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Shoreditch's Glam Ushers in a New Era of Luxury Clubbing with Iconic House Headliners 
 
Armand Van Helden, Tony Humphries, Louie Vega, David Morales, Dave Lee, Moodena, Michael Gray, Jeremy Healy, Brandon Block, Allister Whitehead and more US house legends all line up at the premium club 

 

The time has come for a change in London's clubbing landscape. Dark and gritty warehouses have had their day. After what has been a hard year for all, it's time that a night out was a luxury indulgence with high-end design, plush decor, and an authentic, heartfelt house soundtrack. Enter Glam, a brand new and standout club that brings light, love, colour and charisma back to the fore. Opening on Friday June 25th in what used to be Shoreditch's Aquarium, the fabulously designed adult playground promises real theatre with a host of eccentric characters and proven, pioneering house DJs from across the globe. 
 
Glam is a new project from old friends Paul Nelson and Carl McCormick. For years, Carl has put on high-end parties for the likes of Drake, Rhianna and Prince. Paul, meanwhile, was the first person to ever get a legal rave license for his legendary Raindance events. As such, this scene runs deep in their soul. 
 
They first met in 1992, then launched Aquarium in 1995, a hugely influential venue that ushered in the clubbing revolution that took hold in Shoreditch in the ensuing years. Back then, way ahead of their time, the promoters focused on dressing up the venue in luxury fabrics, with exotic lighting and premium clientele who liked to dress up to get down. The club was famously inclusive and welcoming to all. A place where every race, gender and sexuality came together as one. Many modern dance floors now strive for this mix. But it has always come naturally to this pair, and will very much define the latest chapter in their ongoing love story with clubland.  
 
Says Carl, "I cut my teeth at the always beautifully designed and luxuriant Renaissance with its world-class DJs, and I'm not gunna lie, it's a huge inspiration for what we are doing with Glam. The club is just what everyone needs right now - something that's high-end, super special in every way, but never too stuffy or elitist. We're proudly going against the grain and redefining the glossy glam of the 90s with a contemporary soundtrack.”
 
Each weekend, the fully renovated club will stimulate your every sense with plush drapes, dangling chandeliers, warming backlights and a host of wild characters, from drag queens to burlesque dancers. It will be flamboyant and full of the disco dazzle that made Studio 54 such a cult spot, but always with a no-nonsense, proper house soundtrack. 
 
The utterly sensual Glam offers three unique spaces. The famous pool has gone and been replaced with the VIP Phoenix Lounge in partnership with Ciroc. There is also the mid-sized main room for headliner action, and the magnificent Salon Privé, a cocktail lounge serving contemporary fusion food, with live, cosy, unplugged soul and jazz shows in a stylish art deco setting reminiscent of the roaring twenties. 
 
Musically, it is house, house and more house on Saturdays, which come under the ToyBox banner. It will be an immersive and escapist party that takes you a million miles away from the norm, deep into a fantastical new world of vibrant and vivid colours and characters with the world's best DJs. Fridays will be taken care of by Soul Kingdom and real disco dons. 
 
The Friday, June 25th launch party features Michael Gray and Moodena, and the night after is a live set from Alison Limmerick, plus UK mainstays Jeremy Healy, Brandon Block and Allister Whitehead. After that, house and disco aficionado Dave Lee aka Joey Negro will serve up one of his masterclasses on the 3rd, game-changing Zanzibar resident Tony Humphries plays the 10th and the one and only David Morales takes charge for six sure to be special hours on July 31st. As well as that, two bonafide US house legends will head over from their New York homes to complete the month. 
 
Glam residents mix established heads with exciting new talents and include The Menendez Brothers, Siggy Smalls, Natasha Kitty Kat and more, with a real US house icon set to be added to the team in August and plenty more lined up including Armand Van Helden, Louie Vega, Jamie Underground and Bellair.

19 Jun 2021 | Press release

Latitude confirms it will be the first major festival to take place this summer

Celebrating creativity, diversity and inspirational talent, Latitude Festival adds yet more names to the arts and music stages, transforming Henham Park into the ultimate playground of artistic expression. Taking place 22nd- 25th July 2021 in Suffolk, the festival is headlined...more

18 Jun 2021 | Press release

Black Butter & Sony Music UK launch new JV label, 4ZA

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18 Jun 2021 | Press release

M1llionz is named as the UK’s next Artist On The Rise by YouTube Music

  Today, YouTube Music announces Birmingham rapper M1llionz as the second Artist On The Rise in the UK for 2021.  M1llionz has gained a huge 15m views on his channel since launching in Feb 2020.  His growth on the platform has been significant, with 64k subscribers as...more

