Artist speakers Art Department, B.Traits, Hot Since 82, and Seth Troxler join industry heavy weights from BBC Radio 1, Native Instruments, Positiva / Virgin Records, and Deezer.

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International Music Summit (IMS) 2017, the three-day educational, inspirational and motivational thought-leadership platform held annually in Ibiza, announce new internationally respected speakers to the summit roster. IMS, previously described as “the TED of music conferences”, has without question been responsible for industry leading initiatives and positive change and in 2017 continues to set the agenda for global electronic music via its summits in Europe, North America and Asia.

This years Ibiza summit presents a carefully curated programme of inspiring talks, technology masterclasses, networking opportunities and cutting edge events, spearheaded by skilled experts, experienced music business minds, established artists and the next generation of breaking talent.

With a diverse range of contributors, IMS reveal a further 10 women and 10 men joining an already impressive list of speakers marking the tenth anniversary of the summit, including Bernard Sumner from New Order, Dixon, Masters at Work – Louie Vega & Kenny Dope, The Black Madonna, The Martinez Brothers, Austin Kramer (Global Head of Dance/Electronic, Spotify), Elrow – The Arnau Family (Founders, Elrow), Gianfranco Bortolotti (Founder, Media Records) Nick Sabine & Paul Clement (Founders, Resident Advisor) Patrick Walker (Director of Media Partnerships, Facebook). Panellists will give personal insight and opinion on a expansive array of topics; debating the electronic music industry’s most pressing issues.

Unifying insight, inspiration and experience; IMS proudly present 10 of the industries strongest female voices, with perspectives from established luminaries including Andreea Magdalina founder of She Said So, a global network of women within the music industry pushing the diversity debate forward, Sulinna Ong, VP Artist Marketing at Deezer UK who will bring digital insights from one of the leading streaming platforms, alongside international DJ Miss Kittin and BBC Radio 1’s B.Traits.


Confirmed to join the discussion is Alice Favre, of LWE, whose London focused company is behind the recently launched Junction 2 Festival as well as an impressive array of large scale events at two of the capitals latest venue additions Tobacco Dock and Printworks. In addition, Rachel Turner from Achieve Unlimited, who begain her career founding two record labels, a publishing company, an artist management company and a club promotions company before becoming a Business Psychologist and performance coach. Featuring on the Health Vs Hedonism panel, she brings 25 years knowledge of the industry and solid experience supporting entreprenueurs, leaders and creatives in achieving success.

Bringing her knowledge to the YGN/ Buzz Jam presents: Meet the new member of my band, He’s/She’s a Coder panel is Alexandra Cárdenas. A teacher and performer of live coding, Alexandra is among the pioneers of live coding in electroacoustic music and part of the forefront of the Algorave scene.

 Lindi Delight, Founder of De Light Management, brings her decade of experience and passion for electronic music to the Health Vs Hedonsim panel, joined by leading artists and broadcasters including BBC Radio 1’s Monki and Louisaahhh in discussing how to achieve a well balanced, healthy and sustainable career.

10 leading male voices will add their viewpoints, including Eelko Van Kooten, one of Rolling Stone’s top 50 most important people in EDM and Founder & Owner, of Spinnin’ Records, regarded as one of the worlds leading dance labels. Joining him will be Jason Ellis, Artist and Relations Director at Positiva / Virgin Records, responsible for some of the UKs biggest cross genre dance hits he has navigated its vast catalogue through shifting musical trends. A key voice on the impact of change in A&R over the last decade.

 Wade Cawood from Pulse Global and Johnny White aka Art Department join together at IMS to announce the launch of an exciting new global project.

As he prepares to launch his very own Ibiza residency at Pacha, acclaimed DJ / Producer Hot Since 82 will speak on the 10th Annual Ibiza Debate, adding yet more weight to the programme.

Andreas Allen, Head of Artist Relations for Native Instruments has over 20 years experience in the music industry, responsible for initiating global brand partnerships and cultural marketing campaigns. Joining him on the roster is David Emery, VP of Global Marketing Strategy for Kobalt, with a vast knowledge in how artist and labels alike can embrace a truly global vision and service an ever increasing nomadic network.

Esteemed promoter and CEO of RPM Presents, Eddie Dean – the man responsible for Pacha New York and bringing the first Pacha to China – will stand alongside Cosmopop CEO Steffen Charles, the creative force behind Time Warp Festival and Seth Troxler lifting the lid on the inner workings and culture of powerful, influential club events.

