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Ticketmaster and Live Nation have landed themselves into hot water after some of their less-than-legal matters were aired out, and they were forced to cough up a hefty sum of $10 million. How? They hacked rival company, CrowdSurge. CrowdSurge, which has merged with Songkick, was the victim of a sneaky hack which was intended to bring the company down to the ground. Ticketmaster hired a

To say 2020 was a bad year is an understatement. Since the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe at the start of the year, the decimation of the live music scene has been a bitter pill to swallow, with festivals, promoters, venues, and all the companies who make the scene happen staring into potential oblivion and relying on government cash injections

It is that time of the year again when it's raining annual toplists, year mixes and industry reports as we head into 2021. Music research and analytics platform, Viberate, conducted a report on Beatport's trends in 2020, outlining the most successful genres, artists, labels and tracks. By improving their Beatport performance the most in a one-year period, Defected Records took the first place and

The American singer and songwriter Lady Gaga has finally ended The Chainsmokers' 4-year long streak as the top Billboard artist in the dance/ electronic category. The New York-based artist was on the roll this year with her brand new album 'Chromatica' which showcased the brilliance of some really creative minds from the electronic music industry, namely BloodPop, Madeon, Skrillex, Axwell,

SHAW, a Taiwan born and American raised DJ and music producer, has recently released a new original mix titled ‘Duke Blue Beard’. This original mix is SHAW’s interpretation of the unknown, inspired by 'Blue Beard', a Grimm’s fairy tale which narrates the story of an enigmatic and inscrutable Duke, and the twisted secret that lies behind the door that conceals

Dutch festival organisers Q-dance, the masterminds behind the widely successful hardstyle festival Defqon.1, have revealed that the digital edition of their Qlimax festival, titled 'Qlimax: The Source', will be available to stream on Netflix from 22nd December. The partnership between Q-dance and Netflix is a world first, set to introduce hardstyle to a new global audience via the unique audiovisual experience.

Primavera Sound festival organized a successful trial event without social distancing in Barcelona, to prove the effectiveness of rapid tests for a safe return to events with an audience. PRIMACOV is the name of a clinical study designed to show the efficacy of Covid-19 rapid testing organized by Primavera Sound in association with Hospital Germans Trias (Barcelona) and the Fight AIDS

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