Electronic dance music

  1. EDMbiz Conference: Why EDM Equals Millenials and a $6.2B Valuation Is Just the Beginning

    June 20, 2014 9:14 AM EDT The EDM industry is currently worth $6.2 billion, per a recent report at IMS Ibiza -- but depending on who you asked on Day 1 of the third annual EDMbiz conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, that number could be wildly conservative. “$6.2 billion ...

  2. Grammy Noms 2014 Dance Categories: Daft Punk Makes History, EDM Dominates

    December 07, 2013 1:01 PM EST For the first time in memory, the Grammy dance nomination field didn't only honor the worthy (which it's had a tendency of doing these past few years, Al Walser drama notwithstanding): It reflected what America actually grooved to in 201 ...

  3. Tiësto Reveals Deal With Republic, New Album Due in 2014 (Video)

    November 19, 2013 12:00 PM EST Ever wonder how big record company decisions are made? In Tiësto’s “Inside the Booth,” it looks pretty easy. The latest installment of the Dutch superstar’s behind-the-scenes web series reveals some pretty major news: Tiësto has inked a deal with ...

  4. How Astralwerks Won the Porter Robinson Bidding War

    November 18, 2013 2:22 PM EST Porter Robinson’s debut album is coming, and it’s coming to Astralwerks. The label of the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim -- and most recently, Deadmau5 -- has prevailed in a competitive bid to sign the 21-year-old DJ/producer’s first long-pla ...

  5. Exclusive: Tiesto on New LP, 'Brilliant' New Manager Coran Capshaw

    February 12, 2013 2:38 PM EST "I like to do big things,” Tiësto said today from his hotel room in Brazil. “And if you want to do big things, you need big players around you who can help you with that." Under new manager Coran Capshaw of Red Light -- No. 2 on Billb ...

  6. Backbeat: Avicii Warms Up the Crowd at Vanguard for Pre-Grammys Party

    February 08, 2013 12:42 PM EST Thousands packed Vanguard on Thursday night in Los Angeles for the nightclub’s official reopening party. Among the star-studded guests at the pre-Grammys soirée were Paris Hilton and boyfriend River Viiperi, Tara Reid, and Girl’s Gone Wild cre ...

  7. Exclusive: Mixify Signs Red Light Management, Ultra Music, Others for Virtual Music Festival

    January 30, 2013 5:32 PM EST Mixify, a three-month-old New York start-up that streams live audio, has signed up a number of major electronic dance labels and promoters for an upcoming virtual music festival called Rise. Among the presenters of next month's online-onl ...

  8. 2013 Grammy Awards: Dance Recording, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:16 AM EST it was a banging, banner year for EDM, as the beat of club culture infiltrated the mainstream best dance recording "Le7els" Avicii LABEL: Levels/Atom Empire/Interscope PRODUCERS: Tim Bergling, Ash Pournouri MIXER: Tim Bergling From Super ...

  9. Backbeat: How Parag Bhandari and Tommie Sunshine's EDM For Sandy Relief Benefit Came Together

    December 04, 2012 11:15 AM EST The Gramcery Theater marquee. (Photo: Emmanuelle Saliba) The first night when hurricane Sandy made landfall on the east coast, Parag Bhandari, CEO of UG Strategies walked from his Brooklyn home to the Park Slope Armory to help with relief efforts. ...

  10. Chart Moves: Calvin Harris' '18 Months' Album Debuts, Paul McCartney's New 'Christmas Song' Helps 'Holidays Rule'

    November 08, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: On the chart this week , Taylor Swift's "Red" continued to rule the roost, as it sold another 344,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It blocked debuting rapper Meek Mill from grabbing the top slot with hi ...

  11. Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice's CNTRL Tour Aims To Extend, Broaden EDM's Moment

    November 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST Taking CNTRL: Richie Hawtin's set at New York's Webster Hall Now that EDM has settled comfortably into America cultural landscape-- witness backing tracks to this week's top ten Hot 100 songs by PSY, Ke$ha, Alex Clare and others; Bl ...

