News Update from AFEM (Association for Electronic Music) – The Voice of Electronic Music

  • AFEM Membership: New AFEM members for May include - Lex Luca / In Tune, Make Some Noise, MUSO, Syndicast, Volta Audio. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • Your Music Industry Podcast: an interview with AFEM's Regional Manager Tristan Hunt on the AFEM Members COVID-19 Hardship Fund, Beatport's Re-Connect Live-Stream events, mental health and industry conferences. Listen to the podcast here.
  • AFEM Member Thought Piece: Music industry life coach, Olympia Coaching, shares insights whilst offering guidance and support in this recently published blog - Covid-19: How to cope with the uncertainty of your future in music
  • Masks For Music: an innovative opportunity offering all global music industry professionals a way to help relieve pandemic financial insecurity - helping to put money back into the music industry while also supporting a number of charities. Offering three different mask packs for sale online, businesses and artists can register and read more about Masks for Music here.
  • AFEM Mental Health Guide for the Electronic Music Industry in Japanese: AFEM recently launched a Japanese version of the acclaimed AFEM Mental Health Guide for the Electronic Music Industry(translated by AFEM members Soundmain). The Japanese electronic music community can read more at RA Japan and download the guide from the AFEM website.
  • AFEM & MUSO - Anti-Piracy Support 2020: AFEM will be working with MUSO as an anti-piracy partner for 2020 to provide advice and significant discounts on anti-piracy services for members to help ensure revenue streams for electronic music creators and rights holders are maximised and the pirate operators are disrupted. Click to read more.
  • AFEM Membership: New AFEM members for April include - Dance Television, Eleatics Records, GoodCopBadCop, Frills. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • Bright Music Conference - Live Radio Special: AFEM conference partner BMC teamed up with Data Transmission Radio to produce a special live show giving a taste of this year’s postponed event. Hosted by Wax Worx, the show features FatBoy Slim, Paul Hartnoll from Orbital, Derrick May, Danny Howard and Carl Cox. Listen here.
  • Mixcloud LIVE - an interview with Mixcloud Co-Founder Nico Perez: AFEM spoke with Mixcloud's Nico Perez to ask about industry response a week since launching their new platform, Mixcloud LIVE, and what creators, and fans, should expect from the service as it grows. Read the interview here.
  • AFEM Health Group Update: In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the AFEM Health Group is focused on supporting the mental, physical and emotional health of the electronic music community. AFEM Health Group Chairs - Tamsin Embleton, Tom Middleton and Christine Brown - have developed a series of tips, referencing the recently launched Guide to Anxiety Relief & Self Isolation by the MITC (Music Industry Therapists Collective). The tips will be shared on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

    Download MITC's Guide to Anxiety Relief & Self-Isolation
    Download AFEM's Electronic Music Industry Guide to Mental Health

