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Paul Oakenfold accused of sexual harassment by former assistant

Content warning: This article discusses sexual harassment and could potentially be triggering for some readers.  According to a report by Deadline, well-known UK DJ Paul Oakenfold has been accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed by his former personal assistant. The lawsuit was filed on June 2nd at the

Bandcamp employees in the US have officially unionised.  Employees of the Epic Games conglomerate formed a union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 1010. The union, called Bandcamp United, consists of editorial, design, support, and engineering staff who are calling for “a fair and timely election.” 

Performing nearly 100 shows annually, producer Florian Picasso has dropped a festival-ready single titled ‘It’s Alright’, assuring us that everything is copasetic. Gucci. Good. Florian has graced the stages of Tomorrowland or Ultra Miami so surely he knows what keeps a crowd moving. Bring his experience to his production, he

This past weekend UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he intends to scrap free lateral flow Covid-19 testing at concerts and live music events. In a report from The Sunday Times, it was revealed that Johnson plans to do away with free testing everywhere with the exception of high

Image courtesy Boiler Room Boiler Room has announced the return of Boiler Room Festival this year. For the 2021 edition, the festival will take place in three editions held in three cities across the world; London, New York and Barcelona.  In keeping with the zeitgeist, Boiler Room’s festival will be

Image courtesy #MusiciansForPalestine More than 600 artists have signed a letter of demand called #MusiciansForPalestine, launched on May 28 in support of Palestine’s right to freedom. Musicians and music industry members across the electronic music, independent and alternative rock scenes signed the letter, promising to boycott performances at Israeli cultural

Image by Esme Surfleet Earlier this month, Liverpool became one of the first cities in the world to host a fully fledged rave in the wake of the pandemic and global lockdown restrictions. Ravers around the world were left in envy and awe at scenes from the event hosted by

Online audio distribution platform and music sharing website SoundCloud has announced their new payout model geared towards paying independent artists more equitably. With SoundCloud’s new fan-powered royalties, money made from “dedicated fans” goes directly to the artist. SoundCloud has labelled this new model as “game-changing”, however, it is difficult to

The state governor of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that several programs are set to be put in place this month in a bid to support live music and performances, stressing the importance of the contribution arts and culture makes to the economy.  The industry has taken

The United States is currently the most severely hit country in the world. Tragically, at the time of writing this article (Februrary 2nd) the USA has registered a total of 26,911,375 coronavirus cases and 454,213 deaths. 2021 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has officially been cancelled. Initially the festival

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