Dance music artist uses social media to engage fans




By Cheong Kakit, Graduate Student, CNM

Eight CNM students participated in a Q&A session with international DJ Ferry Corsten on 13 December 2013.

Best known for dance music tracks such as ‘Punk’, ‘Rock your body, rock’ and ‘Into the dark’, the DJ/music producer who is currently ranked 42nd in the world, invited and answered questions from the audience during a two-hour dialogue session held at the Dutch ambassador’s residence.

Apart from talking about the music industry and his life as a professional DJ, Mr Corsten also shared his views on the increasing importance of social media. He described his own usage of social media as a ‘fun’ and important way to connect with his fans. For example, he recently decided to host an ‘AMA’ (ask me anything) session where he personally responded to questions posted on his social media account.

About the experience, Agnes Chang, a second year CNM student said: “It’s definitely a rare opportunity to be able to meet one of the top DJs in the world and hear him talk about his passion for Electronic Dance Music. It is also amazing how he has managed to influence others and gain more followers with the facilitation of the Internet and platforms like Soundcloud, Youtube and Twitter.”


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