IMS now add further international elements to the debates with global speakers appearing from the USA, Canada, Germany, France and The Netherlands making it the strongest network of speakers in its 10 year history.


Alexandra Cárdenas (Composer / Live Coder, Columbia)
Alice Favre (Head of Operations, LWE, UK)
Andreea Magdalina (Founder / Co-Founder / IAMJT, Founder, USA)
B.Traits (Broadcaster / Artist, BBC Radio 1, Canada)
Lindi Delight (Founder, De Light Management, Germany)
Louisaahhh (Artist, USA)
Miss Kittin (Artist, France)
Monki (Radio Presenter / DJ, BBC Radio 1, UK)
Rachel Turner (Business Psychologist & Performance Coach, Achieve Unlimited, UK)
Sulinna Ong (VP / Artist Marketing, Deezer, UK)


Andreas Allen (Head of Artist Relations, Native Instruments, USA)
David Emery (VP / Global Marketing Strategy, Kobalt Records, UK)
Eddie Dean (CEO, RPM Presents, USA)
Eelko Van Kooten (Founder & Owner, Spinnin’ Records, Netherlands)
Hot Since 82 (Artist, UK)
Jason Ellis (Artist & Relations Director, Positiva / Virgin Records, UK)
Jonny White aka Art Department (Artist, Canada)
Seth Troxler (Artist, USA)
Steffen Charles (CEO, Cosmopop GmBH, Germany)
Wade Cawood (CEO, Pulse Global, USA)


By: Inder Pull, KRPT Group, UK, 2016 IMS Visionaries Contest Winner

IMS is seeking the young, inspired industry leaders of the next generation that are ready to step up to a global platform and share their vision in a room full of electronic music’s most powerful and forward-thinking individuals.
One determined individual will win the opportunity to be a keynote speaker at IMS Ibiza and access to all of the panels, networking and partying on offer at the 10th anniversary of the summit.

I won the IMS Visionaries contest last year, check the video below.

My vision was all about taking people on a journey from “hobby to pro”. I thought it was important that the whole industry finds a way to inspire the next generation to learn about music production and DJing and then find ways to take this passion into the business world. We also wanted to focus on how brands engage with the music industry and identify new ways to support culture instead of exploiting it.

Here are some tips for this years applicants:

1. DO SOME RESEARCH – watch IMS panels on YouTube and learn more about the challenges the industry has been facing over the past few years. You will quickly hear some consistent issues and ideas that might spark some inspiration.

2. IDENTIFY THE PROBLEMS AND FIND YOUR PASSION – list all of the problems you think exist in the music industry and start to think about which ones you are most passionate about solving.

3. DEFINE YOUR VISION – this is easier said than done but one of the key aims of the IMS Visionaries contest is to help the next generation shape the future of the industry. Focus on a few key aims that you think are important for the future.Our 2016 video was focussed on how we can inspire more people to make music as a hobby and that will naturally lead to more growth for the industry but we don’t need more DJ’s per se, we need more people from technology or design to be passionate about being in music.A polymath is defined as a person of wide knowledge or skills. Part of our vision was about inspiring the music industry to look outside their specific job roles and learn more from other professions.

4. MERGE IDEAS – take the polymath approach and try combining different concepts. For example you could look at the problem of diversity in electronic music and explore how they are solving this in sport. Or how about the challenge that many clubs are now facing where they are threatened with closure due to gentrification and property developments? You could look at how other countries are solving this problem or even start to explore how “pop-up” culture could provide an alternative solution in some spaces.
Here are some key challenges the industry is currently facing that we are all trying to solve, get inspired and help shape the future.

  1. Diversity and inclusiveness
  2. DJ’s, live music and royalty payments – Get paid, get played
  3. Illegal downloading
  4. Drug abuse and mental health
  5. Helping independent talent grow in a commercial world
  6. Funding and investment in music companies
  7. Training the next generation of music professionals

A great resource to learn more about industry challenges is the Association for Electronic Music who have a number of initiatives that could inspire your vision.

Be the next Visionaries contest winner and take your first steps to becoming an innovator of tomorrow.

Enter the Visionaries Contest Here.

IMS COLLEGE: A crash course in electronic music. Learn by day, party by night.

July 7-9

Summer Camp badge prices €70 for 2 days and 3-night time parties



International Music Summit (IMS) is proud to announce the return of its summer camp educational program, IMS College – Malta, to the Mediterranean island on July 7-9. IMS College – Malta offers the next generation of electronic music creators and professionals the tools and knowledge to assist their career, via a two-day, intensive learning experience.

