The International Music Summit announces panels, itinerary 2009

International Music Summit

The International Music Summit, Gran Hotel, Ibiza - May 27th - 29, 2009

With just three weeks to go till the biggest names in the dance industry, from the DJ booth to the boardroom, descend on Ibiza for the second International Music Summit, the organisers have revealed full details of the panels, interviews and events taking place over the conferences three days.

The IMS has rapidly set a new standard for conference content giving delegates a unique opportunity to debate and shape the future of their industry. Thoughtful and provocative panel discussions will include topics such as “Managers - Managing the Downturn” with managers of Robbie Williams, Simian Mobile Disco, Paul Oakenfold and David Guetta speaking; “Brands - Bullet Proof Dancing, Surviving the Brand” with Cocoon, Cream and Wall of Sound; and “Festivals - Feast or Famine” with Sonar, Exit Festival and Bestival.

Taking the baton from Tom Middleton and The Soul Avengerz; Dirty Vegas and Above & Beyond have stepped up to the plate to create the IMS:09 Anthem. Dirty Vegas will produce the anthem live, and then will hand it over to Above & Beyond who will remix the anthem live. A fantastic platform to showcase the innovations in electronic music, and definitely a highlight of the IMS...

Taking place from May 27 - 29, 2009 at the island’s luxurious new five-star Gran Hotel, the essential high-profile music gathering has swiftly eclipsed other music conferences to establish itself as the single most important destination for the global dance industry, artists and executives, to do business.


(Dates and information subject to change.)


13.00-13.05. Welcome to IMS:09 by the Consell Insular d’Eivissa

13.05-13.15. IMS:09 Introduction & Announcements by IMS Partners
Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong, Simeon Friend

13.15-13.30. Keynote Introduction. Marc Marot, SEG International, UK.

13.30-14.30. Panel 1: Digital – Do or Die.
Moderator: Ted Cohen, TAG Strategic, USA.
1. David Morgan, Juno Download, UK.
2- Dr Achim Illner, DJ Tunes, Germany.
3- Justin Pearse, DJ Download, UK.
4- Kevin Green, Beatport, USA.
5- Mark Grotefeld, Pioneer, UK.
6- Ray Smith, Be-At.TV, UK.

14.30-15.30. Networking Lunch. Music by Alfredo, Spain.

15.30-16.30. Panel 2: Brands - Bullet Proof Dancing: Surviving The Brand
Moderator: Rhys Hughes, BBC Radio 1.
1- Cathy Guetta, Fuck Me I'm Famous, France.
2- Danny Whittle, Pacha, Spain.
3- James Barton, Cream, UK.
4- Johannes Goller, Cocoon, Germany.
5- Mark Jones, Wall Of Sound, UK.
6- Mar-T, Amnesia, Ibiza.

16.45-17.30. Future Generation - Teenage Dreams with Callum Negus-Fancey, Let's Go Crazy, UK.
Interviewed by Ben Turner, IMS / Graphite Media.

17.30-18.15. The IMS Anthem 2009 in conjunction with Dance4Life. Created by Dirty Vegas, UK.

18.30-19.30. Panel 3: Managers - Managing The Downturn
Moderator: Marc Marot, SEG Int. Manager of Paul Oakenfold, UK.
1- Caroline Prothero, Prohibition DJ. Manager of David Guetta, UK.
2- David Enthoven, IE Music - Manager of Robbie Williams, UK.
3- Eric Harle, D-E-F. Manager of Moby, Mylo, Roysksopp, UK.
4- Lynn Cosgrave, Safehouse. Manager of Carl Cox, UK.
5- Oli Isaacs, This Is Music. Manager of Simian Mobile Disco, UK.
6- Olga Heinjs, Unmanageable. Manager of Roger Sanchez, Holland.

19.30-21.30. Drinks Reception at the Pioneer Networking Bar, Ibiza Gran Hotel - DJs Tom Middleton and Dan Tait.

20.00-03.00. Danish Dance Music Export Showcase, El Hotel.
Featuring: Steen Thottrup. Soulmagic (Morten Trust & Mikkel Wendelboe). LP Stoevring. Camille Jones - Live. The Montanas (Morjac & Michael Parsberg). Fagget Fairys – Live & DJ set. Kenneth Bager.

23.00-03.00. IMS:09 – IMS Label Showcase, Grial. Rekids Vs Barraca Music
Featuring: Radio Slave (Rekids), Germany. Andrew Grant (Barraca Music), Spain. AFFKT - Live (Barraca Music), Spain.



08.30-10.00. Networking Breakfast

10.00-11.00. Panel 4: A&R International Rescue - Patchworking The World
Moderator: Steve Hulme, Pacha Recordings, Spain.
1- Juan Vandervoort, !K7 Records, Germany.
2- Kenneth Bager, Music For Dreams, Denmark.
3- Mark Knight, Toolroom, UK.
4- David Waxman, Ultra Records, USA.
5- Pauli Steinbach, Cocoon, Germany.
6- Tim Binns, New State, UK.

