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.

Testimonials

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

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

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

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 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