As we enter September, IMS Asia-Pacific has added the finishing touches to its upcoming conference in Shanghai this month.
Prominent professionals from Billboard, Pioneer DJ and Deckstar Management and artists like Laidback Luke, who will deliver a keynote called the Digital Storm, and Howie B, who will discuss cultural, linguistic and creative differences when collaborating with Chinese artists together with Mickey Zhang and Whai, have been added to the discussions taking place on September 21-22 in Shanghai, China at the Hyatt on the Bund.
They will join Axwell ^ Ingrosso, elrow, Warner Music Group and more.
Topics cover a wide range of issues like the preservation of dance music culture, diversity, locality and corporatism, emerging markets within the region, nurturing the underground in a very commercial region, creating a greener music festivals and more.
A exciting panel has been added called Nature vs Nurture – Underground Music in Asia that will discuss sustainability and how to cultivate a thriving underground scene in Asia.
Pranitan Phornprapha from Wonderfruit in Thailand will report on the challenges and strategies of how to create a greener festival that he and his creatively conscious team have experienced.
See the full line-up, schedule and secure your badges here.
Workshops hosted by Point Blank Music School, Unity and Rave Radio have also been added to the agenda plus the 2017 NetEase China Music Report and the Nielsen Asia-Pacific Dance Music Study, commissioned by A2LiVE.
The conference will once again aim to bridge the gap between East and West and provide the world with a window into the artists, businesses and events that are making Asia-Pacific one of the most exciting and rapidly growing electronic music markets in the world. This year’s edition will zero in on ‘The Digital Storm’ and focus on the ever-evolving digital landscape of the music industry.