LAST YEAR'S WMC 2015 SCHEDULE

Tuesday 3/24/2015

Badge pickup from 10 am to 6 pm

A special exhibit will be on hand in the lobby of the Deauville beach resort showcasing 20 years of Pioneer DJs groundbreaking technology, as well as one of a kind CDJ-2000NXS art pieces. Weve had an amazing journey since the first professional grade CD deck for DJs came to market back in 1994. Our thanks go out to everyone who has been a customer of ours and shares our passion of dance music and technology. Looking forward to the next 20 years and beyond From all of us at Pioneer DJ.

10:00 AM - 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 at WMC's 2-day Exhibit Show overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Deauville Beach Resort. Free and open to the public.

12:30 PM - Kiss My App!

These days it is extremely rare to find someone who does not have their thumbs working overtime on a Smartphone or tablet. Not only can you Facebook, Instagram, email or crush candy, but app-stores are now overflowing with fan-engaging and music production apps. We are all aware of the importance of social media apps and their ability to constantly keep your fan base abreast of your every more, when your new single is released or when you are doing a gig in their town. Music apps are evolving to include songwriting and production as well. Lets explore the ever-changing world of mobile apps and their ability to nurture your career. This panel of professionals will explore the innovative ways in which artists and technology are working together to engage fans and promote music. Come let your fingers discover the future in music.

Moderator:

  • Edward Unger - Blue Sound Studios

Panelists:

  • Melinda Matkowsky - Appum Studios
  • Erik Velez - Beatgasm

Come listen to top club promoters as they discuss the in-depth intricacies of creating and operating events for some of the best club venues worldwide. They will share the process from negotiating and booking talent, maximizing advertising and promotion budgets, the logistics of lighting and sound quality, dcor, VIP or not to VIP, all to design spectacular and profitable nightclub experiences.

Moderator:

  • Louie La Vella - La Vella Nightlife Marketing

Panelists:

  • Joseph Musgrave - More Volume Agency & Product.
  • Mystic Bill -
  • Beat Thief - Audio Playground Ent.

Catch the most promising DJ talent as they mix and manipulate their way to victory in WMCs elimination contest where the winner takes all. Hosted by Cato K and DJ Blondie. Prizes will be awarded by Pioneer DJ, PK Sound, DVJ Vision and more.

Panelists:

  • DJ Deville - Deville Productions, Inc.
  • Cato K - WPOW
  • DJ Blondie - DJ Blonde
  • Serafin - www.djserafin.com
  • DJ Immortal - Scratch DJ Academy

This panel explores the rapid advancement of women innovators in the traditionally male-dominated world of the dance music industry. No longer are women just the featured vocalist on the latest track, they are now rising in the ranks as DJs, producers, remixers and behind the scenes as label owners, managers, agents and much more! Please join this esteemed panel of industry professionals and learn how the sisters are doing it for themselves!

Moderator:

  • Tracy Young - FEROSH

Panelists:

  • Jei - 4 Tune Entertainment
  • Kiera Miller - Your EDM
  • Tiffany Miranda - Girls Makes Beats
  • Miss Nine - Produktion LLC
  • Stacey L. Taylor - Taylor Global Media

You've created your album, so now what? Time to take it on the road! Do you need an agent, a manager and a tour manager to help you get your music to the masses? Minivans and fast food, long days and little sleep are all dues you pay in the beginning of your career. Knowing your markets, where you are getting the most exposure and high social media traffic can help you decide what cities to take your tour to. Knowing the current trends in staging, lighting and sound can be essential in producing a great experience for your audience and ensuring returning fans in the future!

Moderator:

  • Patrick Whalen - DPS Inc.

Panelists:

  • Jamey Brock - GLP
  • Kaela Hamilton - Techiekat
  • Grif Palmer - Martin Professional

A 90 minute interactive workshop for beginners, covering essential techniques such as Beat Matching, Phrasing, Transitions, Scratching and more. Q&A session with Scratch Miami Instructors and special guests.

