A great gathering of the minds will come to Shanghai, China, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 21 and 22. It's the 2017 edition of the International Music Summit Asia-Pacific, the fourth of its kind, and much discourse on the digital revolution in the dance music industry is on the docket.
The theme of IMS Asia-Pacific 2017 is “The Digital Storm.” Leaders and insiders covering all aspects of the ever-growing industry will be on hand to talk diversity in the culture, emerging markets, environmental impact, growing labels, and nurturing homegrown talents in a market that constantly shifts, with special emphasis on Asian regions.
“The potential of streaming and the Digital Storm in Asia is phenomenal, and the electronic music industry needs to be ready to embrace the opportunity,” IMS co-founder Ben Turner is quoted in a press release. “However, right now, its a mainstream music market, and IMS hopes to help redress the balance by helping the region support a full eco-system like we enjoy in other parts of the world. These are also testing times in the live market and best practices at events in Asia remain a huge concern. As always, there is plenty to debate at IMS Asia-Pacific.”