News Update from AFEM
(Association for Electronic Music)

  • New AFEM Members include: Hospital Records, SonicData, Pitch the Tempo and Pixelynx. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining.
  • AFEM welcomes their new Events & Communications Manager: Thilini Jayawickrama
  • #TakeATest - AFEM recommendation is simple: to protect the electronic music scene and your community, take a lateral flow test before attending electronic music events, irrespective of whether it is a mandatory requirement for you to access the event. Please, to keep the scene safe and open, do not attend if you test positive. Read more here.
  • The UK’s live music sector launched a sweeping industry campaign to deliver climate action, as it sets out its commitment to reach net zero emissions by the year 2030. All 13 association members of LIVE (of which AFEM is a founding member) have ratified the Beyond Zero Declaration, with the ultimate aim of reaching net zero emissions by 2030.
  • AFEM member Andi Durrant of This Is Distorted has launched The Dance Music Archive, a pandemic passion project, 18 months in the making. It aims to build the world's biggest archive of electronic music and culture.
  • In partnership with IMS, Pioneer DJ, Beatport &, AFEM helped organise an environmental panel and analysis for the “The Big Questions”. The 2nd of a 10-part monthly digital series. Watch here.
  • New AFEM Members include Matt Caldwell PR, Gig Jockey, Side by Side Management, Grounded Festival, Satori Music Enterprises, A Man About a Dog / LWE. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining.
  • AFEM is recruiting a new Events & Communications Manager. Click here to find out more.
  • AFEM Regional Manager Tristan Hunt took part in the ‘On Top Of The Covers’ podcast by ORLOVE -  How to Create More Sustainable Wealth and Mental Health With Electronic Music Artists'
  • IMS in partnership with AFEM, Pioneer DJ, Beatport & has launched The Big Questions ten-part monthly digital series. Uniting two industry leaders each month in conversation, with AFEM hosting the post discussion analysis. (AFEM)
  • Listen to the AFEM Industry Insider Podcast Episode 4: NFTs and the Electronic Music Industry, featuring representatives from LaPolt Law, Beatport, Pixelynx, XLR8R, RCRDSHP & Viberate. (AFEM)
  • AFEM has collaborated with Beatport on the ‘Music Connects Us’ mental health report. (AFEM)
  • AFEM supported the Musicians Union #LetTheMusicMove campaign by signing an open letter to the UK government supporting the call for the government highlighting the post-Brexit barriers for touring vehicles.
  • Following recent collaboration with a number of key European live and creative trade bodies to engage at an EU level towards coordination on reopening of live events, AFEM has co-signed an additional statement to the European Commission welcoming the EU guidelines on the reopening of cultural venues and ensuring a free movement of artists and cultural professionals in Europe. (AFEM)
  • AFEM has collaborated with European live trade bodies towards co-ordinated EU live re-opening. (AFEM)
  • This month AFEM hosted an eduction session on NFTs and the electronic music industry, featuring speakers from Beatport, LaPolt Law, Pixelynx, RCRDSHP, Viberate and XLR8R. The session was recorded and will be released as our next podcast. 
  • During the Abracadabra Festival on Earth Day weekend AFEM regional manager Tristan Hunt joined DJ & producer Lauren Lane and Mixmag Asia’s Olivia Wycech to discuss the AFEM Green Initiatives Group and our focus on making green riders an industry standard. (AFEM)
  • To mark World Oceans Day we spoke to Mixmag Asia about the importance of green riders to help reduce the impact of our industry on the environment.  (AFEM)
  • AFEM supports the NTIA #LetUsDance campaign in the UK to raise awareness within government of the impact that the delay in allowing clubs & events to reopen will have on the sector. (AFEM)
  • New AFEM Members include The Bullit Agency, XLR8R and Yes Music On. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining.
  • AFEM Membership: New AFEM members include: Bam Popauteurs!, CFC Italia and Vicious Recordings. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining.
