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To Sign, or Not to Sign? That is the Question

As ever more musicians choose to either operate their own label or sign direct to a streaming platform, what are labels, publishers and distributors doing to keep themselves relevant and essential to artistic life and development? How are companies whose structure and place in the value chain is under threat adapting to modern market realities, and what do they have that others do not? What are the realities of going it alone as an artist and what do you need to be aware of?

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.

ADE's 2020 venues will soon be announced!

All you have to do is to make sure you purchase an ADE Pro pass. This ticket will grant you access to the full conference program including all conference tracks and arts & culture program.

If you do not wish to attend the full conference, we also offer single sub-conference tickets (available soon).


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