IMS Ibiza is releasing a limited quantity of super early bird badges for those ready to start planning their trip to the premier destination for dance music connection, community, and industry talk. In effort to cultivate a diverse community and be widely accessible, badges prices will not increase this year and Super Early Bird Badges are only 280€ – the lowest price ever offered!

Only 250 badges available for 280€. 

 

IMS CHINA

BADGES AND REQUIRED TRAVEL VISA

Badges are on sale for IMS China and for those making the journey east with us, we remind you to take the proper steps to acquire a Chinese Visa when making travel plans for IMS China.

FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CHINESE VISAS:
For US attendees, please find more info here:
http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/

For European attendees, please find more info here: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/travel_to_eu/visa/index_en.htm

IMS looks forward to welcoming all delegates to the very first IMS China in effort to connect and explore the opportunities of this massive emerging market. Chinese industry leaders, artists and professionals will converge with their Western counterparts at this one-day summit to engage in conversations to help propel the scene forward and up.

IMS China Now on Sale

October 2, 2015 | Shanghai

IMS in partnership with A2LIVE / Budweiser STORM Festival is now inviting the global electronic music community to attend the inaugural IMS China on October 2nd and connect in exploring the opportunities of this massive emerging market. Chinese industry leaders, artists and professionals will converge with their western counterparts at this one-day summit to engage in conversations that will drive the scene forward.

IMS China Preview

BADGES

IMS CHINA DELEGATE BADGE

  • Full Access IMS China Badge
  • Price: 1080 ¥ / 156 €

IMS CHINA DELEGATE BADGE + STORM SHANGHAI

  • Full Access IMS China Badge
  • 2-Day General Admission Pass for Budweiser STORM Festival Shanghai (Oct.3 + Oct.4)
  • Price: 1580 ¥ / 228 €

IMS CHINA DELEGATE BADGE + VIP STORM SHANGHAI

  • IMS China Badge
  • 2-Day VIP Pass for Budweiser STORM Festival Shanghai (Oct.3 + Oct.4)
  • Price: 1980 ¥ / 286 €

ATTEND IMS CHINA

HYATT ON THE BUND

This contemporary 5-star hotel with sweeping panoramic views is ideally situated a block from the Huangpu River and the Bund riverfront. Hyatt on the Bund will be home to IMS 2015.

BOOK NOW.

 

IMS TALKS

IBIZA

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – GREG CONSIGLIO (PRESIDENT, SFX ENTERTAINMENT)

“Electronic music culture is expressed through live events, festivals, clubs, and parties, but it lives everyday online.” – voiced SFX Entertainment President, Greg Consiglio in the opening Keynote Address at IMS Ibiza. He delivered insight into SFX as a whole and the vision for Beatport to become the home of electronic music.

AFEM PRESENTS: CAN YOU BUY SUCCESS IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC?

The potential for quick gain can be attractive for some labels and artists with and raising pressure to buy likes / fans / followers / plays. Mark Lawrence (Association for Electronic Music), set the scene for this important topic and was joined by Clark Warner (Beatport), Eelko Van Kooten (Spinnin Records), Martin Carvell (DJ Magazine), Nick Matthews (CODA Agency), and Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee Records).

“What is the reason to betray yourself? .. and how embarrassing if you get caught.” – Ralf Kollmann (Co-Founder / Managing Director, Mobilee Records, Germany)

“A fake career is a quick career.” – Mark Lawrence (CEO, Association for Electronic Music, UK)

WATCH MORE TALKS HERE.


IMS TALKS
IBIZA

 

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW – ALEXANDER LJUNG

SoundCloud founder and CEO Alexander Ljung took the hot seat at IMS Ibiza in a keynote interview by UK-based journalist Craig McLean. He addressed issues surrounding licensing, monetization and the future of one of the world's largest online music platforms.

"There is much more creativity than there has been before, and there is much more of a desire to accept that creativity." – Alexander Ljung (Founder & CEO, SoundCloud)

THE GREAT IMS IBIZA DEBATE – IN ASSOCIATION WITH IBIZA SPOTLIGHT

The leading lights from the white isle including Christian Anandon (Mambo Cafe), Darren Hughes (We Love at Sankeys), Ernesto Senatore (Music On), and Simon Dunmore (Defected) joined together with Grego O'Halloran (Ibiza Spotlight) to discuss a wide range of topics, from how to capture new visitors, to the politics of the island.

"San Antonio provides an entry point to Ibiza for those who can’t afford the major clubs every night." – Simon Dunmore (Founder, Defected, UK)

"I have a lot of respect for Sankeys Ibiza. They've broke the island like no other club in recent years." – Darren Hughes (Founder / Promoter, We Love at Sankeys, UK)

Annie Mac Presents (AMP) is set to take over Ibiza’s stunning Dalt Vila, A World Heritage Site, which sits proudly above the island’s old town with commanding views out to the Mediterranean Sea and along the Playa den Bossa coastline.

If the last sold out AMP show is anything to go by then we suggest purchasing your tickets early.

LINEUP:

ANNIE MAC

LION BABE

SG LEWIS

APRES

Purchase your tickets HERE

International Music Summit is proud to announce the first annual IMS China in partnership with with A2LIVE / BUDWEISER STORM Festival taking place in the vibrant city of Shanghai on October 2nd.

IMS aims to continually educate, inspire and motivate the electronic music world. Following the success of IMS Asia-Pacific in Singapore, IMS is proud to announce a one-day summit to explore the opportunities and the challenges for our genre in China. The one-day event will be held in collaboration with Budweiser Storm Festival – taking place the same weekend. IMS China – it’s time to engage.

IMS CHINA DETAILS

The one-day summit will consist of a series of panels, keynote interviews, keynote speeches, and workshops, connecting Chinese leaders from the worlds of finance, technology, music and media with European / American leaders in the same fields.

The discussions will focus on topics relevant to the region with contributions from headline talent, regional industry icons, plus international visionaries and influencers.

A series of night-time satellite parties in Shanghai will be held for delegates to enjoy.

•    City:  Shanghai, China
•    Date:  October 2, 2015
•    Hotel location, pricing, speakers, and agenda will be announced soon.

In review – Ten things we learned from IMS Ibiza 2015:

  • The global electronic music industry is flourishing and has been valued at $6.9 Billion
     
  • The South African market is going through huge growth with 50,000 people attending last year’s Ultra South Africa
     
  • Revenue from brand partnerships is probably the second most important thing behind touring for an artist
     
  • It is clear the war on drugs isn’t working and we need to move away from criminalisation and towards education and support
     
  • Billing politics are ultimately a waste of everyone’s time
     
  • Soundcloud has surpassed 100 million track uploads
     
  • The New Breed panel featured more women than men for the first time in IMS history
     
  • Media partnerships with curated content is a more authentic way to communicate with Millennials through social media
     
  • 92% of delegates are not interested in Jay Z backed streaming platform Tidal
     
  • San Antonio provides an entry point to Ibiza for those who can’t afford the major clubs every night 
     

IMS Essential Delegate Info

IMS 2015 DELEGATES / ATTENDEES INFORMATION

Thank you for purchasing your IMS 2015 delegate badge, please see the info below to help you navigate your time at IMS.

IMS APP – DOWNLOAD NOW FOR FREE POWERED MY MOBILE ROADIE
Have you got our App for iPhone and Android?
Full updates will be listed here: http://itunes.apple.com/
SEARCH: INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT

IMS ON TWITTER
Follow us at @IMSIbiza and use #IMSibiza for updates throughout the Summit.

IMS ON INSTAGRAM
@InternationalMusicSummit

IMS HELP DESK at the HARD ROCK HOTEL IBIZA
Located outside the Hard Rock Hotel reception – Ibiza's newest five-star hotel.
(Carretera Playa D'en Bossa S/N 07817 Sant Jordi De Ses Salines Ibiza which is a short 10 minutes drive / taxi ride from Ibiza Airport.)

HELP DESK OPENING TIMES
Tuesday 19th May 2015 – 14:00-21:00
Wednesday 20th May 2015 – 09:00-21:00
Thursday 21st May 2015 – 09:00-19:00
Friday 22nd May 2015 – 09:00-17:00

IMS DELEGATES WILL RECEIVE:
Access to all daytime panels, events, workshops and presentations – Welcome pack on arrival – Free entry to showcases and official satellite venues – See Manual for full list and check carefully entry times to club events.

IMS will issue every delegate a wristband that can only be removed by cutting it off and is also RFID active during the 3 days at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, this wristband is the only form of ID permitted to gain entrance to the summit and our satellite events. No wristband, no entrance.

FOR COLLECTION PLEASE ENSURE YOU BRING TO HELP DESK THE FOLLOWING:
Proof of Order Confirmation – Passport or Personal ID – Discount Member Card if applicable
Please Note: Delegate Badges are only issued once and are not refundable.

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR GUESTS STAYING AT Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza Board Basis:

  • Bed & Breakfast Buffet Breakfast served from 08:00 to 11:00
  • Free Internet Access (Wi-fi)
  • Check-in time from: 15:00 h
  • Check-out time before 12:00 h
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • No pets allowed

IMS 2015 KEY INFO
IMS starts on Wednesday at 12pm prompt with opening speeches from IMS partners and Kevin Watson with the annual IMS Business Report. IMS doesn't break for lunch – we go through from late morning till close.

LUNCH
Hard Rock Hotel serves lunch in three places from midday. Food is available by the Hard Rock Beach Club, Munchies by the main pool and by the IMS Summit Suite in the Café. Lunch is not included in the delegate badge price.

INTERNET – WI-FI
Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza offers Fibre Optic internet speed. That said, with a high volume of delegates, speed and connections may vary.

IMS SUMMIT – TIME CHANGES
Times can and may vary for panels due to flight issues so please keep a close eye on the newly-installed LED screens located around the Hard Rock Hotel. Also follow-up on Twitter @IMSibiza and also download the APP to stay fully connected. Please check online for amends or our electronic LED screens around the hotel.

ONLINE AGENDA
DAY 1: www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ibiza/agenda/wednesday-20th-may-day-one-1
DAY 2: www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ibiza/agenda/thursday-21st-may-day-two-1
DAY 3: www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ibiza/agenda/friday-22nd-may-day-three-1
DAY 4: www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ibiza/agenda/saturday-23rd-may-day-four-1

IMS WEBSITE
www.internationalmusicsummit.com is our web address with a an easy to use agenda set out day by day so you can plan ahead and not miss any sessions.

IMS DALT VILA 2015 ON THURSDAY & FRIDAY
IMS Delegates Badge Holders get free and priority access to the IMS DALT VILLA 2014 event which takes place at he UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site of Dalt Vila. The event features

THURSDAY
18.00-19.00 2VILAS
19.00-20.15 PETE TONG
20.15-21.15 LUCIANO
21.15-22.00 DAMIAN LAZARUS & THE ANCIENT MOONS – LIVE
22.00-23.00 SOLOMUN
23.00-00.00 SVEN VÄTH

FRIDAY
18.00-19.20 BECKY TONG
19.20-20.00 THALAB – LIVE
20.00-21.00 KIDNAP KID
21.00-22.00 ZHU
22.00-23.00 MK
23.00-00.00 RUDIMENTAL – LIVE


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WEDNESDAY MAY 20

12.00-12.05

INTRODUCTION BY THE IMS PARTNERS

 

12.05-12.20

IMS BUSINESS REPORT 2015

Presented by Kevin Watson for IMS

 

12.20-12.40

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: GREG CONSIGLIO (President, SFX Entertainment, USA)

 

12.40-12.50

ANNOUNCEMENT: TAKING BACK CONTROL OF YOUR CONTENT

Ben Rush (CEO, Audiolock, UK)

Bob Barbiere (CEO, Dubset, USA)

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

 

12.50-13.45

THE A-Z OF ARTWORK OF BILLING POLITICS

Arash Shirazi (Agent, The Bullitt Agency, USA)

Cris Hearn (Agent, CODA Agency, UK)

Ed Karney (Artist Manager, Grade Management, UK)

Stefan Lehmkuhl (Talent Buyer, Melt! Festival / Lollapalooza Berlin, Germany)

Steve Hogan (Agent, WME, UK)

Will Harold (Promoter, London Warehouse Events, UK)

Moderated by Ben Turner (Director, Graphite / IMS, UK)

 

13.50-14.40

AFEM PRESENTS: CAN YOU BUY SUCCESS IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC?

Clark Warner (Executive Creative Director, Beatport, USA)

Eelko Van Kooten (Founder / CEO, Spinnin Records, Netherlands)

Martin Carvell (Managing Director, DJ Magazine, UK)

Nick Matthews (Agent, CODA Agency, UK)

Ralf Kollmann (Co-Founder / Managing Director, Mobilee Records, Germany)

Moderated by Mark Lawrence (CEO, Association for Electronic Music, UK)

 

14.45-15.30

FINANCE YOUR FUTURE

Greg Consiglio (President, SFX Entertainment, USA)

Rick Stevens (CEO, Y Entertainment Group, USA)

Rishi Patel (Partner, Plus Eight Equities, USA)

Moderated by Kevin Watson (Analyst, UK)

 

15.35-16.15

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: PATRICK MOXEY (Ultra Records, USA)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner, UK)

 

16.20-17.05

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: CARL CRAIG (Artist, Planet E, USA)

Interviewed by Clark Warner (Executive Creative Director, Beatport, USA)

 

17.10-18.00

BACK2LIVE

Craig Anderton (Gibson Guitars, UK)

Danny Whittle (IBZ Entertainment, Ibiza)

Matthew Stuart (Manager, ThreeSixZero Group, UK)

Pino Sagliocco (President, Live Nation, Spain)

Shane Murray (Director, Ibiza Rocks, UK)

Uner (Artist, Spain)

Moderated by Mark Jones (Wall of Sound, UK)

 

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

13.00-16.00

OPENLAB POOLSIDE SESSION

Hard Rock Ibiza Pool Tower

Robert Miles, Alex Wolfenden, Andy Baxter, Manu Gonzalez

 

15.00-18.00

IBIZA SONICA PIONEER RADIO LIVE DJ BROADCAST

Ibiza Sonica Radio broadcasting live from Hard Rock Hotel and Pioneer DJ Radio Broadcasting live from Dalt Villa

Location: Hard Rock Hotel Lobby Bar

 

18.00.20.00

ULTRA RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Hard Rock Hotel Stage Pool, Playa d'en Bossa

Filous and Kokiri

 

19.30-00.00

IMS PRESENT: BACK2LIVE IN ASSOCIATION WITH GIBSON GUITARS

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza Stage

A night showcasing new electronic music talent

20.00-20.30 This Is A Recording

20.30-20.45 Harley Maxwell

20.45-21.15 Power Dress

21.30-22.00 April Towers

22.15-23.00 The Wolf

23.15-00.00 Uner Live

Host DJ: Andy Baxter

 

21.30-02.00

TICKETED-ONLY EVENT
IMS LEGENDS DINNER presented by BALLANTINE'S
CELEBRATING COCOON & SVEN VATH

Hosted by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner)

Live performance by Wolfgang Haffner

Auction by Bridges for Music

Location: Ama Lur, Santa Gertrudis

 

00.00-4.00

A NIGHT WITH BLACK COFFEE

After Dark at Ushuaia Hotel Ibiza

Black Coffee supported by Kaz James

 

00.00-LATE

QUIERO VERANO EN PACHA

Location: Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 2.30am

Pete Tong, Shlomi Aber, Marco Yanes, Mambo Brothers

 

00.00-LATE

SANKEYS – OPENING PARTY PART 1: TRIBAL SESSIONS

Location: Sankeys, Playa d'en Bossa. Free to delegates before 1.30am

Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, Second City, Noir, Tube & Berge, Argy, Manu Gonzalez, Federico, Grazzini, Jp Chronic, Frank Storm

IMS 2015

THURSDAY MAY 21

11.00-12.00

IMS ASIA-PACIFIC & W HOTELS PRESENT: ASIA TODAY

Arthur Velasquez (Founder, V&V Music Management, France)

Eddie Dean (Owner / Director, Pacha New York / Macao, USA)

JC Ahn (Supermodify Agency / Global Gathering / Life In Color, South Korea)

Jeff Drake (Head of Recordings, Ministry of Sound, Australia)

Eric Zho (Founder & CEO, Storm / A2 Live, China)

Has Sidik (Music Director, W Hotels Asia-Pacific, Singapore)

Moderated by Jason Swamy (Co-Founder, Further Future / Do What You Love / Robot Heart, Hong Kong)

 

12.05-12.15

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: AFRICA – THE NEXT CHAPTER

Jenny Tan (Founder, Lagos Music Conference, Nigeria)

Leke Awoyinka (Founder, Lagos Music Conference, Nigeria)

 

12.15-13.00

MARKET FOCUS: SOUTH AFRICA

Black Coffee (Artist, Soulistic Music, South Africa)

Harael Salkow (Partner, Soul Candi Records, South Africa)

Raymond Bloom (Owner, After Hours Entertainment, South Africa)

Renzo Puccini (Partner, Seed, South Africa)

Shaun Duvet (CEO, Ultra, South Africa)

Spiro Damaskinos (Director of Electronic Music / A&R Africa, South Africa)

Valentino Barrioseta (Founder, Bridges for Music, Spain)

Moderated by Nic Burger (Chairman of Marketing, RISA / Kleek / Universal Music, South Africa)

 

13.05-14.00

THE TRUTH ABOUT BRANDS & MUSIC

Alex Wilkinson (Senior Account Director, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, UK)

Greg Burnell (Artist Manager, Stack House, UK)

Joey Doney (Manager of Consumer Insights, 7Up / Dr Pepper

Snapple Group Core 5 Brands, USA)

Tom Elton (Senior Global Brand Manager, Ballantines Finest, UK)

Moderated by Bobby Simms (Founder, Popshop Agency, UK)

 

14.05-14.50

MEET TEAM DAMIAN LAZARUS & THE ANCIENT MOONS

Damian Lazarus (Artist, UK)

David Levy (Partner/Agent, WME, UK)

Ed Cartwright (Ancient Moons Manager, Tusk, UK)

Fredi Bockhahn (Event Production / General Manager, Crosstown Rebels, UK)

Leon Oakey, (Label Manager, Crosstown Rebels, UK)

Moderator: Craig Mclean (Journalist, UK)

 

14.55-15.45

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: JUDY WEINSTEIN & DAVID MORALES (DEF MIX, USA)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner, UK)

 

15.50-16.30

B-TRAITS PRESENTS STATE OF MIND

Dr. Z (Drug Discovery Scientist, Chem B.V., Netherlands)

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

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

Steve Rolles (Head of Research at Transform Drug Policy Foundation, UK)

Moderator: B-Traits (Broadcaster, BBC Radio 1, UK)

 

16.35-17.15

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW – NERVO (Mim & Liv, DJ/Producers, Australia)

Interviewed by Nick Decosemo (Mixmag, UK)

 

17.20-18.00

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: ALEXANDER LJUNG (Soundcloud, Founder / CEO, Sweden)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner, UK)

 

18.05-19.30

A SHORT FILM ABOUT CHILLING

Angus Cameron (Director, A Short Film About Chilling, UK)

Brasilio Oliveira (Promoter, La Troya, Brazil)

Charlie Chester (Promoter, Flying / Essential Ibiza, UK)

Kevin Sampson (Producer, A Short Film About Chilling, UK)

Sally Rodgers (Artist, A Man Called Adam, UK)

Moderator: Chris English (Journalist, UK)

 

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

13.00-16.00

OPENLAB POOLSIDE SESSION

Hard Rock Ibiza Tower

Robert Miles, Alex Wolfenden, Andy Baxter, Manu Gonzalez

 

15.00-18.00

IBIZA SONICA PIONEER RADIO LIVE DJ BROADCAST

Ibiza Sonica Radio broadcasting live from Hard Rock Hotel and Pioneer DJ Radio Broadcasting live from Dalt Villa

Location: Hard Rock Hotel Lobby Bar

 

18.00-20.00

PIONEER DJ COCKTAIL PARTY in association with AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DUBSET

MIXMAG LAB LIVE BROADCAST

Hard Rock Ibiza Pool Tower

 

18.00-00.00

IMS DALT VILA 2015

A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

18.00-19.00 2VILAS

19.00-20.15 PETE TONG

20.15-21.15 LUCIANO

21.15-22.00 DAMIAN LAZARUS & THE ANCIENT MOON – LIVE

22.00-23.00 SOLOMUN

23.00-00.00 SVEN VATH

 

22.00-LATE

SANKEYS OPENING PARTY – PART 2

Sankeys, Playa d'en Bossa. Free to delegates before 1.30am

Steve Lawler, Amine Edge & Dance, Greg Vickers, Tough Love, Low Steppa, Jozef K, Matt Jam Lamont, Sam Holt, Andy Baxter, Mental Genius

 

00.00-04.00

JUICEBOX SHOWCASE

Location: After Dark at Ushuaia Hotel Ibiza

Icarus, Fono, Joe Hertz, Eli & Fur

 

00.00-06.00

KINGS OF HOUSE

Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 2am

Louie Vega, David Morales, Tony Humphries

IMS 2015

FRIDAY MAY 22

11.00-12.00

THE GREAT IMS IBIZA DEBATE in association with IBIZA SPOTLIGHT

Christian Anadon (Director of Marketing & Events Mambo Cafe, Ibiza)

Darren Hughes (Founder / Promoter, We Love at Sankeys, UK)

Ernesto Senatore (Manager / Co-owner, Music On, Italy)

Simon Dunmore (Founder, Defected, UK)

Moderated by Grego O'Halloran (Director, Ibiza Spotlight, UK)

 

12.05-12.50

NEW BREED in association with Mixmag

Becky Tong (DJ/ Co-Founder Juicebox, Music Director For W Hotels EAME, UK)

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

Disciples (Artists, UK)

Eli & Fur (Artist, UK)

Jake Udell (Owner, Th3rdBrain Management, USA)

Kidnap Kid (Artist, UK)

Moderated by Nick Decosemo (Mixmag, UK)

 

13.00-13.45

ALTERED STATES

Jason Beukema (Founder, Whet Travel / Groove Cruise, USA)

Jason Swamy (Founder, Further Future, China)

Sebastian Solano (CEO, Life In Color, USA)

Moderated by Ben Turner (Graphite Media / IMS Partner)

 

13.50-14.40

YGN PRESENTS: MARKETING TO MILLENNIALS – TURNING FOLLOWERS INTO FANS (WHAT RELATIONSHIP DO MODERN FANS WANT?)

Daniel Bearman (Founder, Holy Toto Management / A&R Ministry of Sound, UK)

Holly Bott (Senior Planner, Syco / Sony Music, UK)

Sam Wolfson (Editor, Noisey / Vice, UK)

Moderated by James Hutchins (Assistant Music Editor, i-D Magazine, UK)

 

14.45-15.35

THE POWER OF MUSIC IN THE ERA OF MOBILE

Bob Barbiere (CEO, Dubset Media)

Kim De Ruiters (Senior Manager MSCE, Samsung Europe)

Genevieve Ampaduh (Viber Representative, Owner of The Rye Social, UK)

Matt Riley (Head of Digital Marketing at Kobalt / AWAL, UK)

Ralf Lulsdorf (Head of Music, T-Mobile, Germany)

Richard Bishop (Manager, Red Light, USA)

Moderated by Bobby Simms (Owener, Popshop Agency, UK)

 

15.40-16.00

INTERACTIVE VOTING
THE IMS VOTE: HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Hosted by Ben Turner and Danny Whittle (IMS Partners)

 

16.00-17.00

QUESTION TIME in association with AFEM / ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC

TOPIC 1: THE CASE FOR "STEMS"

The file format of the future?

TOPIC 2: FESTIVALS – IS GLOBAL KILLING LOCAL?

Are international brands killing local festivals?

TOPIC 3: MISSING MONEY "IN THE MIX"

The billion dollar hole in electronic music's pocket. . .

Claire Horseman (Managing Director, CODA Agency, UK)

Dipesh Palmer (A&R Director, Ministry of Sound Group, UK)

Jerry Perkins (Owner, Mixmag, UK)

Jon Lee (Head of Marketing, Traktor, Germany)

Martin Gontad (Promoter, Creamfields, Argentina)

Nikhil Shah (Co-founder, Mixcloud, UK)

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

 

17.05-18.00

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: TREVOR HORN

Interviewed by Craig McLean (Journalist, UK)

 

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

13.00-16.00

OPENLAB POOLSIDE SESSION

Hard Rock Ibiza Tower

Robert Miles, Alex Wolfenden, Andy Baxter, Manu Gonzalez

 

15.00-18.00

IBIZA SONICA PIONEER RADIO LIVE DJ BROADCAST

Ibiza Sonica Radio broadcasting live from Hard Rock Hotel and Pioneer DJ Radio Broadcasting live from Dalt Villa

Location: Hard Rock Hotel Lobby Bar

 

18.00-20.00

W HOTELS WORLDWIDE CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF W AMSTERDAM – VIP PARTY

Location: No Name Beach Bar, Playa Den Bossa

 

18.00-00.00

IMS DALT VILA 2015 – PART TWO
A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

18.00-19.20 BECKY TONG

19.20-20.00 THALAB – LIVE

20.00-21.00 KIDNAP KID

21.00-22.00 ZHU

22.00-23.00 MK

23.00-00.00 RUDIMENTAL – LIVE

 

00.00-06.00

IMS OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY AT SANKEYS IBIZA

Sankeys Ibiza, Playa Den Bossa

Doorly, Disciples, Eli & Fur

 

00.00-07.00

INSANE OPENING PARTY

Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 2.00am

John Digweed, Dennis Ferrer, Tensnake, Alex Kennon

IMS 2015

SATURDAY MAY 23

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

 

15.00-18.00

WUNDERGROUND LIVE STREAM

Location: TBC

 

17.00-22.00

IMS & USHUAIA IBIZA ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: BOSSA BEATS
ANDREA OLIVA 4313 ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY

Location: Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club

Andrea Oliva (4 hour set), Jimi Jules, Clara Da Costa

 

17.00-22.00

REVERSE ON THE BEACH

Location: Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza Beach Club

Christian Varela, Iban Mendoza, Mendo, Karretero, Uto Karem

 

00.00-06.00

PURE PACHA OPENING – PARIS BY NIGHT

Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 1.30am

Bob Sinclar, Masters At Work, Erik Hagleton, Maxine Hardcastle

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The seasoned Warner Music Group and Def Jam label mogul, Lyor Cohen, joined in conversation with Jake Udell, the young power player and manager behind two of EDM’s most explosive acts Krewella and ZHU. The conversation flowed from their successes, to branding deals, and the increasingly competitive streaming marketplace.

“The consumer is so smart that these deals aren’t working as well.” – Jake Udell on artist / brand collaborations

“There has to be truthfulness to an artist/brand collaboration, otherwise it’s comedy instead of music.” – Lyor Cohen

“Everybody else was using social media. When we didn’t, it caught people’s attention.” – Jake Udell on marketing ZHU

“If you are following your business plan, you are fucked.” – Lyor Cohen

Annie Mac Presents (AMP) is set to take over Ibiza’s stunning Dalt Vila, A World Heritage Site, which sits proudly above the island’s old town with commanding views out to the Mediterranean Sea and along the Playa den Bossa coastline.

Lineup TBC shortly, if the last sold out AMP show is anything to go by then we suggest purchasing your tickets early.

Purchase your tickets HERE


IMS TALKS
ENGAGE

JASON STRAUSS IN CONVERSATION WITH
DAVID GRUTMAN

Jason Strauss, partner at Vegas’ TAO Group (Tao, Marquee, LAVO) joined David Grutman of Miami’s LIV and Story Nightclubs for a fascinating conversation at IMS Engage at the W Hollywood. The lively dialogue between two of nightlife’s biggest forces provided insight into the inner-workings of American nightlife.

"I always look to see what’s coming out of the underground." – David Grutman

"We used to look to Ibiza for nightlife trends. Now North America is starting to lead the charge." – Jason Strauss

"I came back from Ibiza and said we needed EDM, confetti and naked people, and we went from 25-40M in a year." – David Grutman

"It’s a dramatic amount of commitment." – Jason Strauss on work/life integration in the nightlife industry.


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WEDNESDAY MAY 20

12.00-12.05

INTRODUCTION BY THE IMS PARTNERS

 

12.05-12.20

IMS BUSINESS REPORT 2015

Presented by Kevin Watson for IMS

 

12.20-12.40

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: GREG CONSIGLIO (President, SFX Entertainment, USA)

 

12.40-12.50

ANNOUNCEMENT: TAKING BACK CONTROL OF YOUR CONTENT

Ben Rush (CEO, Audiolock, UK)

Bob Barbiere (CEO, Dubset, USA)

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

 

12.50-13.45

THE A-Z OF ARTWORK OF BILLING POLITICS

Arash Shirazi (Agent, The Bullitt Agency, USA)

Cris Hearn (Agent, CODA Agency, UK)

Ed Karney (Artist Manager, Grade Management, UK)

Stefan Lehmkuhl (Talent Buyer, Melt! Festival / Lollapalooza Berlin, Germany)

Steve Hogan (Agent, WME, UK)

Will Harold (Promoter, London Warehouse Events, UK)

Moderated by Ben Turner (Director, Graphite / IMS, UK)

 

13.50-14.40

AFEM PRESENTS: CAN YOU BUY SUCCESS IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC?

Clark Warner (Executive Creative Director, Beatport, USA)

Eelko Van Kooten (Founder / CEO, Spinnin Records, Netherlands)

Martin Carvell (Managing Director, DJ Magazine, UK)

Nick Matthews (Agent, CODA Agency, UK)

Ralf Kollmann (Co-Founder / Managing Director, Mobilee Records, Germany)

Moderated by Mark Lawrence (CEO, Association for Electronic Music, UK)

 

14.45-15.30

FINANCE YOUR FUTURE

Greg Consiglio (President, SFX Entertainment, USA)

Rick Stevens (CEO, Y Entertainment Group, USA)

Rishi Patel (Partner, Plus Eight Equities, USA)

Moderated by Kevin Watson (Analyst, UK)

 

15.35-16.15

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: PATRICK MOXEY (Ultra Records, USA)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner, UK)

 

16.20-17.05

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: CARL CRAIG (Artist, Planet E, USA)

Interviewed by Clark Warner (Executive Creative Director, Beatport, USA)

 

17.10-18.00

BACK2LIVE

Craig Anderton (Gibson Guitars, UK)

Danny Whittle (IBZ Entertainment, Ibiza)

Matthew Stuart (Manager, ThreeSixZero Group, UK)

Pino Sagliocco (President, Live Nation, Spain)

Shane Murray (Director, Ibiza Rocks, UK)

Uner (Artist, Spain)

Moderated by Mark Jones (Wall of Sound, UK)

 

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

13.00-16.00

OPENLAB POOLSIDE SESSION

Hard Rock Ibiza Pool Tower

Robert Miles, Alex Wolfenden, Andy Baxter, Manu Gonzalez

 

15.00-18.00

IBIZA SONICA PIONEER RADIO LIVE DJ BROADCAST

Ibiza Sonica Radio broadcasting live from Hard Rock Hotel and Pioneer DJ Radio Broadcasting live from Dalt Villa

Location: Hard Rock Hotel Lobby Bar

 

18.00.20.00

ULTRA RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Hard Rock Hotel Stage Pool, Playa d'en Bossa

Filous and Kokiri

 

19.30-00.00

IMS PRESENT: BACK2LIVE IN ASSOCIATION WITH GIBSON GUITARS

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza Stage

A night showcasing new electronic music talent

20.00-20.30 This Is A Recording

20.30-20.45 Harley Maxwell

20.45-21.15 Power Dress

21.30-22.00 April Towers

22.15-23.00 The Wolf

23.15-00.00 Uner Live

Host DJ: Andy Baxter

 

21.30-02.00

TICKETED-ONLY EVENT
IMS LEGENDS DINNER presented by BALLANTINE'S
CELEBRATING COCOON & SVEN VATH

Hosted by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner)

Live performance by Wolfgang Haffner

Auction by Bridges for Music

Location: Ama Lur, Santa Gertrudis

 

00.00-4.00

A NIGHT WITH BLACK COFFEE

After Dark at Ushuaia Hotel Ibiza

Black Coffee supported by Kaz James

 

00.00-LATE

QUIERO VERANO EN PACHA

Location: Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 2.30am

Pete Tong, Shlomi Aber, Marco Yanes, Mambo Brothers

 

00.00-LATE

SANKEYS – OPENING PARTY PART 1: TRIBAL SESSIONS

Location: Sankeys, Playa d'en Bossa. Free to delegates before 1.30am

Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, Second City, Noir, Tube & Berge, Argy, Manu Gonzalez, Federico, Grazzini, Jp Chronic, Frank Storm

IMS 2015

THURSDAY MAY 21

11.00-12.00

IMS ASIA-PACIFIC & W HOTELS PRESENT: ASIA TODAY

Arthur Velasquez (Founder, V&V Music Management, France)

Eddie Dean (Owner / Director, Pacha New York / Macao, USA)

JC Ahn (Supermodify Agency / Global Gathering / Life In Color, South Korea)

Jeff Drake (Head of Recordings, Ministry of Sound, Australia)

Eric Zho (Founder & CEO, Storm / A2 Live, China)

Has Sidik (Music Director, W Hotels Asia-Pacific, Singapore)

Moderated by Jason Swamy (Co-Founder, Further Future / Do What You Love / Robot Heart, Hong Kong)

 

12.05-12.15

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: AFRICA – THE NEXT CHAPTER

Jenny Tan (Founder, Lagos Music Conference, Nigeria)

Leke Awoyinka (Founder, Lagos Music Conference, Nigeria)

 

12.15-13.00

MARKET FOCUS: SOUTH AFRICA

Black Coffee (Artist, Soulistic Music, South Africa)

Harael Salkow (Partner, Soul Candi Records, South Africa)

Raymond Bloom (Owner, After Hours Entertainment, South Africa)

Renzo Puccini (Partner, Seed, South Africa)

Shaun Duvet (CEO, Ultra, South Africa)

Spiro Damaskinos (Director of Electronic Music / A&R Africa, South Africa)

Valentino Barrioseta (Founder, Bridges for Music, Spain)

Moderated by Nic Burger (Chairman of Marketing, RISA / Kleek / Universal Music, South Africa)

 

13.05-14.00

THE TRUTH ABOUT BRANDS & MUSIC

Alex Wilkinson (Senior Account Director, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, UK)

Greg Burnell (Artist Manager, Stack House, UK)

Joey Doney (Manager of Consumer Insights, 7Up / Dr Pepper

Snapple Group Core 5 Brands, USA)

Tom Elton (Senior Global Brand Manager, Ballantines Finest, UK)

Moderated by Bobby Simms (Founder, Popshop Agency, UK)

 

14.05-14.50

MEET TEAM DAMIAN LAZARUS & THE ANCIENT MOONS

Damian Lazarus (Artist, UK)

David Levy (Partner/Agent, WME, UK)

Ed Cartwright (Ancient Moons Manager, Tusk, UK)

Fredi Bockhahn (Event Production / General Manager, Crosstown Rebels, UK)

Leon Oakey, (Label Manager, Crosstown Rebels, UK)

Moderator: Craig Mclean (Journalist, UK)

 

14.55-15.45

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: JUDY WEINSTEIN & DAVID MORALES (DEF MIX, USA)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner, UK)

 

15.50-16.30

B-TRAITS PRESENTS STATE OF MIND

Dr. Z (Drug Discovery Scientist, Chem B.V., Netherlands)

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

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

Steve Rolles (Head of Research at Transform Drug Policy Foundation, UK)

Moderator: B-Traits (Broadcaster, BBC Radio 1, UK)

 

16.35-17.15

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW – NERVO (Mim & Liv, DJ/Producers, Australia)

Interviewed by Nick Decosemo (Mixmag, UK)

 

17.20-18.00

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: ALEXANDER LJUNG (Soundcloud, Founder / CEO, Sweden)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner, UK)

 

18.05-19.30

A SHORT FILM ABOUT CHILLING

Angus Cameron (Director, A Short Film About Chilling, UK)

Brasilio Oliveira (Promoter, La Troya, Brazil)

Charlie Chester (Promoter, Flying / Essential Ibiza, UK)

Kevin Sampson (Producer, A Short Film About Chilling, UK)

Sally Rodgers (Artist, A Man Called Adam, UK)

Moderator: Chris English (Journalist, UK)

 

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

13.00-16.00

OPENLAB POOLSIDE SESSION

Hard Rock Ibiza Tower

Robert Miles, Alex Wolfenden, Andy Baxter, Manu Gonzalez

 

15.00-18.00

IBIZA SONICA PIONEER RADIO LIVE DJ BROADCAST

Ibiza Sonica Radio broadcasting live from Hard Rock Hotel and Pioneer DJ Radio Broadcasting live from Dalt Villa

Location: Hard Rock Hotel Lobby Bar

 

18.00-20.00

PIONEER DJ COCKTAIL PARTY in association with AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DUBSET

MIXMAG LAB LIVE BROADCAST

Hard Rock Ibiza Pool Tower

 

18.00-00.00

IMS DALT VILA 2015

A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

18.00-19.00 2VILAS

19.00-20.15 PETE TONG

20.15-21.15 LUCIANO

21.15-22.00 DAMIAN LAZARUS & THE ANCIENT MOON – LIVE

22.00-23.00 SOLOMUN

23.00-00.00 SVEN VATH

 

22.00-LATE

SANKEYS OPENING PARTY – PART 2

Sankeys, Playa d'en Bossa. Free to delegates before 1.30am

Steve Lawler, Amine Edge & Dance, Greg Vickers, Tough Love, Low Steppa, Jozef K, Matt Jam Lamont, Sam Holt, Andy Baxter, Mental Genius

 

00.00-04.00

JUICEBOX SHOWCASE

Location: After Dark at Ushuaia Hotel Ibiza

Icarus, Fono, Joe Hertz, Eli & Fur

 

00.00-06.00

KINGS OF HOUSE

Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 2am

Louie Vega, David Morales, Tony Humphries

IMS 2015

FRIDAY MAY 22

11.00-12.00

THE GREAT IMS IBIZA DEBATE in association with IBIZA SPOTLIGHT

Christian Anadon (Director of Marketing & Events Mambo Cafe, Ibiza)

Darren Hughes (Founder / Promoter, We Love at Sankeys, UK)

Ernesto Senatore (Manager / Co-owner, Music On, Italy)

Simon Dunmore (Founder, Defected, UK)

Moderated by Grego O'Halloran (Director, Ibiza Spotlight, UK)

 

12.05-12.50

NEW BREED in association with Mixmag

Becky Tong (DJ/ Co-Founder Juicebox, Music Director For W Hotels EAME, UK)

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

Disciples (Artists, UK)

Eli & Fur (Artist, UK)

Jake Udell (Owner, Th3rdBrain Management, USA)

Kidnap Kid (Artist, UK)

Moderated by Nick Decosemo (Mixmag, UK)

 

13.00-13.45

ALTERED STATES

Jason Beukema (Founder, Whet Travel / Groove Cruise, USA)

Jason Swamy (Founder, Further Future, China)

Sebastian Solano (CEO, Life In Color, USA)

Moderated by Ben Turner (Graphite Media / IMS Partner)

 

13.50-14.40

YGN PRESENTS: MARKETING TO MILLENNIALS – TURNING FOLLOWERS INTO FANS (WHAT RELATIONSHIP DO MODERN FANS WANT?)

Daniel Bearman (Founder, Holy Toto Management / A&R Ministry of Sound, UK)

Holly Bott (Senior Planner, Syco / Sony Music, UK)

Sam Wolfson (Editor, Noisey / Vice, UK)

Moderated by James Hutchins (Assistant Music Editor, i-D Magazine, UK)

 

14.45-15.35

THE POWER OF MUSIC IN THE ERA OF MOBILE

Bob Barbiere (CEO, Dubset Media)

Kim De Ruiters (Senior Manager MSCE, Samsung Europe)

Genevieve Ampaduh (Viber Representative, Owner of The Rye Social, UK)

Matt Riley (Head of Digital Marketing at Kobalt / AWAL, UK)

Ralf Lulsdorf (Head of Music, T-Mobile, Germany)

Richard Bishop (Manager, Red Light, USA)

Moderated by Bobby Simms (Owener, Popshop Agency, UK)

 

15.40-16.00

INTERACTIVE VOTING
THE IMS VOTE: HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Hosted by Ben Turner and Danny Whittle (IMS Partners)

 

16.00-17.00

QUESTION TIME in association with AFEM / ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC

TOPIC 1: THE CASE FOR "STEMS"

The file format of the future?

TOPIC 2: FESTIVALS – IS GLOBAL KILLING LOCAL?

Are international brands killing local festivals?

TOPIC 3: MISSING MONEY "IN THE MIX"

The billion dollar hole in electronic music's pocket. . .

Claire Horseman (Managing Director, CODA Agency, UK)

Dipesh Palmer (A&R Director, Ministry of Sound Group, UK)

Jerry Perkins (Owner, Mixmag, UK)

Jon Lee (Head of Marketing, Traktor, Germany)

Martin Gontad (Promoter, Creamfields, Argentina)

Nikhil Shah (Co-founder, Mixcloud, UK)

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

 

17.05-18.00

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: TREVOR HORN

Interviewed by Craig McLean (Journalist, UK)

 

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

13.00-16.00

OPENLAB POOLSIDE SESSION

Hard Rock Ibiza Tower

Robert Miles, Alex Wolfenden, Andy Baxter, Manu Gonzalez

 

15.00-18.00

IBIZA SONICA PIONEER RADIO LIVE DJ BROADCAST

Ibiza Sonica Radio broadcasting live from Hard Rock Hotel and Pioneer DJ Radio Broadcasting live from Dalt Villa

Location: Hard Rock Hotel Lobby Bar

 

18.00-20.00

W HOTELS WORLDWIDE CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF W AMSTERDAM – VIP PARTY

Location: No Name Beach Bar, Playa Den Bossa

 

18.00-00.00

IMS DALT VILA 2015 – PART TWO
A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

18.00-19.20 BECKY TONG

19.20-20.00 THALAB – LIVE

20.00-21.00 KIDNAP KID

21.00-22.00 ZHU

22.00-23.00 MK

23.00-00.00 RUDIMENTAL – LIVE

 

00.00-06.00

IMS OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY AT SANKEYS IBIZA

Sankeys Ibiza, Playa Den Bossa

Doorly, Disciples, Eli & Fur

 

00.00-07.00

INSANE OPENING PARTY

Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 2.00am

John Digweed, Dennis Ferrer, Tensnake, Alex Kennon

IMS 2015

SATURDAY MAY 23

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

 

15.00-18.00

WUNDERGROUND LIVE STREAM

Location: TBC

 

17.00-22.00

IMS & USHUAIA IBIZA ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: BOSSA BEATS
ANDREA OLIVA 4313 ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY

Location: Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club

Andrea Oliva (4 hour set), Jimi Jules, Clara Da Costa

 

17.00-22.00

REVERSE ON THE BEACH

Location: Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza Beach Club

Christian Varela, Iban Mendoza, Mendo, Karretero, Uto Karem

 

00.00-06.00

PURE PACHA OPENING – PARIS BY NIGHT

Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 1.30am

Bob Sinclar, Masters At Work, Erik Hagleton, Maxine Hardcastle


IMS TALKS
ENGAGE

 

QUINCY JONES IN CONVERSATION WITH
PETE TONG

One of the most celebrated and decorated producers, arrangers, musicians, and music visionaries of our time, Quincy Jones, joined Pete Tong in conversation at IMS Engage at the W Hollywood. The engaging dialogue captivated the room leaving us with some memorable quotes.

