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, Stompy.com. 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.

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

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

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

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