At the forefront of this year’s IMS Ibiza will be the issue of gender equality within electronic music as a whole.
Hosted once again by Ben Turner, the panel will feature a carefully selected network of women with active roles in the music industry.
The panel promises a "full and frank discussion" with the speakers taking part consisting of B. Traits, Media Nanny CEO José Woldring, Motive Unknown Director Lucy Blair, Senior Agent of CAA Maria May, and prominent artist and label boss Nicole Moudaber.
Malta is quickly becoming a haven for all things electronic with the announcement of UNO Village, an open-air venue that will host events from IMS, Creamfields and The Sound You Need this summer.
As well as the refurbished venue, the International Music Summit will be heading to Malta to set up a special college for a crash course in electronic music this summer from July 1st to 3rd.
Words: SARAH POLONSKY Portrait Pic: Courtesy of Cocoon Live Pics: ANDREW RAUNER
Tell us a bit about growing up in Canada…
I’m from a really small town in the countryside on the west side of Canada, about a 10-hour drive into the mountains away from Vancouver. It has an exceptional music scene…probably because it’s full of open minded, marijuana-smoking hippies!
There’s a festival that takes place in the area called Shambhala that was hugely influential for me growing up.
Back for its eighth year, annual electronic music industry summit, IMS, returns to the White Isle for three days of discussions, debates and of course, music.
International Music Summit (IMS) is an educational, inspirational and motivational thought leadership platform dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, electronic music, the artistry related to DJ-ing and all related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of summits and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of the genre to art and culture worldwide.
International Music Summit (IMS) Asia-Pacific has revealed the initial line-up of speakers set for its Singapore conference on 11th December. The conference will be the first of its kind in Asia and will bring 30 speakers from every part of the industry to discuss the current state and development of electronic music in the region.
Here’s what sucks about hanging out with Nile Rodgers in the newly-opened Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza: the resort is so new to the White Isle they’ve run out of limes before the first day of the annual International Music Summit (IMS) and there are no lobster crackers to speak of, making the already-messy job of prying apart our two-pounders extra challenging.