Featuring a myriad of conversations, this Wednesday’s IMS Engage in at the W Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles was a cornucopia of talented and successful individuals there to present there unique insights on the electronic music industry, and the music industry at large.
The most entertaining discussion was undoubtedly between Chuck D of Public Enemy and Seth Troxler, who has previously ignited blogs and media with his unfiltered and unapologetic views. Their discussion lacked any sense of format or cohesion, yet still brought forth a great deal of intelligent one-liners and entertaining quips from the both of them.
— Jemayel Khawaja (@JemayelK) April 15, 2015
The day started off with Jake Udell and a very-under-the-weather Lyor Cohen, whose dry wit was only accentuated by his sickness.
Next up was MMG CEO David Grutman, whose properties include LIV and Story Nightclubs in Miami, and Jason Strauss, a partner at TAO Group (Tao, Marquee, LAVO). Their discussion focused mainly on the propensity of various clubs, establishments and festivals to thrive, and what it takes to make a club successful.
Kaskade and Stuart Price, British electronic musician, songwriter and record producer acclaimed for work with Madonna, The Killers and Pet Shop Boys, were essentially giddy over each other and talked influences, experiences and methods to their madness.
— Your EDM (@YourEDM) April 15, 2015
The final pairing between Quincy Jones and Sebastian Ingrosso was subject to an audible, as Ingrosso was not able to attend. Pete Tong stepped in.
— Zel McCarthy (@ZelMcCarthy) April 16, 2015
For a full comprehensive look at the conference, visit Billboard.