Day 1 - Friday September 14th
10:25 am - 10:30 am

INTRODUCTION BY IMS PARTNERS & AFEM

Danny Whittle (International Music Summit, Partner/Co-Founder, Spain)
Greg Marshall (Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), General Manager, UK)
Mark Netto (International Music Summit, Partner/Co-Founder, South Africa)
Mark Lawrence (AFEM/Black Rock Publishing, Advisor/Director, UK)
Tristan Hunt (Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), Regional Manager, UK)

10:30 am - 11:15 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – INTRODUCING THE FOUR PILLARS

Nacho Marco (Berklee College of Music, Professor, Spain)
Mambo Brothers (Artists, Spain)
Mark Lawrence (AFEM/Black Rock Publishing, Advisor/Director, UK)
Paul Arnold (Ultra Music Publishing & Records, A&R, UK)
Moderated by Mark Netto (International Music Summit, Partner/Co-Founder, South Africa)

Briefing: Four leading industry representatives discuss the four pillars of IMS College: Performance, Production, Promotion & Publishing.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

MIXMAG’S FUTURE OF DANCE MUSIC

Breakwave (Artist, UK)
Fred Coneybeare-Cross (Keep Hush, Founder, UK)
Freddy Masters (Keep Hush, Co-Founder, UK)
Toby Oxnam (Netil Radio, Director, UK)
Moderated by Jaguar Bingham (Mixmag TV, Presenter, UK)

Briefing: Innovators from across the spectrum of electronic music share their thoughts on where the industry is headed and how they plan to change the game.

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

MAKING YOUR MARK – HOW TO STAND OUT ON YOUR LOCAL SCENE

Carl Bee (Artist, Malta)
Manu Gonzalez (Artist, Spain)
Mambo Brothers (Artists, Spain)
Tenishia (Artist, Malta)
Ziggy (Artist, Malta)
Moderated by Mark Netto (International Music Summit, Partner/Co-Founder, South Africa)

Briefing: Local artists share their experiences and knowledge of how they broke through their local scene and give advice on how to stand out against international DJs.

12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

ACS AND IBIZA LOVES EARS PRESENT: PLAY SAFE NOW – HEAR TOMORROW

Jono Heale (ACS, Director of Communications, Education and Strategic Partnerships, UK)
Joost Toast (ACS, Distributor, Spain)

Briefing: Sometimes the subject of hearing conservation in the music industry is not given the attention it deserves. As a DJ, Producer or Musician you are 3.5 times more likely to suffer the effects of Music Induced Hearing Loss and 1.5 times more likely to get Tinnitus. Learn essential facts to help you play safe now so you can still hear tomorrow!

1:05 pm - 2:05 pm

PUBLISHING 101

Mark Lawrence (AFEM/Black Rock Publishing, Advisor/Director, UK)
Paul Arnold (Ultra Music Publishing & Records, A&R, UK)

Briefing: All you need to know about Publishing, including what producers should do at the start of their careers to be supported, protected and earn money.

2:05 pm - 3:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

POINT BLANK MUSIC SCHOOL PRESENT: TRACK DECONSTRUCTION MASTERCLASS

Ski Oakenfull (Point Blank Music School, Head of Curriculum, UK)

Briefing: A deconstruction masterclass in Ableton Live, breaking down the musical sounds and techniques in Calvin Harris’s ‘One Kiss’ featuring Dua Lipa.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

BEATPORT PRESENT: HOW TO SET UP AND RUN AN INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL

Cheryl Falzon (Alleanza/Revolt, General Manager, Malta)
Deniz Everling (Beatport, Label Manager, Germany)
Jamie Kemp (Toolroom, Head of Sales, UK)
Moderated by Matt Digby (Beatport, Marketing & Communications Manager, Germany)

Briefing: Beatport is committed to developing the independent music and labels which fuel dance floors the world over. This workshop will map out the processes and challenges behind record label mechanics from conception to content delivery and promotion. Join us for 60 minutes of invaluable insight and Q&A session.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

POINT BLANK MUSIC SCHOOL PRESENT: PRODUCTION MASTERCLASS WITH TENISHIA

Tenishia (Artist, Malta)
Moderated by DJ Ravine (Point Blank Music School, Content Creator, UK)

Briefing: Tenishia will break down one of his tracks, discuss his approach to production and provide essential tips and tricks for the studio.

