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.
In association with
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.
Between East and West: presentation of the Ukrainian music market
Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe with its territory of 603,628 km2. It is a very ancient nation (starting from the 9th century - Founding of Kievan Rus, the first major Eastern Slavonic state) but a young state (proclaimed independence from USSR in 1991).
Over a relatively short period of time its musicians managed to build a strong international presence despite weak local music market (Ruslana winning Eurovision Song Contest in 2004, Jamala in 2016, Alyona Alyona getting Anchor Awards at Reeperbahn Festival and EU prize for popular music “Music Moves Europe Talent Awards”, Sinoptik winning The Global Battle of the Bands in 2016, etc.), local folk and metal bands are among the most successful artists on the continent having tours all around the world.
So what makes Ukrainian the music scene so exciting?
Alona works in the music industry for almost a decade. Starting as a volunteer for the music festival she soon grew to the position of program director taking care of 100+ acts performing the biggest festival stages in Ukraine.
She believes in the power of education and networking having done the music exchange projects in Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and even in the Middle East (Kyrgyzstan, hello!).
Along with a colleague she co-founded Music Export Ukraine, an independent organisation that helps Ukrainian artists build international careers. Since then, she showcased local talents at professional events in more than 20 countries, lobbied sector needs in Ukraine and Europe, did dozens of international projects, became the expert in European funding. And strangely, she still enjoys music!