Peter Wohelski

Symphonic Distribution

Senior Client Manager


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Peter Wohelski

With nearly 30 years in the electronic dance music space, Peter Wohelski is not only a pioneer and an innovator, but a jack of all trades. From humble beginnings as a radio, club and underground party DJ and founder of the influential early 90’s central Florida ravezine Trip Magazeen to career defining highlights including as Director of A&R at US electronica powerhouse label Astralwerks, General Manager for Detroit Techno legend Carl Craig’s seminal Planet E Communications imprint, and longtime Account Manager at Beatport, Peter has witnessed first-hand the ups, downs and resurgence of electronic dance music into American culture like few others in this industry.
With time spent running labels big and small, overseeing the execution of marketing and promotion plans for major artists such as The Chemical Brothers, influencing the direction of such independent label success stories Black Hole Recordings, Crosstown Rebels, and Soma Recordings as part of K7’s physical distributor Studio Distribution in the early 00’s, then part of the rise a, US-based A&R for esteemed German distribution house finetunes GmbH (now part of The Orchard) and currently Senior Client Manager / Electronic Genre Specialist for Symphonic Distribution, Peter’s deep level of experience lends a unique wide angle view and perspective on how to succeed in today’s oversaturated and challenging music marketplace.
• Founder – Trip Magazeen (1992 – 1995)
• Director of A&R – Astralwerks (1995 – 1999)
• GM, Planet E Communications (1999 – 2001)
• Publicist / Mix Show Promotions / Club Promotions, Green Galactic (2001 – 2003)
• Senior Label Manager, Studio Distribution (2003 – 2006)
• Marketing Manager, Gemini Sound Products (2006 – 2007)
• Account Manager, Beatport (2008 – 2016)
• US A&R Manager, finetunes (2016 – 2018)
• Senior Client Manager, Symphonic Distribution (2018 – Present)

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Ultra Music

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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

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

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