In 2019, Miami will see the rebirth of one of its most iconic brands, a conference that helped give birth to an entire industry from its humble beginnings back in 1985. Under the umbrella of Miami Music Week, the Winter Music Conference at Faena District [WMC] will return to Miami Beach from March 25-28, 2019 with a refreshed perspective and insightful programming that will bring together a new generation of industry professionals and music consumers for a week of unforgettable experiences in the incredible Faena District. 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 via their prestigious readers poll.
For the first time, WMC will offer two distinct segments targeted at industry professionals as well as music consumers looking to learn more about this exciting industry and the music, technology and culture that powers it.
WMC // Industry is by invitation / application only and dedicated to working professionals looking to network with their peers, engage in thoughtful leadership discussions with top executives, partake in relationship building, health and wellness activities, and gain insight from business leaders adjacent to the music industry from the world of tech, marketing, social media, and more. To apply for WMC // Industry please click here
WMC // Access allows consumers that are interested in music production, DJing, the music industry, tech, and culture to gain access to a showcase of the top companies in the business. From educators to gear manufacturers to consumer products, Access is the place to be if you are passionate about this culture and want to dive a bit deeper. Access badges are now available and registration is open exclusively at wintermusicconference.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 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.
“For decades, the electronic music industry ran through WMC. It was where the mega deals were done and provided a launching point for countless legendary tracks as well as breakthrough DJs. In March 2019, WMC returns with a fully revamped program that gets the industry back to business. It’s the perfect start to an unforgettable Miami Music Week.” – Russell Faibisch, Ultra Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
“After 34 years, we’ve reached a major point in the evolution of WMC. Attendees will experience expertly curated panels with key music professionals, cutting edge mixers, mentorship moments, and endless opportunities to share up-to-the-minute technology in an exceptionally beautiful and blissful setting, the Faena District.” – Bill Kelly, WMC Co-Founder
Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for more exciting WMC announcements including the reveal of panels, keynote speakers, partners and much more.