Heiko Hoffmann; Director, Label & Artist Relations - Beatport


Access 2019, Industry 2019


Heiko Hoffmann

Heiko Hoffmann is director of artist and label relations at Beatport. Prior to that he's been editor-in-chief of Groove magazine, an industry-leading electronic music magazine, for 17 years. Since graduating from University of Pennsylvania he's written for international publications such as Pitchfork, Spin and Sound & Recording Japan and hosted his own show Nightflight on German public radio station Fritz as well as having guest shows on NTS radio. He’s also teaching at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University. Heiko has been a key-note speaker, moderator and panelist at conventions and festivals such as ADE, Sonar, IMS and MIDEM. He's a member of the board of advisers at the non-profit cultural association Goethe Institute and jury member of various of international artist programs.


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

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