Artists Todd Terry, B.Traits, BLOND:ISH and Honey Dijon join industry leaders from Broadwick Live, elrow, Deezer, Native Instruments, Workplace by Facebook and Secret Garden Party

 

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International Music Summit (IMS), the three-day inspirational, educational and motivational thought-leadership platform held annually in Ibiza, present a further curated collection of summit speakers. 23 global artists and industry heavy-weights will bring further insight to the debate, covering every aspect of the diverse and ever-changing electronic music landscape. The new speakers now add to an unmissable roster totalling over 93 impressive voices from around the globe.

House music legend Todd “The God” Terry (Artist, USA) will appear at IMS Ibiza for the first time for a Keynote Interview about his life and career in dance music, including his early years in New York.

The ground breaking anti-sexual assault and women’s empowerment movements #MeToo and Time’s Up has elevated global consciousness surrounding the obstacles women encounter in their daily lives, both personal and professional. Honey Dijon (Artist, USA) joins the discussion Sexual Harassment in DJ Culture, an open and frank conversation about the realities of this issue in our industry and what we can all do to tackle it.

The modern workplace is no longer restricted to a singular localised office position and this is especially true in the entertainment industry. Facebook & elrow: How Workplace by Facebook Transforms Communication will provide a unique case study into contemporary workflow management from the viewpoints of Vicenc Marti (elrow, President and Board Member, Spain) and Julien Lesaicherre (Workplace by Facebook, Director EMEA, UK).

Despite zero-tolerance policies, illegal substances inevitably make their way into electronic music events. In Is Drug Testing The Solution? non-profit organisation The Loop will examine the benefits of harm reduction services at music events and present recent findings of confidential drug testing at UK festivals and the impact of this service on attendee welfare. Joining the discussion will be leading event professionals Freddie Fellowes (Secret Garden Party, Promoter, UK) and Jon Drape (Broadwick Live, Group Production Director, UK) and artist B.Traits (Artist, Canada), who will confront the subject head on and provide new insight into a much debated initiative.

Help Musicians UK commissioned research revealed that music professionals are three times more likely to have mental health challenges, this research led to the development of Music Minds Matter, a 24/7 dedicated music industry support line. Representing the charity will be Christine Brown (Help Musicians UK, Director of External Affairs & Business Development, UK) who brings her experience to DJS COMPLAINING OR REAL PROBLEMS? a frank and open mental health discussion hosted by the Association for Electronic Music, which will give vital advice on how to stay sane in the game and remain successful.

In the Digital Debate, Alexander Holland (Deezer, Content and Product Officer, France) Katy Ellis (Anglo Management, Manager, UK), Kurosh Nasseri (AFEM/Nasseric Inc, Founder/Attorney, USA) and Matthew Adell (Native Instruments, Chief Digital Officer, USA) will join the discussion and examine the ever-shifting landscape of digital music consumption.

Rui Da Silva (Artist, Portugal) joins the Blockchain 101, providing an artist perspective on this exciting and complex technology.

Emerging Party Destinations now has additional input from BLOND:ISH (Vivie-Ann Bakos, Artist, Canada) who will share some of the new and surprising destinations that feature on their touring schedule.

Jay Jay Revlon (DJ, Host and Cultural Events Curator, UK), Marina Blake (Brainchild Festival, Creative Director, UK) and Martha Pazienti Caidan (Resident Advisor, DJ/Producer/Radio Presenter, UK) join the emerging trailblazers and innovators in our industry on Mixmag’s 5 Under 25. In addition, Nick DeCosemo (Mixmag, Global Editorial Director, USA) will join the summit and lead insightful interviews with Team Black Coffee and Bradley Gunn Raver.

IMS Ibiza delegates are invited to submit demos to the Toolroom A&R team and receive live feedback from Mark Knight (Artist, UK) and Matt Smallwood (Toolroom Records, A&R Manager, UK), giving invaluable advice on how to get your record signed.

Point Blank Presents: Andrea Oliva – DJ Skills Masterclass brings an artist at the peak of his career to the summit in an informal workshop setting. In conversation with Declan McGlynn (Point Blank, Music Tech Journalist, UK) the Ants resident will give insight into his approach to performing to a live crowd.

Berklee College of Music return to IMS Ibiza for the second year, with a workshop entitled Realtime Video Synthesis, a must for all audio-visual enthusiasts and innovators. Led by Pierce Warnecke (Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus, Assistant Professor of Music, Production, Technology and Innovation, USA) the session will explain a simple but effective approach to designing abstract geometric visuals for live performance.

IMS co-founder Pete Tong states “Tackling the issues and topics that matter the most to our industry is of vital importance to IMS and with our newly announced speakers we bring further expertise and experience to the summit. Of equal importance to us is education and we are delighted to offer our delegates the opportunity to learn and broaden their knowledge with workshops led by our partners Berklee College of Music, Point Blank Music School and Toolroom Academy”

IMS Ibiza 2018 New Speakers:

Alexander Holland (Deezer, Content and Product Officer, France)
Andrea Oliva (Artist, Switzerland)
B.Traits (Artist, Canada)
BLOND:ISH (Vivie-Ann Bakos) (Artist, Canada)
Christine Brown (Help Musicians UK, Director of External Affairs & Business Development, UK)
Declan McGlynn (Point Blank, Music Journalist, UK)
Freddie Fellowes (Secret Garden Party, Promoter, UK)
Honey Dijon (Artist, USA)
Jay Jay Revlon (DJ, Host and Cultural Events Curator, UK)
Jon Drape (Broadwick Live, Group Production Director, UK)
Julien Lesaicherre (Workplace by Facebook, Director EMEA, UK)
Katy Ellis (Anglo Management, Manager, UK)
Kurosh Nasseri (AFEM/Nasseric Inc, Founder/Attorney, USA)
Marina Blake (Brainchild Festival, Creative Director, UK)
Martha Pazienti Caidan (Resident Advisor, DJ/Radio Presenter/Producer, UK)
Matt Abbott (Label Worx/AFEM, CEO/Co-Founder and Exec Board, UK)
Matt Smallwood (Toolroom, Label Manager/Head of A&R, UK)
Matthew Adell (Native Instruments, Chief Digital Officer, USA)
Nick DeCosemo (Mixmag, Global Editorial Director, USA)
Pierce Warnecke (Berklee College of Music, Assistant Professor, Spain)
Rui Da Silva (Artist, Portugal)
Todd Terry (Artist, USA)
Vicenc Marti (elrow, President and Board Member, Spain)

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2018 marks the 11th year of IMS Ibiza, entering a new decade of inspiring artists and business minds and uniting electronic music industry leaders and creative visionaries. Your IMS Ibiza badge gives you access to the full delegate database, follow the guide below and create your profile now to connect and network with the global electronic music industry.

