WMC 2017 Tentative Schedule

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Tue 3/21 Wed 3/22 Thu 3/23 Fri 3/24
Tuesday 3/21/2017
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup

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

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.


2:00 PM - WMC DJ Spin-off – Beat Matching

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 leading manufacturers.

Judges:

  • DJ Immortal - Scratch DJ Academy
  • DJ Ease

2:00 PM - Artistry -The Remix

How does one create that magic when it comes to a remix? How does one choose which song to remix and which one to pass on? In a time where everyone seems to have a remix on SoundCloud, Professional remixers need to arm themselves with current sounds and trends to stay current while remaining true to their craft. Listen as these highly sought after remixers and artists discuss how to create the perfect remix that will have people dancing for decades!

Panelists:

  • Manny Martinez - Dark Intensity
  • Steve Rodway - RPM Media Ltd.
  • Fenix - Carrillo Music
  • more TBA

3:00 PM Enlightenment-The Festival Experience

Characteristics of the Enlightenment include the rise of concepts such as reason and liberty by illuminating human intellect and culture often through music and the Arts. EDM Festivals are not just an experience they are cultural and Spiritual movements they allow music and art to give festival goers an escape from the rigors of everyday life. 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 and enlightening movement.

Moderator:

  • Jason Beukema - Whet Travel/Groove Cruise

Panelists:

  • TJ Morehouse - PRG
  • Paul Reed - Life In Color

3:30 PM – Star Search: Record Label A&R/Remix A&R

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:

  • Debra Eriksen - Oracle Entertainment & Marketing

Panelists:

  • Steve Rodway - RPM Media Ltd.
  • Eric van der Kwast - Talk To The Management
  • more TBA

4:30 PM Featured Q & A with PAUL OAKENFOLD

When it comes to a career the magnitude of Paul Oakenfold’s it’s hard to encompass one of the true legends of electronic music into just words. For over 3 decades he has elevated and shaped an entire genre and remains one of the leading forces in the global music scene today. From the DJ booth of the world’s hottest dance floors to the studio producing groundbreaking records or pioneering soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies, Paul Oakenfold’s diversity as an artist and performer have earned him accolades from critics and fans the world over. Gathering 3 Grammy Nominations along the way – this journey has been epic to say the least. Paul Oakenfold’s stature as a DJ and entertainer has taken him beyond the normal club and festival circuit, playing landmark gigs that have changed the face of electronic music. Highlights include four worldwide tours warming up for Madonna and two for U2 (with both artists insisting on a DJ set from Paul instead of a support band); performing on the Great Wall of China and two sold out dates playing to 30,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl in California. In 2011 Paul took a thousand people and a huge sound system down to the southernmost tip of South America – on the Tiera Del Fuego peninsular to DJ all night under the stars at his Party at the End of the World - the southernmost party ever held. Whether you are listening online, CD, watching a commercial or movie, in a club, at a festival, tuned into the radio, playing a videogame or listening to BA long haul in-flight entertainment; Paul’s omnimedia presence is everywhere. Paul Oakenfold is the original pioneer of DJ culture and is its most recognizable icon.

Moderator:

  • Jim Tremayne - DJ Times

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Wednesday 3/22/2017
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup

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

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.


12:00 PM Welcome to the Film & Television Music Playground

Ever thought about seeing one of your songs or tracks being played in a television commercial, movie or video game? Our music playground will be full of educational surprises as top Producers, Filmmakers, Composers, Attorneys, and Music Supervision Executives teach and show you the creative techniques on how to get your music into the right hands to score placements into feature film and television commercials. Dance music plays a major role in the film and television industry but all types of music are always needed as Music Supervisors are always looking for new music to fit their project needs. The call is going out to all D.J.’s, Producers, Songwriters, Composers, Artists and Music Professionals looking to get that additional revenue stream flowing. Make sure that you bring your pads and pens so you are ready to write down some powerful and valuable information which could change your lives forever. See you there!

Moderator:

  • Jason Wilkes Sr. - Smooth Rhythm Productions

Panelists:

  • Priscilla Mattison - Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C.
  • Sheldon Shaw - Potential Films Inc.
  • Mary E. Nuñez - Sony Music Entertainment
  • Joyce Sims - August Rose Records
  • Angie Martinez, Esq. - Angela N. Martinex, PA

12:30 PM - Fight for Your Rights - Music Law

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 - Hoskins Dieuvil PC

Panelists:

  • Matthew Buser - MWBPL
  • Barry Chase - ChaseLawyers
  • Steve Rodway - RPM Media Ltd.

