Including Carl Cox, Bonobo, Pete Tong, Nina Kraviz, Griz, RÜFÜS DU SOL, A-Trak, Nicole Moudaber, Chris Liebing, ANNA, and Nora En Pure.
With their initiative “Reconnect,” the world’s leading destination for electronic music, Beatport, has just raised more than $180,000 for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the Association For Electronic Music’s Members’ COVID-19 Hardship Fund. This is all thanks to their 34-hour livestream event!
Last Friday, March 27, numerous A-list artists from around the world, including Carl Cox, Bonobo, Pete Tong, Nina Kraviz, Griz, RÜFÜS DU SOL, A-Trak, Nicole Moudaber, Chris Liebing, ANNA, and Nora En Pure, performed in their own homes to continue to connect with the entire dance community throughout these times of distress.
Their performances totalled more than 8.5 million views and rounded up 6,200 donors! Beatport even partnered with Twitch, Pioneer DJ, Native Instruments, and Denon to give away products to viewers!
According to Beatport’s CEO, “We are deeply grateful for all the talented artists and their teams that made the ReConnect event possible, and equally impressed with the dedication and passion shown by the global electronic music community that tuned in for over 34 hours this past weekend to reconnect with their favorite DJs. The generosity of our entire community, including so many great industry partners that donated products to give away, is what resulted in a large donation to two non-profits that can ensure the health and stability of our world and our industry in the months to come.”
Greg Marshall, the General Manager of AFEM, adds, “A huge THANK YOU to all involved in delivering this epic event and to everyone who made a donation. The phenomenal response from the electronic music community has shown a glimpse of what we can achieve through collective passion for our scene to support, connect and inspire each other with acts of generosity, innovation, love and unity. AFEM will ensure everyone’s generosity reaches those members in most need of urgent financial help and the World Health Organization (WHO) global efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
You can still continue to donate to both AFEM and WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund! https://tiltify.com/@beatport/reconnect
Let us know if you were able to catch any of the live sets by Beatport!