Dear Friends, just a little appetizer before the summer starts,
The International Music Summit have announced the initial set of speakers for this years IMS 2012. Some obvious interesting ones from our point of view are Nile Rodgers (Keynote Interview), Tatiana Simonian from Twitter (Keynote Address), Patrick Walker from Youtube (Technology Address), D.A. Wallach from Spotify (Presidential Debate) and Omid Ashtari from Foursquare (Technology Address).
Here’s the blurb:
First speakers for IMS 2012 are now revealed. IMS enters year five at the five-star Ibiza Gran Hotel with speaker executives from Twitter, You Tube, Spotify, Vice, Foursquare, Creamfields, Metropolis, PRS, VUE Cinemas as well as a Keynote Interview with the legend that is Nile Rodgers, plus Diplo, Carl Cox, Luciano, Loco Dice, Paul Oakenfold, Francois Kevorkian and more.
Ben Turner, co-founder and IMS partner said: “IMS is so excited about this year’s line-up starting with the news of Nile Rodgers coming to Ibiza to talk about his incredible history at a crucial time for him. He has just confirmed he’s on production duties for Daft Punk so it’s also a very special moment to get time with him. Aside from this, we have visionaries from Twitter, You Tube, Vice and Foursquare coming, plus the strongest artist speakers we’ve had in five years. Electronic music is in a huge position of strength, so this year’s theme is Connections Count, as we open the doors to some of the biggest partnership companies around. Come to IMS Ibiza and make it count.”
NILE RODGERS – CHIC (Keynote Interview) DIPLO (Keynote Interview) CARL COX (IMS Legends Dinner Recipient) PROFESSOR GREEN (Brand Presentation) LUCIANO (Keynote Interview) ABOVE & BEYOND (Emerging Market Focus: India/Presidential Debate) LOCO DICE (IMS Grand Finale DJ) PAUL OAKENFOLD (Film & Television) FRANCOIS KEVORKIAN (The World According to Francois Kevorkian) SETH TROXLER (IMS Grand Finale DJ)
JAMES BARTON – CREAMFIELDS (Keynote Interview) SIMON DUNMORE – DEFECTED (Keynote Interview) DANIEL MILLER – MUTE (The World According to Francois Kevorkian) PINO SAGLIOCCO – IBIZA 123 / LIVE NATION ES (Ibiza: Year of Change) RAY COSBERT – METROPOLIS (IMS Question Time) BRETT ROBINSON – FUTURE ENTERTAINMENT (Market Focus – Australia) JHO OAKLEY – JHO MANAGEMENT (Meet Team Chase & Status)
OBI ASIKA – WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOUR (Meet Team Chase & Status) TED COHEN (TAG STRATEGIC)
Music Brands / Partners:
TATIANA SIMONIAN – TWITTER (Keynote Address) PATRICK WALKER – YOU TUBE (Technology Address) EDDY MORETTI – VICE (Keynote Address) D.A. WALLACH – SPOTIFY (Presidential Debate) FOURSQUARE (Technology Address) MARC DE QUERVAIN – VUE CINEMAS (Keynote Address) JAMAL EDWARDS – SBTV (Under 30 – Next Gen) BLAISE BELLVILLE – BOILER ROOM – (Under 30 – Next Gen) LUKE HOOD – UKF Dubstep (Under 30 – Next Gen) MARK LAWRENCE – PRS MEMBERSHIP & RIGHTS (Publishing – Now, Show Me The Money)
INTRODUCING HACK DAY FESTIVAL BILLING WARS IBIZA – YEAR OF CHANGE MARKET FOCUS – AUSTRALIA EMERGING MARKET FOCUS – INDIA AMERICA – AFTER THE GOLD RUSH PUBLISHING – NOW, SHOW ME THE MONEY VISUAL ARTISTS – THE VISIONARIES BEHIND THE ARTISTS IMS ANTHEM BY THE JAPANESE POPSTARS TECHNOLOGY ADDRESS – TWITTER, YOU TUBE, SPOTIFY, FOURSQUARE