Moderator:

  • DJ Immortal - Scratch DJ Academy

Panelists:

  • DJ Fielo -
  • Bounce - Scratch DJ Academy

This panel of experts will explain the different kinds of revenue streams and how to maximize them. We will discuss Sales, Artists Royalties, Endorsements, Publishing and Mechanical Royalties, Synchronization, Public Performance Royalties, Streaming Royalties, YouTube, Soundcloud, Producer Packs, Neighboring Rights, Touring, Merchandising, Formats, Production Music Libraries and more.

Moderator:

  • Seth Lawrence Berman - Nixon Peabody LLP

Panelists:

  • Ellie Altshuler - Nixon Peabody
  • Staci Riordan - Nixon Peabody
  • Melissa Waldhorn - Division of Sound
  • Michael Weiss - Nervous Records

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Wednesday 3/25/2015

Badge pickup from 10 am to 6 pm

10:00 AM - 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 at WMC's 2-day Exhibit Show overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Deauville Beach Resort. Free and open to the public.

Catch the most promising DJ talent as they mix and manipulate their way to victory in WMCs elimination contest where the winner takes all. Hosted by Cato K and DJ Blondie. Prizes will be awarded by Pioneer DJ, PK Sound, DVJ Vision and more.

Panelists:

  • DJ Deville - Deville Productions, Inc.
  • Cato K - WPOW
  • DJ Blondie - DJ Blonde
  • Serafin - www.djserafin.com
  • DJ Immortal - Scratch DJ Academy

From icons like David Bowie to Grace Jones, to current ad campaigns: Madonna for Versace and Diplo for Alexander Wang, fashion and music have always been harmoniously intertwined into the fabric of Pop Culture. This panel will discuss the symbiotic nature that music and fashion have in creating brilliant marketing campaigns. From the runways of Paris the soundtracks for television ad campaigns, learn how fashion uses music to inspire and ultimately sell their latest collection and how a musician/DJ benefits from fashions need for cutting edge sounds.

Moderator:

  • Ria Michelle -

Panelists:

  • Luciana - Young and Vicious
  • Xenia Ghali - Funky Sheep/Exit 8/Mr. 305

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, 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:

  • Giacomo Coveri - The Orchard
  • Alex Munoz - Label Engine
  • Anna Siegel - 7digital
  • Stacey L. Taylor - Taylor Global Media

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:

  • Gray Devio - Bigger Bang Media
  • DJ Adam Sikora - Bigger Bang Media
  • Dirticow - DirtiMedia
2:00 PM - Optical HD

This panel will get you up close and personal with some of the best touring visual artists and content providers explaining tricks of the trade. From the biggest festivals to your club, the best in the biz will help you make the most of very pixel in your show with video demonstrations, products, software, content and a hands on Q & A session. If youre into video in any capacity you need to be at this panel..

Moderator:

  • Scotty B - Promo Only

Panelists:

  • Habs Akram - Space Ibiza
  • VJ Culture -
  • Justin Kent - Experience Jockey
  • VJ Psyberpixie - Psybervision
  • Kim Rowe - EuroTek Entertainment
  • Talbot Simons -
  • VJ TBOT - TBOT
  • Oriol Torres - Pacha Ibiza

Live gigs can be one of the most important ongoing money makers in an artist or DJs career which places agents and agencies at the top of the industry food chain. A great agent has the connections and vision and skills to move your career forward and keep it profitable. Do you need an agent and, if so, how do you connect with the agent that is right for you?

So youve got some great tracks and a creative vision, but how do you bring your career to the next level? Join this panel of adept artists as they discuss all aspects of advancing their careers. Topics will include: contracts, copyrights, creative collaborations, monetizing your music while safeguarding your artistic integrity, live performances, publishing, labels, managers, agents and more. Bring your questions and learn from invaluable real life lessons that will help you keep your career on track and moving in the right direction.

