International Music Summit Heads To Asia This December

TThe International Music Summit, one of the world’s most influential electronic music summits which began in 2007 in Ibiza, will make its way to Asia in Singapore on December 11.

Presented by BBC Radio One’s Pete Tong, IMS is a place for everyone who is anyone in the dance music industry – estimated in this year’s IMS business report to be worth US$6.2 billion annually – to network and create important business relationships.

Last week, IMS Asia-Pacific unveiled its first line-up of speakers for the event, to be held at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. Hailing from Asia, Europe, North America and host country Singapore artists include:



IMS co-founder/presenter Pete Tong, MBE; Paul Oakenfold; Richie Hawtin (M-nus/ENTER./Canada); Damian Lazarus (Crosstown Rebels, UK); Steve Angello (Size, Sweden); Arjun Vagale (Sci-tech/Bedrock, India).

As well as music industry executives including: Ben Turner (Co-Founder, IMS/Association for Electronic Music/Graphite, UK); Lincoln Cheng (Owner, Zouk & Zoukout, Singapore); Brendan Long (Agent, William Morris Endeavor, UK); Chee Meng (Director of Label Relations, Spotify, Singapore); Dev Bhatia (Director, Unmute, India); Frank Cotela (Director, Onelove Recordings/SFX Totem/Stereosonic Australia); Frank Rodi (Deputy Director Writer Services, APRA AMCOS, Australia); Dr. Gino Yu (Dr of Music & Medicine, Hong Kong); Hideki Natsumura (Manager KUVO Planning Section, Japan); Jason Swamy (Promoter, Do What You Love/Robot Heart, Hong Kong); JC Ahn (Director Vuent / Global Gathering Korea / Life In Color, South Korea); Kurosh Nasseri (Co-Founder, Association For Electronic Music, USA); Mark Brimblecombe (Owner, Attica, UK); Mark Lawrence (CEO, Association For Electronic Music, UK); Peter Van Galen (Earproof, Holland); Ralf Kollman (Mobilee Records, Germany); Trent Grimes (Ministry of Sound, Australia).

The nine-hour event, presented by Radio 1’s Pete Tong, will be held on Dec 11 in Singapore to coincide with ZoukOut 2014, which takes place a day after, on Dec 12 and 13. ZoukOut, Asia’s biggest dance electronic music festival, draws over 40,000 revellers in Singapore and from around the globe annually.