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DJs Will Soon Be Able To Mix Songs Streaming From SoundCloud & Tidal

We know music is a vital part of your DJ toolkit and today we announced a way you can instantly access the diverse catalog of nearly 200 million tracks on SoundCloud.

Were partnering on integrations with six leading companies to bring streaming to DJ applications, so that for the first time ever, you can mix SoundClouds massive catalog directly through your performance software.

To create a set using your SoundCloud collection, all you need is your Go+* premium content subscription (that now gives you access to high quality audio) and one of the below DJ applications:

Native Instruments
Virtual DJ
Integrations will begin rolling out over the next few months, so check back here for details. And in the meantime, keep growing your collection so you have plenty of tracks on deck for when you play your next set.

posted by David Miller (via soundcloud)

Pioneer HDJ-X5BT Headphones With Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth the mere mention in DJ circles sends a shudder down spines, and usually results in a diatribe about latency. But that doesnt stop companies dabbling in the wireless tech, nor should it. And Pioneer DJ has pushed aside obvious objections and added Bluetooth to their HDJ-X5 model and tagged it the HDJ-X5BT. Nothing quite like a catchy name to stick in your head is there? But this is nothing like a catchy name, so thats the HDJ-X5 with BT for Bluetooth grafted on the end.

While Bluetooth speakers and PAs are slowly establishing themselves, wireless DJ headphones because of latency are yet to be a thing. Some companies like Natus and their wireless DJ link are dipping their toes in this area, but given the apparent success of Phase and their relatively latency free wireless communication, its just a matter of time before mixers and controllers will start to come with wireless protocols as standard. Not next year mind, but I estimate that within five years well begin to see the tech encroach into the previously exclusive wired domain.

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SoundCloud Rival Mixcloud Inks Licensing Deal With Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group has signed a multi-year direct licensing deal with U.K.-based audio streaming platform Mixcloud.

Under the terms of the agreement, UMG artists will be paid for the use of their music on Mixcloud's advertising-supported and future subscription services. The global deal does not cover Japan and China, but it does notably include retrospective payment for previous uses of Universal repertoire that were not covered by its existing deals with collecting societies.

Launched in 2009 and often touted as a rival to SoundCloud, Mixcloud specializes in long-form dance and EDM mixes and has built up a loyal and sizable following among EDM fans, artists and producers.

The ad-supported platform has a catalogue of over 15 million on-demand radio shows, DJ sets and podcasts -- typically lasting around 45 minutes-plus -- and claims to attract over 17 million listeners each month. Notable contributors have included David Guetta, Erykah Badu, Tisto, Moby, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, as well as independent radio stations like London's NTS and New York's The Lot Radio.

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The Music Modernization Act Has Officially Been Signed Into Law

President Trump has signed the Music Modernization Act (MMA) into law, officially passing the most sweeping reform to copyright law in decades. The bill, heralded by labels, musicians, and politicians, unanimously passed through both the House and Senate before going to the president.

The bill revamps Section 115 of the U.S. Copyright Act and aims to bring copyright law up to speed for the streaming era. These are the acts three main pieces of legislation:

The Music Modernization Act, which streamlines the music-licensing process to make it easier for rights holders to get paid when their music is streamed online
The Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, & Important Contributions to Society (CLASSICS) Act for pre-1972 recordings
The Allocation for Music Producers (AMP) Act, which improves royalty payouts for producers and engineers from SoundExchange when their recordings are used on satellite and online radio (Notably, this is the first time producers have ever been mentioned in copyright law.)
What does all this mean? First, songwriters and artists will receive royalties on songs recorded before 1972. Second, the MMA will improve how songwriters are paid by streaming services with a single mechanical licensing database overseen by music publishers and songwriters. The cost of creating and maintaining this database will be paid for by digital streaming services. Third, the act will take unclaimed royalties due to music professionals and provide a consistent legal process to receive them. Previously, these unclaimed royalties were held by digital service providers like Spotify. All of this should also ensure that artists are paid more and have an easier time collecting money they are owed.

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Bad Bunny and Drake Team Up For Mia Video

Bad Bunny and Drake released a collaborative single and music video titled "MIA" on Wednesday. The breezy, up-tempo record features Drake singing his ass off in Spanish, as Bunny follows up with a lengthy verse of his own. The visual sees the two stars enjoying a night-time block party, equipped with hookahs flashing lights, and tons of people.

