Template:Infobox music festival International Music Summit (IMS) is a 3-day dance music conference that takes place in Ibiza. It is described by founder Pete Tong as "an intense networking environment with the glamour and glitz of my favorite party island of Ibiza, but with a Back to Business ethos and leading into the official Ibiza opening party weekend". The conference is seen as a direct competitor to Miami's Winter Music Conference.
The first International Music Summit took place in 2008 and was open to 300 delegates. In 2009 the number of delegate badges available was increased to 400, and saw the addition exhibition space for 30 companies.
DJs and producers who attended the 2008 summit included Leftfield’s Neil Barnes, Layo & Bushwacka!, Francois K, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve’s Richard Norris, Robbie Rivera, Lemon Jelly’s Fred Deakin, Rob da Bank and Tom Middleton.
The 2009 event is set to be attended by managers/agents of artists, DJs and producers including Simian Mobile Disco, Underworld, Mark Ronson, Little Boots, Charlie May , Paul Oakenfold, Royksopp, Moby, Carl Cox and Mylo, as well as representatives of events/clubs such as Creamfields, Bestival and Pacha. There will also be a keynote speech by Canadian electronic musician Richie Hawtin.
- 2008 Tom Middleton - "Remember The Love"
Remix by Wayne from Soul Avengerz
- 2009 Dirty Vegas - "Tonight"
Remix by Jono Grant from Above & Beyond
See also Edit
- International Music Summit (IMS Ibiza) the event's official site
- Music Week "Tong fronts first International Music Summit"
- Internet DJ Interview with Pete Tong
- The Independent "Dance music is beating digital Darwinism law"