Rida Naser

SiriusXM Program Director/On-Air Host


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Rida Naser

SiriusXM BPM Host and Programmer, Rida Naser is only 25 and a radio veteran. She launched her college, SUNY Farmingdale's first ever radio station and then landed her first professional radio job working in New York City at CBS' Top 40 station, 92.3 NOW. In 2014, Rida started her ascent up the music programming ladder by interning alongside Radio Hall of Famer, Kid Kelly on SiriusXM Hits1. She then moved over to SiriusXM dance juggernaut, BPM, where she is the Associate Program Director and hosts a daily national dance music show from 10am-2pm Eastern. While keeping busy in the dance/electronic world, Rida also shows her expertise of pop music from the early 2000s as the Program Director of SiriusXM's Pop2K channel.


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

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 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

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.”



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