7:00 pm - 12:00 am

EVENT: MAMBO BROTHERS

Venue: Medasia

11:59 pm - 4:00 am

EVENT: MANU GONZALEZ

Venue: Playground

Day 2 - Saturday September 15th
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC PRESENT: CAREER COACHING CLINIC

Stine Glismand (Berklee College of Music, Director of the International Career Center, Spain)

Briefing: Receive tailored career advice in a 30 minute pre-booked session. Bring your updated CV for bespoke, practical advice on how to achieve your career goals.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

STAYING SANE IN THE GAME

Christine Brown (Help Musicians, Director of External Affairs, UK)
Jenni Cochrane (AEI Group, Director Of Culture And Partnerships, UK)
Mark Lawrence (AFEM/Black Rock Publishing, Advisor,/Director, UK)
Tristan Hunt (Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), Regional Manager, UK)
Moderated by Greg Marshall (Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), General Manager, UK)

Briefing: At a time when conversations around mental health in the dance music community are gathering momentum, this session will put a spotlight on the challenges music industry professionals may face and will give valuable advice on where to get help and support if needed.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ELROW – HOW TO BUILD A GLOBAL BRAND

Victor De La Cerna (elrow Family, Music Director, Spain)
Moderated by Mark Netto (International Music Summit, Partner/Co-Founder, South Africa)

Briefing: The past, present and future of a the legendary party phenomenon and family run business, including insights into the company model and their approach to strategy, booking, management and more.

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

INFLYTE PROMO CLINIC

Paul Hamill (Inflyte, CEO, Northern Ireland)

Briefing: If you are a record label looking for some advice and guidance on your promotional strategies and how to increase the reach of your label with international global tastemakers, book a place at the Inflyte Promo Clinic, where the Inflyte team will be on hand to offer one-on-one insights and solutions to help push your label forward as well as providing a personal tour of the Inflyte promo platform

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC PRESENT: APPLIED ANALOG SYNTH WORKSHOP

Nacho Marco (Berklee College of Music, Professor, Spain)

Briefing: A workshop in which only a Modular basic system and a DAW are used to create a Deep House track. Every sound in the track is designed using a monophonic modular synth and sequenced/overdubbed using Ableton Live. Basic concepts of analog synthesis will be explained in the process.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder, UK)
Luke Curtis (Dance Music Photographer, UK)
Myradh Cormican (Myradh Music Marketing, Director, UK)
Sebastian Battista (Warner Bros. Records, Head of Digital Strategy, UK)
Moderated by Paul Hamill (Inflyte, CEO, Northern Ireland)

Briefing: Delving into the key platforms and techniques you need to be aware of to grow your presence in the music industry, from social media analytics to how to cultivate your brand to music promotion platforms. Hosted by Inflyte, a state-of-the-art promotion platform.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DENON DJ PRIME SERIES WORKSHOP

Frank Hahn (Denon DJ, Product Specialist, Germany)

Briefing: An introduction to the Prime Series and the new SC5000M media player plus tips and tricks for digital DJing.

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

IMS VISIONARIES: HOBBY TO PRO – LAUNCHING YOUR OWN MUSIC BUSINESS

Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder, UK)
Luke Curtis (Dance Music Photographer, UK)

Briefing: IMS Visionaries is a global search for the next generation of industry influencers. Inder Phull won the IMS Visionaries Contest in 2016 and has since gone on to build a global creative agency that connects brands to the music industry. Inder will be sharing tips on how to launch your own music business with insights from Luke Curtis, a leading music photographer. The session will cover how to come up with an idea you’re passionate about, the importance of mentors and how to find clients that will pay for your service.

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

FILM: ABOVE GROUND LEVEL

Briefing: As one-half of the Grammy Award-winning duo Deep Dish, Iranian-American Ali Shirazinia (aka Dubfire) has established himself as one of the world’s most revered and eminent DJ / producers. With candid interviews from family, childhood friends, industry peers, and fellow artists, this film takes an intimate and honest look inside the nuanced world of dance music. This is an aspirational story about pursuing your passion, daring to dream big, and the challenges – and sacrifices – that come with success. It is an insider’s look at what it’s like to be an electronic music artist from Above Ground Level.

6:45 pm - 7:30 pm

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: DUBFIRE

Dubfire (Artist, USA)

Moderated by Mark Netto (International Music Summit, Partner/Co-Founder, South Africa)

Briefing: In-depth interview covering his beginnings as an Iranian immigrant in the USA to his years as part of Grammy award winning Deep Dish in the ‘golden era’ of dance music to his position today as one of the most sought after underground artists on the electronic music scene.

9:00 pm - 4:00 am

EVENT: ELROW – PSYCHEDELIC TRIP

Dubfire
Camelphat
Toni Varga
Andres Campo
Carl Bee

VENUE: Uno Village