A recent interview with EXIT’s founder and director, Dušan Kovačević, featured prominently in IQ Magazine, a leading global publication in the music business industry. The news about the young producer and DJ Lanna, who, through EXIT Echosystem, was catapulted onto the roster of the renowned music agency CAA, also made international headlines. This roster includes stars like Paul Kalkbrenner and David Guetta! The first release from EXIT’s label Soundscape, the track “Universe” produced by Space Motion, topped the prestigious Beatport Hype chart. This year’s Ada Divine Awakening Festival edition also garnered significant attention, and all of these successes are crowned with two nominations at the prestigious European Festival Awards!
After EXIT Festival’s recent addition to IQ Magazine’s “Ten of Europe’s Brightest Independent Festivals,“ its founder and director Dušan Kovačević shared insights in an interview about the advantages and sustainability of being one of the few remaining independent festivals globally. “Freedom is undoubtedly the greatest benefit; we get to cultivate the spirit of the festival that made it so magical in the first place,“ said Kovačević, adding, “Independence allows us to think and grow beyond financial reports. Excel sheets are not the ultimate god of the festival, creativity and artistic expression is.“
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EXIT’s newly established comprehensive global talent development center, EXIT Echosystem, has made a significant breakthrough on the international scene, establishing a collaboration with the leading world music agency, Creative Artists Agency. The news that Lanna will be working with the renowned music agent Maria May, who represents some of the world’s biggest stars like David Guetta, Paul Kalkbrenner, The Chainsmokers, Black Eyed Peas, Lee Burridge, and many others, resonated loudly. Influential global media, including Pollstar and Celebrity Access, covered this story.
Another achievement for EXIT Echosystem, established to give promising and talented musicians from our region and beyond a chance to develop successful global careers, is the placement of its debut single released under EXIT Soundscape label on Beatport, the most popular global digital platform for electronic music. The track “Universe,“ launched by EXIT’s label in collaboration with the renowned producer Space Motion, reached the top of the Beatport Hype: Melodic & Techno chart and has been in the top 10 for 11 weeks!
Ada Divine Awakening Festival also drew international media attention. In just three editions, it has established itself as one of the leading global festivals of consciousness and intimacy. News of this year’s ADA festival reached as far as Mexico and the music portal Vinil TV, with coverage also by Mixmag Centroamerica, Deep House Amsterdam, EDM Cave, France’s Sweet Music, and many others. “Ada Divine Awakening holds a unique place within our rich festival and event portfolio, as it authentically transforms and uplifts people’s lives,“ concluded EXIT’s founder and director Dušan Kovačević in an interview with IQ.
EXIT Festival has received another international accolade with its nomination at the prestigious European Festival Awards in the “Best Major Festival” category, a title it has won twice before, in 2013 and 2017. Also in contention for the “Best Medium-Sized Festival” is EXIT’s Istrian Sea Star festival in neighboring Croatia, exemplifying one of the best exports of Serbia’s creative industries.
Voting for the European Festival Awards is open to everyone until November 30th on the official European Festival Awards website or via this link. The votes of millions of people from all over the world, combined with those of a jury comprising leading experts in the music industry, will determine the winners. The winners will be announced on January 17th next year in Groningen, Netherlands.
Tickets are now on sale for EXIT 2024 at a special discount!
Next year’s EXIT Festival will take place from July 11th to 14th at the Petrovaradin Fortress. Tickets are available here, and the first acts will be announced shortly.