Beatport and SiriusXM Join Forces For “Pitch Control: Powered by Beatport”

DJ Drew. (Source: DJ Drew)

Beatport and SiriusXM have partnered on “Pitch Control: Powered by Beatport,” a new weekly radio show airing on Sundays at 11 PM EST on their electronic music channel, BPM. The show debuted this Sunday, April 5, hosted by Beatsource Dance Curator Andrew “DJ Drew” Ortiz. DJ Drew has 20 years of experience programming dance radio at KIIS FM in Los Angeles, making him an ideal host.

DJ Drew’s collaborators for this program include Beatport’s Berlin-based curation team, led by Raphael Pujol, Edwin “DJ Phenom” Paredes, who serves as a Program Director at SiriusXM for Pitbull’s Globalization and BPM channels, SiriusXM’s Vice President of EDM programming, Geronimo, and Program Director, Rida Naser. Tracks will also be selected by taking into account real-time activity on Beatport LINK, the streaming service that’s fully integrated with DJ software and hardware. It allows for songs being played by DJs around the world to be immediately known to the Beatport curation team.

“We are thrilled to enter into this music and broadcasting partnership with SiriusXM, one of the leading music destinations here in the US,” Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels said. “So many U.S.-based electronic music fans are thirsty for the best underground electronic music tracks that will likely be the next big dance floor hits. Our world-class curation team and Beatsource’s expert staff are the perfect combination to deliver the goods on a weekly basis.”

Tune into the show Sundays at 11 PM EST on SiriusXM’s BPM channel.

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SiriusXM Announces Exclusive Radio Broadcast Agreement with Rolling Loud

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Travis Scott performing at the Rolling Loud festival in Queens, New York on October 12, 2019. (Source: Facebook)

Rolling Loud — now the world’s largest hip-hop festival — has officially signed a deal for SiriusXM to serve as the multi-city event’s American broadcast partner for 2020.

2019 saw Rolling Loud expand to events in Los Angeles, Miami, the Bay Area, and New York City. The five-year-old festival’s longest-standing proceedings, in Miami, were broadcast via SiriusXM this year. The partnership proved successful enough to continue.

From Friday, December 13 – Monday, December 16, SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation (ch. 44) will be rebranded as Rolling Loud Radio. This weekend’s channel 44 programming will feature backstage interviews and live performances from artists such as DaBaby, Future, Wale, Young Thug, YG, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, Lil Skies, Lil Tecca, Polo G, Smokepurpp, and more.

Furthermore, in 2020, SiriusXM’s Hip Hop Nation (ch. 44) will feature Rolling Loud’s co-founders, Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler hosting their own weekly two-hour mix show. The broadcast intends to highlight the culture of Rolling Loud with songs, artist interviews, and special commentary.

“My team and I have been working with Rolling Loud co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler on many levels for a long time to help make this partnership happen,” noted SiriusXM Host, Sway Calloway. “They’ve helped to enhance and put a spotlight on the live performance aspect of hip-hop music in a huge way with their festival, the biggest of its kind, and we are excited to work with them to bring what they’ve created to our SiriusXM subscribers.”

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Drake, SiriusXM, and Pandora Announce Partnership


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Drake, one of the world’s biggest stars, and SiriusXM, “the world’s largest audio entertainment company,” have announced an extensive creative partnership.

The partnership, which will start rolling out later this year, will include a dedicated station, curated music, and collaborations with creative talent.

The deal will mark the first major artist collaboration between SiriusXM and Pandora since the companies merged earlier this year. The partnership is also the largest agreement both brands have signed with a major artist to date.

With the addition of Pandora, the largest music streaming service in the US, SiriusXM reaches more than 100 million people with its audio products.

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SiriusXM Completes Acquisition of Pandora



SiriusXM has completed its $3.5 billion acquisition of music streaming service Pandora. News of the proposed merger was announced last September.

With the deal done, SiriusXM is now the “world’s largest audio entertainment company,” according to the press release.

“This is a tremendous outcome for two organizations with complementary platforms and large audiences, and we could not be more excited to be moving forward as one company,” said SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer. “… SiriusXM now reaches more than 100 million people across its audio products. That is a powerful platform for consumers, content creators and advertisers,” he added.

