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International Music Summit 2012 Day 3

May 26th, 2012

I’m going into Day 3 full of anticipation! Today will be the highlight of the Summit for me – it’s the day of the old skool guys, the big boys – Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Carl Cox, amongst others, but for me these are the big drawers! And there’s tonight’s finale party in Dalt Vila: DJ E.A.S.E. (Nightmares on Wax), Pete Tong and Carl Cox et al. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to relate to these guys more than the up-and-comers from last night.

Nile Rodgers was interviewed by Pete Tong. Well it was billed as an interview, but Nile didn’t need much prodding or probing to talk, in fact Pete had more trouble trying to get a word in edgeways than trying to get Nile to open up. We were also told beforehand that Nile wanted to play for us too – he didn’t just want to talk. So there he was, sitting on a stool, guitar at the ready.

What unfolded was a series of stories about how Chic started out and how some of their famous hits came to be written, with examples from Nile and his guitar, which he insisted on tuning by ear, blaming the Ibizan humidity for it being so out of tune when he started playing it. Here are some snippets from the tales he told us, but to be honest, I was too busy enjoying the occasion to be able to take substantial notes.

He started as a classical musician, and learnt to play the guitar to impress a girl, which he failed to get. In 1977/8 their records were being played in Studio 54 in New York, but they themselves couldn’t get in the club (it had a notoriously strict door policy, and if your face didn’t fit, that was it). He talked about how they were ‘anonymous’, because they only existed at that time on record, getting played by the odd DJ in clubs. He told an hilarious story about how Grace Jones had told them to go the back door of the club, and say that you’re a friend of Grace Jones, and that you have to let me in. It didn’t work. Their number one hit song ‘Le Freak’ was written as a response to this night.

They went back home, and started jamming out of frustration. It started out as “Fuck off”! The words gradually morphed and ended up as “Freak Out”, with a song becoming a tribute to Studio 54, rather than a frustrated rant about it. He said later of the song, “Le Freak was an accident.” The song and the band also became an instant hit with African’s who misheard the lyrics, thinking they were singing A-fri-ca! Sing it to Le Freak – it works, as Nile demonstrated to us!

They quickly learnt that if your record fills the dance floor, the DJ will put you on the playlist, and this was the case with Good Times, in 1978.

A fitting tale, because of the afternoon’s lineup, was his reaction to hearing Giorgio Moroder’s ‘From here to eternity’ for the first time, and that a lot of good music comes as a reaction to jealousy. When he heard that track he said to himself, “I want that”! Not realizing that it was played on a synthesizer, that night he taught himself to play it on the guitar. He said, “I’m going to play in Giorgio’s band- I was so jealous”. That night he dreamt ‘I want your love’, and a new song was born as a reaction to ‘From here to eternity”. We were treated to a live demonstration of how he developed the guitar riff and the style of playing, emulating the synth riff in the original.

Hew also talked about some of the other artists that they produced (they were also prolific producers, as well as writing their own material. An interesting example was ‘I’m coming out’ was Diana Ross’ coming out on stage song – they wrote it like that for her, because Chic always had a coming out song on each album. The record company didn’t like it, but Diana loved it, and she always come out on stage to that song.

Nile was asked about the new material he has been working on with Daft Punk. He said, “that shit is amazing … Daft Punk are smoking”.

One of the questions from the audience asked about the recent deaths and influence of Donna Summer and Robin Gibb. He said that one of the big turning points in my life were the Bee Gees – they were instrumental to our development, in particular the soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever. He said of Donna, “Donna was a terrific friend. We only worked together once. I adore her.”

Nile was hilarious – putting on accents as he told his tales (Grace Jones, Diana Ross and so on), and telling jokes – he had the audience in stitches. He came across as a very warm, open person, and wowed the audience. He received a standing ovation at the end.

He has written an autobiography which Pete Tong read and highly recommended, so if this has whet your appetite, I’m sure most of the tales and more will be included in the book: Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny

Next up were the DJs Loco Dice and Carl Cox in conversation. In what could have been a really difficult act to follow, another interesting session unfolded. They are friends, and there was a great rapport between them: it was a very jovial and informal conversation. They talked about the ‘competition’ between them. Loco jokingly says that keeps great new tracks to himself, otherwise if Carl picks up the track, everyone will think that it’s Carl Cox’s tune! He meant it as well!

Loco Dice believers that, “there should be no boundaries or barriers for DJs. We always have to try things out, it’s a rehearsal.” “You can still be a great DJ and play old music but you have to mix it up, pack it fresh.”

Carl said that sometimes we play together. When we play together I don’t win and he doesn’t win – the punters win!

It was an interesting and humorous exchange between the two of them, which gave a glimpse into some as aspects of their profession and their relationship.

This was followed by Giorgio Moroder being interviewed by Joshua Glazer.

He told how he had arrived in Ibiza from Cannes (the film festival has just been talking place), starting out in Nashville where he had attended Donna Summer’s funeral. His luggage still hadn’t arrived (obviously his airline didn’t realize who they were transporting!).

What brought you to Ibiza? “A friend works for Luis Vuitton and asked me to do some DJ remixes in Cannes. Ibiza is the capital of dance music so I had to go there.”

He was asked about Donna summer, and did he remember the first time he heard those songs in a club. He said that he would go to discotecs to hear the tracks to see how they sounded in that environment. He first heard ‘I feel love’ in Studio 54.

He talked about his musical past, and how some of the tracks were recorded. He started his musical career as a double bass player in a band. Are you a song guy or a tech guy first? “I’m a song guy.” He says “I’m a disaster with technology”. He has people that do that for him.

Talking about Kraftwerk he said, “I liked the first album and some of the songs … but it was a bit repetitive”.

He then went on talk about some of the film scores he has created and how he approaches making music for films.

And was asked, “were you paying attention to what was happening to dance music?”. Surprisingly, he answered that, “I don’t listen to music much. We don’t have a music system in the house. I listen to music in the car.” It’s strange that someone who’s prolific musically, does not really listen to the music of others much.

In the audience question slot at the end, Mark Jones a UK-based radio broadcaster took to the stage. He had emailed various musicians who have been influenced by Giorgio’s work to send him questions to ask. Phil Oakey (from the Human League) asked which 3 tracks are you proudest to write? He said that he loved the one we did with Phil ‘Electric Dreams’. ‘I feel love’ is the proudest, “because it was so much fun and it became so big”. LaRoux asked about he writes his songs – how much is improvisation or in your head. He explained that he usually sits at the piano, or “sometimes I get inspiration in a restaurant – now I use my iPhone to take notes”. But most songs are composed on the piano. Gary Numan asked, “How did you first discover synths?” He said, “the first time I heard a synth I knew it was a new instrument.” Other questions were asked by OMD, Adamski, Howard Jones and Two Many DJs, just to give an example of the man’s influence in recent and current electronic music.

