Grimes to round off line-up of speakers at IMS Ibiza 2023

Experimental artist and visionary global star Grimes has been revealed as the final keynote interview at IMS Ibiza 2023.

The fearless and adventurous solo artist, who has been a powerful advocate of AI and Web3 technologies in music and NFT art creation way ahead of the curve, has previously professed that AI is “humanity’s natural evolution”.

With her captivating digital music experimentation, which includes virtual bands in the metaverse, shines light on climate change and continuously pushes the boundaries of digital technology, she will ensure the three-day conference will close with a real highlight.

Hosted at Destino Pacha Ibiza Resort, which, for the second year, will be privatised exclusively for attending delegates, this year’s summit will see another incredible and varied programme featuring innovators, creators, visionaries and disruptors from across the global electronic music ecosystem for analysis of the most crucial business challenges and opportunities.

Grimes will be the final artist in a long line of bright minds, thought leaders and industry icons that will take to the stage and who this year include Orbital, DJ Fat Tony, Damian Lazarus, Ibiza icon DJ Pippi, Camelphat and many more.

IMS Ibiza 2023 will be co-hosted by leading BBC Radio 1 broadcasters Pete Tong MBE and Jaguar, the summit will deconstruct the topics and issues that really matter, inspiring ethical and sustainable growth, and catalysing positive change from the boardroom to the dance floor.

Topics will include a dissection of the complexities of AI, the next steps for music and Web3, diversity & inclusion, the impact of ageism in electronic music, music rights management, understanding neurodiversity, the ever-changing dynamic between agents and promoters, an analysis of music journalism, plus the unveiling of the much anticipated IMS Business Report and its widely quoted annual industry valuation figure, which has become critical to the industry’s positioning and success.

Also Icons of the electronic music industry will be recognised and celebrated with The IMS Legends Awards Dinner In honour of Mike Pickering (M People, Hacienda legend, A&R icon) hosted by YouTube at the exclusive Beach House.

With many other activations happening all around the summit to discover, look out for Earth Percent who are partnering with IMS Ibiza to host a special social area for delegates to connect, discuss and learn more about the intersectionality of music and climate. Expect live interviews and a podcast hosted by Jo Youle raising the bar on music and climate consciousness.

There is a focus on health and wellbeing with Arete’ mindful morning walks, Yoga and Vedic Meditation.

IMS Ibiza Summit delegates will also be able to experience some of the hottest parties and events on the island, including the iconic IMS Dalt Vila seven-hour closing celebration and after party with Grimes at Club Chinois.

IMS co-founder and lead curator Ben Turner states: “Grimes is one of the most important, impactful and creative artists of our times. A true visionary – sonically, lyrically, philosophically… and then there’s that angelic voice.

“It is a true honour to host her at IMS for our finale keynote interview in what is a rare visit to Ibiza. She will also be performing – more news to come.”

Full Speaker A-Z

Adam Beyer (Artist)

Adrienne Everett (Non-Executive Director, Beatport)

Alberto Bragado (Director / Artist Manager, Solid Grooves)

Alex Branson (SVP, Music Services, Beatport)

Alex Tripi (Owner, Pete Tong DJ Academy / CEO & Founder, MAT Music Group)

Alexkid (Artist / Producer / Developer,

Andreea Gleeson (CEO, Tunecore)

ANNA (Artist)

Anna Lakatos (Producer, Audio Engineer, Educator)

Anna Neville (Global Co-President, TaP Music)

Ashraf Ejjbair (Management & Events Coordinator, HE.SHE.THEY. and The Weird & The Wonderful)

Baptiste Grange (VP Marketing, Beatport)

Ben Mawson (Co-Founder, TaP Music)

Blaise Bellville (CEO & Founder, Boiler Room)

Blaise DeAngelo (Vedic Meditation teacher; Co-Founder, The Art of Areté)

Brendan Long (Partner, WME)

