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WMC proudly presents a Featured Keynote Q&A with Seymour Stein

In music business legend Seymour Stein’s lifelong adventure with rock & roll, he has been prominently engaged in wave after wave of popular music’s successive cycles of taste. His ability to divine what’s great in each new generation of music has made Stein one of the rare record company men whose appreciation and approbation is sought not only as a means to a career and money, but also as an artistic accolade. His label, Sire, started by Seymour and producer/ songwriter/ artist, Richard Gottehrer in 1966, is a crucial example of the evolution of an American indie. Early bands that kept the label afloat included Sire's first million sellers, Phocus and three bands originally licensed from EMI in the UK; Climax Blues Band, Renaissaince, and Barclay James Harvest. Seymour was influential in helping legendary British blues producer Mike Vernon start the Blue Horizon label, for which he was rewarded with an opportunity to take a 50% share in the label. Blue Horizon, was the original home to Peter Green’s Fleetwod Mac, Christine McVie's original band Chicken Shack, and her first solo recordings as well. Blue Horizon also boasted an amazing roster featuring performances by many of the all time great Blues artists ranging from Furry Lewis right up to Otis Spann.

Starting with the New Wave explosion out of CBGB's in the mid 1970's with the Ramones, Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Flaming Groovies, Richard Hell and The Voidoids, The Deadboys, The Saints and Radio Birdman, Sire evolved into one of the most important and influential labels in the business with a roster that included: The Pretenders, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Yaz, The Assembly, Recoil, Madonna, Ice- T, The Cure, The Cult, Soft Cell, Plastic Bertrand, Everything But the Girl, Modern English, Echo and The Bunnymen, Aztec Camera, Madness, Telex, The Normal, The English Beat, Book Of Love, kd lang, The Replacements, M, Laid Back, the Smiths and Morrissey, Jonathan Richman, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Dinosaur Jr., Seal, The Mighty Lemondrops, the Rezillos, Johnny Thunders, Blanc Mange, The Bluebells, Ofra Haza, My Bloody Valentine, B-Movie, Primal Scream, Ride, Throwing Muses, Belly, Lou Reed, Brian Wilson, Martini Ranch, Tin Tin, D-Ream, Bomb The Bass, S-Express, Betty Boo, Little Jimmy Scott, Deborah Harry, Aphex Twins, Ocean Blue, Boy George, Ministry, Men Without Hats, The Farm, Morcheeba, Paul Oakenfold, Spacehog, Kid Creole And The Coconuts, Barenaked Ladies, Guster, the Von Bondies and Tommy Page. Current roster including acts signed not only by Stein, but also Craig Aaronson and Ryan Whalley include Against Me!, Tegan and Sarah, the Veronicas, Regina Spector, HIM, Foxy Shazam, Never Shout Never, Lights and Ximena. Summing up his career in a recent book, On the Record, by Guy Oseary, Stein observed: “Sire started as an independent, and I still run it as an independent, even though the label has been owned by WB for over twenty years. Independent labels have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of every important change or trend in new music. I’m an independent at heart. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: “Be True to Your School.””

The Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 33140
Ocean Ballroom 1C Ready Room - Rivo Alto
Thursday, March 25, 2010
12:30 PM


Featured Q & A With Pitbull

Few artists transcend musical borders like Miami native and Cuban-American musician Pitbull. Since his debut in 2002 on the movie soundtrack of “2 Fast 2 Furious” followed by his participation on the album “Kings of Crunk” by Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz, to the unprecedented international success of his latest album Rebelution –for which he sold over 4 million copies and garnered multiple Double Gold and Platinum certifications for the singles Krazy, Hotel Room Service and I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull continues to defy the standards. His work seamlessly flows between the musical genres of crunk, rap and hip-hop infused with his signature Latin sounds, as well as he does between languages and cultures.

Bring your questions and join us as WMC proudly presents an insightful Q&A with this iconic artist who faces his own success with humility, respect and gratitude for having achieved everything on his own terms and effort.

