34th Annual Winter Music Conference at Faena District Announces First Industry Panelists

Winter Music Conference at Faena District [WMC] – set to take place March 25-28, 2019 at the Faena Forum, Miami Beach – today announces its first set of industry luminaries who will lead panels, fireside chats and breakout sessions. Representing the many facets of electronic music culture, these esteemed participants will join previously announced keynote speakers (read the press release here) Douglas Rushkoff, Armin van Buuren, Irvine Welsh x DJ Pierre, Sam Feldt and Laidback Luke – with so much more to come!

WMC programming is spread across two distinct segments targeted at industry professionals (WMC // Industry – upgrade) as well as music consumers, college students and aspiring DJs/producers (WMC // Access) looking to learn more about this exciting industry and the music, technology and culture that powers it. Due to popular demand the first tier of WMC // Industry badges are now sold out. Visit wintermusicconference.com to get your badge before prices go up.

Confirmed WMC Panelists

Alec Stern – DDB Chicago / We Are Unlimited
Alex Jukes – Jukebox PR
Andre Willem – The Nations
Andrew Neil – Circus Records / MB Management
Armin van Buuren – DJ/Producer
Aundy Crenshaw – Dirtybird
Carl Cox – DJ/Producer
Carl Loben – DJ Mag
Charlie Shrem – Crypto.iq
Chris Clark – Leo Burnett USA / HKX
Chris White – Merlin Collective
Christian Smith – DJ/Producer
Dan Petruzzi – Mixcloud
Daniela Paez – dmusicMarketing
Declan Ee – DJ/Producer
Deron Delgado – Dirtybird
DJ Pierre – DJ/Producer
Douglas Rushkoff
Erick Morillo – DJ/Producer
Ethan Baer – EDM.com || Artist Intelligence Agency
Greg Marshall – Association For Electronic Music (AFEM)
Harrison Williams – Mixmag
Harry Romero – DJ/Producer
Harry Willis – I Am Pop
Heiko Hoffman – Beatport
Irvine Welsh
Jakub Alexander – Symphonic Distribution
Janette Berrios – Symphonic Distribution
Jeremy Waks – Debris Free Oceans
Jesse Grushack – UJO
Jorge Brea -Symphonic Distribution
Jorn Heringa – Spinnin Records
Josh Carr-Hilton – The District
Juan Pablo Salcedo – David Lewis Productions
Junior Sanchez – DJ/Producer
Kayzo – DJ/Producer
Kevin Lewandowski – Discogs
Laidback Luke – DJ/Producer
Luis Estrada – Aftercluv/Universal
Matt Colon – Deckstar
Max Weinberg – Geffen
Maykel Piron – Armada Music
Michael Weiss – Nervous Records
Mike Darlington – Monstercat
Mike Ladman – Drogas
NGHTMRE – DJ/Producer
Nick Gordon – Symphonic Distribution
Nicole Moudaber – DJ/Producer
Nik Kinloch – Discogs
Olga Heijns – Unmanageable Artists
Pete Kalamoutsos – Echostage
Posey Collis – Orca Sound Project
Richie Hawtin – DJ/Producer
Roger de Graaf – Spinnin Records
Salo Sterental – Sostereo
Sam Baum – Red Bull Music / Red Bull Radio
Sander van Doorn – DJ/Producer
Sam Feldt – DJ/Producer
Seth Combs – Beat Fever
Slander – DJ/Producer
Stephanie LaFera – Little Empire Music
Tim Heineke – I Am Pop
Travis Rogers – Humans Alike
Valerie Lee – Mixmag
Vasja Veber – Viberate
Vivian Belzaguy – Ultra Music Festival
Whipped Cream – DJ/Producer
William Morris – Esports Expert
Yuri Dokter – DJ Monitor

More keynote speakers and panelists to be announced soon

WMC // Access Panels:

Breaking In: How To Get Your Start In The Electronic Music Industry
Signing With The Future: How Labels Utilize New Technologies For Sustained Growth
Surviving Indie: Innovation and Brand Building As An Independent Label
Spinnin’ Records Panel w/ special surprise guests
Daily artist panels including Bass, House, Techno, Drum & Bass genres
Digital Collision: The Convergence of Esports, Gaming And Electronic Music Culture
The Bleeding Edge: Shaping The Next Wave Of Electronic Music Culture
WMC // Industry Badge (upgrade) Exclusive Panels:
The Death of The Newsfeed: Using FB Messenger To Effectively Reach Your Followers
The Data Solution: Viberate Presents Current Market Trends And Analytics Strategy
Music Placement – How To Get Your Music Synced With Brands, Films, TV, and Advertising
Brands x Artists x Culture: How To Create An Authentic Music Strategy
AFEM Presents – Get Played Get Paid: How the rise of Music Recognition Technology at DJ Events could put money in your pocket
Practically Green: Environmental Solutions for the Music Industry
Presentation by Grammy.com/Recording Academy/MusiCares with a very special guest

Be on the lookout for a big announcement regarding the 2019 International Dance Music Awards (IDMA). This year’s awards are powered by Viberate – the world’s biggest crowdsourced platform for listing and mapping the live music industry. Viberate’s metrics based platform will help to make the IDMA’s the most diverse and eclectic awards presentation in the dance music world.

Industry and Access badges are now available and registration is open exclusively at wintermusicconference.com

The Verge, The Recording Academy/Grammy.com and MusiCares, Mixmag,Billboard Dance, Attack Magazine, Data Transmission, Decoded Magazine, Earmilk, EDM.com, DJ Mag Asia, Belgium, France, Latin America, Switzerland, North America and UK, Magnetic Magazine

Akai, Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Armada Music, Astralwerks, Beatport, Big Beat Records, Circus Records, Counter Records, Deadbeats, Deckstar, Denon DJ, Dirtybird, Discogs, Enhanced Music, Fusicology, Geffen Records, Gud Vibrations, Echostage, Hooke Audio, I AM POP, Involved Management, IO Music Academy, Jamstik, Little Empire Music,
Lowly Palace, MB Management, Metapop, Mixcloud, Monstercat, Native Instruments, Nervous Records, Pioneer DJ, Point Blank Music School, Proximity, Rane, RAM Records, RCA Records, Red Light Management, Rumpl, Russell Athletic, SAE School of Audio Engineering, Scratch DJ Academy, SoStereo, Spinnin Records, Splice, Sunski, Symphonic Distribution, The District, The Nations, TOPO Designs, Traxsource, Ujo Music, Viberate.com

About the author

For the last 20+ years, Damion has been an international touring DJ, promoter, touring agent, label owner, magazine editor and producer. He is currently the Group Editor and Managing Director of Decoded Magazine. Hear more at https://soundcloud.com/damionpell-1