WMC 2019 March 25-28 at the Faena Forum, Miami Beach. Confirmed Panelists Include Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox,

Erick Morillo, NGHTMRE, Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin, Slande + more 


Representing the many facets of electronic music culture, these esteemed participants will join previously announced keynote speakers Douglas Rushkoff, Armin van Buuren, Irvine Welsh x DJ Pierre, Sam Feldt and Laidback Luke.

WMC programming is spread across two distinct segments targeted at industry professionals (WMC // Industry – upgrade) as well as music consumers, college students and aspiring DJs/producers (WMC // Access) looking to learn more about this exciting industry and the music, technology and culture that powers it. Due to popular demand the first tier of WMC // Industry badges are now sold out. Visit wintermusicconference.com to get your badge before prices go up.

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The International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) returns for 33rd Annual Program

IDMA Nominees to be determined by IDMA Advisory Board and Viberate, the world’s biggest crowdsourced platform for listing and mapping the live music industry


IDMA Winners to be determined by public vote

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Confirmed WMC Panelists


Alec Stern – DDB Chicago / We Are Unlimited

Alex Jukes – Jukebox PR

Andre Willem – The Nations

Andrew Neill – Circus Records / MB Management

Armin van Buuren – DJ/Producer

Aundy Crenshaw – Dirtybird

Carl Cox – DJ/Producer

Carl Loben – DJ Mag

Charlie Shrem – Crypto.iq

Chris Clark – Leo Burnett USA / HKX

Chris White – Merlin Collective

Christian Smith – DJ/Producer

Dan Petruzzi – Mixcloud

Daniela Paez – dmusicMarketing

Declan Ee – DJ/Producer

Deron Delgado – Dirtybird/Paradise Distribution

DJ Pierre – DJ/Producer

Douglas Rushkoff

Erick Morillo – DJ/Producer

Ethan Baer – EDM.com || Artist Intelligence Agency

Greg Marshall – Association For Electronic Music (AFEM)

Harrison Williams – Mixmag

Harry Romero – DJ/Producer

Harry Willis – I Am Pop

Heiko Hoffman – Beatport

Irvine Welsh

Jakub Alexander – Symphonic Distribution

Janette Berrios – Symphonic Distribution

Jeremy Waks – Debris Free Oceans

Jesse Grushack – UJO

Jorge Brea -Symphonic Distribution

Jorn Heringa – Spinnin Records

Josh Carr-Hilton – The District

Juan Pablo Salcedo – David Lewis Productions

Junior Sanchez – DJ/Producer

Kayzo – DJ/Producer

Kevin Lewandowski – Discogs

Laidback Luke – DJ/Producer

Luis Estrada – Aftercluv/Universal

Matt Colon – Deckstar

Max Weinberg – Geffen

Maykel Piron – Armada Music

Michael Weiss – Nervous Records

Mike Darlington – Monstercat

Mike Ladman – Drogas

NGHTMRE – DJ/Producer

Nick Gordon – Symphonic Distribution

Nicole Moudaber – DJ/Producer

Nik Kinloch – Discogs

Olga Heijns – Unmanageable Artists

Pete Kalamoutsos – Echostage

Posey Collis – Orca Sound Project

Richie Hawtin – DJ/Producer

Roger de Graaf – Spinnin Records

Salo Sterental – Sostereo

Sam Baum – Red Bull Music / Red Bull Radio

Sander van Doorn – DJ/Producer

Sam Feldt – DJ/Producer

Seth Combs – Beat Fever

Slander – DJ/Producer

Stephanie LaFera – Little Empire Music

Tim Heineke – I Am Pop

Travis Rogers – Humans Alike

Valerie Lee – Mixmag

Vasja Veber – Viberate

Vivian Belzaguy – Ultra Music Festival

Whipped Cream – DJ/Producer

William Morris – Esports Expert

Yuri Dokter – DJ Monitor


More keynote speakers and panelists to be announced soon

WMC // Access Panels:

  • Breaking In: How To Get Your Start In The Electronic Music Industry
  • Signing With The Future: How Labels Utilize New Technologies For Sustained Growth
  • Surviving Indie: Innovation and Brand Building As An Independent Label
  • Spinnin’ Records Panel w/ special surprise guests
  • Daily artist panels including Bass, House, Techno, Drum & Bass genres
  • Digital Collision: The Convergence of Esports, Gaming And Electronic Music Culture
  • The Bleeding Edge: Shaping The Next Wave Of Electronic Music Culture


WMC // Industry Badge (upgrade) Exclusive Panels:

