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WHAT IS IMS?

The Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS) presented by dance music legend Pete Tong, is now revered as one of the world's most important music industry gatherings in the world. IMS signals the beginning of the Ibiza season. It is both a high level music industry conference attended by the global industry leaders in the dance music scene, alongside a week of the most aspirational dance parties on the island - the official launch of the Ibiza season

  • A captive audience of the global dance music industry's most important decision makers
  • A platform for labels, agents, managers and brands to debate, announce and explain new initiatives and strategies music to the industry
  • A forum for music technology collaboration and creation - where the biggest minds in music come together to create new dance music apps, exclusive remixes, and music technology trials
  • A live music showcasing opportunity for the newest breakthrough artists and record labels
  • The official "consumer" opening of the Ibiza Season with the 2 night IMS Gran Finale at Dalt Vila - a UNESCO world heritage site. Featuring the biggest global talent in the world, pushing the envelope for Dj and live performances.

WHY IBIZA?

Ibiza is a Mecca for electronic music.

A global dance music record release begins it's life in Ibiza in May. It is regarded as the number one destination on earth to experience new music and listen to the biggest DJs in the world

The population triples in size in summer from 85,000 in down season to over 300,000 in the summer months...

IMS is timed with the opening weekend of Pacha and Space, when 20,000 partygoers fly in for the summer's lift-off

Many of the world's dance music industry are already on the island at the time of IMS as the season opens

The island plays host to some of the most palatial and state-of-the-art clubs in the world

WHO IS BEHIND IMS?

PETE TONG www.petetong.com

  • DJ and BBC Radio 1 broadcaster
  • Director of Electronic Department for William Morris Entertainment A&R
  • Consultant for Warner Music Group
  • Music producer / Soundtracks / TV

BEN TURNER www.graphitemedia.net

  • Owner of artist management / brand-music agency Graphite
  • Artist manager for Richie Hawtin, Rob da Bank
  • Director of companies Bestival, Camp Bestival, Sunday Best, Ibiza 123, Youth-Army / Your Vine
  • Graphite clients: Buchanan's. MTV. Smirnoff

DANNY WHITTLE

  • Brand Director for Pacha Grupo (club, magazine, multimedia) 2000-2012
  • Club Director for Pacha Ibiza, 2000-2012
  • Festival manager for Home and Mobile Home, Millennium, Bondi Beach
  • Tour Manager for Home London, 1999-2000
  • Tour manager for Ministry of Sound, 1998-1999
  • Tour manager for Renaissance, 1996-1998

MARK NETTO

  • Music & Agency Director for Pacha Ibiza and International 2000-2012
  • Agent for F*** Me I'm Famous world tours
  • Artist manager for Sarah Main, Kiko Navarro, Sebastian Gamboa, Juan Diaz, Muchomuchacho, Angel Linde, Andy Baxter
  • Founder of independenceza.org, AIDS-related charity in South Africa Dance4Life ambassador, using dance music to increase AIDS awareness

SIMEON FRIEND www.theshopibiza.com

  • Director of The Shop Ibiza, creative marketing solutions and spectacular events
  • Event manager for international brand activity Producer of exclusive Ibiza VIP parties
  • Product seeder for premium international brands Production Manager for I Want My MTV Ibiza

PREVIOUS IMS ATTENDEES INCLUDE:

Luciano, Seth Troxler, Loco Dice,Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Spotify, Google, Twitter, Danny Tenaglia, David Guetta, Annie Mac, DJ Skream, Heidi, Basement Jaxx. Arthur Baker. Above & Beyond. Richie Hawtin. Steve Lawler. Mark Knight. Sander Kleinenberg. Erick Morillo. Rob da Bank. David Holmes. Pete Tong. Tom Middleton. Jason Bentley. Sasha. Busy P / Pedro Winter. Pacha. Amnesia. Ultra. F**k Me I'm Famous, William Morris. Eden. Es Paradis. BBC Radio 1. Privilege. Space. Sensation White. Live Nation. Mixmag. Sunday Best. Ministry of Sound. Resident Advisor. Google. Cream. Rennaissance. Avex. Juno. Disney. Native Instruments. Electronic Arts. Zync. AEG. The Big Chill. KCRW. Soundcloud. Wall of Sound / PIAS. Sony Music. Nukleuz. Let's Go Crazy. Global Underground. POP Shop. Positiva. Kontor, Cocoon. !K7. Beatport. M-nus. Wall of Sound. Toolroom. Nokia. Nervous NYC. CR2. Armada. Electronic Beats...

