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2 weeks ago

Big news for DJs and their fans: Twitch has announced a groundbreaking deal with major record labels, including Sony, Warner, and Universal, allowing DJs to livestream their sets without fear of copyright takedowns. This agreement marks a significant shift for the platform, which saw an influx of musicians during the early lockdown days four years ago. Musicians quickly became a main category of streamers, but they faced constant threats of DMCA strikes, causing widespread frustration.

Under the new deal, DJs who monetize their streams will share a portion of their income with Twitch, which will then compensate the music labels. Non-monetized streams will remain free of charge. This agreement currently covers live streams only, with pre-recorded content, clips, and highlights still subject to copyright claims.

The revenue split between DJs and Twitch remains undisclosed, but Twitch has committed to covering more than its share of fees initially and providing a 12-month grace period for popular DJs. The program is voluntary, allowing users to opt-in for protection or opt-out at any time.

Overall, this move is a huge win for the DJ community, enabling them to share their music freely and fostering a more vibrant and creative livestreaming environment.

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2 weeks ago

Aspiring music producers have a golden opportunity to learn from one of EDM’s biggest icons, Afrojack, thanks to a new collaboration with Tomorrowland. The Dutch DJ and producer, known for hits like “Take Over Control,” has partnered with Tomorrowland to create an educational platform called WALL Pro Academy. This initiative is an extension of the Online Tomorrowland Academy and offers a comprehensive course designed to help DJs and producers elevate their craft and succeed in the music industry.

WALL Pro Academy boasts over 30 hours of exclusive tutorials covering a wide array of topics crucial for any budding DJ or producer. Afrojack personally guides students through the intricacies of producing, mixing, and mastering music. But the course goes beyond studio skills. It dives into essential aspects of the music business, such as brand development, marketing, networking, and even tax management.

 

Afrojack’s extensive experience in the industry spans over 15 years, during which he has garnered billions of streams and helped develop artists who have achieved global success. Now, he aims to impart his hard-earned wisdom to the next generation of music creators. “For the first time ever, I’m going to share all my music production secrets, my management secrets, and everything I’ve ever learned from working in the music industry,” Afrojack stated in a press release.

Students of WALL Pro Academy will learn not just how to create music but also how to navigate the complex landscape of the music industry. Topics like copyright, publishing, and maintaining health and wellbeing are covered to ensure that aspiring artists are well-rounded and prepared for all aspects of their careers.

In Afrojack’s own words, “The most important thing I’ve learned is that it’s not about who you are, but about what you know. Everything starts with knowledge.” This philosophy underscores the academy’s mission: to equip artists with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the competitive world of electronic dance music.

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2 weeks ago

French DJ and producer DJ Snake, famed for his chart-topping hits like “Lean On” and “Taki Taki,” is set to make history at Excision’s Lost Lands Festival this September. Known for his genre-defying sound, DJ Snake will break away from his mainstream repertoire to deliver his first-ever Bass-music-only set. This unprecedented performance promises to showcase a raw and unfiltered side of the artist, offering fans a unique and electrifying experience.

The idea was born from a conversation between DJ Snake and Jeff Abel, better known as Excision, who envisioned a set without commercial constraints. Embracing the mantra, “No rules, just go as hard as you want to,” DJ Snake is eager to push the boundaries of creativity and return to his Bass music roots. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Lost Lands Festival, renowned for its immersive Bass music experience.

Lost Lands Festival to Host DJ Snake’s First Pure Bass Set – Don’t Miss It!

Founded in 2017 by Excision, Lost Lands has rapidly grown into one of the premier Bass festivals globally. Held in Thornville, Ohio, the festival features a diverse lineup of artists and jaw-dropping stage productions. DJ Snake’s exclusive Bass-only set is expected to be a highlight, cementing Lost Lands‘ reputation for delivering unforgettable performances.

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4 weeks ago

In a heartfelt tribute to one of electronic dance music’s most iconic figures, SiriusXM has launched “Avicii Radio,” a dedicated channel celebrating the life and legacy of the late Avicii. This new channel, created in collaboration with the Tim Bergling Foundation, promises to be a treasure trove for fans, featuring Avicii’s hits along with “never-before-heard music from his past live performances.”

The channel, which launched with the emotional anthem “Wake Me Up” featuring Aloe Blacc, will also feature appearances by notable collaborators like Nicky Romero, Armin van Buuren, and Laidback Luke. Aloe Blacc, who is voicing the channel, shared, “I can’t think of a better way to honor the life and legacy of Avicii. This SiriusXM radio channel dedicated to the music he made, played and inspired is a lasting testament to his massive influence.”

In alignment with Mental Health Awareness Month, “Avicii Radio” aims to foster a community of support and conversation around mental well-being. The channel will include audio messages from Vibrant Emotional Health, an organization offering confidential emotional support. Klas Bergling, Avicii’s father and director of the Tim Bergling Foundation, emphasized the importance of this initiative, stating, “We appreciate their interest in promoting the emotional well-being of young people and of the Tim Bergling Foundation and its goals.”

This new channel not only honors Avicii’s musical contributions but also supports the ongoing mission to promote mental health awareness and well-being, keeping Avicii’s spirit and influence alive for fans around the world.

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