LAST YEAR'S WMC 2014 SCHEDULE

Friday 3/21/2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Registration

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr., Hall A, Upper Main Lobby

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Saturday 3/22/2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Registration

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr., Hall A, Upper Main Lobby

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Sunday 3/23/2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Registration

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr., Hall A, Upper Main Lobby

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Monday 3/24/2014
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr., Hall A, Upper Main Lobby

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Exhibits Open

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.

11:00 AM - Lobby DJs
Room: Hall A Lobby

DJ talent from around the world spinning live all day!

Room: A-107

This 90-minute demonstration will walk the audience through the functionality - and some tricks - of the highly anticipated Numark NS7 II controller. With four channels of mixing, real slip mats and vinyl, motorized turntables, and a full array of touch-activated knobs and filters and velocity-sensitive performance pads-NS7 II is the most responsive DJ console ever created. Come join us to learn more about this revolutionary unit, ask questions to experts from Numark, and to experience the future!

Room: A-111

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:

  • Kurt Kesedar - Supersaw Records
  • Mikey P (DACAV) -
  • Ramon - Ross-Ellis
12:00 PM - Basic DJ 101
Room: A-109

This DJ Boot Camp will cover the history of DJing, equipment knowledge, mixing, cutting and scratching techniques. Learn what is needed to be successful and how to promote yourself.

Panelists:

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

This panel will examine issues faced by LGBT EDM performers in a world that was once dominated by queer glamour, but now caters to a straighter crowd. Topics include being out-and-proud or discreet, acceptance of transpeople, differences between gay and straight audiences, new diva allies, EDM trends in LGBT communities, using your platform to teach tolerance and acceptance paying it forward to the new younger LGBT artists and helping them with the obstacles they face. As well as the queer role on the future sounds of EDM and mainstream pop music. Please join this fabulous dais of open LGBT and LGBT friendly artists and music industry veterans in an en-gay-ging discussion.

Moderator:

  • Sharon Needles - Sharon Needles

Panelists:

  • Jei - 4 Tune Entertainment
  • Ariana - Ariana & the Rose
  • Maximus 3000 - Max-ink Enterprises, LLC
  • DJ Pride - Utopia Group
  • Michael M - 4 Tune Entertainment
  • MAOR - 27 Records
Room: Hall A Lobby

Witness some of the world's greatest undiscovered DJs mix and blend their way to victory! This battle promises to be a highlight of WMC Week. Hosted by TJ Mizell (Jam Master Jay's son). Prizes and giveaways provided by Pioneer, adidas, Rane & PK Sound.

Panelists:

  • DJ Blondie -
  • Serafin - Freakonomix
  • DJ Immortal - Scratch DJ Academy
  • BT -
Room: B-210

From blogs to television, radio and print, this panel of journalists and PR professionals discuss the key components of orchestrating effective marketing and media campaigns. Get valuable insight on presenting yourself to music journalists, tips on building your media presence along with campaign strategies as well as taking advantage of technology to amplify your reach.

Moderator:

  • Susan Stipcianos - The Dream Team Agency

Panelists:

  • Dan Roy Carter - Dancing Astronaut
  • Laura Mejia Cruz - The Dream Team Agency
  • Philip Daleweif - The DJ List
  • Toto Jaramillo - DJ Mag La Colombia
  • Clive Morgan - Daily Telegraph
  • Rob Muir - CUE Music Group
Room: A-111

Tech tips for Producers and DJs. How can you turn your produced tracks into truly dynamic live performances? We've come a long way from two decks, a crossfader and a 3-band EQ. This accelerated tutorial offers advice on organization of source content, realtime synth and effects programming, customized controller mappings and other ways to achieve maximum expressive control using Ableton Live, the Push controller and a variety of plug-ins.