After closing remarks from the IMS team, everyone relocated to Dalt Vila for the finale party, at the same site as the party the previous night. We were treated to a musical and light extravaganza, in what must truly be one of the best sites for a party in the world, sandwiched high up between the cathedral, old town and the port. The music was more to my taste than the previous night.

A highlight was Carl Cox coming on stage playing New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’, a mighty fine entrance in my book, and one that got the crowd going. A frustration was that he nearly at one point broke into Donna Summer’s ‘I feel love’, but he didn’t, and this was a huge disappointment. It would have been a fitting tribute to what had been a memorable and fantastic day, an exciting music summit, and a timely reminder of one of the ground-breaking moments in electronic music’s history. And a tune which we had heard so much about during the day.

In summary the past 3 days have been enlightening, informative, funny and made you think. A successful conference.

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International Music Summit 2012 Day 2

May 25th, 2012

I started Day 2 with some slight fatigue after Day 1, and I didn’t even go to any of the parties! The result was a decision to not sit in lots of sessions, but to be a bit more selective, and only sit in on sessions that interested me. Hence, my summary of Day 2 does not give a running commentary of the day’s events.

What I didn’t mention yesterday, is that the summit is rather a feat of endurance. Yesterday it started at 13.00 and finished at about 20.30. Today it ran from 11.30 to 20.00. And then the social schedule kicks in! And being in Ibiza and all that, it’s serious partying! The schedule during the day is back to back sessions – no lunch, coffee or comfort breaks! So, one has to make one’s own breaks, at opportune times in the schedule.

My first presentation of the day was from James Vaux, on ‘What EDM can learn from the finance industries’. The dance music industry has an annual turnover of $8.4 billion – James says this is not much – one company makes more manufacturing ball bearings than this! He believes that more professional business practices are required in the industry for it to improve revenues, and by better understanding of what consumers want, and then capitalising on that.

Next, an hour-long panel session, ‘Ibiza – The Year of Change’. The starting point of the debate was that in 2012 Ibiza has seen a huge change, with many Djs launching new nights. So is this a year of change or not? Moderated by O’Halloran, the panel featured a distinguished set of people representing several of Ibiza’s clubs and promoters: Danny Whittle (Pacha, director), Juan Arenas (Space, promoter), Pino Sagliocco (Ibiza 123 / Live Nation ES, promoter), Tom Preuss (Artist A Life / Desolat, manager), Valentino Barrioseta (Amnesia, media), Yann Pissenem (Ushuaia, promoter).

As a newcomer to Ibiza, I was particularly interested to find out what was happening. Yann from Ushuaia which opened last year and offers a different type of event – outdoor, daytime parties – thought that the change in Ibiza is more of an evolution. Pino, from the Ibiza 123 festival, which is running for the first time this summer, said that Ibiza has a long history of rock musicians playing on the island. With the 123 Festival he decided to bring the fusion back to this island – to put the rock and the electronic world together. Danny Whittle from Pacha sees the festival as giving something back to the islanders.

In summing up discussions, Valentino saw the changes as more of a development – we are increasing the attention of the world outside. Danny sees a constant evolution in Ibiza, and this year is no different. Yann also believes that it has always been changing. Pino thinks that the real change is going back to live music and open air parties, and that Ibiza will always be the pioneer. Juan believes that the rest of the world is changing, and that people are changing and the Internet has changed things. Juan doesn’t think that there is more change this year than in others. Tom sees it more as just yearly adaptation.

So the story seems to be that clubs, promoters and DJs come and go and that the scene in Ibiza continues to evolve. Danny made a poignant point, “we have four months of the year to make our living”, which puts things into context and shows why continuing innovation and evolution is important, to keep people coming back to Ibiza and its venues.

Next, Paul Oakenfold in conversation with Ben Turner talked about his move to the USA and his involvement in making film scores and continuing to DJ, but mainly at daytime pool parties. Electronic music is exploding in America, and is becoming hugely commercially. Largely as a result of Gaga and The Blackeyed Peas using electronic music, which the radio stations picked up on. There’s definitely a sound in America.

He said that “trance was cheesy”, the music all sounded the same and was boring. He has a recording studio at home and has been learning the craft of making songs. His father was a musician. So he took time out to learn that, and collaborate with other singers and artists.  He’d love to work with Dr Dre. The nice thing about the ‘in conversation’ sessions are the insights and anecdotes that transpire. For example, we learned how his house in LA overlooks The Hollywood Bowl, and he invites people round to watch the shows from his garden.

A highlight of the afternoon for me was the session where Sister Bliss took us the process of remixing the IMS Anthem created by The Japanese Popstars. It was a master class in how to strip down, and then build up a mix of a track, step by step. She played a snippet of each element of the track to illustrate how the remix was built up, talking us through the creative process, decision-making and what she was trying to achieve at each step, before playing the completed remix in its entirety. In a summit which has mainly been people talking about what they do, it was refreshing to see some EDM being created on the spot.

Another interesting panel was ‘Social Media Makers – The new Club 18-30’. A panel of 5 youngsters who all have their own social media companies focusing specifically on music. It proved to be an interesting insight into how these kids, who are the same age as the kids they are reaching out to, are setting up their own companies with little outlay, doing what they believe in, and in the process reaching out to massive audiences and having successful businesses on their hands.

To sum up the session, they were asked where they thought social media going. Luke thought it was all about mobile solutions. Jamal said it was probably getting bigger and maybe being able to turn on your TV on through Twitter. Luke believed its not about the platforms, it’s about the way that people consume the Internet.

The day ended with the first of the two parties in Dalt Vila, on a site perched up in the old town of Ibiza, above the port and marina, and below the cathedral. It’s an impressive site, especially as the event began in twilight, before the sun sank behind the pine-clad trees, and the twinkling lights below and the floodlights above came into their own. Also impressive, but then it was IMS, was the line-up: MINX, Goldfish, Paul Oakenfold, Diplo and David Guetta (will.I.am was due to play but cancelled due to illness).

As the sun went down, the music, the projections on the stage and onto the Cathedral and the walls below and the light show started to get more intense. Paul Oakenfold did his thing, but Diplo was the highlight for me, probably because he played some tunes I knew, the highlight being a mix of Blur’s ‘Song Two (always a great one to get the crowd going), and throwing in a bit of Beastie Boys to boot. Goldfish played instruments over the top of their tunes to good effect. When David Guetta came onstage, the crowd went mad. I’m not sure what his appeal is, but he has it. I witnessed a couple of tracks, and then retired for the night, preferring to save my energy for Day 3, which is going to be special.