  12. SoundCTRL's EDM Roundtable Features Aurelia's Lainie Copicotto, NUE Agency's Jesse Kirshbaum, More

    September 21, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Jacob Schulman (Dancing Astronaut), Junior Sanchez, Lainie Copicotto (Aurelia Group), Sarah Polonsky (Vibe), Lawrence Liu (Astralwerks), and Rob Principe (Scratch Music Group) at the SoundCTRL EDM Roundtable. Not so deep underground the Man ...

  13. Backbeat: Hard's Gary Richards Talks Live Nation Acquisition, DJing With Roses In His Hair at EMI's Electrospective Party in Hollywood

    September 20, 2012 4:16 PM EDT POSSO DJing at Hollywood's AV Nightclub for the Electrospective launch and Magnetic Magazine's birthday celebration (Photo by Catie Laffoon) EMI launched their Electrospective campaign on Tuesday night at the AV Nightclub in Hollywood . ...

  14. Exclusive: Tiesto, SiriusXM to Launch Radio Show Contest For College Students

    August 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Tiësto and SiriusXM are collaborating on an upcoming contest that would give a select number of college students the opportunity to host their own one-hour radio show on the Dutch DJ's Club Life Radio channel, with a final winner handed a mon ...

  15. Tiesto, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia Top Forbes' 'Highest-Paid DJ's' List

    August 02, 2012 10:19 AM EDT Forbes today unveiled its list of the ten highest-paid DJ's in world electronic dance music. Dubbing them the "Electronic Cash Kings," the list tabulates the money each DJ made in the past 12 months, with Dutch dance master Tiësto t ...

  16. Rebecca & Fiona, Swedish House Extraordinaires, Light Up US Market

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT The first EDMBiz conference in Las Vegas closed its second and final day with that cornerstone of every music industry confab: the artist panel. Rebecca & Fiona were the youngest panelists onstage, in terms of age and career span. They were al ...

  17. The Branding of EDM: Pepsi, Absolut, Trident, Samsung, Others Make DJs Their Spokesmen

    July 02, 2012 3:29 PM EDT The night of the 2012 summer solstice, June 20, marked a turning point for the electronic dance music scene (EDM). On that night in New York, three of the genre's biggest celebrities-Steve Aoki and Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingross ...

  18. Electronic Dance Music Making Strides With Product Tie-Ins

    June 27, 2012 8:20 PM EDT The night of the 2012 summer solstice, June 20, marked a turning point for the electronic dance music scene (EDM). On that night in New York, three of the genre's biggest celebrities - Steve Aoki and Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingro ...

  19. Live Nation Purchases Gary Richards' HARD Events

    June 27, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Live Nation has acquired Gary Richards' HARD Events, the EDM production company behind such music festivals as the multi-date HARD Festivals and Holy Ship! cruise. Video: Hard Festival's Gary Richards on Why EDM Is Hot, How He Keeps His ...

  20. Electric Daisy Carnival Shuts Down Early Due To High Winds; Festival to Continue Sunday

    June 10, 2012 10:04 AM EDT Update: A post on the Electric Daisy Carnival website informing ticket holders and others that TOnight's (June 10) show will go on as scheduled despite high winds last night forcing the fest to close early. At about 12:40 a.m. on Sunday morni ...

  21. CEO Michael Rapino on Live Nation's Global Dance Music Strategy: 'Acquire or Hire'

    June 08, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino "looks at electronic music as an absolute here-to-stay genre of music"- and is running his company accordingly. Rapino laid out his plans for Live Nation's expansion in the EDM space during a keynote c ...

  22. Electric Daisy Founder Pasquale Rotella: 'We Don't Want to Book' Superstar DJs Anymore

    June 08, 2012 1:17 PM EDT Electric Daisy Carnival founder Pasquale Rotella gave the shakes to artists and agents, and raised the eyebrows of fellow event promoters yesterday, by declaring that his interest in booking known DJs was waning. "Our strategy moving forward ...

  23. Detroit Techno Pioneer Kevin Saunderson On Reviving Inner City: 'We Were Ahead of Our Time'

    June 07, 2012 5:28 PM EDT Twenty-five years after reeling off a string of No. 1 dance hits, Inner City is alive again. After a mid-00s hiatus, Detroit techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson has reactivated the group that kept clubs moving to the grooves of "Good Life," ...