This isn't the first time we've seen Drake sing in Spanish, in 2014, the OVO lead man showed his linguistic abilities on Romeo Santos's

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DJ Snake "Taki Taki" Video

Cardi B's bid to become not only a star in the States but also on an international level is going swimmingly. For her latest crossover cut, she teamed up with Ozuna and Selena Gomez on DJ Snake's new song "Taki Taki." On Tuesday (Oct. 9), they released the video for the popular track during the 2018 American Music Awards.

The quartet teased the video for the banger back in August. "So I just finished filming this video for DJ Snake featuring Ozuna and Selena Gomez," Cardi noted after showing some footage from the set. "I love this song. I love the video. Y'all gon' love this record."

Colin Tilley is behind the camera on this visual, which transitions with various scenes showing the artists performing in a rain forest and a volcano. Bardi steps up to the plate for her verse backed by choreographed dancers. "He said he wants to touch it, and tease it, and squeeze it/Well my piggy bank is hungry, my nigga, you need to feed it," she raps on the reggaeton instrumental. "If the text ain't freaky, I don't wanna read it/And just to let you know, this punani is undefeated."

The new track is currently the most streamed song on Spotify, making Cardi the first female rapper reach that peak. The single will be on Snake's upcoming album.

posted by David Miller (via XXL)

French Montana - No Stylist ft. Drake : Video

French Montana is back with the drippy new video for his Drake-assisted single "No Stylist," on Tuesday (Oct. 9).
Directed by Glenn Michael and Christo, the video shows the two rappers in a mansion with models, a fitting setting for the video of the swaggy track. Young Thug, A$AP Rocky, Slick Rick and more make cameos in the label-heavy visual.
"Iced out (stylist), no stylist (stylist)/New Chanel, Saint Laurent, Gucci bag (huh, haan)/Lifestyle (stylist), no stylist (stylist)/Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choos, thats on you (haan)," French raps on the chorus of the London on da Track instrumental.

Drake comes through on the track and even appears to throw in a shot at Kanye West. "I got the game in a squeeze/Who disagree? I wanna see one of y'all run up a B/Yeah, two open seats, we flyin' at 7 and packed for the beach/Yeah, keepin' it G, I told her don't wear no 350s 'round me," Drake spits.

The song is the latest single from French's upcoming album which he has high hopes for. "I come from the mixtape erawe just dropped shit. I'm going to make sure this one gets the respect it deserves," he said in a recent interview. The Bronx rapper's last album Jungle Rules came out in 2017. The certified gold album features the hit song "Unforgettable."

posted by David Miller (via XXL)

DJ Snake Becomes Fifth Artist To Have Two Songs Exceed 1 Billon Spotify Streams

After a huge summer that saw him drop a number of huge releases as well as performing at a number of major festivals around the globe, DJ Snake has just accomplished another impressive achievement. The French artist just made history when he became only the fifth ever artist to reach over 1 billion streams on Spotify for two songs.

DJ Snake first exceeded 1 billion streams on his global hit Lean On with Major Lazer and M, a track which went on to become one of the most iconic electronic tracks to ever be released. The track quickly became a viral phenomenon and was heard consistently all over the globe for the year that followed, continuing to dominate the music industry ever since. Now, DJ Snake has just exceeded 1 billion streams for the second time, this time on his collaboration with Justin Bieber, Let Me Love You. Both tracks share certain characteristics and effortlessly balance electronic with pop, making their success no surprise. With DJ Snake continuing to dominate the music industry, it is highly likely that his next billion streams will be on the way very soon.

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Marshmello Donates $500,000 to Kind

Electronic music producer Marshmello just gave his entire fanbase another reason to support him. Of course, his music may be the reason electronic music lovers all over the world have pledged their allegiance to the masked music virtuoso, and partly because every time he takes to any mainstage, Marshmello drops some of the most exuberant and energising sets that pack the punch. Did I forget to mention he leaves the crowds wanting more and more? Anyway, more to the point, Marshmello just donated a whopping half a million bucks to the charity KIND! and left us all with our mouths wide open at his kindness.

Its not everyday a DJ drops a cool half a million dollars on a charity but Marshello has done just that. The charity KIND! which stands for Kids In Need Of Defense protects the rights of refugee and immigrant children in the United States.

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Wynn's New Las Vegas Music Series

Wynn Nightlife is launching a brand new music series in the heart of Las Vegas.

