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First Speakers for The International Music Summit Revealed

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Back for its seventh year is one of Data Transmission favourite music conferences, the International Music Summit returns to Ibiza for 2014 at the brand new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza over May 21 – 23, 2014 with a speaker line-up assembled of influences and thought leaders from every aspect of the electronic music industry including artists, labels, executives, managers, agents and much more.

This year’s theme is ‘Filtering the Future’ and will focus on the curatorial opportunities for the genre – in a world of overload, how do things manage to cut through? The event is hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong MBE. 

IMS has partnered up with digital retailer / platform Beatport, for a special industry delegate badge aimed at independent record labels. IMS and Beatport are offering a 50% discount for labels for the first badge. Labels wanting to take up the discount should contact promo@internationalmusicsummit.com.

The line up for 2014 promises to excel. Here’s the first list:

FIRST SPEAKERS FOR 2014:

Music ArtistsGeorge Clinton (Parliament / Funkadelic – Keynote Interview)Steve Angello (Size Records – Keynote Interview)Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1 – Keynote Interview)Jamie Jones (Hot Natured / Hot Creations – Artist Panel)Seth Troxler (Resident Advisor poll winning DJ – Artist Panel)Danny Tenaglia (legendary New York DJ – Artist Panel)Andrew Scheps (producer / engineer / Pro-Tools creator – Keynote Interview)MK (famed remixer Marc Kinchen – IMS Anthem Remixer 2014)Alfredo (original Ibiza Balearic DJ – Keynote Interview)Paco Osuna (ENTER. resident – The Spanish Underground) 

Industry IconsPaul McGuinness (Long-term manager, U2)Daniel Haver and Mate Galic (Founders, Native Instruments)Horst Weidenmueller (Founder,!K7 Records)Alison Wenham (Founder, AIM: Association of Independent Music)Eelko van Kooten (CEO, Spinnin Records)Miles Leonard (Chairman, Parlophone / Warner Brothers UK)Bruce Eskowitz (COO, Red Light Management)Blaise Belleville (Founder, Boiler Room)Jamal Edwards (Founder, SBTV)Steffen Charles (Founder, Timewarp Festival) 

Ten TopicsMeet Team AviciiEl Row: The Story of the Juan Arnau Family & The Spanish UndergroundGrowing Old Gracefully: Preserving the DJ CareerAFEM Presents: The Distribution Debate – What Gets Played, Gets PaidAFEM Presents: Education, Education, EducationYoutube and AFEM Presents: Introducing The EDM PlaybookADE & Dutch Impact Present 25 Years of Electronic Music from HollandOff the Wall: 20 Years of Wall of SoundTicketing Success: Direct TicketingBrick Countries: Brazil/Russia/India/China/Korea 

Ten Other Reasons to AttendIMS Anthem 2014.IMS Legends Award (Wednesday May 21. Recipient to be Revealed Shortly)Introducing: Daily Technology Masterclasses with Pioneer & Point BlankTwo IMS Dalt Villa spectacularsBeatport Label MeetingEmerging Electronic Acts performing dailyIntroducing: New Summit Venue – Hard Rock Hotel – IbizaIndustry meeting for the Association for Electronic MusicCocktail Reception from 6PM-8PM every nightFree Entry to opening parties at Pacha, Sankeys, Ushuaia and Space Opening 

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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