Deron Delgado; Label Manager/Managing Director - Dirtybird/Paradise Distribution


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Deron Delgado

With nearly 20 years experience in the Digital Music & Media environment in an entrepreneurial role, Deron Delgado has amassed an all-encompassing knowledge of music label management, digital distribution, licensing, artist development, event production, publishing, and music marketing strategies.

In 2004, he was at the forefront of the digital revolution where he helped launch one of the world's first digital download music stores, As the Director of Label Relations & Business Development, he negotiated and developed the business relationships for thousands of labels and helped launch the careers of hundreds of unknown producers who went on to become world-class artists on major labels.

Since 2013 he continues his musical path as the Managing Director for the US-based sister company to Paradise Distribution, one of the premier aggregators and innovative Multi Channel Networks based in Berlin & San Francisco. With a portfolio of 1000+ labels in over three dozen countries including King Street, Souvenir, Rockets & Ponies, Connaisseur, PillowTalk Music, Watergate, Katermukke, Lazy Days, Roam Music, Reptile Dysfunction, My Favourite Freaks, Good For You and countless others, the Paradise team is a leader across a wide spectrum of genres.

In 2015, his proven expertise also landed him the role of Label Manager at the iconic Dirtybird Records. Managing all the day-to-day responsibilities of the esteemed label and publishing company, as well as booking the talent for the Dirtybird Campout and BBQ festivals, Deron executes the vision of the musical trendsetter. During his tenure the label has been awarded Label of the Decade (Mixmag), Top 5 Independent Dance Labels (Billboard) and Best Label in North America (DJ Mag). 

Rounding out his music industry profile, Deron has been the Executive Producer for over 100 dance productions worldwide across a wide-range of artists and live acts including Metro Area, Alexander Robotnick, Kerri Chandler, Radio Slave, Tom Middleton, Moodymann, Lil Louis, Motor City Drum Ensemble, and many more.


“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.”



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

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

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

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