Moderator:

  • Thornell - Fortress MKTG

Panelists:

  • Kissy - Carrillo Music/San City High
  • VASSY - Kiss My Vassy
  • Ultra Nate' - Deep Sugar/BluFire
  • Eric Redd - Carrillo Music/EMR Ent.
  • Katt Rockell - Culture Creative Music
  • Kristine W - Fly Again Music

How does one remain relevant and true to their sound and avoid falling into a remixing rut? Professional remixers need to arm themselves with current sounds and trends to stay current but also a staying one step ahead of the crowd. Having good business sense and a great team are vital! 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.

Panelists:

  • Eddie Amador - Carrillo Music
  • Flipside - Jump Smokers/B96
  • Oba Frank Lords - 4Tune Entertainment
  • DJ Dark Intensity - Djdarkintensity.com
  • Kenny Summit - Good For You Records/GFY Black
  • Dirticow - DirtiMedia

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 artists, producers and remixers who will discuss the creative and business trends in the dance and electronic community.

Moderator:

  • Matt Medved - Billboard

As the demand for electronic music for TV, Film and Video Games is rapidly growing, a highly sought after platform has emerged for Artists/Producers and Songwriters to expose their music to the world, earn money and in some cases even launch careers. Although this is a rapidly expanding source of exposure and income, there are still many left in the dark on how to get into the business, who to contact, what is required, where to target, what are the main do's and don'ts and receive submission advice. These top panelists will discuss their personal experiences and lessons learned to help guide you to the lucrative world of the silver screen.

Moderator:

  • Lucky G - Lucky G Productions

Panelists:

  • Jim Laquidara - Audio Motion Music, Inc.
  • Jonathan Lazar - Urband & Lazar
  • Gabriel Saientz - Million Ducks Music
  • Jason Wilkes - Smooth Rhythm Productions

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

Moderator:

  • Greg Bloom - ChaseLawyers

Panelists:

  • Lazaro Casanova - PetFood/MURK
  • Mike "Da Mooch" Mucci - Amplitude Recordings
  • Alex Munoz - Label Engine
  • Andrew Sinclair - Approaching Nirvana
  • Ramon - Ross-Ellis
  • Sam Willson - Approaching Nirvana

A 90 minute interactive workshop for intermediate to advanced level DJs. This workshop covers advanced techniques such as Key Mixing, Live Remixing, Midi Controllers, Trick Mixing, Advanced Scratching and more. Q&A session with Scratch Miami Instructors and special guests.

Moderator:

  • DJ Immortal - Scratch DJ Academy

Panelists:

  • DJ Fielo -
  • D-wayne -
  • Bounce - Scratch DJ Academy

By invitation only.

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Thursday 3/26/2015

Badge pickup from 11 am to 5 pm

This is the most unique VJ competition that exists! Hosted by DJ Serafin, watch LIVE as these creative geniuses lead you on a journey through visuals & sound as they battle it out for the #1 spot! Prizes will be awarded by Pioneer, PK Sound, DVJ Vision and more.

Moderator:

  • Serafin - www.djserafin.com

Panelists:

  • Scotty B - Promo Only
  • VJ Psyberpixie - Psybervision
  • Lars Schlichting - Pioneer DJ

This panel will discuss the meteoric rise of Electronic Dance Music and how it went from underground clubs and raves to a multi-billion dollar pop industry stretching into major labels and major music festivals. This dais of industry veterans will exchange views on the ever changing climate of dance music and the future of where its going.

Moderator:

  • Devan Welch - Warpath Group

Panelists:

  • Carlos Cancela - Warner Bros. Records
  • Andrew Goldstone - Red Light Management
  • Sarah Polonsky - DJ Magazine

Drug use during concert & festival events is nothing new, nor is it going away anytime soon. Event producers, venues and DJs are caught between a rock and hard place that theyve always been: trying to satisfy the demands of law enforcement and city officials on one side, and keeping their attendees and fans safe and happy on the other. Many would like to see broader drug education and harm reduction measures at events, but are afraid of legal or brand-management issues. So how can these risks be mitigated? Who is responsible for accidental overdoses, the promoter and the venue or is it personal responsibility? Who are your allies and what are the steps you need to take to adopt a new approach? Find out the answers to these questions and hear more about a national campaign to amend the RAVE Act, which could give event producers greater protection when addressing drug use issues head on.

