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 of education and 3 nights of parties



The team behind International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza extend their global reach with the second annual IMS College – Malta (SUMMER CAMP). A curated educational initiative aimed squarely at the emerging music industry professional and next generation of artists from around the world.

Returning for the second year to the Mediterranean island of Malta on July 7-9, attendees will learn by day and party by night during the two-day, three-night program. Developed to inspire and help cultivate the next generation of business leaders and creative minds in the electronic music industry, the summer camp will provide key tools and knowledge to help develop careers, via an intensive and highly practical learning experience.

IMS College – Malta has identified four pillars of music education to help break into the industry: Performance, Production, Promotion and Publishing. From the first chord played in the studio to the final encore onstage, from launching a label to forging a career in artist management, IMS College – Malta will break down all the significant areas into a foundation master class for all that attend.   

Partnering with leading music production institute Point Blank Music School and Berklee College of Music to provide experienced instructors, masterclasses and hosts.

The aim of the IMS College series is to provide a 360-degree, face-to-face learning experience, constructed with a curated program of panels, keynotes, networking sessions and workshops from key industry figureheads from across many sectors of the electronic music industry.

In addition to his DJ performance by night, the legendary Sven Väth will provide a special and intimate Keynote Interview to give a rare insight into his extraordinary and well-celebrated career spanning over 30 years.  French techno connoisseur Agoria will bring his vast technical knowledge to a production master class with Point Blank Music School.   One of the key driving forces in thoughtful-electronic music, fellow Parisian Technasia, will bring his experiences of production, live performance and label endeavors to a keynote address. Also speaking will be Spain’s UNER, an artist known for his energy and creativity both in and out of the DJ booth.  Mia Amare will share her experiences as an up coming DJ, how she achieved millions of YouTube views and her rapid fan base growth.

IMS College – Malta will include Stuart Knight, founding partner of Toolroom Academy, who has used his extensive experience to build the Toolroom empire embracing singles, compilations, artist development, live touring and their own educational format, the Toolroom Music Academy.

Carly Hordern, of Point Blank Music School brings her discerning musical ear and background as a DJ and producer, joined by colleagues Creative Director JC Concato and Content Development Manager Ski Oakenfull in co-curating and hosting day one of the summer camp.

Berklee College of Music, from their Valencia output, will bring their expertise to a technical production workshop, led by broadcaster and label head Nacho Marco, one of the most respected DJs and prolific producers on the Spanish electronic music scene.

Attendees will also hear from Ralf Kollmann of Mobilee Records and the Associaton for Electronic Music’s CEO Mark Lawrence; whom both recently spoke passionately about the future of the electronic music industry at IMS Ibiza. Mark Brown, founder and CEO of CR2 Records, will be sharing his decades of experience and insight into how to get your music signed, heard and the inner workings of an independent record label. Also contributing is Renaat Vandepapeliere, founder of R&S Records, a true pioneer who has run one of electronic music’s foremost labels for over 37 years and has signed everybody from Aphex Twin and James Blake to Tale of Us.

There will be a host of local speakers also debating the changing landscape of Malta, its DJ culture and its new position as a leading nightlife destination with contributors Ziggy, Carl Bee, DJ Ruby and Daniel Blade.

It is not all work at IMS College – Malta throughout the weekend attendee will enjoy performances from world leading artists; beginning on Friday night with Sven Väth, the pioneering founder and figurehead 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 “After celebrating ten years of our flagship event IMS Ibiza, now we give back to the next generation in Malta – one of the hottest emerging music destinations in the world. We are very proud of this new format and the knowledge and wisdom being shared at our second event is simply an opportunity not to be missed if electronic music is your vocation in life!”

Nicolas Spiteri from local Maltese partner 365 Entertainment Group comments: “356 Entertainment Group is looking forward to the second edition of IMS college here in Malta. Our aim is to keep pushing boundaries and putting Malta in the International map as a destination for youngsters. IMS College is the perfect platform for this”.

Highlights from the final day of IMS include James Beyersdorf discussion on finance; teaching us how to master the art of finance for artists by making, keeping and investing money. After a recent announcement that he’ll be retiring from the music industry, Jesse Rose took the stage to talk about his career as an electronic music artist and his advice to the next generation of DJs and producers. Berlin-based artist Dixon sat down with BBC Radio 1’s B.Traits to discuss his label Innervisions and topping the RA DJ poll four years in a row in a rare public interview.

Point Blank instructor Alex Phountzi (Bugz In The Attic) shared some essential techniques to inspire a more creative approach in the studio. “Harmony will help to find good melody” advises Alex Phountzi.

Andy Dean introduced Tagmix which “allows people to communicate and form a community”. It captures the music and the moment using an innovative proprietary software solution that replaces the poor quality audio recorded from smartphones at clubs, concerts and festivals with matched pro-audio direct from the mixing desk. Andy discussed the future of live music promotion.

AFEM’s Mark Lawrence presented ‘Get Played Get Paid’. Get Played Get Paid was launched in 2014 by AFEM to connect Music Recognition Technology companies to Collective Rights Management Organisations so that royalties paid by Clubs and Festivals for DJ sets could be paid to the correct artists, producers, songwriters, labels and publishers. SGAE and BMAT discussed the future in Spain.

Tristan Hunt spoke about Audiolock and the importance of anti-piracy. A future of free anti-piracy protection and enhanced royalty payments for rights holders at every level. “Remove piracy and elevate your social media pages, increase your reach and maximise sales.” Tristan Hunt.

Finance guru James Beyersdorf taught us about ‘the most important keynote you may ever hear’; the art of making, keeping and investing money. He offered real-world strategy and solutions for keeping a safe and sound financial house. “The business mind is about to monetize creativity” says James Beyersdorf.

