Event Submissions: List Your Event on 6AM Group

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Dance music is a universal language that extends to every corner of the globe. 6AM Group is a global brand and media outlet that targets the electronic music community, and we are now opening our event listing to promoters everywhere.

If you are interested in featuring an event on our website, please follow these steps in order to properly submit your event to our listing:

Submitting an event on 6AM Group

  1. From the 6AM Group homepage – go to the navigator bar and hover over the “events” tab (Screenshot below)
  2. Click “Submit Your Event
  3. Fill in the information such as Event Name and Description
  4. Select your city from the “Categories” List – If your city is not there don’t worry, it will be added 
  5. Upload the event flyer
  6. Indicate the date and time of your event – Listings are based on a 24-hour clock, and you can change it to your time zone
  7. Fill out the venue information and your promoter information
  8. Fill in the ticket price or event cost

*Submissions will be approved within 24 hours by 6AM staff 

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TIDAL Facing Another Lawsuit Over Royalties

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TIDAL, Jay-Z’s streaming service, which launched in 2015, is fighting yet another legal battle. This time, Yesh Music and John Emanuele have filed a $5 million class-action suit, alleging that TIDAL has been streaming 116 songs by The American Dollar (Emanuele’s band), neglecting to pay any royalties. According to documents that Entertainment Weekly has obtained, the plaintiffs (Yesh and Emanuele) allege that TIDAL “created its now 25 million track library by dumping all of the music from independent artists into the TIDAL Music Service without serving NOIs.” An NOI, or Notice of Intent to Obtain Compulsory License, must be filed by any business looking to distribute music. Additionally, they claim that TIDAL’s dealings hav e“diluted the paid per-stream rate for royalty payments by up to 35 percent.” Last year, Jay-Z promised that his company would pay a 75% royalty rate, by far the highest in the streaming industry. In a recent statement, a spokesperson insisted that

“TIDAL is up to date on all royalties for the rights to the music stated in Yesh Music, LLC and John Emanuele’s claim and they are misinformed as to who, if anyone, owes royalty payments to them. As Yesh Music, LLC admits in their claim, TIDAL has the rights to the Master Recordings through its distributor Tunecore and have paid Tunecore in full for such exploitations. Their dispute appears to be over the mechanical licenses, which we are also up to date on payments via Harry Fox Agency our administrator of mechanical royalties. The entire catalogue in question streamed fewer than 13,000 times on TIDAL and its predecessor over the past year. We have now removed all music associated with Yesh Music, LLC and John Emanuele from the service. This is the first we have heard of this dispute and Yesh Music, LLC should be engaging Harry Fox Agency if they believe they are owed the royalties claimed. They especially should not be naming S Carter Enterprises, LLC, which has nothing to do with Tidal. This claim serves as nothing other than a perfect example of why America needs Tort reform.”

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Yesh Music is a  publishing company operated by Emanuele and Richard Cupolo, another member from The American Dollar. In the past, the two have seen much attention for lawsuits filed against Lakewood Church and Grooveshark. Recently, TIDAL has featured a noteworthy catalog of exclusive releases, featuring the latest albums by Rihanna and Kanye West, as well as Beyoncé’s new video.

 

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Modstep: iPad MIDI Solutions For The Pros

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Many have dismissed the iPad and other tablets as tools for hobbyist producers rather than legitimate components of a professional studio setup. However, the potential of these devices with regards to pro production is beginning to blossom. Thanks to Zerodebug’s Modstep, audio professionals have some amazing capabilities at their fingertips (no pun intended!); the so-called “modulation monster” and fully-fledged MIDI sequencer is a unique beast, well-worth taming for your own creative purposes.

With the ability to function as a central hub for your music-making, Modstep allows you to manipulate MIDI with an unlimited number of tracks.  Utilizing Zerodebug’s Studiomux technology, users can stream both MIDI and Audio to their PC or Mac, or sequence external MIDI devices, Inter-App Audio software, and a built-in synth and sampler. Additionally, up to 128 MIDI CCs can be modulated on each track. Furthermore, the app is backward-compatible with all versions of the iPad, all the way back to the largely antiquated first generation release. Check out the video above to see Modstep in action, and head on over to the Apple App Store to purchase the app for for £14.99/$19.99.

 

Breaking: Paul Van Dyk Falls Off Stage During ASOT750

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Trance producer, Paul Van Dyk, fell of the stage mid set during his recent ASOT750 performance in Utrecht, Netherlands. Initial reports indicate that Paul Van Dyk was airlifted to a nearby hospital after sustaining a head injury from the fall.

After the fall, ASOT visionary Armin Van Buuren took to the live stream feed to announce that he will not play his vinyl set to close the mainstage, and gave his best wishes to Van Dyk. Despite closing the mainstage in light of the incident, the rest of ASOT750 continued as planned.

