The Selina International Music Summit (SIMS) has revealed the day splits for its twin events in Medellin and Mexico City this month. Gilles Peterson, J.Rocc, Lianna, N.A.A.F.I., Peanut Butter Wolf, Senor Pablo, Nao Sainz, William Morris, Vevo, WeTransfer are among those involved when SIMS takes to Medellin from Thursday, May 16th to Saturday, May 18th and Mexico City from Thursday, May 23rd to Saturday, May 25th.
Thursday in Medellin begins with an Ableton production workshop hosted by the all-female NOTT Collective and hosted by Marea in Selina’s studios. At night, SIMS hosts welcome drinks in the Playground arena followed by music at the SIMS Bandstand with Colombia’s emerging talent and Mad Radio spinning tunes until 2am with Lianna, Ha$lopablito, Melov and family DJs.
Friday sees the conference cover creation of music videos, the international market for LatAm music, record label management, monetising streaming and the electronic music scene. Speakers, panels and workshops will include speakers from Polydor Records, Vevo, Stones Throw, Ditto Music and Move. The Bandstand will host another show in the event ahead of a Stones Throw takeover featuring label boss Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, Señor Pablo and Johnny Crow.
The final day in Medellin investigates the role of the agent with WME, Surefire Agency and M3 Music plus production techniques with Pro Audio. DJ Playero will talk through a reggaeton session, Medellin-based promoters The Breakfast Club will discuss their journey and representatives of Vice and Dazed Media will share their experience in building brand partnerships. Saturday’s evening show will be hosted by DJ Playero.
In Mexico City, SIMS kicks off on the Thursday with Gilles Peterson and Damian Bradfield discussing their partnership between WeTransfer and Worldwide FM. Late night sounds will come from Gilles Peterson, Ali Gua Gua and Kate Hutchinson.
On the Friday, the conference will cover the importance of visual arts in modern music with Vevo, film-makers and photographers, SIMS touring LatAm music overseas with Red Light Management, Paradigm Agency and London based promoters Como No!. There will also be a Q&A with Little Jesus, Noisey and a Vevo workshop for artist and management. A Bandstand showcase with Mexico’s emerging talent plus a NOISEY takeover with Noa Sainz and Ela Minus will provide the evening’s music.
Closing SIMS in Mexico City will be a focus on the Mexican festival scene with Sicario, Mutek and Nrmal looking at the learnings of running festivals in Central and South America. Juan from Yuyu Club and Derre-Tida will talk electronic music in Mexico City, and International lawyers discuss hot topics in music law.
Camilo Lara and Andy Wood will share the story behind Mexrrissey and there will be a masterclass with one of Mexican music’s most influential women, Valerie Miranda Schaeubinger. The final night includes N.A.A.F.I bringing a selection of label talent.
For tickets and details go to selinasims.com.