Steve Lawler as an “A&R”

The last few years it seems to have become an accepted fact that to become a successful DJ, you need to make a big record. I have seen how its worked for some people, but I think the success can often be short-lived, mainly because making a great record doesn’t mean you’re […]

via Steve Lawler ” Being an A


Deep presents: Miguel Migs, Mark Farina & Marques Wyatt




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SOUND NIGHTCLUB – 1642 Las Palmas Ave Hollywood, CA 90028
Doors: 9pm-4am

The BPM festival 10 year anniversary


The BPM Festival is an annual world-class electronic music festival which takes place in idyllic Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, heralding in the new year. Originally designed as an elite dance music industry networking event, the festival has morphed into an international mélange of electronic music lovers, DJs, producers, revelers and partygoers.

The BPM Festival is proud to present the first phase of the 2017 artist lineup, featuring 150+ of the world’s best DJs and producers returning to the sunny shores of the Mayan Riviera for a blow-out tenth year anniversary.

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Kiko Deal – Escalando al cielo


El dia de hoy la escena de la música electronica en Mexico esta de luto, uno de los grandes productores abandona este mundo para pasar al descanso eterno.

“Kiko Deal” de “Climbers” nos deja un legado de muy buena música y sera recordado entre sus familiares y amigos como una gran persona con muchas metas.

enviamos nuestro mas sentido pésame para la familia y amigos.


de igual manera nos gustaría compartir el link de ayuda para los gastos del funeral :


Turn down is actually a Turn on!

Looking for new labels in the music industry and we found a very interesting label full of new and some old talented producers, with a great selection of tracks that goes from dark to deep & minimal very cool sounds to take you to a trip out of this world..



With amazing producers such as: B-liv, Alyosha Barreiro, Infex, Alexx Rubio, Louie Fresco, Munfell, Stasik T & many more!

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Sonic Bloom


SONIC BLOOM is an annual electronic dance music festival held over the Summer Solstice near Denver, Colorado hosted by Zilla (band). It was started in 2006, unifying a cast of some of the world’s most electrifying musicians, performers, visionaries and artists. SONIC BLOOM is an inspiring showcase of the best of Colorado’s vibrant live and electronic music scene and is at the forefront of the transformative festival movement. In 2012, EDM publication Magnetic Magazine named the event “Colorado’s premiere electronic music festival.” DJs that year included Papadosio, Random Rab, Eskmo, etc.

SONIC BLOOM offers an array of daily classes and activities to educate people of all ages, packed with diverse speakers and workshops to enhance the creative and physical well-being of festival goers. Yoga, meditation, science, dance, massage, art, performance, sound healing and many more modalities expand the experience and practices of the participants, children and adults alike, in their daily lives. The festival features huge and awe-inspiring art installations, the largest Funktion-One sound system in Colorado, a kid zone, live painters, movement and yoga classes, guest speakers & workshops.

Sonic Bloom 2015 from Lindsay Young on Vimeo.

How much do musicians really make from Spotify, iTunes and YouTube?


In 2010, data journalist and information designer David McCandless published an infographic on his Information is Beautiful website showing how much musicians earned online from sales and streams of their music.

It caused quite a stir within the music industry, which even then was debating what the emergence of streaming services like Spotify would mean for artists. In 2015, that debate is still going on, and it’s even more heated.

Now McCandless has created a new version of the infographic, updated for 2015.

As before, it digs in to stats from various digital music companies, from the likes of Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon that sell music, to streaming services: Spotify, Deezer, Apple’s Beats Music, Rhapsody, YouTube and Tidal.

Besides calculations for how much an artist can expect to earn from a single sale or stream, the infographic shows how many of those sales or streams they’d need to earn the US monthly minimum wage of $1,260.

Some important caveats: these numbers apply to performing musicians, but they do not include publishing royalties for the songwriting. Plus, the most important factor in how much an artist signed to a label earns is the terms of their contract: some have good, fair deals. Others… less so.

Averaging that out is also the reason why the figures here may not match those announced by the streaming services.

For example, Spotify says that its average payout for a stream to labels and publishers is between $0.006 and $0.0084 but Information Is Beautiful suggests that the average payment to an artist from the label portion of that is $0.001128 – this being what a signed artist receives after the label’s share.

Finally, the per-play figures for streaming service can be misleading, as they depend on how many (or few) users the service has. Beats may pay more per-stream than Spotify, but that’s because it has relatively few users.

Artists will be making a lot more money in aggregate from Spotify, and if Beats’ user numbers grow, its per-stream payouts will come down. So this graphic isn’t proof that one service is better for artists than another, in that sense.

Information is Beautiful has included a metric of “users per play needed” – the little dots at the bottom right of each circle – to reflect this.

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Winter Music Conference 2016


Officially, Winter Music Conference (WMC), founded in 1985, is an electronic music conference held in Miami, Florida and is aimed at industry professionals, producers, artists, promoters, record labels, and enthusiasts. There are various seminars, panels, workshops, parties, DJ spinoffs, and networking events for those in the industry or looking to learn more about the industry. The International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) ceremony is held during WMC. The IMDA ceremony and other official WMC events are arranged by the Winter Music Conference organization.

