Clark Warner


VP of Artist Relations


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Clark Warner

Clark Warner has been at the forefront of innovative and disruptive movements in music. Today, as VP of Artist Relations at Yondr, Warner joins the mission to support enriched moments in music by creating phone-free events for artists, events, educators and more. He joined Yondr in 2020, following his VP of Artist and Label Relations role at Dubset. For nearly a decade prior, he actively took part in globally expanding Beatport’s brand by serving as SVP of Artist & Label Relations and also Executive Creative Director.
Warner was instrumental in the seminal techno label Plus 8 Records. In 1998, he and longtime collaborator Richie Hawtin co-founded the iconic minimal techno label Minus. Warner’s deep passion for dance music stems from a 25-year career as a DJ in clubs worldwide, from Berlin and Ibiza to Los Angeles and Miami. He has held residencies at various venues in Detroit and New York, and has performed at global events such as Sonar, Mutek, Decibel, Movement and ENTER.
A native of Detroit, Warner fell in love with music by listening to the city’s late-night radio programs. In a six-year run beginning in the year 2000, he co-produced the monthly radio segment Focus:Electronic on WDET-FM, and continued to act as an agent in Detroit’s underground music community.
Today, Warner is a sought-after expert on dance music and DJ culture and is a regular speaker at the International Music Summit (IMS), ADE, SXSW and WMC, as well as a mentor for the TechStars Music startup accelerator program. He has also served as a board member for the Association for Electronic Music. Warner’s insights have appeared in such publications as Rolling Stone, the Independent UK, Billboard, The New York Times, Groove (DE) and the Detroit Free Press.

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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

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.”



Winter Music Conference was the cream of the crop of conferences. Every label owner, label A&R, DJ and artist knew they had to go network at the Fontainebleau where the conference was hosted. The conference was not only one of the most important time of the year as it relates to dance music but it was also a place where records were broken and became summer hits. Some of my best DJ memories are from the events I played during WMC in the last 20 years.

Erick Morillo

DJ / Producer / Label Boss - Subliminal 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

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