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Launches in partnership with International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza

 MAY 20-23

REMEDY STATE – IBIZA

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Music has a special way of healing the mind, body and soul….yet a British study found that musicians and those in the music industry could be up to three times more likely than average to suffer from anxiety or depression.

 


 

The first Remedy State retreat will take place May 20-23 2018 on the Balearic Island of Ibiza as a precursor to (and in partnership with) IMS Ibiza, the industry’s leading global electronic music summit in the world’s most important destination for dance music.

Founded by Ben Turner (IMS / AFEM) and Blaise James DeAngelo (DJ/Producer & former OWSLA Co-owner) out of a mutual love for electronic music and a desire to support the well-being of the community surrounding it, Remedy State is a wellness platform inspired by the practices of Integrated Medicine and ayurveda advocating self-care within the Arts & Entertainment industry.

“After a 25-year journey travelling the world appreciating and influencing the electronic music industry through many initiatives, I realised I needed to go on a similar journey about the lifestyle pressures surrounding how we work. When I started out as a music journalist, there was no email and no mobile phones. I sent faxes to artists as forms of communication. There was no help in the industry about diet or stress management. I’ve recently been in consultation with a personal dietitian and Ayurvedic doctors and, keeping with the spirit of IMS and the Association for Electronic Music, I felt it necessary to share our vision and experiences for generations old and new. This is just the start.” Ben Turner

Long nights, odd hours and over-indulgence combined with relentless travel, social pressure and sustained solitude take a toll on our health that we can no longer afford to ignore. Remedy State aims to address these health risks so that we can continue doing what we love.

“Seeing the industry lifestyle negatively impact my own physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and that of those around me seemed like a cruel irony given that music itself is such a positive and uplifting thing. We’ve all dedicated our lives to it, so we should be the happiest, healthiest bunch on Earth” comments Blaise James DeAngelo.

The DJ/Producer continued with his decision to launch Remedy State; “When I started noticing dozens of industry press discussing the same issue recently, I realized it’s become an epidemic and wanted do something about it.

Nestled in the Es Puig area of Ibiza and surrounded by pine woods and beautiful gardens Sa Talaia is the intimate and tranquil boutique resort that will play host to the inaugural retreat where guests will learn simple and practical techniques for the maintenance of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing tailored for the busiest of schedules, and will leave feeling recharged and ready for what’s next – the seamless prelude for the sights, sounds and discussions that IMS Ibiza, now in its 11th year delivers.

Founded on the principles of mindfulness, exercise, sleep regulation, physical therapy, nutritional guidance and medical evaluation, our program helps those in the Arts & Entertainment community to alleviate stress and anxiety, increase mental clarity and focus, improve overall physical health and nutritional best practices and maintain emotional wellbeing.

The platform is inspired by the practices of Ayurveda and Integrated Medicine, which combines Traditional Eastern medicine (Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Unani and Yoga, etc.) and complementary medicine (Naturopathy, Osteopathy or Nutrition, etc.) and focuses on harnessing the body’s innate healing power to prevent illness and promote overall well-being.

All attendees will benefit holistically one on one from Dr. Ahmed Ali, currently a Senior Practitioner at the Integrated Medical Centre in London. He comes from the founding family of Integrated Medicine and has studied IM under uncle Dr. Mosaraf Ali in India since childhood.

The retreat will also feature fully inclusive organic and vegetarian meals and nutritional consultations from nutritional therapist Catherine Arnold, plus keynote lectures from pioneering psychologist Dr. Norman Rosenthal who first diagnosed seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and light therapy treatment during his 20 years at the National Institute of Mental Health and was named one of the Best Doctors in America, and Richard Barrett, world renowned author / executive coach. Rounding out each day will be twice-daily Hatha yoga and meditation, breathing workshops, and nature walks.

Remedy State is presented in association with Pioneer DJ, who recently examined several prominent DJ’s relationships with music and wellness in the important documentary WHY WE DJ – SLAVES TO THE RHYTHM. 

Remedy State: IMS Ibiza will be an extremely intimate affair, so badges are very limited.

Retreat badges start at the introductory rate of €340.

A very limited number of on-site accommodation packages at Sa Talaia are available for an additional €900 (3 nights). These packages can be selected as add-ons during checkout.

Badges are available standalone via remedystate.com or bundled with IMS badge via internationalmusicsummit.com/ibiza/attend

 

Nastia’s rise to the top is a fascinating story. Since adopting the name Nastia, shortened from her real name of Anastasia Topolskaia, her career as a DJ has gone from strength-to-strength.

Nastia’s first steps within the nightlife industry were as a dancer. Eventually her curiosity got the better of her, asking her boyfriend at the time to show her how DJing works.

Now, in 2018, the Ukrainian DJ is recognised as a household name sharing lineups with the biggest names in house and techno. Ahead of her panel and DJ set at International Music Summit, we sat down with Nastia to celebrate International Women’s Day and to find out who her female idols are and what advice she would give for aspiring artists looking to take their first steps into the music industry.

Nastia will be speaking at International Music Summit 2018 and will perform at the Dalt Vila closing finale in Ibiza old town.

