IMS 2017

by Dan Prince May 2017 MUSIC Read in PDF format N12/2016
IMS 2017 The most eagerly awaited music summit of the year lands in Ibiza May 24th-26th

The most eagerly awaited music summit of the year lands in Ibiza May 24th-26th featuring a carefully curated three day programme of inspiring talks, technology, masterclasses, networking opportunities and cutting edge events – all spearheaded by skilled experts, experienced music business minds, established artists and the next generation of breaking talent. Not to mention some stunning parties in 3 of the best locations on the White Isle with superstar line ups to die for.

Today a further 20 international speakers have been announced bringing the total to 50 global influencers in attendance at the 10th Anniverary of this educational and motivating platform annual event. Joining an already impressive list of speakers . Gina Tucci, (Big Beat Records, Head of A&R /General Manager, USA), voted to be one of the 15 most powerful women in the EDM industry, will contribute her experience to the A&R panel, speaking alongside Patrick Moxey, (Ultra Records, President/Founder, USA) a visionary pioneer who has pushed past barriers to bring hip hop and electronic dance music into the mainstream heart of America. Also contributing is Renaat Vandepapeliere, (R&S Records, Founder, Belgium) a true pioneer who has run one of electronic music’s foremost labels for over 37 years. Passing their comment on the ever changing face of Ibiza are promoters Yann Pissenem (Hï Ibiza / Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner / Founder / CEO / Artistic Director, Spain) who in recent years has taken risk, engineered change in Ibiza and pioneered the success of now leading brands on the island, alongside Johannes Goller (Cocoon, Head of Cocoon Ibiza, Germany), who represents a brand that is as much a part of Ibiza as it is Germany. Completing this line up is Brigitte Armengol, (HEART Ibiza, Booking Manager, Spain) from one of the most innovative and adventurous clubs on the island. All will share their thoughts and experience on Ibiza and debate what the future holds. 
A spotlight will be placed on the next generation of talent, led by Charlotte Lucy Cijffers (DJ Magazine, Digital & Ibiza Editor, UK), who is immersed in the electronic music scene and will give valuable insight into emerging talent, joined by Michael Weicker (AMM Management, Talent Manager, Germany) and Loco Dice (Artist, Tunisia) world renowned DJ, long time DC10 resident, Desolat label owner and producer. 
Nicole Moudaber (Artist, UK) one of Dance music’s most repected DJs will voice her knowledge about the current position and status of world clubbing, sharing the stage with her will be Ulrike Schönfeld (Music Goes Further/Into the Valley, Promoter/Curator, Germany).
Contributing to the ever changing hot topic that is the streaming debate will be Gregor Pryer (Reed Smith, Partner, UK) a digital media specialist who co-chairs his organisations Global Entertainment and Media Industry Group. Carly Hordern (Point Blank, Presenter/A&R, UK), will interview DVS1 (Artist, USA) in a DJ Skills Masterclass with the Berghain resident, discussing his unique mixing style, his record collection of over 35,000 vinyls and his experiences of the infamous Berlin club. 
Continuing the gender debate will be Leila Fataar, (Diageo, Head of Culture & Entertainment, UK) Driven by her passion for inclusivity and diversity she has been instrumental in launching the Smirnoff Sound Collective electronic music platform in Europe and a key part of the global #2xwomensheadliners campaign, launched on International Womens Day 2017.

Other esteemed speakers announced joining the debate on music synchronisation include Jessica Ibgui, (Budde Music, Creative Manager/Head of Business Development, France), Duncan Smith (Playstation, Senior Music Supervisor, UK) plus Rich Robinson, (Warner Music, Senior Vice President Synchronisation UK & Europe, UK).
All in all this is the strongest speaker line up in IMS Ibiza’s ten year history with many of the most pressing aspects of the music industry to be examined, analysed and explained. Industry leaders already confirmed to share their insight and experience include: Alexandra Cárdenas (Algorave, Composer / Live Coder, Colombia), Alice Favre (LWE, Head of Operations, UK), Andreas Allen (Native Instruments, Head of Artist Relations, USA), Andreea Magdalina ( / IAMJT, Founder/Co-Founder, USA), Austin Kramer (Spotify, Global Head of Dance/Electronic, USA), B.Traits (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster / Artist, Canada), David Emery (Kobalt Records, VP / Global Marketing Strategy, UK), Dixon (Artist, Germany), Eddie Dean (RPM Presents, CEO, USA), Eelko Van Kooten (Spinnin’ Records, Founder & Owner, Netherlands), Elrow – The Arnau Family (Elrow, Founders, Spain), Gianfranco Bortolotti (Media Records, Founder, Italy), Hot Since 82 (Artist, UK), Jason Ellis (Positiva / Virgin Records, A&R Director, UK), Jonny White (Art Department, Artist, Canada), Lindi Delight (De Light Management, Founder, Germany), Louisaahhh (Artist, USA), Masters At Work – Louie Vega & Kenny Dope (Artists, USA), Miss Kittin (Artist, France), Monki (BBC Radio 1, Radio Presenter / DJ, UK), New Order – Bernard Sumner (Artist, UK), Nick Sabine & Paul Clement (Resident Advisor, Founders, UK), Patrick Walker (Facebook, Director of Media Partnerships EMEA, UK), Rachel Turner (Achieve Unlimited, Business Psychologist & Performance Coach, UK), Seth Troxler (Artist, USA), Steffen Charles (Cosmopop GmBH, CEO, Germany), Sulinna Ong (Deezer, VP / Artist Marketing, UK), The Black Madonna (Artist, USA) The Martinez Brothers (Artists, USA), Wade Cawood (Pulse Global, CEO, USA).

The Summit kicks off on Tuesday May 23rd with the Official IUMAG/IMS Pre Party at The Ninth, rooftop of The Hard Rock Hotel 7pm-Midnight with Pete Tong, Sasha, Behrouz, H.O.S.H., Melon Bomb and Jesse Calosso. The party then moves to Pacha on Wednesday May 24th with the IMS Opening Party with many people’s DJ of the year The Black Madonna joining Masters At Work, Agoria and Alex Kennon at this historic venue celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. Rounding off the week in breathtaking style is the annual Dalt Vila spectacular when this UNICEF World Heritage site will play host to Pete Tong, Maceo Plex, Miss Kittin, Seth Troxler, Nicole Moudaber, Dixon, Kenlou, The Martinez Brothers, B Traits, Jesse Rose, Manu Gonzalez and Lollino in a back to back extravaganza.

IMS 2017. The summer starts here…






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