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Best of 2016

10 Scandals and Shitshows that Rocked the Dance Music World in 2016

From Kanye beefing with Deadmau5 on Twitter, to Verboten’s fall from grace, THUMP runs down the biggest stories of the year.
Anna Codrea-Rado
12.14.16
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SFX Resurrects Itself from Bankruptcy, Rebrands as LiveStyle

Former AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips has replaced Robert Sillerman as chief executive.
Alexander Iadarola
12.7.16
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SFX, the Owner of Beatport and Tomorrowland, Will Reorganize Following Bankruptcy

The reorganization will eliminate $400 million worth of debt.
Britt Julious
11.14.16
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Stop Confusing EDM With All Electronic Music, Already

You’re embarrassing yourself.
Anna Codrea-Rado
8.1.16
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SFX Isn't Selling Beatport After All

The restructuring of the webstore "dramatically improved its profitability" so SFX has decided to hang on to it.
Anna Codrea-Rado
7.22.16
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The Rise and Fall—and Resurrection?—of Beatport

Three DJs set out to create the world's best webstore for dance music. Then the EDM boom happened.
Jemayel Khawaja
7.21.16
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Beatport to Shut Down All of Its Services Except the Original Store

This includes the streaming service, mobile app, Beatport News, video livestreaming platform, and their events section.
Alexander Iadarola
5.10.16
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Court Ruling Allows SFX to Pay $15 Million in Summer Festival Booking Fees

The decision allows the troubled EDM giant to pay artists.
Benjamin Boles
4.11.16
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Beatport Lost Millions of Dollars Last Year According to SFX Financial Report

The figures were revealed in the bankruptcy announcement of the digital retailer's parent company.
THUMP Canada Staff
2.18.16
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TomorrowWorld May Not Happen in 2016 Because of SFX Bankruptcy

"In light of the present situation, no concrete plans have yet been made for TomorrowWorld 2016.​"
Alexander Iadarola
2.2.16
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EDM Conglomerate SFX Entertainment Files for Bankruptcy

The dance music events company will be taken private and gain a new CEO in the process.
Alexander Iadarola
2.1.16
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SFX’s Rocky Start to the Year

Between falling share prices, settling lawsuits, and securing fresh investments, Robert Sillerman’s dance events company has had a busy month.
THUMP Staff
1.26.16
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