Study Ranks 200 Best Cities for Musicians and #1 is Not LA

Recent a website called Value Penguin did a study using a set of 15 different data points in order to determine the best and worst cities in the country for music. By looking at data from all over the site was able to make rankings based on different factors. Among them were the number of employed musicians per 1,000 residents, number of active radio stations in that city, the number of recording studios, the number of music or performing arts degrees given to residents, number of music supply stores, and the hourly median wage for musicians.

Value Penguin also came up with a 200-city list determining the overall best and worst cities in which to be a musician. At the top were Nashville, TN and Honolulu, HI. San Francisco came in at #10, Boulder, CO at #19, New York, NY at #26, and Los Angeles at #27. Check below for the top 50 cities in the country, and you can see more info here. Were very lucky to have a country as diverse and spread out as the USA. If your fortunate enough to live in an area with alot of music activity going on be sure to take advantage of that because you never know when things will change.


01. Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN
02. Urban Honolulu, HI
03. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
04. Madison, WI
05. Austin-Round Rock, TX
06. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
07. Tucson, AZ
08. Rochester, NY
09. Pittsburgh, PA
10. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
11. Salt Lake City, UT
12. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
13. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
14. Eugene, OR
15. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
16. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
17. Asheville, NC
18. Burlington-South Burlington, VT
19. Boulder, CO
20. Binghamton, NY
21. Wilmington, NC
22. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
23. Fort Collins, CO
24. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
25. Duluth, MN-WI
26. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
27. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
28. Sioux Falls, SD
29. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
30. New Orleans-Metairie, LA
31. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
32. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
33. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
34. Trenton, NJ
35. Colorado Springs, CO
35. Lincoln, NE
37. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
38. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
39. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
40. Gainesville, FL
41. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
42. St. Louis, MO-IL
43. Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
44. Appleton, WI
45. Champaign-Urbana, IL
45. Lynchburg, VA
47. Charlottesville, VA
48. Rockford, IL
49. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
50. Portland-South Portland, ME

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Mr. Carmack Uploads 50+ Tracks on SoundCloud

For someone constantly excavating for new artists and fresh tracks, a single is nice, 4-song EPs are good, and albums are great. But nothing beats a random and massive Thursday night SoundCloud dump from one of your favorite producers – thanks, Mr. Carmack.

Having uploaded 52 tracks and counting in the last hour, Mr. Carmack has yet to give any explanation of the torrent of new material aside from his rather narrative track titles and a simple watercolored cherry blossom accompanying all the songs as track art. But as musicians should do, I gladly welcome the music speaking for itself. Ranging from samples of Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights” to those of DUCKWRTH’s “Time”, Carmack unequivocally showcases his handle with and versatility in different styles, all while curating some dope music for us. And don’t worry, lots classically-Carmack wonky noises and lightly ratchet tracks in between. I’ll be happily going down the entirety of the list tonight, but enjoy some standouts thus far below and check the rest out yourselves on his SoundCloud.

One more thing: they’re all available for free download. Whoot!

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Above & Beyond Preview New Moby Remix, Loco Dice Follow Suit

Yesterday, the Above & Beyond Facebook page shared a little video from their Electric Daisy Carnival set a few weeks ago. A snippet of what’s to come, their remix of Moby’s “Porcelain”, from what’s is shown, takes the original and makes it their own; utilizing major components from the inspiration and wrapped their signature A&B sound around this massive track. As promised, its coming soon.

The trio from London weren’t the only ones asked to remix the famous New Yorker’s tunes. Loco Dice steps up the the plate with two offerings from his 1990 classic “Go” that will be released in September under his label Desolat, with vinyl out on September 12 and digital making its way to shelves on the 19th.

01. Moby – Go (Loco Dice Remix)
02. Moby – Go (Loco Dice Mo’ Strings Remix)

Seems like everyone is on the Moby train after his string of unusual yet refreshing album releases that have taken place in 2016.

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First Day Of Ultra Europe Cancelled [Details Here]

The highly anticipated first day of Ultra Music Festival Europe has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to “dangerous wind conditions.”

Today’s lineup included DJ Snake, Above & Beyond, Camo & Krooked, Tigerlily, and more that will all be unable to perform. Read Ultra’s statement below:

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Source: First Day Of Ultra Europe Cancelled [Details Here]

bitbird Releases First Compilation Album

San Holo is definitely creating some noise and pushing his way to the forefront of the scene with his unique future bass creations that are getting dance floors hyphy everywhere. The talented producer has been up to a lot lately, recently releasing a track with The Nicholas and now releasing the first compilation album on his record label bitbird. The compilation album, titled Gouldian Finch, features not only San Holo, but many other talented artists. In total there are 11 tracks, each produced by different artists, creating a very diverse yet seamless compilation album. bitbird and all the artists associated should definitely be on your watch list as this album has quite the talented roster.

Below, you will find links to the compilation on Spotify, as well as a live stream video of the compilation release:

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Source: bitbird Releases First Compilation Album

Tomorrowland May Expand To Two Weekends

Although Tomorrowland 2016 is right around the corner, organizers are already looking at 2017, hoping to bring in some big changes. According to Dutch publication ATV, the festival is working with Belgian authorities to expand the already enormous festival to two weekends for 2017.

