Electronic Dance Music (EDM): The Digital Pangaea, the first annual Massive White Paper written by Wall Street veteran John Langdon and his company Massive Advisors, LLC shows the current reach, influence and true value of the global EDM Industry. It’s an econometric market study of the global electronic dance music market and culture. Despite its growing popularity, studies on the macroeconomic impact of EDM are rare. Much less an all encompassing report that combines public and proprietary data to show the true figures of the industry.
The findings of the Massive White Paper show the EDM industry still is often completely ignored or misunderstood by governments and businesses worldwide — from traditional music distributors, to apparel brands, to acoustics manufacturers.
The EDM market is a $15.0 to $20.0 billion global industry, with the major players in the global festival market achieving $4.5 billion in sales for 2012. Digital music revenues grew an impressive 9.8% in 2012. This compares to a 17% increase in festival attendees at five top
global festivals and an increase of 33% in the total number of festivals thrown yearly worldwide. The attendance at 20 top global festivals evaluated by Massive Advisors, LLC increased from 1.9 million in 2009 to an estimated 3.4+ million for 2013.
John Langdon and representatives of Massive Advisors will serve as panelists at the Amsterdam Dance Event Radio Forum speaking alongside the world’s number one DJ Armin Van Buuren (Amsterdam,October 16 – 20). They will discuss the state of the dance music industry, DJing, producing, and technology and the future of dance music.
John Langdon has over 23 years of middle-market private equity experience on Wall Street, and most recently was Managing Director of the $2.8 billion private equity fund Platinum Equity, as co-head of PLMM, Platinum Equity’s lower middle market investment group.
About Massive Advisors, LLC
Massive Advisors, LLC is a management consulting and advisory firm positioned to provide business advice and counsel to high net worth individuals and companies. Massive Advisors applies their financial, functional, and industry expertise to identify their clients’ highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.
Hour 1: Summer is in full swing, and with the clubs and festivals hitting their peaks, this month’s show will feature the most explosive bangers — hand-picked by yours truly! Enjoy tunes by DubVision, Noah Neiman, Ashley Wallbridge, Lisa Lashes, Paul Oakenfold, BT, and many more.
Hour 2: On this month’s guest mix duties, we’re proud to present resident DJ of Judgement Sundays (Ibiza) and Ministry of Sound (London) — Tristan D! Tristan’s DJing has taken him all around the world, playing with world renowned DJs including Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk & many more!
Tristan guest hosts the second hour of the show while taking control of the decks.
Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge – DUI (Original Mix)
D-Mad – Fireball (Original Mix)
Beat Service – Impulse (Original Mix)
Lange – We Are Lucky People (Original Mix)
Lange – Our Brief Time In The Sun (Original Mix)
Robert Miles vs Maison & Dragen vs Mark Sixma & Fisherman Hawkins – Children (Lange Mashup)
Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue (ft. Ana Criado) – Fallen Angel (Lange Remix) (Original Mix)
Solarstone vs Scott Bond – 3rd Earth (Heatbeat Remix)
Armin Van Buuren – Communication (Tomas Heredia Remix)
Craig Connelly vs Planet Perfecto Knights – Absolute ResuRection
Lange – Destination Anywhere (Original Mix)
Lange is recognized as one of the most influential dance artists of the past decade; a DJ who has remained at the forefront of the scene throughout his career and a producer that continues to push all boundaries. After an exhausting list of achievements, counting among them 20 UK top 40s, featuring on a film soundtrack, and remixing mainstream artists such as The Pet Shop Boys, Lange remains one of the world’s leading EDM producers.
Alongside Lange’s exceptional and successful studio work, he is a prolific international DJ, making appearances for some of the best club brands in the world including Godskitchen, Gatecrasher and Ministry Of Sound as well as performing for prestigious festivals such as such as Global Gathering, Creamfields, Sziget, Sunrise, Tomorrowland and Balaton, marked by his sustained appareance in the influential Top 100 DJ Poll for 8 years and rising to no. 6 in the well supported Tranceaddict Top 250 Poll. His eclectic, stimulating and driving sets pull influences from across the dance music spectrum from trance, progressive, techno and electro; he is an exciting and lively performer that keeps the crowd buzzing for more.
