Tag: festivals

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...

Sónar Sets Sights on Latin America with Festivals in Buenos Aires, Bogota, and Santiago

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Sónar--Barcelona's premier three-day electronic music festival--is no stranger to foreign expeditions. The self-described "Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art," has forayed into such foreign lands as London,...

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,...

“Snowstorm” Announced: Chicago’s First Ever Winter Electronic Music Festival

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Everybody knows Chicago winters are no joke. With average temperatures regularly below freezing and a well-earned title of The Windy City, Chicago is a metropolis whose winter parties are best enjoyed indoors. This ye...

Beatport To Host Stage at Electric Zoo Festival

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It’s official: Beatport will have its own stage at this year’s Electric Zoo Festival in New York City. According to a press release out today, the Denver-based online music store will be “taking over the Rivers...

Bass Coast Festival Bans Aboriginal Headdresses

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Spirit hoods and Native American style headdresses are all the rage these days in the electronic music scene, especially the festival circuit. While it does seem some kids will weave, glue, or otherwise attach just ab...

UPDATED: Watch Out, California! The Electronic Sriracha Festival is Here

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Updated with line-up. This promises to be exciting news for a lot of people, especially those in California’s Bay Area. Three of the biggest trends in American culture are about to merge in San Jose on Labor Day W...