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Winter Music Conference announces 1st round of programming and media/brand partners

Winter Music Conference at Faena District [WMC] – set to take place March 25-28, 2019 at the Faena Forum, Miami Beach – is pleased to announce its initial media partners, brand partners and programming.       

WMC Media Partners include technology news and media network The Verge, Grammy.com/The Recording Academy and its charity MusiCares, Mixmag who will host their popular live “Lab” event from the Faena rooftop, Billboard Dance, Data Transmission, Attack Magazine, EDM.com, DJ Mag Asia, Belgium, France, Latin America, Switzerland and UK, and Magnetic Magazine.    

WMC Brand Partners include online music store Beatport, the largest online database of electronic music releases Discogs, 3D audio purveyor Hooke Audio, Los Angeles-based Music Production School IO Music Academy, portable, app-connected guitar Jamstick, music distribution and marketing company Jamvana, British online music streaming service Mixcloud, music and creative media training school Point Blank Music School, outdoor blanket manufacturer Rumpl, apparel company Russell Athletic, founded by the late Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, a leader in DJ & music production education Scratch DJ Academy, music and esports management company Seven20, music marketing and high quality music library Sostereo, music creation and collaboration platform Splice, affordable, polarized sunglasses manufacturer Sunski, Full service distribution, rights management, marketing, playlist promotion and brand strategist Symphonic Distribution, Retro-tinged backpacks, bags, and apparel manufacturer TOPO Designs, electronic music store Traxsource, artist focused platform utilizing blockchain technology Ujo Music and live music ecosystem and a blockchain-based marketplace that connects artists and music-industry professionals Viberate.com.

WMC label and artist management partners include Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Armada Music, Astralwerks, Big Beat Records, Circus Records, Deckstar, Deadbeats, Dirtybird, Enhanced Music, Geffen Records, Gud Vibrations, Involved Management, Little Empire Music, MB Management, Monstercat, Nervous Records, RAM Records, RCA Records, Red Light Management and Spinnin’ Records.

WMC programming will be spread across two distinct segments targeted at industry professionals (WMC // Industry) as well as music consumers (WMC // Access) looking to learn more about this exciting industry and the music, technology and culture that powers it.

A sample of some of the topics of discussion will include:

// Industry (Available to Industry badge holders only)

  • Crypto + Blockchain

  • Music Sync, Brand Relations, Music Marketing Strategy – Some of today’s top media, agencies and brands discuss trending topics

  • Media, Brands, PR – The challenges facing today’s media/advertising industry

  • Big Data, AI, AR/VR, Social Media Strategy/Technology, etc.

  • Grammy “MusicCares” Workshop

  • Environmental Issues and Sustainability Solutions

  • Health & Wellness Sessions

  • Thought Leadership

  • Daily Exclusive Networking Events – happy hours, rooftop events, and other industry gatherings

// Access

  • Beatport Label Panel – A curated Q&A session

  • Artists Panels – Artists from across the electronic music spectrum discuss the status quo (daily sessions)

  • DJ & Music Production Seminars (Point Blank, Scratch DJ Academy, IO Music Academy, and brand partners)

  • ESports, Tech, and Photography

  • The Verge Hosts – Curated fireside chat sessions discussing the intersection of music and technology   

  • Mentor Sessions – Small group sessions with industry experts

  • A&R Sessions – Labels meet with aspiring producers to critique and inspire

Detailed announcements regarding complete programming, keynotes, panelists, fireside chats, mentor sessions, production/DJ education, etc. will be announced in early 2019.

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. 

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 (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.  

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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