Moderator:

  • Joe Abbati - University of Miami

Panelists:

  • Wyatt Meagher - Abelton
  • Kevin Saunderson - KMS Productions
Room: A-208

Do you want to release your music without the controlling hand of a label? Want to have complete artistic freedom? Then this DIY panel could be the perfect launching pad for your career! Considering using a crowdfunding service to finance your musical endeavors? The internet and social media have provided unsigned artists and small labels with a way to market their music without relying on major label support. This panel will explore how sound this strategy really is, which specific "Do-It-Yourself" methods ("DIY") artists have been using, whether artists are actually making money using these methods, how to fund your projects and the legal pitfalls of doing so. How this new DIY era will affect the music industry remains to be seen.

Moderator:

  • Bob Celestin - Law Offices/Robert A. Celestin

Panelists:

  • Michael Epstein, Esq. - ChaseLawyers
  • Yoly Sista - Rayo Entertainment & Kwaze
  • Martijn Tjho - FUGA/Song Flow
  • Edward Unger - Juicy Results
Room: A-209

Don't sign your voice away - learn how to 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? Topics will include artist producer relationships, collaborations and how to orchestrate every aspect of your career toward achieving your goals, developing as an artist and remaining relevant. 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:

  • Arthur Baker - Baked Records
  • Onita - PeeDeeMusic
  • Joi Cardwell - Curly Gurly Music
  • R.O.N.N. - One Entertainment
  • Quilla - Quilla Music
  • Kelly G - BET Networks
  • Roberto Intrallazzi - The Cube Guys Prod.
  • Ayah Marar - Hussie Girl
  • Luca Provera - The Cube Guys Prod.
  • Janice Robinson - Kobalt Music
  • DJ Wayne Williams - RCA
Room: A-107

Prism Sound and multi Grammy nominated and winning record producer/DJ, Supa Dups present The Perfect Mix, a two part workshop exploring mixing and producing music at the highest level. Supa Dups will be sharing his engineering tips and tricks live with the audience along with original material and sessions from his studio. Come and talk to the pros first hand and learn from the best. Plus register and attend for a chance to win Prism Sounds latest Titan USB interface!

Panelists:

  • Chris Allen - Prism Sound
  • Supa Dups - Prism Sound
4:30 PM - Advanced DJ 101
Room: A-109

Rhythm City DJ Skool will present a DJ Boot Camp covering mixing & scratching tricks, how to create more gigs, putting together your music library and how to properly enhance your sound.

Panelists:

  • Corey Feldman - Rhythm City Prod&DJ School
  • DJ Sama - Sama Music/RCDS

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Tuesday 3/25/2014
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr., Hall A, Upper Main Lobby

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Exhibits Open

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 in the industry has to offer at WMC's 2-day Exhibit Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Free & open to the public.

11:00 AM - Lobby DJs
Room: Hall A Lobby

DJ talent from around the world spinning live all day!

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
  • Gladys Pizarro - Launch Entertainment
  • Ramon - Ross-Ellis
  • Jason Wilkes Sr. - Smooth Rhythm Productions
12:00 PM - Turntablism 101
Room: A-111

Scratch Academy presents, "Speak With Your Hands" - An interactive panel on the past, present & future of Turntablism. Featuring Immortal, Realius 1, Rob Riggs, Abstract, Illmanik, Beha. Abstru, Dubbz & more. Discussion / Instruction / Performances / Q&A. Dont miss this one!

Moderator:

  • DJ Immortal - Scratch DJ Academy
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:

  • Seamus Haji - Big Love Music

Panelists:

  • Lee Dagger Bimbo Jones - Bimbo Jones/Miami Calling
  • Cevin Fisher - Import Tracks
  • William Hochberg - Hochberg Law, P.C.
  • Joeysuki - Joey Suki
  • Tony Moran - Mr Tan Man/Sugar House Music
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:

  • Colleen Theis - The Orchard

Panelists:

  • Cat Kreidich - The Orchard
  • Dan Matusov - Hochberg Law, P.C.
  • Erik Mendelson - Digiwax Media
  • Erica Munday - Entertainment One
Room: B-210