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day. Who were your female idols when growing up?

My favourite all time female idol is Angelina Jolie. Her way is just great and full of so much experience. I still love and respect her so much. I also remember I liked Nicole Kidman – she was always so graceful and stylish.

What is your current support system like? Do you have any female role models or close friends around you on the road while you travel?

I don’t have any role model or no female friends who travel with me now. I have a female friends in Hungary and Mauritius – they used to travel with me quite often, but not anymore. Things have changed, they got a little bit more busy too. I am used to being friends with men more and they are always around to support me.

Your first steps into nightlife culture were as a dancer in a local club. Where was this and what were the first steps you made when you started DJing? How did you learn?

I was working at the nightclub in Donetsk, so obviously I was around a lot of DJs. A lot of stars. My boyfriend at that time was a DJ, so one day I asked him to show me how DJing works. He was a resident at one club on a Monday night, we would arrive there one hour before the opening and he would show me the technical things on a simple two channel mixer and a double CD player which had very sensitive jogs.

After two or three months he gave me the chance to try my skills with people on the dance floor. After six months I got my first request to play in a city in Western Ukraine. I picked it up very quickly and developed my skills. It was very intense.

Throughout the whole of your career, you’ve focused on being a DJ. Do you think young aspiring artists feel pressured to produce in order to get noticed? Instead of learning their craft as a DJ first?

I think it’s always better to learn how to DJ first. It lets you see what kind of music you like playing. You can learn to play vinyl first and read history books on how it all started. Then you can try on CDJs and then maybe learn some DJ programmes and machines. After you get experienced in this, then it will be easier to produce as you know what you want to play.

Nowadays, of course, it is easier to get noticed if you produce. But if you don’t know how to DJ, what are you going to do when you start gigging around? If you have no skills or experience of playing music at parties, then it will be probably be your first and last gig whenever you perform. People don’t understand that being a DJ and a producer is not the same. Only some of the DJs can produce good music and only some of the producers can play a good set at a party.

Before you join us at IMS Ibiza, you’re hosting an all female lineup at Miami Music Week with Peggy Gou and Ellen Allien. Are you looking to do more of your own parties?

I have been doing parties since 2011, I just don’t do them very often. I always have plans…

Why did you choose Peggy and Ellen as your guests?

I like them a lot. I must say girls deliver a better energy when they play music. Girls are more open and free to a share positive energy. They are more emotional and friendly. It’s more interesting to listen to and to watch.

Peggy is the most positive artist I know, she’s hot right now – a well deserved star. Ellen is classic and respected DJ proving her high level position and skills over many years, almost since our scene was born. It makes me feel like I would like to go to this party. If it wasn’t my party, I would definitely be going there.

Moving on to IMS Ibiza. You’re making your debut at the summit this year, speaking on a panel and also playing at IMS Dalt Vila. Are you looking forward to it?

Of course. I am always looking for something that I have never done. It’s the only way to continue experiencing…

Mental health and wellness is a big topic for us this year. As a parent who tours full time as an artist, how do you prepare yourself for your gigs and long tours away from your family?

I visit my doctor each month for prevention – an orthopedist – this is how I look after my back, as it is always the first to hurt. Also, I visit a cosmetologist sometimes. I pack eye and facial masks to support my skin during traveling. Sometimes I go for massage.. Nothing else really :)

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Nastia is one of 69 leading industry speakers confirmed for IMS Ibiza, May 23-25th Hard Rock Hotel. Secure your badge now.

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The 11th edition of IMS Ibiza, in association with Pioneer DJ, brings together the most influential figures in the industry, including artists deadmau5, Seth Troxler, Nastia and Bedouin; the management teams behind Solomun, Armin Van Buuren and Black Coffee; agents from Coda and WME; speakers from the legendary events Burning Man, Sónar and BPM plus Scorpios Mykonos; A&R heads from XL Recordings and Toolroom; and leading visionaries on Blockchain, Drug Testing, Sexual Harassment and Mental Health.

 

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International Music Summit (IMS), the premier global platform for business, culture and education within the electronic music industry, returns to the global dance music capital in May 2018 for its annual three-day educational, inspirational and motivational thought-leadership forum. Aimed at industry leaders and artists from the international electronic music sector, it throws a spotlight onto the complex challenges and emerging opportunities that really matter in today’s ever evolving industry.

Following the success of the 10th Anniversary event in 2017, IMS today announce 69 new speakers for its summit on May 23-25th 2018. The platform, previously described by media as “the TED of music conferences”, continues to be a catalyst for developing and launching initiatives that result in positive change within the electronic music industry.

Electronic titan deadmau5 (Artist, USA) and multi-award-winning DJ and producer Black Coffee (Artist, South Africa) will join the summit, discussing their own unique and inspiring paths to success, their thoughts on the industry and sharing what it takes to build and sustain a successful global career.

 In The Studio…will bring deadmau5 live from his studio in Canada for what’s set to be a revealing session lifting the lid on his production secrets. Joining him at the summit during the week will be Chris Johnson (mau5trap, Label COO, USA), head of the label that sparked the careers of Skrillex, Feed Me, REZZ and deadmau5.

IMS Ibiza flies the South African flag with MEET TEAM BLACK COFFEE. From management to agent to Ibiza promoter, IMS Ibiza will present Black Coffee, Lionel Marciano (Black Coffee International Manager, USA) and Amaru Da Costa (Black Coffee, African Manager, South Africa) to discuss his meteoric rise to success, the many challenges he undoubtedly faced and their aspirations for the future. Yann Pissenem (Hï Ibiza/Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner/Founder/CEO & Artistic Director, France), David Levy (Partner, WME, UK) and Matthew Ligotti (VaynerTalent, Videographer, USA) will complete the line up, adding insight into presenting Black Coffee’s recent successful debut season in Ibiza at the newly launched super club Hï Ibiza.

