Eric Fender; CEO - The Artist Partners - Amsterdam


Access 2019, Industry 2019


Eric Fender

With over 22 years of being active in the international dance music scene, Eric still sees so many opportunities. " I really like to blend various styles of dance music and create new styles, working with talented producers, musicians and writers ". Discovering wellknown mainly Dutch talent such as Bingo Players, Sick Individuals, Stadiumx, Franky Rizardo, MOTi and being well-connected with artists like Fedde Le Grand, Nicky Romero, Laidback Luke and so many others he has been around for over 2 decades and still full off energy being active in management, A&R, consultancy, music brokerage, label & publishing.


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

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

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