Facilitator? Collaborator? Creator? – The Changing Role of the Modern Producer

Thursday, March 28th

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Access 2019, Industry 2019

What is a Producer? That depends on who you ask. Increasingly it also depends on when. While the role of the record producer has been evolving since the beginning, the rise of electronic music, fueled by the rapid development creative music-making tools, added a fundamentally different dimension to the traditional producer’s role. More than just a “project manager” for a recording project, the modern producer increasingly assumes an artistic role. While the traditional producer worked to capture an artist’s distinct sound, the modern producer is known for his/her own unique artistry and collaborates with an artist to create altogether new, distinct sound. This session will explore this topic and the impact of modern music-making tools through candid conversation with several renowned producers.



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

Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.

Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records

If you want to know about our industry from the people that make it happen then go to WMC. It’s an accelerated masterclass in all things dance music.

Carl Cox

DJ/Intec Records

The Winter Music Conference represents a chance for Beatport to connect directly with our customer community. Having a strong conference means we have a platform to embrace the entire spectrum of electronic music culture. We are proud to support the resurgence of this great event.

Jonas Tempel

Beatport, Co-Founder

I feel fortunate to have been part of the first-ever WMC. Over the 35 years, it has grown to give us an international forum where we exchange music and ideas. As an attendee and host of many of the award shows, I am proud each time I see new young talent emerge and then become world-renowned. We all have so many Winter Music Conference moments of hearing a seminal breakthrough record for the first time as well as a new DJ with star quality. Magical moments in my career.

Daniel Glass

Glassnote Records