MOVIE SCREENING - A true reflection of an era, of an environment, but more of a state of mind. It started during the 70s and hyped during the 90s and was a time when there were no differences, no matter your race, sexual orientation, creed or social class, all were invited to dance together. In todays clubland life filled with more VIP areas than dance floor space, this films importance in reminding us of the true meaning of house music has never been more essential. Back In the House has been enriched with rare testimonies and exclusive footage!! This documentary is a treasure that was voted #2 on all-time category in UK, was shown in Japan and screened twice at Amsterdam dance event. All House music lovers must share! The movie includes footage from David Morales, Masters At Work, Todd Terry, Tony Humphries, Blaze, Danny Tenaglia, Angel Moraes, Victor Simonelli, Ultra Nate, Underground Network, Spinna, Latin Rascals, C+C Music Factory, Crystal Waters, Deee-Lite, Junior Vasquez. From NJ to NY to Chicago to Miami! WMCs Body & Soul parties, Shelter, Twilo, Palladium, Strictly Rhythm, Paradise Garage, RedZone, NuYorican Soul.And many many more !!! Also, please stay for the after movie Q&A session with some of your favorite House music DJs featured in the film.

Moderator:

  • DJ Hedi - Back in the House

Panelists:

  • Joi Cardwell - Curly Gurly Music
  • Teddy Douglas - Basement Boys
  • Ralph Falcon - MURK
  • Oscar G - Murk Records
  • Terry Hunter - T's Box Productions
  • Tony Moran - Mr Tan Man/Sugar House Music
  • George Morel - Groove On Productions
  • Ultra Nate' - BluFire
  • Dawn Tallman - Tallmax Muzik
  • Crystal Waters -
  • Michael Weiss - Nervous Records
  • DJ Wayne Williams - RCA
Room: A-109

Unleash the full power of the CDJ-2000nxs with Rekordbox. Realize the full potential of the CDJ-2000nxs with Rekordbox. If you use CDJ-2000nxs or aspire to use CDJ-2000nxs, then this seminar is for you. Learn how Rekordbox works with the industry standard CDJ-2000nxs to unleash all the units features. Learn how to easily access and organize your existing music collection. Even if you don't own CDJs, Rekordbox can benefit you as a DJ.

Panelists:

  • Lars Schlichting - DVJ Vision
Room: B-211

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:

  • Patrick Whalen - DPS Inc.

Panelists:

  • Ian Hoffer - Aurora Sound & Light Design
  • Glyn Morgan - Future Sound of Breaks
  • Rio Pena - We R Miami Productions
  • Abrigael Kevin Ramos - GLOWINTHEDARK
  • Albert Maurits Seto Budhai - GLOWINTHEDARK
Room: A-209

Do you have that ultimate track or song looking to get picked up? Lets talk about The Direct Approach when looking for the right Music Supervisor, Filmmaker and Music or Film Editor. Come meet and listen to top notch powerful panelists as they give you the insight on how to move your music in the right direction for scores and placement. Surely a panel that you do not want to miss.

Moderator:

  • Jason Wilkes Sr. - Smooth Rhythm Productions

Panelists:

  • Dax Brooks -
  • Tricia Holloway - Path Music Nickelodeon/Warner
  • Lucky G - Lucky G Productions
  • Angie Martinez - AMP Law, PLLC/Universal Music
Room: Hall A Lobby

Witness some of the world's greatest undiscovered DJs scratch their way to victory! This battle promises to be a highlight of WMC Week. Hosted by TJ Mizell (Jam Master Jay's son). Scratch DJ Academy Jam Session following the battle featuring - Immortal, TJ Mizell, Realius 1 & The Scratch Miami Family. Prizes and giveaways provided by Pioneer, adidas, PK Sound & Rane.

Panelists:

  • DJ Blondie -
  • Serafin - Freakonomix
  • DJ Immortal - Scratch DJ Academy
Room: A-208

Come listen as independent label owners discuss business plans, managing artists, budgets, creative control and other relevant trends. Bring your questions!

