Kerri Mason has covered electronic dance music for Billboard since 2005, and has been featured as an expert on the genre by outlets including The History Channel, Fox News, and USA Today. She also covers pop and classical music.
Some things are inevitable at Ultra: Slamming main-stage sets, the occasional pop star drop-by, lots and lots of neon. But every year, there are moments of higher consequence: Sets that test if new artists are worth the hype.
Swedish House Mafia might be through, but its members’ solo careers are moving right along. Today, Steve Angello’s Size Records rolls out its newest project, an alliance with Brobot--the latest label from prolific dance veteran Junior Sanchez.
SFX Entertainment's acquition of Beatport is the first media-focused pick-up for Robert F.X. Sillerman’s revived empire. But judging from conversations with Sillerman and Beatport CEO Matthew Adell, Beatport could be the lynchpin of the entire venture, encompassing music sales, mobile media, research, and even ticketing.