ADE In Conversation, a new free to access livestream series

Amsterdam Dance Event ADE In Conversation will feature Richie Hawtin, 3Lau, Elrow and CAA among others

ADE In Conversation
  • Richie Hawtin and 3Lau will discuss the new opportunities for artists arising from NFTs, as well as the reopening of the electronic music industry with directors and representatives from Elrow, CAA, Fieldlab Events, and Swallow Events, on Thursday, April 15th, live from Felix Meritis in Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation shows its support for the live music industry by inviting music industry professionals to participate in the free online discussion forum ADE In Conversation, which takes place on its online B2B platform. Professionals, artists, and other like-minded supporters of the reopening can register for free here.

The path to reopening

The first ‘ADE in Conversation’ focuses on the return to normalcy for live events, as well as how organizers will approach things differently after Covid. Elrow CEO Juan Arnau Jr., Creative Artists Agency’s head of electronic Maria May, Fieldlab Events’ Pieter Lubberts, and Grego O’Halloran of UK-based Swallow Events, one of the first companies to introduce a rapid testing kit for festivals and events, are among the event organizers sharing their vision.

New opportunities for artists: NFTs

Global artists Richie Hawtin and 3Lau, who sold his collection of NFTs for $11.7 million, will be featured in the first ADE In Conversation, as well as artist/researcher Mat Dryhurst, who will discuss the real and perceived value of NFTs, what the implications are for the future of music ownership, and whether they are here to stay.

ADE In Conversation kicks off with an hour-long session on Thursday, April 15th – 5 PM CET. Visitors can register here.

About ADE

Buma’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based electronic music festival and conference. Each year, the event expands and evolves, with last year’s edition featuring over 2,500 artists and 600 speakers in nearly 200 venues. The five-day event draws visitors from over 146 countries and covers every aspect of electronic music culture, including dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts and culture program, live music, and DJ/artist performances, all spread across Amsterdam. Here’s where you can learn more about ADE.