Alan Miller


Industry 2019


Alan Miller

Alan Miller started his career staging international events in the music business. He is the co-founder of London’s Old Truman Brewery cultural business center a 10-acre site in London with over 200 companies, ranging from recording studios to art galleries, entertainment spaces, restaurants, bars, cafes, fashion, film companies and retail. It has helped regenerate a significant area of London, creating a new cultural quarter. For almost 20 years Alan was CEO of The Vibe Bar which closed in Nov 2014 and whereupon he co-founded The Night Time Industries Association with colleagues from around the UK.

The NTIA represents bars, clubs, festivals, DJs, Artists, labels, security and others who work and make things happen in the night time and throughout the day. NTIA campaigns nationally and it has have brought together members of the public together with the music industry and venues to champion issues, such as #SaveFabric, #WeLoveHackney, #SaveBussey, #Save24KitchenStreet #SaveThekla and many more. Through the ongoing campaign of #SaveNightlife messages go out to local councillors while lobbying behind the scenes consistently at every level locally and nationally. See

The NTIA has helped to ensure cities such as London and Manchester have Night Time Ambassadors, named Czars or Advisers and others such as Glasgow, Bristol and many more have Night Time Commissions and are looking to put representation in place. Working with Business Improvement Districts, Police, Councillors and all Stakeholders, the goal is to help curate cities and towns across Britain ensuring music and nightlife is at the heart of making them special, culturally and economically.

Alan writes and appears on the news, tv and radio nationally and globally and sat on The Arts Council’s UK London Arts Board for several years. He produces and directs, having started in music videos and on to produce documentaries including Eroica! (director) and Beware of Mr Baker! (producer) as well as feature film including Beijing-New York (one of the earliest examples of Chinese-American co-productions). Currently he is involved in a project involving Space, Virgin Galactic and Lady Gaga.
In the last couple of years, Alan has spoken to audiences in Mumbai, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam and Toronto and Stockholm as well as regularly across the UK. As well as being a published author he continues to write fiction as well non fiction and commentary internationally across most media. @alanvibe @wearethentia

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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

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

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

Director, North America - YM&U Music

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