The full schedule and details of the event are on the website: http://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/

Video summary of Day 1: http://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ims-2012-daily-briefing-day-one

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International Music Summit 2012 Day 1

May 24th, 2012

Now in its 5th year, the International Music Summit (IMS Ibiza) aims to offer delegates in the music industry the chance to listen to and be a part of a vital conversation with the world’s leading figures across music, business and digital strategy. It has a particular focus on electronic dance music.

The first day kicked off on Wednesday May 23rd at 13.00 promptly at The Gran Hotel in Ibiza. Surprisingly the delegates managed to drag themselves away from around the gorgeous pool area to pour into the summit venue for the event introduction from the IMS team: Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong and Simeon Friend. The brief and to the point intros (other event organisers take note) were followed by two short but illuminating presentations about the state of the markets for electronic dance music, now commonly referred to as EDM.

The focus of the next four sessions was predominantly new forms of marketing and promoting music and artists using social media, with representatives from Twitter, Spotify and FourSquare talking about how their platforms support and facilitate this.

Tatiana Simonian from Twitter gave some interesting examples of how some artists are using Twitter themselves, and the benefits that live tweeting can bring. Omid Ashtari from Four Square talked about a new addition to the platform, that they are taking in Songkick’s data, and that artists can now add rewards to events, such as money off merchandising at a concert. Will Hope from Spotify outlined how 70% of their revenue actually went to the artists. Vue cinemas showed how they were bringing music events and films into their cinemas.

A welcome addition to the afternoon schedule was James Barton from Cream being interviewed by Pete Tong, about why he has just sold the Cream business to Live Nation after building it up for 20 years. He also talked about his new job within Live Nation as President of Electronic Music, with a focus on North America and how he will be looking at new markets in places like China and India. The conversation that ensued was humorous and insightful into many aspects of Cream and the brand, with lots of anecdotes about the ups and downs experienced over the last 20 years.

Next up was ‘Meet Team Chase and Status’ in which a panel of 7 people behind Chase and Status talked how they came to be signed, promoted and became highly successful.

A later panel session ‘Brand and Band – A case study with Professor Green’ featured The Professor himself and people from his management team, record label and brand sponsors talking about the brand partnerships he has with O2 and Puma. The Professor talked eloquently about how such deals enable him to do new and innovative work, for example play a small gig in Manchester for 250 Facebook fans and make a 360 degree interactive video, which he would not easily have been able to realise otherwise. Interestingly, the deals he has allow him to have complete creative freedom in the projects he embarks on.

The final session for the day was billed as an IMS exclusive, ‘Danny Tenaglia in Conversation’ with Ben Turner. The interview was conducted via Skype, direct from Danny’s loft in New York. After a few initial technical hitches Danny appeared live on the screen in front of us. The focus of the conversation was Danny’s recent announcement on FaceBook that he was retiring from being an International DJ.

He gave a very candid insight into how he is reassessing his life as a DJ in his 51st year. In particular, the dichotomy about wanting to play music and make people happy, but that he doesn’t like the celebratory status that has come with it, which stops him from being able to go out and enjoy himself in the way he would like to, and the amount of travelling involved (he has a deep-rooted hatred of flying). The upshot is that he’s not really retiring, but reassessing his work/life balance, and cutting back on the International travel. In the process he’s finding that as one door closes, others are opening.

He’s going to concentrate on getting better at his craft and learning how to use new technology more, and maybe start a DJ school. At the end we were given a guided tour of his loft, which is hugely impressive in its immenseness, and for the view of New York from the roof. It’s easy to see why he wants to spend more time at home!

The full schedule and details of the event are on the website: http://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/

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IMS Ibiza 2012 Grand Finale party with Carl Cox announced

February 20th, 2012

This years IMS Grand Finale events will again see 2 live nights at the UNESCO World Heritage site of D’alt Vila in Ibiza Town. In addition to the Friday night event (25th May 2012) there is also a free F**k Me I’m Famous event on the Thursday night followed by the F**k Me I’m Famous opening party at Pacha.

Celebrating their fifth year in operation, team IMS are very proud to be able to unveil the full details for this year’s IMS Grand Finale Festival – an event that’s now considered the opening party for the whole season.

Set in the heart of Ibiza Town and looking over the Balearic Sea, the very special UNESCO world heritage site in Dalt Vila is a place of true beauty, made even more special when you consider that this is the only time of the year the area is used for a contemporary music event.


THE IMS GRAND FINALE FESTIVAL


25TH MAY 2012 @ DALT VILA (18:00-0:00)

CARLCOX
LOCO DICE
PETE TONG
SETH TROXLER

LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM:
AZARI & III

With the aim to offer something for everyone, as well as bringing the highest caliber of artists to appeal to true dance music lovers, IMS: 2012 combines the perfect balance of heavyweight legendary names with some of the most exciting acts of today. In the “legends” corner we have two of the very best, with Pete Tong inviting his very good friend Carl Cox to the party – a man who’s done everything possible in his field.

From becoming a headline act in the late 80’s for the most exciting rave’s at the time and being the first ‘star’ DJ of Ibiza from his early shows in San Antonio, Carl Cox has maintained his status for the past 25 years, delivering the most exhilarating techno and house music wherever he goes. An icon. A legend. And his Tuesdays at Space event is now one of the strongest on the island. He is 50 years old in 2012, and deserves the headline billing for such a special event.

IMS will also host its second IMS LEGENDS DINNER at Lio on Wednesday May 23, following in the footsteps of Pete Tong from last year. The industry dinner will include speeches from close friends and a special one to one with Pete Tong.

Carl Cox – “It is a great honour that the IMS have invited me to celebrate my many years in the music industry, I have worked very hard in my life to strive to do the right thing and push my industry forward so to be acknowledged for this by such a great platform is truly wonderful. That said I am not over yet! There is plenty more to come!

Joining Pete and Carl are two of the leading lights in modern dance music, heralded for pushing the genre forward and bringing back some much-needed soul and charisma to clubs in recent years. They also both hold mythical status on the island, with Loco Dice the former Circoloco hotshot turned Cocoon hero and Seth Troxler the new king of DC-10, alongside his good friend and sometime DJ-partner Jamie Jones. With both Dice and Seth being voted in the top 10 of Resident Advisor’s annual DJ pole for the past three years running (Seth was voted #2 and Loco Dice #4 in 2011), you are guaranteed to hear the newest and finest in cutting edge club music.

Not stopping there, IMS always strives to bring forward the best live dance acts and this year is no different with…

Ben Turner, IMS Partner – “IMS is proud to unveil this line-up – our finest to date and very reflective of Ibiza innovation. The IMS events at Dalt Vila really are the most prestigious outdoor events of the Ibiza season and its our little way of saying thanks to the Ibiza Consell / government and the island for all the inspiration it gives us every year. The event now attracts partygoers from every corner of the world as the week around IMS becomes one of the busiest of the entire summer.

