A platform to discover electronic music, artists and events.
RA was founded out of a passion for electronic music. Our platform, which started in 2001, helps people discover music, artists and events. Over the years RA has evolved and grown, but our ethos has remained the same. As a company staffed entirely by dance music lovers, we're dedicated to shining light on the passionate people and communities around the world that make electronic music tick.
We believe that local scenes are at electronic music's core. It's in these communities where DJs get their first gigs, where promoters throw their first parties. It's where like-minded people with a shared passion for electronic music connect and collaborate, forging new ideas, sounds, stories and friendships.
Dance floors are incredible places. They bring people together for moments of shared joy and inspiration. They provide safe spaces for the people who need them. There is immense power in the positivity and creativity of electronic music.
Our purpose is simple: to support local electronic music scenes around the globe.
RA is 100 percent independent. Put simply, RA has never taken on any kind of external investment. That means we're able to make our own decisions, and as a company of dance music lovers, those decisions are focused on contributing positively to our community by investing significant resources into features, films and events celebrating electronic music scenes across the globe.
Our Editorial Content
At RA's core is an editorial platform. It's our aim to cover the scene with both accuracy and warmth, shining light on the best electronic artists, events and communities around the world through a blend of news, features, reviews, films and podcasts. We work with a global team of writers and contributors who represent their local scenes on RA with depth and nuance. Our multimedia journalism captures the voices, faces and stories of the past, present and future of electronic music, creating an archive of cultural value not only for current readers but future generations. You can read our editorial integrity guidelines here.
Our Ticketing Platform
RA Tickets is the only ticketing platform built solely for the electronic music community. Working closely with many of the world's best parties, we help promoters across 50 countries connect with a passionate, tuned-in, global community of five million music lovers every month. We provide promoters with the tools, products and technology needed to run successful events, as well as offering dedicated customer service. We are committed to building a fair system for promoters and genuine music lovers that prevents touting and benefits the people who keep local scenes thriving.
RA's contributor network participates in local communities around the world, ensuring we support and represent local scenes in a genuine way. Our country and city managers are actively involved in the communities they represent. They strive to help local artists, promoters and other members of the community get the most from RA, taking on ideas and feedback for how we can improve.
Sustainability & Development Goals
As part of our ongoing commitment to better understand and address the climate emergency, we as a company have prioritised a more sustainable future. Our environmental and sustainability strategy is now, and will continue to be, a critical part of the company's mission. Working to the framework provided by UN SDG goals and B-Impact assessment, we are implementing company-wide policies through our staff, offices and travel. In 2020, we aim to deliver environmental goals through sustainable initiatives that cover the breadth of our work.
Partnerships & In Real Life Events
We apply our cultural knowledge and insights to deliver creative partnerships and meaningful initiatives with events, festivals and partners who share our passion for treating electronic music as an artform. From research and strategy through to artist collaborations, content production, events and films, we deliver world-class events and award-winning campaigns that support the scene's development, excite our readers and have a meaningful impact.
RA is the world's best discovery platform for electronic music events. Whether you're in your home town or visiting a new city, RA's listings help you find the best parties. Combining curated local RA Picks and personalised recommendations, we ensure millions of music lovers find the best possible experiences at clubs, festivals and spaces in hundreds of cities each and every week.
The RA Guide helps millions of people discover the best electronic music events. RA Picks, personalised recommendations and location-aware discovery tools come together to highlight the events of thousands of promoters, connecting like-minded partygoers wherever they are in the world.
The RA Guide is an eco-friendly way to purchase and display tickets. Combined with the RA Ticket Scanner, it takes the hassle out of door management. That means promoters can focus on running the best possible party, whether it's a small club or a big festival.
The world of electronic music is shaped not only by artists and fans, but by thousands of small businesses, from clubs to booking agents to publishers and promoters. Many are founded by passionate people with the goal of making a meaningful contribution to electronic music. It is this network on which the vitality of the scene depends. Doors Open is a platform created by RA for people to connect with the companies and projects they believe in, and for independent music companies to find the staff they need.