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This article was published on May 31, 2017

How Hardwell growth hacked his career

Nino de Vries
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The rise of Hardwell as a young boy from the city of Breda into an international superstar DJ has become an inspiring tale for all. Coming full circle from a dream to a reality of wanting to become the #1 DJ in the World, Hardwell was the first artist to host a 360-degree event live stream and to develop his own Facebook Bot, which in turn created a whole new digital experience for his fans. In this talk, Hardwell will tell his story of how he exponentially grew his career over the past 15 years.



At the age of 25, Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell, capped off a 10 year journey when he was crowned World’s #1 DJ in the 2013 Top 100 DJs Poll cementing his position as the electronic scenes newest superstar DJ and becoming the youngest ever winner of the coveted Top 100 DJs award.

In 2014 the Dutch megastar was crowned World’s #1 DJ for a second consecutive year. Having conquered almost every global territory from Asia to Africa, South America, Australia and Europe, the remarkable story behind this archetypal international DJ is one of devotion and relentless hard work.