Kurosh Nasseri


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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").

Testimonials

“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

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

Partner/founder, Deckstar Artist Management

WMC is and has always been the lifeblood of the dance music scene. Never missed a year since ’96, I can’t imagine Amsterdam Dance Event or Ibiza Music Summit existing without the blueprint that WMC originated. Seeing this revived is absolutely essential to reunifying the North American scene surrounding electronic music and its fringes.


Tommie Sunshine

Producer/DJ/Activist/Netflix Host

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