"A great song can make the worst singer on a planet a star. The best singer on the planet can't save a bad song." – Quincy Jones

"Know your music first. If you don't know music, you work for Pro Tools. If you know music, Pro Tools works for you." – Quincy Jones

"If you go into the studio to make music for money, God walks out of the room." – Quincy Jones

Superstar American DJ and producer Kaskade in conversation with three time Grammy-winning producer and the man behind albums of Madonna and The Killers, Stuart Price. The two participate in an unmoderated conversation at IMS Engage on April 15, 2015 at the W Hollywood, California.



BACK2LIVE

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
GIBSON BRANDS

APRIL TOWERS // HARLEY MAXWELL // POWER DRESS // THE WOLF // THIS IS A RECORDING // UNER // ANDY BAXTER

WEDNESDAY 20TH MAY 2015
HARD ROCK HOTEL, IBIZA
20:00 – 00:00

Announcing Back2Live a very special live showcase event, featuring a host of brand new talent, representing the spectrum of artists currently breaking ground on the live stage.

First up, April Towers’ electronic tinged alternative song writing has been making huge waves across the UK and beyond. The Nottingham-based duo will be playing a very special live set drenched in their own brand of forward- thinking electro-pop during their Back2Live performance. The laidback rhymes of Harley Maxwell are guaranteed to inject the funk into the Hard Rock Hotel for his own live performance. A resident of the white isle with a delivery that’s decidedly English, expect the young vocalist to project a unique mixture of vibes from his recent Summer Daze release. After writing for the likes of Lana Del Rey, Penny Foster a.k.a Power Dress has stepped out on her own – unleashing her single ‘Torture’ to the world.

The Wolf’s music is shrouded in mystery. His dark, brooding deep house rhythms are coupled with a visceral and inherently cool live show. The boys known as This Is A Recording are a London based collective of DJs and musicians brought to you by Mental Genius Music and flying in under the balearic radar, taking us on a journey towards the sun. UNER is a man that is certainly no stranger to Ibiza. As a resident at Ushuaïa’s famed ANTS events – the Cadenza, Visionquest and Get Physical producer has become a part of the island’s clubbing folklore. Don’t miss the chance to catch him performing a very special live set at Back2Live at the start of Ibiza’s party season. The line up is completed with a supporting DJ set from versatile Sankeys resident Andy Baxter.

IMS partner Danny Whittle had this to say about the showcase:

“ This year IMS want to embrace and showcase the live potential of electronic music. We all know there are super talented DJs in our scene but there are also super talented bands and artists. So for the first time ever IMS will be presenting along, with Gibson Guitars, a full live extravaganza on stage at the Hard Rock Hotel on Wednesday 20th May, following the BACK2LIVE panel on Wednesday afternoon where we will be discussing live music in general. Entry to this event will be free to everyone not just IMS delegates to come and enjoy these amazing artists”

IBIZA – NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

IMS Visionaries Contest, a global search for the next generation on influencers, is offering the opportunity to attend and deliver a keynote speech at IMS Ibiza including airfare and accommodation. The inner will also receive business start-uo advice from Transmit Start-Ups and the opportunity to interview for internships at 3 key industry companies.

Participants must be 25 or younger and should submit video essay on “How to continue to grow and innovate the electronic music industry.” IMS encourages participants to think progressively and challenge current standards in an effort to take the industry to the next level.

Submissions for IMS Ibiza are now open.

IMS Contest IMS Contest

Outspoken techno DJ/producer Seth Troxler and Public Enemy hip-hop icon Chuck D joined together for a lively and honest conversation last week at IMS Engage in LA.

“I’m envious of the organization and the way that you guys stick together in a sort of loose union.” – Chuck D to Seth Troxler on electronic music vs. hip hop

“Underground electronic music is ART. Culture, dance, and real music. If you look at ‘EDM’ how many of those points exist?” – Seth Troxler

IMS Engage returned to Los Angeles on the 15th of April, 2015 to a packed house of industry players and heavy hitters at the W Hollywood. IMS Engage pairs speakers together for a series of un-moderated conversations designed to show the burgeoning influence of electronic music.

Pairings at IMS Engage 2015 included:
– Industry icon Lyor Cohen and TH3RD BRAIN entrepreneur Jake Udell
– Nightlife pioneers Jason Strauss of Tao Group and David Grutman of MMG Group
– Hit-making producer Stuart Price with superstar DJ, Kaskade
– Underground techno DJ Seth Troxler and hip-hop legend Chuck D
– Pete Tong and legendary musician and entertainment mogul Quincy Jones

View the full gallery here.

 

 

IMS ENGAGE MORNING SESSION:

11:00am – 11:05am: Introduction from the IMS Partners
11:05am – 11:20am: Business Report – North America
11:20am – 12:20pm: Jake Udell in conversation with Lyor Cohen
12:20pm – 1:15pm: David Grutman in conversation with Jason Strauss

1:15pm – 2:30pm: Networking Lunch at W Hotel

IMS ENGAGE AFTERNOON SESSION:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Kaskade in conversation with Stuart Price
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Seth Troxler in conversation with Chuck D
4:30pm – 4:45pm: IMS Visionaries Contest Winner
4:45pm – 5:45pm: Sebastian Ingrosso in conversation with Quincy Jones
5:45pm – 9:00pm: After party at W Hotel Wet Deck (next to the conference room)


IMS ENGAGE
FINAL PAIRING REVEALED

 

FULL SCHEDULE OF CONVERSATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

KASKADE IN CONVERSATION WITH STUART PRICE

IMS today announced its fifth and final pairing for its IMS Engage event in Los Angeles, California on April 15th: superstar DJ and producer Kaskade and three time Grammy-winning producer and the man behind the albums of Madonna and The Killers, Stuart Price. The two will participate in an unmoderated conversation about dance music’s place in entertainment and popular culture, as part of the IMS Engage event.

Kaskade and Price join the additional IMS Engage pairings of Sebastian Ingrosso and legendary musician and entertainment mogul Quincy Jones, techno rebel Seth Troxler and hip-hop legend Chuck D, industry icon Lyor Cohen and up and coming manager and mastermind behind Zhu and Krewella, Jake Udell, and nightclub owners Jason Strauss and David Grutman.

Stuart Price is one of those rare artists who is as interesting as he is talented. His approach to the music business has always had a unique integrity and I’ve looked up to him for years. I’m very much looking forward to talking to him about his experience and his vision for the future of music.” – Kaskade

Ryan Raddon, better known to his fans as Kaskade, is one of dance music’s most beloved performers. A veteran mainstay of the scene -the critically acclaimed It’s You, It’s Me, Kaskade’s first album, was released in 2003. Kaskade has since produced 11 albums, countless hits, and headlined the world’s largest festivals time and time again. As much a catalyst for the EDM global explosion as anyone, Kaskade tracks such as ‘Eyes’, ‘Room For Happiness’, ‘4AM’, ‘I Remember’ (with deadmau5), ‘Angel On My Shoulder’, ‘Move For Me’, ‘Atmosphere’ and a dozen others have defined a generation of dance music fandom. Kaskade has won DJ Times ‘Best American DJ’ poll twice, in 2011 and 2013, and ranked #30 on DJ Mag’s annual ‘Top 100 DJs’ poll. In December 2013, Kaskade was nominated for two Grammy Awards: the song ‘Atmosphere’ for Best Dance Recording and the album Atmosphere for Best Dance/Electronica Album. Outside of official rewards and accolades, Kaskade is widely considered to be one of the most integral players and innovators in the American electronic music revival.

Stuart Price is a three time Grammy-winning British producer and musician known for his work with New Order, Madonna, The Killers, Scissor Sisters, Example, Missy Elliott, and Pet Shop Boys . He has also produced his own originals and remixes under the aliases Les Rythmes Digitales, Jacques Lu Cont, Thin White Duke, Zoot Woman and Man With Guitar. Price is best known for his work with Madonna, primarily on her Grammy-winning tenth studio album, Confessions on the Dance Floor. He has also contributed to the success of The Killers, having first remixed the band’s smash hit, ‘Mr. Brightside’. Price subsequently remixed ‘When We Were Young’ to be included as a bonus track for The Killers’ sophomore album, Sam’s Town, and after that went on to fully produce the band’s third album Day & Age. A successful artist in his own right, Price’s Essential Mix in 2012 as Jacques Lu Cont was one of the most critically acclaimed that year, as was his 2012 Coachella performance. So far in 2015 Price has produced albums and tracks for Everything Everything, Hurts, Take That and Steve Angello.

IMS Full Schedule
10:00am – 11:05am: Introduction from the IMS Partners
11:05am – 11:20am: Business Report – North America
11:20am – 12:20pm: Jake Udell in conversation with Lyor Cohen
12:20pm – 1:15pm: David Grutman in conversation with Jason Strauss
1:15pm – 2:30pm: Networking Lunch at W Hotel

IMS ENGAGE AFTERNOON SESSION:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Kaskade in conversation with Stuart Price
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Seth Troxler in conversation with Chuck D
4:30pm – 4:45pm: IMS Visionaries Contest Winner
4:45pm – 5:45pm: Sebastian Ingrosso in conversation with Quincy Jones
5:45pm – 9:00pm: After party at W Hotel Wet Deck (next to the conference room)

ATTEND IMS


IMS ENGAGE
FOURTH PAIRING REVEALED

 

QUINCY JONES IN CONVERSATION WITH SEBASTIAN INGROSSO

Today IMS announced its 4th pairing for IMS Engage April 15 at W Hollywood Hotel: the iconic music producer and arranger Quincy Jones and superstar DJ and recording artist Sebastian Ingrosso. The IMS Engage pairing of Ingrosso and Jones will offer a unique snapshot into the world of popular music and electronic music’s intersection with it. Jones is a man who needs no introduction, for he is a producer without whom popular music would look radically different today, while Ingrosso is one of dance music’s biggest acts as a member of the former supergroup Swedish House Mafia, as well as Axwell / Ingrosso. The two will participate in an unmoderated conversation about dance music’s place in entertainment and culture, as part of the IMS Engage event.

Jones and Ingrosso join the additional IMS Engage pairings of outspoken DJ Seth Troxler and hip-hop legend Chuck D, industry icon Lyor Cohen and up and coming manager and mastermind behind Zhu and Krewella, Jake Udell, and nightclub owners Jason Strauss and David Grutman.

Sebastian Ingrosso on his pairing with Quincy Jones at IMS Engage: “I’m truly honoured to be in discussion with Quincy Jones. He is one of the biggest inspirations to my career – period. I am going to talk to him and see how he feels about music now….from production to song writing…his perspective on all of it. Legend.”

Quincy Jones is one of the most celebrated and decorated producers, arrangers, musicians, and music visionaries of our time. The man behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Off The Wall, and Bad, Jones has received 79 Grammy nominations and has won 27 of them in a career that has spanned over six decades. Jones has also won 1 Emmy award, and a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from The Academy of Motion Picture and Science, and had the honor of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. He arranged Frank Sinatra’s iconic recording of ‘Fly Me To The Moon,’ was named one of Time Magazines most influential Jazz musicians, has been a social activist since supporting Dr Martin Luther King in the 1960s, has composed music for over 33 major motion pictures, discovered Will Smith by producing The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. Jones’ accomplishments are unprecedented, and there is perhaps no bigger authority on entertainment and popular music from the last 100 years.

Sebastian Ingrosso is one of the pioneers and key contributors to the global takeover of electronic music in the last 10 years. With the meteoric rise of the Swedish House Mafia beginning in 2008, Sebastian, along with his group mates Axwell and Steve Angello, became the face of popular electronic music and set a new bar for electronic music. With worldwide hits and genre defining anthems such as ‘Calling (Lose My Mind)’, ‘Save The World Tonight’, ‘Reload’, ‘Greyhound’, ‘Antidote’ and ‘Don’t You Worry Child’, few artists in dance music have been able to reach the level of sustained success and prowess as Sebastian Ingrosso. After the break-up of Swedish House Mafia, Ingrosso’s career has continued to flourish, most notably with his chart-topping and festival headlining new collaboration, Axwell / Ingrosso.

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WHO: Mark Lawrence (AFEM) Richie Hawtin (DJ) Wayne (Zouk) Ralf Kollman (Mobilee) Hideki (Pioneer) Frank (APRA)

WHAT: The announcement at ADE of the new Pioneer Kuvo technology has set the Performing Rights Organization world alight with the promise of providing a tech solution to the age old problem of allocating the income generated by track plays in clubs, festivals, independent radio and DJ sets to the correct source.

The panel discuss the early response from PRO’s, who was first to take it up and the overall response so far. We hear how to get what you’re due as an artist, the importance of total transparency, and where will all the money go in the end?

QUOTES:

Ralf Kollman (Director, Mobilee Records, Germany) “There is an urgent need to change the revenue stream in order to continue to be creative.”

Wayne Lee (Head of Entertainment, Zouk, Singapore) “Many local artists don’t know how to get what they are due.”

Richie Hawtin (Artist, M-nus / Plastikman, Canada) “Its an ecosystem and we need to take care of each other.”

IMS IBIZA
FIRST SPEAKERS, ARTISTS & TOPICS REVEALED

 

SVEN VATH & COCOON RECIPIENT OF THE 2015 ‘IMS LEGENDS AWARDS’

The team behind the International Music Summit have made the first of this year’s announcements with details of their Ibiza 2015 event’s topics, key speakers, theme, and contributing artists. Having risen to become the electronic music industry’s seminal thought leadership for the global electronic industry, IMS has once again programmed what is set to be a highly informative and engaging three-day event, bringing together electronic music’s leading figures to engage in discussions surrounding the issues affecting the industry’s continued growth.

Soundcloud founder and CEO, Alexander Ljung is confirmed for a keynote address at the event. Now acting as the genre’s premier streaming platform and with huge changes expected to take effect in the months surrounding the event, this session is set to become a highlight of IMS 2015. The contentious issue of monetised streaming, paying for plays and the on going piracy/royalty debate are all factors facing Soundcloud and the industry as a whole in 2015 and beyond. This keynote address will outline their stance on the current state of the industry as a whole and where we are headed as a business and a genre.

Trevor Horn or ‘the man who invented the Eighties’ as he has become known is also set to make an appearance during the conference for a keynote interview. The Grammy winning producer has been recognised as a noted musician and tastemaker for more than three decades and was befitted the highly coveted Ivor Novello ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music Award’ by the British Academy in 2010 – a testament to his on going dedication and passion for British and international music. His work has become the inspiration for our generation’s greatest artists and affirmed his position as an industry great. Trevor Horn is an innovator and one of the early pioneers of the sound that became modern dance music, his contribution to the scene is still heard in the releases of today’s fresh talent and will continue to have influence for many years to come.

SFX Entertainment’s newly appointed President, Greg Consiglio, is set to deliver a keynote address during the event as well. SFX have become market-leading producers of dance music events and have set precedent for the new wave of multinational events that have brought dance music back to the mainstream. SFX have grown exponentially to become one of dance music’s major conglomerates, branching out into several other sectors of the industry, aided in part by their 2013 acquisition of Beatport, the industry’s largest online music store. Greg’s talk has been specifically timed to coincide with Beatport’s highly anticipated re-launch, with IMS providing the perfect forum for discussion on the platform and SFX Entertainment’s continued progression.

Tastemaker label Black Butter has also been confirmed for a strong presence at this year’s IMS, having previously been announced as hosts for one of the Dalt Vila events. The driving forces behind the label, CEOs Henry Village and Roger Ames, are also set to engage in an onstage discussion based around the label’s current roster of artists and the musical direction of the label and the genre it dominates. Rarely seen at this kind of event, Roger Ames has been pivotal in the label’s success and will make for an interesting subject to the debate, having mentored Henry Village through Black Butter’s journey. The Warner, EMI and London Records veteran is a key figure in the dance music industry and far beyond, having been an important part of British music’s continued rise on the world stage.

Detroit is known the world over for producing an immeasurable amount of musical greatness, throughout a plethora of genres and disciplines. From Motown to Techno, the Motor City has encompassed modern music and presented a distinctive sound to the world stage. Carl Craig and Mad Mike are two of the city’s most well known musical exports and are the perfect choice for presenting this year’s unique Detroit Love panel. The discussion is to be led by the project’s founders and aims to bring together and support the sounds of Detroit.

The announcement also comes with the news that Cocoon and Sven Väth will join the ranks of Nile Rodgers, Carl Cox and Pete Tong as recipients of IMS Legend status and become the subject of the now infamous IMS Legend’s Dinner event. Breaking ground on the White Isle sixteen years ago this summer, Sven Väth’s trademark event series has now become a key part of the very fabric of Ibiza. Annually providing tens of thousands of the island’s partygoers with the true international sound of Techno and beyond, the Cocoon team have set a benchmark for other residencies to work towards and continue to return year on year with a fresh presentation of what makes the island so unique.

Speaking of the theme for this year’s event – IMS founder, Ben Turner said:

“This feels like a critical year for electronic music – probably the most important since the year IMS launched eight years ago when the genre was rock bottom and nobody outside of our world wanted to know us – brands, major labels, radio stations, TV channels. Here we sit in 2015 with the opposite situation but with huge concerns of a major retraction going on around us and within us. IMS 2015 is designed to really focus on the huge potential we have still if we stand tall and united. The solution is in the theme of this year – ‘Consolidation. Co-Operation. Curation’ None more relevant than our main Keynote Address from the founder of Soundcloud – Alexander Ljung. The most influential discovery platform for our genre today.”


IMS Film Screenings

RED BULL GUEST HOUSE, MIAMI

MARCH 26, 27, 28

IMS is excited to team up with the Red Bull Guest House in Miami for the first time to present three electronic music documentary film screenings that give an insight to the stories behind inspiring individuals and the hardware that made the soundtracks to many of their stories.

 

808

This documentary chronicles the untold story of how the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine changed the course of music history. Featuring appearances and commentary from: Pharrell, Beastie Boys, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Rick Rubin, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Questlove, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Diplo, Goldie and more.

 

DUBFIRE – ABOVE GROUND LEVEL

As one-half of the Grammy award-winning duo “Deep Dish”, Iranian-American Ali Shirazinia (aka ‘Dubfire’) has established himself as one of the world’s most successful DJs and producers. But the road to success was not an easy one. Ali’s story begins in Iran where his happy childhood took an abrupt detour when the country was thrown into turmoil by the 1979 Iranian Revolution and subsequent Iran-Iraq War. His family left Iran soon after the Revolution, relocating to the United States where Dubfire acclimated to his new country and soon found a passion in music. We follow the genesis of Ali’s musical career from performing in local clubs in Washington, D.C to later becoming one of the most influential music producers and DJs working today.

With candid interviews from family, childhood friends, industry peers, and fellow artists, this film takes an intimate and honest look inside the nuanced world of dance music. This is an aspirational story about pursuing your passion, daring to dream big, and the challenges that come with success. It is an insider’s look at what its like to be an electronic music artist from Above Ground Level.

 

GIRL – “YOU CANT SPIN FOREVER”

When Electronic Dance Music was blowing up around the world and DJs were becoming superstars, director Kandeyce Jorden began making this film to profile the top women behind the decks. She discovered and interviewed DJ Irene, DJ Colette, DJ Rap and many others, but when she met the legendary DJ Sandra Collins, her interest became an obsession. Documenting Collins’ rise to superstar DJ status led Jorden around the world and down a rabbit hole. Twelve years in the making, GIRL is about music, love, and what you find when you get really lost. WATCH TRAILER

 

Please RSVP to promo@internationalmusicsummit.com with the film you would like to attend by Wednesday, March the 25th. Seats are limited and will be confirmed with a replied email.

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JASON STRAUSS IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID GRUTMAN

IMS Engage, taking place April 15 at the W Hollywood in Los Angeles, has announced its third unmoderated conversation, pairing two of nightlife’s biggest forces, MMG CEO David Grutman, whose properties include LIV and Story Nightclubs in Miami, and Jason Strauss, a partner at TAO Group (Tao, Marquee, LAVO). The duo joins previously announced pairing of Seth Troxler and Chuck D, as well as rising manager Jake Udell and Lyor Cohen.

David Grutman and Jason Strauss are two of nightlife’s biggest personalities and most storied successes. Under MMG, Grutman’s venues and commitment to electronic music have helped make Miami into one of North America’s and the world’s pre-eminent nightlife destinations. In the other corner is Jason Strauss, a partner at TAO Group, one of America’s leading nightlife companies, operating venues like Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue and more. Strauss along with partner Noah Tepperberg, have played a crucial role in the emergence of Las Vegas as a world class destination for electronic music and nightlife, and has been a pivotal figure in NYC nightlife for over a decade. Their pairing should make for a fascinating and no-holds-barred discussion about the inner-workings of nightlife, and a rarely heard, but pivotal, perspective on the rise of electronic music in America.


WHO: Lincoln Cheng (Zouk, Singapore) talks to Paul Oakenfold

WHAT: Like so many others, Lincoln first found his dancing feet and lifestyle inspiration on the dancefloor of Amnesia in Ibiza in the late eighties, eventually going on build his own interpretation of the Balearic dream, the Zouk Club in Singapore. From initially opening a club to play the music that he loves, through growing pains and marathon DJ sets with a few anecdotes from the floor for good measure. Lincoln eases his way through the questioning with the charm and assurance of a man who really has seen it all.

HIGHLIGHTS: The summer of ’87, the biggest vinyl collection Oakey has ever seen, who KO’d Boy George, and the sign language dance craze. Triad trouble won’t get in the way. Zouk must be rebuilt!

QUOTES:

On getting the balance right – “We have a smaller room for more credible music.”

On the Asia-Pacific region – “It’s the biggest untapped mass market in the world.”

On DJ sets back in the day – “It was different then. There was a warm up, a middle and an end. Now it’s just hit after hit after hit.”

WHO: Gilbert Yeung (Dragon-I Club, Hong Kong) interviewed by Chris Ho (DJ, Lush 99.5FM, Hong Kong)

WHAT: Chris leads the discussion as Gilbert relays the story of his journey from fashion event producer to successful nightlife mogul via recession, politics and the clampdown to eventually thriving in the major international nightlife destination that Hong Kong is today. His tells of his very first inspiration, how he rode the wave of regime change, the ethics that makes his clubs feel like home and where the Hong Kong scene could go from here.

HIGHLIGHTS: THow it was back in the day, being old school and channelling craziness. It’s all about the packaging, the ex-pat exodus and the suicide of HK Rave. We also discover just why Dragon-I won’t be opening up in China anytime soon…

QUOTES:

On hospitality – “If you are inside our door, you are our guest and good friend.”

On the authorities – “Hong Kong is welcoming if you behave well.”

On social media – “We still believe that word of mouth is the best way to promote our outlets.”


WHO: Sandy Monteiro, President of Universal Music (South East Asia)

WHAT: Sandy comprehensively answers the big question from the floor – “Why do you have a guy from a record label leading a futuristic music conference?”. By deftly weaving historical facts, current statistics and key performance indicating patterns; he neatly demonstrates that the business everyone thought was dead is actually in a rude state of health and may well be on the verge of its biggest boom in two decades.

HIGHLIGHTS: Finding reasons for optimism in a graph of doom, persuading his peers to wind back the clock, the eye-opening top five countries in the region by market share and making the case for the industry being on the tipping point of the biggest growth it has ever known. How to create a value proposition to leverage a brand’s interest in music, retaining the value long after a campaign is over and just what is the ‘elephant in the room’ that has the potential to bring the entire industry to its knees?

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CHOICE QUOTES:

On his job title – “What’s ‘new business’? It’s whatever makes money.”

On working with brands – “It’s a partnership, it’s not just about getting a cheque.”

On electronic music – “It’s the soundtrack of choice for a new generation.”


IMS Contest

Taking place during IMS Ibiza and proceeding the season's openings, these two parties curated by music industry tastemakers are set to take over Ibiza's stunning Dalt Vila . A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dalt Vila, sits proudly above the island's old town with commanding views out to the Mediterranean Sea and along the Playa den Bossa coastline.

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WHO: Arjun Vagale (Artist, India), Celeste Siam (Artist, Thailand), Damian Lazarus (Artist, Crosstown Rebels, UK), Jeremy Boon (Artist, Zouk, Singapore), Liv from NERVO (Artist, Australia), Mim from NERVO (Artist, Australia), = Moderated by Mr. Has (Artistic Director, W Singapore, Singapore)

WHAT: The panel combine their wealth of knowledge gained from recent experience on the main stage; producing and playing shows in the booming Asia-Pacific region. Taking in topics from fan response to production challenges, explosive social media and who's spoiling the party; we hear how it is backstage for the artists leading the charge into the booming electronic music economy of the area.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Indian underground explosion, English techno meets Sufi trance, female DJs more popular than the boys and the fringe benefits of touring for NERVO. Is production more important than the music? What effect does touring the region have on social media? And, can anyone shed light on the mystery of China?

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QUOTES:

Arjun on Indian – “It's important we don't focus on booking strictly huge international artists in India because we have so much talent. It's critical if we are to build our own healthy scene.”

On his first album – “25% of our performances have been in Asia the last four years,” the NERVO duo told audience members. “It's only going to get bigger.”

Mim (NERVO) on the importance of visuals – “Every little bit helps.”.

Damian on A&R – “I'd like to hear electronic music from Asia that sounds and feels Asian.”.

PUBLIC ENEMY’S CHUCK D AND UNDERGROUND TECHNO STAR SETH TROXLER

INDUSTRY MOGUL LYOR COHEN AND RISING STAR JAKE UDELL

 

IMS Engage returns to Los Angeles for its third consecutive year on April 15 2015 at the W Hotel Hollywood, for a series of conversations between leaders from the worlds of finance, technology, music and media to address the growing influence of electronic music.

The first conversation pairings announced for IMS Engage include hip-hop icon and Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D in conversation with Detroit born DJ, Seth Troxler, one of underground dance music’s most significant DJs and outspoken characters. Also announced was the pairing of Warner Music and DefJam label mogul Lyor Cohen, with 3rd Brain Management’s Jake Udell, a rising star in the music industry and manager behind two of EDM’s most explosive acts Krewella and Zhu.

Pairing Troxler and Chuck D shows IMS’ dedication to exploring contentious and important issues facing electronic music. In the face of increasing commercialism and the rise of EDM in America, many fans attending electronic music festivals and events, are unaware that electronic music originated from African American communities in Chicago and Detroit. The voices of these originators and pioneers are hard to find amidst the current wave of EDM superstar DJs, who have little in-common with the men who pioneered this music.

In Cohen and Udell IMS Engage is pairing the best and brightest of two generations and exploring the similarities and differences that exist between hip-hop’s growth in popularity in the 90s and that of electronic music today.

IMS co-founder Ben Turner states: “IMS Engage is all about the art of conversation amongst icons and influencers – and these first pairings including Chuck D and Lyor Cohen set the bar high for 2015. They are both renowned for not holding back, much like their electronic pairings at IMS Engage, Seth Troxler and Jake Udell. We expect intelligent, intense and humorous debates. More great pairings are set to follow.”

“I am truly honored to be give a chance to sit down in conversation at IMS LA with Chuck D, one of the true pioneers, innovators and rebels of the hip-hop movement,” said Troxler. “Back in the day artists like Chuck D had the balls and vision to thrust hip hop into the political domain and form a bridge between music and politics that I personally feel very strongly about. It’s going to be an interesting debate and I look forward to seeing my Dad Sherman sitting front-row as he’s a huge Public Enemy fan!”

Lyor Cohen has been one of hip-hop’s most important industry players, driving the hip-hop industry from the margins into mainstream culture. He made his start managing hip-hop artists for Rush Productions, before going onto oversee both Island Def Jam and Warner Music Group, ushering in multi-platinum artists like Redman, Method Man, Jay Z, Ludacris and Kanye West. Cohen also made pioneering digital deals at Warner with Spotify and YouTube.

Jake Udell is one of the most innovative managers in music today, overseeing the meteoric rise of Chicago’s Krewella, from a little known local group to a top 40 act in just 12 months. Only 25 years old, Udell founded and shaped TH3RD BRAIN into a thought-leading company that incubates and launches the careers of new musical talent, while simultaneously paving the way for young entrepreneurs with his #20something mentorship program. His team’s latest client is shaping up to be their next superstar, ZHU, who despite having zero releases as of one year ago now has a Grammy nomination and festival headlining slots.

Leader and co-founder of legendary group Public Enemy, social activist, author and digital music pioneer, Chuck D rose to acclaim in the 1980’s with a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums that addressed weighty issues about race, rage and inequality with a jolting combination of intelligence and eloquence never seen before.

The New York Times has named Public Enemy’s music to their list of the “25 Most Significant Albums of the Last Century” and in 2005 The Library of Congress included Fear of a Black Planet in a list of 50 recordings worthy of preserving that year in their National Recording Registry. In 2013, Public Enemy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This year, Public Enemy’s “Say It Like It Really Is” provided the powerful backbeat to the trailer for the critically-acclaimed film, Selma.

Seth Troxler is one of underground dance music’s most vibrant characters, unafraid to speak out on contentious issues, such as commercialism, race and authenticity within electronic music. Perhaps most famously when he called Steve Aoki a ‘c*nt’ and Avicii a ‘modern day Milli Vanili’ at IMS Ibiza in 2014. Named as Resident Advisor’s No.1 DJ in the world in 2012, Troxler remains one of underground music’s most in-demand acts, playing over 150 gigs last year while operating three records labels, including Tuskegee, which he formed with The Martinez Brothers in 2014, to celebrate electronic music of black and Latino origin.

With its two previous events IMS Engage has emerged as a key event in the music North American music industry calendar. Previous speakers include David Lynch, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Hans Zimmer, Moby, Skrillex, Diplo, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom, YouTube founder Chad Hurley, Giorgio Moroder, Russell Simons, Jaron Lanier and many more.

This year’s summit has expanded to 350 delegates, tickets are available starting at $220

WHO: Dr. Gino Yu, PhD. Consciousness Researcher, Director of Digital Entertainment at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and founder of Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association

WHAT: Dr. Yu draws on his thirty years of experience in consciousness research to take us on a whirlwind ride through centuries of mythology and ritual to construct a metaphysical case for what is happening in electronic music culture today. Joining the dots between music and physiology, religion and ritual, symbolism and faith; he explains why he believes the global explosion of interest in electronic dance music is the contemporary awakening of the ancient practice of achieving higher levels of consciousness through music induced trance.

HIGHLIGHTS: Why drug culture doesn’t work in Asia, the fundamental difference between East and West, what remains if you strip away the stories, art and rituals from religion and why no-one in Asia has invented a technology which has made a global impact in the last 300 years. Can we really engineer a culture that works for society today which combines music and art to generate a transformative experience for everyone’s mutual benefit? Watch and learn.

CHOICE QUOTES:

“You are the modern myth-makers and shamans and what you are selling is a new reality”

“To understand this and to engineer experiences based upon this knowledge is knowing the bigger picture of what’s going on globally”

“This is Religion 2.0”


IMS analyst, Kevin Watson, presented key findings from the Asia-Pacific Business Report at the December summit in Singapore.

Similar to the annual global version, the regional report focuses on 5 key areas – clubs, festivals, DJs, record labels, and region overall.

Watch the full length talk here

Early Bird badges are now on sale for IMS Engage which will return to Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 15th at the W Hotel Hollywood. Now in its third year, the LA edition pairs leaders from the worlds of film, finance, technology, fashion and music in un-moderated conversations to address the growing influence of electronic music.

Soon to be announced, pairings for this years summit will build on momentum of past conversations like the legendary director David Lynch with Moby, Diddy with Guy Gerber, and Skrillex with Summit Series co-founder Jeff Rosenthal.

IMS Engage 2014 Recap

 

IMS Engage


WHO: Steve Angello, former member of Swedish House Mafia. Interviewed by Pete Tong.

WHAT: The mild mannered Swede chats openly with Pete about the past, the present and the future; granting an insight into the challenges facing an artist trying to break into the booming Asian-Pacific market. He shares the game plan behind the making and launch of his first solo album, his hands-on approach to his recent BBC Radio 1 residency, the increase in opportunities for collaborating with global brands and the freshly inked deal for his new concept night ‘Reflections’ at the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas.

HIGHLIGHTS: Buying himself out of his deal with Sony to appease his inner control freak, losing his shirt to put on a better show and then saying ‘no’ to the biggest pay cheque he had ever seen. He suggests a way forward for EDM, reveals his portfolio of non-music business investments and we discover the identity of his new mentor and life coach. Perhaps the biggest lesson anyone aspiring to success in the music business could learn here from a member of one of the biggest dance acts on the planet is one of humility.

CHOICE QUOTES:

On media rumours of a rift between the former members of SHM – “If I cared what people said about us in the media I’d just have stayed at home miserable and nothing would ever have happened”.

On his first album – “I just want to feel great about the music I make”.

On working with brand sponsors – “You have to make sure the message is clear and be true to who you are”.

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Happy Holidays from IMS

last month to save!

IMS 2015

IMS has had a landmark year galvanising the Asia-Pacific region with our third concept, we would like to wish all delegates a happy holidays and a great new year.

A reminder that early bird discounts for Ibiza badges and hotels finish end of January and IMS Engage is on sale soon!

All the best,

Team IMS

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Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is the first Hard Rock Hotel in Europe. A luxury resort with rooms and suites facing the sea, the biggest spa on the island, multifunctional space that includes a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options, and of course, staying true to its musical heritage, the hotel features live music performances by internationally renowned live acts.

IMS super early bird rates at Hard Rock Hotel begin from 181€ a night including free wifi and breakfast.

Now – Jan 31st

After Jan 31, the prices will increase by 15% to the early bird IMS Rate, running Feb 1 – Feb 28th

*IMS advises to book asap as these rooms will not last at these great prices!

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Take a journey through the highlights of IMS Asia-Pacific that took place December 11th at the W Singapore-Sentosa Cove. An astounding success, IMS is set to return in 2015 at the same venue for a two day event.

This one day event brought together industry leaders, artists, and professionals from across the globe to discuss the future of electronic music in the region.

“…this is the most untapped market in the world”

Lincoln Chang (Owner, Zouk / ZoukOut, Singapore)

Insightful panels and keynotes inspired conversations and lasting connections were made – a momentous step for the IMS community into the final frontier of global electronic dance music.

IMS ASIA-PACIFIC was IMS’s first ever event in the region – taking place at the beautiful W Singapore in Sentosa Cove.

Industry icons from nearly all countries across the region attended this one-day event held the same weekend as the legendary ZoukOut Festival. The day took in keynotes, one-to-one interviews, business reports about the value of the region, and the odd bit of explosive words from a certain promoter in Korea!

The day started with the first IMS Business Report for the region (available here in its entirety) estimating that its value is 1/6th of the global electronic music market at nearly $1 billion.

"A significant number of Asia-Pacific clubs rank in DJ Mag's Top 100 Clubs and boast the largest, fastest-growing social media fans in the world," said IMS Analyst Kevin Watson. "There are many large festivals across Asia-Pacific now, including Sunburn Goa, which is as big as Tomorrowland."

India alone was of interest to Watson in this report: "If penetration in India reached just half the USA's, it would be equivalent to 18 new festivals the size of Tomorrowland."

Sandy Monteiro challenged the electronic music industry in Asia to address the concerns over drug deaths at its events or forfeit the huge potential of partnerships with brands in Asia.

"Asia is at a tipping point for an EDM explosion,” he said. "The genre is the driving beat behind pop music and product sales. The top five countries for Universal Music streams in the Asia-Pacific region are Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.”

Dr Gino Yu inspired the delegation with a talk about transformational music – deciphering fascinating cultural differences, which could be challenging for the genre’s growth.

“EDM is the contemporary incarnation of global transcendental connectedness through music,” he said. “However, EDM in the West is tied to drug culture, and there is a lack of local talent, infrastructure, and models. There exist some cultural challenges, but plenty of new opportunities too!”

Artists Nervo and Damian Lazarus sat with local artists from India, Thailand and Singapore.

“It's important we don't focus on booking strictly huge international artists in India because we have so much talent,” said Indian DJ Arjun Vagale. “That is critical if we are to build our own healthy scene."

"25% of our performances have been in Asia the last four years," the NERVO duo told audience members. “It’s only going to get bigger.”

The two later encouraged promoters to have their own local talent headline major festivals in order to secure support of regional fans to allow their own scenes to grow. Both Damian Lazarus and NERVO made a call for new electronic music with flavors unique to each region across Asia-Pacific, encouraging native producers and music makers to ensure their region truly has its own sound.

Gilbert Yeung, owner of Dragon-I and the Tazmania Ballroom in Hong Kong talked to Chris Ho of Lush Radio about his scene.

“Hong Kong is a friendly open market, but it's getting competitive,” he said. “People have more choices; clubs must deliver higher quality.”

Promoters from global stature events from China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Japan all discussed the huge growth they are experiencing. JC Ahn (International Director, VU ENT / Global Gathering / Life in Color, South Korea) challenged people for getting into the business for the wrong reasons with a torrent of harsh words.

"If you're doing this for money, for greed, to be cool… you're a dumbass,” he said. “You should not be in this scene if you're not going to have the heart for it."

With drug related deaths at dance music events being highlighted more and more by media, the panel decided to tackle the issue head on.

"The government in Hong Kong often addresses drug use though propaganda and not though education," said Jason Swamy, promoter for Do What You Love / Robot Heart, Hong Kong.

Frank Cotela (Onelove Recordings / SFX Totem / Stereosonic, Australia) had words for promoters supporting local, regional talent: "If you're a promoter, don't be afraid to support your local artists. They'll be making you your money in the long run."

“We've reached a point where a good idea, even if it comes from the North Pole, it can go global overnight,” spoke Andrew Bull (Director, Shine Communications, Shanghai) on how digital will only continue to be a driving force in the growth and advancement of electronic music culture.

Steve Angello then talked with Pete Tong about his passions and experiences in Asia-Pacific.

"If you remain true to yourself, there will be opportunities out there for you," he said on regional artists standing out and reaching a mass scale. Angello also expressed some frustration with the overall scene being complacent with music that isn’t pushing any creative boundaries.

"People have forgotten the essence of creating music," he said. "We're supposed to make music but if you don't challenge yourself, what's the point? Taking a risk in dance music today is not booking a pop artist. I think as a whole, we need to pause and think about our (scene's) future plans."

Richie Hawtin joined the debate about Get Played Get Paid hosted by the Association for Electronic Music – trying to ensure artist payments end up in the right hands.

“The more information we put out there, the more our scene can continue to grow and be independent," he said.

And the godfather of dance music in Asia-Pacific, Lincoln Chen of Zouk, talked with Paul Oakenfold about his opening years in 1987, the influence of Ibiza on his club and he was honoured with the IMS Pioneer Award for his work in the region.

And then to the parties, where Pete Tong played for the first time with daughter Becky Tong, then NERVO closed out the event at W Singapore, followed by Paul Oakenfold performing at Attica with a surprise opening set by Steve Aoki.

An inspiring start to IMS’s first steps into the final frontier of global electronic music…


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10

IMS OPENING PARTY

Pete Tong, Iain Thomson, Stingray, Celeste Siam

22.00-23.30 Celeste Siam

23.30-01.00 Iain Thomson

01.00-03.00 Pete Tong

03.00-05.00 Stingray

Attica, Clarke Quay

IMS 2015

THURSDAY DECEMBER 11

12.00-12.05

IMS INTRODUCTION

Pete Tong & IMS Partners

 

12.05-12.20

IMS BUSINESS REPORT 2015: ASIA-PACIFIC

Presented by Kevin Watson (IMS Analyst)

DESCRIPTION: The IMS Business Report has become the defining word on the value of the global genre of electronic music. For IMS Asia-Pacific, IMS Analyst Kevin Watson pulls together the first attempt at assessing data available in this final frontier. The report will expand year on year as more focus is put on the report and the area continues to grow.

 

12.20-12.35

KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION – THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS

Sandy Monteiro (President, Universal Music Group, South East Asia)

DESCRIPTION: Electronic music is the biggest genre growth across Universal in South East Asia. Universal President Sandy Monteiro issues a keynote focused on how this growth can’t be done with the power of the major label – that the modern evolution of their role in the marketplace relies on powerful partnerships across many disciplines to help build a following.

 

12.35-12.50

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – TRANSFORMATIONAL MUSIC

Dr Gino Yu (Doctor of Music & Medicine, Hong Kong)

DESCRIPTION: “The EDM movement is youth culture having their first ‘unity consciousness’ experience. We are looking to re-mythologize this for Asia without the drugs. Music also has the opportunity to ‘heal’ and facilitate personal transformation. In Chinese, the word for Music and the word for Medicine are similar. Discuss…”

 

12.55-13.40

IMS ASIA-PACIFIC ARTIST PANEL: EAST MEETS WEST

Arjun Vagale (Artist, India)

Celeste Siam (Artist, Thailand)

Damian Lazarus (Artist, Crosstown Rebels, UK)

Jeremy Boon (Artist, Zouk, Singapore)

Liv from NERVO (Artist, Australia)

Mim from NERVO (Artist, Australia)

= Moderated by Mr. Has (Artistic Director, W Singapore, Singapore)

DESCRIPTION: IMS puts together six artists from two parts of the planet to compare and contrast their worlds and look at how things are opening up for artists – drawing from global and local experiences to help inspire success. From NERVO to Damian Lazarus, expect a wide range of expertise. All hosted by W Hotels Artistic Director for Singapore, Mr. Has.

 

13.45-14.15

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Gilbert Yeung (Owner, Dragon-I / Tazmania Ballroom)

= Interviewed by Chris Ho (Lush Radio, Singapore)

DESCRIPTION: Meet one of the major nightlife forces in the Asia-Pacific region. IMS meets Gilbert in a one-to-one interview with local radio broadcaster Chris Ho. Yeung talks about his huge success in Hong Kong, his incredible family background, and his big hopes for the future of the scene in his territory and beyond.

 

14.15-15.15

NETWORKING BUFFET LUNCH courtesy of IMS / W Singapore-Sentosa Cove

Hosted by the Association for Electronic Music

 

15.15-16.05

IMS ASIA-PACIFIC PROMOTER PANEL – GALVANISING A REGION

Dev Bhatia (Director, Unmute, India)

Emily Hou (Artist Relations Manager, A2 Live / Storm Festival, China)

Jason Swamy (Promoter, Do What You Love / Robot Heart, Hong Kong)

JC Ahn (International Director, VU ENT / Global Gathering / Life In Color, South Korea)

Mark Brimblecombe (Owner, Attica, Singapore)

Nobby Uno (Ultra Music Festival / Avex Music / Avex Group Holdings, Japan)

= Moderator: Kurosh Nasseri (Association for Electronic Music, USA)

DESCRIPTION: Asia-Pacific’s explosion is mirrored by the festivals that are now succeeding in China, Korea, India and beyond. IMS brings together leading lights from major territories to really examine how the region is changing and how issues such as health and safety will follow high standards set in other parts of the planet.