12:30 PM - Social Media & PR

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 don’ts 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:

  • Chris Caruso - DJ Times

Panelists:

  • Vasja Veber - FM Musick
  • Kamil Kwiatkowski - Unfold PR
  • more TBA

2:00 PM - Business of Beats - Revenue Streams

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

  • Marianne Lecron - Turquoise Law Firm
  • Erik Mendelson - Record Gram Inc.
  • more TBA

2:30 PM - Producing & Marketing Your EDM Club Event

Social media has become the hottest way to sell more tickets to your event. What is the step by step sequences that get more tickets sold? Learn how to warm up your fan base with specific posts and get them excited to attend. Competition is fierce and millennials want to know there is an experience waiting for them at your event. Show it to them.

Moderator:

  • Louie LaVella - Ever After Music Festival

Panelists:

  • Manny Martinez - Dark Intensity
  • more TBA

2:30 PM - Product Demo - MODEL 1

PLAYdifferently's product specialist Alex Zinn gives a MODEL 1 public presentation with an in-depth demonstration into the mixer’s features and capabilities featuring special guest artist appearances.


3:00 PM - WMC DJ Spin-off - Scratching

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 leading manufacturers.

Judges:

  • DJ Immortal
  • DJ Ease
  • Bounce
  • DJ Brace

4:00 PM - Longevity A Master Class in Building Your Legacy

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.

  • Panelists TBA

4:30 PM - Featured Q&A with Nicole Moudaber

Nicole Moudaber is an event promoter, record label founder, radio host, and one of the most passionately followed DJ/producers in the world. The one-woman army is marching her muscular take on techno all over the globe, winning fans not only with her music, but her way of being, that’s at once uncensored, inclusive, and fierce. With her trademark shock of untamed dark hair, the Nigeria-born artist can be spotted in a DJ booth by profile alone, rocking crowds before she even drops a record. In-demand all over the world, Moudaber has played everything from intimate after-hours clubs; to revered nightclub institutions like Space, DC10, Output and Stereo; to massive festival stages, including Glastonbury, Electric Daisy Carnival (hosting her own MOODZONE stages), and two appearances at Coachella. She’s been featured by the New York Times and CNN, named “one to watch” by Billboard and Paper magazine, and has graced the cover of electronic music magazines in several countries. Her weekly radio show InTheMOOD - which Moudaber hosts with her unmistakable husk-and-honey voice – won best online music show in the 2016 Online Radio Awards and is syndicated on 70 FM stations in 50 countries, commanding over 15 million listeners worldwide. She has over half a million social followers who she dialogues with daily, sharing candid thoughts on music, work, and life. Mood Records, the imprint she founded in 2013, is a vessel for her own music, and that of other artists who complement her style - which is percussive, deep, and dynamic. Moudaber often brings different elements of her style and taste to life under the MOOD banner, showing her roots as a party promoter, and a New York City clubber during the golden age of the resident DJ. In 2014, she headlined the sold-out MoodRAW tour, set in an off-the-grid warehouse venue from Los Angeles to London. During WMC Music Week, the annual industry confab in South Beach, she hosts MoodDAY and MoodNIGHT showcases, capturing both the pool and after-hours party vibes with packed lineups of superstar friends (like Carl Cox and Danny Tenaglia). She curated a Mood stage at the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas; and is a fixture of the annual BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and played the 10-day event’s official closing party in 2016. A true global citizen, Moudaber resides in London and Ibiza, with frequent stopovers in New York and Los Angeles. She supports NYC’s Lower Eastside Girls Club, which helps disadvantaged young women access the tools they need to pursue their passion for music.


4:30 PM - Digital Distribution

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 L. Taylor - Taylor Global Media

Panelists:

  • Jorge Brea - Symphonic Distribution
  • Bernard M. Resnick Esq. - Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C.
  • more TBA

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Thursday 3/23/2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup

12:30 PM – WMC & YourEDM.com Present - Aspire To Inspire

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.

  • Panelists - TBA

1:00 PM - Remixing & Editing Workshop - Level 1

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.

  • Panelists - TBA

1:00 PM - Jetsetters-The Artistry and Business of the Global DJ

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:

  • Jim Tremayne - DJ Times
  • more TBA

2:00 PM - WMC VJ Challenge

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.

Judges:

  • Marina Rao - Psybervision
  • TBot - EVR Worldwide LLC
  • Scotty B - Promo Only

2:00 PM Independent Labels 101: From the Ground Up

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

Moderator:

  • Ramon Wells - Ross-Ellis/DotDotDot Records

Panelists:

  • Rod Carrillo - Carrillo Music
  • more TBA

2:30 PM - Artists, Agents & Managers

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.

Moderator:

  • Daniel Glass - Glassnote Entertainment

Panelists:

  • Oscar G - Made in Miami
  • Alyson Kintscher - S.K.A.M Artist
  • Dawn Tallman - Tallmax Muzik
  • Glenn Thornton - Slaag Productions, Inc
  • Michael Weiss - Nervous Records

3:30 PM - Remixing & Editing Workshop - Level 2

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.

