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Winter Music Conference (WMC) at Faena District is set to take place March 25th-28th, 2019 at the Faena Forum on Miami Beach. For those interested in attending the incredibly wide variety of exciting music industry panels, the first wave of panelists who will lead panels, fireside chats, and breakout sessions - the list is a doozy! 

Representing the many key 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. More will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event.

WMC's programming is spread across two distinct segments targeted at industry professionals as well as music consumers, college students and aspiring DJs/producers looking to learn more about the industry, and the music, technology and culture that powers it. The first tier of badges is already sold out, so make sure to get yours now before prices go up.


  • Alec Stern – DDB Chicago / We Are Unlimited
  • Alex Jukes – Jukebox PR
  • Andre Willem – The Nations
  • Andrew Neil – Circus Records / MB Management
  • Armin van Buuren – DJ/Producer
  • Aundy Crenshaw – Dirtybird
  • Carl Cox – DJ/Producer
  • Carl Loben – DJ Mag
  • Charlie Shrem –
  • 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 – || 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 – Droga5
  • 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 will be announced soon, and a description of the different WMC badges can be found below.

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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 with 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 News Feed: 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 Academy/MusiCares with a Very Special Guest

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