Primavera Sound reveals 2019 lineup, featuring more than 50 percent women
Robyn, Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz and SOPHIE are among those booked for the Barcelona festival next spring.
Primavera Sound 2019, going down from May 30th through June 1st, has announced its lineup.
Among the headliners for the Barcelona festival are Robyn, Erykah Badu, SOPHIE, Charli XCX, James Blake, Stereolab, Richie Hawtin (performing his CLOSE live set) and Modeselektor. In terms of DJs, they’ve lined up Joy Orbison, Helena Hauff, Yaeji, Laurel Halo, Avalon Emerson, Jayda G and a back-to-back from Eris Drew and Octo Octa. Live sets will come from Objekt, Anastasia Kristensen, Apparat, Tim Hecker and his Konoyo Ensemble, Veronica Vasicka and plenty more.
This year, Primavera seeks to highlight “equality, eclecticism and audacity” in their lineup, according to a press release.
“Equality in the lineup between men and women, a stylistic eclecticism that is patently obvious and the drive to constantly take risks to connect to the times we live in are central concepts of the Primavera Sound 2019 lineup,” the statement adds. “All of this without abandoning the presentation of a lineup that is absolutely unique in the world, risky and convincing, as it is every year.”
For the full lineup, check out the flyer and event listing below.
The legislation aims to revamp existing laws so musicians and labels are better compensated by streaming platforms.
President Donald Trump signed the United States Music Modernization Act into law today.
The act, which passed unanimously through the House and Senate, aims to update antiquated US copyright and licensing laws for the streaming era.
Specifically, its goal is to simplify the process of licensing music so that rights holders are more fairly compensated when their music is streamed online. It will iron out the most complicated part of the process—figuring out who the rights holders are—by creating a single licensing database called the Mechanical Licensing Collective. The MLC will ensure that payouts end up with the correct artists and labels.
It also includes a piece of legislation called the Allocation for Music Producers Act, which specifically aims to get producers and engineers better royalty payouts from satellite and online radio (it’s the first time producers have been mentioned in US copyright law).
“You like this legislation or do you hate it?” Trump reportedly asked his invited guest Kid Rock during the signing ceremony this afternoon. “I like it,” replied Kid Rock.
New legislation that calls for major updates to the United States’ music copyright and licensing laws passed the House of Representatives yesterday by unanimous vote.
The Music Modernization Act, also known as House Resolution 5477, bundles together a handful of bills that, as a key sponsor in the House put it, “brings early 20th-century music laws for the analog era into the 21st-century digital era.”
One big change is the creation of a blanket mechanical license, which digital providers can obtain as protection against copyright infringement lawsuits, and a new agency whose mission will be to track credits on streaming and other digital services and collect and distribute royalties. The agency would be similar to SoundExchange, a non-profit that is currently the only digital royalties distribution entity authorized by Congress. HR 5477’s other measures include the development of a system of market-based royalty rate standards, new protections for recordings made before 1972 and the addition of royalties for producers and engineers.
Left unaddressed are performer payments for over-the-air radio play—Inside Radio says the National Association of Broadcasters and the music industry aim to iron out a compromise on that front without a government mandate.
Industry supporters for HR 5477 include the Recording Academy, RIAA, ASCAP and BMI, along with the Digital Media Association, which represents the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, YouTube and Spotify.
The bill passed the House with an expedited 415-0 vote—a rare display of bipartisan cooperation in US government that suggests it’ll make it through the Senate and onto the president’s desk. The Senate’s Judiciary Committee plans to begin its own deliberations in mid-May.
Fabric is set to relaunch Room Three with a huge new soundsystem, it has been confirmed.
News that the dancefloor would be brought back into action first hit over summer, having been shut since the club re-opened following its temporary closure in 2016. The longstanding FABRICLIVE sessions— which lent their name to the mix series that’s just about to finish— will be the first to make use of the space, on Friday 14th September, meaning it will be available for the marathon 30-hour 19th Birthday in October.
Dancers are promised a relocated booth, adding greater intimacy, and new Pioneer rig, with the focus on showcasing rising UK talent. Tumble Audio will put the setup through its paces on the debut night, before 3000 Bass (featuring The Marcus Nasty Show), Addictive Behaviour, Then & Now and She Said So step up in the weeks that follow, making this another significant milestone to add to our list of 10 moments that defined Fabric.
Another two-dozen names have been joined the March festival’s bill.
Sónar has announced another two-dozen acts for its Hong Kong festival on March 17th.
Topping the list are Squarepusher, who plays his first show for 2018, and Floating Points giving a solo live performance. Recent Breaking Through subject Tzusing leads an extensive list of artists based in the region appearing at the one-day event, including Romi B, Kelvin T, Steve Yau and PUSH. Showcases also come from Seoul Community Radio and local label WM Records.
They join previously announced acts Laurent Garnier, The Black Madonna, Laurel Halo, Heidi and Mount Kimbie when the festival returns to the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park for its second edition.
Jeff Mills, Honey Dijon and Laurent Garnier are among the names for next year’s festival at NDSM Docklands.
