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IMS Ibiza Day 2 – Club panel review #imsibiza @imsibiza

May 28th, 2010

The first iteration of the IMS in 2008 had, as its highlight, a historic meeting when the club owners all sat around the summit table with representatives of the island government for the first time. It was a lively meeting with little quarter given by either side of the perceived divide between the powers that be and the powerful clubs.

Two years on and the new political administration has got used to the exercise of power. The clubs and the government now talk to each other…

This second summit meeting might have been a re-match, but the government wasn’t represented. Neither were Amnesia, nor the combative Coco Loco or Andy McKay of Ibiza Rocks, whose comments inspired raucous applause as he set up a third front to the discussion – ‘live rock ‘n roll’.

Nonetheless, despite the absence of these two admirable adversaries, the club combine addressed both issues by confirming that all were now including live acts as part of their programmes, and that relations with the government had softened somewhat in the interim.


The subject of the clubs vs. government has a long history and those members who might best be described as ‘long in the tooth’ clearly still have an axe to grind for days gone by. Pepe Rossello of Space was the worst hit by the ‘after party’ ban as Space has been globally famous for its daytime terrace parties for several decades. His point was that many unlicensed and uncontrolled venues now operate in Space’s daytime absence. He didn’t mention villa parties, but he did recite an ancient text by an earlier visitor to the island – Plato 400 years before the birth of Christ.

The text pointed out that the island was magical, its people were magical and the way that they expressed it was through music. In other words, the island has always been a place that revolves around music. Every ancient fiesta or ceremony of any sort featured music and dance, even back then. The club owners of the last half a century simply recognized and facilitated that island characteristic – then the rest of the world noticed what was going on and the rest is part of the history of modern music…

On the subject of reminiscing, Hugo Urgell of Pachá bemoaned the gradual erosion of the freedom that has made Ibiza so unique and attractive since the beatnik days. His eyes glazed over as he recalled the days before the clubs had roofs when every night out was a fancy dress party with no end in sight.

Paquita Cardona of Eden reminded us that her entire family were born and have lived in San Antonio all of their lives. Her grandmother remembers the way that everybody worshipped the first tourists when they arrived seventy years ago, because they brought money to the island and all sorts of things that the people of Ibiza had never seen before.

The people of Ibiza would do anything within their power to keep these valuable visitors happy and to encourage them to return. Their descendants, however, seem to have lost that enthusiasm for their summer visitors, and indeed their numbers are now declining. Meanwhile the island government has been persecuting the clubs, who are one of the main reasons so many youngsters first find Ibiza, then to return many more times later in life.

That attitude now appears to be softening with projects like the Ibiza Music Cluster being actively encouraged and promoted by the authorities but, as Pepe Rossello pointed out, the government needs to stand up for itself and grasp control of its promotional budget from Mallorca. He cited a recent World Travel Market dominated by Mallorca on behalf of the Balearic archipelago at which the huge nightclubs of Ibiza were never even mentioned, never mind acknowledged as one of the major wonders of the musical world…

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IMS Ibiza – 1st morning blog review #imsibiza #ims2010

May 26th, 2010

The Ibiza International Music Summit is upon us for the third year and the excitement is tangible. An animated queue of delegates arriving just in time for the Opening Welcome by the island’s Government representatives have delayed proceedings by half an hour, because their delegate badges have to be printed once they reach the front of the formidable queue.

However, this is possibly commendable as the badge is bar coded to enable later analysis of who went to which seminar, thus enabling better future event structuring.

It’s possible that the scanners broke down, but by lunchtime it would appear that the initiative had foundered as we all wandered in to listen to the Google representative’s talk on Augmented Reality unscanned.
Nonetheless, the sun is shining…

Suggestion to the organisers: get a faster printer (or two), or send confirmed delegates an email in the same way that Ryanair do with the qr code thats on the badge – print it and upon entry a simple quick scan and “here’s your goodie bag”.

