The three-day event will consider a range of current and forward thinking topics for the Chinese music industry, with the main themes focusing on streaming, marketing and technology.
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11-31 October, 2021
We are hosting a series of panels and presentations from a wide range of organziations, discussing the latest trends, technologies and business practices. We are showcasing the latest products, services and innovations, exploring the newest wins for the industry.
Available as VOD
More than 90 people took part in the conference in 2020, including representatives of A&G, AKQA, ByteDance, CAVCA, Changba, Chartmetric, IMCJ, IMNZ, IMPALA, MCSC, Midem, Migu Music, Monstercat, Music Ally Netease, Radio.cn, Sounds Australia, Space Shower, Tencent, Twitch, WIN, Xiami Music and YSL Beauty.
Showcase your talent in front of an unprecedented new audience, industry professionals, and global media. Your pre-recorded 10 minute video is streamed online and made available as video-on-demand afterwards. IMX Main Stage showcases are at zero cost to the artist.
More than 120 artists showcased their talent last year, including APEX, Corsak, Fang Jinlong (方锦龙), Jinbo Lu (路金波), Josh Cumbee, Kodaline, mxmtoon, Project Ace, Ru1-J, Ruth Koleva, and Xiao Ying (肖瀛) among others.
IMX 2021 digital edition will start soon and we are excited to announce the first week of the IMX Schedule.
On October 11th the Opening Ceremony will launch the event. Among participants are representatives from Copyright Society of China, Music Copyright Society of China, National Copyright Trade Base (Shanghai), China Audio-Video Copyright Association, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Consulate General of Republic of Indonesia, General Consulate of The Republic of Korea, Belgium Consulate General, will share The Royal Consulate of Denmark, France Consulate General and more.
WEEK 1 will focus on three main topics: Copyright Protection (October 11-13), Music and Tech (October 14-15), Creative and Marketing (October 16-17).
Featured IMX Sessions:
An Introduction to Neighboring Rights with Naomi Asher (Vice President Neighboring Rights, Sony Music Publishing), Ann Tausis (CEO Neighboring Rights, Kobalt), Stacey Harber (Owner, Inside Baseball) moderated by Lionel Lodge (CEO, Synclodge LTD)
Music and the Metaverse with Gordon Midwood (CEO, Anything World), Kaspar Tiri (Co-Founder, Wolf3D) and Tiago Correia (Director at New Business & Venture, Warner Music Group). Moderated by Alessandro Pavanello (International Director, Kanjian Music)
LabelRadar Presents: Meet The A&Rs with Jeroen te Rehorst (Head of A&R, Armada Music), Jonathan Winter (A&R Operations Lead, Monstercat), MiCaela Kirwin (A&R, CloudKid), Daniel Lee (General Manager, NCS), Mark Stinson (A&R, Lowly / The Nations), hosted by Brew (Co-CEO, LabelRadar)
Future Technology And How It Affects Label Operations with Ding Bo (Vice President, NetEase Cloud Music), Chen Hongyu (artist and director at Zhongyuji)
Musician Brand Promotion and Marketing Services Around the World with Lu Yang (General Manager of Music Content and Copyright, Bytedance), Deng Yujun (artist), Nat (CEO, 518 Entertainment)
Collaboration between music artists and content creators – the best music promotion with Don Diablo representing music artists, Josh Neuman – content creators, Vincent Oostlander – Playara, moderated by Ward Geene.
Highlights among the Artist Showcases include:
Above and Beyond (Anjunabeats)
Fedde Le Grand
Flava D (Hospital Records)
Dexter King (Monstercat)
Metrik (Hospital Records)
Ben Bohmer (Anjunabeats)
Terry Zhong (Monstercat)
IMX Expo will launch on October 12th.
WEEK 2 will be dedicated to International Markets Overviews and representing countries’ showcases. WEEK 3 will be focusing on Music Business Sessions, domestic live houses Expo and feature Showcases. Check out the entire event schedule at here.
IMX 2021 will be streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Douyin, Weibo, NetEase (showcases only), Kuaishou, Migu Music, Sohu video and Tianyi Ultra HD.