Moderator:

  • Barry Chase - ChaseLawyers

Panelists:

  • Yoly Sista - Rayo Entertainment & Kwaze
  • Nick Gunn - We Are Nexus
  • Mark Jones - Wall Of Sound
  • Eelko van Kooten - Spinnin' Records
Room: A-107

Prism Sound and multi Grammy nominated and winning record producer/DJ, Supa Dups present The Perfect Mix, a two part workshop exploring mixing and producing music at the highest level. Supa Dups will be sharing his engineering tips and tricks live with the audience along with original material and sessions from his studio. Come and talk to the pros first hand and learn from the best. Plus register and attend for a chance to win Prism Sounds latest Titan USB interface!

Panelists:

  • Chris Allen - Prism Sound
  • Supa Dups - Prism Sound
Room: A-209

The multi-GRAMMY nominated artist, who recently released his eighth studio album, Atmosphere, has scored twelve Top 10 hits on Billboards Hot Dance Airplay Chart; created chart-topping remixes for everyone from Lana Del Ray to Beyonc; appeared at all the major summer festivals, including Lollapolooza and Coachella; and performed nearly 200 headlining shows a year for the last 10 years. In the process hes become known as an electronic music innovator opening the doors for the likes of Deadmau5, Tiesto, Skrillex and more, and laying the groundwork for a titanic musical and cultural shift: a post-rock electronic music revolution that has captured the imagination of a new generation of fans across North America. For more information and tour dates, please visit KaskadeMusic.com; and follow him on Instagram (@Kaskade), Twitter (@Kaskade), Facebook and Tumblr.

Panelists:

  • Kaskade - Kaskade Music LLC

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Wednesday 3/26/2014
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr., Hall A, Upper Main Lobby

11:01 AM - 5:01 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr., Hall A, Upper Main Lobby

Room: B-210

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 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:

  • Jared Rosenberg - Ticketmaster

Panelists:

  • Troy Gilmore - Sleeping Giant Music
  • Albert Ramirez III - SESAC
  • Jason Wilkes Sr. - Smooth Rhythm Productions
12:00 PM - Lobby DJs
Room: Hall A Lobby

DJ talent from around the world spinning live all day!

12:00 PM - Lobby DJs
Room: Hall A Lobby

DJ talent from around the world spinning live all day!

Room: A-109

SAE Institute and WMC present GTA Gets Technical. Matthew Toth and Julio Mejia will showcase their production skills through a live demonstration conveying how rough ideas become dance floor bangers. They will illustrate how to string together sounds that turned into their greatest hits such as Booty Bounce and The Crowd.

Room: A-107

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
  • Mark Jones - Wall Of Sound
  • Eric Mc Lellan - Sire Records/WBR
  • Gladys Pizarro - Launch Entertainment
Room: B-211

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 Carre, 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:

  • DaChonne Nicole - Bigger Bang Media
  • Gray Devio - We Versus
  • Jeff "Hyper Harp" G - Ally Entertainment
  • DJ Adam Sikora - Bigger Bang Media
Room: A-208

Entertainment attorneys discuss the changing laws of copyright, trademark, 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. The panel will also have a special discussion titled Sampling: What you can and cant do under the law.

Moderator:

  • Seth Lawrence Berman - Nixon Peabody LLP

Panelists:

  • Bob Celestin - Law Offices/Robert A. Celestin
  • Joseph Dieuvil, Esq. - Hoskins Dieuvil PC
  • David Rappaport - Davis, Shapiro
  • Michael Weiss - Nervous Records
Room: A-209

As one of the most far-reaching expressions of modern culture, music has a leading role in many of the most effective advertising and brand-building campaigns. Well-orchestrated advertising campaigns can often provide invaluable recognition and exposure for artists. So, who are some of the marketing geniuses tasked with conceiving and building these winning relationships? What are brands looking for when it comes to artists and sounds that will move their products? How are these relationships structured and what should artists be looking for in structuring a deal? Join us for an exciting panel with seasoned advertisers, marketers and industry reps and get an inside look at how music and marketing shape culture.

