IMS Ibiza 2023 Announces First Wave of Key Speakers from Across the Industry

From AI to Ageism, IMS Ibiza has announced the first 20 speakers and key topics.

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Mar 10, 2023
Ralph Moore

For the fourteenth edition, IMS Ibiza returns to Destino Pacha for a series of talks, topics and cultural conversation over three days from April 26th-28th. This is the second year that IMS has been hosted at Destino and as before, the summit is co-hosted by BBC Radio 1 broadcasters Pete Tong and Jaguar. As ever, the always anticipated IMS Business Report will be unveiled at IMS, which has been consistently critical to the industry’s positioning and success.

In terms of guests, the initial list of ten announced names is as impressive as ever. Making his debut at IMS Ibiza is Max Lousada, CEO of the Warner Music Group, who will make a keynote speech. Another guest speaker having an impeccable moment, SHERELLE will be joined in conversation by jungle pioneers Fabio & Grooverider. And in ‘Reclaim Your Rights’, Ben Mawson, the co-founded of TaP Music, will present a case study on how his team spear-headed the lawsuit that led to house music legends Larry Heard and Robert Owens winning a major court battle to reclaim the rights to their back catalogue after decades of tumultuous struggle to get those rights back.

In addition to these stellar conversations, you can also catch DJ and presenter Fat Tony, TOKiMONSTA discussing her role as co-founded of SONA, LP Giobbi leading a workshop to teach key skills in Sound Production, Elijah presenting Yellow Squares, a workshop on ‘Social Media As A Canvas’ and in ‘Trust The Process’, Cristiana Simon, manager of Black Coffee, will share her experiences as a young manager. And finally (for now!), IMS brings back the Presidential Debate to the floor, with Tom Schroeder, a key partner at Wasserman, going head to head with a leading promoter still to be announced, while David Sinopoli, the co-owner of Club Space, will share secrets of his success behind the scenes at iii Points and Space, arguably the most cutting-edge and open-minded open dancefloor stateside.

Beyond the daily conversations, you can also experience IMS College, IMS Tech X, the YouTube Lounge and of course the IMS Legends Awards Dinner, where previous recipients have included Underworld, Pete Tong, Nile Rodgers and Carl Cox. “We’re presented by a dizzying array of new products, problems and possibilities,” says co-founded Ben Turner. See you back on the island where you can experience and hopefully help solve all these conundrums for yourself! And, of course, there are plenty more announcements to come.

Check out the first wave of key speakers below:

– Max Lousada (CEO, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group)
– Sherelle w/ Fabio & Grooverider (Artists)
– Ben Mawson (Co-Founder, TaP Music)
– Jennifer Justice (CEO, The Justice Dept.) w/ TOKiMONSTA (Artist)
– Fat Tony (Artist)
– LP Giobbi (Artist)
– Elijah presents Yellow Squares (Founder, Make The Ting)
– Cristiana Simon (Artist Manager, Alegria Agency)
– Tom Schroeder (Executive VP, Wasserman)
– David Sinopoli (Founder, iii Points; Co-Owner, Club Space)
– Andreea Gleeson (CEO, TuneCore)
– Becky Tong & Frankie Wells (Co-Founders, Foundation FM)
– Silvia Montello CEO, AIM
– Stephanie LaFera (Global Head of Electronic Music, WME)
– Sydney Blu (Artist)
– TAAHLIAH (Artist)
– Tracey Fox (A&R, Helix Records & Ultra Publishing)
– Katie Bain (Director, Billboard Dance)
– Hannah Shogbola (Music Agent, United Talent)
– Jessica Capaz McCarthy (Pacha Group, Artistic Director)

Stay updated with speaker and topic announcements over at the IMS Ibiza website.

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