IMS College – Malta is partnering with leading music production institute Point Blank Music School, who will provide instructors, masterclasses and host and co-curate one of the days of the two-day program.

With annual industry summits in Ibiza, Los Angeles and Shanghai, IMS proudly celebrates its 10th year in 2017 continuing to connect the global electronic music community and build awareness of the genre. Observing the need to support and develop the future of the industry, IMS offers a dedicated educational programme to help cultivate and inspire students, emerging artists and the next generation of business leaders in the electronic music industry.

With the ethos of ‘learn by day, party by night’, the summer camp is a 2-day crash course in electronic music with some of the world’s most prolific DJ talent and industry thought leaders.

The aim of the IMS College series is to give a 360-degree, face-to-face learning experience, made up of a carefully curated program of panels, keynotes, networking sessions and workshops from key industry figureheads from across all sectors of the electronic music industry. Designed and curated with the understanding that a useful, practical and affordable introduction to the Electronic music industry is highly beneficial to students and emerging industry professionals, IMS College – Malta attendees will gain rare insights to every aspect of the industry from the creative process to business management. With many topics covered in behind-the-scenes areas including radio, production, management, PR, live bookings, trade organisations and much more.

By night and throughout the weekend attendees will be able to see special performances from world leading artists; beginning on Friday night with Sven Vath, the pioneering founder and DJ behind Cocoon who will be joined by leading French DJ Agoria. Saturday brings Todd Terry, one of House music’s biggest names and one of the founding fathers of today’s sound; closing the weekend is Richy Ahmed, the talented British house music producer, Hot Creations DJ and artist of the moment.

IMS co-founder Ben Turner states “As IMS approaches its first decade, it feels right for us to put even more focus on inspiring the new generation of producers, performers and industry protagonists. IMS College Malta year one was a revelation for us, a different approach to curating a summit considering the audience was so open to absorbing all forms of education and instruction about this incredible culture of music. We thank our partners and the government of Malta for seeing the value in taking such an approach to educate whilst we entertain.”

Nicolas Spiteri from local Maltese partner 365 Entertainment Group states “For those that have yet experienced Malta, it is a beautiful island set in crystal clear waters and has a beautiful climate. It is a safe, well connected island with flights to all major European cities. It is an English speaking country, with breathtaking scenery providing a perfect backdrop to learn and enjoy nightlife for all who visit”.




IMS announces that IMS Engage will not be returning to Los Angeles this April, in its usual spot between the two Coachella weekends. However, a new date for event will be announced very shortly.

IMS Engage started in Los Angeles five years ago as a series of unmoderated conversations between leaders from the worlds of technology, music, film and media to address the growing global influence of electronic music. Since 2013 IMS Engage has seen inspiring conversations from diverse leaders of industry from dance music’s Pete Tong, Skrillex and Diplo to the tech industry’s Kevin Systrom (Instagram Co-Founder), Chad Hurley (YouTube) and well as music icons P Diddy, Quincy Jones, Giorgio Moroder and film legends David Lynch and Hans Zimmer.

In 2017, IMS continues with global offerings starting with IMS Ibiza May 24-26th, the educational initiative, IMS College – Malta in June and IMS Asia-Pacific in November. Designed to celebrate the full spectrum of dance music artistry via various panels, workshops and parties, IMS has widely established itself as the premier platform for thought and leadership in electronic music – and brings together a wealth of artists, visionaries, brands and entrepreneurs at each conference.

Wednesday, May 24 at Pacha Ibiza

The global industry converges each year for IMS Ibiza on our favorite White Isle and this year Pacha Ibiza is home to the Opening Party featuring Masters at Work, The Black Madonna, Agoria and Alex Kennon.

The official Opening Party will take place directly following the IMS Legends Dinner which honours Pacha owner, Ricardo Urgell.

Access to the party is free for all IMS Ibiza badge holders.

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The IMS LEGENDS DINNER recipient is bestowed upon true pioneers of the industry, this year it is awarded to Ricardo Urgell founder of Pacha

Pacha Group celebrates 50-year anniversary

Dinner held in collaboration with Smirnoff Sound Collective and Diario de Ibiza

The official IMS Opening Party to follow the dinner at Pacha Ibiza featuring
Masters at Work, The Black Madonna and Agoria

Event has limited capacity and will sell out, so we encourage you to purchase early.

