June 15th, 2022) Beatport, the global leader of music for DJs, producers, and their fans, announced today that they will host the first-ever ReConnect Summit in Brooklyn, NY this September 21st and 22nd. The two-day event centered around electronic music culture will feature intimate conversations with leaders from the business and artistic communities covering creative innovation, technology, Web 3.0, health & wellness and many more. Audius and PIXELYNX, will help curate the Web 3.0 and crypto curriculum, while The Art of Areté, DanceSafe, and Women in Music will be involved in health, wellness and diversity focused programming with The Art of Areté hosting immersive experiences.
ReConnect Summit will take place at 74 Wythe, a 15,000 square foot venue located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After attending speaker and networking sessions during the day, conference-goers will enjoy exclusive live performances from the world’s top DJs at night.
“The challenges of the pandemic and the response from our global community have exhibited just how vibrant and resilient our culture is,” said Robb McDaniels, CEO of The Beatport Group. “ReConnect was born out of the pandemic as an effort to help keep our community thriving, and now that we’re starting to gather again we thought that bringing together executives, artists and fans of dance music and DJ culture would be a powerful way to reconnect.”
ReConnect was launched by Beatport in March of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt. With the goal of bringing the greater music community, as well as charities together during unprecedented times, ReConnect aimed to connect people while benefiting important causes. Since its March 2020 inception, ReConnect has hosted two multi-hour live events benefiting those affected by COVID-19, raising over $260,000 across the two outstanding streams. Later that same year, Beatport ReConnect hosted For Beirut, an initiative geared towards raising funds to support those in Lebanon affected by the Beirut explosion, and for You Are Not Alone, a mental health organization. Over the course of its existence, Beatport’s ReConnect series has raised more than $800,000 for charities across the globe.
“It is our hope that extending and transforming the ReConnect concept into an annual place to exchange ideas about our business, resonates with our community in New York and the U.S. in general,” said Ed Hill, Senior Vice President of Beatport Media Group. “This is a hugely important market for the music that we all love so much.”
“Women in Music is delighted to be involved in Beatport’s ReConnect Summit NY to offer diverse programming and connect with partners in the dance music and music-tech space,” said Nicole Barsalona, President of Women in Music. “It’s also a great opportunity for our WIM NYC chapter to gather, learn, and make new meaningful connections in the wider community.”
Visit reconnect.beatport.com to pre-register for ReConnect Summit to be notified when tickets go on sale later this month.