IMS invited the globally respected DJ/producer Jesse Rose to sit down with BBC Radio 1’s B.Traits to discuss his recent announcement that he’ll be hanging up his headphones. “I’m not leaving dance music, everything that I’ve learnt on the way I want to bring back into it. It felt like a good time to retire from DJing every week” reveals Jesse. 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 an album titled ‘Alright Mate’. Outspoken Jesse Rose shared his journey and why he is turning in his decks for a new life path to inspire the next generation.

Ibiza Voice hosted the 10th annual Ibiza debate. IMS was proud to have HEART Ibiza, Dave Browning, Hot Since 82, Johannes Goller of Cocoon, Seth Troxler and Yann Pissenem on the discussion led by Grego O’Halloran.



In memory of Mo Chaudry the IMS partners came together to honour his life’s work and the joyful character he was. He was pivotal in building Cream in Ibiza and worked at nearly every major club venue on the island as well as cultivating his private ventures.

BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong MBE joined The Martinez Brothers to talk about their headlining residency at Circololo, making waves in fashion and running their own labels Cuttin Headz and Tuskgee with Seth Troxler. On advice to budding young artists Steve Martinez Jr tells us “Once you have something on your mind, don’t let it go. Be unique, be yourself. There are a lot of copycats and there is nobody out there that can be you.”


Industry professionals including Michiel Groeneveld of Junkie XL and Rich Robinson of Warner Music discussed synchronization and monetization and the reality of getting your music placed. Also how to get noticed by some of the most influential gatekeepers in film and television.

Clubland in crisis’ was discussed and various disasters explored such as inclement weather, warehouse fires, terrorism, drug deaths, poison, bankruptcy, stages collapsing…and Fyre Festival. AFEM discussed how to prepare and avert the inevitable from happening again.


B.Traits returned for an interview with Dixon; the Berlin-based artist that has topped the Resident Advisor DJ poll 4 years in a row. He also founded the accomplished Innervisions imprint with Âme. This rare public interview went deep into the inner visions of this innovative artist.


Today’s highlights include IMS introducing MAAC (Music Against Animal Cruelty), the organisation helping save endangered wildlife through the medium of music. New Order’s Bernard Summer joined BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong MBE to discuss highlights of his multi-decade career, creating his album Technique in Ibiza and spoke out about the recent tragedy in his hometown of Manchester UK. Facebook’s Glenn Miller advised electronic artists to embrace social media’s latest technology; including Messenger bot, Facebook live and tour creation as key practices. 


Jonny White (AKA Art Department), Wade Cawood (CEO Pulse Global) and Jack Baucher (CEO Tears for Tigers) came together to introduce MAAC and discuss how they will help protect endangered wildlife through the music industry. They revealed staggering statistics – during the 3 days of IMS Ibiza over 300 Elephants will have been culled globally. Every 20 minutes, the world adds another 3,500 human lives but loses one or more entire species of animal or plant life – at least 27,000 species per year. MAAC have realised that there is an often overlooked opportunity for artists and fans who are passionate about the issue of animal rights and want to make a difference. MAAC plan to galvanize the support of the music industry—a worldwide collective of likeminded individuals who together can make a significant difference.

Communications and Strategy expert Helen Strange unveiled real strategies about how to start creative effective promotion. This included building likes and followers organically. 


Mixmag’s Global Editorial Director Nick DeCosemo talked to Media Records founder Gianfranco Bortolotti and provided the conference with an account of his 30 years in dance music, the challenges of launching the label and embracing the future. Media Records set the blueprint for modern labels way ahead of their time combining elements such as A&R and licensing highlighting the forward-thinking mentality of the label. “Our vision has always been the sound of the future.”Gianfranco Bortolotti. 

BURN Residency returned to IMS, where it was first launched, with last year’s winner Lollino rubbing shoulders with industry professionals Loco Dice, Pete Tong, Charlotte Lucy Cijffers of DJ Mag and Michael Weicker of AMM Management.Their panel looked at how to nurture the next generation.

The IMS Masterclass unveiled Facebook best practices: Facebook Live / VR / AIGlenn Miller, Patrick Walker and Scott McKenna advised essential tips and best practices for page and campaign management and successful Facebook Live Streaming, which is now driving artist page growth more than any other method. 

Jesper Skibsby introduced World Airplay Radio Monitor (WARM), the first large-scale radio airplay monitor, built solely for the purpose of giving transparency for the individual musicians.

AFEM’s Mark Lawrence moderated the IMS Ten Year Report debate, discussing how much A&R is valued today by some of the industry’s brightest music brains. From influential indies like !K7 and R&S to the big guns at Sony and Virgin, they looked back and also focused on where we go from now. A lesson in how to get signed and how to develop talent in 2017.

YGN/Buzz Jam presented a panel debating what artists and labels can do to create new and exciting product experiences both ‘off’ and ‘on’ digital platforms. 

The founding member of the iconic 80’s English band Joy Division and New Order Bernard Sumner shared his reaction on the Manchester tragedy during his talk with BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong MBE. “It breaks my heart. What a pointless act of brutality. It’s my home city.” Bernard Sumner. He also shared memories from recording one of the finest albums of 1989, Technique, on the island of Ibiza during a time when dance music was taking Balearic beat to a whole new dimension.

IMS announced this year’s Visionaries contest winner as Mich Mellard of Birmingham, UK.  Watch his video here.


SheSaid.So and Smirnoff Sound Collective joined forces to discuss how the music industry needs to address gender disparity in electronic music and how we can balance the ratio. 

Aftercluv/Universal Music Latin America’s New Business Development Director Rodrigo Frutos spoke about the major label’s commitment to electronic music representing Afterluv, a record label, artist services, media multi-platform, brand partnerships agency and lifestyle brand run by Luis Estrada from Los Angeles with offices in 9 countries.

The Break-out Session talked tax – an overview for international artists, managers, agents and promoters. PwC is one of the world’s largest network of firms offering tax and legal services. Top representatives gave the low down on International Tax Law and Intellectual Property from a practical point of view for all players of the electronic music industry. 

