Last Year's WMC 2016 Schedule

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Friday 3/18/2016

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Saturday 3/19/2016

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Sunday 3/20/2016

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Monday 3/21/2016
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup
Room: El Dorado II

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Exhibits Open
Room: El Dorado II

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. Free and open to the public.

This panel of experts will explain the different kinds of revenue streams and how to maximize them. The discussion will cover 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:

  • Paul Insinna - Law Office of Paul Insinna
  • Marianne Lecron - Turquoise Law Firm

An in-depth look into the music industry's most resilient individuals and how they overcame challenges and adversities both in their personal and professional endeavors. Factors such as Depression, Addictions, Racism, Homophobia and Gender are just some issues facing DJs and the music industry today. Come and listen to these professionals talk about how to overcome personal demons, using the power of music and self assurance, each through their own personal journeys.

Moderator:

  • Kiera Miller - Your EDM

Panelists:

  • Kelly Boyle - Your EDM
  • Tony Junior - Tony Junior
  • Shaun Frank -
  • VASSY - Kiss My Vassy
  • Sander Kleinenberg - Little Mountain B.V.

Catch the most promising DJ talent as they mix and manipulate their way to victory in WMC's elimination contest where the winner takes all. Prizes will be provided by Pioneer DJ and Denon DJ.

Panelists:

  • DJ Irie - Irie Music Corp.
  • Serafin - Tasty Tuesdays
  • Trentino -
  • DJ Ease - DJ Ease
2:00 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 Snapchat, 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 move, 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.

Moderator:

  • Edward Unger - Blue Sound Studios

Panelists:

  • Matt Abbott - Label Worx
  • Alana Bly - SocialLadder

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?

Moderator:

  • Tracy Young - FEROSH

Panelists:

  • Lee Dagger - Bimbo Jones
  • Fenix - Carillo Music
  • DJ Dark Intensity - Djdarkintensity.com

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:

  • David Corso - Corso Agency

Panelists:

  • Jason Beukema - Whet Travel/ Groove Cruise
  • Chad Donnelly - SnowGlobe & SBV Properties
  • Carlos Lopez - Lostnights
  • Paul Reed - Life In Color
  • Manuel Reta - RAW Live

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, A&R oversees the recording process; this includes helping the artist choose the right producer, advising 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!

Moderator:

  • John Parker - Promo Only Promotions

Panelists:

  • Eddie Mix - Billeegee Productions
  • Rod Carrillo - Carrillo Music
  • Orlando Puerta - Citrusonic
  • Gary Salzman - Big Management Ltd

Get an introduction to the rekordbox dj plus pack, which turns Pioneer DJs management software into perfomance software. Learn about unique features such as Pad FX, split-screen for enhanced browsing and the My Tag and Related Tracks feature. rekordbox is the only software that allows you to use the same database to play from a laptop as well as export to a USB-stick. All seminar attendees have a chance to win 1 DDJ-RX controller and 2 pairs of Pioneer DJ headphones (must be present to win).

Panelists:

  • DJ Mark Gallo - 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 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 trends in the industry develop and change, the IDMAs continue to serve as an essential platform for career launching appearances. Hosted by Daniel Glass with Naughty Natalia.

Performances By:

  • Terri B!
  • Karina Iglesias
  • Robin S
  • Rilan
  • Dawn Tallman

Special Appearances By:

  • Kim Cameron
  • Jei
  • Lee Dagger
  • Fenix
  • JES
  • Serafin
  • Nicole Moudaber
  • Sak Noel
  • Alexis Salgado
  • Barbara Tucker
  • Crystal Waters
  • Kristine W
  • Tracy Young
  • Charlie Zhao

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Tuesday 3/22/2016
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup
Room: El Dorado II

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Exhibits Open
Room: El Dorado II

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. Free and open to the public.

Denon DJ Product Manager Ross Goodwin takes you on a guided tour of this years controller of controllers the MCX8000. In his presentation hell walk you through Denon DJs Engine software, its integration with Serato DJ, how you can controller stage lighting, and all the unique and standard features on the MCX8000.

Panelists:

  • Ross Goodwin - Denon DJ

Music industry professionals will discuss the basics on how to most effectively protect your rights as a musician. These attorneys will cover a number of popular music law topics including, but not limited to, getting a manager, signing a record agreement, obtaining a publisher, registering your copyrights, digital distribution, streaming services, sending a cease & desist, as well as answering one on one questions from the panelists.

