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Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000 portable audio player

People often ask me how I listen to music when I travel. I play MP3s on my iPhone.<p>That answer always surprises, and sometimes disappoints: "<i>You</i> …

These photos of 90s raves prove it was the best decade for dance music hedonism: Pictures

Back to the 90s...<p>Whilst dance music is becoming more and more colourful thanks to elrow and the like, there’s something about the early days of rave …

Major Lazer & DJ Snake top Youtube's most watched dance music videos of all time

2 billion plays and counting…<p>Major Lazer and DJ Snake's 'Lean On' is the most watched dance music video of all time, according to video-sharing …

Blu & Exile Talk Comeback Album 'In the Beginning: Before the Heavens,' Stream New Project

On July 17, 2007, Blu & Exile dropped their debut collaboration, . Widely regarded as a classic album that has helped West Coast hip-hop, the set …

How to Get Started with the Linux Operating System

What operating system do you use? For some, that question may as well be posed in Latin or Sanskrit. For others, it’s an invitation to have a heated …

Google Has Removed 3,004,747,844 Piracy Links from Search Results

Google has now received billions of takedown requests for infringing piracy links. Actually, 3 billion and counting.<p>The battle against digital piracy …

Taking it Back to the “Old School,” With Old School Nation!

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing fellow Austin entrepreneurs & friends, from Old School Nation. OSN offers great apparel and does event …

SOCAN First To Use Cloud-Based Technology For Real-time Electronic Music Royalty Tracking

SOCAN today announced it has partnered with Pioneer DJ Corporation of Japan to become the first music rights organization in North America to use …

North America

Ephwurd Launches Eph'd Up Records, Drops Bass House Single 'Phunky Beats'

Festival season is just about over, and as the chill creeps into your autumn evenings, producers crawl back into their studios to bring you fresh …

Tunecore Passes $1 Billion In Revenue To Artists

According to the IFPI's 2016 Report, while overall digital revenues for the global recorded music market grew by 17.7 percent, revenue earned by …

How to Download Free Music: A Totally Legal & Comprehensive Guide

Music is great, and while it's cheaper than ever before, we humans still prefer when things are free.<p>Since the day Napster introduced us to free …

Foo Fighters

Wanna Know More About The History Of Electronic Music Instruments?

<b>This website might be just the resource you need</b> 19/10/17<p>120years.net is the ongoing web project of Simon Crab. Started in 1996 the project outlines …

Appeals court asked to intervene over lost MegaUpload files

Lobbying group the Electronic Frontier Foundation has asked the Fourth Circuit appeals court in the US to issue a writ of mandamus – one of my …

Today In Hip Hop History: Black Moon Drops Their Debut Album ‘Enta Da Stage’ 24 Years Ago

On this date in 1993, Buckshot Shorty, the 5 Foot MC amd DJ Evil Dee released their first full length album, ‘Enta Da Stage’, in 1993 on Nervous …

Rap & Hip-Hop

LOOM II Software Synthesizer Released by AIR

<b>Air Music Technology</b> has released a major update of its well-known virtual additive synthesizer plug-ins with the <b>Loom II</b> software synthesizer.<p>The …

Perspective

Perspective (One Step Back) <br>I’m a firm believer in the motto “Work Hard…Play Hard” and would also advise one more two word phrase to follow that. …

Free Simmons Clap Trap Sample Pack Released By Goldbaby

Goldbaby has released DecoClapTrap, a free sample pack featuring the sounds of the Simmons Clap Trap drum machine recorded through the Strymon Deco …

How To Replicate A Classic Gated Reverb Effect

<b>Look who’s back!</b><p>So, one of the old time classics seems to be coming back to use in modern pop productions, and for those of us who have a certain …

Social Scheduling

As business owners, we have to wear many different hats-agent, equipment manager, marketing expert, salesman, music guru, DJ, etc. etc. Add to that …

UDG: New turntablist, Denon, and Roland Flightcases

DJ luggage maker UDG continues to tick an increasing number of boxes, this time with cases for Denon and Roland, plus an interesting one for scratch …

Signal Flow: Understanding Clip Gain in Pro Tools

Setting levels track-by-track for a mix with the virtual console’s Channel Faders is Mixing 101, and using traditional Track Automation to make …

Redman Says Auto-Tune Is Why Today’s Rappers Lack Distinction

<i>Words by Ime Ekpo</i><p>The <i>Muddy Waters</i> rapper is always ready to school the new cats. <b></b><p><b>Redman</b> stopped by HOT 97 on Wednesday (October 18th) and was given the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

10 Home Studio Mistakes + How They Can Be Fixed

In this latest post to MusicThinkTank, <b>Emma Becker</b> looks at ten of the most common mistakes which occur in setting up a home studio, and what can be …

Reloop RP-7000 MK2 turntable — stronger, faster, heightier

Reloop lavishes a little love on their turntable range to release the RP-7000 mk2. It's stronger, a bit faster out of the blocks, and adds a new …

Frank Ocean Beats Father's $14.5M Libel Lawsuit

Frank Ocean has reportedly beat a $14.5 million libel suit stemming from accusations made by his estranged father, Calvin Cooksey. On Tuesday …

Grammar and the Mobile DJ

Have you ever received feedback from a client that completely caught you off guard? After a steady stream of “he was a great DJ and played great …

Gucci Mane's "Mr. Davis" (Review)

Gucci Mane's sober, more respectable second act has been a hard sell for some of his day one fans, and musically, that's understandable. Much of the …

Top 10 Tips For Aspiring Music Bloggers

<i>Guest post by Rachel Summers</i><p>If you’ve got a love and a passion for music and the music industry, why not channel this passion into a career as a …

Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Hip Hop & Rap Anthology

The Smithsonian Institution has launched a Kickstarter campaign in an attempt to help raise funds for their mammoth anthology dedicated to Hip Hop …

Music Creep: Why It's Bad & 3 Ways DJs Can Fix It

Humans love collecting things and music is high up on the list of those things collected by us. Take this guy from Australia for example, he has over …