Aftercluv returned to discuss ‘Latin America: The Tipping Point’. For years Latin America has served as a powerhouse on the live music front hosting some of the largest crowds the world has ever seen. Now boasting a burgeoning music streaming audience, the region has begun garnering global attention on a massive scale. 

Pete Tong sat down with Masters at Work’s Kenny Dope and Louie Vega; the legendary house-garage production and remix team that redefined the way we think of music in clubs. In recent months, the underground Techno community has got closer to Masters at Work than ever before with Louie adopting Richie Hawtin’s MODEL1 mixer, and Kenny playing at HYTE in Amnesia. This talked covered illustrious careers from the Nu Yorican Soul years through to the Sound Factory Bar in New York.

Today at the 10th edition of the International Music Summit Ibiza, The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), the global voice of the electronic music industry, announced their first phase of artist ambassadors.

Aligning with the organisations strong voice and purpose, the list includes some of electronic music’s most respected global artists, a diverse range of DJs, musicians and producers from both the mainstream and underground that represent the spectrum of the genre. Ambassadors include Black Coffee, B-Traits, Carl Craig, Nile Rodgers, Pete Tong and Seth Troxler.

The IMS 10 Annual Business report news is released. Global electronic music industries up 3% to $7.4 billion showing positive growth, pointing to healthy and successful industry. In Music Sales and Genres, Dance music sales up across all formats in the USA, now 5th most popular genre. Germany at all time high with Beatport returning to profit and techno remaining the biggest Beatport seller. Drum and Bass also experiences incredible growth, an exciting indication of a renaissance for that sound.

Today IMS founder Ben Turner and AFEM’s Mark Lawrence took the stage with a call-to-action for the next ten years of our genres of growth. Kevin Watson discussed the IMS Business Report 2017 and a look back at the last decade of the genres growth plus the all-important annual valuation of the genre for 2017 was revealed. 



Denis Doeland talked us through the digital domain as an ecosystem that connects numerous sub-ecosystems. The end game of the dance industry will be a complete automated industry whereas contextual data, bots and blockchain are the key drivers. 


Mark Lawrence invited Austen Kramer of Spotify and other industry professionals to discuss digital consumption of music in all its forms as the dominant and accepted consumption method for users and increasingly for professionals in the music industry. 

Gregor Pryor summarised ten things the electronic music scene can learn from hip-hop; including making deals like Jay Z and being as brave as Will.I.Am. 

She.Said.So’s Andreea Magdalina joined artists and industry professionals such as Agoria, Louisahhh, Monki to talk in depth about the very prominent ‘Health VS Hedonism’ topic. The panel discussed training your brain to stay present to deal with psychological stress, and how to not burn out when on the road touring. 

Health Headonism

Austin Kramer of Spotify conducted a masterclass on how to successfully drive plays on Spotify via playlists and charts, the most galvanizing way to break new music in 2017. 

Nick DC of Mixmag spoke to The Black Madonna about the road into her music career, and the prejudices that women face within all industries. “Stop debating it, it’s not a debatable fact, it’s like climate change, it’s like evolution. Even debating this topic…we are so far past that” The Black Madonna. 

Grego O’Halloran of Ibiza Voice met the Arnau Family AKA team elrow. They have been throwing incredible parties for six generations, and elrow have become a global reference in the field of circus inspired parties with quality dance music, unimaginable scenarios and outlandish characters. 


Ben Turner talked to Resident Advisor co-founders Nick Sabine and Paul Clement. RA is most influential editorial platform for left-of-centre electronic music, and they discussed their success story.

Download the Business Report Here

International Music Summit today released the annual IMS Business Report, an in-depth economic study of the Electronic Music Industry, covering all aspects of the genre.

Delivered directly to the key leaders in the music industry here at IMS Ibiza, Kevin Watson, author of the annual business report has clearly shown positive indicators for the industry as a whole.

Some of the main points included:

In Music Sales and Genres, Dance music sales up across all formats in the USA, now 5th most popular genre. Germany at all time high with Beatport returning to profit and techno remaining the biggest Beatport seller. Drum and Bass also experiences incredible growth, an exciting indication of a renaissance for that sound.

•    12 Billion electronic music streams a month on Spotify.

DJs and Live Acts.  Forbes electronic cash kings survey fell by 1% in the last year with top DJ earnings down however with lower ranking DJs growing their revenue streams.

New evidence of trends within social media were clear with many of most popular DJs growing their followers considerably faster on Instagram than Facebook at an astonishing 11x the rate, suggesting DJs are making the most impact on Instagram.

Chart topping electronic act, The Chainsmokers have grown their socials massively over the last year adding 28K followers a day. 

•    Gender diversity remains a key focus with study of festival line-ups showing only 17% of artist to be female.

•  In clubs and festivals Latin America is showing a growth in dance music events and festivals plus huge growth in total music sales.

The IMS Business report also took a view on the industry over the last 12 months highlighting Ministry Of Sound Recordings & Sony merger + Pacha acquired by Trilantic for Euro 350 million. Other players entering market with great investment.

•  Clubbing brand Elrow is set for most successful year ever after investment from Superstruct Entertainment, with their biggest UK event planned at Olympic Park London for 2017.

•   Dance Music is at forefront of technology trends with VR, virtual festivals, livestreaming and live streaming in 360.

•   IMS’s decade in the industry shows dance has grown as a genre over the last 10 years, with 25x more tracks available for you to buy on Beatport since 2007.

•   A decade ago Nielsen did not report dance as a separate genre in the USA now it has achieved 5% share of total tracks.

•  DJ Mag data shows and average age of most popular djs now lower than a decade ago and three biggest events have quintupled capacity since 2008.