LOCATION: Dalt Villa, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza
DATE: Friday 25th May 2012
EVENT TITLE: IMS GRAND FINALE FESTIVAL
TIMES: 18:00 – Midnight
PRICES: From €30 (IMS delegates have free entry)
CAPACITY: 2,500 people

F*** ME I’M FAMOUS FREE PRE- PARTY

24TH MAY 2012 @ DALT VILA (18:00-0:00)

DAVID GUETTA
PAUL OAKENFOLD
DIPLO
LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM:
GOLDFISH

Purchase a ticket online to the Friday Grand Finale Festival or F*** Me I’m Famous Opening party from a Pacha shop to get your free tickets for Thursday night. Limited tickets available.

LOCATION: Dalt Vila, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza
DATE: Thursday 24th May 2012
EVENT TITLE: F*** ME I’M FAMOUS FREE PARTY
TIMES: 18:00 – Midnight
PRICES: Free – limited tickets available (IMS delegates have entry)
CAPACITY: 2,500 people

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International Music Summit Ibiza 2011 – Full Agenda released

May 16th, 2011

This years International Music Summit in Ibiza is panning out to be bigger than ever before. Now in its forth year its proving to be the place to discuss not just the dance music industry but the future of the music industry itself.

We’ll be there and looking forward to it again…

(btw, the new IMS 2011 iphone app is available now in itunes here for free)

IMS 2011: THE FOURTH IBIZA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT
The Summit Suite, Ibiza Gran Hotel, Ibiza

Hosted by Pete Tong and IMS Partners
Twitter Commentator for IMS: Paulette Constable aka DJ Paulette


TUESDAY MAY 24 Official Party

23.00-03.00. IMS pre-party with Guiri: The Ibiza Residents Special at Grial

Andy Baxter. Alex Wolfenden. Cristian Viviano. 2 Vilas. Mr Doris. Jaime Florito. JP Chronic. Andy Wilson. Hofer 66. Mo Funk. Mambo Bros.
Briefing: Every single DJ performing here has more ability to break your record in Ibiza than most of the big name DJs. Come and meet them…

WEDNESDAY MAY 25
13.00-13.05. Introduction & Announcements by IMS Partners Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong, Simeon Friend

13.05-13.20. IMS Business Report 2011

Presented by Kevin Watson, market researcher / analyst Briefing: IMS launched a Business Report in 2010 to collect data on global dance music to share with the outer world. Here it is updated

13.20-13.30. Data Transmission 2011 present the Music Industry Piracy Poll
Presented by Joe Gamp (Data Transmission)
Briefing: Annual survey collated to highlight electronic music’s fight against bootlegging, piracy etc. An important issue addressed

13.30-13.45. Keynote Introduction
Matthew Adell (Beatport)
Briefing: A to-be-revealed mandate from the Beatport boss – one of electronic music’s most articulate and thought-provoking professionals

13.50-14.40. Meet Team Swedish House Mafia
1- Amy Thomson (ATM Artists, artist manager)
2- Celia Carrillo (EMI Records, Global Marketing, vice president)
3- Jason Ellis (Positiva / Virgin Music, A&R director)
4- Ian Huffam (Xray Touring, agent)
5- Mark Furman (Virgin Music, Business Affairs, director)
Moderator: TBC
Briefing: How to break a dance artist globally. SHM have had an incredible year. Meet the team that made it happen, and how they took on the globe

ims ibizaFollowed by the IMS Pioneer Award 2011 presentation
Presented by the IMS partners and Mark Grotefeld (Pioneer)
Briefing: IMS and Pioneer collectively honour ONE individual who has really led the way in our industry with vision, innovation and style…

14.50-15.40. Keynote Address: ‘Brazil on the Rise – A Country Transformed’
Reading from the book ‘Brazil on the Rise’ by author Larry Rohter (New York Times)

Brazil on the Rise: An Electronic Future – Soccer, Samba, Sonica!
1- Claudio da Rocha Miranda Filho (RMC Brasil, conference owner)
2- Layo Paskin (Layo & Bushwacka!, artist)
3- Leo Sanchez (Industriae / Pacha Brasil, promoter)
4- Luiz Eurico (Skol Beats / U-Turn / Club BASE, promoter / agent)
5- Martin Gontad (2 Net Producciones / Creamfields Latam, promoter)
Moderator: Larry Rother (Brazil On The Rise: A Country Transformed, author)
Briefing: Brazil is the eighth largest economy and the fifth biggest country in the world. Its no wonder its now the go-to place for festival promoters

15.50-16.20. Who The F*** Is … Paul Kalkbrenner?
Paul Kalkbrenner
Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS)
Briefing: Probably the biggest DJ success story of the last 12 months. Find out the full story behind this Berlin-based European headline sensation

16.30-17.20. IMS Keynote interview
David Levy (William Morris Endeavour, agent)
Interviewed by Ben Turner (Graphite / IMS)
Briefing: David Levy is one of the first ever DJ agents, and now at William Morris Endeavour, probably one of the biggest power players in the scene

17.30-18.10. Resident Advisor presents Rebel Waves: The New House Sound
1- Damian Lazarus (Crosstown Rebels / Rebel Agency, artist / label)
2- Jamie Jones (Hot Natured / Crosstown Rebels, artist)
3- Seth Troxler (Visionquest, artist)
Moderator: Grego O’Halloran (Resident Advisor / Ibiza Spotlight)
Briefing: A new wave of artists has seen a changing of the guard, with Ibiza projecting the likes of Jamie and Seth to tomorrow’s headliner status

18.20-19.05. Everything’s Gone Green: A New Mandate for the Touring DJ
Alison Tickell (Julie’s Bicycle, climate change coalition, director)
Richie Hawtin (M-nus, artist)
Briefing: Julie’s Bicycle are trying to make green change in the music business. The focus is now DJs with the help of touring machine Mr Hawtin

19.15-20.00. IMS Keynote interview
Pepe Roselllo (Space, Ibiza, owner)
Interviewed by Carl Cox (artist) and Lynn Cosgrave (Safehouse Management)
Briefing: Pepe Rosello IS Ibiza history. His clubs, most recently Space, have changed the tempo of this great island. Carl Cox asks the questions

Official Party
19.30-21.30. W Hotels & Burn Studios Pre-Dinner Cocktail Event at Lio

Presentation by Eva Ziegler, Coca-Cola Group
Briefing: W Hotels unveil their global plans in music lifestyle along with their new partners in the project, Coca-Cola and Burn. Invite only
* IMS delegate’s badge does not provide free entry to this event

Official Party
21.30-00.00. IMS Legends Dinner at Lio: 20 Years of Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1

