The Ibiza International Music Summit is arguably one of the most anticipated events of the year within the EDM community, dubbed “the TED of music conferences,” it provides an opportunity for some of the biggest names in the industry – artists, label bosses, execs, and more – to speak about their world, where it’s been and where it’s going. Last year’s conference featured interviews with pioneers from across the span of music history, from disco-era pioneer Giorgio Moroder, to cross-switch visionary Diplo. This year’s summit will focus on examining the global spread of EDM and it’s controversial integration into mainstream culture. Themed “IMS: Beyond the Boom Boom,” 2013’s conference will center around the sustainability of the electronic music industry after the bubble has burst.
Among the the scheduled speakers this year are keynote guest Sven Vath, Ultra Records’ founder Patrick Moxey, trance pioneer Paul van Dyk, and legendary producer Fatboy Slim, who will be honored at the 2013 IMS Legends dinner.
Instead of a pre-produced track, this year’s IMS anthem will be recorded live by Groove Armada in front of the panel of delegates, with remix duties assigned to Eats Everything.
One presentation that promises to be particularly intriguing is Ghostdancing, a debate led by Nicky Romero and Timo Garcia based on Mixmag’s controversial piece about ghostwriters in the industry.
Pete Tong will serve as the official host of this year’s ceremonies (set to take place May 22nd – 24th) with grand finale performances by Maya Jane Coles, Le Carousel, and Solomun.