 

16.10-16.55

DIGITAL DOORWAY – HOW TO PENETRATE DEEPER

Andrew Bull (Director, Shine Communications, Shanghai)

Anthony Zameczkowski (Head of Music & Brand Partnerships, You Tube, APAC)

Brendan Long (Agent, William Morris Endeavor, UK)

Frank Cotela (Onelove Recordings / SFX Totem / Stereosonic, Australia)

Luke Nathans (Regional CEO, Iris Worldwide APAC, Singapore)

Trent Grimes (Ministry of Sound, Australia)

= Moderator: Tan Chee Meng (Director of Label Relations, Spotify, APAC)

DESCRIPTION: Digital is clearly responsible for the rapid-growth of electronic music in the region in the last decade and its now accelerating at lightning speed. IMS Asia-Pacific looks at how this will continue into the next decade and how to monetise it along the way, focusing on challenges in the region and, more importantly, the new opportunities.

 

17.00-17.30

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Steve Angello (Artist, Size, Sweden)

in conversation with

Pete Tong (Artist, IMS / BBC Radio 1, UK)

DESCRIPTION: Steve Angello is now a solo artist post Swedish House Mafia domination of the region. Here he reflects on how to approach this huge market with a new team, a new approach and shares his experiences on the act’s huge explosion in this part of the planet.

 

17.35-18.25

ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRESENTS: GET PLAYED GET PAID

Frank Rodi (Deputy Director Writer Services, APRA AMCOS, Australia)

Hideki Natsumara (Manager, Kuvo / Planning Section, Pioneer, Japan)

Ralf Kollman (Director, Mobilee Records, Germany)

Richie Hawtin (Artist, M-nus / Plastikman, Canada)

Wayne Lee (Head of Entertainment, Zouk, Singapore)

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

DESCRIPTION: Association for Electronic Music is the trade body for the genre created by IMS partner Ben Turner and attorney Kurosh Nasseri. AFEM has launched a campaign title Get Played Get Paid, designed to ensure royalties flow to the current source of music creators. Here the campaign launches into Asia Pacific.

 

18.30-19.00

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Lincoln Cheng (Owner, Zouk / ZoukOut, Singapore)

in conversation with

Paul Oakenfold (Artist, Perfecto, North America)

DESCRIPTION: Lincoln Cheng states: “Asia alone represents half the population of the world and is the fastest-growing and least-tapped market in the world. This is why IMS Asia-Pacific is very important.” Cheng has driven the market from Singapore for over 20 years. Today, he is interviewed by Paul Oakenfold – one of the first international DJ-s to focus on the region.

 

19.00-21.00

IMS ASIA-PACIFIC COCKTAIL PARTY

(delegates only)

DJ’s Pete Tong and Becky Tong

19.00-20.00 Becky Tong

20.00-21.00 Pete Tong

WOOBAR, W Singapore-Sentosa Cove

 

21.00-00.00

IMS ASIA-PACIFIC AFTER PARTY

NERVO, Danny Fry (W Bali), Mr.Has (W Singapore)

21.00-22.00 NERVO

22.00-23.00 Danny Fry

23.00-00.00 Mr. Has

WOOBAR, W Singapore-Sentosa Cove

 

22.00-03.00

IMS OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY (OFF-SITE)

Paul Oakenfold, Iain Thomson, Celeste Siam

22.00-23.30 Celeste Siam

23.30-01.00 Iain Thomson

01.00-03.00 Paul Oakenfold

03.00-05.00 Iain Thomson/ Celeste Siam

Attica Nightclub, Clarke Quay

IMS 2015

FRIDAY DECEMBER 12

20.00-05.00

ZOUKOUT – DAY 1

Above & Beyond, Dannic, Loco Dice, Magda, Nicky Romero, Richie Hawtin, Steve Aoki, W&W

Siloso Beach, Sentosa

IMS 2015

SATURDAY DECEMBER 13

04.00-ONWARDS

IMS AFTER HOURS

Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee, Germany), Jeck Hyde (Singapore), Nicolas Masseyeff (Herzblut / Tsuba / Noir, France)

Azzura Beach Club

 

14.00-20.00

ZOUKOUT RECHARGE PARTY

Maurice Simon, DJ Hong,

14.00-16.00 Maurice Simon

16.00-18.00 DJ Hong

18.00-20.00 TBC

WET Deck, W Singapore-Sentosa Cove

 

20.00-05.00

ZOUKOUT – DAY 2

Damian Lazarus, Dubfire, Mano Le Tough, Martin Garrix, Maya Jane Coles, Nina Kraviz, Showtek, Skrillex, Steve Angello

Siloso Beach, Sentosa

IMS 2015

SUNDAY DECEMBER 14

07.30-ONWARDS

IMS AFTER HOURS

EJ Missy (Kyo / Loop, Singapore) & Casie Lane (Parental Control, USA), AND.ID – Live (Mobilee, Germany)

Azzura Beach Club

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

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Top EDM act NERVO, comprising sisters Mim and Liv NERVO, will join the diverse panel of speakers at the International Music Summit’s upcoming Asia-Pacific debut in Singapore.

NERVO’s inclusion in IMS Asia-Pacific 2014, which will be staged in Singapore at the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove on December 11, offers a perspective from within the Asia-Pacific region as the popular Australian sisters share their experiences as artists – from being fan girls at their local festivals in Australia to breaking into the industry to sharing the spotlight with the revered names they had once observed from the mosh pit.

The sisters, who are also acclaimed songwriters, have packed dancefloors with their infectious mix of pop-inflected EDM. In the last 12 months, NERVO have played in over 200 shows, including their residencies and headlining sets in major international venues such as new mega-club Hakkasan in Las Vegas and Ushuaïa at Ibiza in Spain.

NERVO will also be performing at the IMS Cocktail Party at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, one of two official After-Parties.

IMS Asia-Pacific 2014’s panel of speakers – of which there are 25 – include renowned global acts and industry players from around the world.


IMS 2015

International Music Summit, the premier platform for thought leadership in electronic music, returns to Ibiza for the eighth annual summit on May 20 – 22. Artists, influencers, leaders, entrepreneurs, brands, aspiring newcomers in electronic music and technology visionaries converge for 3 days to join in conversations that will drive the industry forward.

A unique fusion of daytime panels, discussions, and workshops with evening dinners and official parties cultivates a unique environment where seasoned professionals and brilliant newcomers join in inspiring conversations, where spontaneous collisions lead to lasting connections, and where the future of electronic music is seeded for the coming year.

For the second year, IMS will be returning to host the summit at one of the islands premier locations, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza. Delegates, artists, speakers and press will have use of its state of the art facilities and can enjoy the surrounding offerings of Playa D’en Bossa – the new music hub of Ibiza.

International Music Summit Ibiza has grown to be the highest regarded music conference and marks the major opening Ibiza weekend with daytime summit activities and evening performances incorporating the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dalt Vila.

At IMS, a community is built that catalyzes inspiration, innovation, and lasting connections that drive individuals and the industry forward.

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Save these dates for IMS 2015

Tuesday, May 19th – Night: IMS Welcome and Legends Dinner (tickets on sale soon)

– IMS Legends Dinner, in honour of a living legend who has significantly shaped the genre.

Wednesday, May 20th – Day: IMS Day 1 commences at Hard Rock Hotel

– Panels, discussions, workshops from inspiring industry leaders in electronic music and technology

Wednesday, May 20th – Night: "Back to Live" at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

– Live electronic performances at Hard Rock Hotel. NEW!

Thursday, May 21st – Day: IMS Day 2 continues at Hard Rock Hotel

Thursday, May 21st – Night: IMS Dalt Vila Event Night 1 – featuring the best in electronic music acts

Friday, May 22nd – Day: IMS Day 3 continues and closes at Hard Rock Hotel

Friday, May 22nd – Night: IMS Dalt Vila Event Night 2 – featuring the best in electronic music acts

Saturday, May 23: IMS Ibiza 2015 Closing Party. NEW!

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Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is the first Hard Rock Hotel in Europe. A luxury resort with rooms and suites facing the sea, the biggest spa on the island, multifunctional space that includes a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options, and of course, staying true to its musical heritage, the hotel features live music performances by internationally renowned live acts.

IMS Rates at Hard Rock Hotel begin from 181€ a night including free wifi and breakfast

Now – Jan 31st

Early Bird IMS Rate

Feb 1 – Feb 28th


IMS Asia-Pacific (AP) has unveiled its first line-up of speakers for its Asian debut in Singapore on Dec 11 at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. This initial list of confirmed speakers, comprising artists and top executives in the music industry, make up the who’s who of the global stage of electronic dance music in relation to Asia Pacific and are regarded as the industry’s thought leaders.

They hail from all corners of Asia plus Europe, North America and, of course, host country Singapore.

Spanning all aspects of the industry, they include IMS co-founder/presenter Pete Tong, MBE; English DJ/producer Paul Oakenfold; Berlin-based electronic musician/DJ Richie Hawtin (M-nus/ENTER./Canada); L.A-based electronic musician Steve Angello (Size/Sweden); JC Ahn (International Director, Vuent/ Global Gathering / Life in Color, South Korea); Dr Gino Yu (Doctor of Medicine and Music, Hong Kong); Lincoln Cheng (Owner, Zouk Club, Singapore) Hideki Natsumura (Manager KUVO Planning Section, Japan) and Mark Lawrence (CEO, Association for Electronic Music, UK).

A diverse range of topics will be dealt with and discussed, from getting down to business with a complete discussion on How To Penetrate And Galvanise the Market in Asia-Pacific, to musician-centric themes such as Get Played Get Paid by the Association for Electronic Music featuring speakers Richie Hawtin and Hideki Natsumura, director of Pioneer, Japan, to the soul matter of Transformational Music by Dr Gino Yu, in which he will discuss the role of music in healing the consciousness and facilitating personal transformation without drugs, with the backdrop of the EDM movement being the place where youngsters have their first “unity consciousness” experience.

The confirmed participants will make the final line-up of about 30 speakers at IMS AP. More speakers will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

IMS AP 2014 was announced on Oct 14. The nine-hour event, presented by Radio 1’s Pete Tong, will be held on Dec 11 in Singapore to coincide with ZoukOut 2014, which will take place a day after, on Dec 12 and 13. ZoukOut, Asia’s biggest dance electronic music festival, draws over 40,000 revellers in Singapore and from around the globe annually.

Ben Turner, IMS’ co-founder, says: “Singapore is the gateway to electronic music in Asia. The city was one of the first places in this part of the world to have a superclub. In the mid-90s, the media would cite Cream (Liverpool), Ministry of Sound (London) and Singapore’s Zouk as the world’s biggest club brands. Zouk’s extension into a festival has shown that Singapore remains very much at the centre of the genre’s development in this region.”

With some 30 artists and industry players expected at IMS AP 2014, the event serves as a perfect opportunity to unite the industry, as well as to educate the wider world about the opportunities, challenges and current successes of the region. The discussions will focus on topics relevant to the region with contributions from headline talent and industry icons from the region – connecting European/American leaders and regional heavyweights from the worlds of finance, technology, music and media – in a series of panels, keynote interviews, keynote speeches, workshops and tutorials.

Regarded as the premier platform for the thought leaders in electronic music, IMS is where announcements for the season ahead are made and deals are confirmed. With talks by some of electronic dance music’s foremost DJs, their managers and owners of the most significant brands in dance music, IMS is a place for everyone who is anyone in the dance music industry – estimated in an IMS business report this year to be worth US$6.2 billion (S$7.9 billion) annually – to network and create important business relationships.

With Singapore’s electronic music scene growing exponentially, Turner adds: “From the expansion of the slew of DJs coming to this region, the emergence of ZoukOut, to the number of brands based in Singapore wanting to work with the genre, DJs have also become accepted musicians in this region in the same way they are around the world. The market has evolved and matured significantly. We’re excited to bring together the key protagonists in the Asia-Pacific market as we hope to help mature and build this region for all to benefit – labels, agents, managers, artists and new producers.”

IMS aims to educate, inspire and motivate through the thought leadership platform dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, electronic music – the artistry related to DJ-ing and all related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of summits and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of the genre to art and culture worldwide.

Badges to IMS AP, which include a buffet lunch; cocktails at IMS Cocktail Party; and entry to the After-Party at Attica Nightclub featuring Paul Oakenfold, are priced at:

  • 75€/S$125 Early Bird Special (Limited)
  • 99€/S$160 Normal Badge
  • 125€/S$205 Late Badge
  • 189.50€/S$310 Special IMS + ZoukOut 2014 badge and ticket combo.

Student in the music schools at SAE Institute and Republic Polytechnic enjoy a discount of 50 per cent off the Normal Badge price and all IMS delegates can enjoy a special room rate at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove at S$360 per night (from Dec 09-12). Badge purchases and hotel bookings can be made online at internationalmusicsummit.com.

IMS has also partnered digital retailer/platform, Beatport, for a special industry delegate badge aimed at independent record labels. IMS and Beatport are offering a 50 per cent discount for labels for the first badge, in a move to support the label sector which IMS states is at the heart of the eco-system of the electronic-music world. More information from Beatport and IMS will be made available in the coming weeks. Labels wanting to take up the discount should contact promo@internationalmusicsummit.com.

IMS will make its way to Singapore on December 11 in partnership with Pioneer and W Hotels. The International Music Summit – which began life in Ibiza in 2007 –  will unite the Asia-Pacific scene at the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove Singapore as IMS Asia-Pacific. The event will sit next to the hugely influential and impactful Zouk Out festival.

Regarded as the premier platform for thought leaders in electronic music, the International Music Summit is where announcements for the season ahead are made and deals are confirmed. With talks by some of electronic dance music’s foremost DJs, their managers and owners of the most significant brands in dance music, it is a place for everyone who is anyone in the dance music industry – estimated in an IMS business report this year to be worth US$6.2 billion (S$7.9 billion) annually.

The aim of IMS is to educate, inspire and motivate and is dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, electronic music – the artistry related to DJ-ing and all related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of summits and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of the genre to art and culture worldwide.

Presented by Radio One’s Pete Tong MBE, who describes IMS as “an intense networking environment with the glamour and glitz of my favourite party island of Ibiza, but with a Back to Business ethos and leading into the official Ibiza opening party weekend”, the event is now the pre-eminent industry platform by virtue of the foremost names in the industry being there.

IMS co-founder Ben Turner states: “This event has been created to unite the Asia-Pacific industry but also to educate and entertain delegates from around the world about this incredible frontier which is finally opening up in a huge way to electronic music culture.”

With many artists and industry players expected to be present for Zouk Out weekend, it serves as a perfect opportunity to unite the industry as well as to educate the wider world about the opportunity, challenges and current successes of the region.

The discussions will focus on topics relevant to the region with contributions from headline talent, industry icons from the region, plus international visionaries and heavyweights.

“We’ve positioned ourselves the day before the ZoukOut to help further the focus on this festival into a powerful business forum, and Zouk’s founder Lincoln Cheng has been a guiding light for all the IMS partners for the last 20 years. It is a huge honour for us to bring IMS to Asia-Pacific and to help galvanise this region for the future of the genre we know and love,” adds Turner.

IMS Asia-Pacific will feature a series of panels, keynote interviews, keynote speeches, workshops and tutorials. Connecting Asian leaders from the worlds of finance, technology, music and media with European/American leaders in the same fields.

Held at the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, it is the extension of the partnership between IMS and W Hotels Worldwide, which started in Ibiza. “W Hotels Worldwide has a longstanding passion for music,” says Arnaud Champenois, Asia-Pacific Senior Brand Director, W Hotels Worldwide.“Driven by what’s new/next philosophy, we’ve been working with industry partners to supportemerging talent, encourage sound exchanges around the world. From the first partnership with IMS in Ibiza to Los Angeles, we are very proud to play an instrumental role in taking the IMS to a global level with the launch of the first ever IMS Asia-Pacific at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. To celebrate this partnership, we have also prepared a series of happenings that will feature an industry icon and headlining talent at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove and W Retreat & Spa Bali, Seminyak.”

The nine-hour event will be hosted by Pete Tong. Tickets to the event, which also include a buffet lunch and cocktail event post event plus an official after-party at Attica with Paul Oakenfold – one of the first international names to open up the region – are affordably priced at:

• 75€/S$125 Early Bird Special (first 100 Badges)

• 99€/S$160 Normal Badge

• 125€/S$205 Late Badge

 There will also be special IMS + ZoukOut 2014 badge and ticket combo for 189.50€/S$310.

Students in electronic music schools at SAE Institute and Republic Polytechnic enjoy a discount of 50 per cent off the Normal Badge price and all IMS delegates can enjoy a special room rate at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove at S$360 per night (from Dec 09-12). 

IMS Delegate Badge includes:

  • Delegate Badge
  • Access to IMS Delegate database
  • Full access to hotel facilities
  • Wireless internet access
  • Buffet lunch at the W Singapore-Sentosa Cove
  • Entrance to IMS cocktail party from 7-9 PM with drinks and canapés provided

*All payments made in euro's, SGD prices quoted for reference.

* For more information and lineup visit www.zoukout.com

IMS has partnered up with digital retailer / platform Beatport, for a special industry delegate badge aimed at independent record labels. IMS and Beatport are offering a 50% discount for labels for the first badge, in a move to support the label sector which IMS states is at the heart of the eco-system of the electronic world. More info from Beatport and IMS to be announced in the coming weeks, labels wanting to take up the discount should contact  promo@internationalmusicsummit.com

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WHAT: The maestro DJ Alfredo opens a window into the world of Ibiza in times gone by. Following his humble beginnings as both Balearic baker and candlestick maker; from the first time Alfredo put his hands on a DJ mixer he never looked back. What was to follow would become part legend, part fairytale and would go on to shape the future of dance music in a way that no-one could ever have imagined.

HIGHLIGHTS: Alfredo, in typically mellow mood, shares his tales of how it really was back in the day. How the presence of English people on the dancefloor changed his sound, how he feels about the people that ”borrowed” his style and how he took revenge for his dismissal from Amnesia. He explains why he feels sorry for DJs these days, what Ibiza has in common with India and whose spirit he believes he carries inside him. A certain Mark Jones in the audience throws Alfie a typical curveball right at the end. Must watch.

CHOICE QUOTES:

To make them dance you have to tell them a story – “To make them dance you have to tell them a story”

On Amnesia in '88 – “There was love in the air”

On Ibiza now – “You move on or there”s no way out”


CORONA SUNSETS FESTIVAL

Featuring

DISCLOSURE – LIVE / MAYA JANE COLES / BONDAX / ROB DA BANK / ETON MESSY / NIGHTMARES ON WAX / THALAB – LIVE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH – THE BOTAFOCH FERRY TERMINAL, IBIZA

Friday August 29th will see Corona SunSets bring its brand new, global beach festival concept to a triumphant close in the spiritual home of new music experiences; Ibiza. Continuing our relationship with Corona as major sponsor of IMS 2014, the event is promoted in partnership with IMS.

The series of beachfront events, which began in early July at the Seafront, Weston-super-Mare, has visited some of the world’s most desirable beaches, enjoying performances from top name DJ talent along the way. Having introduced the world to the Sound of the Beach, creating a brand new phenomenon in the festival calendar, the final edition of Corona SunSets will also see the unveiling of the Corona Sound of the Beach DJ Competition winner, setting one lucky DJ/producer on the road to superstardom.

Aimed at the heart of where deep house meets Balearic beats, Corona SunSets has helped to define the Sound of the Beach, uniting festivalgoers with amazing music and the unmistakable atmosphere of the beach. Now, as it reaches its final destination for 2014, the Ibiza edition has pulled out all the stops with a curated selection of the dance world’s most exciting acts.

Brought to you by the producers behind festival phenomena Tomorrowland, Mysteryland and Sensation, the stunning Griffin Stage, which has enthralled crowds around the globe with its colourful mandala and mesmerizing light displays, will play host to sets from Disclosure – Live, Maya Jane Coles, Bondax, Rob da Bank, Eton Messy, Nightmares On Wax and Thalab – Live; a line-up that effortlessly marks it out as one of the hottest events of the year.

Meanwhile, the laid back Crown Stage will enjoy a more intimate vibe, with sets from the Corona Sound of the Beach DJ Competition finalists, including the eventual winner who will be crowned on August 29th.

Delivering a brand new music experience to the world, don’t miss Corona SunSets’ jubilant finale for 2014.

Tickets are 30 euro and include free busses from San Antonio bus depot and Tantra Bar in Playa Den Bossa.

BUY HERE


WHO: Juan Arnau Lasierra (Enter Group / Monegros) Juan Arnau Duran (Enter Group / Monegros) Enric Palau (Sonar) Paco Osuna (Artist) Uner (Artist). Hosted by Grego O'Halloran (Ibiza Spotlight)

WHAT: The first all-Spanish panel at IMS debated the state of the underground scene in Spain. We hear the story of the Enter Group from Spain (not related to Richie Hawtin’s ENTER.) and their century-long journey to become the international events empire that it is today. They discuss the significance of the Florida Club founded in 1942, the humble beginnings of Sonar and the how the revolutionary Elrow concept all went wrong.

HIGHLIGHTS: Juan Arnau Duran shares the incredible history of five generations of the Arnau family business, why Jeff Mills likes to travel by Renault 11 and what their grandfather thought of Fabio and Grooverider’s sets. We hear why Uner would sometimes rather his club be half-full, what made Paco orgasm and Enric Palaua tells us what he really thinks about the ‘Off Sonar’ phenomenon.

CHOICE QUOTES:

“It’s not just a party, it’s my family” – Paco Osuna

“It’s time to present a new show” – Enric Palau

“Ibiza is not easy” – Uner


WHO: Mark Jones (Wall Of Sound Founder) Mike & Claire (Manumission) Danny Donnelly (Suburban Base Founder) Stephen Kempner (Sheridans) and Boy George. Hosted by Nick Decosemo.

WHAT: Jones and friends roll out the anecdotes in celebration of the twenty year anniversary of Wall Of Sound. From his formative years providing lighting and visuals for the legendary Shoom club, via seven and a half minutes of fame in a boy band, the irrepressible Mr Jones bounces the story of Wall Of Sound around the panel, talking through the business of music as it was, as it is and as it could be.

HIGHLIGHTS: Claire lays a golden egg for Mark's breakfast, George tells of his fear of sparklers and explains why Mark has too much personality. Danny tells us what it really takes to keep a label going for twenty years, Mike shares his opinions on Ibiza now and Mark lets the cat out of the bag with what he truly believes is the next big thing. Watch this space.

CHOICE QUOTES:

“I'm me, and that's it really” – Mark on himself

“It was a little revolution” – Mike & Claire on Manumission

“Poshing things up affects music” – Boy George on the gentrification of Ibiza

WHO: Jamal Edwards, founder of SBTV interviewed by Nick DeCosemo of Mixmag.

WHAT: Jamal tells the digital age fairy tale of SBTV. From uploading his first video to YouTube aged 17 and juggling a job at Top Man to make ends meet through to the runaway success story it is today. Now with over 100 million views across all videos, a full time team of ten and his Sony RCA funded record label – Just Jam.

HIGHLIGHTS: His early days filming wildlife with the camera he got for his 15th birthday and why he’s glad that he didn’t take his mom’s advice. How a dream trip touring with Dr Dre became a total disaster and stalking Nicki Minaj in a hotel lift. Jamal lets us in on the secrets of how he really went about building a hugely popular multimedia lifestyle platform on the internet.

CHOICE QUOTES:

“Talent is talent regardless of genre”

“I will only do something if I can tell a story with it”

“If I was scared to take a risk I wouldn’t be sitting here today”

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WHO: Seymour Stein, founder of Sire Records. Interviewed by Pete Tong.

WHAT: Even Tong can't help but show a little reverence as Seymour narrates his personal story of almost five decades of hit-making. His instinctive ear for talent and his will to grant artists creative freedom helped to launch the careers of Madonna, Talking Heads, The Ramones, The Pretenders, The Cure, Depeche Mode and many others too numerous to mention.

HIGHLIGHTS: Seymour explains how he turned EMI cast-offs into million selling artists, why he had sleepless nights over Talking Heads and the reason Malcolm Mclaren hated him. He offers his thoughts on the current state of the industry, why the song is everything and the biggest mistake ever collectively made by the recorded music business.

CHOICE QUOTES:

On his vision for the label – “We didn't really know what we were doing but we took chances”

On Madonna – What does success mean now as an independent? “She was the most important person in her career. The best thing we could do was get out of her way”

On advice for anyone starting a label – “"The last place you should look is where everyone else is looking. Once there's a trend, it's over"”

The magic of IMS Ibiza’s Dalt Vila events – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Captured by Visionhype/Dreambition Motion Pictures

WHO: Sophie Hall (MTA Records), Steffen Harning (Milk & Sugar Records), Mark Brown (CR2 Records), Eelko Van Kooten (Spinning Records), James Grant (Above & Beyond), Andy George (Moda Black). Hosted by Lloyd Starr, Chief Operating Officer of Beatport.

WHAT: Lloyd Starr poses the big questions about the challenges facing the industry today – Are there too many labels? What do we have to do to survive? Do indies have to start behaving like majors and where do we see the business going in the next five years?

HIGHLIGHTS: The panel discuss their thoughts on the unanticipated fall in sales of downloads, the rise of the streaming ecosystem and what it means for the future of independents. They share their views on the role of majors and their marketing muscle, the pros and cons of 360 deals and how to breakthrough the overwhelming volume of new releases.

CHOICE QUOTES:

James Grant (Above & Beyond): “Any sound can find its audience.”

Steffen Harning (Milk & Sugar Records): What does success mean now as an independent? “It's going on and on.”

Mark Brown (CRT Records): “"Quality music will always come through."”

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WHO: Founders of Native Instruments – Daniel Haver And Mate Gallic. Interviewed by Heiko Hoffmann (Groove Magazine, Editor-in-Chief)

WHAT: IMS were proud to feature two of the most influential innovators in electronic music today – to tell their story to the IMS delegation. Instrumental in changing the production and live elements of DJ-ing and performance, co-owners Matt and Daniel touched on their beginnings, game-changing products and insight into what they are working on for the future.

HIGHLIGHTS: Talk of a synthesizer they are working on releasing soon and what NI has planned for the near future.

CHOICE QUOTES:

Daniel Haver: “We want to be where our customers are, we want to create product that suites the user case.”

Mate Galic: “We never wanted NI to be for a specific genre, we want to help create music genres.”

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WHO: Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1). Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner)

WHAT: Annie Mac chatted to fellow BBC1 presenter Pete Tong. Annie is known to be a tastemaker radio presenter and has been influential in breaking so many artists of different genres on radio with her diverse music selection, this coupled with her successful Annie Mac Presents brand the stage was set for a interesting Keynote.

HIGHLIGHTS: How Annie started in electronic music, her style of DJing live and on the radio, the state of dance music in Europe and the USA, and the need for more women to become involved in the genre: “We need more female role models, the more we have the more that will be spawned.”

CHOICE QUOTE:

“Annie’s advice for women trying to make it in the music business: “Try not to use your boobs to get places, you won’t get respected.”

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WHO: Miles Leonard (Parlophone / Warner Bros). Interviewed By Pete Tong (IMS Partner / BBC Radio 1)

WHAT: Leonard has shown huge versatility across all genres and has signed or played a key role in the careers of artists such as Coldplay, Lily Allen, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, Swedish House Mafia, Chemical Brothers, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande, David Guetta, Eric Prydz and Deadmau5. He is UK major label executive of the highest level. And an Ibiza regular and lover.

HIGHLIGHTS: Leonard explained his route into the industry as an A&R scout and how the business models of major labels had to diversify after the fall in digital sales. This Keynote includes his take on the power of radio stations, and his judgement on the great streaming debate.

CHOICE QUOTES:

On aspiring A&R men: “Some artists can bomb but you can’t give up.”

“There is always that moment – where the commercial aspect has to crash and it drives people back underground to become more innovative and creative to go and make new music.”

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WHO: Charlie Wedd (Eton Messy, Co-Founder), Halina Wielogorska (Boiler Room, Director of Legals & Business Affairs), Luke Hood (UKF, Founder), moderated by Sam Wolfson (Noisey / Vice)

WHAT: The Young Guns Network is a group created for and run by young people aged 18-25 who are working, interning or running their own business in music. IMS invited a select group of visionary young guns to hear their stories and help inspire others who are the same age in the electronic music genre.

HIGHLIGHTS: Insights on how they went about creating, establishing and promoting their brands while incorporating innovation and technology. Brands and the ever-growing influence. And the pressure on start-up companies, and maintaining credibility and growth.

CHOICE QUOTE:

Eton Messy: “If you don’t think its right, don’t do it. You have to be 100% behind what you do.”

Halina Wielogorska: “Don’t sacrifice your product, you just have to be prepared to say no.”

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WHO: George Clinton (Funkadelic / Parliament) interviewed by Craig McLean

WHAT: Before it was Disco and House…it was Funk. This is a rare interview with the man who was synonymous with the genre and became known as one of the foremost innovators of Funk Music.

HIGHLIGHTS: There is much to be said about George Clinton and his influence on electronic music and this interview tells his story. We hear about how he began his career, the flamboyant style that he integrated into his music, the amazing collaborations along the way and a few special, untold stories that the IMS delegation had the privilege of hearing. This is a delightful interview that had everyone in the room on the edge of their seats. ”Who wants the funk?“

CHOICE QUOTE:

“If it makes you shake your booty, it got funk innit.”

“If it’s a hit, find out what made it a hit, there is something about it people liked.”

“Id funk her up” When asked about if he would work with Miley Cyrus

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WHO: (Principal Management / Manager U2). Interviewed by Pete Tong (IMS Partner / BBC Radio 1)

WHAT: Why was U2’s manager speaking at an electronic music summit? A simple answer. IMS is designed to house inspiring speakers to inspire delegates to think differently and learn from leading lights such as Paul McGuinness. Thanks to Richie Hawtin for the introduction and connection.

HIGHLIGHTS: How Paul became U2's manager when the band were aged 17; the ins and outs of their various record deals over the years to re-acquiring publishing rights. The pro's and con's of the streaming business and what Paul's take is on the online digital world after being one of the first bands to do a deal with i-tunes. The inclusion of Paul Oakenfold for U2 stadium tours and being the first band to have a support DJ, dealing with promoters, ticket prices and the production elements of the stadium tours.

CHOICE QUOTE:

“People have to get paid. It can’t be an amateur sport. There are a lot of vested interests (Google) who could do a lot more. They are the biggest theft enabler. YouTube is different – it’s the future. But Google give you multiple opportunities to steal. We don’t take their promises to take things down seriously. It’s not”

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WHO: Blaise Bellville (Boiler Room) Interviewed By Ben Turner (Graphite Media / IMS Partner).

WHAT: A tell all interview about the phenomenal success of Boiler Room TV and its important role within the electronic music genre today.

HIGHLIGHTS: Blaise explained how it all started and where the concept was conceived. The thought process behind the music and how Boiler Room serves as platform for a world of music that wouldn’t normally get the exposure. Explanation about the artists they work with and the ethos behind why these artists get to perform on Boiler Room.

CHOICE QUOTES:

“We started to see ourselves as a keyhole into a remote music scene, allowing people from around the world to experience the music.”

“Our thing is actually serving a really under served market.”

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WHO: Lohan Presencer (CEO, Ministry Of Sound).

WHAT: Each year IMS selects one key industry figure to address “The State Of The Nation”: the positives and negatives to the genre today. In 2014, this key industry figure was Lohan Presencer, CEO of Ministry Of Sound, one of the most respected CEO’s in the genre.

HIGHLIGHTS: The now and then of Ministry Of Sound, where it started in clubland to now, a prominent independent record label releasing countless compilations. Lohan discussed his view on revenues, employment and the comparison of hit records 15 years ago to a hit today. He also discusses the raw truth that music major label executives are sucking the life and dollars out of the industry.

CHOICE QUOTES:

Lohan Presencer: “Change is important in a successful business. The music business has become the most stuck industry.”

Lohan Presencer: “Dance Music is about one-off hits, hits often come from the most unexpected of places.”

Lohan Presencer: “Its about people, not money! In fact, I can’t recall a single big record deal over the years that paid back.”

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WHO: Ash Pournouri (At Night Management, Founder & Manager of Avicii), Carl Vernersson (At Night Management, Business Relations), Panos Ayassotelis (Paragon BA, Agent of Avicii), interviewed by Craig Mclean (Journalist)

WHAT: The biggest EDM artist to emerge in recent years, with number one hits and sell out stadium shows, is Tim Bergling AKA Avicii. IMS met the team behind the success to discuss how they worked together as a team, the business practices they implemented and, also, put to bed some of the rumours circulating about their artist’s involvement in his own work.

HIGHLIGHTS: Explanation of the relationship at the beginning between Ash and Avicii – where the manager asks his artist to focus on the music and the manager looks after the gigs and the brand. His team explains how they always think outside of the box musically and in business, the significance of brand partnerships with Ralph Lauren giving the brand the next level media reach it needed, and what its like to work with Madonna and Coldplay.

CHOICE QUOTES:

Ash Pournouri: “We made it over easy to hate, then used that hate to create buzz around what’s happening so people would be curious to find out themselves. And wiitin a few days, that 95% hate turned into 95% love.”

Seth Troxler: “Id like to ask about the 50/50 writing and production credits that you get Ash, i was wondering is it more a modern day Milli Vanilli or Black Box situation? Who is actually producing the music and what does your music stand for in the whole giant scope of electronic music or just music generally?.”

Ash Pournouri: “Everyone likes to hate whats successful.”

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IMS worked closely with Steve Aoki and his management to find a pairing to suit his vision of how technology is furthering his incredible career. Who better then than Chad Hurley – by far one of the most visionary and influential entrepreneurs in the last 20 years in the tech world. Hurley got his break working on the start-up of Paypal and likened the tech world with the music world with the common denominator being curiosity. He states: “Musicians want to create something that doesn’t exist and make it theirs. Its not there but you know it could be. I’m the same.”

A founder of Youtube, which he started from his garage, Hurley changed and revolutionized the online world as we see it today with the first online platform to share videos making musicians, actors, comedians etc famous over night. His next project, MixBit, is an app that is set to take video sharing to the next level.

Steve Aoki is a Grammy nominated DJ / producer and owner of Dim Mak Records. His label is hugely influential in the electronic music world, as are his crazy party antics, to his huge fan base built through intelligent and humorous content plays through social networks.

The conversation demonstrated both worked hard at their concepts, saw a niche in their fields, and found a way to fulfill those. Aoki paid homage to Daft Punk as his creative spark after seeing two robots control the masses at one of their gigs through their production. On his cake throwing he states: “I look out to the crowd and look for the one guy who’s not having a good time and he gets caked. All of a sudden it’s the best night of his life. I just want to make everyone happy.” A must see!

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WHO: Keynote Interview with Seth Troxler interviewed by Pete Tong (IMS Partner / BBC Radio 1)

WHAT: Troxler finally gets the one-to-one treatment at IMS and uses the platform to continue his criticism of the EDM genre, further opening the divide between his world and the commercial genre. Insightful, funny, Troxler’s dominance of the oxygen coming from IMS starts here.

HIGHLIGHTS: His views on cake throwing and DJ gimmicks, the three new labels he’s launching, fascinating comments about Panorama Bar’s lack of cultural diversity in the audience and much, much more…

CHOICE QUOTE:

Seth Troxler on talent bookers at major festivals in North America: "They call themselves Talent Buyers. (That alone shows) they have no real interest in our culture and community. America is the best / worst country in the world."

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IMS Ibiza 2014

The Natural Selection of Nightlife in Ibiza

WHO: The Natural Selection of Nightlife in Ibiza feat. David Vincent (Sankeys), Seth Troxler (Artist), Andy Dean (Emerging Ibiza), Steve Hulme (Pacha), Yann Pissenem (Ushuaia / Hard Rock Ibiza) and moderated by Grego O’Halloran (Ibiza Spotlight).

WHAT: The annual Ibiza panel always attracts one the highest turnouts of delegates at IMS, discussing all topics for the forthcoming Ibiza season.

HIGHLIGHTS: Seth Troxler drawing the line between EDM and the underground, Dave Vincent donning his Tribal Sessions war paint and feather having come straight from the opening of Sankeys, explanation of the oversaturation of events and DJs playing outside of their residencies! plus the new nights each venue has planned for 2014.

CHOICE QUOTES:

Seth Troxler: “Someone who throws cake doesn’t have a page in my book.”

Dave Vincent: “We were put in a corner by one manager and one agent telling us that their artist had to do both clubs. We were practically blackmailed to do it or we wouldn’t work with them again.”

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Revisit all the highlights from the week that was IMS Ibiza 2014 which included: The IMS Business Report, the announcement of Mark Lawrence as CEO of the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM); Blaise Bellville from Boiler Room, SBTV founder Jamal Edwards, Miles Leonard from Parlophone/Warner Bros, and Corona, Beatport and SFX announcing a new series of festivals, The Natural Selection of Nightlife in Ibiza, Pete Tong interviewing Seth Troxler, legendary manager of U2 Paul McGuiness, a debate on the state of independent labels, Annie Mac talking about her life in music, Pretty Lights producing this year's IMS anthem, the legend who signed Madonna Seymour Stein, Mr. Ibiza Alfredo, team Avicii, George Clinton, MK remixing Pretty Lights, Michael Fiebach of Fame House, a conversation of the Spanish Underground with Paco Osuna and the Monegros crew, YouTube, Wall of Sound, and Native Instruments founders and much much more.

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An overview of the third and final day featuring team Avicii, George Clinton, MK remixing Pretty Lights, Michael Fiebach of Fame House, a conversation of the Spanish Underground with Paco Osuna and the Monegros crew, YouTube, Wall of Sound, Native Instruments founders, and much more.

The Natural Selection of Nightlife in Ibiza feat. Andy Dean (Emerging Ibiza), David Vincent (Sankeys), Seth Troxler (Artist), Steve Hulme (Pacha), Yann Pissenem (Ushuaia / Hard Rock Ibiza) and moderated by Grego O’Halloran (Ibiza Spotlight).

The topic of exclusivity appeared time and time again as the gentlemen looked back at the 2013 season and discussed an over-saturation of particular artists across the island. David Vincent asserted that promoters were attempting to make as much money, spreading DJs across multiple clubs. Seth Troxler noted that Cocoon used to have a hold on artists but now each headliner has his own party/event, which means big names are needed to fill out the clubs. He goes on to mention that clubs need unique content, but when not possible, they need to collaborate

“For me it’s about sharing,” said Andy Dean. “The talent needs to be shared. It’s important the new talent gets a platform to be heard.”

Seth Troxler believes there is an over-saturation of underground tech house parties with too many to sustain the number of clubbers. He feels there used to be a broader taste of music and it’s become financially harder for everyone involved with acts/promoters working against each other.

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: SETH TROXLER (ARTIST)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1)

Seth Troxler stepped down from the panel to sit with Pete Tong to discuss his new / past projects and take on the current state of electronic music.

With regards to Visionquest: “Still going, but it got to a point where there were four people with four different paths and ideas. I began to feel guilty for getting credit for the label – it became an uneasy situation… I’m still part of the group, but best to step back and allow them to grow as artists.”

Seth went on to mention that it’s “impossible to become a DJ without releases, a DJ’s music is a global calling card, become considered on the same level as other artists on labels that release you. Creating music is linked to success – have to make music to break through.

He then elaborated on his piece with Thump talking about EDM and festivals, but noted that he respects artists like Skrillex and David Guetta but feels a lot of EDM DJs are low and don’t have that same respect. He praises events like Timewarp, Tomorrowland, and Movement but doesn’t feel so highly about the EDCs and Ultras of today.

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Steffen Charles (TimeWarp Festival / Cosmopop, Founder)

Interviewed by Ben Turner (Graphite / IMS Partner)

Steffen began telling the history of starting Timewarp (festival & club night) and how it originated with a family feel. On the inevitable politics: “If everyone is fighting with each other, no one moves forward.”

He mentions it’s difficult to get big sponsors in Germany because the media are obsessed with drug use. “If they talk about dance music they always talk about drugs. The only place that’s different is Berlin where it is such a huge income for the city.”

“You don’t make millions every year, but if we just stay with what we’re doing, artists can clearly decide between ‘I’ll go there for my friends, it’s fun, and reputation’ and then ‘I’ll go over there for the money. It’s about finding the right balance. It’s perfect. Without underground you can’t develop the artists for the bigger festivals.”

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: PAUL MCGUINNESS (PRINCIPLE MANAGEMENT / MANAGER, U2)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS)

Paul McGuiness began by mentioning that the key to success is finding the right artist. “I managed U2 when they were 17 and took 2 years to get a record deal. Part of the reason it took so long to get a deal was that they couldn’t play. Finally we were signed by the only label that would take us, Island.”

An interesting anecdote from Paul: “In 2005, we partnered with Apple who were running very stylish ads for iPod. We decided to be first to put our bespoke music into an ad. It was such a success in research, Apple ended up spending $30m around the world and was equivalent of a pop hit on radio. What was happening at same time as the ad was iTunes. This was the penicillin to save us from file sharing.”

Not holding anything back, “People have to get paid. It can’t be an amateur sport. There are a lot of vested interests (Google) who could do a lot more. They are biggest theft enabler. YouTube is different – it’s the future. But Google give you multiple opportunities to steal. We don’t take their promises to take things down seriously. It’s not past their ability to deal with that – they don’t want to.”

INDEPENDENT LABEL DEBATE: STATE OF INDEPENDENTS feat. Andy George (Moda Black, Partner), Eelko van Kooten (Spinnin Records, CEO), James Grant (Anjunabeats / Anjunadeep, Managing Director), Mark Brown (CR2 Records, Founder), Sophie Hall (MTA Records, Label Manager), Steffen Harning (Milk & Sugar Recordings, Founder) and moderated by Lloyd Starr (Beatport, COO)

There was a lot of debate around the pressure to evolve with the times, but are labels shooting themselves in the foot by offering too much free content to satisfy consumer expectations?

“It’s about evolution, not revolution – jumping back and forth on trends can hurt a label,” asserts Steffen Harning.

Andy George believes there is always room for lots of labels to co-exist, “just need to identify yourself differently,

Mark Brown advises young artists to “surround yourself with talent, work on social media yourself, bring something different to the table, and try to be different and original.

When asked how to measure success, Sophie Hall explains, “Success means longevity. It can vary wildly if you think about numbers, but if you think about longevity – that’s the important part.”

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: ANNIE MAC (BBC RADIO 1)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner)

Annie Mac chatted with Pete Tong about her start and the state of dance music, but also about female DJs needing more shine.

“Ushuaia’s billboard has nine men with receding hairlines,” she joked. “We need more female role models, the more we have the more that will be spawned.”

She feels that Dubstep imploded in a massive way and isn’t too happy with the way it played out in America. She also went on to discuss the lifestyles of the megastar DJs of today.

“You have to be a nomad to be a DJ at that level,” she said. “Tiesto owns homes but lives in hotels, doesn’t have time to live in his homes.”

On EDM in America: “It’s a whole different world… kids who’ve grown up with EDM are getting into 20s and exploring labels like Dirty Bird and finding different artists (deeper stuff.

And her advice for women to make it in the music business: “Try not to use your boobs to get places, you won’t get respected.”

IMS ANTHEM 2014 – THE MAKING OF… Produced and deconstructed by Pretty Lights

Interviewed by Declan McGlynn (Point Blank)

Grammy-nominated Pretty Lights deconstructed the making of the 2014 IMS Anthem using Ableton – stay tuned for it’s release!

