Here it is, guys! International Music Summit (IMS) and co-host A2LiVE have finally announced their first round of speakers. The invited speakers are clearly some of the strongest panels of executives we’ve seen in the music world. Partnering with Budweiser STORM Festival, the 3rd instalment of IMS Asia-Pacific will be taking place at the prestigious Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai.
“The Asia-Pacific region offers some of the biggest opportunities to the electronic music industry, yet is largely unknown for most who live and work outside of it,” says Pete Tong, IMS co-founder.
In a territory that hosts more than 60% of the world’s population, topics will be focused on the preservation of dance music culture, diversity, locality and corporatism, emerging markets within the region, promoting sustainability and Green issues, assessing fair market value within the genre and looking at the big picture of the industry in ASIA.
We have picked some of the few that are really standing out – perhaps the biggest industry influencers in Asia. Voted in one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 50 Most Influential People in EDM” is Co-Founder & CEO of Spinnin’ Records – Eelko Van Kooten – who’d helped launch the careers of superstar Martin Garrix, EDM pioneers Avicii, and platinum record-selling DJ Hardwell.
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Another topping our list is Wonderfruit promoter and Net Ease Cloud Music Partner Jason Swamy, who brought Ultra Music Festival to Hong Kong, Scarlett Li, Co-President of CMC Capital Partners and Founder of Zebra Media, one of China’s most innovative entertainment and live event platforms, and ISMAYA GROUP founder and Djakarta Warehouse Project mastermind Christian Rijanto.
Alongside Swedish music icons Axwell ^ Ingrosso, IMS will also feature talks from Sony Music’s Head of Dance Music, Asia-Pacific Ryan Wilson, Executive Vice President Global A&R and Marketing for Dance Music at Warner Music Group Bart Cools, who oversees the marketing for some of the biggest dance acts today including David Guetta, Galantis, Robin Schulz and Disciples among others, and Brett Murrihy, WME Music’s Head of Asia Pacific and founder of Australia’s former largest booking agency Artist Voice.
Andrew Goldstone, one of the most respected managers in electronic music, who oversaw Tiesto’s career at Red Light Management between 2013 and 2016, and in 2017 launched the New York branch of Deckstar Management, whose clients include Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki, Blau, and Don Diablo will also be part of the panel.
IMS ASIA-PACIFIC FIRST TEN SPEAKERS
Andrew Goldstone (Deckstar Management, Artist Manager & GM (NYC), USA)
Axwell ^ Ingrosso (Artists, Sweden)
Bart Cools (Warner Music Group, Executive VP Global A&R and Marketing Dance Music, UK/NL)
Brett Murrihy (WME Music, Head of Asia-Pacific, Australia)
Christian Rijanto (ISMAYA GROUP, Co-Founder, Indonesia)
Cody Chapman (Paradigm Talent Agency, Booking Agent, USA)
Eelko Van Kooten (Spinnin’ Records, Co-Founder & CEO, Netherlands)
Jason Swamy (Net Ease Cloud Music, Business Director/Partner, China)
Ryan Wilson (Sony Music, Head of Dance Music, Asia-Pacific)
Scarlett Li (CMC Capital Partners, Co-President, China)
In addition to interrogating these crucial topics, attendees will also get the first look at the Net Ease Music Report: Asia-Pacific, hear the winners of the Pyro Top 100 China DJ & Club winners and have the opportunity to participate in Point Blank Music School Masterclasses in electronic music production and DJing skills.
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