Marc AZAÏS; Director of Business Development & Foresight - Sacem


Industry 2019



Marc has held various positions within Sacem over the last 25 years plus, and is currently in charge of keeping watch on new ways of making use of music and on new technologies allowing for a better collection and distribution of authors‘ rights. He also contributes to establishing partnerships with users’ representatives of all sectors for public performance rights’ collection. Over the last years, he has been an active member of the Sacem team dedicated to the electronic music scene and to seeking out solutions for the ongoing improvement of distributing rights to electronic music producers as fairly and precisely as feasible.
A non-profit private organization, Sacem is the French Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music. Sacem has 164,840 members, including 20,012 creators from outside France (3,830 new members in 2017) and represents in France over 121 million works from the world repertoire. In 2017, Sacem distributed royalties to 300,000 authors, composers and publishers worldwide for the use of more than 2.4 million works.


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

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

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