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: SEYMOUR STEIN (WARNER BROS)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner)

On working with Madonna: “She wanted a deal more than I wanted it…believed in herself so much…the rest is history…i knew she’d make a score…no idea how big until the 4th single…there was no stopping her.”

He also noted that the most important person in Madonna’s career was not anyone but Madonna. “I realized that very soon…best I could do is get out of her way. Someone like Madonna doesn’t come along very often…give them all the freedom they need and more.”

Business today: “A lot harder to be in the record business, it’s easier on the live end (thriving). The artist is everything, most important is the song…simple to say…got to be prepared to be wrong more than your right.”

YOUNG GUNS NETWORK feat. Charlie Wedd (Eton Messy, Co-Founder), Halina Wielogorska (Boiler Room, Director of Legals & Business Affairs), Luke Hood (UKF, Founder), Moderated by Sam Wolfson (Noisey / Vice)

Luke Hood: “When UKF started, the radio wasn’t a convenient time to hear genres, people didn’t want to sit through 2hrs of radio to hear one track. Authenticity is vital”

If you think something won’t work for your audience, then be prepared to say no,” explained Charlie Wedd. “If you don’t think it fits, then don’t do it.”

Halina Wielogorska: “Boiler Room only has a 100 people audience, were doing too many events in one venue. We’re now trying to do sets in lots of different areas, got that visual vertical – need to use it.”


KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: ALFREDO (ARTIST)

Interviewed by Ben Turner (Graphite / IMS)

The Ibiza living legend Alfredo began by talking about how he arrived from Argentina in 1976. Not for music – but to find somewhere to live.

“Some friends sent me a letter telling me there was a paradise on this island. We’d been looking for a place like that. When we arrived we found friends, freedom, everyone friendly. People only knew first names. DJs were just called by their first name, hence Alfredo.”

“Someone offered me a job as a bartender,” he said. “They asked to help run the bar. I discovered turntables and loads of records. Loved music from a young age. I discovered mixing & making your own sound. That was the moment I knew I wanted to become a DJ.”

On Ibiza in the past: “It was very cosmopolitan. No English, French, Italian parties. People were from everywhere. Age was 18-50. Every color of the skin. To make them dance you have to tell them a story. I got a chance to create my sound”

“When UK people were a minority of dancefloor, this was the best times in Ibiza. Once they were majority, it lost it. I had to change my music policy. Couldn’t play as wide a variety.”

“DJs nowadays don’t have the chance I got and I feel sorry for them. To develop your music you need more than one hour to create an ambience, to feel the feedback of the people. But things change. I don’t think it’s the best.”

Day 1 of IMS 2014 started with Kevin Watson’s Business Report. He went over the figures showing the phenomenal global growth of dance music sales including; the amazing Ronaldo beating revenues of Calvin Harris, the successful expansion of companies and brands like SFX and the rise of dance festivals across the world. Watson’s big headline was the global value of the dance industry growing from $4.5bn in 2013 to $6.2bn this year.

Next, Lohan Prescencer from Ministry of Sound gave his State of the Nation address. Prescencer’s been in the industry since 1991 and has watched the genre and industry evolve constantly. He sees dance music as about one-off hits and compilations, the  two things that helped to forge his label. Prescencer finished with the nugget, that while Ministry of Sound we’re pioneers in the digital market, they suffered early failures but now sell over 2million digital bundles a year.

Mark Lawrence was then announced as the new CEO of the ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC (AFEM). Lawrence explained his history as Director of Membership for PRS for Music where he championed a project aimed at increasing royalties for Dance music. He went on to explain that AFEM is going to be a safe haven for everyone in the industry to have free discussions, raise issues and create connections.

Next, the AFEM members panel debated a range of issues that could help strengthen the dance industry and further legitimise it within the greater sphere of the music industry. Liz Miller from Big Beat records stated the need for a dedicated Awards show to represent Dance Music. The board went on to discuss the problems and possible solutions for improving royalty revenue for artists. Ben Turner (co-founder of AFEM and co-founder of IMS) rounded up the panel by affirming that the Association for Electronic Music’s aim is to “preserve, promote and protect our genre”.

Turner then went on to interview poster-boy entrepreneur Blaise Bellvile who founded the DJ streaming platform Boiler Room in 2010. He recounted how the venture grew from one webcam and 4 mates to having a monthly reach of 7million viewers. Bellvile talked about working with Youtube and brands like Redbull to bring in audiences and create big moments. Boiler Rooms key to success is that they don’t just rely on big acts to draw crowds but also focus on a variety of underserved ‘micro scenes’ and therefore aren’t dictated by what has the highest ratings.

Miles Leonard the Chairman of Parlophone and co-chairman of Warner Bros. Records UK took to the stage with Pete Tong. Leonard explained his route into the industry as an A&R scout and how the business models of major labels has had diversify after the fall in digital sales. Pete asked about Coldplays incredible affinity with the dance scene and they’re latest collaboration with Avicci. Leonard then explained that while radio stations still drive hit records today, the streaming business model will become increasingly relevant once the industry achieves scale and volume. He finished by giving advice to any aspiring A&Rs; never rest on your laurels, “some artists can bomb but you can’t give up”.

Next a panel of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) discussed how dance music is growing in developing markets.  Senior VP of Viacom18 Media, Jaideep Singh, revealed that there are 100 million potential dance music fans in India. Duncun Ringrose from Shadoworks, representing Africa, explained that Afrohouse is a mega-brand that’s creating an unprecedented demand for House Music. Head of A&R for Effective Records, Kirill Lupinos, explained that Russia lacks a developed dance music infrastructure and the nations EDM artists are far more popular around the world than within Russia itself.

The founder of SBTV, Jamal Edwards was then grilled by Nick Decosemo from Mixmag. The young entrepreneur talked about how he taught himself the production techniques that define his channels style and why he diversified from music into general life style. Edwards went on to divulge his love of dance music and his plans to reflect the genre more whist also aiming to forge partnerships with Media, Fashion, and Comedy.

Next the legendary music producer and artist Andrew Scheps was interviewed by Declain McGlynn from London’s Point Black music production school about his techniques for making and mixing records. He explained the process behind making Jay-Z’s hit 99 Problems sound so energetic, how he mixed Adele’s voice and why it’s important to upload the best quality of music possible when posting online.

Day 1 of the conference ended with a new festival announcement by Corona, Beatport and the SFX entertainment group. The Corona Sunset events will run across the summer in five countries including the UK (Western-Super-Mayer), Canada (Toronto Beach), Mexico (Playa Del Carmin and Acapulco) & of course, Ibiza. Beatport, in conjunction with Corona, are running a DJ competition to find a DJ or producer that represents the sound of the beach. And on top of that, Corona are working with the Blue Flag organisation on a clean beach initiative that will run all summer.

MAY 21-25

THE SEVENTH

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT

FILTERING THE FUTURE

IMS 2014: THE SCHEDULE REVEALED

  • Hosted by the IMS Partners
  • All events are free to IMS Delegates unless stated
  • Expect to be asked for Delegate’s Badge and wristband on entry.

Tuesday May 20

  • 20.00-00.00
  • ïU MAG BY USHUAIA: LAUNCH PARTY  
  • Ushuaia Tower, Playa d’en Bossa (Sky Bar)
  • Sarah Main and special guest
  • 22.00-03.00
  • IBIZA RESIDENTS PARTY
  • Dunes Ibiza, Avda. Pere Matutes Noguera, 14, Playa d’en Bossa
  • Tato (DC10)
  • Manu Gonzalez (Sankeys)
  • 2Vilas (ISGUD)

Wednesday May 21

  • 13.00-13.05 
  • INTRODUCTION BY IMS PARTNERS
  • 13.05-13.20
  • IMS BUSINESS REPORT 2014
  • Presented by Kevin Watson for IMS
  • 13.20-13.35
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: STATE OF THE NATION – LOHAN PRESENCER (MINISTRY OF SOUND)
  • 13.35-13.45
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: INTRODUCING THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC
  • 13.45-14.30 
  • AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC – SET THE AGENDA
  • Claudio da Rocha Miranda Filho (Rio Music Conference, Co-Founder)
  • David Levy (WME, Partner)
  • Horst Weidenmueller (!K-7, Founder)
  • Liz Miller (Big Beat / Atlanti
    c Records, General Manager)
  • Martin Gontad (2 Net Producciones / Creamfields / Timewarp South America, Partner)
  • Steven Braines (The Weird & The Wonderful, Founder)
  • Moderated by Ben Turner & Kurosh Nasseri (AFEM Co-Founders)
  • 14.35-15.00
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: BLAISE BELLVILLE (BOILER ROOM)
  • Interviewed by Ben Turner (Graphite / IMS Partner)
  • 15.05-15.40
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: MILES LEONARD (PARLOPHONE / WARNER BROS.)
  • Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner)
  • 15.45-16.25
  • BRICS COUNTRIES: DEVELOPING MARKETS FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC
  • Brazil represented by Pedro Nonato (Rio Music Conference)
  • Russia represented by Kirill Lupinos (Effective Records / Open Gate, Head of A&R)
  • India represented by Jaideep Singh ( Viacom18 Media, Senior VP)
  • China representative TBC
  • South Africa represented by Duncan Ringrose (Cape Town Electronic Music Festival)
  • Moderated by Grego O’Halloran (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • 16.30-16.55
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: JAMAL EDWARDS (SBTV)
  • Interviewed by Nick Decosemo (Mixmag)
  • 17.00-17.30
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: ANDREW SCHEPPS (ARTIST)
  • Interviewed by Declan McGlynn (Point Blank)
  • 17.35-18.00
  • NEW FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT BY CORONA, BEATPORT, SFX ENTERTAINMENT
  • Chris Stephenson (SFX)
  • Jake Kirsch (Corona)
  • Matthew Adell (Beatport)
  • Hosted by Nick Decosemo (Mixmag)

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

  • 18.00.21.00
  • CORONA SUNSETS COCKTAIL EVENT
  • Hard Rock Hotel Beach Bar, Playa d’en Bossa
  • Claude VonStroke, Cajmere, DJ Theresa

TICKETED ONLY EVENT – SOLD OUT

  • 21.00-00.00
  • IMS LEGENDS DINNER: CELEBRATING NILE RODGERS
  • Hosted by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner)
  • 18.00-LATE
  • SANKEYS – OPENING PARTY PART 1: TRIBAL SESSIONS
  • Sankeys, Playa D’en Bossa. Free to delegates before 1.30am
  • Danny Tenaglia, Recondite – live, Shlomi Aber, Darius Syrossian, Dave Rosario, East End Dubs, Enzo Siragusa, Greg Vickers, Jozef K
  • 00.00-06.00
  • PROTOCOL RECORDINGS IBIZA REBOOT
  • Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 1.30am
  • Nicky Romero, Don Diablo, Merk & Kremont, Stadiumx, Dazzla

Thursday May 22

  • 10.30-11.20
  • THE NATURAL SELECTION OF NIGHTLIFE IN IBIZA
  • Andy Dean (Emerging Ibiza)
  • David Vincent (Sankeys)
  • Seth Troxler (Artist)
  • Steve Hulme (Pacha)
  • Yann Pissenem (Ushuaia / Hard Rock Ibiza)
  • Moderated by Grego O’Halloran (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • 11.25-11.55
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: SETH TROXLER (ARTIST)
  • Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1)
  • 12.00-12.30
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: STEFFEN CHARLES (TIMEWARP FESTIVAL)
  • Steffen Charles (TimeWarp Festival / Cosmopop, Founder)
  • Interviewed by Heiko Hoffmann (Groove Magazine, Editor-in-Chief)
  • 12.35-13.15
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: PAUL MCGUINNESS (PRINCIPLE MANAGEMENT / MANAGER, U2)
  • Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS)
  • 13.20-13.35
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ALISON WENHAM (AIM: Association of Independent Music, CEO)
  • 13.40-14.15
  • INDEPENDENT LABEL DEBATE: STATE OF INDEPENDENTS
  • Andy George (Moda Black, Partner)
  • Eelko van Kooten (Spinnin Records, CEO)James Grant (Anjunabeats / Anjunadeep, Managing Director)Mark Brown (CR2 Records, Founder)Sophie Hall (MTA Records, Label Manager)Steffen Harning (Milk & Sugar Recordings, Founder)Moderated by Lloyd Starr (Beatport, COO)
  • 14.20-14.50
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: HORST WEIDENMUELLER (!K7 RECORDS, FOUNDER)
  • Interviewed by Heiko Hoffmann (Groove Magazine, Editor-in-Chief)

CONFERENCE ROOM 2 – NEXT TO THE IMS HELP DESK

  • 15.00-15.45
  • BUILD YOUR OWN APP WITH MOBILE ROADIE
  • 14.55-15.25
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: ANNIE MAC (BBC RADIO 1)Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner)
  • 15.30-16.00
  • IMS ANTHEM 2014 – THE MAKING OF…
  • Produced and deconstructed by Pretty Lights
  • Interviewed by Declan McGlynn (Point Blank)
  • Panel hosted by Point Blank: Music School
  • 16.05-16.50
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: SEYMOUR STEIN (WARNER BROS)
  • Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner)
  • 16.55-17.35
  • YOUNG GUNS NETWORK
  • Charlie Wedd (Eton Messy, Co-Founder)
  • Halina Wielogorska (Boiler Room, Director of Legals & Business Affairs)
  • Luke Hood (UKF, Founder)
  • Moderated by Sam Wolfson (Noisey / Vice)
  • 17.40-18.10
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: ALFREDO (ARTIST)
  • Interviewed by Ben Turner (Graphite / IMS)
  • 18.15-19.00
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: STEVE ANGELLO (ARTIST)
  • Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS Partner) 

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

  • 18.00-20.00
  • ULTRA IBIZA: ULTRA RECORDS POOL PARTY
  • Bakermat with Alle Farben
  • Presented by Ultra Music / Sony Music
  • 18.00-20.00
  • INSOMNIAC PRESENTS EDMbiz CONFERENCE & EXPO COCKTAIL RECEPTION
  • Hard Rock Hotel Beach Bar, Playa d’en Bossa
  • 18.00-00.00
  • IMS DALT VILA 2014
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 18.00-18.50 T.A.T. (W Hotel & burn DJ Lab)
  • 18.50-19.45 Manu Gonzalez
  • 19.45-20.05 Rage on Gold (Live)
  • 20:05-21.05 A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles: David Morales / Hector Romero / Pete Tong
  • 21.05-22.00 Pretty Lights 
  • 22.00-23.00 Annie Mac
  • 23.00-00.00 Steve Angello
  • 22.00-LATE
  • SANKEYS OPENING PARTY – PART 2
  • Sankeys, Playa D’en Bossa. Free to delegates before 1.30am
  • Steve Lawler, Duke Dumont, Hot Since 82, Andrea Oliva
  • 22.00-03.00
  • REVERSE MADRID SHOWCASE
  • Dunes Ibiza, Avda. Pere Matutes Noguera, 14, Playa d’en Bossa
  • Christian Varela, Mendo, Javi Green, Dosem, Victor Santana plus very special guest
  • 00.00-06.00
  • GOODBYE WINTER HELLO SUMMER
  • Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 1.30am
  • Groove Armada, Aeroplane, Richard Grey, Mambo Brothers, Graham Sahara

Friday May 23

  • 11.00-11.40
  • OFF THE WALL: 20 YEARS OF WALL OF SOUND
  • Boy George (Artist)
  • Danny Donnelly (Pure Music & Movie Media / Suburban Base Records, Founder)
  • Mark Jones (Wall of Sound, Founder)
  • Mike & Claire (Manumission, Co-Founders)
  • Stephen Kempner (Sheridans: Music and Brands, Partner)
  • Moderated by Nick Decosemo (Mixmag, Editor)
  • 11.45-12.40 
  • YOU TUBE PRESENTATION: INTRODUCING THE ELECTRONIC MUSIC GUIDE
  • TOP STRATEGIES FOR A GENRE 
  • Presented by You Tube & AFEM: Association for Electronic Music
  • Eelko van Kooten (Spinnin Records, CEO)James Cator (Mixmag Media Sales Network, COO)  
  • Jamie Searle (Base 79, Global Head of Music Partnerships)
  • Kieran Doyle (You Tube, Partner Operations)
  • Matias Llort (You Tube, Strategic Partner Manager)
  • 12.45-13.25
  • THE SPANISH UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT
  • El Row / The Arnau Family And the Spanish Underground Movement
  • Enric Palau (Sonar)
  • Juan Arnau Duran (Enter Group: Monegros Desert Festival / elrow / Ker Club / Florida 135, Creator)
  • Juan Arnau Lasierra (Enter Group, General Director)
  • Paco Osuna (Artist)
  • Uner (Artist)
  • Moderated by Grego O’Halloran (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • 13.30-13.45
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: MICHAEL FIEBACH (FAME HOUSE)
  • The Nexus of Technology and Music Marketing: How Electronic Music Can Pave the Way for the Future
  • 13.45-13.50 
  • THE IMS VOTE: HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC
  • Hosted by Ben Turner and Danny Whittle (IMS Partners)
  • 13.50-14.30
  • TICKETING TO SUCCESS
  • Barak Schurr (Wantickets, CEO)
  • Liam Negus (The Physical Network, Director)
  • Limvirak Chea (Eventbrite, VP of Business Development)
  • Mike Hollingberry (Boz Boz, Owner)
  • Saoirse Ryan (Resident Advisor, Head of Tickets)
  • Reshad Hossenally (Ticket Arena, MD)
  • Moderated by Grego O’Halloran (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • 14.35-15.05 
  • IMS ANTHEM 2014 – THE MAKING OF…
  • Produced and deconstructed by MK aka Marc Kinchen
  • Interviewed by Declan McGlynn (Point Blank)
  • Panel hosted by Point Blank: Music School
  • 15.10-15.50
  • AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRESENTS EDUCATION EDUCATION EDUCATION
  • DJ White Shadow (Artist, W Hotels & burn DJ Lab Mentor)
  • Glenn Kalison (Relativity Education, President)
  • Mehdi Benkirane (SAE Technology Group, Industry & Public Relations Manager) 
  • Michaelangelo L’Acqua (W Hotels, Global Music Director)
  • Rob Cowan (Point Blank, Founder)
  • Stephen Webber (Berklee Valencia, Director of Music Technology Innovation)
  • Moderated by Bobby Simms (Popshop Agency / AFEM Board Member)
  • 15.55-16.25
  • MEET TEAM AVICII
  • Ash Pournouri (At Night Management, Founder & Manager of Avicii)
  • Carl Vernersson (At Night Management, Business Relations)
  • Panos Ayassotelis (Paragon BA, Agent of Avicii)
  • Moderated by Kerri Mason
  • 16.30-17.10
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
  • Daniel Haver (Native Instruments, Co-Founder)
  • Mate Galic (Native Instruments, Co-Founder)
  • Interviewed by Heiko Hoffmann (Groove Magazine, Editor-in-Chief)
  • 17.15-18.00
  • KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: GEORGE CLINTON
  • Interviewed by Craig Mclean

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

  • 18.00-21.00
  • W HOTELS WORLDWIDE PRESENTS DJ LAB EP RELEASE VIP PARTY
  • Lips, Porreres 1, Playa d’en Bossa (short walk from Hard Rock Hotel)
  • Parvenu, T.A.T., Sezer Uysal, Share, Vonda7, Wendy Bailey
  • Space is limited, arrive early to avoid disappointment 
  • 18.00-00.00
  • IMS DALT VILA 2014
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 6.00-7.00 Marino Canal
  • 7.00-8.00 George Fitzgerald
  • 8.00-8.45 Bob Moses (Live)
  • 8.45-9.45 Eats Everything
  • 9.45-10.00 Anabel Englund (Live)
  • 10.00-11.00 Seth Troxler
  • 11.00-12.00 Jamie Jones
  • 23.00-LATE
  • MINDSHAKE RECORDS & OFFICIAL IMS DALT VILA AFTER-PARTY
  • Sankers, Playa D’en Bossa. Free to delegates before 1.30am
  • Paco Osuna, Barem, Lorenzo Bartotelli, Fer BR Live
  • 00.00-07.00
  • INSANE OPENING PARTY
  • Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 1.30am
  • John Digweed, MK, Dennis Ferrer, Tensnake, Angel Linde

Saturday May 24

  • 00.00-06.00
  • PURE PACHA OPENING – PARIS BY NIGHT
  • Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 1.30am
  • Bob Sinclar, John Martin live, The Shapeshifters, MYNC, John Jacobsen

Sunday May 25

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

  • 16.00-Late. Delegates free before 6pm only
  • SPACE OPENING FIESTA
  • Space, Playa d’en Bossa
  • The Chemical Brothers, Deep Dish, Basement Jaxx, Nina Kraviz, Sharam, James Zabiela, DJ Bl3nd, Sound London Ordnance, Jon Rundell, Edu Imbernon, Remo, Jonathan Ulysses
  • 00.00-06.00
  • SOLOMUN + 1 OPENING PARTY 
  • Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free to delegates before 1.30am
  • Solomun, DJ Koze, El Cielo, Mariano Grande, Graham Sahara

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT
FINAL SPEAKERS ADDED
MINISTRY OF SOUND CEO TO KEYNOTE ADDRESS

MUSIC VETERAN SEYMOUR STEIN

BOY GEORGE

FRANKIE KNUCKLES TRIBUTE WITH

PETE TONG B2B DAVD MORALES B2B HECTOR ROMERO

IMS ANTHEM 2014

CREATED BY PRETTY LIGHTS – REMIXED BY MK

In Association with Founding Partner:

The countdown to this year’s highly anticipated International Music Summit begins with less than 2 weeks to go. Back for its seventh year, IMS returns to Ibiza for 2014 at the new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza with a speaker line-up assembled of influencers and opinion leaders from every aspect of the electronic music industry including artists, labels, executives, managers, agents and much more. Final tickets are on sale now and Sunday the 11th May is the last day to submit information to be included in the delegate manual.

Joining the burgeoning list of speakers will be Ministry of Sound’s Chief Executive Lohan Presencer who will be opening the summit with a State of the Nation Keynote Address. It is the first time a representative from Ministry have spoken at the IMS event. Vice-President of Warners, Seymour Stein will feature in a Keynote Interview about his life with IMS partner Pete Tong. Also confirmed is Boy George who will be contributing to the talk to mark 20 Years of Wall of Sound which will delve into the history of the legendary record label and the scene around it.

Newly added to the IMS Dalt Vila line-up on Thursday 22 May is a special tribute to the Godfather of House, Frankie Knuckles. To honour the untimely passing of a true innovator and inimitable pioneer, IMS founder Pete Tong will be going B2B with David Morales and Hector Romero. The long-term manager of Knuckles, Morales and Romero will also attend – Judy Weinstein, a previous winner of the IMS Pioneer Award.

Joining them at the iconic world heritage Dalt Vila site is one of dance music’s hottest breakthrough acts – Hot Natured star Anabel Englund who will be playing solo on Friday. Also added to Dalt Vila (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is Rage on Gold, a new project co-created by Australian DJ / producer Kaz James, Nico Renson and vocalist Paris. The band appear live on Thursday, and is already one of the hot new acts set to emerge from this year’s IMS summit. As one commentator put it, “if Azealia Banks, Giorgio Moroder and Iggy Pop had a baby, this would be their bastard child.” To complete the Thursday line up is T.A.T one of the 6 W Hotels DJ Lab residents.

Continuing the annual IMS Anthem tradition – where the track is made and remixed in front of the delegation – this year will see Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights create the tune of the summit. Pretty Lights is one of America’s biggest electronic success stories – selling more hard tickets in America than almost any other ‘live’ artist from the electronic scene. On remix duties is none other than MK, one of the hottest remixers of recent decades. MK has re-worked tracks by everyone from Lana Del Rey to Disclosure. With a number 1 UK single under his belt for his Storm Queen, Look Right Through remix, the IMS Anthem is certain to be something special. The IMS Anthem is run in partnership with Point Blank music school – who will also talk on a special panel at IMS titled Education Education Education.

IMS is pleased to announce that The Hepatitis C Trust will be returning as official charity partner for a sixth year. As part of their mission to raise money and awareness of Hepatitis C, the Trust will be auctioning off exclusive artwork from Ronnie Wood, Goldie and award-winning street photographer Dougie Wallace. Hep C is also running a competition pre-IMS, Click Here to win a trip to IMS including BA tickets, Space passes and accommodation

IMS Engage: Giorgio Moroder 'In Conversation' With Pete Tong

“My life changed when the Robots called”Giorgio Moroder

Few people can play testament to a quote like this but the legendary producer of Donna Summer's ‘I Feel Love’ and co-producer of Daft Punk's Grammy Award winning album 'Random Access Memories' certainly can. Accompanied by IMS partner Pete Tong, recently awarded an MBE by the Queen of England, this conversation had all the pedigree for the lovers of electronic music and much more.

Giorgio had the crowd in the palm of his hands from his first words, with a big round of applause when reciting the famous opening lines from Daft Punk's 'Giorgio By Moroder', a homage to him: “ My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everyone calls me Giorgio.”

For the next 40 minutes, the two tastemakers tracked Moroder’s career from the 70s from working with Donna Summer and producing one of the first disco tracks “I Feel Love” right through to 2014, where he’s found a new calling as a DJ utilising Ableton Live. “DJing today is not what it was 20 years ago. The big DJs now, they are rock stars.”

Giorgio returned the questions to Tong about life in LA after his recent move. Tong said: “LA is inspiring, it‘s opening up many doors and it just feels right to be here.

A funny moment came during a discussion about Tong’s own music brand / platform “All Gone”, with Giorgio complementing the name and its origins from the infamous “Its All Gone Pete Tong” film, which resulted in the discussion of Tong’s “All Gone To Sea” cruise concept later in the year, which may or may not now feature Giorgio!

A must watch!

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IMS Engage 2014: Hans Zimmer 'In Conversation' With Junkie XL

Few names are held in as high regard in the world of film composing as Hans Zimmer with titles such as “Gladiator”, “Dark Knight” and “12 Years A Slave” to his CV. Add to that Junkie XL – undoubtedly the electronic artist who is set to reach unprecedented heights in the Hollywood composing world with work on titles such as “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Inception” and “300: Rise of An Empire”.

Hans spoke about the evolution of electronic music from attending every Kraftwerk show which ultimately paved his way into the genre and then into film scoring, which then followed onto Junkie’s story of leaving the world of Djing to focus on film. With the meeting of Hans, he was the latest artist / composer to be taken under his wing and the rest is history.

Three quotes stole the show and drove home the passion and commitment both have for electronic music which made the pairing all the more beautiful and fitting:

“Electronic music lends itself to an abstract way of storytelling, so it keeps evolving. There's a whole movement truly driving music further and there is no other music innovating as much as film music” – Hans Zimmer

“There is a history of film composers dying literally on their last cue, you know… but fuck it, that’s rock and roll!” – Hans Zimmer

“The stress and the pressure mounts but the moments of joy — I have never felt so strong as I have in film. The lows, when you can't deliver, those are new lows and I have never felt that low as when I was just Junkie XL, an electronic artist.” – Junkie XL

We will stop expressing our joy of this convo and let you watch here.

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David Lynch 'In Conversation' With Moby

IMS Engage was designed to compare and contrast wonderful worlds and somehow / somewhere relating it back to electronic music. And it had always been our goal to entice a Hollywood film director down from the Hills to meet with an electronic artist. The pairing then of legendary film director David Lynch (“Mulholland Drive”, “Inland Empire” and “Blue Velvet”) with Moby – one of our most influential electronic artists to date – had the IMS Engage delegation at the edge of their seats from start to finish. With quinoa and sperm being the main talking points of the day!

The presence of Lynch at a music summit was special in itself, and Moby came armed with a set of questions which were well prepared – as you would expect from a man with a huge history with the director (remixing each other, sampling the music from ‘Twin Peaks’, sharing similar interests in art). The discussion was thought-provoking, funny and gave an intense insight into the mind of Lynch's genius.

Moby chose to not ask many questions about music, entertainment or electronica, focusing more on God, death, maggots, painting and Transcendental Meditation. We also learned more about Lynch's love of factories, his favorite being in Poland.

Moby opened up about his up-bringing, himself living in an abandoned factory, which spawned inspiration for his career.

Lynch asked Moby his theory on life after death, to which Lynch's response to his answer was: ‘That's the worst theory I've heard.’

This is a must watch!

(David's appearance was on behalf of the David Lynch Foundation)

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IMS Engage Early Birds

IMS Engage 2014: Diddy 'In Conversation' With Guy Gerber

Diddy and Guy Gerber was probably the big talking point at IMS Engage 2014. Gerber opened up the talks with how they met and why this relationship has become what it is: “I was told to come to New York to make music together. He played me a track from my first album for inspiration.”

Diddy talked about his own fascination with electronic music by reminiscing about early trips to Ibiza and its famed DC10 Club, his own first collaboration in this space (‘Let’s Get Ill’) with Stuart Price, Deep Dish, Nellee Hooper and Felix da Housecat, and dancing to Junior Vasquez at the Sound Factory in New York.

“It’s all about the spiritual aspect of this music,” he said. “Playing from the heart and experiencing true emotions. I am always looking for DJs/producers without a set format, who aren’t afraid to clear the dance floor, who are fearless. I thought it would be cool to work with Guy after hearing him.”

On the same day as IMS Engage at W Hollywood, news broke that Diddy topped the rankings in the Forbes Entertainment list with a net worth of $600 million. Diddy, when questioned by Pete Tong on how he managed to reach this, replied: “You all have the same 24 hours a day I do.” Probably the most memorable quote of the Summit.

A heartfelt moment of the day then came when a delegate paying compliments to Diddy, was brought to the stage for a huge hug. At IMS Engage 2013 it was the fight between two managers that caused the headlines. In 2014, it was the Diddy love-in.

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The International Music Summit hosted the second annual IMS Engage at W Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA this past Wednesday, April 16th. This is IMS Engage's second year taking place in Los Angeles and the International Music Summit has earned a reputation as the TED of music conferences.  IMS Engage consists of five un-moderated conversations pairing leaders from the worlds of finance, technology, music and media to address the growing influence of electronic music.

Pairings at the summit included: mogul P. Diddy, songwriter and musician Moby, house musician and Producer Steve Aoki, film director David Lynch, legendary DJ Pete Tong, Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder, DJ / Producer Guy Gerber, former CEO and co-founder of YouTube and founder of MixBit Chad Hurley, rising scoring star Junkie XL and world-renowned film music composer Hans Zimmer. Additional attendees included IMS Engage partner and co-founder Ben Turner and record producer and DJ Paul Oakenfold.

Pete Tong 'in conversation' with Giorgio Moroder

Record Producer Giorgio Moroder commented that being a DJ is now not what it was like 20 years ago. He touched on his work in the early 60's include his projects with Donna Summer and the acclaimed song "Love to Love You Baby." He commented that in order to get Summer to make the gyrating moans for the track he had to ask everyone in the studio to leave and record in the dark because she was nervous and reserved. He said that he likes to think that he was the inspiration for her performance in the song.

Moby 'in conversation' with David Lynch

Moby asked David Lynch a series of interesting non-musical questions, which included: "What's your favorite birthday meal?" and "Have you ever grown maggots successfully?" Through the various fun and self-described awkward questions we learn that David Lynch is a spiritual man who loves meditation and believes that people have many lives. The sunlight in Los Angeles makes Lynch happy and free and Paris is his favorite city. When the conversation turned to music, the audience learned that he wants to work on a blues album and loves Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Jimmy Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Ronettes and Neil Young. Although the majority of the conversation was about David Lynch, Moby was quite candid about his past drug use, homelessness and love of the show “Twin Peaks.”

Sean 'Diddy' Combs 'in conversation' with Guy Gerber

The Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Guy Gerber conversation was completely music focused. These two music pioneers have recently collaborated on a new album called 11:11. When an audience member asked about the release date, both joked and skirted around the subject suggesting it may come out in July. During the session we learn that Diddy is a huge fan of EDM and he joked about Avicii "doing it bigger than him" and that he's never tried having a ferris wheel at his concerts. He also believes that any underground genre keeps music alive. During the guest Q&A portion of the conversation, one fan stood up and expressed that Diddy was an inspiration in his life and really made an impact. It was a touching moment with Diddy coming off-stage and asking him for a hug. The heartfelt moment had the crowd cheering.

Hans Zimmer 'in conversation' with Junkie XL

In the final pairing of the evening, Hans and Junkie both discussed how important it is to incorporate many instruments in EDM including guitars, orchestras and pianos. Hans was concerned he was coming off too "geeky" during the conversation, discussing how open film music is becoming and the importance of orchestra and electronic music collaborations. The audience learned that the score to Black Hawk Down was finished and incorporated a few hours prior to the premiere and then changed shortly after.

Steve Aoki 'in conversation' with Chad Hurley

During the Steve Aoki and Chad Hurley conversation, the audience learned that Aoki is a fan of social media, saying that: "Twitter is a tool and Instagram is a destination." Chad Hurley was incredibly open about his business ventures mentioning that he sold YouTube to Google for 1.78 billion. He commented that music sharing and social media has really catapulted EDM and helped share musical messages worldwide.

Final Speaker Announcement

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT – IMS ENGAGE ANNOUNCES DJ STEVE AOKI ‘IN CONVERSATION’ WITH CO-FOUNDER AND FORMER YOUTUBE CEO CHAD HURLEY

Additional CONVERSATIONS Include:

DAVID LYNCH WITH MOBY

HANS ZIMMER WITH JUNKIE XL

PETE TONG WITH GIORGIO MORODER

SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS AND GUY GERBER

LOS ANGELES, CA, APRIL 14, 2014 – The International Music Summit (IMS) today announced the next installment of speaker announcements for the upcoming IMS Engage Summit, which will take place in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 16th at W Hollywood. This last two pairings includes esteemed DJ and producer Steve Aoki and one of the original co-founders of Youtube and MixBit, Chad Hurley.

This series of summits, presented by music legend and recently confirmed speaker, Pete Tong, is widely considered one of the most important music-related gatherings in the world. It began in Ibiza in 2008 and, since expanding to the United States, has only further gained momentum. Not only does it provide a ‘platform for labels, agents, managers and brands to debate, announce and explain new initiatives’ but it also captivates audiences in an engaging, interactive setting.

Steve Aoki is an esteemed, Grammy-nominated DJ and producer within the American electronic music industry. He founded Dim Mak records back in 1996, and since then has worked with notable fellow musicians like The Bloody Beetroots, Infected Mushroom, and Mystery Jets. As a prominent club promoter and DJ, his work has involved collaborations with the likes of Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang, LMFAO, will.i.am, and others in his most recent solo album, Wonderland. His reputation has also led to cameo appearances in the video games NBA 2K8 and NBA 2K9, as well as CW’s series Arrow. He will pair with Chad Hurley, who built his reputation as one of three original founders of the video sharing site Youtube, as well as MixBit. He served as CEO before selling the company to Google in 2006. Previous to this, he worked in eBay’s PayPal division, in which he designed the original PayPal logo. His achievements earned him the privilege of being recognized as #28 on Business 2.0’s “50 People Who Matter Now” list in 2006.

IMS strives to maintain its reputation as a forum for technological music collaboration. These last two pairings are the final two of six unmoderated conversations with leaders from various industries related to the rapidly expanding influence of electronic music. These notable speakers will engage in dialogue with participants and forge a platform for conversational dialogue. Of the four previous pairings, the speakers have included producer and DJ musician Moby with legendary film director David Lynch, world-renowned film music composer Hans Zimmer with rising scoring star Junkie XL, DJ and BBC Radio 1 broadcaster Pete Tong with Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder, and Israeli DJ and producer Guy Gerber with music icon and mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. Steve Aoki and Chad Hurley will join this reputable cast of peers to reinforce IMS’s proven ability to bring together the biggest musical talents and industry leaders for one grand event.

This partnership is yet another example of IMS’s evolution with the W brand’s burgeoning music programming.

This year's IMS Engage series has been expanded to include 350 delegates. Tickets start at $320 and are available via ticket link at: https://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ims-engage/delegate-badges

IMS ENGAGE ANNOUNCES GUY GERBER ‘IN COVERSATION’

WITH SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS

Exclusive Discussion Of Their Forthcoming ‘11 11’ Album Project

April 16 at W Hollywood

Additional CONVERSATIONS Include

DAVID LYNCH WITH MOBY

HANS ZIMMER WITH JUNKIE XL

PETE TONG WITH GIORGIO MORODER

IMS Engage next pairing is Israeli DJ/producer, Guy Gerber, and music icon and mogul, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, will join IMS Engage in conversation on April 16 at the W Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The pairing of Guy Gerber and Diddy is particularly timely, as the unlikely duo, are set to release the long-anticipated underground house and techno album project ‘11 11’ next month. IMS Engage will host their exclusive conversation and shed new light on the mysterious project that has had industry tongues wagging throughout its four years of development.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is no stranger to electronic music, indeed he was one of the first hip-hop artists to embrace dance music, and has been making annual pilgrimages to Ibiza’s DC10 and Miami’s WMC for over 10 years. He has recorded electronic records with dance icons like Felix da Housecat, DJ Hell and Erick Morillo and released the much venerated album, ‘Last Train To Paris’.

Diddy’s partnership with Guy Gerber on ‘11 11’ was conceived four years ago, it’s fitting that the pair have chosen now to release this ambitious and surprising project. A journey through underground dance music, ‘11 11’ is a bold artistic statement at at a time when electronic music is being derided for its simplicity and commercialism, even as it grows ever more popular.

Guy Gerber is one of dance music’s most singular talents. Born in Israel, his emotive take on house and techno propelled him onto the world stage. Last year his subversive Wisdom Of The Glove residency at Pacha became one of the talking points of the Ibiza season, and he has since added residencies at Story in Miami and Marquee in NYC. His label Supplement Facts continues to demand attention for its impeccably off-kilter take on electronic music, and his new label, Rumors, launched with a collaborative track between Gerber and Dixon, promises to be an exhilarating new creative outlet.

Gerber and Diddy will join a “who’s who” of the film and music communities at this years’ IMS Engage, including Moby, David Lynch, Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL and Giorgio Moroder. Past participants with IMS Engage have included hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, Ultra Music Founder Patrick Moxey, renowned music manager Troy Carter, the founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom and musicians Skillrex and Diplo.

This year's IMS Engage series has been expanded to include 350 delegates. Tickets start at $320 and are available via ticket link at: https://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ims-engage/delegate-badges

IMS also announces its continued partnership with W Hotels Worldwide, marking the second consecutive year that the trade- and consumer-based electronic music conference is being held at W Hollywood. W, a longtime supporter of emerging talent with an unrivaled passion for music, will also be an official partner of the seventh annual Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS) in late May. This partnership with IMS marks the latest evolution of the W brand’s robust music programming which, over the years, has included the appointment of the brand’s Global Musical Director, Michaelangelo L’Acqua in 2009 (an industry first); a DJ “boot camp” for emerging DJs called W Hotels & burn DJ Lab, the most recent of which took place at W Bangkok and W Koh Samui last summer; a live music series, W MUSIC (formerly Symmetry Live), which has included recent performances by Disclosure, Jessie Ware and Foxes; and a highly popular app which features hours of curated playlists. Pioneer are the lead partner in the event overall.

View this years preview and to see the action from IMS Engage 2013: Here

Book your stay at the W Hollywood with the IMS exclusive discount rates for all delegates here

Beatport Label Mixer & Welcome Party at IMS Engage

April 15, 6-8pm

W Hotel, Hollywood

Join Beatport & IMS Engage for a drink at The W Hollywood on the evening before the summit begins. Meet the team from Beatport, mingle with local labels and fellow IMS Engage delegates, and hear about Beatport and parent company SFX Entertainment initiatives. Complimentary wine & beer from 6-8pm in the lobby of the Great Room. Open to all IMS Engage delegates. Beatport labels get 50% off registration – simply email ims-label@beatport.com for more info.

Second Speaker Announcement

FAMED DJ PETE TONG ‘IN CONVERSATION’ WITH RECORD PRODUCER GIORGIO MORODER

Second announcement of speakers confirmed for the upcoming IMS Engage, taking place in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 16th at the W Hotel Hollywood. The newest pairing include – Giorgio Moroder with Pete Tong.

The series of summits began in Ibiza in 2008, and has since expanded to the United States. With the flourishing electronic music influence in today’s musical scene, IMS has built a reputation as an exemplary platform for “music technology collaboration and creation” where some of the biggest musical talents can come together for a monumental event.

IMS Engage consists of six unmoderated conversations that pair leaders from the finance, film, technology, music and media realms. In these discussions, participants have the opportunity to engage in dialogue on the flourishing electronic music industry. In addition to the confirmed speakers – producer and DJ musician Moby with legendary film director David Lynch, and world-renowned film music composer Hans Zimmer with rising scoring star Junkie XL, IMS is pleased to announce that the next pairing includes esteemed DJ and BBC Radio 1 broadcaster Pete Tong with illustrious Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder.

This pairing further reinforce IMS Engage’s mission to create a dialogue among authorities within the film and music industries .Pete Tong is a British DJ and music producer who is widely recognized as a global ambassador for electronic music after gaining a following from his Essential Selection BBC Radio 1 program. Since then he has evolved as a founder of the Electronic Department for William Morris, a consultant for Warner Music Group, IMS partner and recent recipient of an MBE – by the British monarchy. He will pair with Giorgio Moroder, whose career includes many accolades that range from producing Donna Summer’s defining disco record ‘I Feel Love’ to production on the Scarface soundtrack, and most recently a contribution to Daft Punk’s 2013 Random Access Memories album.

Pete Tong, Giorgio Moroder, along with Moby, David Lynch, Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL will join a “who’s who” of the film and music communities at this year’s IMS Engage. Past participants with IMS Engage have included hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, Ultra Music Founder Patrick Moxey, renowned music manager Troy Carter, the founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom and musicians Skrillex and Diplo.

This partnership with IMS marks the latest evolution of the W brand’s robust music programming which, over the years, has included the appointment of the brand’s Global Musical Director, Michaelangelo L’Acqua in 2009 (an industry first); a DJ “boot camp” for emerging DJs called W Hotels & burn DJ Lab, the most recent of which took place at W Bangkok and W Koh Samui last summer; a live music series, W Live (formerly Symmetry Live), which has included recent performances by Disclosure, Jessie Ware and Foxes; and a highly popular app which features hours of curated playlists. Pioneer are the lead partner in the event overall.

All confirmed IMS Engage speakers below, more to be announced!

This year's IMS Engage series has been expanded to include 350 delegates. Tickets start at $320 and are available via ticket link at: https://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ims-engage/delegate-badges

View this years preview and to see the action from IMS Engage 2013: Here

Book your stay at the W Hollywood with the IMS exclusive discount rates for all delegates here

Tickets: https://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ims-engage/delegate-badges

Following its successful debut last April, The International Music Summit's (IMS) Engage will return to Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 16th at the W Hotel Hollywood. Founded by Legendary DJ Pete Tong MBE and music executives Ben Turner and Danny Whittle amongst others, the International Music Summit has earned a reputation as the "TED of music conferences."

IMS Engage consists of six un-moderated conversations pairing leaders from the worlds of finance, technology, music and media to address the growing influence of electronic music. As part of the pairings the first confirmed speakers include songwriter and musician Moby with legendary film director David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive), and world-renowned film music composer Hans Zimmer (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 12 Years a Slave, The Dark Knight Rises, Man Of Steel and Inception) with rising scoring star Junkie XL. Additional IMS Engage pairings will be announced within the next coming weeks.