On the plus side: the wifi’s working better than last year. In addition, and emphasising how technology has changed in the last year, last year’s pinnacle achievement was live blogging. This year a live Twitter feed is being displayed all around the auditorium – the hashtag is #IMSIbiza.

IMS exclusive – Calvin Harris becomes an A & R man!

Mike Pickering of Deconstruction Records was the early star of the first morning when he explained how his boss at Sony asked him to resurrect Deconstruction under the Sony umbrella as he had recognized that the younger generation are nowadays totally tuned in to dance music and that DJs were pulling in significantly larger crowds to their gigs than live bands. He cited a couple of examples, Tiesto and Deadmau5, who regularly play to half a million people at live gigs within a fortnight all around the globe.

This, he partly explained, was because almost all of the major artists recording today are overlaying their vocal on a house/dance based backing track. Madonna’s ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ being an early example (2005).

He then went on to point out that, since there is so little profit in the sale of music now that the market has become internet based, future profits lie in clever 21st century merchandising. His own young son sports Deadmau5 headphones and decks while his wardrobe features several DJ t-shirts, and these are not t-shirts you throw away after one wash. They might be made by Lacoste, or any of the other forward thinking icons of the fashion industry.

This merchandising of itself proves to be viral in that the kids buying it are style icons to their own peers for their musical taste. Consequently the subject DJ’s gigs are rammed…

The real profits are in touring and merchandise nowadays. The music itself is no more than an advertisement … (cf: EMI music merchandise putting their name on the free ims t-shirts being given out to everyone)

Depressing news you might think for the audience of musicians, producers and A & R men, not so bad for the entrepreneurs in their midst?

The other part of the message, that all present overlook at their peril, was that dance music, remixing and DJs in general had a shot at another golden age as their global audience was extrapolating daily as ever faster access to the internet rolls out around the planet.

Tip: As an aside Mike announced that he’d today appointed Calvin Harris as his latest and most promising A & R man. Calvin spends a lot of his time travelling around the planet and knows a bit about music…

Coincidentally, Calvin is being supported by ‘Diagram of the Heart’, who are also signed to Deconstruction, at Ibiza Rocks on July 6th and they’re well worth a listen. This A & R man could go far…

What will Google do next?

Our next ‘must see’ was Nick Heller, the man in charge of New Business Development at Google in Switzerland. He might otherwise be referred to as Mr. Android – a man with a vision, sent to convert us all into disciples of the World according to Google…

The vision is impressive and was supported by a set of stunning graphs that all but convinced all present that the tide has turned on computers. From now on the majority of people will use their smartphone to surf the web – hooray, the days of taking the laptop to bed are officially over!

However, that wasn’t the point that he wanted to make. “How many of you know what Augmented Reality means?” he asked, and a couple of the assembled four hundred raised their hands querulously. “That’s not enough” said Nick – clearly a man who doesn’t tolerate fools, before going on to elucidate.

He began by explaining that what we used to call a ‘mobile telephone’ is now our best mate, and by far the most useful and intelligent mate we’ll ever have. Remember what it feels like when you lose your phone and the phone numbers of all your mates, who can’t contact you either!

Nowadays this pocket tool is so much more. It has a camera, which acts as its eyes. This enables you to take a photograph and, from Goggle’s mindboggling database of global imagery, it will tell you what it is that you just took a photograph of. This is because it knows where you are, through its internal GPS chip, and it knows which way you’re facing because it has an inbuilt compass!

It accesses all of this information over the internet in the time that it takes you to take a couple of deep breaths. Extrapolating this concept to include all of the information available on the internet, and in a music industry context, if you were at a concert and heard that killer tune that you had to have, your phone would identify where you were, who was performing at that venue at that moment in time, display their set list for the gig, highlight the track currently being played and offer you the option to make a spontaneous purchase at that moment. Marketeers, you should have been here?

Mindboggling stuff indeed from the mobile phone you once just used to ring your mates?

