Dance music, DJ’s and the pandemic – the good, the bad and the bankrupt
Mark Stent · Mar 29, 2021

It’s December 2019, the busiest month on the gig calendar for many South African and international artists. It’s a time of ‘stocking up’ on gigs and making money for the quieter parts of the coming year. Catching flights, late nights, little sleep and a growing bank balance is the standard outlook for active circuit DJ’s […]

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The new ‘crate-digging’: how Spotify uses artificial intelligence to find you new music
Mark Stent · Feb 19, 2021
Category: Music Industry

One of the best parts of being a DJ in the vinyl era was ‘crate-digging’ – the act of searching through ‘crates’ of records to find new music. It was fun and exciting. I would go to my favourite record shop and spend a morning listening and sifting through hundreds of tracks to find the […]

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Social Media, Data and the new music industry.
Mark Stent · Feb 12, 2021
Category: Music Industry

think it’s safe to say that most artists know and understand that the music landscape has ,and is, changing at an exponential rate. In the past music was made according to the likes and creativity of a said artist, it was picked up by a label, the label released it in the hope…

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The evolution of music
Mark Stent · Feb 05, 2021
Category: Music Industry

I remember buying my first vinyl record so many years ago. I remember the tactile feeling of holding that record, going into my favourite record shop, playing the record on the shop’s turntables and being proud of my selection.

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