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IMS 2010: International Music Summit Ibiza

Now a firmly established part of the dance music calendar, the International Music Summit 2010 takes place on May 26th to May 28th in Ibiza.

In its third year, the International Music Summit 2010 returns larger than ever for the now annual conference in Ibiza. The event, bringing leading artists and executives in the electronic music industry, has shaped itself a role as an essential event in the calendar. As Juan Vandervoort of K7! records, Germany explained last year "an industry well known for the production of innovative music has in the end an innovative conference".

Hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ and voice of dance music, Pete Tong, the conference offers an unrivalled selection of business panels, and importantly, unlike other conferences, there is no crossover of topics. In 2009, lively debates saw attendees demanded to embrace new technology, marketing strategies and focus more on engaging with young people. A significant 69% of the delegates agreed that IMS had made it reassess how they work.

2010: Line-Ups, Info and Guests

Mark Ronson To Star In Keynote Interview
David Guetta, Luciano, Annie Mac, Erick Morillo, DJ Skream, Pedro Winter / Busy P, Arthur Baker, Robin Millar To Speak
Alexandra Patsavas appears at her first dance music event
• Speakers from Sprite, Coca-Cola Group, Ministry of Sound, BBC Radio 1, KCRW, MP7, Beatport, Resident Advisor All Confirmed

LIn another panel USA Today: Boom Boom Now!, IMS will hear from both those behind dance music’s recent explosion in the states, including Patrick Moxey from Ultra Records, Eddie Dean from Pacha New York and original American dance architect Arthur Baker, and also from dissenting voices like Tommie Sunshine who recently stated: "There is NO room for dance music in America. It will never happen. Not real dance music, anyway". The panel will be moderated by KCRW music director and presenter Jason Bentley, who last year received the first IMS Pioneer Award.

In Ibiza United, IMS will bring together the key players behind Amnesia, Eden, Es Paradis, Pacha, Privilege and Space on one panel for just the second time ever. This panel will be moderated by Juan Suarez, one of the chiefs of the powerful local newspaper, Diario De Ibiza.

Following 2009’s successful experiment The IMS Vote will return, a session where the audience make decisions on the future of the genre. Indeed, last year, 69% of those present agreed that IMS had 'made them question how their companies work'. In 2010, this is taken one step further then Ted Cohen from TAG Strategic will moderate a one-hour session where the delegates are the audience, and the agenda is not set. Cohen himself was so inspired by IMS:09 that he invited last year's Key Note speaker Richie Hawtin to attend MidemNet after hearing his radical assessment of future music. 

IMS takes place from May 26th - May 28th at the Ibiza Gran Hotel. Once again the daytime sessions will be followed by special evening showcases at venues within walking distance of the hotel. Delegates will have free entry to all events including the IMS Grand Finale in the Dalt Vila World Heritage Site supported by the Ibiza government, which last year saw Basement Jaxx and Filthy Dukes perform live, with DJs Pete Tong and Rob da Bank. IMS 2010 will have more events each evening all within walking distance of the Gran Hotel.

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