In BLACK ROCK CITY X IBIZA: CULTURAL OPPOSITES OR KINDRED SPIRITS? Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley from Burning Man will lead a discussion exploring and dissecting misrepresentations of the two culture creators, examining their individual ethos and roles as places of freedom and self-expression. The discussion is intended to serve as a mirror held up to both communities to reflect, dispel misconceptions and find shared philosophies. He will be joined by leading underground DJ and Burning Man regular, Seth Troxler (Artist, USA).

Michael Addicott (Pandora, Manager of Curation, USA) and Jonathan Barnes (Pandora, Head of Label Licensing, USA) will reveal the secrets behind getting music heard on the world’s powerful music discovery platform and give insight into its unique approach to curation on SEQUENCING THE GENOME: HOW TO GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD ON PANDORA.

The electronic music industry in its current digital form experiences an array of challenges that blockchain technology may have the ability to solve. In recent months a number of start-ups are already targeting the music industry for disruption and with Spotify’s recent acquisition of Mediachain, does this signal significant and permanent change or are we simply caught in a state of content creation and consumption? Widely regarded as the best authority on the topic, Benji Rogers (dotBlockchain Media, CEO & Co-Founder, USA) will deliver a Keynote Address on BLOCKCHAIN and later a BLOCKCHAIN 101 – essential viewing for anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of this complex subject.

On THE GREAT ANNUAL IBIZA DEBATE, Tamer Malki from Brooklyn-based production & DJ partnership Bedouin will be joined by Paco Osuna (Artist, Spain) and Daniel Schoeps (Solomun Manager, Under My Spell, Germany) who as manager has guided Solomun from a European breakthrough DJ to sell-out shows all over the world. Jessica Capaz (Pacha Group, Artistic Director, Spain), who is at the creative helm of one of the most iconic global clubbing and lifestyle brands Pacha, will also join and speak in public about the direction of the club after its recent refurbishment,

Whilst industry focused, IMS Ibiza continues to be community led in feel; this year spearheading the thought leadership pillar with a KEYNOTE INTERVIEW is Bradley Gunn (Bradley Gunn Raver, UK) arguably Britain’s most influential and prolific raver who for the past few years has confronted his personal battle with Asperger’s Syndrome by embracing sober clubbing and directed his care-free passion for dancing into an inspirational and ambassadorial role for self-purpose.

Sexual harassment will finally be addressed with a proactive discussion at IMS Ibiza, less talk more action; what can we do, how we can listen, how can we fight it? All questions that Carl Loben (DJ Mag, Editor-in-Chief, UK), Kate Hutchinson (The Guardian, Journalist, UK), Carly Wilford (SISTER Collective, DJ/Presenter & Creator, UK) and others will look to for real positive answers in SEXUAL HARRASSMENT IN DJ CULTURE, presented by leading female platform SHESAID.SO

EMERGING PARTY DESTINATIONS will see Darren James–Thomas (FMLY Agency, Director, UK) share his experience of establishing the talent programme at the newly launched Oasis Festival – Morocco alongside nightlife visionary Thomas Heyne who created the incredible Scorpios in Mykonos, Gustavo Pereira (NEOPOP/BPM Portugal, CEO/Director, Portugal) and Mark Newton (Broadwick Live, Director, UK) who has been responsible for leading international festivals Snowbombing and Hideout. 

One of the masterminds of today’s electronic music scene, Maykel Piron (Armada Music, Co-Founder/CEO, Netherlands), founder of one of the biggest independent dance music labels in the world, will bring his twenty-five years of industry experience to the DIGITAL DEBATE, joining Chris Manning (The Orchard, Senior Director/International Operations, UK) in discussing our ever-changing relationship with the online domain.

ARTIST TAX 101 will provide essential information on wealth management and tax advice from Maximilien Jazani (Manswell Law Firm, Lawyer, France) responsible for French megastar David Guetta and Thomas St John (Thomas St John, Director, USA) who represents the worlds-highest paid DJ, Calvin Harris.

YOUNG GUNS NETWORK PRESENT DISRUPTORS, NO RULES; Four young entrepreneurs successful in challenging traditional models analyse the ever-changing music business landscape and consider how adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever to succeed. This exciting panel is comprised of 2017 IMS x Mixmag Visionaries competition winner Mich Mellard (Sync Sync, Founder, UK), Hannan Malik (NOWHERENEAR, Founder, UK), Lauren Pavan (GRM Daily, Chief Operating Officer, UK) and Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder, UK) and will be moderated by Cherie Hu (Billboard/Forbes, Tech Columnist, USA).

Electronic music was built by people doing things on their own terms. From Phuture birthing acid on a TB-303 to London vocalists utilising YouTube to kickstart the UK’s rap revolution, a do-it-yourself ethos has always pushed the movement into the future. In MIXMAG’S 5 UNDER 25 moderator Jaguar Bingham (Mixmag TV, Presenter, UK) will meet Caroline Simionesu-Marin (A&R Manager, XL Recordings, UK) and other young visionaries who are changing the shape of the electronic music scene.

IMS Ibiza continues to highlight, examine and discuss some of the most important issues facing our industry today. During the GIVE IT AWAY OR MAKE IT PAY panel Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK) will be joined by Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1 DJ, Nothing Else Matters, UK) Jenni Cochrane (AEI, Director of Culture & Partnerships, UK) and Simon Hills (Axtone, Label & Artist Manager, UK) to examine a new approach for making music accessible online, moving away from the traditional DJ-only focused way of release towards multi-platform streaming to guarantee equal and free access to online music.

IMS Ibiza 2018 will bring together representatives from leading agencies, organisations and companies to set the global electronic music agenda and champion new content platforms. Inspiring a new generation is Mike Malak (Coda Agency, Agent, UK) who will present KID Talks (Knowledge, Identity, Discovery), featuring inspirational people in all kinds of careers (and all under the age of 30).

