On April 21st, the industry came together for the fourth edition of IMS Engage in Los Angeles at the W Hollywood. The one-day event invited speakers from across the board of industries including music, technology and film.
Over 350 delegates attended IMS Engage this year and heard inspiring conversations from the likes of James Barton, President of Electronic Music at Live Nation, the Oscar-nominated film director and screenwriter John Singleton, known best for his work on Boyz In The Hood, Bob Lefsetz, renowned author and voice in music, IMS partner and broadcaster Pete Tong, Lee Anderson, VP of the East Coast branch of AM Only and the agent responsible for the success of Skrillex, Disclosure and more, Marc Geiger, Head of Music at WME, Mike Knobloch, Head of Music at Universal Pictures and finally, John MacFarlane, CEO at Sonos.
"I’m not interested in working with people where it starts with the money. I’m about people who are doing it for the art and creativity and the experience for the fans. In 40 years, when you look back on it, I want them to have a chapter in it. That’s my goal with the artists I work with."- LEE ANDERSON (VP, East Coast at AM Only)
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IMS' events are without a doubt one of the more interesting industry gatherings happening in the industry today. With their main conference in Ibiza happening in at the end of May you can be sure there will be more great dialogue on the way.