Lange is one name in trance that has continued to reinvent himself to take on the evolving dance scene and show any aspiring new comer how to be an industry leader through pure talent alone.
The sold out festival will return to the
Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21-23, 2013
(Las Vegas) – Today Insomniac released a diverse list of creators who will each play a part in the total transformation of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas. This list includes musical acts, artists and theatrical performers – all of whom are innovators in their respective fields.
“Each year our fans’ inspire us to exceed their expectations – there’s truly something in it for everyone,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac. “EDC will feature a slate of original artwork, a Discovery Project featuring emerging names and collaborations within dance music culture. I’m excited for our fans – the true headliners – to experience this firsthand.”
EDC, Las Vegas will feature more than 500 creators from around the world. Among the participating artists from music, art and theatrical fields EDC, Las Vegas will feature:
Above & Beyond
Armin van Buuren
Austin Bike Zoo
Bloody Beetroots Live
Camo & Krooked
Carl Cox & Friends
Crosstown Rebels presents Get Lost
D-Block & S-te-Fan
Discovery Project winners
Ed Rush & Optical
Empire of the Sun
Fedde Le Grand
Flaming Lotus Girls
Funtcase vs Cookie Monsta
Fury + MC Dino
Jacques Lu Cont
Jen Lewin Studio
Kill the Noise
Night Owl Experience
Rebecca & Fiona
Richie Hawtin presents enter.
Sander van Doorn
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Super8 & Tab
T ‘n’ T
The Do LaB
The Space Wench
V Square Labs Digital Art
Wide Awake Art Car
Insomniac will create an enhanced music festival experience by transforming the Speedway into a fully immersive carnival adventure featuring theatrical performers, including fire twirlers, aerialists, dancers and stilt walkers. Vibrant large-scale art installations and state-of-the-art lighting and sound production will span across seven stages inside the 1,000-acre complex creating a complete audiovisual experience for festivalgoers.
Insomniac produces innovative music festivals and events featuring immersive multisensory environments enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting and sound design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, boundary-pushing special effects and pyrotechnics, and fan participation. The quality of our fans’ experience is the company’s top priority. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the largest, most spectacular music festivals in the world. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events and for more than 3 million attendees in California, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Texas, Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico. Founded by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.
Dirty South – Speed Of Life_125 bpm [Andr3x Re-Cut]
Alesso – Clash (Original Mix)
Bingo Players – Out Of My Mind (Original Mix)
Tommy Trash – Monkey See Monkey Do (Tommy Trash Re-Edit)
Daft Punk -Tron Legacy (Ghostkick & Andr3x Reboot) vs Gareth Emery – The Saga (ZE1NUP)
Daddy’s Groove – Hurricane (Club Mix)
Dimitri Vegas, Moguai & Like Mike – Mammoth (Original Mix)
Phoenix – 1901 [ANDR3X & GHOSTKICK Remix]
Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash – Reload (Original Mix)
HIIO_ft_John_Dish – Cubic (Original Mix)
Armin van Buuren featuring Ana Criado – I’ll Listen (Disfunktion Remix)
Porter Robinson – Unison (Mikkas Remix)
Andr3x – Believers (Original Mix)
Listen to the show live or download the podcast to score free entry into Marquee Dayclub in Las Vegas to see Andr3x performing live with DASH BERLIN on Sunday, April 21st!
ANDR3X | ANDREW ANDREX | 3X are the multiple personas behind one artist with many passions. Based out of Orange County, California, ANDR3X has been involved in Electronic Music since the mid-80’s. From the moment he picked up his first Depeche Mode album, he realized this music was where he belonged.
