EMC 2013 Announces International Speaker Line-up For ‘Asia In Focus’ Theme
Malaysia’s potential as a regional live music destination player recognized with Livescape invited to be on its panel of speakers
The Electronic Music Conference has announced an influential line-up of music industry leaders from eight key regions in Asia set to speak at the December conference as part of this years ‘Asia in Focus’ theme. Malaysia is set to be represented by Livescape Asia, who are also the sole Malaysian representatives invited to speak at EMC 2013, Asia Pacific’s leading dance music industry event
EMC 2013 will be held in Sydney, Australia from December 2 – 4 and is expected to attract over 1,000 delegates this year.
Speakers include Flic Russell, the Music Director from Bali’s Potato Head, Nao Kiyota of Ministry of Sound Japan, Ed Peto, Managing Director of Outdustry in China, Nikhil Chinapa of Submerge and Live Viacom 18 in India and Miro Grgic of Malasimbo Festival in the Phillipines along with other key industry figures from the region.
The speakers from Livescape include Livescape Asia’s Directors, Iqbal Ameer and Adam Mathews and the agency’s Head of PR, Jason Kong. Mathews will be on the ‘Asia in Focus: The Giant is Awake’ panel to talk about the rapid growth of electronic music in the region and its future, while both Ameer and Kong will be speaking on the ‘Building Your Name in Asia’ panel.
Iqbal Ameer, Director of Livescape Asia said, “It’s an incredible honour for us at Livescape to be asked to speak at a global forum like EMC. It goes to show that people across the globe have taken notice of the live music events boom in Malaysia and recognizes that this country has the potential to become a major player in the region as a viable live music destination. Adam, Jason and I are looking forward to sharing as much experiences as we can, and hopefully encourage even more investments from foreign music promoters into Malaysia”.
Neil Ackland, EMC Founder said “EDM is exploding across the Asia Pacific region. Our goal with EMC is to make Sydney and EMC the hub for the region’s industry leaders and artists. We will be bringing industry leaders from across Asia Pacific to Sydney to encourage collaboration and ignite business opportunities for artists and the industry”.
The speakers will participate in a series of panels and forum discussions centered around the rise of Asia as a leading market in the dance music industry and Australia’s role in the expanding scene. Topics of discussion will include the future of electronic music in Asia and what could be the biggest boom in genre to date, the opportunities and challenges for artists and brands in Asia and first hand advice from Australian’s who have tried or are trying to expand into the Asian market.
According to a recent White Paper titled ‘Electronic Dance Music (EDM): The Digital Pangaea’, written by Wall Street veteran John Langdon, the global EDM market is currently worth $15 – $20billion with a digital music revenue growth of 9.8% in 2012. The paper cited profound growth in the dance music industries of South America, Asia and Africa in what’s being dubbed the “EDM global gold rush”.
The Electronic Music Conference 2013 will take place at Carriageworks in Sydney, Australia from December 2 – 4. The conference will also include some of electronic music’s biggest names as its speakers such as Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Krewella, and many more. For full speaker details and more information, or to buy tickets to the conference, visit www.electronicmusicconference.com.