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For Fake's Sake

It is increasingly apparent that it doesn’t cost much money to buy fans, likes, and plays, then scale it up to a regular income. While this may only represent a fraction of the income of a successful artist, it is also a tiny outlay when compared to potential earnings, which also qualify for tax deductible status as advertising. So why is no one being held to account for this? How can this digital arms race be dealt with without naming and shaming, to get the industry back to a place where it's not money that talks, and to safeguard the future of the scene from vacuous, same same “artists”. And then there are the influencers, some are real, but many are not. How do you recognise the genuinely influential ones? ADE talks to agents, managers, festival organisers and artists to find out what could and should be done.

Conference FAQ

ADE's Conference program features multiple conference tracks and offers the ultimate business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, attracting music- and related industry professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers.

The main conference venue is the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam. The other venues are within walking distance from the theatre. You can find all conference venues here.

All you have to do is to make sure you purchased a ticket for the conference. Both the ADE Pass and ADE Conference Pass will gain you access to the full conference program including all tracks and ADE by Day program. If you do not like to attend the full conference, we also offer single sub-conference tickets (available soon).



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