Tuesday, March 18, 2003
9:00 AM - 6:00PM Registration
  Napoleon 1
   
10:00 AM The 1st SPLASH! Poolside at the Radisson
  Poolside Stage

Talented DJs from around the world spin the hottest tracks on the turntables while many socialize and network poolside.

DJ lineup:
· Mac Quayle/HQ2/NYC
· DJ Sarah G./UK
· DJ Mark Brickman/Miami
· DJ Andre Siren Maldonado/NY/NJ
· DJ Lady Tita/NYC/Ibiza
· And more TBA!
 
5:00 PM - 1:00AM Official WMC Opening Reception Party
  Join us in celebration of the launch of WMC 2003 the 18th Annual WMC's Official Opening Reception Party commemorating King Street Sounds' 10 Year Anniversary in conjunction with Underground Collective, I:DJ (UK), XLR8R (San Francisco) and CODA (France) Magazines.

Location:
Raleigh Hotel Pool
1775 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Complimentary Admission With WMC Badge

DJ Lineup:
· Grammy Award Winner David Morales
· Tony Humphries
· Kerri Chandler
· Ron Trent
· Dennis Ferrer
· Danny Krivit
· Eric Kupper
· DJ Turbo (GTS-Japan)

Live PA:
· Frederic Messent (CODA Magazine, Paris, France) with Miles Davis percussionist Sammy Figueroa
· Anonda Project Experience
· Lady Alma
· Stephanie Cooke & Kenny Bobian
   
10:00PM - 2:00PM Official WMC Opening Night Party
  The Beach Night Club featuring Qaraj' Talent
Location:
The Beach Night Club
90 NE 11th Street
Downtown, Miami

Complimentary Admission With WMC Badge

Main Room:
· Kenny Carpenter (Studio 54, NYC)
· Jason Herd (2Risqué, Manchester)
· Rui Vargas (Lux, Lisbon)
· Daryl D'Bonneau (Odyssey Records)
· Ralph (Cocorió, Riccione)
· Justin Burkmann (founder of MoS and Qaraj')

VIP Room:
·
Patrick Oliver (The Beach, Qaraj`)
· Bruno R
· DK Junior
· and many more TBA.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2003
9:00 AM - 6:00PM Registration
  Napoleon 1
   
12:00 PM A&R/Listening Workshop
  Le Jardin

Audition your music for an EXPERT panel of A&R specialists who will give you DIRECT & HONEST feedback to guide you to the NEXT STEP to STARDOM! These will take place EVERY day of the conference. Slots have been reserved in advance. Check in will be 30 mins. prior to panel time or you will be bumped. Walk-ups will be accepted as "fill-ins" for "no-shows".

Panelists:

Geoffe Colon - UBL Music Group
George Calle - OH Records
John Parker - Robbins Entertainment
   
12:00 PM WMC / Party93.1 "Tsunami" Pool Party at the Radisson!
  Poolside Stage

Talented DJs from round the world spin the hottest tracks on the turntables while many socialize and network poolside.

ARTISTS confirmed to perform:
· iio
· Dark Beats/Latin Xpress
· Rockwell
· Reina
· Lucas Prata

·DJ LINEUP:
· Hex Hector/Grammy Award Winner/Global
· DJ Erik Velez/PARTY93.1/Miami
· DJ Mikrosound/D.C.
· And more TBA!
   
12:00 PM The Art of the Deal-- The BASICS
  Napoleon 2

Pt. 1 of a 3-part LEGAL & BUSINESS Series covers the initial BUSINESS dealing: The aim of the panel will be to enlighten the attendees as to the process of making a deal in the record business, from the courtship of the artist by the record label(s) to the bare-knuckled negotiation of the deal points. The format will be of a "mock" record deal negotiation - with each panelist assuming a role.