W Hotels present the 2011 IMS Power Player 100 List
Incorporates The Hepatitis C Trust’s Get Tested auction, hosted by Emma B
Briefing: The first in an annual private dinner (additional entry price) to celebrate the careers of a true icon. IMS partner Pete Tong is first!
* IMS delegate’s badge does not provide free entry to this event

Official Party
00.00-06.00. IMS Opening Party at Pacha

Seth Troxler. Jamie Jones. Damian Lazarus. Andy B
Back To The Phuture: Daniel Miller, Alfredo, Mark Jones
Briefing: The first ever IMS Opening Party and what a line-up. Reflective of new Ibiza, this is the sound of now with the superstars of tomorrow

Official Party
23.00-03.00. IMS presents Snatch! Records showcase at Grial

Riva Starr and Pirupa
Briefing: For those of a different musical persuasion, the red-hot artist and DJ Riva Starr continues his rapid rise to fame. One to watch

THURSDAY MAY 26 – DAY TWO
11.45-12.00. SAE: Leveraging The Future
Presented by Paul Nolan, SAE (School of Audio Engineering)
Briefing: A manifesto for creative technology. SAE explain how their students can leverage the next generation of talent and assist your business

ims ibiza12.00-12.50. Publishers: Just a Bunch of Bankers?
1- Jason Alexander (Hit The Ground Running / Pusher)
2- Jho Oakley (Jho Management)
3- John Saunderson (Notting Hill Music)
4- Mark Quail (Q&A Music Rights Administration)
5- Liv & Mim Nervo (Nervo, artists)
6- Patrick Moxey (Ultra International Music Publishing)
Moderator: John Truelove (Truelove Music / Tortured Artists)
Briefing: Traditionally known for bankrolling developing acts, do music publishers still have a role to play in the era of DIY and 360 deals?

13.00-14.00. Press Conference: Burn Studios Presents Audiotool
Introduced by Bobby Simms (Exploding Plastic for Burn Studios)
Audiotool Masterclass by Richie Hawtin (M-nus, artist)
The Cloud Studio by Burn Studio / Audiotool continues all day
Briefing: One year on from the first announcement of Burn Studios at the IMS, the concept is now ready to go live. Ambassador Richie Hawtin explains

14.10-14.55. Keynote Interview
George Ergatoudis (BBC Radio 1, Head of Music)
Briefing: The most influential man in global radio talks about his musical agenda and his huge recent support for dance music’s radio return
Moderator: Chris Barrett (Music Week, journalist)
* Followed at 15.20-16.15 by a speed pitching / one-on-one session outside the Summit Suite with George Ergatoudis. First-come first served

15.05-15.20. A Philosophy Of Experiential Luxury Lifestyle
Speaker: Michaelangelo L’Acqua (W Hotels, Global Music Director)
Briefing: The Global Music Director of W Hotels worldwide returns with his mandate for how best to take music to the new new luxury lifestyle audience

15.30-16.00. Burn Studios presents the IMS Anthem 2011
Produced and deconstructed for IMS / Burn Studios by Sasha
Moderator: Ralph Moore (Mixmag)
Briefing: One of the highlights of every IMS, Ibiza is truly honoured to have the legendary Sasha deconstruct his creation of the IMS Anthem

* Ibiza Gran Hotel (outside the Summit Suite)
16.00-16.30. In Bed With… Nervo
Nervo (artists)
Interviewed by: Sarah Main (Pacha)
Briefing: Two of the hottest DJs and pop songwriters on the scene are interviewed from an Ibiza Gran Hotel bed by Pacha’s Sarah Main

16.10-17.00. Synchronisation Session – Pitch Your Product
1- Jason Alexander (Hit The Ground Running / Curators, Music Supervision)
2- Jason Bentley (KCRW, broadcaster / DJ)
3- Rudy Chung (Hit The Ground Running / Curators, Music Supervision)
Briefing: Delegates were given the chance to put forward tracks for today for submission to some of LA’s leading music supervisors

17.10-17.50. Keynote Interview
Daniel Miller (Mute, Label, chairman / founder)
Interviewed by Richie Hawtin (M-nus, artist)
Briefing: Miller founded probably the most successful indie label of all time, and after a period with EMI, is back as an independent. Richie Hawtin interviews the man who signed him to Novamute as Plastikman

18.00-18.50. Consell Insular d’Eivissa presents Ibiza Music Cluster
Briefing: To be confirmed

19.00-19.40. Agents. Booking United: Berlin agent association explained
1- Alma Poric (Back Room Ent, agent; Ewan Pearson, Jessie Rose, Metro Area)
2- Katrin Schlotfeldt (Clonk, agent; Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Magda)
3- Kim Benjamin (Kimco Ents, agent; Ame, Dixon, Henrik Schwarz, Todd Terje)
4- Suzana Gostimirovic (Gostimirovic Music; Miss Kittin, Laurent Garnier)
Briefing: Berlin’s booking agents have formed a coalition to help better practice and to share issues and common goals. Meet the architects…

20.00-21.00. Keynote Interview – Live via video link from Los Angeles
David Lynch (Mulholland Drive / Twin Peaks / Sunday Best Recordings)
Interviewed by Ben Turner (IMS), Jason Bentley (KCRW), Rob da Bank (Radio 1)
Briefing: David Lynch is now a revered music artist and producer. We are beamed direct into his studio in the Hollywood Hills to hear the story

Film Zone
21.30-23.00. IMS Film Screening at the Summit Suite, Ibiza Gran Hotel

High On Hope. Directed and introduced by Piers Sanderson
New documentary about the UK’s Northern Rave scene
Briefing: A hard-hitting documentary about the precarious but influential warehouse party scene in the north of England which kick-started acid house

followed by

23.00-23.45. IMS Film Screening at the Summit Suite, Ibiza Gran Hotel
– Ibiza – A Short Film About Chilling. Directed by Angus Cameron
Inspirational and near legendary documentary about Ibiza in 1990
Briefing: The most beautiful and honest representation of Ibiza from 1990. IMS partner Ben Turner can recite every single piece of dialogue. Fact!