11.15-12.00. Key Note Address: John Niven, Kill Your Friends, UK.

Interviewed by Pete Tong, IMS.

12.15-13.00. The IMS Anthem 2009 in conjunction with Dance4Life.
Remixed by Above & Beyond, UK.

13.15-14.00. Presidential Debate: Digital Dreams
Moderator: Kurosh Nasseri, Nasseri Music Business Solutions, USA.
- Ted Cohen, TAG Strategic, USA.
- Rudy Tambala, Ministry of Sound, UK.

14.00-15.30. Networking Lunch. Music by DJ Pippi, Spain.

15.30-16.30. Panel 5: Brands - Anatomy Of A Brand Deal.
Moderator: Ted Cohen, TAG Strategic, USA.
1- Alex Vlassopulos, Sony Music, UK. The Label.
2- Cliff Fluet, Lewis Silkin, UK. The Lawyer.
3- Eric Karsenty, Blackberry / RIM, France. The Brand.
4- Jason Van-Haeften, Bugle Communications, UK. The Executioner
5- Marc Marot, SEG Int. Manager of Paul Oakenfold, UK. The Manager.
6- Matt Glover, AEG, UK. The Broker.

16.45-17.00. The IMS Vote. Help Shape The Future Of Electronic Music

17.10-18.00. Panel 6: 360 Degree Dancing - Doing It For Themselves
Moderator: Kurosh Nasseri, Nasseri Music Business Solutions, USA.
1- Amy Thomson, X-Ray Touring. UK.
2- Emma Hoser, AM Only, USA.
3- Matt Edwards, Radio Slave / Rekids, Germany.
4- Peter Koepke, USA
5- Richard Marshall, Gulp Marketing, UK.
6- Stephen Kempner, Sheridans - Solicitor, UK.

18.15-20.00. Consell Insular d’Eivissa’s presentation to IMS

20.00-20.15. Speech from Xico Tarrés, President of Ibiza

20.15-21.45. Drinks Reception for Consell Insular d’Eivissa at the Pioneer Networking Bar, Ibiza Gran Hotel
Featuring the Get Tested Charity Auction. DJ Sarah Main.

23.00-03.00. IMS:09 – IMS Label Showcase, Grial. Toolroom Vs Pacha Recordings Vs CR2 Records.
Featuring: Mark Knight (Toolroom), Funkagenda (Toolroom), Sarah Main (Pacha), MYNC aka Mark Brown & Nick Correlli (CR2 Records).



08.30-10.00. Networking Breakfast

10.00-11.00. IMS Think Tank.
Chairman: Bobby Simms. Popshop Ents / Univeral Music, UK. EMAIL
1- Mark Dowling, Absolute Marketing, UK.
2- Mark Selby, Nokia, UK.
3- Paul Bedford, Ingenious Media, UK.
4- Pete Koepke, USA
5- Sander Kleinenberg, Little Mountain Recordings, Holland.
6- Ted Cohen, TAG Strategic, USA.

11.15-12.00 Presidential Debate. MiamIbiza: Club Tourism. Where to Now?
Moderator: Samuel Guetta, Ibiza Voice, Spain.
- Louis Puig, Club Space, USA.
- Francisco Ferrer, Pacha, Ibiza.

12.15-13.15. Panel 7. Festivals - Feast or Famine
Moderator: Cris Hearn, Primary Talent - Agent, UK.
1- Bojan Boskovic, Exit Festival, Serbia.
2- Chris Greenwood, Big Chill, UK.
3- Enric Palau, Sonar, Spain.
4- Jose Cadahia, Summercase / Sinnamon, Spain.
5- Martin Gontad, 2 Net Producciones, Argentina.
6- Rob da Bank, Bestival, UK.

13.30-14.15 The Pete Tong Interview: Basement Jaxx, UK.

14.15-15.30. Networking Lunch. Music by George from Nightmares On Wax, Spain.

15.30-16.30. Panel 8. Synchronisation & Visualistion – Seeing Is Believing
Moderator: Jason Bentley, KCRW, USA.
1- Jason Alexander, Hit The Ground Running, USA.
2- Lol Hammond, Vertigo Films, UK.
3- Martin Morales, Disney Music Group, Europe Middle East Africa.
4- Natasha Baldwin, Boosey & Hawkes, UK.
5- PJ Bloom, Neophonic, USA.
6- Sanne Hagelsten, Zync Music, USA.

16.45-17.45. Key Note Interview: Richie Hawtin, M-nus, Germany.
Interviewed by Ben Turner, IMS / Graphite Media, UK.

17.45-18.00. Closing Speech by IMS Partners
Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong, Simeon Friend.

19.00-00.00. IMS Grand Finale in association with Pioneer. Drinks courtesy of Sol
19.00-19.10. Introduction by Tony Andrews from Funktion 1
19.10-20.40. Rob da Bank
20.40-21.15. Filthy Dukes - Live
21.15-22.45. Pete Tong
22.45-00.00. Basement Jaxx - Live

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