ADE Pro completes 2020 program

Wednesday, 07 October 2020
With the latest additions to ADE Pro, we're proud to share that this year's lineup includes experts and music industry players from global companies such as Bandcamp, Beatport, DefQon.1, PlayStation, SoundCloud, Ultra Records, UTA, VEVO and WME, along with artists including Bloody Mary, Femi Kuti, James Blake, Neneh Cherry and many more!

We'll be tackling important and pressing issues such as new opportunities for artists, labels, clubs and festivals after the impact of the pandemic, social activism in music, gender equality and sexual misconduct in the music industry and strategies for managing mental health. Be sure to take a look at the full program for this year's ADE Pro to start planning out your week:


ADE Pro 2020

A Conversation with: Femi Kuti & Robert Hood

Robert Hood (US), Femi Kuti (NG)

James Blake in Conversation with Jennie Morton

James Blake (GB), Jennie Morton (Osteopath, GB)

How Africa is Redefining Electronic Music

Ibaaku (SN), Rophnan (ET), Slikback (KE), DJ Asna (CI)

New Opportunities for Artists

Bloody Mary (FR), Danny Howard (BBC Radio, GB), Xanthe Fuller (Mixcloud, GB), Jack Bridges (SoundCloud, GB), Nigel Harding (Deezer, GB)

New Opportunities for Labels

Nicky Böhm (Beatport, DE), Patrick Moxey (Ultra Records, US), Michael Ugwu (Freeme Digital Ltd., NI), Nadine van Bodegraven (Armada Music, NL)

New Opportunities for the Live Industry Part 3: What will Happen to Clubs and Small Venues?

Lutz Leichsenring (VibeLab, DE), Tom Lally (Source Artists, DE), Nicole Banks (New Kind Agency, US), Eelko Anceaux (De Marktkantine, NL) Dave Clarke (GB)

Sexual Misconduct in the Music Industry: Some Solutions

Jori Lowery (Conflux Connect, US)

The Only One in the Room - Gender Equality on the Workfloor

Sarah Hildering van Lith (AFEM, NL), Matthew Adell (AFEM, US), Shino Parker (AFEM, GB), Samantha Warren (University of Portsmouth, GB), Meriem Nassiri (Journalist, GB), Kikelomo Oludemi (GB)

How To Mentally Manage The Next 6 Months

Tom Middleton (GB), Dr. Aida Vazin (US), Tristan Hunt (GB), Dave Clarke (GB)

Game On - Video Game Music in 2020 and Beyond

Ted Kocher (Playstation, US), Raphaella Lima (EA Games, US), Eric Kalver (Activision, US), Jake Versluis (Position Music, US), Emily Weber (Position Music, US)

The Outlaw Ocean Project

Ian Urbina (The Outlaw Ocean, US), Steve Rachmad (NL), Vince Watson (GB)

Music Clearance - What Makes Games, Film and TV Really Resonate featuring Deborah Mannis-Gardner

Deborah Mannis-Gardner (DMG Clearances Inc., US)

The Elephant in the Room: Publishing Splits

Rachel Graham (Passé Publishing & InFiné Éditions, FR), Miller Williams (Kobalt, GB), Fred Falke (FR)

The Artist-Centric Future of Marketing

Charles Kirby-Welch (Kartel Music Group, GB), Michael Aneto (SAI, NL), Claudia de Wolff (VEVO, GB), Cleo Thompson (UTA, GB), José Woldring (The Media Nanny, NL)

The Future of Merchandising and Fan Engagement

Aly Gillani (Bandcamp, GB), Alex Drewniak (BC DGTL, SE), Maru Asmellash (The New Originals, NL), Sean Hill (United Talent Agency, GB)

How Music Marketing Needs to Adapt in a Pandemic

Jason Fulton (This Memento, GB)

So You Think You Can Sync!

Carly Wilford (GB), PYUR (DE), Grove (GB), Dansor (NL), Filip Chlipalski (NL)

The Chinese Market presented by Creative Holland

Paul Neuteboom (Brotherhood Music, NL), Wang Siwen (Mai Ai, CH), Zou Xiaoman (Kanjian Music, CH), Michiel Roosjen (About Asia, NL), Martin van de Velde (C-Sharp, NL)

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