Carlos Hawthorn (News / Deputy Editor, Resident Advisor)

Chloe Lula (Senior Producer – Audio, Resident Advisor)

Conor Bailey (Artist Relations Coordinator, Producer Group, Beatport)

Craig McLean (Writer)

Cristiana Simon (Artist Manager, Alegria Agency)

Damian Lazarus (Artist / Label Owner, Crosstown Rebels)

Dan Chalmers (Head of Music EMEA, YouTube Music & Google)

Dani Deahl (Head of Communications & Creator Insights, Bandlab)

Danny Howard (Broadcaster, BBC Radio 1)

Danny Whittle (Music Director, Club Chinois)

Dave Blackgrove (Partner, Wasserman)

Dave Whelan (Artist, CamelPhat)

David Sinopoli (Founder, iii Points; Co-Owner, Club Space)

David Waxman (President, Ultra Records)

Declan McGlynn (Music Technology Journalist, Consultant)

Dick Leijen (Director / Business Development, DJ Monitor)

DJ Angelo (Artist, Head Of Brand, Algoriddim)

DJ PIPPI (Artist)

Dr. Tony Lloyd (CEO, ADHD Foundation)

Ed Brew (Director of Business Development, Music Services, Beatport)

Eduard Castelló (Director, Independent Music Business Development & Partnerships, YouTube Music)

Edward Balassanian (Founder/CEO, Aimi)

Elijah (Founder, Make The Ting)

Fabio & Grovoverider (Artists)

Farah Nanji (Lecturer, Point Blank Music School)

Fat Tony (Artist)

Finlay Johnson (Interim CEO, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music)

Fiona Kraft (Artist)

Frank Rodi (Kuvo & Innovation Consultant, Pioneer DJ / Alphatheta Corporation)

Gabi Bobrovizki (Head of Artist Development, Boiler Room)

Gareth Halsall (VP, Producer Group, Beatport)

Grace Russo (Talent Manager, Skretz Entertainment)

Grahame Farmer (Founder, Data Transmission)

Grego O’Halloran (DC10 / Unum Festival )

Greta Jaime (Social Media Manager, TikTok Creator)

Grimes (Artist)

Hannah Shogbola (Agent, UTA)

Heiko Hoffman (VP Global Artist Services, Beatport)

Helen Sartory (SVP, Creator Services, Beatport)

Ife Awosika (Head of Music – New Gen & Communities, DICE)

Inder Phull (Co-Founder & CEO, Pixelynx)

Indira Paganotto (Artist)

Jaguar (Broadcaster, BBC Radio 1; Founder, The Jaguar Foundation; Co-Host, IMS)

Jasmine Kent-Smith (Freelance / Acting Digital Editor, Clash Magazine)

Jay Ahern (Cyanide)

Jean-Charles Carré (Artist Management, Co-founder, What a Music Ltd)

Jellybean Benitez (Artist)

Jen O’Neill (Business Affairs Consultant, Hoare Associates)

Jennifer Cardini (Artist)

Jennifer Justice (Founder/CEO, The Justice Dept. / Takin’ Care Of Lady Busine$$ Podcast)

Jerry Perkins (CEO, Mixmag / Development Hell)

Jessica Capaz McCarthy (Artistic Director, Pacha Group)

Joanna Phillips (Label Manager, Another Rhythm)

Joe Puthenveetil (Partner, The Raine Group)

John Truelove (CEO, Truelove Music)

JP Sing (Music Content Strategist, YouTube EMEA)

Katie Bain (Director, Billboard Dance)

Keri Perkins (Jivamukti Yoga instructor, We Are Boogie Sound)

Kurosh Nasseri (Co-Founder & Co-Chair, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music)

Laetitia Descouens (Partner, Primary Talent International)

Layla Benitez (Artist)

Leslee Tatman (Head of Music, The Night League)

Lizzie Dickson (Head of UK Label Relations, YouTube)

