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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

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

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.

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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