A spectacular two-day digital music festival experience, bringing together the planet’s biggest names in electronic dance music and the world’s best technology in 3D design, video production and special effects
Thursday, 4 June 2020 - Just imagine... a dazzling new Tomorrowland location has been crafted over the past few months, in a place far away from anyone, a place that you would normally never visit... but one that is set to open its doors, welcoming everyone from all corners of the world, for one weekend only...
On Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26, Tomorrowland is organising Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival: a spectacular entertainment experience open to people of all ages and places, unfazed by borders or boundaries – a world premiere and a major step in the future of digital music festivals. Discover the Official Tomorrowland Around the World Trailer here.
Over recent months, Tomorrowland has received many requests from its worldwide community to do something special during the two sold-out weekends of Tomorrowland Belgium. This global connection has inspired Tomorrowland to introduce and create a brand new platform through which visitors can participate in an unprecedented two-day festival experience.
Festival visitors will be able to navigate easily through a magical and newly created Tomorrowland location with a PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet – you don’t need special VR goggles – and explore the entire festival site in an interactive way together with friends. The two-day festival weekend will offer its guests a packed schedule with plenty of things to do, see and experience.
As with the other editions of Tomorrowland, music and spectacular shows will be central to this event. The festival will feature plenty of signature Tomorrowland stages – 8 different stages in total – including Atmosphere, Core, Freedom Stage and Elixir, joined by 3 new stages, which have been specially created and designed by the creative team and 3D artists behind Tomorrowland. Each stage will feature music from the world’s best artists in dance and electronic music – from all genres – and a large portion of the fireworks and laser shows characteristic of Tomorrowland. As icing on the cake this year’s iconic Mainstage, embodying the theme of 2020 ‘The Reflection of Love – Chapter 1’, will be unveiled to the world during Tomorrowland Around the World.
Besides the performances there will be all kinds of interactive experiences to choose from, including inspirational webinars, games and workshops related to lifestyle, food, fashion and the Tomorrowland Foundation. Together with the performances, Tomorrowland Around the World will be a full day/weekend experience between 15h00–01h00 CEST. There will be a ‘time-zone-friendly’option for visitors from Asia and North or South America.
Tomorrowland is using the world’s best technology in 3D design, video production, gaming and special effects to bring together 8 different stageswith a stellar line-up of the most prominent artists in dance music, all of them premiering brand new content to be discovered exclusively on tomorrowland.com over the course of the weekend.
Michiel Beers, co-founder of Tomorrowland: “Tomorrowland Around the World is the result of a gigantic team effort of hundreds of people who are working around the clock to create a never-before-seen interactive entertainment experience. Since we started this project and all ideas came together, we immediately felt an enormous energy and lots of positivity from everybody involved. For us it’s a bit re-inventing the festival experience, but we truly believe that we can bring the spirit of Tomorrowland and entertainment at the highest level to people and homes around the globe. We hope that hundreds of thousands of people will unite in a responsible way and that small Tomorrowland gatherings at people’s homes – from Canada to Australia, from Japan to Brazil and everywhere in between – will be organised. Especially during the weekend where normally Tomorrowland Belgium would take place, we really have the power to unite the world.”The People of Tomorrow are invited to experience this unique event together with friends: dressing up with your best festival outfit, putting up tents in your back garden to create your own DreamVille, setting up a big screen, inviting your beloved ones for a nice barbecue with music and an amazing festival experience, decorating your balcony or throwing a party in your living room – this weekend is all about uniting through the power of music in a responsible and safe way. More about this all-new Tomorrowland location will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival
House of Tracks today announces a brand new website with many new features including a filter based search engine and a custom upload system, and it is already dealing with an 85% increase in daily track submissions as people turn to music for solace in these unprecedented times. The unique platform is now the largest supplier of royalty free dance music limited to one copy, and is providing vital ways for producers to monetise their work in essential new ways.
In recent weeks, producers have had more time to make music, and making music is a welcome creative outlet in these difficult times. Well-known names are making more music as well. Unable to perform at festivals and events, they’re discovering that they’re able to generate a good income through House of Tracks.
Because of this, in the last few weeks House of Tracks's offering has increased 85%. It turns out people do need music after all. What they provide is royalty-free electronic dance music, created by talented producers from all over the world. What began six years ago as a ghost producer platform that mainly served DJs has grown into a worldwide supplier of royalty-free music for various industries. The gaming industry, advertising agencies, YouTubers, video editors and program makers have all found their way to the platform. Talented producers, from ambitious boys and girls in their attics to established names with their own studios use House of Tracks to sell their music.
Music can be used for DJs and producers, YouTubers, the gaming industry, advertising, festival anthems, ghost producing, and even for movies and TV series. All tracks are checked by hand and finger printed (identified and matched by DJ monitors and its database with over 80 million tracks). All producers have to be approved through auditioning in order to start selling their tracks on House of Tracks. With that quality assurance process, producers are carefully screened so you can always be sure of high quality, unique tracks that are all limited to one copy.
Check out the video below to find out more on some of the great new features that have been added to the latest version of the House of Tracks website.
We had the chance to speak with Onnik Tavitian, founder of HOT, asking him a couple of questions where we got interesting answers.
What makes House of Tracks unique, what are your USPs?
House of Tracks is the largest producer platform of royalty-free Electronic Dance Music, limited to one copy. What started out as a ghost producers platform six years ago is now the largest supplier of royalty free dance music. About 95% of all tracks on our platform is fully royalty free. The other tracks have shared royalties.
Our buyers are very diverse: DJs and producers, YouTubers, the gaming industry, advertising agencies, editors, movie makers and singer-songwriters.
All tracks are identified and matched by our partner DJ monitor and its database with over 80 million tracks. This is one of the ways we ensure all tracks sold on House of Tracks are original and never released before. All producers have to audition and are carefully screened before being approved on the House of Tracks platform.
What was the original idea - are or were you a producer yourself?
For a long time, I had been producing tracks in my studio and performing on stage as a DJ. Some tracks I had never used. When the economical crisis hit the fan, I decided it was time to find new ways to earn a living and provide for my family. Being a husband and a father of two with a mortgage, I needed stability. And so, I decided to start selling the tracks that I never intended to release. That idea turned out to be a good one. In no time I sold all of my tracks and could not even keep up with the demand! There was only one thing I could do. I made a business out of it. I had done some research into ghost producing and found out that, although it had been around for many years, there was no online platform. A market gap. So, I wanted to go big, fast.
I recruited a designer, rented an office and assembled a talented group of ghost producers. And so, House of Tracks was a fact! The very first in our field of business. And now, six years later, House of Tracks has grown into a worldwide supplier of royalty-free music for various industries.
Make sure to visit their website, in the meantime we wish to this amazing team a bright future.
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