Entries by Rich

Hot Since 82 – Pioneer DJSounds Show

Hot Since 82 was recently featured on Pioneer’s DJSounds Show. The UK DJ/Producer from Leeds has been making a lot of noise in the house music scene in the last two years and has been playing the biggest venues and events everywhere between London and Ibiza. He has also remixed the likes of Green Velvet, Shadow […]

Event Promoters Taking Example From Europe To Prevent Drug Fatalities

Drug-related injuries and deaths have been a seemingly unbeatable parasite attached to this decade’s dance music boom in America. Youths have been quick to respond to increased security measures, which also contributes to even more unsafe practices such as ‘preloading’ an unsafe amount of dangerous substances before entering events. Attendees risk their safety and health […]

Pioneer’s KUVO As A Solution To Nightclub Performance Royalties – What Does It Mean For DJs?

For the last three decades, collecting royalties from DJ performances has always been a nightmare for songwriters and producers. Pioneer DJ has made a major step towards helping copyright owners by agreeing to share data collected from its KUVO system with performing rights organizations such as ASCAP and BMI in order to collect royalties from […]

SoundCloud Revenues Dip As Costs Increase; Negotiations With Majors At Impasse; Partnership Formed With Twitter

SoundCloud is losing money faster as it grows. While the popular music sharing and streaming service based in Berlin posted a turnover of $14.1 million in 2013 (a 40% increase from the previous year’s revenues), its operating loss in the period more than doubled to $29.2 million in 2013 from $15.8 million in 2012. “We are in a […]

SFX Entertainment Stock Steady Amidst Bankruptcy Rumors

SFX Entertainment’s (NASDAQ: SFXE) stock price bounced back to normal on Thursday morning after seeing a sharp decline attributed to an article published by Seeking Alpha. The article entitled “SFX Entertainment: Playing House Music In A House Of Cards“ heavily critiqued the EDM-focused event promotion company. The price currently  sits at $4.35 per share, a 23.6% […]

Shadow Child’s Food Music On U.S. Tour

The UK’s Shadow Child, and artists representing his very own Food Music outfit, will kick off an international tour starting this week, which includes multiple stops stateside. The former BBC Radio 1 resident Simon Neale enjoyed the honor of hosting an Essential Mix last March and was recently featured on the soundtrack of the record-breaking Grand […]

Pioneer’s DJ Equipment Division Sold to KKR

Pioneer Japan has sold its DJ equipment division to U.S.A.-based investment firm KKR & Co. L.P. Pioneer will retain a 15% stake in the venture, which will maintain the name “Pioneer DJ.” Pioneer’s president, Susumu Kotani, revealed that the sale was to further the company’s goal of concentrating management resources on its car electronics business. Pioneer […]