  • Panelists - TBA

3:30 PM - Making the Brand

As the music eco-system expands globally, marketing decisions are dominated by data, but you're still the master of your brand! Join this panel of Branding experts as they discuss trends in marketing for 2017, including Influencer networks, Social Media and Mobile, and building a community around your brand and your music with a winning content strategy!

Panelists:

  • Powell, Corey Andrew - Coco Jojo Music
  • more TBA

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:

  • Rod Carrillo - Carrillo Music

Panelists

  • Michael Epstein - ChaseLawyers
  • Peter Wohelski - finestunes GmbH
  • Steve Rodway - RPM Media Ltd.

Official Club Events and Pool Parties

Friday 3/24/2017
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Registration & Badge Pickup

12:00 PM Interactive Radio Panel

How can you use Radio Air Play to strengthen your Digital Footprint and Fan Base. Join a global panel of industry experts sharing their sometimes volatile journey placing artists on radio playlist, leading to Billboard charting, and bookings. What’s the secret to keep up that momentum? Interact with FM and Internet radio programmers, record label promoters, and artists to learn steps that could make you that next Chart breaker. What’s next after you get airplay on a Station? How do Mix Shows, Spotify, iTunes, Beatport, Mixcloud, Soundcloud charts and new music blogs support your promotional package leading to radio airplay? Discuss Regional vs. Global radio charting significance. Come ready to take part in the question/answer session which is always a crowd pleasure.

Moderator:

  • John D'Angelo - Club Chaos Mixshow

Panelists:

  • Robert Delmar Browne - The BK Basement
  • Charlotte Coker- Perfecto/APA Agency
  • Robert Kechter - Next Music
  • Kristine W - Fly Again Music
  • Sophie Wright

12:30 PM - Demo Listening Workshop

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:

  • Gladys Pizarro - Launch Official
  • Ramon Wells - Ross-Ellis/DotDotDot Records
  • Jason Wilkes Sr.

1:00 PM Social Media Advertising Workshop

Whether you are a DJ, Producer, Vocalist or Songwriter Social Media Advertisement is vital to your career. This is a two-hour workshop on how to advertise yourself and your music on Social Media including advertisement on Facebook, Instagram and more! Bring your laptops and learn from the experts.

Moderator:

  • Louie LaVella - Ever After Music Festival

2:00 PM - Spin Me Round - Like a Record: The 360' Debate

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 Collins III, Esq.

Panelists:

  • Gregory Bloom - ChaseLawyers
  • more TBA

2:30 PM It’s Totally Automatic - Business and Social Marketing Systems

Using technology and automation to increase time and money: We are living in the future. Old Sci-Fi movies are now our reality - self driving cars, voice activated commands, touch screens and Smart phones are more powerful than computers were 5 years ago. Technology, Cloud and Automation are trending buzzwords. Major corporations have been shifting away from hardware and moving to automation and cloud based systems. Increased revenue possibilities and new technologies being created at lightning speed have everyone excited and inspired. Yet, entrepreneurs and music professionals alike are working harder for less money trying to catch up to the bigger companies and their systems. This panel is based on the direction technology is moving – automation. Through automation of business aspects, everyone creates more time and money in their business - Music business executives, marketing, artists, DJs, producers, labels, etc can implement systems and automation, personally & professionally to increase time and more streams of income. Learn strategies and concepts to apply big business systems to your music business, personal goals and music.

Moderator:

  • Edward Unger - Blue Sound Studios

Panelists:

  • Steve Weisz - Vendini, Inc
  • more TBA

3:00 PM - Vinyl Panel: It’s Not Just For Hipsters!

Each year Vinyl sales are steadily increasing and more and more outlets are carrying vinyl from clothing stores and major music retailers to even Walmart, Vinyl is everywhere! Learn from these experts about everything vinyl: whether or not to press your music on vinyl, how to market and sell your music on vinyl to even choosing the appropriate cover art.

Moderator:

    Panelists:

  • Dan Yashir - Sun Press Vinyl
  • more - TBA


4:00 PM Managing International Talent

This panel of globetrotting experts will help you understand the ins and outs of DJing and live performances, globally. Topics will include travel guidelines and restrictions, what proper documents are needed, performance rights as they may differ from country to country. How to deal with foreign promoters to ensure you are compensated for your performance and much more. Bring your tablets, pens & notepads to learn from the experts and prepare to travel the Big Blue Marble!

Moderator:

  • Manuel Christian Innaro - KalabraDa Records

Panelists:

  • Gladys Pizarro - Launch Official
  • Dawn Tallman - Tallmax Muzik
  • Glenn Thornton - Slaag Productions, Inc

Official Club Events and Pool Parties