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Sian To Release “Ghost In The Shell” EP Inspired By The Manga

502902018“I had taken a small break from writing tracks during some crazy touring in 2015. My experiences playing at clubs and festivals has changed how I make music in a way. I wanted to come back and  create some tracks that spoke directly to the main room dance floors. I was aiming for raw, dark, sexy and groove based Techno – not necessarily hard – but definitely emotive and atmospheric.¨ – Sian

Octopus Recordings boss Sian will drop a two-track techno EP titled Ghost In The Shell, inspired by Masamune Shiro’s manga. The original Ghost In The Shell series is one that has propagated immense philosophical discussions about cyber culture, futurism, and the relationship between human and robot, thus serving as an proper medium of exploration for the fundamental ideas of techno. Similar to Bwana’s techno-futurist reinterpretation of Akira, Sian produces an ominous musical aesthetic inspired by Ghost In The Shell‘s near-futurism.  Read more

New Brazilian Nightclub Has Movement Sensitive LED Light Installation

The-Year-Sao-Paulo-Guto-Requeno-2-FT-616x440A new club in São Paulo has an LED light installation that is motion and temperature sensitive. Brazilian architect Guto Requena has designed an interactive interface for The Year, an industrial warehouse space turned nightclub located in Vila Nova Leopoldina. Read more

Waze & Odyssey – Go Go Go/We Go Home on Dirt Crew Recordings

Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 8.45.22 AMWaze & Odyssey came together in 2011 because of a shared love for house music. Now the duo is taking the world by storm showcasing their ability to bring the past to life and keep it relevant in an era of ever-changing musical demand. Having performed at some of the world’s most influential club spaces including Panorama Bar, Fabric, Warehouse Project, Chibuku, Monarch, and Arma 17 to name a few, Waze & Odyssey bring a fun and lighthearted sound to dance music. Read more

Watch Bill Gates DJ on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

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Remember that meme floating around last year that hinted at a 2030 where just about everybody was a DJ? We do, and judging by the increasing popularity of the art it would appear that our world is right on schedule to make that happen.

Last night, Microsoft founder Bill Gates was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon alongside his wife Melinda, where they spoke about the Annual Letter from their Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Surprisingly, the presentation included a special behind-the-decks performance by Mr. Gates himself.

While the charitable work of his foundation is nothing but commendable, the same cannot arguably be said of Gates’ vinyl scratching skills.

Considering the fact that 2016’s letter is aimed at teenagers, we can perhaps forgive Gates’ idea of approaching the target demographic by going down the electronic dance music path. It sure has a lot of people looking, and that cannot be anything but beneficial for the cause at hand.

On top of getting behind the decks, Gates decided to show the world some of his moves on the dance floor. While it is more likely than not that a stunt double was used, Gates’ attempt to come across as hip and get people talking worked, and worked well.

You can watch the entire video below.

New Headphones Aim To Get You High on Dopamine

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A Florida-based tech company named Nervana has invented headphones that aim to enhance user experience by stimulating the release of dopamine in your brain.

Aimed at making the listener experience a high, the headphones contain a device that delivers a low-power electrical signal that stimulates the Vagus nerve – a nerve that runs from the brainstem to the abdomen and plays a role in the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers.

Testing the product for Futurism, journalist Amanda Gutter writes, “I felt the electricity go into my arm, and everything was tingling there, but the best moment for me was afterwards when I finished and stood up. I felt like I reached a personal high point. I couldn’t stop smiling or laughing. I was like, ‘Oh wow’. For about 5 minutes, my happiness level was a 10 out of 10. Then it got foggier, but I was still unusually happy for about an hour.”

Rather than unselectively delivering the signal, the headphone’s technology will analyze the music’s distinct audio output before synching up the release of its stimulating signal to the beats.

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Furthermore, according to Nervana the listener will be able to select “ambient mode”, allowing the headphones to sync up with the sounds in the surrounding environment. Theoretically, one could use them at a festival and experience a high directly associated to the music being played live in front of them.

Admittedly, the technology is yet to go through thorough peer-reviewing and there are no published background studies as of yet that back up the claims made by the company behind the product. While it’s unsure if the headphones will deliver as promised, Mic’s Jon Levine reports that the headphones will cost a cool $229 USD and are expected to go on sale next month. If used on the go, they will also require an external power generator to keep them running.

It is recommended that you do not use listen and drive while using the headphones and for at least thirty minutes after.

Head over to Nervana’s YouTube channel to view several video testimonials from users who have tried the headphones themselves.

 

Source: Science Alert

 

Las Vegas Pool Party Season Is Back for 2016

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If you’ve visited Las Vegas over the past few months, you’ll notice that one thing has been missing – day pool parties. Even with the addition of a 22,000 square foot dome at Marquee, it’s never really pool season until Spring and Summer. So fret not: pool party season is almost upon us.

The season begins again in March, with Drai’s Beach Club, Encore Beach Club, Wet Republic and Marquee Dayclub opening on March 4th, and Bare Pool and Liquid Pool kicking off on March 11. Palms Pool, Tao Beach and Foxtail Pool are still pending announcements.

As the lineups are beginning to be released, you can find both veterans and newcomers to the Las Vegas space, including Tiesto, Fergie, Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers and more. Wet Republic has also released an EDC weekend lineup that features Afrojack and Martin Garrix, among many others.

You can see Wet Republic’s current lineup and purchase tickets here.

You can also check out our 6AM Las Vegas events calendar for 2016 and purchase tickets here.