The Beatport Group's Full IMS Ibiza 2023 Program

Hear from HE.SHE.THEY, Fiona Kraft, Indira Paganotto, Sydney Blu & more at the Beatport Base during IMS Ibiza 2023.

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Apr 17, 2023
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It’s that time again! IMS and Beatport are elated and ready to announce details of the Beatport headquarters’ programming during IMS Ibiza 2023 this May. In an attempt to keep the information concise, we’ve cherry-picked a handful of highlights but rest assured, there are even more details and talks just waiting to be discovered. See below for some of our most exciting announcements of what is now officially called the Beatport Base.

The programming is jam-packed with artists, DJs, key personnel from The Beatport Group, with colleagues from across the industry, including LabelRadar, Plugin Boutique, ampsuite, and Loopmasters. Some of the key talent appearing at the Beatport Suite include Spanish DJ and producer Indira Paganotto, Afro House artist Fiona Kraft and an important conversation around the topic Get Played, Get Paid. (Get Played, Get Paid explores cutting-edge tactics to maximise your performance income with DJ Monitor and ampsuite.) And on the Thursday, you can catch another important conversation with the global hub that is Future Female Sounds. In terms of other key speakers, Beatport’s Robb McDaniels will be appearing on the Friday with Andreea Gleeson, who is the CEO of TuneCore. And from 5-6 PM on the Wednesday, you will be able to come and chat informally with members of the Beatport Group at the base. There’s never been a better time to come and explore electronic music conversation up close and personal.

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Check out the Beatport Base’s full three-day program below.

THE BEATPORT BASE: DAY 1 (WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th)

DJAAYZ: DISRUPTING THE BOOKING INDUSTRY

Time: 13.00 – 13.45

Participants:
Raphaël Aflalo (CEO / Co-Founder, Djaayz App)
Sam Willings (Features Editor, MusicTech)

Technology can simplify the process of finding the right DJ for an event by providing search and filter functions, ratings and reviews, transparent pricing, real-time availability updates, automated payments, and data insights. This can save time, reduce costs, and improve the overall quality of events. Online booking platforms or mobile apps can provide these features and help event organisers navigate the complex market of DJs.


AFRO HOUSE TALKS WITH FIONA KRAFT

Time: 14.00 – 14.45

Participants:
Fiona Kraft (Artist)
Interviewed by Steve Mill (Senior Manager Artist Services, Beatport)

An Afro House conversation with Fiona Kraft – Fiona’s recent success has landed her a deal with Watergate Agency, one of the most prolific booking agencies in the business today. Join us as she discusses her recent music projects, shows around the world, future plans, and her perspective on the development of the Afro House scene in recent years.


GET PLAYED, GET PAID: CUTTING-EDGE TACTICS TO MAXIMISE YOUR PERFORMANCE INCOME WITH DJ MONITOR AND AMPSUITE

Time: 15.00 – 15.45

Participants:
Verity Mayes (Director of Strategy, Music Services, Beatport)
Dick Leijen (Director / Business Development, DJ Monitor)

Beatport’s Verity Mayes (DJ/Producer Maze & Director, Product Strategy) teams up with former Fedde Le Grande manager, Dick Leijin, now at DJ Monitor. They walk through the new initiative to make sure record companies, songwriters and producers get paid when their records are played during the promotional cycle of a new release campaign.


LOOPCLOUD BEAT CHALLENGE
(PRODUCTION WORKSHOP)

Time: 16.00 – 16.45

Participants:
Conor Bailey (Artist Relations Coordinator, Producer Group, Beatport)

Conor Bailey will be showcasing Loopcloud’s vast library of samples, loops, and sounds, which he will use to create a unique beat in just 30 minutes. This event provides an opportunity to witness the power of Loopcloud, a cutting-edge music production tool, and gain insights into the creative process of electronic music production.


BEATPORT GROUP INDUSTRY HOUR

Time: 17.00 – 18.00

Participants:
Alex Branson (SVP, Music Services, Beatport)
Baptiste Grange (VP Marketing, Beatport)
Conor Bailey (Artist Relations Coordinator, Loopcloud)
Ed Brew (Director of Business Development, Music Services, Beatport)
Gareth Halsall (VP, Producer Group, Beatport)
Helen Sartory (SVP, Creator Services, Beatport)
Matt Friedman (Senior Product Marketing Manager, DJ Group, Beatport)
Rik Parkinson (Director, Product Strategy, DJ Group, Beatport)
Verity Mayes (Director of Strategy, Music Services, Beatport)

Join us for an interactive discovery that covers the full end-to-end journey of creation and performance within Beatport’s ecosystem.

THE BEATPORT BASE: DAY 2 (THURSDAY, APRIL 27th)

CLOSED MEETING – AFEM BOARD MEETING

Time: 10.00 – 12.00


DIVERSIFYING DANCE LABELS: Q&A WITH SYDNEY BLU

Time: 12.15 – 13.00

Participants:
Yasemin Kosereisoglu (Head of Client Relations & Creative Production, Beatport)
Sydney Blu (Founder of 23by23 and Blu Music)

This talk will discuss the importance of diversifying dance and electronic record labels. Sydney Blu will talk about her #23by23 initiative and the importance of signing women, trans and non-binary artists to record labels. We will discuss how more female and gender non-conforming producers can get signed and how this will have a ripple effect throughout the industry. We will also discuss best practices labels can take to diversify through A&R and proactively seeking female and gender non-conforming artists that encompass the sound that a label is looking for.


