17-19 JULY

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.

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THEMES

Get Together. Stay Together.

Start Topic Participants Host
09:30 Opening Ceremony National Base For International Cultural Trade (Shanghai), National Base For Copyright Trade (Shanghai)  Kanjian Music
10:15 Building the Bridge to China (Session Europe) Shanghai British Council, Consulate General of the Republic of Finland in Shanghai, Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai IMCO (China)
11:00 The Growth of Chinese and International Indie Music (Session APAC) CAVCA, IMCJ (Japan), IMNZ (New Zealand), IMCO (China) Music Ally Japan
12:00 The Future of Music in the Post-Pandemic Age IMPALA, WIN, Tencent Musician – TME (腾讯音乐人), MCSC FM100.1
13:00 BREAK    
14:00 The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances Jiaqi Zhou (周家奇), Jiasong Zhang (张家松)  
14:30 Publishing Copyrights in the Age of Short-video Shijia Gan (甘世佳), Peida Jin (金培达), Mang Liang (梁芒) Star Entertainment Law (星娱乐法)
15:15 Licensing Operations – Domestic and International Perspective CaoTai Music (草台回声), Good Tone (好痛音乐), Space Shower FM100.1
16:00 Creativity and Business with Film Music Zhuang Wang (王壮), A&G, Enlight Media (光线传媒) JZ Music
16:50

Video Games and Music

Cotton Game (胖布丁游戏), House Of China, Monstercat, Shanghai Online Game Industry Association (上海市网络游戏行业协会)

JZ Music

17:40 Music Heritage and Education Changning District Senior High School Art Discipline (长宁区高中艺术学科), Chinese World Musicians Association (世界华人音乐家协会),
Shanghai Oriental Chinese Orchestra (上海东方国乐团), Gumi Culture (谷米文化)
Yujun Xu (许钰君)

Start

GMT+1
Topic Participants Host
16:00 The Revival of Chinese Traditional Music Xiaohe (小河), Stallion Era (战马时代), Shanghai Pin Tan Opera Troupes (上海评弹团团长), Interesting 音阙诗听 Shanghai Hinmory National Chamber Band (上海馨忆民族室内乐团)
17:00 DSPs and Indie Artists – How can we Work Better Together? ByteDance (字节跳动音乐), Radio.cn (中央广播电视总台音频客户端云听), Migu (咪咕音乐), Netease Music (网易云音乐) Hit Fm
17:50 Record Labels – Challenges and Opportunities JZ Music, PRO Agency, Tommy Boy, Purple Battery (紫色电池) IMCO (China)
18:40 Chinese Indie Artists – how do you go international? Fake Music Media, Ran Music, SHFT, Middle Kingdom Music Group Music Ally
19:30 International Collaboration – Case Study DANA LEONG ,Shaohua Ding (丁少华), Dongyue Qiang (强东玥), The analog Playground Project Muse (缪斯计划)
20:20 How to promote international acts in China Alter, New Noise, Split Works, Kanjian Music Elevator
21:10 Indie Musicians – discussion on creativity Josh Cumbee, mxmtoon,  YEHAIYAHAN Sounds Australia

Start

GMT+1
Topic Participants Host
16:00 How to Operate an Offline Organization in 2020 Bluenote, MAO, Midem, Taihua (太华) IMCO (China)
16:50 The Global Trends in Music Livestreaming

Jishuzhai (吉术斋), Changba (唱吧), Twitch

Naked Music (音乐先声)
17:35 Music and Tech Chartmetric, Click N Clear, Full-dimension, Musiio Of Course
18:20 Tech and Lifestyle Trends Driving Music Innovation AKQA, Lenbrook, Xiami (虾米) MQA
19:55 Music Media – From A to KOL Naked Music (音乐先声), Project Muse (缪斯计划),Music Ally China UK Windvane (英国音乐风向标)
20:55 Brands and Music – the Ultimate Chemical Reaction Vox Music, Justin OH, YSL Beauty, AKB48 FM100.1

SPEAKERS

Experience. Knowledge. Success.

