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Who is Sweetwater?

Who is Sweetwater?  Sweetwater is one of the largest Musical Instruments, Recording equipment and accessories providers in the United States. Why Should You Care? Sweetwater was started by a musician for musicians out of the humble household of Chuck Surack in 1979. Founded on the principles of truly creating a catered user-experience, no matter the needs of the customer, Sweetwater quickly established itself as a major player and go to for musicians and sound engineers alike. A lot has changed […]

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50 Most Important People in EDM

The movers, shakers and speaker-quakers shaping dance in 2014 James Barton, Live Nation, President of Electronic Music As debate persists over the corporate courtship of EDM, few players are being watched as closely as James Barton. The 20-year veteran of the dance music game was enlisted by Live Nation Chief Executive Michael Rapino to lead the live events giant’s expansion into the EDM market. He’s certainly got the right credentials for the job: Barton helped set a precedent for brand […]

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New Gig Booking Platform Saves Bands and Venues Time & Sanity

By Noisey Staff This article originally appeared on Noisey Australia. As Sinead O’Connor’s recent troubles prove, booking a show still isn’t as simple as it should be. The gig cycle for an artist is often two months booking, one hour performing and then two months chasing money. For a booker or promoter it’s more like two months booking a gig and one hour before the gig explaining where to load in, what time the opening band is on and dealing with drink tickets. The guys behind Muzeek, a […]

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Martin Garrix New Project Coming Soon…

Martin Garrix departs from Spinnin Records and says a new project is coming. By Valerie Lee  ·  @ValerieChris_ Spinnin Records, a dance music label giant that has largely championed the big room house genre and its stars, seems to have recently lost claim over their child prodigy. Martin Garrixtook to his Facebook to put rumors to rest and confirm the end of his management agreements with MusicAllStars and Spinnin Records. “There was a difference of opinion between us regarding the reasonableness of the agreements,” […]

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Examples of a value added tax.

What are some examples of a value added tax? By Investopedia You may also like: Learn to trade for free with this visual options trading platform from Tom Sosnoff. A: A value-added tax (VAT) is a consumption tax levied on products at every point of sale where value has been added, starting from raw materials and going all the way to final retail purchase by a consumer. Ultimately, the consumer pays VAT; buyers earlier in the chain of production receive reimbursements for previous VAT taxes […]

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EDM Biz Worth $6.2bn

EDM Biz Worth $6.2bn (Report) By Andrew Hampp Electronic dance music is a $6.2 billion global industry, per a new report issued at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, Spain Wednesday (May 21). As compiled by EDM trade group the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), the figure includes revenue from festivals ($1.03 billion); Las Vegas club dates ($800 million) and other global club gigs ($2.4 billion); traditional recorded music sales ($800 million) and streaming/video services ($600 million); sales of DJ […]

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