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


Panels

Access 2019, Industry 2019

About

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 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

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

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

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

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