He left the stage to thunderous applause and much head scratching…

A really good strong day of interesting panels – more to follow

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May 26th, 2010

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Win Pioneer DJ Equipment with Ibiza International Music Summit 2010

May 20th, 2010

Ibiza International Music SummitThis years Ibiza International Music Summit has got together with Pioneer DJ to give away a top spec DJ set-up:

2 X CDJ-900 CD DECKS

1 X DJM-800 MIXER

1 X HDJ-2000 HEADPHONES

The competition opens Thursday May 20th and closes Friday June 18th. To enter, go to the International Music Summit MySpace profile and fill in the competition entry form.

www.myspace.com/internationalmusicsummit

Some photos from yesterdays IMS and Ibiza Music Cluster press conference at Cafe Del Mar

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Win VIP tickets to International Music Summit, Ibiza Grand Finale Gig

May 7th, 2010

*1ST Prize = 2 VIP Tickets + Flights & Accommodation

5 Runners up tickets to be won…

Ibiza International Music Summit announce the chance to win flights, shared accommodation and VIP tickets for 2 to the Ibiza International Music Summit Grand Finale held at the magnificent Dalt Vila UNESCO world heritage site.

The Grand Finale takes place on Friday May 28th and features DJ sets from Skream, Pete Tong, Mark Ronson & Sasha, plus Live performances by David E Sugar and Buraka Som Sistema. It promises to be a night of astounding, eclectic electronic music in one of the most awe-inspiring locations possible.

As well as the main prize, there is also the chance for 5 runners up to win tickets to the event. To enter the competition, visit the International Music Summit MySpace page and enter your details in the competition entry form:

International Music Summit Myspace Competition

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International Music Summit, Ibiza 2010 – Panel lineups revealed

April 23rd, 2010

imsThe International Music Summit here in Ibiza have revealed the panel lineups for this years event at the end of May. Panels that immediately stick out are:

Weds: the Augmented Reality presentation by Nick Heller from Google and the Our Community Is Our Brand as Callum Negus Fancey is on it and he created the stir last year when he famously quoted that “his audience doesn’t know or care who Paul Oakenfold is”.

Thurday: This is an obvious one for anyone who was at the inaugural IMS in 2008 – the clubs panel with representatives from Amnesia, Eden, Es Paradis, Pacha, Privilege and Space – (no El Divino again?)

Wednesday 26th May

12.00-12.05 IMS:10 Opening Welcome by the Consell Insular d’Eivissa.

12.05-12.10 IMS:10 Introduction & Announcements by IMS Partners:
 Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong, Simeon Friend.

12.10-12.30 Keynote Introduction. To be revealed…

12:30-12:45 Electronic Music: A Business Report Commission by IMS, presented by Kevin Watson, Market Researcher, UK.

ims12.45-13.00 Press Conference. IMS presents. To be revealed

13.00-13.20 Meet The Future ­ A Presentation.
Tron: The Soundtrack created by Daft Punk. Interview with Jason  Bentley, Music Supervisor, USA.

13.30-14.30 Panel. Big Dog DJs: F*** You We¹re Famous.
                  Moderator: Ralph Moore, Editor At Large, Mixmag, UK.
                  1. David Guetta, Artist, F*** Me I¹m Famous, France.
                  2. Erick Morillo, Artist, Subliminal, USA.
                  3. Pete Tong, Artist, IMS / BBC Radio 1, UK.

14.30-15.30 Networking Lunch. Music by Phil Mison.

15.30-16.15 The IMS Anthem 2010 in conjunction with Burn and Dance4Life.
Created by Cassius (Philippe Cerboneschi aka Philippe Zdar and  Hubert Blanc-Francard aka Boom Bass).

16.25-17.00 Meet The Future ­ A Presentation.
 Augmented Reality and Future Mobile. Presented by Nick Heller, New Business Development, Google, Switzerland.

