Luke LiManni

Executive Producer, DDB (Jeep)


Industry 2019


Luke LiManni

Luke started his career in 2006 at DDB Chicago on the account side of the business but quickly realized production was the best part of the job – making the switch official in 2011. He’s worked on major brands such as State Farm, Capital One, McDonalds, and Mars Wrigley, and for the past 3 years, he’s been an Executive Producer on FCA brands, producing work for Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo, and Fiat. Luke’s had a number of exciting experiences connecting music with the major brands to propel work forward; from having Giorgio Moroder remix a track for the relaunch of the Alfa Romeo Brand in the US, to rerecording “Country Boy” for RAM with Justin Timberlake’s band The Tennessee Kids, to using an unreleased track from Dej Loaf (featuring Leon Bridges) for a Fiat spot. Luke believes music is the best way for a brand to connect emotionally with the consumer. He feels music in advertising can spark an idea, be the lead character, create brand affinity and affect culture along the way if done right.


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

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

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

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.”