IMS Ibiza, the thought-leadership platform at the intersection of culture, education, industry, and wellness in electronic music, announces today the first details of its curated programming for the fifteenth edition of the summit. For the first time, the summit will be held at the newly opened Mondrian Ibiza and Hyde Ibiza hotels, located in the tranquil and idyllic Cala Llonga, with programming taking place across both venues.
Sharing facilities, bars, restaurants, and pool areas with direct access to the beach, both hotels will be privatized exclusively for attending delegates to create an intimate, immersive setting for networking and presenting the summit agenda. Just 10 minutes by car or 15 minutes by ferry from Ibiza Town, the new summit venue is an inspiring destination that will unite the global electronic music community. Overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, and framed by pine-clad hills, this picturesque bay on the east coast of the island enjoys breathtaking sunrises and is perfectly placed for walks in nature to balance out the dynamic summit schedule.
Across three days, IMS Ibiza will unite innovators, creators, visionaries, and disruptors from across the global electronic music ecosystem all in one destination, presenting opportunities for delegates to explore best practices and innovation in music, technology, diversity & inclusion, education, and health & wellness. Co-hosted by leading BBC Radio 1 broadcasters Pete Tong MBE and Jaguar, the summit will deconstruct the topics and issues that really matter to the global electronic music community.
IMS will host Ninja Tune: Unveiling The Wizardry Behind One Of Electronic Music’s Greatest Independent Labels, with the visionary co-founder of the label, Matt Black, who will guide delegates through the label’s storied past, revealing the magic behind its success and Coldcut‘s inspiration for an independent, artist-led, equitable label rooted in inclusivity that mirrored the ‘80s London warehouse scene. With insights from additional significant team members, IMS will explore Ninja Tune’s current diverse roster across its 7+ sub-labels, understanding the elements shaping its enduring impact on the music industry.
Tomorrowland: 20 Years of Innovation will see founder Michiel Beers deliver a rare keynote speech sharing insights into the festival’s evolution as we delve into two remarkable decades of innovation at Tomorrowland. Alongside the festival’s journey, Michiel will also shed light on the significant impact of the Tomorrowland Foundation which supports vulnerable children through the building of music + art schools.
Going deeper into the IMS Ibiza 2024 theme and the current global landscape of electronic music, Rebuilding Our Community: How To Bring Back Peace, Love, Unity & Respect will examine how we can respect and restore the values of the industry when our community becomes fractured – as it has done with the impact of recent world events.
The summit will explore the vibrant evolution of Amapiano, tracing its roots from the townships of South Africa, to its meteoric rise on the global stage, including Ibiza. Amplifying Amapiano: The Journey of a Genre From The Township to the Global Stage will unpack the genre’s cultural influence as it transcends borders, leaving an empowering mark on the music industry.
Two years after CEO Wez Saunders acquired Defected Records from founder Simon Dunmore, the pair will engage in a reflective conversation on the 25-year journey of the label, navigating challenges in the landscape while preserving the label’s legacy and culture in 25 Years of Defected: Life After An Acquisition.
In 2024, IMS will bring back its Market Focus format, this year with a deep dive on the thriving scene in Germany. It will bring together leading lights from the region across labels, publishers, promoters, PROs and the artist, management, and agency community.
IMS Ibiza delegates will be encouraged to make time to prioritise their physical and mental health with free daily experiences presented by The Art of Areté, fully integrated into the summit in partnership with IMS founding partner AlphaTheta. The programme will be co-curated by Vedic Meditation teacher Blaise DeAngelo and Tracie Storey aka Tensuhi, a vibrational sound practitioner, and will include daily breathwork, yoga, sound meditations, morning runs, sunset walks, conversations around mental health, sleep, and well-being, and more.
IMS Ibiza will feature a new Brave Space, presented in partnership with award-winning collective He.She.They, are a brand for all sexualities, all races, all genders, built on the shared values of respect, compassion, and acceptance of others. A place for like-minded delegates to connect and share bold ideas, the Brave Space will be created to foster open and honest dialogue, where individuals feel empowered to express themselves authentically without fear of judgment or reprisal. The space will encourage participants to engage in challenging conversations, confront biases, and explore diverse perspectives whilst emphasising the importance of respect and empathy.
IMS Ibiza is proud to partner with climate action partner EarthPercent to unleash the power of music in service of the planet. 1% of all IMS Ibiza 2024 delegate badge purchases will be donated to the charity. In addition, the levy will be applied to all event sponsors. Co-founded by Brian Eno, EarthPercent identifies and supports some of the most impactful organisations addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency. Every grant they make is vetted by their world-leading Expert Advisory Panel – an international, multidisciplinary, multi-generational, and diverse group of climate scientists, academic researchers, economists, climate communicators, youth activists, community organisers, and policymakers.
IMS co-founder and lead curator Ben Turner states: “IMS continues with our third and most important edition since the pandemic, but also our 15th event in Ibiza. Now that the industry has (mostly) enjoyed its bounce-back, this is the real test of stability as consumer habits settle down. It is also a moment where global events have impacted the unity of our scene, presenting many with challenging decisions to make. IMS also moves to a new property in Cala Llonga, a stunning part of our magical island that is now home to the new Mondrian Ibiza and Hyde Ibiza hotels, and now IMS. We can’t wait to host everybody again and continue to help set and drive the conversation.”
Artist and co-founder of EarthPercent, Brian Eno, says: “We’re delighted that IMS have made the pledge of 1% contributions to EarthPercent. The funds will go towards some of the most impactful climate and environmental solutions around the world. We’re in the middle of the most challenging crisis we will ever face and the music industry has an amazing opportunity to champion action. It’s hard to know what to do but we know that uniting voices, values, and funds can make a huge difference so we’d love others to join IMS in the movement too.”
IMS Ibiza delegates will also be able to experience some of the hottest parties and events on the island, including the iconic IMS Dalt Vila closing celebration. Delegate Badges for IMS Ibiza are available to purchase now on the IMS website including concessions for Students, Under 27s, Ibiza Residents, and Delegates using sustainable travel to arrive in Ibiza. Hotel accommodation at Mondrian Ibiza and Hyde Ibiza is also available to purchase, with a limited number of subsidised hotel rooms at Hyde Ibiza available for delegates who are eligible for Student or Under 27 badges, priced at €95 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Contact email@example.com for more information.
APRIL 24 – 26 2024
MONDRIAN IBIZA & HYDE IBIZA RESORT
Cala Llonga, Santa Eulalia
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