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|Slogan||The home of music|
|Type of site||Online music magazine/website|
|Created by||Tommie Podzemski|
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The site is notable for its compilation releases and interviews with artists such as Tiësto, Ferry Corsten and Armin van Buuren. Trance.nu also hosts the Future Favorite segment on Armin van Buurens radio show A State of Trance which, internationally, attracts more than 6,000,000 listeners weekly.
The domain was bought 1999 by Tommie Podzemski to create a free webmail and redirection service. After one year in operation, Ralf Elfving came aboard and they both created the foundation of trance.nu along with a third person, Jezper Söderlund. The promotional work of mailing several labels and artists resulted in interest from Armin van Buuren and Misja Helsloot. And after interviewing these djs and producers, trance.nu’s news and interview section had been created.
The first version of the site, released late 2000, contained news, links and reviews. In the summer of 2001 trance.nu released their first community-website, which included guest books, private messages and profiles which took them closer to their goal of promoting trance music. In late summer of 2007 trance.nu released their fourth re-incarnation of the site with Facebook alike features such as status updates, friends and galleries.
Open Social and API
In May 2008, trance.nu announced that they're joining the OpenSocial Alliance, founded by Google. They also announced the public release of their API, making it possible for other website to gain access to their data.
Throughout the years, staff expanded to over 15 volunteers that are working non profit for the website.
Since 1999, trance.nu published over 3500 news items, 1600 reviews and 200 interviews. trace.nu is home to over 70 000 members, . The site is solely run off the non profit work of an independent staff from across the globe.
Surviving The Chills
In November 2002, trance.nu released their first cd-compilation, Surviving The Chills , on Nordic Records sublabel Green. The Cd included artists such as Mark Norman, Jezper Söderlund and Elizabeth Fields, combining established artists with up and coming talents from the site. The CD was also selected "Cd of the Month" on dancegrooves.com 
.nu Trance Generation
The success of their first CD spawned into a second release, .nu Trance Generation - The Trance Anthems Of Tomorrow on Green in 2003. The compilation was designed to showcase new "up and coming" trance producers from trance.nu.
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