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Initial IMS speakers announced

By | Published on Wednesday 26 January 2011

IMS 2011

Organisers of the dance music focused music business conference, the Ibiza-based International Music Summit, yesterday announced details of some of this year’s speakers and panellists, and it’s a packed line up.

Keynotes will include Mute Records boss Daniel Miller, whose label is not only a pioneer of electronic music, but also returned to independent status last year after demerging from EMI. Also keynoting will be Radio 1’s music man George Ergatoudis, William Morris Endeavor agent David Levy and Emmanuel du Buretel, founder of the Because label. Artists will also be part of the conference mix, with Richie Hawtin, Sasha and Paul Kalkbrenner among those to speak.

Confirming the line up, IMS co-founder Pete Tong told CMU: “We are very proud to announce the first stage of our conference line up for the Fourth International Music Summit in Ibiza. Once again we are privileged to welcome an incredibly diverse array of brilliant guest speakers including the legendary founder of Mute Records Daniel Miller and George Ergatoudis head of music at BBC Radio 1. I’m sure event will continue to make a major contribution to the debate on the future of electronic music entertainment around the world”.

The IMS this year runs from 25-27 May.