Andrew Neill

GM - Circus Records


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Andrew Neill

After helping launch Circus Records while working for their first distributor, Andrew moved to manage the label in 2012. Leading the transition from underground success to independent powerhouse, he has been fundamental in developing the label into what it is today. Celebrating its 10th year and recently receiving their first Grammy nomination, Circus operates at the forefront of modern music marketing.

Starting out industry life as a DJ, Andrew quickly graduated to organising and promoting events while surveying the scene from behind a record store counter. Moving next into distribution, Andrew amassed a wealth of experience operating within the volatile music market between 2003 and 2011. His ability to adapt and embrace future media played a key part in this period and continues to, throughout an evolving career.

Andrew was recently promoted to General Manager, adding sister enterprise Maximum Boost Management to his brief. The boutique management company is based out of the UK and US, representing Flux Pavilion, Low Steppa, DJ Zinc, Doctor P and many more.

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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

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

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

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.”



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