The Beatport Group Announces Full ADE 2022 Program

Check out The Beatport Group’s list of panels, demos, masterclasses, and more at this year’s edition of Amsterdam Dance Event.

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Oct 13, 2022
Beatport Team

Check out The Beatport Group’s list of panels, demos, masterclasses, and more at this year’s edition of Amsterdam Dance Event.

The annual electronic music festival and conference, Amsterdam Dance Event, is gearing up for its 26th edition — taking place in the Dutch capital from October 19th – 23rd, 2022.

The Beatport Group will be there in full force with a top-notch selection of informative and riveting panels, masterclasses, conversations, demos, showcases, and more! Check out our complete ADE 2022 program below.

Grab tickets by going here.

Beatport, Loopcloud, Plugin Boutique, ampsuite, and LabelRadar will also be stationed at the Gear Lab from Wednesday to Saturday for demos, so be sure to stop by!

Wednesday, October 19th

Beatport Presents: Accelerate your Label’s Growth

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 12:00 – 12:45
Location: TOBACCO Theater (Voltage Vault)

One thing most successful labels have in common is their adoption of a suite of essential tools that help them operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. Are you making the most of what’s available? Join Alex (SVP), Verity (Head of Product Strategy), and Ed (Director of Business Development) from Beatport’s Music Services team for an exclusive session exploring some of The Beatport Group’s key products and how they can benefit your label’s growth.

  • Alex Branson (Beatport)
  • Verity Mayes (Beatport)
  • Ed Brew (Beatport)

Q&A Sydney Blu: Pushing Towards an Inclusive Music Industry

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 13:30 – 14:15
Location: TOBACCO Theater (Groove Box)

This talk will discuss the importance of diversifying a dance label. Sydney Blu will talk about her 23by23 initiative and the importance of signing women, trans and non-binary artists to record labels. We will discuss how more female and gender non-conforming producers can get signed and how this will have a ripple effect throughout the industry.

  • Moderator: Meike Nolte (Beatport)
  • Sydney Blu

LabelRadar and Toolroom present: A&R Feedback Session

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 16:45-17:30
Location: Brakke Grond (Darkroom)

LabelRadar and Beatport are excited to present an exclusive opportunity to join them alongside Toolroom Academy for a live demo feedback session. What should you work on to help take your music to the next level? What do Beatport’s curation team and the Toolroom A&Rs look for when listening to submissions? This session offers rare access and insight to some of the most experienced ears in the industry.

Submit your demo in advance on LabelRadar, then attend the session to see if your track is played out for feedback.

  • Moderator: Ed Brew (LabelRadar)
  • Verity Mayes (Beatport)
  • Raphael Pujol (Beatport)
  • Pete Griffiths (Toolroom)
  • Matt Smallwood (Toolroom)
  • Danny Weeks (Toolroom)

Beatport Next Q&A with 8Kays: Making It As An Artist

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, @ 17:00 – 17:45
Location: TOBACCO Theater (Compressor Control)

How can DJs and producers succeed in the electronic music industry today? A successful emerging artist, 8Kays, who’s part of the Beatport Next accelerator program and their management give real life examples and career tips.

Hailing from Ukraine’s capital Kyiv city, Iryna Shvydka (aka 8Kays) has focused on producing as the vital and essential part of her human being. There are certainly no borders in 8Kays sound if there is an attempt arising to describe it, Ira does what she can do the best – pleasing the audience with sounds. Releasing with such labels, as the iconic and renowned Renaissance Records, Booka Shade’s Blaufiield Music imprint, Above & Beyonds’ Anjunabeats and Eleatics Records, 8Kays music is played all over from Kyiv’s heart to biggest numerous festivals, like Tomorrowland, Untold, Burning Man and many more.

  • Meike Nolte (Beatport)
  • 8Kays

Thursday, October 20th

Beatport Streaming: Optimising Your Workflow

Date/Time: Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 11:00-11:45
Location: Brakke Grond (Boom Box)

Join us for a tech discussion and demo exploring the Beatport Streaming product ecosystem and the synergies that it offers DJs for optimising their workflow, and highlight the future possibilities for cloud-based DJing as it becomes more ubiquitous in the DJ booth.

Matt and Joyce will discuss the different ways that a DJ can utilise the Beatport Streaming product suite to create efficiencies, open new creative possibilities, and push towards the future of cloud-based tools from the perspective of a touring artist and DJ.

  • Joyce Muniz
  • Matthew Friedman (Beatport)

Owning Your Company’s History and Navigating Change

Date/Time: Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 16:00-16:30
Location: Huis Vasari (Vrije Academie)

What are the lessons to be learned from the need to deal with present-day social discussions that have arisen from behaviour that took place in the distant past? What is the internal impact of the social backlash and how do you deal with that constructively and positively while protecting current employees and partners? What changes have been implemented at Beatport since the alleged incidents and what is the ideal outcome of owning your company history and leaning into the very real challenges our entire community faces?

Following a well-documented series of allegations, AFEM recently stated its intention to work with Beatport towards ensuring an equitable, safe and positive working culture for all, while also outlining tangible, measurable structures for change, with the hope that this would set a new set of standards for the global DJ industry. A conversation between Silvia Montello (CEO, AFEM) and Robb McDaniels (CEO, Beatport).

  • Robb McDaniels (CEO, Beatport)
  • Silvia Montello (CEO, AFEM)

Friday, October 21st

Creative Sampling in Electronic Music

Date/Time: Friday, October 21, 2022 @ 11:00 – 11:45
Location: Brakke Grond (Darkroom)

Sampling has become an irreplaceable aspect of modern music production, with a rich history that now spans many decades. The face of creative sampling is constantly being shaped and innovated by artists, sample providers and laws, with the current iteration providing a level playing field where creators can be paid fairly for their work and producers can be connected to the sounds of their favourite artists.

We invite Loopcloud sample pack alumni Ashibah, Dam Swindle and Rodriguez Jr. to explore the evolution of sampling, production workflows, sound design and more, with the intention to highlight the uses and creation of sample packs today. This will prove to be an insightful meeting of minds, underlining a few of the many different approaches and attitudes towards the regularly contemplated topic of sample packs in electronic music.

  • Moderator: Andreas Allen (Beatport)
  • Ashibah
  • Rodriguez Jr.
  • Dam Swindle

Harnessing The Power Of Dance Musics Gender Parity Initiatives

Date/Time: Friday, October 21, 2022 @ 14:00 – 14:45
Location: Felix Meritis

How initiatives are widening/accelerating the pipeline for growing grassroots women and gender marginalised groups. Why it’s important for professionals to harness this dynamic growth how industry leaders and commercial entities can support, invest in and benefit from these initiatives.

  • Moderator: Laila Mckenzie (Lady of the House)
  • Jaguar
  • Farah Syed (Beatport)
  • Ed Jenkins (Ed Jenkins Mgmt)
  • Jen Hammel (CAA)
  • Annie Chung (WME)

Beatport Presents: Nervous Records

Date/Time: Friday, Oct 21, 2022 @ 19:00 – 02:00
Location: W Hotel

Join Beatport for a special Nervous Records showcase at Amsterdam’s W Hotel, featuring performances by Amine Edge & DANCE, Anane Vega, Dennis Quin, and Louie Vega.

Register for the free event here.

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