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AFEM Board of Advisors and Executive Board

Our international Board of Advisors and elected Executive Board are comprised of some of the leading figures in the Electronic Music industry including managers, label owners, publishers, agencies, promoters, retailers, distributors, media and technology specialists.


AFEM Board of Advisor Members 2018

Arny Bink, Black Hole Recordings, Europe
Bart Cools, Warner Music Group, North America
Ben Turner, Graphite, Europe
Bobby Simms, Popshop, Europe
Claudio Da Rocha Miranda Filho, Brazil Music Conference, South America
David Levy, WME, Global
Dean Wilson, Seven20, N. America
Horst Weidenmueller, !K7, Europe
Jens Thele, Kontor, Europe
John Truelove, Truelove Music Publishing, Europe
Kurosh Nasseri, Nasseri, North America
Maria May, CAA: Creative Artists Agency, Europe
Mark Brown, CR2, Europe
Mark Quail, Mark Quail, North America
Martin Gontad, South America
Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac, North America
Patrick Stolpmann, Sweet N Low, Europe
Pedro Nonato, Paris Electronic Week, Europe
Ralf Kollmann, Mobilee Records, Europe
Roland Leekser, Get Physical Music, Europe
Steven Braines, The Weird & The Wonderful, Europe
Steve Satterthwaite, Red Light Management, North America
Sophie Kennard, SK Artists, Europe
Terry Weerasinghe, Beatport, North America


AFEM Executive Board Members 2018

Andi Durrant, This Is Distorted, Europe
Ben Turner, Graphite, Europe
Bob Barbiere, Dubset, North America
Elizabeth Muirhead, BMAT, Europe
FELIX, North America
John Acquaviva, Plus 8 Capital, North America
Kurosh Nasseri, Nasseri, North America
Lee Morrison, Brighton Music Conference, Europe
Lou Cooper, Toolroom, Europe
Mark Quail, Mark Quail, North America
Matt Abbott, Label Worx, Europe
Matthew Adell, North America
Rainbow Gao, Mansion Shanghai, Asia
Ralf Kollmann, Mobilee, Europe
Tom Nieuweboer, !K7, Europe

Co Founders:
Ben Turner, Graphite Media
Kurosh Nasseri, Nasseri Music Business Solutions