  • The Death of The Newsfeed: Using FB Messenger To Effectively Reach Your Followers
  • The Data Solution: Viberate Presents Current Market Trends And Analytics Strategy
  • Music Placement – How To Get Your Music Synced With Brands, Films, TV, and Advertising
  • Brands x Artists x Culture: How To Create An Authentic Music Strategy
  • AFEM Presents – Get Played Get Paid: How the rise of Music Recognition Technology at DJ Events could put money in your pocket
  • Practically Green: Environmental Solutions for the Music Industry
  • Presentation by Grammy.com/Recording Academy/MusiCares with a very special guest


(The current WMC panel is updated regularly and available for viewing here)  

Be on the lookout for a big announcement regarding the 2019 International Dance Music Awards (IDMA). This year’s awards are powered by Viberate – the world’s biggest crowdsourced platform for listing and mapping the live music industry. Viberate’s metrics based platform will help to make the IDMA’s the most diverse and eclectic awards presentation in the dance music world.


Industry and Access badges are now available and registration is open exclusively at wintermusicconference.com


The Verge, The Recording Academy/Grammy.com and MusiCares, Mixmag,

Billboard Dance, Attack Magazine, Data Transmission, Decoded, Earmilk, EDM.com,

DJ Mag Asia, Belgium, France, Latin America, Switzerland, North America and UK,

Magnetic Magazine



Akai, Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Armada Music, Astralwerks, Beatport, Big Beat Records,

Circus Records, Counter Records, Deadbeats, Deckstar, Denon DJ, Dirtybird, Discogs, Enhanced Music, Fusicology, Geffen Records, Gud Vibrations, Echostage, Hooke Audio,

I AM POP, Involved Management, IO Music Academy, Jamstik, Little Empire Music,

Lowly Palace, MB Management, Metapop, Mixcloud, Monstercat, Native Instruments,

Nervous Records, Pioneer DJ, Point Blank Music School, Proximity, Rane, RAM Records,

RCA Records, Red Light Management, Rumpl, Russell Athletic, SAE School of Audio Engineering, Scratch DJ Academy, SoStereo, Spinnin Records, Splice, Sunski, Symphonic Distribution, The District, The Nations, TOPO Designs, Traxsource, Ujo Music, Viberate.com



2019 marks the first fully-programmed WMC since it was announced in March 2018 that the organizers behind Ultra Worldwide, the world’s most successful independent, international music festival brand, had acquired the Winter Music Conference (founded in 1985) and International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) properties. The Ultra Worldwide acquisition aims to restore WMC’s status as the must-attend dance music industry and networking conference in the world. A property unlike any other, WMC’s exclusive hotel partner, The Faena, was named by Conde Nast Traveler as the #1 hotel in Miami Beach for two consecutive years (2017 & 2018) via their prestigious readers poll.



Faena Forum is a pioneering public venue dedicated to presenting and showcasing the ambitious, the innovative and the groundbreaking in fields ranging from art and entertainment to business and beyond.  Faena Forum, evocative of the ancient civic and architectural concept of a forum, aims to offer Miami a dynamic setting, allowing for ongoing programming under the direction of Faena Art, as well as use by private companies, institutions, and individuals.

Alan Faena worked closely with OMA, the firm founded by Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu, partner at OMA and Director of the New York office, who served as the lead architect for the three buildings, to ensure the 43,000 square-foot Forum is designed for ultimate flexibility. The space accommodates everything from a temporary culinary pop up to an acoustically optimal concert.  Two volumes, a cylinder and a cube that are similar in size, can be combined or subdivided to support any type of production, from projects and commissions to performances, exhibitions and events. The building has two main levels. The lobby amphitheater features pink marble floors and technical capabilities for surround projections. The upper floor assembly hall features a 40-foot-high dome with a central glazed oculus and a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking Indian Creek.  A walkway that spirals up the interior wall of the Forum from street level to the top of the dome which provides visitors with a range of perspectives on the space.


Miami is a city that has experienced the transformative power of the arts. With this conviction in mind, Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik debuted Faena Hotel Miami Beach in December 2015, marking the first phase of openings in the Faena District Miami Beach. A new neighborhood rooted in the arts, Faena District will help catalyze a cultural renaissance in Miami and further enhance its reputation as a vital link between North and South.

Located in the heart of Miami Beach, Faena District stretches north from 32nd Street to 36th Street, between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek. Every single one of its elements defies convention while promoting cultural inclusiveness that will benefit the entire community.

Faena District is the result of a collaboration between some of the most talented and creative minds who continue to challenge existing concepts of culture, entertainment and community. By integrating art, architecture, nature and technology, Faena District has changed the physical and cultural landscape of Miami Beach forever.


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