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Tackling sexual misconduct and gender equality in the music industry during ADE Pro

Thursday, 01 October 2020
The countdown to ADE Pro 2020 has officially begun, and we're kicking off October by tackling some of the industry's most pressing issues throughout our digital conference program. Joined by professionals from organisations including AFEM, Conflux Connect, Netflix and the University of Portsmouth, we're delving into gender discrimination, the lack of intersectionality and sexual misconduct in the electronic music industry.

Alongside that, ADE is working with the Nyege Nyege Festival from Uganda to offer first-hand insight into the many emerging scenes across Africa, and with the help of two specialist publishers, we will be dissecting the pressurised and complicated situation that publishers and lawyers often have to confront surrounding publishing splits between writers and big-name DJs.

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

Matthew Adell (CEO, OnNow.tv), Kikelomo Oludemi (Product experience specialist, Native Instruments), Meriem Nassiri (Photo & AV Studio Lead, Netflix), Prof. Dr. Samantha Warren (Professor of Organization Studies, University of Portsmouth), Sarah Hildering van Lith (co-chair, AFEM), Shino Parker (co-chair, AFEM Diversity & Inclusion working group)

Five female music professionals and one male return to ADE in 2020 to talk about gender discrimination and the lack of intersectionality in the electronic music industry. They will attempt to understand how gender discrimination relates to racism, as well as to intolerance towards religions and sexual orientation, by looking at successful initiatives from other sectors to understand how to apply their successes to the music industry. As part of our ongoing efforts to establish the AFEM Code of Conduct, Sarah Hildering and Matt Adell will present ideas on how we can apply the code to workplaces, the live sector, and on the dance floor.

Alongside that, Dr. Samantha Warren returns to present further findings from the AFEM Diversity & Inclusion Survey results, part of AFEM's broader long-term commitment to understanding the mix & make-up of diversity within electronic music.

Please follow the link to take part in the ongoing survey if you work in the electronic music industry. We are interested in all companies within the electronic music industry, so please complete the survey even if you are a freelancer or small business.

AFEM Survey


Sexual Misconduct in the Music Industry: Some Solutions

Jori Lowery (founder, Conflux Connect)

Sexual misconduct within the music industry is a problem that has existed as long as the industry itself, and a topic that has been much discussed over recent months, and one about which Conflux Connect founder Jori Lowery advocates zero tolerance. Lowery will also be introducing us to OutSmartNYC, a group of industry professionals based in New York City that offers workshops, certifications and active solutions aimed at creating a safe environment in the nightlife and events industries. Lowery and OutsmartNYC will be laying out their mission, defining sexual violence and its catastrophic effects on individuals, explaining how best to intervene, and answering the big questions, such as why victims may not want to come forward, how to encourage victims to feel safe regardless, and the proper procedures for handling situations such as these.

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

Matthew Adell (CEO, OnNow.tv), Kikelomo Oludemi (Product experience specialist, Native Instruments), Meriem Nassiri (Photo & AV Studio Lead, Netflix), Prof. Dr. Samantha Warren (Professor of Organization Studies, University of Portsmouth), Sarah Hildering van Lith (co-chair, AFEM), Shino Parker (co-chair, AFEM Diversity & Inclusion working group)

Five female music professionals and one male return to ADE in 2020 to talk about gender discrimination and the lack of intersectionality in the electronic music industry. They will attempt to understand how gender discrimination relates to racism, as well as to intolerance towards religions and sexual orientation, by looking at successful initiatives from other sectors to understand how to apply their successes to the music industry. As part of our ongoing efforts to establish the AFEM Code of Conduct, Sarah Hildering and Matt Adell will present ideas on how we can apply the code to workplaces, the live sector, and on the dance floor.

Alongside that, Dr. Samantha Warren returns to present further findings from the AFEM Diversity & Inclusion Survey results, part of AFEM's broader long-term commitment to understanding the mix & make-up of diversity within electronic music.

Please follow the link to take part in the ongoing survey if you work in the electronic music industry. We are interested in all companies within the electronic music industry, so please complete the survey even if you are a freelancer or small business.