Moderator:

  • Justin Goldberg - Measurement Arts

Panelists:

  • Jean-Oliver Dalphond - PixMob
  • Vasili Gavre - Together Creative
  • Ted Keyes - Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Mark Swartz - Music Markit
Room: A-109

This Unique competition will test the video & audio mixing skills of some of the worlds finest VJ talent. Prizes & giveaways provided by Pioneer, PK Sound, DVJ Vision & Motionloops.

Panelists:

  • Scotty B - Promo Only
  • VJ Psyberpixie - Psybervision
  • Lars Schlichting - DVJ Vision
Room: B-211

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
  • David Tort - Global Positioning Services
  • Tim Grube - Coldharbour Recordings
  • Danny Marquez - O4M Records/Space Ibiza
  • Markus Schulz - Coldharbour Recordings
Room: B-210

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:

  • Ramon - Ross-Ellis

Panelists:

  • Beckwith - Anjunadeep
  • Anabel Englund - Measurement Arts
  • Oscar G - Murk Records
  • MK -
  • Mark Knight - Toolroom Records
  • Allan McGrath - Anjunadeep/Anjunabeats
  • Dantiez Saunderson - MDM Artists
  • Alexander Technique - Brobot
  • Marci Weber - MDM Artists
  • Michael Weiss - Nervous Records
Room: A-208

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

Moderator:

  • Greg "Stryke" Chin - The Recording Academy

Panelists:

  • Cedric Gervais -
  • Sultan -
  • Ned Shepard -
  • BT -
4:00 PM - State of the DJ
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:

  • Cevin Fisher - Import Tracks

Panelists:

  • Oscar G - Murk Records
  • Boo from Sleepy & Boo - Basic NYC
  • Sleepy from Sleepy & Boo - Basic Music/Marquee New York
  • Seamus Haji - Big Love Music
  • The Scumfrog - Scumfrog
  • Roger Sanchez - InDeep/Stealth Records
  • Todd Terry - Inhouse Records
Room: A-107

Latin remixers, club DJs and labels unite to forge better industry ties. Bootleg remixes vs. official remixes, the legal debate. Using technology and web tools to maximize exposure for the Latin superstar DJ, as the Latin music industry finds it's niche in the EDM realm.

Moderator:

  • DJ Cubanito - Salsamania Promotions

Panelists:

  • Norty Cotto - Naughty Boy Music
  • Brett Deutsch - Crossed Over Entertainment
  • Miguel Garrocho - Warner Music
  • Berna Jam - Berna Productions
  • Jason Klein - Monster Taxi
  • Baron Lopez - Baron Lopez Productions
  • Oba Frank Lords - 4Tune Entertainment
  • William Otero - Latinos Unidos Record Pool
Room: A-109

Sneak peak at the new KUVO system that connects DJs, clubs, and club goers together as one through existing DJ equipment such as a Pioneer CDJ-2000nxs.If you are a DJ or producer and want to promote your performance or tracks globally like never before, then this is the seminar for you. This is a sneak preview of what KUVO can do for you if you are a DJ or an Artist.

Panelists:

  • Maury Dent - Pioneer DJ
4:30 PM - A&R / Remix A&R

Because of the sheer volume of artistry around today, how does an artist choose his or her path? When is time to bring on management, do you go with a major label, Indie label or maybe even more daring, do you go the DIY route. There are more options as an Artist than ever before, Singer, Songwriter, Superstar DJ, Remixer, Featured Vocalist etc. When meeting with an A&R be prepared, Set goals for your listening session, have a plan, show why you are different and unique but still talented, ect. Find out how Social Media, building your Brand Profile, and fan base play a huge role in getting signed or being considered for a Remix. This Panel of seasoned Music Business Professionals have been through over 2 decades of music evolvement and are still at the top of their careers! The panel will be packed solid with valuable information You will not want to miss!

