International Music Summit Asia-Pacific (IMS APAC), in partnership with Budweiser STORM Festival, has recently announced the final list of speakers including Laidback Luke, Mija, ALOK, Axwell^Ingrosso and many more.
Dutch DJ Laidback Luke will be delivering a keynote address on the theme of IMS APAC 2017, The Digital Storm, as well as presenting a master class titled ‘How To Make Music Fast And Keep Inspired’. Alongside workshops from Point Blank Music School and artists Rave Radio and Unity, Billboard’s Asia Bureau Chief Rob Schwartz will also be interviewing Swedish icons Axwell^Ingrosso as they discuss their own experiences within the industry.
Scarlett Li, Vice President of CMC Capital Partners and Founder of Zebra Media, one of China’s most innovative entertainment and live event platforms, will be presenting her very own keynote, drawing upon her years of experience as one of China’s leaders in Live Entertainment addressing key issues that affect everyone in the dance music community.
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Robb Spitzer will join ISMAYA Group Co-Founder and Djakarta Warehouse mastermind Christian Rijanto amongst a panel of highly-regarded colleagues to discuss the rising underground scene in Asia while Iqbal Ameer, founder and CEO of The Livescape Group joins Wonderfruit founder Pranitan Phornprapha and Slick! India, India’s leading House & Techno brand, founder Prateek Pandey to explore emerging markets and new opportunities in Asia-Pacific countries including India, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Commissioned by A2LiVE, the official 2017 NetEase China Music Report and the Nielson Asia-Pacific Dance Music Study will be revealing some hard figures on the present and future of the music industry in Asia-Pacific.
For those looking to delve into a music career and gain insight into the Asia-Pacific music market, Eric Reithler-Barros, Managing Director of A2LiVE [click here for Barros’ interview with MNA] will be discussing creative projects currently taking place and spearheading collaborations between East and West, and the US to China. Panels invited to Barros’ panel include Howie B, WHAI, and Mickey Zhang, director of E-MIDI Electronic Music Festival.
In 2015, IMS APAC revealed that electronic music event attendance in China had risen 30% since 2011. The region is filled with a growing population of young eager fans, hopeful talent and hungry professionals aiming to help cultivate the scene in the region and in China, the world’s biggest potential market for electronic music.
2017’s IMS APAC will bridge the gap between East and West and provide unique first-hand insight into the artists, businesses, and events that are making Asia Pacific one of the most exciting and rapidly growing markets in the world.
Complete list of Speakers
Axwell^Ingrosso (Artists, Sweden)
Interviewed by Rob Schwartz (Billboard Magazine, Asia Bureau Chief, USA/Japan)
Bart Cools (Warner Music Group, Executive Vice President/Global A&R Marketing Dance Music, UK/NL)
Laidback Luke (Artist, Netherlands)
Pranitan Phornprapha (Scratch First Co. Ltd, (Wonderfruit Festival), Founder/CEO, Thailand)
Scarlett Li (CMC Holdings/Zebra Media, Vice President/Founder, China)
Alan Hsia (theLOOP Inc., Co-Founder, Taiwan)
ALOK (Artist, Brazil)
Andre Jaeger Soares (Ecozoic Resources Inc, Founder Director, USA)
Andrew Goldstone (Deckstar Management, Manager and GM, (NYC), USA)
Arsit Prachaseri (AG Productions/Retox Sessions, CEO/Founder, Thailand)
Ben Turner (Graphite/IMS, CEO/Partner, UK)
Christian Rijanto (ISMAYA Group, Co-Founder, Indonesia)
Christopher Coe (Treecreds, Director, Australia)
Cody Chapman (Paradigm Talent Agency, Booking Agent, USA)
Damien Saint (W Bali – Seminyak, W Sound Suite & Music Curator, Indonesia)
David Plattner (RainTrust, Chief Visionary Officer, Bangkok)
Duong Anh Minh (Lost in Music – LIM Entertainment JSC, Founder & Managing Partner, Vietnam)
Eelko Van Kooten (Spinnin’ Records, Co-Founder & CEO, Netherlands)
Emily Hou (A2LiVE/Strobelight Talent, Agent/Buyer, China)
Eric Reithler-Barros (A2LiVE/DianYinTai, MD/CCO, China)
Eric Zho (A2LiVE, CEO & Founder, China)
Georges Kool (Mixmash Records, Managing Director, Netherlands)
Helena Kosinski (Nielsen Company, Vice President of Nielsen Music – Global, UK)
Howie B (Artist, UK)
Iqbal Ameer (The Livescape Group, CEO, Malaysia)
Jasmine Li (Celia by Pulse, Artist/Club Owner, China)
Jason Swamy (NetEase Cloud Music, Business Director/Partner, China)
Jeremie Habib (Gigwell, Co-Founder & CEO, USA)
Jessie Wang (NetEase Cloud Music, International Business Director, Hong Kong)
Jody Taylor (Write Rhythm, CEO & Founder, Indonesia)
KAKU (Artist, Asia)
Krosses (Artist, India/UK)
Kurosh Nasseri (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, Co-Chairman/Co-Founder, USA)
Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)
Mark Netto (IMS, Co-Founder, Ibiza)
Matthew Hoag (elrow, Global Brand Manager, Spain)
Matt Rodriguez (Paradigm Talent Agency, Agent, USA)
Michel Kuklinksi (David Lewis Productions, Agent, Netherlands)
Mickey Zhang (O2 Culture, Artist/Chief Director of E-MIDI Electronic Music Festival 2017, China)
Mija (Artist, USA)
Nobby Uno (Avex Entertainment, Producer/Manager, Japan)
Olga Heijns (Unmanageable Artists, Artist Manager/Founder/MD, Netherlands)
Prateek Pandey (Slick! India, Director, India)
Rave Radio (Artist, Australia)
Rob Cowan (Point Blank Music School, CEO & Founder, UK)
Robb Harker (Supermodified Agency, CEO, Hong Kong)
Robb Spitzer (AEG Presents, Senior Vice President, Asia)
Ryan Wilson (Sony Music, Director of Electronic Music, Asia-Pacific)
Sean Miyashiro (88rising, CEO, USA)
Spencer Tarring (Pyro Music, CEO, China)
Steve Pillemer (Your Shot, Founder, Australia)
Takako Fujiyama (Pioneer DJ, Sales Manager, Japan)
Tan Chang (Hummingbird Music Ltd, CEO & Founder, Hong Kong)
Tom Bray (YETI OUT, Co-Founder, China)
Unity (Artist, China)
Vlada Didenko (IMS Asia-Pacific/A2LiVE, Partner/Director, China)
WHAI (O2 Culture, Artist, China)