International Music Summit heads to Singapore in December

By Zaki JufriEvents - 21 October 2014 9:23 AM | Updated 28 October 2014

International Music Summit heads to Singapore in December

Ibiza's annual International Music Summit is heading to Singapore for a special event at the W Singapore Hotel on 11 December.

Hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ icon Pete Tong, the event is a key platform in the electronic music industry, featuring talks, news and insights from global DJs, label bosses and music management.

IMS co-founder Ben Turner said: "This event has been created to unite the Asia-Pacific industry but also to educate and entertain delegates from around the world about this incredible frontier which is finally opening up in a huge way to electronic music culture."

This will be the first time IMS heads to Asia since its inception in Ibiza in 2007.

The event in May this year was hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel and previous IMS speakers have included industry figureheads, innovators to artistes such as Steve Angello, Annie Mac, George Clinton and Nile Rodgers.


With ZoukOut happening on 12 and 13 December, IMS will serve as the perfect prelude to Singapore's biggest dance music festival.

Featuring a series of panels, keynote interviews, speeches, workshops and tutorials, the Asia-Pacific edition of IMS will focus on the opportunities and challenges of the electronic dance music industry in the region.

It will also connect regional leaders from the finance, technology, music and media industry with their counterparts from the rest of the world. 

Turner added, "We’ve positioned ourselves the day before the ZoukOut to help further the focus on this festival into a powerful business forum, and Zouk’s founder Lincoln Cheng has been a guiding light for all the IMS partners for the last 20 years. It is a huge honour for us to bring IMS to Asia-Pacific and to help galvanise this region for the future of the genre we know and love."

International Music Summit Asia Pacific | Date: 11 Dec | Venue: W Singapore Sentosa Cove | Tickets: $125-310