Lloyd Starr

Vinyl Me

President & COO


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Lloyd Starr

Lloyd Starr is the President and COO for Vinyl Me, Please recently named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Music Companies in the World, INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and Top 50 Companys to Watch in Colorado.
Lloyd was the former President and COO of Beatport. He was one of Beatport’s first employees, starting with the company in 2003 before the site launched as a founding software developer. During his tenure, Beatport won several accolades for quality and growth. Before his exit, Starr played a key role in selling Beatport for $70MM.
Since Beatport, Lloyd has taken several interim and advisory positions including the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, Vice President at Native Instruments, CTO at SuiteHop, FaderPro, Velocity Plus and Board of NineDotArts.
Raised in a small town in Washington state, Starr became hooked on dance music after discovering Mushroom Jazz while visiting San Francisco. He currently lives in Denver with his wife, daughter, son and dog (Zappa). He is an avid runner and blackbelt martial artist.

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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 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

Director, North America - YM&U Music

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