The  mission of A3E and A3E Research + Advisory Services (ARAS) is to explore The Future of Music + Entertainment Technology™ and The Tools + Business of A3E Digital Artistry™. Since 2013 (see A3E’s Archives and History), A3E has created an Exchange environment to do so.


The A3E Exchange is a catalyst for the creation and development of new applications, tools, instruments, technologies and business models. A3E fosters development in both the creative tools and subsequent content creation using these tools – this is what we call A3E Digital Artistry™.

The A3E Exchange brings key stakeholders to the table to explore and discuss new opportunities, share their expertise, thoughts, ideas, and products. Our goal is to have the stakeholders explore how the impact of the new tools and content of A3E Digital Artistry™ on content creators, fans and consumers, and ultimately the businesses of the Entertainment Technology industry.

Finally, A3E + ARAS takes these two factors the development and emergence of new entertainment platforms, technologies and content, along with insights and expertise of key industry stakeholders’ feedback, discussions, ideas, and to provide the Entertainment Technology industry with agnostic, unbiased and independent research, data and business intelligence for use in strategic decision making.

A3E has seen for decades that the traditional entertainment and music industries saw the key stakeholders as the artists and content creators working with the instrument and tool manufacturers;

But then an amazing new group of stakeholders became a major new impact and force in helping advance the content creation process and how artists and content creators could deliver and interact with their fans and consumers – independent software and hardware developers. This growing and dedicated developer force is where A3E + ARAS have chosen to add to their focus on the future of music and entertainment technology, and to make sure they are brought to the table as well;

The A3E + ARAS Exchange centers its world and focus on this key grouping of stakeholders that are developing new content creation tools allowing for content creators to unleash unlimited and paradigm shifting creativity of the Entertainment Technology industry and how fans and consumers will experience their art;

The A3E + ARAS exchanges, events, summits, workshops, research, surveys, and partnerships uniquely enable our customers to understand what is emanating from these three domains to inform their product development efforts, content creation and new A3E Digital Artistry™ tools, and the new instruments, hardware, software, and platforms that will be used by consumers. This is what A3E + ARAS are all about! The Future of Music + Entertainment Technology™ and The Tools + Business of A3E Digital Artistry™.


The A3E mission and its genesis… A great overview from A3E’s launch, and from the perspective of artists, developers and manufacturers. The mission validated and supported by the target A3E communities. A3E simply wants to help advance the tools, businesses and ecosystems of Digital Artistry and Entertainment Technology.


“In a field of rapid technological changes, the dialog between developers and early adopters is one of the key elements to connect theory with practical use. It is equally important for the user to understand what will be possible, as it is for the developer to understand what will be useful. A3E is ideally positioned to foster this exchange of ideas, to help establish and preview a landscape of future production environments.”

Paul Haslinger, Composer

“A3E is a powerful and essential forum for the discussion and application of new ideas and modalities for the creation of modern music and musical instruments. It’s a thrilling environment to participate in and I always leave with valuable information about something coming that was off my radar. “

BT, Artist, Visionary Producer, Film Composer & Technologist

A3E, A3E Research and A3E Summits + Events operate and conduct their practices as an independent, unbiased, objective and agnostic industry resource, with the primary goal of providing realistic, actionable, practicable business insights, information, as well as educational programming and content.