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IMS bring in another 20 inspiring speakers

Major artists, industry leaders and global influencers set to join the discussion later this month.

With less than two weeks until the start of the global conference, the International Music Summit (IMS) add 20 more speakers to the impressive and diverse roster. As more voices join the discussion, IMS 2017 may very well turn out to have the strongest speaker line-up to date.

IMS has been educating, inspiring and encouraging the sharing of new ideas for exactly ten years now. This year it celebrates the past decade of dynamic change by exploring the most pressing aspects that the music industry is currently facing.

Taking the total to more than 50 speakers (read here and here for previously announced speakers), the latest guests of the 10th edition of IMS bring in a vast breadth of analysis.

Promoters will be tackling the ever changing face of Ibiza and the direction it is taking. Three major players on the island, CEO and artistic director of Ushuaïa Ibiza and Hï Ibiza Yann Pissenem, head of Cocoon Ibiza Johannes Goller and the booking manager of HEART Ibiza, one of the most innovative clubs on the island, Brigitte Armengol take on the subject.

Discussing the next generation of talent, Charlotte Lucy Cijffers the digital and Ibiza editor of DJ Magazine will be joining talent manager of AMM Management Michael Weicker. World renowned DJ and long time DC10 resident Loco Dice will be taking part as well.

One of dance music's most respected DJs, Nicole Moudaber together with Ulrike Schönfeld, promoter and curator of Music Goes Further/Into the Valley, will look into the current position and status of world clubbing.

Talent scouting and the development of recording artists are also on the menu. One of the most powerful women in the EDM industry, head of A&R and general manager of Big Beat Records Gina Tucci will be on this panel. With her we have president and founder of Ultra Records Patrick Moxey, whose pioneering vision contributed to brinigng hip hop and EDM into the mainstream, and the founder of R&S Records Renaat Vandepapeliere, another pioneer who has run one of the indudstry's leading labels for close to four decades.

The streaming debate also continues to figure prominently. As media specialist and co-chair of his organisations Global Entertainment and Media Industry Group, partner of Reed Smith Gregor Pryer will be providing his views of the matter.

The DJ Skills Masterclass will see Point Blank presenter Carly Hordern interview Berghain resident DVS1 on his unique mixing style, record collection of 35,000+ and experience at the infamous Berlin venue.

The gender debate will continue with Leila Fataar, the head of culture and entertainment of Diageo.

Creative manager and head of business development at Budde Music Jessica Ibgui, senior music supervisor for Playstation Duncan Smith, and the senior vice president of synchronisation UK & Europe of Warner Music Rich Robinson take on the debate on music synchronisation.

From 24 to 26 May, you know where those who work with, around or behind the scenes of the electronic music industry will be. Get yourself down there or stay tuned for more details.

To learn more or purchase your badge, go here. The badge includes entrance to IMS Dalt Vila, one of the most picturesque parties ever as well as the (un)official beginning of the summer season.

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