The first day of IMS Ibiza 2019 opened with introductions from IMS partners and a Keynote Address from shesaid.so founder, Andreea Magdalina titled “The Future of Feminism is Men”.
The Future of Feminism is Men
The Keynote focussed on the importance of men taking a stand on gender inequality issues in the workplace, helping collectively create a balanced working environment.
“We are simply rooting for a restoration of balance” – Andreea Magdalina
The Data Debate
The Data Debate brought together leading figures to discuss the importance of data in the music industry whilst uncovering techniques, platforms and reliable sources to develop a data-driven strategy.
“Cashless is the next step of data capture, you can tie that back into social which is also interesting. We’re focussed on the live data on-site” – Duco Smith; Chief Commercial Officer; Tappit
Restoring Community to the Dancefloor
shesaid.so hosted the first of a number of discussions aimed at exploring diversity in the music industry. “Restoring community to the dancefloor” placed emphasis on ensuring the music industry was not marginalising the communities that initially built dance music.
“It’s about mentorship apprenticeship and taking the extra effort to nurture the people in your company It’s our opportunity to not just put them behind the bar, but give them the opportunity to become the manager. A lot of us are in the position to give money or jobs to unrepresented people.” – Kae Burke, House of Yes
Clubland in Crisis
The first day discussions and debates at IMS Ibiza finished with a Keynote Address from fabric co-founder, Keith Reilly. The Keynote set the tone for an extended debate focussing on whether Clubland is in crisis hosted by Resident Advisor and IMS.
If it continues this way you’re going to end up with a bunch of rich kids that are out for a photocall, getting a few dotty photos for their social media accounts then they fuck off home. They are not interested in music.
“I’ve met some of the coolest people clubbing and if we price them out we’re gonna be blank and boring.” – Keith Reilly
IMS Legends Dinner in honour of Javier Anadon
The annual International Music Summit (IMS) Legends Award is awarded annually to true pioneers of the dance music industry, recognising and paying tribute to the artists and industry trailblazers that have helped write dance music history and define its culture.
The 2019 IMS Legends Award honours Javier Anadon, Ibicencan businessman and creator and founder of Café Mambo, one of the islands most respected, influential and key electronic music venues celebrating its landmark 25th anniversary this year. The celebratory banquet honouring this Ibiza icon took place at the picture-perfect rural hotel Casa Maca before the official opening party in partnership with Boiler Room & Pacha.