Sofia Ilyas (GB)

Speaker (Beatport)

Sofia Ilyas is the Chief Community Officer at Beatport, overseeing the company’s diversity, inclusion and social action efforts and managing the company’s partnerships with DJ and producer community organizations worldwide.

Prior to joining Beatport, Ilyas was a Director at headphone company Nura, where she spearheaded marketing and partnerships.

Before that, she headed her PR and marketing agency FLOAT, where she crafted and executed campaigns for DJ Sasha, Talaboman, Christian Löffler and more.

Her music career began at the record label Erased Tapes, which she co-managed for five years, and she became known for her work with artists Nils Frahm, Kiasmos and A Winged Victory For The Sullen.

Additionally, Sofia has curated annual Piano Day events since 2016 in London and Melbourne, delivering multidisciplinary concert experiences. The 2023 London edition took place at The National Gallery in London.

Sofia founded the record label RISE, which focuses on supporting emerging artists. You can also catch her every month on Soho Radio.

Sofia has been featured in the Guardian and Forbes.

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