Luxury resort and casino Wynn Las Vegas recently announced 2018 residencies with Solomun, Jamie Jones and Black Coffee.
They 3 Dj’s now join Wynn’s other residents, including The Chainsmokers, Diplo and Afrojack.
“These first-ever tech house residencies on the Strip will showcase three of the biggest names in the genre. Tech house continues to rise in popularity in the United States and abroad, and we look forward to bringing and expanding this music style into our programming.” – Wynn Nightlife managing partner Alex Cordova
Continuing its support of international music, IMS Ibiza flies the South African flag with MEET TEAM BLACK COFFEE. The multi-award winning DJ has had a meteoric rise to fame and has just finished a first successful summer residency at Hï Ibiza. From management to agent to Ibiza promoter, IMS will bring in Black Coffee and his full team to discuss his own unique and inspiring path to success, the role the team played on this journey, the many challenges he undoubtedly faced and their aspirations for the future.
Addressing one of the most relevant questions for the industry – “how does one succeed in the music business both physically and mentally?” – this panel examined how to balance your physical and psychological well being whilst adhering to the expectations of an increasingly demanding industry.
Do you need to conform to your social media persona? Should you feel obliged to stick around for the after party? Does your rider really need to be loaded with enough alcohol to fill a fridge?
Amidst all the hype and the hedonism, the constant battle for establishing a healthy equilibrium between work and play is a challenge almost every artist can relate to and one that can’t be avoided if you want to maintain a successful and sustainable career in the electronic music industry. During this panel artists and industry representatives discussed ways of training your brain to stay present, to deal with psychological stress and how not to burn out when on the road touring.
“If you think of yourself as an ecosystem, with physical, psychological and emotional needs, the question you really need to ask yourself is what do I really need to be at my best.” Rachel Turner (Achieve Unlimited, Business Psychologist & Performance Coach, UK)
“Electronic music culture is expressed through live events, festivals, clubs, and parties, but it lives everyday online.” – voiced SFX Entertainment President, Greg Consiglio in the opening Keynote Address at IMS Ibiza. He delivered insight into SFX as a whole and the vision for Beatport to become the home of electronic music.
AFEM PRESENTS: CAN YOU BUY SUCCESS IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC?
The potential for quick gain can be attractive for some labels and artists with and raising pressure to buy likes / fans / followers / plays. Mark Lawrence (Association for Electronic Music), set the scene for this important topic and was joined by Clark Warner (Beatport), Eelko Van Kooten (Spinnin Records), Martin Carvell (DJ Magazine), Nick Matthews (CODA Agency), and Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee Records).
“What is the reason to betray yourself? .. and how embarrassing if you get caught.” – Ralf Kollmann (Co-Founder / Managing Director, Mobilee Records, Germany)
“A fake career is a quick career.” – Mark Lawrence (CEO, Association for Electronic Music, UK)