•  DJ gear sales have grown at 2x rate of that of guitars in the US, with Pioneer expected to sell more than 4 million units in 2017, 3x more than 10 years ago.


Jean Michel Jarre, B-Traits, Nile Rodgers, Pete Tong, Black Coffee, Seth Troxler and Louie Vega

Native Instruments and Pioneer DJ

Today at the 10th edition of the International Music Summit Ibiza, The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), the global voice of the electronic music industry, announces their first phase of artist ambassadors.

Aligning with the organisations strong voice and purpose, the list includes some of electronic music’s most respected global artists, a diverse range of DJs, musicians and producers from both the mainstream and underground that represent the spectrum of the genre.

The full list of confirmed ambassadors to date are: Anja Schneider, Armin Van Buuren, Black Coffee, B-Traits, Carl Craig, Jean Michel Jarre, Louie Vega, Nicole Moudaber, Nile Rodgers, Paul Van Dyk, Pete Tong and Seth Troxler.


Giving their time free of charge, the ambassadors will raise awareness of key issues within  the electronic music industry, communicating on the wide variety challenges it faces; with a clear objective to help encourage and effect positive change.

With tough issues tackled including royalty transparency, diversity, piracy, and harm reduction the announcement of artist ambassadors firmly cements AFEM’s proactive commitment to change.

AFEM have gained a firm reputation for challenging the status quo and initiating change with successful campaigns such as Get Played Get Paid; ensuring technology is used to ID the music played in clubs and festivals so that the right artists, labels and publishers get paid per play. In addition to this Safe In Sound previously connected experts, promoters, governments and clubs to modify laws, best practice and education surrounding harm reduction and drug policy.

AFEM also today announces that Pioneer DJ and Native Instruments are joining as full members. They join companies such as DJ Monitor, Yacast and BMAT, a reflection of the continued shift in technology companies driving the genre forward.


Mark Lawrence CEO of AFEM states ‘The challenges we face and opportunities we must take do not only impact on electronic music businesses, they impact on DJs, musicians, songwriters, DJs and fans. With the announcement of our Artist Ambassadors, AFEM becomes the global voice of the electronic music genre, for those who create our music right through to those who passionately enjoy and embrace it.”  

When AFEM opened its doors to membership in 2014 the ambition was to represent every type of organisation in electronic music and every key territory, so that its voice was genuinely global and working towards becoming the voice of the electronic music ecosystem.

AFEM was created by Ben Turner and Kurosh Nasseri, and the organisation now has 140 members in 40 countries, 20 working groups and 4 active campaigns, including diversity, anti piracy and mental and physical health support for fans and professionals. Current members of the organisation include the likes of CAA, Insomniac, Live Nation, Ministry of Sound, Paradigm, Universal, WME plus artist managers, media, labels and publishers from across the spectrum.

The second phase of AFEM artist ambassadors will be revealed at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) this October.

We welcome Smirnoff Sound Collective™ at our 10th anniversary and are excited by Smirnoff’s™ pledge to foster Gender Diversity in Electronic Music – a commitment by the brand introduced on International Women’s Day 2017.

The campaign highlights shocking industry statistics to draw awareness to the gender issue in electronic music. Did you know only 17% of electronic music festival headliners in 2016 were female? And only 5% producers? The ambition is to double the number of female headliners by 2020 together with key industry partners.

After kicking-off with a global announcement on International Women’s Day w/ Events in New York, London and Berlin it is time for the next step. Meet the Smirnoff Sound Collective Team Leila Fataar (Head of Culture and Entertainment for Diageo Europe), Julia Weber (Culture and Entertainment Manager, Germany) and Nicholas Cornbleet (Smirnoff Brand Manager) at the Smirnoff IMS beach lounge to explore how to drive the change. What does the industry need? What projects should be supported? How can we educate the next generation and give talented artists a bigger stage? The Smirnoff Sound Collective Team is here to soundboard and discuss ideas and their Beach Lounge is open daily from 11am-8pm.

Together with, Smirnoff Sound Collective™ will host a Diversity Debate on Thursday May 25th entitled “Balancing the Ratio – How the Industry needs to address Gender Disparity in Electronic Music” which will be moderated by Mark Lawrence (AFEM) and feature the Panelists Andreea Magdalina (, Founder), Leila Fataar (Diageo, Head of Culture & Entertainment), Miss Kittin (Artist), Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee, Co-Founder), Terry Weerasinghe (Beatport, GM & SVP Beatport).

The IMS Debate is followed by a “Diversity Roundtable” Brunch on May 26th at the Smirnoff Sound Collective IMS Beach Lounge. Over Smirnoff Bloody Marys leading Industry Player are invited to get to the bottom of the complexities of the deep-rooted Disparity issue and foster ideas and action steps that could enable a genuine,
long-lasting change.

Please drink responsibly.


Smirnoff has adopted a long-term approach to ensure genuinely effective solutions, working to a three-year strategy with International Music Summit as the leading Industry Platform, using IMS’ connections to enlist talent and organizations who are not only recognized for their credibility in electronic music but also for championing this cause independently, Smirnoff’s first step has been to secure a pledge from industry gatekeepers best placed to help fight the cause for gender parity.

“Equalizing Music” began with a push for industry partners to get involved. By signing a pledge, each partner made a commitment to increase representation. Some key industry leaders who have signed include Spotify, Pitchfork, iHeartRadio, Deltic Group, Mixmag, THUMP, Broadly and more. Together, these organizations are advancing gender representation across performance bookings, exposure in media and other opportunities.

#2xwomenheadliners #SmirnoffSoundCollective @smirnoff_europe





Pacha, Ibiza Town
Ticketed Event Only. €150 including three-course meal, drinks
Briefing: Ricardo Urgell, founder of Pacha, is a true pioneer and the maverick behind the brand that has touched millions of lives over the years – this award fittingly commemorates his achievements. In association with Diario de Ibiza and Bridges for Music.