The pairings of Moby and David Lynch, along with Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL, validate IMS Engage's mission to create a dialogue among authorities within the film and music industries. All are leaders in their fields. Electronic musician Moby is considered one of the most important dance music figures of the early 90's, selling over 20 million albums worldwide. Moby will join American film director David Lynch in conversation at IMS Engage. Lynch is known for his surrealist films which include Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway. He has been described as "the most important director of his era" by The Guardian and has been labeled as the "first popular surrealist." Moby and Lynch have a strong history back to Twin Peaks – Moby sampled the music from the film in his defining production 'Go'. The pair have since remixed each other's work for Lynch's own music projects on Sunday Best Recordings.

Hans Zimmer has received three GRAMMY Awards, an American Music Award, a Tony Award, three Classical BRIT Awards, two Golden Globe awards and an Academy Award. He has composed music for over 100 films with highlights including The Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai and Inception. Zimmer will be paired in discussion with Junkie XL, the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling Dutch music producer, remixer and composer. The two recently collaborated on the score for the film The Dark Knight Rises and Junkie XL has gone on to score Divergent and 300: Rise of the Empire – both US Box Office Number One films in the last month. Junkie is arguably the most successful electronic music producer in film.

Moby, David Lynch, Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL will join a "who's who" of the film and music communities at this years' IMS Engage. Past participants with IMS Engage have included hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, Ultra Music Founder Patrick Moxey, renowned music manager Troy Carter, the founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom and musicians Skillrex and Diplo.

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Second Speaker Announcement

FAMED DJ PETE TONG ‘IN CONVERSATION’ WITH RECORD PRODUCER GIORGIO MORODER

STEVE ANGELLO ‘IN CONVERSATION’ WITH BEATS MUSIC CEO IAN ROGERS

Second round of speakers have been confirmed for IMS Engage, taking place in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 16th at the W Hotel Hollywood. The newest pairings include – Giorgio Moroder with Pete Tong and Steve Angello with Ian Rogers.

The series of summits began in Ibiza in 2008, and has since expanded to the United States. With the flourishing electronic music influence in today' musical scene, IMS has built a reputation as an exemplary platform for “music technology collaboration and creation” where some of the biggest musical talents can come together for a monumental event.

IMS Engage consists of six unmoderated conversations that pair leaders from the finance, film, technology, music and media realms. In these discussions, participants have the opportunity to engage in dialogue on the flourishing electronic music industry. In addition to the confirmed speakers – producer and DJ musician Moby with legendary film director David Lynch, and world-renowned film music composer Hans Zimmer with rising scoring star Junkie XL, IMS is pleased to announce that the next two pairings include esteemed DJ and BBC Radio 1 broadcaster Pete Tong with illustrious Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder, and revered DJ Steve Angello and much-respected industry veteran Ian Rogers.

These pairings further reinforce IMS Engage' mission to create a dialogue among authorities within the film and music industries. Pete Tong is a British DJ and music producer who is widely recognized as a global ambassador for electronic music after gaining a following from his Essential Selection BBC Radio 1 program. Since then he has evolved as a founder of the Electronic Department for William Morris, a consultant for Warner Music Group, IMS partner and recent recipient of an MBE – by the British monarchy. He will pair with Giorgio Moroder, whose career includes many accolades that range from producing Donna Summer' defining disco record ‘I Feel Love’ to production on the Scarface soundtrack, and most recently a contribution to Daft Punk' 2013 Random Access Memories album.

The other pairing of Steve Angello and Ian Rogers couples a renowned DJ with a powerhouse industry executive. Angello is a former member of Swedish House Mafia—one of the largest EDM groups in recent years. Individually, he is the owner and founder of his own record label, Size Records, in Stockholm, Sweden. He will be alongside Ian Rogers, whose career spawned from a musical tribute site to the Beastie Boys. Since then, he has emerged as a CEO for Topspin Media in conjunction with Beats by Dre, and spearheads endeavors to help artists interact directly with their fans and audiences. This direct-to-fan company boasts a client list that includes Eminem and Paul McCartney. He is widely respected in the US tech industry.

Pete Tong, Giorgio Moroder, Steve Angello, and Ian Rogers, along with Moby, David Lynch, Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL will join a “who's who” of the film and music communities at this year' IMS Engage. Past participants with IMS Engage have included hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, Ultra Music Founder Patrick Moxey, renowned music manager Troy Carter, the founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom and musicians Skrillex and Diplo.

This partnership with IMS marks the latest evolution of the W brand' robust music programming which, over the years, has included the appointment of the brand' Global Musical Director, Michaelangelo L'Acqua in 2009 (an industry first); a DJ “boot camp” for emerging DJs called W Hotels & burn DJ Lab, the most recent of which took place at W Bangkok and W Koh Samui last summer; a live music series, W Live (formerly Symmetry Live), which has included recent performances by Disclosure, Jessie Ware and Foxes; and a highly popular app which features hours of curated playlists. Pioneer are the lead partner in the event overall.

All confirmed IMS Engage speakers below, more to be announced!

This year's IMS Engage series has been expanded to include 350 delegates. Tickets start at $320 and are available via ticket link at: https://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ims-engage/delegate-badges

Book your stay at the W Hollywood with the IMS exclusive discount rates for all delegates here

Second Speaker Announcement

FAMED DJ PETE TONG ‘IN CONVERSATION’ WITH RECORD PRODUCER GIORGIO MORODER

STEVE ANGELLO ‘IN CONVERSATION’ WITH BEATS MUSIC CEO IAN ROGERS

Second round of speakers have been confirmed for IMS Engage, taking place in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 16th at the W Hotel Hollywood. The newest pairings include – Giorgio Moroder with Pete Tong and Steve Angello with Ian Rogers.

The series of summits began in Ibiza in 2008, and has since expanded to the United States. With the flourishing electronic music influence in today' musical scene, IMS has built a reputation as an exemplary platform for “music technology collaboration and creation” where some of the biggest musical talents can come together for a monumental event.

IMS Engage consists of six unmoderated conversations that pair leaders from the finance, film, technology, music and media realms. In these discussions, participants have the opportunity to engage in dialogue on the flourishing electronic music industry. In addition to the confirmed speakers – producer and DJ musician Moby with legendary film director David Lynch, and world-renowned film music composer Hans Zimmer with rising scoring star Junkie XL, IMS is pleased to announce that the next two pairings include esteemed DJ and BBC Radio 1 broadcaster Pete Tong with illustrious Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder, and revered DJ Steve Angello and much-respected industry veteran Ian Rogers.

These pairings further reinforce IMS Engage' mission to create a dialogue among authorities within the film and music industries. Pete Tong is a British DJ and music producer who is widely recognized as a global ambassador for electronic music after gaining a following from his Essential Selection BBC Radio 1 program. Since then he has evolved as a founder of the Electronic Department for William Morris, a consultant for Warner Music Group, IMS partner and recent recipient of an MBE – by the British monarchy. He will pair with Giorgio Moroder, whose career includes many accolades that range from producing Donna Summer' defining disco record ‘I Feel Love’ to production on the Scarface soundtrack, and most recently a contribution to Daft Punk' 2013 Random Access Memories album.

The other pairing of Steve Angello and Ian Rogers couples a renowned DJ with a powerhouse industry executive. Angello is a former member of Swedish House Mafia—one of the largest EDM groups in recent years. Individually, he is the owner and founder of his own record label, Size Records, in Stockholm, Sweden. He will be alongside Ian Rogers, whose career spawned from a musical tribute site to the Beastie Boys. Since then, he has emerged as a CEO for Topspin Media in conjunction with Beats by Dre, and spearheads endeavors to help artists interact directly with their fans and audiences. This direct-to-fan company boasts a client list that includes Eminem and Paul McCartney. He is widely respected in the US tech industry.

Pete Tong, Giorgio Moroder, Steve Angello, and Ian Rogers, along with Moby, David Lynch, Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL will join a “who's who” of the film and music communities at this year' IMS Engage. Past participants with IMS Engage have included hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, Ultra Music Founder Patrick Moxey, renowned music manager Troy Carter, the founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom and musicians Skrillex and Diplo.

This partnership with IMS marks the latest evolution of the W brand' robust music programming which, over the years, has included the appointment of the brand' Global Musical Director, Michaelangelo L'Acqua in 2009 (an industry first); a DJ “boot camp” for emerging DJs called W Hotels & burn DJ Lab, the most recent of which took place at W Bangkok and W Koh Samui last summer; a live music series, W Live (formerly Symmetry Live), which has included recent performances by Disclosure, Jessie Ware and Foxes; and a highly popular app which features hours of curated playlists. Pioneer are the lead partner in the event overall.

All confirmed IMS Engage speakers below, more to be announced!

This year's IMS Engage series has been expanded to include 350 delegates. Tickets start at $320 and are available via ticket link at: https://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ims-engage/delegate-badges

Book your stay at the W Hollywood with the IMS exclusive discount rates for all delegates here

The International Music Summit are proud to announce that fresh from winning four Grammy Awards last week, musical genius and man of the moment Mr Nile Rodgers is to receive the Legends Award at this year’s IMS Legends Dinner.

Nile will be presented with this prestigious award at The Legends Dinner which is to be held at the brand new Sessions restaurant based in IMS’s new home at the Hard Rock Hotel, Ibiza. The dinner will be attended by a wealth of the industries finest, plus friends of Nile, on Wednesday 21st May 2014.

Ben Turner, IMS partner, said: “Our love affair with Nile goes on and we are delighted he will be accepting our IMS Legends Award at the now annual industry dinner. This event is becoming a major event on the electronic calendar and in the year that Nile took the top Grammy Awards with Daft Punk, this just feels like an extension of the incredible momentum year he and electronic music is having.”.

“International Music Summit has unofficially committed to bringing Nile to IMS every single year going forward as he brings energy, vision, history, humour and love to the Summit setting. ” IMS has been instrumental in helping to launch Nile back into the electronic music world, and 2014 will mark his third appearance at the event. In 2012, Nile hinted exclusively that he would be working with Daft Punk a year before ‘Get Lucky’ was released. Annually two artists are commissioned to produce and remix the IMS anthem. Last year Nile and Eats Everything were given the opportunity; and they created ‘Do You Wanna Do’ which became an instant hit. To listen to the track please click here http://bit.ly/1fWwAcw

Now in its seventh year, the summit, which has earned a reputation as ‘the TED of music conferences’, will bring together the genre’s most important and influential decision makers. Leading thinkers, futurists, trailblazers, artists, global brands and technology pioneers will debate, announce and explain new initiatives and strategies.

International Music Summit has grown from an intimate gathering of leaders of the musical genre to a major Ibiza weekend of talks and performances incorporating the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dalt Vila where the Grand Finale is held with legendary acts performing. The conference is now held in high regard and is a not to be missed forum for music collaboration and creation where the biggest minds in music come together to create and share new ideas. Previous recipients of the IMS Award include Pete Tong, Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim (2012).

Dinner includes a 3 course meal with beer, wine and soft drink included. Secure your seat now, they wont last long!

FILM AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC TAKES CENTER STAGE

FIRST TWO PAIRINGS REVEALED!

DAVID LYNCH ‘IN CONVERSATION’ WITH MOBY

HANS ZIMMER ‘IN CONVERSATION’ WITH JUNKIE XL

Following its successful debut last April, The International Music Summit's (IMS) Engage will return to Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 16th at the W Hotel Hollywood. Founded by Legendary DJ Pete Tong MBE and music executives Ben Turner and Danny Whittle amongst others, the International Music Summit has earned a reputation as the “TED of music conferences.” IMS Engage consists of six un-moderated conversations pairing leaders from the worlds of finance, technology, music and media to address the growing influence of electronic music. As part of the pairings the first confirmed speakers include songwriter and musician Moby with legendary film director David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive), and world-renowned film music composer Hans Zimmer (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 12 Years a Slave, The Dark Knight Rises, Man Of Steel and Inception) with rising scoring star Junkie XL. Additional IMS Engage pairings will be announced within the next coming weeks.

The pairings of Moby and David Lynch, along with Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL, validate IMS Engage's mission to create a dialogue among authorities within the film and music industries. All are leaders in their fields. Electronic musician Moby is considered one of the most important dance music figures of the early 90's, selling over 20 million albums worldwide. Moby will join American film director David Lynch in conversation at IMS Engage. Lynch is known for his surrealist films which include Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway. He has been described as “the most important director of his era” by The Guardian and has been labeled as the “first popular surrealist.” Moby and Lynch have a strong history back to Twin Peaks – Moby sampled the music from the film in his defining production ‘Go’. The pair have since remixed each other's work for Lynch's own music projects on Sunday Best Recordings.

Hans Zimmer has received three GRAMMY Awards, an American Music Award, a Tony Award, three Classical BRIT Awards, two Golden Globe awards and an Academy Award. He has composed music for over 100 films with highlights including The Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai and Inception. Zimmer will be paired in discussion with Junkie XL, the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling Dutch music producer, remixer and composer. The two recently collaborated on the score for the film The Dark Knight Rises and Junkie XL has gone on to score Divergent and 300: Rise of the Empire – both US Box Office Number One films in the last month. Junkie is arguably the most successful electronic music producer in film.

Moby, David Lynch, Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL will join a “who's who” of the film and music communities at this years' IMS Engage. Past participants with IMS Engage have included hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, Ultra Music Founder Patrick Moxey, renowned music manager Troy Carter, the founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom and musicians Skillrex and Diplo.

This year's IMS Engage series has been expanded to include 350 delegates. Tickets start at $320 and are available via ticket link at: https://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ims-engage/delegate-badges

Book your stay at the W Hollywood with the IMS exclusive discount rates for all delegates here

IMS DALT VILA 2014
LINE UP ANNOUNCED
In Association with Founding Sponsor:

22nd MAY – STEVE ANGELLO / PETE TONG / ANNIE MAC / PRETTY LIGHTS (LIVE) AND MANU GONZALEZ

23rd MAY – JAMIE JONES / SETH TROXLER / EATS EVERYTHING / GEORGE FITZGERALD / BOB MOSES (LIVE) / ANABEL ENGLUND (LIVE) AND MARINO CANAL

On the 22nd and 23rd May, the International Music Summit’s Grand Finale Festival will return to its home of iconic UNESCO World Heritage site Dalt Vila – bringing a summary of all that’s good in modern electronic music today. Boasting an unparalleled setting in the heart of Ibiza Town, thousands of music lovers will climb their way to the top of Dalt Vila to witness some of the best electronic music in the world.

IMS is also proud to announce that Corona will be headline sponsor of this year’s summit. Corona have a strong history around the genre of electronic music, and a series of 2014 activity will be announced with this partnership. Corona join founding sponsor Pioneer, and long-time sponsor W Hotels.

Steve Angello will be headlining Thursday night’s festivities. Since the official end of the Swedish House Mafia in 2012, Steve has gone on to solidify his solo career and make a huge mark on the electronic music scene.

Pete Tong himself will again return to Dalt Vila. Recently awarded an MBE, the BBC Radio 1 and Ibiza stalwart, continually pleases the crowds with his forward-thinking sets.

First woman in dance music and fellow BBC Radio 1 host, Annie Mac will be joining proceedings as will Pretty Lights who will be dazzling guests with a superb live performance – one of their most significant in Europe after taking America by storm in the last few years. They will all be supported by Manu Gonzalez the first Ibicenco to play up at the iconic Dalt Vila.

Fridays for the IMS Grand Finale festival continues on a more underground tip – with Jamie Jones at the helm. His Paradise residency at DC10 goes from strength-to-strength, this year entering its third summer. Welcoming Loco Dice back to DC10 and credited with a deep house revival, Paradise was the benchmark for a successful change in the Ibiza landscape, a testament to Jamie’s hard work and knack for pushing the envelope musically.

2013 saw Seth Troxler named Mixmag’s DJ of the Year alongside his 2012 RA DJ of the year award. Joining Jamie and Seth at Dalt Vila are two emerging producers, a future star and a standout performer of Ibiza 2013. Eats Everything has managed to make himself a central force across a number of genres – quite rate in today’s scene. From sets at Cocoon and ENTER., to Defected and Ushuaia, he knows what to do in any surrounding. Eats is also the remixer of the 2013 IMS Anthem with Nile Rodgers.
Rising to prominence off the back of his party Man Make Music and its associated label, George Fitzgerald has been gaining momentum for some time now. Winning over dancefloors with tracks such as garage swinger ‘Child’ and ‘I Can Tell (By The Way You Move)’ his carefully blended style of deep house, techno & US garage has won him plaudits along the way to being one of the UK’s rising producers! With an album set for release later this year, George FitzGerald is in for an even bigger 2014.

Making their Ibiza debut is Bob Moses. The DJ duo attended the same school but it wasn’t until they bumped into each other in New York that they teamed up to become Bob Moses. Together Howie & Vallance have created a unique, eclectic sound that is perfect for the setting of Dalt Vila. It was their performance at Burning Man in 2013 which resulted in a huge amount of global influence in their work. Anabel Englund will also perform live, the famed singer from Hot Natured and Pleasure State with hit records “Electricty” and “Reverse Skydiving”.

Completing the line-up is Marino Canal. Marino is a DJ who gives us a glimpse into the future. Having made his Ibiza debut at an IMS after-party, his talent was spotted by Fabric London founder Keith Reilly. Marino made his debut at the iconic London club in December alongside Guti & Laura Jones as well as performing at the Sankeys closing party marathon back in October!

The International Music Summit has become a must-attend event for all electronic music lovers around the world. The three-day summit has hosted some of the very best parties and line-ups the island has ever seen and in 2014 it is no different. In 2012, IMS welcomed Loco Dice and Carl Cox to the Grande finale. Sven Väth topped the bill last year, with two of the island’s hottest properties Maya Jane Coles and Solomun providing a truly unique experience for those who were there.

In the seven years since the IMS was born, the summit has become the principal forum for those in the business of electronica to understand and shape the future of their genre – whilst the weekender that surrounds it has showcased some of the most memorable names in rare and unique performances. The IMS now plays host to the pivotal weekender in your summer dance music diary, with two events at the Dalt Vila and many other special events happening on the island. Tickets are now available to the public.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT
CORONA ADDED AS HEADLINE SPONSOR
FIRST SPEAKERS REVEALED
BEATPORT LABEL DISCOUNT ANNOUNCED
Ten Icons, Ten Topics, Ten Artists and Ten Reasons to Attend

The Ibiza International Music Summit

In Association with Founding Sponsor:

Ibiza International Music Summit May 21 – 23, 2014

Back for its seventh year, the International Music Summit returns to Ibiza for 2014 at the new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza with a speaker line-up assembled of influences and thought leaders from every aspect of the electronic music industry including artists, labels, executives, managers, agents and much more.

The electronic music and technology-driven summit, which has earned a reputation as ‘the TED of music conferences’, will bring together the genre’s most important and influential decision makers. This year’s theme is ‘Filtering the Future’ and will focus on the curatorial opportunities for the genre – in a world of overload, how do things manage to cut through? The event is hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong MBE.

IMS is also proud to announce that Corona will be headline sponsor of this year’s summit. Corona have a strong history around the genre of electronic music, and a series of 2014 activity will be announced with this partnership.

Corona join founding sponsor Pioneer, and long-time sponsor W Hotels.

2013 saw IMS continue to go from strength to strength, selling out with over 500 delegates in attendance. Last year’s summit featured exclusive interviews with Fatboy Slim, Sven Väth, Nile Rodgers, Idris Elba, Paul Van Dyk, legendary blogger Bob Lefsetz and many more. The line up for 2014 promises to excel!

In addition, IMS has partnered up with digital retailer / platform Beatport, for a special industry delegate badge aimed at independent record labels. IMS and Beatport are offering a 50% discount for labels for the first badge, in a move to support the label sector which IMS states is at the heart of the eco-system of the electronic world. Labels wanting to take up the discount should contact promo@internationalmusicsummit.com.

IMS partner Ben Turner states: “The record labels are the lifeblood of our entire genre. IMS has not done enough to focus on the challenges facing the recorded industry which continue to A&R our scene forward. IMS is keen to encourage and support labels from all over the world to experience the IMS platform and also to start the summer with their peers in the magical setting of Ibiza. We feel the label community will appreciate this opportunity suggested by IMS and made possible with Beatport.”

International Music Summit has grown from an intimate gathering of thought leaders of the musical genre to a major opening Ibiza weekend of talks and performances incorporating the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dalt Vila where the Grand Finale is held with legendary acts performing. The summit is now held in high regard and is a not to be missed forum for music collaboration and creation where the biggest minds in music come together to create and share new ideas.

IMS has partnered up with digital retailer / platform Beatport, for a special industry delegate badge aimed at independent record labels. IMS and Beatport are offering a 50% discount for labels for the first badge, in a move to support the label sector which IMS states is at the heart of the eco-system of the electronic world. Labels wanting to take up the discount should contact promo@internationalmusicsummit.com.

IMS partner Ben Turner states: “The record labels are the lifeblood of our entire genre. IMS has not done enough to focus on the challenges facing the recorded industry which continue to A&R our scene forward. IMS is keen to encourage and support labels from all over the world to experience the IMS platform and also to start the summer with their peers in the magical setting of Ibiza. We feel the label community will appreciate this opportunity suggested by IMS and made possible with Beatport.”

"Throughout its 10-year history, Beatport has made investing in label relationships a top priority. IMS provides a unique opportunity to gather these key partners inside one of the legendary capitals of dance music to discuss the trends we’re seeing in the market, share strategies for increasing sales and exposure on Beatport, and take feedback during one-on-one face time with Beatport’s executive team. All this while taking advantage of IMS’ well-curated panels, networking opportunities, and fabulous beaches in one easy-to-access location." Terry Weerasinghe, VP Music Services.

IMS 2014 – Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

International Music Summit, one of the world’s most important and influential music industry gatherings, is moving to a new home for its seventh annual conference and taking electronic music delegates and industry executives to Ibiza’s hotly anticipated newcomer, the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza.

The summit, which has earned a reputation as ‘the TED of music conferences’, will bring together the genre’s most important and influential decision makers. Leading thinkers, futurists, trailblazers, artists, global brands and technology pioneers will debate, announce and explain new initiatives and strategies.

Alongside the deep thinking seminars, the most creative minds in music will unveil new music, strategies, apps and even create the summit’s own anthem while some of the newest breakthrough artists will be showcased. The event will also host the IMS Legends Dinner, in honour of a leading artist who has shaped the genre continually.

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza in Playa D’en Bossa, which opens on 18th May 2014, will have the IMS as its first major event, and is a natural progression for the summit as its international reputation grows.

Delegates, artists, speakers and press will have use of a five-star hotel with state of the art facilities, more options to explore and use the surround dings of Playa D’en Bossa – the new music hub of Ibiza that is growing in significance by the year and has been called the ‘South Beach of Ibiza’, in reference to the busy party region in Miami, Florida. The multi-faceted hotel also creates more networking opportunities for delegates, which is key for the growth and expansion of the conference.

IMS partner Ben Turner states: “IMS was created so people can debate and be inspired about the future of a technology-driven genre of music, so inevitably our host venue needs to move with the times also.”

“This is a major opportunity for us to create a new home as we expand with the genre and with the ambitions of our delegates. We are impressed with the work of the Hard Rock group and feel we are in good hands. The irony of the history and name of the hotel is not lost on us – this is a true reflection of how our music is seeping into mainstream culture worldwide and continuing to break down barriers of entry.”

Corporate Director of sales and marketing at Palladium Hotel Group, behind Hard Rock Hotel, Juan Jose Calvo says: “We are delighted that the International Music Summit Ibiza has decided to celebrate its annual event at the new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza.”

“With music being one of the most important aspects of our new hotel, there is a natural compatibility between IMS and Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza.”

The new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will comprise of two buildings joined by a completely re-modelled lobby and a multifunctional space that will include a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Staying true to its musical heritage, the hotel will also feature live music performances by internationally renowned groups, complementing the Ibiza scene, a place of pilgrimage for international artists.

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will feature 493 rooms combining the island’s Mediterranean flavour with the philosophy of the popular Hard Rock brand, as well as 235 suites and spacious facilities, such as the Rock Spa, Body Rock workout facility, 8,600 square feet of meeting space, iconic music memorabilia and world famous Rock Shop featuring Hard Rock’s iconic merchandise. Reduced IMS rates also apply for Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel and Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa. The hotels range in price to accommodate all delegates.

International Music Summit has grown from an intimate gathering of leaders of the musical genre to a major opening Ibiza weekend of talks and performances incorporating the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dalt Vila where the Grand Finale is held with legendary acts performing. The conference is now held in high regard and is a not to be missed forum for music collaboration and creation where the biggest minds in music come together to create and share new ideas.

2013 saw the launch of the inaugural IMS Engage LA, held at W Hotel, West Hollywood. The sell-out success created a hot spot for brands to connect with the growing EDM industry in LA, from Google to Nokia to Coca Cola.

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

IMS Engage LA returns to W Hotel West Hollywood on April 16th.

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  • "Don't trust artists, it's their nature to kill you one day. I'm not really nice or friendly, but you can count on me."

Patrick Moxey President of Electronic Music Worldwide at Sony and Owner of Ultra Records appropriately took to the stage to provide his take on the current state of electronic music with a Keynote Address to the IMS delegation.

  • "There is no bubble to burst, because everything you see is organic."

Shifting the focus to a key area in the worldwide rise of electronic music, Oliver Luckett of The Audience began this panel by demonstrating how the landscape has changed for musicians and social media; how the desire of fans to engage direct with musicians in an interactive way is leading the conversation.

Points Discussed:

  • Carter Laren of Mox.tv emphasized Oliver's notion further through a note about his company's core audience. "There is a whole world of people who will never step into a club, but who still love this music."
  • Spotify's Mark Williamson. "22 of the top 100 tracks on Spotify fall under electronic dance music," he said. This stat alone demonstrates not only the rise of electronic music through a massive platform like Spotify, but also the listening habits among the genre's fans.
  • Seth Goldstein of DJ-Z also shared a few observations through the building of his platform. "People want less choice, not more," he said. This point holds true when examining new platforms like Songza who offer users hand-guided and contextually tailored content.
  • Increase of mobile apps that are enhancing the user experience for visiting events, listening to music and the social media interaction that delivers it in the palm of their hands. Round table discussion about which companies to look out for in the future.

A sold out IMS & AMP show featuring Disclosure (Live), Annie Mac, Jessie Ware, Julio Bashmore in the world heritage UNESCO site that is Dalt Vila took place on the 3rd of September 2013.

Check out all the action featuring special drone footage with 360 degree views of Dalt Vila.

Editing and filming by Piers Dupoy @ibizafilmcrew

Save The Date: IMS Engage Returns To Los Angeles April 16

Following its hugely successful debut last April, IMS Engage returns to Los Angeles on April 16 in partnership with W Hotels Worldwide.

At its inaugural event IMS Engage hosted over 250 delegates from across the world, who came to see six unmoderated conversations that paired thought leaders from the financial, technology, music and media industries, to address the growing influence and prominence of electronic music in America and the globe.

At its inaugural event IMS Engage hosted over 250 delegates from across the world, who came to see six unmoderated conversations that paired thought leaders from the financial, technology, music and media industries, to address the

Just two weeks ago the New York Times ran an article headlined “Drug Deaths Threaten Rising Business of Electronic Music Fests”, the stakes for EDM are higher than ever, and the forthcoming I.P.O. from SFX, only heightens the industry’s visibility. These are heady times for dance music, which means the goal of IMS Engage, providing a forum where the industry’s issues can be debated intelligently, is more crucial than ever.

growing influence and prominence of electronic music in America and the globe.

Seeking to engage a broader dialogue between EDM and other industries, IMS Engage 2013 was opened by an introduction from Billboard’s editorial director and self-confessed ‘ex-raver’, Bill Werde, and followed by pairings that included:

Skrillex and Summit Series Founder Jeff Rosenthal

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Diplo and Instagram founder Kevin Systrom

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Beatport CEO Matthew Addell and futurist philosopher and author, Jaron Lanier

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Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter and Swedish House Mafia’s manager Amy Thomson

Ultra Music founder Patrick Moxey and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons

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SFX’s Shelly Finkel and Pete Tong

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“The EDM industry in America continues to expand,”

says IMS Partners Ben Turner and Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 & I Heart Radio DJ), who recently re-located to Los Angeles. “After the success and feedback we received from the debut IMS Engage event it was an easy decision to return to LA and we’re thrilled to deliver another exciting program in 2014. At a time when more and more opportunities are present in dance music, and the industry is subject to ever more scrutiny and external interest, a forum like this that allows us to engage with and learn from people outside the EDM world seems vital.”

Media coverage of IMS Engage included outlets as diverse as Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter and the LA Times.

Over seven years in Ibiza IMS has earned a reputation as the “the TED of music conferences”, featuring conversations and interviews with luminaries such as Hollywood director David Lynch, musical pioneers Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers, tech innovators from Twitter, Soundcloud, Google, Disney and Electronic Arts, plus DJs including David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Luciano, Sasha, Richie Hawtin, Danny Tenaglia and more. In 2013 IMS hosted its seventh sold out event in Ibiza, and launched its first US event, IMS Engage.

IMS Engage 2014 Delegate Badge Prices:

Early Bird Delegate Badge 23/9/2013- 23/12/2013: $260

Delegate Badge 24/12/2013-25/3/2014: $320

Late Delegate Badge 26/3/2014 till sold out $400

*Sale dates subject to demand, year one was sold out, IMS advises not to wait as there is a limited capacity of 350 delegates.

SFX Head of Acquisition Shelly Finkel engaged with Duncan Stutterheim owner of ID&T (Sensation, Tomorrowland) a company that SFX recently purchased a 70% share in as apart of SFX's planned 1 billion dollar spend in electronic dance music.


Key Points Discussed:

  • Shelly articulated that SFX doesn't look at dance music as EDM, but rather as "EMC – electronic music culture, because it really is all about culture now."
  • Finkel also warned that DJs should not be charging what they're getting paid in Vegas everywhere else. "Vegas has huge income streams of hotels, casinos, and food/beverage that others simply can't match."
  • Both Finkel and Stutterheim remained steadfast in their pursuit to keep electronic music healthy and growing, and that entry from larger entities is not a "bad" thing, but merely a natural evolution in the growing popularity in a worldwide cultural phenomenon.
  • Duncan gave an insight to how it is working with SFX "At first, this was all very weird to me, but the longer I work with Shelly, the more I can see that the I am in a position to help make it grow and I want to do what I can."

In a highly anticipated conversation about the "invasion" of American entities into dance music culture, emotions ran high as many on the panel felt that indeed dance music is at risk by the mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations occurring in North America.

Key Points Discussed:

  • "We've been making money with my artists and booking them everywhere, and suddenly in the last five years, there's been a lot more interest in owning that music [in America]" said Maria May (CAA).
  • "The new style of business is more about winning than it is caring." When asked why America has "suddenly" embraced dance music, David Waxman (Ultra Records) pointed out something that many people often over look. "Electronic music has been going on in the United States, but the difference now is the power of the Internet" he said, mentioning also the generational waves that seem to occur with the genre in the United States.
  • "It's not the money, it's the money. Shelly Finkel (SFX) quotes legendary promoter Bill Graham on artists' willingness to accept huge payouts and contra how Shelly's desire is to elevate the genre not exploit it.
  • The term "EDM" "The people calling it 'EDM' now are likely the same people calling it 'techno' ten years ago," David Waxman (Ultra Records) said. "EDM will come and go, but dance music will always stay."
  • Ash Pournouri (At Night Management) manager of Avicii weighed in the debate on underground artist and commercial artist choosing either or and America playing a major part in their decision due to the massive financial gains of going commercial

Renowned U.K. turntablist DJ Yoda shared some mixing and performing secrets to IMS attendees, a rare an tell all interview!


From hip-hop beginnings, DJ Yoda has evolved in the past ten years, using his turntable skills and diverse influences as varied as Funk, B-more, Kuduro, Reggae, Drum 'n' Bass and even Big Band Swing and Country & Western to make unashamed party music. He can be found cutting the Indiana Jones theme with woofer-worrying Dubstep or The Muppet Theme with MIA. His shows are peppered with Film, TV and YouTube samples and visuals that lift his sets to new and stratospheric heights.

A review in the words of www.Ibiza-Spotlight.com

Day 1

As the evening took over, the IMS focus shifted up to the old town of Dalt Vila, where the first Grand Finale party was already underway up on the battlements. Hot Since 82 took us into twilight, dropping deep house bombs like his own remix of Yousef’s ‘Beg’ and Chaim’s ‘En Milim.’Pete Tong was his usual masterful self, delivering a chunky set which opened with Let’s Jack Vs. Gez Uri (Eats Everything Rebeef), later smoothed out into Justin Martin’s remix of Rachel Row’s ‘Follow the Step’ and eventually slammed out Nile Rodger’s IMS anthem – as fresh as it gets. Man of the moment Fatboy Slim closed out the night with a face-smashing set of degenerate and dirty electro, seasoned throughout with his much loved classics and closed with the incomparable Donna Summers.

There just isn’t any location like Dalt Vila, and one of the coolest things about this gig was the diversity of the crowd, from babies on shoulders in protective earmuffs to antique Ibicencos and everyone in between, dance music was doing what it does best and bringing people together.

Day 2

The grand finale party up at Dalt Vila was the celebration for a few days of good work, patiently sitting through panels and using your head to actually think about things for like three whole days – something I haven’t done since that really complex Lego technics set I got for Christmas in 1996. If you’ve read the review from Day 2 of the IMS, you’ll appreciate how cool the venue is. The views are ridiculous. Look one way and you’ll find some older gentleman with his wife absolutely having it, look the other and you have a view over the entire Ibiza Town marina, right up to Amnesia. To best appreciate the view though, take a quick wander up to the top of the old town by the church, and as the sun sets you have one of those ‘Ibiza moments.’ 

The lineup from the Grand Finale was clearly more underground than the previous nights. Scuba, Tensnake, Maya Jane Coles, Solomun and Sven Vath completed what you might consider to be a lineup worthy of the tag – ‘epic.’ Everything built up over the course of the night, being taken down in tempo only for the time Solomun was on the decks. His 80s fueled selection of grooves ensured the typical dance was change from the techno-two-stomp to slightly camp and smily bouncing around style. Sven was the absolute master though, forcing me to put the camera away, fight my way to the front, and bounce around like a mad man. ‘Pig & Dan’s ‘Savage’ and ‘Jellied Eels’ by Marco Effe were stand out tracks from the set, but really only a small insight into what was the best end to an IMS I’ve  experienced yet.

IMS welcomed back Nile Rodgers to continue where he left off in 2012, the IMS delegation was left at the edge of their seats as he continued the story of his amazing career. One year on, his profile and touring schedule has exploded with his collaboration on Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' – reaching number one in more than 50 countries – plus a show-stealing performance at Glastonbury complete with IMS partner Ben Turner dancing on stage behind him!

Pete Tong asked the questions and Nile delivered.

Highlights:

  • Sharing details of his collaboration with Daft Punk – even playing an improvised rendition of his guitar part live for attendees!
  • Family life, a hippy upbringing, addiction to drugs by his parents which made Nile always think his life would be Rock'n'Roll.
  • Finding out he had cancer: "I started to think well I should just out run this bad boy, so I started working at a pace that's even staggering for me". "I didn't want to die sick or die dying". He then went on to explain he is giving everything he has to making music and shares his daily grind through his blog which has served as an inspiration to keep him going and to inspire people with cancer.
  • "The brilliance is never in the writing, it's in the rewriting," Rodgers said. "I try to have the most fun as possible when making records, because you never know if it is going to sell!"
  • Rodgers also talked about some of his favourite collaborators over the years, perhaps most surprisingly mentioning Avicii as among his most memorable. "Avicii is one of my favourite song-writing partners I've had in a long time. I have so much respect for him," he said. "You should see this guy work – it's inspiring."
  • Rodgers then went on to discuss how he ends up collaborating on projects, sharing a more personal approach to business. "Very few people call me to do records. We meet by hanging out, and we end up doing records together. That's how Bowie and I ended up working together. He was sipping on orange juice and I was getting drunk!"

IMS was graced with the presence of legendary French composer and performer Jean Michel Jarre for a keynote interview with IMS partner Ben Turner. JMJ is a pioneer in innovation with music, visuals and art which explains his Guinness World Records for the largest outdoor concerts, including playing to 3.5 million, in Moscow. At IMS 2013, he was confirmed as a Ambassador along with Nile Rodgers for the Association for Electronic Music, before taking to the chair for a one-on-one Keynote Interview.

Key Points Discussed:

  • "Electronic music isn't just a 'genre' – it's a new way of composing and writing music altogether," he said.
  • Jarre expressed previous frustration by people who dismiss electronic music as not "real" music because of the lack of acoustic instrumentation. "Any art form is not dependent on just the instruments you use, but the ideas and emotions that come from it. It's not the tools – it's the content. The music itself is like 3D without the glasses. It's not the music that's electronic, it's the instruments."
  • Jarre then drove deeper into how electronic music differs itself from the rest by comparing it to another type of performance-based art form. "Electronic music is close to the circus concept. Every day and every night, it's something different."
  • On todays DJs spending big on their lighting and production to accompany their music he stated: "Visuals are not just the background. It has to be considered on the same level [of art] as the music itself."
  • Electronic music in general: "As popular as electronic music is, it still has that underground kind of flavor – sort of like jazz."

IMS had the pleasure of inviting Marc Geiger head of William Morris Endeavor’s music division with a client roster that boasts 1,000 + acts booked by 98 music agents in Beverly Hills, California, Nashville, New York, Miami, and London to give a Keynote Address on the state of electronic music. A career so respected and pioneering saw him voted 9th in the Billboard “Power 100” in 2012.

Key topics addressed:

  • The Industry mustn’t fall victim like so many others and wait till it’s too late to adapt to a changing environment. "EDM is big money, and with big money comes the responsibility to grow up,"
  • Speaking to the worldwide popularity of dance music culture and the Underground- “The era of the underground is kind of over,” he said. “It’s become too popular and when everybody knows about it, it isn’t underground anymore.” These words brought many surprised looks to the faces of attendees and sparked a heated discussion on Twitter.
  • Speaking to the growth of worldwide festivals, "You're seeing the cultural plotting of electronic music all over the world now. The 'boom boom' is just the beginning."
  • Frustration at the lack of organization and curation in the genre "This is a conformist discussion. As an industry, we need to clean up our metadata and package things in ways that are digestible,” he said. “We need more filters – there's too much of a mess out there." Referring to Beatport and Pete Tong being good filters and giving a direction for the punter to select their music
  • Djs needing to be the full package “"DJs started out as the everyman, but they're not anymore – they're stars. We need more stars; interest goes up as a result."

Daft Punk Collaborator Nile Rodgers creates IMS Anthem for Charity

With his latest collaboration single by Daft Punk, ‘Get Lucky’ reaching No.1 in over 50 countries around the globe, it was a huge honour for the International Music Summit (IMS), when Nile Rodgers agreed to create the IMS Anthem, which was then to be remixed by Eats Everything. After a hugely successful summit, it was agreed live by Nile Rodgers that the single would be put up for charity auction for licensing rights.

As inspirational gentlemen go, Chic guitarist and maven producer Nile Rodgers is right up there at the top. A fixture on the airwaves globally since the 70’s, whether it be rocking glorious lead guitar, producing music icons from Duran Duran to David Bowie or the many movie and game scores he has been involved in, there is barely a person among us who has not been touched by his music.

While Nile has spent the past two years blogging very candidly about his experience with cancer, he has continued to thrive musically, touching the world with his exceptional talent with more vitality and creativity than ever. Hot off the heels of a number one collaboration with Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is the name on everybody’s lips right now. Who better then to take on the 2013 IMS anthem?

One of the most unique elements to the International Music Summit, every year two artists are commissioned to produce and remix the IMS Anthem. In past editions of the summit the honour has fallen on artists including Sasha, Sister Bliss and Cassius, whose track was sampled on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s 2011 collaboration album ‘Watch the Throne’. This year, West Country wonderboy Eats Everything joins Nile as the remix artist for the anthem.

IMS co founder and partner Ben Turner jumped at the opportunity to have the two on board:

“Nile said he had found an old unreleased classic so we started here but very quickly he wanted to create something brand new with IMS in mind. Eats Everything is one of our favourite artists of the moment, so its become a dream collaboration. The timing is incredible with Daft Punk being number one in almost every country in the world.”

On day two of the summit in the lush surroundings of the Ibiza Gran Hotel, Nile and Eats joined the IMS Anthem presentation hosted by Point Blank Music School to demonstrate their IMS creations. So well received were the results that immediately the delegation were demanding to know how to pick the track up. IMS partner Ben Turner was summoned to the conference room at the end of the panel and agreed with Nile and Eats that they would take bids from the floor for Nile’s cancer charity. However, as bids for the rights reached £5,000 it was decided at that point to auction off the license for the track in a bid to raise as much money as possible for charity.

Hear the anthem here: https://soundcloud.com/internationalmusicsummit/nile-rodgers-ims-anthem-2013-1

Industry labels or brokers who wish to sign the IMS Anthem 2013 need to send all sealed bids to an independent lawyer. Both managers of Nile and Eats Everything will be consulted on the final decision process.  All bids to begin at £5,000 minimum.

To make a sealed bid for the IMS Anthem, please email your company name, company number, country of origin and an offer covering advance, length of term, worldwide basis only, and all the usual elements to Leigh Head at Sherrards Solicitors (contact: lbh@sherrards.com). 

Changing Face Of Ibiza was moderated by Resident Advisor and featured David Vincent (Sankeys), Steve Hulme (Pacha), Guy Gerber, Mark Netto (IBZ Entertainment), Shane Murray (Ibiza Rocks) and Yann Pissenem (Ushuaia). This panel always results in much post event discussion, more so this year than ever, with Bob Lefsetz commenting twice on the content of it in his speech and his blogs.
 
Key Points Discussed:
 
·      "Change isn't always embraced on an island," said Mark Netto on new venture Bomba and the problems faced with being a new venue. “The key to longevity of the clubs is co-operation.”
·      David Vincent of Sankeys had some words for people clinging on to the underground. "It's not 'underground' if you are promoting and putting posters all over the place."
·      Yann Pissenem on a possible Ushuaia amusement park and his views on the old guard denouncing each other when new projects get put forward.
·      Steve Hulme on Pacha’s new musical direction as the club goes into their 40th year, Guy Gerber being a major part of that with his “Wisdom Of The Glove” concept
·      Shane Murray of Ibiza Rocks noted that their expertise in live events has morphed their season line up to “look like a broad festival." Offering another option for the punters.

Trance don and pioneering Berlin DJ Paul Van Dyk's first appearance at IMS was a sit-down for a Keynote interview with Midem moderator Gary Smith. A big advocate of social responsibility and making the world green, the IMS delegation got an insight to the mind and workings of an increasingly political PVD. This talk preceded a further chat about social responsibility in electronic music.

Key Topics discussed:
•Growing up in East Germany and its communist ways. Travelling allowed him to witness that democracy is the only way and everyone should have a voice.
•His first trip to India and how it brought tears to his eyes. The poverty spurred on his involvement with Akanksha Foundation in India
•Going green, and how his touring team is trying to cut their emissions on the road
•His frustration with the monotony in dance music lately. "There is no artist identity to be seen anymore. If you're in front of the stage for five hours, you're hearing all the same things."
•His new album 'Politics of Dancing Vol 3' – a collaboration album which he aims to release later in the year.

