Every spring and summer, hundreds of thousands flock to Ibiza, the fabled island in the Mediterranean off the Eastern coast of Spain, for it’s legendary clubs and parties. And every summer in Ibiza, there is an event that is the absolute place to be for the truest dance music fanatics – the International Music Summit.
Founded by Pete Tong in 2008, IMS opens the Ibiza summer season every year with an enormous number of panels, networking events, and parties. It’s where some of the greatest minds in the music industry get together to hang out, talk shop, and share their greatest ideas, and where many fans can get ahead of the trends and get first-hand knowledge of new releases, projects, and technology from the most prominent names in the business. The first 20 events and participating speakers have been announced.
Some of the Featured 2016 Artists:
Pet Shop Boys – The rarely appearing duo will be speaking at The Pete Tong Interview, celebrating their 30 years of making music!
Carl Cox – The Ibiza icon will be discussing his last year as a resident at Space Ibiza with the club’s owner Pepe Rosello and his manager Lynn Cosgrave.
Richie Hawtin – Discussing music technology and its future
Nicole Moudaber – Unannounced speaking topic, but she will be performing at the yearly IMS Dalt Vila as well! See more details below.
Destructo – One of the leading promoters at HARD Presents, Gary Richards (aka Destructo) will be joining in on the conversation for the first time at IMS
Some of the yearly IMS events:
IMS Dalt Vila: A UNESCO World Heritage Site – This is one party you do not want to miss. The open-air event is hosted on the 16th century fortifications of Dalt Vila (literally ‘Upper Town’) in Ibiza, and has incredible views of the Mediterranean and surrounding town. This year’s IMS Dalt Vila will be featuring: Dubfire, Tale of Us, Nicole Moudaber, B-Traits, Benjamin Damage, and Francesca Lombardo. For more about IMS Dalt Vila: http://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ims_event/dalt-vila/
Ultra Records Networking Cocktails – Ultra is a leading international brand in dance music, and you cannot deny their influence in people’s tastes worldwide. This is an incredible opportunity to meet like-minded people that have invested their lives and hearts in the dance music community.
Pioneer Technology Showcase – This one’s for the established and aspiring DJs and the tech-heads. Pioneer is at the forefront of audio technology these days, and their yearly showcase demonstrates the newest innovations and capabilities of the tech that contributes so much to the music we all love so much.
See the full list of ’20 Artists for 2016’, ’20 Industry Icons for 2016,’ and ‘IMS Regulars’ Events here: http://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/2016/03/03/ims-ibiza-announces-first-speakers-20-artists-20-industry-icons/