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EDM & The World of PR: An Interview with José Woldring

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Business, EDM News, Interview | 0 comments

EDM & The World of PR: An Interview with José Woldring

José Woldring is a superstar in the World of Public relations, when it comes to EDM. She founded The Media Nanny, a public relations agency, in 2009 while she was still in University, “I had to do a school project/internship and thought if I started my own company, it would allow me to work on something I could continue working on also after school.. So not just a fictive school project or internship at a random company”. In only four years, The Media Nanny has gained a reputation in the Music and Entertainment industry as one of...

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The Bunk Police – Test Drugs Safely

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Business, Editorial, Featured, Fest Raiders | 0 comments

The Bunk Police – Test Drugs Safely

Hello there Fellow Fest Raiders! From drug dogs to increased security, amnesty bins, restricting the topics and entry areas for journalists… festivals this summer pulled out all the stops to try and ensure that the deaths (and bad press) from drug use did not come their way. They mostly succeeded. Meanwhile, out in the crowd we discovered someone that is looking out for our actual best interests – the Bunk Police team. (Don’t be fooled by the name “Police” in their title, they are not in fact affiliated with law...

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Apple Officially Welcomes Beats To The Family

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Business, EDM News, Technology | 0 comments

Apple Officially Welcomes Beats To The Family

It’s official – Apple has closed the deal with the acquisition of Beats, $3 billion later. While the actual purchase took place quite a while ago, we are now seeing the partnership set in motion. A trip to Apple’s official site confirms that they are serious about integrating the company and it’s products into their own completely. The site now sells a sizable collection of Beats headphones, in addition to Beats branding found throughout the site. The new announcements came earlier, with Apple linking to BeatsByDre.com....

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Spotify and MTV Team Up For Apps And Websites

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Business, EDM News | 0 comments

Spotify and MTV Team Up For Apps And Websites

It’s no secret that MTV has strayed from its sound-heavy roots, but recently they have been trying to push music back into their program. Now, the T.V giant has taken to the booming internet and music streaming services to reclaim it’s place in the scene. Viacom, MTV’s parent company, has announced a partnership with Spotify. They are to team up to deliver content together on respective websites and apps. This will involve the songs and playlists provided by Spotify for websites and apps affiliated with MTV, VH1, and CMT. The...

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Sonos Announces Official Soundcloud Integration

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Business, EDM News, Technology | 0 comments

Sonos Announces Official Soundcloud Integration

Two words – F*ing Finally. For the longest period of time I wanted Sonos to support playing songs from Soundcloud. It would annoy the hell out of me when I would find an awesome song, and know that I inevitably wouldn’t be able to play it throughout the apartment as I went about my daily life. I would need to play it on my phone, and carry around my phone, or else play it on my laptop with it’s terrible speakers. What am I, a caveman? After many years of frustration, I eventually found one kind soul who had created an...

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Bring the Monstercat Uncaged Tour to Your City!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Business, EDM Genres, EDM News, Event | 0 comments

Bring the Monstercat Uncaged Tour to Your City!

After much anticipation, Monstercat is proud to announce the launch of the Monstercat Uncaged Tour with the Pegboard Nerds! In partnership with Concertninja.me (link below), Monstercat is giving its fans the ability to vote for their city and bring the Uncaged Tour home. Followers will want to summon their friends to do the same because cities with the highest number of votes will be given priority in the booking process. The tour is now in the hands of the the participants of this vote. Headlining the tour will be the Pegboard Nerds, who’ve...

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‘The DJ is the Lifeblood of the Dance Music Community’ – Beatport’s President

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Business, EDM News | 0 comments

‘The DJ is the Lifeblood of the Dance Music Community’ – Beatport’s President

Beatport has been the go to music portal for the electronic dance music community for the past 10 years. Through the 10 years, Beatport has seen some pretty big changes happen including the announcement of Matthew Adell stepping down as CEO. Beatport’s new President, Lloyd Starr, wrote a message addressing the next 10 years of Beatport as you’ll see below: “These are exciting times here at Beatport. As we celebrate 10 years of serving the dance music community, we’re also busy preparing for the next 10 in new and...

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EDC Brought In More Than $320 Million to Las Vegas This Year

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Business, EDM News, Event | 0 comments

EDC Brought In More Than $320 Million to Las Vegas This Year

Are you still suffering from EDC Las Vegas withdrawals? Well the statistics on Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2014 continue to come in! Were you wondering just how many arrests there were this year or even how much money was brought into Las Vegas? Well now you know! Misdemeanor citations – 27 Traffic citations – 8 Misdemeanor arrests – 21 Felony arrests, all narcotics-related – 73 DUI, alcohol arrests – 5 Traffic accidents -12 Medical calls – 794 Transports to hospital – 25 Ejections – 136 Attendees each night – about...

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Why Everyone Hates The New SoundCloud Mobile Update

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Business, DJ Equipment, EDM News, Technology | 0 comments

Why Everyone Hates The New SoundCloud Mobile Update

The Controversy: SoundCloud has everyone in an uproar again. This time not because of its indiscriminate copyright laws which has destroyed tons of music from artists like Kaskade, or a price increase which has turned off superstars such as Deadmau5 but because of their mobile app update. The latest update that automatically started for many users has caused a lot of turmoil. The new app caters to listeners only and leaves artists and other uploaders in the dark. Instead of the user friendly home screen that used to have your songs neatly in...

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Matthew Adell Steps Down as CEO of Beatport

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Business, EDM News | 0 comments

Matthew Adell Steps Down as CEO of Beatport

Beatport’s CEO Matthew Adell will be stepping down from his current position as CEO and into an advisory role for Beatport’s parent company, SFX Entertainment. In an interview with Billboard, a representative from Beatport said “his vision and dedication has helped make Beatport the company it is today, and we wish him well in all his future endeavors.” “It’s like a new job, a little bit. The team at SFX has a similar strategy that Beatport always had — now we just have friends we can execute it with,”...

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