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Leading dance music digital download and streaming site Beatport announced today a critical shutdown of services as the once independent unit tries to navigate the difficult bankruptcy of parent company, EDM conglomerate SFX. In an...
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HearThis.At Adds Facebook App, Mixcloud Importing

Nascent music sharing service and potential SoundCloud challenger HearThis.At has announced a suite of new functions as well as increasing overall capacity. Among the new features announced in a release today:   Facebook App Need to share music...
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Say Hello to Pioneer’s Compact XDJ-700

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Following the release of OS X version 10.10.5 this morning, Apple, Inc. has released an update to its leading-edge audio program, Logic Pro X, with the surprise addition of the Alchemy soft synth packed...

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