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International Music Summit (IMS) recognise and pay homage to Ricardo Urgell founder of Pacha Ibiza and the worldwide Pacha Group with the prestigious IMS LEGENDS AWARD. This special award is bestowed upon true pioneers in the electronic music world for their outstanding contribution to the industry. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Pacha Group and the award fittingly commemorates this. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of IMS Ibiza and a special moment for the summit, the award recognises the influence and inspiration that Pacha has generated in the international clubbing and music industry. Previous winners of this accolade have included Nile Rodgers, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Sven Vath and Carl Cox.

IMs co-founder Ben Turner says: “Ibiza is defined by Pacha. It is the venue that seduced myself and all of my IMS partners in some way, with most of us collaborating with the brand over the last 20 years. Ricardo Urgell is a true maverick, a true conductor of the night and with it one of the most poetic and imaginative creatives in nightlife – period. The global electronic music scene would be very different today without his influence and the joy his truly global brand has given to millions of people around the world, let alone the careers of many DJ’s who made their name under the roof of the cherry logos. We are proud to honour him in this way. His influence extends way beyond nightlife, but to global culture as a whole.”

Late in 1967 a small discotheque in Stiges located on the Barcelona coast opened its doors, it was to be called Pacha. Founded by Ricardo and brother Piti Urgell they set out to create a place where people could have fun, express themselves and throw the best parties ever. Six years later in 1973 the burgeoning club concept arrived in Ibiza and arguably the standard was set and one of the best clubs in the world was created.

Now 50 years on the famous Pacha cherries are a world-famous symbol of musical integrity, world class DJs, glamour and lifestyle. In this time, through hard work the brand has seen huge expansion to some of the most exciting places in the world, now situated in many countries worldwide including China, Australia, Macau, Germany, and in the most important Spanish regions and cities Ibiza, Gran Canaria, Mallorca, Barcelona and, La Pineda. It is also a hotel brand and a global merchandise phenomenon.

Ricardo Urgell says “With much hard work over five decades I never lost sight of my vision, I have had the pleasure of creating some very special places around the world where several generations of people have been able to enjoy the rhythm of the dancefloor. I cannot be prouder to see how the Pacha Group is recognized worldwide, and my great desire for the 50th anniversary of the brand is that the cherries survive and continue to bring people pleasure, as they have done so far throughout history.”

The award will be the pinnacle of the IMS Legends Dinner presented by Smirnoff Sound Collective and Diario de Ibiza, held in celebration of Ricardo, and he will be interviewed by Juan Suarez from the Diario de Ibiza on the stage. Naturally the dinner will take place at Pacha Ibiza on the 24th May 2017. This night also marks the opening of the tenth anniversary of IMS Ibiza with special guests Masters at Work, The Black Madonna and Agoria participating after the dinner at the official IMS Opening Party.


DATE: Wednesday May 24 2017
TIME: 8:00pm – Midnight
LOCATION: Pacha Ibiza
COST OF 150€ INCLUDES: Three-course meal, water, and a bottle of wine between two people as well as access to official IMS opening Party after the dinner with The Black Madonna, Masters at Work and Agoria.


Directly following the dinner at Pacha Ibiza, the opening party will feature Masters at Work, The Black Madonna and Agoria.

Opening Party Square

Hot on the heels of last weeks reveal of the first 10 speakers and 10 topics, IMS Ibiza are excited to announce the addition of two new international artists to this very special tenth year of the summit.

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Grenoble born Caroline Hervé, aka Miss Kittin has over the past years become one of the most inspiring DJs and voices to emerge within the electronic music scene. Alongside long-time production partner The Hacker, tracks such as ‘Frank Sinatra’ and ‘1982’ propelled them into the spotlight, whilst further collaborations with fellow feline Felix Da Housecat’s ‘Silver Screen (Shower Scene)’ and ‘Madame Hollywood’, Golden Boy’s ‘Rippin Kittin’, Sven Väth ‘Je T’aime’, Steve Bug, Antonelli Electric and T.Raumschmiere to name but a few, have confirmed Miss Kittin’s star billing status.

Before her hotly anticipated B2B set at Dalt Vila with Seth Troxler, Miss Kittin, will bring her strong character and vast experience in a male dominated industry to the IMS Ibiza stage for the Diversity Debate, hosted by and Smirnoff Sound Collective.


