IMS announces keynote speakers. Berlin gets a new community music space. Bandcamp crowdfunds vinyl pressing. Fyre Festival problems continue.

IMS Ibiza announces 2019 speakers. Avicii’s father, Klaus Bergling, will speak about the importance of mental health support and the new Tim Bergling foundation at this year’s IMS Ibiza, which will be co-hosted by shesaid.so. Other keynotes include an interview with Charlotte de Witte, a discussion on mental health in the music industry with Luciano, DJ streaming technology, and the future of electronic music on Apple Music with Pete Tong interviewing Zane Lowe. The conference takes place from May 22nd to the 25th at the Hard Rock Hotel. See the full listings here.  

Burning Man brouhaha. The US federal government has proposed new restrictions for Burning Man, which include hiring a local government-approved private security firm to screen for weapons and drugs; installing a 10-mile, 19,000,000-pound concrete wall around the Black Rock City perimeter fence; and placing new trash disposal units around the area (despite Burning Man’s “leave no trace” policy). Burning Man supporters say the changes would raise the ticket price while doing more harm than good. And organizers said the wall is “logistically onerous, environmentally irresponsible, unnecessarily redundant, prohibitively expensive.” Read the full response from Burning Man here.

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Berlin’s new space. Dana Ruh and Jamie Fry have launched a new music space in Berlin’s Neukölln neighbourhood. Called KMA60, the multi-functional venue will house studios, a pop-up record shop and an in-house label called KMA60 Rezpektiva, as well as the distribution and label management company Ruh and Fry have operated since 2015. The pair moved to the new location after gentrification forced them from their Kreuzberg studio last year, and their hope is for KMA60 to serve and support the local artist community. KMA60 opens next Wednesday, April 24th at 5PM, with DJ sets from Ostgut Ton affiliates and more. Find out more here.

Berlin’s new space. Dana Ruh and Jamie Fry have launched a new music space in Berlin’s Neukölln neighbourhood. Called KMA60, the multi-functional venue will house studios, a pop-up record shop and an in-house label called KMA60 Rezpektiva, as well as the distribution and label management company Ruh and Fry have operated since 2015. The pair moved to the new location after gentrification forced them from their Kreuzberg studio last year, and their hope is for KMA60 to serve and support the local artist community. KMA60 opens next Wednesday, April 24th at 5PM, with DJ sets from Ostgut Ton affiliates and more. Find out more here.

One night only. A history of club culture is coming to London’s fabric for one night only this month. The show — a collaboration between OurHistory and vape company Logic — will catalogue the some of the scene’s most important subcultures, “from the 1970s Soviet Hippies movement through to the inception of Berlin techno in the early 90s and ongoing development of the UK’s rich club scene.” Taking place across all three rooms of the club, the show will be curated by Red Gallery founder Ernesto Leal, and feature archived photographs from eight global scenes for a window into the last 50 years of club culture. It takes place on April 25th, and tickets are only £5. Find out more here.

Pioneer light. Pioneer DJ has announced one of its most portable DJ controllers yet with the rekordbox compatible, 2-channel DDJ-800. Weighing under five kilograms, the 800 has many features of the DDJ-1000, like a club-style layout. In a tip to MCs, the 800 features two mic inputs, as well as a feedback reducer to lessen the “howling” noise mics make when passing in front of the speaker. As far as controls, there are 16 backlit pads, which can trigger trigger Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump, Sampler, Keyboard Mode, Beat Loop and Key Shift, as well as BPM readout, EQs and much more. Head to Pioneer DJ’s website for more info.

Bandcamp vinyl press. Bandcamp has started a new service that will allow artists and labels raise money to press vinyl, so there are no out-of-pocket costs for manufacturing. Bandcamp will press the records, print the packaging, and ship to fans, while also fulfilling digital sales. Though the design, pricing and profit margins will handled by the label or artist. Bandcamp says their “manufacturing partner has over 60 years experience producing vinyl,” and some of the first few vinyl campaigns have now been launched. Check those out here.

The Fyre still burns. Netflix and Hulu could face subpoenas over their documentaries about the failed Fyre Festival. The trustee for the festival’s estate, Gregory Messer, sought the subpoenas in a filing on Tuesday in bankruptcy court, hoping to discover how Hulu and Netflix obtained their “unique behind-the-scenes footage of the festival,” and “whether such footage was an asset of the Debtor’s estate.” According to Bloomberg, who first reported the story, if the subpoenas are issued, the estate would then be able to explore for anything Hulu and Netflix may have used an asset, like video footage, without compensating the estate. That would likely lead to a settlement by the streaming giants, a bankruptcy lawyer said. Read more on Bloomberg.

19th April, 2019

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  • Re: Bandcamp vinyl press: “Check those out here” – You forgot to include a link. Do you ever proofread your articles ?

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  • Thanks Frank! We’ve updated it.

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