Yuri Dokter – DJ Monitor


Industry 2019


Yuri Dokter – DJ Monitor

Yuri Dokter has been involved with the Music Industry and Technology since 1988 as a producer/performer/remixer for BMG Ariola, RCA, Warner-Basart, Torso, Island Records, Stealth Records, EDM, Polygram, Go Bang!, Zomba/Jive, Rhythm Import, Outland Records and more as well as running record labels, publishing company, the Outland Studios and Pulse Interactive (NASDAQ:XCED).
In 2005 Dokter started the first rights monitoring company, DJ Monitor, specializing in monitoring performances in the Live Entertainment-, Hospitality-, and Electronic Music Industries. Spanning the world with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Paris, Ibiza, New York, and Sydney, Dokter is advising rights holders / CMOs (Collective Management Organizations such as PRS for Music, BUMA, PPL, SACEM, SABAM and APRA AMCOS) and rights users (such as Tomorrowland, ID&T, i-Motion) on rights monitoring issues and providing solutions to ensure fair and transparent tariffs and distribution. Dokter is also co-chairman of the CMO workgroup of the Association for Electronic Music and setting up the "Get Played, Get Paid" Campaign.


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

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

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

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

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