THE NEW INSTRUMENT MAKERS

Time: 13.15 – 14.00

Participants:
Alexkid (Artist / Producer / Developer, 510k.de)
Interviewed by Baptiste Grange (VP Marketing, Beatport)

A new stream of software instruments and effects designed by renowned artists have been released over the past few months. Discover how Alexkid turned his vision and feel for polyrhythms into his latest unique instrument, SEQUND.


HE.SHE.THEY: DOCUMENTARY SCREENING & Q&A

Time: 14.30 – 15.15

Participants:
Ashraf Ejjbair (Management & Events Coordinator, HE.SHE.THEY. and The Weird & The Wonderful)
Sophia Kearney (CEO, HE.SHE.THEY. and The Weird & The Wonderful)
Steven Braines (Co-founder, HE.SHE.THEY.)
Moderated by Verity Mayes (Director of Strategy, Music Services, Beatport)

In celebration of their fifth anniversary, Beatport has filmed a mini-documentary on the mission and story behind the inclusive and globally-renowned lifestyle brand, HE.SHE.THEY. Join us for a first look at this doc, which will include an introductory talk, select clip screenings of the film, and a Q&A with HE.SHE.THEY founders Sophia Kearney, Steven Braines, and colleague Ashraf Ejjbair.


ALGORIDDIM DJAY INTEGRATION SHOWCASE

Time: 15.45 – 16.30

Participants:
DJ ANGELO (Artist, Head Of Brand, Algoriddim)
Interviewed by Rik Parkinson (Director, Product Strategy, DJ Group, Beatport)

DMC World Champion and renowned turntablist, DJ ANGELO, demonstrates the immense power of Algoriddim’s djay software running on iOS with DVS technology, in a unique performance powered by the extensive track catalog of Beatport and Beatsource Streaming.

Following the performance, Beatport’s Director of Product Strategy, Rik Parkinson, walks through the routine with Angelo for the audience to gain insight into his creative process and his approach to combining the suite of innovative DJ tools from Algoriddim and Beatport.


THE POWER OF COMMUNITY

Time: 17.00 – 17.45

Participants:
Sofia Ilyas (Chief Community Officer, Beatport)
Tia Korpe (Founder & Managing Director, Future Female Sounds)

Founder and CEO of Future Female Sounds, Tia Korpe, and Beatport’s Sofia Ilyas will discuss community building and making space for emerging talent to thrive in the music and DJ industry. What does it mean to create accessibility for emerging talent and break down barriers for entry-level and emerging DJs? What is the importance of community building, and how can the industry change the narrative? Future Female Sounds is a non-profit organisation and global community on a mission to make DJ culture accessible globally to women and gender-expansive people.

THE BEATPORT BASE: DAY 3 (FRIDAY, APRIL 28th)

MIND THE GAP – MINDFULNESS INCLUSION IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Time: 12:00 – 12:45

Participants:
Adrienne Everett (Non-Executive Director, Beatport)
Maren Brombeiss (Founder, The Playground)

Fireside chat discussing the intersection of music and mindfulness. We’ll touch on the perception of well-being in the creative industries as well as addressing the stigmas associated with it. The audience will come away with practical tools and examples of how to implement mindfulness into their daily routines.

LABELRADAR AND ANOTHER RHYTHM – A CASE STUDY ON THE SUCCESS OF RAFFA FL – RITMO

Time: 13.15 – 14.00

Participants:
Ed Brew (Director of Business Development, Music Services, Beatport)
Joanna Phillips (Label Manager, Another Rhythm)

To celebrate their first platinum record, in the conversation with LabelRadar and Another Rhythm, exploring how they achieved huge success with Raffa FL – Ritmo, leveraging LabelRadar and growing their Discord community in the process.

AN EXPLORATION OF DIY & DANCE MUSIC

Time: 14.30 – 15.15

Participants:
Andreea Gleeson (CEO, Tunecore)
Robb McDaniels (CEO, Beatport Group)

Join Andreea Gleeson and Robb McDaniels in conversation as they explore DIY music distribution, artist promotion, and tricks to gain traction in an evolving landscape.

BEATPORT MEETS INDIRA PAGANOTTO

Time: 15.45 – 16.15

Participants:
Indira Paganotto (Artist)
Interviewed by Ralph Moore (Editor in Chief, Beatport)

Join us for an exclusive chat with Spain’s rising Techno talent, Indira Paganotto. Discover her unique musical journey, from her eclectic upbringing to playing prestigious clubs worldwide. We’ll discuss her upcoming releases, global DJ gigs, and her vision for the future of the Techno scene. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the life of one of Spain’s most exciting artists.

Stay updated with speaker and topic announcements over at the IMS Ibiza website.
Grab tickets to IMS Ibiza’s 2023 closing party in Dalt Villa here.
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