These are all the summits:

EPISODE 2
MONDAY 30 AUGUST 5PM GMT

How should the electronic music industry respond as the United Nations sounds a ‘Code Red for humanity’ warning? With further analysis and insight from AFEM, A Greener Festival & DGTL Festival. 

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THE BIG QUESTIONS
HOSTED BY PETE TONG & JAGUAR

A  monthly digital discussion series presenting ten powerful and timely conversations between industry visionaries, artists and thought leaders, co-curated by shesaid.so, in partnership with Pioneer DJ, Beatport and the Association for Electronic Music

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A DECADE LOST
GLOBAL VALUE FALLS BY 54%

The annual IMS Business report reveals that after ten years of sustained growth the impact of the global pandemic resets the electronic music sector to a valuation last recorded before 2012. However, from devastation comes innovation & opportunity as the industry finds new ways to engage fans and prepares for a resurgent genre.

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IMS BUSINESS REPORT 2021

LIVE STREAM JUNE 28

Broadcast on Beatport’s Twitch and featuring full and detailed data on the last year in the electronic music industry, highlighting key trends and providing analysis into the impact of the pandemic. Followed by a debate moderated by Billboard Dance’s Katie Bain, featuring representatives from Warner Music Group, Sentric Music and more to be announced. 

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SAVE THE DATE

27TH APRIL - 1ST MAY 2022

The summit returns next year at a new, luxurious venue privatised exclusively for delegates, where the world’s leading thinkers and creatives will discuss key issues and values. Join us, reconnect with the global electronic music community and be part of the conversation.

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IMS COLLEGE – MALTA

2019 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

A powerful collection of leading electronic music experts and artists will educate the next generation of industry professionals and creative minds across two days of interactive workshops, inspiring keynotes and one-on-one coaching covering four key pillars of music education: Performance, Production, Promotion and Publishing.

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INTENSIVE LEARNING PROGRAM BY DAY

KEYNOTES, WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING

Learn from a carefully curated program delivered by artists and industry leaders from across all sectors of the electronic music industry, including Nic Fanciulli, AFEM, Armada Music, Beatport, Berklee College of Music, elrow, Point Blank Music School and more.

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THE BEST IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC BY NIGHT

PARTY WITH WORLD LEADING ARTISTS

On day one get to know your fellow delegates and industry speakers at exclusive rooftop networking drinks hosted by DJ Growth Lab. Celebrate two successful days of learning at the world famous elrow at Uno, featuring Nic Fanciulli and Mambo Brothers.

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IMS COLLEGE – MALTA

A CRASH COURSE IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Bringing together the next generation of bright industry minds for an intensive two-day learning experience led by some of the world’s most renowned industry thought leaders and artists including Nic Fanciulli, Armada Music, Beatport, elrow, Point Blank Music School and more. Providing emerging music creators and professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to build a career in electronic music.

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IMS IBIZA 2019

A LOOK BACK AT THE SUMMIT

The powerful three-day summit saw over 1,200 delegates and press from over 50 countries take part in important discussions with global business leaders and artists on the most pressing topics that affect our industry today, serving as a catalyst for industry and personal growth and positive change.

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IMS IBIZA ANNOUNCE FULL IMS WEEK SCHEDULE

Curated in partnership with shesaid.so, the 2019 program and keynote speakers, including Klas Bergling, Zane Lowe & Charlotte De Witte, will focus on mental health, diversity and examining club culture with the objective of developing fresh strategies and leading the direction for change.

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IMS LEGENDS AWARD

WEDNESDAY 22 MAY, CASA MACA, IBIZA

Honouring Javier Anadon, creator and founder of Café Mambo, one of Ibiza’s most respected, influential and key electronic music venues, famed for its unrivalled sunset location and host to performances from some of the world’s most recognisable artists and DJs.

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IMS DALT VILA

FRIDAY 24 MAY, IBIZA OLD TOWN

The unmissable event of the summer, featuring a unique lineup of international artists uniting House and Techno’s established leaders with emerging trailblazers at this breathtaking location framed by a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea and the historic Catedral de Eivissa.

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IMS Ibiza 2019

HOSTED BY SHESAID.SO

The two organisations are uniting to make a joint statement of intent to help the electronic music industry examine inclusivity and encourage its movement to a more balanced sector, working together to strive towards gender parity at IMS Ibiza.

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IMS IBIZA 2019

OPTIMIZING CREATIVITY & PRODUCTIVITY

The premier global platform for business, culture and education within electronic music returns to the dance music capital of the world in May 2019, uniting the global industry and throwing a spotlight onto the complex challenges and emerging opportunities that really matter in today’s ever evolving industry.

