The organisers of the International Music Summit (IMS) have revealed more big names have been added to its list of influential speakers for 2018.
With a total of 69 new names announced, summit goers are being offering a deep insight on significant subjects and issues facing the electronic music scene, including drugs, sexual harassment and mental health within the industry and this years talks are looking to be more diverse than ever.
Taking a stance on sexual harassment in DJ culture will be the leading female platform shesaid.so. This proactive open forum will bring together UK media leaders to create an action for change, and you can learn about how to ‘rave safe’ with a talk from Professor of Criminology, Fiona Measham.
Some of the big names coming along are Deadmau5, Nastia and Bedouin and you can also see talks by the chiefs of BPM, Sonar and Burning Man.
In it’s eleventh year, this three day event will inspire and educate you before sending you to its festival like concert in Ibiza Town on it’s final evening to do what people in the music industry do best; throw a party.
IMS runs from 23 – 25 May 2018 and it barely feels like it can contain it’s line up in such a short time, with Seth Troxler talking about cultural differences between Ibiza and Black Rock City, Barcelona based festival Sonar looking back over its 25 years of experience and UK label boss Mark Knight giving a talk on the past and present of Toolroom.
Black Coffee will be giving a not to be missed speech on his rise to fame, his residency at Hi Ibiza and his South African roots and if technology is your thing, make sure you stick about to listen to Benjo Rodgers deliver a greater understanding of Blockchain technology.
Bradley Gunn will be speaking from the heart about Asperger’s Syndrome and how sober clubbing has helped him reconnect with his passion for dancing.
With music meaning so much more to people than just something to listen to, it is important that we remember to look at and talk about every side of music culture