David Waxman

Ultra Music

General Manager /Senior Vice President, A&R



David Waxman
With over 25 years in the business of electronic music, David Waxman‘s history extends beyond most in the industry. Starting in his teens as a New York City nightclub promoter and then manager, David‘s taste for electronic music had already been established. “I first learned about the art of DJing as a teenager from my father because he had 2 turntables, a mixer, and regularly bought 12 inch vinyl of the big NY club records since he used to go clubbing in the 80’s.”
Realizing his passion for house music, David left the nightclub business to pursue his DJ career. As a DJ, his marathon 6+ hour sets won praise from international music magazines such as Mixmag and DJ, as well as helped land him residencies and some of the most legendary nightclubs in the world, including Twilo (NY), Liquid (Miami) and Crobar (NY, Chicago, and Miami).
For the past 2 decades, Waxman has played the instrumental and influential role of head of A+R at Ultra Music, where he’s delivered multiple platinum hit singles, award winning remixes as well as helped developed superstar talent in electronic music. David Waxman has become known for spotting trends, breaking new artists and helping keep Ultra music one of the most iconic labels in the history of the genre.

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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

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

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.”



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