The three-day house and techno experience, titled Art of the Wild, will feature both daytime and nighttime parties from the likes of Rumors, Circoloco, elrow, Paradise and Rfs Du Sol.

Taking over Encore Beach Club as well as renowned Las Vegas venue XS, confirmed artists for the inaugural Art of the Wild event include Claptone, Black Coffee b2b Virgil Abloh, Chris Liebing, Denis Sulta, Lauren Lane, Nicole Moudaber and more.

Art of the Wild takes place October 5-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

posted by David Miller (via mixmag)

Cardi B Has Turned Herself In To Authorities

She has not been arrested, but has received a desk ticket for a third degree assault misdemeanor charge. She will be required to appear at a Queens court in connection to the incident at a later date.

Allegations that Cardi B ordered her crew to attack two New York City bartenders may turn ugly for the "Bodak Yellow" rapper. According to a report from TMZ, Cardi is expected to turn herself in to police on Monday (Oct. 1) and will be ordered to appear in court for her role in an August strip club fight.

Sources say the "Be Careful" artist will be charged for allegedly ordering an attack on sisters Jade and Baddie Gi, who work as bartenders at the Angels Strip Club in NYC. Cardi will reportedly be charged with two misdemeanors for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct but will not be arrested when she surrenders, although she will receive a summons to appear in court.
According to the bartenders, who say Cardi believes Jade slept with Offset, they came face-to-face with the rapper on Aug. 29 when her crew began throwing bottles and chairs at the them. The sisters also say Cardi threw at least one of the bottles at them.
XXL has reached out to the New York Police Department for comment. As for Cardi's team, a source close to the crew calls the attack "spontaneous" and says it began after someone threw a drink, adding that nothing was planned.

In August, it was reported that Jade and Baddi Gi had hired attorney Joe Tacopina to represent them. At the time, the lawyer reportedly said he was thinking about filing a lawsuit against Cardi and the others responsible for the alleged incident. Tacopina also said the sisters would file a police report and name Cardi as part of it.

posted by David Miller (via XXL)

Apple Just Acquired Shazam

Apple just acquired Shazam for a cool $400 million and music fans will be stoked on the most immediate change. The app will soon become ad-free for all of its users.

Shazam is the most quick and reliable way for identifying tracks. Apple is a one-stop-shop for streaming and downloading. Together, they sound like music to our ears

According to the press release, Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times around the world. Users identify songs on the app over 20 million times each day. It only makes sense for Apple to tap into one of the most popular apps in its store.

Apple and Shazam have a long history together, Apples vice president of Apple Music, Oliver Schusser explains. Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favorite app for music fans everywhere.

Getting rid of the ads is like a cherry on top. This should make for an all-around better experience for discovering, enjoying, and sharing music!

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Paul Oakenfold Rocking Out at Stonehenge

Many iconic acts including the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin have asked for permission to play there, but all have been politely declined up until last Thursdays performance. Maybe it was Paul Oakenfolds pull as one of the worlds greatest DJs, or the way he pitched a set that would bring awareness to the stunning monument. Most likely, it was the total package he presented.

Silent disco technology was used to keep the party respectful and the great stones of the prehistoric monument were tastefully lit up to complement the sunset. Showcasing a range of music, everything from Lana Del Rey to U2 to The Weeknd, Oakenfold played a people-pleasing set.

To finish, he premiered a new track, fittingly titled Stonehenge. He also invited Carl Cox, another true legend, to join him on the decks to cap off the night.

It was wonderful, he modestly revealed to CNN. It was a very unique show.

Oakenfolds entire set will soon release digitally, with proceeds going to English Heritage.

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Deville on Club Killers Radio


1. Bon Jovi, Ape Drums, Denzel Curry - Living On A Prayer (Deville Edit)

2. Gammer - The Drop (Gent & Jawns Remix)

3. Laidback Luke, Twoloud, Sheni Doku - Fuckin Beats (GUNR Edit)

4. Travis Scott, Wanna Wake - Sicko Mode (Deville Edit)

5. Lil Jon, Nevin, Richy George, Chow Mane - What You Gon Do (Deville Edit)

6. Faustix - Samba (Original Mix)

7. Climax, Acraze - Mesa Que Mas Pull Up (Juicebox Edit)

8. 4B, Teez - Whistle (PuroWuan Remix)