General Manager:
Greg Marshall

Events & Communications Manager:
Shino Parker

Regional Manager:
Tristan Hunt

Mark Lawrence


AFEM Company Members 2018

1001 Tracklists, Asia
37º, Europe
AIMEC, South America
Alchemy PR, Europe
All Arts Tax Advisers, Europe
ALBA PATERA Law Office, Europe/Asia
All Night Artists, Europe
Amp Suite, Europe
Artist Alife Agency, Europe
AudioLock, Europe
Axtone Records, Europe
AVA Conference, Europe
Black Circle Media, North America
BlackBox Music Management, Europe
Black Rock, Europe
BMAT, Europe
Boiler Room, Europe
Bookya, Europe
Bozboz, Europe
BPM Supreme, North America
Brasbeat, South America
Braslive Entertainment, South America
Brian Hogg Consulting, North America
Brighton Music Conference, Europe
Buddy (Harm Reduction App), North America
Centtrip Music, Europe
Chandler Shortlidge, Europe
Charlie Cult, Asia
Cleartracks, North America
Consolidated Independent, Europe
Crosslink Legal, Europe
d&b audiotechnik, Europe
Dance Music Production, Europe
Dead Poets Society, Europe
Demand Artists, Europe
De Vos & Partners Advocaten, Europe
Disco Donnie Presents, North America
DJ Mag Japan, Asia
DJ Monitor, Europe
dotBlockchain Media, North America
Do What You Love, Asia
Dubset Media Holdings, North America
EDM Sauce, North America
Electronic Dance Magazine, North America
Emotive Sounds, Europe
Emerging Electronic Music Scene, Europe
Enhanced Music, Europe
Eventbrite, Europe
Evermix, Europe
Festiie, North America
Fontys Academy for Creative Industries, Europe
Four Artists, Europe
Fourmation Entertainment, Europe
Frecuencias, South America
FUGA, Europe
Go Festivals, South America
GPS Counselor, North America
GRADE Management, Europe
Greensmith, Europe
Gysnoize Recordings, Europe
Hearing Health Science, Europe
Heroic, Europe
Hoare Associates, Europe
House Of Tracks, Europe
Ibiza Loves Ears / ACS Custom, Europe
Identification of Music Group, Europe
Infamous PR, North America
Inflyte, Europe
International Music Summit (IMS), Europe
Iter-Research, Europe
Judge Jules, Europe
JukeboxPR, Europe
Juno, Europe
Kling Klong Rrecords, Europe
Kronos, Europe
Kwettr, Europe
Loot Recordings, North America
Maarten Leopold, Europe
Make Your Transition, Europe
Mansion Shanghai, Asia
Matthew Adell, North America
Medical Yoga UK, Europe
MetaPop, North America
Mixcloud, Europe
Mixmag/Development Hell, Europe
Modern Day Composers, Europe
Moon Jelly Agency, Europe
Music Dropboxes BV, Europe
Musiqware, Europe
Muzooka, North America
Native Instruments, Europe
NetPDV, South America
NexGen Music Group, North America
Old School Music, Europe
Pandora, North America
Paradise Entertainment & Distribution GmbH, Europe
Pete Bott / Sound Advice, Europe
Pete Gooding Management / On Air Radio Syndication, Europe
Petit Legal, Europe
Pioneer DJ, Europe
PM Open Air, South America
Pressology Ltd, Europe
Prime Loops, Europe
Purple Wall, Europe / North America
Pyro Music HK Ltd, Asia
R12 – Scuole Italiene, Europe
RecordDen, North America
Reed Smith (Gregor Pryor), Europe
Ridney, Europe
Rotor Videos, Europe
School of House, Europe
Sense Traxx, Europe
Sentric Music Publishing, Europe
Seven20, North America
She Said So, North America
SISU, Europe
Skeet Kaye Hopkins LLP, Europe
SLK Associates, Europe
Songtrust, North America/Europe
Sony Music Japan, Asia
Soundcharts, Europe
SoundCloud, Europe / North America
Soundmouse, Europe
Southern Fried Records, Europe
Sundesire Media Worx, Europe
Symphonic Distribution, North America
Talent Law Corp, North America
Technopol / Paris Electronic Week, Europe
Tel Aviv Volume, Aisa
The Sharma Company, Europe
The Wild Seeds, Europe
Thomas St John, Europe
Toolroom, Europe
Traffic Control Group, North America
Traxsource, North America
TwelveTen, Europe
Tsumi, Europe
Ujo Music, North America
Unmute, Asia
Vocalkitchen, Europe
WARM (World Airplay Radio Monitor), Europe
WDM Collective, Europe
YACAST, Europe
ZEUBIEN FX-JAZZ, North America

With over 160 members from over 20 countries, here’s what some have to say about AFEM:


“AFEM is a great place to develop relationships and engage the electronic music business community.”

  • Danny Anders, ClearTracks, USA


“I am honoured and delighted to see the industry pull together to represent its best interests.”

  • Nile Rodgers, USA


“As a new member of AFEM I was inspired at a recent member meeting by what I heard discussed.  Listening and watching everyone’s insightful attitudes toward the industry have positively affected me. I have been trying my hardest to grow and forge a future and career in this industry so I’m delighted to be a part of AFEM for the deep insights, help and advice it offers.”

  • Simon Birkumshaw, SenseTraxx, Europe


“AFEM puts all the actors of the scene on the same page, giving them the possibility to interact and empower the industry, even more so when it comes to the hot topics which we are all concerned by.”

  • Tomas Anglada, PM Open Air, South America.


“With giving birth to the AFEM, we are creating the first sector-wide association in the music industry. Within our board we have managers, festival organisers, agencies, labels and many other specialists involved. In short, all sectors of the entire music industry which will enable us to access the needs of the sector in a 360 degree approach. AFEM will make sure that Electronic music gets the close attention from an experienced group of experts and will ensure it’s secure future for many years to come and future generations coming through into the electronic side of our industry.”

  • Horst Weidenmueller, !K7 Records, Germany