Clark Warner; VP of Artist Relations - Dubset


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Clark Warner

As VP Artist Relations and Label Services, Clark Warner drives Dubset's focus on enlisting labels, distributors and creators from the electronic-based dance music space. He joined the company in 2017 after spending a decade expanding the brand of Beatport, holding such roles as SVP Artist & Label Relations and Executive Creative Director.

He was instrumental in developing seminal techno label Plus 8 Records and co-founding Minus with longtime collaborator Richie Hawtin in 1998, managing the iconic minimal techno  label for a decade. Warner’s deep passion for dance music stems from a 25-year career as an active DJ in clubs worldwide, from Berlin to Ibiza and Los Angeles to Miami. He has held residencies at various venues in Detroit and New York and has performed at such festivals as Movement Detroit, Sonar, Mutek, Decibel and ENTER.

A native of Detroit, Warner fell in love with music listening to the city’s late-night radio programs, and he later co-produced the Focus:Electronic monthly radio segment on WDET-FM for five years. A sought-after expert on dance music and DJ culture, Warner is a regular speaker at the International Music Summit, ADE and SXSW, a mentor for TechStars Music startup accelerator program and has also sat on the board of the Association for Electronic Music. His insights have appeared in such publications as Rolling Stone, the Independent UK, Billboard, The New York Times, Groove (DE) and the Detroit Free Press.


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

Partner/founder, Deckstar Artist Management

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

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

“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.”



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