DGTL Amsterdam has announced the lineup for its 2018 edition.
Close to 70 artists have been booked for DGTL Amsterdam, which returns to the repurposed industrial space NDSM Docklands on Easter weekend, running from March 30th through April 1st. Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Speedy J, Maya Jane Coles, Job Jobse, Honey Dijon, Sandrien, Albert van Abbe and Floating Points, who’s going back-to-back with Hunee, will all DJ, while the likes of Recondite, Stephan Bodzin, Aleksi Perälä, Telefon Tel Aviv and Red Axes perform live.
Also confirmed are Âme II Âme, the DJ and live duo of Kristian Beyer & Frank Wiedemann, plus full band performances from Romare and Dollkraut.
Read our five key performances review of DGTL 2017.
Tickets are available on RA.
Âme, Magda and Talaboman feature in the 12-week party series which begins this week.
Brunch Electronik will begin a second 12-week season in Lisbon on July 23rd.
The Sunday party series launches with Gui Boratto, Robag Wruhme and Gunjah all playing in the parklands of Tapada da Ajuda, which will accommodate thousands of dancers from 2 PM to 10 PM. Across the three-month run, Brunch will feature acts like Talaboman, Dave Clarke, Magda, Mathew Jonson, Nic Fanciulli, Radio Slave and Michael Mayer. They’ll also present a couple of back-to-back headline sessions, with Jackmaster and Peggy Gou sharing the decks on September 3rd and Miss Kittin and Oxia pairing up on August 20th. Âme’s Kristian Beyer will wrap the season up on October 8th alongside Trikk and Marvin & Guy.
Tickets for the season are available here on RA.
Jul 23 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #1: Gui Boratto, Robag Wruhme..
Jul 30 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #2: Dubfire, Vera, Gusta-vo,..
Aug 06 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #3: Dave Clarke, Maelstrom, C..
Aug 13 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #4: Claptone, dOP, Sheri Vari..
Aug 20 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #5: Miss Kittin b2b Oxia, Joh..
Aug 27 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #6: Nic Fanciulli, Anna, Gonç..
Sep 03 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #7: Jackmaster b2b Peggy Gou..
Sep 10 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #8: Magda, Mathew Jonson Live..
Sep 17 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #9: Michael Mayer, Kölsch, Re..
Sep 24 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #10: Paul Ritch, Radio Slave,..
Oct 01 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #11: Talaboman, Samo DJ, Wolf..
Oct 08 Brunch Electronik Lisboa #12: Âme Dj, Trikk, Marvin &..
The streaming platform has responded to a Techcrunch article that said it only had 50 days of funding left.
SoundCloud has given a statement in response to yesterday’s Techcrunch article about the company’s financial situation.
The article claimed that SoundCloud had only secured enough funding to last until the beginning of the fourth quarter, which starts in approximately 50 days. In a response given to RA, the Berlin-based streaming platform cited “a number of inaccuracies” in Techcrunch‘s editorial based on what it said was “a misinterpretation of information by one or two laid off employees.”
“To clarify, SoundCloud is fully funded into the fourth quarter,” the spokesperson said. “We continue to be confident the changes made last week put us on our path to profitability and ensure SoundCloud’s long-term viability.”
SoundCloud’s financial woes were back in the spotlight last week when the company announced the sudden layoffs of 40% of its staff.
“In terms of layoffs, it is our policy not to discuss individual employee cases,” SoundCloud added, “but we can share we continue to work with all employees who were let go to support them during this transition, with employment and financial assistance.”
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The recognition acknowledges dance music’s importance to the Swiss city.
Zürich has recognised “techno culture” as part of its UNESCO “intangible cultural heritage.”
“The development of techno culture in Zürich, with the Street Parade and a very distinctive club scene, lends Zürich a young, open, hedonistic and international reputation,” Walter Leimgruber, professor of cultural studies at Basel university and a member of the steering committee who helped make the UNESCO selections, told Limmattaler Zeitung.
The decision acknowledges dance music’s importance to Zürich but doesn’t bring with it any laws, funding or tax breaks. (In Berlin, Berghain received significant tax breaks after a German court ruled it was a place of cultural value alongside theatres and museums.)
The UNESCO website says that the idea behind giving things “intangible cultural heritage” status is “to support Member States in their efforts to preserve the world’s cultural diversity in a constantly changing international environment.”
There were 35 new entries to the list from across Switzerland, mostly focussing on urban traditions.
Ricardo Villalobos will help inaugurate a new label called Offline Records with a remix.
Offline is run by Brad Wilder and Christopher Groove. The latter provides the first release, due out at the end of July. The Austrian producer contributes a track called “Secret Garden,” which the label says was inspired by his time spent on Ibiza last year during the clubbing season. Villalobos’s remix of “Secret Garden” appears on the flipside.
The remix is the latest release in a busy year for Villalobos, following a handful of other reworks, an EP with Chez Damier and the Empirical House album on [a:rpia:r].
Listen to clips of both tracks.