International Music Summit (IMS) 2017 Ibiza took place at the beautiful setting of Hard Rock Hotel in playa d’en Bossa and consisted of many discussions, interviews and panels with many electronic music industry bods!

Held on May 24-26, the conference was seen as the opening to the Ibiza season and this year’s tagline was “Connecting Our Culture”. Day 1 kicked off with the IMS annual Business Report where we discovered that the industry was up 3% on last year, and is now worth $7.4 billion dollars annually. There was also the ‘Health Vs Headonism’ discussion, where Lindi Delight was quoted, “You’re not going to last long in this business if you let the party bet the better of you.” The Black Madonna was also interviewed on Day 1, which then ended with the Legends Dinner at Pacha.

Check out the Day 1 video highlights here;

Day 2 started with a production panel where advice was offered from industry players. “Bring something different to the table, not the same as the other 10,000 tracks which are the same”, said Patrick Mexy. Will Saul’s advice was to “learn how to play an instrument.” Also, New order’s Bernard Sumner was keynote interviewed by Pete Tong, “we had no idea that Ibiza was gunna take off like it did, alot of it was to do with luck.” On Day 2 there was also a “Balancing The Ratio” talk, and advice offered on streaming in facebook live – be creative and go live often, broadcast for longer periods of time!

Check out Day 2 video highlights here;

The 3rd and final day of IMS Ibiza seen the likes of Seth Troxler, Hot Since 82 and Ushuaia owner, Yann Pissenem on the stage. When discussing his new club Hi, Yann said, “we will be taking money on the VIP tables to use for amazing production and a better show, it’s not a dirty warehouse where we are charging 50 euros.” This seemed to rile Dave Browning, Carl Cox promoter, who said, “we’re throwing warehouse parties, we want people to come in and sweat” (in relation to Carl Cox’s parties this summer at Privilege). The two continued to snipe at each other throughout the Annual Ibiza related discussion. Tong then interviewed The Martinez Brothers, who’s advice was, “have the power of persistence, once you have a goal, don’t let it go. Be unique, be yourself.”

Check out Day 3 video highlights here;

You can watch the full hour long keynote interview with New Order’s Bernard Sumner here;

After IMS had finished, it was then all off to world heritage site Dalt Vila in Ibiza Town for the IMS closing party, which included the following line up;

Here’s some of our footage from the event;

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