Andreea Magdalina (, Founder/Co-Founder, USA)
Leila Fataar (Diageo, Head of Culture & Entertainment, UK)
Miss Kittin (Artist, France)
Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee, Co-Founder, Germany)
Terry Weerasinghe (Beatport, GM/SVP Music Marketing and Analytics, Germany)
Moderated by Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)
Briefing: Women make up for only 17% of headliners at popular music festivals around the world. This panel will aim to explore steps that the industry can take in order to balance out these numbers across the board.

Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop
Enzo Siffredi
Invite Only
Briefing: Please join the Association for Electronic Music in partnership with Ticketmaster and Smirnoff Sound Collective for the latest installment of the AFEM Lounge. An opportunity to network with over 300 industry professionals sound tracked by an exclusive vinyl set of sun kissed soul, disco and house from Enzo Siffredi. Complimentary drinks.


Beach Bar at Hard Rock Hotel – Invite Only
Briefing: Join Smirnoff Sound Collective for an intimate brunch where the debate about diversity in music will continue in full force.

Leila Fataar (Diageo, Head of Culture & Entertainment, UK) in discussion with Ben Turner (Graphite/IMS, CEO/Partner, UK)

Dalt Vila, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza Town
17.00-18.00 Manu Gonzalez b2b Lollino (BURN Residency)
18.00-19.00 B.Traits b2b Jesse Rose
19.00-20.00 Kenlou b2b The Martinez Brothers
20.00-21.00 Kenlou b2b Dixon
21.00-22.00 Nicole Moudaber b2b Pete Tong
22.00-23.00 Miss Kittin b2b Seth Troxler
23.00-00.00 Maceo Plex b2b Tale of Us

Use these hashtags to connect on socials: #2xwomenheadliners    #SmirnoffSoundCollective


Tuesday 23 May, Hard Rock Hotel, Ibiza: 12.00 – 17.30

View Burn Residency Sessions Schedule Here


IMS College is proud to announce a new initiative at IMS Ibiza in partnership with BURN RESIDENCY; presenting a special additional FREE day of networking, education and workshops created for music students, budding DJs, upcoming producers, young industry thought leaders and IMS delegates.

IMS College aims to bring together the next generation of bright industry minds for an intensive 360-degree learning experience that will give a new wave of electronic music creators and professionals the tools and knowledge to assist their careers. With the ethos of ‘learn by day, party by night’ IMS College is a ‘a crash course in the electronic music business’.

BURN Residency is now in its 7th year, presenting its now industry renowned DJ competition that offers undiscovered DJ talent the opportunity of a lifetime, a career jump-start that sees them on stage in a European city, as well as a 5-week residency in the electronic music mecca, Ibiza.

IMS College and BURN now present a special additional day to the IMS Ibiza programme with an educational focus, to take place on Tuesday 23 May.

Drawing inspiration from IMS College – Malta, IMS College Present BURN Residency Sessions seeks to deliver a free specially curated day, which will take the format of a range of seminars, workshops and interactive sessions covering many aspects of the music industry. From press and promotion to A&R and career advice all with the aim of giving attendees an opportunity to learn, develop their existing skills and equip them with vital tools and knowledge to help further their career.

The day will see a full programme of events that include:

  • Pete Tong lecture and Q&A session with one of IMS’ founders
  • Point Blank DJ workshop featuring Berghain resident DVS1
  • How to cut through the noise in the blogosphere seminar presented by Neighbourhood PR
  • Brand Synergy workshop led by Inder Phull, 2016’s IMS Visionaries competition winner and founder of the creative agency, technology company &global network KRPT.
  • A live A&R session by one of the industry’s biggest major labels, where representatives from Warner Germany, Parlophone UK and Warner Australia will A&R and advise on tracks that are presented.
  • ACSAll about Ears, Play Safe Now, Hear Tomorrow – a practical guide and help on how to protect your ears and hearing
  • Technical production workshop from Berklee College of Music, led by Nacho Marco
  • IMS Partners: Ask Any Questions; Ben Turner, Mark Netto & Danny Whittle will field questions from the floor on any subject or topic
  • Many more high profile DJ names and dance music industry leaders to be announced

The day is primarily aimed at music students based in the UK and Ibiza as well as IMS delegates, presenting an opportunity for individuals travelling to Ibiza to enjoy the opening parties the benefits of IMS College. Holders of the IMS College present BURN Residency wristband will also be given the opportunity to purchase a heavily discounted IMS Ibiza badge for 100€, allowing them to enjoy the full delegate experience.


Date:                                                            Time:                                         Location:

Tuesday 23rd May                              12.00 – 17.30                       Hard Rock Hotel, Ibiza


Entry with IMS Ibiza accreditation & wristband

Special IMS College present BURN Residency wristband produced for students

No ticket required for students, proof of full time education must be supplied on the day

Attendees should arrive by 11.30 to register and receive their wristband



About BURN Residency
Seeking out the best in world-leading, undiscovered DJ talent from across the globe, the BURN Residency 2017 competition has begun. Hailed as the ultimate initiative in electronica and geared towards breaking through next generation’s beat makers, this competition is the definitive opportunity for bedroom-based producers. Offering up a summer-long residency, partnering with iconic Ibiza clubs including Sankey’s, Ushuaia, Café Mambo and Privilege, as well as an additional prize of €100,000 to help carve out their career, those finalists lucky enough to have their mix shortlisted will attend a professional DJ bootcamp. Industry partners include Mixcloud, Be-At.TV, Ibiza Sonica Radio, Resident Advisor and Mixmag.

For more information about BURN Residency go to


Final iconic guests and speakers include leading representatives from Insomniac, Ultra Brazil and Universal Music Latin America.

