WaterBear – The College of Music recently announced a new scholarship award with Carl Cox, who has been at the pinnacle of his profession for nearly three decades. Nurturing innovation in the music industry is apparently at the forefront of what WaterBear do, aiming to pave the way for musicians to forge careers on their own terms, armed with the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing landscape.
Electronic music organisations Pioneer DJ, Beatport, Sentric Music Group, AFEM, Mixmag, RA, IMS, and Women in CTRL partner with InChorus to launch the Electronic Music Inclusion Initiative (EMII, pron. Emmy) to take a data-led approach to creating more inclusive environments across the industry.
On Tuesday 30 March at 8 pm CET those who like A State Of Trance can test their knowledge of ‘Trance’ music via ‘the biggest Trance pub quiz ever’, hosted by DJ Armin van Buuren and his A State of Trance side-kick Ruben de Ronde.
Fresh from reaching the milestone number of a thousand episodes with A State Of Trance a few weeks back, Armin van Buuren has teamed up with American broadcasting company SiriusXM to start a new full-time streaming channel: ‘A State Of Armin’. Broadcast exclusively across the United States, the brand-new dance music show will feature selections in new and upcoming trance and progressive dance music, as well as classics from both Armin and his collaborators from over the past 20 years.
Danish headphone brand, AIAIAI, have produced a new short film series giving an exclusive insight into some of contemporary music’s leading artistic talents. Made available via the brand’s YouTube channel, ‘My Process’ launches with Nubya Garcia, the multi-award-winning saxophonist and composer whose debut album SOURCE apparently brought her wide critical acclaim in 2020.
Pacha Group recently announced the appointment of Pete Tong to its new board of directors, signalling another next step in the company’s quest to grow the brand globally whilst protecting its roots. Pete’s appointment coincides with a major remodelling of Pacha Ibiza, which will see the clubbing experience ready to return ‘bigger and better in 2021’.
German sportswear brand adidas and footwear specialists size? have teamed up to release a new and exclusive collection in collaboration with Cream. Launching this month, just in time to celebrate the New Year, the full collection is offered for both men and women and comprises five key pieces across accessories, apparel and footwear.
Defected launches its first ever four-part thought leadership series We Talk As One from tomorrow, Friday 27 November to Friday 18 December, bringing together over 20 people to discuss the present and future of the music and digital media industries, in a free-to-access virtual roundtable format.
The Association for Electronic Music has launched a Code of Conduct against sexual harassment and gender discrimination. This Code of Conduct is launched with support from its membership of over 220 companies, including SheSaid.So and ADE quoting their endorsement, and media partners Mixmag, DJ Mag, RA, Beatportal, Attack Magazine to help prevent sexual harassment and gender / gender identity discrimination within the electronic music industry.