Kimberly Tanikromo

Head of Creative - Next Era Publishing


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Industry 2019

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Kimberly Tanikromo

Kimberly Tanikromo was just recently appointed Head of Creative at Next Era Publishing. After a start working in both events and artist management at Headfirst Management, she soon moved to and made an indelible mark at the forward thinking bitbird - originally founded by San Holo. Overseeing all aspects of the development of the label and its releases, she was instrumental in positioning the label at the forefront of the scene with a standout and consistent series of events, interesting music, and apparel. Acknowledged by the Billboard “Top 5 Independent Labels of 2018” accolade, she moved to the Head of Creative position at Next Era publishing where she is spearheading creative development, seeking opportunities in production, curation, musical supervision and licensing for the full roster consisting of established names such as: Trackmasters, Laidback Luke, Blasterjaxx, as well as burgeoning talent like Mark Vila and Olly James.

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Testimonials

Having only missed the very first year of WMC in 1985, it was 1986-1990 that initially placed me on the map globally due to the international attendance of the entire dance music community. All throughout the 90s I was often getting written about by various high profile mags and websites for having contributed to help break many artists, DJs, producers and remixers. WMC enabled me to bring many top industry people together all under one roof, especially at Groove Jet, where house music officially met Techno in my sets and it’s all been uphill since…TBC


Danny Tenaglia

DJ, Producer

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

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.”


Kaskade

DJ/Producer

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.


Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat 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