  24. Live Nation Partners With Sensation, Will Bring the EDM Festival to Brooklyn For U.S. Debut

    May 31, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Live Nation took its courtship of electronic dance music fans to the next level on Thursday night, announcing its partnership with Dutch party brand Sensation during an invite-only soiree at exclusive New York lounge Provocateur. The highly produc ...

  25. Why Skrillex, David Guetta, Deadmau5 Aren't Playing This Weekend's Detroit Movement Fest

    May 25, 2012 1:15 PM EDT The mainstage at 2011's Movement Electronic Music Festival during Carl Craig's set. (Photo by Douglas Wojciechowski for Paxahau) Tomorrow, Saturday, May 26, marks the beginning of the 13th annual Movement Electronic Music Festival (forme ...

  26. Meet EDM's Power Trio: Atlantic's Craig Kallman, Astralwerks' Glenn Mendlinger, Interscope's Dave Rene

    May 15, 2012 7:25 AM EDT For more than a decade, electronic dance music has been an indie label's business. In the mid- to late '90s, when acts like Fatboy Slim, the Chemical Brothers and Prodigy surged, the majors launched or acquired imprints: Warner had F-111 ...

  27. How Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Became an Unlikely No. 1 Dance Hit

    May 14, 2012 8:26 AM EDT Nothing says "dance music" more than a xylophone. As previously reported , Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard's Dance Club Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay cha ...

  28. Live Nation Buys EDM Entertainment Company Cream Holdings Ltd, Owner of Creamfields Festivals

    May 09, 2012 11:24 AM EDT Live Nation today acquired Cream Holdings Limited, a pillar of the EDM entertainment scene, which also gives Live Nation the exclusive rights to Creamfields Festivals, which have been held all over the world since the company's launch in 1998 ...

  29. Insomniac Launching EDMbiz Conference Before Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

    April 27, 2012 1:01 PM EDT Insomniac has announced it will launch the inaugural EDMbiz conference to be held in Las Vegas June 5-7 just before Electric Daisy Carnival on June 8-10 as part of what the promotions company is calling "EDC Week." The new conference wil ...

  30. How EMI Plans To Grow EDM: A Q&A With EMI Dance Network Head Bart Cools

    March 30, 2012 10:52 AM EDT EMI Music Executive VP, Marketing Europe/Rest of the World, Bart Cools is head of the newly-formed EMI Dance Network - the label's international, label-wide A&R and marketing network dedicated exclusively to dance artists and records. In ...

  31. EMI Launches Global Dance Network Headed By Bart Cools

    March 27, 2012 8:31 AM EDT EMI Music is looking to capitalize on the electronic dance music explosion by launching its own international A&R and marketing network solely dedicated to dance artists and records. Launching today (March 27), the EMI Dance Network brings tog ...

  32. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    March 25, 2012 6:55 PM EDT The grounds at Bayfront Park were crowded and hard to navigate, and when night fell, it seemed like an impossible task to get from one stage to another. Ravers climbed trees to get better vantage points (no one stopped them), while others laid dow ...

  33. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    March 25, 2012 5:30 PM EDT After six years having the Ultra Music Festival at the larger-capacity Bicentennial Park, construction at that site sent the annual party back at its original downtown Miami home, Bayfront Park, this year. But thanks to some reconfiguring and reco ...

  34. Tiesto Launches Sirius XM Radio Channel

    March 23, 2012 1:43 PM EDT It's a monumental day for Tiësto. The EDM superstar is headlining day one of the Ultra Music Festival in Miami tonight and simultaneously launching his very own channel on Sirius XM, called Tiësto's Club Life Radio. "I'm really ...

  35. Exclusive: AM Only's UKF Dubstep Tour -- With Gemini, KOAN Sound -- Coming to U.S.

    February 28, 2012 12:30 PM EST Top dance-music agency AM Only is backing the first North American tour of UKF, the brand name of the popular British drum 'n' bass/dubstep YouTube channels, starting March 1. The UKF Dubstep channel on YouTube , owned and operated by U. ...

  36. AEI Media Inks Deal With Verse Music Group To Publish Drum 'N' Bass

    February 17, 2012 10:46 AM EST AEI Media, a U.K.-based music-and-media company specializing in developing acts for the British-originated urban genre called Drum 'n' Bass, has linked up with New York-based independent publisher Verse Music Group to launch a publishing ...

