Industry professionals reflect on the global digital music explosion in the East at IMS conference
The International Music Summit held a conference to discuss the global digital music explosion in the East on September 21 and 22, specifically the rise of streaming and the scale of future income as China and Asia fully expand their music markets. The panel consisted of five keynote speakers and was moderated by Mark Lawrence who is the CEO of the Association for Electronic Music in the United Kingdom.
Five speakers were featured in this edition’s Asia-Pacific conference, including ALOK, a Brazilian DJ, Bart Cools, Warner Music Groups executive vice president in global A&R marketing for dance music, industry executive Eric Reithler-Barros, Jessie Wang, international business director for NetEase Cloud Music in China, and Pyro Music CEO Spencer Tarring.
This specific conference was titled, The Digital Storm, and featured both Western and Eastern input on the booming music industry in China. This trend was reinforced by the China Electronic Music Market report presented on day two by Net Ease Cloud Music, which estimated 2.86 hundred million users of electronic music in China in 2017 and confirmed electronic music as the second most preferred genre amongst users in the country.
IMS has completed a successful fourth installment of its flagship event, IMS Asia-Pacific. The event, held in conjunction with A2LiVE and the STORM festival, brought together 700 leaders from the dance music industry from 24 countries for two days of panels, production and DJ workshops and after parties in Shanghai.
H/T: Music Week