IMS Ibiza announces final details and full IMS week schedule featuring 118 global leaders and experts, plus island wide networking events and parties

International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza, the premier global platform for business, culture and education in the electronic music industry, will once again unite the most influential global industry figures at the 12thedition of its annual three-day inspirational and motivational thought-leadership forum. Curated in partnership with shesaid.so, the leading global network of women in the music industry, the 2019 program and keynote speakers will focus on mental health, diversity and examining club culture with the objective of developing fresh strategies and leading the direction for change.

The summit leads with two extended keynote debates, in the first – IMS AND ARETÉ PRESENT MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS DEBATE – twenty leading industry voices including artists, managers, doctors and health care experts will be united in a vital discussion covering an issue that retains major significance the electronic music; mental health challenges and what can be done to safeguard all those working within the industry. Artists Luciano, Madame Ghandi, Pete Tong, and Professor Green will join father of Avicii and founder of the Tim Bergling Foundation Klas Bergling in an open forum designed to find real, workable solutions to this growing issue. Also joining the discussion will be representatives from Association For Electronic Music, Remedy State presents ARETE, Your Green Room, Ibiza Calm, Help Musicians and Endel.

“The question that’s been asked of us after Keith Flint’s suicide is, ‘Has your industry done enough since the death of Avicii?’ And the answer is quite simply, no.” – Ben Turner (IMS, Co-Founder, UK)

Fourteen of the most important names in electronic music will come together to take the temperature of Club Culture in RESIDENT ADVISOR & IMS PRESENT… IS CLUB CULTURE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION? The never before seen format at IMS will feature insights from across the industry from speakers Andy Blackett (Fabric, Head of Bookings & Promotions, UK), Human Rias (MMA – Mixed Munich Arts, Bookings, Germany), Jaguar (Mixmag TV, Presenter / Artist, UK), Kae Burke (House of Yes, Founder & Creative Director, USA), Keira Sinclair (POLY, Agent, Germany), Keith Reilly (Fabric, Creative Director, UK), Leticia Van Riel (LVR Management; Artist Manager; Anna, SAMA’, Wehbba; Spain), Mark Newton (Printworks / The Drumsheds, Director, UK), Nicolas Matar (NM Entertainment / Output, Owner / Operator, USA), Olga Heijns (Unmanageable Artists, Founder, Netherlands), Pete Tong (IMS / BBC Radio 1, Co-Founder / Broadcaster, UK), SOPHIE (Artist, UK) and Steffen Charles (Promoter / Founder; TimeWarp / Cosmopop; Germany).

Newly announced artists joining the summit speakers line-up include Skunk Anansie frontwoman Skin who brings her experiences to SHESAID.SO PRESENTS…INVESTIGATING INTERSECTIONALITY, Detroit-born and raised techno/house DJ and producer Kelli Hand, German-based DJ and Producer Loco Dice, Palestinian DJ and Producers DJ Dar and DJ Darbak plus Spain’s Paco Osuna who will introduce elrowART a new concept from global party brand elrow.

Now with the full IMS schedule and timetable across the three-day summit and entire Ibiza week released detailing all talks, panels, workshops, networking drinks, club nights, live streams and opening and closing events, delegates will be able to plan, enjoy and make the most of their time during IMS Week.

NEWLY ANNOUNCED IMS IBIZA SPEAKERS:
Chris Braun (Artbat; Artist Manager; UK)
Clint Lee (W Hotels, Ibiza Music Creator, UK)
DJ Dar (Artist, Palestine)
DJ Darbak (Artist, Palestine)
Duco Smit (tappit, Chief Commercial Officer, Netherlands)
Dr. Norman Rosenthal (National Institute of Mental Health / Psychiatrist; USA)
Esther Lopez Riva (Clarks, Global Head of Communications & PR, Netherlands)
Grego O’Halloran (UNUM Festival / OpenLab; Director; UK)
Inder Phull (Graphite, Head of Brand Strategy, UK)
Jolyon Klean (Orca Sound Project, Founder, UK)
Juan Arnau Jr. (Elrow Family, Founder & CEO, Spain)
Karin Koopmans (Heartfeldt Foundation, Co-Founder, Netherlands)
Katy Ellis (Anglo Management; Artist Manager; UK)
Keira Sinclair (POLY, Agent, Germany)
Kelli Hand (Artist, USA)
Liam Hennessy (Help Musicians, Health & Welfare Manager, UK)
Loco Dice (Artist, Germany)
Mark Netto (IMS, Co-Founder, South Africa)
Michael Jobson (Tour Manager, UK)
Nick Roden (Ingrooves, SVP Label & Business Development, UK)
Nick Yates (Paradise; Promoter: Ibiza)
Nissan Logan (Artist Manager / Co-founder, Moonshine, Canada)
Okuda (Artist, Spain)
Oskar Sanz (Iam Agency, Founder, Spain)
Paco Osuna (Artist, Spain)
Seth Combs (Beat Fever; Founder; USA)
Skin (Artist; Skunk Anansie; UK)
Steffen Charles (Promoter / Founder; TimeWarp / Cosmopop; Germany)
Zac Day (Oceanic Global Foundation; Music Partnerships; UK)

IMS IBIZA EXTENDED KEYNOTE DEBATES:
RESIDENT ADVISOR & IMS PRESENT…IS CLUB CULTURE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?
IMS AND ARETÉ PRESENT…MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS DEBATE

IMS IBIZA KEYNOTE INTERVIEWS:
CHARLOTTE DE WITTE
JOSEPH CAPRIATI
KLAS BERGLING
ZANE LOWE

IMS IBIZA KEY THEMES & TOPICS:
20 YEARS OF COCOON
BYE BYE TO PLASTIC – HOW THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CAN EVOLVE TOGETHER FOR A GREENER FUTURE
DATA DEBATE
DIGITAL DEBATE
DJ MAGAZINE PRESENTS…A TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY
GHOST PRODUCTION – OUT OF THE DARK
IMS AND ARETÉ PRESENT…MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS DEBATE
IMS BUSINESS REPORT 2019
INTRODUCING…ENDEL
INTRODUCING…THE NEW CEO OF PACHA
MIXMAG PRESENT… NEW WAVE: RISING INDUSTRY INNOVATORS
MUSIC & ART – INTRODUCING ELROW ART
MUSIC & FASHION – HOW TO CREATE A DEEPER INTEGRATION
PALESTINE MUSIC SCENE
PIONEER DJ PRESENTS…INSTA DJ – SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE NEW AGE DANCEFLOOR
POINT BLANK PRESENTS…PRODUCTION MASTERCLASS WITH JAX JONES
SHESAID.SO PRESENTS…CURATING BALANCED LINE-UPS
SHESAID.SO PRESENTS…INVESTIGATING INTERSECTIONALITY
SHESAID.SO PRESENTS… RESTORING COMMUNITY TO THE DANCEFLOOR
STIFLING OUR CULTURE BY FABRIC’S KEITH REILLY
STREAMING IN THE DJ BOOTH
THE BIG DATA
THE EASTERN BLOC
THE FUTURE OF FEMINISM IS MEN – GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE
THE GREAT ANNUAL IBIZA DEBATE
THE IMS VOTE


About the author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.

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