For now, there will be no immediate changes to the way SiriusXM and Pandora operate. However, the satellite radio company will explore ways to bring together the best of both services.

“Importantly, the premier products that SiriusXM and Pandora listeners have enjoyed for years are not changing. That said, good things come from being together, and we look forward to creating new unique audio packages that combine our strengths and offer an even wider range of content to our listeners,” said Meyer.

SiriusXM currently offers over 175 channels of music, live sports, news, and talk radio. One of its premier stations is Pitbull’s Globalization, which can be heard on channel 13. It features a variety of hit music from around the world and a unique selection of daily DJ mix shows.

Globalization’s mixers includes DJcity staff members Kidd Spin and DJ Santarosa, as well as DJcity contributors and subscribers. DJcity’s President, Edwin “DJ Phenom” Paredes, also serves as the channel’s program director.

Related: SiriusXM Buys Pandora

SiriusXM Buys Pandora



Subscription radio giant SiriusXM has announced that it’s acquiring music streaming service Pandora in a deal valued at $3.5 billion.

The merger will help SiriusXM expand its presence beyond vehicles into the home and mobile areas. On the flip side, Pandora will be able to utilize SiriusXM’s automotive relationships to expand its service to cars.

According to SiriusXM’s press release, the deal “creates the world’s largest audio entertainment company.”

Jim Meyer, CEO of SiriusXM, said:

“The addition of Pandora diversifies SiriusXM’s revenue streams with the U.S.’s largest ad-supported audio offering, broadens our technical capabilities, and represents an exciting next step in our efforts to expand our reach out of the car even further. … Together, we will deliver even more of the best content on radio to our passionate and loyal listeners, and attract new listeners, across our two platforms.”

Roger Lynch, CEO of Pandora, said:

“We’ve made tremendous progress in our efforts to lead in digital audio. Together with SiriusXM, we’re even better positioned to take advantage of the huge opportunities we see in audio entertainment, including growing our advertising business and expanding our subscription offerings.”

Related: Meet Globalization’s Program Director, Edwin Paredes (DJ Phenom)

Listen to Chris Villa’s Mix for ‘Sway in the Morning’

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Chris Villa performs at the Cobra Arcade Bar in Phoenix on Friday, July 13. (Source: Facebook)

Fresh off dropping a mix for the DJcity Podcast, Chris Villa stopped by Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning on Friday in New York City to perform a live set. The DJcity Arizona rep threw down a turntablist-friendly half-hour mix consisting of mostly throwback hip-hop and R&B.

Listen to it below.

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1. Snoop Dogg ft. The Dramatics & Tha Dogg Pound – Doggy Dogg World
2. Big Pun ft. Fat Joe – Big Pun – Twinz (Deep Cover ’98)
3. A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario
4. Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing
5. JAY-Z ft. Pharrell – Excuse Me Miss
6. Jermaine Dupri ft. JAY-Z – Money Ain’t a Thang
7. N.O.R.E. – Nothin’
8. Kanye West ft. T-Pain – Good Life
9. Yung Joc – It’s Goin’ Down
10. Camp Lo – Luchini – This Is it
11. The Diplomats ft. Cam’ron & Jim Jones – I Really Mean It
12. Cam’ron ft. Juelz Santana – Oh Boy
13. Luniz ft. Michael Marshall – I Got 5 On It
14. Rick James – Mary Jane
15. The Gap Band – Outstanding
16. Aaliyah – Back & Forth
17. Soul for Real – Candy Rain
18. Paula Abdul – Straight Up
19. J. Cole – Work Out
20. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – Nuthin’ but a G Thang
21. Gang Starr – Full Clip
22. Gang Starr – Mass Appeal
23. M.O.P. – Ante Up (Robbin-Hoodz Theory)
24. Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says
25. A$AP Ferg – Work
26. Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Rock – Money Trees
27. Do or Die – Po Pimp
28. Crucial Conflict – Hay
29. Three 6 Mafia – Poppin’ My Collar
30. UGK ft. Outkast – International Players Anthem (I Choose You)
31. UGK ft. Outkast – International Players Anthem (I Choose You) – eSenTRIK Remix
32. 50 Cent – What Up Gangsta

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