Moderators:
Ted Weis - Serling, Rooks & Ferrara, LLP
Wallace Collins Esq. - Serling Rooks & Ferrara LLP

Panelists:
Candice Pascal, Esq. - Zen-Fusion Entertainment
Cory Robbins - Robbins Entertainment
John Wright - Point Blank Network
   
1:00 PM MEDIA Workshop- How to expose your artist via ALL types of media
  Napoleon 3

This talented panel of experts will encompass the following media, Press/Publicity/TV/Film/Internet, and show how to utilize each one to your (or your artist's advantage).

Moderator:
Michael Paoletta - Billboard Magazine

Panelists:
Karel Bouley- KFI AM 640
Liam Mayclem - Tech TV
   
2:00 PM Promotion In The Digital Age
  Napoleon 2

Moving beyond clubs and radio, dance artists are finding new opportunities for promotion via video games, advertising, film soundtracks - even mobile phones!

Moderator:
Francis Preve - Keyboard Magazine

Panelists:
Andrew Fox - Clubplanet.com
David Porter - Live 365
Laura Betterly - Boing Media
Liam Mayclem - Tech TV
Nelson Bae
   
4:00 PM A Special Presentation by Stanton
"How does Final Scratch Affect you? Bridging the Gap Between Analog & Digital
  Le Jardin

A well informed and experienced panel of industry leaders will discuss the new highly acclaimed Stanton Final Scratch system. The Final Scratch system allows DJ's to use and manipulate digital audio files on any existing DJ setup - turntables or CD's. Some of the questions that will be posed to the panel will be: "What are the pros and cons to the industry with the creation of a tool such as Final Scratch?", "How does something like Final Scratch affect the DJ and the Industry?", "Is Final Scratch the future for the DJ and the Industry?" After the discussion a brief Final Scratch demo will be conducted with the new MAC OSX version and the new FS CD adapter kit. Attendees will be invited to demo the system themselves after the demo.

Moderator:
Laurent Cohen - Stanton

Panelists:
John Aquaviva - Final Scratch, Plus 8 Records
Daniel Haver- Native Instruments
Francois Keverokian - Wave Music
Keith Haas - 2AM Artist Management
Stephan Luke- Digital Jay Online.com

   
4:00 PM Latin Music Workshop - Quieres Bailar??
  Napoleon 3

What are the new challenges that face the world of Latin Dance Music? Even though R&R has acquired RADIO Y MUSICA, on the positive, we are faced with continued staff cutbacks at all labels, lack of proper service to record pools, and lack of budgetary commitments to properly set records up….what is the NEXT step in order to move FORWARD??

Moderator:
Joe Granda - Granda Ent./Angel Eyes

Panelists:
Alex Carmenates - Salsamania Entertainment Inc.
DJ Rico - KCAQ/Oxnard. CA
Byron Brizuela - Brizz Productions
DJ Leony - Promo Only/ WPYO/Orlando
Fabio Acosta - EMI Latin Records
Leo Vela - Salsa 98
Tony Torres - DJ Latino Record Pool
   
4:00 PM The Ultimate Mixshow Workshop
  Napoleon 2

Expert promotion people and selected radio mixmaster panelists discuss radio mixshows, their contribution to the mixshow at their station, and the issues associated with radio programmers, etc.

Moderator:
Harry Towers - Xtreme Records/Promotions
KC Anderson - Nervous Records

Panelists:
Anthony Rossi - WXXP Party 105.3 FM
Art Rooney - Aural Stimulation Prod.
Darryl "Awesome" Owens - Awesome DJ Productions DMA
DJ RaNpage - WKSS
Erik Velez - WPYM/Party 93.1 Miami
Johnny Rocks - WKTU/NYC, WAPE/Jacksonville
Kenn Burrola - KRCL 90.9 FM-Liquid Rhythms
Michael Setlock - ERG Music
Mikey D Merola- Digital Groove Syndicated
   
