In 1995 Andy Ruffell Co-Created ‘The MasterCard MOBO Awards’ Europe’s First Urban Music Awards Show London UK – ITV / Channel 4 / BBC. The show has recently celebrated 20 years on Television.
In 2000 Ruffell created Dancestar ‘The World Electronic Music Awards’ in London UK. Dancestar USA was launched in 2002. In 2004 the show became the most widely broadcast Electronic Music event in history shown in 54 countries on networks inc. MTV USA, MTV Europe, Channel 4 UK, Star TV Asia.
In 2006 he Co-Founded ‘A3TV’ The World’s First Electronic Dance Music (EDM) TV Platform that broadcast from Key West to West Palm Beach in 5m Households. A3TV has since evolved into EDMTV on YouTube, which has recently celebrated 1 Billion Video Views across 12 channels.
Andy is currently CEO of Lifestyle Video Networks, a leading distributor of online video content, A highly successful YouTube Multi Channel Network, 5th & Ocean Productions, one of the most respected EDM video producers in the world and main shareholder in EDM TV a newly launched global OTT TV Channel.
Andy recently announced a development partnership between Dancestar Ventures, Group M Content and Big Group to launch multiple EDM focused televised events starting in 2016 including the Dancestar™ Electronic Music Awards, Dancestar Live™ and The Electronic Music Hall Of Fame™
Name: Andy Ruffell
Lives in: Las Vegas, Nevada
Company: Dancestar Ventures LLC
Unique traits: Online Video Production & Distribution.