Tag: EDM

Egos, Bribery, and Lawsuits: EDM’s Two Biggest CEOs Duke it Out for Industry Supremacy

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Two cut-throat CEOs are battling it out for control over America's hottest commodity with trademark lawsuits, expanding portfolios, proxy battles, and even allegations of bribery. One has unrivaled business savvy, whi...

Bad News for SFX Keeps on Coming: Loss of $41 Million and Drop in Same Festival Attendance

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SFX has had a rough few weeks. Two days after CEO and Chairman Robert F.X. Sillerman announced plans to buy back a majority of the company's stock, causing a brief jump in said stock's value, antitrust litigation grou...

T-Mobile Will Let You Stream Unlimited Beatport Tunes

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T-Mobile's Music Freedom Plan just keeps getting better. The plan, which allows its subscribers to stream unlimited music without eating into their monthly data, has dozens of big name partners including Pandora, Spot...

‘Do Androids Dance’ Shuts Down, Cites EDM’s “Experiential Culture”

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After two years of reporting on all facets of electronic music, Do Androids Dance has shut down its standalone website and merged all of its writers under the Complex.com umbrella. Complex Media--the New York based cu...

It’s Not That Bad: Electronic Music and the Grammys

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We're now on the third day since the 2015 Grammy Awards aired, and Grammy-related stories are still dominating the music conversation. Kanye, Beck, and Taylor Swift are probably trending stories in your various newsfe...

Alec Empire’s 1995 “Capital Noise Manifest” and the Current State of EDM

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We live in an age in which music is a commodity. You--the consumer--are a commodity. EDM, especially, has been targeted by corporations and music conglomerates in recent years as a consistent growing source of income,...

Sex Acts for Festival Tickets? SFX Should Apologize for the Mysteryland “Rimjob” incident

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By now you've probably heard about the Chilean woman who won tickets to Mysteryland by performing a sexual act on a radio station DJ. No? Well here's what went down: Last week the Chilean affiliate of Los 40 Principal...

Beatport to Undergo Massive Overhaul in 2015

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SFX-owned electronic music destination Beatport.com is about to undergo a major overhaul, with plans to feature free streaming, event information, and social media features. About a month ago we analyzed SFX’s third q...

EDM Even More Official: “White Paper” Released

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Electronic Dance Music has its own white paper. If you’re not familiar with the term, don’t worry—these documents are typically limited to government and the business world. Social Media Examiner’s CEO Michael Stelzne...

SoundCloud a Billion Dollar Company? Investors Say Yes.

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Is struggling SoundCloud a billion dollar company? If the Wall Street Journal's reporting is to believed, some investors are gambling that it is: SoundCloud, a popular music and audio-sharing service, is in discuss...

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