Moderator:

  • Joseph Dieuvil, Esq. - Hoskins Dieuvil PC

Panelists:

  • Matt Buser, Esq. - MWB PL
  • Amy Roland - Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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:

  • Patricia Nieto - Rosemine Group

Panelists:

  • Jen Appel - The Catalyst Publicity Group
  • Sean Fountain - WildChild World Inc.
  • Jorge Moreno - Videoo.com
  • Corey Andrew - CocoJojo Music

Meet Pioneer DJs latest versions of their industry-standard mixer and player. The DJM-900NXS2 features much improved sound quality, an independent Send/Return section and two USB ports. The CDJ-2000NXS2 features 8 Hot Cues, a full color touch screen and FLAC/ALC support. Learn about all of the new features and their possibilities for the professional DJ.

Moderator:

  • Lars Schlichting - Pioneer DJ

Come listen to top nightclub promoters as they discuss the intricacies of creating and operating EDM events for the worlds best venues. They will share the process from negotiating and booking talent, what they look for in the booking process, developing and maximizing the event and marketing budgets, logistics of producing the actual event (lighting, sound, backline equipment and riders), how to maximize your VIP experience and most important - giving the customer a truly exciting experience.

Moderator:

  • Louie La Vella - La Vella Nightlife

Panelists:

  • Joey Musgrave - More Volume Agency & Prod.
  • Beat Thief - Beat Thief Inc.

This Master Class will teach the fundamentals of staying vital in House Music. Come listen to our esteemed teachers with over 30 years of experience in the world of House. Learn how they started, the ups and downs and how they persevered obstacles to remain relevant and influential in the current state of House Music.

Moderator:

  • Barbara Tucker - Bstar Music Group

Panelists:

  • Chanelle -
  • DJ Pierre - Afro ACiD MuZiK
  • David Morales - Def Mix Productions
  • Janice Robinson - Dreamer Entertainment
  • Dr. Glen Sweety G Toby - Glenn Toby Films
  • Crystal Waters -

Catch promising DJ talent as they mix and manipulate their way to victory in WMC's elimination contest where the winner takes all. Prizes will be provided by Pioneer DJ and Denon DJ.

Panelists:

  • Natalia De La Cruz - Recovery Unplugged
  • Serafin - Tasty Tuesdays
  • Trentino -
  • DJ Ease - DJ Ease

Do you need a manager? How do you select one? 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. Key points discussed at this panel includes strategies to further your career, finance, marketing, publishing, creating sales demand, touring, branding, cross-promotion an deal-making. Come meet these heavyweight champions as they give us insight into their world.

Panelists:

  • Terri B! - TerriBMusic
  • Sebastiaan Hooft - Warmth
  • Eric Redd - Carrillo Music/EMR Ent.
4:30 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:

  • Cary Vance - Promo Only Promotions

Panelists:

  • Rod Carrillo - Carrillo Music
  • Pedro Guzman - Aftercluv/Universal Music Intl
  • Chris "C-Rod" Rodriguez - Rosemine Group/C-Rod, Inc.

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:

  • Stacey Taylor - Taylor Global Media

Panelists:

  • Jorge Brea - Symphonic Distribution
  • Peter Wohelski - finestunes GmbH
  • Charlie Zhao - Monkey King Music

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Wednesday 3/23/2016
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup
Room: El Dorado II

Disruptive - Relating to or noting a new product, service, or idea that radically changes an industry or business strategy, especially by creating a new market and disrupting an existing one: Top music promoters and event marketers discuss the how technology is changing and disrupting traditional marketing tools. This includes Apps and social media networks (both established and emerging). How do we leverage the use of both traditional and the newer technologies that our resonating with festival goers today.

Moderator:

  • Louie La Vella - La Vella Nightlife

Panelists:

  • Alana Bly - SocialLadder
  • Paul Reed - Life In Color
  • Nick Terranova - Brawla Records
  • Charlie Zhao - Monkey King Music

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

Moderator:

  • Ramon - Ross-Ellis

Panelists:

  • Greg Bloom - ChaseLawyers
  • Bob Kechter - Next Music Group

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:

  • Steven Barkan - Intelibeam Inc.