10:00 PM Freefall @The Beach Club
  DJ Lineup:
· BT
· Charles Feelgood (Buzz DC, Moonshine)
· Misstress Barbara (Relentless, Moonshine)
· John Acquaviva (Definitive Records)
· DJ Rap (Propa Talent)
· Jackal's Digital Mix (Hallucinatin Recordings)
· Mixin Marc (Brooklyn Music, WK Djs)
· Sebastian Leger (Deaf & Dumb)
· Dave London (Yesmate Recordings, WK Djs)
· Mea (Moonshine)
· Stacy Kidd (Classic, Yellorange, WK Djs)
· Andy Hughes(Balance Promote Record Pool)
· Adam Jay (Azure Records, Zinc Records, WK Djs)
· Ruckus (R & R, WK Djs)
· Annalyze (Stanton, Breakline, WK Djs)
· Dan Efex (Afterhourstv.net, WK Djs)
· Voigt-Kampff (Zeropoint Records, WK Djs)
· Gianna Lavarda (WK Djs)
· JJ Boogie (Groovereactor, WK Djs)
· Soren LaRue (Symbiotic, WK Djs)
· DJ Booth (WK Djs)
· Kitsonik (Unified, WK Djs)
· Shapesh

Location:
The Beach Night Club
90 NE 11th Street
Downtown, Miami

Complimentary Admission With WMC Badge
   
Thursday, March 20, 2003
10:00 AM-4:00PM Registration
  Napoleon 1
   
11:00 AM Exhibit Hall
  Richelieu

WMC attracts the leading music and technology innovators from around the world. Distributors, producers and labels shop new material and license product while the latest gear and services are showcased at the WMC Exhibit Hall overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Be a part of this total hands-on experience, where you can see, hear or touch the latest sound equipment, instruments, DJ hardware, lighting, nightclub/bar products, music publications, internet technology, apparel, and other merchandise. WMC's international marketplace provides endless opportunities to exchange ideas and generate business globally.
 
12:00 PM Wheelin' & Dealin' with the MEDIA-- A Film & TV Workshop
  Napoleon 2

HOW TO GET YOUR MUSIC LICENSED! As the Music Industry finds itself in a state of severe flux, alternative ways of exploiting talent and creating income have become critical for all involved. Accordingly, the Licensing of Music has proven itself to be a key vehicle for generating money and awareness. In this workshop, we will examine the many ways Artists, Songwriters, Producers and Labels can exploit their music within the worlds of Film, Television, Video Games, Commercials and Soundtracks. Topics will include preparing and protecting your music to be licensed, the legal aspects of Synchronization Rights, negotiating Licensing deals, Soundtracks, "sampling", exploring different licensing outlets and so much more!

Moderator:
P.J. Bloom

Panelists:
Byron Brizuela - Brizz Productions
Danielle Diego - 20th Century Fox Films
Marisa Porter - Universal Music Publishing
Michael Frick - Mo:pho
Michael Perlmutter
Michael Todd - ASCAP
Nelson Bae
Sanne Hagelsten - Zync Music
Scott Cresto - Chrysalis Music Publishing
   
12:00 PM WMC / DJ World Spin-Off
  Poolside Stage

See some of the newest talents in our industry display their expertise on the "wheels of steel"…all happening POOLSIDE at the Radisson.

CONFIRMED JUDGES are:
Hosh Gureli, J Records
Kevin Williams, Nervous Records
Rich P., Ultra Records
Bobby Shaw, Bobby Shaw Promotions
Joe Bermudez, DJ Times/XM Radio
   
1:00 PM Breaking in Europe: What Are The Keys To Success?
  Napoleon 3

The idea is to bring together various European dance professionals find their ways when it comes to international development of dance music. Topics could include: -license, distribution or export: what is the best solution? -dealing territory by territory, or dealing globally? -the role of internet distribution? -how can an artist or a label be better promoted within each market? More than a debate, the idea would be to be very concrete by exchanging experiences and providing tips to the audience.