Official Party
19.00-00.00. IMS presents David Guetta and friends at Dalt Vila, Ibiza Town

David Guetta, Nervo and friends
Briefing: David Guetta wanted to give something back to Ibiza. So IMS have partnered with him for a free party at Dalt Vila – a World Heritage site

Official Party
23.00-03.00. IMS presents Ministry of Sound label showcase at Grial

Michael Woods and guests TBC
Kismet with The Junkie Wife featuring She
Briefing: IMS are delighted to welcome Ministry of Sound to attend and host an event as part of the event, with Michael Woods and guests in attendance

FRIDAY MAY 27
12.00-12.30. kaZantip: A New Dance Music Republic
1- Andrii Goshva (kaZantip Republic, Ukraine, Minister of Propaganda)
2- Nikita Marshunok (kaZantip, festival Ukraine, promoter)
3- Yury Marychev (kaZantip Republic, Ukraine, Minister of Songs and Dances)
Briefing: The world’s hottest festival – fact. A journey and a half to get there, but you will never want to come home. Meet the kaZantip team

12.40-13.10. Global Sounds: National Geographic Music
Jeffrey B. Clyburn (Nat Geo Music, Vice President)
Interviewed by: Ben Turner (Graphite / IMS)
Briefing: An example of a global brand who offer and inventive model for releasing contemporary music. Meet the man behind Nat Geo Music

13.20-14.10. Blue Chip Beats: “Brand & Band” Integration
1- Erik Hofstadter (Coca-Cola, Marketing Manager)
2- Jasmine Skee (02, Head of Music Sponsorship)
3- Justin Hollis (Blackberry, Head of Brand)
4- Nuala Donnely (02, Music Sponsorship)
5- Theo Gupta (Nokia, Global Music Partnerships Manager)
Moderator: Matt Jagger (Naked Communications)
Briefing: Each year, consumer brand’s become closer and closer to the music industry. IMS discusses how close the integration should really get

14.20-14.50. Burn Studios presents the IMS Anthem 2011 – Remixed
Remixed and deconstructed for IMS by Layo & Bushwacka!
Moderator: Ralph Moore (Mixmag)
Briefing: Now its the turn of Layo & Bushwacka! to re-interpret Sasha’s IMS Anthem into an underground classic. They show how they did it live at IMS

15.00-15.45. Social Media. The Twittering Classes: Social Media Etiquette
1- Chris Palengat (Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon Group WW / Youth Army)
2- Dubfire (Sci+Tec, artist)
3- Jade Gandy (Raegous Media, social media)
4- Randy Reed (Red Light Management; Pretty Lights, James Zabiela)
5- Shamal Ranasinghe (Topspin Media, digital marketing, co-founder)
6- Tony Pardo (Mobile Roadie, apps)
Moderator: Nick DeCosomo (Mixmag)
Briefing: Twitter. Facebook. 4Square. How important is it, and how best to use it. An amazing role-call open up the debate about social media etiquette

15.55-16.45. Music Week presents Question Time
1- Adam Gill (Embrace, promoter)
2- Chris York (SJM Concerts, promoter)
3- Eddie Dean (Pacha New York, promoter)
4- Gary Richards (Hard / Hardfest, festival Los Angeles, promoter)
5- Mark Gillespie (360 Group, manager; Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris, Sasha)
6- Matthew Adell (Beatport, retailer)
7- Tom Kiel (Universal Germany, label, A&R)
Moderator: Chris Barrett (Music Week, journalist)
Topics for debate:
– On Air / On Sale.
– Las Vegas: A real Ibiza alternative?
– Piracy: The fightback
– Live Ownership. Live Nation & AEG versus the rest
– Global Winter Touring: Seasonal Disorder
– Dubstep Breaks America
– EDM. Electronic Dance Music
Briefing: Question Time is a legendary BBC political TV show, where a panel of experts tackle the issues of the day. IMS takes a nod to the format…

16.45-17.05. The IMS Vote. Help Shape The Future Of Electronic Music
Hosted by Pete Tong and Danny Whittle (IMS partners)
Briefing: The IMS delegation get their chance to speak their mind and use electronic voting from their chair about the issues facing electronic music

17.05-17.50. Keynote Interview
Luciano (Cadenza / Vagabundos, artist)
Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS)
Briefing: The now legendary finale interview. To date: Pete Tong, Richie Hawtin and Mark Ronson have closed the summit. This year, Luciano…

17.50-18.00. Closing Speech by the IMS Partners
Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong, Simeon Friend

Official Party
18.00-00.00. IMS Grand Finale Festival at Dalt Vila, Ibiza Town
2manydjs, Dubfire, Pete Tong, Jason Bentley
Live performances from Hercules & Love Affair, The Japenese Popstars
18.00-19.00 Jason Bentley
19.00-19.30 The Japanese Popstars – Live.
19.30-20.30 Pete Tong
20.30-21.30 Hercules & Love Affair – Live
21.30-22.30 Dubfire
22.30-00.00 2manydjs – Live

Official Party
00.00-07.00. Pure Pacha All Gone Pete Tong – Opening Party at Pacha

DJs Pete Tong, 2manydjs
* IMS delegates go free before 01.30am

SATURDAY MAY 28 Official Party
15.00-00.00. Cadenza Beach Party at Ushuaia, Playa d’en Bossa

Luciano, Reboot, Michael Cleis, Robert Dietz

SUNDAY MAY 29 Official Party
15.00-04.30. Space Opening Fiesta at Space, Playa d’en Bossa
Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Steve Lawler, Technasia, John Digweed, Fedde Le Grand, Andy Fletcher (from Depeche Mode)
* IMS delegates badge gives FREE entry before 17.00

Official Party
00.00-07.00. Cadenza – Opening Party at Pacha
* IMS delegates badge gives FREE entry before 01.30

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David Lynch IMS Ibiza 2011 Keynote Interview

May 12th, 2011

David Lynch Keynote Interview Live from the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles to Ibiza
Thursday 26th May – 8pm at the Ibiza Gran Hotel

There’s not really much that can be added to this press release we got just now – other than – wow….

Photo by Adam Bordow © 2010

Yes that’s correct, despite the IMS Ibiza team now focusing on the final preparations for this year’s IMS: 2011 – coming live and direct from the Ibiza Gran Hotel – we are very excited to announce that as a last-minute addition, the legendary film director David Lynch will be beamed in via video Skype from his recording studio just off Mulholland Drive. The interview will take place at 8pm (local European time), which is 11am in Los Angeles and will focus on Lynch’s music production career which in 2011 has seen him release the amazing ‘Good Day Today’ / ‘I Know’ single – remixed by the cream of the electronic world including Underworld, Skream, Sasha. Boys Noize and Diskjokke.

The interview will be lead by the three people who played pivotal roles in introducing David Lynch to the Ibiza world: Jason Bentley, who first played Lynch’s new experimental music live on air on KCRW in America and tricked the world into thinking it was by Underworld, and who at last years IMS passed the music on to Ben Turner (IMS partner). Ben in turn played it to his Sunday Best Recordings partner and BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank, and the pair quickly signed the single and are now planning the release of his full-length album for the label later this year.

The interview will see Lynch and his engineer “Big” Dean Hurley interviewed from the studio as they show us exactly how they made the music and how they turn it out in Lynch’s studio.

