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Further 20 international speakers announced for IMS Ibiza

International Music Summit (IMS), the three-day inspirational, educational and motivational thought-leadership platform held annually in Ibiza, present a further carefully curated selection of  leading electronic music industry professionals, adding to an unmissable roster totalling over 50 impressive and diverse speakers from around the globe.  

IMS sets out to educate, inspire and encourage the sharing of new ideas. 2017 marks a decade of dynamic change in the sector and provides a theme for this year’s most engaging debates.  

Gina Tucci, (Big Beat Records, Head of A&R /General Manager, USA), voted to be one of the 15 most powerful women in the EDM industry, will contribute her experience to the A&R panel, speaking alongside Patrick Moxey, (Ultra Records, President/Founder, USA) a visionary pioneer who has pushed past barriers to bring hip hop and electronic dance music into the mainstream heart of America. Also contributing is Renaat Vandepapeliere, (R&S Records, Founder, Belgium) a true pioneer who has run one of electronic music’s foremost labels for over 37 years. 

Passing their comment on the ever changing face of Ibiza are promoters Yann Pissenem (Hï Ibiza / Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner / Founder / CEO / Artistic Director, Spain) who in recent years has taken risk, engineered change in Ibiza and pioneered the success of now leading brands on the island, alongside Johannes Goller (Cocoon, Head of Cocoon Ibiza, Germany), who represents a brand that is as much a part of Ibiza as it is Germany. Completing this line up is Brigitte Armengol, (HEART Ibiza, Booking Manager, Spain) from one of the most innovative and adventurous clubs on the island. All will share their thoughts and experience on Ibiza and debate what the future holds. 

A spotlight will be placed on the next generation of talent, led by Charlotte Lucy Cijffers (DJ Magazine, Digital & Ibiza Editor, UK), who is immersed in the electronic music scene and will give  valuable insight into emerging talent, joined by Michael Weicker (AMM Management, Talent Manager, Germany) and Loco Dice (Artist, Tunisia) world renowned DJ, long time DC10 resident, Desolat label owner and producer. 

Nicole Moudaber (Artist, UK) one of Dance music’s most repected DJs will voice her knowledge about the current position and status of world clubbing, sharing the stage with her will be Ulrike Schönfeld (Music Goes Further/Into the Valley, Promoter/Curator, Germany).

Contributing to the ever changing hot topic that is the streaming debate will be Gregor Pryer (Reed Smith, Partner, UK) a digital media specialist who co-chairs his organisations Global Entertainment and Media Industry Group.

Carly Hordern (Point Blank, Presenter/A&R, UK), will interview DVS1 (Artist, USA) in a DJ Skills Masterclass with the Berghain resident, discussing his unique mixing style, his record collection of over 35,000 vinyls and his experiences of the infamous Berlin club. 

Continuing the gender debate will be Leila Fataar, (Diageo, Head of Culture & Entertainment, UK) Driven by her passion for inclusivity and diversity she has been instrumental in launching the Smirnoff Sound Collective electronic music platform in Europe and a key part of the global #2xwomensheadliners campaign, launched on International Womens Day 2017.

Other esteemed speakers announced joining the debate on music synchronisation include Jessica Ibgui, (Budde Music, Creative Manager/Head of Business Development, France), Duncan Smith (Playstation, Senior Music Supervisor, UK) plus Rich Robinson, (Warner Music, Senior Vice President Synchronisation UK & Europe, UK).

All in all this is the strongest speaker line up in IMS Ibiza’s ten year history with many of the most pressing aspects of the music industry to be examined, analysed and explained.    

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