 May 24th-26th 2017 Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

Purchase Delegate Badges Here

View Complete Schedule Here

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Over three days delegates will enjoy a wide range of illuminating workshops, inspiring artist keynotes plus engaging discussions and lively debates on the most important issues facing the electronic music industry today.

Day one highlights opening the summit include the greatly anticipated annual IMS Business Report, hosted by Kevin Watson (IMS Analyst, UK) who will take an in-depth look back at the growth of electronic music over the last decade plus reveal the all-important annual valuation of the genre for 2017. Following this is The Definitive Digital Ecosystem Discussion featuring representatives from Spotify, Facebook, Deezer and more, examining if labels and publishers can generate income without the big playlists fully supporting electronic music. Giving further insight into streaming is a Best Practices Masterclass from Spotify outlining how to approach positioning on its sought-after playlists. There will also be a revealing keynote interview with The Black Madonna, Meet The Team with the esteemed elrow family and a special insight into Resident Advisor and the pioneers behind it. Valuable advice on how to succeed in the music business both physically and emotionally will be given in Health vs Hedonism: Staying Sane in the Game, hosted by SheSaid.So and Native Instruments.


Thursday presents day two of IMS, with highlights including a Masterclass by Facebook offering an invaluable opportunity to learn best practices in Facebook Live, VR and AI direct from those on the inside. Also on Thursday is an unmissable interview from Bernard Sumner of legendary UK dance act New Order, where the founding member of the iconic 80’s English band speaks on his multi-decade career and his memories from recording one of the finest albums of 1989, Technique, on the island of Ibiza. Continuing the all important diversity conversation will be a debate on How The Industry Needs To Address Gender Disparity In Electronic Music, hosted by SheSaid.So & Smirnoff Sound Collective.

The final day of IMS plays host to the 10th Annual Ibiza Debate hosted By Ibiza Voice, one of the summits most anticipated moments with leading island voices running over the changes and happenings on the island, in addition there will be a wider world view discussion with Clubland in Crisis? pinpointing the successes and failures of the scene over the last year. Closing IMS will be a rare public keynote interview with Dixon, going deep into the inner visions of this innovative artist.

With all this and so much more engaging and exciting moments to share at IMS, from networking drinks by the pool, films that document our culture, breakout sessions to the ultimate Ibiza party at Dalt Vila. All in all this is the strongest speaker line up in IMS Ibiza’s ten year history with many of the most pressing aspects of the music industry to be examined, analysed and explained.

Full list of new speakers Include:

Agoria (Artist, France)

Alastair Duncan (INFAMOUS PR, Founder/CEO, USA)

Alejandra Matas (PwC Barcelona, Intellectual Property Legal Services, Spain)

Alex Phountzi (NameBrandSound/Bugz In The Attic, Artist, UK)

Alvaro Diez Alfonso (SGAE, Manager, Instituto Autor, Spain)

Andy Dean (Tagmix Ltd, Co-Founder & CEO, UK)

Anna Mallol (PwC Barcelona, International Tax Services, Spain)

Arturo Ruiz (Loop Promote, CEO, Peru)

Claudio da Rocha (Rio Music Conference, Founder & Director, Brazil)

Danny Whittle (IMS Partner)

Dave Browning (Game Over Ibiza, Director, Ireland)

Denis Doeland (DDMCA, Advisor/Consultant, Netherlands)

Edo van Duyn (PlusNetwork, Co-Founder/Director of Artist Management, South America)

Eric Reithler-Barros (A2LiVE, Managing Director/Chief Commercial Officer, China)

Glenn Miller (Facebook, Entertainment Partnerships EMEA, USA)

Grego O’Halloran (Ibiza Voice, Owner/Director, UK)

Helen Stange (Communications & Strategy Consultant, Germany)

Inder Phull (KRPT, Managing Director, UK)

Jack Baucher (Tears for Tigers, CEO, UK)

James Beyersdorf (Financial Sherpa Inc, Founder & President, USA)

Jesper Skibsby (Warm, CEO/Founder, Denmark)

John Boyle (Insomniac, Chief Growth Officer/Interim CFO, USA)

Jono Heale (ACS Custom, Director, UK)

Josep Cardona (PwC Barcelona, International Tax Services, Spain)

Kevin Watson (Author of IMS Business Report, UK)

Liz Muirhead (BMAT, VP/Head of Legal & Business Affairs, Spain)

Liz Stokes (Record Of The Day, Editor, UK)

Macky Drese (Evermix, CEO, UK)

Mark Brown (CR2 Records, Director, UK)

Mark Grotefeld (Pioneer DJ EMEA, General Manager, UK)

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

Martin Gontad (Creamfields South America, Founder, Argentina)

Matt Abbott (Label Worx, Director/Co-Founder, UK)

Michiel Groeneveld (Junkie XL, Manager, Netherlands)

Nacho Marco (Berklee College of Music, Professor of Music Production, Technology & Innovation, Spain)

Nick DeCosemo (Mixmag, Global Editorial Director, USA)

Pedro Nonato (MMLive/Ultra Brasil/RMC, International Director, Brazil)

Phillip Straub (BURN Energy, BURN Residency Head Mentor, Austria)

Pierce Warnecke (Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus, Assistant Professor of Music, Production, Technology and Innovation, USA)

Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee, Co-founder, Germany)

Richard Zijlma (ADE: Amsterdam Dance Event, General Manager, Netherlands)

Rodrigo Frutos (Aftercluv/Universal Music Latin America, New Business Development Director, USA/Mexico)

Sam Potts (Young Guns Network/Buzz Jam, Founder, UK)

Scott McKenna (Facebook, Enternainment Partner Services EMEA, UK)

Seb Wheeler (Mixmag, Head of Digital, UK)

Siad Rahman (Warner Music Germany, Senior A&R Manager, Germany)

Syd Lawrence (We Make Awesome/The Bot Platform, Founder, UK)

Tass Diakos (Warner Music, Dance Label Manager/A&R, Australia)

