IMS Engage 2016 has revealed the first two groups of speakers for its upcoming event.
The American offshoot of the famed International Music Summit, IMS Engage 2016 is looking to be one of the biggest years yet for the conference as they enter their fourth year, taking place on April 21st in Hollywood. Following last year’s huge speakers conversations, which saw Kaskade feature, as well as Chuck D and Seth Troxler go in on a debate, this year is already hotting up with those that have been announced.
For the first speaker pairing, William Morris Endeavour’s Marc Geiger (Head Of Music) and John MacFarlane, CEO of Sonos, are going head to head, with the topic of conversation unannounced yet, but these two are sure to be experienced in whatever the conversation happens to be. With a vast amount of experience of managing music of the likes of Rihanna and Jack White, Marc Geiger has dealt with the biggest artists in the music industry, while John MacFarlane has been at the forefront of home entertainment systems for the last number of years. A huge pairing.
The second IMS Engage 2016 pairing is also a major one as they have enlisted the help of Live Nations President of electronic music, James Barton, who will team up with AM Only’s East Coast Vice President Lee Anderson. For those of you who may not know, Live Nation and James Barton look after festival’s such as Insomniac and Hard Events, while Lee Anderson and the AM Only group look after some of the biggest artists in the electronic dance music scene with their bookings, taking them to the biggest festivals or stadium tours in the US.
These are the types of industry leaders who will be able to analyse the music industry having worked in it for so long, as well as gaining first sight knowledge into the current situation within the industry. Whatever the conversation, this will two groups of speakers we will look forward to hearing about.
You can find out more about IMS Engage 2016 here.