Moderator:

  • Debra Eriksen - Oracle Entertainment
  • Dennis White - Static Revenger

Panelists:

  • Joey Arbagey - Island Def Jam
  • Chris Fraser - Ministry of Sound Australia
  • Nick Hoffman - Hochberg Law
  • Victor Lee - At Night Management
  • Eric van der Kwast - Talk To The Management

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Thursday 3/27/2014
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr., Hall A, Upper Main Lobby

Room: A-209

Terrestrial, Satellite, Internet, Digital Cable, iPhone, Android - you don't need a Radio anymore to find a Station. Wherever you are in this world you're only a click away from your favorite channel and your favorite songs.We'll discuss what it takes to get and keep listeners tuned in to hear their favorite songs regardless of the platform, as well as what it takes to get your music heard.

Moderator:

  • Cary Vance - Promo Only Promotions

Panelists:

  • Bartel - WKTU
  • Ben Burris - WXJZ-FM, Party 100.9
  • Will Calder - WPOW Power 96
  • Charlotte Coker - KISS FM
  • Manny Esparza - Fusion Radio Network
  • Nick G - Ghetto House Radio/GHR
  • Tommy Nappi - Atlantic Recording
  • Noah Sheer - Island Def Jam
  • Cees van Der Zwan - Spinnin' Records
  • Erik Velez - Beatgasm
  • Jeff Z - Pandora
12:00 PM - Lobby DJs
Room: Hall A Lobby

All female DJ talent from around the world spinning live all day!

Room: A-111

SmithsonMartin Co-Founder & CEO Alan Smithson announces the debut of Emulator ELITE, the world's most advanced DJ system. Alan will walk you through all the features and tech behind their newest invention. He will demonstrate the new Emulator PRO software and how you can make your own custom touchscreen template for any MIDI software.

Room: A-107

Dance music consumers and professional are overloaded. Listening to all the new music available is a frankly impossible task and separating the wheat from the musical chaff can often be a dishearteningly laborious task. We speak to some of the worlds most important DJs and taste makers to find out how they filter the good from the bad. What do these lessons mean for consumers and professionals?

Moderator:

  • Stephen Titmus - Shazam

Panelists:

  • Luke Hood - AEI Media
  • MK -
  • Liz Miller - Big Beat Records
  • Nick Sabine - Resident Advisor.net
Room: B-210

A mock negotiation where you get to witness first hand music business professionals working through the relevant issues for a new artist or DJ/Producer.

Moderator:

  • Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq. -

Panelists:

  • Gregory Bloom, Esq. - ChaseLawyers
  • Corey Boddie - Boddie & Associates, PC
  • Gary Salzman - Big Management Ltd
  • Michael Weiss - Nervous Records
Room: A-109

With EDM DJ's playing larger and larger stages, the importance of the VJ has increased significantly. Breakthroughs in technology have both lowered the bar for entry and made things possible that seemed unimaginable just a few years ago. If you are a VJ, this panel will give you the opportunity to learn and be inspired by some industry veterans. For the DJ, this is a great chance to see what it takes to elevate your performance to the next level.

Moderator:

  • Lars Schlichting - DVJ Vision

Panelists:

  • Scotty B - Promo Only
  • VJ Oriol Torres -
  • VJ Psyberpixie - Psybervision
  • VJ KSKA - PointZeroOne
  • Talbot Simons -
  • Oriol Torres - Amnesia, Spain
  • Vello Virkhaus - V Squared Labs
Room: B-211

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

Moderator:

  • Shiv Madan - NME India

Panelists:

  • Duane Buriani-Gennai - Konkrete Konkrete Agency
  • Aston Harvey - The Freestylers
  • Jaideep Singh - Viacom 18 Media PVT LTD
  • Gui Tannenbaum - Braslive Entertainment
  • BT -
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 heavyweight champions as they give us insight into their world.

Moderator:

  • Lucia Chang - Sidecar Management

Panelists:

  • David Charpentier - Producer Entertainment Group
  • Steven Haddad - Hashtag Management
  • Erik Mendelson - Digiwax Media
  • Sondra C. Okada - Premiere Artists Group
  • Ivan Parron - IP Agency
  • Eric van der Kwast - Talk To The Management
  • Devan Welch - Rubix Management
Room: A-107

Put your hands up for Detroit! Cars are not the only hot export from this city! What is it about this city that makes it the Birthplace of techno and hotspot for house? Find out about the origins of this esteemed panel made up of Detroits techno and house creators from the past, present and future. From the Strings of life to Big Fun to "Burnin," and all the other innovators assembled here, it is Clear that Detroit has a special influence over the broad spectrum of electronic dance music, techno, house and everything in between. Check out what these present and future icons have to say with this amazing question and answer session.

