WMC 2013 SCHEDULE

Friday 3/15/2013
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Registration
Room: Upper Main Lobby

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Saturday 3/16/2013
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Registration
Room: Upper Main Lobby

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Sunday 3/17/2013
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Registration
Room: Upper Main Lobby

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Monday 3/18/2013
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup
Room: Upper Main Lobby

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Exhibits Open
Room: Hall A Lobby

All roads lead to WMC - where the latest, the best and the greatest are on display. Don't miss your chance to see, hear and try out the newest gear, sounds, technology and trends the industry has to offer at WMC's 2-day Exhibit Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Free & open to the public.

Room: A-109

Sound Off! - Hands on workshop with Cerwin-Vega, KRK & Stanton DJ Gibson Pro Audio represents some of the best brands in the Pro Audio industry. From live sound to studio and even DJ -- we've got you covered. Discover how Stanton has become the new standard for turntables & witness how the SCS.4DJ Mixstation lets you leave the laptop at home.. Experience the Power & Punch of the new Cerwin-Vega! P-Series. Plus learn which KRK monitor is right for your home / pro studio. Hosted by B-SIDE + other international guest DJs.

Panelists:

  • B-Side - Stanton Group
12:00 PM - Basic DJ 101
Room: A-106

Rhythm City DJ Skool will present a DJ Boot Camp covering the history of DJing, equipment knowledge, mixing, cutting and scratching techniques. What is needed to be successful and how to promote yourself.

Panelists:

  • Corey Feldman - Rhythm City Prod&DJ School
  • DJ Sama - Sama Music Inc/Rhythm City
Room: A-209

Old School House and Techno sounds are re-emerging in the underground scene. Dubstep, Deep Soulful House, Electro, Tech House and Techno are all looking back in time for inspiration with an innovative vision of the future, resulting in Future Retro Underground sounds - the 90s sound renaissance. This panel will bring together some of clubland's leading innovators to share insight on these fresh new sounds and the house music legacy that inspired them.

Moderator:

  • Greg "Stryke" Chin - Plastic City/Avid/Blue Diary

Panelists:

  • Ralph Falcon - MURK Productions
  • Oscar G - MURK
  • Oba Frank Lords - 4Tune Entertainment
  • Euphonik - feu
  • DJ Fresh - Big Dawg Productions
Room: A-107

While the mainstream are immersed in an EDM explosion that rocked the indie scene years ago, the indie scene always seems to be three steps ahead. The collaborative spirit birthed from the indie scene gives rise to an ever expanding list of new music formats and older formats revived with a modern curve. The culture defies definition for a reason and the spirit of the new gives rise to endless opportunities for innovation and discovery. Because there are no limits. So who are these pioneering artists, producers and indie labels? And what do they have in store for the future?

Moderator:

  • Steven Braines - Crown Talent & Media Group

Panelists:

  • Lauren Flax/Creep - Creep Intnl
  • Mariesa Stevens - Liaison Artists
  • Marci Weber - MDM Artists
  • Ramon - Ross-Ellis
Room: Hall A Lobby

BEAT MATCHING: Witness some of the worlds greatest undiscovered DJs mix and blend their way to victory! Judged by Master of the Mix celebrity judges Kid Capri & Rich Medina along with DJ Serafin and hosted by VH1s Amanda Seales, this battles promises to be a highlight of the WMC week. Prizes and free giveaways provided by Pioneer, Stanton and other leading manufacturers.

Panelists:

  • Natalia De La Cruz - Power 96/VIP TV
  • Serafin - Freakonomix
  • Kid Capri - GTM's Master of the Mix
  • Rich Medina - GTM
Room: A-109

Don't miss this opportunity to have your demo critiqued or even signed by A&R representatives, producers and label heads. Pre-confirmed workshop participants must check-in 30 minutes prior to the panel start time or risk forfeit. Walk-ups will be accepted as "fill-ins" in the case of a "no show".

