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The New Payola: Chart-Rigging and Scams in the EDM Bubble
The difference between 100 plays and 100,000 plays is the same as it’s ever been: a briefcase full of bills.
Leaked Email From EDM.com May Reveal How Paying for Coverage Has Flooded Us With Mediocre Music
This is not the first time that EDM.com has been called out for blurring the line between business and editorial practices.
Michelle Lhooq and Ziad Ramley
DJ Mag’s List of Top 100 DJs is About to Drop—and it’s Bullshit
Known for its corruption and inherent fallibility, dance music’s most notorious popularity contest still has influence even as its credibility is non-existent.