Posts byHolly Chapman

SoundCloud Amends Artist Agreement Following Backlash

After coming under an immense amount of fire for extremely aggressive restrictions, SoundCloud has altered the verbiage of their Premiere monetization contract. Last month, the streaming company announced its seemingly exciting new self-monetization program for unsigned artists, following Spotify’s lead; however, artists quickly realized that

Winter Music Conference Announces 2019 Dates

The Winter Music Conference (WMC) is returning to Miami for its 34th year under a  brand new model after being purchased by Ultra Music Festival. The event is set to return to the Faena Forum from Monday, March 25th through Thursday, March 28th; the Conference, which

Soon, DJs Will Be Able to Mix Straight from SoundCloud

SoundCloud has announced a brand new feature that will allow DJs to mix tracks streamed from the site; they’ve partnered with some of major companies behind popular DJ interfaces. Soon you’ll be able to mix from SoundCloud’s massive catalog on programs like Traktor, Serato, Virtual

Astralwerks’ Brand Reimagined After 25 Years

Astralwerks, under new General Manager Toby Andrews, is carving a new, daring path with a major re-brand. In its 25th year, the label has undergone a massive amount of change; July marked a cross-country move from their New York base to a new Los Angeles

Bamboo Bass’s Lineup Promises a Bass Lover’s Paradise

Bamboo Festival is returning to beautiful Costa Rica this February for a fourth year of bass in paradise. Bamboo promises a completely unique and “tastefully curated” destination festival experience, setting it apart from the rest. The first phase of the lineup certainly lives up to

Swedish House Mafia’s Manager Bids the Group Farewell

Despite a triumphant reunion at Ultra earlier this year, Swedish House Mafia’s longtime manager Amy Thomson recently announced her decision to split from the megagroup. Thomson has driven the group’s success for the last 14 years, and came back on board after Swedish House Mafia’s

The Best Spotify Playlist for Every Genre of Dance Music

Spotify’s curated playlists continue to explore genres and sub-genres more thoroughly than ever before. The playlists, curated by anonymous “experts from around the world,” allow you to dip your toes into a variety of genres with hand-picked songs. Spotify has even gone the extra distance and

What Do Warner’s Stock Sales Mean for Spotify?

Recent reports yielded that Warner Music Group is the third major shareholder to sell their stakes in Spotify this year. The company appears to have followed suit after Sony sold half of their shares in May and independent label Merlin sold their entire stake. Universal

Vancouver’s First Music Center is On Its Way

Unlike other major cities in the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver has never had a substantial venue for music education, performance, and creation… until now. The City of Vancouver recently unveiled plans to construct a Center for Music in the Plaza of Nations on the city’s shoreline.

Creamfields Planning a Special Orchestral EDM Performance

Creamfields unveiled plans for a performance by a 40-piece orchestra in celebration of the festival’s 21st birthday. The Kaleidoscope orchestra will make its debut on Saturday August 25th, and will play a multitude of dance classics. This announcement follows release of some major additions, including

Iranian Woman Arrested Over Dancing Video

A young Iranian woman currently faces charges by the government for the content of her Instagram videos. Maedeh Hajabri posted a video dancing to pop and rap music without donning a hijab in her bedroom, which is a requirement for all women who appear in

Sky High Events Is Bringing Davi to Seattle

Local production company Sky High Events has been quietly growing in the Seattle dance music scene since 2016. Founder Jameson Dill started the company while working as one of the original bartenders at Smith Tower in Pioneer square. Jameson was actively DJing in the duo

Afro-EDM Takes Center Stage in Europe

Afrobeat has been dominating African pop charts since its inception, spurred by Fela Kuti in the 1970’s. The Afrobeat genre originates in Highlife, a Ghanian musical style that adapted traditional musical elements for performance on foreign instruments, such as electric guitar. Recently, a new genre

Dash Berlin Blocked From Performing Under His Own Moniker

Speculations have been flying since Dash Berlin recently cancelled a slew of performances worldwide, including A State of Trance and Spring Awakening. A recent statement from frontman Jeffrey Sutorius confirms that health concerns did play a factor in the cancellations, but further details complicate the

Are You Ready to Jump on the K-Pop Bandwagon?

Korean pop music (known colloquially as K-pop) is an industry that’s been growing immensely in South Korea over the last few years. Despite its overwhelming popularity in its home country, the genre has yet to gain mainstream popularity in the U.S. In 2012, PSY made

Global Dub Lineup Announcement Leaves Us Guessing

Global Dub Festival finally announced the lineup for the 2018 stop at the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene. As always, the show promises to be a headbanger’s paradise. Trollphace and Must Die are the supporting acts for this year’s tour, and are sure to hold down

Illenium Takes Eugene by Storm [Review]

This weekend has been huge for Oregon ravers. Illenium and Foam Wonderland at the Cuthbert amphitheater mark a strong start for the summer festival season. The crowd showed up to Friday’s show in full force, ready to spend the night vibing and kick off the

Is Dillon Francis’ Latin Shift a Good Move?

Dillon Francis is gearing up for the release of his new Latin influenced album. All of the tracks released so far are a perfect combination of his own distinct style and reggaeton flair. With no release date yet, we’re left anticipating the full album, and

HARD Summer Announces Stacked 2018 Lineup

Last week, HARD Summer released the lineup for their annual festival, set to return to The Speedway in Fontana on Friday and Saturday, August 4-5. This year’s lineup is stacked, running the gambit from chart-topping producers to major names in hip-hop. In addition to promised improvements