WMC Update – SiriusXM, Virgin Voyages and final panelists confirmed

We’re less than a week away from the start of the Winter Music Conference at Faena District [WMC] – set to take place March 25-28, 2019 at the Faena Forum, Miami Beach – but the big news continues to roll in!

WMC is excited to announce that SiriusXM will be broadcasting live from Faena District throughout the week. SiriusXM’s live programming will offer an insider’s look at WMC festivities through a combination of candid artist interviews and DJ performances from some of the world’s most renowned electronic music artists. Of note to WMC badgeholders, programmers from SiriusXM Dance will be participating in a very special keynote panel “Behind the Scenes of SiriusXM Dance” on Wednesday, March 27. SiriusXM will also broadcast the 33rd annual IDMA Awards Ceremony After Party, live from The Faena Theater on Thursday, March 28. The IDMA broadcast will include DJ sets from MK, Illenium, Galantis and more.

WMC has many new additions to its programming schedule that’s sure to excite dance music fans and industry players alike. Globetrotters and explorers will be interested in the unique panel on March 26, “From Virgin Records to Virgin Voyages: Why the Industry’s Best are Going Out to Sea.” Presented by the travel brand Virgin Voyages, this panel will feature partners and executives who will share how a history grounded in music has led Virgin Voyages to design an epic sonic identity. Two globally-minded panels, “Going Global: Breaking Artists In Emerging Markets” and “Information Wars – Music Media and Public Relations In the Era of Internet Manipulation,” will feature guests Vivian Host and Shawn Reynaldo from Red Bull Radio, known for its expertly curated in-depth interviews with influential artists from around the world. The Verge, a news and media network covering the intersection of technology, science, art and culture, has curated a series of engaging fireside chats to take place on March 27. These chats include “Inside Track: With Deorro, Henry Fong, Elvis Crespo, and Dani Deahl;” “Artificial Composers: The Impact of AI on Musicians;” “What’s In Your Bag? Presented by Dani & Nilay: With Cray, Lost Frequencies and Riggi & Piros;’” “The DIY Handbook: Self-Releasing Music for Independent Artists” and “The Verge Reviews: Demo Block”

With the likes of Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin and DJ Diesel – among many others – already on board, the world’s biggest electronic music talent and personalities have been incredibly supportive of WMC. Joining this ever expanding list of WMC participants is Afrojack who has been added to “Digital Collision: The Convergence of Esports, Gaming And Electronic Music Culture;” David Guetta who in conjunction with Beatport will premiere a short film documenting the story behind his Jack Back alias along with a post-screening Q&A session; and last but not least a real treat for the house heads as Louie Vega and MK will be joined in conversation with producer, tastemaker and BBC 1 presenter Danny Howard.

Additional panels WMC would like to bring special attention to include “Making Moves in Music – Equalizing the Landscape of our Industry,” “Survive the Madness: Music and Mental Health” – Presented by the Recording Academy and MusiCares, “Practically Green: Environmental Solutions for the Entertainment Industry,” and “The Rebirth of Ballroom and Miami’s LGBTQ Underground.”

For more information on programming, speakers, IDMA’s and to purchase badges please visit wintermusicconference.com


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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

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