In his early college years, he studied multimedia and worked as a computer technician. Later moving on to work for Yamaha Corporation and legendary synthesizer manufacturer EMU. He programmed several of their synthesizers and drum machines including the Yamaha AN200, DX200, and EMU XL-7, MP-7 along with the original Yamaha Motif keyboard. With all of his technical background, he eventually built his own studio and produced some of his first white label remixes under the name “The Nephewz.”
As if his passion for the studio was not enough, he also worked tirelessly promoting the music and culture during the 90’s Rave Scene. His “Subliminal” warehouse parties united the scene in Southern California with DJs such as Christopher Lawrence, Sandra Collins, and Mr. Kool-Aid to name a few.
Fast forward to the present and he is still as passionate about the music as ever. Ultimately progressing into a DJ/Producer/Promoter, ANDR3X is today committed to reaching out to all music lovers, exposing Electronic Music and connecting people on the dance floor.
Formerly a managing partner with renowned Electronic event production company Giant at the historic Yost Theater, ANDR3X’s involvement included everything from promoting, talent buying, to DJing, allowing him to gain a wide range of knowledge and experience from working with the best in the industry.
With a consistent weekly 9 year run in the business, ANDR3X shows no signs of slowing down. He currently has two weekly events: Element and Elektronik, each extremely unique yet with one commonality, genuine Electronic Music.
ELEMENT on Thursdays at Sutra in Costa Mesa. With the current explosion of EDM in the United States, Sutra has quickly proven to be a leader on the West Coast, providing not only premiere talent but premium club service Orange County has never before experienced. The hugely popular Sutra5 +1 event uniquely showcases six consecutive days of all-star EDM talent that is second-to-none; artists such as Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke, Paul Van Dyk, and Armin Van Buuren have performed to an intimate, sold-out crowd. (For more info www.sutraoc.com)
ELEKTRONIK on Saturdays at Avec Nightclub in Huntington Beach. Created by Andr3x himself, Elektronik is a weekly event dedicated to exposing all genres of Electronic Music as well as promoting new talent. As head of marketing and artist bookings, he has effectively cultivated an Electronic Music scene in Southern California while also helping to develop and brand many overlooked artists. Elektronik has successfully produced more than 160 shows and booked over 300 DJs in the last four years, from recognized headliners to up-and-comers. (For more info www.facebook.com/Elektronik-musik | www.facebook.com/3Xevents)
On the DJ and production end, ANDR3X is a resident for his own Elektronik Saturday weekly along with Element (www.sutraoc.com) performing regularly alongside international headliners. ANDR3X has shared the stage with ARMIN VAN BUURREN, FERRY CORSTEN, ABOVE AND BEYOND, ATB, GARETH EMERY, and COSMIC GATE to name a few.
In March of 2012, ANDR3X was invited by the massively celebrated Winter Music Conference (www.wintermusicconference.com) in Miami, Florida to speak on a panel seminar focused on event organizing and promotions as well as artist development and branding.
Currently he is working on a new mix compilation along with an artist album expected to arrive at the end of this year.
His current remix of French Indie Rock band Phoenix – 1901 received phenomenal support throughout the internet, charting #3 on Hype Machine (www.hypem.com).
His mix compilation “Believe In Music (Volume 1)” tells the story of the music and movement that brought him to this point. It’s been highly acclaimed by many as one of the best mix compilations that has emerged from the scene in several years.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL DELIVERS ON ANTICIPATED PHASE 2 MIAMI LINE-UP, ITS MOST FORWARD THINKING AND DIVERSE YET
**TWO WEEKENDS, TWO UNIQUE EXPERIENCES** WEEKEND 1 – MARCH 15-17, 2013 WEEKEND 2 – MARCH 22-24, 2013
The second phase of talent confirmed to play across the 2013 ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL – taking place March 15-17 and 22-24 during Miami Music Week – has been unveiled, revealing what is undoubtedly the most diverse, forward thinking line-up ever billed in the event’s 15 year history.