Fiona Measham (Durham University Professor of Criminology/The Loop Director, UK) has for over two decades conducted research exploring changing trends in legal and illegal drugs; the night time economy and the socio-cultural context to consumption, making it her driving mission to help inform partygoers how to enjoy themselves safely. Because knowledge is our best weapon she will join IMS Ibiza to share her research and learnings in THE LOOP: IS DRUG TESTING THE SOLUTION?

With each year come milestones and achievements celebrated by labels, artists and events alike, with 2018 being no exception. Firstly, 25 YEARS OF SÓNAR: SHAPING UNDERGROUND CULTURE, the world-renowned Barcelona festival will be represented by Enric Palau (Sónar Festival, Co-Director, Spain) and Georgia Taglietti (Sónar Festival, Head of Communications, Spain) who will examine its achievements and explain its extraordinary and innovative contribution to the genre.

Joining the celebration with an equally impressive milestone is 25 YEARS OF POSITIVA RECORDS. The pioneering UK major label is known for breaking electronic tracks into the mainstream and the panel will have a special focus on THE CHANGING FACE OF A&R in the last 25 years. Leading this will be the labels leading A&R directors throughout this time – Jason Ellis, Nick Halkes and Dave Lambert.

Hot on the heels with their own impressive anniversary is UK based Toolroom. Now a global brand in dance music it has diversified beyond a traditional record label model into successful arms in radio, events and artist management. Founding brothers Mark Knight (Artist, UK) and Stuart Knight (Toolroom, Managing Director, UK) will share the history of the label, it’s strong musical vision and tight artist roster in – 15 years of Toolroom.

IMS Co-Founder, Pete Tong states: “Entering our 11th year, it’s vital for IMS Ibiza to assemble the best and brightest minds in the industry to debate the issues that affect us most and to discuss routes to progress and succeed. I’m really proud to announce our latest wave of speakers, who represent all sides of the electronic music industry, from accomplished leaders who bring a wealth of experience through to the new generation who bring fresh ideas and thinking to push our genre forwards. We look forward to welcoming all to IMS Ibiza in May.” 

 

IMS Ibiza 2018 New Speakers Announced:

Amaru Da Costa (Black Coffee, African Manger, South Africa)

Andreea Magdalina (SheSaid.so, Founder, USA)

Ashley Howard (PRS For Music, Dance Account Manager, UK)

Bedouin (Tamer Malki) (Artist, USA)

Benji Rogers (dotBlockchain Media, CEO & Co-Founder, USA)

Black Coffee (Artist, South Africa)

Blaise DeAngelo (Remedy State, Co-Founder, USA)

Bradley Gunn (Bradley Gunn Raver, UK)

Carl Loben (DJ Mag, Editor-in-Chief, UK)

Carly Wilford (SISTER Collective, DJ/Presenter & Creator, UK)

Caroline Simionesu-Marin (XL Recordings/New Gen, A&R Manager/Founder, UK)

Cherie Hu (Billboard/Forbes, Tech Columnist, USA)

Chris Johnson (mau5trap, Label COO, USA)

Chris Manning (The Orchard, Senior Director/International Operations, UK)

Dan Tait (Pioneer DJ, Editor – DJsounds, UK)

Daniel Schoeps (Solomun Manager, Under My Spell, Germany)

Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1 DJ, Nothing Else Matters, UK)

Darren James-Thomas (FMLY Agency, Director, UK)

Dave Lambert (Positiva, Head of A&R: 1993-1998, UK)

David Levy (WME, Partner, UK)

deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) (Artist, USA)

Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley (Burning Man Project, Communications Manager, USA)

Doumi Busturia (Woomoon/Storytellers, Founder, Spain)

Ed Karney (GRADE Management, Director, UK)

Enric Palau (Sónar Festival, Co-Director, Spain)

Fiona Measham (Durham University Professor of Criminology/The Loop Director, UK)

Georgia Taglietti (Sónar Festival, Head of Communications, Spain)

Grego O’Halloran (Hï Ibiza/Ushuaïa Ibiza, Operations Manager, Spain)

Gustavo Pereira (NEOPOP/BPM Portugal, CEO/Director, Portugal)

Hannan Malik (NOWHERENEAR, Founder, UK)

Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder/CEO, UK)

Jaguar Bingham (Mixmag TV, Presenter, UK)

Jason Ellis (Positiva/Virgin Records, A&R Director: 2008-present, UK)

Jason Swamy (NetEase Fever, Co-Founder/Chief Architect, China)

Jay Gregory (Airpusher Collective, Co-Founder & Event Producer, USA)

Jenni Cochrane (AEI Group, Director of Culture & Partnerships, UK)

Jessica Capaz (Pacha Group, Artistic Director, Spain)

John Acquaviva (Plus Eight Equity Partners, Managing Partner, USA)

Jon Rundell (Artist, UK)

Jonathan Barnes (Pandora, Head of Label Licensing, USA)

Kate Hutchinson (The Guardian, Journalist, UK)

Kelly Money (Little Empire Music, Vice President, UK)

La Fleur (Artist, Sweden)

Lauren Pavan (GRM Daily, Chief Operating Officer, UK)

Lionel Marciano (Black Coffee, International Manager, USA)

Mark Knight (Artist, UK)

Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)

Mark Newton (Broadwick Live, Director, UK)

Matt Riley (AWAL, Senior Director, Creative, UK)

Matthew Ligotti (VaynerTalent, Videographer, USA)

Matthew Stuart (ATC Management, Artist Manager, UK)

Maximilien Jazani (Manswell Law Firm, Lawyer, France)

Maykel Piron (Armada Music, Co-Founder/CEO, Netherlands)

Mich Mellard (Sync Sync, Founder, UK)

Michael Addicott (Pandora, Manager of Curation, USA)

Mike Malak (Coda Agency, Agent, UK)

Nastia (Artist/DJ, Ukraine)

Nick Halkes (Positiva/EMI Dance, Founder/Managing Director:1993-1999, UK)

Paco Osuna (Artist, Spain)

Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster, UK)

Rado Docheva (Demand Artists, Co-Owner, Italy-Bulgaria)

Seth Troxler (Artist, USA)

Shino Allen (Tsumi, Managing Director, UK)

Simon Hills (Axtone, Label & Artist Manager, UK)

Stuart Knight (Toolroom, Managing Director, UK)

Thomas Heyne (Scorpios Mykonos, Founder, Greece)

Thomas St John (Thomas St John, Director, Los Angeles)

Yann Pissenem (HÏ Ibiza/Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner/Founder/CEO & Artistic Director, France)

SELECTED KEY OPPORTUNITIES STILL AVAILABLE

Highlight your brand or organisation at IMS Ibiza and reach a powerful, global audience of artists, industry influencers and business leaders.
From summit sponsorship through to tactical promotional opportunities, our Partnerships team can develop bespoke activations to suit all budgets.