Moderator:
Matthew L. Kletter - Law Offices Matthew L. Kletter

Panelists:
Eddie Gordon - Neo Records
Gary Salzman - Big Management
Rainer Weichhold - Public Propaganda
   
2:00 PM A&R/Listening Workshop
  Le Jardin

Audition your music for an EXPERT panel of A&R specialists who will give you DIRECT & HONEST feedback to guide you to the NEXT STEP to STARDOM! These will take place EVERY day of the conference. Slots have been reserved in advance. Click here for listings Check in will be 30 mins. prior to panel time or you will be bumped. Walk-ups will be accepted as "fill-ins" for "no-shows".

Panelists:
Cory Robbins - Robbins Entertainment
Eddie O'Loughlin - Next Plateau Entertainment
Hosh Gureli - J Records
Kelly Schweinsberg - Logic Records US
Nick Fiorucci - Hi-Rias Records Inc.
   
2:00 PM Let the Beats Hit Ya! Poolside at The Radisson -
  Poolside Stage

Talented DJs from around the world spin the hottest tracks on the turntables while many socialize and network poolside. DJ lineup:


· DJ Cash Money/NY
· DJ DRIVETRAIN/Derrick Thompson/Detroit
· Freddy Bastone/NYC
· DJ Thomas James/NY/LA/SF/UK
· And more TBA!


   
2:00 PM The Promotion Machine- Working Outside of The "Box"
  Napoleon 2

This meeting will be a combination of marketing whizzes, promotional stategists and savvy record pool directors who have been continually striving at new and innovative ways to "break new ground" for dance music and dance artists.

Moderator:
Dan Miller - Dixie Dance Kings

Panelists:
Cary Vance - Elite Promo Only
DaVe - Clubplanet.com
Fred Held - Fred Held Marketing
Gary Deane - Mid-Atlantic Dance Promo
John Parker - Robbins Entertainment
   
3:00 PM New Technologies in Music Production Workshop
  Napoleon 3

Emerging technologies for DJs and producers are revolutionizing the way we create and listen to music. Hear what the pros have to say about the future of dance music.

Moderator:
Francis Preve - Keyboard Magazine

Panelists:
Bob Rosa - Bogart Recording Studios
John Acquaviva - Spksprsn/STANTON/Finalscratch
Mac Quayle - Q Muse Limited
Tage Widsell - Propellerheads
Terry Maedche - Immersive Media Research
   
7:00 PM 18th Annual IDMA Cocktail Reception
  Location:
Jackie Gleason Theatre
17th St. & Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Theatre Lobby
 
8:00 PM 18th Annual International Dance Music Awards
  Jackie Gleason Theatre, located at 17th St. & Washington Ave.

Scheduled Performers:

· iio/Made
· DARK BEATS/Twisted
· WIDELIFE/Nervous
· MARY GRIFFIN/Curb
· BECKY BAELING/Universal
· ULTRA NATE`/Nu Life
· WEEKEND PLAYERS/ffrr/WMG
· ROCKELL/Robbins Ent.
· PEACHES/Beggars Group
· REINA/Robbins Ent.

PRESENTERS include:
· HEX HECTOR/Grammy Award Winning Producer
· DJ SAMMY/Robbins Ent/Ministry of Sound
· RAY ROC & TINA ARENA/SONY UK
· MAC QUAYLE/Producer/Remixer
· GEORGIE PORGIE/Music Plant
· PEPPER MASHAY/Cetacean Records
· and more to be announced.
   
11:00 PM IDMA/WMC 2003 After Party at the JADE Lounge
  Come join us in our post celebration party with some of the IDMA Award Recipients, Performers, Delegates as we provide THREE separate "vibey" rooms for your every mood, from house to hiphop to progressive with three major DJ/producer talents.

