Music is a global phenomenon. It makes live better on a personal level and has a huge impact on society. The richness of its influence is often overlooked. Because music produces different meaning for everyone, its benefits are unintentionally ignored. For some reason, society lacks the capacity to deliberately and intentionally utilize its powers and impact. Instead, we reduce music to the entertainment value and the economic aspects of music production and consumption. Music is much more: it empowers people to deal with their situation within the structure of society.
About IMI Lab
WHY WE EXIST.
We believe that music is more than a commodity. Music has the power to address global issues by connecting to people on a personal level. The music industry can play a vital role in this by being a responsible actor in the music ecosystem.
We want to help transform the music industry by using the power of music on its own production environment. We believe that the music industry can be inclusive, sustainable, and an open, engaging environment for everybody. (See SDG Goals)
WHAT WE DO.
We build and foster a diverse community of learners (young professionals, coaches, experts, music industry professionals, and researchers) and together explore the global issues the international music industry is facing.
We turn these explorations into challenges that we take on together by using a design approach in order to build a healthier and more sustainable music ecosystem.
We embrace innovation. For us, innovation is not only about trying out new things but also improving upon, testing, developing, and implementing these ideas. And, in the process, make mistakes and learn from them.
HOW WE DO.
We take the approach of design thinking, using the way designers think to explore and come up with possible solutions to problems. Using design methods and tools helps in getting a better understanding of the context of those problems so we can come to better solutions.
We do this within the setting of a living lab, a hybrid space where education, the professional field and academic research coincides. Where junior professionals, coaches, researchers, professional partners and other stakeholders collaborate and co-create.
Ready to join us?
Do you want to collaborate with us and become a partner of the IMI Lab? Send us an e-mail and we will be in touch!