SELINA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT : MULTI-DAY SUMMIT ‘SIMS’ HEADS TO MEDELLIN AND MEXICO CITY
Introducing SIMS aka Selina International Music Summit, a bold and innovative concept presented by Selina. Bringing a fresh perspective to the traditional conference format, SIMS focuses on presenting real-life, practical advice from global leaders, whilst focussing on different territories’ vibrant music communities. This spring, SIMS heads to Colombia’s creative heart MEDELLIN (16th – 18th May) and Mexico’s colourful capital MEXICO CITY (23rd – 25th May) for it’s biggest outings yet, spotlighting breakthrough movements in each spot, with worldwide heavyweights on board to spread wisdom and provide the soundtrack. With GILLES PETERSON, J.ROCC, LIANNA, N.A.A.F.I., PEANUT BUTTER WOLF, JOHNNY CROW, WILLIAM MORRIS, VEVO, WETRANSFER signed up, both promise to be packed out weekends of education, amplification and most importantly, fun. Tickets are available from $12 for a day, or $32 for the full weekend, buy here : MEDELLIN || MEXICO CITY
MEDELLIN || 16TH – 18TH MAY –
Colombia’s second city Medellin is one of the most dynamic cities in the world for music, art and culture. Fast-growing hip-hop, electronic and indie movements meet traditional salsa and reggaeton to give Medellin’s underground sound a colourful identity. Between 16th – 18th May, Selina International Music Summit will pay homage to this, uniting promoters, artists, label owners and more to offer perspective on this special collective, along with representatives from Vevo, WeTransfer, Dazed, Stones Throw + more. Plus, there’ll be a solid-gold selection of talent – local heroes Lianna, Ha$lopablito, Sr Pablo, Johnny Crow, DJ Playero + more play along global names J.Rocc, Peanut Butter Wolf through the weekend. All this for just $32 for the whole weekend or $12 for one day, tickets : bit.ly/2HVSx3h
ARTISTS – LIANNA – HA$LOPABLITO – PEANUT BUTTER WOLF – J. ROCC – SR PABLO – JOHNNY CROW – DJ PLAYERO –
PANELS / Q&A’s / WORKSHOPS – VEVO – NEW MARKETS OF THE FUTURE – LIANNA & HA$LOPABLITO – ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN COLOMBIA WITH JULIANNA MOVE – HOW TO RUN A LABEL WITH PEANUT BUTTER WOLF + STONES THROW – NOTT COLLECTIVE – J.ROCC – STONES THROW – DITTO MUSIC – AGENTS Q&A WITH JAMES RUBIN (WME), ANDRES MONTES (SUREFIRE), CAMILA SARAVIA (M3) – BRAND ROLES IN CULTURE WITH ALEX HOFFMAN (VICE), LIANA ROSENBERG (DAZED), ANDRES SHAQ (EL FREAKY), KATE HUTCHINSON, THE HISTORY OF THE BREAKFAST CLUB WITH MANOLO ARANGO (BOOKER) + FRANKIE FRANCO (FOUNDER) + MORE
MEXICO || 23RD – 25TH MAY –
CDMX aka Mexico City is another city home to electric under-the-radar music communities with real heart and soul. Latin flavours from the south influence rap, electronica, pop and more to create a truly creative climate, it’s fast-developing and fearless. Selina CDMX will host Selina International Music Summit between 23rd – 25th May, again curating a mix of eclectic local talent and xxx to deliver showcases, panels, workshops and more across three heavy days. Gilles Peterson, Noisey, N.A.A.F.I., Wetransfer, VEVO LatAm, Mutek, Como No and plenty more all take part in Mexico City’s edition of SIMS. Tickets for Mexico City can be purchased from here : bit.ly/2I8raCG
ARTISTS – GILLES PETERSON – NOISEY PRES : SHOWCASE SECRET HEADLINER – NOA SAINZ – N.A.A.F.I.
PANELS / Q&A’s / WORKSHOPS – BRAND ROLES WITH GILLES PETERSON + DAMIAN BRADFIELD (WETRANSFER) HOSTED BY KATE HUTCHINSON – THE MUSIC VIDEO WITH RHUDDY CORREA (ARTIST AND LABEL RELATIONS – VEVO) ALEXIS GOMEZ (DIRECTOR) – NEW MARKETS FOR MEXICAN MUSIC WITH AMY DAVIDMAN (PARADIGM) KATE RAMOS (RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT) ANDY WOOD (COMO NO) – LITTLE JESUS – VICE MEXICO – VEVO WORKSHOP – MUTEK OR FESTIVALS WITH RICARDO REYES (MUTEK) – LEGAL PANEL WITH CLINTONS UK, KHPS – ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN MEXICO – CINE TOLALA – N.A.A.F.I. – MEXRRISSEY – SPOTIFY –
SELINA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT –
Launched in Medellin in 2018, SIMS (Selina International Music Summit) strives to offer something different, delivering high-quality summit style events in emerging musical territories with exciting stories to tell. Across the summit and live programme, SIMS unites world-class talent and industry professionals with local acts and figureheads who are integral to developing their own local musical communities. As part of these events, SIMS invites artists operating in each city to apply to play, the winner will perform in front of industry professionals and peers at the events. For more information and to enter, head here : SELINASIMS.COM/
“We’re excited to bring SIMS back to Latin America in an even bigger way in 2019, providing a platform for emerging and established local artists to showcase their music to an international audience,” said Head of Music at Selina, Natasha Manley.
SIMS 2019 will be a benchmark, a statement of intent, for huge things to come.