Panelists:

  • Bob Kechter - Next Music Group
  • Jason Klein - Monster Taxi
  • Andrew Salsano - Nervous Records
  • Ian C. Torres - Miamilicious Media
Room: A-208

In recent years, the internet and social media have provided unsigned artists and small labels with a way to market their music while waiting to be "discovered' by industry A&R representatives. While most artists still dream of a call from one of the major record or music publishing companies, it is now possible for artists to be proactive by managing their own careers and record sales online. This panel will explore how real this trend really is, which specific "Do-It-Yourself" methods ("DIY") artists have been using, whether artists are actually making money using these methods, the legal pitfalls of doing so, and whether anyone at the major labels is taking these methods seriously when they consider new talent.

Moderator:

  • Barry Chase - ChaseLawyers

Panelists:

  • Charlie Amter - Warner/Chappell
  • Greg Bloom - ChaseLawyers
  • Andrew Sinclair - Approaching Nirvana
  • Edward Unger - Computer Music Production Sch
  • Sam Willson - Approaching Nirvana
Room: A-209

In an era where earning a living on the sale of your music has become more difficult, how do you effectively navigate your career with sound business savvy while maintaining your creative integrity and control? What gives an artist the strength to maneuver the ups and downs of shopping themselves in the business world? Topics will include building relationships, innovative collaborations and how to orchestrate every aspect of your career toward achieving your goals, developing as an artist and remaining relevant. What lessons have been learned along the way? This panel of street-wise artists will discuss the intricacies of running a cost-effective operation including recording, promotions, marketing campaigns, distribution, touring and more while keeping your financial and creative objectives on-track. Early mistakes can be detrimental! Get invaluable insight from our panel of professionals and get your career moving in the right direction.

Moderator:

  • Barbara Tucker - Bstar Music Group

Panelists:

  • Frank Babar - Phase One Network
  • Joe B Berinato - Pitch Control Mktg/King St. So
  • Joi Cardwell - Curly Gurly Music
  • Maurizio Clemente - Key Note Multimedia SAS
  • Robin S. -
  • Gladys Pizarro - Launch Entertainment
  • Mike Richters - RiskSoundSystem
  • DJ Fresh - Big Dawg Productions
  • Dawn Tallman - Tallmax Muzik
  • Voodoo Ray -
Room: A-107

Dance music veteran producer Steve Mac and sensation Mark Fanciulli will be delivering the first of a two-part remix seminar brought to you by leading manufacturers Prism Sound and MASELEC.Day 1 - Track preparation. Steve and Mark will be breaking down Marks 2012 anthem, Sacrifice, ready to be remixed live on day 2. We will be looking at the various elements of the original track and mix before breaking it down and restructuring it for a complete remix.

Panelists:

  • Mark Fanciulli -
  • Steve Mac - Prism Sound
4:00 PM - Featured Q & A
Room: A-209

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Tuesday 3/19/2013
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup
Room: Upper Main Lobby

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Exhibits Open
Room: Hall A Lobby

All roads lead to WMC - where the latest, the best and the greatest are on display. Don't miss your chance to see, hear and try out the newest gear, sounds, technology and trends the industry has to offer at WMC's 2-day Exhibit Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Free & open to the public.

Room: A-109

Don't miss this opportunity to have your demo critiqued or even signed by A&R representatives, producers and label heads. Pre-confirmed workshop participants must check-in 30 minutes prior to the panel start time or risk forfeit. Walk-ups will be accepted as "fill-ins" in the case of a "no show".

Panelists:

  • DJ Cubanito - Salsamania Promotions
  • Jason Klein - Monster Taxi
  • Ian C. Torres - Miamilicious Media
  • Ramon - Ross-Ellis
  • Jason Wilkes Sr. - Smooth Rhythm Productions
Room: A-111

Scratch Academy returns for the 8th year. This panel will feature discussions, lessons, demonstrations and a Q&A with top turntablists from around the world. There also will be interactive lessons and a jam session. Dont miss this one!

Panelists:

  • DJ Immortal - Scratch DJ Academy
12:00 PM - Advanced DJ 101

Rhythm City DJ Skool will present a DJ Boot Camp covering DJ sets,, battle tips, how to create more gigs and how to properly enhance your sound.

