#ListenParis2015: Beatport to Promote UN Climate Summit With Worldwide Dance Party
By Lindsey Sullivan- Published on December 5, 2015 by Billboard
This weekend, this global, 24-hour dance party and silent disco will encourage participants to tune into a worldwide livestream with music provided by some of the world’s top DJs, including Above and Beyond, Oliver Heldens, UMEK, Gui Boratto,Sian, Michael Calfan and more international hitmakers. Conceptualized by the Ocean Recovery Alliance’s Doug Woodring, Above & Beyond manager James Grant and Beatport CEO Greg Consiglio at the International Music Summit in October, the worldwide movement intends to drive global awareness for the environment.
“Doug Woodring approached us some time ago with the idea of mobilizing the dance music community in support of climate issues and the Paris Cop21 talks,” Grant tells Billboard. “We met in Shanghai, and I connected him with various industry friends, including Beatport CEO Greg Consiglio. Together, they formulated the #ListenParis2015 initiative, which we were only too happy to participate in.”