“In celebration of Ultra Music Festival’s double weekend and 15 year anniversary, what we’ve achieved with this edition’s ocean of talent and stage production is, we feel, unprecedented. As the industry we work in continues to explode, with so much talent emerging and the taste of our consumer changing in the process, diversity was key,” says Russell Faibisch, Ultra Music Festival Founder, Executive Producer, CEO & President.
“We’ve never put so much time and effort into programming an event as we have for this year’s Ultra Music Festival. We truly hope everybody attending this year will value and more importantly enjoy the unique experience we’ve worked so hard to create,” says Adam Russakoff Ultra Music Festival Executive Producer, Director of Business Affairs & Talent Buyer.
Set to annihilate the newly designed, never-before-seen ULTRA MAIN STAGE, the aptly titled MEGA STRUCTURE, the ULTRA WORLDWIDE ARENA and more, the Phase 2 DJ billing is quite simply out of this world. ALESSO, BENNY BENASSI, DIRTY SOUTH, DOG BLOOD (Boyz Noise & Skrillex), ERIC PRYDZ, FEDDE LE GRAND, HARDWELL, LOCO DICE, LUCIANO, LAIDBACK LUKE, MARTIN SOLVEIG, PRETTY LIGHTS, STEVE AOKI and SVEN VÄTH are among just some of the hoards of names to join the already eye-watering line-up delivered in Phase 1, including ABOVE & BEYOND, AFROJACK, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, AVICII, BASSNECTAR, CALVIN HARRIS, CARL COX, DAVID GUETTA, FATBOY SLIM, KASKADE, KNIFE PARTY, RICHIE HAWTIN, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA and TIËSTO. After 14 consecutive years of delivering the ultimate dance music experience, it was never in doubt that Ultra Music Festival would deliver for its 15thanniversary.
Looking certain to shake the revamped ‘LIVE STAGE’ to its very core – the next slew of LIVE acts confirmed includes AZELIA BANKS, FAITHLESS (Live DJ & PA Set), SLEIGH BELLS, SNOOP DOG, THE WEEKND and YEAH YEAH YEAHS. Joining the likes of THE BLOODY BEETROOTS, BOOKA SHADE, BOYS NOIZE, CRYSTAL CASTLES, DEADMAU5, DISCLOSURE, DJ FRESH, HOT CHIP, MAJOR LAZER, MATT & KIM, MODESTEP, RUDIMENTAL, THIEVERY CORPORATION and YEASAYER announced in Phase 1 at the beginning of the year, it’s safe to say that never before has an electronic music festival offered so much variety and such an array of top LIVE talent than this year’s 15TH edition of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL.
ULTRA have also announced the incredible array of arenas set to appear over the two weekends this year; true to form, we’re in for quite a treat…
First up, OH YES OH YES! It wouldn’t be Ultra without the legend that is CARL COX! Bringing his titanic CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA to Bayfront Park this March, he’ll be playing host to some of the finest names in house and techno, including SVEN VATH, RICHIE HAWTIN, JAMIE JONES, LOCO DICE, LUCIANO, FATBOY SLIM, JOHN DIGWEED, MAGDA, UMEK, CASSY, NICOLE MOUDABER and UTO KAREM. Expect seriously big things from this much-loved Ultra veteran and his merry following!
Once again, the world’s #1 DJ ARMIN VAN BUUREN delivers his breathtaking ASOT 600 stage, where ABOVE & BEYOND, ATB, COSMIC GATE, DASH BERLIN, FERRY CORSTEN MARKUS SCHULZ, TRITONAL and W&W, will all be joined by the legendary PAUL VAN DYK who will be making his long-awaited return appearance to the world’s premiere dance music event.
The MEGA STRUCTURE serves up an all-star lineup of the world’s top acts, which includes main stage regulars ALESSO, CALVIN HARRIS, DAVID GUETTA, ERIC PRYDZ and TIËSTO, just one example of what ULTRA meant by “2 Weekends, 2 Unique Experiences.” Fans will rejoice to see their favorite artists tackle both the Main Stage and the Mega Structure at ULTRA 15.
