“In my 40 years of being around this world, I can’t think of a single person who has achieved success who hasn’t paid a personal price via health, relationships, divorce, broken homes, addiction, depression, and anxiety.”
Pete Tong, BBC Radio 1 Broadcaster & IMS Co-Founder
In partnership with shesaid.so
Analysis by AFEM: Association for Electronic Music
International Music Summit (IMS), the leading voice for industry, culture and education in electronic music have announced details of the third in a ten-part series for their newly launched discussion and debate initiative ‘The Big Questions’, in partnership with Pioneer DJ, Beatport, shesaid.so, and the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM).
Hosted by IMS Co-Founder and BBC Radio 1 Broadcaster Pete Tong and fellow BBC Radio 1 broadcaster, journalist, curator, DJ and tastemaker Jaguar, the online series will be live streamed via Beatport’s streaming channels across Twitch, Facebook and YouTube, presenting a series of powerful and timely conversations between industry visionaries, artists and thought leaders, co-curated by shesaid.so, a global independent community of women and gender minorities in the music industry.
With a key topic under the spotlight each month, The Big Questions series aims to highlight and examine the important value issues around the electronic music industry and inspire the community with intelligent conversation and debate. Each month two new influential thought leaders will be united in an intimate conversation on one of ten topics, followed by expert analysis from industry experts presented by AFEM, highlighting key learnings, action points and potential for best practice for the wider industry.
Research has shown that people working in the music industry are more prone to mental health problems, so for our next edition of The Big Questions we’re exploring how we individually and collectively can support good mental health practices to help sustain a happy, healthy working life. Discussing this topic will be Grammy Award-winning songwriters, DJs and producers Nervo in conversation with Doctor Anna Lembke, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, and author of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence.
Adding their knowledge and analysis will be Ari Peralta (Neuroscientist & founder of Arigami), Chloé Abrahams (Higher Ground, Agent & Mental Health First Aider), Rosana Corbacho (M.I. Therapy, Founder & Psychologist and AFEM Health working group co-chair) in a conversation moderated by DJ, Presenter, Okoro Radio co-founder and AFEM Diversity & Inclusion Working Group co-chair Kikelomo.
During this 10-part series, the global electronic music community is invited to nominate which speakers they wish to hear discuss these vital topics. Suggestions can be made via IMS social media platforms and the IMS website, with feedback used to help shape the curatorial approach of the series. A balanced and diverse line-up of speakers will then be selected to reflect upon and analyse the most important issues and challenges presented in a post COVID world, providing a framework for future change.
Mental Health & Wellbeing featuring Nervo & Dr. Anna Lembke
Diversity & Inclusion
Education & Legacy
Mentorship – The Next Generation