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AFROJACK MAKES DANCE MUSIC HISTORY AS FIRST DJ TO RING NASDAQ BELL

Thu October 10, 2013

Grammy Award Winning Producer and DJ, Afrojack, rings closing bell at

NASDAQ as dance music company SFX goes public with IPO.

 

Rounds out historic week for Afrojack that started with him cementing

his hands in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and wraps with the release of

his single The Spark on October 11th.

 

Wednesday, October 9, New York ­ Today saw producer and DJ Afrojack

ring the Closing Bell at Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York¹s Time Square as

SFX, the electronic dance music promotions company, went public. As one

of the key influencers in the Electronic Music Industry, Afrojack

represented this long anticipated move by ringing the iconic bell, which

marked the close of trade, at 4.00pm ET.

 

The ringing of the closing bell is part of a historic week for the

global producer and DJ, who was honored in the prestigious and exclusive

handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday. Described as

one of the main forces behind EDM¹s growth and as the second DJ ever to

receive the honor, it further cemented his position within EDM and the

music industry as a whole.

 

Speaking about ringing the closing bell at the Nasdaq Afrojack said,

"It's incredible to see how far this scene has come, from being fairly

underground just five years ago, to being a billion dollar business

today. It¹s great to work with SFX and I wish them lots of luck with

their venture.²

 

This iconic week will be topped off by the release of Afrojack¹s newest

single, The Spark, available worldwide on iTunes on October 11th. The

track, featuring Spree Wilson, showcases infectious beats, larger than

life production, killer pop hooks and euphoric melodies, giving a taste

of what we can expect from his inaugural album, due for release in early

2014. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dNHd1x2dZI

 

Afrojack, born Nick van de Wall, has become the picture for today¹s EDM

fans, headlining numerous festivals, embarking on several global tours

and an influencer in the music industry as a whole. His breakthrough

single ³Take Over Control,² featuring Eva Simons, became a worldwide

hit; and he produced, co-wrote and featured on the No. 1 international

party anthem ³Give Me Everything² with Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Nayer, making

him a multi-platinum artist. In 2013, Afrojack signed an exclusive

worldwide deal with Island Records and Universal Music Group (UMG),

through his own label Wall Recordings.