  • AFEM COVID-19 Emergency Calls:  Since early March AFEM have hosted a number of emergency discussion group calls to bring members from the Live Sector together and calls for the Rights & Recorded Music Sector for global dialogue to help navigate a path to support the chain of businesses in electronic music through the COVID-19 crisis. For more information please email
  • AFEM Membership: Recent new AFEM members include (A-Z) - Audiophile Music Group, Bang! Productions, Cancun Music Week, Chris Mutter, Crowd Control, Dancefair, De Light Management, Deepgrooves Vinyl Pressing, Defected Records, Electric Soul, Emanate, LabelRadar Inc, LadyK, Ledo Music, Little Empire Music, LiveLoop, MCP Music Consulting & Production, Mid 8 Media, MIXO, MO7AI Entertainment, Music Worx, PRS For Music, SEMCON (Scottish Electronic Music Conference), Seshling LLC, Stem Disintermedia, Syndicast LTD, The Ministry - Members Club, The Radio Department, Thomas St John, Unison Rights Management, Viberate, Xelon Entertainment, YACAST, Zoroty Distribution.
    Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • Funds raised will be administered by AFEM and distributed to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO looking after frontline health concerns, and the AFEM Members COVID-19 Hardship Fund, set up to help struggling member businesses retain lower earning workers who would otherwise be let go, and to direct funds to those in most in need of urgent financial help.
  • Beatport and AFEM launch COVID-19 Hardship Fund: Beginning today, Friday, March 27th at 8pm GMT / 1pm PST, Beatport - in partnership with Twitch - will broadcast a live 24-hour global DJ marathon called ReConnect - A Global Music Event, seeing 24 artists including Carl Cox, Bonobo, Nina Kraviz, Gorgon City, RÜFÜS DÜ SOL (DJ set), A-Trak, Nicole Moudaber, Chris Liebing and Nora En Pure perform from their homes or studios around the world. During the live stream viewers can make donations to benefit those most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • AFEM Helpful Resources - Coronavirus Response: AFEM is focused on helping and supporting the electronic music industry in response to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A dedicated website page has been created to include the most credible and helpful resources relating to well-being, financial aid, alternative income opportunities, donating and lobbying. This will be updated regularly and AFEM invite you to share any additional resource links via email to
  • AFEM Membership: Recent new AFEM members include: Defected Records, DJ Promotion, Identification of Music Group, Karim Boumeziout, InChorus, Seshling, Remixology, Music Most Wanted (MW:M) and Audiophile Music Group. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • Meet The Team: This month we focus on AFEM members, InChorus. Get to know the amazing team on a mission to create a fairer, more inclusive music industry free from bias, bullying and harassment. (AFEM)
  • AFEM Thought Piece: “Sync Revenue Opportunities for Artists”. Music Gateway - a trusted sync licensing agency representing artists, bands & music creators - have produced a step-by-step guide explaining how to get your music synced - including budgets, payments and the five top tips for getting your music out to a wider audience. Having your music synced can be great for your career in music! (Music Gateway)
  • AFEM Membership: Recent new AFEM members include: Hit Eleven; Kobalt Music Group; LabelRadar; Mitek Music Group; Monokrome Music; The Secret Inspirer; Soundmain. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • AFEM Thought Piece: “Who Said The B Word?”. Centtrip - a leading intelligent treasury management service - have a produced a helpful guide/checklist about the latest Brexit developments and potential implications for the industry. Get your music business Brexit-ready! (Centtrip
  • Meet The Team: This month we focus on AFEM members, Monokrome. Get to know the staff behind the company - now home to the full contractual rights and asset management system Rights HUB - and find out more about their plans for the future (AFEM)
  • AFEM Membership: Recent new AFEM members include: Attack Magazine; Christine Brown Consulting; Critically Amused; Domix; Global Publicity; Platform 808; Shogun Audio; Tony Rigg Consulting. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • Education: Songtrust have created an informative 'Modern Guide to Publishing' to help creators & others in the industry to better understand how usage of music creates publishing royalties around the world (Songtrust)
  • AFEM Industry Guide: The AFEM Metadata Working Group teamed up with Consolidated Independent to create an easy-to-understand guide on music metadata best practices. (AFEM)
  • Meet The Team: This month we focus on AFEM members, Shogun Audio - learn more about the newly appointed label manager, Amy Jayne (AFEM)
  • AFEM Membership: Recent new AFEM members include: Amsterdam Dance Event; APRA AMCOS; Lausen Rechtsanwälte; Lime Blue Music; Music Industry Therapist Collective; Passe Projects; SACEM; RSH Audio; Seeqnc; The Unicorn Mothership. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • AFEM Thought Piece: Brought to you by the Unicorn Mothership Blog this month’s 'Thought Piece’ is entitled ‘How To Get Noticed As A DJ: 6 Mindstyle Tips And Practical Advice From Music Industry Experts’ (Unicorn Mothership)
  • Meet The Team: This month we focus on AFEM members, Symphonic Distribution - get to know the company and its CEO Jorge Brea and find out more about their plans for growth in 2019 (AFEM)
  • AFEM Membership: Recent new AFEM members include: Andco; Constellate Talent; EDM Ghost Production; Hi-Fi Music; Music For Mental Wealth; Olympia Coaching; So Sure Music. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • AFEM Thought Piece:  AFEM member WARM discuss "Why The Official Radio Airplay Charts, Only Matter If You Are a Major Label Artist” (Medium)
  • Meet The Team: This month we focus on AFEM member, Paradise Distribution - get to know the staff at the business and find out more about what they’ve been up to, so far, in 2019 (AFEM)
  • AFEM Membership: Recent new AFEM members include: A Greener Festival; d&b audiotechnik; Eco Glitter Fun; Lexblock; Music Gateway; Tom Middleton. Please contact membership if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • AFEM Thought Piece: “Feeling Overwhelmed? Pause. Breathe. Refocus.”  AFEM Regional Manager, Tristan Hunt shares a thought piece on dealing with the day-to-day impact work can have on your mental health (AFEM)
  • Meet The Team: This month we focus on AFEM members, Moon Jelly - get to know the staff behind the agency and find out more about what they’ve been up to, so far, in 2019. (AFEM)
  • Recent new AFEM members include: Boiler Room; Chandler Shortlidge; Eventbrite; Frecuencias Chile; Hexagon; Neighbourhood PR; NexGen Music Group; SISU and Southern Fried Records. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • “Nothing is more unsexy than phones,” says one of the AFEM Artist Ambassadors, Anja Schneider. The AFEM & Eventbrite research report on ‘Mobile Phone Use at Live Music Events’ is now available to download (Eventbrite)
  • Meet the Axtone team - get to know the staff behind the label and find out more about what they’ve been up to, so far, in 2019 (AFEM)
  • Songtrust interviews AFEM General Manager, Greg Marshall for their latest industry spotlight (Songtrust)
  • AFEM Member ‘Thought Piece’ from Kwettr - Relationship Marketing For Musicians: Social Media (AFEM
  • 2018 in Numbers – a brief summary of our year in numbers and pictures (AFEM
  • Meet the AFEM team – a quick introduction to the operational staff (AFEM
  • AFEM is the global voice of electronic music connecting our global membership to drive change and develop business opportunities. Find out more about what we do and how to join. (Membership Deck

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