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Who’s Looking after Next-Gen Talent? Forget the Majors

Independent labels have almost a 40% market share of the global pop market, but, unlike major labels, they do not suffer from the stress of manufacturing a hit for a tiny profit, plus they are wholly owned and operated. Their primary mission is artist development, and they build careers for artists that tour for decades. The majors have largely dropped out of artist development, so they haven’t built catalogues for 20 years, preferring instead to manufacture music for artists that tour only the 20 or 25 major markets and a handful of capital cities. These same artists average 9.1 writers per hit song and are lacking staying power. So the burning question is, who will replace The Stones, The Eagles, U2, Prince.....?

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 Conference 2019 includes:
+ ADE Pro
+ ADE BeamLab
+ ADE Beats
+ ADE Green
+ ADE Sound Lab
+ ADE TECH
+ ADE University

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. Please be aware that more venues will be added in the upcoming weeks.

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. Not interested in the full conference?

No problem, you can easily purchase conference tickets per track. Please scroll down at this page to find all of our conference tickets.

Please be aware that our program will be complete by September 1st; meaning that more panels will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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