The Ghost You Love the Most!
16:00 - 16:30
Generator Amsterdam (U2 Panel Room) | Mauritskade 57, Amsterdam
Alex Larichev was a young ambitious music producer from Russia who fell victim of the economic
crisis he lived in and a political brick-wall between Russia and US & Europe. “That was the reason,” he says “why I made a platform where we, producers from countries with bad economics can earn money by doing music and do a ‘sort of living’ out of it.” In short, he brokers some 500 producers from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, India, Iran, Brazil and more who can't break through into the international industry to make tracks, then sell their copyright completely so US and European names can claim them as their own. These “ghost producers” are paid less per track than the purchasers likely earn for a gig, but as Larichev puts it, “it’s better than working in a gas station for $200-250 a month!” In this fascinating Q&A, we'll look into the ethics and practicalities of a shadowy, but fast growing side of dance music globablisation.
Alex Larichev (EDM Ghost Production)
CEO / Founder
Gavin Herlihy (Mixmag, GB)