ADE Pro Reveals Top Minds at EMPIRE, Believe, SoundCloud, alongside Chris Stussy, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Miss Monique and more


ADE Pro Reveals Top Minds at EMPIRE, Believe, SoundCloud, alongside Chris Stussy, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Miss Monique and more

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) reveals its second wave of ADE Pro speakers. Highlights include the president of EMPIRE Tina Davis, Global Head of Music at Believe Romain Vivien, Grimes’ manager Daouda Leonard, top-level strategic experts at Spotify and SoundCloud, alongside artists Miss Monique, Chris Stussy, and Sama’ Abdulhadi. They join the recently announced conference roster of Timbaland & Martin Garrix, Laurent Garnier, fabric London, Grace Ladoja, heavyweights at Armada Music, WME, UTA, and more.

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Tina Davis, president of independent record label EMPIRE, headlines with a Keynote Q&A on her transformative role in EMPIRE’s global influence as an independent label, including its expansion into Afrobeats and Latin music.

Daouda Leonard, manager of Grimes and co-founder of CreateSafe, will explore the intersection of music, AI, and technology, strategic insights into the future of artist management, and offering artists control over their career and business.

Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music for Sub-Saharan Africa, will share her expertise on elevating African artists and Spotify’s initiatives like RADAR and EQUAL to support emerging and female artists, ensuring that diverse voices are heard worldwide.

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Essential Insider Knowledge

Following last year’s huge success of the Insider Knowledge series, its first 2024 entries have rolled in:

SoundCloud has entered into a global partnership with ADE and presents an in-depth session on the most lucrative opportunities and valuable strategies for independent artists, with one of the visionary minds from SoundCloud’s top strategic team.

Pioneers in electronic music

Romain Vivien, Global Head of Music at Believe, and Andreea Gleeson, CEO at TuneCore, bring their combined expertise to empower independent artists with the cutting-edge digital solutions and distribution models of Believe and TuneCore. Their ‘Insider Knowledge’ keynote dives into driving success for artists and navigating  the evolving music landscape​.

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Sama Abdulhadi

Miss Monique has garnered millions of views on YouTube with her captivating videos. In her masterclass, she will demonstrate her video-making process and share tips on achieving YouTube success.

Chris Stussy, one of the top four most-touring Dutch artists internationally, will share his experiences of balancing underground and mainstream success. He will discuss maintaining a healthy lifestyle during hectic tours and supporting emerging talent.

Sama’ Abdulhadi, a rising star in the global techno scene, will talk about her journey and the unique sound that has taken her to major festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury. Sama’ continues to inspire with her distinctive style, captivating dance floors around the world.

An Unmissable Event

The ADE Pro conference promises to be an unmissable event for anyone involved in the music industry. With an unparalleled lineup of speakers and experts, attendees will gain invaluable insights and knowledge to help navigate and succeed in the ever-evolving world of music. Whether you are an independent artist, a manager, or a music enthusiast, ADE Pro 2024 is set to offer a wealth of inspiration and practical advice.

For more information and to register, visit Amsterdam Dance Event. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from the best and network with industry leaders at this year’s ADE Pro conference.

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