IMS Asia-Pacific Agenda Revealed


5 December 2014


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10

IMS OPENING PARTY

Pete Tong, Iain Thomson, Stingray, Celeste Siam

22.00-23.30 Celeste Siam

23.30-01.00 Iain Thomson

01.00-03.00 Pete Tong

03.00-05.00 Stingray

Attica, Clarke Quay

IMS 2015

THURSDAY DECEMBER 11

12.00-12.05

IMS INTRODUCTION

Pete Tong & IMS Partners

 

12.05-12.20

IMS BUSINESS REPORT 2015: ASIA-PACIFIC

Presented by Kevin Watson (IMS Analyst)

DESCRIPTION: The IMS Business Report has become the defining word on the value of the global genre of electronic music. For IMS Asia-Pacific, IMS Analyst Kevin Watson pulls together the first attempt at assessing data available in this final frontier. The report will expand year on year as more focus is put on the report and the area continues to grow.

 

12.20-12.35

KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION – THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS

Sandy Monteiro (President, Universal Music Group, South East Asia)

DESCRIPTION: Electronic music is the biggest genre growth across Universal in South East Asia. Universal President Sandy Monteiro issues a keynote focused on how this growth can’t be done with the power of the major label – that the modern evolution of their role in the marketplace relies on powerful partnerships across many disciplines to help build a following.

 

12.35-12.50

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – TRANSFORMATIONAL MUSIC

Dr Gino Yu (Doctor of Music & Medicine, Hong Kong)

DESCRIPTION: “The EDM movement is youth culture having their first ‘unity consciousness’ experience. We are looking to re-mythologize this for Asia without the drugs. Music also has the opportunity to ‘heal’ and facilitate personal transformation. In Chinese, the word for Music and the word for Medicine are similar. Discuss…”

 

12.55-13.40

IMS ASIA-PACIFIC ARTIST PANEL: EAST MEETS WEST

Arjun Vagale (Artist, India)

Celeste Siam (Artist, Thailand)

Damian Lazarus (Artist, Crosstown Rebels, UK)

Jeremy Boon (Artist, Zouk, Singapore)

Liv from NERVO (Artist, Australia)

Mim from NERVO (Artist, Australia)

= Moderated by Mr. Has (Artistic Director, W Singapore, Singapore)

DESCRIPTION: IMS puts together six artists from two parts of the planet to compare and contrast their worlds and look at how things are opening up for artists – drawing from global and local experiences to help inspire success. From NERVO to Damian Lazarus, expect a wide range of expertise. All hosted by W Hotels Artistic Director for Singapore, Mr. Has.

 

13.45-14.15

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Gilbert Yeung (Owner, Dragon-I / Tazmania Ballroom)

= Interviewed by Chris Ho (Lush Radio, Singapore)

DESCRIPTION: Meet one of the major nightlife forces in the Asia-Pacific region. IMS meets Gilbert in a one-to-one interview with local radio broadcaster Chris Ho. Yeung talks about his huge success in Hong Kong, his incredible family background, and his big hopes for the future of the scene in his territory and beyond.

 

14.15-15.15

NETWORKING BUFFET LUNCH courtesy of IMS / W Singapore-Sentosa Cove

Hosted by the Association for Electronic Music

 

15.15-16.05

IMS ASIA-PACIFIC PROMOTER PANEL – GALVANISING A REGION

Dev Bhatia (Director, Unmute, India)

Emily Hou (Artist Relations Manager, A2 Live / Storm Festival, China)

Jason Swamy (Promoter, Do What You Love / Robot Heart, Hong Kong)

JC Ahn (International Director, VU ENT / Global Gathering / Life In Color, South Korea)

Mark Brimblecombe (Owner, Attica, Singapore)

Nobby Uno (Ultra Music Festival / Avex Music / Avex Group Holdings, Japan)

= Moderator: Kurosh Nasseri (Association for Electronic Music, USA)

DESCRIPTION: Asia-Pacific’s explosion is mirrored by the festivals that are now succeeding in China, Korea, India and beyond. IMS brings together leading lights from major territories to really examine how the region is changing and how issues such as health and safety will follow high standards set in other parts of the planet.