Moderator:

  • Clark Warner - Beatport

Panelists:

  • Carl Craig - Planet E Communications, Inc
  • Sam Fotias - Paxahau
  • MK -
  • Kevin Saunderson - KMS Productions
Room: A-209

MTV Latin America and Winter Music Conference invite you to learn how to be a Change Maker like Paul van Dyk through an inspiring presentation by the DJ Foundation that will leave you wanting to join the DJ Change Makers global movement. Get tips on amplifying social-good messages via multiple platforms: DJ gigs, social media, etc.

Moderator:

  • Mario Cader-Frech - MTV

Panelists:

  • Cristian Caseb - DJ Magla
  • Mauricio Parra - Fundacion DJ
  • Paul van Dyk - Vandit Records
Room: B-210

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, Mixcloud 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:

  • Paul Reed - Life In Color

Panelists:

  • Nick Decosemo - Mixmag
  • Roger Balta - EdmodoFM Satellite Radio
  • Meindert Kennis - Spinnin' Records
  • Jessica Poche - Azucar Digital Distribution
  • Jake Udell - Th3rd Brain
Room: A-111

We will be showing both DAWs to demonstrate the merits of both. Dave will be banging the drum for Logic, Mike will be putting his case forward for Ableton, and Ron will be showing the pros and cons using both at the same time in rewire mode while demoing his latest remix project for Krewella - Enjoy The Ride on Columbia Records."

Panelists:

  • Dave Garnish - Garnish Music Production
  • Mike Parvizi - Garnish Music Production
  • Ron Reeser - Garnish Music Production
3:30 PM - Label Summit
Room: A-208

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:

  • Gary Salzman - Big Management Ltd

Panelists:

  • Rod Carrillo - Carrillo Music
  • Andres Mijangos - Soda Groove Records
  • Andrew Salsano - Nervous Records
  • Eelko van Kooten - Spinnin' Records
Room: B-211

Wall of Sound records founder Mark Jones takes us Back to the Phuture. Joining the dots of electronic music from where & when to now and beyond. How? Where? Why? Who? What? Inspired you to do what you do. Discovering and discussing the dimensions and history of EDM and the relevance and influence of electronic music from the past and how we got here. Join this panel of legends and current EDM pioneers as they take you Back To the Phuture!

Moderator:

  • Mark Jones - Wall Of Sound

Panelists:

  • Arthur Baker - Baked Records
  • Felix Buxton - Basement Jaxx
  • David Christophere - Rabbit in the Moon
  • Sander Kleinenberg -
  • Gary Richards - Hard Festival

Come toast the nominees and winners at the official IDMA Red Carpet Reception and After Party. Featured DJ Sets by Household Funk, Lee Dagger of Bimbo Jones, Ultra Nate', Beppe Gioia, Cristian Scottini and Ryan Nathan.

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 209 countries and territories every year to recognize and honor exceptional achievements in 57 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 3/28/2014
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr., Hall A, Upper Main Lobby

Room: A-208

Blogs started out as web logs where a single person posted their thoughts and opinions. As the center of the online EDM world, they have grown into self-sufficient communities with features, interviews, reviews, and large social media followings. To spread the word about releases and tours, there is no better or quicker avenue than blogs. With this kind of influence comes a great deal of responsibility for the writers - freedom of bias, curation, credibility, etc. This panel will cover these issues, along with what the future will hold with forthcoming consolidation, online media, upcoming trends, and international influences.