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Elrow Malta

Saturday 15 September

Global party brand elrow makes its debut in Malta as the official IMS College closing party, bringing a spectacular show and the biggest names in electronic music to the island. Access to this event is included with your IMS College – Malta badge.

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MAMBO BROTHERS

FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

Christian and Alan Anadon, better known as the Mambo Brothers, bring Ibiza to the heart of Malta at this official IMS College event. Entry is included with your delegate badge.

MANU GONZALEZ

FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

Ibizan born and bred Manu Gonzalez headlines at Playground in Malta, his rolling, powerful grooves will close day one of IMS College – Malta, entry is included with your badge.

IMS Ibiza 2018

A POWERFUL WEEK OF POSITIVITY, PROGRESS & CELEBRATION

Over 1,200 members of the global electronic music community gathered together in Ibiza for another insightful and inspiring three-days of powerful and at times emotional discussions on the most important issues facing the scene today. In additional delegates enjoyed over 20 Ibiza parties and events including the annual IMS Legends Dinner in Honour of Underworld and IMS Dalt Vila headlined by Sven Väth.

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IMS IBIZA 2018

FULL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

All details of the highly anticipated 11th edition of the summit are now published, including a further 28 electronic music artists and professionals including Andy C and Danny Tenaglia plus representatives from Beatport, Ministry of Sound, SEVEN20, SOUNDCLOUD and more.

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IMS x MIXMAG VISIONARIES

FOR INDIVIDUALS AGED 18 - 25

  • Share your vision for the future of the industry
  • Travel to IMS Ibiza and deliver a keynote address to global industry leaders
  • Receive mentoring and career development from leading figures in the electronic music industry as well as Intern opportunities at IMS, Mixmag and more
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IMS ACCELERATOR

FOR MUSIC START UPS

  • Share your business idea and vision for the future of the music industry
  • 3 companies will get a chance to meet potential clients, investors and mentors at IMS Ibiza
  • Gain promotion on IMS digital platforms and receive key benefits that will help grow your business
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WATCH THE IMS ASIA-PACFIIC AFTERMOVIE

Revisit top moments

700 dance music industry leaders and artists from East and West for discussions about Asia’s unique and burgeoning electronic music scene. Revisit key moments from the fourth edition of the summit, the biggest and most successful to date.

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IMS ASIA-PACIFIC 2017 RECAP

REVIEW TOP MOMENTS AND LESSONS

The fourth annual Shanghai based summit concluded with some powerful lessons. Over 700 delegates and speakers attended from around the world and debated the most pressing topics facing the region. Check out the five main calls to action that resulted from the two intensive and productive days or review the full recap below.

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10 THINGS WE LEARNED AT IMS COLLEGE – MALTA 2017

FROM SVEN VÄTH, AGORIA AND MORE...

IMS looks back at the most important take aways from the two-day, three-night educational initiative with guidance from some of the industry’s top leaders.

Here’s what we learned from the second annual IMS College in Malta!

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IMS IBIZA 10

THANK YOU FOR 10 YEARS!

IMS celebrates a decade of educating and entertaining; of inspiring, informing and helping to shape the future of electronic music. The three-day summit, nighttime programming and Dalt Vila return in 2017 bigger and better than ever before.

 

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IMS Asia-Pacific

September 21 - 22, 2017 | SHANGHAI

The global industry once again comes together in Shanghai for a collective, two-day summit that will expand on the unique challenges and landscape of the Asia-Pacific region. IMS partners with Budweiser Storm Festival, China’s premier electronic music gathering offering delegates the opportunity to do business in the region followed by a series of satellite parties and the nations leading festival.

IMS Dalt Vila 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 26th

IMS Ibiza’s annual event returns to the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dalt Vila, with a series of unique back-to-back performances curated to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the summit.

Maceo Plex B2B Tale of Us
Seth Troxler B2B Miss Kittin
Pete Tong B2B Nicole Moudaber
Dixon B2B Kenlou (Masters at Work)
The Martinez Brothers B2B Kenlou (Masters at Work)
B.Traits B2B Jesse Rose
Lollino B2B Manu Gonzalez

IMS LEGENDS DINNER

PRESENTED BY SMIRNOFF SOUND COLLECTIVE

Recognising the influence of Ricardo Urgell on the international electronic music industry. 2017 celebrates 50 years of the iconic Pacha cherries – now a globally famous symbol of musical integrity and world class DJs – the award fittingly commemorates this.