17.10-18.10 Panel. Our Community Is Our Brand.
                  Moderator: Mark Quail, Attorney, USA.
                  1. Atan Burrows, Co-Founder, M-Flow, UK.
                  2. Callum Negus Fancey, Promoter, Let¹s Go Crazy, UK.
                  3. David Mitchell, Poker PR: Digital Media Agency, UK.
                  4. Jonas Tempel, Retailer, Beatport, USA.
                  5. Konrad Von Loehneysen, Label & Radio Owner, Ministry of
                  Sound DE / Motor FM, Germany.

ims18.20-18.30 Meet The Future ­ A Presentation.
                  Studio Audio Electronics by Gavin Attard, UK.

18.40-19.30 Technology & Music Performance.
                  Moderator: Tom Middleton, Artist, UK.
                  1. Sasha, UK.
                  Joined by…
                  2. Jason Pook, Pioneer, UK.
                  3. Florian Plenge, Native Instruments, Germany.
                  4. Ola Sars, Tonium / Pacemaker, Let¹s Mix, Sweden.

19.30-21.00 Drinks Reception at the Pioneer Networking Bar, Ibiza Gran Hotel.

21.00-21.30 M Flow Cocktail Reception poolside at the Ibiza Gran Hotel.
                  Music by Tom Middleton.

23.00-03.00 IMS:10 – IMS Label Showcase at Grial, Ibiza Town.
                  To be revealed ….


Thursday 27th May

11.00-11.10 Meet The Future ­ A Presentation.
                  Music DNA: MP3 Evolved by Dagfinn Bach, Bach Technology, Norway.

11.20-11.50 Press Conference hosted by Burn.
                  presented by Bobby Simms, Exploding Plastic, UK.

11.50-12.20 Keynote Address: Frank Mertens, Head of Brands, Sprite / Minute Maid / Coca-Cola Group, USA

ims12.30-13.30 Panel. Ibiza United 2010.
Moderator: Juan Suarez, Diario de Ibiza, Ibiza.
                  1. Amnesia, Ibiza.
                  2. Eden, Ibiza.
                  3. Es Paradis, Ibiza.
                  4. Pacha, Ibiza.
                  5. Privilege, Ibiza.
                  6. Space, Ibiza.

13.45-14.30 The IMS Anthem 2010 in conjunction with Burn and Dance4Life.
Remixed by Arthur Baker and Robin Millar

14.30-15.30 Networking Lunch. Music by Jose Padilla, Ibiza.

15.30-15.40 Meet The Future ­ A Presentation.
New approaches to synchronisation by Alex Lavery, Simon Rose,  Pitch & Sync, UK.

15.50-16.40 Panel. Meet the Future ­ The Artists.
                  Moderator: Nick Decosemo, Mixmag, UK.
                  1. Annie Mac, Artist, BBC Radio 1, UK.
                  2. Arthur Velasquez, Artist Manager, Germany.
                  3. Jesse Rose, Artist, Made To Play, Germany.
                  4. Heidi, Artist, BBC Radio 1, Canada.
                  5. Pedro Winter aka Busy P, Ed Banger Records, France.
                  6. Skream. Artist, UK.

16.50-17.00 The IMS Vote. Help Shape the Future of Electronic Music.
                   Hosted by Pete Tong, IMS / BBC Radio 1, UK.

ims17.00-17.45 Meet The Audience! Delegates Debate.
Hosted by Ted Cohen, Tag Strategic, USA.

17.50-18.05 Global Retail Trends in Electronic Music by Jonas Temple and Matthew Adell, Beatport, USA.

18.10-18.50 Presidential Debate. Residential Advisor presents:
How to Conquer Ibiza and Remain Credible.
                  Moderator: Todd Burns, Resident Advisor, Germany.
                  1. Andrea Pelino, Promoter, Circo Loco / DC10, Italy.
                  2. Steve Lawler, Artist, Viva Music, UK.

19.00-20.00 Ibiza Music Island by Consell Insular d’Eivissa.
                  Speaker: Paco Medina, Ibiza Music Cluster

20.00-21.00 Drinks Reception at the Pioneer Networking Bar, Ibiza Gran Hotel.