9. Alice DeeJay, Jauz, DJ Snake - Better Off Alone vs Gassed Up (CRG Edit)

10. Yo Gotti, Nicki Minaj - Rake It Up (DJ Taj & DJ Diamond Kuts Remix)

11. Tyga - Taste (DJ Smallz 732 Remix)

12. 6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj - FEFE (DJ Lil Man 973 & West End Tricks Remix)

13. ASAP Ferg - Plain Jane (DJ Merks Remix)

14. Aretha Franklin - Respect (DJ Jayhood Remix)

15. Cardi B - I Like It (DJ Lil Kel Remix)

16. Dembowyz - Yo Quiero Platano (Original Mix)

17. Matt Waro - The Don (Original Mix)

18. Yo Majesty & Smoke Illson - Club Action (Faiken Cerdoteo Refix)

19. Lil Troy, Dr. Dre, Los XL - Wanna Be A Moombahton Baller (Deville Bootleg)

20. Kelis - Milkshake (Maznoize Flip)

21. Nas ft Bravehearts - Oochie Wally (Damian Avila Remix)

22. Timbaland - Indian Flute (DJ Pancho Hype Edit)

23. Rupee, Zaeden, Dyna - Tempted To Touch (Deville Moombah Edit)

24. Charlie Puth - Done For Me (Nayyz & Partyweeknd Remix)

25. Sean Paul, Sargo & Sento - Gimme The Light (Deville OG vs Remix Edit)

26. DJ Katch ft CeCile & Shane Eli - Wildfire (Original Mix)

27. Tyga, David Banner - SWISH (Deville Throwback Edit)

28. YG, 50 Cent - Big Bank (Deville Party Break Intro)

29. Dreezy - Where Them $ @

30. Beatking - BDA

31. Valee ft Jeremih - Womp Womp

32. Yung Joc, Diplo - Its Going Down (JaeBea Bootleg)

33. Cardi B - Bickenhead

34. Travis Scott, DJ Assault - No Bystanders (Deville Wordplay Edit)

35. G-Eazy, Huey - Drop (Club Killers Pop & Lock Edit)

36. Drake - Nonstop (Awoltalk Remix) - Deville Edit

37. GTA, Banda Machos, 2DLQTZ, Spag Heddy - Sarias Back2Front Quince (Juicebox Edit)

38. Woogie & Chuwe - Kulikitaka (Original Mix)

39. Hardwell & MAKJ - Countdown (Acapella)

40. Daft Punk - One More Time (Kodat Remix)

41. Tujamo - Boom (DJ Hood Remix)

42. Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa - One Kiss (R3HAB Remix)

43. Deorro, MAKJ, Quentin, Bingo Players, Felguk - Knockout Rattle (Deville Bootleg)

44. Famous Dex - Japan (Cheyenne Giles & Knock2 Remix)

45. Lady Bee & Amy Miyu - Bag It (Original Mix)

46. Bhaskar, Kohen - Put Your Number (Club Mix)

47. Born Dirty ft Anna Lunoe - Badass (Original Mix)

48. Nico de Andrea - The Shape (Kryder Remix)

Reloop TAPE 2 The Digital Mixtape for DJs

Theres no denying the appeal of the original Tape. But it was flawed. Thankfully some of those flaws are fixed, but issues remain, and for me theyre exacerbated by the price increase.

But you dont need to spend several hundred to capture audio off the back of a mixer. For example Zoom, Olympus, and Tascam make recorders with all the features of Tape 2, and with built in microphones and screens for ease of use too.

One thing to be aware of is that depending on the port you connect to on the back of your mixer or controller, it might be a bit hot for some recorders. A simple attenuator deals with this issue.

posted by David Miller (via djworx)

SiriusXM to Acquire Pandora in $3.5 Billion Deal

In a blockbuster deal sure to shake up car audio, SiriusXM announced on Monday that it will acquire Pandora in an all-stock transaction valued at $3.5 billion, creating an industry leading digital audio company with excess of $7 billion in expected pro-forma revenue this year. The companies said both popular services and brands SiriusXMs car-based satellite radio service and Pandoras radio and music-streaming offerings will remain in place following completion of the transaction.

The acquisition will, however, see large scale cross-promotion between SiriusXMs base of 36 million subscribers and Pandoras 70 million monthly active users, plus it is expected to leverage the satellite radio giants programming with Pandoras various tiers to create special subscription packages. And on the heels of Toyotas decision to remove Pandora (and some other apps) from its Entune infotainment audio system, SiriusXMs close relationships with auto companies is seen as key to driving Pandoras in-car distribution.

