Dubbed as the event that brings the global electronic music industry together as one, GroupM has recently announced a new partnership with Dancestar Ventures to bring the Electronic Music Awards Show to Asia and other key Television markets worldwide.
The first project of the partnership is Dancestar Asia, to be developed for TV distribution in the region and will celebrate the achievement of Asian and international DJ’s and Artists. Scheduled to be held in Singapore in December, 2015, Dancestar Asia is intended to be a 2-hour award ceremony featuring 21 categories of achievement from Best DJ and Best Event through to Best Remix and Best Social Media Campaign, along with many other award categories.
Andy Ruffell, founder and CEO of Dancestar, explained: “Dancestar is back and we are delighted to be partnering with GroupM to bring this show to Singapore in 2015. EDM is now a $4bn global industry with DJ’s earning $20 to $40m a year, Asia is primed for an electronic music explosion. We are developing the Dancestar Awards Show Platform as a series of market specific televised events in Las Vegas, London and Singapore. GroupM provide unrivaled expertise that will enable us to bring electronic music culture and global brands together on TV.”
Josh Black, CEO of GroupM Content APAC, added: “We are delighted to be working with Andy and his team at Dancestar Ventures. The EDM industry is exploding and we jumped at the opportunity to be part of the Dancestar Asia Awards Show and the other projects around the globe. Our team at GroupM Content will be helping Dancestar, drive a range of commercial opportunities from partnerships through to licensing, broadcast and content distribution.”