Klas Bergling to discuss Mental Health at IMS Ibiza 2019

Following the shocking and sad loss of Swedish DJ and producer Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, aged 28 last year, the recent tragic passing of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint has once again highlighted the importance of recognising and treating early signs of mental health issues within performing artists and those working in the music industry.

At the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza last year BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong gave a powerful and moving tribute to Avicii, driving home the unnecessary loss of a young talent that still had so much life left. This year Pete Tong will be joined by Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, who will share his thoughts on how to avoid more unnecessary loss of life and discuss the important work the Tim Bergling Foundation will do to support people and organisations working in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention.

A keynote topic at this year’s summit, The MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS DEBATE will also be joined by music artist and mental health campaigner Professor Green and esteemed DJ and producer Luciano in a vital discussion on what the music industry can do to protect the health of all those that work within it. They will be joined by mental health experts who have been treating some of the industry’s most successful talents, including shesaid.so member and owner of Your Green Room, Clare Scivier, and electronic artist and activist Madame Gandhi, the former drummer for M.I.A.

IMS Ibiza, the premier global platform for business, culture and education in the electronic music industry, will once again unite the most influential global industry figures at the 12th edition of its annual three-day inspirational and motivational thought-leadership forum. The platform continues to lead the direction for positive change in the industry, placing artists, visionary thinkers, managers, promoters and thought leaders at the centre of powerful discussions that make meaningful difference and push for progress.

Curated in partnership with shesaid.so, the leading global network of women in the music industry, the 2019 program and keynote speakers will focus on mental health, diversity and examining club culture with the objective of developing fresh strategies and leading the direction for change.

To find out more visit www.internationalmusicsummit.com


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For the last 20+ years, Damion has been an international touring DJ, promoter, touring agent, label owner, magazine editor and producer. He is currently the Group Editor and Managing Director of Decoded Magazine. Hear more at https://soundcloud.com/damionpell-1

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