Amsterdam Dance Event Enlists Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels for Keynote Q&A

Steve Bartels
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Steve Bartels attends the Pencils Of Promise Gala 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street on Oct. 21, 2015 in New York City. 

Among the label chief's recent successes are hit releases by Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Rihanna and Alessia Cara.

Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels will participate in a keynote Q&A at the 21st edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event. Elevated to label chief in 2014, Bartels has seen a string of successes in 2015 and 2016. Among them: hit releases by Justin Bieber, Kanye WestRihanna and Alessia Cara.

Held in the Netherlands capital from Oct. 19 through 23 and billed as "the world's largest club-based festival," artists on the lineup include Joris Voorn, Levon Vincent, Maya Jane Coles, Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin, Paul Oakenfold, "Little" Louie Vega, and Axwell ? Ingrosso.

Maya Jane Coles, Martin Garrix, Richie Hawtin & More to Play Amsterdam Dance Event 2016

Also booked as speakers are Molly Neuman and Martin Goldschmidt, Kickstarter’s head of music and Managing Director of the label Cooking Vinyl, respectively. 

ADE opens with a collaboration between Henrik Schwarz and Metropole Orkest dubbed "Scripted Orkestra."

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