Jesse Rose broke through by helping to create a sub-genre with the track ‘A-Sided’ on Switch’s Dubsided. He’s since set up four influential labels (Front Room, Made To Play, Play It Down and its subprint A-SIDED) which have been responsible for launching some of House and Techno’s biggest names. Jesse’s discography boasts over 200 releases, from originals to remixes, his DJ career has seen him traverse the globe a ridiculous about of times performing at the world’s best, biggest, and most credible clubs, parties and festivals.

Jesse Rose will feature at IMS Ibiza in a candid interview with B.Traits called “Life After Decks – Why I’m Quitting The Job I Love’.

Last November, Rose shocked the industry by announcing his retirement after a career spanning nearly 20 years that earned him top respect as a house music master. He’s going the best way possible by embarking on a final tour and releasing a album titled ‘Alright Mate’. Outspoken Rose will share his journey and why he is turning in his decks for a new life path.

“It’s been one hell of a ride, from playing around the world to helping support many artists careers through our labels and then producing and remixing literally hundreds of artists. I’m really looking forward to helping the next generation come through.”
– Jesse Rose, Artist, UK

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International speakers including New Order, Dixon, The Black Madonna and Masters at Work plus visionaries from digital platforms Facebook, Spotify and Resident Advisor

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International Music Summit (IMS), the three-day educational, inspirational and motivational thought-leadership platform held annually in the dance music capital of the world, Ibiza, today announce it’s first speakers for this very special tenth anniversary year of the summit. The platform, described as “the TED of music conferences”, has been responsible for leading initiatives that have resulted in positive change in the industry and continues to set the agenda for electronic music in Europe, North America and now Asia.

Paying homage and firmly marking 10 years of connecting the culture, IMS Ibiza reveal 10 keynotes. The summit presents a carefully curated programme of inspiring talks, technology masterclasses, networking opportunities and cutting edge events, led by skilled experts, experienced music business minds and established artists.

IMS is proud to bring Bernard Sumner from New Order back to Ibiza – where he wrote the entire lyrics to their ‘Technique’ album in a much-documented recording session on the island in 1988/89. Dixon, top of Resident Advisor’s coveted RA Poll: Top DJs and a true beacon of progressive modern dance music; four times Grammy award nominees Masters At Work; ‘Little LouieVega and KennyDopeGonzalez discuss their 25 year history and legacy. Mixmag’s DJ of the Year, eclectic selector and club culture ambassador The Black Madonna will feature, in addition The Martinez Brothers, who have undeniably fuelled the global house music scene and have become one of the industries most respected DJs. Elrow’s The Arnau Family; the now internationally infamous party crew will open up on their colourful heritage, philosophy and journey to and beyond Spain.

Leading the digital conversations are Patrick Walker, Director of Media Partnerships at Facebook, and Austin Kramer Spotify’s Global Head of Dance/Electronic – both offering keynotes and Best Practice sessions on using their platforms. Continuing the digital conversation will be global online editorial platform Resident Advisor’s founders Nick Sabine & Paul Clement. Completing the first ten speakers is one of dance music’s most legendary ambassadors Gianfranco Bortolotti , the name behind many ‘Italo-house’ classics and owner of Media Records – a rare chance to hear the story that defined a nation.

IMS Ibiza will also cover the subjects most important to the electronic music industry today; from Meet The New Member Of My Band: He’s A Coder (hosted by Young Guns Network), to Health Vs Hedonism (hosted by She Said So & Native Instruments), also the continual IMS debate on Diversity in the industry as well as masterclasses on production techniques, Facebook Live Streaming and Spotify Playlist Best Practices.

Joining this line up of artists and industry heavyweights will be the annual regular features on the IMS Ibiza schedule; the biggest line up in the history of IMS being presented for the Dalt Vila event taking place on Friday 26 – a chance to dance in the open air on top of a 2,500 year old UNESCO protected fort; the ‘IMS Legends Dinner’ – this year awarded to a true pioneer of the dance scene Pacha founder Ricardo Urgell. The annual Business Report which puts a value to the genre and reveals the current state of the industry for Electronic Music. Finally look out also for the Pioneer DJ Award and the Great Annual Ibiza Debate. There is a still huge amount more to be announced in the coming weeks.