Moderator:

  • DJ Ron Slomowicz - NotableDance.com

Panelists:

  • Josh Bennett - LessThan3/Kid Alien
  • Jai Cao - EDM Tunes
  • Dan Roy Carter - Dancing Astronaut
  • Lainie Copicotto - Aurelia/Club Planet
  • Ma-less - Do Androids Dance
  • Dani Deahl - danideahl.com
  • Jose Woldring - The Media Nanny
12:00 PM - Lobby DJs
Room: Hall A Lobby

DJ talent from around the world spinning live all day!

Room: A-111

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 -
  • Bass Kleph -
  • DJ Meme -
  • Kenny Summit - Good For You Records/GFY Black
Room: B-211

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:

  • Aaron Chawla - NG9 Entertainement

Panelists:

  • Troy Gilmore - Sleeping Giant Music
  • Jared Rosenberg - Ticketmaster
  • Craig K. Skilling - SEG Entertainement
  • Patrick Whalen - DPS Inc.
Room: A-208

Music maturity came swiftly for the now seasoned-veteran Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell. At the age of 25, the young Dutch titan capped off a 10 year journey when he was crowned Worlds No.1 DJ cementing his position as the electronic scenes newest superstar DJ and becoming the youngest ever winner of the coveted Top 100 DJs award. Having first established his name at the tender age of 14, Hardwell has since elevated his clubland standing to impressive, dizzying heights. Through his refreshing sound that is characterized by complex drum ensembles, daring synths, and emotive chords, Hardwell has created the ultimate recipe for Big Room House. The fresh and open-minded approach he has taken with his label Revealed Recordings has led to the imprint gaining international momentum and having produced a cluster of hits since its inception back in 2010, as well as giving rise to a new generation of artists that include Dyro, Dannic, Julian Calor, Thomas Newson and Kill The Buzz. Another success in the labels armory is its celebrated compilation series Hardwell Presents Revealed which offers listeners a true box ready taste into the current trends at the heart of the labels musical output. In April 2013 Hardwell launched his most ambitious project to date when he unveiled his I Am Hardwell world tour concept at Amsterdams Heineken Music Hall to a 6000 capacity crowd. A spectacle of unprecedented musical vision and production detail, the entire show was broadcast live on a HD feed to 100,000s of fans around the world and placed a solid marker to the immense popularity of Hardwells position within the dance community. The rise of Hardwell has become an inspiring tale for all. Coming full circle from a dream to reality of wanting to become the #1 DJ in the World, we can be assured that the Hardwell name, face, and brand is a force that will drive electronic dance music for years to come. Bring your questions and join us as WMC proudly presents an intimate question and answer session with Hardwell.

Moderator:

  • Justin Lubliner - Canvas Create Group

Panelists:

  • Hardwell - Hardwell Productions
Room: B-210

While the mainstream is saturated with EDM sounds passed down by the indie scene years ago, the indie scene always seems to be ten steps ahead. The creative freedom nurtured by the indie scene gives rise to ever-expanding layers of new music formats and older formats revived with a sharp modern edge. The innovative spirit of the new gives rise to endless opportunities to bring new sounds (and business practices) to the forefront. So who are these pioneering artists, producers and indie labels? And what do they have in store for the future?

Moderator:

  • Sean Glass - Disco Version Records

Panelists:

  • Steven Braines - Crown Talent & Media Group
  • Franki Chan - iheartcomix
  • Sharon Needles - Sharon Needles
  • Stacey Gamble - dirtybird
Room: A-209

Learn from a group of experts how to protect, register and exploit songs effectively with a Performing Rights Organzation (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 projests and video games.

Moderator:

  • Brandon Bakshi - BMI

Panelists:

  • Luigi Monti Arduini - Cafe Concerto Music Group
  • Andrew Bailey - Goldman Bailey Ltd
  • Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq. -
  • Brian Dessaur - Strengholt Music
  • Ineabell - Black Book Artist
  • Frank Liwall - The Royalty Network
  • Pieter van Bodegraven - Talpa Music B.V.
Room: A-111

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 -
  • Bass Kleph -
  • Kenny Summit - Good For You Records/GFY Black

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Saturday 3/29/2014

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Sunday 3/30/2014

Official Club Events and Pool Parties