Kurosh Nasseri


Access 2019, Industry 2019


Kurosh Nasseri

Kurosh Nasseri is the go-to lawyer in electronic dance music having represented artists like Afrojack, Armand van Helden, Basto, Carl Craig, Deep Dish, Dubfire, Duck Sauce, Excision, Felix Da Housecat, Paul van Dyk, Sharam, Thugfucker, and many others.

He also represents corporate clients nightclubs and music festivals, talent booking agencies, management companies, record labels, independent and major publishers, brands, app developers, download stores, streaming services and technology start-ups seeking advice on copyright, trademark, contract, licensing and business strategy matters.

Beyond his work as an entertainment lawyer, Kurosh has also had more hands-on involvement in the electronic music genre through his work as an artist manager (Deep Dish, Paul van Dyk), as a co-owner of two independent record labels, and as a co-owner of a record store.

He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center where he was an editor of the law review and completed his studies with a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law. He has served as Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (“the Grammys”) and is the co-founder and current co-chair of the Association for Electronic Music ("AFEM").


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

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

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

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