(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Over 300 DJ's and acts will perform on the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) to be held
October 21-23 In a three day marathon organized by Conamus and Buma, ADE brings a mix of big names and unrecognized talent, with all the major clubs in Amsterdam involved. Among the artists are Joey Beltram, Mylo, Black Strobe (DJ + FX), Josh Wink, Sander Kleinenberg, Todd Terry, Luke Slater, Lisa Lashes, Bart Skils, DJ Roog, Ben Sims, James Ruskin, King Britt, Alter Ego, Johan Gielen, Darren Kay, Armin van Buuren, Mocky, Rednose District, Alexander Koning, Ricardo Villalobos, Quazar, Rino Cerrone, Def Jaguar, Dynarec, Manhead, Mauricio Aviles, B Jules, Bolchi, Gene Farris, Joost van Bellen, Master Age, Plastyc Buddha, Feel Good Productions, Andrea Frola and Oxtongue.
Most of all the ADE is the international meeting place for the global dance music industry. With a heart for new music, record industry professionals, promoters, agents, producers, DJ's and managers will look for the big issues in business and of course the talent of tomorrow. This years conference deals with topics such as festivals and tourism; the role of the manager; MP3 promotion and distribution in Europe, and also features talkshows with opinion makers about new developments in music and in the music industry. Former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos is one of the keynote speakers.
A specialized forum within the ADE, the Live Dance Music Conference (LDMC) sees its third edition in 2004. A meeting place for talent buyers and sellers, LDMC caters for the live event industry with a dedicated meeting area, specialized panels and meetings for branch organisations, and serves as discussion and learning platform for topics concerning booking artists and DJ's worldwide. This year, a new platform will debut at LDMC: the European Dance Festival Platform. This year's ADE has a special spot for urban music since urban and electronic music are getting more and more together. The total number of stages at the Amsterdam Dance Event is over 30. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen