Joe Abbati

BM, MFA - Frost School of Music


Access 2019 Industry 2019


Joe Abbati

Joe Abbati ​[ BM, MFA ] is an artist/educator/electronic musician based in Miami. He has been a faculty member in the Music Engineering Technology Program at the highly acclaimed Frost School of Music for more than 20 years. A veteran of the computer game industry, Joe has created original scores and sound design for over 30 published titles. As an electronic music producer/performer, he has played all original live sets at festivals ranging from Universo Parelllo and Fora do Tempo in Brazil, to the more local, such as Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, The Grassroots Festival,
EarthDance, Loveburn etc. Starting in 2012, he co-founded a new principle instrument track in the Frost School of Music. As Director of the Contemporary Media Performance Studio, Joe teaches private lessons and ensemble groups focused on computer based composition. The studio aspires to create new frontiers in the dynamic performance of electronic music by talented, young musicians. Joe’s philosophy is that in the laptop, the convergence of tools for realtime audio synthesis along with creative multi-touch and gestural interfaces allows for new definition of the term "instrument"...the opportunities for the development of a new type of electronic music composer/performer deserve to be explored.


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

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

Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the 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