LP Giobbi (Artist; W Hotels North American Music Director)

Marc AzaÏs (Director Business Development & Foresight, SACEM)

Maren Brombeiss (Founder, The Playground)

Maria May (Senior Agent, CAA)

Mark Mulligan (MD & Analyst, MIDiA Research)

Mark Williamson (Co-Founder & CEO, Rostr)

Marshall Jefferson (Artist)

Matt Friedman (Senior Product Marketing Manager, DJ Group, Beatport)

Max Lousada (CEO – Recorded Music, Warner Music Group)

Maximilien Jazani (Catalogue Associates, Founder)

Megan Townsend (Deputy Editor, Mixmag)

Meng Ru Kuok (CEO & Co-founder, BandLab Technologies)

Michael Lawson (News Staff Writer, Resident Advisor)

Mike Di Scala (Artist, CamelPhat)

Neil Evans (Director of Music & Events, Amnesia)

Neil Strauss (Co-Author, The Creative Act)

Nemone Metaxas (Psychotherapist; BBC 6 Music Presenter)

Nick Stevenson (Managing Director, Mixmag)

Oh Annie Oh (Artist)

Oleg Statvitsky (CEO, Endel Sound)

Patrick Moxey (President, Helix Records / Ultra Publishing)

Paul Hartnoll (Artist, Orbital)

Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / Pete Tong DJ Academy / IMS Co-host)

Phil Hartnoll (Artist, Orbital)

Ralph Böge (Managing Director, Paradise)

Ralph Moore (Editor in Chief, Beatport)

Raphaël Aflalo (CEO / Co-Founder, Djaayz App)

Richard McGinnis (Promoter, Warehouse Project / Circus)

Rik Parkinson (Director, Product Strategy, DJ Group, Beatport)

Rinco Soesman (Director, Eden Ibiza)

Rishi Patel (Co-Founder, Plus 8 Equity)

Robb McDaniels (CEO, Beatport)

Robert Masterton (Managing Director, Mustard Media / Group)

Sam Smith (Sales Manager, YouTube)

Sam Willings (Features Editor, MusicTech)

Sama’ Abdulhadi (Artist)

Sanjay Nandi (CEO, Pacha Group)

Sara Gozalo (Head of Music Label Partner Engineers, YouTube Music EMEA/APAC)

Sebastian Weiss (Head Of Artist Relations, ASlice)

Shawn Reynaldo (Founder & Editor-in-Chief, First Floor)

Sherelle (Artist)

Silvia Montello (CEO, AIM: Association of Independent Music)

Sofia Ilyas (Chief Community Officer, Beatport)

Sophia Kearney (CEO, HE.SHE.THEY. and The Weird & The Wonderful)

Stephanie Lafera (She Is The Music / WME Agency)

Steve Mill (Senior Manager Artist Services, Beatport)

Steven Braines (Co-founder, HE.SHE.THEY.)

Stuart Sandeman (Founder, Breathpod; Broadcaster, BBC Radio 1)

Susanne Hazendonk (VP Marketing, Spinnin’ Records)

Sydney Blu (Founder of 23by23 and Blu Music)


Tamas Garam (Head of Marketing, Sziget)

Tasha Taylor (Senior Manager, Music Business Development & Partnerships EMEA, YouTube)

Tensuhi (Vibrational Sound Practitioner & Sound Designer, Elemental Resonance)

Tia Korpe (Founder & Managing Director, Future Female Sounds)

Toby Clarke (Ibiza Outdoors)


Tom Schroeder (Partner, Wasserman)

Tracey Fox (Ultra Music Publishing)

Tristan Hunt (Music Industry ADHD Coach)

Verity Mayes (Director of Strategy, Music Services, Beatport)

Yasemin Kosereisoglu (Head of Client Relations & Creative Production, Beatport)

Yuri Dokter (Founder & CEO, DJ Monitor)

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