IMS College – Malta Announce 2018 Summer Camp Schedule and Final Speakers

Artists Dubfire, Mambo Brothers and Tenishia join industry leaders and production experts from Beatport, elrow, Mixmag, Point Blank Music School, Toolroom, Ultra Music and more

23 August 2018

IMS COLLEGE: A crash course in electronic music. Learn by day, party by night.

September 14-15, Intercontinental Hotel, Malta

Summer Camp badge prices €50 for 2 days and 3-night time parties



Following the successful International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza, IMS now bring their thought-leadership platform to Malta. IMS College – Malta, a uniquely curated educational initiative aimed at emerging electronic music professionals and future industry visionaries, has now revealed its final schedule for 2018, bringing together a powerful collection of leading electronic music experts and artists to educate the next generation with their experience and knowledge.

By day attendees will experience two full days of interactive workshops, inspiring keynotes and learning sessions covering four key pillars of music education: Performance, Production, Promotion and Publishing. Partnering with leading music education institutes Point Blank Music School and Berklee College of Music, the two-days of learning are designed to help nurture and boost the careers of emerging electronic music industry professionals and creatives. By night attendees will experience specially curated parties and events showcasing the best in international electronic music talent.

Day one of the summer camp on Friday 14th September, will see Point Blank Music School present two insightful sessions: a production masterclass with Maltese artist Tenishia and a track deconstruction masterclass in Ableton Live. Also on day one, Mixmag’s Future Of Dance Music brings together innovators from across the spectrum of the genre to share their thoughts on where the industry is heading and how they plan to change the game. Local and International labels will bring their experiences and advice to Beatport’s How To Set Up And Run an Independent Record Label, featuring representatives from Toolroom and Malta’s leading label Alleanza.

Saturday 15th September presents day two of IMS College – Malta, opening with elrow – How To Build A Global Brand which will lift the lid on the inner workings of the past, present and future of the legendary party phenomenon and family run business. At a time when conversations around mental health in the dance music community are gathering momentum, Staying Sane In The Game will spotlight the challenges music industry professionals may face and will give valuable advice on where to get help and support. Tools Of The Trade will delve into the key platforms and techniques you need to be aware of to grow your presence in the music industry from social media to music promotion platforms. Berklee College of Music will provide attendees with tailored career advice in one-on-one Career Coaching Clinic sessions, offering bespoke, practical advice on how to achieve their career goals. The day will close with a keynote interview and Q&A with Grammy award winning DJ and Producer Ali Shirazina aka Dubfire, giving an insider’s view at what it’s like to be an internationally successful electronic music artist.

Each day of IMS College – Malta is paired with official evening parties with world class DJ talent with some of the genres biggest names including Dubfire, Camelphat, Mambo Brothers and Tenishia plus the Maltese debut of global party brand elrow.

IMS Co-Founder Ben Turner states “Returning to Malta for the third year, IMS remain committed to supporting and developing the next generation who will grow and sustain our industry in the future. IMS College brings the best in the business to share their knowledge and wisdom, if electronic music is your passion this is an opportunity not to be missed.”

IMS College – Malta Final Speakers:

Breakwave (Artist, UK)

Carl Bee (Artist, Malta)

Cheryl Falzon (Alleanza/Revolt, Label Manager, Malta)

Christine Brown (Help Musicians, Director of External Affairs, UK)

Danny Whittle (IMS, Partner/Co-Founder, UK)

Deniz Everling (Beatport, Label Manager, Germany)

DJ Ravine (Point Blank Music School, Content Creator, UK)

Dubfire (Artist, USA)

Frank Hahn (Denon DJ, Product Specialist, Germany)

Fred Conybeare-Cross (Keep Hush, Founder, UK)

Freddie Masters (Keep Hush, Co-Founder, UK)

Greg Marshall (Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), General Manager, UK)

Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder, UK)

Jaguar Bingham (Mixmag TV, Presenter, UK)

Jamie Kemp (Toolroom, Director of Sales, UK)

Jenni Cochrane (AEI Group, Director Of Culture And Partnerships, UK)

Jono Heale (ACS, Director of Communications, Education and Strategic Partnerships, UK)

Joost Toast (ACS, Distributor, Spain)

Luke Curtis (Dance Music Photographer, UK)

Mambo Brothers (Artists, Spain)

Manu Gonzalez (Artist, Spain)

Mark Lawrence (AFEM/Black Rock Publishing, Advisor,/Director, UK)

Mark Netto (IMS, Partner/Co-Founder, South Africa)

Matt Digby (Beatport, Marketing & Communications Manager, Germany)

Myradh Cormican (Myradh Music Marketing, Director, UK)

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

Paul Arnold (Ultra Music Publishing & Records, A&R, UK)

Paul Hamill (Inflyte, CEO, Northern Ireland)

Sebastian Battista (Warner Bros. Records, Head of Digital Strategy, UK)

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

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

Tenishia (Artist, Malta)

Tobias Oxnam (Netil Radio, Director, UK)

Tristan Hunt (Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), Regional Manager, UK)

Victor De La Serna (elrow Family, Music Director, Spain)

Ziggy (Artist, Malta)