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  1. Cheb I Sabbah, Global Dance DJ, Dead at 66

    November 10, 2013 12:47 AM EST Algerian-born, San Francisco-based global house DJ, producer and musician, Cheb I Sabbah has died, according to numerous reports. Sabbah, whose omnivorous, globe-spanning traditional beats and sounds culled from Africa, Asia, the Middle East ...

  2. Backbeat: Billboard Music Awards' Raging Afterparty, With Stevie Wonder, Jordin Sparks, Wiz Khalifa, Far East Movement, More

    May 21, 2012 2:31 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa hanging out with BBMA co-executive producer Richard Beckman at the Billboard Music Awards after-party. (Photo: Jem Aswad) For many decades, Billboard has been known for its sober and succinct analysis of the music business and its rela ...

  3. Backbeat: DJ Premier and Kendra Morris at Skullcandy Present Wax Poetics Records Showcase

    October 06, 2011 10:07 AM EDT New York based one-stop music shop Wax Poetics took over downtown Manhattan hotspot (Le) Poisson Rouge last Thursday night for the third installment of its monthly showcase series, which pairs artists signed to Wax Poetics Records with DJs feature ...

  4. Diplo Turns to Turntable.fm To Test New Material

    July 08, 2011 8:12 AM EDT Indie tastemakers and music fans gathered in the "VIPfest" Turntable.fm room last Monday night where Philadelphia-based DJ, producer and label head, Diplo (a.k.a. Thomas Wesley Pentz) premiered three new Major Lazer tracks. On June 28, C ...

  5. Warner U.K. Launches Dance Imprint

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has launched a new dance music imprint, One More Tune (OMT). In a statement, Warner said the label will sign and develop talent from the U.K. and around the world and build on the major's dance heritage, which includes reper ...

  6. EMI Music Sign JV Partnership With David Guetta

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has signed a joint venture partnership with the live events company of David Guetta to turn the DJ's "F*** Me I'm Famous" branded club night into a global enterprise. "F*** Me I'm Famous" (FMIF) was fir ...

  7. Fania Records Targets New Audience With Classics

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Venerable salsa label Fania Records has partnered with youth lifestyle media company Fader Media to produce remixes of classics from the Fania catalog to be marketed to a younger audience. The association is expected to result not only in music bu ...

  8. Big Nuz Wins 3 At South African Music Awards

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Big Nuz took home three statuettes at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs), held at the Sun City Resort in the North West province. The triple win proved that post-apartheid urban youth genre kwaito has staying power. The Durban-based trio score ...

  9. Dizzee's 'Bonkers' Set For The Top

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dizzee Rascal is set to score a big-selling No. 1 single in the U.K. on Sunday (May 24) with "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank), his collaboration with DJ and producer Armand Van Helden. The U.K. rapper's last single, "Dance Wiv Me" ...

  10. ADE 2006 Conference Up And Dancing

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Technology, multi-tasking and routes to a prosperous future were the hot topics on the daytime agenda as the 11th annual Amsterdam Dance Event, Europe's main dance music convention, kicked off Thursda Technology, multi-tasking and routes to a ...

  11. The Orchard Signs Stealth Deal with Roger Sanchez

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New Roger Sanchez album expected Sept. 11. U.S.-based independent digital distributor The Orchard has signed a digital distribution deal with Amsterdam-based Stealth Records, the indie label founded by Grammy Award winning American DJ and producer ...

  12. The Orchard Signs Stealth Deal

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New Roger Sanchez album expected Sept. 11. U.S.-based independent digital distributor The Orchard has signed a digital distribution deal with Amsterdam-based Stealth Records, the indie label founded by Grammy Award winning American DJ and producer ...

  13. Sanctuary Inks Nevins Cut For Europe

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group has inked a deal with DJ/producer Jason Nevins to distribute his dance track "I'm the Main Man" -- as well as his forthcoming album -- throughout Europe, according to Nevins' m Sanctuary Records Group ha ...

  14. Sanctuary Inks Nevins Cut For Europe

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group has inked a deal with DJ/producer Jason Nevins to distribute his dance track "I'm the Main Man" -- as well as his forthcoming album -- throughout Europe, according to Nevins' m Sanctuary Records Group ha ...