Moderator:

  • Stefanie Jones - Drug Policy Alliance

Panelists:

  • Mark Lawrence - AFEM
  • Kiera Miller - Your EDM
  • Missi Wooldridge, MPH - DanceSafe

You will be exposed to a panel of experienced entertainment attorneys discussing the basics of entertainment law in the music business. These attorneys will cover a number of popular music law topics including, but not limited to, "Record Deals", Publishing Agreements, Royalties, Licensing, Sampling, Downloading, etc. These attorneys will be available to answer any questions that you may have regarding law in the music business today. Panel attendees will also have the opportunity to inquire about obtaining counsel for their personal entertainment business needs.

Moderator:

  • Joseph Dieuvil, Esq. - Hoskins Dieuvil PC

Panelists:

  • Gary Adelman - Davis Shapiro & Hayes LLP
  • David Bercuson - David Bercuson, P.A.
  • Michael Gamble - Media Science International
  • Anibal Luque - Hoffman Luque LLP
  • Ivan Parron - Parron Law/ip Agency

This panel provides an in-depth look at how DJ and Dance Music Culture is fueling pop culture and how its popularity is being amplified by brands, labels and advertisers. How fans buy into that brand is quickly becoming the most important way to be successful in the music industry going forward. Music fulfills an invaluable task in advertising by providing entertainment, structure, continuity, memorability, lyrical language, targeting and authority establishment, contributing to overall promotional goals. Ever find yourself singing along to an advertising jingle or associating a pop song to a recent commercial youve seen on TV? As advertisers, the knowledge that music can influence consumers buying habits is very powerful. Likewise, an income stream that had been cautiously viewed by many artists as selling-out continues to develop as an embraceable means of generating revenue and promotion - reaching an ever greater number of fans in a media-overloaded consumer culture. So who are these savvy idea brokers who ingeniously bridge music and products with fresh campaigns to influence consumer culture for the benefit of all?

Moderator:

  • Matthew Medney - Tommie Sunshine, Inc.

Panelists:

  • Erick Espinal - Red Rabbit Presents
  • Thornell - Fortress MKTG
  • Ted Keyes - Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Mike Mora - Red Rabbit Presents
  • Olly Wood - Hollaphonic

A great A&R person is expected to understand the current tastes of the market and to be able to find artists and help guide their path to commercial success. 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. The A&R oversees the recording process; this includes helping the artist choose the right record producer, advising the artist on all aspects of making a high-quality recording. They work with the artist to choose the best songs (i.e. repertoire) to record, assist in finding songs and songwriters, and maintain contact with music publishing companies and producers. Remix A&R: Learn how to create great relationships with the most current and innovative producers and remixers in the biz today. Know your target audience, (whether it is Hip Hop/R&B, EDM, Trap, Big Room, Circuit LBGT, Deep House or Techno), is vital in choosing the proper remixers to remix your song. This will help the appropriate DJ select your song out of the slew of promos they receive everyday and resulting in club play and also chart positioning. This panel of key industry players has the insight and wisdom you will need to help you make the best decisions for your career! Mark your calendars you definitely do not want to miss this panel!

Moderator:

  • Debra - Oracle Ent & MKT
  • Static Revenger -

Panelists:

  • Ethan Michael Baer - EDM.com
  • Chris Fraser - Ministry of Sound Australia
  • Hosh Gureli - Primary Wave
  • Shivas Howard-Brown - Pete Tong/MBE/FFRR/Parlophone
  • Matt Nugent - One Love Australia
  • Eric van der Kwast - Talk To The Management

Keep up to date with all the newest technology in our industry. Join us as some of your favorite Producers, DJs and Industry experts share invaluable knowledge on how they adapt and take advantage of new products and technology.