Special VIP room DJ: Grammy Award Winning Producer HEX HECTOR

Location:
JADE Lounge
1776 Bay Rd, just west of Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, FL
 
Friday, March 21, 2003
11:00 AM-5:00PM Registration
  Napoleon 1
   
11:00 AM Exhibit Hall
  Richelieu

WMC attracts the leading music and technology innovators from around the world. Distributors, producers and labels shop new material and license product while the latest gear and services are showcased at the WMC Exhibit Hall overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Be a part of this total hands-on experience, where you can see, hear or touch the latest sound equipment, instruments, DJ hardware, lighting, nightclub/bar products, music publications, internet technology, apparel, and other merchandise. WMC's international marketplace provides endless opportunities to exchange ideas and generate business globally.
   
12:00 PM How to Achieve "H.A.P.P.Y. RADIO" Airplay!
  Napoleon 2

Industry veteran Cary Vance takes you through a comprehensive session of dance radio and achieving airplay for dance tracks in the age of tougher promotion.

Moderator:
Cary Vance - Elite Promo Only

Panelists:
Andre Ferro - WXXP- Party 105.3
Doug Bennett - KCJZ/San Antonio
Phil Michaels Trueba - Party 93.1 Pure Dance Channel
Seth Neiman - Music Choice
Skyy Walker - WKTU/NYC
Steve Bartel - WPYO/Party95/Orlando
   
12:00 PM High Tide!   Poolside at the Radisson
  Poolside Stage

Talented DJs from around the world spin the hottest tracks on the turntables while many socialize and network poolside. DJ lineup:


· Chris Cox/Tommy Boy/EMI/Global
· Lazaro Leon/Miami
· SF & Edgar/St. Louis
· DJ Victor DiNaire/NY
· Mark Ronson/Elektra artist/NY
· George Raw & DJ Buck/Germany
· And more TBA!
   
1:00 PM Copyrights, Co-writes, and Performing Rights.
  Napoleon 3

This songwriting and publishing workshop will discuss the merits of a publishing deal as well as what the agreement entails for the lyricist & writer/producer.

Moderator:
Brandon Bakshi - BMI Europe

Panelists:
Benjamin Groff - EMI Music Pusblishing
Jerry Calliste Jr - Bassmint Music, Inc
Marlene Munoz - Prolific Management (US)
Roger Miller - BMI NY
   
1:00 PM Remixing & Editing Workshop/Intro 101/The Basics
  Cavalier 2

Moderator:
Eric Kupper - Hysteria Productions

Panelists:
Chris Cox - Thunderpuss
StoneBridge - StoneBridge Productions
   
1:30 PM "HOT Topix"-- Internet Issues, Creative Marketing & The RAVE act
  Napoleon 2

The third in a three part business & legal series which will encompass the following issues: INTERNET topics, including downloads, streaming music, webcasting, royalty issues; the RAVE ACT; and new, innovative ways to market music and artists in today's struggling economy.

Moderator:
Ted Weis - Serling, Rooks & Ferrara, LLP

Panelists:
Bill Piper - Drug Policy Alliance
Jeff Schock - IMG WORLD
Mark Friedlander, Esq.
Kenneth Jordan - The Crystal Method
Scott Kirkland - The Crystal Method
Mark G - Distinctive Grooves
Wallace Collins Esq. - Serling Rooks & Ferrara LLP
   
2:00 PM A&R/Listening Workshop
  Le Jardin

Audition your music for an EXPERT panel of A&R specialists who will give you DIRECT & HONEST feedback to guide you to the NEXT STEP to STARDOM! These will take place EVERY day of the conference. Slots have been reserved in advance. Check in will be 30 mins. prior to panel time or you will be bumped. Walk-ups will be accepted as "fill-ins" for "no-shows".

Panelists:
Bobby Shaw - Bobby Shaw Promotions
Cecilia Brizuela - Brizz Productions
Hazel B. Zoleta - Tommy Boy
Scott J. Mahia - Cetacean Records
 
3:00 PM Artistry in Production Workshop-- "The Producers"
  Napoleon 3

Hear how some of your favorite producers grew in this industry, who/what were their influences, and what their struggles/ triumphs have been throughout their respective tenures.

