This Wednesday will see some of the world’s major players in dance music all meet under one roof for the fifth International Music Summit in Ibiza.
Combining key industry speakers with amazing all night events, IMS addresses the important issues that affect today’s dance music industry.
This year Point Blank’s CEO, Rob Cowan will be attending as a delegate, and with round the clock parties the norm and some of the most influential names in electronic music in attendance, lets just hope he can stay sober long enough to send us over the latest news!
After sponsoring our brand new DJ room, our friends over at Pioneer will also be there soaking up all the action and will be presenting the IMS Pioneer Award.
If your lucky enough to be attending this year, check out our top event recommendations:
Wednesday 23rd May
18.05-18.50 – Brand & Band – A case study with Professor Green.
Professor Green joins the panel with his Artist Managers Ged Malone and Simon Burke-Kennedy and representatives from 02 and Puma where they discuss the issues surrounding artists and brand endorsements.
18.55 – 19.40pm – Burn Studios present NextGen – How to break it & Make it.
Clark Warner from Beatport, Mixmag editor Nick DeCosemo, and artist Nina Kraviz will be just some of the members of the panel discussing the best ways to make your mark in music.
Learn how to make it in the music industry with our music business courses.
00.00 – 04.00 IMS & Carl Cox present Intec at Bubbles, Marina Botafoch.
The legendary DJ will be hosting this offical IMS opening party with special guests Jon Rundell and Jim Rivers.
Check out Jon Rundell at Carl Cox’s closing party at Space below to get a taster of what you can expect…
Thursday May 24th
11.30 – 12.15 Publishing – Now, show me the money.
Mark Lawrence, the director of Membership & Rights at PRS and Wim van Limpt from Buma Stemra will be taking a look at how dance composers and their publishers are increasing their income from venues, events and other media.
Want to make money from your music? Click here to submit you tracks to be considered for Point Blank Music.
16.00-16.30 Keynote Question & Answer session with the IMS delegation.
Simon Dunmore from Defected Records will be taking part in this open session with the IMS delegation.
Click here to heck out Defected’s diary report for our Deep and Soulful house course.
12.15-12.30 Keynote Address – What EDM can learn from the financial industries.
Ex Point Blank student James Vaux will be presenting the discussion on how EDM can learn from the financial sector.
19.10-20.00 Keynote Conversation – will.i.am.
Pete Tong will be interviewing will.i.am where they will be chatting about his vision for the future of EDM.
Friday May 25th
13.30-13.45 The IMS vote. Help shape the future of electronic music.
IMS partners Pete Tong, Ben Turner and Danny Whittle, host this voting panel which gives the IMS delegates a chance to voice their opinions on the issues they think electronic music is tackling today.
13.35-14.35 Keynote Interview – Nile Rodgers
Pete Tong interviews the legendary producer Nile Rodgers about working with Madonna and more.
15.20-16.00 IMS Exclusive – Back to the Phuture with Giorgio Moroder
Joshua Glazer from URB interviews one of the most iconic producers in the world, Giorgio Moroder to talk about his plans for the future and working with the late Donna Summer.
Are you looking to hone in your production skills?
This certainly looks set to be an amazing event so keep it locked here for live updates and the latest news from IMS 2012. Click here to download the official IMS app and get the news straight to your phone as it happens.