Techno legend Sven Väth needs little introduction to the people of Ibiza and the world of electronic music. His Cocoon parties at Amnesia are the stuff of legends, a night which helped develop the underground scene and sound of Ibiza into the incredibly strong position it is in today. In a warm and heartfelt interview with IMS partner Ben Turner, Väth opens up in ways many of not heard before

Key topics from Sven Väth:

  • Life on Ibiza in 1980, sleeping on a sun chair in the forest, dancing with Duran Duran and Grace Jones to Spanish artists Alfredo and Pippi.
  • How the British invasion of Ibiza by superclub brands inspired him to provide something more honest for his beloved Spanish island. "I felt so sorry and felt I had to change something."On life on the dancefloor: "I'm coming from the dancefloor. I'm still a hardcore raver – if the music is good!"
  • On VIP Ibiza: "When we started, our VIP at Amnesia was always empty! I don't like to see the VIP's who have with their own opinions about the DJs, and asking for the DJs to be changed. Ibiza was never about the VIPs. I love the hippy feeling and free spirit of Ibiza."
  • On the after-hours: "Cocoon invented the after-hours culture – we were doing illegal parties in the countryside. We risked getting in trouble with the police and we didn't care. I am a hippy in a way."On Ibiza 2013: "Who will pay all these entrance fees? Maybe people go for the free tickets which is understandable. Our crowd is from all over Europe – and we have to take care of them. With all these different nights, you can find techno three or four times in a night now. We will see who will survive."
  • On being called Papa Sven and being the father figure of the techno movement: "Today it puts a lot of pressure on my shoulders because I feel I am very responsible for the scene, and for the younger generation."

Controversial industry blogger Bob Lefsetz sat with IMS partner Pete Tong for an animated chat. Stand back! Lefsetz was his usual, brutally honest self. For many of us, reading Lefsetz be seduced by electronic music has been one of the highlights of recent years – and his words travel far and wide and up to the highest executive levels in the world's largest music companies. Bringing him back to Ibiza was a joy to watch…

Key topics were:

  • Electronic music and it's subtle climb to the mainstream. "The best thing about electronic music was that the mainstream was clueless. The fans owned it, just like rock & roll."
  • Investment in EDM: "If you get offered the cheque, take the cheque!"
  • Social media clearly having a direct correlation with the rise of electronic music: "Facebook has become passé. Get a website and Wikipedia," he said. "Also, take care of your core audience; play to the core. Don't worry about trying to get new fans, your core will take care of that for you!"
  • Being successful: "If you're not getting hate mail, you're nobody. The hardest thing to do is follow-up on success. And the longer you wait, the harder it becomes."
  • Download Vs streaming debate: "Forget piracy… Downloads… STREAMING WON!"

In a deep and animated discussion, legendary technologist Jaron Lanier and Beatport CEO Matthew Adell discussed how technical innovation and disruption have been both a benefit and burden for musicians, as well as the greater music industry.

Adell asked Lanier, "Have musicians been moved out of a livelihood through technology?" "It's a matter of dignity for musicians," Lanier responded. "If you have to sing for your supper for every meal, you're always one run of bad luck away from losing it totally."
Lanier explains the differences between a Gig-based Economy (artists working for day-to-day income) and a wealth-based economy (working to sustain prolonged income streams)."In the 90s, you didn't have to get millions of hits on YouTube. You could make more money, there was more diversity then." On the brighter side, Lanier pointed out that the improvement in accessibility of tools is creating empathy between musicians and fans like never before.

"Computers are not created equal," Adell mentioned. "Tech, privacy, and data access are the industry's biggest evil." Lanier added: "Whoever is close to the big computer (Google, Microsoft, Apple) concentrates all the wealth and power; civilization can't run that way." Adell also spilled some numbers about Beatport, signaling that they get over 22,000 new tracks per week.

At IMS 2013, Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim became the third recipient of the IMS Legends Award – a dinner held in association with Nokia Music. IMS delegates were then treated to a rare one-on-one Keynote Interview, conducted by Rob da Bank (BBC Radio 1 / Bestival).

Key topics were:

  • How Giorgio Moroder's 'I Feel Love' inspired his love for electronic music
  • The stories behind his hits 'Praise You' and 'Rockafellar Skank' 
  • Big Beach Boutique success and the fame The Olympics and House of Commons gigs to name a few
  • The touring and the team around him that makes the Fatboy Slim show happen
  • How Ibiza was instrumental in catapulting his status to a superstar DJ
  • Becoming sober and how it changed his career as a headliner DJ

Subscribe to the IMS Youtube channel for all the forthcoming videos www.youtube.com/TheImsIbiza

IMS in association with AMP announce a huge Ibiza line-up featuring Disclosure live, Jesse Ware, Julio Bashmore and Annie Mac herself, to exclusively headline Ibiza’s iconic Dalt Villa on Sept 3rd 2013.

Fresh from the success of the 6th annual Ibiza International Music Summit, the IMS team and Annie Mac Presents have united for what will be one of the events of the summer and Annie’s only appearance in Ibiza in 2013. As previous events at this unique UNESCO World Heritage site will attest, Dalt Villa is a beautiful venue that offers a stunning bird's eye view across the island and out to the Mediterranean Sea at one of the most impressive places to party in the world.

So we're delighted to announce that on September 3rd 2013, BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and her Annie Mac Presents (AMP) brand will present a spectacular one-off show. Annie will be bringing with her a stellar lineup that includes red-hot duo Disclosure fresh from the release of their highly anticipated debut album 'Settle', acclaimed singer Jessie Ware and world-renowned house artist Julio Bashmore. This inimitable event in the legendary World Heritage site of Dalt Vila in Ibiza’s Old Town is a must-see for anyone planning a unique Ibiza experience.

Don’t miss out… With limited capacity it is advised that tickets are purchased in advance.

Tickets available from IMS events section.

International Music Summit 2013 – Final Report

Ibiza Gran Hotel, Ibiza, Spain. May 22-24

–   IMS Report says genre worth $4.5 billion. 

–   Jean Michel Jarre joins AFEM. 

–  Fatboy Slim & Judy Weinstein honoured. 

–   Nile Rodgers IMS Anthem to be auctioned.

The sixth International Music Summit in Ibiza, the electronic music platform which recently branched out with IMS Engage in Los Angeles, has reported its biggest year to date. The event has grown steadily throughout the last six years, but its turning point came last year with the huge interest in the genre from investors and large promoting companies. In 2013, IMS reached new heights, with tickets being taken off sale two days before the launch and the Ibiza Gran Hotel being sold out weeks in advance.

  IMS 2013’s highpoints included keynotes from Jean Michel Jarre, Sven Vath, Nile Rodgers returning for a second year in a row “post Daft Punk” plus blogger Bob Lefsetz cut to the chase with two hard-hitting statements. Perhaps the biggest story to emerge from IMS was the news that the annual IMS Anthem, created each year by an artist nominated by the event partners, was to be auctioned off for charity. This was a reaction to it being created by Nile Rodgers and remixed by Eats Everything – two of the hottest names around at the moment, the former for producing Daft Punk. IMS will reveal full details this week about how to bid for the record – with the advance fee going to the cancer charity set-up by Rodgers.

 Key highlights from the event were:

  • IMS Business Report announced that the genre is now worth $4.5 billion a year globally. Vegas now contributes $600 million in direct revenues alone. And the industry has seen over $300 million in acquisition in the last 12 months from just Live Nation and SFX Entertainment, with more expected. USA digital track sales have grown to over three times that of other major genres
  • Pioneer Jean Michel Jarre became the second ambassador for AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, created by IMS Partner Ben Turner with attorney Kurosh Nasseri. He joins Nile Rodgers, with the pair meeting on stage at IMS for the very first time
  • Fatboy Slim being given the IMS Legends Award in a plush dinner at Cipriani – completed with video messages from Iggy Pop, David Byrne, Carl Cox and more. The dinner is held annually and is partnered with Nokia Music
  • Long serving Def Mix agency / management company creator Judy Weinstein presented with the IMS Pioneer Award by her own artist David Morales plus industry rivals David Levy (WME) and Maria May (CAA) in an emotional moment on stage

Key quotes from IMS 2103 were:

Patrick Moxey, Ultra Records:There is no bubble to burst, because everything you see (in electronic music) is organic.

Marc Geiger, WME:EDM is big money, and with big money comes the responsibility to grow up. You’re seeing the cultural plotting of electronic music all over the world. The ‘boom boom’ is just the beginning.

Bob Lefsetz:If you get offered the cheque, take the cheque!”  “If you’re watching TV and relaxing, you’ll never be successful. Don’t give me the excuse that you don’t have time to tweet.”

Paul Van Dyk:There is no artist identity anymore. If you’re in front of the stage for five hours, you’re hearing all the same things.”

Stephen Greene, RockCorps:Social responsibility in electronic music is about making ‘giving back’ part of youth culture.”

Valentino Barrioseta, Bridges for Music: “Kids will listen more to Skrillex than Obama. Electronic artists have a huge amount of influence and responsibility now.”

Fatboy Slim: “We all benefit (from commercialism), so we can’t afford to be sniffly about it.”

Jean Michel Jarre: “Electronic music isn’t just a genre – it’s a new way of composing and writing music altogether. Its not the music that’s electronic, it’s the instruments.”

Emmanuel De Buretel, Because Music: “Don’t trust artists, its their nature to kill you one day. A good way to have close relationship with an artist is to take a risk with them.”

Carter Laren, Mox.tv: “There is a whole world of people who will never step into a club, but who still love electronic music.”

David Waxman, Ultra Music: “EDM will come and go, but dance music will always stay.”

IMS partner Ben Turner states: “This was our strongest IMS to date. Coming off the back of IMS Engage, it really feels there is strong momentum for us as a business platform. And with the development of the AFEM association and the key quotes from speakers like Bob Lefsetz, the continued rise of Nile Rodgers, the honesty and warmth of Sven Vath, the Legend status for Fatboy Slim and beyond, IMS has managed to put the business of electronic music into the headlines all around the world. IMS is proud to have elevated the debate a little further for the benefit of electronic music as a whole.”

IMS 2013 had over 550 paid delegates plus speakers, media and sponsors. Attendees came from 39 countries this year. Full information about the IMS Anthem will be announced this week, and information about Early Bird prices for 2014 for both IMS Engage and IMS Ibiza will be revealed shortly.

Jean Michel Jarre Interviewed by Ben Turner (IMS Partner)

The third and final day of IMS 2013 began with the summit room being graced with the presence of legendary French composer and performer Jean Michel Jarre for a keynote interview with IMS partner Ben Turner. JMJ shed light on his time-tested approach to electronic music and his thoughts on today’s landscape.

"Electronic music isn't just a 'genre' – it's a new way of composing and writing music altogether," he said.

JMJ expressed previous frustration by people who may dismiss electronic music as not “real” music because of the lack of acoustic instrumentation.

"Any art form is not dependent on just the instruments you use, but the ideas and emotions that come from it," he said. "It's not the tools – it's the content. The music itself is like 3D without the glasses. It’s not the music that’s electronic, it’s the instruments."

JMJ then dove deeper into how electronic music differs itself from the rest by comparing it to another type of performance-based art form.

"Electronic music is close to the circus concept,” he said. “Every day and every night, it's something different."

Turner asked JMJ what his thoughts were on today’s DJs who continue to push the envelope on the biggest and best light shows to accompany their music: "Visuals are not just the background,” he said. “It has to be considered on the same level [of art] as the music itself."

On Daft Punk: "They're not making electronic anymore; more like disco using live instruments," he said.

Expressing slight concern on how thing’s have changed for music listeners, JMJ pointed out the irony of technology’s impact to sound. "The tools to record music have gotten much better, but the way it's heard by people has gotten worse (vinyl>CD>MP3),” he said.

Closing his thoughts on electronic music, he had a few choice and impactful words.

“As popular as electronic music is, it still has that underground kind of flavor – sort of like jazz."

Emmanuel De Buretel (Because Music) Interviewed by Ben Turner (IMS Partner)

Delivering a straightedge and honest interview, Emmanuel De Buretel from the massively successful Because Music imprint have his views on what’s going on today in electronic dance music.

“The major [labels] are dinosaurs, they're going to disappear,” he said. “They're not fast, they’re extremely slow. They can't survive.”

Looking ahead, De Buretel forecasted what he believes will be the choice method of music consumption: "Vinyl will continue to exist for a select few, but the future is streaming."

When asked by an audience member what advice he’d give to someone looking to start a record label, De Buretel replied blankly: “Don’t start it.”

Continuing on, “The advice I’d give to somebody who starts a music company [is] to be passionate. Even if you fail, go through your passion. Bring friends who have knowledge in finance and legal to advise you.”

Interestingly enough, De Buretel shared a viewpoint not normally heard before: “Don’t trust artists, it's their nature to kill you one day. A good way to have a close relationship with an artist is to take risks with them."

Wrapping up his approach to business: “I’m not really nice or friendly, but you can count on me.”

Question Time feat. Brett Robinson (Future Entertainment), Danny Whittle (IBZ Entertainment), Rob Star (Mulletover), Sasha, and Terry Weerasinghe (Native Instruments) Moderated by Gary Smith (Billboard)

Some of the topics that were up for debate included “Models & Bottles: How the Underground Seduced the World of VIP”, “Killing it in Ibiza: How do make your name on the Isle of Dance”, “Social Media Wars: Artists Killing Each Other Online”, “Insomniac's position against Headliners”, “Overcrowding of clubs: Steve Aoki”, “Thrown Off the Decks: DJ Shadow and a host of DJ-s thrown off the decks!”, and “Daft Punk: Rules Rewritten”.

Market Focus – Germany feat. Jens Thele (Kontor), Marcus Trojan (Weekend club), Monika Kruse, Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee), Tom Keil (Ultra Music Europe), and Tom Preuss (Artistalife) Moderated by Gary Smith (Midem)

In an in-depth look at the German market for electronic music, the panel seemed to agree that the most action resides in Berlin. However, getting major acts to fuel the market may be more difficult than one might imagine.

"In the end, there are only a handful of acts that can fill a 2,000 person venue," said Tom Preuss of Artistalife. “It’s difficult booking these people because of all the costs and fees associated with it in Germany.”

While a name like Resident Advisor seems so commonplace for dance music, Preuss points out that, "No one knows Resident Advisor in Germany, except for maybe Berlin."

While things may appear dismal for Germany, Monika Kruse points out her observation: "It's not that the [German] scene is small – the clubs are full!"

Digital Debate: Introduction by Oliver Luckett (The Audience), Andrzej Moyseowicz (Freemavens), Carter Laren (Mox), Mark Williamson (Spotify), Nikhil Shah (Mixcloud), and Seth Goldstein (DJ-Z). Moderated by Ted Cohen (TAG Strategic)

Shifting the focus to a key area in the worldwide rise of electronic music, Oliver Luckett of The Audience began this panel by demonstrating how the landscape has changed for musicians and social media; how fans desire to now more than ever to engage with musicians in an interactive way that also showcases their values through the social sphere.

Carter Laren of Mox.tv emphasized this notion further through a note about his company’s core audience.

“There is a whole world of people who will never step into a club, but who still love this music,” he said.

Other interesting tidbits surfaced, one notably from Spotify’s Mark Williamson.

“22 of the top 100 tracks on Spotify fall under electronic dance music," he said. This stat alone demonstrates not only the rise of electronic music through a massive platform like Spotify, but also the listening habits among the genre’s fans.

Seth Goldstein of DJZ also shared a few observations through the building of his platform.

“People want less choice, not more,” he said. This point holds true when examining new platforms like Songza who offer users hand-guided and contextually tailored content.

Some final words for indies to up their digital game came from Oliver Lucket: "High concept, low fidelity, and great music videos.

Is the American Style of Doing Business Killing the Heart of Dance Music? Arash Shirazi (The Bullitt Agency), Ash Pournouri (At Night), David Waxman (Ultra Records), Maria May (CAA), and Shelly Finkel (SFX Entertainment) Moderator: Gary Smith (Midem)

In a highly anticipated conversation about the “invasion” of American entities into dance music culture, emotions ran high as many on the panel felt that indeed dance music is at risk by the mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations occurring in North America.

“We've been making money with my artists and booking them everywhere, and suddenly in the last five years, there's been a lot more interest in owning that music [in America],” said Maria May. "The new style of business is more about winning than it is caring."

When asked why America has “suddenly” embraced dance music, David Waxman pointed out something that many people often overlook.

“Electronic music has been going on in the United States, but the difference now is the power of the Internet,” he said, mentioning also the generational waves that seem to occur with the genre in the United States.

Naturally, Shelly Finkel of SFX Entertainment was in the hot seat a number of times (especially by audience members through Twitter) about his genuine desire to elevate the genre, or perhaps his desired interest to elevate he and his company’s bottom line. At one point, Finkel quotes legendary promoter Bill Graham on artists’ willingness to accept huge payouts: "It's not the money, it's the money.

The panel concluded with participants suggesting a new term to replace “EDM”.

“The people calling it ‘EDM’ now are likely the same people calling it ‘techno’ ten years ago,” David Waxman said. “EDM will come and go, but dance music will always stay."

Bob Lefsetz Summary of IMS 2013

Blogging king Bob Lefsetz summed it up perfectly:

“That's your responsibility. Not to put the money first, but to put the audience first. What is the price? What is the value? Are they respected? Do they feel included? So far, everybody here's been doing a great job, but we'll see what happens in the future.”

Sven Väth Interviewed by Ben Turner (IMS Partner)

In the final conversation of IMS 2013, IMS partner Ben Turner sat down with the incomparable Sven Väth for a look at how thing’s have changed in Ibiza and his take on the worldwide explosion of dance music.

On still going strong in 2013: "I'm still enjoying it so much – sharing my feelings with the crowd," he said. Väth has been known to play extremely long sets and when Turner asked him how long his longest one was, he replied “Something like 30 hours.”

When asked about the VIP culture, Väth recalled back to a day when there was no such thing as a VIP. “Ibiza was never about VIPs,” he said. The party is the dance floor, and my music is for the dance floor…VIPs – who is really important? They’re coming because they have money.”

On the upcoming Ibiza season, with more and more DJs having their own nights and clubs expanding: "Honestly, I feel it's too much,” he said. “We're doing it because we want to have fun. We don't want to destroy ourselves."

When asked how he was going about technology these days, Väth simply replied: “Two decks and a mixer,” to an applauding crowd.

“Improvisation is my biggest art form,” he continued. “I don't care [about not spinning digitally], because I have so many exclusive tracks that are just released on vinyl. I’m OK with that."

Väth closed out the IMS Grand Finale at Dat Villa later that night, an appropriate ending to an amazing three days in Ibiza.

And he brought his usual crates of vinyls along with him…

That's all for this year!!

Thanks so much to all our amazing participants, attendees, sponsors and partners. We’ll see you next year!

Nile Rodgers Interviewed by Pete Tong

Day 2 of IMS 2013 started off with an inspiring keynote interview with Nile Rodgers and Pete Tong.

Rodgers was an open book sharing intimate stories of his life, providing advice for the next generation of musicians, and sharing details of his collaboration with Daft Punk – even playing an improvised rendition of his guitar part live for attendees!

"The brilliance is never in the writing, it's in the rewriting,” Rodgers said. “I try to have the most fun as possible when making records, because you never know if it is going to sell!"

Rodgers also talked about some of his favorite collaborators over the years, perhaps most surprisingly mentioning Aviccii as among his most memorable.

“Avicii is one of my favorite songwriting partners I've had in a long time. I have so much respect for him," he said. “You should see this guy work – it’s inspiring.”

Rodgers then went on discuss how he ends up collaborating on projects, sharing a more personal approach to business.

"Very few people call me to do records. We meet by hanging out, and we end up doing records together," he said. “That’s how Bowie and I ended up working together. He was sipping on orange juice and I was getting drunk!”

Closing his thoughts on dance music: “That's what I love about dance music; it brings us together on the floor."

Paul Van Dyk Interviewed by Gary Smith (Midem)

Paul Van Dyk then sat down with Midem’s Gary Smith to share insight on his involvement with Akanksha Foundation in India, as well as his next release.

"Politics of Dancing 3 will be all my own tracks with plenty of collaborations,” he said.

The German DJ then shared some frustration with the monotony he’s witness in dance music lately.

“There is no artist identity to be seen anymore,” he said. “If you’re in front of the stage for five hours, you’re hearing all the same things.”

Social Responsibility in Electronic Music w/Ash Pournouri (At Night) Jonny Lee (Last Night A DJ Saved My Life) Paul Van Dyk (Artist) Stephen Greene (RockCorps) Valentino Barrioseta (Bridges for Music) Moderated by Gary Smith (Midem)

Stephen Greene of Rockcorps hit the nail on the head when it comes to inserting social responsibility into the electronic music scene.

 "Social responsibility in music is about trying to make giving back part of youth culture," he said.

Building off that, Valentino Barrioseta of Bridges for Music remarked why music has the power to influence that change.

"Kids will listen more to Skrillex than Obama,” he said. “Artists have a huge amount of influence."

IMS Anthem 2013 – Produced and deconstructed by Nile Rodgers / IMS Anthem 2013 – Remixed and deconstructed by Eats Everything

Nile Rodgers and techno master Eats Everything shared their renditions of the official IMS 2013 anthem, which was so well received by the audience that the rights to the track will be auctioned off for charity!

Ghostwriting: The Truth Behind the Tracks w/Anja Schneider, Nicky Romero, Timo Garcia Moderated by Ben Gomori

Many fans will be surprised to learn that some of the tracks their beloved artists have been behind may have not all come their creative brain. Schneider, Romero, Garcia, and Gomori all shared their stories and insights on being involved behind the scenes, and how it can sometimes lead to greater things at the forefront.

Empowering Women In Music: Anja Schneider, Francesca Lombardo, Judy Weinstein (Def Mix), Kate Matheou (Kish Communications), Maria May (CAA), and Marisol Aguirre (Es Paradis) Moderated by Nick DeCosemo (Mixmag)

Back by popular demand, this panel discussed the role of women in the electronic music space.

“The point of this panel is to inspire younger women to aim really high,” said Maria May. “You shouldn’t hold back on anything.”

Anja Schneider then shared her experience coming up as a female DJ.

"As a female, I was judged for a lot my technical skills by male DJs," she said. “It still exists, but it's getting better.”

Judy Weinstein then chimed in with wise words for aspiring females in the electronic music world.

“You don’t go into it as a woman or a man, you go into it as a person,” she said. “You stay passionate, follow your dreams, and they’ll happen.”

Judy Weinstein also received the Pioneer IMS award.

New Faces, New Thinking w/David August, Eats Everything, Francesca Lombardo, Hot Since 82, Sam Evitt (Method Music), Steven Braines (Crown Management), Moderator: Nick DeCosemo (Mixmag)

The electronic music scene is quite the democracy, in that the tools for creation and distribution are pretty much level for everyone. This panel discussed ways that newer artists can break their way into the scene.

"Be persistent. If your music is good, keep forcing it on people until they take notice," said Eats Everything.

David August followed up on the notion of persistency.

"Once you break through into the industry, then you are in. It's up to you how far you go," he said.

The one common factor that all the panelists had agreed upon was that their success had much to do with luck.

"Luck has a lot to do with it, but you need to place yourself in a position where luck can work in your favor," said Steven Braine.

IMS Masterclass: DJ Yoda, Moderated by Dan Tait (Pioneer)

Renowned U.K. turntablist DJ Yoda shared some mixing and performing secrets to IMS attendees!

Idris Elba Interviewed by Pete Tong (IMS Partner)

British actor and DJ Idris Elba talked to Pete Tong about blending Hollywood and electronic music.

Fatboy Slim Interviewed by Rob da Bank (Bestival / BBC Radio 1)

In the final conversation of the day, the legendary Fatboy Slim sat down with Rob da Bank to chat about his career and his thoughts on the “EDM” explosion.

"We all benefit [from commercialism], so we can't be sniffly about it,” he said.

The sixth International Music Summit kicked off Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 from the gorgeous Ibiza Gran Hotel on the island of Ibiza, Spain. The vibe was electric, as the sold out event drew in people from all parts of the dance music space from around the globe including artists, producers, managers, publishers, digital agencies, bloggers, lawyers, club owners, and more.

Ibiza is a Mecca for electronic music, and is regarded as the number one destination on earth to experience new music and listen to the biggest DJs in the world. It’s only appropriate that the IMS format be held here in strides to reset the agenda for electronic music culture.

Opening Remarks by IMS Partners

IMS partners Pete Tong, Ben Turner, Mark Netto, Danny Whittle, and Simeon Friend welcomed the standing room only crowd. The men shared their passion for the dance music space and desire to help facilitate its continued evolution with the IMS platform. With a brief intro, they ushered in the first topic of the day.

IMS Business Report 2013 by Kevin Watson

Following up from last year’s IMS Business Report, market research Kevin Watson provided an updated look at the current state of electronic music.

“2011-2012 saw a 36% growth in digital sales of dance / electronic tracks, which is the highest of any genre,” Watson said.

Watson shed some light on festival growth in the USA, with 2013 capacity growing by close to 500K with events like Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival. The conversation then shifted a bit to the commercialization of electronic music.

“In the last year, there has been close to $300m worth of mergers and acquisitions activity in the EDM industry,” he said. “The largest EDM clubs in Vegas make over $600m pa, with two huge additions arriving in 2013.”

Watson also pointed out that the perception of the DJ as an icon dramatically changed in the past year.

“DJs are getting involved in more and more high-profile brand sponsorship campaigns in 2013. They’re right up there now with athletes and celebrities.”

Social media continues to play a huge role in dance music, with artists like Diplo sending out an average of 30 tweets per day. And according to Watson’s report, overall estimates suggest the global EDM industry is now worth over $4.5 billion annually.

Keynote Address by Patrick Moxey (Ultra Records / Sony Music)

Still marinating and absorbing the stats / figures from Watson’s IMS Business Report, attendees saw Patrick Moxey appropriately taking the stage to provide his take of the current state of electronic music.

"There is no bubble to burst, because everything you see is organic,” Moxey said. “The music is just getting stronger."

Clearly not fazed or deterred by the cultural swing the EDM boom has brought, Moxey articulated how the energy and passion of this space has long been built up over time and how, now, there are more resources than ever before.

"What got us here in the first place was a do-it-yourself mentality, and it's great to see that continuing," he said. "It was a struggle to get where we are, let's enjoy that we have access to the highest levels… but let's also keep the authenticity."

Moxey went on to mention how the digital sphere continues to do the electronic music space wonders, citing the rapid sharing of Daft Punk’s single “Get Lucky”, which earned it the #1 slot in 65 countries.

Putting all fears aside, Moxey closed out his keynote with a simple suggestion:

"Let's make the most of this moment."

Keynote Address by Marc Geiger, William Morris Endeavor

Taking a more straightedge and upfront approach, Marc Geiger followed Patrick Moxey to give his take on what’s happening now in the world of dance music. He voiced his concerns that the scene mustn’t fall victim like so many others and wait till it’s too late to adapt to a changing environment.

"EDM is big money, and with big money comes the responsibility to grow up," he said.

Speaking to the worldwide popularity of dance music culture, Geiger’s view on the underground was controversial to say the least among many in the audience and the thousands following on IMS on Twitter.

“The era of the underground is kind of over,” he said. “It’s become too popular and when everybody knows about it, it isn’t underground anymore.” These words brought many surprised looks to the faces of attendees and sparked a heated discussion on Twitter.

Speaking to the growth of worldwide festivals, "You're seeing the cultural plotting of electronic music all over the world now. The 'boom boom' is just the beginning."

The talk then shifted to a notion brought up earlier by Kevin Watson in the IMS Business Report – DJs becoming celebrity figures and trendsetters.

"DJs started out as the everyman, but they're not anymore – they're stars. We need more stars; interest goes up as a result."

Geiger suggested that instead of an arms race of who has the most visually stunning light show, what the space needs to see is, “the DJ that turns into David Bowie and wows us creatively – and we need 100 of them."

Ending on a note about digital, Geiger expressed frustration at the lack of organization and curation that exists.

"This is a conformist discussion. As an industry, we need to clean up our metadeta and package things in ways that are digestible,” he said. “We need more filters – there's too much of a mess out there."

“Where Does All The Money Go?” feat. John Truelove (Truelove), Marcus Trojan (Weekend Club), Mark Lawrence (PRS for Music), Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee Records), and Stephen Titmus (Shazam) Moderator: Kurosh Nasseri (Association for Electronic Music)

The first full-on panel centered on a growing concern not just in dance music, but all music genres: Given how much music is being played everywhere on a year-round basis, just where exactly is the money going? This topic is especially relevant for electronic music, as so many tracks are played in clubs all over the world with many content creators still not getting paid properly (or even at all).

“The real issue is that this money is not going to the artists – it gets divided among others," said Ralf Kollmann of Mobilee Records.

Another issue has always resided in clubs not reporting which songs they’ve been playing, as many either don’t have the infrastructure to do so or simply choose not to in efforts to avoid paying.

“There are cost restraints of data collection, you can't ask every club what songs were played in a given night."

However, Ralf Kollman fired back:

“But if Richie Hawtin can tweet his tracks in real time, and Shazam has track ID technology, why can’t we apply this in clubs to get people paid? Why is there a tech void in data collection if the tech is there?"

“Clearly, we’ve established that the only solution is a technological one," said Kurosh Nasseri.

Collaboration was the theme everyone walked away with. An audience member noted, perhaps it’s time that a leaf be taken out of IT's book and open source the databases: “Collaborate. Clean. Improve. Everyone wins."

"The Changing Face of Ibiza" feat. David Vincent (Sankeys), Francisco Ferrer (Pacha), Guy Gerber, Mark Netto (IBZ Entertainment), Shane Murray (Ibiza Rocks), and Yann Pissenem (Ushuaia) Moderator: Grego O'Halloran (Resident Advisor)

While Ibiza has longtime been a Mecca for dance music, the island has undergone continuous change over the years.

"Change isn't always embraced on an island," said Mark Netto.

News broke regarding a few prolific Ibiza clubs including Bomba said to open the final week of June, and Ushuaia speaking of a possible amusement park in the works.

Expressing his concern for unity amongst clubs on the island, Netto was adamant about collaboration.

"The days of clubs dictating who plays where are over, the punters are the ones who dictate along with the DJs," he said. “The key to longevity of the clubs is cooperation.”

Shane Murray of Ibiza Rocks noted that their expertise in live evens has morphed their season lineup to “look like a broad festival."

And speaking more to a notion that was brought up earlier in the day, David Vincent of Sankeys had some words for people clinging on to the underground.

"It's not 'underground' if you are promoting and putting posters all over the place."

IMS Engage Presents Duncan Stutterheim (ID&T / Tomorrowland) in conversation with Shelly Finkel (SFX Entertainment)

Returning from IMS Engage in Hollywood, SFX Head of Acquisition Shelly Finkel once again articulated that his company doesn’t look at dance music as EDM, but rather as “EMC – electronic music culture, because it really is all about culture now.”

Finkel also warned that DJs should not be charging what they’re getting paid in Vegas everywhere else.

“Vegas has huge income streams of hotels, casinos, and food/beverage that others simply can’t match."

Both Finkel and Stutterheim remained steadfast in their pursuit to keep electronic music healthy and growing, and that entry from larger entities is not a “bad” thing, but merely a natural evolution in the growing popularity in a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

“At first, this was all very weird to me,” said Stutterheim. “But the longer I work with Shelly, the more I can see that the I am in a position to help make it grow and I want to do what I can.”

However, when asked by an audience member how SFX ultimately seeks to gain monetarily from their continued penetration of the dance music space, Finkel failed to provide specifics and continued to play the card of, “we’re in it for the music…”

Keynote Interview: Bob Lefsetz Interviewed by Pete Tong

In the final discussion of the day, always controversial and famed industry blogger Bob Lefsetz sat with IMS partner Pete Tong for quite the animated chat. Lefsetz held nothing back and was his usual, brutally honest self.

Stirring the pot right away, Lefsetz challenged some previous statements from Steve Hulme:

“That guy from Pacha, I'd like to lock him in a room and find out the truth!"

Lefsetz then went on to talk about electronic music and it’s subtle climb to the mainstream.

"The best thing about electronic music was that the mainstream was clueless. The fans owned it, just like rock & roll."

While the rise of social media clearly has a direct correlation with the rise of electronic music, Lefsetz warned DJs not to be tied to – what he considers – fading practices.

"Facebook has become passé. Get a website and Wikipedia," he said. “Also, take care of your core audience; play to the core. Don’t worry about trying to get new fans, your core will take care of that for you!”

On success, “If you’re not getting hate mail, you’re nobody,” Lefsetz said. “The hardest thing to do is follow up on success. And the longer you wait, the harder it becomes.”

“If you're watching TV and you're relaxing, you'll never be successful," he continued. “Don’t give me the excuse that you don’t have time to tweet.”

On the streaming vs. downloads debate: “Forget piracy… downloads… STREAMING WON!” He also had words on Google’s entry in the streaming market, saying that their entry was “like somebody had built a stadium – the game just got big.”

Although, remained adamant that there will be only one winner to streaming, “similar to how Google owns search, amazon owns retail, etc.”

PETE TONG PRESENTS THE SIXTH IBIZA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT

Wed May 22 – Fri May 24

IMS:2013 DELEGATES / ATTENDEES INFORMATION

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IMS HELP DESK at the IBIZA GRAN HOTEL

LOCATION

Located in the lobby of our exclusive IMS accommodation, the Ibiza Gran Hotel – Ibiza's only true five-star hotel.

(Ibiza Gran Hotel, Paseo Juan Carlos I Nº 17, Paseo Maritimo, Ibiza), which is a short 10 minutes drive / taxi ride from Ibiza Airport.

HELP DESK OPENING TIMES
Tuesday 21nd May 2012 – 14:00-21:00
Wednesday 22rd May 2012 – 09:00-21:00
Thursday 23th May 2012 – 09:00-20:00
Friday 24th May 2012 – 09:00-17:00
IMS "DELEGATE BADGE HOLDER ORDERS"
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IMS:13 Satellite Event Map

IMS starts on Wednesday at 1pm prompt with opening speeches from IMS partners and a keynote from Tatiana Simonian from Twitter. IMS doesn't break for lunch – we go through from late morning or midday till close.

LUNCH

Ibiza Gran Hotel serves lunch in two places from midday. Food is available in the main restaurant by the IMS Summit Suite until 4pm, and at the other end of the pool with a different menu. The pool bar serves food all day. Lunch is not included in the delegate badge price.

INTERNET – WI-FI

IMS, like most conferences, has suffered from wi-fi issues historically. HOWEVER! IMS has gone to considerable expense to upgrade the system for Ibiza Gran Hotel for the time surrounding IMS. Will it be better? We hope so! We REALLY hope so.

IMS SUMMIT – TIME CHANGES

Times can and may vary for panels due to flight issues so please keep a close eye on the newly-installed LED screens located around the Ibiza Gran Hotel. Also follow-up on Twitter @IMSibiza and also download the APP to stay fully connected.

MUSIC WEEK

IMS has partnered with Music Week again, and the new issue out this week features a special focus once again on electronic music and the current explosion. Music Week will be in attendance at IMS and will be reporting on the developments. Music Week are also shipping in lots of copies of the new issue.

MOPHIE

Mophie is proud to be providing IMS VIPs with juice for their smartphones to meet the demands of the electronic music industry's leading business gathering. Delegates will be checking mails, schedules and surfing the net whilst debating the future of music at this year's IMS and Mophie will help smartphone users do more at the conference – @mophie, #mophielovesyou, www.mophie.com

GRAND FINALE


IMS Delegates Badge Holders get free and priority access to the IMS Grand Finale Festival event which takes place at he UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site of Dalt Vila. The event features Sven Våth, Solomun, Scuba very special guest Maya Jane Coles plus live performances from Tensnake and Le Carousel. The event starts at 6pm and closes it midnight prompt. Historically, there is a good group walking together from the Ibiza Gran Hotel to Dalt Vila to start the opening party weekend.

IMS also hosts Thursday at Dalt Vila with a special free event from Fatboy Slim & Friends the line-up is HUGE. Pete Tong, Idris Elba, Hot Since 82, Kaz James, Tom Staar and Da Banda live.

The IMS schedule is with us. Get planning!

Hosted by the IMS Partners & Ted Cohen 

All events free to IMS Delegates unless otherwise stated

Tuesday May 21

17.00-22.00 IMS Sunset Pre-Party at Mambo, San Antonio

Hosted by Main Room & Rebirth Records 

18.00-18.30 Stevel

18.30-19.30 Shield B2B Corrado Bucci

19.30-20.30 Taras Van De Voorde

20.30-21.30 Rampa

21.30-22.00 Chromatic Filters

22.00-23.00 Stefano Kosa B2B Bravofox

23.00-00.00 Sarah Main B2B Luciano Nieto

19.30-23.00 Burn Studios Residency Warm-Up Party

Hotel Es Vive, Ibiza 

23.00-04.00 Ibiza Residents Party at Grial, Ibiza Town

23.00-00.00 Jaime Florito

00.00-01.00 Valentin Huedo

01.00-04.00 Lady and The Tramps / Alex Wolfendon / Andy Baxter / Clara De Costa / Jason Bye – Back to Back

Wednesday May 22

13.00-13.05

Introduction & Announcements by IMS Partners

13.05-13.25

IMS Business Report 2013

Presented by Kevin Watson (market researcher)

13.25-13.40

Keynote Address

Patrick Moxey (Ultra Records / Sony Music)

13.40-14.00

Keynote Address

Marc Geiger (William Morris Endeavor)

* 14.00-16.00  – Exhibition Stand next to IMS Registration Desk

Mobile Roadie Demo – How to build your own app (Guetta / Dubfire case studies)

14.05-15.00

Where Does All The Money Go?

John Truelove (Truelove Music Publishing)

Marcus Trojan (Weekend club) 

Mark Lawrence (PRS for Music)

Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee Records)

Stephen Titmus (Shazam) 

Moderator: Kurosh Nasseri (Association for Electronic Music)

15.05-16.00

Changing Face of Ibiza presented by Resident Advisor

David Vincent (Sankeys)

Francisco Ferrer (Pacha)

Guy Gerber

Mark Netto (IBZ Entertainment)

Shane Murray (Ibiza Rocks)

Yann Pissenem (Ushuaia)

Moderator: Grego O'Halloran (Resident Advisor) 

16.05-17.00

IMS Engage Presents

Duncan Stutterheim (ID&T / Tomorrowland) 

"in conversation" with

Shelly Finkel (SFX Entertainment)

17.05-18.00

Keynote Interview 

Bob Lefsetz

Interviewed by Pete Tong

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

18.00-20.00

Ultra Records Networking Drinks at Gee Bar, Ibiza Gran Hotel

Music from Bondax and Adrian Lux

Ticketed Only Event

21.30-00.30 IMS Legends Dinner at Downtown Cipriani

In honour of Fatboy Slim. Presented in association with Nokia 

Hosted by Mike Cuban (The Cuban Brothers)

00.30-04.00 

IMS Opening Party at Downtown by Cipriani (delegates free before 2am)

01.00-03.00 Disclosure

23.00-04.00 IMS Presents Eats Everything at Grial 

23.00-00.00 Urban Jeram (Burn Resident 2012)

00.00-01.30 Timo Garcia

01.30-03.00 Eats Everything

03.00-04.00 Ben Gomori

00.00-07.00

Wisdom of the Glove Opening Party at Pacha (free for delegates until 1.30am only)

Main Room

00.00-02.00 Shaun Reeves (Visionquest)

02.00-03.30 dOP – Live

03.30-05.30 Guy Gerber

05.30-07.00 Guy Gerber and guests back to back

Global Room

01.00-02.30 Deniz Kurtel

02.30-04.00 Midland

04.00-05.30 Konrad Black

Thursday May 23

11.00-11.55

Breakfast Briefing!

Nile Rodgers: The Return (Interview Part Two: Daft Punk and beyond)

Interviewed by Pete Tong

12.00-12.40

The Story of Circo Loco & DC10 – RA Exchange Live

Andrea Pelino

Antonio

Interviewed by Grego O'Halloran (Resident Advisor)

12.45-13.15

Keynote Interview

Paul Van Dyk  

Interviewed by Gary Smith (Midem)

13.15-13.45 

Social Responsibility in Electronic Music

Ash Pournouri (At Night)

Paul Van Dyk (Artist)

Stephen Greene (RockCorps) 

Valentino Barrioseta (Bridges for Music)

Moderated by Gary Smith (Midem)

13.50-14.50

IMS Anthem 2013 – Produced

Produced and deconstructed by Nile Rodgers

Moderated by Luke Hopper (Point Blank)

IMS Anthem 2013 – Remixed

Remixed and deconstructed by Eats Everything

Moderated by Luke Hopper (Point Blank)

* 14.00-16.00  – Exhibition Stand next to IMS Registration Desk

Mobile Roadie Demo – How to build your own app (Guetta / Dubfire case studies)

14.50-15.25

Ghostwriting: The Truth Behind the Tracks

Nicky Romero

Timo Garcia

Moderated by Ben Gomori  

15.30-16.10

Empowering Women In Music: Year Two (Back by Popular Demand)

Francesca Lombardo 

Kate Matheou (Kish Communications)

Lynn Cosgrave (Safehouse Management)

Maria May (CAA)

Judy Weinstein (Def Mix)

Moderated by Nick DeCosemo (Mixmag)

Followed by the IMS Pioneer Award 2013 presentation

Presented by the IMS Partners and Mark Grotefeld (Pioneer)

16.10-16.50

Mixmag presents New Faces, New Thinking

David August  

Eats Everything  

Francesca Lombardo 

Hot Since 82 

Sam Evitt (Method Music)

Steven Braines (Crown Management)

Moderator: Nick DeCosemo (Mixmag)

16.55-17.25

Pioneer presents IMS Masterclass

DJ Yoda

Moderator: Dan Tait (Pioneer)

17.30-18.10

Keynote Interview

Idris Elba

Interviewed by Pete Tong (IMS Partner)

18.15-19.00

Keynote Interview

Fatboy Slim

Interviewed by Rob da Bank (BBC Radio 1 / Bestival)

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

17.30-00.00

IMS presents Fatboy Slim & Friends featuring Pete Tong, Idris Elba, Hot Since 82

17.30-18.40 Tom Staar 

18.40-19.40 Kaz James  

19.40-20.00 Da Banda – Live  

20.00-21.00 Idris Elba

21.00-22.00 Hot Since 82

22.00-23.00 Pete Tong

23.00-00.00 Fatboy Slim 

23.00-04.00

Toolroom Knights Tenth Anniversary featuring Mark Knight & Pete Griffiths at Grial, Ibiza Town

23.00-01.00 Manu Vulcano (Burn Resident 2012)

00.00-01.00 Pete Griffiths

01.00-04.00 Mark Knight

00.00-04.00 

Fatboy Slim at Downtown Cipriani (delegates free before 2am)

00.00-02.00 Rob da Bank

02.00-04.00 Fatboy Slim

22.00-06.00

Sankeys Ibiza Opening Party Part 1

Steve Lawler, Nina Kraviz, Darius Syrossian, Jonathan Cowan, Mosca, Hot Since 82, Shadow Child, Waze & Odyssey

00.00-04.30 

Mixmag presents at Bubbles, Ibiza Town

Anja Schneider, Monika Kruse, Francesca Lombardo 

00.00-01.30 Francesca Lombardo

01.30-03.00 Monika Kruse

03.00-04.30 Anja Schneider

00.00-07.00

Welcome to Pacha Season 2013  (free until 1.30am only)

Main Room

00.00-02.00 Sander Kleinenberg

02.00-03.30 Armand Van Helden

03.30-03.50 Chris Willis- PA

03.50-05.30 Nicky Romero

05.30-07.00 Fonsi Netto & DJ Nano

Global Room / Funky Room

01.00-06.00 Angel Linde / Nicc Johnson / Graham Sahara / Paola Poletta

Friday May 24

11.00-12.00

Keynote Interview

Jean Michel Jarre

Interviewed by Ben Turner (IMS Partner)

12.05-12.40

Keynote Address

Emmanuel De Buretel (Because Music)

12.45-13.40

IMS presents Question Time

Brett Robinson (Future Entertainment)

Danny Whittle (IBZ Entertainment)

Matthew Adell (Beatport)

Rob Star (Mulletover)

Sasha (Artist)

Terry Weerasinghe (Native Instruments)

Moderated by Gary Smith (Billboard)

Topics for debate:

Models & Bottles: How the Underground Seduced the World of VIP

Killing it in Ibiza. How do make your name on the Isle of Dance 

Social Media Wars: Artists Killing Each Other Online

Overcrowding of clubs: Steve Aoki

Thrown Off the Decks: DJ Shadow and a host of DJ-s thrown off the decks discuss their experience!

