IMS and Mixmag launch contest to find new EDM talent

IMS and Mixmag launch contest to find new EDM talent

International Music Summit (IMS) and Mixmag are collaborating on a global search for the "young, future disrupters of the electronic music industry".

The third annual Visionaries contest aims to inspire and uncover emerging innovators who will challenge current thinking and provide a solid footing for the continued growth of the business.  

The winner will get the chance to travel to Ibiza as an official IMS Ibiza delegate and address a global platform of electronic music’s most influential individuals. They will also get an opportunity to meet and interview at leading companies including Defected Records, Mixmag and Neighbourhood PR. The winner will also receive a three-month mentorship program led by She Said So, offering advice and help from established industry professionals to help them with their chosen career path. 

“IMS does its best to debate and instigate change of thinking, ethos and actual policies in the industry. However – it also aims to be a platform to encourage new thinking from the next generation and the IMS Visionaries concept has already been a gateway for some special future thinkers who have gone on to do well in the industry," said IMS co-founder Ben Turner. "We look forward to hearing and meeting further future disruptors.”We look forward to hearing and meeting further future disruptors.”

To enter, participants aged 18-25 are invited to submit a three-minute video that answers one of the following questions:

  • What would you change to progress the Electronic Music Industry in the future?
  • How do you think the Electronic Music industry could drive diversity in the future?
  • Tell us how you think technology will change the way we consume music in the future? 

Previous winners have included Valerie Lee, 23, now West Coast Editor of Mixmag USA., Ben Bowler, 24, Founder of and Inder Phull, MD and founder of KRPT Group.

Mixmag editor Duncan JA Dick added: “For anyone aspiring for a job in the dance music industry, this is the ultimate prize - an opportunity not just to get your 'big break', but to have the early stages of your career nurtured by some of the most knowledgeable people and brands in the business. And, of course, party with us at IMS."

For further details on how to enter and submit your application for this year’s contest, visit:

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