International Music Summit (IMS) has announced the first speakers for its 10th anniversary event in Ibiza.
The summit presents a programme of talks, technology masterclasses, networking opportunities and cutting-edge events, and has confirmed 10 keynotes to mark the milestone from May 24-26.
Leading the digital conversations are Patrick Walker, director of media partnerships at Facebook, and Austin Kramer, Spotify’s global head of dance/electronic, who will both offer keynotes and Best Practice sessions on using their platforms. They will be joined by Resident Advisor’s founders Nick Sabine and Paul Clement, and Media Records owner and dance music ambassador, Gianfranco Bortolotti.
Artist speakers will include New Order's Bernard Sumner, Dixon, Masters At Work; ‘Little Louie’ Vega and Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez, The Black Madonna, The Martinez Brothers and Elrow’s The Arnau Family.
“It's hard to believe its been a decade since the first IMS," said co-curator Ben Turner. "We’ve always tried to focus on a singular room of content to help create a dialogue for change and a shared experience – all too rare in today’s fractured media landscape. This is really shaping up to be our biggest attendance to date and we hope its the most informative yet. Even after 10 years, it feels like our work is only just starting."
IMS Ibiza will also cover subjects from Meet The New Member Of My Band: He’s A Coder (hosted by Young Guns Network), to Health Vs Hedonism (hosted by She Said So & Native Instruments), also the continual IMS debate on Diversity in the industry as well as masterclasses on production techniques, Facebook Live Streaming and Spotify Playlist Best Practices.
The line-up will also feature IMS Ibiza regulars the Dalt Vila event, which takes place on May 26, the IMS Legends Dinner, which this year is in honour Pacha founder Ricardo Urgell, and the annual Business Report which reveals the current state of the EDM industry. It will also include the Pioneer DJ Award and the Great Annual Ibiza Debate.