AFEM Survey


Sexual Misconduct in the Music Industry: Some Solutions

Jori Lowery (founder, Conflux Connect)

Sexual misconduct within the music industry is a problem that has existed as long as the industry itself, and a topic that has been much discussed over recent months, and one about which Conflux Connect founder Jori Lowery advocates zero tolerance. Lowery will also be introducing us to OutSmartNYC, a group of industry professionals based in New York City that offers workshops, certifications and active solutions aimed at creating a safe environment in the nightlife and events industries. Lowery and OutsmartNYC will be laying out their mission, defining sexual violence and its catastrophic effects on individuals, explaining how best to intervene, and answering the big questions, such as why victims may not want to come forward, how to encourage victims to feel safe regardless, and the proper procedures for handling situations such as these.

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How Africa is Redefining Electronic Music

DJ Asna (DJ), Ibaaku (Artist), Rophnan (Artist / producer), Slikback (Producer)

We're teaming up with the Nyege Nyege Festival from Uganda to offer first-hand insight into the scenes and sub-genres that are emerging all across Africa. This one panel obviously cannot truly do justice to such an immense continent and all the exciting and highly original stuff that is happening there right now, but it does give us the insider's view on the developments, opportunities and struggles that are part of a flourishing and lively scene, as seen through the eyes of artists from Egypt, Ethiopia, The Ivory Coast, and Senegal amongst others.

The Elephant in the Room: Publishing Splits

Miller Williams (Senior VP Creative, Kobalt Music Group), Rachel Graham (Head of Music Publishing, Passé Publishing)

Negotiating publishing shares between a DJ and songwriters is complicated and impacts multiple projects across the mainstream dance scene. Every such release faces issues, including: is it better to talk about DJ shares before a DJ starts adding music/production to a topline? How does a DJ’s 'market value' impact on publishing shares - and vice versa for A-list songwriters? Does the number of writers on a song affect the percentage publishing a DJ might receive? Also important and unresolved is the fact that songwriters don't usually participate in gig fees, merchandise or artist royalties, so why should DJs have an equal or larger publishing share than the original writers?

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How Africa is Redefining Electronic Music

DJ Asna (DJ), Ibaaku (Artist), Rophnan (Artist / producer), Slikback (Producer)

We're teaming up with the Nyege Nyege Festival from Uganda to offer first-hand insight into the scenes and sub-genres that are emerging all across Africa. This one panel obviously cannot truly do justice to such an immense continent and all the exciting and highly original stuff that is happening there right now, but it does give us the insider's view on the developments, opportunities and struggles that are part of a flourishing and lively scene, as seen through the eyes of artists from Egypt, Ethiopia, The Ivory Coast, and Senegal amongst others.

The Elephant in the Room: Publishing Splits

Miller Williams (Senior VP Creative, Kobalt Music Group), Rachel Graham (Head of Music Publishing, Passé Publishing)

Negotiating publishing shares between a DJ and songwriters is complicated and impacts multiple projects across the mainstream dance scene. Every such release faces issues, including: is it better to talk about DJ shares before a DJ starts adding music/production to a topline? How does a DJ’s 'market value' impact on publishing shares - and vice versa for A-list songwriters? Does the number of writers on a song affect the percentage publishing a DJ might receive? Also important and unresolved is the fact that songwriters don't usually participate in gig fees, merchandise or artist royalties, so why should DJs have an equal or larger publishing share than the original writers?

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ADE Pro 2020

ADE Pro offers an all-embracing virtual conference this October, combining industry panels, in-depth masterclasses and Q&As with a one year ADE Pro subscription to our newly developed social networking platform. Browse and connect using our extensive global delegate database, find companies to do business with, leverage your knowledge and experience, and keep up to date with all the latest developments and trends of the rapidly evolving global music industry.

This year's ADE Digital Pro Pass provides access to our complete digital conference program in October, as well as a full year subscription to ADE Pro's brand new social networking platform. Learn, get inspired and connect with the global music industry using the full ADE delegates database throughout the entire year.

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ADE Pro 2020

ADE Pro offers an all-embracing virtual conference this October, combining industry panels, in-depth masterclasses and Q&As with a one year ADE Pro subscription to our newly developed social networking platform. Browse and connect using our extensive global delegate database, find companies to do business with, leverage your knowledge and experience, and keep up to date with all the latest developments and trends of the rapidly evolving global music industry.

This year's ADE Digital Pro Pass provides access to our complete digital conference program in October, as well as a full year subscription to ADE Pro's brand new social networking platform. Learn, get inspired and connect with the global music industry using the full ADE delegates database throughout the entire year.

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