IMS 2014: Ten For Starters- First Speakers Announced

13 March 2014


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

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.