International Music Expo officially opens its second edition for creatives and creators all around the world!

IMX 2021 will run online on a daily basis from October 11 – 31 from 2pm until 10 pm (GMT+1/GMT+8) via our website, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Bilibili, Douyin, Weibo, NetEase Music and Migu Music.

Committed to bridging domestic and international industries, IMX serves as a platform for connecting and collaboration through shared experiences. The event includes Sessions, Expo and Showcases programs.

On October 11th the Opening Ceremony will officially 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 the Republic of Indonesia, General Consulate of The Republic of Korea, Belgium Consulate General, the Royal Consulate of Denmark, France Consulate General and more.

IMX Sessions will start on October 11th and will host a series of exclusive panels and presentations from a wide range of organizations, industry professionals and artists, covering such topics as Copyright Protection, Music and Tech, Creative and Marketing, International Markets Overviews and Music Business.

Highlighted Sessions include:

  • 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.

International Markets Overviews are presented by:

  • Chile
  • Europe
  • France
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • UK
  • Ukraine
  • USA

IMX Showcases will broadcast artists from grassroots to majors, across all genres and from all parts of the globe. The showcase program will be available to watch daily from 7pm until 10pm (GMT+1/GMT+8).

Featured artists in this weeks showcases include:

  • Aduo
  • Above and Beyond (Anjunabeats)
  • Armin Van Buuren (Armada)
  • Fedde Le Grand
  • Flava D (Hospital Records)
  • LXY
  • Terry Zhong (Monstercat)
  • Sun Nan
  • The BossHoss (Internashville)

IMX Business Expo will showcase domestic and international organizations, record labels and music technology companies throughout the event. Business Expo will launch on October 12th at 5pm (GMT+1/GMT+8).

IMX Participants will be able to connect and network with the delegates starting from the first day of the event.

View the full IMX Schedule here.


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