IMS WEEK - May 21-23 2014

IMS takes place over the course of 3 days at the end of May, prior to the opening weekend of the island's super clubs summer season.

DAYTIME:

3 days of the most comprehensive and compelling live seminars and debates amongst the leaders of the international music community featuring:

  • Keynote Speeches
  • Keynote Interviews
  • One on One In Conversation
  • IMS Case Studies
  • Keynote Presentations

EARLY EVENING:

3 early evenings of networking events and live music showcases in the smaller clubs and bars surrounding the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza...an opportunity for the IMS industry attendees to meet, do business and discover the freshest breakthrough musical talent

NIGHT TIME: THE IMS DALT VILA GRAN FINALE:

Night time: The IMS Dalt Villa Gran Finale

Two nights of the most coveted and spectacular parties that the island has ever seen....DALT VILA is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a beautiful medieval castle sat atop the hill overlooking Ibiza town and harbour

IMS is the first organisation that has ever been granted access to the Dalt Vila site for a contemporary music event...a truly one of a kind experience and now regarded as the official launch event of the Ibiza season

In 2014, the Dalt Vila Festival will open the Ibiza season over 2 nights for 6000 people on the 22nd & 23rd May at the World Heritage UNESCO site a truly unique festival with the best talent showcases. Here is the After Movie from IMS 2013

IMS PRESS:

COMPANY, BIG ISSUE, GUARDIAN, TIMES, METRO, EASYJET, MUSICWEEK, MIXMAG, TILLATE, THE MIRROR, DAILY MAIL, EVENING STANDARD, INDEPENDENT, TELEGRAPH, THE SUN, AUDIENCE, RECORD OF THE DAY, GQ MAGAZINE, PACHA, SPACE, NIGHTLIFE ITALY, TRAX FRANCE, ULTIMA HORA, SONICA, BILLBOARD, LA TIMES, URB..... Press packs available on request

TESTIMONIALS

IMS 2012 a timely reminder of the depth of the community we have at the core of our industry.  

David Levy, senior agent at William Morris Endeavour

The IMS has truly become of the leading lights in the EDM world. Based in Ibiza – the spiritual home of dance music – it is easy to enjoy but also a place to do business.

James Barton, President of Electronic Music for Live Nation

It's the only conference I know where people actually go to the conference!   

Jho Oakley, Jho Management

IMS was really inspiring. It's amazing that electronic music now has a real business focused conference that allows people from around the world to connect and share ideas on how to move the industry forwards. Well done Pete and the team!

Luciano, Cadenza Records

IMS was a great conference. For us being in Australia, it was a fantastic opportunity to meet and discuss business with a great amount of European agents and managers, but more so the keynotes and panels gave a greater understanding of the business on a global level. For sure we will be back next year!

Richie McNeil, Stereosonic Director

IMS was the best conference I have been to in many a year. The seminars, networking, attendees & the Dalt Villa were all top drawer. Congrats on all fronts.

Simon Dunmore, Defected

The IMS 2012 was again a great success – meeting many friends and partners in a great atmosphere. Excellent panels and keynotes. The IMS became, within a few years, one of THE leading conferences in the world for electronic music and it´s always a pleasure to participate. Will return for sure in 2013.

Tom Keil, Universal Music Germany

IMS is truly a spectacular event. Imagine amazing weather and atmosphere, top-level panels and pool side networking by day, and seeing your favorite DJ play a show by night, with great food, drinks, and people throughout. Well if you combine all of that you have IMS. I was lucky to be a part of it this year, and I plan to stay involved in the years to come. A+

Michael Fiebach, Fame House

IMS Grand Finale Festival is an event that could join Alfredo's '87 Amnesia sets and Grace Jones dancing naked in the rain at Privilege in Ibiza's cultural history books.

DJ Magazine

Had a great time at IMS – very inspiring. Looking forward to next year already.   

Jason Ellis, Positiva, EMI

A rare opportunity to meet and talk with people I spend the rest of the year trying to meet and talk to!   

Garry Blackburn, Anglo Management

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