The second day of IMS Ibiza 2019 featured Keynote Interviews and debates with Klas Bergling, Loco Dice, Adam Beyer, Luciano and Professor Green.
Klas Bergling introduces The Tim Bergling Foundation
Klas Bergling, father of the late Avicii, introduced The Tim Bergling Foundation, highlighting the important work it will do in supporting people and organisations working in the fields of mental illness and suicide prevention.
“We are setting up the foundation to focus preventatvie work for mental illness and suicide and we are also looking at threatened animals and nature which was Tims passion as well as climate which is very connected to this.” – Klas Bergling
The Mental Health Debate
Leading figures in music from artists to managers and health experts came together to discuss the current mental health crisis the music industry is facing and what can be done to address it.
I think the dialogue that everyones having right now, the panels and prints, is the most positive thing that can happen – Professor Green
A Twist in My Sobriety
DJ Mag explored the conscious decisions of artists and industry professionals who are making an active effort to manage their health for longevity within the industry.
“It’s part of it. It’s a part of the behaviour to associate going to dance with having a shot or drugs. It has to do with the behaviour. I chose to say that I cannot live this way because I’ll suffer the consequence. I decided to take a twist in order to keep doing what I do well, my talent was music and my passion was music. The gift that was given to me was to give music to all the people around. I had to be more humble and less stupid to make the most of the oppurtunity given to me” – Luciano
Bye Bye To Plastics
There has never been a more crucial time to take action for a greener world, equally, there has never been such an upsurge of people wanting to make positive change. ‘Bye Bye To Plastics’ brought together some of the leading minds in sustainability and music to define how to create a more sustainable industry
“We want to remove single-use plastics from the music industry. Let’s think about small actionable stuff that we can actually get people to do. Let’s change our hospitality riders to be plastic free. The whole point is that we make these tiny steps so we can then move onto the next layer.” – Vivie-Ann Bakos.
The Eastern Bloc
A wave of artists, events and clubs from across Eastern Europe have firmly put the region on the map from Romania to Poland and Ukraine. This discussion highlighted how some regions in Eastern Europe are partying more responsibly, giving their parties more longevity without the risk of putting people’s lives in danger.
“Within the last 20-30 years darkness left, and freedom came, bringing with it some amazing music” – Greg O’Hallaran