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By Chris Cooke | Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2022
Electronic music website and ticketing platform Resident Advisor has announced the creation of a new governance board which it says will introduce “direct community management” to the company.
Explaining the rationale behind the new governance structure, co-founder Nick Sabine said, “RA was always designed to be a community-driven platform. By including members of the electronic music community whose backgrounds and experience are invaluable, we decentralize decision-making to ensure alignment of RA’s interests with those of the communities we seek to serve.”
The company adds that the restructuring “aims to improve diversity and representation at senior levels within RA while introducing direct community management of RA for the first time, ensuring that its interests and priorities are aligned with needs of the wide range of communities that make up the world of electronic music”.
“This change,” he continues, “also includes more opportunities for community feedback from the five million fans, artists, promoters, and industry who use the platform every month.”
Initial members of the new board will include Sabine and her co-founder Paul Clement, as well as DJ, producer and Attica Blues member Tony Nwachukwu; curator, DJ and consultant Lauren Goshinski; and Carin Abdulá, director of OUTER and curator of the Tresor Berlin. RA’s community manager, Amy Van Baaren, will also serve as a board member to represent staff interests.
New members will be added in the future. Sabine continues, “We recognize that not all scenes can be represented by just a few people, so over time we will expand community representation in board-level decision-making, reflecting the nature globally interconnected dance music”.
As Sabine and Clement join the new governance board, they will also step down as co-CEOs of the company, with COO David Selby assuming the role of CEO.