IMS Engage WILL NOT RETURN TO L.A. APRIL 2017

new date will be announced shortly

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.

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Watch Full Talks from IMS Engage 2016

FULL DISCUSSIONS ONLINE NOW

IMS kicked off its calendar year with IMS Engage 2016, which took place at the W Hollywood. The day welcomed five insightful pairings of visionaries and accomplished leaders both within music and in other industries. Revisit all the discussions in full on IMS’s YouTube.

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IMS Engage 2016 Recap

JAMES BARTON, BOB LEFSETZ, PETE TONG AND MORE...

In its fourth year, IMS Engage saw yet another day of insightful one-on-one conversations between leading minds of music, film and technology. Thank you to all who participated in making this a memorable event.

Keep an eye out for the Talks coming to the IMS Talks page.

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James Barton
in conversation with
Lee Anderson

Marc Geiger
in conversation with
John MacFarlane

LEADERS IN CONVERSATION

A unique platform to unfiltered discussion.

IMS Engage provides a one-of-a-kind look into the music industry that places top-tier professionals of the electronic industry in conversation with leaders and pioneers of different genres and backgrounds to learn, share, and gain new perspectives on riveting topics of the moment. These conversations are rare unfiltered, fast-paced glances into the music industry as a whole.

HOW TO ENTER

1. Create a video up to 3 minutes long on one of the themes below
2. Upload it to YouTube as a public video
3. Share it on your social channels using the hashtags #IMSVISIONARIES #IMS #MIXMAG
4. Submit it with the entry form

THE THEMES

  • What would you change to progress the Electronic Music industry in the future?
  • How do you think the Electronic Music industry could drive diversity in the future?
  • Tell us how you think technology will change the way we consume music in the future?
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ELIGIBILITY

    • Participants must be aged 18-25
    • You must hold a valid passport and be able to travel to Ibiza from 23 May – 26 May 2017.
    • Submissions will be accepted from participants from all over the world. However, only flights from European cities will be covered for the winner.
    • Submission deadline: April 30, 2017, 12pm GMT
  • One winner will be selected to attend IMS Ibiza from 23 May – 26 May 2017.

 

IMS Ibiza

THE PREMIER ELECTRONIC MUSIC SUMMIT

IMS is the premier thought leadership platform for electronic music, a global movement created to unite and connect the industry. Our summits invite everyone – from seasoned masters to young visionaries – to come together and inspire the future of our industry. Build lasting connections, learn from the best, and together, we will propel our scene forward.

LEARN FROM THE MASTERS

Discover new ideas and inspirations from the best.

From world-renowned DJs to the leaders behind all things music business, IMS brings together the past, present and future of our industry. Witness live discussions, invaluable lessons and join the conversation with the top-tier professionals.

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

It’s dynamic, it’s global and inspired by the music.

Collaborate with friends old and new and come together with like-minded people for creative connections. IMS is a unique, productive environment and a place to explore new opportunities. Together, we’ll share the dance floor, exchange ideas, be inspired and make impactful connections for the future.

ENJOY THE PARTIES!

DALT VILA FESTIVAL AND IBIZA OPENING PARTIES

When the sun goes down and the work is done, we head to the dance floor. Our industry revolves around celebrating the dance music phenomenon. Join us for pre-summit dinners, poolside cocktail mixers, parties in true Ibiza style and dozens of other opportunities to connect and create lasting, inspiring memories.

10 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM IMS ASIA-PACIFIC 2015

Important take aways to remember.

IMS Asia-Pacific was an eye-opening day of hearing and learning from the industry’s brightest leaders. From each panel and from every speaker, IMS has compiled a list of major take aways from the Summit that will be vital to the growth and future of the region’s electronic music industry.

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IMS IBIZA
27TH APRIL – 1ST MAY 2022

DESTINO PACHA RESORT, IBIZA

The global leading summit for business, culture and education in electronic music will return in 2022. More information to be released soon, please sign up to the IMS newsletter to receive the news first.

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Armin van Buuren, Kaskade and Sharam Will Be Speaking

Don’t miss out on the invaluable insight.

There isn’t an electronic music fan in the world that doesn’t know the name, and IMS is excited to announce that Dutch legend Five-time No. 1 DJ in the world Armin van Buuren and is the latest speaker to join the conversation at IMS Asia-Pacific! Top international artists Kaskade and Sharam of Deep Dish will also be taking the stage to share his valuable insight on Asia and the Eastern electronic music world.

