1 DJ in the world and current #3 has seven full-length artist albums to his name and continues to cultivate a massive worldwide following through his weekly A State Of Trance radio show, event series and album series, reaching 40 million listeners from 80 different countries on a weekly basis. Both acts have been turning heads with a myriad of dance floor bangers and high-profile collabs, and they now raise the bar even higher with an incredible artwork design, a music video shot during the A State Of Trance ADE event at AFAS Live, and of course a super-energetic record designed to blast sound systems to bits: ‘Yama’ (feat. So we all jumped at the opportunity when it finally arose and ‘Yama’ is the outcome. Regarded as the fastest rising psytrance artists of their generation, Afula natives Matan and Aviram – best known as Vini Vici – saw ‘Great Spirit’, their breakout collab with Armin van Buuren, become the most played track of Tomorrowland 2017. Follow us on socials Armin Van Buuren

Armin van Buuren: “I had a blast working with Vini Vici on ‘Great Spirit’ and ‘United’ back in 2016 and 2018, and although a few years had passed since, I always felt that it’d be great to do a third collab. In between high-magnitude collabs with the likes of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, R3HAB and more, the pair became the first ever psytrance act to play the main stages at Tomorrowland and ULTRA Music Festival and to perform at Lollapalooza before adding reputable festivals and events such Electric Daisy Carnival and A State Of Trance to their gig list. In non-COVID times, Armin van Buuren headlined more than 150 shows per year at leading festivals and venues around the world, including Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, New York), Ultra Music Festival (Miami) and Tomorrowland (Belgium) plus residencies on Ibiza and in Las Vegas. Needless to say, it took a lot of hard work to get this final result.”

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Armin van Buuren, who was recently voted in the Top 5 of DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 DJs list for the twentieth consecutive year, has long been a global ambassador for electronic music. A little under a week ago, Vini Vici were voted #20 in DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 DJs poll, their highest position to date. It took us a while to produce this song and we did it during the crux of the pandemic. It has been a few years since the global success of ‘Great Spirit’ (well over a hundred million streams on Spotify) and ‘United’ (over 40 million Spotify streams), but Armin van Buuren and Vini Vici haven’t lost any of the momentum since. Featuring the uplifting vocal chants of Tribal Dance and Natalie Wamba, ‘Yama’ instantly makes its mark as a ground-shaking collision of Armin van Buuren and Vini Vici’s globally renowned signature sounds. Our trademark sounds are especially compatible and I’m positive ‘Yama’ will be ruling dance floors for a long time to come.”

Vini Vici: “Dropping this tune b2b with Armin van Buuren during last week’s ASOT event was an amazing experience, and we’re super excited about our third collaboration! From the uplifting and openhearted intro to the inevitably colossal beat drop, this track is sure to cause some serious dance floor damage with every play.

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Amsterdam Dance Event Announce Dates for 2022 Edition and Return of ADE Pro Conference !

By Iuliana Prichea – October 26, 2021 79 0

ADE 2021: A successful return of electronic music in AmsterdamThis year, in less than a month’s time, the Amsterdam Dance Event, in collaboration with the municipality and the city’s electronic music scene has confirmed 350+ events welcoming over 300,000 visitors. “Given the role that ADE fulfilled this year, it was perhaps the most important edition in its history,” according to Dutch national newspaper Volkskrant. The show featured DJ Pierre, Colin Benders and industry leaders from Roblox and Universal Music Group discussing innovations in electronic music and its industry such as the Metaverse, all in a mixed reality environment where physical and virtual audiences came together in one room. In addition to well-known festival events such as DGTL, Loveland and the DJ Mag Top 100, this year’s many highlights included Niklas Paschburg’s live concert in Concertgebouw, He.She.They at Shelter and Speedy J’s STOOR project in Paradiso, as well as Arts & Culture events such as the artist residency with Villa Buitenlust, Ester at Muziekgebouw and the energetic ARK Rave Studio sessions. The organization also collaborated with Boris Acket, Chris van Meer and Lumus Instruments to symbolically signal the big restart of nightlife in Amsterdam with the art installation BAKEN (Beacon) on top of the A’DAM Tower. In addition to the festival program, the daytime business conference will be returning as well. 📸 Enrique Meesters

Although ADE’s conference had already been cancelled in September, industry professionals were able to meet up and work at the ADE Business Hangout, and participate in a special innovation showcase edition of ADE’s monthly talk show ADE in Conversation. The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is set to celebrate its upcoming edition from October 19th through 23rd, 2022. Follow us on socials

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Fresh Dom & Zyno teamed up to deliver you the ultimate dance floor bass house banger !

By EDM Nations – October 26, 2021 102 0

The vocal samples are also perfectly combined with the instrumental managing to create the perfect message for this heavy bass house hitter: addictive! ‘Slave’ really impress even from the start, with it’s raw, dirty and mean leads , completed by a solid groove, which brings a huge burst of energy. Also the fusion of sounds, rhythm, beats, voices and colors, are making this tune one of the kind. The blend of these elements results in a unique track that is about to take off, so you better hit that play button and just enjoy it! Follow us on socials Fresh Dom & Zyno teamed up to deliver you the ultimate dance floor bass house banger, out now on Ensis Records.

