Having only recently announced the first wave of details for the 2010 International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza, we’re now delighted to unveil further information on what you can expect at this year’s conference. Spread across 3-days in late May (26th, 27th, 28th), IMS has developed into the leading event for those working in electronic music, setting the agenda for the future of the industry.
Created by a team including BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, IMS is setup by professionals for professionals and is centered around networking and presenting the latest developments. With influential guest speakers from The Coca-Cola Group, Ministry of Sound, Resident Advisor, BBC Radio 1 and a keynote interview with Mark Ronson already announced, we can now reveal an exact list of confirmed guest speakers.
Latest confirmed speakers:
Sasha, Artist, UK.
Heidi, Artist / BBC Radio 1, Canada.
Cassius, Artist, France.
Jesse Rose, Artist, Germany/UK
Nick Heller, Google, Switzerland.
Claudia Jones, T-Mobile / Electronic Beats, Germany.
Denzyl Feigelson, Artists Without a Label, UK.
Ola Sars, Tonium / Pacemaker / Let’s Mix.
Florian Plenge, Native Instruments, Germany.
Jason Pook, Pioneer, UK.
Travis Hayden, A&R, Atlantic Records, USA.
Mark Beaven, Advanced Alternative Media, USA.
Sam Kirby, William Morris Endeavour, USA.
Arthur Velasquez, Cassius Records, Germany.
Todd Burns, Resident Advisor, Germany.
Stephen Kempner, Sheridans, UK.
Dagfinn Bach, Bach Technology, Norway.
IMS Speaker David Guetta states:
“I’ve heard nothing but amazing reports about the International Music Summit, and I’ve even brought our own Fuck Me I’m Famous launch party forward to co-incide with this great electronic music gathering. It’s been an incredible year for me, so it’s nice to come back to Ibiza where so much of this all began for me. I’m looking forward to debating what happens next to this incredible music culture we’ve all helped shape in the last 20 years.”
With the leading names across media and technology coupled with established artists and managers, IMS aim to generate the most rounded debates on electronic music with speakers from each corner of the industry. Other guests previously announced include the panels:
Big Dog DJs: F*** You We’re Famous
David Guetta, Artist, F*** Me I’m Famous, France.
Erick Morillo, Artist, Subliminal Records, USA.
Pete Tong, Artist/IMS founder, BBC Radio 1, UK.
And more TBC
Meet The Future
Annie Mac, Presenter/DJ, BBC Radio 1, UK.
Arthur Velasquez, Business partner for Cassius/Guy Gerber/Tiefschwarz, Germany
Jesse Rose, Artist, Made To Play, Germany/UK
Heidi, Artist, BBC Radio 1, Canada
Pedro Winter aka Busy P, Ed Banger Records, France.
Skream, Artist, UK.
USA Today: Boom Boom Now!
Arthur Baker, Artist, UK/USA.
Eddie Dean, Promoter, Pacha NYC, USA
Patrick Moxey, Ultra Records, USA.
Sam Kirby, Agent, William Morris Endeavor, USA.
Tommie Sunshine, Artist, USA.
Travis Hayden, A&R, Atlantic Records, USA.
Moderator – Jason Bentley, KCRW, USA.
Bringing together the key players behind:
Moderator – Juan Suarez (one of the chiefs behind powerful local newspaper, Diario De Ibiza)
IMS will also hear from legendary producer Robin Millar, responsible for 44 number one hits, who will talk about why just one month after he retired from production duties, electronic music has re-inspired him, and see the return of 19-year old teen promoter Callum Negus Fancey from Let’s Go Crazy after stealing the show last year by stating “Who is Paul Oakenfold? My audience have never heard of him.” In addition, IMS has teamed up with leading consumer portal Resident Advisor, whose audience will select a topic and speakers for the Presidential Debate format which debuted in 2009 to great acclaim.
Ben Turner, a founder and partner in the IMS, states: “IMS was never about the artists, more the people behind the curtain who help guide the gifted. In 2010, we’ve been overwhelmed by approaches from artists to be involved in some way. It’s a great testament to our first two years. Watch out for more special names to follow…”
Following 2009’s successful experiment The IMS Vote will return, a session where the audience make decisions on the future of the genre. Indeed, last year, 69% of those present agreed that IMS had ‘made them question how their companies work’. In 2010, this is taken one step further then Ted Cohen from TAG Strategic will moderate a one-hour session where the delegates are the audience, and the agenda is not set. Cohen himself was so inspired by IMS:09 that he invited last year’s Key Note speaker Richie Hawtin to attend MidemNet after hearing his radical assessment of future music.
Finally reprising his 2009 role, electronic pioneer Tom Middleton will blog to the Beatport community what is being debated, who will in turn feedback and pose questions to the speakers.
Once again the IMS Grand Finale will take place at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Dalt Vila on Friday May 28. Last year, Basement Jaxx headlined with Pete Tong, Rob da Bank and Filthy Dukes in support. IMS has been inundated with requests from artists to perform at this landmark event. The headline acts will be announced imminently. The event is free to attend for all delegates of the IMS, with some 2,000 tickets available to the public. Tickets are available now from www.internationalmusicsummit.com
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