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IMS Ibiza 2017 reveals first 10 speakers to celebrate 10 years!
1st April 2017 0 comments

The International Music Summit is celebrating a decade of connecting the electronic music culture and today we find out the first 10 speakers to help celebrate 10 years.

The IMS is a educational, inspirational and motivational thought-leadership platform, the International Music Summit is held annually in the dance music capital of the world, Ibiza. It has been described as ‘the TED of music conferences’, it has taken credit for leading initiatives in electronic music that have sparked a positive change within the industry.

The IMS Ibiza 2017 takes places between Wednesday 24th May and Friday 26th May,

Paying homage and firmly marking 10 years of connecting the culture, IMS Ibiza reveal 10 keynotes. The summit presents a carefully curated programme of inspiring talks, technology masterclasses, networking opportunities and cutting edge events, led by skilled experts, experienced music business minds and established artists

 IMS Ibiza 2017 announce first 10 speakers,10 Keynotes & 10 Topics to celebrate 10 Years
IMS Ibiza 2017 announce first 10 speakers,10 Keynotes & 10 Topics to celebrate 10 Years

IMS is bringing Bernard Sumner from New Order back to Ibiza where he wrote the entire lyrics to their Techniqueâ™ album in a much-documented recording session on the island in 1988/89. Dixon, top of Resident Advisor coveted RA Poll: Top DJs and a true beacon of progressive modern dance music; four times Grammy award nominees Masters At Work; Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzalez discuss their 25 year history and legacy.

Plus Mixmag’s DJ of the Year, eclectic selector and club culture ambassador The Black Madonna will feature, in addition The Martinez Brothers, who have undeniably fueled the global house music scene and have become one of the industries most respected DJ’s. Elrowâs The Arnau Family; the now internationally infamous party crew will open up on their colourful heritage, philosophy and journey to and beyond Spain.

Leading the digital conversations are Director of Media Partnerships at Facebook; Patrick Walker,  Austin Kramer from Spotify’s Global Head of Dance/Electronic. Resident Advisor’s founders Nick Sabine & Paul Clement discussing the role of digital media in music, while legend Gianfranco Bortolotti will round off the list revealed by IMS.

A list of keynote speakers and events for this year’s edition can be found below, along with the timeline of the life of IMS can be found below.


New Order – Bernard Sumner (Artist, UK)
Dixon (Artist, Germany)
Patrick Walker (Facebook, Director of Media Partnerships EMEA, UK)
Masters At Work – Louie Vega & Kenny Dope (Artists, USA)
Elrow – The Arnau Family (Elrow, Founders, Spain)
The Black Madonna (Artist, USA)
Austin Kramer (Global Head of Dance/Electronic, USA)
The Martinez Brothers (Artists, USA)
Nick Sabine & Paul Clement (Resident Advisor, Founders, UK)
Gianfranco Bortolotti (Media Records, Founder, Italy)


Ricardo Urgell (Pacha, Founder, Spain)


Meet The New Member Of My Band: He’s A Coder (hosted by Young Guns Network)
Health Vs Hedonism (hosted by SheSaidSo & Native Instruments)
Masterclass – Playlists: Spotify Best Practices
Masterclass – Live Streaming: Facebook Best Practices
Three Decades of Dance: How Gianfranco Bortolloti Shaped Italian Dance Music
How To Make The Leap To Become An Arena Selling Artist
The LATAM Electronic Genre Explosion Evaluated
Digital Defined (featuring Spotify, Facebook, You Tube and more)
Diversity Debate (hosted by She Said So & Smirnoff Sound Collective)
Electronic Music Conference Curators – Unite & Serve


IMS Legends Dinner 2017 – Pacha’s Ricardo Urgell
IMS Business Report 2017 Revealed
IMS Pioneer DJ Award – Winner To Be Revealed
Breakfast Club (hosted by AFEM; She Said So; IMS)
The Great Annual Ibiza Debate (hosted by Ibiza Voice)

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