Josi Chave (Mix DJ/Music Producer), Andrew Mitchley (Chief Operations Officer & Head of A&R, David Gresham Records), Sarah-Jane Nicholson (Managing Director, Paradise Worldwide (Africa) & Founder, Africa Rising Music Conference), Martin Rüssmann (ALBA PATERA Law Office)
Moderator: Thilini Jayawickrama (AFEM)
With artists like Black Coffee, labels like Chocolate City, events like Africa Rising Music Conference and the explosion of amapiano onto the international scene, the future of electronic music in Africa looks increasingly. This feature will look at the opportunities that abound plus the pitfalls to be mindful of in this rapidly growing scene. And how can the nascent electronic music economy be informed by the best (and worst) practices of the mature anglo-american industry structures so that Africa can ‘build better’?
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The Only One In The Room: The Next Steps
Silvia Montello (CEO, AFEM), Margriet Koedooder (Owner, De Vos & Partners Advocaten), Stuart Knight (Managing Director, Toolroom), Nadia Khan (Music Industry Consultant, Chair of AIM, Founder, Women in CTRL), Sarah Hildering (Director, Dance & Electronic, Ingrooves, AFEM)
The Opportunities of Synthetic Media
Chris Úme (Founder, Metaphysic), Nina Schick (Author & Advisor, Geopolitics, AI, Synthetic Media), Victor Riparbelli (CEO/Co-founder of SynthesiaIO)
Short Cuts: How A Fan-Powered SoundCloud Is Changing The Future of Music
Eliah Seton (President, SoundCloud) and Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood (Chief Content and Marketing Officer, SoundCloud)
The Speeddating Sessions
Short Cuts: What Happened To The Chinese Music Market?
Philipp Grefer (Founder & CEO, Wise)
Your Artist/Event Needs Brand Sponsorship: This Is How To Do It!
Karlijn Marchildon (Head of Brand, VanMoof), Evan Bailey (Vice President, Disco Donnie Presents), Gopi Sangha (Chief Executive Officer, CUSP Agency), Tommy Vaudecrane (President, Technopol)
Short Cuts: Touring in a Post Pandemic World. South Korea and The Interconnected Dynamic of Diverse Asian Dance Scenes
Nevin Hendrickson (Event Coordinator, CakeShop) and Samuel Swanson (Co-Founder, CakeShop)
Short Cuts: Gearing Up For Decentralized Networks
Clarian North (Co-founder, Tamago)
Short Cuts: How Innovative Companies Are Bringing Artists And Fans Closer Together
Olivier Geynet (Director of Music Partnerships, DICE), Enric Palau (Co-Founder & Co-Director, Advanced Music)
The Future Of Music: How Consumption Patterns And Web3 Will Change Creation, Consumption And Community
Oana Ruxandra (Chief Digital Officer, Warner Music)