Let’s begin the loudest week in Riyadh with XP Music Futures 2022. MDLBeast’s annual music conference. The second iteration of the industry conference also has a nightlife component.
It will take place in Riyadh from Monday, November 28-Wednesday, November 30. It will be the most progressive meeting of music industry professionals in the area.
XP Music Futures will have more than 40 industry professionals worldwide, including music experts, artists, and creatives.
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They will share their expertise in workshops, sessions, and panel discussions. As the lead-up to SoundStorm (taking place December 1–3), Saudi Arabia’s seismic weekend EDM festival.
In addition, they will reveal more speakers, 150 speakers, to participate in XP.
DJ, a singer, and producer Cassy, ex-member of the electronic music group “Major Lazer,” Jillionaire, and DJ, producer, and label owner Mathew Jonson, all of Berlin, are among the speakers who are confirmed to join the lineup.
The founder of Destiny’s Child and the early solo careers of his daughters Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, Mathew Knowles, will also advise local talent on revitalizing their careers in music and entertainment.
Elyanna is a singer-songwriter from Palestine and Chile. She is among the many performers performing at XP Music Futures this year.
Amy Thomson, the former manager of Swedish House Mafia, Lil Eazy, a rapper and hip-hop artist from Jeddah who has gained popularity throughout the region for his distinct style.
Dutch superstar DJ and founder of Revealed Recordings Hardwell are some of the other headliners. Hardwell will start conversations about mental health and well-being.
The core of XP’s programming is diversity. The conference will feature various sessions during its Day and Nite programs.
They will educate attendees on several subjects pertinent to the music business through anecdotes, presentations, and workshops.
Speakers Sybel Vasquez, Georgia Taglietti, and Shermine Sawalha will discuss the influential, forward-thinking women in the music business. Who are breaking down barriers and raising the bar in a session titled “The Women Who Lead.”
“How NFTs are the Motivation to a More Unbiased Music Industry” will be on how NFTs are developing more open, inclusive economic models for the music industry.
It will also promote diversity and equity in previously unequal spaces. It is a session by Emaan, Richard Zijlma, and Timmy Mowafi.
This year’s speakers and programming will draw from XP’s four main pillars: talent, Scene, Impact, and Innovation.
In sessions like “Building an Audience vs. Building a Community” by Sofia Guellaty and Natasha Stanbuli, “MDLBEAST Records: How to Create a Record Label” and “Startup Campfire with Jillionaire,” by Munira Almuammar, Maher Daniel, Jeme and Sarah Nabil.
Of course, the celebration starts when the sun goes down. The spaces change from day to night for a complete mood shift.
The warehouses at JAX transform into compact and distinctive music venues, showcasing the best local event companies and artists in various genres, including jazz, afro-fusion, hip-hop, electronic, indie, disco, and disco. Because of this, XP is the ideal nexus of work and play.
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Nada Alhelabi, the MDLBeast XP program director, said, “To take advantage of the limitless possibility in the Middle East.
XP Music Futures aims to accelerate and encourage positive change in the music sector throughout Saudi Arabia.
I’m looking forward to this year’s event. And the chance to reconnect with music lovers and creative thinkers. I can’t wait to hear our outstanding speakers’ experiences, subjects, and ideas.” We can’t either.
Have your XP tickets have you yet? Three tickets have been made available for XP Music Futures: XP DAY, XP NIGHT, and FULL XPERIENCE (XP DAY + XP NIGHT).
- Here, fans can learn more and buy their passes.
- AX, Riyadh, XP Music Futures 2022,
- November 28–30.
- Register for tickets here.
- The price of a daily ticket is SAR150.
- The cost of a three-day ticket is SAR215.