18 Jun 2021 | Press release

Notting Hill Carnival 2021 - A Statement

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17 Jun 2021 | Press release

AWAL Renews Global Deal with Spacey Jane

On the 1 year anniversary of their debut record Sunlight, one of Australia's most beloved bands Spacey Jane renew their global partnership with AWAL.   Today, AWAL announced the renewal of their global recordings deal with Australian indie rock foursome Spacey Jane....more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

Transgressive Records announce worldwide record deal with Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn has signed a new worldwide record deal with Transgressive Records.  Albarn has recently put the finishing touches to his much-anticipated, second solo album, full details for which will be released soon.  The new record follows Albarn’s critically acclaimed 2014 solo...more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

Voters want government to do more to help British musicians tour abroad - new poll reveals

The public think Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Government are not doing enough to help musicians overcome post-Brexit barriers to touring abroad and need to do more, a major new poll reveals today.   UK Music, the collective voice of the...more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

Merlin COO Charlie Lexton & NWA founding member OG Arabian Prince among Keynotes at 1st Djooky Music Investment Summit

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17 Jun 2021 | Press release

Windmill Brixton launches support initiative w, Goat Girl to spotlight crucial role of UK venues

Two week programme, supported by Dr. Martens, to offer unsigned female, trans and non-binary artists the chance to collaborate with Goat Girl, Raissa Pardini, Holly Whitaker and Slow Dance Records. New artists offered chance to support Goat Girl at celebratory live...more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

Griff mini-doc via Spotify RADAR’s global emerging artists program

Spotify has created a mini documentary on up-and-coming British pop-star, Griff.   The move comes following the announcement of Griff, AKA Sarah Faith Griffins, as the latest addition to Spotify’s global emerging artist program, which made her the first RADAR artist...more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

A brand new super-club launches in Newcastle

The biggest club launch that the North East has seen in a decade is set for August bank holiday weekend featuring one of the most iconic names in dance music.  Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, the new 1500 capacity 'super-club' features...more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

The Musicians’ Union, The Ivors Academy and #BrokenRecord welcome Kevin Brennan MP’s Private Members Bill calling for a better deal for musicians and songwriters from streaming

  The Bill titled: Copyright (Rights and Remuneration of Musicians, Etc.) Bill is backed by 11 cross party MPs including former Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon Damian Green MP and Rt Hon Esther McVey MP. It will follow up on the...more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

CAA ICON Joins World-Class Team at Co-op Live Amid UK and Europe Expansion Plans

  CAA ICON, the industry’s leading owner’s representative and strategic management consulting firm for the sports and entertainment industries, has been retained by Oak View Group (OVG) to serve as the project management consultants for Co-op Live. Co-op Live is a new 23,500...more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

David Guetta and Warner Music announce innovative career-spanning partnership

Deal includes exciting upcoming projects, with new single in July  Warner Music acquires rights to recorded music catalogue  Superstar and label will take holistic global approach to future development   David Guetta, one of the biggest figures in global music, with some 50 million...more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

TuneCore & Believe Expand to Benelux; Nikolaas De Belie Named Head of Believe & TuneCore

Believe and its subsidiary TuneCore, independent global leaders in digital music distribution, today officially announced their expansion into Benelux. Together, the companies offer artists and labels international access to the music market, at every stage of their careers. Nikolaas De...more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

Loopcloud, Beatport, Beatsource, LabelRadar and Plugin Boutique announce Global Producer Challenge with a $100,000 prize package

Following the success of Beatport’s 2020 Producer Challenge, Loopcloud and Beatport have teamed up once again to announce the biggest music production challenge of 2021, in collaboration with Beatsource, LabelRadar and Plugin Boutique.  Before entering the competition, producers can download a...more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

BMG promotes Shane Cosme to SVP, International Marketing

  BMG has announced the promotion of Shane Cosme to Senior Vice President, International Marketing, US. Cosme is based in Los Angeles and will continue to report to Fred Casimir, EVP Global Repertoire & Marketing, alongside Jason Hradil, EVP, New York &...more

17 Jun 2021 | Press release

Beatport Celebrates Pride With A Club Called Rhonda, Community Bread, HE.SHE.THEY, Worthy and Others

Beatport, the worldwide leader of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans, is celebrating Pride throughout the month with exclusive programming that highlights more than a dozen LGBTQIA+ artists. While Beatport is an ongoing, year-round, home for diversity and...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

Streaming Powers British Music Exports to New High in 2020

New BPI analysis shows British music exports have grown to over half a billion pounds for the first time Highest figure recorded since 2000, when the BPI began its annual survey of record label overseas income More artists share in this success...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

Ditto Music launches new publishing division

DITTO MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPLETES SERVICE OFFERING TO FULLY EMPOWER INDEPENDENTSDitto Music the award-winning global music distribution and record label services company, has today announced the launch of a brand-new publishing division, Ditto Music Publishing. The new division completes Ditto’s suite...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

