Zach Jaffe

Product & Marketing Manager - Beatport


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Zach Jaffe

Although Zach began his professional career in entertainment law writing contracts for major motion pictures, his deep passion for live music lead him to the cutting edge of electronic music and technology. After spending the early 2010's as a key leader in the growing the underground Los Angeles bass music scene, promoting and curating events across Southern California, Zach fully made the jump into music tech.

While continuing to produce the sold-out tri-annual Ego Trip events with some of the biggest names in underground dance music, he spent 5 years as the chief evangelist and Head of Business Development of physical bass technology start-up SUBPAC working with artists across the spectrum from Richie Hawtin to Timbaland. While at SUBPAC, Zach produced experiential marketing campaigns and events for major labels, artists, brands, and technology companies such as Universal, Reddit, IMAX, Square Enix, Red Bull, Mass Appeal, Hyperdub, and many more.

Since joining Beatport, the world's largest digital music store for producers and DJs, as the Marketing and Partnerships Manager, Zach has transitioned into product management and marketing for the company, shepherding the next generation of tools for global DJ culture.


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

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

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