Moderator:
Kurosh Nasseri, Law Offices of Kurosh Nasseri

Panelists TBA
   
3:00 PM Remixing & Editing Workshop/Intermediate & Advanced
  Cavalier 2

Moderator:
Eric Kupper - Hysteria Productions

Panelists:
Mac Quayle - Q Muse Limited
Maurice Joshua - Nu Soul Inc
Peter Rauhofer - Star 69 Records
   
10:00 PM Big Shot Magazine & Contagious Musiq Showcase
  BIG SHOT MAGAZINE & CONTAGIOUS MUSIQ SHOWCASE

Location:
CLUB LEVEL
1235 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
from 10PM to 5AM.

WMC BADGE HOLDERS ADMITTED FREE UNTIL 12:30 AM.


DJs/Performers:
MAIN ROOM

· DJ Dan
· Doc Martin
· D:Fuse
· Donald Glaude
· Charles Feelgood
· DJ Who
· Vicious Vic

DRUM 'N' BASS ROOM
· DJ Craze vs. Adam F
· Bad Company UK vs. Dieselboy
· Total Science vs. Baron
· Teebee vs.Bailey
· High Contrast vs. Influx Datum
· Know:el vs. Juju
· Empress vs. DJ Dazee
· MC MC
· MC Questionmark
· MC Armanni

NU SKOOL BREAKS ROOM
· DJ Rap
· Hyper
· Rennie Pilgrim
· Danny McMillan
· Reid Speed
· Syrup (Siren & Stareyes)
· The Wikkid! Crew
· DBJ

HIP-HOP ROOM
· Allies (DJ Craze / A-Trak / DJ Infamous / J-Smoke / Kleve)
 
10:00 PM Webster Hall At The Beach Club
  Location:
The Beach Night Club
90 NE 11th Street
Downtown, Miami

A "slice" of NYC nightlife in the heart of DOWNTOWN MIAMI with DJs: Featuring - Louie Devito, Mike Rizzo, Ricky Corbo, Moody and many more TBA. ALL NIGHT PARTY!
 
Saturday, March 22, 2003
11:00 AM-4:00PM Registration
  Napoleon 1
 
12:00 PM The LAST Wave! Poolside at the Radisson
  Poolside Stage

Talented DJs from around the world spin the hottest tracks on the turntables while many socialize and network poolside. DJ lineup:


· DJ Mike Mooch/Miami
· Daniele Tignino/Italy
· DJ Tito Heron/UK
· DJ Mili Sefic/France
· And more TBA!
 
1:00 PM Record Pools- Time to Dive Back into the Pool?
 
2:00 PM A&R/Listening Workshop
  Le Jardin

Audition your music for an EXPERT panel of A&R specialists who will give you DIRECT & HONEST feedback to guide you to the NEXT STEP to STARDOM! These will take place EVERY day of the conference. Slots have been reserved in advance. Check in will be 30 mins. prior to panel time or you will be bumped. Walk-ups will be accepted as "fill-ins" for "no-shows".
DJ Ron Slomowicz - WRVU/Tribe/Excess/Connection
John Schwartz - Laidback Music AB
KC - Nervous Records
 
10:00 PM Hey DJ Film Shoot At The Beach Niteclub
  Location:
The Beach Night Club
90 NE 11th Street
Downtown, Miami

Find yourself possibly dancing on celluloid at this hot night of various DJ talents: Featuring Kevens, Wish FM, Patrick Oliver, David Padilla, Matt Martinez, and many more TBA. ALL NIGHT PARTY!

Main Room:
· Kevens and Friends
· Wish FM (Featured in the movie Groove)
· Patrick Oliver
· David Padilla
· DJ Storm
· DMX
· DJ Hirofumi
· DJ Dawn
· DJ Exotic E
· and more TBA.

VIP Room:
· Bruno R
· Maurizio Ruggiero (*69, Hydrogen Records)
· Will E (Brothers of House)
· and many more TBA