While the ATV report is entirely in Dutch, the title shows “Tomorrowland…2 weekends” and a rough Google translation of their site reveals this:

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And with partner-festival TomorrowWorld getting cut from the 2016 lineup, it would make sense to expand the more successful, original festival to greater heights. And another ATV report suggests that many locals are open to the idea of a second weekend, which would make the entire process that much easier for Tomorrowland organizers. Check out the ATV report and make of it what you will, and stay tuned for more updates as they come!


[H/T: EDMTunes]

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Source: Tomorrowland May Expand To Two Weekends

Avicii Debuts Brand New Single, “Feeling Good (Avicii by Avicii)”

The last time we heard from Avicii, he and his team effectively cancelled Netherlands festival The Flying Dutch after failing to respond to concerns that he would not make it to his headlining performance slot. After canceling several shows in the past, the uncertainty surrounding his appearance was enough for organizers to shut down the entire event.

Ever since June, Avicii has continued to tour while remaining active on the social front. With the days steadily winding down until his retirement, fans are clamoring for any new material they can get their hands on.

Lucky for them, Avicii released a brand new single on Friday, “Feeling Good (Avicii by Avicii)” along with an accompanying music video. The track features a soulful rendition of Nina Simone’s original vocals, breaking gradually into a pounding, electro anthem.

The music video displays shots of Avicii’s tour and lifestyle over the last season, creating in a viscerally emotional effect on the viewer.

As we enjoy the last few months of regular Avicii programming, check below to watch the video in full.

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Source: Avicii Debuts Brand New Single, “Feeling Good (Avicii by Avicii)”

EDM Responds To Bastille Day Tragedy In Nice

A crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the city of Nice, France was struck with a large truck by a 31-year-old Tunisian-born man, killing 84 and injuring 202 in the third major terror attack to hit the nation in less than two years.

As the effects of the attack ripple throughout the country and its allies, several of dance music’s most acclaimed French producers have spoken up with their own thoughts regarding the tragedy. DJ Snake, Tchami, Madeon, Mercer and more took to their social media pages, offering words of comfort or expressions of grief and shock.

Read the messages below, and click here to learn how to donate to the victims of the Nice attack.

L’horreur une fois de plus…Pensées aux victimes et à leurs familles. #Nice

— MERCER (@Mercer_Music) July 15, 2016

Pas de mots…Je pense aux familles,à cette belle ville,à la France.
Mais on se relèvera unis pour vivre ensemble.🇫🇷

— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) July 15, 2016

I still wonder how poeple can do such things… Pure insanity…

— TCHAMI (@iamTchami) July 15, 2016

enough already

— Madeon (@madeon) July 15, 2016

Tomorrow i will be in France with @djsnake and we will bring positivity happiness and love to our show for all of you…on vous aime

— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) July 15, 2016

whats been happening recently in the world is deplorable…i don’t know what else to say except stay safe and don’t let hate win

— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) July 15, 2016

my thoughts and love going out to france today. #NiceAttack

— ZAXX (@ZAXXOfficial) July 15, 2016

Tonight we’re spreading LOVE electrobeach in France. Showtime 8pm – 9pm #prayforpeace #sjrm ❤️🇫🇷

— Sunnery James (@SunneryJames) July 15, 2016

France 🇫🇷

— ilan Bluestone (@iBluestone) July 15, 2016

France 🇫🇷

— Jono Grant (@jonogrant) July 15, 2016

Kind of shocking to think crazy murdering people once were innocent children… What in this/our/their world made them become like that?

— Oliver Heldens (@OliverHeldens) July 15, 2016


H/T: EDMTunes

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Source: EDM Responds To Bastille Day Tragedy In Nice

Elephante – Catching On (Ft. Nevve)

Catching On

Elephante – Catching On (Ft. Nevve)

Elephante has truly come into his in 2016. Both producing his own music and creating remixes for the likes of MakoGalantisClean Bandit and more, he has truly shown that progressive music is his forte and love. While songs like “Black Ivory” have shown that he has a knack for other music styles as well, his newest song “Catching On” featuring Nevve shows off yet another side of Elephante that has yet to be seen until now. The song seems to be a product of the environment that it was created in: Elephante noted that he wrote it with the talented singer on a rainy day in Los Angeles. Carrying a chill vibe that has hints of tropical house, the song is perfect for relaxing. Elephante also adds that this is probably his favorite song that he produced, and we agree! Grab a free download of the song below.

Elephante – Catching On (Ft. Nevve) | Download

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Gunslinger – Mental Noise (Directors Cut)

Mental Noise

Gunslinger – Mental Noise (Directors Cut)

Coming in hot before the weekend is Gunslinger with a little something something you think you might know, but with some new surprises. Droppin’ as a free download, “Mental Noise (Directors Cut)” is a revamped rendition of his Magik Musik release several months ago, and takes things to a whole new level, making for a much more robust audible journey. Taking things in a less mainstream “EDM” direction and more towards the realm of alternative+indie dance, “Mental Noise” is a dangerously potent chemistry set of driving synths, heavy guitars, pounding drums, and an indefatigable bassline to keep the energy going. With the director’s cut, you get the same length of music but much more depth, ebbing and flowing from calm to insane, making for a great dance floor offering. Check it out below, let us know what you think, and don’t forget to grab the free download!

Gunslinger – Mental Noise (Directors Cut) | Free Download

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