International Indie Music Season (IIMS) – a three-month project that kicks off with 3 days of music shows, industry talks and more (July 17-19, 2020).
IIMS is an international music industry event, based on the international culture of inclusiveness, linking the strength of global cities, and the leading music culture consumption of Shanghai. IIMS includes curated music industry panels, international music talent showcases from 28 regions from around the world; it’s a platform for the global music industry and China to meet.
I’M stands for Indie Music, though it is most commonly the abbreviation of I am. IIMS aims to encourage independent musicians to open up and embrace diverse art forms, to respect and enjoy creativity, while protecting and supporting the intellectual property and work of everyone else.
TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS
SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
Get Together. Stay Together.
China has become an important destination for the music industry both across Asia and globally.
Initiatives undertaken on a government and business level are there to ensure better cultural exchange, as well as to set a pathway to overcoming the challenges today.
COPYRIGHTS & PROTECTION
In the age of short-video and social media, monetization models and rights protection have become hot topics.
Discussions between policy makers and industry are as important as the effort every artist puts in their creative work to ensure business and legislation are aligned.
OPERATIONS & DEVELOPMENT
Artists on either side of the Great Wall are looking to develop their brand and business across the border.
Sharing success stories and challenges provides the global community with context and paves the way to sustainable models and strategies.
CULTURE, TECH & MEDIA
High-quality, immersive audio and the evolution of media in the digital space among the key points this season.
Historically, new tech has been the main disruptor within the industry, though the KOL-ization of online media now adds a whole new element to how things are done.