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POPOF DEBUTS ON KNEADED PAINS WITH REVIVAL EP !

Next up, the FORM Music head honcho demonstrates his impressive production versatility with the equally absorbing closer, I Thought It Was All Over. With a hugely impressive catalogue of releases on the likes of Cocoon, Truesoul, Turbo Recordings and his very own FORM Music (to name a few), legendary French techno producer POPOF has the production credentials and career discography to rival the very best in the business. Follow us on socials Out now via Kneaded Pains, POPOF’s Revival EP marks the Frenchman’s inaugural foray on Dense & Pika’s esteemed imprint, as he pulls out all the stops to deliver a memorable label debut. Fresh off the back of his huge Insomnia EP which he released in September alongside fellow compatriot Space 92, the prolific Parisian producer now readies his next musical offering with the announcement of his epic two-part Revival EP. See also  Addictive bass house banger by SALADIN! POPOF

Kick-starting the EP with the brooding title track Revival, POPOF makes his intentions known from the off with a heady peak-time cut, brimming with intricate percussion, warped basslines and an expertly manipulated vocal sample throughout its mesmerising, six-and-a-half minute duration. A gargantuan breakdown marks this one out to be the full-blown club banger it was designed to be, as the drops sees razor sharp hi-hats clatter across a pumping kick groove, old skool vocals and frenzied rave stabs. A hefty combination of intricate rhythms, punchy basslines and expertly manipulated samples, the unique underground treatment gradually unfolds over the course of the cut, as the FORM head honcho unravels a complex tapestry of ravey soundscapes and four-four beats to deliver another extraordinary showcase in avant-garde techno production and an blockbuster debut on Kneaded Pains.

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We chatted with Didi + Ping about his musical influences and his latest release | EDM Nations Interview !

By Alex Cristian – October 26, 2021 122 0

Then I record everything. I like software because it takes up less space, and when I’m mixing and mastering I’m usually turning knobs and moving faders, which is an action that’s not big enough for me to need physical gear. It’s a reference to my brother and I, and the music we’d listen to growing up together. Inspiration usually hits me when I’m off doing something else, like hiking. Maybe he travels out of his own curiosity, or maybe he’s looking for answers to help solve a problem back home. My parents taught it to me at a young age, and so I grew up “speaking” it. I think it’s a universal language worth exploring, and a unique method to communicate ideas, emotions, and stories. When playing, I prefer the physical (gear and instruments). I also hope to start touring soon. What kind of sounds can we find in this release? Mountains. We were intrigued and chatted with Didi + Ping about his musical influences and his latest release:

How did Kristian become Didi + Ping? I picture a nomad crossing an unknown land. And so, most explorers are trailblazers to the rest of us… pathfinders. What’s the story behind the creation of Pathfinder + Solitude? Throughout his whole life, he has been driven by two powerful forces: music and his natural surroundings. I get cabin fever when I spend too much time in the studio, so I try to avoid it as much as I can. You live surrounded by nature in Canada, which are your favorite spots to go and free your mind?       I want to play a massive show at an outdoor music festival, with a live orchestra! I grew up playing instruments, so I can’t give that up. Your music career is professionalizing incredibly quick. I grew up surrounded by nature, and sometimes I feel disconnected from it in today’s world. What can we expect from Didi + Ping in the near future? Do they complement each other? Why are they so important to you? I want to have a direct connection with the music I’m creating, whether that’s finger drumming on my MPC, hitting my drums and bongos, or playing my piano. Music even makes me feel connected to my ancestors. I love them all! Each production is infused with lilting melodies, emotional chords and mesmerizing instruments, giving each of his tracks the perfect portion of his essence as an artist. And finally, I mix and master in my studio. I conceptualize my music first, which is in my head. What do you dream about achieving in the Music Industry? Do you prefer working with physical gear or software? Then I compose the piece on my piano. I created this EP to celebrate exploration in its purest sense! Take me to the top of one and I’m bliss incarnate. Canadian Deep House/Melodic House DJ/Producer Didi+ Ping, named an “Artist You Need To Hear” by DJ Mag, has released his action-packed two track EP Pathfinder + Solitude. Follow us on socials Music is important to me because it’s the language I find the most beautiful. Freedom, because the unknown has no restrictions, and solitude, because most people fear and avoid the unknown. And some exciting videos that share my love of nature. The way I feel when I play the piano or hear a song can’t be replicated with any other artform, and I’m trying to share that feeling.        Violins, horns, choirs, mallets, piano… experimental sounds as well. See also  Destruction System talks about his musical influences and future plans | EDM NATIONS Interview !More music. What do you picture in your mind when you listen to this EP? I’m reconnecting! Absolutely… Music is as much a discovery as it is an invention, as secretive and abstract as nature is. But, when I’m playing music, the physical stuff feeds my soul. The curiosity to explore the outside world brings freedom and solitude. Can you tell us about your creative process? See also  Yves Larock & Steff Da Campo are chatting with EDM Nations about “Rise Up” and future plans !When mixing and mastering, I prefer software. Music and nature are 2 essential topics in your life. Where is he going?