Panelists:

  • Corey Feldman - Rhythm City Prod&DJ School
  • DJ Sama - Sama Music Inc/Rhythm City
Room: A-209

Today's musical landscape is evolving at lightning speed. Professional remixers need to arm themselves with current sounds and trends to stay relevant. What are your options? What do you charge for a remix? What sort of contracts should be in place when striking a remixing deal? Should a remixer earn royalties on a remix? Learn do's and don'ts from the experts on this subject.

Moderator:

  • Jason Nevins - Nevco Productions

Panelists:

  • Lee Dagger Bimbo Jones - Bimbo Jones/Miami Calling
  • Disfunktion - Disfunktion
  • Sick Individuals - Sick Individuals
  • Joeysuki - Joey Suki
  • Sick Individuals - Sick Individuals
  • Disfunktion - Disfunktion
  • Tracy Young - FEROSH
Room: A-208

Get the inside track on digital distribution as there are many distribution systems for digital audio and video. This panel will explore every angle- legalities, exclusivities, recouping earnings, accounting, inventory, encoding, sound quality and more. Internet labels offer distribution and in some cases marketing and promotion to unsigned and independent artists. Many artists are able to effectively bypass this and offer their music for sale via their own websites. Learn the advantages of each and take charge of your own career!

Moderator:

  • J Grand - RCA Records

Panelists:

  • Derek Dessler - Dessler, P.C.
  • Meindert Kennis - Spinnin' Records
  • Erik Mendelson - digiwax/thefuture.fm
  • Erica Munday - Entertainment One
Room: A-109

"Entering the Controller Market & How to Choose the Right Controller For You"Learn from the industry leader, Pioneer DJ, how to choose the right controller for you or how to move from your current DJ rig to the ever growing Controller market. Pioneer will touch on all aspects of your hardware needs, whether you are interesting in just getting started, advancing your DJ skills, upgrading your DJ rig, or just simplifying your setup. DJ Jay of Pioneer DJ will run through the differences in today's popular controller products and DJ software choices. Feel free to ask any questions after the seminar to help you choose the perfect controller for your gigs.

Panelists:

  • DJ Jay - Pioneer DJ
Room: A-107

The dynamic world of stadiums is no longer reserved for Rock n Roll. Come listen to top festival organizers and club promoters as they discuss the in-depth intricacies of creating and operating events from club venues to arenas. They will share the process from negotiating and booking the worlds biggest names, maximizing advertising and promotion budgets, the logistics of light & sound rigging to designing spectacular experiences.

Moderator:

  • Jennifer Gray - Diversecity Music

Panelists:

  • Ravi Bayanker - Glow/Panorama Productions
  • Ed Dunn - DiverseCity Music
  • Terry Hunter - The Chosen Few DJs
  • DJ Freestyle Steve - DJ Freestyle Steve
  • Ryan S - RES Entertainment
  • Sebastian Solano - Life in Color
  • Patrick Whalen - DPS
  • Wayne Williams - The Chosen Few DJs
Room: A-111

Learn how to get your music into the hands of film and TV producers & directors. Why are certain artists and labels omnipresent in film and TV and some you never hear? How do you score for others and still retain creative control? Get the answers to these questions and more during this discussion.

Moderator:

  • Jason Wilkes Sr. - Smooth Rhythm Productions

Panelists:

  • Rawley Bornstein - MTV Networks
  • Brad Ferringo -
  • Allen Jacobi - Allen Jacobi Law
Room: A-209

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, R3habs 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 R3habs 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.

Moderator:

  • Marina Hutchinson - Associated Press

Panelists:

  • Suzette Laboy - Associated Press
Room: Hall A Lobby

SCRATCHING: Witness some of the worlds greatest undiscovered DJs scratch their way to victory! Judged by Master of the Mix celebrity judges Kid Capri & Rich Medina along with DJ Immortal and hosted by VH1s Amanda Seales, this battle promises to be a highlight of the WMC week. Prizes and free giveaways provided by Pioneer, Stanton and other leading manufacturers.

