Ben Hogan

Agent – United Talent Agency


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Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan is a music agent at leading global talent and entertainment company, United Talent Agency (UTA). In this role he oversees artists in the electronic music division such as NGHTMRE, SLANDER, SNAILS, OOKAY, ELOHIM and GOLDFISH. Previously Hogan spent nine years at Circle Talent Agency, which was acquired by UTA in 2018.

Having started working professionally in dance music at the age of 17, Hogan produced events for all ages in Baltimore, Maryland. He recognized dance music’s imminent rise and teamed up with Steez Promotions where he worked on shows like Starscape and helped cultivate new audiences for the genre. He successfully expanded the company’s club events in Baltimore as well as other northeast markets. Hogan relocated to Los Angeles in 2012 to work as an agent at Circle Talent Agency.

Hogan has since built an impressive roster that spans the full field of genres in dance music, touring acts internationally and selling out some of the biggest venues in the country.


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

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 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

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

Having only missed the very first year of WMC in 1985, it was 1986-1990 that initially placed me on the map globally due to the international attendance of the entire dance music community. All throughout the 90s I was often getting written about by various high profile mags and websites for having contributed to help break many artists, DJs, producers and remixers. WMC enabled me to bring many top industry people together all under one roof, especially at Groove Jet, where house music officially met Techno in my sets and it’s all been uphill since…TBC

Danny Tenaglia

DJ, Producer