IMS co-curator Ben Turner states: “New Order, Dixon, The Black Madonna, Masters At Work, The Martinez Brothers… A true set of visionary artists – past and present. Its hard to believe its been a decade since the first IMS. We’ve always tried to focus on a singular room of content to help create a dialogue for change and a shared experience – all too rare in today’s fractured media landscape. This is really shaping up to be our biggest attendance to date and we hope its the most informative yet… Even after ten years, it feels like our work is only just starting…”



New Order – Bernard Sumner (Artist, UK)
Dixon (Artist, Germany)
Patrick Walker (Facebook, Director of Media Partnerships EMEA, UK)
Masters At Work – Louie Vega & Kenny Dope (Artists, USA)
Elrow – The Arnau Family (Elrow, Founders, Spain)
The Black Madonna (Artist, USA)
Austin Kramer (Global Head of Dance/Electronic, USA)
The Martinez Brothers (Artists, USA)
Nick Sabine & Paul Clement (Resident Advisor, Founders, UK)
Gianfranco Bortolotti  (Media Records, Founder, Italy)


Ricardo Urgell (Pacha, Founder, Spain)


YGN / Buzz Jam Presents: Meet the New Member of My Band, He’s/She’s A Coder
Health Vs Hedonism (hosted by SheSaidSo & Native Instruments)
Masterclass – Playlists: Spotify Best Practices
Masterclass – Live Streaming: Facebook Best Practices
Three Decades of Dance: How Gianfranco Bortolotti Shaped Italian Dance Music
How To Make The Leap To Become An Arena Selling Artist
The LATAM Electronic Genre Explosion Evaluated
Digital Defined (featuring Spotify, Facebook, You Tube and more)
Diversity Debate (hosted by She Said So & Smirnoff Sound Collective)
Electronic Music Conference Curators – Unite & Serve 


IMS Legends Dinner 2017 – Pacha’s Ricardo Urgell
IMS Business Report 2017 Revealed
IMS Pioneer DJ Award – Winner To Be Revealed
Breakfast Club (hosted by AFEM; She Said So; IMS)
The Great Annual Ibiza Debate (hosted by Ibiza Voice)

A global search for industry innovators and influencers

Are you 25 or under?

Be the next Visionaries Contest winner and take your first step to becoming tomorrow’s industry leader

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For the third annual Visionaries contest, International Music Summit (IMS) and Mixmag are once again collaborating on a global search for the young, future disrupters of the electronic music industry. The contest aims to inspire and uncover emerging innovators who will challenge current thinking and provide a solid footing for the continued growth of the electronic music industry. IMS and Mixmag’s Visionairies contest taps directly into electronic music’s emerging talent and gives them a platform to get their voices heard.

To enter, participants aged 18-25 are invited to submit a 3 minute video that answers one of the following questions:

  • What would you change to progress the Electronic Music Industry in the future?
  • How do you think the Electronic Music industry could drive diversity in the future?
  • Tell us how you think technology will change the way we consume music in the future?

 The winner will get the chance to travel to Ibiza as an official IMS Ibiza delegate and address a global platform of electronic music’s most powerful and influential individuals. They will also get an opportunity to meet and interview at established and leading companies including Defected Records, Mixmag and Neighbourhood PR. The winner will also receive a three-month mentorship program led by She Said So, offering advice and help from established industry professionals to help them with their chosen career path.

Previous Visionaries winners have included Valerie Lee, 23, now West Coast Editor of Mixmag USA. , Ben Bowler, 24, Founder of and Inder Phull, Managing Director and founder of KRPT Group.

For further detail on how to enter and submit your application for this year’s contest please visit:

Ben Turner, IMS Co-Founder states “IMS does its best to debate and instigate change of thinking, ethos and actual policies in the industry. However – it also aims to be a platform to encourage new thinking from the next generation and the IMS Visionaries concept has already been a gateway for some special future thinkers who have gone on to do well in the industry. We look forward to hearing and meeting further future disruptors.”


Duncan JA Dick, Editor of Mixmag adds “For anyone aspiring for a job in the dance music industry, this is the ultimate prize – an opportunity not just to get your ‘big break’, but to have the early stages of your career nurtured by some of the most knowledgeable people and brands in the business. And, of course, party with us at IMS. Good luck!”.

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In order of appearance

Maceo Plex B2B Tale of Us
23.00 – 24.00

Seth Troxler B2B Miss Kitten
22.00 – 23.00

Pete Tong B2B Nicole Moudaber
21.00 – 22.00

Dixon B2B Kenlou (Masters at Work)
20.00 – 21.00

The Martinez Brothers B2B Kenlou (Masters at Work)
19.00 – 20.00

B.Traits B2B Jesse Rose
18.00 – 19.00

Lollino B2B Manu Gonzalez (BURN Residency)
17.00 – 18.00




International Music Summit (IMS) today announces details of its greatly anticipated Ibiza Dalt Vila Event. IMS Ibiza is a three-day educational and inspirational thought leadership platform and leading authority on Electronic Music held annually in the dance music capital of the world.