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Featuring headline performances from Sven Väth, Dubfire, Jackmaster, Nastia, Peggy Gou and more

“It’s like a scene from a movie, it’s your dream gig.”
B.Traits (Artist, Canada)

“Being at IMS Dalt Vila, is the essence of being in Ibiza, it’s the most beautiful view and the most iconic venue of the entire island.”
Seth Troxler (Artist, USA)

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Friday 25th May

In Reverse Alphabetical Order

Sven Väth

Pete Tong

Peggy Gou

Paco Osuna

Nastia

Jackmaster

Guy Gerber

Dubfire

Danny Tenaglia

Bedouin

Andrea Oliva

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Burn Residency DJ
Furkan Kurt

In association with Pioneer DJ

International Music Summit (IMS) today announce details of its annual Dalt Vila event in Ibiza Old Town, the finale of the summit and widely regarded as the official opening of the Ibiza summer season.

Now in its 11th year, IMS Ibiza is a three-day educational and thought leadership platform for the electronic music industry held annually in the dance music capital of the world. For this closing finale IMS has curated the most unique line up that Ibiza will witness in 2018, with a backdrop of the sun setting over the historic 2,500-year-old fort and UNESCO World Heritage Site, overlooking Ibiza Old Town and the Mediterranean Sea.

With both legendary and iconic artists sharing the stage with the most exciting emerging artists of today, the 2018 line up is a strong contender for the best in IMS Dalt Vila history. Headlining is Sven Väth, the strictly vinyl only DJ and dance music pioneer with a career spanning more than 30 years returns for his third IMS Dalt Vila appearance, following his recent shocking news that his long-running Cocoon Monday weekly will switch venues to Pacha after 18 years at Amnesia. Also announced is seminal New York DJ Danny Tenaglia and respected Israeli DJ and firm fixture on the Ibizan calendar Guy Gerber.

Other outstanding sets will come from Paco Osuna, Andrea Oliva and IMS co-founder and industry icon Pete Tong; all seasoned Ibizan artists with long and rich histories on the island’s dancefloors.

Ensuring the international pace is upheld is Korean artist Peggy Gou and Middle East influenced DJ duo Bedouin who in 2017 introduced Bedouin Presents Saga at HEART, one of the best new residencies in Ibiza last summer.

Adding further strength is Dubfire, an artist whose drive, talent and intuition have placed him within the top tier of electronic music artists in the world and Nastia, the break out Ukrainian artist who is rapidly rising through the international ranks.

Bringing the diverse flavours of the UK dance scene is Jackmaster, a pioneering DJ whose profile has rocketed in the last 5 years due to his truly open-minded and unique approach to performing, expertly delivering his own blend of house and techno.

IMS Dalt Vila will also feature an opening set from BURN Residency 2017 winner Furkan Kurt.

With further exclusive back-to-pack pairing announcements coming soon, this spectacular line up celebrates the closing of IMS Ibiza and the opening of the summer season on the island in one of the most extraordinary locations in the world.

IMS Co-founder Ben Turner states “IMS Dalt Vila is one of the most beautiful ways to celebrate another summer of electronic music in Ibiza and the end to another IMS summit. It’s reflective every year of the dominant sound and tempo of the island, and right now this continues to be the underground house and techno sound. The line-up reflects artists with some of the best residencies including Sven and Bedouin, but also iconic artists like Danny Tenaglia, and the hottest new names of today including Jackmaster, Nastia and Peggy Gou. Male; female; Spanish; international; young and old – it’s a good reflection of techno today.”

Tickets are available now for €50 from www.internationalmusicsummit.com

IMS has partnered with Deeper Sounds to present IMS keynotes on all British Airways in-flight audio entertainment.

Launched in 2012 by Andy Eastough, Deeper Sounds delivers a monthly electronic music broadcast to British Airways and features leading electronic music artists including Hot Since 82, COYU, Kölsch and many more.

The series started on November 1st with keynote interviews from IMS Ibiza 2017 featuring The Martinez Brothers and Yann Pissenem, CEO and Artistic Director of Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza.

Full schedule below, archived shows can be listened to on the IMS Soundcloud page.

November 2017
Deeper Sounds 1
Keynote: Martinez Brothers
ANNA / Manu Gonzalez / Jay Medvedeva / Elena Pavla / Andy Eastough / Sunrise: Matador

Deeper Sounds 2
Keynote: Yann Pissenem
Horse Meat Disco / Graham Sahara / L.O.R.D.I.E / Steve Toombs / Andy Eastough / Sunrise: Lee Burridge

December 2017
Diynamic Music Showcase
Keynote: Bernard Sumner
Solomun / Magdalena / Hash Hendrex / Ken Fan / Andy Eastough

January 2018
Deeper Sounds
Keynote: Pet Shop Boys
Maya Jane Coles / Blondish / Salome / Marymoon / Meeting with Chance / Andy Eastough \

February 2018
Deeper Sounds
Keynote: Seth Troxler
Nastia / Agoria / Benjamin Damage / Danny Daze / Way Out West / Martin Smith / Andy Eastough

March 2018
Keynote – Sven Väth
Damian Lazarus / AndHim / Jose Maria Ramon / Anna Wall / Ben Hoo / Andy Eastough

April 2018
Keynote – Armin Van Buuren
Patrice Baumel / Agents Of Time / Mark Knight / Bushwacka / Andy Eastough

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International Music Summit (IMS) today announce IMS x Mixmag Visionaries 2018 and IMS Accelerator, two initiatives designed to support the next generation of industry innovators, influencers and disruptors.

