International Music Summit is an educational, inspirational and motivational thought leadership platform dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for electronic music and the artistry related to DJing and all related art forms, through the presentation of summits and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of the genre to art and culture worldwide. IMS annually hosts major events globally in Ibiza, Los Angeles, and China.
The International Music Summit presented by Pete Tong was created in 2007 to inspire debate, discussion and to help implement progressive change in electronic music. Since, the conference has become widely regarded as “The Premier Platform for Thought and Leadership in Electronic Music.”
IMS was created a time when electronic music was at rock bottom and in desperate need of a productive community setting for its leaders. Ibiza was the place where the industry had always congregated every summer, so naturally, it was the starting point for our vision.
IMS continues to pave the path in the electronic music industry. Described by media as “the TED of music conferences,” IMS has grown its reach across continents and is now an award-winning conference as voted by The DJ Awards with multiple panels claiming awards as the Top Electronic Music Debates of All Time by Beatport.
The IMS calendar year begins in April with IMS Engage in Hollywood, California as the precursor to our flagship event, IMS Ibiza in May. Following, IMS heads to China in Fall with the final edition of IMS Asia-Pacific which takes place at the end of the year. IMS’s ambition is to continue our global expansion in effort continue the debate and help the genre innovate all over the world.
IMS Ibiza is a comprehensive three-day event featuring live seminars and debates amongst the leaders of the international music community. Through keynotes, interviews, panels and technology master classes, our industry network comes together for thoughtful discussion about the direction and future of electronic music. The IMS Business Report, which has become the industry’s leading data study, is also presented at IMS Ibiza for a global snapshot of vital statistics about the industry. The event has become a major source of industry deals, press launches and is a talking point for worldwide media. Major brands like Corona, Pioneer, Nokia and Coca Cola have used IMS as a platform to launch important initiatives in the electronic music space.
The IMS Legends Dinner is a celebratory banquet that invites our community together in honor of a leading pioneer of our genre. Past artists that have received the esteemed award include Nile Rodgers, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong and Carl Cox.
The IMS Grand Finale Festival on Thursday and Friday night is hosted in a treasured Ibiza UNESCO World Heritage Site, the breathtaking and historic Dalt Vila location.