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").


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

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

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

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.”