Clark Warner; VP of Artist Relations - Dubset


Access 2019, Industry 2019


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.


Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.

Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records

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

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

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 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