How PornHub is changing the music industry. Ten years of Spotify. Adam Audio enter the headphone market.

Branching out. Adam Audio has announced they are moving into the pro audio headphone market with the release of their new product the Studio Pro SP-5. The headphones are closed-backed with a frequency spectrum from 8 Hz to 38 kHz. Designed in partnership with Ultrasone, the listening experience is designed for long mixing sessions, pro audio monitoring and mixing. Available now at a price of £499 GBP / $499. Find out more here.

Happy birthday? This weekend marks ten years since Spotify was founded. Having played a significant role in changing how music is listened to, or in fact consumed, in this article the Guardian editors explore the pros and cons in making the case for the streaming giant. Follow the discussion here.

Cha-ching. PRS are extending their use of music recognition technology to pay royalties from clubs, bars and pubs. After nearly a year of research and development, the project, in partnership with PPL and DJ Monitor’s music recognition software (MRT) has accurately identified the music performed in a selection of venues. As a result of the positive testing, the distribution committee will now enable the first royalties to be paid to the music creators starting immediately.

Inspired by or stolen? A row has erupted on Twitter (where else) as Lone and R&S records have accused The Black Eyed Peas of illegally sampling Lone’s “Airglow Fires’ for their recent release ‘Constant Part 1 & 2”. Take a listen for yourself. The contentious part is at 2:41.

Reverb to the stars. The SP2016 was the first programmable effects box available on the market and introduced the concept of the ‘plug-in’ to the pro audio world back in 1982. It was heard on countless records including Talking Heads, Adele, Mariah Carey, Eminem to name a few. Now, Eventide have now captured this sound and made it available as a plug-in. Take a better look here.

All good things must come to an end. After 17 years the fabric CD series is coming to an end. The triple disc package, ‘fabric 100’, will be brought to you by Craig Richards, Terry Francis and Keith Reilly. Remarkably, as the co-founder of fabric, this is Keith Reilly’s first contribution to the mix series. You can pre-order your slice of history and say farewell to the much loved mix-series. here.

Moby’s machines. Moby is poised to sell just short of 200 drum machines from his collection through Reverb. The sale starts October 11th and includes the Roland TR-909 he brought in the 90’s, two very rare Chamberlin Rythmates from 1949, a MXR Drum Computer and plenty more. Proceeds will benefit The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Preview the sale here or watch the video below.

In a mix about Brexit? If you’re a DJ and unsure how the UK leaving the EU will affect you then look no further as DJ Mag have explored the endless possiblites to try and make sense of all the uncertainty. Read the full report here.

Listen up. A new venue, Moonglow, inspired by the kissa jazz listening bars of Tokyo, is opening in Dalston, London. The soundsystem includes Tannoy Arden Mk1 speakers, with custom crossovers built by Reference Fidelity Components; a Thorens TD124 Mk2, with an original Thorens BTD 12s tonearm, all refurbished by Schopper AG; and an EAR Yoshino 834 integrated amplifier and 834p phono stage. The venue is being opened by Charlie Osborne and will officually launce 25th October. Find out more here.

How PornHub has been making musical moves. For many PornHub does exactly what it says on the tin except it has become much more than that and in fact now plays a role in the music industry. Love him or hate him, Kanye West recently released his latest song with a performance at the PornHub awards. What does this all mean? No one is entirely sure but HighSnobrity try to make sense of it all in this report.

5th October, 2018

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