Richie Hawtin Partners With Aslice On North American Tour
Pioneering electronic music icon Richie Hawtin has announced his groundbreaking ‘From Our Minds – To Be Announced Tour’ will partner with Aslice, a revolutionary new platform that allows performing DJs to share their earnings with the very music producers whose tracks they spin. It’s a bold move by the techno visionary, who has long been an advocate for using technology to democratize the music industry and promote equality across all sectors.
Aslice is a dynamic community-focused service that seeks to create a fairer music ecosystem, closing the gap between DJs and producers’ incomes. The platform enables easy and precise reporting, allowing DJs to share their earnings with producers directly, by donating a portion of their live income which Aslice then distributes to the creators played in the set.
With the potential to inject an estimated $55 Million annually into music producers’ pockets, Aslice represents a major leap forward beyond the current performance rights collections model. Launched in 2021 by Berghain resident DVS1, aka Zak Khutoretsky, Aslice has been hailed as a “game-changer in the electronic music world that tries to fix the broken system of collection societies.”
“Aslice is almost one year into public beta, and we’re incredibly proud of how many DJs are already using the platform to share some of their gig earnings with producers – many of whom are receiving their first payments for music in their lives. The joint effort with the From Our Minds tour is another first; with all of the DJs agreeing to share via Aslice, we’re able to capture an entire tour of playlist data; 8 clubs in major markets, over 50 hours total, from 11 different DJs with an unparalleled accuracy of over 99%. This collaboration is not only the blueprint for how communities can look after their own, but also the proof of how Aslice’s technology can be a novel data source for publishers and collections societies to get playlist info that was previously unavailable,” enthused Ethan Holben, Aslice CEO.
The ‘From Our Minds – To Be Announced Tour’ is the next step in Hawtin’s lifelong commitment to supporting and nurturing the electronic music scene, celebrating the genre’s collaborative and cross-generational nature. The tour evolves from Hawtin’s groundbreaking CNTRL tours in 2012 & 2015, during the EDM boom in America, where Hawtin toured college cities by bus, giving a series of performances, lectures, and workshops aimed at educating a new generation of electronic music enthusiasts on the sound and origins of techno music.
Today, as techno becomes increasingly mainstream and commercialized, Hawtin is again seeking to provide context and nurture the underground, playing intimate warehouse shows with independent promoters while highlighting a new generation of artists. The venues will be kept secret until the day of the show, with ‘From Our Minds’ working with independent local promoters who respect the history of techno and its future with sustainability in their programming and planning.
This is a tour with a mission and a purpose, and it’s being supported by a groundbreaking platform that will help empower music creators while enhancing the fan experience. It’s a shining example of how the electronic music community can come together to support its own, and it’s going to make a real difference to the lives of those who create the music we love. Respect to Richie Hawtin and the Aslice team for pushing the boundaries and making a positive impact on the music industry.