Both Visionaries and Accelerator provide successful applicants a platform for their ideas to be heard, industry mentoring and support plus opportunities to network and develop their career or business with the most creative and forward thinking figures in the electronic music industry.

Visionaries returns for its 5th year and in collaboration with leading dance music publication Mixmag aims to inspire and uncover emerging industry professionals who will challenge current thinking and present new ways of overcoming the most important and pressing issues facing electronic music today.

A new initiative, Accelerator aims to spotlight and support the next wave of innovative music business start- ups, giving a platform to be heard plus vital support and advice to help them build and achieve their long term objectives.

If you are passionate about electronic music, have an innovative idea and you dare to disrupt, submit your application online by the March 31 2018.

Successful applicants will travel to Ibiza as an official IMS Ibiza delegate and present their ideas, for Visionaries via a keynote speech to electronic music’s most powerful and influential individuals, and for Accelerator direct to many of the industries leading organizations and investors. Successful applicants will receive one year free membership of the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) as well as access to relevant AFEM board members for career development advice and introductions to strategic partners.

In addition to sharing their ideas in the print issue and online platforms of Mixmag, the winner of Visionaries will also receive a three month mentorship program led by Andreea Magdalina, founder of SheSaid.So, internship opportunities at leading industry companies, tailored career coaching sessions matched from participating industry partners including AEI Group, AFEM, Berklee College of Music, Fuse, Neighbourhood PR, PRS for Music and Young Guns Network, plus a pair of Pioneer DJ HDJ-X10.

Previous Visionaries winners have included Valerie Lee, now West Coast Editor of Mixmag USA , Ben Bowler, Founder of Chew.tv, Inder Phull, Managing Director and founder of KRPT Group and Mich Mellard, CEO of Sync Sync.

For further detail on how to enter and submit your application for this year’s contest please visit: www.internationalmusicsummit.com/next-gen/

Ben Turner, IMS Co-Founder states “At the heart of IMS is the drive to be a catalyst in the industry, to bring about new ideas and develop new ways of working to push the genre forwards to guarantee a sustainable and successful future. A vital element of this is supporting emerging professionals and the fledgling start-ups that will fuel this change. IMS x Mixmag Visionaries has already found some exceptional thinkers that continue to make waves in our industry, launching IMS Accelerator to support the tech community and start- up culture feels like the natural progression in our ongoing efforts to nurture the next generation. We look forward to hearing your ideas and solutions to help push the music industry forward.”

Duncan Dick, Editor, Mixmag adds “Nurturing new and diverse talent is possibly the single most important thing the dance music industry can do to ensure its future success and sustainability. IMS’ Visionaries initiative is a great example of an authentic, holistic approach to encouraging and mentoring the kind of young person we need today in the industry, and Mixmag is extremely proud to support it once again.”

 


 

IMS x MIXMAG VISIONARIES

  • Open to applicants aged 18-25
  • One winner will receive:
    • Return travel to IMS Ibiza from a European Destinations
    • Two nights accommodation at Hard Rock Hotel
    • IMS Ibiza delegate badge
    • Three month mentorship program from SheSaid.So
    • Tailored career coaching sessions from participating industry partners
    • One year free membership of AFEM
  • For a full list of prizes and more details visit here.

IMS ACCELERATOR

  • Open to all music start-ups
  • Three companies will receive:
    • IMS Ibiza delegate badges
    • Introductions to potential clients, investors and mentors
    • Promotion on IMS digital platforms
    • Access to TopicDNA Reporting Platform
    • Access to list of 100+ investors
    • A strategy session with a leading digital marketing agency
    • One year free membership of AFEM
  • For more details visit here.

International Music Summit returns to Ibiza with a Wellness agenda

 MAY 23-25, 2018

HARD ROCK HOTEL IBIZA

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The 11th edition of IMS Ibiza examines the most crucial issues that face the industry, placing special attention on health and wellness for mind and body, and sexual harassment within the genre

International Music Summit (IMS), the premier global platform for business, culture and education within the electronic music industry, returns to the dance music capital of the world for its annual three-day educational, inspirational and motivational thought-leadership forum. Aimed squarely at industry leaders and artists from the international electronic music sector, it throws a spotlight onto the complex challenges and emerging opportunities that really matter in today’s ever evolving industry.

Following the success of the 10th Anniversary event earlier in the year, today IMS announce the key themes for its 11th summit on May 23-25th 2018. The platform, previously described as “the TED of music conferences”, has been responsible for leading initiatives that have resulted in positive change within the electronic music industry and it continues to set the agenda for the genre across the world in Europe, North America and Asia.

New for 2018 is a three-day Wellness retreat, taking place before the main IMS summit at a soon-to-be-revealed location. The electronic music industry is a fast-paced environment, with busy days and late nights. As many industry players will recognise this demanding lifestyle can take its toll on the body and mind over time, and the Wellness event has been designed to address this prevalent issue. Tailored for the dance music community, the pre-summit event will help industry veterans and newcomers alike to disconnect from everyday stress and clear the mind, setting the foundation for meaningful work and providing tools to stay focused, relaxed and rejuvenated. The new intimate event will be announced in full in January.

Continuing its support of international music, IMS Ibiza flies the South African flag with MEET TEAM BLACK COFFEE. The multi-award winning DJ has had a meteoric rise to fame and has just finished a first successful summer residency at Hï Ibiza. From management to agent to Ibiza promoter, IMS will bring in Black Coffee and his full team to discuss his own unique and inspiring path to success, the role the team played on this journey, the many challenges he undoubtedly faced and their aspirations for the future.