Terry Weerasinghe (Beatport, GM/SVP Music Marketing and Analytics, Germany)

Tom Aldridge (A&R Manager, FFRR/Parlophone Music, UK)

Toni Tambourine (Neighbourhood PR, Partner, UK)

Tristan Hunt (AudioLock, Partner & Director of Business Development, UK)

Valeri Viladrich (PwC, Head of Tax & Legal Services, Barcelona, Spain)

Will Saul (!K7 & Aus Music, Head of A&R, UK & Germany)


Industry leaders already confirmed to share their insight and experience include:

Alexandra Cárdenas (Algorave, Composer / Live Coder, Colombia)

Alice Favre (LWE, Head of Operations, UK)

Andreas Allen (Native Instruments, Head of Artist Relations, USA)

Andreea Magdalina ( / IAMJT, Founder/Co-Founder, USA)

Austin Kramer (Spotify, Global Head of Dance/Electronic, USA)

Brigitte Armengol (HEART Ibiza, Booking Manager, Spain)

B.Traits (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster / Artist, Canada)

Carly Hordern (Point Blank, Presenter/A&R, UK)

Charlotte Lucy Cijffers (DJ Magazine, Digital & Ibiza Editor, UK)

David Emery (Kobalt Records, VP / Global Marketing Strategy, UK)

Dixon (Artist, Germany)

Duncan Smith (Playstation, Senior Music Supervisor, UK)​​​​​​

DVS1 (Artist, USA)

Eddie Dean (RPM Presents, CEO, USA)

Eelko Van Kooten (Spinnin’ Records, Founder & Owner, Netherlands)

Elrow – The Arnau Family (Elrow, Founders, Spain)

Gianfranco Bortolotti (Media Records, Founder, Italy)

Gina Tucci (Big Beat Records, Head of A&R/General Manager, USA)

Gregor Pryor (Reed Smith, Partner/Co-Chair of the Global Entertainment and Media Industry Group, UK)

Hot Since 82 (Artist, UK)

Jason Ellis (Positiva / Virgin Records, A&R Director, UK)

Jessica Ibgui (Budde Music, Creative Manager/Head of Business Development, France)

Johannes Goller (Cocoon, Head of Cocoon Ibiza, Germany)

Jonny White (Art Department, Artist, Canada)

Leila Fataar (Diageo, Head of Culture & Entertainment, UK)

Lindi Delight (De Light Management, Founder, Germany)

Lisa Buchan (Monster/BURN Energy, Director Music & Culture Strategic Brands, UK)

Loco Dice (Artist, Germany)

Louisaahhh (Artist, USA)

Mary Jong (Pioneer DJ / EMEA, Marketing Executive)

Masters At Work – Louie Vega & Kenny Dope (Artists, USA)

Michael Weicker (AMM Management, Talent Manager, Germany)

Miss Kittin (Artist, France)

Monki (BBC Radio 1, Radio Presenter / DJ, UK)

New Order – Bernard Sumner (Artist, UK)

Nicole Moudaber (Artist, UK)

Nick Sabine & Paul Clement (Resident Advisor, Founders, UK)

Patrick Moxey (Ultra Records, President/Founder, USA)

Patrick Walker (Facebook, Director of Media Partnerships EMEA, UK)

Rachel Turner (Achieve Unlimited, Business Psychologist & Performance Coach, UK)

Renaat Vandepapeliere (R&S Records, Founder, Belgium)

Rich Robinson (Warner Music, Senior Vice President Synchronisation UK & Europe, UK)

Seth Troxler (Artist, USA)

Steffen Charles (Cosmopop GmBH, CEO, Germany)

Sulinna Ong (Deezer, VP / Artist Marketing, UK)

The Black Madonna (Artist, USA)

The Martinez Brothers (Artists, USA)

Ulrike Schönfeld (Music Goes Further/Into the Valley, Promoter/Curator, Germany)

Wade Cawood (Pulse Global, CEO, USA)

Yann Pissenem (Hï Ibiza / Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner / Founder / CEO / Artistic Director, Spain)




Artist speakers Nicole Moudaber, Loco Dice, and DVS1 join industry leaders from Ultra Records, Playstation, Big Beat Records and Warner Music

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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 carefully curated selection of leading electronic music industry professionals, adding to an unmissable roster totalling over 50 impressive and diverse speakers from around the globe.

IMS sets out to educate, inspire and encourage the sharing of new ideas. 2017 marks a decade of dynamic change in the sector and provides a theme for this year’s most engaging debates.

Gina Tucci, (Big Beat Records, Head of A&R /General Manager, USA), voted to be one of the 15 most powerful women in the EDM industry, will contribute her experience to the A&R panel, speaking alongside Patrick Moxey, (Ultra Records, President/Founder, USA) a visionary pioneer who has pushed past barriers to bring hip hop and electronic dance music into the mainstream heart of America. Also contributing is Renaat Vandepapeliere, (R&S Records, Founder, Belgium) a true pioneer who has run one of electronic music’s foremost labels for over 37 years.

Passing their comment on the ever changing face of Ibiza are promoters Yann Pissenem (Hï Ibiza / Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner / Partner / CEO / Artistic Director, Spain) who in recent years has taken risk, engineered change in Ibiza and pioneered the success of now leading brands on the island, alongside Johannes Goller (Cocoon, Head of Cocoon Ibiza, Germany), who represents a brand that is as much a part of Ibiza as it is Germany. Completing this line up is Brigitte Armengol, (HEART Ibiza, Booking Manager, Spain) from one of the most innovative and adventurous clubs on the island. All will share their thoughts and experience on Ibiza and debate what the future holds.

A spotlight will be placed on the next generation of talent, led by Charlotte Lucy Cijffers (DJ Magazine, Digital & Ibiza Editor, UK), who is immersed in the electronic music scene and will give valuable insight into emerging talent, joined by Michael Weicker (AMM Management, Talent Manager, Germany) and Loco Dice (Artist, Germany) world renowned DJ, long time DC10 resident, Desolat label owner and producer.

