Behind The Beats, Armada Music’s podcast series on all things music industry, has apparently enjoyed a rather eventful first season. Featuring ‘worthwhile stories and interesting anecdotes’ from guests such as Armada Music CEO Maykel Piron, Disciples founder Duvall and Sirius XM’s dance radio host Geronimo, the series became popular for those who wanted to discover the inner workings of all sorts of things in dance music.
Ferry Corsten has been honoured by the Dutch Royal family for his contribution to the country’s music economy, both at home and internationally. Peter Oskam, the mayor of Capelle aan den IJssel, on behalf of King Willem-Alexander, appointed Ferry Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau during a surprise ceremony in the city.
The Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) recently launched a new survey exploring neurodiversity in the electronic music industry workplace, the first of its kind in the industry. The survey will be crucial in helping inform organisations and employees alike about what it’s like to work in the electronic music industry with a neurodiverse condition or employ people that have one.
Above & Beyond release their first cinematic film score for The Last Glaciers. The IMAX version of the documentary, IMAX presents The Last Glaciers is set for release in select cinemas on 22 March. Directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Craig Leeson (A Plastic Ocean) and United Nations Mountain Hero & Entrepreneur Malcolm Wood, the film is a documentary that takes viewers on a four-year, cross-continental journey to explore the cause and effects of climate change in Antarctica, the Him
Techno artist Nicole Moudaber recently launched a brand-new monthly mix series exclusively for Apple Music. Already on the airwaves with her ‘In The MOOD’ radio show, her new mix series will see the DJ record an exclusive mix for the music platform. Each month will feature a different ‘In The MOOD for’ theme, with the first episode released in celebration of International Women’s Day, featuring music from the likes of Sofia Kourtesis, Desire, Gina Breeze Charly Schaller and Ela Minus.
Whether through his productions, live sets or weekly A State Of Trance radio show, Armin van Buuren is possibly known as someone who aims to amplify the magic of the moment whenever it’s needed. Now the Dutchman has just launched a ‘feel-good’ Christmas commercial starring himself and his own freshly designed Christmas sweater.
WaterBear and Toolroom Records recently announced the world’s first degree course run in partnership with a record label. The BA (Hons) Electronic Music & Business (Toolroom Academy) enables musicians to learn from inside the electronic music industry. This is a unique programme and an opportunity to get industry access and mentorship from a known dance music label.
After her recent event in LA, techno artist Nicole Moudaber is set to bring her party brand to New York’s Avant Gardner for an edition of ‘In The Mood’. Taking place on 12 November in the Great Hall, the event will combine fashion and art with interactive visual content and a line up of techno artists.
With the most recent green light on large-scale events by Dutch authorities, this October will officially mark ADE’s return to Amsterdam. The first confirmed speakers for the ADE Pro conference at Felix Meritis include Don Diablo, Joel Zimmerman (Deadmau5) and his business partner Dean Wilson, Mixcloud CEO and co-founder Nico Perez, IMPALA chair Helen Smith, musical duo Zaena x Jason Maek and AR/VR expert Cortney Harding.
Paul Oakenfold is joining forces with New Order and Pet Shop Boys on The Unity Tour, now rescheduled to autumn 2022. With the addition of two new shows at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, the North American trek will kick off on 17 September, 2022 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, making stops in Philadelphia, Manhattan, Chicago, and Los Angeles before closing out on 16 October at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.