Winter Music Conference 2020 35th Year Anniversary Badges On Sale Now!


Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 |

In 2019, Miami saw the rebirth of Winter Music Conference. In 2020 WMC will celebrate 35 years as the longest running conference of its kind for those in the electronic music industry. Under the umbrella of Miami Music Week (MMW), the Winter Music Conference will return to The Faena Forum on Miami Beach, March 16-19, 2020 with even more updates, panels, demos and insightful programming that will bring together a new generation of industry professionals and music consumers for a week of unforgettable experiences. Today, WMC is proud to announce that badges are on sale now and details are being rolled out for what industry professionals and fans can expect from the conference.

MMW Oasis at Generator Miami – The MMW Oasis will run in conjunction with WMC and serve as a social hub during the conference. Located just steps from the Faena Forum at Generator Miami, Oasis will host cocktail hours, pool parties, networking events, and the new Mentor Sessions series.

Mentor Sessions  – Pro Badge holders will be given access to the new mentor session program with leading professionals from across the industry as well as established artists conducting intimate Q&A sessions in a classroom-style setting. Come learn from some of the best in the business.

Exhibition Hall Stage – The exhibition hall will now feature a dedicated stage with music education sessions, product demos, tutorials, and performances.

WMC Sanctioned Events – For 2020 Plus and Pro level badge holders will be given access to some of the best events during Miami Music Week. Please note that the Access badge holder will not have free or preferred entry to these sanctioned events, just events at MMW Oasis.

Yoga Sessions – Due to popular demand WMC will host additional yoga sessions for pro-level badge holders in the mornings at the MMW Oasis.

Travel Benefits – WMC will offer badge holders access to discounted hotel rooms around Miami Beach on a first-come, first-served basis. Selected hotels will be listed to badge holders once they have completed their registration and have become available.

Programming & Partner Details – Phase one of programming, partners, and events will be announced shortly.

With all of that, what do you actually get from your badges? The badges have been broken down into various price tiers with the best prices for those getting on this early.

WMC Access – Early Bird Pricing Starts at $280

  • Main Stage – Panels with your favorite artists and thought leaders discussing a variety of topics.
  • Exhibition Hall – Visit vendor booths from the top electronic music hardware and software brands along with our new education stage with demos and how-to sessions.
  • Amphitheater – Educational and technology panels along with a variety of networking events.
  • MMW Oasis – All badge holders will have access to the Miami Music Week Oasis at the Generator Miami. This will consist of daily pool parties, networking events, and more. **event access may be restricted depending on capacity

WMC Plus – Early Bird Pricing Starting at $405

  • Main Stage – Panels with your favorite artists and thought leaders discussing a variety of topics.
  • Exhibition Hall – Visit vendor booths from the top electronic music hardware and software brands along with our new education stage with demos and how-to sessions.
  • Amphitheater – Educational and technology panels along with a variety of networking events.
  • MMW Oasis Access – All badge holders will have access to the Miami Music Week Oasis at the Generator Miami. This will consist of daily pool parties, networking events, and more. **event access may be restricted depending on capacity
  • Industry Panels – For more seasoned attendees, we will continue to offer our sessions in Breakout Room 1, focusing on a variety of more industry-specific topics curated for working professionals.
  • Nightlife Programming – Access to all of WMC’s Sanctioned Events and opening party
  • Education Sessions – Small classroom seminars focused on DJing, entry, and intermediate level production techniques taught by artists and our education partners.
  • Ltd Edition 35th Anniversary WMC Tote Bag

WMC Pro – Strictly Limited to 300 Badges at $650

  • Main Stage – Panels with your favorite artists and thought leaders discussing a variety of topics.
  • Exhibition Hall – Visit vendor booths from the top electronic music hardware and software brands along with our new education stage with demos and how-to sessions.
  • Amphitheater – Educational and technology panels along with a variety of networking events.
  • MMW Oasis Access – All badge holders will have access to the Miami Music Week Oasis at the Generator Miami. This will consist of daily pool parties, networking events, yoga sessions and more.
  • Industry Panels – For more seasoned attendees, we will continue to offer our sessions in Breakout Room 1, focusing on a variety of more industry-specific topics curated for working professionals.
  • Nightlife Programming – Access to all of WMC’s Sanctioned Events and opening party
  • Education Sessions – Small classroom seminars focused on DJing, entry, and intermediate level production techniques taught by artists and our education partners.
  • Mentor Sessions – Small classroom size Q&A sessions with artists, thought leaders, and top industry professionals. A fantastic opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business.
  • Exclusive industry mixers
  • Ltd Edition 35th Anniversary WMC Messenger Bag

Get your badges on the Winter Music Conference website now.


Testimonials

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

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.”


Kaskade

DJ/Producer

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

I’m so glad to see WMC rebooted with such thoughtful content and first-class curation. It’s been a long time since the industry had a must-do American event and this is it. The reborn WMC!


Patrick Moxey

Ultra Music

Winter Music Conference was the cream of the crop of conferences. Every label owner, label A&R, DJ and artist knew they had to go network at the Fontainebleau where the conference was hosted. The conference was not only one of the most important time of the year as it relates to dance music but it was also a place where records were broken and became summer hits. Some of my best DJ memories are from the events I played during WMC in the last 20 years.


Erick Morillo

DJ / Producer / Label Boss - Subliminal Records