Moderator:

  • Karl - inMusic

Panelists:

  • Davey Arevalo - Pioneer DJ
  • David Tort -
  • D-wayne -
  • Markus Schulz - Coldharbour Recordings
  • B-Side -

If you are shopping a demo or looking for that next big success story, you wont want to miss this session. This is a great opportunity for both the creative and business sides to meet and interact for the benefit of all. Artists, Songwriters and Producers will have the chance to ask questions and get an honest critique of their latest project from leading music labels, publishers and A&R reps. 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:

  • Gladys Pizarro - Launch Entertainment
  • Bassjackers Ralph - Bassjackers
  • Ramon - Ross-Ellis

At 18-years old, the Dutch superstar has already set precedents and scored landmarks at every corner of the music industry. Picked up by Spinnin Records and subsequently backed by Scooter Braun, Martin has become one of electronic dance musics youngest superstars, amassing a chart-topping, high-streaming musical legacy along the way. Leaping 36 places to #4 of the DJ Mag Top 100 charts in 2014, garnering both the attention of Billboards prestigious 21 under 21 as well as Forbes 30 under 30 list and dropping his first BBC Essential Mix, Martin Garrixs story is only just beginning. Hitting number one in the UK charts and reaching international platinum status, Animals has to date garnered more than 100 million streams on Spotify and 400 million views on Youtube. Playing soundtrack to such prestigious events as Tomorrowland, Amsterdam Music Festival and more, Martin Garrixs sound become ubiquitous around the world. Entering the New Year with more high-profile shows and festivals on the calendar than ever before and a brand new residency at Las Vegas super club Omnia, Martins ambitions are ramping up for 2015. New material alongside David Guetta, Tiesto, Hardwell, Headhunterz and a landmark first dance record featuring Ed Sheeran demonstrate that Martin has every intention of innovating his sound and looking to the future. Youll find Martin Garrix at every festival worth attending this next year; just as cheerful and exuberant as youd expect a 18 year old whiz kid looking forward to a blossoming career.

This panel of innovative and influential DJs will discuss everything you need to know to advance your DJ career including: building the perfect set, strategies to make your sets tighter, DJ technology, how sound quality and compressed files affect your set and how to build your ideal fan base and make a living while safeguarding your artistic freedom and integrity. Gain invaluable insight on how to manage a lucrative DJ career including: how to make sure you get paid, how to deal with event promoters and nightclub owners, how your contracts should be structured and what they should include. Learn from this accomplished panel of DJ elite and let them share their journeys, and the lessons learned, with you.

Moderator:

  • Cevin Fisher - Import Tracks

Panelists:

  • Boo from Sleepy & Boo - Basic NYC
  • Sleepy from Sleepy & Boo - Basic Music
  • Sander Kleinenberg -
  • Hector Romero - Def Mix Prod/saw.recordings
  • Todd Terry - Inhouse Records

Unlock the full potential of your CDJs and XDJs with rekordbox 3.0, Pioneer DJs music management software. rekordbox supports every aspect of DJing for a creative, hassle-free experience: from music management and set preparation to performance and set reviews. Learn about new features such as enhanced track browsing, 2-player mode, Sync Manager and Beat Jump, and see how rekordbox integrates with the new XDJ-1000 and XDJ-RX. This seminar will include an introduction to KUVO, Pioneer DJs social platform that connects clubbers, DJs and clubs around the world.

Moderator:

  • Lars Schlichting - Pioneer DJ

Come toast the nominees at the official IDMA Red Carpet Reception.

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 58 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 trends in the industry develop and change, the IDMAs continue to serve as an essential platform for career launching appearances.

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Friday 3/27/2015

Badge pickup from 11 am to 5 pm

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:

  • Cato K - WPOW
  • Brian Fink - Evolution.iHeartRadio
  • Hosh Gureli - Primary Wave
  • John Parker - Promo Only Promotions
  • DJ Ron Slomowicz - clubPlanet/Fusion/NotableDance

The global proliferation of electronic dance music has propelled the trend in superstar EDM artists who play stages and stadiums in nearly every corner of the globe. Electronic dance musics growing popularity in emerging markets such as South America, South Africa, Asia, Caribbean and elsewhere has increased the fan base many times over giving rise to new opportunities for artist and industry advancement. Meet this international panel of industry experts as they discuss the movements and sounds that are boldly changing the geography of the EDM marketplace across the world.

