With EDM action shifting State-side, Pete Tong brings his International Music Summit, held annually in Ibiza, to the W Hotel in Hollywood. The one-day business gathering in LA is dubbed "IMS Engage" and will feature a series of "conversations" between well-known pairs of speakers including some surprising choices.
IMS Ibiza 2013: Beyond The Boom Boom
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom and Diplo
Russell Simmons and Patrick Moxey, President of Electronic Music for Sony
SFX Entertainment's Shelly Finkel and Pete Tong
Lady Gaga Manager Troy Carter and Swedish House Mafia Manager Amy Thomson
Beatport CEO Matthew Adell and Computer Scientist Jaron Lanier
Skrillex and Summit Series Co-founder Jeff Rosenthal
IMS partners Pete Tong and Ben Turner will welcome attendees followed by an introduction from Billboard's Bill Werde. Conversations will follow with an official poolside party hosted by The Windish Agency closing out festivities.
Official Site: International Music Summit
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