IMS College returns to Malta

International Music Summit (IMS) is proud to announce the return of its summer camp educational program, IMS College – Malta, to the Mediterranean island for the third year running on 14-15 September. The programme offers the next generation of electronic music artists and professionals the tools and knowledge they need to build a career in the industry.

Working in partnership with global trade body the Association For Electronic Music, leading music production institute Point Blank Music School and preeminent institute of contemporary music Berklee College Of Music, IMS College – Malta will provide a carefully curated schedule of seminars, workshops, discussions and interactive sessions, paired with night time parties throughout the weekend.

Observing the need to support and develop the future of the electronic music industry, IMS has created a dedicated educational programme to help cultivate and inspire students, emerging artists and the next generation of business leaders who will push our genre forwards. With the ethos of ‘Learn by day, party by night’, the summer camp is a two-day, intensive learning experience led by some of the world’s most renowned DJ talents and industry thought leaders. Keynote speaker Dubfire will join representatives from ACS, AEI Group, AFEM, Beatport, Black Rock Publishing, elrow, Help Musicians, Inflyte, Mixmag, Ultra and Warner with more speakers to be announced. Artists and industry leaders will give valuable insights on the four key educational pillars of IMS College – Performance, Production, Promotion & Publishing.

By night and throughout the weekend delegates will be able to see special performances from world leading artists; Global party phenomenon elrow comes to Uno Village, featuring Iranian-American house and techno producer Dubfire, Grammy nominated duo Camelphat, elrow Residents plus local Maltese talent Carl Bee. Ibiza born and raised duo the Mambo Brothers will open the party proceedings with a rooftop sunset gig at the Sky Beach bar, plus fellow Ibicencan Manu Gonzalez at Playground.

Nicolas Spiteri from Maltese partner 356 Entertainment Group states “IMS College Malta is now entering its third year. This educational platform has become an integral part of our yearly calendar and as always we look forward to hosting several international guests and speakers to Malta. This year for the first time ever we have elrow hosting the Saturday night time event at Uno.”

More information available here.


Breakwave (Artist, UK)

Carl Bee (Artist, Malta)

Christine Brown (Help Musicians, Director of External Affairs, UK)

DJ Ravine (Point Blank Music School, Content Creator, UK)

Dubfire (Artist, USA)

Greg Marshall (Association For Electronic Music, General Manager, UK)

Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder, UK)

Jaguar Bingham (Mixmag TV, Presenter, UK)

Jenni Cochrane (AEI Group, Director of Culture and Partnerships, UK)

Joost Toast (ACS, Distributor, Spain)

Jono Heale (ACS, Director of Communications, Education and Strategic Partnerships, UK)

Luke Curtis (Dance Music Photographer, UK)

Mambo Brothers (Artists, Spain)

Manu Gonzalez (Artist, Spain)

Mark Lawrence (Black Rock Publishing, Director, UK)

Nacho Marco (Berklee College of Music, Professor of Music Production & Technology, Spain)

Paul Arnold (Ultra Music Publishing & Records, A&R, UK)

Paul Hamill (Inflyte, CEO, Nothern Island)

Sebastian Battista (Warner Bros. Records, Head of Digital Strategy, UK)

Ski Oakenfull (Point Blank Music School, Head of Curriculum, UK)

Stine Glismand (Berklee College of Music, Manager of the International Career Center, Spain)

Tenishia (Artist, Malta)

Tristan Hunt (Association For Electronic Music, Regional Manger, UK)

Victor De La Serna (elrow Family, Music Director, Spain)

Ziggy (Artist, Malta)