Ethan Baer; Founder and CEO -


Access 2019, Industry 2019


Ethan Baer

Ethan Baer is the founder and CEO of, a partner at Electric Family, and the Executive Director at Indie Music Group / Indie Music Publishing, a record label, and publishing company with a catalog of over 3500 songs spanning all genres of electronic music. A graduate of Colorado College with degrees in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, Ethan began his career in the music industry with the creation of music media platform Dubstep.NET, which led to the launch of House.NET, TrapMusic.NET, and several other music and media publications. Ethan previously served as the CEO of Artist Intelligence Agency (formerly The EDM Network), a record label and music promotion company that generated over 80MM monthly streams for emerging musical talent from all around the world. Ethan has also been a panelist at conferences such as EDMBiz and WMC, and was a guest speaker on Renman Music & Business, an educational music industry web series run by former Incubus manager and SVP/GM of Epic Records, Steve Rennie


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

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

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

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