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IMS Ibiza announces first speakers & industry topics for its 2023 edition

Exploring the most pertinent topics and themes facing our industry today.

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 IMS Ibiza (International Music Summit) has announced its fourteenth edition (April 26 – 28, 2023) with the first 10 guest speakers and a series of presentations, conversations, workshops, sessions, performances, and events with thought leaders.

Co-hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong & Jaguar, the IMS Ibiza will be held at the inspiring Destino Pacha Ibiza Resort, which, for the second year, will be privatized exclusively for attending delegates.

The summit will deconstruct the topics and issues that really matter, inspiring ethical and sustainable growth, and catalyzing positive change from the boardroom to the dance floor.

In collaboration with Pioneer DJ and YouTube, IMS also confirmed the return of their highly anticipated IMS Dalt Vila event in Ibiza Old Town, revealing a diverse and exciting line-up of electronic talent that will perform at the 2,500-year-old former fort and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taking place on Friday, April 28th, the event will be headlined by CamelPhat, ANNA, Kölsch, Ida Engberg, Marshall Jefferson, father-daughter duo Jellybean & Layla Benitez, Jaguar B2B TAAHLIAH, and IMS co-founder Pete Tong.

Topics will include a dissection of the complexities of AI, the next steps for music and Web3, diversity & inclusion, the impact of ageism in electronic music, music rights management, understanding neurodiversity, the ever-changing dynamic between agents and promoters, an analysis of music journalism, plus the unveiling of the much anticipated IMS Business Report and its widely quoted annual industry valuation figure, which has become critical to the industry’s positioning and success.

In line with the announcement, the IMS Ibiza has already confirmed the participation of Max Lousada (CEO, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group), Sherelle w/ Fabio & Grooverider, Ben Mawson (Co-Founder, TaP Music), Jennifer Justice (CEO, The Justice Dept.) w/ TOKiMONSTA, Fat Tony, LP Giobbi, Elijah presents Yellow Squares (Founder, Make The Ting), Cristiana Simon (Artist Manager, Alegria Agency), Tom Schroeder (Executive VP, Wasserman), and David Sinopoli (Founder, iii Points; Co-Owner, Club Space).

You can learn more about this year’s edition of the IMS IBIZA here.

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