International Music Summit
|Years active||2008 - present|
|Founded by||Pete Tong and others|
|Date(s)||every May (23–25 May 2012)|
|Genre||Dance music, Electronic music|
International Music Summit (IMS) is a 3-day dance music conference that takes place in Ibiza. It is described by founder Pete Tong as "an intense networking environment with the glamour and glitz of my favorite party island of Ibiza, but with a Back to Business ethos and leading into the official Ibiza opening party weekend". The conference is seen as a direct competitor to Miami's Winter Music Conference.
The first International Music Summit took place in 2008 and was open to 300 delegates. In 2009 the number of delegate badges available was increased to 400, and saw the addition exhibition space for 30 companies.
DJs and producers who attended the 2008 summit included Leftfield's Neil Barnes, Layo & Bushwacka!, François K, Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve's Richard Norris, Robbie Rivera, Lemon Jelly's Fred Deakin, Rob da Bank and Tom Middleton.
The 2009 event is set to be attended by managers/agents of artists, DJs and producers including Simian Mobile Disco, Underworld, Mark Ronson, Little Boots, Charlie May, Paul Oakenfold, Röyksopp, Moby, Carl Cox and Mylo, as well as representatives of events/clubs such as Creamfields, Bestival and Pacha. There will also be a keynote speech by Canadian electronic musician Richie Hawtin.
The 2011 event included a Speed Pitching event with George Ergatoudis, the BBC Radio One head of music and the grand finale was closing party on the Baluarte De Santa Lucia in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dalt Vila in Eivissa town featuring sets from Pete Tong, Dubfire, Jason Bentley and 2manydjs.
- 2008 Tom Middleton - "Remember The Love"
Remix by Wayne from Soul Avengerz
- 2009 Dirty Vegas - "Tonight"
Remix by Jono Grant from Above & Beyond
- International Music Summit (IMS Ibiza) the event's official site
- Music Week "Tong fronts first International Music Summit"
- Internet DJ Interview with Pete Tong
- The Independent "Dance music is beating digital Darwinism law"