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IMS Ibiza announces 2023 speakers including SHERELLE, Elijah, Fabio & Grooverider and Fat Tony

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International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza, the annual electronic music platform, has announced its first 10 speakers for its 2023 edition.

Among the names announced include SHERELLE, Fabio & Grooverider, Elijah, Fat Tony, TOKiMONSTA, LP Giobbi and Warner Music’s CEO Max Lousada.

Taking place at the Destino Pacha Resort, it will be hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenters Jaguar and Pete Tong.

The theme for the 14th edition of the summit will be ‘Face The Future’, and among the topics that will be under discussion will be AI, ageism in the industry, music rights management, web3, neurodiversity and journalism.

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Commenting on the line-up of speakers, IMS Ibiza co-founder and curator Ben Turner said: “IMS returns to open the Ibiza season with a powerful and diverse mix of carefully considered content focused on the key issues facing our industry today.

“In 2023, we no longer have the luxury of speculating about the future: AI has fully arrived, and things will move fast from this point forward,” he continued.

“In our industry’s first full year back to business after COVID, we’re presented with a dizzying array of new products, problems, and possibilities.

“Artists finally returning to touring do so amongst a huge generational shift and soaring production and travel costs whilst attempting to navigate the increasingly complex environmental issues surrounding live music.

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“It’s time for us to collectively ‘Face the Future’.”

The 2023 summit will be supported by streaming site YouTube, who will host The YouTube Lounge – a co-working space where people can “host meetings, network and enjoy refreshments”

Dan Chalmers, head of Music EMEA YouTube said: “YouTube is proud to support IMS in bringing together world-leading music pioneers.

“Innovation has always been at the heart of electronic music; forums like IMS are vital to bring us together as an industry to explore how we can collectively innovate and break new ground in the face of an ever evolving technological landscape.”

For more information and to purchase a badge visit IMS Ibiza’s official website.

Isaac Muk is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow him on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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