Daft Punk: Rules Rewritten

13.40-14.00

The IMS Vote: Help Shape The Future of Electronic Music

Hosted by the IMS Partners & Ted Cohen (TAG Strategic)

* 14.00-16.00  – Exhibition Stand next to IMS Registration Desk

Mobile Roadie Demo – How to build your own app (Guetta / Dubfire case studies)

14.05-14.55

Market Focus – Germany

Anja Schneider 

Jens Thele (Kontor) 

Marcus Trojan (Weekend club) 

Monika Kruse 

Tom Keil (Ultra Music Europe) 

Tom Preuss (Artist-A-Life)

Moderated by Gary Smith (Midem)

15.00-15.50

Digital Debate.

Andrzej Moyseowicz (Freemavens)

Cater Laren (Mox)

Mark Williamson (Spotify)

Nikhil Shah (Mixcloud)

Oliver Luckett (The Audience)

Seth Goldstein (DJ-Z)

Moderated by Ted Cohen (TAG Strategic)

15.55-16.45

Is the American Style of Doing Business Killing the Heart of Dance Music

Arash Shirazi (The Bullitt Agency)

Ash Pournouri (At Night)

David Waxman (Ultra Records)

Maria May (CAA)

Shelly Finkel (SFX Entertainment)

Moderator: Gary Smith (Midem)

16.45-17.00

IMS Closing Speeches by IMS Partners

Bob Lefsetz Summary of IMS 2013

IMS Anthem: The Remix Lab with Point Blank

17.05-18.00 

Keynote Interview

Sven Vath

Interviewed by Ben Turner (IMS Partner)

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

18.00-20.00

W – Who's In Town launch Party at Blue Marlin Marina, Ibiza Marina (by invitation)

18.00-18.30 Michaelangelo L'Acqua

18.30-19.30 Maya Jane Coles

19.30-20.00 Michaelangelo L'Acaua

18.00-00.00

IMS Grand Finale Festival at Dalt Vila with Sven Vath, Solomun, Maya Jane Coles, Scuba. Plus Tensnake live, La Carousel live

18.00-18.30 Adam Zasada (Burn Resident 2012)

18.30-19.00 Le Carousel – Live

19.00-20.00 Scuba

20.00-20.30 Tensnake – Live

20.30-21.30 Maya Jane Coles

21.30-22.30 Solomun

22.30-00.00 Sven Vath

00.00-07.00

Insane Opening Party at Pacha (free until 1.30am only)

Main Room

00.00-01.00 RE:NE

01.00-02.30 X-Press 2

02.30-04.00 DJ Sneak Vs Derrick Carter Vs Mark Farina

04.00-05.30 John Digweed

05.30-07.00 UNER

Global Room

01.00-03.00 Youri Alexander

03.00-06.00 Dave Seaman Vs White Lamp (Darren Emerson) Back 2 Back

23.00-06.00

Sankeys Ibiza Opening Party Part 2

Solomun, H.O.S.H., David August, Bones, Cajmere, Just Be, Enzo Siragussa

00.00-05.00

IBZ Entertainment presents Official IMS Grand Finale After-Party at Bubbles

Electronic Youth, Marino Canal, Andy Baxter, Clara Da Costa

23.00-00.30 Clara da Costa

00.30-02.00 Electronic Youth

02.00-03.30 Andy Baxter

03.30-05.00 Marino Canal

Saturday May 25

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

15.00-00.00

Opening Party at Ushuaia, Playa d'en Bossa

Sven Vath, Luciano, Loco Dice, Maya Jane Coles, Joris Voorn, 

00.00-07.00

Pure Pacha Opening Party at Pacha, Ibiza Town (free until 1.30am only)

Main Room

00.00-01.30 Sebastien Drums

01.30-03.00 John Dahlback

03.00-05.30 Chuckie Vs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

05.30-07.00 Chris Lake

Sunday May 26

OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES

12.00-06.00

Space Opening Fiesta

Line-up including 2manydjs, Bushwacka!, Edu Imberon, Felix da Housecat, Groove Armada, Nic Fanciulli, Pete Tong, Sharam

00.00-07.00

Solomun + 1 Opening Party at Pacha

00.00-02.00 TBC

02.00-03.30 Solomun's + 1 Guest – AME

03.30-05.30 Solomun

05.30-07.30 Solomun & AME (Back 2 Back)

"IMS media partner Ibiza Sonica Radio are broadcasting live and direct with news,reviews and interviews. Daily reports from Ibiza Grand Hotel –  Wed 22 & Thurs 23 May from 13.00–15.00, and live from the IMS Grand Finale party" on Friday 24th May from 18.00 – listen 95.2FM or visit www.ibizasonica.com.

ADDITIONAL HAPPENINGS

Wednesday May 22

Private Meeting

10.00-12.00 AFEM: Association for Electronic Music – Board Meeting 

IMS Engage: Skrillex "IN CONVERSATION" with Jeff Rosenthal

The first IMS Engage took place on Wednesday April 17th at the W Hotel in Hollywood, CA. Presented by the International Music Summit from Ibiza, the event drew in global attendees from electronic music and associated industries. IMS Engage consisted of six pairings, a platform designed to show how far the genre reaches with speakers from finance, technology, hip-hop and beyond.

IMS Engage rounded off the day with Skrillex engaging in a highly passionate chat with Summit Series co-founder Jeff Rosenthal – one of the world's most unique event concepts. Skrillex discussed his ten years in the music industry before 'Skrillex', and that as recently as three years ago, he was $30,000 in debt, but then spent all the money he'd made from Skrillex on production for his first tour. Rosenthal echoed this sentiment, saying Summit Series events lost money on their first events, but are now building their own city in Utah. Quote of the session? Rosenthal: "You know how people say keep it real? Well don't do that, what you have to do is keep it surreal. And do things that are a little bit beyond everyone’s imagination."

The first IMS Engage took place on Wednesday April 17th at the W Hotel in Hollywood, CA. Presented by the International Music Summit from Ibiza, the event drew in global attendees from electronic music and associated industries. IMS Engage consisted of six pairings, a platform designed to show how far the genre reaches with speakers from finance, technology, hip-hop and beyond.
 
The concept of IMS Engage was crystallised with the confirmed pairing of Ultra Music's founder Patrick Moxey (now President of Electronic at Sony) and hip-hop icon and entrepreneur Russell Simmons. Moxey paralleled the expansion of hip-hop to that of EDM, Simmons pointed out that with the internet EDM has more resources than hip-hop ever had and that 'now they can't stop you.' It was Simmons' wider life lessons that proved the most profound, discussing the importance of doing work that you love, being honest in work, refusing to quit in the face of adversity, and chasing a higher goal than mere material gain.

Inaugural IMS Engage Features Instagram, Beaport, SFX, Russell Simmons, Pete Tong, Diplo, Skrillex and More at W Hollywood In Los Angeles

SFX Has More Money To Spend on EDM

Billboard Editorial Director, ‘Anything Possible’ for EDM Industry

Diplo Sparks Fight Over Authenticity

The debut IMS Engage, in partnership with Pioneer USA and W Hotels Worldwide, took place in Los Angeles at W Hollywood, featuring six unmoderated conversations designed to engage the electronic music world with the wider industries of technology, finance, hip-hop and arts. Over 250 delegates from Europe, Australia, North and South America attended the event.

While Swedish House Mafia manager Amy Thomson wondered whether America could harm dance music long-term, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons argued that success in hip-hop didn’t tarnish its honesty. Digital pioneer, Jaron Lanier countered the notion the internet has democratized music, while Skrillex stated that we’re experiencing a renaissance in how art is distributed. The discussions were wide ranging and far reaching, but agreed that dance music is entering new territory as an industry and that its progress can’t be stopped.

The opening remarks from Bill Werde, Billboard’s editorial director, set the tone for the day’s event. He outed himself ‘a raver’, and challenged the EDM industry to lose the chip on its shoulder and ‘think big’, and to recognize that currently, ‘dance music has created a moment where anything is possible.’

SFX’s Shelly Finkel chatted with Pete Tong, who pushed Finkel on SFX’s strategy in the dance community. Finkel indicated SFK isn’t done buying, saying ‘there’s plenty of money left,’ hinted at ID+T’s expansion in America this year with Sensation, Q-Dance and Tomorrow World events, and the importance of Beatport as a platform for SFX. He also revealed that SFX uses the term EMC (Electronic Music Culture), rather than EDM, saying that it’s the fans experience and interaction with the culture, as much as the music that is driving its popularity.

Jaron Lanier, the futurist philosopher and author, chatted with Beatport CEO Matthew Addell, the extended conversation that took place was truly fascinating. Lanier dispelled the notion the internet has democratized music, arguing the idea that anyone can make it on YouTube is really just a ‘hope story’ when you examine the tiny number of acts that do become stars using social media alone.

Diplo when talking to Instagram founder, Kevin Systrom, discussed the importance of staying on top of new media platforms, “when it comes to social media I don’t want to be the odd man out.” He described how artists have to balance ‘being credible and a promo machine’ on their platforms, and his comments about social media numbers being ‘smoke and mirrors’ often falsely inflated struck a chord with the audience, and prompted a heated debate between two attendees. He also noted that many ‘dance records come and go’ and artists need to find what makes them special to sustain a career.

Swedish House Mafia manager Amy Thompson turned a few heads when she asked Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter: “Do you think the way America has grabbed electronic music will actually kill it?” She went on to lament the ‘investment vultures’ currently circulating EDM. Carter responded that ‘money’s fine, but you can’t sacrifice the culture for it,’ and that ‘when you marry large commerce with new art, it’s really fragile’.

The biggest cheer of the day was reserved for the arrival of Ultra Music founder Patrick Moxey and hip-hop icon and entrepreneur Russell Simmons. Moxey paralleled the expansion of hip-hop to that of EDM, Simmons pointed out that with the internet EDM has more resources than hip-hop ever had and that ‘now they can’t stop you.’ It was Simmons wider life lessons that proved the most profound, discussing the importance of doing work that you love, being honest in work, refusing to quit in the face of adversity, and chasing a higher goal than mere material gain.

Skrillex (Sonny Moore) and Summit Series Founder Jeff Rosenthal concluded the day’s panels. Moore discussed his ten years in the music industry before Skrillex, and that as recently as three years ago he was $30,000 in debt, but then spent all the money he’d made from Skrillex on production for his first tour. Rosenthal echoed this sentiment, saying Summit Series events lost money on their first events, but are now building their own city in Utah. Moore also discussed how his failure to get music distributed through his major label led to him creating Skrillex. With Skrillex he wants, “all the blogs to post my songs, even though it's technically illegal… We're experiencing a renaissance of how art is created and how it is distributed.”

IMS Engage kicked off with W Hotels Worldwide’s on-going music series Symmetry Live, which featured an acoustic performance by UK singer Foxes. Curated by W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L’Acqua, Symmetry Live offers W guests insider access to who’s new and next in music. Past performers have included Cee Lo Green, Fitz and the Tantrums, Janelle Monae, Ellie Goulding, Phantogram, Theophilus London, LP, Neon Trees and Quadron.

The first ever IMS Engage was held Wednesday April 17th at the W Hotel in Hollywood, CA. The event drew in 250 people from all over the world including music artists, industry professionals, techies, press / media and local L.A. residents seeking to enthrall themselves in this unique and first of its kind experience.

"Los Angeles has become the business hub for many in electronic music over the last three years or so: producers, DJs, managers, promoters,” says IMS partner Ben Turner. “It feels like being in LA is much more useful for new business and new opportunities than almost anywhere in the world. Now that Hollywood film; national American TV shows; national American media are all open and wanting to engage with electronic music it really feels like a place for the genre to step up a gear.

“All doors are open here to this music. Not the case for the last 20 years. IMS Engage wants to make a statement about electronic music and our mission is to elevate the perception of this industry and ensure its positioned in the right way. Hence creating a format like IMS Engage which we feel is a clear and concise way of showing how far the genre has come."

Opening Words – Bill Werde, Billboard Editorial Director

Opening remarks from Bill Werde started the day off with high levels of optimism:

“Back in 1998, it was impossible for dance music to have a hit in North America,” he said. “Europe had Radio 1, but America was so used to the standard verse-chorus structure that there was no hope for an electronic music hit.”

Werde shared with the audience his own history in the rave scene, recalling Baltimore parties like Ultraworld and Fever as “life-defining moments.” He went on to mention that the industry is finally beginning to see real democratization, the same democratization that many have been speaking of through the emergence and influence of the Internet – especially social media.

“We’re seeing simultaneously hits in all parts of the world,” he said. “Now, you’ll see a global smash hit before radio even starts playing it.”

Werde stated that this transformation in tastemakers has caused major labels to rethink A&R because now anything is possible.

“That is what dance music is all about. Business models are being rethought, the ways to reach audiences are changing.”

Pete Tong engages with Shelly Finkel (SFX Entertainment)

BBC Radio 1 icon Pete Tong sat down with SFX Entertainment head of acquisitions Shelly Finkel for a discussion about how electronic music has caught the attention of deep-pocketed corporations in North America. The conversation began by examining how North America, specifically Los Angeles and Las Vegas, have become global hubs for electronic music.

"Vegas used to be about Frank Sinatra, then boxers, then the Celine Dions,” Tong said. “Now it's about the DJs.” Finkel mentioned that he and his team no longer use the term 'EDM' anymore: “We use 'EMC' for ‘electronic music culture’, because it's really all about culture now."

Finkel then went on to describe SFX’s strategy in their acquisitions of large-scale EDM entities.

“The goal is to acquire different promoters from around the world and expand them into new markets that they wouldn’t be able to expand in otherwise.” Specifically, Finkel told IMS Engage that SFX has acquired “a promoter in South America, the largest promoter in Germany, and probably the largest in Australia.”

"There's too much competition in the scene, we need more people working together now."

On purchasing Beatport, Finkel told the audience that the idea is to “bring more young fans to the site and make them aware of many DJs that don’t get discovered otherwise – to broaden the fan base to DJs that are not known.”

When an audience member asked Finkel what events could lead to the burst of the EDM ‘bubble’, Finkel pointed out: “By doing things for the sake of doing and not making smart business decisions. When people get hurt, they eventually get out.”

Finkel was intent in demonstrating that he and SFX share a genuine connection with electronic music and are not just out to seek the highest possible gain. He recounted attending EDC events as his first entry point and feeling a true magical moment of inspiration.

Matthew Adell (Beatport CEO) engages with Jaron Lanier

In a deep and animated discussion, legendary technologist Jaron Lanier and Beatport CEO Matthew Adell discussed how technical innovation and disruption have been both a benefit and burden for musicians, as well as the greater music industry.

Adell asked Lanier, “Have musicians been moved out of a livelihood through technology?”

“It’s a matter of dignity for musicians,” Lanier responded. “If you have to sing for your supper for every meal, you’re always one run of bad luck away from losing it totally.”

He then began to explain the differences between a Gig-based Economy (artists working for day-to-day income) and a Wealth-based Economy (working to sustain prolonged income streams).

"In the 90s, you didn't have to get millions of hits on YouTube. You could make more money, there was more diversity then." On the brighter side, Lanier pointed out that the improvement in accessibility of tools is creating empathy between musicians and fans like never before.

"Computers are not created equal,” Adell mentioned. “Tech, privacy, and data access are the industry's biggest evil.”

Lanier added: "Whoever is close to the big computer concentrates all the wealth and power; civilization can't run that way."

Adell went on to relate Burning Man as an ethos in the music world, how voyeurism isn't respected any longer and that participation is now what rules.

"We're in a time of fantastically great optimism,” he said. “Everyone creating stuff is doing so with good intentions."

"The book business is the closest remaining vestige of music's physical media business model," remarked Lanier. "Artists & musicians are the guinea pigs for doing things [in tech], and we'll continue being so in fixing it."

Adell also spilled some numbers about Beatport, signaling that they get over 22,000 new tracks per week.

“In digital music, all of us (Napster, Apple) are reliant on the metadata that comes the suppliers to categorize music,” he said. "Moombahton was the first time we realized things were moving faster than our metadata could keep up with."

Adell’s one-liner of “the laptop now being the most important creative tool in the world” seemed to generate a positive response from crowd members.

"We are experiencing the end of rock & roll and what it once meant," he said. "People come to dance events as an antidote to the disconnectedness of the digital world."

Diplo engages with Kevin Systrom (Instagram CEO)

Diplo and Kevin Systrom started our their chat by marveling on how such a simple app like Instagram could dramatically change how fans connected with their favorite artists.

"When it comes to social media, as a musician you never want to be the odd man out,” Diplo said. “I got into Instagram out of necessity, but it ended up being fun.”

“Instagram initially came about by a mistake,” Systrom said. “It started out as a Foursquare-like app that people had more fun uploading photos from. Simplicity is one of the core values of Instagram.”

“You want to be ahead of the curve as a musician,” Diplo responded. “I spent the last three months having a lot of pride in the way my photos looked. I’m between being really creative on there, and being a promo machine. I sometimes spend 30 minutes just trying to get the right look to my photo.”

Systrom then began to draw parallels between his app and the value it provides its users to DJs and the value they provide for their fans.

"Instagram is less about your photos than it is about your message you’re conveying, the same way a DJ's music isn't about the individual notes," he said.

In discussing online communities of fans and artists, Diplo remarked that electronic music and rap have used social media to its fullest potential.

“A big community will always be more valuable than a big hit,” he said. "A lot of the dance music coming out now is generally disposable. In order to have longevity, create something bigger than just your records."

Systrom agreed, “In marketing, it’s best to build a fan base of people who reference each other and can talk about it."

An audience member asked Diplo how his now famous #ExpressYourself campaign came about, and Diplo to the surprise of many admitted that it was “the most un-calculated marketing thing I've ever done," citing pure fun and experimentation as the basis for the whole idea.

Amy Thomson (Manager, Swedish House Mafia) engages with Troy Carter (Manager, Lady Gaga)

In a talk between two of the most highly prolific managers in music today, Thomson and Carter discussed how the business has changed in a relatively short period of time and the pitfalls of growing too big too soon. Specifically, Thomson expressed that America’s newfound love with dance music could potentially “kill it.”

“Do you think the way America has grabbed electronic music will kill it? Because I do," she told Carter. “Money's fine, you just can't sacrifice the culture for it."

Thomson stated that her own partnership with Ron Burkle (head of equity firm Yucaipa) had allowed her to see how companies should be valued, and feared that many showed inflated valuations and could possibly be headed towards failure.

“Dance music would carry that stigma for 20 years, after we’ve just been legitimized,” she said.

Carter appeared to be more optimistic, pointing out how everyone who could have killed hip-hop and dance music didn’t have the power to.

“Huge commerce with a new form of art is really fragile,” he said. “I don’t know how you unring that bell.”

Thomason then shared her experience in seeing how the bigger the overground becomes, the bigger the underground becomes.

Carter compared the current crop of dance music managers, Thomson included, to the first wave of hip-hop managers.

“When I started in hip-hop years ago, it was Homeboy 101 management; hire your friend to manage you, and whatever happens happens,” he said. “Then more sophisticated people came along and kind of fucked it up a bit. The guys who started out as Homeboy 101 were Russell Simmons and James Lassiter, who have gone on to build serious legitimate businesses.”

"Managing an artist is like any relationship,” he responded to an audience member. “It's about the small wins that build trust."

When it comes to international touring, Carter mentioned that Gaga does not “touch & go” and instead spends time in areas worldwide where they’re building a fanbase.

“At the end of the day,” he continued, “It’s all about the fan experience. Gaga is always reinventing her shows.”

Patrick Moxey (Ultra Music Founder) engages with Russell Simmons

What many people may not know is that Russell Simmons was instrumental in kickstarting Patrick Moxey’s career in the music business. As a former intern of Simmons, Moxey’s conversation with the hip-hop icon (and his longtime mentor) was as inspiring as it was informative.

Simmons was profound in his ways of describing living a creative life: “The sound between the snare drums is forever.”

Simmons spoke about the value of embracing the unfamiliar, as he was unfamiliar with many of the dance music icons Moxey brought up like Calvin Harris and Deadmau5.

“You want to be open, to be able to transcend,” he said. “All youth culture keeps reinventing itself. You don’t have to fake it. If you’re honestly there, you’ll feel it; it’ll seep in.”

Simmons also demonstrated that early hip-hop promotion has parallels to dance music experiences, but today’s scene has more resources than ever before. He also mentioned that electronic music, as a culture, continues to be suppressed by the gatekeepers.

"You can't clean up a culture because it's a reflection of the world,” he said. “You can only clean up yourself."

Moxey then brought up an interesting point about artists achieving success, and how it impacts the culture of electronic music; as success can be seen by many as coming by “selling out.” Simmons traced it back to hip-hop.

“There’s no fear or shame of success in hip-hop,” he said. “That’s part of it, it didn’t tarnish it because it was honest. That’s very much unlike rock and now dance music.”

Closing his thoughts, Simmons told the audience: “Your work is your prayer and the results of that work are to give away. You've got to love what you're doing."

Skrillex engages with Jeff Rosenthal (Summit Series Co-founder)

In the final engagement of the day, Skrillex had a highly passionate chat with Summit Series co-founder Jeff Rosenthal. The two began by discussing how quickly things have changed in how artists – from all kinds of art – connect with their audiences.

“We're experiencing a renaissance of how art is created and how it is distributed," Skrillex said. He and Rosenthal then exchanged points on how all types of creative people from painters, photographers, and graphic designers (and of course musicians) now share through the same digestible platforms, causing community amongst their followers.

“Community in music means learning from one another and everyone can win," chimed in Rosenthal.

Skrillex agreed: "It's easy to be quiet. Ultimately what my music says is, 'Hey, you can be loud.' People really gather around that idea.”

Not having Atlantic to distribute his side project as "Skrillex", the dubstep producer was forced to do things on his own.

“Three years ago, I was $30,000 in debt. We released everything completely on our own and it was through blogs and social media that we saw success. We have a real strong connection to our culture and our fans.”

Skrillex had also revealed that he purchased and is renovating an 11,000-square-foot building in downtown L.A.’s Chinatown district, specifically for people who he called “in the box” producers – those who work solely with their laptops.

“It will have great facilities with everything you need as a producer, so you’re not resting your laptop on a big SSL desk and thinking, ‘I’m not using all of these channels,’”

This new facility will be a home base for Skrillex’s OWSLA label staff.

“When everyone is in the same room stuff goes 50 times faster,” he said. “I want to make a place for people to be independent and do what they do.”

The two then continued on the importance of community and helping one another out, and appropriately, Skrillex happily accepted a flash drive from a young audience member containing original music for him to check out.

IMS Engage would like to thank Pioneer DJ USA, W Hotels Hollywood and XL Video for helping to make this event possible.

IMS partner BEN TURNER speaks about the IMS ENGAGE event in Los Angeles on Weds April 17

1. While Ibiza being the home for IMS is a natural fit, why was Los Angeles chosen as the home for this North American extension of IMS?

"Los Angeles has become the business hub for many in electronic music over the last three years or so: producers, DJs, managers, promoters. It feels like being in LA is much more useful for new business and new opportunities than almost anywhere in the world. Now that Hollywood film; national American TV shows; national American media are all open and wanting to engage with electronic music it really feels like a place for the genre to step up a gear. All doors are open here to this music. Not the case for the last 20 years. IMS Engage wants to make a statement about electronic music and our mission is to elevate the perception of this industry and ensure its positioned in the right way. Hence creating a format like IMS Engage which we feel is a clear and concise way of showing how far the genre has come."

2. In your opinion, how does the dance music scene in the United States differ from other parts of the world?

"Like it or not, things have moved on so quickly and so far that its almost become its own genre. EDM seems to now be accepted not as a term for the genre of modern electronic music, but the sound of young America. I welcome anything that gives a new generation a feeling of belonging as any youth movement has to have that its core. To think 20 years on from when I started pushing electronic music to the US via media channels that we'd be in a scenario where a new generation of adopted and nurtured their own sound and now its headline news. It’s an amazing time here, not to everybody's comfort, but ultimately we all wanted this genre to get bigger and now it’s here, it should be embraced. I am of the belief that people have a starting point with a style of music and a percentage of those people use that starting point as their way in before exploring all types of sounds and artists. I think there is a major moment of discovery going on right now, as I've witnessed so many young fans wanting to learn and discover the architects of the scene who have today's scene possible."

3. Engage carries a less traditional format of unmoderated conversations, as opposed to the more traditional panel discussion format. What value does this bring to attendees and participants?

"I am a little over panels. As conference creators, a lot of money is spent bringing some major people to ibiza or LA to speak on a panel and they get maybe six minutes of time to speak. It’s a waste of money for all concerned. So I think we're learning to get more out of the people we bring. If they are interesting enough to put on a plane to Ibiza, at least let them speak! In addition, IMS Ibiza is very strong and we're proud of its positioning and the diverse presentation format. We know IMS Engage is on some six weeks before our main event so there was little point mirroring it as much for my own creative thinking and enjoyment as the delegates. IMS Ibiza will always be our main focus, IMS Engage is a way to bring something different to a region. So we decided one simple format could actually make for a more compelling one-day event. And the concept seems to have captured people's imagination. I was in the W Hotel on Hollywood two months back and had the idea of the two empty chairs in an empty room and it was actually a powerful photo which reminds me of the old Mastermind chair which I used to love on TV! It’s kind of a strict but strangely open format – no moderators, no guidelines… Simply ENGAGE!"

4. We're seeing names not regularly associated with dance music on the Engage bill like Russell Simmons and Troy Carter (management for Lady Gaga). What was the approach in bringing relatively "outside" perspectives into the conversation?

"Well this to me IS the concept. Every pairing places an icon from electronic music (artist or industry) with somebody from the outer world – somebody we're reaching out to, or somebody that is trying to reach in. So we paired people based on our own insight, but in some cases, asked a key person who they would like to share a conversation with. It’s all about parallels – what can electronic music learn from a counterpart in mainstream music or culture. And what can THEY learn about our ways of working. Five years ago, Amy Thomson with Troy Carter would have been two opposite approaches colliding and maybe Amy would have wanted to learn from Troy Carter. But now Amy is showing the bigger guys how to market, promoter, sell a concept around the world, so it’s as much people learning from what electronic music is currently getting so right. So this is our format, and its one we will continue with as its captured the imagination of media and interest alike."

6. Engage marks the debut of IMS in the United States. Do you envision this being a reoccurring event in North America?

"It’s not secret we feel IMS has an approach and ethos which we feel has a place in the American landscape of the business of electronic music. We as a team are deep thinkers and care passionately about the genre on every level. So I am delighted we have managed to put this event on year one with the help of our partners from Ibiza – Pioneer, W Hotels Worldwide. Incredible how much they believe in what we're trying to do for this business. We've been approached to do this in many regions around the world, but being in LA was a personal goal of mine because I think right now it’s here where the real thinking about the future of the business is going on. I don't want that to sound alienating to all the creativity that is coming out of Berlin or Brick Lane right now, but overall, the genre is finally being accepted as a real valid artform and a lot of that belief and support is coming from North America."

7. Is Engage a precursor to IMS in Ibiza? Can you share any details about IMS Ibiza on May 22nd-24th?

"Well IMS Engage has put IMS Ibiza on the map in America in quite a big way. The timing has intrigued many, being so close to the Ibiza event. But in all honesty, I never wanted to ask people to fly to Los Angeles from London or even New York for this event. And we are overwhelmed so many people are doing just that. But it was meant to offer the West Coast community a day of intelligent conversation plus something for all the people in town throughout Coachella week to enjoy. I've been here the last four years during this week, and only the Windish event seemed to pull everybody together – hence working with them for the pool party on Wednesday from 6pm. I have a huge respect for the roster and ethos of Windish, so we're delighted they wanted to team up with us. IMS Ibiza – Jean Michel Jarre; Nile Rodgers part two; Sven Vath; Idris Elba; Paul Van Dyk; Fatboy Slim – incredible year of names. I think they all speak for themselves, and they certainly will be come May 22!"

Ben Turner is one of five partners of IMS Ibiza, and one of six partners for IMS Engage (a format made for North America). Turner, along with Pete Tong, curates the two events which has been described by media as "the TED of music conferences". Turner was the founder of Muzik Magazine, creative director of DanceStar USA: The American Dance Music Awards, and runs his  own company called Graphite which manages iconic DJs, and has interests in festivals, a social media company, and is renowned for helping brands connect with artists.

Existing Pairings Include:

‘Lady Gaga and Swedish House Mafia Manager

Russell Simmons with Sony’s President of Electronic Music

Skrillex and The Summit Series founder

  Pete Tong and Shelly Finkel from SFX Entertainment

Digital pioneer Jaron Lanier with Beatport CEO Matthew Adell

The famed Ibiza summit IMS, announced last week its first one-day event in America, IMS Engage, taking place on Wednesday the 17th of April at W Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. Today it was announced that Diplo and Instagram co-founder, Kevin Systrom, will join IMS Engage’s series of un-moderated conversations.

In Hollywood IMS is engaging the electronic music world with the wider industries of technology, finance, hip-hop and arts in a one-day event. A series of un-moderated conversations, consisting of eight pairs of speakers, will address the growing influence and prominence of electronic music in America and beyond. 

Diplo and Kevin Systrom join a heavy-weight list of conversations that already includes:

  • Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter and Swedish House Mafia Manager, Amy Thomson
  • Russell Simmons with Sony’s President of Electronic Music, Patrick Moxey
  • Skrillex and The Summit Series founder Jeff Rosenthal
  • Pete Tong and Shelly Finkel from SFX Entertainment
  • Digital pioneer Jaron Lanier with Beatport CEO Matthew Adell

Since 2007 IMS has brought together the leading thinkers and trailblazers in electronic music and beyond, uniting artists, global brands, technology pioneers, event producers and more to discuss one of the most unique and rapidly evolving creative industries. IMS’ debut in America, IMS Engage widens the conversation, during a period of unprecedented growth and interest in ‘EDM’, which has seen huge investments by billionaires such as Ron Burkle, Robert Sillerman and Live Nation, and attendance at EDM events rocket into the hundreds of thousands.

IMS Engage is partnered with the American arm of Pioneer DJ – who have been founding partners of IMS in Ibiza since year one. The event is also held in partnership with W Hotels Worldwide, a long-time supporter of IMS Ibiza. IMS Engage visitors can find details on room rates at W Hollywood by visiting http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ims2013

Delegate badges for the event are on sale now and limited to 250 places. The event will also feature an IMS Engage: Official Party with The Windish Agency – one of the most prominent independent booking agencies in the electronic music space worldwide—poolside at the WET Deck at Drai’s Hollywood at W Hollywood.

Over six years in Ibiza IMS has earned a reputation as the “the TED of music conferences”, featuring conversations and interviews with luminaries such as Hollywood director David Lynch, musical pioneers Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers, tech innovators from Twitter, Soundcloud, Google, Disney and Electronic Arts, plus DJs including David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Sasha, Danny Tenaglia and more. IMS was created by BBC Radio 1 / Evolution Radio broadcaster Pete Tong, along with electronic music industry veterans Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto and Simeon Friend. Turner recently launched AFEM – the Association for Electronic Music – with the American-based attorney Kurosh Nasseri.

IMS ENGAGE – EVENT SCHEDULE

TUESDAY APRIL 16

19.00 W Hotels Worldwide Symmetry Live Acoustic Performance by Foxes

WEDNESDAY APRIL 17

09.45-09.50 Welcome from Pete Tong & Ben Turner (IMS Partners)

09.50-10.00 Introduction from Bill Werde (Editorial director, Billboard)

10.00-18.00 IMS Engage

Patrick Moxey in conversation with Russell Simmons

Amy Thomson (Manager, Swedish House Mafia) in conversation with Troy Carter (Manager, Lady Gaga)

Skrillex in conversation with Jeff Rosenthal (Summit Series)

Diplo in conversation with Kevin Systrom (Co-Founder, Instagram)

Pete Tong in conversation with Shelly Finkel (SFX Entertainment)

Matthew Adell (CEO Beatport) in conversation with Jaron Lanier (Author, You Are Not A Gadget / Who Owns The Future)

18.00-22.00 IMS Engage: Official Party in association with The Windish Agency

https://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ims-engage

AS part of IMS Engage, W Hotels Worldwide will be hosting the next instalment of its on-going music series, Symmetry Live, with an acoustic performance by UK singer Foxes, on Tuesday April 16 at W Hollywood. Curated by W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L’Acqua, Symmetry Live offers W guests insider access to who’s new and next in music. Past performers have included Cee Lo Green, Fitz and the Tantrums, Janelle Monae, Ellie Goulding, Phantogram, Theophilus London, LP, Neon Trees and Quadrom. For more information, visit Facebook.com/whotels.

AS part of IMS Engage, W Hotels Worldwide will be hosting the next instalment of its on-going music series, Symmetry Live, with an acoustic performance by UK singer Foxes, on Tuesday April 16 at W Hollywood. Curated by W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L’Acqua, Symmetry Live offers W guests insider access to who’s new and next in music. Past performers have included Cee Lo Green, Fitz and the Tantrums, Janelle Monae, Ellie Goulding, Phantogram, Theophilus London, LP, Neon Trees and Quadrom.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/whotels.

IMS ENGAGE will end its first one-day spin-off event in Los Angeles with a special poolside party at the WET Deck at Drai's Hollywood at W Hollywood. The event will be hosted with The Windish Agency – the independent, eclectic booking agency run by Tom Windish, that represents everybody from Diplo to Duck Sauce. The event will continue the successful Windish networking event which took place last year between the two Coachella events. Combining their event with the delegation from IMS Engage will make for a special occasion. Opening at 6pm until 10pm. The event will feature performances from the appropriately titled Poolside plus Plastic Plates. Both acts are on the cusp of big things worldwide and represent a new generation of emerging electronic eclectica.

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www.windishagency.com/artists/plastic_plates
www.windishagency.com/artists/poolside

IMS Engage have secured great hotel rates through our partnership with the W-Hollywood at a time when accommodation rates increase due to Coachella, IMS Engage rooms are valued at $311 per night available on the 15th and 16th with the option of contacting the hotel to secure the same rate from 13 -21 April. Normal rack rates per night during this period are $426 without breakfast and $472 inclusive. Save over $100 booking through IMS.

View the Fabulous room: http://www.whollywoodhotel.com/rooms/fabulous-room

Book your room: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ims2013

International Music Summit presents IMS Engage at W Hollywood

-‘Conversations’ between the manager of Lady Gaga and Swedish House Mafia

-Russell Simmons with Sony’s President of Electronic Music

-Skrillex and The Summit Series founder

  -Pete Tong and Shelly Finkel from SFX Entertainment

-Digital pioneer Jaron Lanier with Beatport CEO Matthew Adell

-Official After Party in partnership with The Windish Agency poolside at Drai’s Hollywood at W Hollywood

-Exclusive W Hotels Worldwide Symmetry Live Performance by Foxes with DJ set by Soul Clap

The famed Ibiza summit IMS hosts its first one-day event in America on Wednesday the 17th of April at W Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. After a successful IMS USA Symposium in 2012 at Coachella, IMS is engaging the electronic music world with the wider industries of technology, finance, hip-hop and arts in a one-day event. A series of un-moderated conversations, consisting of seven pairs of speakers, will  address the growing influence and prominence of electronic music in America and beyond. 

For the past six years in Ibiza, IMS has brought together the leading thinkers and trailblazers in electronic music and beyond, uniting artists, global brands, technology pioneers, event producers and more to discuss one of the most unique and rapidly evolving creative industries. IMS’ debut in America, IMS Engage widens the conversation, during a period of unprecedented growth and interest in ‘EDM’, which has seen huge investments by billionaires such as Ron Burkle, Robert Sillerman and Live Nation, and attendance at EDM events rocket into the hundreds of thousands.

Pairing architect of the hip-hop scene Russell Simmons with Ultra Music’s Patrick Moxey – now President of Electronic Music for Sony worldwide. Moxey started his career as in intern for Simmons over 20 years ago. Together they will assess the paralells of the electronic music scene with hip-hop. Billionaire investment company SFX Entertainment will have Shelly Finkel with IMS co-founder Pete Tong, the global voice of dance music for the last 30 years, is a perfect way to explore the ‘EDM’ US boom, and what it means to electronic music from a creative and business perspective. Finkel was also the manager of Mike Tyson in his previous career. Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter and Amy Thomson, who manages Swedish House Mafia, are rewriting the rules of artist management in the digital age, while looking after two of popular music’s biggest acts.

Beatport, the leading electronic music online retailer, just joined Robert Sillerman’s burgeoning empire, with many predicting the digital music provider could be the glue that binds SFX new dance properties together. Beatport CEO Matthew Adell will talk technology, and innovation, with the author and computer scientist Jaron Lanier. A true pioneer, Lanier coined the term virtual reality, has authored the books ‘You Are Not A Gadget’ and ‘Who Owns The Future?’, and has appeared in Time’s 100 Most Influential People list.

Six time Grammy winner Skrillex will chat with Jeff Rosenthal, who is the co-founder and curator of the Summit Series. The Summit Series is a global network of events designed to the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. The summit has featured talks from Bill Clinton and Richard Branson, and Rosenthal was the youngest floor staff member of the U.S. Congress.

IMS partner Ben Turner states: "IMS Engage is about elevating the status and positioning of the genre – bringing together people from electronic music, and the associated industries and creative cultures that are reaching in. It will show how far the genre has come and how far it is capable of reaching out."

Over six years in Ibiza IMS has earned a reputation as the “the TED of music conferences”, featuring conversations and interviews with luminaries such as Hollywood director David Lynch, musical pioneers Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers, tech innovators from Twitter, Soundcloud, Google, Disney and Electronic Arts, plus DJs including David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Sasha, Danny Tenaglia and more. IMS was created by BBC Radio 1 / Evolution Radio broadcaster Pete Tong, along with electronic music industry veterans Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto and Simeon Friend. Turner recently launched AFEM – the Association for Electronic Music – with the American-based attorney Kurosh Nasseri.

IMS Engage is partnered with the American arm of Pioneer DJ – who have been founding partners of IMS in Ibiza since year one. The event is also held in partnership with W Hotels Worldwide, a long-time supporter of IMS Ibiza. IMS Engage visitors can find details on room rates at W Hollywood by visiting www.whollywoodhotel.com.

As part of IMS Engage, W Hotels Worldwide will be hosting the next instalment of its on-going music series, Symmetry Live, with an acoustic performance by UK singer Foxes, on April 16 at W Hollywood. Curated by W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L’Acqua, Symmetry Live offers W guests insider access to who’s new and next in music. Past performers have included Cee Lo Green, Fitz and the Tantrums, Janelle Monae, Ellie Goulding, Phantogram, Theophilus London, LP, Neon Trees and Quadrom. For more information, visit Facebook.com/whotels.

Delegate badges for the event are on sale now and limited to 250 places. The event will also feature an IMS Engage: Official Party with The Windish Agency – one of the most prominent independent booking agencies in the electronic music space worldwide—poolside at the WET Deck at Drai’s Hollywood at W Hollywood.

IMS ENGAGE – EVENT SCHEDULE

TUESDAY APRIL 16

19.00 W Hotels Worldwide Symmetry Live Performance by Foxes

WEDNESDAY APRIL 17

09.45-09.50 Welcome from Pete Tong & Ben Turner (IMS Partners)

09.50-10.00 Introduction from Bill Werde (Editorial director, Billboard)

10.00-18.00 IMS Engage

Patrick Moxey in conversation with Russell Simmons

Amy Thomson (Manager, Swedish House Mafia) in conversation with Troy Carter (Manager, Lady Gaga)

Skrillex in conversation with Jeff Rosenthal (Summit Series)

Pete Tong in conversation with Shelly Finkel (SFX Entertainment)

Matthew Adell (Beatport) in conversation with Jaron Lanier (Author, You Are Not A Gadget / Who Owns The Future)

18.00-22.00 IMS Engage: Official Party in association with The Windish Agency


To purchase your delegate badge: http://ims.wantickets.com/
To Book your Hotel Room: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ims2013

                                                                

The famed Ibiza summit IMS hosts its first full event in America on Wednesday the 17th of April. After a successful IMS USA Symposium in 2012 at Coachella, IMS is engaging the electronic world with the wider industries of technology, finance, film and arts in a one-day event. A series of conversations, consisting of eight pairs of speakers, will connect un-moderated to an exclusive audience limited to 300 delegates year one.

IMS Engage is positioned perfectly during the two Coachella weekends, as industry leaders from all fields of music and creativity descend on California. IMS feels the electronic industry is very good at talking to itself. Now its time to open the door…

IMS Engage will take place over one day and conclude with an exclusive networking event on the rooftop of the W Hotel from 6-10pm.

At a time when dance music seems to be taking over mainstream culture, the International Music Summit (IMS) has brought together the most important players in the business to share their thoughts for the three day summit, and rounding off each day with a unique one-off events with performances from Fatboy Slim, BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, Sven Vath, Maya Jane Coles and DJ Driis (Idris Elba).

While the IMS focuses on shaping the future of electronic music, the light also shines heavily on those that have helped pave the way… This year, the IMS is thrilled to announce that Jean Michel Jarre, one of the earliest pioneers of synthesised music, will be giving a keynote interview where he will discuss his career, past, present and future. He says:

"I was excited to discover the IMS event in Ibiza and particularly the values it holds for a genre of music which I've been involved in from the early beginnings. I continue to push the genre forward in many ways, and I see my Keynote Interview at IMS as a way to continue to communicate my passions to a wider and younger audience – who appear to be today's trailblazers for this genre, all united in one location. "

Jarre, who laid the foundations of what eventually became dance music, having also established hIMSelf as the true master of the open-air extravaganza with incredible light shows at Tiananmen Square, the Pyramids as backdrops and the infamous Destination Docklands shows, has been collaborating with some of the hottest contemporary names in modern electronica, including his recent work on Parisian imprint InFiné.