 

16.10-16.55

DIGITAL DOORWAY – HOW TO PENETRATE DEEPER

Andrew Bull (Director, Shine Communications, Shanghai)

Anthony Zameczkowski (Head of Music & Brand Partnerships, You Tube, APAC)

Brendan Long (Agent, William Morris Endeavor, UK)

Frank Cotela (Onelove Recordings / SFX Totem / Stereosonic, Australia)

Luke Nathans (Regional CEO, Iris Worldwide APAC, Singapore)

Trent Grimes (Ministry of Sound, Australia)

= Moderator: Tan Chee Meng (Director of Label Relations, Spotify, APAC)

DESCRIPTION: Digital is clearly responsible for the rapid-growth of electronic music in the region in the last decade and its now accelerating at lightning speed. IMS Asia-Pacific looks at how this will continue into the next decade and how to monetise it along the way, focusing on challenges in the region and, more importantly, the new opportunities.

 

17.00-17.30

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Steve Angello (Artist, Size, Sweden)

in conversation with

Pete Tong (Artist, IMS / BBC Radio 1, UK)

DESCRIPTION: Steve Angello is now a solo artist post Swedish House Mafia domination of the region. Here he reflects on how to approach this huge market with a new team, a new approach and shares his experiences on the act’s huge explosion in this part of the planet.

 

17.35-18.25

ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRESENTS: GET PLAYED GET PAID

Frank Rodi (Deputy Director Writer Services, APRA AMCOS, Australia)

Hideki Natsumara (Manager, Kuvo / Planning Section, Pioneer, Japan)

Ralf Kollman (Director, Mobilee Records, Germany)

Richie Hawtin (Artist, M-nus / Plastikman, Canada)

Wayne Lee (Head of Entertainment, Zouk, Singapore)

= Moderator: Mark Lawrence (CEO, Association for Electronic Music, UK)

DESCRIPTION: Association for Electronic Music is the trade body for the genre created by IMS partner Ben Turner and attorney Kurosh Nasseri. AFEM has launched a campaign title Get Played Get Paid, designed to ensure royalties flow to the current source of music creators. Here the campaign launches into Asia Pacific.

 

18.30-19.00

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Lincoln Cheng (Owner, Zouk / ZoukOut, Singapore)

in conversation with

Paul Oakenfold (Artist, Perfecto, North America)

DESCRIPTION: Lincoln Cheng states: “Asia alone represents half the population of the world and is the fastest-growing and least-tapped market in the world. This is why IMS Asia-Pacific is very important.” Cheng has driven the market from Singapore for over 20 years. Today, he is interviewed by Paul Oakenfold – one of the first international DJ-s to focus on the region.

 

19.00-21.00

IMS ASIA-PACIFIC COCKTAIL PARTY

(delegates only)

DJ’s Pete Tong and Becky Tong

19.00-20.00 Becky Tong

20.00-21.00 Pete Tong

WOOBAR, W Singapore-Sentosa Cove

 

21.00-00.00

IMS ASIA-PACIFIC AFTER PARTY

NERVO, Danny Fry (W Bali), Mr.Has (W Singapore)

21.00-22.00 NERVO

22.00-23.00 Danny Fry

23.00-00.00 Mr. Has

WOOBAR, W Singapore-Sentosa Cove

 

22.00-03.00

IMS OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY (OFF-SITE)

Paul Oakenfold, Iain Thomson, Celeste Siam

22.00-23.30 Celeste Siam

23.30-01.00 Iain Thomson

01.00-03.00 Paul Oakenfold

03.00-05.00 Iain Thomson/ Celeste Siam

Attica Nightclub, Clarke Quay

IMS 2015

FRIDAY DECEMBER 12

20.00-05.00

ZOUKOUT – DAY 1

Above & Beyond, Dannic, Loco Dice, Magda, Nicky Romero, Richie Hawtin, Steve Aoki, W&W

Siloso Beach, Sentosa

IMS 2015

SATURDAY DECEMBER 13

04.00-ONWARDS

IMS AFTER HOURS

Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee, Germany), Jeck Hyde (Singapore), Nicolas Masseyeff (Herzblut / Tsuba / Noir, France)

Azzura Beach Club

 

14.00-20.00

ZOUKOUT RECHARGE PARTY

Maurice Simon, DJ Hong,

14.00-16.00 Maurice Simon

16.00-18.00 DJ Hong

18.00-20.00 TBC

WET Deck, W Singapore-Sentosa Cove

 

20.00-05.00

ZOUKOUT – DAY 2

Damian Lazarus, Dubfire, Mano Le Tough, Martin Garrix, Maya Jane Coles, Nina Kraviz, Showtek, Skrillex, Steve Angello

Siloso Beach, Sentosa

IMS 2015

SUNDAY DECEMBER 14

07.30-ONWARDS

IMS AFTER HOURS

EJ Missy (Kyo / Loop, Singapore) & Casie Lane (Parental Control, USA), AND.ID – Live (Mobilee, Germany)

Azzura Beach Club