Electric Zoo Announces Beatport Stage

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With just weeks to go until Made Event’s Electric Zoo festival takes over New York City’s Randall’s Island from August 29-31, organizers have announced that Beatport will host its own stage at the event. Beatport—Made Event’s fellow SFX Entertainment, Inc. company—will take over Riverside Stage ...

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Beatport Releases Beatport Pro Music Management System

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DJs can be an obsessive bunch when it comes to track organization, and Beatport’s new Beatport Pro system aims to revolutionize music management. Tailoring its music organization tools just for DJs, Beatport Pro offers a laundry list of features that have been unavailable to users until now. ...

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Martin Garrix: Studio Animal

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Apparently, age is simply just a number for Martin Garrix. With a U.K. chart-topper and two Beatport No.1’s under his belt before his 18th birthday, the Dutch DJ/producer entered 2014 on the heels of a prolonged hot streak. After the mega-success of “Animals,” one of 2013’s biggest festival ...

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2014 Beatport Award Nominees Announced

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Beatport has announced the nominees for the 2014 Beatport Awards, honoring the music, creative, and labels that both critically and commercially dominated electronic music culture in 2013. Fans can cast their votes between now and February 28 in four Community Choice categories, including ...

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Marcus Schössow: On a Roll

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With 14 years of DJ and production experience, Sweden’s Marcus Schössow is no novice—and in 2013, he really put it all to good use. Coming off a year of heavy touring—which included big shows at London’s Ministry of Sound and Hollywood’s Avalon club— Schössow can also look back on a busy studio ...

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Heads Roll at Beatport as SFX Trims the Fat

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SFX has cleaned house at the recently-acquired Beatport, closing its San Francisco office and laying off a majority of the engineering team at its Denver office. These layoffs come on the heels of Beatport’s Q3 loss of $1 million, as well as SFX’s declining share price from $13 to $11.60 since ...

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ADE Update: Techno & Trance Titans, Plus Some Old Pals

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Global: “Armin Only: Intense” tour detailed.Amsterdam – Yesterday, we hit the conference portion of Amsterdam Dance Event at the Felix Meritis Centre. Then, last night we made the club rounds and hit two very different, but no less important events. Early in the day, we did the ADE ...

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ADE: Richie Hawtin Tells Us ‘Rock Is Dead’ & Other ‘Fuck-You Moments’

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 ADE Moment: Richie Hawtin with NYC pals Sleepy & Boo. Amsterdam, Holland – In 1978, The Who’s Roger Daltrey sang these Pete Townshend-penned words: “Goodbye Sister Disco/And to your clubs and your tramps.” For many, it seemed to be moment of rockist triumphalism, as dancefloor-driven ...

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Martin Garrix Becomes Youngest to Top Beatport Charts with “Animals”

If you were anywhere near the vicinity of Las Vegas this past week, odds are that you heard Martin Garrix’s track “Animals” at some point. The single, a natural main-stage anthem with a huge synth lead and tribal drop, was played in sets across Electric Daisy Carnival and clubs across town ...

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America’s Best DJ: Tour & Voting Launch at Movement

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Nearly 100,000 revelers hit Hart Plaza this past May 25-27 ...

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Beatport CEO Adell: "Nirvana moment for dance music is now"

Beatport CEO Matt Adell talks about digital music distribution

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