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IMS ASIA-PACIFIC AND IMS CHINA UNITE IN 2016


After two successful years in Singapore and an exploratory mission to China in October in 2015, IMS Asia-Pacific will move to Shanghai to create one collective two-day event in the region.

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10 THINGS WE LEARNED AT IMS CHINA 2015

Important lessons from local and international leaders

Once registering as a delegate, a link will be sent to purchase discounted tickets.We concluded the inaugural edition of IMS China on October 2nd, which brought together 250 delegates from 17 different countries to discuss the country’s unique market. There were many important lessons to be learned, so we compiled 10 of the most important take aways from the event and memorable quotes from our esteemed panelists and speakers. Find out what you need to know about the growing electronic music industry in China.

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IMS CHINA 2015 BUSINESS REPORT

Download the Inaugural Report

IMS China opened with the first edition of the IMS Business Report designed specifically for China. This leading industry study is an annual report that provides vital and telling statistics of how and where the industry has grown. Specifically for China, this report will serve as an important launching point for China’s growing market.

First seen by delegates of the inaugural IMS China, the Business Report is now available to view and download here.

“With just a 3% penetration rate in China, we could potentially be reaching 6.6 million people.”

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Schedule and Speakers

Explore the full list of speakers and schedule for the inaugural IMS China! We are thrilled to be joined by Paul Oakenfold, Andrew Goldstone, James Grant, Greg Consiglio, Eric Zho, Maggie Huang, and so many more for a diverse mix of international and local leaders. Together, these leaders of electronic music will come together to discuss vital topics for China’s music industry.

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Awakening the Dragon

Revolutionary topics

“Awakening the Dragon” is IMS China’s theme and a poignant metaphor for what we hope to achieve. This summit marks the first major Western expansion effort to opening the doors to the wide landscape of China’s electronic music industry. We are celebrating the spirit of our host country and readying for the countless opportunities that await us.

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OFFICIAL PARTNER: A2LIVE AND BUDWEISER STORM FESTIVAL

 October 3-4, 2015

A2LIVE is one of China’s leading concert promoters and the force behind the standout Budweiser STORM Music Festival. This festival’s presence continues to grow in China, with an additional edition in ShenZhen and more to come. Tiësto, Skrillex, Above & Beyond and dozens more make up a stellar line up that can’t be missed.

WE ARE ELECTRONIC MUSIC

This is the future of our industry.

IMS is the premier thought leadership platform for electronic music, a global movement created to unite and connect the industry. Our summits invite everyone – from seasoned masters to young visionaries – to come together and inspire the future of our industry. Build lasting connections, learn from the best, and together, we will propel our scene forward.

DISCOVER IMS

The global industry unites

in the capital of electronic music.

A comprehensive 3-day event, IMS Ibiza is the annual flagship summit that has become a beloved staple in the electronic music year. Industry leaders, influencers and newcomers alike join for compelling panels and keynotes, afternoon mixers with friends new and old, and late night celebrations and parties. Together, we shape the future of electronic music.

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IMS IBIZA FOR SUMMITS PAGE – TEST WITH PAST YEAR

DEBATE, DISCUSS, EVOLVE

IMS brings the heart and soul of the electronic music industry together in variable one, two and three day formats including, keynote speakers from future-forward business leaders, panel discussions and immersive workshops – because innovation is fueled by collaboration.

WE ARE ELECTRONIC MUSIC

THIS IS THE FUTURE OF OUR INDUSTRY.

IMS is the premier thought leadership platform for electronic music, a global movement created to unite and connect the industry. Our summits invite everyone – from seasoned masters to young visionaries – to come together and inspire the future of our industry. Build lasting connections, learn from the best, and together, we will propel our scene forward.

LEARN FROM THE MASTERS

Discover new ideas and inspirations from the best.

From world-renowned DJs to the leaders behind all things music business, IMS brings together the past, present and future of our industry. Witness live discussions, invaluable lessons and join the conversation with the top-tier professionals.

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

It’s dynamic, it’s global and inspired by the music.

Collaborate with friends old and new and come together with like-minded people for creative connections. IMS is a unique, productive environment and a place to explore new opportunities. Together, we’ll share the dance floor, exchange ideas, be inspired and make impactful connections for the future.

ENJOY THE PARTY! 

When the sun goes down and the work is done, we head to the dance floor. Our industry revolves around celebrating the dance music phenomenon. Join us for pre-summit dinners, poolside cocktail mixers, parties in true Ibiza style and dozens of other opportunities to connect and create lasting, inspiring memories.

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