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An Icon Reborn.

WMC – Music. Technology. Education. Culture.

In 2019 Miami will see the rebirth of one of its most iconic brands, a conference that helped give birth to an entire industry from its humble beginnings back in 1985. Winter Music Conference will return to Miami Beach next March with a refreshed perspective and insightful programming that will bring together a new generation of industry professionals and music consumers for a week of unforgettable experiences in the incredible Faena District.

Now officially a part of Miami Music Week, the new WMC will now offer two distinct segments targeted at industry professionals as well as music consumers looking to learn more about this exciting industry and the music, technology, and culture that powers it.

WMC // Industry – is dedicated to working professionals looking to network with their peers, engage in thought leadership discussions with top executives, partake in relationship building excursions, and gain insight from business leaders adjacent to the music industry from the world of tech, marketing, social media, and more.

WMC // Access – allows consumers that are interested in music production, DJing, the music industry, tech, and culture to get access to a showcase of some of the top companies in the business. From educators to gear manufactures to consumer audio, Access is the place to be if you are passionate about this culture.

As one of the most publicized annual events in the industry, Miami Music Week [MMW] and WMC generate over a billion unique viewer media impressions each year. Over two million visitors from 209 countries and territories logged on to the MMW and WMC website during the 2017 season. Over 1,900 artists and DJs participated in 390+ performance events presented at 110 venues during the MMW in Miami Beach & Miami.

During MMW/WMC, music enthusiasts, artists, DJs and industry delegates from over 70 countries converge on Miami Beach for a concentrated schedule of more than 400 events, parties, seminars and workshops. WMC is the longest running conference of its kind in the world.

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Testimonials

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 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

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

WMC // Access

The ultimate electronic music culture experience

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WMC // Industry

A central location for industry professionals

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WMC // Access


Featuring panels with industry experts, education sessions, industry mentorship programs, the latest DJ/production gear, photography exhibition, festival camping and outdoor gear, pop-up record store and more. Ideal for those looking to start their career in the music industry or just take a deeper dive into Miami Music Week.

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WMC // Industry


The ultimate business hub for the music, education, tech, and lifestyle industries. This invite-only segment provides working professionals the ultimate environment to get work done, forge new relationships, streamline meetings, learn from industry experts and relax with colleagues. WMC is bringing business back to Miami Music Week like never before.

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