- To follow, extracts from the official IMS round up
Positive Mental Health, Inclusion & Diversity
“With a focus on protecting mental health, promoting inclusion & diversity and progressing club culture, IMS 2019 took the electronic music community to a space that is about much more than just the music…
International Music Summit (IMS) has completed a successful twelfth edition in Ibiza and brings an incredible IMS Week to an end. The powerful three-day summit saw over 1,200 delegates and press from over 50 countries take part in important discussions with global business leaders and artists on the most pressing topics that affect our industry today, serving as a catalyst for industry and personal growth and positive change.
Recognised globally as the leading platform for networking with the electronic music industry, IMS Ibiza delegates benefited from the latest in AI technology to make connections and meet with fellow attendees, with over 68,000 networking recommendations made and 13,500 messages sent via the official IMS Ibiza app.
In addition to the three-day summit, IMS Week delivered a schedule of unmissable events including Remedy State presents ARETÉ (an exclusive entertainment industry focused wellness retreat), daily yoga sessions, Ibiza club openings, the first event Ibiza club broadcast from Boiler Room, and over twenty networking events and parties across the island, including the IMS Dalt Vila seven hour closing finale, broadcast live on radio in forty countries globally on Nicole Moudaber Presents In The MOOD.
IMS Ibiza was co-curated in partnership with shesaid.so, the leading female empowerment organisation in the music industry.
As a globally focused summit, IMS Ibiza explored the wave of artists, events and clubs from across Eastern Europe who have firmly put the region on the map from Romania to Poland and Ukraine. THE EASTERN BLOC featuring artists Nastia and Alexandra, highlighted how some regions in Eastern Europe are partying more responsibly, giving their events more longevity without the risk of putting people’s lives in danger.
Spotlight was also shone on the individuals and organisations that are helping put one of the most conflicted regions in the world, Palestine, on the map whilst identifying the challenges the region faces.
“When Boiler Room came they (police) took all of their equipment for two weeks just to check through the footage. I have British and Italian friends who can’t come back to the country because they were on the Palestinian side five times. They can ban you for ten years for no reason.” SAMA’ (Artist, Palestine)
Klas Bergling, father of the late Swedish DJ and producer Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, bravely shared his experiences in a moving and intimate interview with BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong. He shared the ethics and philosophy of the newly created Tim Bergling foundation, once again drawing attention to the importance of recognising and treating the early signs of deteriorating mental health, anxiety and depression for performing artists and those working in the music industry.
Celebrating an icon of our industry, the IMS Legends Award was proudly presented to Café Mambo founder Javier Anadon in the warm company of industry figures and close friends at a gala dinner hosted at beautiful rural hotel Casa Maca.
A seven-hour music celebration marked the grand-finale of IMS Ibiza at the 2,500 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site. IMS Dalt Vila featured some of the world’s leading house and techno artists including Luciano, Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, plus a closing set from Charlotte De Witte broadcast live on the globally syndicated radio show Nicole Moudaber Presents In The MOOD in partnership with Mixcloud.