Leading Japanese music rights admin & distribution company NexTone launches independent, artist-focused division “ArtLed”

NexTone Inc. (7094:Tokyo), a leading Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers listed Japanese music rights administration and distribution company, today announce the launch of ‘ArtLed’, a new digital-first, global-facing Japanese music division targeted at the new generation of artists and independent...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

WEA taps Danielle Lee for the newly created role of President, Warner Music Artist and Fan Experiences

 Former NBA and Spotify Exec will lead WEA’s artist services division with a special focus on strengthening the company’s fan engagement strategy   WEA, the Label and Artist Services division of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced former NBA and Spotify exec...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

Sherry Tan appointed as MD of Warner Music China

Successful media exec Sherry Tan has been tapped by Warner Music Group to become head of its recorded music business in Mainland China.  Tan will be based in Beijing and report to Jonathan Serbin, CEO of Warner Music Greater China.  She...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

One Two Many Songs launches Hot Wave Publishing with Metronomy's Joseph Mount and Prah/Moshi Moshi Music founder Stephen Bass

One Two Many roster includes some of the UK's most exciting new songwriters and producers including Gianluca Buccellati (Arlo Parks) Bad Sounds and Lotus Capo Today, boutique publisher and label One Two Many announce the launch of Hot Wave Music Publishing, a...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

New '360 Sessions' transforms live performances for HiFi users

Spatial audio listening featuring the world's biggest artists in Sony 360 Reality Audio   Virtual shows aren't the only way to experience a live performance at home. Global audio streaming service, Deezer is bringing all your favorite live performances to life with...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

Event Wallet is revealed

The solution to open up festivals, sport, travel and events across the UK and the world    DAM Health and Health Passport Worldwide create Event Wallet As the UK’s festivals remain silent, the special technology has been now been launched to help...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

Four-time Grammy-nominated super producer Sean Garrett signs global publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music

  Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with creative powerhouse and R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer Sean Garrett. Named "The Pen" by Jay-Z, he has written and produced some...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

Heavy Music Awards 2021 finalists announced

  The finalists for the fifth annual Heavy Music Awards have been revealed following the news that HMA21 will take place at a full capacity, in-person event at London's O2 Forum Kentish Town on Thursday 02 September 2021, which will be live streamed to a global...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

Darcus Beese joins Warner Music UK as EVP and new label President

JOINT VENTURE LABEL TO LAUNCH LATER THIS YEAR  LATEST HIGH-PROFILE EXEC TO JOIN WMUK UNDER CEO TONY HARLOW   A&R and music industry luminary, Darcus Beese OBE, will be joining Warner Music UK (WMUK) on 1 July in a newly created dual role as...more

16 Jun 2021 | Press release

The Musicians' Union and Featured Artists Coalition delighted to share joint guidance for session musicians and featured artists

The Musicians Union (MU), the trade union representing musicians working in the UK across all sectors of the music business, and the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), the UK artist trade body, are delighted to share a joint guidance for session...more

18 Jun 2021

  • David Guetta strikes partnership with Warner Music (see Business)

  • Def Jam: how a new British imprint of the iconic rap label poached Stormzy (see Features)

17 Jun 2021

  • Sony launches global podcast division; acquires Somethin’ Else (see Business)

  • Darcus Beese joins Warner Music (see Business)

  • Spotify launches live audio app Greenroom (see Digital)

  • Hipgnosis aims to raise £150m (see Business)

16 Jun 2021

  • Ditto Music Publishing launches (see Business)

  • BPI figures show success of UK sales and streams overseas (see Analysis)

15 Jun 2021

  • Venues and clubs face further challenges as easing of Covid restrictions postponed (see News) 

  • Vivendi shareholders could disrupt Bill Ackman's investment in Universal (see Business)

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    14 Jun 2021

    • Sony Music to waive unrecouped debts for pre-2000 acts (see Business)

    • Government expected to announce ongoing restrictions; impact on live industry anticipated (see News)

    • IMPALA calls for reciprocal treatment, domestic US performance rights and warns of €125m transfer away from Europe (see News)

    11 Jun 2021

    • Elton John warns MPs "a generation of talent" could be lost due to post-Brexit touring issues (see News)

    • Roblox insists that it does not tolerate copyright infringement (see Digital)

    • Crispin Hunt on why streaming payments must be in line with radio royalties (see Opinion)

    10 Jun 2021

    • Roblox hit with $200m+ lawsuit from NMPA alleging unauthorised song use (see News)

    09 Jun 2021

    • [PIAS] and Universal Music Group announce global alliance (see Business)

    • The relationship between an artist's Spotify followers and their monthly listeners explored (see Analysis)

    08 Jun 2021

    • Apple Music launches spatial audio and lossless audio playback, plus SharePlay (see Digital)

    • European songwriters criticise the slow pace of Copyright Directive adoption (see News)