A PhD Scholarship in the name of electronic musician and techno DJ Richie Hawtin, aka Plastikman, has now been unveiled at the University of Huddersfield. Applications for the scholarship, titled The Richie Hawtin PhD Scholarship in Electronic Music, Cultures and Production, are now being taken up until 10 February to start in September 2023. The winning applicant will be selected by the university with guidance from Richie, who will also offer tutorial support throughout the scholarship.
Armin van Buuren has launched his exclusive, Web3-based community: Armin’s All-Access, or AAA (pronounced “Triple A”). Created to strengthen the connection with his fans, the community is accessible upon purchase of a limited-edition community token – a piece of digital art designed by Dutch designer Rik Oostenbroek.
On Saturday 29 October, French electronic music DJ/producer Michael Canitrot brought his Monumental Tour to Lisbon for the first ever international show to celebrate the closing of the France-Portugal 2022 Cultural Season. Taking place at the Praça do Município, Michael took over the City Hall with a light show and a live set for an audio-visual experience.
Parisian musician, composer, and producer Saycet recently soundtracked Moncler’s 70th anniversary event at Milan’s iconic Piazza del Duomo. The brand invited almost 18,000 spectators to a performance featuring Virna Toppi, the prima ballerina of La Scala, who was joined by 1,952 performers to represent the founding year of the fashion brand.
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.