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EDMbiz Brings Greatest Industry Minds Togethter, Adds Oliver Heldens, Nicky Romero & More

The final list of speakers and panels for EDMbiz conference 2015 was recently released. New additions to the artists panel include Oliver Heldens, Nicky Romero and Pretty Lights. Joining the Tech Innovation & Disruptive Platforms panel are company leaders from Twitch, Monstercat, Dubset and more.

"This year's conference will bring together some of the most forward-thinking minds in music and beyond. From technologists that have changed the path of dance music, to artists that have broken the mold, we can expect this year's group to tackle difficult questions and work towards finding solutions that will benefit the industry as a whole," said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and Founder of Electric Daisy Carnival’s organizer Insomniac.

The EDM Network’s own CEO and co-founder Ethan Baer will be speaking amongst those in the Future of Dance Music Journalism panel. The event takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 16 through 18 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino.

Here’s the full list of speakers and panelists:

AM Only: A Look Back on 20 Years:

Chip Hooper, Worldwide Head of Music, Paradigm

DB Burkeman, DJ /Consultant, AM Only

Jason Miller, Senior Vice President, Live Nation – New York

Jono Grant, Artist, Above & Beyond

Matt Rodriguez, Agent,/VP, West Coast, AM Only

Pasquale Rotella, Founder/CEO, Insomniac

Paul Morris, Founder/President, AM Only

Moderator: Lee Anderson, Agent/VP, East Coast, AM Only

Billboard Presents: Dance Power Players 2015:

John Amato, President, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter

Matt Medved, Dance/Electronic Editor, Billboard

Megan Buerger, Staff Writer, Billboard

Boombox: A&R and How to Get Signed:

Blaise DeAngelo, General Manager, OWSLA

Chad Gillard, A&R/Co-Director, Future Classics

Dave Ralph, Music Curator, Insomniac Records

Natalia Romiszewski, Director of A&R, Lava Records

Ryan Roy, A&R/Management, Interscope Records

David Waxman, Senior Vice President/General Manager/Head of A+R, Ultra Records

Moderator: Matt Adell, CEO, Analog Factor Consulting

Chasing the Dream: Entrepreneurship and Funding

Brian Zisk, Founder/CEO, SF Music Tech

Kraig Fox, Director of DCP/Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital

Mike Rothenberg, ‎Founder/CEO, Rothenberg Ventures

Paul Resnikoff, Founder /Publisher, Digital Music News

Rachel Springate, A&R for Start-Ups/Founder, Enright

Moderator: John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer/Interim CFO, Insomniac

Dance Music and the Urban Ecosystem:

Chief Judge Gerald Rosen, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Dr. Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner, Beacon Economic

Sam Fotias Paxahau, Senior Vice President, Movement Festival in Detroit

Shawn Schwartz, Co-Owner/Operator, Outpost

Zel McCarthy, ‎Editor in Chief, THUMP at VICE Media

Moderator: Simon Lamb, COO, Insomniac

Drugs in Dance Music: It's Time to Talk:

B-Traits, Artist

Dr. Adam Lund, Founder, UBC Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group

Dr. Dale Carrison, Professor/Chair of Emergency Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Maren Steiner, Director, Health & Safety, Insomniac

Moderator: Mark Lawrence, Chief Executive, Association for Electronic Music

EDM: Just the Facts, Man:

Tatiana Oliveira Simonian, Vice President of Branded Music, Nielsen

Fourth Annual EDMbiz Artist Panel:


Hook n Sling


Nicky Romero

Oliver Heldens

Pretty Lights

Future of Dance Music Journalism:

Andrew Spada, Vice President of Content & Creative, Dancing Astronaut

Ethan Baer, CEO, EDM.com

Jemayel Khawaja, Managing Editor, THUMP at VICE Media

Matt Medved, Dance/Electronic Editor, Billboard

Nick Guarino, CEO, This Song is Sick

Nick Ward, CFO, YourEDM

Rich Thomas, Vice President of Content, Insomniac

Ross Gardiner, US Editor, Mixmag.net

Moderator: Tommie Sunshine, Producer/DJ/Songwriter/Social Media Provocateur/Raver

More Than a Logo: Brands, Millennials & Creating a Lasting Connection:

Clarissa Pantoja, Global Head of Music, InBev

Ed Hennessy, Director of Entertainment Logistics, UPS

Eric Blackwood, Director of Marketing, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

James Hubert, CEO, STACK Wine

Marshall Osbourne, Head of Music Partnerships and Experiential Marketing Evangelist, Uber

Moderator: Jeff Shaw, SVP, Strategic Alliances, Electronic Music Lead, Live Nation Entertainment

Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape:

Austin Kramer, Global Programming Head – Electronic Culture, Spotify

George Hess, CEO, Zero2Fifty Group

Geronimo, DJ, Senior Director of Programming-Electronic & Dance Formats, Sirius BPM

Ian Cee, Owner, FOUR80 Music

Joel Salkowitz, President, Sound Ideas Programming Consultants

Michelle Boros, Music Director/On-Air Personality, KAMP-FM Los Angeles/97.1 AMP Radio

Moderator: Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director, Beatport

Team Oliver Heldens:

David Brady, CEO, Spin Artist Management

Elaine Schaap, Mom & Financial Advisor

Joost van Aarle, Tour & Production Manager

Karin Koopmans, Artist Manager, MusicAllStars Management

Oliver Heldens, Artist

Moderator: John Amato, President, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter

Tech Innovation & Disruptive Platforms:

Conor Clarke, CEO/Co-Founder, Wavo.me

Julien Mitelberg, Co-Founder/President, Bandsintown Group

Kush Patel, Music Partnerships, Twitch

Mike Darlington, CEO, Monstercat

Stephen White, CEO, Dubset Media Holdings, Inc.

Steve Martocci, Co-Founder, Splice

Moderator: Ted Cohen, Managing Partners, TAG Strategic

What is a DJ in 2015?:

Carmen Rizzo, US Artist Relations Manager, Native Instruments

David Arevalo, Marketing & Artist Relations Director, Pioneer

Graham Funke, Artist

Z-Trip, Artist

Moderator: Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW

[H/T: Billboard]

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