Panelists:

  • Esteban Mendez - Paradise World
  • Ahad Merchant - Phoenix Live
  • Olly Wood - Hollaphonic

This panel will discuss strategies that D.I.Y Artist's can implement to broaden and increase their fan base especially utilizing social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. The panel will also explore which of these social media platforms are still relevant and which ones are the ones to watch out for. The importance of streaming sites such as Spotify and Pandora and how they fit into a D.I.Y Artists strategy to increase their fan base will also be discussed. Finally, the panel will explore ways in which to monetize your fan base.

Moderator:

  • Bob Celestin - Law Offices/Robert A. Celestin

Panelists:

  • Greg Bloom - ChaseLawyers
  • Michael Epstein, Esq. - ChaseLawyers
  • Gary Salzman - Big Management Ltd
  • Edward Unger - Blue Sound Studios
  • Jason Wilkes - Smooth Rhythm Productions

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:

  • Y Diz - Abelton
  • Harry Romero "Choo Choo" - Subliminal Records
  • J Paul Getto - Fogbank Recordings
  • Kenny Summit - Good For You Records/GFY Black
2:00 PM - Label Summit

How are labels shaping the landscape of the music industry today? What are the advantages of signing with an established label? For many people starting their own label seems like 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:

  • Tommy Nappi - Atlantic Recording Corp.

Panelists:

  • Jason Aron - Cash Cash
  • Rod Carrillo - Carrillo Music
  • Stacey Gamble - dirtybird

Come see the Advance Keyboards transform computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on playing/producing experience using our exclusive 4.3-inch color display that instantly adapts to all of the plugins controlsand it works with any VSTi virtual instrument. With the Advance Keyboards custom-designed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. VIP operates as a plugin inside any major digital audio workstation (DAW) or as a stand-alone application on both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Moderator:

  • Dan Gill - Akai Professional

Witness an actual negotiation by music business professionals of a modern "360" record deal. Record deals aren't just record deals any more: they can also include publishing rights and other important rights, even the right to income from your live performances. At this panel you will get to observe first hand leading industry experts working through the relevant issues for a new artist, DJ or producer entering into a new deal.

Moderator:

  • Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq. -

Panelists:

  • Barry Chase - ChaseLawyers
  • Gary Salzman - Big Management Ltd

Social media has been elemental in the advancement of dance music and the meteoric rise of many of its most talked about artists and DJs. Great publicists who specialize in the EDM / Dance Music realm know the dos and donts when it comes to PR and how to utilize Social Media. They can help steer your career through proper channels to receive maximum exposure while at the same time navigating around damage control and beyond. Most major and larger record labels already have in-house Social Media and Publicists but is an in-house publicist enough and can they give you the attention you deserve? What if you are on a smaller Indie label or doing it D.I.Y.? This panel of Social Media, Music Journalists and Public Relation specialists will help you decide if a professional PR person is right for you, if you should you go it your own way and , if so, how to go about it.

Moderator:

  • Lawrence Lui - Island Records

Panelists:

  • Matthew Medney - Tommie Sunshine, Inc.
  • Paul Reed - Life In Color
  • Sabrina Russ - The Russ Agency
  • Olyvia Salyer - VICE Media

What are the keys to maintaining your integrity while fulfilling your mission of making a living with your craft. Join this panel of house music insiders to discuss the real issues and solutions in balancing your money and your mission. How important is it to be true to yourself? How do you develop and transform as an artist while maintaining your authenticity - and what happens if you don't? Are you selling out? How important is community to your growth and well-being as an artist? If were all about community how are we contributing to our own advancement?

