The IMS, which is now in its incredible 4th year, will feature the legendary Carl Cox (along with Lynn Cosgrove) in conversation with another legend that is Space owner Pepe Rosello on Wednesday 25th May in a special one-to-one life story interview.
Also on Wednesday, the IMS will introduce the full team behind the phenomenal global success of Swedish House Mafia in a discussion about uniting the world across manager, agent, international label etc.
MEET TEAM SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA
Amy Thomson. Manager to Swedish House Mafia, Owner, ATM Artists
Ian Huffam. Artist Agent, Founder / Owner Xray Touring
Celia Carrillo. Vice President, Global Marketing, EMI Records
Christian Larson. Film Maker, Swedish House Mafia
Jason Ellis. A&R Director, Positiva / Virgin
On THURSDAY MAY 27 the IMS will focus on a Global topic based around the emerging scene in Brasil – a hotbed for global electronic expansion. The
session will begin with a reading from New York Times journalist LARRY ROTHER, author of BRASIL ON THE RISE: THE STORY OF A COUNTRY TRANSFORMED. He will then be joined by leading promoters who operate the Latin America scene
BRASIL ON THE RISE
Larry Rother. Author: Brasil On The Rise: The Story Of A Country Transformed
Leo Sanchez. Promoter, Industriae / Pacha Brasil
Layo Paskin. Artist, Layo & Bushwacka!
Luiz Eurico. Promoter / Manager / Agent, Skol Beats / U-Turn / Club BASE /
Martin Gontad. Promoter, Creamfields Argentina / Brasil
On FRIDAY MAY 28 IMS reveal the people and personalities behind the world famous “festival” KaZantip. However, it is NOT a festival. It is a republic
in the Ukraine. It is one of the most unique music gatherings on the planet.
KAZANTIP – A NEW DANCE MUSIC REPUBLIC
Nikita Marshunok. The President
Yury Marychev. The Minister of Songs and Dances
Andrii Goshva. The Minister of Propaganda
“IMS is electronica’s equivalent to the TED conference – a hub for the world’s leaders and thinkers in dance music”
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:
IMS 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.
Other 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)