International Music Summit (IMS) will celebrate the outstanding achievements of electronic music industry titan Mike Pickering at IMS Ibiza, announced as the recipient of the IMS Legends Award 2023. Mike will be honoured during IMS Ibiza at a celebratory dinner presented in partnership with YouTube, hosted by IMS co-founder and BBC Radio 1 broadcaster Pete Tong and DJ, radio and television presenter, DJ Spoony.
The IMS Legends Dinner will take place on Thursday 27 April at Beachouse IBIZA, featuring surprise live performances, entertainment and a charity auction.
Mike Pickering is a true pioneer and visionary in electronic music, his achievements are numerous: Hacienda DJ, Factory Records A&R signing Happy Mondays, Deconstruction Records boss bringing Black Box, Guru Josh, K Klass, Felix and Kyle Minogue and of course his own M People to the world, Columbia Records A&R who signed Calvin Harris – these are just a few highlights of a long career that has left a lasting legacy on electronic music and its culture.
Mike’s contribution to dance music is undeniable and he joins an esteemed list of previous recipients of this IMS award which include: Underworld, Nile Rodgers, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Simon Dunmore, Space Ibiza founder Pepe Roselló, Mambo Ibiza founder Javier Anadon and Ricardo Urgell founder of Pacha Ibiza and the worldwide Pacha Group.
An annual and unmissable event, the IMS Legends Dinner presented by YouTube will unite industry leaders from across electronic music culture to enjoy an evening of celebration, with surprise performances, entertainment and the annual Bridges For Music charity auction.
IMS Legends Award Dinner tickets HERE
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