The theme and dates for the sixth edition of the International Music Summit (IMS) have been set and early-bird tickets are now on sale. The event, which has been dubbed “the TED of music conferences” and is hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, brings together the leading thinkers and trailblazers in global electronic music – from artists to labels to heads of global brands and technology companies.
Entitled IMS: Beyond The Boom Boom!, the event will look deeper at EDM’s international expansion 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. It will take place between 22nd – 24th May 2013, at its now traditional home of Ibiza’s five-star Gran Hotel.
IMS co-creator Ben Turner added: “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 2013: Beyond the Boom Boom!”
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. They joined executives from Spotify, YouTube, foursquare, Google and Twitter, and the music directors of Ushuaia, Space, Pacha and Amnesia, all sharing knowledge and ideas about growing their businesses in what has become one of the electronic industry’s key annual conventions.
A packed summit schedule will lead into Ibiza’s 2013 opening weekend, and delegates passes will also allow free entry to the island’s superclubs, including the world-famous Space opening, Ushuaia beach club, Pacha and Sankeys.
David Levy, senior agent at William Morris Endeavour, said: “IMS 2012 a timely reminder of the depth of the community we have at the core of our industry.”
James Barton, President of Electronic Music for Live Nation, states: “The IMS has truly become of the leading lights in the EDM world. Based in Ibiza – the spiritual home of dance music – it is easy to enjoy but also a place to do business”.
“It’s the only conference I know where people actually go to the conference!”
Jho Oakley, Jho Management
Event: International Music Summit
Date: 22/23/24 May 2013
Address: Ibiza Gran Hotel
Passeig de Joan Carles I, 17
Price: €320 Early Bird/ €360 Full Price
IMS:2013 Early Bird Badge:
• Delegate Badge for 3 Days: daily panels and workshops at Gran Hotel
• Entrance to IMS Grand finale Thur and Fri
• Wireless Internet Access
• Full access to hotel facilities
• Free entry to all IMS satellite events
• Ibiza opening weekend free entry to Ibiza’s superclubs: Space, Ushuaia, Pacha and Sankeys
• IMS Delegate bag
• IMS Delegate manual
IMS 2013 returns to the five-star Ibiza Gran Hotel, Marina Botafoch with hotel packages available from December 1st. IMS this year teams up with Ibiza – Spotlight to offer delegates a discounted orates with 6 more accommodation options in the surrounding areas of the Gran Hotel:
Hotel Simbad ****
El Hotel de Pacha ****
Migjorn Ibiza Suites ****
Hotel Ibiza Playa ***
Ibiza Sun Apartments
“IMS was really inspiring. It’s amazing that electronic music now has a real business focused conference that allows people from around the world to connect and share ideas on how to move the industry forwards. Well done Pete and the team!”
Luciano, Cadenza Records
“IMS was a great conference. For us being in Australia, it was a fantastic opportunity to meet and discuss business with a great amount of European agents and managers, but more so the keynotes and panels gave a greater understanding of the business on a global level. For sure we will be back next year!”
Richie McNeil, Stereosonic Director
“IMS was the best conference I have been to in many a year. The seminars, networking, attendees & the Dalt Villa were all top drawer. Congrats on all fronts.”
Simon Dunmore, Defected
“The IMS 2012 was again a great success – meeting many friends and partners in a great atmosphere. Excellent panels and keynotes. The IMS became, within a few years, one of THE leading conferences in the world for electronic music and it’s always a pleasure to participate. Will return for sure in 2013”
Tom Keil, Universal Music Germany
“IMS is truly a spectacular event. Imagine amazing weather and atmosphere, top-level panels and pool side networking by day, and seeing your favorite DJ play a show by night, with great food, drinks, and people throughout. Well if you combine all of that you have IMS. I was lucky to be a part of it this year, and I plan to stay involved in the years to come. A+”
Michael Fiebach, Fame House