FAQs


How do I know which segment of WMC is for me?

Industry and Access are designed and programmed for two distinctive audiences. If you have been working in the industry or in industries adjacent to the music business (tech, fashion, etc.) Industry is for you. If you are a college student or fan looking to dive deeper into the culture, DJing/Production and potentially join the industry then Access is for you.


How do I get into the // Industry segment of WMC?

Once registration opens Industry participants will be either invited directly by WMC officials or asked to apply online with their credentials. Attendees must show proof that they are currently working in music, tech, fashion, or other adjacent industries to gain admittance.


How do I get into the // Industry segment of WMC?

Once registration opens Industry participants will be either invited directly by WMC officials or asked to apply online with their credentials. Attendees must show proof that they are currently working in music, tech, fashion, or other adjacent industries to gain admittance.


What can I expect at // Industry?

Industry badge holders will have access to specific programming related to business, technology, and thought leadership. Fresh panel topics that will bring amazing perspectives from both inside and outside the core music industry. There will also be private special events that allow attendees to network in a casual environment with their peers. All Industry badge holders will also be able to attend the Access portion of the conference as well.


What can I expect at // Access?

Access badge holders will be able to mingle with some of the worlds top gear companies, attend DJ/Production workshops, see the latest in festival camping gear, shop for exclusive merch, gear, and collectible vinyl/tapes/cds, attend mentor workshops with some of the industry biggest names, watch panels with music industry professionals and top artists and much more. If you are super fan looking to dive deeper or looking for your next step after college, Access has it all – even exclusive access to top evening events with some of the biggest names in electronic music.


Will there be day passes to WMC?

Due to limited capacity chances are that WMC will sell out and day passes will not be available, but should there be excess inventory day passes will be available at registration.


Are there travel discounts?

MMW and WMC will have room blocks for all attendees wishing to stay at the FAENA properties, these rooms will go fast so we highly recommend booking early.

There will also be preferred airline and ride share rates, please check our Travel section once registration opens.


Do I get into any parties with my badge?

WMC will partner with several top promoters to give our attendees access to some of the best nightlife on the beach and beyond. From house to techno, drum and bass to bass music to main stage bangers – there will be something for every musical taste. Parties will be listed in March with more details.


Testimonials

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

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

WMC // Access

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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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