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Major Labels Want To End Spotify’s Unlimited Free Streaming

Streaming music has a new set of growing pains on its hands as the industry tries to find a sustainable equilibrium between the rights holders and Spotify. Revenue streams for many labels have dramatically shrunk since music entered the digital age and streaming profits — although substantial — are far inferior to what physical sales […]

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Electric Forest Is Attempting To Break World Record For Largest Group Hug

Electric Forest is one of the coolest festivals you can attend this summer, and now they’re adding one more reason why you need to go. Electric Forest announced via their website that they will be attempting to set a new world record for the largest group hug. That’s right, the EDM community is coming together […]

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Lollapalooza Locks In Its Massive 2015 Lineup

Deep-dish pizza, Wrigley Field and ‘The Bean’ are just a few of Chicago’s main attractions, but once summer rolls around, it’s all about Lollapalooza. The hometown music festival has grown from a small event into an all-out spectacle, and they’ve gone big again on the 2015 line-up announcement. As reported by the Chicago Tribune, this year’s festival will […]

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Beatport Launches New Streaming App

Beatport have released a music streaming app today that allows users access to their vast library of music, and appears to be a move to fill the gap for a track-dedicated streaming service for the dance music industry. The free app went live earlier today for Android and iOS, and incorporates a ticketing service via listings […]

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Ultra Announces All-Weekend Live Stream

One of America’s biggest music festivals will have an even larger stage this weekend. In its 17th year, Ultra Music Festival will be streamed live on Twitch.tv during the three-day event at Miami’s Bayfront Park. Starting at 4 p.m. EST on Friday, those that don’t want to commit to the massive crowds or can’t make it to […]

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Electric Daisy Carnival Is In A Messy Legal Battle Over Its Name

Electric Daisy Carnival has a reputation as one of the most epic dance music festivals in the world, with the flagship Las Vegas and New York events joined by offshoots in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the UK. There’s also a trademark application underway right now to run EDC festivals down in Australia – but they won’t be […]

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Eastern Electrics Releases Initial Line-up For 2015

Eastern Electrics returns this summer with a host of house and techno names playing at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire on August 1. Headliner Jamie Jones will play the Eastern Electrics stage, as will Guti with a live performance. Glorias’s stage will see Lil’ Louis, The 2 Bears, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Citizenn and Crazy P […]

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Seth Troxler Rallies Against Ketamine, Inautheticity, And Aoki (Again)

Even if you have never heard him DJ, you probably know who Seth Troxler is. As an eminent presence at both festivals and the underground party circuit, the 29-year-old has had a front row seat for dance music culture’s tumultuous growth over the past decade. A Michigan native, Troxler has personally taken up the responsibility of championing the legacy of […]

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YouTube Steps Up Their Music Game, Plans To Support Artists & DJs

Soundcloud has long been the primary streaming platform for EDM, and a fairly reliable pulse of how big of an audience artists have. For this reason it is heavily perused by musicians, A&R, managers, booking agents and promoters alike. One of their indirect competitors, YouTube, is now deciding to put some pressure on the often flawed music […]

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Watch: First Ever Imaging Study Of The Brain On LSD

For the first time ever, scientists have started researching how LSD affects the brain in order to discover its potential in being used medicinally to combat depression and addiction. Renowned scientist Professor David Nutt explains how up until this point LSD has been effectively banned fro research, which he describes as “outrageous” and “the worst […]

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