Panelists:

  • Natalia De La Cruz - Power 96/VIP TV
  • DJ Immortal - Scratch DJ Academy
  • Kid Capri - GTM's Master of the Mix
  • Rich Medina - GTM
Room: A-208

The social network wars amongst some of todays most prolific DJs have become legendary. Facebook and Twitter have been burning up with jeers and criticism along with support on this hot button topic! This panel pits traditional CD/Vinyl DJs against todays laptop DJ world. Does using a laptop make you less of a DJ? Does the old school need to keep up with technology? Is there a way for both to co-exist? This is one not to be missed!

Moderator:

  • Rob Principe - Scratch Music Group

Panelists:

  • Danny Boselovic - Disco Fries
  • Greg "Stryke" Chin - Plastic City/Avid/Blue Diary
  • Tommie Sunshine - Tommie Sunshine, Inc.
  • Pirupa - Snatch! Records
  • Nick Ditri - Disco Fries
  • Oscar G - MURK
  • S!lk - S!LK Musik
  • Riva Starr - Snatch! Records
  • Markus Schulz -
Room: A-107

Dance music veteran producer Steve Mac and sensation Mark Fanciulli will be delivering the second of a two-part remix seminar brought to you by leading manufacturers Prism Sound and MASELEC.Day 2 The remix. A continuation from day 1 Steve Mac and Mark Fanciulli will remix Mark's 2012 hit, Sacrifice, whilst discussing the production and remix process. Not only will we witness professional remixing first but also the secrets and techniques behind the perfect mix and getting it ready for the final mastering process.

Panelists:

  • Mark Fanciulli -
  • Steve Mac - Prism Sound
Room: A-111

There's a method behind the madness. What are the most important parts of a marketing plan? How do you orchestrate an effective campaign? We've got the answers on how to build your presence using social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Soundcloud, getting press and other innovative advertising and marketing strategies to bring your career to the next level.

Moderator:

  • Lainie Copicotto - Aurelia Group

Panelists:

  • David Ireland - Magnetic Magazine
  • Lauren Lipsay - elektro magazine
  • Katie Morse - Billboard.com
  • Adellyn Polomski - Clear Channel
Room: A-209

How do artists and labels integrate their identities to create success while building loyalty in the current marketplace? Label executives will discuss how A&R strategy, merchandising, catalog management, and brand marketing can position a label for the best advantage. What opportunities exist in the digital space to actually extend or build brand identity? How can these be leveraged to break artists and build revenues?

Moderator:

  • Marisa Pizarro - Epic Records

Panelists:

  • Miguel Alvarado - Brightcove
  • Frank Babar - Phase One Network
  • David Bell - Epic Records
  • Nick Fiorucci - Hi-Bias Records
  • Yoly Sista - Rayo Entertainment & Kwaze

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Wednesday 3/20/2013
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup
Room: Upper Main Lobby

Room: A-111

In a world of ever changing technology there are endless opportunities for building revenue streams. New mergers with music indentifying mobile apps linking to online music retail sites have greatly increased the traffic flow to stores in turn increasing music sales. A vast array of platforms and technologies from social networks to mobile apps help artists connect with fans and gain greater visibility. In addition to income derived from traditional streams, royalties for public performances and live shows, this panel of experts will discuss revenue derived from digital downloads, digital performance royalties, interactive service payments and a multitude of new licensing options.

Moderator:

  • Bob Celestin - Law Offices/Robert A. Celestin

Panelists:

  • Miguel Alvarado - Brightcove
  • Yoly Sista - Rayo Entertainment & Kwaze
  • James M - Miamilicious Media
  • Martijn Tjho - Independent IP (IIP)
Room: A-109

Come learn for one of the best why all you really need for world class performance is the Rane Sixty Two and your skills. DJ Serafin will show you the basics and then reveal what more is under the hood on Ranes new world class mixer. If you are a Scratch Live DJ you wont want to miss this and if you are the owner of a TTM 57 this is the next step for you!