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:

  • Stacey Taylor - Taylor Global Media

Panelists:

  • Lee Dagger - Bimbo Jones
  • Francois K - Deep Space NYC
  • Tracy Young - FEROSH

This is the most unique VJ competition that exists! 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 leading manufacturers.

Rafael Moya from Rane Corporation will cover all of the features of the new Rane MP2014 and MP2015 mixers. Expect a detailed seminar involving the mixers flexibility with digital DJ software and DAW programs.

Moderator:

  • DJ Precision - Rane Corporation

What separates a dance artist's track from those that top the charts and go on to win awards, even Grammys? This is an intimate and frank discussion with legendary artists, producers and DJs who have worked with some of the biggest starts on the planet including Michael Jackson, Prince, Chaka Khan, Beyonce, R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, and more. Join These legends of Dance and House music in this once in a lifetime discussion as they share the secrets in crafting classic dance music anthems that go on to be huge!

Moderator:

  • Kelly G - REVOLT TV

Panelists:

  • Terry Hunter - T's Box Music/Chosen Few DJs
  • Steve "Silk" Hurley - S&S Records
  • DJ Wayne Williams - Chosen Few DJ's

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:

  • StoneBridge - StoneBridge Productions
  • Richie Jones -

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. 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:

  • Thornell Jones - Fortress MKTG

Panelists:

  • Michelle Levy - S.K.A.M. Artist Inc.
  • Corey Andrew - CocoJojo Music

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Thursday 3/24/2016
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup
Room: El Dorado II

Is terrestrial radio still the only hit maker? What do radio program directors require? From Apps and Internet radio, YouTube and Vevo there a many options now available to make you a global star! Learn how record pools help you promote your mix show and increase awareness with artists and record labels to build a bigger fan base and brand. How about lyric censorship for broadcast? Join our discussion with global panelists and learn how radio has evolved worldwide while supporting dance music, and how you can be the next trendsetter on radio.

Moderator:

  • John D'Angelo - Club Chaos Radio Show

Panelists:

  • Eddie Mix - Billeegee Productions
  • Lee Dagger - Bimbo Jones
  • Ubi Hernandez - Revolution Radio Miami
  • Jimmyz - 4Play Pty LTD
  • Nino Montana - Iheart Radio/Iheart Media
12:30 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 clubs, 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 you're into video in any capacity you need to be at this panel.

Moderator:

  • Scotty B - Promo Only

Panelists:

  • Habs Akram - Space Ibiza/2CL/Carl Cox
  • Alex Berger - OG Wolf/EVR Worldwide
  • Jason Boogie - Jason Boogie Miami
  • VJ Psyberpixie - Psybervision
  • Tbot - EVR Worldwide
  • Oriol Torres - Pacha Ibiza
  • Jason Winters - Resolume

If you are shopping a demo or looking for that next big success story, you won't 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:

  • G - Launch Official
  • Crystal Waters -
  • Ramon - Ross-Ellis
  • Jason Wilkes - Smooth Rhythm Productions

This panel will discuss all aspects of the vinyl resurgence: from the increasing of physical music sales to the art of DJing, without the need for a synch button. Is there a particular music format selling more vinyl? Is the growth in vinyl sales a Millennial/Hipster fad, have we reached the peak of vinyl sales and what can be done to ensure the continuation of vinyl sales in the future?

Moderator:

  • Dan Miller - DSW

Panelists:

  • Tony Cicalese - We Got The Beats Record Store
  • Michael Ramirez - Radio-Active Records
  • Mystic Bill - Snuff Trax/Strictly Rhythm

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:

  • Barry Chase - ChaseLawyers

Panelists:

  • Michael Epstein, Esq. - ChaseLawyers

In this session you will learn about the power of music in addressing addiction. This session will discuss how music affects the brain, heart and soul; breaks down emotional barriers and can be used as a positive anchor for long term treatment and recovery. This session will also focus on the rise in addiction within the EDM and music community and how to help someone who is an addict.

Moderator:

  • Natalia De La Cruz - Recovery Unplugged

Panelists:

  • Kristen Cappiello - Face The Music Foundation
  • Naomi Fabricant - Face The Music Foundation
  • Harold Owens - MusiCares Foundation
  • Paul Pellinger - Recovery Unplugged

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Friday 3/25/2016

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Saturday 3/26/2016

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Sunday 3/27/2016

Official Club Events and Pool Parties