IMS partner Ben Turner states: "A lot of work has gone into landing Jean Michel Jarre. But we are hugely excited to have his attendance. I interviewed him in 1993 for the Melody Maker when electronic DJs like Slam had remixed his work. So it’s been amazing talking to him again about speaking at IMS. He is a true pioneer and his understanding of today's scene is quite surprising. His understanding of the challenges facing the business is second to none, and his vision for change is also impressive and inspiring."

Nile Rodgers, who broke the news that he was working with Daft Punk at last years IMS, and is the global ambassador for the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), will also be returning to the IMS for a chat,

Turner states: "Nile set IMS alight last year but it felt like he didn't get to finish his story. So welcome back – the main was an inspiration and so much has come from his involvement in IMS last year. He can come back every single year as far as IMS is concerned."

With the line up looking to be the IMS’s strongest yet, new additions include artists DJ Yoda and Guy Gerber, alongside industry titans Ted Cohen, Oliver Luckett (The Audience), Shane Murray (Ibiza Rocks), Marcus Trojan (Weekend Club), and Stephen Titmus (Shazaam).

New additions to IMS 2013 speaker list are:

ARTISTS
Jean Michel Jarre (Keynote Interview)
Nile Rodgers (Keynote Interview part two)
DJ Yoda (Technology demo)
Guy Gerber (Changing Face of Ibiza panel)

INDUSTRY
Ted Cohen (Tag Strategic)
Oliver Luckett (The Audience)
Shane Murray (Ibiza Rocks) / (Changing Face of Ibiza panel)
Marcus Trojan (Weekend club) / (Market Focus: Germany)
Stephen Titmus (Shazam) (Where Does All The Money Go)


FULL CONFIRMED SPEAKER LIST FOR IMS 2013:
ARTISTS:
Jean Michel Jarre (Keynote Interview)
Nile Rodgers (Keynote Interview part two)
DJ Yoda (technology demo)
Guy Gerber (Changing Face of Ibiza panel)
Fatboy Slim (IMS Legends Dinner Recipient)
Sven Väth (Keynote Interview)
Driis Aka Idris Elba (Keynote Interview)
Solomun (IMS Grand Finale DJ)
Paul Van Dyk (Keynote Interview)
Maya Jane Coles (IMS Grand Finale DJ)
Pete Tong (Host)
Groove Armada (IMS Anthem Creator)
Eats Everything (IMS Anthem Remixer)
Arthur Baker (Exclusive Film Screening)
Scuba (IMS Grand Finale DJ)
Monika Kruse (Market Focus: Germany)
Nicky Romero (Ghostdancing Debate)
Timo Garcia (Ghostdancing Debate)
Shadow Child Aka Dave Spoon
Tensnake (IMS Grand Finale Live Act)
Kaz James (IMS Legends Performer)
Le Carousel (IMS Grand Finale Live Act)
Tom Staar (IMS Legends Performer)

INDUSTRY:
Ted Cohen (Tag Strategic)
Oliver Luckett (The Audience)
Shane Murray (Ibiza Rocks) / (Changing Face of Ibiza panel)
Marcus Trojan (Weekend club) / (Market Focus: Germany)
Stephen Titmus (Shazam) (Where Does All The Money Go)
Bob Lefsetz (Keynote Interview)
Patrick Moxey – Ultra / Sony Music (Keynote Interview)
Marc Geiger – William Morris Endeavour (Keynote Address)
Emmanuel De Buretel – Because (Keynote Interview)
Andrea & Antonio – Circoloco@DC10 (DC10: The Story…)
Amy Thomson – ATM Artists, Swedish House Mafia (Keynote Interview)
Shelly Finkel – SFX (Keynote Interview)
Duncan Stutterheim – ID&T/Tomorrowland (Keynote Interview)
Anja Schneider & Ralf Kollmann – Mobilee Records (Market Focus: Germany)
Arash Shirazi – The Bullitt Agency, Dubfire
Ash Pournouri – At Night Management, Avicii
David Vincent – Sankeys
David Waxman – Ultra Music
Francisco Ferrer – Pacha
Judy Weinstein – Def Mix, Frankie Knuckles
Maria May – CAA, David Guetta
Nikhil Shah – Mixcloud
Sam Evitt – Method Music, Disclosure
Stephen Greene – RockCorps
Valentino Barrioseta – Bridges For Music
Yann Pissenem – Ushuaia
Danny Whittle – IBZ Entertainment
Ben Turner – IMS/Graphite Media (AFEM)
Kurosh Nasseri – Association For Electronic Music (AFEM)

KEY TOPICS:
Market Focus: Germany
Ghostdancing: The Ghist In The Machine Debate
The Changing Face Of Ibiza
Social Responsibilit In Electronic Music
Where Does All The Money Go And Why Don’t I Get Any?
Women In Dance Music Debate: Year Two!
Next Generation Management
Is The American Style Of Doing Business Killing The Heart Of Dance Music?
IMS Question Time Returns…
Afem: Association For Electronic Music – A Case For

To Register For Delegate Badges And To Book Accommodation Please Visit:
Www.Internationalmusicsummit.Com

At a time when dance music seems to be taking over mainstream culture, the International Music Summit (IMS) has brought together the most important players in the business to share their thoughts for the three day summit, and rounding off each day with a unique one-off events with performances from Fatboy Slim, BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, Sven Väth, Maya Jane Coles and DJ Driis (Idris Elba).

While the IMS focuses on shaping the future of electronic music, the light also shines heavily on those that have helped pave the way… This year, the IMS is thrilled to announce that Jean Michel Jarre, one of the earliest pioneers of synthesised music, will be giving a keynote interview where he will discuss his career, past, present and future. He says:

"I was excited to discover the IMS event in Ibiza and particularly the values it holds for a genre of music which I've been involved in from the early beginnings. I continue to push the genre forward in many ways, and I see my Keynote Interview at IMS as a way to continue to communicate my passions to a wider and younger audience – who appear to be today's trailblazers for this genre, all united in one location."

Jarre, who laid the foundations of what eventually became dance music, having also established hIMSelf as the true master of the open-air extravaganza with incredible light shows at Tiananmen Square, the Pyramids as backdrops and the infamous Destination Docklands shows, has been collaborating with some of the hottest contemporary names in modern electronica, including his recent work on Parisian imprint InFiné.

IMS partner Ben Turner states:

"A lot of work has gone into landing Jean Michel Jarre. But we are hugely excited to have his attendance. I interviewed him in 1993 for the Melody Maker when electronic DJs like Slam had remixed his work. So it's been amazing talking to him again about speaking at IMS. He is a true pioneer and his understanding of today's scene is quite surprising. His understanding of the challenges facing the business is second to none, and his vision for change is also impressive and inspiring."

Nile Rodgers, who broke the news that he was working with Daft Punk at last years IMS, and is the global ambassador for the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), will also be returning to the IMS for a chat.

Turner states:

"Nile set IMS alight last year but it felt like he didn't get to finish his story. So welcome back – the main was an inspiration and so much has come from his involvement in IMS last year. He can come back every single year as far as IMS is concerned."

With the line up looking to be the IMS's strongest yet, new additions include artists DJ Yoda and Guy Gerber, alongside industry titans Ted Cohen, Oliver Luckett (The Audience), Shane Murray (Ibiza Rocks), Marcus Trojan (Weekend Club), and Stephen Titmus (Shazaam).

CONFIRMED ARTISTS:
Jean Michel Jarre (Keynote Interview)   

Fatboy Slim (IMS Legends Dinner Recipient)
Sven Väth (Keynote Interview)
Nile Rodgers (Keynote Interview part two)
Driis Aka Idris Elba (Keynote Interview)
Solomun (IMS Grand Finale DJ)
Paul Van Dyk (Keynote Interview)
Maya Jane Coles (IMS Grand Finale DJ)
Pete Tong (Host)
Yoda, DJ (Technology demo)
Guy Gerber (Changing Face of Ibiza panel)
Groove Armada (IMS Anthem Creator)
Eats Everything (IMS Anthem Remixer)
Arthur Baker (Exclusive Film Screening)
Scuba (IMS Grand Finale DJ)
Monika Kruse (Market Focus: Germany)
Nicky Romero (Ghostdancing Debate)
Timo Garcia (Ghostdancing Debate)
Shadow Child Aka Dave Spoon
Tensnake (IMS Grand Finale Live Act)
Kaz James (IMS Legends Performer)
Le Carousel (IMS Grand Finale Live Act)
Tom Staar (IMS Legends Performer)


CONFIRMED INDUSTRY SPEAKERS:
Bob Lefsetz

Marc Geiger (William Morris Endeavor)
Patrick Moxey (Ultra / Sony Music)
Emmanuel De Buretel (Because)
Andrea & Antonio (Circoloco at DC10)
Shelly Finkel (SFX Entertainment)  
Duncan Stutterheim (ID&T/Tomorrowland)
Ted Cohen (Tag Strategic)
Oliver Luckett (The Audience)
Judy Weinstein (Def Mix, Frankie Knuckles)
Maria May (CAA, David Guetta)
Shane Murray (Ibiza Rocks)
Marcus Trojan (Weekend club)  
Stephen Titmus (Shazam)  
Anja Schneider & Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee Records)
Ash Pournouri (At Night Management, Avicii)
Arash Shirazi (The Bullitt Agency, Dubfire)
David Vincent -(Sankeys)
David Waxman (Ultra Music)
Francisco Ferrer (Pacha)
Nikhil Shah (Mixcloud)
Sam Evitt (Method Music, Disclosure)
Stephen Greene (RockCorps)
Yann Pissenem (Ushuaia)
Danny Whittle (IMS/IBZ Entertainment)
Ben Turner (IMS/Graphite/Association for Electronic Music)
Kurosh Nasseri (Association For Electronic Music)
Valentino Barrioseta (Bridges For Music)


KEY TOPICS:

Market Focus: Germany
Ghostdancing: The Ghist In The Machine Debate
The Changing Face Of Ibiza
Social Responsibilit In Electronic Music
Where Does All The Money Go And Why Don't I Get Any?
Women In Dance Music Debate: Year Two!
Next Generation Management
Is The American Style Of Doing Business Killing The Heart Of Dance Music?
IMS Question Time Returns…
Afem: Association For Electronic Music – A Case Fo

FATBOY SLIM TO BE HONOURED AT INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT

LEGENDS DINNER

FREE PARTY HOSTED BY FATBOY SLIM AT UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

DALT VILA WITH PETE TONG, DRIIS (IDRIS ELBA) & MANY MORE…

Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook is to be honoured at The IMS Legends Dinner at the sixth International Music Summit in Ibiza… The DJ and producer, who recently announced he is to be the first DJ to ever perform at The House of Commons, will have his long-standing career celebrated at an intimate dinner party put on by the IMS. He will then go on to host an exclusive free party at the UNESCO world heritage site Dalt Vila – Fatboy Slim & Friends – with pals Pete Tong and DJ Driis (Idris Elba) on May 23rd.

On news of receiving this award, Norman said "It’s a huge honour to follow Carl Cox and Pete Tong and be the third recipient of the IMS LEGENDS AWARD. Despite the award title, I am still very much alive and kicking! Ibiza has been a pivotal part in my life and my career and so there is nowhere better than there to receive it. I am looking forward to an evening of looking back but mostly looking forward as I'll also be performing at the fort of the Dalt Vila World Heritage Site for IMS. Ibiza is known for its highs, but this will be the highest location I've ever played from on the island! Expect the summer to start with a smile!"

An artist that thrives on a great party coupled with a passion for performing in unique places, Fatboy Slim has DJed in some unique settings – from the closing ceremony of the Olympics, to playing on the Great Wall of China to the mega event that is Carnival in Brazil. Big Beach Boutique goes from strength to strength after 2012's 44k people event at the Amex stadium, 80k people on a beach in Brazil, June see's its 5th anniversary on a beach in Tokyo. A forthcoming headlining slot at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami next month, and his yearly pilgrimage to Glastonbury imminent, the IMS feel that this accolade is very much deserved.

Fatboy Slim & Friends will see Norman play host to an incredible line up, which includes Pete Tong (co-founder of the IMS), along with DJ Driis (Idris Elba – The Wire / Luther) who since his recent documentary on Channel 4 – How Clubbing Changed the World, has been concentrating on his DJ career with a residency called Love & Liquor in West London. Other artists to appear on the night include Hot Since 82, Kaz James, and Tom Staar. The event is free, with the first 500 people to buy a ticket on the IMS website for the IMS Grand Finale on Friday 24th May receiving an automatic invite to Thursday night’s party. A email once the 500 allocation is exhausted will notify the recipiants of the invitation.

The IMS events are firmly cementing the International Music Summit’s reputation for putting on some of the most exciting and diverse line-ups the island has seen. With the Grand Finale line up consisting of Tensnake and Le Carousel playing live and DJs Sven Väth, Maya Jane Coles, Solomun and Scuba providing the soundtrack to the evening, and with more events to be announced, it’s easy to see why the 3-day festivities have seen thousands flocking to the island to be part of this dance music weekender. Having been a supporting partner of the summit since its inception in 2008, Pioneer will also be returning as sponsor of the IMS.

The Sixth Ibiza International Music Summit

Theme: “Beyond the Boom Boom”

22nd – 24th May, Ibiza Gran Hotel

@IMSIbiza

20th February 2013: – The Ibiza International Music Summit returns in 2013 with a speaker line-up full of pioneers and heavyweights of the global electronic music scene – artists, labels, executives, managers, agents, actors and more.

In six short years, the summit – dubbed “the TED of music conferences” – has firmly established itself as one of the leading global events for a sector worth $4bn (a figure declared by IMS in its annual IMS Business Report last year). Its importance this year is paramount as electronic music comes of age in the US, and the biggest players in the business are being drawn into the genre.

Themed IMS: Beyond The Boom Boom!, the event, hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, will take a deep look into the international expansion of electronic music and how the business is spilling out of the confines of the dance floor and into mainstream culture. IMS 2013 will lead the discussions about sustainability after the goldrush settles down.

2012 saw IMS go from strength to strength, with the most impressive and authoritative panels and guest speakers to date and 500 delegates in attendance. Last year’s summit featured exclusive interviews with Giorgio Moroder, Luciano, Nile Rodgers, Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold and Diplo. It was here that the first true picture of the upcoming Daft Punk album was revealed by Rodgers and Moroder, with the news spreading around the globe within seconds.

The IMS Legends Dinner, hosted by IMS co-founder Pete Tong, will celebrate Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim. The DJ and producer, who came to be the primary representative of dance culture at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2012, will have his long-standing career celebrated at an intimate dinner party put on by the IMS. He will then go on to host an exclusive free party at the UNESCO world heritage site Dalt Vila – Fatboy Slim & Friends – with pals Pete Tong and DJ Driis (Idris Elba) on May 23rd.

PANELS TO LOOK OUT FOR AT THIS YEAR’S SUMMIT:

Among the artists present this year are techno pioneer Sven Väth, who will be discussing career longevity in the electronic music scene.

IMS will also host a keynote from industry analyst and provocateur Bob Lefsetz who will deliver a state-of-the-nation address on the coming of age of the genre. A rare European visit.

Iconic actor Idris Elba (The Wire, The Office, Prometheus) will be delivering a keynote as his alter-ego Driis, talking tradecraft and keeping it real as a DJ.

Founder and owner of Ultra Records Patrick Moxey will be charting his rise to the top of the Sony tree: all hail Mr President of Electronic Music!

Bringing together the overall themes of IMS 2013, Willam Morris Endeavour’s Marc Geiger will give a keynote on the sustainability of electronic music, as the gold rush begins to calm. From the man who has seen it all.

Hard-hitting French label boss / venue owner / manager Emmanuel de Buretel tells it like it is in probably one of the most honest interviews you will ever see at an IMS event. Stand by!

Infamous promoters Andrea & Antonio will be revealing all about Circoloco @ DC10, from its beginnings in 1999, through the subsequent troubles in 2008/09 to the present day.

The original Berlin DJ Paul Van Dyk will give a keynote interview on the importance of social responsibility in electronic music.

Shelly Finkel of SFX Entertainment will be interviewed about Robert F.X. Sillerman’s $1bn bet on electronic music music acquisitions.

Tomorrowland’s Duncan Stutterheim will open up a window on the ideology of ‘electronic music experience’ company ID&T as they expand into North America.

DJ-Z’s Seth Goldstein takes a good hard look at the next generation of electronic music fans, as he targets 13-16 year olds.

This year’s IMS Anthem will be created live by Groove Armada in front of delegates, with a remix to be done by man of the moment Eats Everything.

Ghostdancing focuses on the ghostwriting hitmakers exposed recently by freelance journalist, producer and DJ, Ben Gomori. Guests so far include Timo Garcia, Nicky Romero and Glimpse.

There will also be an exclusive first 'work in progress' screening of Planet Rock & Other Tales Of The 808 – the Arthur Baker produced documentary about the seminal 808 drum machine.

The IMS Market Focus panel will be investigating the ins and outs of the German music market.

Ben Turner, IMS and music lawyer Kurosh Nasseri will present the Association for Electronic Music and explore its potential at the forefront of the genre.

IMS partner Ben Turner states: “A powerful collection of speakers in a powerful year- a defining year, in fact. From Bob Lefsetz to Idris Elba; from DC10 to Tomorrowland, it’s all here in probably our most diverse list of speakers to date. The focus is on life beyond the Boom, but presented in a positive framework and with a sunny outlook. IMS has been criticised for being ‘too positive’ before – something I won’t ever apologise for! IMS keeps it real, but celebrates positivity and longevity. See you in the sunshine.”

On news of receiving this award, Norman said "It’s a huge honour to follow Carl Cox and Pete Tong and be the third recipient of the IMS LEGENDS AWARD. Ibiza has been a pivotal part in my life and my career and so there is nowhere better than there to receive it.”

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR IMS 2013:

Music Artists:

FATBOY SLIM (IMS Legends Dinner Recipient)

SVEN VÄTH (Keynote Interview)

DRIIS aka IDRIS ELBA (Keynote Interview)

SOLOMUN (IMS Grand Finale DJ)

PAUL VAN DYK (Keynote Interview)

MAYA JANE COLES (IMS Grand Finale DJ)

PETE TONG (Host)

GROOVE ARMADA (IMS Anthem creator)

EATS EVERYTHING (IMS Anthem remixer)

SCUBA (IMS Grand Finale DJ)

MONIKA KRUSE (Market Focus: Germany)

NICKY ROMERO (Ghostdancing Debate)

TIMO GARCIA (Ghostdancing Debate)

SHADOW CHILD aka DAVE SPOON

TENSNAKE (IMS Grand Finale live act)

KAZ JAMES (IMS Legends performer)

LE CAROUSEL (IMS Grand Finale live act)

TOM STAAR (IMS Legends performer)

Music Industry:

BOB LEFSETZ (Keynote Interview)

PATRICK MOXEY – ULTRA / SONY MUSIC (Keynote Interview)

MARC GEIGER – William Morris Endeavour (Keynote Address)

EMMANUEL DE BURETEL – BECAUSE (Keynote Interview)

ANDREA & ANTONIO – CIRCOLOCO@DC10 (DC10: The Story…)

SHELLY FINKEL – SFX (Keynote Interview)

DUNCAN STUTTERHEIM – ID&T/TOMORROWLAND (Keynote Interview)

ANJA SCHNEIDER & RALF KOLLMANN – MOBILEE RECORDS (Market Focus: Germany)
ARASH SHIRAZI – THE BULLITT AGENCY, DUBFIRE
ASH POURNOURI – AT NIGHT MANAGEMENT, AVICII
DAVID VINCENT – SANKEYS
DAVID WAXMAN – ULTRA MUSIC
FRANCISCO FERRER – PACHA
JUDY WEINSTEIN – DEF MIX, FRANKIE KNUCKLES
MARIA MAY – CAA, DAVID GUETTA
NIKHIL SHAH – MIXCLOUD
SAM EVITT – METHOD MUSIC, DISCLOSURE
STEPHEN GREENE – ROCKCORPS
VALENTINO BARRIOSETA – BRIDGES FOR MUSIC
YANN PISSENEM – USHUAIA

DANNY WHITTLE – IBZ ENTERTAINMENT
BEN TURNER – IMS/GRAPHITE MEDIA (AFEM)

KUROSH NASSERI – ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC (AFEM)

Key Topics:

MARKET FOCUS: GERMANY

GHOSTDANCING: THE GHIST IN THE MACHINE DEBATE

THE CHANGING FACE OF IBIZA

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC

WHERE DOES ALL THE MONEY GO AND WHY DON’T I GET ANY?

WOMEN IN DANCE MUSIC DEBATE: YEAR TWO!

NEXT GENERATION MANAGEMENT

IS THE AMERICAN STYLE OF DOING BUSINESS KILLING THE HEART OF DANCE MUSIC?

IMS QUESTION TIME RETURNS…

AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC – A CASE FOR

Dance music unites to create international advocacy group The Association For Electronic Music

Notable industry figures James Barton, Patrick Moxey, David Levy, Matthew Adell and Paul Morris among key supporters

28 January 2013. Cannes, France – The electronic dance music industry is banding together to form a global advocacy and lobbying group called the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), it was announced today at the Midem music convention.

The new organisation will bring together representatives of artists, DJs, managers, labels, promoters, publishers, agents, retailers and broadcasters with one aim – to advance the cause of electronic music.

Legendary producer and dance music pioneer Nile Rodgers – currently producing the forthcoming Daft Punk album – has agreed to serve as an AFEM Ambassador. Meanwhile, the following have already confirmed their position on the Board of Advisors:

·       Matthew Adell, Beatport, CEO, retailer  

·       James Barton, President of Electronic Music, Live Nation

·       Carlos Correal, Insomniac (music director for Electric Daisy festivals)

·       Jason Ellis, Positiva / Virgin Records

·       Stephanie LaFera, Little Empire Music

·       David Levy, WME: William Morris Endeavor

·       Maria May, CAA: Creative Artists Agency (agent for David Guetta)

·       Liz Miller, Big Beat / Atlantic

·       Paul Morris, AM Only (agent for Tiesto and Richie Hawtin)

·       Patrick Moxey from Ultra Records/President of Electronic Music for Sony Music, label

·       Maykel Piron, Armada Music

·       Duncan Stutterheim, ID&T

·       Amy Thomson, ATM Artists (manager for Swedish House Mafia)

·       John Truelove, Truelove

·       Danny Whittle, Promoter (IBZ Entertainment)

·       Tom Windish. Windish Agency.

The electronic music genre was valued in 2012 at $4bn[1] worldwide.

The coordinators of AFEM are Ben Turner, a partner in the International Music Summit and manager of Richie Hawtin, and entertainment industry lawyer Kurosh Nasseri, who has specialized in the electronic music genre for 20 years, and whose clients include Afrojack, Basto, Deep Dish, Lazy Jay and Paul van Dyk.

The Association for Electronic Music will be a not-for-profit company with offices initially in the US and UK.

Turner and Nasseri unveiled plans for the Association and its new logo in a two hour event in Cannes featuring participation from a number of dance music luminaries.

Kurosh Nasseri said:

“This is an historic day, the launch of the first international trade body representing a single genre since the Country Music Association began in 1958.  Our motivation is wholly positive – to ensure electronic music gets the recognition and status it deserves.

“It is time for the many companies and individuals involved in our business to speak with a unified voice to represent the genre and to address the issues. And that is the mission of the Association for Electronic Music.

"Over twenty years ago I was told that I was crazy for focusing my career as a lawyer on electronic dance music, that it was a flash in the pan and will be done and gone in two years. The naysayers have thankfully long been proven wrong. However, despite the success and longevity of electronic dance music, many brands, governments, the media and industry bodies still do not give it the recognition it deserves.”

Ben Turner said:

"These are extraordinary times for electronic music. We have seen it break through into the mainstream in the US and become the backbone of modern pop music. Yet despite such success, it feels like there is an even bigger need for an Association for Electronic Music to exist and speak with one voice. Now that our time is here, it is essential we take the opportunity and develop the long-term infrastructure that it needs to flourish. The initial team we have assembled was easy to identity: people who really care about where this genre goes, and how it gets there. It is a future alliance for future music."

Nile Rodgers said:

"I am honoured to be invited to be an Ambassador of the newly-formed Association for Electronic Music. Dance music is life-changing and life-enhancing, it’s a way of life for millions around the world. I am delighted to see the industry pulling together to represent its interests. Change comes from within, as I've seen with my work on the Grammys. And I feel this group of people have already proven their visions and durability. Now it’s their time to be embraced on an equal footing by the wider music industry. I am delighted to help them try to achieve this."

Membership of AFEM is open to all companies and individuals whose business is mainly in electronic music. The Board of Advisors will prioritise issues for the Association to tackle.

First on the agenda is a detailed study of the scope and value of the electronic music business worldwide.

 For more information about AFEM, visit

www.associationforelectronicmusic.org

For media enquiries, please contact: Steve Redmond, +44 7770 924 720, steveredmond@btinternet.com,

For general information about AFEM contact info@graphitemedia.net

About Ben Turner

Ben Turner is the owner of Graphite, a music management and brand services company which specialises in the world of electronic music. Turner is the artist manager for techno and technology icon Richie Hawtin and Rob da Bank – creator of Bestival and Sunday Best. Turner made his name as co-founder of the highly influential Muzik Magazine, Muzik Awards and then creative director on DanceStar USA: The American Dance Music Awards. Turner is also a partner with Pete Tong in the International Music Summit, an event described as "the TED of music conferences".

About Kurosh Nasseri

Kurosh Nasseri is an entertainment lawyer with an international boutique practice focusing on electronic dance music. His client list reads like a who's who of EDM: over the years he has represented Afrojack, Armand van Helden, Carl Craig, Deep Dish, Dubfire, Duck Sauce, Felix Da Housecat, iio, Paul van Dyk, Richie Hawtin, Sharam and many other artists as well as various independent record labels, management companies, publishers, download sites, ringtone providers and fashion brands. His boutique law practice celebrated the 20th year of serving the industry in 2012; he is graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center where he also earned an LL.M. He currently serves as Trustee for the Grammys and is passionately involved in advocacy initiatives.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT at MIDEM

Monday January 28

13.00-13.15 Ben Turner (IMS Partner) & Kurosh Nasseri reveal a major new initiative for electronic music

13.15-13.45 Open Forum 

13.45-15.00 Panel: Electronic Music: What Now?

Location: Riviera Hall.

Section: Midem Academy – Hall 01. 

Level: Minus 1 (lower level).

13.45-15.00 Moderators: Ben Turner & Kurosh Nasseri  

01 Bobby Simms, Popshop (brand agency)

02 Liz Miller, Atlantic Records (label)

03 Maria May, CAA (agent)

04 Maurizio Colella, Sirup Music (label)

05 Patrick Moxey, Ultra Records / Sony Music (label)

06 Patrick Walker, You Tube / Google (online video platform)

Key Topics:

  • MEET THE PRESIDENT! (Patrick Moxey, James Barton – we're in the era of the "Presidents of Electronic Music Worldwide". Discuss…)
  • BILLIONAIRE TAKEOVERS (Robert Sillerman, Ron Burkle. Plus Live Nation and Sony… Where to now?)
  • UPSTREAM and CONSOLIDATION (Less agencies, more power to CAA and WME. Discuss the cultural landscape and how does the small guy continue to exist?)
  • AWARDS SHOWS. HOW CAN WE HELP? (Grammys. Brits. How is / should electronic music be positioned at these events? Do we need our own event?)
  • GEMA / COLLECTING RIGHTS SOCIETIES (A number of technology initiatives can provide vital information to the collecting societies, whilst certain societies are aggressively attempting to raise fees on clubs)
  • IMPORTANCE OF DATA (Electronic music suffers from having very little data to articulate / display our genre's worth. Discuss a solution…)
  • ELECTRONIC MUSIC: WHERE TO NOW? (What is the future for the genre? How do we halt an inevitable backlash from media and the 'next generation'?)

IMS GRAND FINALE FESTIVAL – FRIDAY MAY 24TH 2013

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE – DALT VILA, IBIZA

DJS: SVEN VÄTH, SOLOMUN, SCUBA

Very Special Guest: MAYA JANE COLES

LIVE ACTS: TENSNAKE, LE CAROUSEL

The International Music Summit has become a call to arms for electronic music lovers around the world. With the 3-day summit hosting some of the very best parties and line-ups the island has seen, these spectacular events now represent the unofficial opening of the Ibiza season. So, it is with great pleasure the IMS can announce the line up for the Grande Finale 2013 at the infamous Dalt Vila.

Combining one of the most beautiful settings with some of the biggest and most respected acts of 2013, the Grand Finale at the Dalt Vila is a truly unique experience. You can two-step to the beats in the heart of Ibiza town, whilst looking out over spectacular views of the Balearic Sea. This is the only time in the year the UNESCO heritage site, which boasts an unparalleled setting on the isle, is home to a contemporary music event.

Headlining the Grand Finale will be the legendary Sven Väth, the artist whose Cocoon event laid the foundation for underground music in Ibiza. This will be your chance to witness a rare performance of Sven Väth outside of his Cocoon residency, and we’re sure it’s going to be one of the most memorable performances of the year.

In addition to his performance, Sven will be talking about his entire career history in a special Keynote Interview on the same day – Friday. All other performers on the night will also appear at IMS and are the first names to be revealed as guest speakers.

The Grand Finale has set a precedent over the years for showcasing live acts and this year is no different with Tensnake, whose live performances have delighted festival-goers around the world. Responsible for one of the biggest dance anthems of all time ‘Coma Cat’, a true Balearic record loved by the likes of The Guardian & NME and frequenting Radio 1 playlists, Tensnake’s infectious nu-disco sounds make him a real festival darling. Joining Tensnake will be up and coming band Le Carousel, the new band project from acclaimed Belfast DJ/ Producer, Phil Kieran.  

The past 18 months has seen the meteoric rise of Maya Jane Coles, to one of the most highly sought after DJ and producers. Having performed in over 30 countries, with multiple awards, and millions of views across YouTube and Soundcloud, Maya is currently working on her debut album, which is set for release later this year.

Mixmag’s “DJ of the year”, Solomun has been laying his deep grooves and impeccable song selection at venues around the globe. With an arsenal of killer tracks on the most celebrated labels of the underground scene, a Watergate compilation, plus his Diynamic label nights in Berlin, London, South America, Amsterdam as well as his highly regarded residency in Ibiza, it’s no wonder Solomun has been the biggest breakthrough DJ of 2012.

Ben Turner, one of the five IMS partners along with BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, states: "Friday at Dalt Vila has become one of the highlights of the Ibiza season, and we are delighted with this year's line-up. Its hard to top Carl Cox and Loco Dice from last year, but we have two of Ibiza's hottest names of the moment in Solomun and Maya Jane Coles, but also the man who created the foundation for underground music in Ibiza – Sven Vath. Without his pioneering work with Cocoon, this huge underground movement, which now rules Ibiza, would never have happened. So time to celebrate this moment.

Rounding off this already impressive line up is Scuba, whose album ‘Personality’ was big, brash and one of 2012′s most talked about albums. His roots are in the London Dubstep scene, but he keeps one foot firmly in the Techno metropolis of Berlin. His DJ Kicks mix shows this is one DJ who cannot be pigeonholed… Bass heavy, stripped back and full of atmosphere.

In the 6 years since the IMS was born, the summit has become the principal forum for those in the business of electronica to understand and shape the future of their genre – whilst the weekender that surrounds it has showcased some of the most memorable names in rare and unique performances. The IMS now plays host to the pivotal weekender in your summer dance music diary, with 2 events at the Dalt Vila and many other special events happening on the island. Tickets are now available to the public – and having sold out rapidly last year, get in there early as more must-see back-to-back acts are announced. This is just the beginning.

Tickets are available from:

https://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ibiza/events

www.Ibiza-spotlight.com

www.residentadvisor.net

www.internationalmusicsummit.com

Address:

DALT VILA – BALUARTE DE SANTA LUCIA, IBIZA OLD TOWN A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

IMS 2013 Teaser

Thinking about coming to IMS 2013? Check out the teaser above of what you can expect to experience when attending The IMS. Early bird delegate badges are now on sale at a discounted rate, only a limited number are available and with capacity reached in 2012 they are sure to sell out. Don't miss the chance to learn and get inspired!

The IMS, which has been dubbed “the TED of music conferences” and is hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, brings together the leading thinkers and trailblazers in global electronic music – from artists to labels to heads of global brands and technology companies.

Entitled IMS: Beyond The Boom Boom!, the event will look deeper at EDM’s international expansion and how the business is spilling out of the confines of the dancefloor and into mainstream culture. It will also focus on where the industry goes in the future – after the goldrush. It will take place between 22nd – 24th May 2013, at its now traditional home of Ibiza’s five-star Gran Hotel.

The IMS Keynote Interview with Diplo was conducted by Joshua Glazer (Urb)Diplo has pushed the boundaries in all aspects of the music business from being one of the first social media advocates on Twitter, staring in a Blackberry commercial, producing for Beyonce and giving away free music as a means of promotion. He tells the IMS audience how he started it all and where he’s going to take it. Stand by.

Will Hope, head of label relations at Spotify, takes IMS delegates through how the streaming service is influencing the landscape of Electronic Dance Music with the possibilities of live streams, posting track lists from previous gigs for fans to enjoy, through to how Spotify is giving back to the artist with royalty collections and overall promotion. Spotify divide opinion, so a valuable session with one of their leading contacts to the music industry.

IMS 2012 open-air Dalt Vila events proved a huge success our biggest and best yet, Day 1 24/5 saw David Guetta once again host the Thursday night, inviting Diplo, Paul Oakenfold, Goldfish (live) and MINX to join him for another very special IMS collaboration. A free party for the locals and David Guetta fans.

Day 2 25/5 .Carl Cox most definitely took centre stage on the biggest Friday night Finale yet, topping a bill that included Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Pete Tong, Azari & III (live) and newcomers Disclosure, who performed with the set-to-be massive Jessie Ware.

A sold out friday night proved to be an iconic Ibiza moment, Dalt Vila a Unesco World heritage site with the Balearic sea back drop left the crowd enchanted and wanting more.

IMS would like to thank the Ayuntamiento d’Eivissa for allowing us to put on such a special event and The Shop Ibiza for the amazing production.

Roll on IMS 2013…

Two of the underground scene’s biggest stars Carl Cox and Loco Dice discuss their lives, careers, state of the industry and what they expect over this Ibiza season with Carl’s Revolution at Space and Loco Dice’s residency for Cocoon at Amnesia.

Stories of when they met and the respect they have shared for each other over the years makes for a revealing panel that had the audience gripped through out.

IMS 2012 Keynote interview with Luciano head honcho at Cadenza Records and the man behind Vagabundos at Pacha, Ibiza’s most popular night over the last two years talks one on one with IMS partner Mark Netto.

Luciano talks about how it all happened from being a resident at DC10, starting Cadenza Records, the move to Pacha, creating the Vagabundos brand and taking the party around the world. Luciano is always giving back to his fans and involves them at every level, this tell all interview gives an insight to his world and is evidence to the success of the Vagabundos brand. Its not just the music, its a lifestyle.

A few weeks after we received “that Facebook message” from Danny Tenaglia, IMS partner Ben Turner picked up the phone to see how he was and invited him to share his thoughts in more detail with the IMS delegation. Clearly as part of his message was related to endless traveling, it wasn’t appropriate to ask him to attend. Instead, the IMS audience got an insightful and heartfelt conversation with Mr T on skype about his future and about what he really meant to say.

Plus we finally got a tour of his incredible loft in NYC. Now its here for you to enjoy.

The one emerging market everybody is talking about right now. Recent tours by David Guetta and Fatboy Slim have shown huge appetite, and Festivals are exploding.

Moderated by Pete Tong, IMS invited major players in the Indian EDM scene from varying festivals and local acts to share their thoughts on the emergence of the Indian scene and where they see it going in the future.

Moderator: Pete Tong (IMS).

1- Akshai Sarin (Artist / The TiLT Festival / Axyz Music).

2- Kevin McHugh aka Ambivalent (M-nus, Artist)

2- Nikhil Chinapa (Sunburn/Submerge, Promoter).

3- Rishab Joshi aka Lost Stories (Artist).

4- Shailendra Singh (Sunburn, Promoter).

5- Theo Gupta (Nokia).

6- Tony McGuinness from Above & Beyond (Artist).

IMS tracked down Tatiana Simonian – head of Music at Twitter – after she had just started her job. IMS invited her to our Symposium pre-Coachella and then to IMS Ibiza to do the main opening Keynote Presentation. With social media playing a key part in the way electronic music lives and breathes, and Twitter being our MAIN platform for communication, this was a fascination presentation from a woman who certainly knows how to speak in public Tatiana shows how important the role Twitter plays in all aspects of the music business. A must watch and a woman you MUST connect with.

Youtube an example of a global brand that offers an inventive model for releasing contemporary music, IMS welcomed DirectorPatrick Walker to show us how important Youtube can be for your artist or brand.

“There 4 billion views a day on YouTube, up 50% on last year, which includes 600M mobile views daily. This is a really important number. This is 3x higher than last year…Think about all the people getting connected devices and think about your own consumption on mobile and tablets.”

For the third consecutive year, IMS partnered with W Hotels Worldwide and hosted an industry panel discussion on “Empowering Women in Electronic Music”.  The panel was inspired by tokenism towards women in electronic music, and IMS with W and Shut Your Pretty Mouth decided to tackle the issue head on.

The following day, IMS, W Hotels Worldwide and SYPM (a magazine and club night dedicated to female creative talent), took over for an official after-party at Blue Marlin, featuring an all-female DJ line-up, including Sister Bliss (Faithless) and Scarlett Etienne,as well as the 2012 W Hotels & burn studios DJ Lab artists Posso.

The three-day collaboration ended on May 27, when IMS and SYPM traveled to the iconic W Barcelona Wet Deck as the hotel celebrated the kick-off of its summer season. The evening affair is attended every year by the who’s who of Barcelona. Once again Sister Bliss (Faithless), Scarlett Etienne and Posso had the crowd dancing from start to finish.

IMS 2013: Beyond The Boom Boom!

22/23/24 May

Ibiza Gran Hotel

The theme and dates for the sixth edition of the International Music Summit (IMS) have been set and early-bird tickets are now on sale. The event, which has been dubbed “the TED of music conferences” and is hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, brings together the leading thinkers and trailblazers in global electronic music – from artists to labels to heads of global brands and technology companies.

Entitled IMS: Beyond The Boom Boom!, the event will look deeper at EDM’s international expansion and how the business is spilling out of the confines of the dancefloor and into mainstream culture. It will also focus on where the industry goes in the future – after the goldrush. It will take place between 22nd – 24th May 2013, at its now traditional home of Ibiza’s five-star Gran Hotel.

IMS co-creator Ben Turner added: “IMS 2012 was an inspiration to us – it was the year it felt the world was watching and engaging with the content and dialogue coming from the Ibiza Gran Hotel. We’re deep in this huge boom period and we will curate this year’s event to look at what happens beyond the global explosion but also dig deep into our own scene and look at the importance of our business beyond the music in the nightclub. IMS 2013: Beyond the Boom Boom!”

2012 saw IMS go from strength to strength, with the most impressive and authoritative panels and guest speakers to date, with 500 delegates in attendance. Last year’s summit featured exclusive interviews with Giorgio Moroder, Luciano, Nile Rodgers, Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold and Diplo. They joined executives from Spotify, YouTube, foursquare, Google and Twitter, and the music directors of Ushuaia, Space, Pacha and Amnesia, all sharing knowledge and ideas about growing their businesses in what has become one of the electronic industry’s key annual conventions.

A packed summit schedule will lead into Ibiza’s 2013 opening weekend, and delegates passes will also allow free entry to the island’s superclubs, including the world-famous Space opening, Ushuaia beach club, Pacha and Sankeys.

David Levy, senior agent at William Morris Endeavour, said: “IMS 2012 a timely reminder of the depth of the community we have at the core of our industry.”

James Barton, President of Electronic Music for Live Nation, states: “The IMS has truly become of the leading lights in the EDM world. Based in Ibiza – the spiritual home of dance music – it is easy to enjoy but also a place to do business.“

“It’s the only conference I know where people actually go to the conference!”

Jho Oakley, Jho Management

Full details:

Event: International Music Summit

Date: 22/23/24 May 2013

Address: Ibiza Gran Hotel

Passeig de Joan Carles I, 17

07800, Eivissa

Islas Baleares

Price: €320 Early Bird/ €360 Full Price

http://youtu.be/CW8B7tFLneA

IMS:2013 Early Bird Badge:

– Delegate Badge for 3 Days: daily panels and workshops at Gran Hotel

– Entrance to IMS Grand finale Thur and Fri

-Wireless Internet Access

-Full access to hotel facilities

-Free entry to all IMS satellite events

-Ibiza opening weekend free entry to Ibiza’s superclubs: Space, Ushuaia, Pacha and Sankeys

-IMS Delegate bag

-IMS Delegate manual

IMS 2013 returns to the five-star Ibiza Gran Hotel, Marina Botafoch with hotel packages available from December 1st. IMS this year teams up with Ibiza- Spotlight to offer delegates a discounted orates with 6 more accommodation options in the surrounding areas of the Gran Hotel:

Hotel Simbad ****

El Hotel de Pacha ****

Migjorn Ibiza Suites ****

Hotel Ibiza Playa ***

Hostal Talamanca

Ibiza Sun Apartments

In the coming weeks IMS will release details of confirmed speakers and panels as well as the line-ups for the amazing IMS Grand Finale Festival’s at the UNESCO World Heritage site Dalt Villa

For Promotion and Sponsorship opportunities email info@internationalmusicsummit.com

Further Testimonials

“IMS was really inspiring. It’s amazing that electronic music now has a real business focused conference that allows people from around the world to connect and share ideas on how to move the industry forwards. Well done Pete and the team!”

Luciano, Cadenza Records

“IMS was a great conference. For us being in Australia, it was a fantastic opportunity to meet and discuss business with a great amount of European agents and managers, but more so the keynotes and panels gave a greater understanding of the business on a global level. For sure we will be back next year!”

Richie McNeil, Stereosonic Director

“IMS was the best conference I have been to in many a year. The seminars, networking, attendees & the Dalt Villa were all top drawer. Congrats on all fronts.” Simon Dunmore, Defected

“The IMS 2012 was again a great success – meeting many friends and partners in a great atmosphere. Excellent panels and keynotes. The IMS became, within a few years, one of THE leading conferences in the world for electronic music and it´s always a pleasure to participate. Will return for sure in 2013.”

Tom Keil, Universal Music Germany

“IMS is truly a spectacular event. Imagine amazing weather and atmosphere, top-level panels and pool side networking by day, and seeing your favorite DJ play a show by night, with great food, drinks, and people throughout. Well if you combine all of that you have IMS. I was lucky to be a part of it this year, and I plan to stay involved in the years to come. A+”

Michael Fiebach, Fame House

Paul Oakenfold’s history has been well documented so IMS went straight for the future to talk about Hollywood and film, EDM, THAT view from his house to the Hollywood Bowl, intelligent networking meetings at his house, and life in general. Oakenfold is one of the key protagonists for Ibiza’s international fame so its only right he takes the Keynote seat at IMS Ibiza.

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