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Avicii’s father Klas Bergling to speak at IMS Ibiza

International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza is the premier global platform for business, culture, and education in the electronic music industry. Spread across three magic days of inspirational and motivational thought-leadership forums, the event is held annually in Ibiza. Similarly to what happens with WMC and Ultra Miami (WMC being held just before Ultra Miami), IMS kicks off the Ibiza summer season. For its 12th edition, the conference will once again unite some of the biggest and most influential global industry figures, having non-other than Klas Bergling, as their most special guest.

The IMS platform continues to lead the direction for positive change in the industry, placing artists, visionary thinkers, managers, promoters and thought leaders at the center of powerful discussions that make meaningful differences and push for progress. Partnering up with shesaid.so, the leading global network of women in the music industry, the 2019 IMS program will focus on mental health, diversity and examining club culture with the ultimate objective of developing fresh effective strategies and leading the direction for positive change.

In this regard, there’s no better guest than someone who has suffered the worst consequences. Klas Bergling, the father of Swedish icon Avicii, has gone through a lot this last year. However, he’s decided to honor his son by putting all his efforts on helping others. Klas will discuss further the current state of the scene and introduce the crucial work that the Tim Bergling Foundation will do in supporting people and organizations working in the mental illness and suicide prevention field to avoid cases like his. Along with him, the mental health crisis debate will be completed with other renowned names such as the British artist and mental health campaigner Professor Green, the superstar Techno DJ and producer Luciano, shesaid.so member and owner of Your Green Room Clare Scivier and electronic artists and former M.I.A drummer Madame Ghandi.

This will be the first time where we’ll see Avicii’s father addressing a crowd after the announcement of Avicii’s album ‘SOS’ being released in June and the post explanatory video by Avicii’s family and label about the reasons behind the mentioned album release.

If you don’t want to miss the opportunity to experience the conference, make sure you secure your tickets here.

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IMS announce 80+ speakers for 2019 including Klas Bergling, Zane Lowe from Apple Music, Charlotte De Witte, Joseph Capriati, Madame Gandhi, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth and many more. Hear from industry representatives from Soundcloud, Tidal, Beatport, Fabric, Resident Advisor, 1001 Tracklists, Association for Electronic Music and more. IMS Ibiza 2019 has been curated in partnership with shesaid.so, the leading global network of women in the music industry, the 2019 program will focus on mental health, diversity and examining club culture with the objective of developing fresh strategies and leading the direction for change. View the full list of speakers on the IMS Website, link in bio. @avicii, @zanelowe, @applemusic, @beats1official, @charlottedewittemusic, @josephcapriati, @madamegandhi, @professorgreen, @jaxjones, @svenvaeth_official, @realadambeyer, @idaengberg, @magikluciano, @nicolemoudaber, @beatport, @resident_advisor, @mixmag, @jaguarworldwide, @fabriclondon @richiehawtin @madamegandhi @afemorg #FabricLondon #Avicii #ZaneLowe #AppleMusic #Beatport, #ResidentAdvisor #JaxJones #Drumcode #Cocoon #InTheMood #NicoleMoudaber #electronicmusic

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Born and raised in Barcelona, Pol has always been an Electronic Dance Music fan. During his teen years, he followed several music genres being especially attracted by the melodic Progressive House. While in a trip to Ibiza, Pol was captivated by an Armin van Buuren set during his "A State of Trance" residency. At that moment he was determined to join the electronic music industry.With a background in Business, Pol worked for over a year in the consumer goods industry before pursuing his dream. Once taken the decision, he went on to work in various roles for festivals in Spain, Slovenia and Croatia such as Primavera Sound, Sonar, Ultra Europe, Hideout, Sonus and Labyrinth Open.Having acquired an MA in Music Business Management at the University of Westminster in London, Pol has worked in PR and Communications for artists like Netsky and Annie Mac. Currently, he combines his role at WRY with the one he develops at the music festival booking platform, Festicket, as Account Manager for the Iberian and LATAM markets.His favourite artists are Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Dubvision, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Matisse and Sadko, Nicky Romero and Steve Angello.

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