| 21 Feb 2024
Pet Shop Boys - One of the first speakers for International Music Summit 2016

MUMBAI: Artists like Pet Shop Boys, Yello, Carl Cox and industry icons and some of the biggest promoters have been announed as the speakers for IMS Ibiza 2016. The industry icons include - Rob Wells (CEO, Crowdmix), Kenny Gates (CEO/Co-Founder, PIAS Group), Bart Cools (Executive VP Global, Warner Music Group) and many more.

The three-day summit is built around a programme of live talks, debates, master classes and parties and welcomes a massive list of twenty artists and twenty complementary industry icons.

Celebrating their thirty years in the industry, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of 'Pet Shop Boys' will provide a special rare appearnace for the entire electronic music community for 'The Pete Tong Interview'. Also making rare public appearnace at IMS Ibiza will be Swiss electro-pioneers Yello.

Ben Turner, IMS Co-Founder and Curator, states: “Pet Shop Boys and Yello are both visionary acts that have taken electronic music worldwide with a pioneering, but populist approach. We’re proud to have Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant, Deiter Meier and Boris Blank all in attendance at IMS Ibiza this year. 2016 showcases our biggest list of artist speakers to date for IMS Ibiza, and in addition, our flagship event will also bring some amazing industry icons to introduce the perspective not often heard in our daily working lives."

Pete Tong will also host a candid discussion with Erick Morillo. The House Legend will offer insight from his extensive career and life experiences.

In addition to 20 artists, 20 industry icons spanning across a wide variety of positions within the electronic music scene have been announced as speakers for IMS Ibiza. Ranging from agents and club owners to promoters and journalists, IMS Ibiza continues to pave the way for open conversation for the industry as a whole. Former Universal executive and CEO of the heavily tipped music social network Crowdmix Rob Wells will be speaking amidst plans for the platform’s forthcoming launch in May. Crowdmix, one of the most buzzed about start-ups in the industry, aims to enable users to develop and enjoy rich social media experiences by joining crowds and communities of like-minded people using music as the link. Already, the platform has built up a team of 160 in its London office.

IMS Ibiza will be held at Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza, on 25, 26 and 27 May 2016.