Featuring 118 Global Leaders & Experts Plus Island Wide Networking Events & Parties, IMS Ibiza 2019 delivered the final details & full IMS week schedule.
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.
Mental health crisis as IMS Ibiza 2019 hot topic
Mental health crisis in Electronic Music to be debated by 20+ leading industry figures
“ 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
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.
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.
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).
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, livestreams and opening and closing events, delegates will be able to plan, enjoy and make the most of their time during IMS Week.