Joe Silberzweig

Co-Founder - Medium Rare


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Joe Silberzweig

After working with global festivals as part of the Tomorrowland and Live Nation teams for the past several years, Joe created Medium Rare - a management and consulting company focused on live events. Medium Rare manages Shaquille O'Neal, DJ Carnage, Codeko, and created O’Neal’s his personal event series - Shaq's Fun House.
Part festival, part carnival, Shaq's Fun House activates at leading cultural events around the world. Shaq's inaugural Fun House in March of 2018 was one of the most viral events of the year featuring surprise performances and appearances by Diplo, Steve Aoki, A-Track, DJ Carnage, Rob Gronkowski, Von Miller, designer Alexander Wang, and Shark Tank’s Daymond John. Shaq's Super Bowl Fun House sold out 3,000 tickets and featured performances from Migos, Diplo, Tiesto, Lil Jon, T-Pain, and Cirque Du Soleil garnering over 2.5 Billion media impressions highlighted by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, CNN, Forbes, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Business Insider and many more.
Prior to launching Medium Rare, Joe spent 3 years with the Tomorrowland team as Marketing & Talent Director of TomorrowWorld. Silberzweig first met O’Neal at the 2014 edition of the TomorrowWorld Festival. Fast forward to 2019, DJ Diesel has graced main stages including Tomorrowland, Life in Color, Lost Lands, and even released ‘BANG’ in collaboration with NGHTMRE & Lil Jon. Silberzweig also manages the multi-platinum recording artist - DJ Carnage. From platinum records to headlining sets at the world’s biggest music festivals, Carnage is the pioneer of ‘Trap Music’ and is responsible for shaping an entire generation of music fans.
Directly prior to launching Medium Rare, Joe spent three years at Live Nation as the Senior Director of Business Development for Dance Music. In that role Joe managed sponsorship for Live Nation’s dance music platform and worked with brands such as Smirnoff, Corona, Amazon, Microsoft XBOX, and Google Pixel.


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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.

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Glassnote Records

Before there was Ultra Music Festival, there was The Winter Music Conference, the annual coming together of the dance music tribes. Miami in March is a fundamental place to be from a business perspective, and has always given me endless opportunities for discovering new partnerships and talent. WMC brings together the dance music industry and surrounding culture like no other event in America. I’ve been attending WMC for nearly 20 years, and I’m very much looking forward to experiencing its evolution in 2019.

Matt Colon

Director, North America - YM&U Music

I first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.

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CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records

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Beatport, Co-Founder