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The lawyer of Robert Sillerman, founder of SFX Entertainment, has confirmed that Sillerman has died of a respiratory illness at the age of 71. Sillerman formed SFX Entertainment in 1993. He sold SFX’s concert business to Clear Channel in a multi-billion dollar deal in 2000. Clear Channel eventually turned the concert business into Live Nation. …

It was announced earlier this month that the bankrupt SFX Entertainment, which owns Beatport, ticketing company Paylogic, music festivals Electric Zoo, Mysteryland, Spring Awakening, and Life in Color, is officially out of Chapter 11 and rebranded as ‘LiveStyle, Inc.’ SFX entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February due to hundreds of millions of dollars of debt. …

SFX Entertainment, the parent company of Beatport, declared bankruptcy six months ago. Due to the bankruptcy declaration, SFX announced in March that Beatport would be sold by auction this past May. The auction was postponed following the news that Beatport’s news and streaming services were closing, which ultimately caused massive companywide lay-offs. SFX recently announced …

SFX Entertainment recently announced that the Danish techno festival, Awakenings, will launch in the North American market. The decision was based on the success of Awakenings events over the last eighteen years throughout Europe. Awakenings will make their US debut with their own stage at the Electric Zoo Festival over Labor Day weekend in New …

Finally there is a streaming service dedicated to dance music aficionados. The SFX Entertainment owned download site for fans and DJs, Beatport, recently launched Android and iOS apps. SFX Entertainment is one of the largest EDM companies that is behind summer events like Mysteryland, TomorrowLand, and Electric Zoo. Besides streaming music while mobile, you can …

Beatport recently took down Laidback Luke & Tujamo’s single ‘S.A.X’ due to Mixmash Records marketing strategy of offering fans refunds for the track. By offering refunds, Beatport is accusing the label of allegedly manipulating the Beatport charts and essentially offering a “free download” through Beatport. Mixmash disagrees with Beatport and feels that it was a …

The New York producer of live events and digital entertainment content that focuses exclusively on electronic music culture and festivals, SFX Entertainment, Inc., announced their plan to purchase React Presents. React Presents is one of the leading promoters and producers of events and festivals in the Midwest. “React Presents enhances the nationwide network of promoters …