FEATURED EVENTS at WMC 2013

Featured Q & A with R3hab

3/19/2013

Few DJ-producers can touch the success that R3hab has garnered over the course of his young career. His rapid rise through the ranks of the electronic music world has been almost unsurpassed. Voted Best Break-Through Artist at the 2012 IDMAs, R3hab's brand of Chainsaw Madness has created such a stir, he has gained the accolades of such time-honored acts as Tisto, Afrojack and Calvin Harris (to name a few) and rapidly become one of the most in-demand artists for high profile remixes while touring sold out shows at some of the most coveted venues throughout the US, Asia, Europe and Australia. A tour DJ however, is merely half of R3hab's supremacy. His credits cross the gamut from his main-stage masterpiece with Afrojack, Prutataaa, to writing and production collaborations with Havana Brown, Enrique Iglesias, David Guetta and Usher and re-working credits for Lady Gaga, Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, No Doubt, Pitbull and Madonna. Come with your questions and gain invaluable insight into the artistry and production prowess of one of the industry's most sought after rising talents.

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Featured Q & A with Nile Rodgers

3/22/2013

From Madonna and David Bowie to Daft Punk and Avicii, the career of Nile Rodgers is one of the most influential and enduring in pop and dance music culture over the last 30 years. Nile's signature is scrawled across an amazing array of music - from Madonna to Diana Ross, from Eric Clapton to Duran Duran to David Bowie . His hits include Le Freak ( Freak Out), Good Times, Everybody Dance, Dance Dance Dance, I Want Your Love, We Are Family, Greatest Dancer, I'm Coming Out, Upside Down, Original Sin, Wild Boys, Reflex, Notorious, Like A Virgin, Material Girl, Let's Dance to name a few. He is currently working in the studio with some of todays top pop and EDM artists such as Adam Lambert, Daft Punk, Avicii and more. He will discuss his life, share some stories from his book "Le Freak", and bring his guitar "The Hit Maker" to illustrate his musical points on writing and producing some of his biggest hits. He will be taking questions on writing, producing, artist development, independent labels, touring, digital distribution, video game sound tracks and distribution. This special Q & A Session will provide emerging writers, producers, performing artists and developing talent with knowledge and resources for their evolving careers. No one knows where the next 25 million dollar hit will come from but it might just be someone in the audience at this featured Q & A providing invaluable insight into the artistry of Nile Rodgers.

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WMC 2013 DJ Spin Off

3/18/2013: Beat Matching

3/19/2013: Scratching

The WMC 2013 DJ Spin-Off will be presented with Smirnoff's Master of the Mix, reality TV series airing on VH1. Join us as DJs from all over the world mix and scratch their way to the top. Judged by Master of the Mix celebrity judges Kid Capri & Rich Medina with a celebrity host, promises to be a highlight of the WMC week. The competition will take place over 2 days, with Beat Matching & Scratching categories. Judges will decide who has what it takes to own first place in each category.

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Exhibits at WMC

Exhibiting: 3/18/2013 & 3/19/2013

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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VJ CHALLENGE

3/20/2013

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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28th Annual International Dance Music Awards

3/21/2013

One of the most anticipated annual events on the global music calendar (and the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the EDM industry), the IDMAs generate over two million votes from music enthusiasts in 206 countries and territories every year to recognize and honor exceptional achievements in 56 award categories. This is the industry highlight at the center 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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