This is a very special year, as 2017 marks the ten-year anniversary of IMS. The event was created by BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong and four industry partners, and has gone on to host IMS events in China (IMS Asia-Pacific), Los Angeles (IMS Engage) and the recent addition of IMS College in Malta – an educational-platform for electronic music. The platform has been described as “the TED of music conferences” and has been responsible for leading initiatives that has resulted in change in the industry including the creation of the AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, the global trade body which promotes, protects and preserves the legacy and future of the genre.

IMS Dalt Vila

In homage to this legacy, for the annual event at the 2,500 year-old fort Dalt Vila, Ibiza’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, IMS Ibiza has curated a series of back-to-back performances to create a truly unique show. With many of the artists playing together for the first time, look out for house music legends Kenlou aka Masters At Work’s Louie Vegas and Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez performing two sets – one with The Martinez Brothers and the other with Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJ Poll winner Dixon. IMS co-founder and BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong plays alongside Nicole Moudaber, B.Traits with Jesse Rose, and to close, Tale of Us perform with Maceo Plex.

IMS co-founder Ben Turner states: “This lineup is by far our strongest in our ten years. We are honoured to bring in legends Masters at Work to be a big part of IMS this year and to see the likes of Dixon and The Martinez Brothers jump at performing with them has been amazing. We have a lot of special plans to celebrate ten years, most involve looking forwards not back! We are, of course, hugely appreciative of the full support IMS receives from the industry and artist community of the past decade.”

With the multitude of parties occurring on the island each summer, IMS’s Dalt Vila is a rare opportunity to witness the island from this exclusive vantage point.


15 DECEMBER 2016

2016 marked the ninth year of International Music Summit and another exciting trip around the world, bringing together the electronic music industry in Los Angeles, Ibiza, Shanghai and for the first time, in Malta with the debut of IMS College, a new educational initiative for the next generation of electronic music creators and thinkers.

We heard from major artists and elite music professionals and discussed conversations that ranged from technology to gender and of course, around the inspirations and progress of electronic music as a whole.

Join us in a countdown of the best IMS talks of 2016, below.

  1. IMS Engage: Marc Geiger ‘In Conversation’ with John MacFarlane

Without question, music and technology go hand in hand. It was a perfect fit for Head of Music at WME Marc Geiger to come together with CEO of Sonos, John MacFarlane, making for a deep dive into the prevalent crossovers between electronic music and the advancing realm of technology for both consumers and the industry. The IMS Engage conversation saw a sharp discussion about the important world of streaming and the digital music age today. Geiger’s intelligent insight into the industry is always incredible to hear – he views the industry in completely different ways to most.


“If you make it easier for people to have music in their life, they’ll listen to it more.” – John MacFarlane


  1. IMS Engage: Arthur Baker ‘In Conversation’ with John Singleton

IMS Engage in Los Angeles focuses on pairing electronic music leaders with peers from across different industries. This year, a highlight was the discussion between respected producer Arthur Baker and the Oscar-nominated director of the celebrated ‘Boyz In The Hood’, John Singleton. The conversation discussed music’s important role in film by tapping into John Singleton’s illustrious career and catalogue and also discussed the evolution of electronic music-centric films, with personal insight from Arthur Baker.

“Nobody has cracked the electronic music film yet. There was just that bad Zac Efron one last year.” – John Singleton


  1. IMS Ibiza: Yello – Keynote Interview

This year’s IMS Ibiza saw yet another legacy take the stage with Yello, who brought decades of knowledge and experience to the stage, discussing their prolific careers as pioneers of electronic music. Their jovial personalities shone on stage alongside their musical talent, when they grabbed a phone and made a track with nothing but an app and the sound of their own mouths.

“Years ago, if you told me that one day, you could have a studio in your pocket that costs less than a cup of tea, I would never have believed it.” – Boris Blank


  1. IMS Ibiza: Striving For Excellence & The Art of Playing Differently


A team of power players came together at IMS Ibiza to swap wisdoms about what it takes to truly “play differently” in the world of electronic music by combining their knowledge as artists and curiosity to integrate new technology and methods into their productions. Black Coffee, Dubfire, James Zabiela, Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin and Carmine Conte from Tale Of Us discussed their own beginnings in production, their experimentations and the state of electronic music today. The talk was inspired by Richie’s Hawtin new technology company PLAYdifferently and the MODEL 1 mixer.

