20 Years of Armada Music: How to Stay Relevant

Armin Van Buuren (DJ/Producer, Armada Music), Maykel Piron (CEO, Armada Music), Nadine van Bodegraven (COO, Beat Music Fund)
Moderator: Renske van Kollenburg (Dance Music Journalist, Radio Host, DJ and Presenter)

As Amsterdam-, New York- and London- based independent label Armada Music celebrates 20 years in dance music, this is your chance to gain unparalleled insights into how the biggest independent dance label in the world has navigated rapid growth, embraced innovation and stayed ahead of the curve across two decades.
Learn how to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving industry with co-founders Armin van Buuren and Maykel Piron (also CEO), and Nadine van Bodegraven, COO of BEAT Music Fund, the first dance music investment company founded by Armada Music.

Whether you're a seasoned industry professional or an emerging talent, this session promises tools, strategies and insights to future-proof a career in dance music.

Felix Meritis

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+ Year round access to ADE Pro's networking platform & database
+ Join dedicated networking events and sessions
+ Access to all official ADE Business Hubs
+ Access to the complete festival program (limited capacity at venues)
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+ Receive the official ADE 2023 backpack

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Join us at the Felix Meritis for the full ADE Pro programme. The conference is set to be extended by an additional day, taking place from ADE Wednesday to Saturday. Just down the road the prestigious Andaz Amsterdam by Hyatt Hotels is transformed to a buzzing network & business hub from Wednesday to Friday.


ADE Lab returns with a four-day programme from ADE Wednesday to Saturday at the Brakke grond and many more venues around the Amsterdam Nes area.

A couple weeks prior to ADE we will complete the ADE Conference program.

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The program for this year is complete. The application form for ADE 2024 will be available online soon.

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