KEYNOTES, IN-DEPTH DEBATES, AND WORKSHOPS REVEALED

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

 May 24th-26th 2017 Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

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

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

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

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

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

Full list of new speakers Include:

Agoria (Artist, France)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arturo Ruiz (Loop Promote, CEO, Peru)

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

Danny Whittle (IMS Partner)

Dave Browning (Game Over Ibiza, Director, Ireland)

Denis Doeland (DDMCA, Advisor/Consultant, Netherlands)

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

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

Glenn Miller (Facebook, Entertainment Partnerships EMEA, USA)

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

Helen Stange (Communications & Strategy Consultant, Germany)

Inder Phull (KRPT, Managing Director, UK)

Jack Baucher (Tears for Tigers, CEO, UK)

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

Jesper Skibsby (Warm, CEO/Founder, Denmark)

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

Jono Heale (ACS Custom, Director, UK)

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

Kevin Watson (Author of IMS Business Report, UK)

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

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

Macky Drese (Evermix, CEO, UK)

Mark Brown (CR2 Records, Director, UK)

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

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

Martin Gontad (Creamfields South America, Founder, Argentina)

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

Michiel Groeneveld (Junkie XL, Manager, Netherlands)

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

Nick DeCosemo (Mixmag, Global Editorial Director, USA)

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

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

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

Ralf Kollmann (Mobilee, Co-founder, Germany)

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

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

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

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

Seb Wheeler (Mixmag, Head of Digital, UK)

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

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

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

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

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

Toni Tambourine (Neighbourhood PR, Partner, UK)

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

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

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

 

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

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

Alice Favre (LWE, Head of Operations, UK)

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

Andreea Magdalina (Shesaid.so / IAMJT, Founder/Co-Founder, USA)

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

Brigitte Armengol (HEART Ibiza, Booking Manager, Spain)

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

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

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

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

Dixon (Artist, Germany)

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

DVS1 (Artist, USA)

Eddie Dean (RPM Presents, CEO, USA)

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

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

Gianfranco Bortolotti (Media Records, Founder, Italy)

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

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

Hot Since 82 (Artist, UK)

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

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

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

Jonny White (Art Department, Artist, Canada)

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

Lindi Delight (De Light Management, Founder, Germany)

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

Loco Dice (Artist, Germany)

Louisaahhh (Artist, USA)

Mary Jong (Pioneer DJ / EMEA, Marketing Executive)

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

Michael Weicker (AMM Management, Talent Manager, Germany)

Miss Kittin (Artist, France)

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

New Order – Bernard Sumner (Artist, UK)

Nicole Moudaber (Artist, UK)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seth Troxler (Artist, USA)

Steffen Charles (Cosmopop GmBH, CEO, Germany)

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

The Black Madonna (Artist, USA)

The Martinez Brothers (Artists, USA)

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

Wade Cawood (Pulse Global, CEO, USA)

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

 

 

10TH ANNIVERSARY ROSTER NUMBERS 50 GLOBAL INFLUENCERS

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

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International Music Summit (IMS), the three-day inspirational, educational and motivational thought-leadership platform held annually in Ibiza, present a further carefully curated selection of leading electronic music industry professionals, adding to an unmissable roster totalling over 50 impressive and diverse speakers from around the globe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

IMS ANNOUNCE 20 ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS

 

10 WOMEN

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9) Nicole Moudaber (Artist, UK)

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

 

10 MEN

 

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

2) DVS1 (Artist, USA)

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

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

5) Loco Dice (Artist, Germany)

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

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

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

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

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

IMS IBIZA 2017 SPEAKERS

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

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

Calling all island residents!

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

Email info@internationalmusicsummit.com with your proof of residency to receive a discount code.

GLOBAL INDUSTRY LEADERS & INFLUENCERS

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMS TEN WOMEN SPEAKERS TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS

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

IMS TEN MEN SPEAKERS TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS

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

IMS IBIZA 2017 SPEAKERS

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

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

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

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

Here are some tips for this years applicants:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enter the Visionaries Contest Here.

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

July 7-9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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… AND A PRODUCTION SESSION WITH POINT BLANK FROM IMS COLLEGE 2016

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 24 at Pacha Ibiza

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

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

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

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

Pacha Group celebrates 50-year anniversary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMS LEGENDS DINNER DETAILS

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

OFFICIAL IMS OPENING PARTY

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

Opening Party Square

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

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MISS KITTIN

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

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

JESSE ROSE

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

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

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

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

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10 KEYNOTES AND 10 TOPICS TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

TEN KEYNOTES

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

IMS LEGENDS DINNER RECIPIENT

Ricardo Urgell (Pacha, Founder, Spain)

TEN TOPICS & TALKS

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

FIVE IMS REGULARS

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