David Lynch stated today:

      “I’m excited to talk to those attending the International Music Summit in Ibiza. 12 months ago Jason Bentley from KCRW gave a track I made with my engineer Big Dean Hurley to Ben Turner and Rob da Bank of Sunday Best Recordings, and we return this year to chat about the full-length album we have just completed. I look forward to chatting with them and everyone else in attendance on May 26th live from my own studio in Los Angeles. We’ll talk about the music and how it came to be and exist. We had such a blast making it and I am honored to be a part of the International Music Summit.”

IMS partner Ben Turner states:

      “This is a true honour. It was at the IMS 12 months ago that I heard ‘Good Day Today’ for the first time, sat in the hills of Santa Agnes in Ibiza, trying to recover from the summit! I played this record and I was astonished it was produced by my favourite film director of alltime. Lynch didn’t make it for the dancefloors – he just made the music he felt inspired to make. One year on, its an incredible moment to have him beamed into the Ibiza delegation at the IMS so everybody can hear his musical story, his vision, and his future plans in music…”

David Lynch is one of the most revered and unique film directors on the planet and his work is mysterious and ALWAYS musical. Lynch has collaborated with the likes of Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse, Duran Duran and Interpol, but in 2011 it was his electronic single ‘Good Day Today’ which turned heads, subsequently named NME single of the week.

As with all the daytime conference events, this will be held exclusively live for the IMS delegates, although the IMS will be releasing sections of the interview online. IMS has been called “the TED of electronic music conferences”, and is a three-day gathering of leading professionals in the electronic music space from all over the world.

Please look out for a further announcement later this week to confirm the full running order for the daytime events at the Gran Hotel. For more information on buying tickets and the IMS Grand Finale Festival at Dalt Vila, please go to www.internationalmusicsummit.com

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Sasha to produce IMS 2011 Burn Studios anthem

May 11th, 2011

One of the highlights of every IMS, the legendary DJ and producer Sasha will be producing 2011’s IMS Burn Studios Anthem.

The Session will take place on Thursday May 26 at the Ibiza Gran hotel and will then be remixed overnight for the following day by underground house heroes and Shake It! promoters Layo & Bushwacka!

In the old days, conferences used to have anthems! IMS partnered with Burn Studios showcase how leading producers and remixers work. Both Sasha and then Layo & Bushwacka! will deconstruct their work and show how they work in the studio.

Burn Studios will offer the Track’s stems on burn-studios.audiotool.com for an exclusive remix competition to be announced very soon.

The track and remix will be available exclusively to download via Burn Studios before a full release on Sasha’s new label. It goes without saying that this a rare insight into the working thoughts and processes of one the scene’s most unique and elusive artists.

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International Music Summit, Ibiza Grand Finale lineup announced

March 31st, 2011

2manydjs
DUBFIRE
PETE TONG
JASON BENTLEY

LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM:

HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR
THE JAPANESE POPSTARS


LOCATION: Dalt Villa, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza
DATE: Friday 27th May 2011
EVENT TITLE: IMS GRAND FINALE FESTIVAL
TIMES: 18:00 – Midnight
PRICES: From €25 (IMS delegates have free entry)
CAPACITY: 2,500 people

The IMS Grand Finale Festival returns to the iconic Dalt Vila for a third year as they look to host their biggest event yet. In the heart of Ibiza Town and looking over the Balearic sea, the very special UNESCO world heritage site in Dalt Vila is without doubt one of the finest open-air locations in the world – and this is the only contemporary music event they allow to take place each year.

Building on last year’s unforgettable show that featured performances from Buraka Som Sistema, Mark Ronson, Sasha, Skream, David E Sugar and IMS co-founder Pete Tong, the IMS team have now confirmed the lineup for 2011 and once again it’s tantalizing prospect.

In the year that Pete Tong celebrates 20 years on BBC Radio 1, the co-founder of IMS will once again be spearheading the IMS celebrations and joined by none more exciting than the mighty 2manydjs – still regarded by many as the greatest DJs on the planet. Having re-written the rulebook of DJ mixes, pioneered the art of the mash-up remix, and conquered the world as their 4-piece band Soulwax, there’s little the two Belgian brothers haven’t achieved. They will be the headline act this year and it promises to be one hell of a show!

Not stopping there we also have Ibizan favourite – and huge techno star in his own right – Dubfire, who will be making his IMS debut. A man who originally touched down on the island in the early 90’s as one half of the Grammy award winning duo Deep Dish, but in more recent years has developed a solo career that has taken him to even dizzier heights. Without doubt he will be a huge draw to any techno fans that are in Ibiza that week. Rounding off the line-up we have IMS favourite Jason Bentley, the host of America’s most influential radio show (Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW) and the winner of the first ever IMS Pioneer award. A key name in the U.S. dance scene for many years, he is also the man behind countless movie soundtracks, including all three Matrix films, and is credited for orchestrating the partnership between Daft Punk and the recent Tron movie – he’s also an amazing DJ!

The headline live act on the night will be New York’s finest, Hercules & Love Affair, who recently released their ‘Blue Songs’ album to the delight of both the media and their ever-growing fan base. Managing to channel the spirit (and sounds) of the famous Paradise Garage, they combine both classic NYC disco attitude with modern house and electronic pop at it’s very best.

They will be joined on the bill by The Japanese Popstars, who will be performing their hybrid style of live electro to an Ibizan crowd that has already shown them a lot of love from their previous shows at Wonderland and Amnesia. Their Positiva/EMI album contains some incredible collaborations, expect special guests to be joining them on stage at IMS!

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International Music Summit 2011, Ibiza

January 25th, 2011

“IMS is electronica’s equivalent to the TED conference – a hub for the world’s leaders and thinkers in dance music”

International Music Summit 2011, Ibiza IMS returns to Ibiza Gran Hotel and Dalt Vila in Ibiza for the fourth year, building on the great success of 2010’s summit that confirmed its role as the leading event for professionals in electronic music.

Created by a team including BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, IMS is a unique annual experience in Ibiza, combining an innovating and refreshing business-focused daytime schedule set across three days and the IMS Grand Finale Festival at the stunning at the Dalt Vila UNESCO World Heritage site.


IMS 2011 have announced the first speakers for this year’s International Music Summit (IMS: 2011). The scene is set for what promises to be the most exciting, informative and inspirational IMS yet. With Ibiza’s leading 5* Ibiza Gran Hotel once again the location for the daytime conferences, the IMS have upped the ante in the evenings with an expanded Dalt Vila experience and a first ever IMS Opening Party at Pacha on Wednesday 25th May. With last year’s amazing open-air Dalt Villa event including DJ sets from Pete Tong, Mark Ronson, Sasha, Skream and a live set from Buraka Som Sistema and David E Sugar, you can expect even more music and mayhem than before.