Alex Warnke
Alex WarnkeCEO, PRO Agency GmbH
Record Labels – Challenges and Opportunities
Alexandre Deniot
Alexandre DeniotDirector, Midem
How to Operate an Offline Organization in 2020
Allyson Toy
Allyson ToyMusic Partnerships Manager, Twitch
The Global Trends in Music Livestreaming
Archie Hamilton
Archie HamiltonFounder and Managing Director, Split Works
How to Promote International Acts in China
Bo Ding
Bo DingVice President, Netease Music
DSPs and Indie Artists – How can we Work Better Together?
Bowen Gao
Bowen GaoHead, Shanghai Pin Tan Opera Troupes
The Revival of Chinese Traditional Music
Chantal Epp
Chantal EppCEO and Founder, ClicknClear
Music and Tech
Chaz Jenkins
Chaz JenkinsChief Commercial Officer, Chartmetric
Music and Tech
Cheng Luo
Cheng LuoVice Chairman, Chinese World Musicians Association
Music Heritage and Education
Chi Chen
Chi ChenHead of Content Cooperation and Copyright Management, Migu Music
DSPs and Indie Artists – How can we Work Better Together?
Dalong Li
Dalong LiCOO, MAO Livehouse
How to Operate an Offline Organization in 2020
DANA LEONG
DANA LEONGArtist
International Collaboration – A Case Study
David Luce
David LuceFounder, SHFT
Chinese Indie Artists – How do you go International?
Deyue Dai
Deyue DaiExecutive Director, Shanghai Hinmory National Chamber Band
The Revival of Chinese Traditional Music
Dong Zhang
Dong ZhangChief Content Officer, Radio.cn
DSPs and Indie Artists – How can we Work Better Together?
Dongyue Qiang
Dongyue QiangSinger
International Collaboration – A Case Study
Dylan Pellett
Dylan PellettGeneral Manager, Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ)
The Growth of Chinese and International Indie Music (APAC Session)
Eric Zhao
Eric ZhaoVice President, JZ Music
Hosting multiple panels
Gang Liu
Gang LiuVice President, CaoTai Music
Licensing Operations – Domestic and International Perspective
Glenn Dickie
Glenn DickieExport Music Producer, Sounds Australia
Indie Musicians – Discussion on Creativity
Haibiao Lin
Haibiao LinFounder, Gumi Culture
Music Heritage and Education
Haiying Li
Haiying LiVice Chairman, Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC)
The Future of Music in the Post-Pandemic Age
Haze
HazeHost, Hit FM
DSPs and Indie Artists – How can we Work Better Together?
Hazel Savage
Hazel SavageCEO and Co-founder, Musiio
Music and Tech
Helen Smith
Helen SmithExecutive Chair, IMPALA
The Future of Music in the Post-Pandemic Age
Huib Schouten
Huib SchoutenFounder, The analog Playground
International Collaboration – A Case Study
Jane Polubotko
Jane PolubotkoMarketing Manager, Kanjian Music
How to Promote International Acts in China
Jay Kogami
Jay KogamiDigital Music Journalist, Music Ally Japan
The Growth of Chinese and International Indie Music (APAC Session)
Jef Vreys
Jef VreysFounder and Music Director, New Noise
How to Promote International Acts in China
Jia Shen
Jia ShenCEO, Kanjian Music
Opening Ceremony
Jialing Pan
Jialing PanDeputy General Manager, Full-dimension
Music and Tech
Jiaqi Zhou
Jiaqi ZhouCopyright Lawyer
The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Jiasong Zhang
Jiasong ZhangIntellectual Property Expert
The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Joanne Yang
Joanne YangSenior Arts Manager, Shanghai British Council
Building the Bridge to China (Session Europe)
Joelin
JoelinDirector of Branding and Communication (China), YSL Beauty
Brands and Music – the Ultimate Chemical Reaction
Josh Cumbee
Josh CumbeeArtist
Indie Musicians – Discussion on Creativity
June Ip
June IpVice President of Marketing (Global), Lenbrook
Tech and Lifestyle Driving Music Innovation
Justin OH
Justin OHArtist
Brands and Music – the Ultimate Chemical Reaction
Kiran Patel
Kiran PatelHead of Sync, A&G Sync
Creativity and Business with Film Music
Kun Guo
Kun GuoDeputy Director General, CAVCA (China Audio-Video Copyright Association)
The Growth of Chinese and International Indie Music (APAC Session)
Lei Wang
Lei WangGeneral Manager, Tencent Musician - TME
The Future of Music in the Post-Pandemic Age
Liang Guo
Liang GuoCEO, Cotton Game
Video Games and Music
Lijia Shen
Lijia ShenFounder and Label Manager, Ran Music
Chinese Indie Artists – How do you go International?
Long Ji
Long JiSenior Product Manager, Xiami
Tech and Lifestyle Trends Driving Music Innovation
Long Ren
Long RenChief Manager, National Base For International Cultural Trade (Shanghai), National Base For Copyright Trade (Shanghai)
Opening Ceremony
Maggie
MaggieLabel Manager, Purple Battery
Record Labels – Challenges and Opportunities
Mang Liang
