Join Us at the WMC 2019 Official Opening Party and Closing Event

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 |

We’re only one week away from Winter Music Conference (WMC) 2019, which this year features a week of unforgettable experiences, insightful panels, and thought-provoking talks. Ahead of the weeklong programming, we kick things off with the WMC 2019 Official Opening Party, which takes place Tuesday, March 26, from 5–11pm ET at the EPIC Hotel in Miami, FL. The night will feature an epic five-hour b2b set from the Kings of House, Louie Vega and David Morales. Tickets for the Opening Party are available now. WMC 2019 badge holders will receive complimentary access to the Opening Party.

WMC 2019 opening party

The celebration continues at the WMC 2019 Official Closing Event, presented in partnership with Afro house pioneer Anané, who is celebrating 10 years of her Nulu Music imprint. Taking place Thursday, March 28, from 3–6pm ET at Tree of Life, located within the Faena Hotel Miami Beach, the event will feature DJ sets from Anané and Christian Mantini, plus special guest Louie Vega. The event is open to WMC industry badge holders only, so grab your badges now.

WMC 2019 closing event

The newly relaunched WMC has officially joined the Miami Music Week (MMW) family. To celebrate, we are offering free access to more than 20 sanctioned MMW parties, including the WMC Opening Party and Closing Event, in addition to the plethora of amenities and events that come with your WMC 2019 badges, including panels and keynotes, DJ/production workshops, product demos, networking mixers, and much more.

Check out the full list of current WMC x MMW sanctioned parties and get your WMC badges now to get access to all the industry knowledge and late-night partying you’ll need this Miami season.


I first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.

Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records

Before there was Ultra Music Festival, there was The Winter Music Conference, the annual coming together of the dance music tribes. Miami in March is a fundamental place to be from a business perspective, and has always given me endless opportunities for discovering new partnerships and talent. WMC brings together the dance music industry and surrounding culture like no other event in America. I’ve been attending WMC for nearly 20 years, and I’m very much looking forward to experiencing its evolution in 2019.

Matt Colon

Partner/founder, Deckstar Artist Management

“Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”



WMC is and has always been the lifeblood of the dance music scene. Never missed a year since ’96, I can’t imagine Amsterdam Dance Event or Ibiza Music Summit existing without the blueprint that WMC originated. Seeing this revived is absolutely essential to reunifying the North American scene surrounding electronic music and its fringes.

Tommie Sunshine

Producer/DJ/Activist/Netflix Host

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