Our Work in 2016
EDM events can stay in LA County was our major achievement in 2016. We prevented a ban on electronic dance music events in Los Angeles County (#2 dance music capital in the world). Janine Jordan, EMA executive director headed the dance music committee underneath the Electronic Music Task Force (comprised of County Fire, Police, Sheriff, Public Health, and Homeland Security). EMA, through Ms. Jordan's work, provided the strategy to bring in specific network members and heads of EMA partner organizations for specific meetings with the Task Force, organize the presentation given to the Task Force, as well as create a team and bring in the appropriate speaker to plead the dance music community's case to LA County Supervisors.
SAN FRANCISCO BENEFIT
Key-frame Entertainment hosted an EMA benefit in San Francisco at the 4th annual Peace in the Park.
EMA organized it's 7th "Massive Action" community service (aka Play it FWD) weekend. EMA Massive Actions have planted trees, community gardens, cleaned up local rivers and beaches in over 10 cities in the U.S. through EMA ambassadors.
TURN UP THE VOTE CAMPAIGN
Turn Up the Vote Campaign was created in lieu of hosting our 8th Massive Action (which would have been the Fall campaign). This included participation in National Voter Registration Day. We brought together our membership to do an outreach to inspire voter participation through Turn Up the Vote with 20 organizational partners and 500K in accumulative reach through major promoters, a retail partner, various artists both global and local, media, radio, and nonprofit partners.
Through EMA ambassador, EMX LA, EMA helped create the NoHo Art Walk and the Future DJ's program.
EMA Founding Members and ambassadors Jane and Mike in San Francisco and Kimberly St. John in San Daideo organized food drives in conjunction with local events.
PLAY IT FWD PROGRAM
Assisted Cadence and Cause in securing EMA network DJ's to create new campaigns under their platform. EMA network DJ's also participated in "Listen to Paris" campaign.
EMA provides free counseling support to our membership who wish to do something to change the world. Over the last year we have worked with EMA LA to create new programs as well as the new International Ravers Charity.
We have been working diligently with organizational partners and individual members and stakeholders regarding safety in our scene to improve posts that incorporate health and safety messaging.
STANDARDS FOR THE INDUSTRY
EMA started working with Event Safety Alliance (ESA) and Entertainment Services Technical Association to create ANSI approved standards for the music industry. Via our board of directors and our executive director, we are part of several committees and heading 3.