IMS Ibiza – 10 Speakers, 10 Keynotes & 10 Topics
This year of the International Musc Summit (IMS) in Ibiza May 24-26th marks the 10th year of connecting electronic music of all kinds with those who love the lifestyle. IMS does more than simply allow people to gather, it allows those people to open the gigantic umbrella of “electronic music” and discover what is underneath. For the past 10 years, IMS has held master classes, relevant discussions, and offered networking opportunities with the best and brightest in the business. This year’s special anniversary brings new faces, held traditions, and deep topics.
This Year’s Ten Keynotes
New Order – Bernard Sumner (Artist, UK): Founder of both Joy Division and New Order, this UK artist broke ground with his unique take on synthesizers and sequencing. This year, he returns to Ibiza where he wrote the lyrics to New Order’s Technique album.
Dixon (Artist, Germany): Berlin’s revolutionary DJ, producer, and label manager. He has always broken the mold, winning him Resident Advisor’s Top DJ 4 years in a row.
Patrick Walker (Facebook, Director of Media Partnerships EMEA, UK): One of the biggest names in social media today, Walker has shaped the way we live on social media and how the media connects with us.
Masters At Work – Louie Vega & Kenny Dope (Artists, USA): Getting their start in the 90’s, when electronic music skyrocketed to fame, these veterans talk about their 25 year legacy as 4-time Grammy-nominated artists.
El Row – The Arnau Family (Elrow, Founders, Spain): Hailing as pioneers in entertainment, the long-standing tradition of entertaining has allowed this family to spread their philosophy and infamous parties around the world. They head to Ibiza to spread their unique heritage.
The Black Madonna (Artist, USA): Mixmag Top 100 DJ of the Year, this powerhouse never fails to impress. She’s always fighting for women, fighting for dance, and fighting to keep the club scene alive.
Austin Kramer (Global Head of Dance/Electronic, USA): He first helped Sirius XM build their electronic music channels. Now, he’s doing the same for the scene on one of the biggest music streaming outlets in the world, Spotify. Kramer heads to Ibiza to talk about the best ways to discover.
The Martinez Brothers (Artists, USA): Two of the most respected men in house music. New York DJs, The Martinez Brothers, have skyrocketed to fame since their start in 2007. They celebrate their 10 year anniversary alongside IMS.
Nick Sabine & Paul Clement (Resident Advisor, Founders, UK): This duo sought to bring the Australian dance music scene to the rest of the world. Resident Advisor has grown to be a shining achievement in music journalism and discovery.
Gianfranco Bortolotti (Media Records, Founder, Italy): Bortolotti made music that changed a nation. From music to Media Records, this mogul heads to Ibiza to tell his story.
Ten Topics & Talks
The electronic music scene is constantly growing and changing, and with advancing technology the change is exponential. These topics dive into the complexities of the current state of the scene and how others can advance to their full potential in an ever-changing business.
Meet The New Member Of My Band: He’s A Coder (hosted by Young Guns Network)
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
As creatures of habit, traditions keep people coming back for more. The 10th anniversary of IMS wouldn’t be the same without these staples.
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)
IMS Legends Dinner
Recipient: Ricardo Urgell (Pacha, Founder, Spain)
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. It’s hard to believe it’s 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 it’s the most informative yet… Even after ten years, it feels like our work is only just starting…”