Panelists:

  • Serafin - Freakonomix
Room: A-107

Come meet and speak with two accomplished musicians with over 30 collective years of live experience in assisting DJs in their pursuit of the perfect dance floor. Bopa King Carr, world class drummer/multi-percussionist and Gray Devio, Juilliard graduate/international electric violinist, have pioneered and perfected bridging the gap between the DJ and the live musician. Together with an exciting panel of DJs, songwriters and producers, they will present and discuss the benefits and potential pitfalls of the DJ/Musician interaction. Whether you've had good experiences performing with live musicians, bad experiences, or none at all, you won't want to miss this fun and insightful panel.

Moderator:

  • Bopa King Carre - We Versus

Panelists:

  • Sandra Collins -
  • Gray Devio - We Versus
  • Mike Ivy -
  • Barbara Kennedy - Sell Out Artist
  • DJ Adam Sikora WMC STAFF - WMC
Room: A-208

Entertainment attorneys discuss the changing laws of distribution, touring, licensing, merchandising, etc. If you have inquiries about anything relating to entertainment law, our panel of legal experts are here to help you. So bring your questions to be answered.

Moderator:

  • Seth Lawrence Berman - Nixon Peabody LLP

Panelists:

  • Gary Adelman - Davis Shapiro & Hayes LLP
  • Joseph Dieuvil, Esq. - Phase One Network
  • Michael Weiss - Nervous Records
Room: A-209

This panel will provide attendees with an in-depth look at how DJ Culture is fueling pop culture and how its popularity is being amplified by brands, labels and TV networks. This panel is made up of seasoned marketers, brand builders, DJs and music industry executives. Come hear from the team that helped create Master of the Mix TVs premiere DJ Competition. Topics include: seizing the moment- how DJ Culture is driving pop culture, branding yourself like a master, navigating the intersection between music and brands and how a DJ monetizes his talent Show me the Money.Cocktail Reception:Reception hosted by Smirnoff featuring Master of the Mix themed cocktails.

Moderator:

  • Karl Carter - GTM Inc.

Panelists:

  • DJ Irie - Irie Music Corp.
  • Ben Maddahi - Artist Publishing Group
  • Kembo Tom - GTM Inc.
Room: A-109

This unique competition will test the video and audio mixing skills of some of the worlds finest VJ talent. Judged by VJ Psyberpixie, VJ Matt G and DJ Scotty B, this event will surely overload your senses! Prizes and giveaways provided by leading manufacturers.

Panelists:

  • Scotty B - Promo Only
  • VJ Matt G - VJ Matt G
  • VJ Psyberpixie - Psybervision
Room: A-111

In a world of constantly changing technology, industry experts share invaluable knowledge on subjects concerning advancements in DJ hardware, software, outboard gear, digital production, home studios and multimedia applications.

Moderator:

  • Steve Toro - Sam Ash

Panelists:

  • Davey Arevalo - Pioneer DJ
  • Mobius 8 - Mobius 8/Famous Artist Music
  • B-Side - Stanton Group
Room: A-107

From Colombia's Cumbia, Puerto Ricos Salsa & Reggaeton, Cuba's Cuba-ton, the Dominican Republics Bachata, to the Mexican electro movement, this panel of industry experts and DJs will discuss the new and upcoming sounds that are shaping the future of Latin music.

Moderator:

  • Joe Granda - Granda Entertainment

Panelists:

  • Robert Fernandez - Famous Artist/Team Pitbull
  • MOTIFF - Mr. 305 inc.
  • Albert Ramirez III - SESAC
Room: A-105

Don't miss this opportunity to have your demo critiqued or even signed by A&R representatives, producers and label heads. Pre-confirmed workshop participants must check-in 30 minutes prior to the panel start time or risk forfeit. Walk-ups will be accepted as "fill-ins" in the case of a "no show".

Panelists:

  • Joey Batts - Big Management
  • James M - Miamilicious Media
  • Anthony Preston - will.i.am music, llc
  • Jason Wilkes Sr. - Smooth Rhythm Productions
Room: A-208

The Recording Academy Florida Chapter, in conjunction with the Winter Music Conference, will present The Producers Forum. This panel will feature major electronic/dance artists, producers and remixers who will discuss the creative and business trends in the dance and electronic community.