Moderated by DJ Laz – Power 96

The Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 33140
Ocean Tower Ballroom 1B

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
2:30PM


Featured Q & A With Carl Cox

WMC presents a featured discussion with the legendary Carl Cox. A musical ambassador since he was in short trousers, a professional DJ since his early teens, a veteran of acid house and a champion of techno, Carl Cox emits a love of his work that is dangerously infectious. Check him when he’s behind the turntables and you can’t mistake his ecstatic visage, dripping with sweat as his head bobs up and down to the beat, his hands pumping the air whenever they’re not manipulating the turntables, his body swaying back and forth, frequently taking to the mike to share word on the latest underground tune he’s about to break. With his Global radio show, his label Intec Digital , current Global Underground album ‘Black Rock Desert’, his return to Ibiza’s Space for the ninth year in a row and his highly anticipated new artist album, ‘All Roads Lead To The Dancefloor’, Carl Cox shows no signs of slowing down. You name it, Carl’s been there and done it, but he’s never lost sight of the point of it: playing music, breaking tunes, spreading love, celebrating life.

The Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 33140
Ocean Tower Ballroom 1B

Thursday, March 25, 2010
2:30PM

Featured Q & A With Paul van Dyk

As part of the 25th Anniversary program, WMC is pleased to present a featured Q&A with Paul van Dyk. Amongst his many accolades and accomplishments, the musician, DJ and producer has sold over 3.5 million albums, has twice been voted the world’s No. 1 DJ and received a Grammy nomination. More....

The Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 33140
Ocean Tower Ballroom 1B
Friday, March 26, 2010
2:30PM

The Official Winter Music Conference Pool Parties

This year the most infamous nightclub brand in history and Area Event team up with WMC to celebrate their 25th anniversary, with the biggest and most memorable events in recent conference history. Crobar Worldwide is taking their unique mega-party to the pool at the Eden Roc with special guests Steve Angello, Afrojack, AN21, Christian Smith, Funkagenda, Kim Fai plus guests Christian Arango, Alex Poxada at the Size Matters Pool Party and Tania Vulcano, Timo Maas, Francois Kevorkian, DJ Sneak, Jamie Jones, Rhado, Pedro AKA Petre Inspirescu, Clive Henry, David Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Damian Lazarus, Andrew, Grant, Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, Santos, Lee Burridge, DJ W!ld, Ali Tiefschwartz, Tato at the Circoloco Pool Party.

Size Matters will take place on Thursday, March 25th from 12PM to 10PM.

Circoloco will take place on Friday, March 26th from 10AM to 10PM.

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Free for WMC Badgeholders


South Beach Sessions

Founded on the principles that make music compelling; individual expression, empowerment, creative thinking and collaboration, our mission is to engender exposure for artists and ideas. Pioneers in music, art, fashion, technology, business, education, the environment and more, convene for one of the most inspiring and epic programs of the week. This is a series not to be missed.

Tuesday, March 23rd
2:00 PM The Green Standard in the Music Industry
Watson/Eden Roc
4:30 PM Social Consciousness through Music
Watson/Eden Roc

Friday, March 26th
1:00 PM
Music’s Influential Power
Ocean Tower Ballroom 1 C/Eden Roc

Saturday, March 27th
12:00 PM
Creative Expressions in Education
Ocean Auditorium, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4th Annual Record Collectors Show
Ocean Auditorium, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach 
2:00 PM Florida International University-SHARE
Ocean Auditorium, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach 

Free admission

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WMC VJ Challenge

Join us for one of the most unique and exciting events WMC has ever offered! Our 2nd annual VJ Challenge proves to be even more phenomenal than the first. Hosts Psyberpixie and Felix Sama will lead this one of a kind competition with VJs from all over the world mixing their way to glory. Don’t miss this one!