21.00-00.00 Pioneer Charity Dinner, Ibiza Gran Hotel.
                  Featuring the Get Tested Charity Auction and the Pioneer Award for                   Outstanding Dedication to Dance Music.

23.00-03.00 IMS:10 – IMS Label Showcase at Grial, Ibiza Town.
                  To be revealed ….


Friday 28th May

09.30-11.00 Networking Breakfast.

11.00-11.50 Panel. Taking Dance Music to the Arena.
                  Moderator: Ben Turner, IMS / Graphite, UK.
                  1. Dean Wilson, Manager, Three Six Zero Group, UK.
                  2. Jessica Koravacs, Managing Director, AEG Live, UK.
                  3. Jim King, Promoter, Loud Sound / AEG Live, UK.
                  4. Kurosh Nasseri, Nasseri Music Business Solutions, USA.
                  5. Mark Beavan, Manager, Advanced Alternative Media, USA.
                  6. Stephen Kempner, Lawyer, Sheridans, UK.

ims12.00-12.15 Meet The Future ­ A Presentation.
Electronic Beats by Claudia Jonas, Deutsche Telekom, Germany.

12.25-13.15 Presidential Debate:
David vs. Goliath: Agent Billing Wars.
 Moderator: Kurosh Nasseri, Nasseri Music Business Solutions,  USA.
                  1. To be revealed….
                  2. To be revealed….

13.30-14.30 Panel. USA Today: Boom Boom Now.
                  Moderator: Jason Bentley, KCRW, USA.
                  1. Arthur Baker, Artist, UK.
                  2. Caroline Prothero, Artist Manager, Prohibition, UK.
                  3. Eddie Dean, Promoter, Pacha New York, USA.
                  4. Tommie Sunshine, Artist, USA.
                  5. Patrick Moxey, Label Owner, Ultra Records, USA.
                  6. Sam Kirby, Agent, William Morris Endeavour, USA.
                  7. Travis Hayden, A&R, Atlantic Records, USA.

ims14.30-15.30 Networking Lunch. Music by Michaelangelo L’Acqua, W Hotels. TBC.

15.30-16.30 Synchronisation and Visualisation.
Keynote Interbiew: Alexandra Patsavas, Music Supervisor, Chop Shop, USA.
Interviewed by Jason Bentley, Music Supervisor, USA.

16.40-17.40 Keynote Interview: ­ Mark Ronson, USA.
Interviewed by Ben Turner, IMS / Graphite, UK.

17.40-17.45 Closing Speeches by IMS Partners.
Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong, Simeon Friend.

18.30-00.00 IMS Grand Finale Festival in association with Pioneer. Drinks courtesy  of Sol and BurnDalt Vila, Ibiza Town. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DJs: Pete Tong, Skream. Live: Buraka Som Sistema, David E Sugar

00.00-07.00 Pure Pacha Opening Party, Pacha, Ibiza Town..
                  Club 75 featuring Justice, Cassius, Busy P, DJ Mehdi


Saturday 29th May

13.00-18.00 IMS Wind Down ­ Networking Finale in association with Pioneer.
                  Drinks courtesy of Sol.
                  Blue Marlin, Cala Jondal

12.00-00.00 Ushuaia Grand Opening
                  Luciano / Cadenza at Ushuaia, Playa d¹en Bossa.

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Buraka Som Sistema to play International Music Summit, Ibiza

April 15th, 2010

Buraka Som SistemaIMS have announced this morning that Portugal’s Buraka Som Sistema will play the grand finale event at D’alt Vila in Ibiza Town.

Alongside them will be Mark Ronson, Sasha, Pete Tong, Skream and David E Sugar.

Buraka Som Sistema had their “Essential Mix” aired on Radio 1 over the weekend – The Portuguese blog Enchufada have kindly linked to the mp3 of their session here.