  • #RaveResponsibly: AFEM COVID-19 Safe Events Guidance (AFEM)
  • New member World Touring Artists Consulting provided an exclusive webinar session for AFEM members on 28 January covering Touring and Visas Post-Brexit. For further advice visit here
  • AFEM panel for Brazil Music Conference: 'What are the key lessons from 2020 for the future of the music and entertainment industries?' (AFEM)
  • Unison interviews AFEM’s General Manager Greg Marshall: Greg discusses key topics including current challenges the music industry is facing, the importance of accurate music rights data and why communication industry wide is fundamental. Read the full interview here.
  • AFEM Membership: New AFEM members include - 508 Operations / Lasher Louis Productions, ACRCloud, Ali Saleh, Apex Talent Group LLC, Beatchain, Brave Consulting, Colonize Media, Concrete Promo, Copyright Delta, DJLab, ECODISCO, Electronic Music Conference, FreqMusic, Frills, Global PR Pool, Hot Sunday Records , IAMT Music Group, Imagine Capital, Lex Luca / In Tune, Listen Up Therapy, MEYA, Motion Label Group, Pyro Enterprises, Remarqabl, Splash MusicMedia, The Collective Studio, When The Music Stops, Woov

    Please contact if you would like to know more about joining (AFEM).
  • AFEM Member Thought Piece - ¨I Am Not A Thing¨ by Daniel Clarke, NexGen Music: a story of colour, race, stigma, acceptance and music. (AFEM)
  • Meet The Team: This month we focus on AFEM Members STEM - learn more about the LA based team making it easy for artists and labels to distribute music, manage contracts, share data, split royalties, and stay independent (AFEM).
  • BBC Newsbeat documentary - Erick Morillo: What’s the next move for the dance world?. Made in response to the passing of Erick Morillo and the charges brought against him for sexual assault, the film features a number of interviews including comments from Sarah Hildering (AFEM Diversity & Inclusion Group Co-Chair), and Matthew Adell (AFEM Executive Board Member) on the AFEM Code of Conduct, Against Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination. (AFEM)
  • AFEM x Beatport ReConnect - When The Music Stops: #YouAreNotAlone: a virtual music festival and mental health charity fundraiser including one-on-one discussion panels curated by AFEM with Yousef, Matthew Benjamin (aka Bushwacka!) and Dr. Aida Vazin. Watch on demand here.
  • AFEM x Most Wanted:Music 2020: watch on demand the Livestreaming 'Get Played Get Paid' panel that took place during this years' MW:M20 virtual conference. With Anne Jenniskens (Paradise Entertainment & Distribution), Bernhard Famler (seeqnc), Danny Anders (ClearTracks), Greg Marshall (AFEM), Irene Bauzá (Unison Rights) and Nico Perez (Mixcloud). (AFEM)
  • AFEM Industry Insider podcast looks into the big shift in focus for DJs and artists into livestreaming in 2020 and how the artists and owners of the music played are getting paid. Plus, a short interview with Lindi Delight from De Light Management (AFEM Executive Board), discussing the Masks for Music initiative. (AFEM)
  • AFEM (Association for Electronic Music) sponsor a confidential support service for anyone affected by sexual harassment within the Electronic Music industry. Health Assured provide the service to ensure confidential expert counselling. A safe and supportive environment for anyone who has been affected and needs guidance and support. Call 0800 030 5182 // Outside the UK: +44 800 030 5182 - where trained experts will listen and support. Please state AFEM when calling
  • AFEM Membership: New AFEM members include - ACRCloud, Apex Talent Group LLC, The Collective Studio Publishing. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • Electronic Music COVID-19 Initial Response - Guiding Principles For The Live Sector: coordinated by Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) and Independent Electronic Forum (IEF), this community-sourced, values-driven report was created to help support the actions and decision-making of all parties involved in our deeply interconnected live sector when dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. (Read here)
  • AFEM Industry Insider Podcast Series: introducing the first in a series of podcasts from the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM). Episode 1 - How Coronavirus Is Reshaping Electronic Music - discusses how industry professionals and businesses have handled the problems and also the opportunities presented by the current world pandemic. (Listen here).
  • 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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