IMS Ibiza Returns With Biggest Line-Up To Date
- Legendary producer NILE RODGERS from CHIC and Grammy nominee DIPLO lead the Keynote Artist Interviews
- Twitter’s Head of Music Partnerships TATIANA SIMONIAN To Deliver keynote about Twitter’s role in the future of electronic music
- FRANCOIS K to host world’s longest panel with guests including Mute’s DANIEL MILLER, RADIO SLAVE and dubstep pioneer MARTYN
The Fifth Ibiza International Music Summit
“The TED of music conferences”
Theme: “Connections Count”
23rd – 25th May, Ibiza Gran Hotel
Ibiza, 1st March 2012 – The Ibiza International Music Summit has announced its strongest line up of panels and guest speakers since its founding five years ago.
With representatives from the most exciting emerging technologies, joining the leading dance executives and world renowned artists, this promises to be the most engaging and focused event yet.
KEY CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR IMS: 2012:
Joining the keynotes, IMS is honoured to have conversations with Luciano, Carl Cox, Above and Beyond, Professor Green, Luciano, Paul Oakenfold, and Seth Troxler.
They join YouTube’s Director of Video Partnerships Patrick Walker, Spotify’s Artist in Residence D.A. Wallach, a representative from Foursquare, Vice co-owner Eddy Moretti – guardian of the Creator’s Project, Cream founder James Barton with a special career focus, Vue Cinema’s Marc De Quervain, SBTV’s founder Jamal Edwards, Boiler Room.TV’s founder Blaise Bellville, Defected’s Simon Dunmore, Chase & Status’ manager Jho Oakley, their agent WME’s Obi Asika and label, Tag Strategic’s Ted Cohen, Ibiza 123’s Pino Sagliocco, Metropolis’s Raye Cosbert, Future Entertainment’s Brett Robinson, UKF Founder Luke Hood, and Mark Lawrence, PRS.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS YEAR’S SUMMIT
Among the artists present this year include legendary producer Nile Roders from CHIC, along with Grammy-nominated Diplo, who will both lead the Keynote Artist Interviews at IMS.
IMS is also going for a world record of the longest panel of all times, aiming for seven hours, with Francois Kevorkian hosting the WORLD ACCORDING TO FK, where he will use his panel as the basis for a new book on the dance scene and his story in the industry. Kevorkian will invite guests, including Daniel Miller from Mute and dubstep pioneer Martyn, plus Radioslave, to punctuate every hour with new topics.
Also scheduled is a session with Above & Beyond who will challenge Spotify’s revenue model in the Presidential Debate, meanwhile Professor Green will talk with his manager and label about brand partnership deals. It’s rare for an artist to talk openly about endorsement deals, and Profess Green will focus largely on his relationship with Puma.
Ibiza-leading Luciano will talk about his move away from the underground clubs of Ibiza to establishing his sell-out residency at Pacha, and delegates will also hear Paul Oakenfold talk openly about his experiences in the Hollywood film industry.
Twitter’s Head of Music and Partnerships Tatiana Simonian will offer a keynote address about her and Twitter’s role in the future of electronic music. Meanwhile Eddy Moretti, one of the owners of Vice, will talk about the incredible Creators Project.
Cream founder James Barton will be celebrating 20 years in 2012 with a keynote address talking about his incredible duration in the industry, global domination, and plans for the future.
Marc De Quervain, Sales & Marketing Director of Vue Cinemas, will be sharing a template for the future of the live music industry – including selling out tours in cinemas of films, concerts and documentaries.
An under 30s Next Gen panel will introduce delegates to SBTV’s Jamal Edwards and Blaise Belleville, founder of hyped hit Boilerroom.TV, along with several other young executives.
Simon Dunmore, one of the most visionary label executives in the business will reveal his life story and we’ll also be meeting Team Chase & Status, meeting the manager, agent and label boss who are behind their whirlwind success.
For the IMS Technology Address we will see Tag Strategic’s Ted Cohen challenge leaders from Twitter, YouTube, Spotify and Foursquare.
Finally, we’ll be taking a hard look at the markets of India and Australia, and we’ll be celebrating “Ibiza: The Year of Change” with speakers from Live Nation and MTV.
This year’s IMS Anthem will be performed by the Japanese Popstars.
Covering the most current issues in the music industry, the line- up of discussions in addition to Keynotes, Presidential Debate include:
Festival Billing Wars
Ibiza “Year of Change”
Market Focus: Australia
Emerging Market Focus: India
America “After the Gold Rush”
Publishing – “Now, Show Me The Money”
Visual Artists – The Visionaires Behind The Artists
Technology Address from Twitter, YouTube, Spotify, Foursquare
The IMS Legends Dinner, hosted by IMS co founder Pete Tong, will celebrate Carl Cox. Cox became a headline act in the late 80’s, DJing the most exciting raves at the time and was the first ‘star’ DJ of Ibiza from his early shows in San Antonio, maintaining his global status for 25 years.
Ben Turner, co-founder and IMS partner said: “IMS is so excited about this year’s line-up starting with the news of Nile Rodgers coming to Ibiza to talk about his incredible history at a crucial time for him. He has just confirmed he’s on production duties for Daft Punk so it’s also a very special moment to get time with him. Aside from this, we have visionaries from Twitter, You Tube, Vice and Foursquare coming, plus the strongest artist speakers we’ve had in five years. Electronic music is in a huge position of strength, so this year’s theme is Connections Count, as we open the doors to some of the biggest partnership companies around. Come to IMS Ibiza and make it count.”
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR IMS 2012:
NILE RODGERS – CHIC (Keynote Interview)
DIPLO (Keynote Interview)
CARL COX (IMS Legends Dinner Recipient)
PROFESSOR GREEN (Brand Presentation)
LUCIANO (Keynote Interview)
ABOVE & BEYOND (Emerging Market Focus: India/Presidential Debate)
LOCO DICE (IMS Grand Finale DJ)
PAUL OAKENFOLD (Film & Television)
FRANCOIS KEVORKIAN (The World According to Francois Kevorkian)
SETH TROXLER (IMS Grand Finale DJ)
JAMES BARTON – CREAMFIELDS (Keynote Interview)
SIMON DUNMORE – DEFECTED (Keynote Interview)
DANIEL MILLER – MUTE (The World According to Francois Kevorkian)
PINO SAGLIOCCO – IBIZA 123 / LIVE NATION ES (Ibiza: Year of Change)
RAY COSBERT – METROPOLIS (IMS Question Time)
BRETT ROBINSON – FUTURE ENTERTAINMENT (Market Focus – Australia)
JHO OAKLEY – JHO MANAGEMENT (Meet Team Chase & Status)
OBI ASIKA – WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOUR (Meet Team Chase & Status)
TED COHEN (TAG STRATEGIC)
TATIANA SIMONIAN – TWITTER (Keynote Address)
PATRICK WALKER – YOU TUBE (Technology Address)
EDDY MORETTI – VICE (Keynote Address)
DA WALLACH – SPOTIFY (Presidential Debate)
FOURSQUARE (Technology Address)
MARC DE QUERVAIN – VUE CINEMAS (Keynote Address)
JAMAL EDWARDS – SBTV (Under 30 – Next Gen)
BLAISE BELLEVILLE BOILERROOM.TV – (Under 30 – Next Gen)
LUKE HOOD – UK BASS CULTURE (Under 30 – Next Gen)
MARK LAWRENCE – PRS MEMBERSHIP & RIGHTS (Publishing – Now, Show Me The Money)
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