LOCATION: Dalt Vila, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza
DATE: Friday 28th May 2010
EVENT TITLE: IMS GRAND FINALE FESTIVAL
TIMES: 18:30 – Midnight
PRICES: €22.50 (IMS delegates have free entry)
CAPACITY: 2,500 people

Last years International Music Summit finale gig in D’alt Vila with Basement jaxx, Pete Tong and Filthy Dukes:

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International Music Summit 2010, Ibiza more announcements due

April 14th, 2010

More International Music Summit 2010, Ibiza announcements are due very very shortly so we thought it was time for a reminder of last years brilliant finale gig at D’alt Vila in Ibiza Town with Filthy Dukes, Pete Tong and Basement Jaxx:

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Video by our good friend Kevin Palmer at KuschtyRyeProductions

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International Music Summit 2010, Ibiza Announce Second Round Line-Up

March 10th, 2010

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.

Ibiza United
Bringing together the key players behind:
Amnesia
Eden
Es Paradis
Pacha
Privilege
Space
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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International Music Summit 2010 – first line-up

February 8th, 2010

Leading electronic artists and representatives of some of the world’s biggest brands are among those confirmed to speak at the third International Music Summit with superstar producer, DJ and artist Mark Ronson confirmed to appear in the headline keynote interview.

Ibiza Gran Hotel, May 26-28

  • Mark Ronson To Star In Keynote Interview
  • David Guetta, Luciano, Annie Mac, Erick Morillo, DJ Skream, Pedro Winter / Busy P, Arthur Baker, Robin Millar To Speak
  • Alexandra Patsavas appears at her first dance music event
  • Speakers from Sprite, Coca-Cola Group, Ministry of Sound, BBC Radio 1, KCRW, MP7, Beatport, Resident Advisor

imsCommandeering the entire five-star Ibiza Gran Hotel, IMS creates an intimate atmosphere where artists such as the 2010 Grammy Award winner David Guetta can meet with notable business leaders such as Frank Mertens, Global Director of Creative Development, Sprite / Coca-Cola Group, and Konrad Von Loeheysen, the owner of Ministry of Sound Germany / Motor FM. In her first dance music event appearance, the world-renowned music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas will feature in a one-on-one interview about her work and company Chop Shop. Patsavas is supervisor on TV shows The OC, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Mad Men and Gossip Girl plus the Twilight film.

Guetta appears on a panel titled Big Dog DJs: F*** You We’re Famous, named after his legendary weekly party in Ibiza, alongside Erick Morillo from Subliminal Records, Luciano – the underground star and boss of label Cadenza Records. IMS founder and BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong will moderate.

In Meet The Future, BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac, who recently swapped shows with Tong to open the countdown to the weekend, will outline her vision for electronic music alongside the likes of Pedro Winter aka Busy P, former manager of Daft Punk and boss of Ed Banger Records. Joining them is DJ Skream, remixer of the moment.

imsIn another panel USA Today: Boom Boom Now!, IMS will hear from both those behind dance music’s recent explosion in the states, including Patrick Moxey from Ultra Records, Eddie Dean from Pacha New York and original American dance architect Arthur Baker, and also from dissenting voices like Tommie Sunshine who recently stated: “There is NO room for dance music in America. It will never happen. Not real dance music, anyway”. The panel will be moderated by KCRW music director and presenter Jason Bentley, who last year received the first IMS Pioneer Award.

In Ibiza United, IMS will bring together the key players behind Amnesia, Eden, Es Paradis, Pacha, Privilege and Space on one panel for just the second time ever. This panel will be moderated by Juan Suarez, one of the chiefs of the powerful local newspaper, Diario De Ibiza.

IMS will 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.

Said Pete Tong: “It is with great pride that we announce some of the incredible
talent already confirmed to be involved in our third International Music Summit in Ibiza. For 2010 we continue to push for the most vital and engaging debates on all the key topics of the day involving the biggest players from every field.

imsCommented 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 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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