Moderator:

  • Greg "Stryke" Chin - Plastic City/Avid/Blue Diary

Panelists:

  • Jimmy Douglass -
  • Sander van Doorn -
  • Laidback Luke -
Room: A-111

The underground counter culture is as noteworthy for its ingenuity as it is for eluding the mainstream surface. This panel consists of some of todays most innovative underground artists and legends that refuse to go mainstream. Topics will include how to remain relevant and how to make a living without selling out. In todays digital world the underground has become more universally accessible. Despite infinite opportunities to cash in on the mainstream EDM explosion, these artists remain decidedly underground and nonetheless vital.

Moderator:

  • Marci Weber - MDM Artists

Panelists:

  • Freddy Bastone - MDM Artists
  • Steven Braines - Crown Talent & Media Group
  • Anabel Englund - Measurement Arts
  • Lauren Flax/Creep - Creep Intnl
  • Lee Foss - Hot Creations
  • MK - area 10/Hot Creations
  • S!lk - S!LK Musik
  • Diego Martinelli (Safe) - Safe Music
  • Eats Everything - Grade Management
  • Rag - Grade Management
  • Jen Schiffer - Verboten New York
  • Kate Simko - MDM Artists
  • Matthew Tolfrey - Leftroom
  • Clark Warner - Beatport
Room: A-209

This group of elite DJs will be presented in an intimate setting where they discuss building that perfect set including: strategies to make their sets even tighter, where they get those special tracks and what gear and techniques they use to create their canvas. Gain invaluable insight on how to manage a lucrative DJ career including: how to make sure you get paid, how to deal with promoters and nightclub owners, how your contract should be structured and what it should include. Learn from this distinguished group of individuals and let them share their journeys with you.

Moderator:

  • Mike Spinella - Rolling Stone

Panelists:

  • Just Be/ Bushwacka! - Safehouse Management
  • Lynn Cosgrave - Safehouse Management
  • Carl Cox - Safehouse Management
  • Nicole Moudaber - Safehouse Management
  • Rob Principe - Scratch Music Group
  • Markus Schulz -
  • Danny Tenaglia - Dtour Inc.
  • Yousef - Safehouse Management
Room: A-107

This panel will examine issues faced by up-and-coming performers in a world that loves queer glamour, but caters to a mostly Straight crowd. Topics include fashion-forward gender expression, out-and-proud or discreet, acceptance of transpeople, differences between Gay and Straight audiences, new diva allies, EDM trends in LGBT communities, the rise of Gay Latina/o influence, and helping young LGBT artists get ahead.

Moderator:

  • Mickey Weems - Beach Monkey/ Edge

Panelists:

  • Ryan Adames - EQ Music
  • Wilka Claro - Destune Records
  • Bill Coleman - Peace Bisquit
  • Lee Dagger Bimbo Jones - Bimbo Jones/Miami Calling
  • DJ Pride - Utopia Group
  • Noel Aru - Noel Aru Inc.
  • Raj Rudolph - EQ Music/Poptronik
  • Jade Starling - Chemical Entertainment Group
  • Jessica Sutta - Citrusonic Sterophonic
  • John von Ahlen - Parralox/Subterrane
  • JonPito - Nestune Records
  • Jalil Z - Ryan Work Entertainment

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Thursday 3/21/2013
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup
Room: Upper Main Lobby

Room: A-209

Research, Audience, Demographics, Internet, On-Air - Industry leaders will discuss where Radio currently is and where it is going, as well as what it takes to get exposure in today's ever changing environment.

Moderator:

  • Cary Vance - Promo Only Promotions

Panelists:

  • Bartel - WKTU
  • Jes - PLANETJES
  • Ray De La Garza - 2101 Records
  • DJ Gonzo - WNCI/Spin Cycle
  • Tommy Nappi - Warner Bros.
Room: A-111

Top music business attorneys, a record executive and an artist manager get into the ring in a "live" negotiation of key deal points and contractual issues that affect an artist's rights and income, and a record companys ability to acquire and monetize additional rights. These experts come together to give you the inside track on major deal points, what they mean and what leverage you have to negotiate the best possible deal.

