FEATURED EVENTS at WMC 2011 

The Official IDMA Afterparty

Presented in conjunction with: Winter Music Conference, DiverseCity Music, The DJ Black Coffee Foundation, John Davis Productions and Dolce Toast the nominees and winners and enjoy exclusive DJ sets and live performances. Featuring BLACK COFFEE and BUCIE ('Superman' and 'Turn Me On') Performing together for the FIRST TIME in the United States. Also featuring: Lee Dagger of Bimbo Jones, Dave Aude, Risk Sound System, dunnEASY. Additional LIVE performance from ZAKES ('Clap Your Hands' and 'Juju')


WMC Presents a featured Q & A with RedOne and Mohombi

Named as #1 songwriter by Billboard, Top 40 Producer Of The Year (Billboard) and Songwriter Of The Year (BMI),Grammy Award winning RedOne is credited with defining Lady Gaga's sound and launching her career with her first 3 breakthrough singles "Just Dance", “Love Game" and "Poker Face", which he then followed with the ground-breaking "Bad Romance" and "Alejandro". RedOne scored 9 #1 singles in the past 18 months with multiple hits by Lady Gaga (5), Enrique Iglesias, Sean Kingston, Nicole Scherzinger, Alexandra Burke, Usher, Mohombi, Mylene Farmer and "We Are The World 25". Recently, RedOne entered into a joint venture with Universal and launched his new record label “2101.” His first signings are rising stars Mohombi and Porcelain. Mohombi is breaking huge in Europe and Canada.

Closing Remarks with Paul Van Dyk

WMC is pleased to present "Closing Remarks 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. During his career, Paul van Dyk has worked with Madonna, Justin Timberlake, U2 and Depeche Mode, to name a few, and his DJ sets attract major crowds on every continent. Do not miss this opportunity to wrap 2011’s WMC on this incredible high note.

WMC & The Grammy's Partner Again for 2011

WMC and The Recording Academy™ continue their partnership in presenting The Producer's Forum, a panel discussion featuring major electronic/dance artists, producers and remixers who will discuss the creative and business trends in the dance and electronic community.

WMC Presents a Featured Q & A: Being Markus Schulz

Over the last 10 years Markus Schulz has fused the individual musical identities of progressive, house and trance into his own creative, now inimitable hybrid sound. Through the alignment of headlining DJ sets, Armada and Coldharbour label output and his highly prominent Global DJ Broadcast radio show he's played a prominent role in the breakthrough of trance in the U.S.

WMC Presents a Featured Q & A with Beatport CEO Matthew Adell

As CEO of Beatport, one of the largest sources for electronic music in the world, Matthew Adell has made a career out of connecting people with the music they love. Starting with his teenage years working in a record store in suburban Chicago, Adell now has more than 25 years of experience in music having served at some of the most influential companies in the industry. Prior to joining Beatport, Adell was Vice President of Music Services at Napster, where he was charges with creative oversight of Napster's Music Programming and Product initiatives.

Film and Music Passport

Winter Music Conference and the 2011 Miami International Film Festival are joining forces to offer unprecedented access to film and music lovers who attend the two hottest entertainment tickets in Miami Beach this March. MIFF and WMC are creating a special “Film and Music Passport,” a discounted pass to encourage film industry executives to attend the annual music conference’s slate of panels, networking events parties and special performances while offering WMC 2011 badgeholders similar access to film festival screenings, panels, networking events and parties.

WMC will also co-present the screening of the new film The Sound of Noise at the Regal Cinemas South Beach on Tuesday, March 8th, as part of MIFF’s official program. A feature about a group of rebellious, tongue-in-cheek musical “terrorists” who conspire to complete their Magnus Opus “Music for One City and Six Drummers” by any pseudo-musical instrument necessary. More details will be available when MIFF general admission tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 11th.

Additionally, Miami International Film Festival will co- host the WMC panel “Soundtracking for Film & TV” on Wednesday, March 9th at 1:30pm at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

WMC at the Shelborne In association with DJ Mag

The Shelborne consistently ranks as one of the most talked about party line-ups on South Beach. Stay tuned for artist and DJ highlights. WMC badgeholders will receive complimentary admission all week. Record Collector

The Official Winter Music Conference Pool Parties

Experience some of the best artist and DJ talent to be found in the world, performing under the Miami sun at WMC’s legendary pool parties.    

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Exhibits at WMC

If you are interested in the latest technology, products, services, and gear you will not want to miss the  two-day exhibit show at WMC - an audiophile's utopia, representing all aspects of the music industry and more.

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South Beach Sessions

Innovators in music, art, fashion, technology, business, education, the environment and more, come together for one of the most compelling series of discussions, parties and workshops of the week. Founded on the fundamentals of creative thinking and collaboration, South Beach Sessions provide exposure for artists and new ideas.

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WMC VJ Challenge

Technical masters of sight and sound compete in one of the most inspiring (and sensory overloaded) events at WMC.  This one of a kind event features VJs from all over the world competing in two categories: Video Only and Audio & Video. Enter this competition if you think you have what it takes.  Or come and be entertained and walk away with a new appreciation for the art of the VJ.

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26th Annual International Dance Music Awards

One of the most anticipated annual events on the global music calendar (and the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the dance and electronic music industry), the IDMAs generate over two million votes from music enthusiasts in 183 countries every year to recognize and honor exceptional achievements in 57 award categories. This is the industry highlight at the epicenter of WMC week.

Another unique aspect of the IDMAs is the convergence of industry legends and emerging talent alike. As part of its mission statement to serve as a platform for the advancement of the industry, the IDMAs place particular emphasis on innovative artists and industry. As music continues to evolve the IDMAs have emerged as an essential platform for career launching appearances.

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26 Annual International Dance Music Awards


Annual International Record Collectors Show

Attention vinyl enthusiasts! WMC is proud to present the Annual International Record Collectors Show during Winter Music Conference 2011. 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.

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