DJ & Producer Pete Tong

The first set of speakers have been announced for the International Music Summit (IMS) which is taking place in Singapore on 11 December 2014.

The IMS co-founder and presenter Pete Tong will be there alongside other artists such as Paul Oakenfold, Richie Hawtin, Damian Lazarus, Steve Angello and Arjun Vagale.

Speakers from the music industry include:

Ben Turner (Co-founder, IMS)
Lincoln Cheng (Owner, Zouk, Singapore)
Brendan Long (Agent, William Morris Endeavor)
Chee Meng (Spotify)
Dev Bhatia (Unmute, India)
Frank Cotela (Onelove Recordings, Australia)
Frank Rodi (APRA AMCOS, Australia)
Dr Gino Yu (Academic, Hong Kong)
Hideki Natsumura (KUVO, Japan)
Jason Swamy (Promoter)
JC Ahn (Global Gathering, Korea)
Kurosh Nasseri (Association of Electronic Music, USA)
Mark Brimblecombe (Attica UK)
Mark Lawrence (Association of Electronic Music, UK)
Peter Van Galen (Earproof, Holland)
Ralk Kollman (Mobilee Records, Germany)
Trent Grimes (Ministry of Sound, Australia)

IMS Asia Pacific coincides with Asia’s biggest electronic music festival, ZoukOut, which takes place on 12 and 13 December 2014. Performers at the event include Above & Beyond, Nicky Romero, Showtek and Steve Aoki.

“Singapore is the gateway to electronic music in Asia. The city was one of the first places in this part of the world to have a superclub. In the mid 90s, the media would cite Cream in Liverpool, Ministry of Sound in London, and Zouk in Singapore as the world’s biggest club brands. Zouk’s extension into a festival has shown that Singapore remains very much at the centre of the genre’s development in this region,” says Ben Turner, co-founder of the IMS.

For 3 days in December 2014 Singapore is clearly the place to be if you are interested in electronic music.

More speakers at the IMS event will be announced over the coming weeks.