Moderator:

  • Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq. -

Panelists:

  • Corey Boddie, Esq. - Boddie & Associates, PC
  • Barry Chase - ChaseLawyers
  • Gary Salzman - Big Management Ltd
  • Michael Weiss - Nervous Records
Room: A-208

Do you need a manager? How do you select one that is right for you? Artist managers develop their clients' talent and careers by supervising, grooming and nurturing them into marketable commodities. They guide the project choices you make, negotiate deals and build and orchestrate a team to move your career and business forward including publicists, talent agents, booking agents, attorneys and business managers. Key points discussed at this panel include strategies to further your career, finance, marketing, publishing, creating sales demand, touring and personal appearances, merchandising and ancillary markets, endorsements, branding, cross-promotion and deal-making. Also addressed are the artist manager's relationship with labels including A&R, distribution and field support, radio and retail, and building from developing stages into a recognized brand. Come meet these heavyweights as they give us insight into their world.

Moderator:

  • Junior Goris - Famous Artist/Team Pitbull

Panelists:

  • Toby Benson - Complete Control Management
  • Derek Dessler - Dessler, P.C.
  • Troy Gilmore - Sleeping Giant Music
  • Ayisha Jaffer - Punkdafunk
  • Eric van der Kwast - TALKTOTHEMANAGEMENT
2:00 PM - Video & Visuals
Room: A-109

Visuals change the way we experience music and nowhere is that more true than with EDM. New technological break-throughs have unleashed an explosion in creativity. Hear industry experts discuss topics such as: why and how to add video to your DJ performance, syncing audio and video, technological advances in soft- and hardware, the convergence of lighting and video and how to monetize video.

Moderator:

  • DJ Lars - Pioneer Electronics

Panelists:

  • Scotty B - Promo Only
  • VJ Oriol Torres -
  • Carlo Ruijgers -
  • Oriol Torres -
  • Vello Virkhaus - V Squared Labs
2:30 PM - Label Summit
Room: A-209

How are labels shaping the landscape of the music industry today? What are the advantages for signing with an established label? For many people and artists alike, starting their own label is the ideal scenario. But is establishing your own label the way to go? These and many other questions will be answered by top label executives. Topics covered include proven strategies in advancing a label's development, strategic planning, finance, marketing and distribution, creating sales demand, merchandising, branding, cross-promotion, and deal-making.

Moderator:

  • Robert Fernandez - Famous Artist/Team Pitbull

Panelists:

  • Rod Carrillo - Carrillo Music
  • Martijn Tjho - Independent IP (IIP)
  • Eelko van Kooten - Spinnin' Records
Room: A-111

Social media is largely responsible for the exploding dance music scene, yet many DJs still stumble in their efforts to capitalize on this massive opportunity (are you buying or earning fans?). Whether it's established networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and SoundCloud or emerging opportunities like Vine and Pinterest, a panel of experts will review whats worked, what hasn't, and where social media platforms can help you as an artist in the years ahead. Let social media help you engage your audience and build your brand.

Moderator:

  • Tyler Jensen - Beatport

Panelists:

  • Albert Berdellans - Ultra Music Festival
  • Tommie Sunshine - Tommie Sunshine, Inc.
  • George Hess - Strictly Rhythm Records
  • Meindert Kennis - Spinnin' Records
  • Jake Udell - Th3rd Brain
3:30 PM - Featured Q & A
Room: A-208

Room: A-107

The migration of electronic dance music's popularity from Europe and the U.S. to every corner of the globe has fueled the trend in superstar EDM artists who play stages and stadiums around the globe. The surge in emerging markets such as South America, South Africa, Asia and elsewhere has increased the fan base many times over. We will cover the impact and trends that these markets are bringing to the global EDM scene.

Panelists:

  • Mikhail La Pushner - One Beat
  • Brandi Veil - Transformational-Festivals.com

Come toast the nominees at the official IDMA Red Carpet reception and enjoy Master of the Mix themed cocktails provided compliments of Smirnoff.