Hosts:
VJ Psyberpixie
Felix Sama

The Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 33140
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free to all WMC badge holders

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WMC & The Recording Academy®

WMC & The Recording Academy® continue their 12 year partnership in presenting one of the most anticipated gatherings of legendary artists at WMC. The Florida Chapter of The Recording Academy® assemble the most esteemed producers and artists in the Industry for another engaging panel.

The Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 33140
Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Free to all WMC badge holders

25th Annual International Dance Music Awards

The only long standing industry event of it's kind where the fans decide - receiving over a million votes from music fans in 183 countries each year. One of the event highlights of WMC week, the IDMAs are packed with performers and celebrity guests as the industry comes out in force to honor exceptional achievements in 57 award categories.

At The Fillmore Miami Beach
At The Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dinner at 7:00PM
Show starts at 8:00PM

Free to all WMC badge holders

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The Official VIP After Party For The 25th Annual IDMAs

Presented by Winter Music Conference, the IDMAs, and Promo Only Promotions. From center stage to the back alley and South Beach’s newly renovated Lincoln Lane, Bar 721 becomes the exclusive venue for the IDMA After Party. Toast the nominees and winners and enjoy exclusive DJ sets, performances, and surprise guests all-night long. Show your IDMA ticket stub for a complimentary well drink courtesy of Bar 721.

With DJs
Blake Lewis
Dave Aude
Lee Dagger of Bimbo Jones
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Richard Vission
Rod Carrillo
Tydi

Bar 721
721 N. Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach
$20 at the Door
Free with WMC Badge, IDMA ticket stub, or IDMA laminate.
Bring your IDMA ticket stub for a complimentary well drink courtesy of Bar 721.

MN2S 15th Anniversary @ Klutch

On the very same week of their 15th anniversary, International House music brand MN2S are set to invade the newly rebranded Klutch in Miami’s stunning South Beach for their grandest party to date.

Talent:
Martin Solveig, Armand Van Helden, Alex Gaudino, Tom Novy, Kurd Maverick, Funkerman, Joe T. Vannelli, Laurent Wolf, Bart B More, Bingo Players, Bodyrox, Ian Carey, Ron Carroll, Jon Cutler, Jamie Lewis, DJ Le Roi, Antoine Clamaran, Alix Alvarez, Halo, Johnny Fiasco, DJ Dan, DJ Paulette, Robert Owens, Sofia Rubina, Chappell, Reelsoul, Groove Assassin, Brian Tappert, John Julius Knight, DZeta N Basile, and Amelie.

For your free MN2S podcasts mixed exclusively for WMC 2010 by Martin Solveig, Tom Novy, and DZeta N’ Basile click here .

Klutch
136 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Free to all WMC badge holders.

JamVana.com @ The Beach

JamVana.com, in conjunction with the Winter Music Conference is proud to present to you JamVana.com's second event at the WMC, "JamVana.com @ The Beach". This event is bigger and better featuring Tommie Sunshine, Mightyfools, Viro & Rob Analyze, and many more kicking off an exciting week that is the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida.

Talent:
Tommie Sunshine
Mightyfools
Viro
Rob Analyze

The Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach Ocean Garden
4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 33140
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

11:00AM

Free to all WMC badge holders

Ultra Music Festival

Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival have partnered once again for the 2010 event. As WMC’s official closing event, delegates will receive complimentary admission to both days of Ultra. With more than 200+ artists/djs/producers, 40,000 music fans in attendance, and 10 stages, Ultra Music Festival is the largest music festival of it’s kind in the United States.


Bicentennial Park
Friday, March 26, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Free for WMC Badgeholders

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4th Annual International Record Collector's Show

Attention vinyl enthusiasts! WMC is proud to present the 4th Annual International Record Collectors Show during Winter Music Conference 2010. The Record Collectors Show will bring together collectors, diggers, and renowned dealers from all over the world for a day of music mania on Miami Beach. Admission is free.

Dealer Table
$50 (non badgeholders)
$35 (badgeholders)

The Ocean Auditorium
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
Saturday, March 27, 2010
12pm - 6pm

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