Tune in to Twitch on April 17 for ReConnect part 2, featuring Tiësto, Jack Back (David Guetta), Claptone, Bob Moses, Deborah De Luca, Sasha, Erick Morillo, Boys Noize, SOFI TUKKER and many more
Beatport, the world’s leading destination for electronic music, today announced that they will be running the second music marathon event in its global music series, ReConnect, this Friday April 17, starting at 8pm GMT and running for 36 hours.
Following last month’s phenomenally successful fundraiser which amassed more than 11 million views and raised $185,000 for COVID-19 relief efforts, Beatport have curated another formidable line-up of electronic music heavyweights, who will DJ live from around the globe in support of the Association For Electronic Music, Bridges for Music and Direct Relief non-profit organizations.
Featuring the biggest artists in the electronic music world including Tiësto, Jack Back (David Guetta), Modeselektor, and more, this electronic showcase will enable devoted fans to ‘reconnect’ once again during this unprecedented pandemic crisis, while raising vital funds to support those severely affected.
“Our first ReConnect event absolutely shattered our expectations and brought the global electronic music community together in a time when we all needed a little joy and fun back in our lives” said Robb McDaniels, CEO of Beatport. “With an incredible lineup of the best electronic artists in the world, all donating their time and talents to this cause, we hope this next event is even bigger and raises more money for these great causes ”
As well as providing a 36-hour electronic music extravaganza, Beatport will provide track IDs as songs are played on Twitch and Beatport.com, so fans can purchase music live in real time.
Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport is today the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. Each week, Beatport’s music collection is refreshed with hundreds of exclusive tracks by the world’s top electronic music artists. Beatport has offices in Denver, Los Angeles and Berlin.
ABOUT ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC (AEFM)
AFEM is the global voice for the electronic music industry, representing our community, culture and commerce. Our membership spans industry sectors from Labels to Live, Managers to Media, Retail to Rightsholders, Technology to Talent Agencies. We have over 200 company members across 25 countries ranging from key industry leaders such as Mixmag, Boiler Room, WME, CAA, Mixcloud, Toolroom, Soundcloud, Traxsource, FUGA, Beatport, Pioneer DJ, Pandora, Native Instruments, !K7 through to brand new start-ups. We connect our worldwide membership to develop opportunities and enable change.
ABOUT BRIDGES FOR MUSIC
Bridges For Music is a non-profit organization harnessing the power of the music community to create sustainable and long-term impact in the most underprivileged communities through the construction of schools and programs that combine music and 21st century skills.
ABOUT DIRECT RELIEF
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Direct Relief has been coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).