Mang LiangLyricist
Publishing Copyrights in the Age of Short-video
Meeja Neergaard
Meeja NeergaardTeam Leader of Public Diplomacy, Consulate General of Denmark (Shanghai)
Building the Bridge to China (Session Europe)
Michiel Roosjen
Michiel RoosjenCo-Founder, House of China
Video Games and Music
Mike Jbara
Mike JbaraCEO, MQA
Tech and Lifestyle Trends Driving Music Innovation
mxmtoon
mxmtoonArtist
Indie Musicians – Discussion on Creativity
Nan Zhai
Nan ZhaiHost, FM100.1
Hosting multiple panels
Noemí Planas
Noemí PlanasNetwork Development, WIN – Worldwide Independent Network
The Future of Music in the Post-Pandemic Age
Olivier Kreis
Olivier KreisCEO and Co-Founder, VOX Music
Brands and Music – the Ultimate Chemical Reaction
Patrick Ross
Patrick RossSVP Digital Strategy, Music Ally
Chinese Indie Artists – How do you go International?
Paul Brindley
Paul BrindleyCEO and Co-Founder, Music Ally
Music Media – From A to KOL
Paul Cheng
Paul ChengFounder, Of Course
Music and Tech
Peida Jin
Peida JinComposer
Publishing Copyrights in the Age of Short-video
Philipp Grefer
Philipp GreferCo-Founder, Fake Music Media
Chinese Indie Artists – How do you go International?
Rosie Lopez
Rosie LopezPresident, Tommy Boy
Record Labels – Challenges and Opportunities
Rui Cao
Rui CaoManaging Director, UK Windvane
Music Media – From A to KOL
Ryan Wilson
Ryan WilsonFounder and CEO, Middle Kingdom Music Group
Chinese Indie Artists – How do you go International?
Sam Sterling
Sam SterlingManaging Director Greater China and Japan, AKQA
Tech and Lifestyle Trends Driving Music Innovation
Sam Which
Sam WhichCo-founder, Elevator
How to Promote International Acts in China
Shan Cheng
Shan ChengFaculty Member, Changning District Senior High School Art Discipline
Music Heritage and Education
Shaohua Ding
Shaohua DingArtist
International Collaboration – A Case Study
Shijia Gan
Shijia GanLyricist
Publishing Copyrights in the Age of Short-video
Shu Xie
Shu XiePartnership, International Music Collaboration Organisation (IMCO)
The Growth of Chinese and International Indie Music (APAC Session)
Shuai Han
Shuai HanSecretary General, Shanghai Online Game Industry Association
Video Games and Music
Stephen Dowler
Stephen DowlerBrand Manager Asia Pacific, Monstercat
Video Games and Music
Takuya Yamazaki
Takuya YamazakiCo-Founder, Independent Music Coalition Japan (IMCJ)
The Growth of Chinese and International Indie Music (APAC Session)
Tongda Su
Tongda SuFounder, Good Tone
Licensing Operations – Domestic and International Perspective
Veli-Matti Palomaki
Veli-Matti PalomakiFinland Promotion Officer, Consulate General of Finland (Shanghai)
Building the Bridge to China (Session Europe)
Weiguo Li
Weiguo LiDeputy Head, Shanghai Oriental Chinese Orchestra
Music Heritage and Education
Xiao Liu
Xiao LiuDeputy General Manager, Morefun
How to Operate an Offline Organization in 2020
Xiao Tang
Xiao TangCopyright Director, Changba
The Global Trends in Music Livestreaming
Xiaohe
XiaoheArtist
The Revival of Chinese Traditional Music
Xiaojin Xiao
Xiaojin XiaoPresident, Interesting
The Revival of Chinese Traditional Music
Xiaowei Hu
Xiaowei HuManager, Project Muse
Music Media – From A to KOL
Xinxin Liu
Xinxin LiuSales Director, Taihua
How to Operate an Offline Organization in 2020
Yan Lu
Yan LuHead of Copyright and Strategic Partnership, ByteDance
DSPs and Indie Artists – How can we Work Better Together?
YEHAIYAHAN
YEHAIYAHANArtist
Indie Musicians – Discussion on Creativity
 Yohei Shibata
Yohei ShibataHead of International Market Development Department, Space Shower
Licensing Operations – Domestic and International Perspective
Yoyo
YoyoAssistant President, AKB48 China
Brands and Music – the Ultimate Chemical Reaction
Yu Chen
Yu ChenMusic Producer, Enlight Media
Creativity and Business with Film Music
Yu Yang
Yu YangCo-Founder, Alter
How to Promote International Acts in China
Yuanzhuo Xu
Yuanzhuo XuCo-founder, Jishuzhai
The Global Trends in Music Livestreaming
Yujun Xu
Yujun XuNew Media Curator
Music Heritage and Education
Yuqing Ren
Yuqing RenFounder, JZ Music Group
Record Labels – Challenges and Opportunities
Zhao Liu
Zhao LiuCEO, Stallion Era
The Revival of Chinese Traditional Music
Zhengchen Ji
Zhengchen JiMarketing Director, Bluenote
How to Operate an Offline Organization in 2020
Zhenwu Li
Zhenwu LiFounder, Star Entertainment Law
Publishing Copyrights in the Age of Short-video
Zhihui Fan
Zhihui FanManaging Director, Naked Music
Music Media – From A to KOL
Zhuang Wang
Zhuang WangMovie Director
Creativity and Business with Film Music

