The International Music Summit Ibiza (IMS) is a comprehensive event dedicated to promoting awareness of and appreciation for electronic music. Created in 2007, when it was presented by Pete Tong as a platform to inspire debate and discussion, the Summit has since grown to be widely regarded as a leading platform for thought and leadership in the electronic music sphere.
The 2019 edition took place over five days in May and welcomed industry leaders, influencers and newcomers to participate in a series of talks, presentations, socials and performances, spread across a number of venues on the island.
Curated in partnership with shesaid.so, the leading global network of women in the music industry, this year’s programme focused on mental health, diversity and examining club culture within the objective of developing new strategies to address these important issues.
The Shop Ibiza has been a trusted partner and supplier since the event’s inception, providing an ever-increasing inventory of production support as the scale and scope of IMS has increased. This year The Shop supplied three of IMS’s principal locations with all sound, lighting, video and DJ requirements, as well as providing further support to satellite events. The Shop also worked closely with official event-sponsor, Pioneer DJ, co-ordinating its exhibition stands and literature and constructing its product-testing stands.
The Hardrock Hotel Ibiza hosted both IMS’s extensive Conference Room programme as well as its poolside official events. For the poolside audio, The Shop supplied a Pioneer Pro Audio XY system, comprising four XY-152 and four XY-218s as the mains and two XY-101 and two XY-118s for monitors, all driven by Powersoft amplification. Three CDJ-2000NXS2 multi-players and one DJM-900NXS2 pro mixer by Pioneer DJ supplemented the system.
The Conference Room played host to a broad range of daily guest speakers and discussions. Another Pioneer Pro Audio XY system, this time comprising eight XY-81 and two XY-115s with a further two XY-81 as stage monitors, was used to deliver crystal clear speech reproduction, demonstrating the flexibility and versatility of the XY Series range.
The flagship open-air music event of IMS Ibiza 2019 took place again at the Dalt Vila UNESCO heritage site, bringing the curtain down on another memorable gathering of the electronic music industry and heralding the start of summer. Taking place within the walls of a historic 2,500-year-old former fortress, it was an unmissable occasion which featured a who’s who of global superstar DJs.
At Dalt Vila, The Shop was responsible for stage, sound and lighting designs, video provision and overall event management, including licensing, technical planning and liaison with the emergency services. All audio at the site was by d&b audiotechnik and The Shop engaged leading designer Nick Jevons to create a stunning light show, using 40 Martin VDO Atomic Dots and a further 74 Martin Mac products from Martin by Harman.