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California Residents May Owe $170k Because Of Jay Z’s Festival

by on Nov 18, 2014 in Business, EDM Festival, EDM News

California Residents May Owe $170k Because Of Jay Z’s Festival

Jay-Z‘s Budweiser sponsored festival, Made In America fest, started off as a Philadelphia based event. But after a couple years of huge line ups, they decided to have the event in L.A. as well at a different time of the year, to spread the brand to a larger demographic. This past August, the festival had it’s West Coast debut with a stacked line up of multiple genres [hip-hop, rock & electronic music]. The two-day festival was a huge success but racked up a $670,000 bill after all was said and done, which in reality isn’t...

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Red Bull THRE3STYLE Returns to the US in 2015: Apply TODAY!

by on Nov 18, 2014 in Business, EDM News, Event

Red Bull THRE3STYLE Returns to the US in 2015: Apply TODAY!

Red Bull Thre3Style, the world’s largest DJ competition is returning to the United States in 2015. And is giving local DJs everywhere a chance to be part of the madness. Now is your chance to show the world what you got if you believe you have the skills to defeat some of the best live DJ’s in the nation. You can apply here as due to overwhelming demand, Red Bull is extending the deadline for the USA battle series until November 22nd. If you are still a little confused on what exactly is going on the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff has...

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Welcome to TheFuture.fm with Sander Van Doorn

by on Nov 11, 2014 in Business, EDM News, Mixtape

Welcome to TheFuture.fm with Sander Van Doorn

TheFuture.fm is the freshest, leading platform for streaming DJ mixes and live sets curated by the world’s top DJs. Most of the time these sets are recorded live at the world’s most renowned nightclubs, concerts, and festivals. But now TheFuture.fm is launching its “Resident Artist of the Month” feature, which will bring to you some of the biggest names in the industry in quite a unique manner. Each week of the given month new content will drop from the artist including: the resident artist interview, playlist, and mix. So whether...

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TomorrowWorld 2015 Pre-Registration and On-Sale Dates

by on Oct 30, 2014 in Business, EDM Festival, EDM News

TomorrowWorld 2015 Pre-Registration and On-Sale Dates

TomorrowWorld 2014 was a tremendous success. The second American installment of the now famous festival went off without a hitch and the local government was more than pleased to invite the occupants of DreamVille back for a third year. The World will unite once again in Chattahoochee Hills September 25-26-27, 2015. If you missed this passed year or attended and need to go back, now is your chance to secure an opportunity to purchase tickets. Pre-Registration has opened! By registering you will have a special link which on the day ticket...

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

by on Sep 17, 2014 in Business, EDM News, Interview

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

by on Sep 6, 2014 in Business, Editorial, Featured, Fest Raiders

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

by on Aug 1, 2014 in Business, EDM News, Technology

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

by on Jul 22, 2014 in Business, EDM News

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

by on Jul 10, 2014 in Business, EDM News, Technology

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!

by on Jul 4, 2014 in Business, EDM Genres, EDM News, Event

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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