Winter Music Conference parties

Unofficially, the term “Winter Music Conference” is often used to describe the hundreds of events and parties being held throughout the Miami and South Beach area while Winter Music Conference is taking place. There are pool parties, rooftop parties, beach parties, club parties, concerts, etc.

Parties hosted by the Winter Music Conference organization are considered “official events”. Some of the official WMC events are free while others are exclusively for WMC badge holders (more on this below).

There are many other non-official parties which are organized by independent promoters, artists, and venues to attract the crowd gathered in Miami. Tickets to these various events are made available by the individual organizers of the event and are typically purchased separate from each other. Many tickets are available for purchase online, but their availability varies depending on the event organizer. The site has event tickets available on our events page once they are released, which is typically late February and early March.

What is the Winter Music Conference badge?

The Winter Music Conference badge (aka “Conference Registration”) is sold exclusively by the Winter Music Conference organization and includes admission to the official Winter Music Conference seminars, panels, workshops (with the exception of the Remixing and Editing Workshops), Q&A sessions, trade show & exhibits, parties, DJ spinoffs, and networking events sponsored by the WMC organization, including the IDMA ceremony. WMC badge holders are often referred to as “delegates” or “conference delegates”.

The Winter Music Conference badge allows free or reduced entry into some, but not all, of the non-official events and parties. Availability, pricing, and terms of use all vary from one event to another and are established by the individual event organizers. The key is to arrive early and be patient. The bigger, more popular private events will be harder to get into with the WMC badge than the smaller events. A list of events and their corresponding badge acceptance policies are posted on The List site. Admission to Ultra Music Festival is no longer included with the WMC badge.

Generally speaking, if you’re interested in the industry events and official parties, the WMC badge may be right for you. If you’re looking to attend specific parties with big-name artists, you’re probably better off buying the individual event tickets. It all depends on the type of experience you’re looking for. The Winter Music Conference badge is more about being an industry insider than it is about club hopping.

Rest in Peace David Bowie (Starman)


I remember exactly where I was, what I was doing, and how dumbfounded I felt when I heard the news that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had died. I was sitting in the car on Super Bowl Sunday waiting for my dad while he grocery shopped when The New York Times notification popped up on my phone. Just a few nights before, I had rewatched “Almost Famous,” one of my favorite of Hoffman’s films, for what probably had to be the 20th time. He was dead. I was devastated. I didn’t know him. So it is with celebrity deaths.

Albeit this wasn’t the first time a celebrity’s death felt strangely personal, it took me a while to accept the fact that “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I” was the last new film of Hoffman’s I’d see. He was an actor who I felt was the coolest member in the weirdos of the world club. He made me feel like it was okay to be uncool, reinforced by his best monologue from “Almost Famous” where he tells the young protagonist, “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”

Last Monday morning, on my early trek back to school, I got another notification from The New York Times that rattled me just as much as Hoffman’s death did: David Bowie, president of cool in the weirdos of the world club, had passed away. I spent the rest of the ride to school softly ­— okay, pretty dramatically — sobbing to his greatest hits. Later, reminiscing with friends on campus about his death, I started to wonder about this type of grieving. I didn’t know him, but his music was formative for me in my teenage years and still is to this day. How could I be so sad? I knew him about as well as I know a passing stranger on Franklin Street.

The truth is, death isn’t easy. No matter if this death is of a close friend or a supernova celebrity whose song “Heroes” made you feel okay when people in high school were just too small to understand you, death feels like it happens to you even when you aren’t the one who died. Those left behind have to answer the questions of morality, which feel overwhelming to even consider.

It may seem silly to mourn the death of someone you don’t know, but those who loved “Harry Potter” know how I feel about Bowie in the wake of their beloved Alan Rickman’s, aka Snape’s, passing. Some people we know so deeply without ever meeting them, and in the case of celebrities, it’s because of their art. Those stars we love seem immortal, because they kind of are.

So, David Bowie is dead. I am mourning in the best way I know how: listening to his music. Campus life keeps moving, as it does in the wake of anyone’s death. There was no vigil here, except perhaps small ones in dorms and in Carrboro. Rest in peace, Starman. There is a better world waiting for you, and someday these tiny stars looking up at you will meet you there.

Suspended in a Sunbeam


Music is a powerful tool, a soul-moving skeleton-key that assertively opens up the doors to each one of our hearts.

The specific type of emotion and how well it’s drawn out of you is a whole different story. Different feelings prefer different sounds, and many of us want those specific sounds at different times for different reasons. This is why it’s important to have a variety of music. It’s nice to have a soundtrack that is as complex as your daily experiences.
Sometimes we’re in the mood for some drum & bass. Other times, that’s not what our brain wants and we find ourselves wishing for some downtempo Deep House or maybe just a violinist playing some classical music on live looping, OR MAYBE, you have no idea what you want to hear and you’d prefer to wander around until you hear the RIGHT sound for RIGHT then.
Music moves us, but not always in the same way. It is for this reason that we have such a wide variety of musicians at Suspended in a Sunbeam. We want to create the most complete experience possible, and with that in mind, we’ve compiled a lineup of which we’re extremely proud.
With the exception of a few more bands, and a couple more Techno artists, THE LINEUP IS COMPLETE! View it below, share with your friends and invite those loved ones that you know will contribute to our event and ultimately leave it having grown a little. heart emoticon
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