With each year comes milestones and achievements celebrated by labels, artists and events alike, with 2018 being no exception. Firstly, 25 YEARS OF SONAR: SHAPING UNDERGROUND CULTURE, the world-renowned Barcelona festival will discuss its achievements and explain its extraordinary and innovative contribution to the genre. Joining the celebration with an equally impressive milestone is 25 YEARS OF POSITIVA RECORDS. The pioneering UK major label is known for breaking underground tracks into the popular mainstream and the talk will have a special focus on HOW THE ROLE OF THE A&R MAN HAS EVOLVED in the last 25 years. Leading this will be the label’s leading A&R directors throughout the time – Jason Ellis, Nick Halkes and Dave Lambert.

SEXUAL HARRASSMENT IN DJ CULTURE is a real and unwelcome problem. SHE SAID.SO, an influential network of women in the industry, will chair a talk intended to assess the impact of the issue specifically to electronic music, detect root causes and endeavour to reduce its existence within the industry with a series of actionable recommendations.

IMS will also give geographical focus on the MIDDLE EAST a promising new growth region for electronic music with a growing appetite for the genre, highlighting breakthrough talent, the marketplace and key opportunities within it covering UAE, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine.

Health and wellness will continue to be a focus with insight into the mental wellbeing of DJs, a long ignored problem that is sadly troubling a high proportion of artists, from breaking through to established talent. IMS Ibiza will ask is it DJS COMPLAINING OR REAL PROBLEMS? This frank and open mental health discussion will be hosted by the Association for Electronic Music and will give vital advice on how to stay sane in the game and remain successful. Continuing the focus of wellness into the summit, IMS delegates will benefit from daily yoga and meditation sessions, reminding all of the importance of balance and self care.

IMS continues to support the future of our industry with the return of IMS VISIONARIES, in partnership with Mixmag, a global search for electronic music’s next generation of influencers, and an original programme aimed at and focused on supporting the next generation of start-ups called IMS ACCELERATOR.

IMS Ibiza 2018 will also feature discussions hosted by BURN RESIDENCY, KID TALKS, SHESAID.SO and YOUNG GUNS NETWORK. Plus more discussions on BLOCKCHAIN, BOTS, and not forgetting the return of the much-loved masterclass session IMS ANTHEM!

IMS co-founder Ben Turner states: “Health Vs Hedonism was our most popular talk in 2017, and it put us on the path of delivering more in the Wellness area for delegates. It’s a topic that is marrying professionals of all ages and gender, and we’re excited to offer something unique to an industry that is in need of greater advice and direction. It also affects many of the issues in our space, and people’s behavioural patterns around it. We’re also proud to focus on Black Coffee, Sonar and Positiva for their contributions to our world – past, present and future.”

Education partners POINT BLANK MUSIC SCHOOL, BERKLEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC and TOOLROOM ACADEMY will also be present at IMS Ibiza, joining them will be founding partner PIONEER DJ and returning sponsor BURN.

The 11th edition of IMS Ibiza offers for the first time a more accessible pricing structure, allowing you to choose your summit experience from three tailored packages. Additionally, there is a special discount for students and younger delegates wanting to attend, with all badges allowing entrance into selected Ibiza clubs over the duration of IMS week. Full details can be found below, listed badge prices will increase at the beginning of each month. 

New Pricing Structure

DELEGATE: DECEMBER PRICING- 325€

  • Access to three-day summit including all panels, keynotes and workshops
  • All networking and official IMS events
  • Access to IMS delegate database and IMS App
  • IMS delegate badge
  • IMS Dalt Vila finale event access
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Entrance to IMS affiliated Ibiza opening parties

DELEGATE PLUS: DECEMBER PRICING – 425€

  • Access to three-day summit including all panels, keynotes and workshops
  • All networking and official IMS events
  • Access to IMS delegate database and IMS App
  • IMS delegate badge
  • IMS Dalt Vila finale event access
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Entrance to IMS affiliated Ibiza opening parties
  • Access to 1 influencer breakfast
  • IMS Legends Dinner

ALL ACCESS: DECEMBER PRICING – 535€

  • Access to three-day summit including all panels, keynotes and workshops
  • All networking and official IMS events
  • Access to IMS delegate database and IMS App
  • Premium IMS delegate badge
  • VIP access to IMS Dalt Vila finale event
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Entrance to IMS affiliated Ibiza opening parties
  • Access to 2 influencer breakfasts
  • VIP IMS Legends Dinner
  • Access to private/invite only official IMS events

UNDER 25: 150€ FIXED COST

  • Access to three-day summit including all panels, keynotes and workshops
  • All networking and official IMS events
  • Access to IMS delegate database and IMS App
  • IMS delegate badge
  • IMS Dalt Vila finale event access
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Entrance to IMS affiliated Ibiza opening parties

STUDENT: 99€ FIXED COST

  • Access to three-day summit including all panels, keynotes and workshops
  • All networking and official IMS events
  • Access to IMS App
  • IMS delegate badge
  • IMS Dalt Vila finale event access
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Entrance to IMS affiliated Ibiza opening parties

 

MAY 23-25, 2018 | HARD ROCK HOTEL IBIZA

IMS Ibiza returns in 2018 for it’s 11th year of inspiring the electronic music industry!

Now you can choose your summit experience with three tiers of tailored packages – delegate normal, delegate plus and all access.

Explore all the benefits to find the badge that is best for you!

Badge prices increase the first of each month.

We look forward to welcoming you at IMS Ibiza!

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TWO-DAYS OF THOUGHT PROVOKING PANELS, IN-DEPTH WORKSHOPS AND INSIGHTFUL REPORTS

IMS Asia-Pacific in Shanghai united 700 dance music industry leaders and artists from East and West for discussions about Asia’s unique and burgeoning electronic music scene. Revisit key moments from the fourth edition of the summit, the biggest and most successful to date.

If you missed us in Shanghai, stay tuned to the IMS YouTube page for full panels from IMS Asia-Pacific 2017, coming soon.