SUPERVISED BY

CPC Shanghai Publicity Department of Municipal Committee

Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism

Shanghai Culture, Creative Industry Promotion Organzation

Office of Shanghai cultural and creative industry promotion leading group

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

National Intellectual Property Exchange Center Alliance

Shanghai National Music Industry Park

Beijing International Intellectual Property Exchange Center

National Base For Copyright Trade (Yuexiu)

Chengdu International Intellectual Property Exchange Center

INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai

Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Shanghai

Consulate General of the Republic of Finland in Shanghai

Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai

Shanghai British Council

ORGANISER

Kanjian Music

Star Distribution

National Base For International Cultural Trade (Shanghai)

National Base For Copyright Trade (Shanghai)

CO-ORGANISER

Huanchang Internet Technology (Shanghai) Limited

Kanjian Internet Technology (Shanghai) Limited

INTERNATIONAL

IMCO

Music Ally

Music Ally Japan

WIN

LyricFind

Chartmetric

MQA

PARTNERS

Shanghai Music Alley Group Limited

China National Radio APP – Radio.cn

CC Music

Shanghai Zhangjiang Notary Public Office

Beijing UniTrust Time Stamp Authority

Beijing Sunrise International cultural and creative industry Co.,Ltd

Shanghai Pingtan Troupe

Shanghai Hinmory Chinese Traditional Chamber Orchestra

Shanghai Kunju Cultrue Media Limited