Scott Richmond

Vh1 Supersonic Digital Integrations


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Industry 2019

About

Scott Richmond

Scott Richmond has a 20+ year history of being a pioneer in the dance music industry, especially in the marriage between music and digital. Starting with Satellite Records in 1993, which was the world’s first online store, he now leads EDMX - a groundbreaking app that empowers discovery, participation, and connection between dance music fans and culture. He consults for and works with leading brands, artists, management and labels promoting and breaking talent and brands worldwide.

Founded Satellite Records in 1993, one of the world’s largest and recognized vinyl stores, with locations in New York, Boston, Atlanta and Satelliterecords.com. Satelliterecords.com set the standard for online sales with sound samples and database structure that the industry follows to this day. DJs who frequented Satellite: Daft Punk, Erick Morillo, David Morales, Deep Dish, Danny Tenaglia and many more. Satellite alone sold 750,000 records a year at its peak.

15 years of event production and bookings at venues like Roseland, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Hammerstein Ballroom. First person to book in the US : Laidback Luke, Adam Beyer, Basement Jaxx, and many more.
• Founded labels Central Park, Pitch Black, Pipeline, and Calamity Jane – played by the world’s leading DJs. Helped break such artists as Tortured Soul, Osunlade, Nadastrom, John Creamer & Stephane K and many more. Labels and music featured in Mix Mag, DJ Mag, BBC Radio 1 and countless other publications, radio and played by everyone from Paul Van Dyke, to Pete Tong to

Worked with leading digital and content companies – some of the first streaming widget, apps, and dance music video companies: including managing the official EDM app for Xbox, and working with Microsoft integrating brands with EDM content. Part of creation of over 150 pieces of dance music content and worldwide licensing.
• Founded EDMX app in 2012 - the first app to aggregate all points of content for dance music including 250 festivals, 4000 artists – including all their content points, 40 blogs, events, featured content and fan participation and engagement. Creating international partnerships to take this unique feature set and bring dance music to emerging markets.
• Since 2014, he has created unique digital integrations and artist promotions through his partnership between EDMX and Viacom 18. These integrations have included industry leading talent like Nicky Romero, Dada Life, Markus Schulz, Erick Morillo, Skrillex and more. Partnerships include top management and labels like Red Light Management, Deckstar Management, Dim Mak (Steve Aoki), Ultra Records and many more.
• He has been featured and quoted in The New York Times, Village Voice, New York Daily News, GQ, Urb Magazine, Remix Magazine, Billboard Magazines, and several other periodicals. His business ventures have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Creative Loafing, Mixmag, New York Magazine, CMJ Magazine, to name a few. His clients have been featured on Bloomberg, Adweek, Complex, Pitchfork, Vibe Magazine, and many more. Scott has created panels and been a panelist at several trade shows including the industry leading ADE and WMC conferences.

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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

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 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

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

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