IMS - Mission Statement
International Music Summit is an educational, inspirational and motivational thought leadership platform dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, electronic music, the artistry related to DJing and all related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of summits and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of the genre to art and culture worldwide. IMS hosts major events annually in Ibiza, Los Angeles and now Singapore.
IMS - THE HISTORY
The International Music Summit presented by Pete Tong was created in 2007 to inspire debate, discuss and help implement change in electronic music.
It is now “The Premier Platform for Thought Leadership in Electronic Music”. IMS began when electronic music was at rock bottom; Ibiza was the place where the industry always congregated every summer, so naturally it was the platform to begin our vision.
IMS continues to pave the way in the electronic music industry. Described by media as “the TED of music conferences”, in 2013 three IMS panels were voted in the Top 10 electronic music debates of all-time by the Beatport platform.
The IMS calendar year starts in April with IMS Engage in Hollywood and then onto IMS Ibiza in May – the main event. The ambition of IMS is to continue to grow, continue the debate and help the genre to innovate.
IMS ASIA PACIFIC
The Inaugural IMS Asia-Pacific on December 11, 2014, will be held at the W Singapore - Sentosa Cove and is to coincide with Zouk Out Festival. With many artists and industry present for the event, it is a perfect opportunity to unite the industry there and educate the wider world about the opportunity, challenges and current successes of the region. The discussions will focus on topics relevant to the region with contributions from headline talent, industry icons from the region, plus international visionaries and heavyweights.
IMS Asia-Pacific will be a series of panels, keynote interviews, keynote speeches, workshops and tutorials. Connecting Asian leaders from the worlds of finance, technology, music and media with European/ American leaders in the same fields.
IMS Engage, launched in 2012, is a one-day summit hosted mid-April in Los Angeles – bringing together key industry figures and professionals who descend on the region at that time.
IMS Engage has a unique format - six un-moderated conversations pairing artists and players from electronic music with the world of film, technology, media and the wider music world in a one-on-one conversation. The event is designed to show how far electronic music can reach, how deep it penetrates, and how it innovates at every step.
IMS Ibiza consists of three-days of the most comprehensive and compelling live seminars and debates amongst the leaders of the international music community featuring Keynote Speeches, Interviews, technology master classes, the IMS Business Report which has become the industry’s leading data study and is picked up by worldwide media. The event has been the source of major industry deals and press launches. Major brands also use IMS as a platform to launch initiatives in the electronic music space – from Corona to Sol to Pioneer to Blackberry to Nokia to Burn/Coca Cola.
- The IMS Legends Dinner – artists awarded to date include Nile Rodgers, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong and Carl Cox.
- The IMS Grand Finale Festival on Thursday and Friday night held in the unique Dalt Vila location: A UNESCO World Heritage Site.