Moderator:

  • Barbara Tucker - Bstar Music Group

Panelists:

  • Terri B! - TerriBMusic
  • Kenny Bobien - Soulart Music Group, LLC
  • Tommie Sunshine - Tommie Sunshine, Inc.
  • Robin S -
  • Euphonik - Euphonik Productions
  • Gladys Pizarro - Launch Entertainment
  • Janice Robinson - Dreamer Entertainment
  • DJ Fresh - Big Dawg Productions
  • Keith Thompson - Jamlure International
  • Glenn Toby - Glenn Toby Entertainment
  • Ramon - Ross-Ellis

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:

  • Chris Cox - Planet Cox Inc.
  • Richie Jones -
  • Y Diz - Abelton
  • Kenny Summit - Good For You Records/GFY Black

A manager is said to be the eyes, ears and mouth that drives every aspect of your career forward. From negotiating contracts to helping you build and direct your team from publicists, labels, agents, attorneys, accountants, publisher ect. 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. 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 this team of management all-stars as they give us insight into their world.

Moderator:

  • Steven Braines - The Weird and the Wonderful

Panelists:

  • Bill Coleman - Peace Bisquit
  • Watse de Jong - Music All Stars Management
  • Joe Serling - Serling, Rooks & Ferrara
  • Marci Weber - MDM Artists
  • Devan Welch - Warpath Group

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Saturday 3/28/2015

Badge pickup from 11 am to 4 pm

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:

  • Frank Liwall - The Royalty Network

Panelists:

  • Luigi Monti Arduini - Cafe Concerto Music Group
  • Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq. -
  • Elizabeth Larkin -
  • Gary Salzman - Big Management Ltd
  • Justin Seiser - BMI

If you are shopping a demo or looking for that next big success story, you wont want to miss this session. This is a great opportunity for both the creative and business sides to meet and interact for the benefit of all. Artists, Songwriters and Producers will have the chance to ask questions and get an honest critique of their latest project from leading music labels, publishers and A&R reps. 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:

  • Gladys Pizarro - Launch Entertainment
  • Ramon - Ross-Ellis
  • Jason Wilkes - Smooth Rhythm Productions

Its not just an experience its a culture. Every year EDM festivals across the globe expose new listeners to a dizzying array of both pioneering and headlining talent. So who are the organizers responsible for bringing the live EDM experience to the masses? How do they identify and expose the newest live music trends? How do they advance their local music culture and how does the culture differ across the hemispheres? Enjoy the ride as these innovators discuss the future of the festival experience as a global cultural movement.

Moderator:

  • Jeff Shaw - Live Nation

Panelists:

  • Claudio Da Rocha Miranda Filho - Rio Music Conference
  • Mike Mora - Red Rabbit Presents
  • Jesse Saunders - Electronic Music Caf?/Broken
  • Sebastian Solano - Life in Color
  • Patrick Whalen - DPS Inc.

Unlike the commercial EDM monster, indie culture is constantly taking risks producing new beats, avant garde soundscapes and aural bliss. Nurturing creative artists, labels and remixers in the Indie Scene give rise to ever-expanding layers of new and old music 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.

Moderator:

  • Sophia Kearney - The Weird & The Wonderful

Panelists:

  • Paolo Francesco - Hot Creations
  • Greg Demianczuk - Catz n Dogz
  • MANIK -
  • Andrew Salsano - Nervous Records
  • Wojciech Taranczuk - Catz n Dogz

The open format of college radio gives rise to a greenhouse of creative opportunities for pushing boundaries and nurturing innovation in music - while college radio jocks sift through an endless stream of submissions to shape the pioneering trends of tomorrow. College Radio Music Directors, Programmers and DJs get together and talk about shaping the sound of a station, how to represent your station to the industry and more. What is the future of College Radio? Why does College Radio matter? How to expand the scope of college radio to include multimedia. What does it mean to be an independent station? Learn about funding, respect and good will while retaining your stations key mission and voice. No question is too big, too small or off- limits for this panel!

Moderator:

  • Kunal Chohan - WVUM 90.5

Panelists:

  • Sheyla Marimon - WRGP Radiate FM
  • Cameron McBroom - WVUM University fo Miami
  • Chris Palowitch - WVUM University of Miami
  • Christopher Quintana - WRGP Radiate FM

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