Nicole Moudaber (Artist, UK) one of Dance music’s most repected DJs will voice her knowledge about the current position and status of world clubbing, sharing the stage with her will be Ulrike Schönfeld (Music Goes Further/Into the Valley, Promoter/Curator, Germany).

Contributing to the ever changing hot topic that is the streaming debate will be Gregor Pryer (Reed Smith, Partner, UK) a digital media specialist who co-chairs his organisations Global Entertainment and Media Industry Group.

Carly Hordern (Point Blank, Presenter/A&R, UK), will interview DVS1 (Artist, USA) in a DJ Skills Masterclass with the Berghain resident, discussing his unique mixing style, his record collection of over 35,000 vinyls and his experiences of the infamous Berlin club.

Continuing the gender debate will be Leila Fataar, (Diageo, Head of Culture & Entertainment, UK) Driven by her passion for inclusivity and diversity she has been instrumental in launching the Smirnoff Sound Collective electronic music platform in Europe and a key part of the global #2xwomensheadliners campaign, launched on International Womens Day 2017.

Other esteemed speakers announced joining the debate on music synchronisation include Jessica Ibgui, (Budde Music, Creative Manager/Head of Business Development, France), Duncan Smith (Playstation, Senior Music Supervisor, UK)​​​​​​ plus Rich Robinson, (Warner Music, Senior Vice President Synchronisation UK & Europe, UK).

All in all this is the strongest speaker line up in IMS Ibiza’s ten year history with many of the most pressing aspects of the music industry to be examined, analysed and explained.

Industry leaders already confirmed to share their insight and experience include:

Alexandra Cárdenas (Algorave, Composer / Live Coder, Colombia), Alice Favre (LWE, Head of Operations, UK), Andreas Allen (Native Instruments, Head of Artist Relations, USA), Andreea Magdalina ( / IAMJT, Founder/Co-Founder, USA), Austin Kramer (Spotify, Global Head of Dance/Electronic, USA), B.Traits (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster / Artist, Canada), David Emery (Kobalt Records, VP / Global Marketing Strategy, UK), Dixon (Artist, Germany), Eddie Dean (RPM Presents, CEO, USA), Eelko Van Kooten (Spinnin’ Records, Founder & Owner, Netherlands), Elrow – The Arnau Family (Elrow, Founders, Spain), Gianfranco Bortolotti (Media Records, Founder, Italy), Hot Since 82 (Artist, UK), Jason Ellis (Positiva / Virgin Records, A&R Director, UK), Jonny White (Art Department, Artist, Canada), Lindi Delight (De Light Management, Founder, Germany), Louisaahhh (Artist, USA), Masters At Work – Louie Vega & Kenny Dope (Artists, USA), Miss Kittin (Artist, France), Monki (BBC Radio 1, Radio Presenter / DJ, UK), New Order – Bernard Sumner (Artist, UK), Nick Sabine & Paul Clement (Resident Advisor, Founders, UK), Patrick Walker (Facebook, Director of Media Partnerships EMEA, UK), Rachel Turner (Achieve Unlimited, Business Psychologist & Performance Coach, UK), Seth Troxler (Artist, USA), Steffen Charles (Cosmopop GmBH, CEO, Germany), Sulinna Ong (Deezer, VP / Artist Marketing, UK), The Black Madonna (Artist, USA), The Martinez Brothers (Artists, USA), Wade Cawood (Pulse Global, CEO, USA)






1) Brigitte Armengol (HEART Ibiza, Booking Manager, Spain)

2) Carly Hordern (Point Blank, Presenter/A&R, UK)

3) Charlotte Lucy Cijffers (DJ Magazine, Digital & Ibiza Editor, UK)

4) Gina Tucci (Big Beat Records, Head of A&R/General Manager, USA)

5) Jessica Ibgui (Budde Music, Creative Manager/Head of Business Development, France)

6) Leila Fataar (Diageo, Head of Culture & Entertainment, UK)

7) Lisa Buchan (Monster/BURN Energy, Director Music & Culture Strategic Brands, UK)

8) Mary Jong (Pioneer DJ / EMEA, Marketing Executive)

9) Nicole Moudaber (Artist, UK)

10) Ulrike Schönfeld (Music Goes Further/Into the Valley, Promoter/Curator, Germany)


10 MEN


1) Duncan Smith (Playstation, Senior Music Supervisor, UK)​​​​​​

2) DVS1 (Artist, USA)

3) Gregor Pryor (Reed Smith, Partner/Co-Chair of the Global Entertainment and Media Industry Group, UK)

4) Johannes Goller (Cocoon, Head of Cocoon Ibiza, Germany)

5) Loco Dice (Artist, Germany)

6) Michael Weicker (AMM Management, Talent Manager, Germany)

7) Patrick Moxey (Ultra Records, President/Founder, USA)

8) Renaat Vandepapeliere (R&S Records, Founder, Belgium)

9) Rich Robinson (Warner Music, Senior Vice President Synchronisation UK & Europe, UK)

10) Yann Pissenem (Hï Ibiza / Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner / Partner / CEO / Artistic Director, Spain)


In celebration of IMS Ibiza 10 year anniversary, Ultra Records is bringing artists filous and Bontan for its annual cocktail party at Hard Rock Hotel. The DJ set starts from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday May 24th. Open bar & hors d’oeuvres will be available at the venue.

*This free event is only open to IMS badge holders.

Calling all island residents!

IMS are happy to announce that we are offering all Ibiza residents 50% off your delegate badges with proof of residency. Connect with one another on your island and immerse yourself in thoughtful, inspiring discussion about the direction and future of electronic music.

Email with your proof of residency to receive a discount code.