The event will see speakers from Warner Music, Billboard China and Pioneer DJ etc.
August 9, 2017
By praise yeo
International Music Summit (IMS), in partnership with Budweiser STORM Festival, recently revealed their initial programming details and company representative speakers for the fourth IMS Asia-Pacific, taking place Sept 21 – 22 in Shanghai, China at the Hyatt on the Bund.
IMS AP will gather global artists, thought-leaders and industry figureheads to explore the growing influence of electronic music and the issues, challenges and opportunities that face the industry globally and, notably, in Asia. The 2017 IMS Asia-Pacific is sub-titled ‘The Digital Storm’ and will focus on the ever-evolving digital landscape of the music industry.
The first speakers for this year’s IMS come from 20 companies that drive the Asian-Pacific electronic music market today, including A2LiVE, Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), Paradigm, Point Blank Music School, label reps from Sony and Warner Music, hardware manufacturer Pioneer DJ, music publication Billboard, and Spinnin’ Records.
The discussions will be on hot-button issues that affect the community at large and Asia-Pacific, tackling topics like the preservation of dance music culture, diversity, locality and corporatism, emerging markets within the region, nurturing the underground in a very commercial region, creating a greener music festival, assessing fair market value in the dance music space, and looking at the big picture of the dance music industry in Asia.
Last year IMS Asia-Pacific hosted two of the world’s biggest artists Skrillex and Alesso, as well as Pete Tong, representatives from CAA, AM Only and WME, Universal Music and Sony Music, for a wide-ranging series of discussions about the Asian market.
Budweiser STORM Festival’s flagship Shanghai event STORM now hosts 9 regional events around China and in 2017 will be the first Chinese electronic music event to host an event outside China, with shows in Australia. STORM’s attendance in 2017 is expected to surpass 200,000, hosting some of the world’s biggest DJs including Kaskade, Galantis, Skrillex and more.
THE DIGITAL STORM – IMS ASIA-PACIFIC THEME 2017
PROTECTING OUR CULTURE: DIVERSITY, LOCALITY, CORPORATISM
EMERGING MARKETS WITHIN ASIA-PACIFIC
PYRO TOP 100 CHINA DJ & CLUB WINNERS REVEALED
NURTURING THE UNDERGROUND IN ASIA-PACIFIC
WESTERN PRODUCER, EASTERN ARTIST – COLLABORATIVE CASE STUDIES
POINT BLANK MUSIC SCHOOL MASTERCLASSES
NETEASE MUSIC REPORT: ASIA-PACIFIC
HOW TO CREATE A GREENER FESTIVAL
LABELS IN ASIA-PACIFIC
MAKE ASIA GREEN AGAIN
ARTISTS IN ASIA-PACIFIC
ASSESSING FAIR MARKET VALUE
BIG THINKERS: BIG PICTURE
KEYNOTE INTERVIEWS WITH STORM HEADLINERS
AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC, UK
AVEX ENTERTAINMENT, JAPAN
CMC CAPITAL PARTNERS, CHINA
LIVESCAPE GROUP, MALAYSIA
PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY, NORTH AMERICA
PIONEER DJ, ASIA
POINT BLANK MUSIC SCHOOL, UK
PULSE GLOBAL, AUSTRALIA
SONY MUSIC, ASIA
SPINNIN’ RECORDS, NETHERLANDS
THELOOP INC., TAIWAN
WARNER MUSIC, ASIA