"We don't want to create a brand. We want to create a movement."
Chic legend Nile Rodgers currently has the kind of inescapable ubiquity in electronic music that Eats Everything had when he exploded out of near obscurity a few years ago – suddenly appearing on every line-up, including our own Best of British Awards last year when he was voted Best DJ.
The 2014 International Music Summit (IMS) Asia-Pacific was held on December 11th, in the prestigious W Sentosa Cove, Singapore. The summit is the first of its kind in Asia, that focuses on the business side of electronic dance music (EDM). With topics including reports and discussions on Asia’s potential in EDM, how partnerships will be important for success, and the Get Played Get Paid movement, IMS Asia Pacific represents a much-awaited step towards really expanding the Asia-Pacific scene.
The International Music Summit, presented by dance music legend and Radio 1 staple Pete Tong, is one of Europe's most important music industry gatherings.
Doubling-up as an unofficial season-opener for the Ibiza summer parties, IMS’s Grand Finale Festival - held on the 24th May - is situated in the picturesque settings of the Dalt Vila in Ibiza’s historical Old Town.
The Grand Finale Festival is the only time the world heritage site at the top of Ibiza Town is opened for this kind of event, so IMS pull out all the stops with their line ups.