The line-up for the first International Music Summit College: Malta has been announced and promises to be a valuable experience. BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, the director of Annie Mac's Lost & Found festival, and many other talking heads will host seminars on various areas of the music industry.

The Mediterranean island will play host to IMS College: Malta between 1 and 3 July and will provide the new generation of electronic music fans with insight into the behind-the-scenes workings of the industry. Each day will be split into two halves with students engaging in lessons with the speakers throughout the morning before interactive learning sessions later in the afternoon.

With all that hard work, IMS College: Malta will hold several parties over the weekend with DJs Solomun and Pete Tong hosting the opening party on the first day while Sandy Riveira and Ziggy will keep the party going on Saturday 2 July. Nic Fanciulli and Carl Bee will wrap up the festivities at Uno nightclub on Sunday 3 July with the not-to-be-missed closing party.

IMS College: Malta was preceded by its counterpart event IMS: Ibiza, which took place on the iconic party island between 25-27 May 2016 and hosted the likes of Carl Cox, Erick Morillo and Pet Shop Boys as guest speakers.

Tickets and hotel packages for IMS College: Malta can be found on the event's official website.

IMS College: Malta full schedule

FRIDAY JULY 1 Hosted by Point Blank

11.00 – 11.05 Introduction from Pete Tong & IMS Partners
11.05 – 11.30 Keynote Introduction: The 5 Pieces of the Jigsaw by Robert Horsfall
11.30 – 12:30 Pete Tong (DJ / Broadcaster, BBC Radio 1, UK) Topic: Radio
12:30 – 13:00 Mark Lawrence (CEO, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, UK) Topic: Music Rights / Trade Organisation
13:00 – 13:30 Eli & Fur (Artist / DJ, UK) Topic: DJing
13:30 – 14:00 Laura Newton (Agent, CAA, UK) Topic: How to become an Agent
14:00 – 14:30 Robert Horsfall (Music Lawyer, Sound Advice LLP, UK) Topic: Music Law

Networking Lunch

15.30 – 16.30 Track Deconstruction with Ski Oakenfull (Lecturer, Point Blank, UK)
16.30 - 17.30 Industry Panel hosted by Point Blank
17.30 – 18.30 Music Production Creative Workflow with Stefano Ritteri (Artist / Producer, Point Blank, Italy)
17.35 - 18:45 Time to meet the professionals (Speed networking session, your chance to be noticed)


12:00 – 12:30 Mark Netto (Director, IBZ Entertainment, Spain) Topic: Talent Buying
12:30 – 13:00 Mark Brown (DJ / Owner, CR2 Records, UK) Topic: Record Label and Publishing
13:00 – 13:30 Lucy Allen (Head of Festival & Events Press, Listen Up Music Promotion, UK) Topic: Press
13:30 – 14:00 Wilf Gregory (Director, Hideout Festival / Lost & Found Festival, UK)
Topic: Promotion / Festivals

Networking Lunch

15:00 – 16:00 Joost Stuursma (EMC Head Lecturer, SAE, Netherlands) Topic: Ghost Production
16:00 – 17:00 Industry Panel hosted by SAE Institute
17:00 – 18:30 Frank De Jong (SAE / Chief Engineer, Red Bull Studios, Netherlands) Music Engineering Master Class
17.05 - 18:15 Time to meet the professionals (Speed networking session, your chance to be noticed)

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