In prepared comments, Meyer said, We have long respected Pandora and their team for their popular consumer offering that has attracted a massive audience, and have been impressed by Pandoras strategic progress and stronger execution. We believe there are significant opportunities to create value for both companies stockholders by combining our complementary businesses. The addition of Pandora diversifies SiriusXMs revenue streams with the U.S.s largest ad-supported audio offering, broadens our technical capabilities, and represents an exciting next step in our efforts to expand our reach out of the car even further.

Meyer added, Through targeted investments, we see significant opportunities to drive innovation that will accelerate growth beyond what would be available to the separate companies, and does so in a way that also benefits consumers, artists, and the broader content communities. Together, we will deliver even more of the best content on radio to our passionate and loyal listeners, and attract new listeners, across our two platforms.

The transaction, which is subject to approval by Pandora stockholders, has already been given a unanimous thumbs-up by SiriusXMs board of directors and Pandoras independent directors and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. The acquisition is also pending anti-trust approval, as well as other closing conditions.

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Independent Artists Can Now Upload Their Music Directly to Spotify

If youre a musician whos not signed to a record label, and you want your music on Spotify, youve historically had to pay for the services of a third-party distributor like TuneCore or CD Baby to push your albums onto the streaming service. Now, Spotify is circumventing those middlemen and allowing independent artists to upload their music directly for free, Billboard reports.

The new feature has already been tested non-publicly by a small group of artists, including Noname, who apparently used the new Spotify for Artists service to publish her acclaimed new album Room 25. Its now in beta mode, available by invitation to a few hundred US-based independent artists according to the company, with plans to launch a wider service in the future. The service allows artists to set release dates and metadata, just like they would using a distributor, and does not place limits on the frequency or amount of uploads. Royalties will be paid monthly to participating artists via Stripe.

The new service could mark a significant change in the way that independent artists release their music. Most obviously, it threatens the business of the aforementioned third-party distributors, though they do maintain the advantage of allowing access to other streaming services and download stores like Apple Music and Google Play. If Spotify eventually opens the feature up to the general public, its also probably not great news for sites like Bandcamp and Soundcloud, whose appeal rests in part on the fact that theyre free and easy to use. Finally, as Billboard points out, Spotifys recent moves to work directly with unsigned artists could be viewed as an encroachment on the territory of traditional record labels.

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Snoop Dogg Gets Angry & Says FU%K Donald Trump & FU%K Kanye West

Snoop Dogg is never one to bite his tongue when it comes to talking about politics and during an upcoming interview with DJ Suss One on Sirius XM, the west coast legend had some choice words for President Donald Trump and Kanye West.

After the host brought up Trump's name and said a lot of listeners don't like when he talks bad about the president, Snoop interrupted him and told him that a lot of his fans are racist then. "I tell em straight up muthafucka. If you like that nigga [Trump] you muthafuckin racist. Fuck you and fuck him. Now what? the rapper said.

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Pioneer XDJ RR - Demo & Review

The Pioneer XDJ RR is an all in one DJ unit that also works with Rekordbox performance mode. In this review and demo we will give you a walkthrough of the unit, how its features work and then compare it to other products like the XDJ RX2 and DDJ 1000.

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Video: Eminem Lucky You

Eminems video for Lucky You featuring Joyner Lucas has dropped. The song comes from his latest surprise album Kamikaze and follows the video for the controversial track Fall, featuring Justin Vernon, in which Eminem goes on a rampage against Pitchfork, former associate Joe Budden, and Tyler the Creator, among others. Lucky You follows a similar critique of current rappers: We need Three Stacks ASAP and bring Masta Ace back / Because half of these rappers have brain damage / All the lean rappin, face tats, syruped out like tree sap, he raps on the track.

Executive produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem himself, Kamikaze also credits Kendrick Lamar as a writer on Greatest and Little Dragon on Normal, with added features from Jessie Reyez on Good Guy, Royce da 59 on Not Alike, and adds the track Venom from the upcoming Marvel movie of the same name. Eminem recently sat down with Sway on his YouTube channel to talk about his feud with Machine Gun Kelly, why he released Kamikaze as a surprise, and the response to his 2017 album Revival.

posted by David Miller (via Spin)