For the 12th edition of the summit, global business leaders and artists will assemble in Ibiza for in-depth discussions on new technology, advances in business thinking, gender parity, diversity and inclusion, social conscience and mental health awareness.
International Music Summit (IMS), the premier platform for business, culture and education in electronic music today announce 19 topics for 2019, examining and debating the most crucial issues and questions facing the industry today. For the 12th edition of the summit, global business leaders and artists will assemble in Ibiza for in-depth discussions on new technology, advances in business thinking, gender parity, diversity and inclusion, social conscience and mental health awareness, to bring about positive change and progress.
Health, wellness, and self-care will continue to be a key thread for IMS Ibiza, In AVICII, KEITH FLINT…ONE YEAR ON, WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO PROTECT OUR MENTAL HEALTH? the devastating effects of Mental Health issues will be examined, bringing together a number of organizations who are trying to address this growing problem. This vital discussion will illustrate the harsh realities of life in the spotlight and offer real and practical advice on how to stay healthy and balanced. The pressures of artist life will be
CLUBLAND IN CRISIS – EXTENDED DEBATE will unite twenty leading voices from across the electronic music industry in a two-hour discussion. Artists, venues, media, promoters,
Dance music came from marginalized communities in the US but has ended up being monetized at their expense, forcing them out of the very scene they created. DIVERSITY ON THE DANCEFLOOR will address how to bring community and inclusion back to
Global Night Mayors, trade organisations and government cultural bodies will examine the relationship between governments and the dancefloor in THE POLITICS OF DANCING, illustrating the power of collaboration to make positive change but also the difficulties the nighttime economy experiences in the face of ever growing licensing and legal challenges.
MIXMAG PRESENTS…AN ALGORITHM, A PERSON OR A BRAND. WHO DO YOU TRUST THE MOST? will examine the role of data and automated reasoning in new music recommendations and analyse the best platforms and marketing strategies to break new tracks and expose listeners to new music. Continuing the technology focus, the evolution of DJing and the impact of new technology will be the focus in STREAMING IN THE DJ BOOTH, examining the shift from vinyl to MP3 to the Cloud.
A focus on new markets and the emerging electronic scene around the world will be spotlighted in ELECTRONIC MUSIC & THE EASTERN BLOC and MARKET FOCUS – THE PALESTINIAN MUSIC SCENE examining how the underground is thriving and ready to play on a global stage.
IMS Co-Founder Ben Turner states “Real issues once again dominate IMS. We will present the content very differently on the first day as we host two extended debates on Mental Health and Clubland in Crisis with multiple contributors from around the world. IMS strives to make a
changein the industry by its content and curation. The Keith Flint news has shaken our industry, almost a year on from the Avicii news. We hope this year to bring together all of the companies focusing on mental health including the Association for Electronic Music, to help find a way forward that can actually make a difference.”
IMS Ibiza 2019 – Topics
AVICII, KEITH FLINT…ONE YEAR, ON WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO PROTECT OUR MENTAL HEALTH? MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS – DEBATE
CLUBLAND IN CRISIS – EXTENDED DEBATE
BIG DATA & ‘THE DATA GUIDE’
GHOST DANCING! GHOST PRODUCTION – A NECESSARY EVIL?
STREAMING IN THE DJ BOOTH & THE ANNUAL DIGITAL DEBATE
THE POLITICS OF DANCING
DIVERSITY ON THE DANCE FLOOR
MIXMAG PRESENTS…AN ALGORITHM, A PERSON OR A BRAND. WHO DO YOU TRUST THE MOST?
ELECTRONIC MUSIC & THE EASTERN BLOC
SENSITIVITY TRAINING WORKSHOP
SOCIAL MEDIA IS DEAD! LONG LIVE SOCIAL MEDIA
MIXMAG & IMS PRESENT… THE NEW WAVE: RISING INDUSTRY INNOVATORS
HOW TO CREATE A SAFER CLUBBING ENVIRONMENT – WORKING GROUP
HOW TO CURATE BALANCED LINE-UPS
ARETÉ PRESENTS…SUSTAINABLE TOURING
MARKET FOCUS – THE PALESTINIAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC SCENE
DJ MAGAZINE PRESENTS…A TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY
THE GREAT ANNUAL IBIZA DEBATE
Along with the carefully curated three-day summit of inspiring keynotes and workshops, delegates will experience powerful networking sessions, Ibiza opening parties, the IMS Legends Dinner, Remedy State presents ARETÉ and the annual IMS Dalt Vila closing celebration.
For the second year, IMS Ibiza offers delegates the opportunity to choose their summit experience from three tailored badge tiers as well as the option to bundle Remedy State presents ARETÉ packages. Special discounts for students, Under 25’s and Ibiza Residents are also available providing full summit access as well as entrance to selected Ibiza clubs and opening parties over the duration of IMS week.