News Round-Up: 26/5/17

Armin van Buuren vs Underground Resistance. The year in numbers. Help fund a Morton Subotnick documentary.

And UR who exactly? Trance overlord Armin van Buuren has had people in tears again. Not because of his euphoric trance selections, for once, but the choice of branding his Ibiza party which bares a not-so-subtle resemblance to legendary Detroit techno outfit Underground’s Resistance. Read more here.

Year in Numbers. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has published their industry report and London-based Kudos Distribution have broken down some of their own key figures on video services, physical and digital growth and more. Read it here.

School scam. Electronic music school Dubspot has been accused of scamming students who’ve paid almost $4500 dollars for their course. Since the news broke in a piece on Thump, the CEO has resigned. Read more here.

Dream on. The man behind synth documentary I Dream of Wires wants you to help fund a new one about the electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick. Find out more above.

Get up to date. Novation have released an update of the Circuit firmware that includes fractal gate lengths, synth patch preview and more. Check out the features above.

Crumbs. The second chapter in Stuart Acker Holt’s CRUMB series – filmed at Ableton’s 2016 Loop Summit – can be watched above.

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