Beatport, the global leader of music for DJs, producers, and their fans, announced that it will be postponing its ReConnect Summit, which was originally scheduled for September 21st and 22nd in Brooklyn NY, until 2023. The summit had planned to offer a diverse set of conversations and immersive experiences focused around important topics including diversity, equity & inclusion, mental health, technology, Web3 and music industry education for independent artists and labels. Speakers included senior executives from Meta, Audius, Volta, AFEM, CAA, PIXELYNX, shesaid.so, Red Light Management, MAC Presents, Women In Music and more.
In a communication to the press, Beatport stated,
“It has become increasingly apparent that now is not the right time for Beatport to host this Summit. It is clear we have work to do, and we will take this time to focus on the well being of our employees, and will continue to collaborate with our industry partners and DEI experts to arrive at a better, more productive path forward for our company and our industry as a whole. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. All ReConnect Summit ticket buyers will receive an email in the coming days regarding refund”
Beatport also thanked all of their sponsors, speakers, and performing artists for believing in their vision. They affirmed that they will continue to produce events that can be catalysts for positive change and amplify the concerns of the community.