The theme and dates for the sixth edition of the International Music Summit (IMS) have been set. The event, hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, brings together the leaders in global electronic music – from artists to labels to heads of global brands and technology companies.
This year’s edition is entitled “IMS: Beyond The Boom Boom”. The event will look deeper at the international expansion of electronic dance music and how the business is spilling out of the confines of the dancefloor and into mainstream culture. It will also focus on where the industry goes in the future – after the goldrush. The IMS will take place between 22nd – 24th May 2013, at its now traditional home, Ibiza’s five-star Gran Hotel.
2012 saw IMS go from strength to strength, with the most impressive and authoritative panels and guest speakers to date, with 500 delegates in attendance. Last year’s summit featured exclusive interviews with Giorgio Moroder, Luciano, Nile Rodgers, Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold and Diplo. Executives from Spotify, YouTube, Google and Twitter, as well as the music directors of Ushuaia, Space, Pacha and Amnesia were sharing knowledge and ideas about their businesses.
IMS co-creator Ben Turner: “IMS 2012 was an inspiration to us – it was the year it felt the world was watching and engaging with the content and dialogue coming from the Ibiza Gran Hotel. We’re deep in this huge boom period and we will curate this year’s event to look at what happens beyond the global explosion but also dig deep into our own scene and look at the importance of our business beyond the music in the nightclub.”
IMS has become one of the electronic industry’s key annual conventions. Literally all big players are available for a chat, discussing the “business side of the party” and new waves of what’s going on in house and techno. There is hardly any other event where you can meet so many people at one single spot who shape and have shaped electronic music of the last 3 decades.
International Music Summit
Date: 22/23/24 May 2013
Location: Gran Hotel, Ibiza
Pics by Arno Lippert