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Dillon Francis, The Blessed Madonna, Armin van Buuren and more confirmed for ADE Pro

Thursday, 31 August 2023
ADE Pro confirms world class artists, producers, and DJs including Dillon Francis, The Blessed Madonna, Kittin, HoneyLuv and DJ Minx, alongside organisers of Sziget Festival, DGTL, ARC Music Festival, Milkshake and more, to discuss essential topics ranging from online and personal branding, innovating as an industry, and the future of dance music and live events.

In addition, Armin van Buuren celebrates 20 Years of Armada Music, the Grammy award winning composer of HBO's The White Lotus is set to dive in to the making and process of the hit series' iconic soundtrack, and we explore the latest developments into AI, covering its potential in predicting hits and more.

Dive into the full roundup below to find out what the announced industry heavyweights exchange views and insights about during ADE Pro 2023.

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Following the announcement of the Essential Insider Knowledge series with TikTok, Spotify, YouTube, Beatport and TuneCore, these leading figures in electronic music can't wait to share their tricks of the trade this ADE.

Dillon Francis: Amplifying Digital Momentum

Dillon Francis’ ability to attract a huge global audience across multiple platforms is undeniable and has stood the test of time. Navigating the digital realm is pivotal for any modern artist's success, and the distinction between a one-hit wonder and an enduring icon often lies in their ability to craft an influential online persona. So what are the essential ingredients of building a personal brand online and keeping such a big community engaged? And most importantly, how is an artist like Francis able to find synergy in his online persona and his musical career to elevate both?

The Blessed Madonna

Live interview with Dave Clarke

Join us for an intimate dialogue as Dave Clarke sits down with The Blessed Madonna. Together, they'll retrace the pivotal moments, influences, and serendipitous events that helped cascade her iconic journey. Expect a treasure trove for upcoming artists, from insightful production techniques, to memorable studio tales and anecdotes from an equally rich radio career, coming together in a harmonious exchange at ADE Pro.

HoneyLuv & DJ Minx: A Conversation Across Generations

with BBC Radio 1Xtra's Tiffany Calver

America’s dance music roots come from black and gay culture, a history that often gets overlooked in today’s world of mainstream EDM. BBC Radio 1Xtra's Tiffany Calversits down with two cross generational artists, Detroit’s DJ Minx, who has 30 years behind her as a beloved house and techno figurehead, and producer/DJ HoneyLuv, the rising star taking the world by storm with her futuristic, deep tech sound. The trio will discuss their own personal experiences, and their perspectives on the future of black artists in dance music.

Talk with Kittin

Another icon who knows the music industry from the inside out is Kittin. The French electronic music producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter rose to fame in 1998 and has worked with many big-time artists throughout her long and rich career. She joins ADE Pro to share how she managed to pull an international audience, and how besides being a successful artist, Kittin has run her label Nobody's Bizzness since 2004, trailblazing the way for artists in her genre.

Following the announcement of the Essential Insider Knowledge series with TikTok, Spotify, YouTube, Beatport and TuneCore, these leading figures in electronic music can't wait to share their tricks of the trade this ADE.

Dillon Francis: Amplifying Digital Momentum

Dillon Francis’ ability to attract a huge global audience across multiple platforms is undeniable and has stood the test of time. Navigating the digital realm is pivotal for any modern artist's success, and the distinction between a one-hit wonder and an enduring icon often lies in their ability to craft an influential online persona. So what are the essential ingredients of building a personal brand online and keeping such a big community engaged? And most importantly, how is an artist like Francis able to find synergy in his online persona and his musical career to elevate both?

The Blessed Madonna

Live interview with Dave Clarke

Join us for an intimate dialogue as Dave Clarke sits down with The Blessed Madonna. Together, they'll retrace the pivotal moments, influences, and serendipitous events that helped cascade her iconic journey. Expect a treasure trove for upcoming artists, from insightful production techniques, to memorable studio tales and anecdotes from an equally rich radio career, coming together in a harmonious exchange at ADE Pro.

HoneyLuv & DJ Minx: A Conversation Across Generations

with BBC Radio 1Xtra's Tiffany Calver

America’s dance music roots come from black and gay culture, a history that often gets overlooked in today’s world of mainstream EDM. BBC Radio 1Xtra's Tiffany Calversits down with two cross generational artists, Detroit’s DJ Minx, who has 30 years behind her as a beloved house and techno figurehead, and producer/DJ HoneyLuv, the rising star taking the world by storm with her futuristic, deep tech sound. The trio will discuss their own personal experiences, and their perspectives on the future of black artists in dance music.

Talk with Kittin

Another icon who knows the music industry from the inside out is Kittin. The French electronic music producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter rose to fame in 1998 and has worked with many big-time artists throughout her long and rich career. She joins ADE Pro to share how she managed to pull an international audience, and how besides being a successful artist, Kittin has run her label Nobody's Bizzness since 2004, trailblazing the way for artists in her genre.

Predicting hits: Human vs. Machine

In an age where Artificial Intelligence intersects with every industry more and more, a central question has entered the music realm: can AI's predictive power reshape the music landscape?

Presenting an exploration of this potential shift in our industry, we delve into Neuroforecasting - where neuroscience meets artificial intelligence. Integrating the power of neural responses to music into a machine learning algorithm, new research suggests that hits can be forecasted with a staggering 97% accuracy.

During ADE Pro, two absolute specialists in the realm of neuroscience and market-level analysis are set to guide us into the future: Professor at Claremont Graduate University and veteran tech entrepreneur Dr. Paul J. Zak, alongside Associate Professor of Marketing and Consumer Neuroscience Dr. Alexander Genevsky. They are joined by Kim Hoekema, A&R Manager at Sony Music, to help explore how technologic advancements can enhance the A&R process.

The Future of Festivals

Sziget, Apenkooi, Exit Festival, ARC Music Festival in Chicago, Rise Festival, Milkshake, Neopop Festival and more

One of the most urgent matters in electronic music is festivals and clubs finding themselves in a changing landscape where the future of live events faces uncertainties. The Future Of Festivals is a new ADE Pro Series where experts discuss pressing topics such as the live entertainment industry post-pandemic, the next-gen of quality technicians and how to find them, and how to keep your audience entertained and close.

The organisers of a global roster of festivals and live events join ADE Pro for an extended program on the future of festivals, overcoming today’s challenges facing live events, the industry’s financial dynamics, and what organisers need to do to guarantee the long-term health and viability of the sector.

Check in at The White Lotus with Grammy Award winning composer

Cristobal Tapia de Veer on composing the iconic soundtrack

Jungle sounds, hissing snakes, pan flutes, a roaring bass and chilling screams: the award winning score of HBO's hit series not only plays in the background in this hit series, but the soundtrack of The White Lotus actually plays one of its leading roles. Composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer will appear as a keynote speaker at the BMIM x ADE Pro conference. The soundtrack contributes relentlessly to the message of this dark and wry series, and Tapia de Veer is set to touch on the process and making of the iconic soundtrack live on stage.

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