The annual IMS Ibiza dance music industry conference is here, and we couldn’t be more excited! With around 1,300 delegates from all over the world coming to the fancy Destino Pacha Ibiza resort, IMS Ibiza 2023 is going to be one of the biggest events of the year. The conference will be hosted by none other than dance legend Pete Tong and BBC Radio 1 DJ and dance producer Jaguar. With so many artists, managers, label owners, and journalists in attendance, it’s going to be a non-stop party for three whole days!
Of course, the schedule for IMS 2023 is jam-packed with over 130 keynotes, discussions, parties, workshops, and networking events happening all over the place. You name it; they’ve got it. And, as always, the closing party will be held at the historic Dalt Villa, a UNESCO world heritage site. But, if you’re a fan of electronic music, the most exciting part of IMS Ibiza 2023 will undoubtedly be the discussions around artificial intelligence. The music industry is grappling with how to profit from AI and understanding its potential, and IMS is the perfect place to discuss these issues.
IMS is also presenting its annual business report, which surveys the health of the dance music industry. The report will cover sectors including streaming and live events and will serve as an industry tool to determine growth sectors. This year, the report will also focus on music publishing and the creator economy, which are massive topics within the electronic music scene.
IMS has been through some tough times, but they’re finally back in the game thanks to their partnership with Beatport. The digital download platform acquired a 51% majority stake in IMS earlier this year, and it’s allowed IMS to create a new level of financial solvency. While the acquisition has presented some challenges due to allegations of sexism, racism, and a toxic work culture within Beatport, IMS is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equality.
We’re thrilled to see IMS Ibiza 2023 back in action. It’s been a long time coming, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this incredible event. So, get ready to dance, party, and network your heart out! IMS Ibiza 2023 is going to be one for the books.