“Half of it is about technology, but half is about your natural ability as a DJ. Along the way, you learn the artform of what it really is to be a DJ. You learn about maintaining the tempo of the night. You learn about programming – what record you play when, it’s important. Then, you push it through technology.” – Dubfire


  1. IMS Ibiza: Diversity in Electronic Music

At IMS Ibiza, the Diversity in Electronic Music panel aimed to tackle the big subject – women and their role in the industry. Bringing together a diverse group of artists and industry leaders, the audience heard important facts about the lack of females in the industry and discussed ways to improve for the future from individuals on both the artist and industry front: B.Traits, Jackie Antas of Live Nation International, José Woldring, CEO / Founder of The Media Nanny, Lucy Blair of The Orchard, Maria May of CAA, Nicole Moudaber and moderated by Mark Lawrence, CEO of AFEM.

“At the end of the day, if you’re passionate about this, you can go out there and do it. Grab it. Whether you’re a girl or a boy.” – Nicole Moudaber


  1. IMS Engage: James Barton ‘In Conversation’ with Lee Anderson

The rare pairing of an agent and a promoter in conversation happened at IMS Engage earlier in 2016, providing a discussion with invaluable insight into the behind-the-scenes workings of the music industry. James Barton, then President of Electronic Music at Live Nation, spoke with Lee Anderson of AM Only in Hollywood, an appropriate backdrop for a discussion about electronic music’s roots and now status as a permanent part of the entertainment industry. Their talk covered topics from up-and-coming producers to the idea of the DJ as the new rockstar.

“For every Calvin, for every Skrillex, there are kids in their bedrooms making new shit that we’ve never heard before.” – James Barton


  1. IMS Engage: Bob Lefsetz ‘In Conversation’ with Pete Tong

What electronic music needs now, more than ever, are voices that are unafraid to say what everyone is thinking. Renowned author and commentator Bob Lefsetz is exactly that man, and when placed in conversation with Pete Tong, there is no topic too controversial or touchy to leave unturned. The discussion covered a range of topics including SFX and the state of ‘EDM’, Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” and the next generation of industry professionals.

“If they eliminated the dance tents at Coachella, the event would be over. The audience still wants this.” – Bob Lefsetz


  1. IMS Asia-Pacific: Meet Team Skrillex

Skrillex remains a beacon for electronic music innovation, especially in a country as fresh to the culture and sound as Asia. At this year’s IMS Asia-Pacific, Skrillex arrived with his entire team in tow including his manager Tim Smith of Blood Company, agent Lee Anderson from AM Only and OWSLA General Manager Blaise DeAngelo. The crew discussed their fascination with Asia, experience in a far and foreign market and shared their wisdom about what it takes to stand out amongst a sea of electronic music hopefuls.

“We’re not financially driven, we’re adventure driven. Music and art driven.” -Skrillex


  1. IMS Ibiza: Pet Shop Boys – Keynote Interview

Though dance music is clearly at the forefront of what’s popular in music today, there’s nothing quite like the experience of our genre’s true pioneers. The Pet Shop Boys are exactly that, arriving at IMS Ibiza and invited the audience into an incredible hour of insight about their illustrious career, discussing their own musical inspirations from then ‘til now, what it takes to remain creative throughout the years and outlining their favorite way to spend a Sunday – having brunch at Berghain.


“We haven’t taken a break. You have to exercise the muscles of your creativity to keep them strong. We’re always chasing the idea of the perfect record that’s exactly the right balance of euphoria, intelligence, sound and crazy instinct.”- Neil Tennant, Pet Shop Boys


  1. IMS Ibiza: Erick Morillo – Keynote Interview

Big announcements have always been a tradition of IMS Ibiza, from big business deals to new partnership announcements. But it’s not every year that you hear a candid personal revelation from an artist as prolific as Erick Morillo, who has been influencing the scene for well over two decades. At IMS Ibiza, he bared it all to discuss his journey battling a ketamine addiction through a prolific career. It was an incredible hour of honesty and tribulation and an important nod to the music industry’s need to be open towards discussions about the dark side of the lifestyle: mental health, addictions and dangers.

“It was ketamine, that was the one. When people ask “Why ketamine?” I say thank god it was ketamine, because it was one of the drugs that isn’t physically addictive. It was a mental addiction. It was about ego, and I had to let it go.” – Erick Morillo