As well as Ibiza, IMS will also be taking to America for the first time as Ben Turner, co-director of IMS explains:IMS is moving up a gear with a special event in Miami to amplify our work to the North American market, plus a whole host of additions and more parties in Ibiza to help inject a little mayhem to the proceedings. IMS will not veer away from the ‘Back to Business‘ ethos but electronic music has never been more prosperous and we want to showcase the amazing innovations in music, technology and promoters and festivals from around the world.”
 

KEY CONFIRMED GUESTS FOR THE DAYTIME IMS: 2011 SCHEDULE:

imsIMS is honoured to have Daniel Miller from Mute Records as their Keynote Interview in 2011. The man who signed Depeche Mode, Moby and Richie Hawtin (amongst many others) has been invited to the IMS every year so far and now that he’s become and independent again, it feels like the right time for his story. In another major coup for IMS, it will be Richie Hawtin who interviews Miller.

Richie will also feature at IMS discussing his plans to make dance music greener, in conjunction with Alison Tickell from Julie’s Bicycle plus leading electronic music agents.

In addition, in the year that dance music has exploded onto daytime radio all over the world, the BBC’s ‘Head of Music’ George Ergatoudis will face the industry about his decisions, which arguably make him the most influential man in worldwide radio for electronic music labels. As well as speaking, Ergatoudis has agreed to a “speed pitching session” where delegates will have four minutes to sell their music to him.

IMS has also invited one of the world’s most powerful and most highly respected music agents to speak. David Levy was possibly the first ever DJ agent, and now with William Morris Endeavor, the company have a huge market share within the genre worldwide. Levy is uncompromising and has a vision and an overview for the global scene like few others. Elsewhere, the inspirational character that is Emmanuel du Buretel, the head of Because Music in France, will talk about his business interests that span way beyond simply releasing music. Emmanuel is one of the most respected label bosses in the world, and from France has a special approach to music and artist relations.

imsOther key speakers are Amy Thomson from CMO Management who has taken the Swedish House Mafia from Sweden to the top of the charts worldwide as both manager and agent. Also Jho Oakley who has taken drum n bass producers Chase & Status and Pendulum from underground clubs to writing records for the likes of Rihanna and beyond. Also included are speakers from Nokia and National Geographic, who have a new approach to music.

With those guests and so many more currently being confirmed for IMS: 2011, it’s safe to say that alongside all the evening entertainment, the IMS is still fully focused on setting the agenda for the future of the industry. It’s time to get Back to Business.

Pete Tong states: “We are very proud to announce the first stage of our conference line up for the 4th International Music Summit in Ibiza. Once again we are privileged to welcome an incredibly diverse array of brilliant guest speakers including the legendary founder of Mute Records Daniel Miller, Jho Oakley manager of Chase & Statusand George Ergatoudis head of music at BBC Radio 1. I’m sure this event will continue to make a major contribution to the debate on the future of electronic music entertainment around the world.”

FIRST SPEAKERS FOR IMS 2011:

  • Keynote Interview – Daniel Miller (Mute, Label, chairman / founder). Interviewed by Richie Hawtin
  • Keynote Interview – George Ergatoudis (BBC Radio 1, Head of Music)
  • Keynote Interview – Emmanuel du Buretel (Because, Label; founder)
  • Keynote Interview – David Levy (William Morris Endeavor, agent)
  • Everything’s Gone Green: Richie Hawtin (M-nus, artist)
  • Who The Fuck Is… Paul Kalkbrenner? (artist)
  • Sasha (artist)
  • imsJamie Jones (Hot Natured / Crosstown Rebels, artist)
  • Nervo (artists)
  • Theo Gupta (Nokia, Global Music Partnerships Manager, brands)
  • Jeffrey B. Clyburn (National Geographic Music, Vice President)
  • Liz Gallacher (Velvet-Ears, music supervisor)
  • Jason Alexander (Hit The Ground Running / Curators, music supervisor)
  • Rudy Chung (Hit The Ground Running / Curators, music supervisor)
  • Amy Thomson (CMO Management, manager; Swedish House Mafia)
  • Alison Tickell (Julie’s Bicycle, climate change coalition, director)
  • Mark Gillespie (Three Six Zero Group, manager)
  • Jho Oakley (Jho Management, manager; Pendulum & Chase & Status)
  • Shamal Ranasinghe (Top Spin Media, digital marketing, co-founder)
  • Nikita Marshunok (kaZantip, festival Ukraine, promoter)
  • Ted Cohen (TAG Strategic, digital, founder)
  • Jason Bentley (KCRW, broadcaster / DJ)
  • Gary Richards (Hard / Hardfest, festival Los Angeles, promoter)
  • Katrin Schlotfeldt (Clonk, agent)
  • Kim Benjamin (Kimco Entertainment, agent)
  • Tom Windish (Windish Agency, agent, founder)
  • Tom Kiel (Universal Germany, label, A&R)

TEN REASONS TO EMBRACE IMS 2011

  • IMS to reveal Electronic Music Industry Power Players list at Miami event
  • IMS Legends Dinner at IMS Ibiza. A celebration of one person’s milestone
  • Speed Networking with all IMS speakers outside of main delegation room
  • Speed Pitching with BBC Radio 1’s Head of Music – George Ergatoudis
  • Booking United summit meeting to take place during IMS Ibiza
  • First ever IMS Opening Party at Pacha on Wed May 25
  • Expansion of IMS events at Dalt Vila – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • First official IMS pool party to take place at Ibiza Town hotel
  • Introduction of ‘Question Time’ format. Panel of experts debate the scene
  • Wider range of hotel packages available. More hotels, more choice

ELEVEN TOPICS FOR IMS 2011
 

  • Records. Meet Team Swedish House Mafia
  • Labels. Survival of the Fittest: Labels of Love
  • Publishers: They’re Just a Bunch of *ankers, aren’t they?
  • Festivals. Kazantip – A New Dance Music Republic
  • Social Media. The Twittering Classes: Social Media Etiquette
  • Global. Las Vegas: The first real Ibiza Alternative?
  • Global. Brasil: The New North America?
  • Genres. Changing of the Guard: The New Techno Glitteratti
  • Genres. Dubstep Breaks America
  • Agents. Booking United: Berlin agent association revealed
  • Charts. IMS: The DJ Index



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IMS finale gig last night

May 29th, 2010

What a way to end 3 brilliant days of this years International Music Summit. We weren’t Mark Ronson’s biggest fans before yesterday but after his interview and fantastic set at the finale gig we are very happy to change our mind. At one point he went from La Roux – In For The Kill to The Strokes, Tears For Fears and then Jackson 5 (i think it was) – it worked – the new Boom Boom track opener and the final one with Boy George on vocals were great. Sasha then smashed it.

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