Im very pleased to be back to Ibiza for the IMS (International Music Summit), joining the panel “social responsibility in electronic music” alongside Ash Pournouri (Avicii) , Paul Van Dyk (Artist) ,Stephen Greene (RockCorps) and Gary Smith (Midem).
With electronic music developing in emerging areas we should start thinking about how to make that development responsibily. Are artists really conscious of their power to raise awareness and create change ? what if we all pull in the same direction? Are we really using all the power of music to break down socio-economic boundaries? or is it just about party business?
Its a great opportunity to exchange ideas with other like minded people and explain to the industry what Bridges for Music is about and what exactly we have done in South Africa with Richie Hawtin, Skrillex and Luciano.
Im really looking forward to meet the rest of the panelists and have an interesting discussion.
These are the points I would like to touch:
- What role can international artists play while touring in developing countries?
- The power of social media and artists for awareness raising.
- How can electronic music enhance the opportunities in disadvantaged communities?
- South Africa: the best example of electronic music breaking down socio-economic boundaries.
Thanks to Ben Turner for introducing this important topic in the conference enabling us to present our initiatives to the industry.
See u there !
THURSDAY 23rd MAY
Social Responsibility in Electronic Music
Ash Pournouri (At Night)
Paul Van Dyk (Artist)
Stephen Greene (RockCorps)
Valentino Barrioseta (Bridges for Music)
Moderated by Gary Smith (Midem)