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 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.

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Friday 3/22/2013
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup
Room: Upper Main Lobby

Room: A-107

Would you like to interact with top studio producers, programmers and remixers? If you answered yes, then this panel is for you! Two half-day sessions are being offered: "Level 1" for beginners and "Level 2" for the intermediate/advanced. Attend one or both! An additional fee is required and you must be a registered delegate to attend. Space is limited and will sell out!

Moderator:

  • Eric Kupper - Hysteria Productions

Panelists:

  • DJ Meme - Masterkeys Productions, Inc.
Room: A-209

Learn from a group of experts how to protect, register and exploit songs effectively with a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) and Music Publisher. What are the challenges facing songwriters, composers and music publishers in the digital realm? How does one increase publishing earnings and copyright exploitation throughout the world? What are the differences between various publishing deals on offer to songwriters and composers? We will also touch on sub-publishing agreements in foreign territories as well as synchronization in TV/film projects and video games.

Moderator:

  • Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq. -

Panelists:

  • Brandon Bakshi - Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
  • Paolo Bigazzi - Iter-Research
  • Greg Bloom - ChaseLawyers
  • Henley Halem - Ultra Music/UIMP
  • Mark Quail - Q&A Music Rights Admin. Inc.
Room: A-109

This panel of professionals will explore the innovative ways artists and technologies are working together to engage fans and promote music. Discover how apps are being used to build audiences and enhance the artist experience using real-time video, tagging with Foursquare, Instagram photos and more. Countless apps such as Shazam, Pandora and iHeartRadio are helping music reach broader markets and opening doors for artist exposure. With mobile technology evolving at breakneck speeds the future of promotion and marketing appears to be limitless. Come let your fingers discover the future in music.

Moderator:

  • Matt Janecek - SpinUtopia

Panelists:

  • McNeel Keenan - Cvent
  • Julien Mitelberg - Bandsintown
Room: A-111

With the decline in music sales in recent years, touring whether DJ sets or live shows has become one of the most important elements of artist development and a primary source of revenue. When successfully executed touring can have a huge impact on an artist's career. How do you choose the right cities to play and make sure you have the proper contracts? Learn from promoters, venues, agents and managers how an artists career can be improved with appropriate bookings; how shows are bought, sold and built upon; and how people make money from them. Get insight into these and other areas of the touring industry and see what the future of live music may hold.

Moderator:

  • Patrick Whalen - DPS

Panelists:

  • Troy Gilmore - Sleeping Giant Music
  • DJ Freestyle Steve - DJ Freestyle Steve
  • Kush - electrostub
  • Andr3x - AN Global Music
  • Alexis Rodich - Bandsintown
Room: A-208

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.

Room: A-209

Learn from a group of experts how to protect, register and exploit songs effectively with a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) and Music Publisher. What are the challenges facing songwriters, composers and music publishers in the digital realm? How does one increase publishing earnings and copyright exploitation throughout the world? What are the differences between various publishing deals on offer to songwriters and composers? We will also touch on sub-publishing agreements in foreign territories as well as synchronization in tv/film projects and video games.

Moderator:

  • Brandon Bakshi - Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)

Panelists:

  • Luigi Monti Arduini - Cafe Concerto Music Group
  • Andrew Bailey - Goldman Bailey Ltd
  • Brian Dessaur - Strengholt Music Group
  • Andrew Jackson - Milton Archer
  • Rell La Fargue - Reservoir
  • Frank Liwall - The Royalty Network
  • Pieter van Bodegraven - Talpa Music B.V.
Room: A-107

Would you like to interact with top studio producers, programmers and remixers? If you answered yes, then this panel is for you! Two half-day sessions are being offered: "Level 1" for beginners and "Level 2" for the intermediate/advanced. Attend one or both! An additional fee is required and you must be a registered delegate to attend. Space is limited and will sell out!

Moderator:

  • Eric Kupper - Hysteria Productions

Panelists:

  • Richie Jones -

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Saturday 3/23/2013

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Sunday 3/24/2013

Official Club Events and Pool Parties