The Only One in the Room
Gender Equality on the Workfloor
Five female music professionals and one male return to ADE in 2020 to talk about gender discrimination and the lack of intersectionality in the electronic music industry. They will attempt to understand how gender discrimination relates to racism, as well as to intolerance towards religions and sexual orientation, by looking at successful initiatives from other sectors to understand how to apply their successes to the music industry.
Sexual Misconduct in the Music Industry:
Jori Lowery (founder, Conflux Connect)
Lowery will be introducing us to OutsmartNYC, defining sexual violence and its catastrophic effects on individuals, and answering hard questions such as why victims may not want to come forward, how to encourage victims to feel safe regardless, and the proper procedures for handling situations such as these.
How Africa is Redefining Electronic Music
We’re teaming up with the Nyege Nyege Festival to offer first-hand insight into the scenes that are emerging all across Africa, giving us an insider’s view on the developments and struggles that are part of a flourishing scene, as seen through the eyes of artists from Egypt, Ethiopia, The Ivory Coast, and Senegal amongst others.
The Elephant in the Room:
Miller Williams (Senior VP Creative, Kobalt Music Group),
Rachel Graham (Head of Music Publishing, Passé Publishing)
Negotiating publishing shares between a DJ and songwriters is complicated and impacts multiple projects across the mainstream dance scene. Every such release faces issues, including: How does a DJ’s ‘market value’ impact on publishing shares – and vice versa for A-list songwriters? Does the number of writers affect the percentage publishing a DJ might receive? And many more.