IMS to look at the dance music 'boom' in the mainstream

Over the past year, dance music has become a regular fixture at the top of the UK Singles Chart with frequent hits from the likes of DJs/producers David Guetta and Calvin Harris.

Most recently, Duke Dumont hit the number one spot with "Need U" and the continued success is prompting some to ask, will 2013 be the year dance music takes over the commercial charts?

This is a topic that will up for discussion next week, when hundreds of music movers and shakers head to the Baleriacs for the International Music Summit in Ibiza from 22-24th May.

Calvin Harris recently had a hit with "I Need Your Love" featuring Ellie Goulding
Calvin Harris recently had a top 3 hit with "I Need Your Love" featuring Ellie Goulding Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Titled Beyond The Boom Boom!, the event will look into the international expansion of electronic music and how the genre is crossing into mainstream culture.

Speakers at the event include co-founder BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, Fatboy Slim, 80s dance pioneer Jean Michel Jarre, and Groove Armada.

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