Keeping it going for underground fans, new to Ultra this year is SURFACE – a brand new concept arena held each Sunday at the Bayfront Stage. Reading like a ‘who’s who’ from the world of the underground scene, look forward to seeing the likes of ART DEPARTMENT, CLAUDE VONSTROKE, DAMIAN LAZARUS, DANNY DAZE, DROOG, FRANCESCA LOMBARDO, GUY GERBER, JUSTIN MARTIN, LEE FOSS, MACEO PLEX, MAYA JANE COLES, MIGUEL CAMPBELL, SETH TROXLER, SOUL CLAP, SUBB-AN, TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS, WOLF & LAMB and more.
ULTRA is not only delivering the world’s greatest underground sounds each Sunday, but everyday of the festival. The Mixmag Stage will play host to performances by tech gurus CARLO LIO, DUBFIRE, ELIO RISO, JON RUNDELL, JOSH WINK, SHADED and YOUSEF on Friday of Weekend 1. The second Friday will boast additional techno sounds from AUDIOFLY, CARL CRAIG, KEVIN SAUNDERSON, NINA KRAVIZ, PAUL WOOLFORD,RADIO SLAVE and STACEY PULLEN. Each Saturday will also see a myriad of techno and deep house artists that include DAVID SQUILLACE, tINI + GUTI, MARTIN BUTTRICH, NIC FANCIULLI B2B JORIS VOORN, REMO, ROBERT DIETZ, SCUBA, STEVE LAWLER, TIGA and TIMO MAAS on Weekend 2, and an undisclosed arsenal of premier DJs to play on Weekend 1.
Space Ibiza (voted #1 Club in the world and winning multiple awards) plans a triumphant return on Saturday, March 23 to host the tech house and techno acts that they are known for. Also hosting stages will be Skrillex’s formidable OWSLA label, Afrojack’s JACKED, Mark Knight’s TOOLROOM, with more to be announced in Phase 3. Completing the full house, the brand new ‘TRAPPED’ arena, featuring the likes of BAAUER, BRO SAFARI, DJ CRAZE, DILLON FRANCIS, FLOSSTRADAMUS, NADASTROM and many more look more than adequate to cater to the new trap craze.
Finally, for the ninth consecutive year, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL proudly welcomes back the “ECOVillage”. This area is dedicated to the exposure and understanding of numerous non-profit organizations and charities, and will run over both weekends of the festival. You can find several interactive booths that provide an informative outlook on the world today.
Limited tickets—which have already sold in 77 countries around the world (topping the record of 74 from years past)–still remain for both weekends of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, exclusively at www.ULTRAmusicfestival.com.
About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL: As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music festival, ULTRA has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2011, “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008 and “Best Festival” by the Village Voice Media New Times consecutively five years running from 2005 through 2009. Originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999, ULTRA has grown through the years to present not only the genre’s hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, Swedish House Mafia, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, David Guetta, deadmau5, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Justice, Carl Cox and Avicii to name a few), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history or new beginning in the EDM community and culture (The Cure, The Killers, New Order, Duran Duran, The Black Eyed Peas, Erasure, M83, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun and Bloc Party). In 2012, global pop icon Madonna appeared as a special surprise guest—the festival’s gift to their fans—to introduce the main stage final headlining artist AVICII, joining him behind the decks to premiere his UMF remix of her new single “Girl Gone Wild.” The year also was the subject of CAN U FEEL IT, a major documentary feature about the festival, which was shown in over 500 theatres nation-wide. Together with its signature, cutting-edge productions, ULTRA is unrivaled by consistently presenting the world’s greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year.
In 2013, as it celebrates its 15 year anniversary, ULTRA will become the first major EDM festival in the world to expand to two weekends with dates set for March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24.
A global brand, ULTRA takes place in Miami, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ibiza and Korea, expanding into Europe with ULTRA EUROPE July 2013 in Croatia.