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The world of electronic music is shaped not only by artists and fans, but also by thousands of independent businesses, from clubs to booking agents, publishers and promoters. It is the network of these companies on which the vitality of our scene depends. Doors Open aims to be more than a job board, helping people to understand what kind of roles are available in the music industry and how they can start their careers.

For this, we created three content series that shine a light on professionals doing exciting and meaningful work within the electronic music community: Behind The ScenesBTS Live and The Glossary.

Doors Open and Resident Advisor have partnered with Berlin radio station Refuge Worldwide to launch a careers development project. Taking place at the Refuge Worldwide studio in Neukölln on May 16th, Unlocked is a free event that aims to equip participants with knowledge around roles that exist within the music industry. It will span a series of sessions with leading industry figures, such as Refuge Worldwide cofounder Richard...
What does a UX designer do? A UX designer's primary goal is to craft digital products that create a seamless and intuitive experience for users. Ever had a negative experience using a website? Maybe you’re struggling to book a flight because there’s so many ‘add-on’ options? That’s exactly why UX designers exist - to make sure that doesn’t happen. UX Designers are responsible for identifying user needs...
  Forward in Sound - a collaborative initiative from Doors Open,  Saffron , Sound Services and Resident Advisor - is back for its second year! Taking place from April 29th through May, June and July, Forward in Sound is open to women and trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people. The project will see six successful applicants undertake a bespoke sound engineering course developed by Saffron and Sound Services...
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