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Black Coffee and deadmau5 are speaking at IMS Ibiza

The event returns to the White Isle in May

  • Dave Turner
  • 27 February 2018
Black Coffee and deadmau5 are speaking at IMS Ibiza

The International Music Summit (IMS) is back in Ibiza on May 23 and 69 speakers for the event have just been announced.

Black Coffee will feature as part of Meet Team Black Coffee, in which he'll be joined by his International Manager Lionel Marciano and his African Manager Amaru Da Costa to discuss his path to success, troubles he's encountered and what's next in his career. Also featuring in this will be Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa founder Yann Pissenem.

Another session will be In The Studio... with deadmau5. In this the artist will join IMS from his studio in Canada to share insights into his productions techniques.

Other artists speaking include Paco Osuna and Tamer Malki from Bedouin, who take part in the Great Annual Ibiza Debate, and Mark Knight who will be joined by his brother Stuart to talk about their label Toolroom.

Sexual Harassment In DJ Culture, presented by, will address what's being done about it, talking to Mixmag freelancer and Guardian writer Kate Hutchinson and Carly Wilford from SISTER Collective.

We'll be at IMS for Mixmag's 5 Under 25, talking to young visionaries who are making a mark in the electronic music industry.

If you reckon you've got what it takes to make a change in the industry, the Visionaries and Accelerator contests are for you. Apply here by March 21 to enter.

Other panels include 25 Years of Sónar Festival: Shaping Underground Culture and 25 Years Of Positiva Records. Fiona Measham from drug safety organisation will also be at IMS to discuss the merits of drug testing.

Pete Tong, who co-founded IMS, said: “Entering our 11th year, it’s vital for IMS Ibiza to assemble the best and brightest minds in the industry to debate the issues that affect us most and to discuss routes to progress and succeed.

"I’m really proud to announce our latest wave of speakers, who represent all sides of the electronic music industry, from accomplished leaders who bring a wealth of experience through to the new generation who bring fresh ideas and thinking to push our genre forwards. We look forward to welcoming all to IMS Ibiza in May.”

Once again IMS will throw a party at Dalt Vila, welcoming the likes of Nastia, Sven Väth, Peggy Gou and Jackmaster.

Delegate badges for IMS Ibiza 2018 can be purchased here.

See the full list of IMS speakers below.

Amaru Da Costa (Black Coffee, African Manger, South Africa)
Andreea Magdalina (, Founder, USA)
Ashley Howard (PRS For Music, Dance Account Manager, UK)
Bedouin (Tamer Malki) (Artist, USA)
Benji Rogers (dotBlockchain Media, CEO & Co-Founder, USA)
Black Coffee (Artist, South Africa)
Blaise DeAngelo (Remedy State, Co-Founder, USA)
Bradley Gunn (Bradley Gunn Raver, UK)
Carl Loben (DJ Mag, Editor-in-Chief, UK)
Carly Wilford (SISTER Collective, DJ/Presenter & Creator, UK)
Caroline Simionesu-Marin (XL Recordings/New Gen, A&R Manager/Founder, UK)
Cherie Hu (Billboard/Forbes, Tech Columnist, USA)
Chris Johnson (mau5trap, Label COO, USA)
Chris Manning (The Orchard, Senior Director/International Operations, UK)
Craig Dimech (AKA Music, Co-Owner/Head of A&R, USA)
Dan Tait (Pioneer DJ, Editor – DJsounds, UK)
Daniel Schoeps (Solomun Manager, Under My Spell, Germany)
Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1 DJ, Nothing Else Matters, UK)
Darren James-Thomas (FMLY Agency, Director, UK)
Dave Lambert (Positiva, Head of A&R: 1993-1998, UK)
David Levy (WME, Partner, UK)
deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) (Artist, USA)
Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley (Burning Man Project, Communications Manager, USA)
Doumi Busturia (Woomoon/Storytellers, Founder, Spain)
Ed Karney (GRADE Management, Director, UK)
Enric Palau (Sónar Festival, Co-Director, Spain)
Fiona Measham (Durham University Professor of Criminology/The Loop Director, UK)
Georgia Taglietti (Sónar Festival, Head of Communications, Spain)
Grego O’Halloran (Hï Ibiza/Ushuaïa Ibiza, Operations Manager, Spain)
Gustavo Pereira (NEOPOP/BPM Portugal, CEO/Director, Portugal)
Hannan Malik (NOWHERENEAR, Founder, UK)
Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder/CEO, UK)
Jaguar Bingham (Mixmag TV, Presenter, UK)
Jason Ellis (Positiva/Virgin Records, A&R Director: 2008-present, UK)
Jason Swamy (NetEase Fever, Co-Founder/Chief Architect, China)
Jay Gregory (Airpusher Collective, Co-Founder & Event Producer, USA)
Jenni Cochrane (AEI Group, Director of Culture & Partnerships, UK)
Jessica Capaz (Pacha Group, Artistic Director, Spain)
John Acquaviva (Plus Eight Equity Partners, Managing Partner, USA)
Jon Rundell (Artist, UK)
Jonathan Barnes (Pandora, Head of Label Licensing, USA)
Kate Hutchinson (The Guardian, Journalist, UK)
Kelly Money (Little Empire Music, Vice President, UK)
La Fleur (Artist, Sweden)
Lauren Pavan (GRM Daily, Chief Operating Officer, UK)
Lionel Marciano (Black Coffee, International Manager, USA)
Mark Knight (Artist, UK)
Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)
Mark Newton (Broadwick Live, Director, UK)
Matt Riley (AWAL, Senior Director, Creative, UK)
Matthew Ligotti (VaynerTalent, Videographer, USA)
Matthew Stuart (ATC Management, Artist Manager, UK)
Maximilien Jazani (Manswell Law Firm, Lawyer, France)
Maykel Piron (Armada Music, Co-Founder/CEO, Netherlands)
Mich Mellard (Sync Sync, Founder, UK)
Michael Addicott (Pandora, Manager of Curation, USA)
Mike Malak (Coda Agency, Agent, UK)
Nastia (Artist/DJ, Ukraine)
Nick Halkes (Positiva/EMI Dance, Founder/Managing Director:1993-1999, UK)
Paco Osuna (Artist, Spain)
Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster, UK)
Rado Docheva (Demand Artists, Co-Owner, Italy-Bulgaria)
Seth Troxler (Artist, USA)
Shino Allen (Tsumi, Managing Director, UK)
Simon Hills (Axtone, Label & Artist Manager, UK)
Stuart Knight (Toolroom, Managing Director, UK)
Thomas Heyne (Scorpios Mykonos, Founder, Greece)
Thomas St John (Thomas St John, Director, Los Angeles)
Yann Pissenem (HÏ Ibiza/Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner/Founder/CEO & Artistic Director, France)

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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