IMS Ibiza Unveils Full Schedule of The Summit

A further 28 electronic music artists and professionals join an unmissable roster, including Andy C and Danny Tenaglia plus representatives from Beatport, Ministry of Sound, Seven20, Soundcloud and more.

International Music Summit (IMS), the three-day inspirational, educational and motivational thought-leadership platform held annually in Ibiza has just announced its full schedule of the summit; dynamic workshops, illuminating keynotes and timely discussions on the most important issues facing the electronic music industry today, led by 120+ leading electronic music artists and professionals.

Among the various keynotes of day one is In Memory of Avicii, an homage to the recent tragic loss of one of electronic music’s brightest young stars delivered by IMS co-founder Pete Tong, directly followed by Safe From Harm – Our Duty of Care, a debate hosted by the Association For Electronic Music where key industry figures will discuss why it is time to protect the health of global artists and not the wealth of global businesses.

Other highlights from day one include the annual IMS Business Report, Sexual Harassment in DJ Culture – Hosted by Shesaid.So, an important debate exploring solutions to tackle this behaviour and to bring about fundamental change in dance music relating to diversity and inclusion; Keynote Interview – Todd Terry, one of the most successful house music producers of our time, who will talk about his journey from the toughest streets of New York to international fame, and many more.

Day two of IMS Ibiza sees The Case for: Drug Testing at Events – Hosted by the Loop, examining how drug testing impacts on harm reduction at large scale events; Emerging Party Destinations, Meet Team Black Coffee, where the South African superstar will be joined by leading members of his global team to reflect on his Ibiza residency at Hï Ibiza as it enters its second year and their strategic approach for the next phase of his career; First on Soundcloud: Celebrating Inclusion, Diversity and Community in Electronic Music, an intimate discussion covering the importance of community in music and creator communities. Also, 15 Years of Toolroom Records – Inspiration & Independence; 25 Years of Ram Records – Defining Drum & Bass and more are scheduled for day two.

The final day of IMS plays host to Black Rock City X Ibiza: Cultural Opposites or Kindred Spirits?, where lovers of both communities come together to explore and dissect misinterpretations of two culture creators. It will be followed by The Annual Ibiza Debate; 25 Years of Sonar – Shaping Underground Culture and 25 Years of Positiva Records – the Changing Face of A&R and more.

View full schedule here!

Earlier this week, IMS announced to play tribute to UK duo Underworld. Head here for more info!

Full list of 28 new speakers announced are:
Andy C (Ram Records, Founder/Artist/DJ, UK)
Avril Ceballos (Futura Artist/Cómeme/Room 4 Resistance, Co-Founder/Manager/Member, Germany)
Behrouz (Do Not Sit on the Furniture, Owner/Curator, USA)
Charlotte Cijffers (DJ Magazine, Digital Editor, UK)
Christophe Caurret (BETC, Music Creative Director, France)
Danny Tenaglia (DJ/Producer, USA)
Dean Wilson (SEVEN20, CEO, USA)
Eóin Smyth (Game Over, Co-founder and Director, Ireland)
Eric Wahlforss (SoundCloud, Founder & Chief Product Officer, Germany)
Felipe Callado (Gigloop, Co-Founder, France)
Greg Marshall (Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), General Manager, UK)
Hanene Ben Smail (Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE/Demind, Head of Marketing and Events, UAE)
Harry Willis (I Am POP, Head of Partnerships, UK)
Jesse Grushack (Ujo Music, Co-Founder, USA)
Jessica lbgui (Buddemusic, Senior Marketing, Sync & Licensing Manager, France)
Kevin Watson (IMS Business Report/, Author/Founder, UK)
Kyle Hopkins (Microsoft Studios (Microsoft/Xbox), Head of Music Supervision, USA)
Loco Dice (Artist, Germany)
Lohan Presencer (Ministry of Sound, Chairman, UK)
Luz Diaz (Room 4 Resistance, Founder/DJ/Promoter, Germany)
Philipp Straub (Burn Residency, Head Mentor, UK)
Robb McDaniels (Beatport, CEO, USA)
Sarah Wilson (The Orchard/SheSaid.So Mamas, Director of Global Artist Marketing, UK)
Scott Bourne (Ram Records, Label Director/Artist Manager, UK)
Sebastian Cochinescu (SoundFeed, Co-Founder & Chief Blockchain Officer, Romania)
Seth Combs (Beat Fever, CMO, USA)
Tim Heineke (I am POP, Founder, Netherlands)
Tom Middleton (Sound Architect/Designer, Psychoacoustic R&D, UK)

IMS Ibiza will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel from May 23rd to 25th. Grab your tickets here!


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