THE ART OF ARETÉ PROGRAM WAS CREATED IN 2017 BY BEN TURNER AND BLAISE JAMES DEANGELO FROM A LOVE OF THE ARTS AND A DESIRE TO SUPPORT THE WELLBEING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
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Long nights, odd hours and over-indulgence combined with relentless travel, social pressure and sustained solitude create unique occupational health hazards to artists and entertainers that can no longer be ignored.
Our program includes a holistic approach to wellbeing and personal development inspired by ayurveda and Integrated Medicine centered on the principles of nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, sleep, and physical therapy.
We're here to help those in the Arts & Entertainment community to:
ALLEVIATE STRESS & ANXIETY
INCREASE MENTAL CLARITY & FOCUS
ENHANCE CREATIVITY & PERFORMANCE
MAINTAIN EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
AN OASIS OF CALM AT IMS IBIZA
Take a breather from the busy summit environment and center yourself at The Art of Areté, a tranquil refuge tucked away in a quiet corner of IMS on-site at Destino Pacha Resort with daily wellness programming available to all IMS delegates free of charge, presented by Pioneer DJ.
IMS is the first music conference to offer paid private lessons in Vedic Meditation, a simple mental technique utilizing a personalized mantra, first popularized by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the world-famous guru known for inspiring The Beatles’ White Album. Lessons are 90 minutes per day over 4 consecutive days and participants will leave completely self-sufficient for life in a technique to release stress and feel happier and healthier while creating and performing at their best. Inquire via firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
“I was quite blown away by the care and the effort and the detail to everything that’s going on here. Some of the talks and the experiences have been really relaxing and mind-blowing. There’s a special kind of energy here that I find really healing.”
“The statistics don’t lie; this is a tough business. Thanks to the works of Ben Turner and Blaise DeAngelo, we’ve just completed the first wellness retreat here in Ibiza designed specifically for people in the entertainment industry. Its success proves that our industry needs healing and people want to be healed.”
“When you get to these really beautiful places... the quiet and nature...I think we forget that we’re all part of the universe and not separate, and that nature is not there for us to use but also to participate in and be a part of. It reminds you that you are part of the fabric of life.”
"Wellness, wisdom and alternative education in the White Isle countryside...
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Ben Turner is the owner of Graphite, a music management and services company which specialises in the world of electronic music. Alongside his client Richie Hawtin, he’s also a partner in the Plus Eight Equities fund which recently invested into some of the leading companies in innovative music technology. Turner, along with Pete Tong and others, is a founder of the International Music Summit, an event described as "the TED of music conferences", designed to take electronic music forward with a content and conference platform based in Ibiza and China. In 2013, he also formed the Association for Electronic Music, a not-for profit trade body to represent the genre. Its concept is to preserve, protect and promote electronic music worldwide. Most recently, Turner created Earworm Music - an award-winning supervision company placing music into Hollywood films, network TV shows, games and advertising. Turner made his name as a journalist and was a co-founder of the highly influential Muzik Magazine in the mid-90s, after leaving school to work at the Melody Maker.
Starting his career as a DJ in 2008, Blaise James DeAngelo has since performed globally at notable events including Boiler Room, Ultra, EDC, Coachella as well as staple clubs like XOYO, Output, Kitty Su, Sound and Vision. From 2009-2012, DeAngelo led the Artist Relations team at rebel streaming service Grooveshark, using data-driven tools to help established and emerging artists from Diplo to Porter Robinson promote their music in new ways to some 30 million listeners around the world. From 2012 to 2017, DeAngelo headed the internationally acclaimed and 2017 Mixmag Top 10 label OWSLA with dance music pioneer Skrillex, released music from the likes of Skream, Zane Lowe, Tennyson, Hundred Waters & Chance the Rapper, and was named to Billboard’s 2017 Dance Power Players for his efforts at the label across music, film, fashion and events worldwide. In 2017, DeAngelo departed the label to focus on music and supporting the wellbeing and development of the industry full-time. He now heads a socially-conscious hip-hop label called Guin, the first hip-hop label to offer artists a non-recoupable monthly stipend for mental health support.