  37. Backbeat: Skrillex's Secret 'Blindfolded' Show, Where Even Lyor Cohen Got Skrillified

    February 03, 2012 6:30 PM EST Skrillex at the WeSC Concept Store was happy to meet and greet his many fans before they were blindfoled, loaded onto a bus and driven to an unknown location. (Photo: Andy Gensler) NEW YORK -- Being blindfolded and thrown onto a bus to catch the l ...

  38. Backbeat: Tiesto DJs First Twitter Live Stream Event, But Does He Write His Own Tweets?

    January 12, 2012 5:18 PM EST Tiësto DJs at XS nightclub in Las Vegas (Photo: Franklin Williams) "This entrance is only for VERY important clients," the woman with the guestlist advised gravely. XS nightclub, the glittering indoor/outdoor venue at Las Vegas' Wyn ...

  39. The Beat Generation: Electronic Dance Music Is Rapidly Becoming The New Sound Of Young America

    December 08, 2011 7:50 AM EST It happened in concert venues and arenas, where crowds of thousands sang along to beats instead of words . It happened in parks and open fields, where young people wore fuzzy animal ears and talked about peace, love, unity and respect-all without ...

  40. Stephanie LaFera To Head New Electronic Dance Division Of Troy Carter's Atom Factory

    October 04, 2011 6:04 PM EDT Music management group, Atom Factory will launch a new electronic music division called Atom Empire, led by music manager Stephanie LaFera, it was announced today by the company. LaFera will run Atom Empire which represents DJs and the electronic ...

  41. Adele, PJ Harvey Top Mercury Prize Nominations

    July 19, 2011 8:33 AM EDT It looks as if the U.K. gambling community is betting on either Adele or P.J. Harvey to walk away with this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. The albums by these two currently unstoppable British female soloists were amo ...

  42. Tiesto Announces New Web Series

    June 21, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The popular Dutch DJ, who pulls in $20 million annually, will be the subject of a new behind-the-scenes series this fall. Fans of one of the world's top DJs, Holland's Tiësto, will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his life late ...

  43. Two Questions at a Bar With Ultra Music's Patrick Moxey @ MIDEM

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Ultra Music founder Patrick Moxey is a perfect representation of the music industry evolution being showcased at this year's MIDEM. His career has run the gamut, from managing DJ Premier and Guru to being SVP of A&R at Virgin Records. Bil ...

  44. Amsterdam Dance Event Day 1: Celebrating Birth Of Techno

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first day of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) kicked off with a major surprise. So many delegates (1,100) arrived for the daytime sessions that a queue stretching some 50 meters down the street formed. It was the first time this has happened, a ...

  45. DJs Unite For Charity Love Parade Track

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paul Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk have collaborated on a new track, "Remember Love," in response to the tragedy at the German dance festival Love Parade in July. Twenty-one people died and more than 500 were injured durin ...

  46. Beth Orton Joins Anti Roster

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BRIT Award-winning British singer/songwriter Beth Orton has inked a worldwide deal with Los Angeles-based Anti- Records. The artist has scored three Billboard 200 chart entries to date, peaking at No. 40 with 2002 studio set "Daybreaker" ...

  47. Warner Snags Ministry Of Sound In Germany

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Central Europe in Hamburg will commence with the distribution for the dance label Ministry of Sound in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with immediate effect. The contract includes future releases and back catalog, which will be trans ...

  48. Scooter Scores Official Ice Hockey Anthem

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The German euro-dance act Scooter will present the official song for the Ice Hockey World Championship 2010, which takes place from May 7-27 in Germany. The band will present the song "Stuck On The Replay" live at the opening ceremony of ...

  49. Year-End Chart Analysis: Lady Gaga, DJ Guetta Lead Dance Recaps

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dance music class of 2009, behold your homecoming king and queen: A man named Guetta and a lady called Gaga. David Guetta, the DJ from Paris, and Lady Gaga, the pop phenomenon from Yonkers, N.Y., brought some order to the dance/electronic charts t ...

  50. Pendulum Swings Into U.K. Arenas

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian dance act Pendulum will headline its first U.K. arena shows in May 2010 as part of a major tour promoting its new Atlantic album, provisionally titled "Immersion." The band played a series of European festival shows in summer ...

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