|Type of business||Privately held company|
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|Headquarters||London, England, UK|
Resident Advisor (also known as RA) is an online music magazine and community platform dedicated to showcasing electronic music, artists and events across the globe. It was established in 2001. RA's editorial team provides news, music and event reviews, as well as films, features and interviews. The website also manages services that include event listings, ticket sales, club and promoter directories, photo galleries, artist and record label profiles, DJ charts, an online community, and the RA Podcast .
The company has its headquarters in London, with additional offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Sydney and Tokyo. The website won a People's Voice award in the 12th Annual Webby Awards in 2008.
In October 2020, following the negative impact of COVID-19 on British arts and culture organisations, RA received £750,000 from the Arts Council of England as part of the UKs Culture Recovery Fund initiative.
RA was founded in 2001 by Paul Clement and Nick Sabine as a site to provide news and information relating to the Australian dance music scene.
Resident Advisor unveiled RA Tickets in 2008 to allow promoters of electronic music to sell tickets. RA Tickets launched a face-value ticket resale systemto battle touting and the RA Ticket Scanner app to allow promoters to manage entry to their events.
In August 2011, Resident Advisor launched a Japanese version of the website.
In January 2014, the first complete redesign in the site's history was announced, adding mobile support, responsive design, a new logo, full SoundCloud integration on artist pages and other features.At that time, Resident Advisor stated to have more than two million users per month.
An article in The New York Times , published in July 2015, cites the websites audience reaching 2.5 million monthly active users. It mentions Resident Advisor as "one of the most influential E.D.M.-focused sites".
The company launched its first consumer-focused iOS app in 2015. The RA Guide, free in the App Store (iOS), takes the sites listings for clubs, festivals and concerts to the mobile market.Apple featured RA as a curator, with the launch of Apple Music, to contribute electronic music playlists to the streaming service.
In October 2020, following criticism within the UK dance music community, RA was forced to defend receiving an Arts Council of England grant for £750000. The award was part of a wider tranche of grants, made available via the Culture Recovery Fund, intended to aid arts organisations that were suffering economically as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
At the start of 2021, Resident Advisor launched a redesign of their existing website. The new design also coincided with a change to their domain name, migrating from residentadvisor.net/ to ra.co/
The RA Podcast is a weekly mix of electronic music from top producers and DJs. It launched on 6 March 2006with a mix from Troy Pierce. In 2010, Resident Advisor started a second podcast series titled the RA Exchange. The site defines the RA Exchange as a series of conversations with artists (e.g., Guy Gerber, Morgan Geist, and New Order), labels (e.g., Defected Records, Future Classic, and Rush Hour), and promoters (e.g., Decibel, MUTEK, and Sónar) shaping the electronic music landscape.
In 2011, Resident Advisor produced a series of short documentaries titled Real Scenes.
From 2006 to 2016 Resident Advisor conducted two annual voting polls at the end of each year under the name RA Poll. The first polls the publications readers, who are asked to vote for their top 100 DJsand live acts of the year.
Resident Advisor ceased the polls in 2017 due to concerns about diversity and their growing influence on the music industry.
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The first RA Podcast, 84 minutes of minimal techno from Berlin's Troy Pierce, appeared in March 2006, and four years later, the RA podcast sits comfortably at the top of the heap.