International Music Summit presents IMS Engage with Skrillex, Pete Tong, Russell Simmons and more

The famed Ibiza summit IMS will host its first one-day event in America on Wednesday the 17th of April at W Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. After a successful IMS USA Symposium in 2012 at Coachella, IMS is engaging the electronic music world with the wider industries of technology, finance, hip-hop and arts in a one-day event. A series of un-moderated conversations, consisting of seven pairs of speakers, will address the growing influence and prominence of electronic music in America and beyond.

Expect conversation between the manager of Lady Gaga and Swedish House Mafia, Russell Simmons with Sony’s President of Electronic Music, Skrillex and The Summit Series founder Pete Tong and Shelly Finkel from SFX Entertainment and Digital pioneer Jaron Lanier with Beatport CEO Matthew Adell.


7pm W Hotels Worldwide Symmetry Live Performance by Foxes

9:45m.-9:50am Welcome from Pete Tong & Ben Turner (IMS Partners)
9:50pm-10:00pm Introduction from Bill Werde (Editor, Billboard)
10am-6pm IMS Engage
Patrick Moxey in conversation with Russell Simmons
Amy Thomson (Manager, Swedish House Mafia) in conversation with Troy Carter (Manager, Lady Gaga)
Skrillex in conversation with Jeff Rosenthal (Summit Series)
Pete Tong in conversation with Shelly Finkel (SFX Entertainment)
Matthew Adell (Beatport) in conversation with Jaron Lanier (Author, You
Are Not A Gadget / Who Owns The Future)
6pm-10pm IMS Engage: Official Party in association with The Windish Agency

IMS Engage is partnered with the American arm of Pioneer DJ – who have been founding partners of IMS in Ibiza since year one. The event is also held in partnership with W Hotels Worldwide, a long-time supporter of IMS Ibiza. IMS Engage visitors can find details on room rates at W Hollywood by visiting